Specialties

Anxiety – a state of uneasiness or of feeling threatened. This state has psychological, physiological, and behavioral reactions. Anxiety can be “free floating” (not associated with a particular situation) or it may be “situational” (associated with a particular situation).

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a state characterized by chronic worry. May include the following symptoms:

  • muscle tension
  • difficulty concentrating
  • becoming tired easily
  • difficulty sleeping

A state characterized by panic attacks, in which the person experiences acute fear, seemingly without cause. The person becomes fearful of having another panic attack which limits the ability to participate in normal functions.

Panic attacks may be characterized by:

  • shortness of breath
  • heart palpitations
  • sweating
  • dizziness
  • hot flashes or chills
  • shaking or trembling
  • fear of dying
  • fear of losing control

A condition involving fear and avoidance of the fearful situation.

  • Animal phobia
  • Elevator phobia
  • Fear of flying
  • Fear of driving
  • Medical phobia
  • Dental phobia
  • Social phobia
  • Agoraphobia – fear of crowded places, confined places, public transportation, or being home alone.

Treatment is tailored for the individual to maximize effectiveness. The unique motivation, concerns, needs, and patterns are addressed.

Habit Disorders include:

  • Trichotillomania
  • Nail-biting
  • Thumb-sucking
  • Bruxism
  • Smoking cessation
  • Eating disorders
  • Weight management

Medical Issues respond well to therapeutic techniques.

  • Gastro-intestinal problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain management
  • Preparation for surgery
  • Preparation for medical procedures
  • Preparation for childbirth
  • Adjunctive psychotherapeutic techniques for people with illnesses, to enhance the ability to cope, to ameliorate treatment side effects, to help deal with procedures or pain (for example, people with cancer).
  • Insomnia
  • Skin disorders
  • Pregnancy
      Hyperemesis gravidarum
      Infertility
      Premature labor
      Hypertension

A condition in which there are psychological symptoms which may be disabling following a traumatic event:

  • recurring memories of the event
  • nightmares of the event
  • flashbacks
  • efforts to avoid feelings, thoughts, and situations associated with the event
  • numbness emotionally
  • feelings of detachment

Self-Esteem and confidence may be increased through understanding experiences and messages we have received or are giving ourselves. In addition, by utilizing Clinical Hypnosis and other psycho-therapeutic methods, we are able to use a process of “ego-strengthening” which allows us to shift our position. Through the use of imagery, we can integrate new perceptions, thoughts, and experiences, and find increased inner strength, confidence, and ability to cope.

Various therapeutic techniques such as clinical hypnosis is effective in enhancing skills and abilities in various venues, including sports and academic performance.