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Reducing Stress / Anxiety / PTSD counselor

Anxiety is a normal emotion everyone feels from time to time. But if panic and anxiety symptoms escalate into feeling physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, shallow breathing, shaking, and/or dizziness, it might be an anxiety disorder. A counselor treats individuals who are experiencing anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder and general anxiety disorder. He or She recommends a medical evaluation to ensure the symptoms do not have an organic origin. The client's primary care physician or psychiatrist may prescribe anti-anxiety medication.

 Counselors and clients work together to solve problems, develop coping skills, and gain greater sense of control. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) helps clients evaluate their assumptions and beliefs so that maladaptive thoughts and behaviors get replaced by new perspectives and healthier actions.

EMDR Therapist

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) may be indicated when a client's anxiety has connections with his or her history of surviving traumatic or intensely disturbing events. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidenced-based psychotherapeutic intervention initially developed in 1987 to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Shapiro, 1989). EMDR is now recommended as one of the first choice treatments for PTSD (U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs & Department of Defense 2003, American Psychiatric Association 2004, and National institute for clinical excellence 2005). The structured protocol is designed to assist individuals with the processing of emotionally charged memories by integrating cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches with bilateral stimulation (BLS). BLS involves sensory stimuli that alternately activate left-right hemisphere through visual, tactile or auditory modalities (Shapiro & Maxfield, 2002). Depending on her client's unique situation, a counselor may also use Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to alter the clients' relationships to and avoidance of internal experiences so that her clients ultimately are able to find more self and other acceptance.

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