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Anxiety Disorders-While there are many types of anxiety disorders, the symptoms are commonly as follows: feeling nervous, restless or tense. Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom. Having an increased heart rate.


Trauma- the effects of any experience that are deeply distressing or disturbing.  Some examples include a medical incident, a motor vehicle accident, ongoing or a single incident of abuse or rape.  Although everyone with PTSD has experienced trauma, not everyone who experiences trauma has a PTSD diagnosis.

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-PTSD is more common than people may think.  Symptoms may include: nightmares or unwanted memories of the trauma, sleep disturbance, avoidance of situations that bring back memories of the trauma, heightened reactions, anxiety, or depressed mood.


Codependency-Signs of codependency include:  having difficulty making decisions in a relationship, difficulty identifying your feelings, trouble communicating in a relationship, and valuing the approval of others more than valuing yourself.


Parenting Issues-As a mother of 3 and a former teacher, I have specific training in child development.  More importantly, I have experienced many parenting issues myself. I can offer help with; understanding your child's behavior, setting limits, being consistent, and addressing technology concerns etc.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD)-OCD causes severe anxiety in those affected and involves both obsessions and compulsions that interfere with daily life. Obsessions are persistent ideas, thoughts, impulses or images that are experienced as intrusive and inappropriate and cause anxiety or distress. The most common obsessions are repeated thoughts about contamination, repeated doubts, a need to have things in a particular order, aggressive or horrific impulses, and sexual imagery. Compulsions are the individual's attempt to suppress such thoughts or impulses or to neutralize them with some other thought or action. These can include repetitive behaviors, such as hand washing, ordering or checking on things; or mental acts, such as praying, counting, or repeating words silently.


Agoraphobia-extreme or irrational fear of entering open or crowded places, of leaving one's own home, or of being in places from which escape is difficult.


Relaxation/Self Regulation Techniques- "Tapping" (EFT)Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), Grounding, Therapeutic Breathing, Visualization/Imagery, Meditation, and others.


Adjustment Disorders-is a group of symptoms, such as stress, feeling sad or hopeless, and physical symptoms that can occur after you go through a stressful life event. The symptoms occur because you are having a hard time coping.