I work with kids, teens, and adults who suffer with anxiety and OCD. I am a member of the board of directors for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and the founding director of QuietMindSolutions.com. I have authored and produced The Anxiety Solution Series, a 12 hour self-help audio program, The Emetophobia Manual, a book for people who suffer with the fear of vomit, Break Free from Anxiety, a coloring self-help book, and Stress Free, a compilation of six relaxation exercises.
I conduct workshops at universities and organizations including USC, UCLA, the annual conference for the ADAA and the International OCD Foundation. I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from UCLA and treat children, teens, and adults in my practice in Los Angeles. As a member of ADAA’s Public Education committee I have written several articles and have been featured in webinars and videos on the ADAA website.
There are hundreds of fears and the list of obsessions is in the thousands. People who suffer with anxiety tend to be creative so I am never surprised when a patient shares something new. These fears and obsessions are often kept secret for years because of shame and embarrassment and I’m always touched when patients feel safe enough to open up. It’s the first step to conquering anxiety. When people suffer with anxiety they also tend to be depressed and have problems in their relationships or at work. These issues are also addressed in treatment.
Here is a partial list of the types of anxieties I have successfully treated:
People who have suffered with anxiety for their entire life or have tried treatment previously, seldom believe they can get better. But they can. This is one of the reasons why I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Please feel free to watch the success story videos and read the comments and letters on this site about group and individual therapy. This may give you some hope.
There is no set answer to this question. The duration of treatment not only depends upon the severity of the symptoms, problems and stressors but also the motivation and effort made by the patient. The goal is to help people overcome their issues as quickly as possible.