Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson, Author at New Life Outlook

About Eric

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers.

Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a lighter side with Consume Review Repeat. Whether the topic is as serious as the impacts of anxiety or as silly as the best iced coffees around, Eric strives to keep his writing sharp, engaging and enlightening.

Eric loves his daughters, indie rock music and all things zombies. Read more about Eric and his writing on his website.

Eric's Work

How to Overcome Social Anxiety

How to Overcome Your Social Anxiety in Social Situations

If social situations and relationships create large amounts of stress, worry, and fear, it could mean it's time you learned how to overcome social anxiety.
by Eric Patterson and Anna Jackson on October 16, 2017
Anxiety About Anxiety

Help! My Anxiety Gives Me Anxiety

Anxiety will make you worry about pretty much anything if you let it. Some people even worry about worrying — they can have anxiety about anxiety.
by Eric Patterson on January 10, 2017
Perfectionism and Anxiety

The Trouble With Being a Perfectionist

Being 'perfect' sounds like a good quality — wouldn't an employer or partner find it appealing? But perfectionism and anxiety can actually take its toll.
by Eric Patterson on November 7, 2016
Confronting Your Anxiety Triggers

Confronting Your Anxiety Triggers

Anxiety triggers can take many forms, and they can strike at any time. Learn methods of avoidance and exposure to help you cope with them.
by Eric Patterson on September 13, 2016
Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Do I Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

When worry crosses the line into anxiety, it is important to know what you are up against. Here's how to tell if you may have generalized anxiety disorder.
by Eric Patterson on June 21, 2016
Wedding Anxiety

Planning a Wedding With Anxiety

Planning a wedding can completely overwhelm someone with anxiety. Do you want to reduce wedding anxiety and have the happiest day of your life? Here’s how.
by Eric Patterson on February 9, 2016
Danger of the Word Should

The Danger of the Word ‘Should’

The trend in anxious self-talk is the word "should," which carries tremendous weight and passes judgment on yourself or a situation when you use it.
by Eric Patterson on January 19, 2016
Gift Giving Anxiety

The Struggles of Gift Giving Anxiety

While others around you are excited for gathering with family and friends, you are experiencing something else; something decidedly less festive — fear.
by Eric Patterson on December 8, 2015
Nocturnal Panic Attacks

How to Manage Nocturnal Panic Attacks

By the time night comes, you may look forward to the rest sleeping provides. This can be short-lived if nocturnal panic attacks are a part of your life.
by Eric Patterson on November 24, 2015
CBT for AnxietyCognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

If you take anti-anxiety medication and have never tried a form of psychotherapy, perhaps you should consider cognitive behavioral therapy as an option.
by Brenda Vanta and Eric Patterson on August 12, 2015
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