Saturday, November 17, 2018

Andrea Umbach, Psy.D.

Dr. Andrea Umbach enjoys working with adults, teens, and children. Her areas of interest include anxiety issues (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, social anxiety, specific phobias, worry, and generalized anxiety), hoarding, organizing, trichotillomania, sleep, and psychoeducational assessments.

Dr. Umbach practices from a cognitive-behavioral perspective focused on increasing flexibility in thinking and making adaptive behavior changes. She is the author of Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens.

ARTICLES BY ANDREA UMBACH

The best way to "go with the flow" is to maintain structure, but allow for some flexibility and spontaneity. Check out our 5 tips to flexible thinking!

How to Go with the Flow: 5 Tips to Flexible Thinking

Although structure, organization, and consistency are highly encouraged, there can come a point where we go a little overboard and become rigid and inflexible. You may have heard the words “control freak” or “uptight”...
Since our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, one way to reduce anxiety symptoms is to work on challenging anxious thoughts. Challenging means to slowly chip away at potentially years and years of anxious thinking. Here are 5 ways to challenge anxious thoughts.

5 Ways to Challenge Anxious Thoughts

Since our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, one way to reduce anxiety symptoms is to work on challenging anxious thoughts. Challenging means to slowly chip away at potentially years and years of...
Flying across time zones can affect your circadian rhythm, causing flight fatigue. Don't know how to get over jet lag? Try out our 9 tips for long flights!

How to Get Over Jet Lag: 9 Tips for Long Flights

How to Get Over Jet Lag: 9 Tips for Long Fights Flying across time zones puts our internal circadian rhythm, or sleep/wake cycle, out of sync with our external environment. Eventually, our natural cycles will...
It can be difficult overcoming social anxiety. Today’s topic focuses on improving balanced communication between you and another individual.

Overcoming Social Anxiety: Improving Balanced Communication

Overcoming Social Anxiety Today is the final article exploring several skill areas that socially anxious individuals can practice to begin feeling more confident in their ability to face anxiety-provoking situations. And honestly, these are skills...
When overcoming social anxiety, many people struggle with initiating and maintaining conversations. Improving your conversation skills is important when...

Overcoming Social Anxiety: Improving Your Conversation Skills

Overcoming Social Anxiety I have been discussing several skill areas that socially anxious individuals can practice to begin feeling more confident in their ability to face anxiety-provoking situations. And honestly, these are skills we all need...
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