Anxiety Therapist in San Diego

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Anxiety is our body’s natural human response to feeling at risk or under threat. Anxiety is not always a villain—it can even sometimes be a helpful tool to keep us safe—but it shouldn’t hold you back.

As an Anxiety therapist in San Diego, Shay DuBois is a qualified, compassionate mental health provider. She is here to help you overcome anxiety and trauma in order to reengage with what really matters to you.

About Anxiety



Treatable with therapy?


Therapy Models:

Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal Neurobiology, EMDR

Related Conditions:

Depression, Trauma

Signs & Symptoms

Feeling restless

Being easily fatigued

Difficulty concentrating

Headaches, muscle aches, unexplained pains

An overwhelming feeling of worry

Difficulty sleeping or falling asleep

Recommended Treatment Models


Internal Family Systems (IFS)

If you’ve ever seen Inside Out, you may have an idea of how Internal Family Systems (IFS) operate. It is a therapeutic approach that addresses each individual feeling and logical process in your mind as an individual. The ultimate goal of this process is to achieve balance and harmony within your internal system of emotions by giving you tools to self-regulate.

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Interpersonal Neurobiology

Interpersonal Neurobiology is the theory that the mind, brain, and body are intimately connected. Anxiety therapy informed by this theory is more holistic and helps clients connect their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This theory informs neurofeedback therapy, which focuses on helping clients control their brain waves consciously.

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EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It’s a powerful technique that allows clients to reprocess traumatic or distressing memories from their past while practicing specific eye movements. The goal is to help clients heal from the memories or experiences that may be at the core of their struggle with anxiety.

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What to Expect

The Anxiety Therapy Process


Step One

Your first step will be to meet with Shay, your anxiety therapist in San Diego, for a short, one-on-one consultation. This mini-session helps Shay start to get to know you so she can recommend the appropriate therapy model.


Step Two

Based on your unique needs, Shay can inform and educate you about what she believes will be the right path for you. Some clients even participate in multiple treatment models tailored uniquely to them.


Step Three

You may need to see your anxiety therapist for a few months or a few years. Whatever the duration, Shay will work to ensure that your experience is comfortable, confidential, and led with compassion.

Meet Shay

Hi, I’m Shay 👋 I work with the mind, body, and brain, bringing a variety of skills that allow you to work with trauma in the way you need. Whether it is EMDR, Compassionate Inquiry, somatic therapy, neurofeedback, IFS, or other trauma-informed practices, we will work so you can find relief without it feeling scary or too hard.

When therapy is working, you will notice you start to feel more present and begin shifting how you see yourself. With regular practice, you may even feel relief from the burden of the past. You don’t have to feel like you’re stuck sleepwalking. Together, let’s move your life forward.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What causes anxiety?

Anxiety is caused by stress, whether it’s a single significant event or a series of stressors over time.

Are there different types of anxiety?

There are several different types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • panic disorder
  • social anxiety disorder
  • phobia-related disorders

No matter what you’re struggling with, experienced anxiety therapist, Shay, will treat you with understanding and care.

How is anxiety related to trauma?

Someone may develop anxiety as a result of trauma. This could be anxiety around certain situations, people, items, and experiences. The two are often related and most trauma therapy models work to interpret and reduce anxiety.

However, experiencing anxiety does not mean you have trauma. The two are often, but not always, related. The best way to make sense of your past is to seek an certified anxiety therapist in San Diego like Shay.

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Find Your Way Back to Yourself

If you’re battling trauma or anxiety, you deserve compassionate support from someone who truly sees you. Book your 15-minute consultation with Shay today.

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