Cameron Valley | Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders


This category includes: panic disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobias (such as fear of heights or snakes), social or performance phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.  Each of these disorders is characterized by discrete periods of fear, usually with physical and emotional symptoms. Frequently experienced symptoms are:

Often, the sufferer resorts to avoidance behaviors or ritualized behaviors in order to subdue anxious feelings.  In posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the sufferer often relives, in nightmares or flashbacks, the original trauma, such as fire, flood, or abuse. These conditions may persist for months or years without proper treatment.  Fortunately, treatment is available, both in the form of medication and psychotherapy.  Medications can include the anxiolytics and antidepressants.  Psychotherapies include cognitive, behavioral, and existential modalities. There are also specialized desensitization therapies for specific phobias, social or performance phobias, and for PTSD. Likewise, obsessive-compulsive disorder has specific treatment protocols and specialized medications.
Even if your thoughts, behaviors, and attitudes have become patterned through avoiding certain items, places, and events or through compulsive rituals, there is treatment for you.  Incidence and prevalence in the population are high, but treatment is often helpful and effective.


CV Therapists Specializing in Anxiety Disorders:

Laura Bass, MSW, LCSW
Candice Bazemore, MSW, LCSW
Elizabeth Blalock, LCSW, PA
Anne Bowers, MSSW, LCSW, LCAS, PA
Charles Butler, MSW, LCSW
Patricia Butler, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Paula Cherry, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC
Emily Ciepcielinski, Ph.D., LPC
Faison Covington, MSW, LCSW
Catharine Dowda, LPC
Ruthie Epting, MSW, LCSW
Robin Fine, MSW, P-LCSW
Joyce Hennessy, MSW, LCSW
Katherine Jones, LCSW
Carol Kolb, LPC, LMFT
Julie Lerner Levine, PsyD
Angela Louie, MD
Leah Marone, LCSW
Rachel Matthew, LCSW
Paige Ranson, MA, LPC
Amanda Shanks, LPC
Christine Simpson, LCSW
Linda Stewart, MSW, LCSW
Jan Thompson, MEd, LPC, LPA
Sara Thompson, MSW, LCSW, Gerontologist
Cindy Tice, MA, LPC, NCC, LCAS, SEP
Kristen Venit, LCSW
Patty Virkler, PhD, LPC, NCC, CHT



CV Psychiatrists Specializing in Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Disorder:

Cathy Canepa, MD
John Hall, MD

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