by Jack Hagge

“Hi! I'm Jack. And I have an anxiety disorder.”

Merely talking to other people makes me anxious. I often experience "phone fear." I avoid social gatherings (particularly parties), which I find excruciating. Crowded settings, especially without a perceptible escape route, cause me uneasiness, sometimes panic.

by Clare M.

Two years ago I wondered if the horrible feeling, the gnawing in my stomach would ever leave. Inside my freshman dorm room, I lived in my own mind, fixated on my thoughts and tormented by irrational messages and faulty fears.

Erica Riba, LCSW

Erica Riba, LCSW is a campus advisor at The Jed Foundation. She is a licensed clinical social worker. She previously worked as a therapist at Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University's Counseling & Psychological Services. Erica earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and received an M.S.W. from The University of Michigan

Diana Cusumano, LMHC, NCC

Diana Cusumano, LMHC, NCC is a campus advisor at The Jed Foundation. She worked in higher education for 12 years gaining experience in college counseling, student affairs, and academic services before joining JED. She is licensed mental health therapist and registered yoga instructor. Diana holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Central Connecticut State University and a M.S. degree in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University. 

Garlene Guadron, LPC

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Garlene Guadron es una Consejera Profesional (LPC) bilingüe y trabaja en una clínica médico e integrado con la salud mental en Texas. Se graduó de la Universidad del Incarnate Word con una concentración en Psicología y recibió su Maestría en Conserjería de Comunidad de la Universidad de Texas en San Antonio.