Fear & Panic Attacks
The Psychologists at McNally Psychology can help those suffering from fear and panic attacks.
You feel like you’re holding your breath under water. The light shines through, and you desperately move toward the surface to catch your breath. However, each kick and push toward the surface leaves you more tired, weaker, and no closer to relief. Your lungs are unable to expand and you continue to struggle to breathe. You eventually get to the surface and inhale, but fear it’s only a matter of time until you are pulled back under.
Extreme fear and panic attacks can make you feel like there is something seriously wrong. You may have thought at one point you were having a heart attack or felt you were losing control or going to die. That is because fear is accompanied by physical symptoms which may mirror serious medical conditions. These symptoms can include a rapid and pounding heart rate, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, sweatiness, and trembling or shaking. The intensity can be brought on by specific objects or situations, or can seem totally random. They are also often associated with fears of future attacks.
At McNally Psychology, we want you to know you do not have to experience this re-occurring fear forever. We utilize evidence-based techniques to empower clients to build tolerance to their fears. We find this approach leads to enhanced quality of life and improved relationships that is long-lasting. Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment to address your symptoms of fear and panic attacks.