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Anxiety is a normal response to life events. However, when anxiety symptoms are an intense overreaction or appear to be out of proportion to the actual situation, this may be a sign of a more serious anxiety problem or anxiety disorder.

At Kathryn Grooms & Associates Psychotherapy in New York City, we work with people dealing with anxiety. We approach this treatment in holistic way with the realization that every person is unique and every life situation is different. We believe strongly in the mind-body-spirit connection and we explore these with our clients to identify underlying factors which may be unknowingly triggering a feeling of panic or high anxiety.

However, there are times when anxiety can intensify and negatively affect your ability to do everyday tasks. When that happens, a trained therapist can help identify the origins of this anxiety and share proven coping strategies to ease anxiety and restore wellbeing.

If your feelings of anxiety seem more intense than usual, or if you are concerned that your anxiety has become so intense that it is preventing you from performing many daily tasks in your work and home life, the therapists at Kathryn Grooms & Associates Psychotherapy in New York City are here to help.

Quote for Anxiety- Anxiety is extremely contagious, but so is calm.

Services For Anxiety in New York City

Our exceptional team of therapists is committed to providing a judgment-free, safe environment where clients can feel supported and grounded. Our practice is rooted in holistic treatment, which means we are focused on the mind-body-spirit connection to provide maximum healing for the whole person.

Anxiety manifests differently for everyone. It can be triggered by certain situations, it may occur regularly, or it may occur at seemingly random times. Regardless of how anxiety manifests for you or your loved one, one of our trained therapists can help.

Negative Effects of Anxiety

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, panic attacks, are just some of the more common manifestations of anxiety. To varying degrees, some of the more common symptoms of anxiety include: intense nervousness, sweaty palms, a quickened heartbeat, feelings of inevitable danger and helplessness, or uncontrollable worry.

Excessive feelings of worry and nervousness can be symptoms of anxiety and can greatly interfere with your ability to perform day to day tasks and activities.

If left unaddressed, your anxiety may get worse.

Our therapists are highly skilled to provide expert clinical care in a compassionate, safe and nonjudgmental environment. We can help you identify and acknowledge the stressors or factors that contribute to your anxiety and, together, we will share proven tools and strategies you can use to help mitigate the effects of anxiety and release the hold anxiety has over your life.

When Anxiety Becomes a Problem

Most people experience moments of anxiety as a normal response to life events or circumstances. To be sure, anxiety affects millions of New Yorkers every year. But a prolonged feeling of anxiety or one that is recurring can be problematic.

Symptoms of anxiety include but are not limited to:

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Heart palpitations

  • Shortness of breath or breathlessness

  • Inability to fall or stay asleep

  • Excessive worry

  • Feelings of (impending) danger or being unsafe

  • Inability to remain calm

  • Racing mind

  • Sweating

  • Trembling

If you are suffering with these or any other symptoms, you may be experiencing high levels of anxiety.

Therapists For Anxiety In New York City

Anxiety, anxiety disorders, and social anxiety are quite common in the United States and in New York City. In general, these are characterized as more than simply being introverted or shy. There are various types of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, selective mutism, separation anxiety disorder, various phobias, and social anxiety. This is not an exhaustive list, but it does give you an idea of the various ways anxiety can manifest in different people.

Anxiety, and particularly social anxiety, is marked by intense feelings of fear and danger and can lead to the avoidance of social situations. This can be particularly troublesome for people that live in a highly populated area as New York City.

Our highly trained therapists at Kathryn Grooms & Associates Psychotherapy offers services and treatment for people struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety and other anxiety disorders to help identify the root causes and then mitigate or ease the impact of anxiety.


During this unprecedented time, you may be experiencing increasing feelings of uncertainty, loss, anxiety, fear, grief or rage. We are all experiencing a different reality and it can and will affect everyone very differently.

Whether you’re performing an essential job that requires long hours and potential risk to your health, or you’re navigating school re-opening, returning to work or continuing to work from home and practicing social distancing, please know that you are not alone.

We are pleased to offer the same level of compassionate care through the convenience and confidentiality of TeleTherapy services, accessible on your computer, tablet, or phone. We are welcoming fully vaccinated clients to return to the office for in-person sessions on a case by case basis.

Please stay safe and know that we are with you.

Have Questions?

Payment can be cash, check or credit card. (Please note: there is a surcharge of $2.50 per invoice.) Payment is expected at the time of each session. We are an out-of-network provider with all insurance companies. On a monthly basis we will be happy to provide receipts and/or completed insurance forms for you to submit for out of network reimbursement.
We request that you provide no less than 3 days (72 hours) notification to cancel appointments. We will make every effort to reschedule cancelled sessions within the same week, at no additional fee. If you cancel within the 72 hour period, and we are not able to reschedule within that time frame, you will be responsible for paying the full amount of our session. Note: this cannot be submitted to insurance for reimbursement.

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