About Jodi Lobozzo Aman, Author of the Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog

February 13, 2012 Jodi Lobozzo Aman, LCSW-R

Welcome to Anxiety Schmanxiety Blog!

Jodi is licensed clinical social worker and former anxiety sufferer. She is a counselor, mother, healer, lover, teacher, author and friend. She has been counseling children and adults since 1994, working with folks online and in her office.

An author and international teacher on topics including non-dual spirituality, narrative psychology, shamanism and living with respect to the earth, Aman is a full-time counselor at the Heal Here Counseling in Rochester, New York. Combining many modalities into her healing practice, Aman is also a certified yoga teacher, mindfulness practitioner, and hands-on energy healer. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University and a post-graduate diploma in Narrative Therapy from Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, Australia, where she also served as a faculty member. She has blogged since 2008 and her professional articles have been published in The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work.

Aman has received six years of one-on-one training in intuition and energy healing with Master Healer, Reverend Marcie Seidel, and completed a year apprenticeship with John Perkins and Llyn Roberts, obtaining a professional certification as a Master Healer and Shapeshifter.

Most joyfully, Aman and her husband designed and built an environmentally friendly home where they live with their three children and ten chickens.

Jodi Lobozzo Aman Anxiety Schmanxiety"I help people of all ages struggling with the effects of anxiety, including: panic, flashbacks, worries, and phobias. I experienced and overcame my anxiety during my own personal crisis, and stepped away from it with a smile on my face and peace in my heart."

A note from Jodi:

I love this story...

There is a man stuck in a hole.
Another man, walking by, comes to the opening of the hole, and the man inside says, “Help me!”
So the second man jumps in.
The first man, exasperated, says, “What are you doing? Now we are both stuck in this hole!”
The second man says, “Yes, but I’ve been here before and I know how to get out.”

That's me. I jump right in, and show you the way out. Every Wednesday, through my blog posts, you will learn the tricks and tactics of anxiety to understand how a biologically-based survival reflex can snowball into a problem that can make us feel like we are drowning in quicksand. You will develop your own skills and knowledge to climb out of anxiety’s desperate suffocation.

If you or someone you love feels desperate to break free from the prison of worry and panic, read my suggestions, get on steady ground, and take a big breath of freedom! I hope you'll also share your experiences with anxiety. We can all learn from each other.

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By Jodi Lobozzo Aman

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Author: Jodi Lobozzo Aman, LCSW-R

Dennis b snyder
May, 6 2016 at 12:26 pm

It is nice to see you doing well!! Congrats and be well...Dennis

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

May, 7 2016 at 10:43 am

Hello Dennis,
Jodi is no longer writing for HealthyPlace, so she can't respond to comments. She is still doing well, though! You can find her at

January, 3 2015 at 6:38 pm

i read a little bit of what your offering (visual problem) & have listened to videos. I signed up for the e-book & videos. I appreciate this because I feel at times my anxieties are going to cause me to have a nervous breakdown. Thank you for doing this because at a veteran with PTSD I find it difficult with whom to trust for help. I also don't like to admit it but hold on to the past at times which doesn't help me at all. I always love to hear inspiration from others.

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

January, 3 2015 at 11:59 pm

Hi Angel,
Thank you for your comment! Jodi is no longer writing for HealthyPlace, so she is unable to respond to comments. I know she'd be pleased to read what you wrote. I believe she has a website, and you might be able to leave comments for her there. Good luck to you as you work to overcome anxiety and PTSD.

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September, 22 2013 at 8:04 pm

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Luba Ismakov
May, 14 2013 at 11:56 am

Hi Jodi,
My name is Luba Ismakov and I work for, an online mental health resource offering information and support. We are always looking for partners in the online community to help us end the stigma and replace it with understanding and acceptance.
We would love to share your inspirational story about your personal struggle with anxiety in a 'Share Your Story' article on our website. This would be a great opportunity for you to get your voice heard!
Please let me know if you're interested in writing a 'Share Your Story' article for our website. You can contact me via email and we would love to work with you!
Thank you,

Sahil Bangotra
September, 12 2017 at 8:00 pm

Hi Mam, i need your help... My wife is suffering from anxiety disorder. She feels fear.. Because of that she cannot go outside, in crowdy places, theatres. Due to this her heartbeat increases. Pkease suggest me. What to do?

September, 6 2012 at 5:00 am

solve my problem. i often judge myself most of time i feel guilty on myself and i feel sleepy most of time. not to interact with people. these are my problem kindly suggest what i should do? there is no psychiatric in my city

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

September, 12 2012 at 4:57 am

Hi Paul,
I see people online if you are interested, go to my site and check it out. Listen, you have to let go of your guilt. I am not sure why you feel guilty but guilt really effects us and it sounds like it is effecting you. There must be some beliefs you have that hold onto the guilt for you. These need to be deconstructed to help you. Let me know how you might want to proceed!

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Kellie Holly
February, 27 2012 at 10:00 am

Hello, Jodi! Welcome to Healthy Place. Anxiety seems to be a common symptom to a myriad of situations - unfortunately, we don't always recognize it and if we do recognize it, we don't know how to help ourselves get rid of it. I can't wait to read what you have to say :)

February, 15 2012 at 4:58 am

That's a great gift you are offering Jodi. Stress and anxiety are faithful companions although they're the only ones i wish i can get rid of!! :)
The story of the man in the whole is one of my favorites :)
Thank you <3

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

February, 15 2012 at 11:07 am

Then git rid of them you shall. It starts with the intention and belief that it is possible!

Jodi Lobozzo Aman
February, 14 2012 at 12:05 am

Thank you, Angela for the warm welcome! I do work with many people with eating disorders and I do agree they go hand and hand! I think we'll have a lot to learn from each other's articles!

Angela E. Gambrel
February, 13 2012 at 1:17 pm

Hi! Welcome to HealthyPlace. I am Angela Gambrel, author of Surviving ED, the HP eating disorders blog. I will be interested in what you write, because anxiety and eating disorders often go hand in hand. I have been struggling with anorexia, anxiety, addictions, and depression for years.
Again, welcome!

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