“Anxiety isn’t good with statistics.”

Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

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As a clinician in private practice, one of the phrases that I frequently hear myself saying is this: “Anxiety isn’t good with statistics.” Usually, this phrase pops up when I am talking with someone about their worry that “x” is going to…




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Jason B. Hobbs LCSW, M.Div

Jason B. Hobbs LCSW, M.Div

clinical social worker, spiritual director, author, husband, father, son, runner in Georgia, co-author of When Anxiety Strikes from Kregel Publications.

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