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San Jose Anxiety Counseling Therapy Anxiety Treatment space Welcome. My name is Dr. Randi Fredricks and I am a bestselling author and 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 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 eneralized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.

Natural Remedies for Anxiety Disorders in San Jose

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 two particularly effective types of treatment available: Cognitive behavioral therapies and medication. Both 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 can help anxiety.

When to Get Treatment for Anxiety in San Jose

Each anxiety disorder has its own unique set of symptoms, but general symptoms include those listed below:

  • Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
  • Ritualistic behaviors, such as repeated hand washing
  • Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
  • Uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts
  • Repeated thoughts or flashbacks of traumatic experiences
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • An inability to be still and calm
  • Dry mouth
  • Nightmares
  • Problems sleeping
  • Muscle tension
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Nausea
If your anxiety tends to be situation-specific or is present only at certain times, you may not need medication and should consult a psychologist (Ph.D.) or another non-MD practitioner for anxiety treatment with behavioral therapy. However, if the anxiety is experienced as debilitating in essential areas of your life; if, for example, you are unable to perform on the job, to even leave your home, or to participate effectively in clinical behavioral therapy, then evaluation by a psychiatrist (MD) and the prescribing of medication is probably indicated. Medication can serve as an important adjunct to behavioral therapy, and can be gradually decreased or tapered off entirely as you learn other means of coping with or eliminating debilitating anxiety.

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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 by clicking here.

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space Dr. Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of San Jose Counseling and Psychotherapy. She is a practicing therapist, researcher and author with Doctorates in Naturopathy and Counseling Psychology specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, and related disorders. Dr. Fredricks is the author of several published studies and books. Her therapy practice office is on Lincoln Avenue in San Jose, California, and is centrally located to serve the Silicon Valley including Los Gatos, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Cupertino and Campbell.


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