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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All of us have fear, whether it be emotionally-based or fear survival instinct that has become overwhelming, flooding our body with anxiety & panic attacks. Many of us have in many ways told ourselves a story that we should not be or feel a certain way, which causes conflict and stress in the body & mind. Together, we work with mindfulness techniques and body-centered practices to regulate fear & anxiety as well as recognizing the thoughts that fuel your fears.

— Jodi Alieksaites, Licensed Professional Counselor in ONLINE, CO

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

Often when we're in a "panic attack", our bodies are responding disproportionately to the current situation. Yet there's a good reason for this. Even without our being aware, our minds create meanings from past circumstances that impact our present day-to-day feelings. I want to help you reduce moments of panic by (counterintuitively) bringing those moments more into our sessions together. When the panic is cared for - not pushed down - I see clients improve.

— Connor McClenahan, Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

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

If you're struggling with panic attacks, my heart goes out to you, because I know how terrifying they can be. The good news is there is a way through. You don't have to live with panic. I'm well versed in supporting people to reduce and eliminate panic attacks, and I'd love to support you with this.

— Dianne Gallo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

Is it a heart attack? Am I dying? I feel so much pressure on my chest and feel like I'm about to pass out. These symptoms of panic are not to be taken lightly. They are terrible and often others don't understand how you are feeling and might think you are overreacting. Minimizing the risk of future panic attacks and knowing how to act during a panic attack is important and I will show you the skills to help get you on the right path.

— Tarah Holcomb, Licensed Professional Counselor in Leedey, OK

I work with my clients to explore perceived threats that trigger anxiety, panic, and worry. We use socratic questioning and probabilities to determine likelihoods of fears and worries.

— Tonya Washington-Hendricks, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

If you experience frequent panic attacks, the intensity of the pain and discomfort can sometimes create further fear of it recurring again. How do you stop the cycle? A holistic approach to learn calming techniques, both somatic and cognitively. DBT approaches to learn distress tolerance. Connecting how thoughts can trigger emotions and sets a cascade of physiological discharges. Learning how to time intereventions based on the body's response.

— Marie Kifun Jones, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in east windsor, NJ

Panic disorder and panic attacks are debilitating and scary experiences. By examining the internal dialogue and avoidance patterns we can have a different relationship with panic that can help its power to minimize over time.

— Teal Foster, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I have extensive experience with anxiety disorders, chronic worry, and panic attacks. As someone who had her first panic attack at age 14, I can not only empathize with people who struggle with anxiety, but have learned many amazing tips and tricks along the way in my own journey towards health!

— Kellie Collins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Oswego, OR

I have specialty training and ample experience treating Panic attacks. I use Interoceptive Cue Exposure techniques that are a gold-standard treatment in reducing the frequency and severity of panic attacks that are often overlooked in therapy. This treatment involves doing activities that simulate aspects of panic that clients can practice willingly opening up to. In addition, I teach grounding and relaxation skills to better cope with panic.

— Louis Moore, Clinical Psychologist in Portland, OR

I am currently a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and have utilized CBT and ERP techniques with clients experiencing panic attacks in individual counseling and group counseling. Panic can be extremely scary, but it is very often not telling you the truth. Panic is treatable and it's very possible to re-frame your relationship with worry and fear so that panic doesn't dominate your life. I want to help you do that!

— Alyssa Frers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Round Rock, TX

Are you so afraid of having a panic attack that you have stopped doing things you enjoy? Is the thought of panic keeping you up at night? Panic attacks can be terrifying and I don't want you to suffer through them anymore. Hypnotherapy can remove the triggers that cause your panic attacks and CBT can help you to put skills in place to handle anxiety in a healthier manner.

— Yvonne Judge, Marriage & Family Therapist in Worthington, OH