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Panic Attack Symptoms: Understanding and Overcoming Your Anxiety

What are Panic Attacks? Anxiety symptoms that are severe enough to be diagnosed as an Anxiety Disorder occur in about 18% of Americans, and about 3% of Americans experience Panic Disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Because the treatment of anxiety is one of my specialities, I have seen many individuals in […]

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Afraid to try new things? 3 Tips to Reduce Anxiety

 3 Tips to Reduce Anxiety I have to admit, I was quite frightened yesterday at the thought of taking my 3 month old to make his first appearance in church.  My anxiety was multifaceted: so many things could go wrong!  For starters, he could cry the whole 25-minute car ride there.  Once there, he could […]

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Therapy for Anxiety

Therapy for Anxiety Psychotherapy has been shown to be a very effective treatment for anxiety, worry, and anxiety disorders.  In particular, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy have a high degree of success in treating anxiety.  While medication for anxiety can help reduce symptoms and discomfort in the short-term, therapy for anxiety is much […]

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What is Psychotherapy?

What is Psychotherapy? Can Psychotherapy Help You? People often ask me the question: “What is Psychotherapy?”. Psychotherapy is a type of counseling that is used as a treatment for mental disorders and as a tool for personal growth.  Psychotherapy originated with psychiatrist Sigmund Freud who invented a type of psychotherapy called Psychoanalysis.  Psychotherapy was further […]

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Trauma and PTSD Therapy

PTSD Therapy Plantation FL Treatment for PTSD & Trauma PTSD symptoms (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) can include: depression, anxiety, hyper-awareness of your surroundings, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, flashbacks, obsessive thoughts, etc. What’s frustrating to most people who are experiencing PTSD symptoms is that it feels like they are not themselves, are out of control, and they […]

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Social Phobia and Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder   What is Social Phobia? Many people are uncomfortable in social situations, but for about 1 out of 10 Americans, the discomfort rises to the level of clinically significant anxiety. Sometimes referred to as “social phobia”, social anxiety disorder can cause individuals to avoid a wide range of social situations. When interacting with […]

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