Kristi Thrailkill | Navigating Anxiety: Perspective, Tips & Tools from a Psychotherapist Lens

Uncategorized Jan 23, 2020

In this episode:

  • Social anxiety & intimacy in relationships
  • Getting to the core of where anxiety stems from
  • Conversations about anxiety in relationships
  • Understanding why we catastrophize our lives 

Kristi Thrailkill is a licensed psychotherapist and owner of Baltimore Family Therapy. Kristi specializes in anxiety and other mood disorders (depression, school anxiety, self-harm, OCD, separation anxiety, tics, and poor-behavior as it relates) and loves working in the scope of human relationships, doing some of her best work with couples and families, or with individuals balancing relationship struggles. She has found a niche with teen-girls and their mothers, working on maintaining the peace at home while nurturing a loving foundation that is often left forgotten in the shadows of puberty and hormones. Much of Kristi’s sessions with adults are spent exploring past and current relationships, often inviting others (mothers, spouses, siblings, etc) to sessions to work on issues that may be weighing everyone down. Kristi is a wife & mother of two, who is truly passionate about her work.

I am SO excited to have Kristi back on the show today to dive even more into anxiety because so many of you vibed with the first episode she was on, so of course I had to get her back! I get so many questions from you about anxiety & I really wanted to have someone who could really talk like we’re girlfriends chatting having coffee but also back it up with a lot of tangible things that you can actually implement. We talk about a wide range of topics based on real life questions from the members of our Collective community, so I know this is going to serve you in massive ways! I can’t wait to hear what you think & of course tag us on IG with your takeaways!!

 

PUMP-UP JAM:

  • Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac

 

Quotes:

“We are as humans so affected by the relationships that we’re in, if you think about any time you’ve been happy or sad there’s usually another human connected to that.”

“All types of anxiety, & there’;s so many forms of it, stem from something, somewhere. Whether it be the way your brain chemistry is working, the way you’ve experienced something in the past, a trauma that’s happened to you before, anything.. There’s a stem from it.”

“So much of our fears & our anxiousness & our overwhelm is with a lack of plan. And if we had routine & plan, how much of that would we not be worried about.”

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