Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specialist Elk River MN

Local resource for anxiety in Elk River. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to psychologists and mental health counselors who can help with the hurdles associated with anxiety, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder and can provide psychotherapy or medications.

Serenity Circle Counseling, LLC
(612) 701-9689
657 MAIN ST NW SUITE 214 C
Elk River, MN
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Bridging Hope Counseling LLC
(763) 291-5505
21000 Rogers Dr Suite 100
Rogers, MN
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Central Mn Mental Health Center
(763) 295-4001
407 Washington St
Monticello, MN
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Deborah Miller
(763) 785-8111
14120 Terrace Rd. NE
Ham Lake, MN
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of St. Thomas
Credentialed Since: 2006-03-31

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Yoshiko Nakagawa Hapke
(763) 427-7964
1930 Coon Rapids Blvd
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Cynthia Cassidy
(763) 274-0510
Creative Therapy Center
Elk River, MN
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Play Therapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Twin Cities
Credentialed Since: 2008-05-28

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Country Lane Homes
(763) 295-2906
1308 W River St
Monticello, MN
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Maple Grove Counseling Center
(763) 494-8699
13700 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Daniel Charles Rebek
(763) 862-7602
13230 Jay St NW
Coon Rapids, MN
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Notre Dame
Credentialed Since: 2001-12-11

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Family Life Mental Health
(763) 427-7964
1930 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Minneapolis, MN
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Anxiety

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By Barbara Hey

Who hasn’t felt it? Anxiety, that unremitting voice in your head warning that something is wrong—or will be wrong very soon. A voice that sets your nervous system aflutter.

The thoughts evoking such unease can be specific, from concerns over avian flu to rodents or finances, but the feeling commonly gets disconnected from the trigger and spirals away into a universe of its own making. When this happens you whirl into worry after worry after worry. For some, such anxiety comes and goes. But for others, this pernicious condition can cast a shadow over day-to-day activities, well being and, yes, even health. That’s when anxiety becomes a “disorder.”

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of anxiety disorder. However, all types of anxiety do appear to have a strong genetic component, exacerbated by life events, trauma and stress. Those with anxiety most likely suffer from several different manifestations and are also at increased risk of depression.

The different manifestations run the gamut from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD, characterized by relentless, often unspecified worry) to social anxiety disorder (excessive self-consciousness and fear of social situations), phobias (an intense fear of something that, in fact, poses no danger), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, debilitating fear that arises after a terrifying event), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD, recurring, persistent thoughts, images and impulses that manifest in repetitive behaviors) and panic disorder (sudden overwhelming feelings of terror, accompanied by intense physical symptoms).

If you suffer from any of these or know someone who does, take heart. A variety of techniques, some simple and others more involved, can bring a greater sense of peace to your life.

It also may help to know you’re not alone. Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) show some 19 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders right along with you, making it the most prevalent psychiatric complaint, according to psychotherapist Jerilyn Ross, president of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and director of The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in Washington. Yet only a third of those who suffer seek treatment, she says. She adds that of the millions who wrestle with anxiety disorders, women outnumber men two-to-one, and 10 percent of sufferers are children.

When is worry worrisome?
How do you know you have an anxiety disorder? Give yourself six months. If, after this amount of time, you still regularly wrestle with such symptoms as excessive worry, undue panic, negative thinking or endless obsessing over the “what ifs” of life, or their possible dire outcomes, chances are you have an anxiety disorder. It doesn’t much matter what you worry about. It could be a specific problem, or it could just be an amorphous feeling—what you might call the free-floating variety. All this stress wreaks havoc by catapulting you into the ...

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