Stress & Anxiety

CMHC's Clinical Director Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan is one of the top experts in the nation for Anxiety Disorder.  She is the author of the popular self-help book, Taming the Anxious Mind: A Guidebook to Relieve Stress & Anxiety. She also trains mental health professionals nationwide on how to treat anxiety disorder.  All therapists at CMHC have been trained in Dr. Schreiber-Pan's unique Standard Sequence for Stress & Anxiety (SSAR).


Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous.

Stress is your body's reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline. But when stress lasts for a long time, it may harm your health.

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Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure.

People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness, or a rapid heartbeat.

Anxiety Related Blogs

Taming the Anxious Mind

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