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

Tingly fingers, feeling fuzzy, racing and sometimes scary thoughts, pounding heart... sound familiar? sound awful? A panic attack survivor myself, I know all too well how scary, exhausting, and bewildering panic attacks can be. Work can suffer, daily life, sleep, your social life - you name it. Even your self esteem can take a hit. Rest assured, panic attacks are treatable. Let's get to the bottom of it, and grow some new skills and confidence so that your panic is a thing of the past.

— Charlotte Haefner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Gain Relief & Remission of Anxiety/Panic Attacks often the from 1st session. After first session is relief from experiencing a full blown panic attack, for the majority they are alleviated. Anxiety & panic attacks are really a Thinking dis-order. The combination of Hypnotherapy and Cognitive training facilitates recovery. The core issues are feeling "safe and in control in and of your life." It's your perception of the future. Whether it is 2 minutes, hours or days, am I safe.

— Kate Ellis, Hypnotherapist in Scottsdale, AZ, USA, AZ

I have had extensive experience working with those who have panic disorder and I am proficient in exposure therapies, ACT therapy and REBT (all extremely effective and useful with panic disorder). I work with clients "where they are at" and with "baby steps" together we can get you to the point where you can manage and control your panic attacks and often have long periods (even years!) of no panic attacks. You may reach these goals without the use of medication!

— Deborah Fatone, Clinical Social Worker in Tarrytown, NY

I have been treating Anxiety, OCD and related disorders for more than 14 years. In addition to working in my private practice I work in the UCLA OCD intensive treatment program for adults and have trained in the UCLA Anxiety, OCD and Tic Disorders clinic. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders using exposure and response prevention therapy.

— Michelle Massi, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

If you find yourself with a racing heart, sweaty palms, or feeling like your anxiety is out of control, I can help you take your life back from panic and get back to doing the things that you love.

— Kristel Roper, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fair Oaks, CA

Are you wondering if you are the only one who experiences anxiety and panic? I am here to tell you that the answer is absolutely not. We are naturally born with anxiety. It is given to us by our ancestors who needed it to survive. If anxiety and panic is holding you back from living a healthy life it’s time to unravel what is going on. Panic is controllable!

— Cara Weingarten, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Boca Raton, FL

I have worked with many patients with panic disorders and panic attacks, helping them to overcome these feelings and find ways to manage their panic.

— Georges Jean-Pierre, Psychiatrist