Panic Disorder Treatment Long Beach CA

Panic disorder treatment helps people suffering from panic disorder, a type of anxiety disorder. Treatment combining psychotherapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication can be helpful. Stress-management techniques can also help. See below to learn more and to gain access to licensed counselors in Long Beach, CA who provide treatment for anxiety disorders.

Dr. Michael Nava
Diversified Psychotherapy, Inc
(562) 743-2789
5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 615
Long Beach, CA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D
Licensed in California
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss,
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Laura A. Pinegar
(562) 434-6463
5855 Naples Plaza, Ste 207
Long Beach, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 1993-07-07

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Melissa Ann Arizpe
(310) 902-6089
1294 West 6th Street
San Pedro, CA
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Chicago
Credentialed Since: 2003-07-21

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Julio J. Guerra
714/898-0362
5762 Bolsa Ave Suite 107
Huntington Beach, CA
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Family Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), School-based Consultation
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-12

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Pamela I. Berg
(714) 841-6772
16152 Beach Blvd, Ste 200
Huntington Beach, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern California
Credentialed Since: 1985-08-30

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Ms. Madoka Urhausen
(562) 810-7746
512 Redondo Ave., Ste. C,
Long Beach, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT, ATR-BC
Licensed in California
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairmen
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Karol A. Bailey
(562) 431-3423
219 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio St U
Credentialed Since: 1988-03-14

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Bernard F. Natelson
(562) 431-1033
3551 Floresta Street
Los Alamitos, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Stress Management or Pain Management, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Credentialed Since: 1982-07-09

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Jeffrey Brody
(562) 657-2047
Kaiser Pmnte Dept of Psychiatry
Downey, CA
Services
Psychological Assessment, Psychoeducational Evaluation, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 1980-02-26

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Mrs. Susan Davies
Susan Davies
(310) 803-5441
24050 Madison St., Suite 100-N
Torrance, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eat
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Understanding Panic Disorder - Treatment for Panic Disorder

Disorders - Panic Disorder
Written by National Institute of Mental Health   

TREATMENT FOR PANIC DISORDER

Treatment can bring significant relief to 70 to 90 percent of people with panic disorder, and early treatment can help keep the disease from progressing to the later stages where agoraphobia develops.

Before undergoing any treatment for panic disorder, a person should undergo a thorough medical examination to rule out other possible causes of the distressing symptoms. This is necessary because a number of other conditions, such as excessive levels of thyroid hormone, certain types of epilepsy, or cardiac arrhythmias, which are disturbances in the rhythm of the heartbeat, can cause symptoms resembling those of panic disorder.

Several effective treatments have been developed for panic disorder and agoraphobia. In 1991, a conference held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the sponsorship of the National Institute of Mental Health and the Office of Medical Applications of Research, surveyed the available information on panic disorder and its treatment. The conferees concluded that a form of psychotherapy called cognitive-behavioral therapy and medications are both effective for panic disorder. A treatment should be selected according to the individual needs and preferences of the patient, the panel said, and any treatment that fails to produce an effect within 6 to 8 weeks should be reassessed.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. This is a combination of cognitive therapy, which can modify or eliminate thought patterns contributing to the patient's symptoms, and behavioral therapy, which aims to help the patient change his or her behavior.

Typically the patient undergoing cognitive-behavioral therapy meets with a therapist for 1 to 3 hours a week. In the cognitive portion of the therapy, the therapist usually conducts a careful search for the thoughts and feelings that accompany the panic attacks. These mental events are discussed in terms of the "cognitive model" of panic attacks.

The cognitive model states that individuals with panic disorder often have distortions in their thinking, of which they may be unaware, and these may give rise to a cycle of fear. The cycle is believed to operate this way: First the individual feels a potentially worrisome sensation such as an increasing heart rate, tightened chest muscles, or a queasy stomach. This sensation may be triggered by some worry, an unpleasant mental image, a minor illness, or even exercise. The person with panic disorder responds to the sensation by becoming anxious. The initial anxiety triggers still more unpleasant sensations, which in turn heighten anxiety, giving rise to catastrophic thoughts. The person thinks "I am having a heart attack" or "I am going insane," or some similar thought. As the vicious cycle continues, a panic attack results. The whole cycle might take only a few seconds, and the ind...

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