Welcome to San Jose Anxiety Counseling
My name is Dr. Randi Fredricks and I am a psychotherapist in San Jose, California specializing in the anxiety treatment of adolescents and adults. Since 1991, I have been a published researcher and author on pioneering studies and books about individuals, families, relationships, and communication.
Anxiety Help is Here!
Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times and is actually useful. Some degree of anxiety is normal; some theorize that it even helps to produce positive adaptive behaviors.
For instance, many individuals work best under the pressure of deadlines because the resulting anxiety motivates them. Many people feel naturally anxious or nervous when faced with a problem at work or making an important decision.
Although everyone experiences occasional anxiety, some persons feel anxious much of the time and may, in fact, suffer from an anxiety disorder and require anxiety treatment. There are many types of anxiety disorders that include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.
Natural Remedies for Anxiety
Anxiety disorders can cause such distress that it interferes with a person’s ability to lead a normal life. When feelings of fear: when apprehension, foreboding or hyper-vigilance are interfering with important tasks of daily life, it is time to seek help.
There are a number of particularly effective types of treatment available: Cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and medication. All of these have been found to work better in conjunction with natural therapies.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology and a Doctorate in Naturopathy. I specialize anxiety treatment for individuals, couples, and family therapy using traditional psychology and integrative medicine.
My landmark book Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health discusses the many types of natural methods that have shown in research to improve the symptoms of anxiety.
Effective Anxiety Treatment
If you have never previously sought anxiety treatment, or have not had a recent check-up, you should be seen for a physical examination and blood tests by an internist, a primary care doctor, or family practitioner, for there are some known, though rare, medical conditions that present acute anxiety among their recognizable symptoms.
If, under such circumstances, medication is required for the treatment of anxiety, it is nonetheless preferable that it be prescribed by a psychiatrist rather than by a medical doctor, since the psychiatrist is likely to be better informed about the range and types available. To learn more about my psychotherapy practice and my treatments for anxiety visit my website San Jose Counseling and Psychotherapy.