Panic attacks can be debilitating. They affect you both physically and mentally, with symptoms so severe that it can feel like you’re suffering from a serious health condition. Treating panic disorder is often the utmost priority, as this type of anxiety can derail the happiness and confidence you have in life.
The good news is the panic disorder is a highly treatable condition. The challenge is determining which psychological treatment works best. In my practice on Long Island, I take different approaches depending on you as a person. If it looks like you may benefit most from a treatment that affects your thoughts and behaviors, then we’ll explore the idea of using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder | Long Island, New York
CBT is a highly effective strategy for addressing all forms of anxiety, especially panic attacks and panic disorder. As a Long Island psychologist, my role is to help guide you towards a full recovery, and that means focusing on the areas that affect anxiety most:
Cognitions – We look at what goes on in your thought patterns before, during, and after panic attacks, as well as how your thoughts may be affecting related issues, like stress.
Behaviors – We’ll also look at the behaviors that may both contribute to panic attacks, as well as the ones that can help you reduce your anxiety in the future.
CBT is about learning strategies that benefit you most, discovering tools that you can use outside of the therapy sessions to control both the severity and frequency, and making sure that you continue to make progress in your fight against anxiety.
CBT from Long Island Psychologist Dr. Marc Shulman
I don’t believe there is one treatment that works for every individual. Every person is too unique. Anxiety was formed over years through a variety of individual experiences, and it makes sense to learn more about you in order to see what treatment will work best.
But for many, that answer is cognitive behavioral therapy, which is one of the most well researched and highly regarded therapy treatments available today. If you or someone you love has been struggling with panic attacks, please give me a call today at (516) 732-0273.
Let’s schedule an appointment to meet, learn more about each other, and then determine whether CBT – or another treatment – is the best course of action to help treat and cure your anxiety.