How to choose good self-help resources

In recent years, more Americans will seek mental health information from the Internet or attend a self-help group than will consult all mental health professionals combined. Self-help is, frankly, big business. According to recent market research, Americans spend an estimated $10 billion a year on self-improvement products! While it is big business, it's not always … Continue reading How to choose good self-help resources

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Breathing Skills for Panic Attacks, part 3

Here we are in part three! Hopefully by now you'll have been practicing regularly, and have an increased ability to breathe correctly in a way that can be applied during periods of anxiety or panic. Now that you're able to breathe at a slower rate, it's time to practice in a variety of places, not … Continue reading Breathing Skills for Panic Attacks, part 3

How to find the right therapist for you when searching online

You've decided the problems or challenges you have need the attention of a professional, and have decided to seek one out. Congratulations, that decision takes courage. The first thing I tell clients during our initial session is how much I respect their decision to push out of their comfort zone and talk to me. After … Continue reading How to find the right therapist for you when searching online

Panic attacks, Panic Disorder, and Agoraphobia

What is a panic attack? Panic attacks feel awful. Panic is different from anxiety, which is something not a lot of people know. Anxiety is the feeling of being nervous, uneasy, or awkward--that you've been forced into an uncomfortable situation. Often this can include worry about something that may happen in the immediate or distant future. … Continue reading Panic attacks, Panic Disorder, and Agoraphobia