Be more successful at school or work
School has just started! This can cause a great deal of anxiety and even depression. I wanted to give some tips on how to be more successful in school and work and to make your experiences more meaningful. It in turn it helps fight some of that depression and anxiety.
Reduce anxiety at school or work
Reduce depression at school or work
Control your life with anxiety and OCD
We reach points in our life where we must make a choice. Is the choice I am making driven by anxiety or is it just something I want to do? Let us explore what to do when anxiety hits and how to make the best decision that will TEACH your brain that YOU ARE THE BOSS.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment In Allen Texas
Anxiety Treatment in Allen Texas
How To Do Exposures For OCD and Anxiety
I often hear individuals tell me that they "did an exposure". When we start talking about it I find that they put themselves into a stressful situation but didn't really do an "exposure" with it. I shed light on how to use exposure and response prevention with purpose and meaning instead of just going through the motions.
Virtual Reality For OCD and Anxiety
Did you know that Virtual Reality can help someone reduce symptoms of OCD and Anxiety? VR can be helpful for so many types of anxiety. I've used it for:
- Social Anxiety
- Fear of snakes
- Fear of spiders
- Fear of heights
- Fear of flying
- Pedophile OCD (POCD)
- Homosexual OCD (HOCD)
- Germophobia (COCD)
and many other OCD types and anxiety.
How To Stop Reassuring Someone With OCD
Reassurance and Accommodation is very common within OCD. The individual may feel extreme anxiety until someone can reassure them that they are okay regarding their perceived fear.
Knowing your role as a loved one or parent can be super helpful. I give you the tools and tips necessary of how to be helpful and how to not be helpful when it comes to OCD.
How To Start Treatment For Social Anxiety
Social anxiety can plague an individual. Make them feel alone, scared, anxious or not wanted. I go through what social anxiety is, how to identify it and what you can do differently to challenge your own thinking and behaviors. ?
ADHD vs. Anxiety
Individuals will come through my office and tell me that they have ADHD.
The more we talk, we end up discovering that their "ADHD" is actually Anxiety.
ADHD and Anxiety can manifest themselves in the similar ways.
We will go through the difference between Anxiety and ADHD and how you can tell if you have either or even have both.
Treatment For Tics and Tourette's
Do you know what tics and Tourette's really are? I explore why individuals have them and what to do about it.
The gold standard treatment is called CBIT - The comprehensive intervention for tics.
►Tics vs Tourette's
►Provisional tic disorder
►Simple vs. Complex tics
►Motor vs. Vocal tics
►CBIT - The comprehensive intervention for tics
►Where to start with treatment.
Treatment For Tics in Allen Texas
What are BFRBs (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors)?
Treatment For BFRBs
BFRB is a general term that refers to any repetitive self-grooming behavior (pulling, picking, biting or scraping of the hair, skin or nails) that results in damage to the body. This disorder is actually very common and many do not know how to stop these behaviors. I take you through what you need to know to stop these behaviors and go through a demonstration of what a BFRB is.
Some examples are:
►Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
►Excoriation Disorder (skin picking) - Dermatillomania
►Onychophagia (nail biting)
One of the best treatments for this is called the comprehensive treatment model for BFRBs (ComB).
Do I Have OCD? What A Specialist Looks For!
As one of the few specialists that works with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), I thought it would be helpful to go through what I look for when diagnosing OCD. Typically, I'm looking for:
►Anxiety or Distress
If you believe you have OCD, you are encouraged to seek assistance from a therapist for a proper diagnosis and start working on exposure and response prevention.
Nathan Peterson specializes in working with OCD and Anxiety related disorders and has done so for the past 7+ years.