Hi, I’m Paul Dooley. I am a licensed therapist and creator of Anxietyguru.net.
I am also the guy behind the The Anxiety Guru Show. A podcast that provides information and advice about anxiety related problems.
I am also the author of How to Stop Anxious Thinking and The Big Idea. They provide a step-by-step guide on how to understand and manage anxious thoughts and feelings.
Okay, now that we got all that out of the way. I want to share with you why I created this website. In short, I made it for you. Yes, you.
If you’re feeling nervous, worried about your health, living with weird physical symptoms, or dealing with a recent relapse of anxiety, then you’re precisely the person I was thinking of when I launched this site in 2008.
And I did it because I know how you feel. Well, maybe not exactly because everybody has their own unique brand of anxiety, but pretty close. My ability to relate to you comes from my own 10 year struggle with anxiety which began when I was just a teen. I can still remember how confusing and scary those times were for me. But, after years of random research, reassurance seeking and needless doctor visits, I finally got better. And although I no longer have panic attacks, or other anxiety symptoms, I have never forgotten what it was like to live in such fear. Eventually I built up the courage to share my story and all the random things I’ve learned over the years. Now my once small blog has grown into a podcast that today is downloaded by thousands every month.
Why This Site is Unique
After years of sharing my personal experience I decided that I wanted to learn more. So I went to graduate school and earned a Master’s degree in counseling psychology. I also underwent several years of training and eventually became a licensed psychotherapist in my home state of California. And that’s the unique part of all of this – a clear view from both sides. I can’t say that I’m exactly thankful for all the panic attacks, but I am positioned well to share a unique experience that I hope you find helpful.
This site is part self help guide, part information source, and a look into how someone beat anxiety.
At AG you will find:
— Articles about everything and anything related to anxiety disorders and closely related conditions.
— You will obtain valuable information about how to cope with anxiety.
— Detailed explanations about the symptoms and sensations that anxiety disorders can produce.
— Information about diet and exercise programs that can help you feel better.
— Podcast about how to deal with anxiety disorders that you can download and take with you wherever you go.
Things I like
In my free time I enjoy watching documentaries, drinking coffee, reading, building websites, and taking short walks in the park.
My Contact Information
If you live in California you can also reach out to me about my professional services.