Online Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders
Please feel free to contact me by email to learn more about Online Mindfulness Therapy with me.
Everyone that I have worked with really likes the mindfulness approach that I teach for healing emotional suffering…
"I would recommend him unconditionally. The process can be painful, but the pain resolves fairly rapidly and morphs into a sense of freedom, centeredness and wholeness."
During these Skype sessions of Mindfulness Therapy I will teach you how to use mindfulness for healing all forms of anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder, OCD, depression, and addiction, including alcohol addiction and other forms of emotional suffering, by applying the very successful techniques of Mindfulness Meditation Therapy.
This approach is very effective and you can expect to notice noticeable improvements after the first 2-3 sessions with me.
Online Mindfulness Psychotherapy is very effective for stopping anxiety and depression without relying on anti-anxiety medications and antidepressants. It is far better to treat the underlying cause of your anxiety or depression instead of just treating symptoms.
Mindfulness Therapy for Driving Anxiety & Phobia
A very popular request is for help overcoming a fear of driving. Driving phobias are quite common and are usually resistant to standard "talk therapy." I have developed an approach called Mindfulness-based Exposure Therapy, where I will work with you via Skype, while in your car. People really respond well to this and most see dramatic improvements after the first few sessions.
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Online Therapist Specializing in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I'm a professional online therapist and I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders. So if you're looking for an online therapist for anxiety and then I encourage you to go to my website and learn more about this online therapy service for treating anxiety that I offer via Skype.
It's very easy to get started. All you need is an internet connection and Skype and PayPal to make your secure online payments for sessions and then you can get the kind of help that you need.
So I specialize in mindfulness therapy for treating anxiety disorders and mindfulness therapy is immensely effective because it teaches you how to break free from the underlying habitual reactivity that really is the foundation of anxiety.
Whether that's generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder or if you suffer from panic attacks or if you are suffering from agoraphobia or any other kind of phobia or even even if you're struggling with driving anxiety, all forms of anxiety are essentially psychological habits. We learn them over time, often they get started in childhood because a child is not very skilled at processing intense emotions, whether those are traumatic emotions or intense fear based emotions. Whatever kind of emotion they might be, it's very difficult for a child processes so it tends to get stuck, essentially, and get suppressed and pushed down in the mind and it becomes a source of emotional energy that feeds emotional reactivity later in life.
So that's how anxiety disorders typically get started. But we don't have to go back to childhood to change our anxiety disorder. We can't change the past but we can change the present and that is where we look at the actual psychological habit that's getting triggered right now. How it actually works right now in your present existence, how does that work. What other kind of reactive thoughts that proliferate around that anxiety and that feed it? What other emotional reactions are associated with the anxiety and that feed it, and so on.
We need to uncover the actual structure of your anxiety, how it really works. And mindfulness is the best tool available for doing this. So during the sessions I will teach you how to use mindfulness, how to apply mindfulness to work with your anxiety. And basically what we are learning to do is just take it out of that unconscious habit mode and put it into a conscious space. We do this by actively meditating on our anxiety.
Trying to avoid your anxiety, trying run away from it and suppressing it is not going to help it heal. It actually ends up feeding the anxiety. But when you bring conscious mindful attention to your anxiety then you are creating the perfect conditions to help that anxiety heal and dissolve itself now, no matter what the cause was historically.
So we build a conscious relationship with our anxiety. We also build a friendly compassionate relationship with that anxiety. So anxiety is very much like a child. It's stuck. It doesn't know how to heal itself. It requires its parent to do that because its parent has more resources, more consciousness, and a larger perspective to come and comfort the child and allow the child to heal its anxiety by providing a safe and conscious and loving space.
This is what we need to do with our anxiety. When you create that kind of relationship with it then that violence will heal. This has been proven over and over again. I have worked with hundreds of clients now and in every case this is what really makes the difference. When they stop running away from their anxiety and instead turn toward it and actually learn to meditate on the anxiety. This is what makes the difference.
If you'd like to learn more about how to apply mindfulness for healing anxiety and you would like to talk to an online therapist for help with your anxiety, then please contact me and tell me more about how anxiety is affecting you and I will be happy to explain to you in more detail how mindfulness therapy can work for you.
Most people see tremendous changes within three to four sessions. It's quite surprising how effective mindfulness therapy can be. So please contact me if you would like to get started.
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How to Overcome Anxiety without relying on Medication through Online Mindfulness Therapy
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I'm a professional psychotherapist specializing in online therapy for anxiety. There are now a growing number of psychotherapists who offer online therapy for anxiety and indeed it's a very convenient and very effective way of getting help for anxiety.
If you're interested in learning more about working with online therapists for anxiety please go to my website and watch more videos and read more about the mindfulness therapy approach that I specialize in and that I find works very well online.
If you're going to work with an online therapist for helping you overcome anxiety or depression or any other emotional problem, you really need to make sure that the therapist provides Skype or similar video format so you can see each other as well as talk to each other. It's very important to be able to see each other because there's so much communication that goes on besides just simple verbal communication and seeing each other improves the quality of communication substantially.
So I do recommend that if you want to see an online therapist for help with anxiety that you make sure that they provide Skype to allow you to have your therapy sessions through Skype.
If you want to learn more about mindfulness therapy go to my website and read more about it.
But, basically during these online therapy sessions that I offer over Skype I'll teach you exactly how to apply mindfulness for overcoming the habit of anxiety or fear or any other form of anxiety disorder.
These are habits that we acquire usually starting in childhood, but they are habits and like any habits it can be changed. But to do that you have to develop a very conscious and open relationship with your anxiety or fear. You must learn to face your fear. But you must not try to get rid of the fear by suppression or trying to distract yourself with some activity to get away from it, because if you do that you will simply feel the fear.
So, the biggest problem that I come across over and over again is that people try to avoid their fear or anxiety, sometimes even by meditation, itself, trying to meditate on something pleasant or neutral such as the breath as a way of escaping their anxiety. This is not going to work. And I do not recommend it.
What I teach in my sessions is how to meditate on anxiety directly. That is what needs your help. That's what needs your consciousness and you must really develop a direct conscious relationship with your emotions if you want them to heal and change.
So, if you'd like to learn more about how to apply mindfulness for overcoming anxiety and you're interested in talking to a therapist online over Skype then do please go to my website. Read more about this approach. And then simply email me to schedule a Skype therapy session. I see people all over the world but mostly throughout North America and Western Europe.
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How to Overcome Anxiety through Mindfulness Meditation Therapy
Mindfulness Meditation Therapy is one of the most successful psychotherapies available for overcoming anxiety disorders. It has elements of CBT but focuses much more on changing the actual process that creates anxiety and depression in the mind.
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional online therapist offering Mindfulness Therapy, which is my specialty and which I talk about in my book, "The Path of Mindfulness Meditation."
If you would like to learn more about how to overcome anxiety through mindfulness meditation, do please go to my website and learn more about this unique approach to overcoming anxiety.
Mindfulness Therapy is particularly effective for anxiety and also for depression, and this is because it teaches you how to change your relationship to your emotions and to your thoughts so that you don't become so easily overwhelmed by recurring patterns of emotional reactivity or intrusive thoughts.
This is the major problem that most people face - is what we often call "rumination" or "automatic reactive thinking" that triggers the underlying emotion of depression or anxiety.
Mindfulness allows us to break free from this automatic process by making it conscious. We begin to see the thoughts as triggers and the moment we see the process happening we can stop it right there and then through becoming conscious of that trigger.
With practice you can learn to see thoughts and emotional reactions as they arise in the mind, but then you are able to stop them turning into anxiety and depression. In this way, we take the fuel away from that underlying anxiety or depression. If you stop feeding the fire of anxiety or depression then the emotion will burn itself out and healing becomes possible.
During Mindfulness Therapy we learn how to actually meditate on our anxiety or depression or other painful emotions. And, it is through this process that you begin to change the whole process that creates the emotional suffering.
If you would like to learn more about how to overcome anxiety or depression using Mindfulness Therapy, please go to my website and CONTACT ME and then we can schedule a therapy session over Skype.
Mindfulness Therapy works really well through online Skype therapy sessions. So, please go to my website and contact me. Thank you!
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Mindfulness-based therapy for generalized anxiety disorder online over Skype
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I provide online mindfulness therapy for the treatment of anxiety and depression and addictions. But mostly people come to me for help with anxiety disorders. This is by far the most common problem that most people struggle with. So if you're interested in mindfulness therapy for overcoming an anxiety disorder do please reach out to me by e-mail. Go to my website, learn more about Mindfulness Therapy and how it can help you overcome your anxiety disorder.
So anxiety disorders, generally, describe problems that are persistent, that are chronic in nature. It's not the short term anxiety that we might experience for example giving a presentation or something like that. We are concerned with persistent recurrent anxiety. So generalized anxiety disorder is one kind of very common anxiety that is characterized by chronic worrying, just catastrophizing, just basically a form of anxiety that is characterized by the proliferation of anxiety based thoughts that just keep feeding that anxiety in a vicious circle. Social anxiety disorder as another anxiety disorder that I work with is also based on a whole network of habitual reactive thoughts and beliefs that feeds a basic underlying insecurity in social situations.
And it is very important to work with your anxiety disorder and not let it grow and gain strength, because it tends to continue to grow if not checked. It's like a weed. And if you don't take care of it it will start to limit you more and more. Because one of the key problems that people experience when they're suffering from an anxiety disorder is they start to get into patterns of avoidance and aversion, that is trying to run away from the anxiety. They try to limit their exposure to anxiety producing situations. They try to avoid the source.
The only effective method to overcome an anxiety disorder like generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder as well is by actually not avoiding it but actually facing it very directly, very head on. But in a strategic way. Not just allowing yourself to become overwhelmed by the anxiety.
Then we choose to meditate on each of those thoughts. So this is developing non-avoidance. This is developing that conscious relationship. We learn to see the anxiety producing thought as an object in the mind, which is what it is, what it always was to begin with. We see it as an object that gets triggered in the mind and it arises in the mind. And our job is to see it clearly without identifying with it, without trying to push it away.
So we develop a conscious relationship with it, as if we hold that thought in a space and we embrace it in that space but without feeding it through reactivity. That is what produces change. And it can be very quick as well in producing changes and basically undoing that habit of reactive thinking that feeds the anxiety.
So we deliberately meditate on our anxiety thoughts, we don't avoid them. The second part of mindfulness therapy involves looking at the structure of those thoughts. Besides the proliferation of reactive thinking around the anxiety we also look at the actual structure, the internal structure of the anxiety itself, and that structure is in the form of imagery.
So all emotions are based around imagery, that is what holds them together in the mind, gives them structure and investigating that imagery is a very, very effective way of neutralizing the anxiety habit, the anxiety reactions, to begin with.
So to learn more simply e-mail me and to schedule a session simply tell me what times and days work for you and we can then go ahead and schedule the first therapy session. Most people see quite dramatic changes after that very first session and certainly within three or four sessions you can expect to see major improvements and a major reduction in the level of anxiety that's affecting you. So please reach out to me by email and let's schedule an online mindfulness therapy session for your anxiety. Thank you.
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For anxiety disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy, antidepressant medications and anti-anxiety medications have all been shown to be helpful. Research generally shows that psychotherapy is more effective than medications, and that adding medications does not significantly improve outcomes from psychotherapy alone.Can you CBT yourself? ›
You might be able to do CBT by yourself, including through a computer or workbook. This could be useful to try if you are waiting for treatment. Or it might remind you of some good techniques, if you've had CBT in the past.Is NHS therapy free? ›
Can you get free counselling on the NHS? You can get free psychological therapies, including counselling for depression, on the NHS. You do not need a referral from a GP. You can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service.Can doctors prescribe Xanax online? ›
No. Xanax is an FDA-controlled substance that cannot legally be prescribed online. In order to obtain Xanax, you have to see a doctor in person. However, online psychiatrists can prescribe other options such as SSRIs or anti-anxiety medications.Where do I start with anxiety treatment? ›
You may start by seeing your primary care provider to find out if your anxiety could be related to your physical health. He or she can check for signs of an underlying medical condition that may need treatment. However, you may need to see a mental health specialist if you have severe anxiety.What is the 3 3 3 rule for anxiety? ›
Follow the 3-3-3 rule.
Look around you and name three things you see. Then, name three sounds you hear. Finally, move three parts of your body — your ankle, fingers, or arm.
Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly 30% of adults at some point in their lives. But anxiety disorders are treatable and a number of effective treatments are available. Treatment helps most people lead normal productive lives.What are the 6 main anxiety disorders? ›
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder. ...
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) ...
- Panic Disorder. ...
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ...
- Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder)
2. In some cases cognitive behavior therapy stresses the therapy technique over the relationship between therapist and patient. If you are an individual who is sensitive, emotional, and desires rapport with your therapist, CBT may not deliver in some cases. Again, the therapist is the critical element here.What are CBT exercises? ›
Cognitive behavioral therapy exercises are designed to intervene on all three components simultaneously. For instance, when uncontrollable worry is the problem, CBT exercises can help people to identify more effective and grounded thoughts, which lessens anxiety.
- Journaling. Writing about your thoughts, emotions, and experiences can help you identify thinking and behavioral patterns and challenges. ...
- Self-help books. Learning from other people's experiences and expertise can support your self-help journey. ...
- Guided courses. ...
- Phone apps.
- Your eating and sleeping habits have changed. ...
- You no longer enjoy the things that you used to. ...
- Your emotions are turned up to 12! ...
- Social situations are a no go. ...
- Unhealthy habits are becoming problematic. ...
- Your relationships aren't being nurtured.
If you or a loved one are experiencing distressing emotions, thoughts, or behaviors and having trouble managing them, you might consider different treatment options, including mental health counseling.How much is therapy UK per hour? ›
Private counsellors in the UK generally charge anywhere from £40-£150+ per session of counselling. A session normally can last anywhere from 45-90 minutes, depending on specifics, with the average lasting around 50 minutes.What can I say to get anxiety pills? ›
- Be Direct and Specific; Ask Your Doctor to Do the Same. Don't waste time being vague about what you're seeking help for. ...
- Ask Why They Recommend a Specific Medication and if Other Options Are Available. ...
- Ask Your Doctor How Long They Think You'll Need the Medication.
- Step 1: Create an account on Medvidi and fill in your personal data (data privacy and T&C). ...
- Step 2: Take the initial symptom checking assessment and fill in your details.
- Step 3: Connect with an online mental health expert/psychiatrist through a video call.
Xanax is available in multiple forms and doses:
A typical starting dose of Xanax for generalized anxiety disorder is 0.25 taken 3 times per day. If your starting dose does not ease your symptoms, your prescribing doctor, nurse practitioner, or Minded psychiatry provider may increase the dose every 3 to 4 days.
- Keep Your Blood Sugar in Check. ...
- Avoid Stimulants. ...
- Get Enough Sleep. ...
- Just Breathe. ...
- Practice Mindfulness. ...
- Exercise. ...
- Do What You Enjoy. ...
- Where to Get Help.
Can You Go To The ER For Anxiety? Yes, but if you go to a hospital, expect to wait. Unlike Village Emergency Centers, hospitals cannot guarantee 'no wait time. ' In many cases, sufferers from panic attacks or anxiety overcome their episodes long before seeing a doctor.What are 5 symptoms of anxiety? ›
- Feeling nervous, restless or tense.
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom.
- Having an increased heart rate.
- Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
- Feeling weak or tired.
- Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry.
“The term high functioning anxiety describes an individual who, despite feeling anxious, seems able to effectively manage the demands of day-to-day life,” says psychologist Adam Borland, PsyD.How do I train my brain to stop anxiety? ›
- learning a new language.
- making art.
- playing music.
- math exercises.
- writing with your non-dominant hand.
Research shows aerobic exercise is especially helpful. A simple bike ride, dance class, or even a brisk walk can be a powerful tool for those suffering from chronic anxiety.Is anxiety a chemical imbalance? ›
Thus ended the “chemical imbalance” theory cause for mental illness, including anxiety disorder. So, no, anxiety disorder is not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.Why do people develop anxiety? ›
Difficult experiences in childhood, adolescence or adulthood are a common trigger for anxiety problems. Going through stress and trauma when you're very young is likely to have a particularly big impact. Experiences which can trigger anxiety problems include things like: physical or emotional abuse.Why do so many people have anxiety? ›
We still experience many traditional causes of anxiety such as poor health, difficult relationships, unemployment, poverty and disadvantage, loneliness, work stress, and exposure to violence, trauma, and conflict.What is false anxiety? ›
Unwanted thoughts are one of the most common examples of false anxiety. Often time we as humans tend to be cynical, thinking about worst case scenarios, 'what if' thoughts so to speak. We tend to get so caught up in our thoughts that we end up getting trapped by them.What are the 4 levels of anxiety? ›
Anxiety levels are typically classified by the level of distress and impairment experienced into four categories: mild anxiety, moderate anxiety, severe anxiety and panic level anxiety.Is anxiety a disability? ›
Is Anxiety Considered a Disability? Anxiety disorders, such as OCD, panic disorders, phobias or PTSD are considered a disability and can qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Those with anxiety can qualify for disability if they are able to prove their anxiety makes it impossible to work.Can CBT make anxiety worse? ›
Some people worry therapy might make things even worse. This can happen sometimes. this is because starting therapy can stir up emotions that you weren't aware of or had tried to ignore. This is normal, but can be tough.
CBT as a modality is based around gaslighting. It's all about telling a patient that the world is safe, bad feelings are temporary, and that pain (emotional or physical) is a “faulty or unhelpful” distortion of thinking. That's literally in CBT's definition on the APA website.How do I do CBT at home? ›
- Fully Focus on Your Thoughts. CBT requires an intense focus on the thoughts that come to mind throughout the day. ...
- Schedule Your Day with Manageable Tasks. ...
- Relaxation Techniques. ...
- Reframe Your Thought Patterns.
Some of these thoughts are called internal dialogue or self-talk. They tend to be the things you say about yourself when you face challenges, obstacles, or problems throughout the day. Self-talk tends to happen in your head at normal speed. It is just the usual dialogue you have with yourself.How do you reframe negative thoughts? ›
- Awareness. Focus on your awareness of your negative thinking traps. ...
- Ask Questions. Literally, ask yourself questions to get a better understanding of how to cognitively cope with this negative thought. ...
- Come up with an alternative view (REFRAME)
Can You do Self-Therapy and Does it Work? Self-therapy is absolutely something that you can practice on your own to work on anxiety or depression; without needing to become accredited or attain a formal qualification. In fact, it can be an economical and more practical solution for less serious cases.How overthinking affects mental health? ›
"Studies show that ruminating on stressful events can, over time, lead to anxiety and depression," warns Dr. Fowler. "From a mental health standpoint, anxiety can affect your ability to cope with everyday stressors, and depression results in sadness, loneliness and feelings of emptiness."Can you do CBT yourself for anxiety? ›
Self-help therapies are psychological therapies that you can do in your own time to help with problems like stress, anxiety and depression. They can be a useful way to try out a therapy like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to see if it's for you. They can also be convenient if: you're short of time.Does online therapy for anxiety work? ›
Research has found that online therapy can be effective at treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. There is no difference in patient satisfaction depending on whether therapy is online or in-person, and for either method of receiving therapy, the outcomes are better the more sessions someone attends.Can Online doctors prescribe anxiety meds? ›
Can an Online Doctor Prescribe Anxiety Medication? Yes, an online doctor can prescribe anxiety medication that is not classified as a controlled substance.Can I get anxiety medication through telemedicine? ›
Yes, you can get anxiety medication online (if prescribed) with telehealth options like RedBox Rx. Start an online visit now to talk with a U.S. licensed medical provider about anxiety treatment options.
- Related: Best Free Meditation Apps.
- Panic Relief.
- Related: Best Free Online Workouts.
- Typing speed can limit the conveyance of information in chat based sessions. ...
- People may find it difficult to put complex thoughts and emotions into written words. ...
- There is a greater chance of miscommunication between client and therapist.
Similar to in-person therapy, fees for online therapy vary. Talkspace fees are as low as $65 per week, while BetterHelp charges between $60 and $90 per week. However, some apps might also have hidden fees or additional subscription fees.Is online therapy cheaper than in-person? ›
Cost: Rates typically do not differ much between in-person and virtual therapy, so there is no cost advantage to either format. Traditional in-person therapy can average $100 per session. Accessibility: Getting to and from therapy sessions can prove a significant challenge for some.Does minded prescribe Xanax? ›
Xanax may be taken daily at regularly scheduled times or on an as-needed basis. Your prescribing doctor, nurse practitioner, or Minded psychiatry provider will give you instructions that include when and how often to take this medication—and the maximum amount that can be taken in a day.Does it cost money to get diagnosed with anxiety? ›
The mean estimated total medical cost for individuals diagnosed with any anxiety disorder was $6,475.How expensive is anxiety medication? ›
On average, brand-name anxiety medications cost $1,083.97 without insurance. There are many ways to save money on prescription drugs, including switching to generic brands. Generic anxiety medications cost about $67.04.When should you ask for anxiety medication? ›
- You're Perpetually Nervous and on Edge. ...
- You Avoid Things That Are Good for You. ...
- You Toss and Turn Every Night. ...
- You Have Mysterious Aches and Pains. ...
- You Have a Permanent Bellyache. ...
- You Work Hard but Get Nothing Done. ...
- You Regularly Fly Off the Handle.
If you have severe anxiety that's interfering with your ability to function, medication may be helpful—especially as a short-term treatment. However, many people use anti-anxiety medication when therapy, exercise, or other self-help strategies would work just as well or better, minus the drawbacks.How do you get medicated for anxiety? ›
Anxiety medication can be prescribed by a provider trained in medicine and mental health, like a physician, psychiatrist, or OBGYN. To get a prescription for anxiety medication, you must first have an evaluation with a provider, who will assess your anxiety symptoms and determine whether medication can help.
- Bubble Wrap. Bubble Wrap is a great game for reducing stress. ...
- Color Break. Color Break grants a marvelous opportunity to relax and have fun. ...
- Personal Zen. Personal Zen is another of my favorite stress relief games. ...
- Paper Toss. ...
- Relaxing Puzzler. ...
- Candy Crush. ...
- Bejeweled. ...
Feeling nervous, restless or tense. Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom. Having an increased heart rate. Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)What are the reasons for anxiety? ›
Experiencing a lot of stress over a long period can lead to an anxiety disorder. Environmental factors: Experiencing a trauma might trigger an anxiety disorder, especially in someone who has inherited a higher risk to start. Heredity: Anxiety disorders tend to run in families.