Panic Disorder & Panic Attack Therapy in NYC

If you or a loved one has been suffering from panic disorder or panic attacks, our expert therapists can help.

Therapy for Panic Disorder & Panic Attacks in NYC

If there are particular situations that make you feel so scared that your heart is beating very fast, you experience shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, feeling hot or cold, trembling, or tingling in your arms and legs, you may be struggling with panic attacks or panic disorder.

You may get so anxious that you think you will die. Or perhaps you get unpredictable panic attacks and you worry that you might be going crazy or losing control completely. If you’re experiencing this, know that you’re not alone and help is here.

What is Panic Disorder?

People who experience panic attacks are often afraid of getting another panic attack, so they start avoiding places or situations where they think they might get one. This is called agoraphobia.

Panic attacks are often related to enclosed spaces such as elevators, crowds, transportation (bus, subway, airplane), bridges, heights, etc. Panic attacks can also induce a sense of out of body experience, fear of having a serious medical condition and fear of dying. Even though panic attacks are incredibly difficult to experience, they are also one of the most treatable psychological disorders.

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Our therapists and coaches have combined decades of experience and are specially trained to provide high quality, compassionate support for your health and wellbeing.

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We’re dedicated to using evidence-based methods to ensure you receive the most effective treatment and meet your goals.

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We know that having a better relationship with your therapist leads to better outcomes, so we carefully match you with the right therapist to fit your unique needs.

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It’s important to our therapists that you feel safe, seen, and understood in therapy. Our offices are judgment-free spaces.

Types of Therapy for Panic Disorder

There are a variety of different types of therapy that New York Behavioral Health therapists specialize in:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the approach our NYC therapists seek to reduce the intensity and frequency of a client’s emotional pain, suffering, and self-defeating behaviors. CBT can help clients to cultivate skills leading to goal achievement and life satisfaction by assessing and treating:

  • Cognitions what we think
  • Behaviors what we do and say
  • Emotions how we feel
  • Relationships how we interact with others

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is what’s considered a “third-wave” type of therapy developed after CBT. ACT can help you learn how to drop the struggle with any negative thoughts you have, rather than trying to push them away or defeat them. By building distance between yourself and your thoughts

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a form of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).  It has been applied to various mental disorders, e.g., anxiety, anger, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, etc. REBT was created by Dr. Albert Ellis. Al Ellis was originally trained as a psychoanalyst and began practicing psychoanalysis in New York City. After working with his patients for some time, he became dissatisfied with the lack of progress they were making. At this point he decided to return to his long-term passion, philosophy, to see if the wisdom there could benefit clients.

He developed the ABC model of emotional disturbance largely based on the work of philosophers who emphasized the role of beliefs and thinking in influencing emotional states.  The REBT ABC model is an acronym that stands for Activating Events, Beliefs, and Consequences. Consequences include both emotional consequences and behavioral consequences. REBT therefore conceptualizes emotional disturbances like anxiety, as a result of the combination of  an activating event and one’s beliefs about the activating event, the self, life and the future.

How Our NYC Therapists Can Help

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been proven effective in the treatment of Panic Disorder.

Our therapists who specialize in CBT can help you:

  • Dizziness
  • Fear of Dying, Losing Control, or Going Crazy
  • Depersonalization
  • Nausea, Upset Stomach
  • Numbness or Tingling
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Perspiration, Chills, or Hot Flashes
  • Trembling
  • Feeling of Choking

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How Therapy for Panic Disorder Works

Step one

Connect with your therapist by either completing our matching form or reaching out to our care coordinators over the phone.

Step two

Attend a 45 minute intake session, where you will get to know your chosen therapist. The point of this visit is to learn what brought you to therapy and how we can help.

Step three

In each ongoing session, you and your therapist will use trusted therapy approaches to help you develop and reach your goals. Collaboratively, you’ll connect in a safe, comfortable space to help you engage in your life in the way you want.

If you're struggling with panic disorder, help is here.

If you’re looking for a safe space to speak one-on-one with a licensed professional who can help you develop new patterns and coping skills, our NYC therapists are here for you.

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