If you’re just sort of there, not present in the moment, or feeling out of control...whether it’s about an anxiety attack or other high emotional experiences, these simple steps can be very effective for you.
There are several "schedules" we consider for treating intense anxiety, but for those who live far away, or who have more imminent needs, for those who want to get to exposures ASAP, or for those who simply need treatment more often than 1x/week, IOPs (Intensive Outpatient Programs) are offered by our team for OCD, Social Anxiety, and Selective Mutism. Oh, by the way, its highly effective.
As an anxiety and OCD specialty practice, we regularly assess and treat these poorly known and misunderstood OCD types. Some people refer to these as "Pure O" OCD problems, a term that most OCD specialists understand but don't use as a genuine descriptor. To add, our collective experience tells us that those who suffer with these types of OCD symptoms are generally some of the kindest, safest, most ethical, and gentlest of souls. Don't be afraid of your fears, embrace them.
Though the group is almost full, we're thrilled to share the exciting news for OCD Awareness Week that Dr. Spitalnick will be launching an "OCD Support and Skills Group" starting this month and going through January 2019. We hope that this is the beginning of many new group-based services that the team will be offering to increase the access to affordable, evidence-based care for various anxiety, OCD, and related disorders. ... See MoreSee Less
For parents and caregivers, these are some excellent tips and reminders on how to keep kids safe when it comes to online predators, social media, and keeping up with the ever evolving tech world our children are growing up in. ... See MoreSee Less
There are many changes on the horizon for Spitalnick & Associates and we cant wait to share them with the Atlanta community.....and those of you on FB who follow us.
To start, we are so excited to introduce you to our newest psychologist, Dr. Theresa Welles (spitalnick-associates.com/dr-theresa-welles/). Like the rest of our team, Dr. Welles is an anxiety and Cognitive-Behavioral specialist. Her 20 years of professional experiences, her ability to offer Exposure-based therapies for anxiety disorders, her combined background in School and Counseling Psychology, amazing work with trauma survivors, and expertise with individuals with executive functioning challenges (ADHD, learning struggles) are just some of the many reasons our group is grateful to having her join us. We adore her and we know you will too. Welcome Dr. Welles!!
Whether its for Dr. Welles or any of the other specialists in our group, give us a call at 678-825-2320 x1 and our amazing Office Manager Jessica Kalin will get you booked right away! You can also visit us as spitalnick-associates.com to learn more about our services and what we do.
For so many of our people here in committed relationships... read and share with your loved one. So much honesty here. This one really captures the challenges of having OCD and "trying to be in love and be loved" by your partner. #ocdcanruinrelationships #erp4ocd ... See MoreSee Less
"This study shows that CBT should be given serious consideration as a first-line or combination therapy by most clinicians who treat anxious children."
Though there are a only handful of individual providers and group practices who offer CBT-based pediatric anxiety treatment, Spitalnick & Associates is proudly one of those groups. The link below describes this huge body of research further. If you'd like more information on CBT interventions for pediatric anxiety, drop us a line at 678-825-2320.
With SO much public information (and misinformation) about suicide, depression, mental health and recent famous public figures, PLEASE read this if you are a parent or if you or someone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts. The source is legitimate and the information, tips within and resources at the bottom are all excellent. ... See MoreSee Less
Brut Kristen Bell, Gabrielle Union, Sarah Silverman, and Busy Philipps all live with mental illnesses. This is their advice for #MyYoungerSelf. 🙌 Special thanks to Child Mind Institute. ... See MoreSee Less