Program created and offered by Diane Peters Mayer, LSW and Kate Gehret, LPC
Freedom From Anxiety Program - Kate Gehret, LPC
  • Prevent or stop anxiety from escalating
  • Stop fearing the symptoms of anxiety
  • Face and float through feelings of panic
  • Turn off negative self-talk; turn on the
  • Quiet thoughts of apprehension and worry
  • Be able to relax in and enjoy social situations
  • Reduce obsessive thinking and compulsive
  • Decrease chronic stress
Freedom from Anxiety Program
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Social Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
  • Separation Anxiety
The Benefits of the Freedom From Anxiety   
Program Include Learning How To
Panic Disorder

A panic attack is a sudden wave of
paralyzing fear that begins without
warning and for no apparent reason. The
symptoms of panic include:
  • Racing, pounding heart rate,
    shortness of breath, choking
  • Stomachache, diarrhea, nausea,
  • Feeling shaky/trembling,
    numbness in limbs
  • Headache, dizziness & the
    inability to concentrate or focus
  • Fear of being out of control,
    feelings of helplessness and doom
Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety is a severe
disorder recognized by its main
feature: Excessive apprehension and
worry about all daily activities,
family, friends, co-workers,
classmates-everything and everyone.

The distress and worry cannot be
turned off and the person with GAD
finds it difficult to function in daily

From the Greek, meaning “fear”, phobias are
the excessive fear of things, people, places
and situations. The  phobic response is a
triggered panic attack when faced with the
feared stimulus. Phobias are divided into
  • Animal: animals, insects, spiders
  • Natural environment: storms, water,
    travel, heights, public speaking
  • Blood, injection, illness, injury: pain,
    doctors/dentists, diseases
  • Leaving home
Phobias often begin in childhood and can
continue into adulthood leading to disruption
in personal, professional, or academic life.
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Lewes, DE

Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior

OCD is one of the most disturbing and
complex anxiety disorders as it        
imprisons its sufferers with mind-
bending obsessions (thoughts, ideas,
impulses) and exhausting compulsions
(uncontrollable behaviors).

Common OCD types include:

  • Fear of dirt, germs, contamination
  • Hoarding
  • Checking/Counting/Redoing
  • Obsession about religion
  • Worry about health
  • Obsession about sex
  • Superstitious Fears  
OCD in its severe form inflicts such a
need to control the obsessions by
performing ritualistic actions that it can
cause the sufferer to become completely
debilitated in daily life.


My therapeutic philosophy is multi-faceted and
provides children,  adolescents and adults with:

  • A caring and safe environment
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Honoring emotional expression
  • Learning how to accept, face and float
    through anxiety and fear
  • Systematic Desensitization/Exposure Therapy
  • Relaxation/Breath Work/Guided Imagery
  • Stress Management
  • Bio-Feedback
  • Coordinating treatment with other health care
  • Play Therapy
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

Social anxiety is characterized by an
overwhelming fear of being
embarrassed in daily social       
situations that triggers a panic  
response. This hypersensitivity to the
feelings and thoughts of being watched
and negatively evaluated by others
pervades every social interaction and is
a chronic condition that causes severe
Psychotherapy & Counseling for Adults,
Teens, and Children Who Suffer From
   Separation Anxiety Disorder

Separation anxiety can affect people of all
ages.  From  children who cannot separate
from parents to adults who are fearful of
leaving a family member.   Separation
anxiety can create dysfunctionl behaviors,
depressing and devastating feelings and can
sometimes result in educational and legal
implications when children refuse to go to