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Panic & Panic Attack Therapists

Therapist for panic attacks

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Therapy is an effective treatment option for you if you are someone who struggles with panic attacks and panic disorder. If this sounds like something you experience, here are some of the benefits of therapy for panic and panic attacks include:

  • Developing coping skills: I will help you develop effective coping skills to manage your panic attacks, such as relaxation techniques and cognitive restructuring.

  • Identifying triggers: I will help you identify triggers that may be causing your panic attacks, such as certain situations, people, or thoughts.

  • Understanding the nature of panic attacks: I will help you understand the underlying psychological and physiological factors that contribute to your panic attacks.

  • Reducing anxiety: Also, I will help you reduce anxiety associated with panic attacks, which can interfere with your daily life and relationships.

  • Improving quality of life: I will help you learn how to live a fulfilling life despite your panic attacks, allowing them to engage in activities that you value and care about.

  • Addressing co-occurring disorders: I will help you address any co-occurring/co-existing mental health disorders, such as anxiety or depression, which may be exacerbating your panic symptoms.

  • Addressing family and relationship issues: I will also help you address any family or relationship issues that may be impacting your panic symptoms, as well as provide support and education for family members.

 

Panic attacks are sudden and intense episodes of extreme fear or anxiety that can cause physical and emotional symptoms. Some common symptoms of panic attacks include:

  • Rapid heartbeat: A sudden increase in heart rate or palpitations.

  • Sweating: Excessive sweating or feeling clammy.

  • Shortness of breath: Difficulty breathing or feeling like you can't catch your breath.

  • Chest pain or tightness: Chest pain or discomfort, often accompanied by a feeling of tightness or pressure.

  • Shaking or trembling: Trembling or shaking, often uncontrollably.

  • Nausea or dizziness: Feeling nauseous or dizzy, or feeling like you might faint.

  • Hot or cold flashes: Experiencing sudden sensations of heat or cold.

  • Feeling of impending doom: A sense of impending doom or that something terrible is about to happen.

  • Fear of losing control: Fear of losing control or going crazy.

  • Fear of dying: Fear of dying or having a heart attack.

 

Panic attacks can be very distressing and can occur unexpectedly or in response to specific triggers. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of panic attacks, it's important to seek professional help from a mental health provider.

 

Overall, therapy is an important treatment modality for you if you are struggling with panic attacks and panic disorder. It will help you develop effective coping skills, identify triggers, reduce anxiety, and improve your quality of life. Working with me, a licensed mental health professional, you will learn to manage your symptoms, decrease anxiety, and live more fulfilling and satisfying lives.

 

Note: Symptoms and descriptions are listed to help you connect with the mental health services that work for you, for instance, this is listed as this is an area that Better Minds Counseling & Services serves and specializes in.  This is not meant for self-diagnosing.

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