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Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is a condition that is characterized by panic attacks as well as a persistent fear of having future attacks.  Panic attacks happen when someone has an intense physiological reaction caused by anxiety, which inhibits all ability to function until it passes.  While many people have had one or two panic attacks at stressful times in their lives, this does not necessarily mean that they have panic disorder. Read More

 

Parental Alienation

Parental alienation can be categorized as a syndrome that involves the manipulation of a child by one parent into showing animosity and disrespect toward the other “targeted” parent.  This is done by one parent continually sending negative messages about the other “targeted” parent. Read More

 

Anxiety & Mindfulness

Many people will say that they feel anxious or that they are having anxiety, but what exactly does that mean? Anxiety is a combination of cognitive, physiological, and behavioral reactions to a trigger. Read More

 

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be a difficult diagnosis to understand and cope with.  Most frequently, we hear about soldiers and veterans returning from war and suffering from PTSD, but PTSD can occur after a wide variety of traumas. This can include but is not limited to war, terrorism, disaster, motor vehicle accidents, sexual assault, and other types of violence. Read More

 

Let's Talk About Suicide

Suicide is a growing epidemic, not just in the United States, but all around the world.  In the United States alone there is an average of 123 completed suicides per day, with 25 times that amount of non-completed attempts.  Those with the highest risk of completing suicide are older white males, although women are four times more likely to attempt suicide than men.  Read More

 

Depression

One condition I see most often is depression.  Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if the sadness you are feeling is simply a passing feeling related to an upsetting event, or something deeper.  If you have been experiencing sadness or a “blue feeling” for two weeks or longer, it might be something deeper, especially if the sadness has begun to interfere with daily life. Read More

 

OCD Basics

Mental health can be a stigmatized topic to talk about, but I make sure my clients know that they should not feel ashamed of what they are going through, and that I can help them learn coping mechanisms and techniques to understand and overcome their condition. Read More