The Anthem for Anxiety

Kristina Ferrari, M. S.Ed. of Alyson Nerenberg Psychology Associates, PC Discusses Anthem for Anxietyby Kristina Ferrari, M. S.Ed. Recently I stumbled upon the anthem for anxiety, or what I would imagine anxiety would sound like if it had its own soundtrack.  There was a rapidly increasing beat, a deafening pulsing sound felt throughout the body, a less than kind voice barking orders and formulating its own reality.  This tune even came complete with a countdown to what could best be described as impending doom.  Now, it's safe to say that this same song could be experienced by others in a far different way, even motivating perhaps.  But that was not my experience.  My experience, rather my reality at the time, was all negative. It happened quite randomly and without any intention on my end.  I was in the middle of my daily workout when a song from that week's playlist began.  It[...] Read More

I Warmly Welcome You to My First Perfectly Imperfect Blog!

Dr. Alyson Nerenbergby Dr. Alyson Nerenberg, Psy.D., CSAT-S After 26 years of practice, I am finally writing a blog…..  The reason for my long overdue post is that I have been very busy living my own beautiful/messy life and have not gotten around to writing about it, until now! By way of background, I currently juggle: a husband, three kids between the ages of seven and eighteen years old and a white fluffy dog. Additionally, I own a private practice that consists of myself and five other incredible psychotherapists, as well as a bookkeeper/office manager who keeps us all organized.  On the good days, everything runs smoothly and I am filled with gratitude to do what I love and still manage to be there for my family. On the difficult days, I am managing life’s chaos the best way I can using spirituality, a positive approach and a sense of humor. I am aspiring for this blog to be a genuine place to[...] Read More