6133 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH 44131
30400 Detroit Rd.
Weslake, OH 44145
Do you feel nervous all the time?
Are you too afraid to do things or go places?
Do unwanted thoughts make you feel like you have to
do things that may not make sense?
Do you feel trapped and overwhelmed by these feelings?
You are NOT alone. Almost one in five adults suffer from anxiety.
Anxiety and worry also effects many children and adolescents.
Effective treatments are available for the various anxiety disorders.
Contact me today so that I can teach you to take control of the worries.
I treat Panic Attacks, Chronic Worries, Phobias, Avoidance, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). While I primarily use cognitive-behavioral (CBT) techniques, I also tailor other techniques to your needs. Many benefit in a short amount of time. Many are able to get better without medications.
I also specialize in treatment Trichotillomania (chronic hair picking) and Compulsive Skin Picking.
I have begun to offer Video Conferencing Counseling services to some Ohioans with OCD or Hair Pulling or Skin Picking. Email me if interested, with your insurance and availability. My intent is to offer services to people who don't have trained providers in their area.
An Adult Support Group for Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania (Hair pulling and Skin Picking) has formed. Their next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 11/21/16 at the Rocky River Starbucks, 19555 Detroit Rd at 8 PM. For more information and to RSVP, go to Meetup.com http://bit.ly/2atzLgv
The Annual OCD Conference in Chicago in July was an excellent educational and networking experience. If interested in downloading pdfs of most of the presentations, go to www.OCD2016.org/handouts Lots of great stuff.
Reid Wilson, PhD has recently published a book called Stopping the Noise in Your Head. The new way to stop anxiety and worry. More recently, he developed six brief (4 to 5 minutes), FREE videos where an actress plays an anxious woman with a man plays "anxiety.." The videos are HIGHLY recommended for anyone with anxiety/worry issues and are at www.noiseinyourhead.com
Jon Grant, MD, et. al. just published their study that showed N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was helpful in treating adults with excoriation (skin picking). http://bit.ly/2a0OwZ4 Fred Penzel, PhD (personal communication) told me that Dr. Grant did a study using Inositol, another supplement, that proved to be helpful in treating adults with trichotillomania (hair pulling). These results are yet to be published.
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Treatment helps most people. Contact me so that I can teach you simple strategies to help you start feeling better right away.