Panic

Panic is a sudden sensation of fear, typically so strong that it prevents logical thinking and may trigger a fight-or-flight reaction. If you’ve ever experienced a panic attack, you know how frightening it can be – you might think you are having a heart attack or even dying. Panic attacks usually start without warning and come on suddenly. It is not uncommon for many people to experience one or two panic attacks over the course of their lifetimes. However, if you are experiencing frequent panic attacks, you may have panic disorder. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder that, in addition to repeated panic attacks, may also include an intense and ongoing fear of having another attack that can affect your daily life. Whether you’ve just had one experience with a panic attack or you are suffering from recurrent panic attacks and suspect you might have panic disorder, a qualified mental health professional can help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s panic experts today.

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I utilize an exposure and response prevention model (ERP) to help my clients manage feelings of panic related to anxiety, PTSD, or OCD.

— Sprout Therapy PDX, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Few experiences in life incite the same terror as a panic attack, and fearing panic's return creates an endless cycle of living in fear. So, so often this leads to lives shrinking for fear of a panic attack, yet this avoidance only perpetuates the cycle. For this reason, I approach treating panic attacks and Panic Disorder with Acceptance-Commitment Therapy. In doing so, we will target the fear you have of the symptoms themselves, decrease your overall anxiety levels, and help you live fully.

— Lauren Spencer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Gig Harbor, WA

I am trained in methods to reduce the distress that a person feels surrounding panic disorder. The irony of panic is that the acceptance and welcoming of it is how one heals. I will teach you techniques to ground yourself in the moment and recognize what is going on with your body when you are experiencing a panic attack. You don't have to suffer any longer.

— Cornelia Seiffert, Clinical Social Worker in Pasadena, CA

I have experience treating individuals experiencing panic attacks my entire career. I also focus a large portion of my continuing education toward learning new and refining old techniques for treating panic attacks.

— Brad Goebel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisville, KY
 

Panic can be absolutely terrifying, especially when it comes out of nowhere. The sudden surge of panic is frightening and you feel like you can't get control of it. I've worked with folks who suffered from panic so severely they couldn't even go to the grocery store on their own. I've taught them the skills necessary to move forward from panic and to start living life again, panic-free. I can help you too.

— Shannon Mosher, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kingwood, TX

Treating panic is hard, but not complicated. I use a combination of psychoeducation, CBT, and exposure therapy to break this scary cycle. First, we'll learn why panicking is entirely normal, and part of the brain's fear response system. Then, we'll challenge those fears using CBT and exposure therapy. We'll debunk myths that tell you, "I'm going to go crazy. I'm going to pass out." Throughout treatment, you'll regain confidence in your ability to handle panic and return to feeling like yourself.

— Ty Oreskovic, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
 

Panic attacks are a severely frightening and painful type of anxiety. There are evidence-based therapeutic techniques that are effective in addressing panic attacks and I am passionate about helping clients reduce the frequency and distress of the panic attacks.

— Grace Gates, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Farmington Hills, MI

My training in anxiety disorders also include that of panic disorders.

— Devi Wise, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

Your body is talking! And it wants you to listen. Our bodies and our brains work in tandem warning you of danger. Sometimes, our bodies perceive we are in danger even when we're not. A panic attack is a warning sign to fight, fight, or freeze! Together we will uncover undigested trauma, triggers, patterns, and nervous system regulation. Using EMDR, somatic, and embodiment practices you will start to notice what your body is trying to say and honor what it needs.

— Ivonne Melgar, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Sacramento, CA

I have experience treating individuals who suffer from general or acute feelings of anxiety. I also treat those who are experiencing panic attacks and the debilitating affects these can have on their lives.

— Michelle Salzman, Counselor in Irving, TX