I never realized that I had anxiety until I began meeting with Kris. I knew I was not correctly dealing with my feelings, and instead, I was coping with unhealthy methods including alcohol. Kris helped me to label my struggles (anxiety) so that I began to address the issue head-on. We addressed my anxiety by labeling exactly where my thoughts went awry. For example, I struggle with magnification (ex. my small mistakes make me feel incredibly incompetent). Now I’m able to recognize when I’m blowing something out of proportion and can rationally talk myself back to a much more realistic perception of reality. I also don’t reach for coping mechanisms, since I’m able to rationally work through an issue instead of attempt to dull it. -Karen H.