Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specialist Tallahassee FL

Local resource for anxiety in Tallahassee. 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.

Lyons Judith Mfa Lmt
(850) 878-3154
2731 Blairstone Ln
Tallahassee, FL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
Florida Council For Community Mental Health
(850) 224-6048
316 E Park Ave
Tallahassee, FL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
Nancy Wonder
(850) 222-7112
1113 S. Magnolia Drive
Tallahassee, FL
Services
Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Florida State University
Credentialed Since: 2005-08-01

Data Provided by:
Jesse Cougle, PhD
(850) 645-8729
Department of Psychology
Tallahassee, FL

Data Provided by:
Steven I Pfeiffer
(850) 644-8796
3210 Stone Building
Tallahassee, FL
Services
Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Sports Psychology
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Credentialed Since: 2001-02-15

Data Provided by:
Carolyn Ann Stimel
(850) 386-8116
2704 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL
Services
Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio St U
Credentialed Since: 1984-07-20

Data Provided by:
Healthdesigns Counseling Center
(850) 877-0205
220 Office Plz
Tallahassee, FL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
Donald R. Kerr
(850) 644-3006
1107 W. Call Street
Tallahassee, FL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Florida State University
Credentialed Since: 1988-11-12

Data Provided by:
Joshua M. Gross
(850) 644-8875
942 Learning Way, Ste 201
Tallahassee, FL
Services
Family Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 1985-07-05

Data Provided by:
Suzanne B. Johnson
(850) 644-8462
Florida State University College of Medicine
Tallahassee, FL
Services
Psychological Assessment, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Stony Brook University/SUNY
Credentialed Since: 1977-10-25

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Anxiety

Provided by: 

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 ...

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...