Alice Chang, MD


It’s essential to remember that anxiety is a natural response deeply ingrained in our human nature, developed over generations to keep us safe from threats. Just like our ancestors, who relied on anxiety to escape danger, it’s only natural for us to feel anxious before important events or challenges, like exams or new job opportunities, as it compels us to prepare and excel.

However, in today’s fast-paced world, anxiety can sometimes become overwhelming, affecting us even when there’s no apparent threat. We’re often burdened with worries about the uncertainties of life, our careers, and our future, leaving us feeling anxious and on edge without a clear cause. It’s during these moments that anxiety becomes a problem that we need to address.

At our center, we understand that anxiety comes in various forms, affecting individuals in unique ways.

Some may experience persistent worry, even when their basic needs and safety are met (known as Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD). Others may find themselves caught in distressing thoughts that compel them to perform repetitive actions (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD). Traumatic experiences can lead to lingering anxiety and unease (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD).

And for some, anxiety can reach such intensity that it triggers physical symptoms like racing heart, sweating, and difficulty breathing (Panic Disorder). Even separation from loved ones can evoke extreme anxiety and a sense of helplessness (Separation Anxiety Disorder).

I want you to know that if you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms, you are not alone, and there is hope for relief. Anxiety is highly treatable, and I am here to guide you on your journey towards healing and empowerment.

I believe in a holistic approach to anxiety support, tailoring your treatment to address both the physical and emotional aspects of your well-being. One of the most effective tools I offer is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Through CBT, you will learn valuable skills to take control over your anxiety, turning the tables on its influence over your life. I believe that you have the power to manage anxiety, not the other way around.

If the thought of engaging in CBT feels daunting or overwhelming, don’t worry. I’m here to support you every step of the way. In some cases, medications and/or supplements can provide temporary relief, allowing you to feel better and more receptive to CBT’s empowering techniques.

My mission is to create a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore your feelings and experiences openly. I understand the importance of building an emotional connection with my clients, and I am dedicated to walking alongside you on your journey to finding peace and balance.

Remember, you are not defined by your anxiety. With the right support and guidance, you can reclaim control of your life, making anxiety a manageable aspect of your beautiful, unique story. Together, we will help you master your anxiety and rediscover the joy and fulfillment that life has to offer.