Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specialist Pacific Palisades CA

Local resource for anxiety in Pacific Palisades. 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.

Robert George Lerner
(310) 451-4114
270 26th St
Santa Monica, CA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Karen G. Shore
(310) 917-3320
270 26th Street, Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Couples Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Adelphi University
Credentialed Since: 1991-01-09

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Bruce R. Gordon
(310) 451-4442
270 26th St, Ste 202
Santa Monica, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Couples Psychotherapy, Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern California
Credentialed Since: 1975-05-01

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James A. Incorvaia
(310) 393-2626
270 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Psychoanalysis
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Case West Res U
Credentialed Since: 1978-05-26

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Catherine Scarf
(310) 451-9100
1137 Second St, Ste 106
Santa Monica, CA
Services
Psychological Assessment, Psychoeducational Evaluation, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation)
Ages Served
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 2006-08-04

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Nancy Lee Rosser
(310) 451-2366
270 26th St
Santa Monica, CA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Donald S. Hiroto
(310) 820-5120
237 Sixteenth St
Santa Monica, CA
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
Japanese
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Portland
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-03

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Carolyn B. Shadduck
(310) 395-0436
636 26th St
Santa Monica, CA
Services
Psychoanalysis, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of California - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 1978-03-20

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Center For Healthy Aging
(310) 576-2550
1527 4th St
Santa Monica, CA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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James Philip Rosenblum
(310) 476-2456
11808 Kearsarge St
Los Angeles, CA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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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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