For years, Tiffany Crawshaw, Psy.D. has been helping and improving the lives of people in the Costa Mesa area who suffer from psychiatric disorders and the challenges of everyday life. Dr. Crawshaw is a licensed clinical psychologist who is committed to understanding the full spectrum of her patients’ disorders and challenges in order to help them gain control of their lives. Tiffany Crawshaw, Psy.D. understands that significant life transitions such as getting married, becoming a mother or father, or losing a loved one can be difficult to face on your own. That’s why she believes that treatment should be a collaborative effort. Dr. Crawshaw works with patients to help them develop effective coping strategies. Giving patients an active role in the treatment process will ensure that anxiety doesn’t return after treatment ends.
How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?
It is normal to feel anxious from time to time. If you get the tremors or an upset stomach before an important event such as a job interview or an exam, you shouldn’t be too concerned. In fact, releasing stress hormones when you are feeling anxious is actually a good thing.
When should my anxiety be a concern?
You should be concerned when you realize your anxiety is dictating your whole life. If you fear leaving your home because you are worried of what people might think of you, if your work or relationships are suffering or if you are having thoughts of suicide, it is time to seek the help of a professional.
How do I get rid of my anxiety disorder?
Unfortunately, there isn’t an exact answer. Anxiety affects different people in different ways. One person may suffer from restlessness and irritability when they are alone, while another person may experience similar feelings when they are at a social gathering. Dr. Crawshaw knows that not all anxiety disorders are the same. Depending on a patient’s needs, an individualized treatment plan will be developed to help you take control of your life.
Dr. Crawshaw specializes in helping the people of Costa Mesa with the following disorders:
- Personality Disorders (including Borderline, Anti-social and Narcissistic)
- Bipolar disorders
- Family and relationship issues
- Issues with Grief and Loss