Stage fright, or performance anxiety, can undermine preparation, talent, and self-esteem. It can interfere with both professional and personal aspirations.
Stage fright is not limited to musicians or public performers. Many individuals are affected with stage fright which may lower motivation and accomplishment. Such people include musicians, actors, dancers and others in the performing arts but also business executives, doctors, athletes, teachers, writers, public speakers, and test takers. It is not unusual for some people to feel stage fright in social situations or in job interviews. Symptoms of stage fright may be experienced physically and psychologically both on and off stage.
Stage fright can also provide positive energy and give spontaneity to performance. This occurs when one learns to better understand the roots beneath their anxiety and learn how to better control their stage fright. Then anxiety can used as a positive element it to enhance performance.
Dr. Nagel offers compassionate, caring, and competent care which fosters emotional growth. She listens to you. She has been helping people understand and cope with stage fright for many years in her clinical practice, through her publications, and in her presentations. She takes the time to thoroughly evaluate your concerns, your history, and your current situation. Her approach is to consider your stage fright in the context of your life history which includes your presenting symptoms and exploration of their underlying causes. Feedback is always discussed about various treatment options.
If you are suffering from performance anxiety or stage fright, consultations are available by phone or in person. Please email Dr. Nagel to arrange an appointment.