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Randall Allen Kavalier
(515) 267-1003
1003 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Kerrie J. Hill
(515) 226-2512
939 Office Park Rd. #200
West Des Moines, IA
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Credentialed Since: 1993-09-16

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Donner Dewdney
(515) 288-5570
939 Office Park Rd
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Jacquelyn K. Larsen
(515) 241-2300
6000 University
West Des Moines, IA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Iowa
Credentialed Since: 1995-03-21

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Elaine Brenda Hoversten
(515) 241-2300
Couns Centers of Central Iowa, Ste 200
West Des Moines, IA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Indiana State University
Credentialed Since: 1997-07-28

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Clarice L. Warren Weil
(515) 267-8098
764 Knolls Ct
West Des Moines, IA
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Play Therapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Twin Cities
Credentialed Since: 1996-04-08

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Rhonda Sue Lovell
(515) 277-6897
950 Office Park Road
West Des Moines, IA
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Iowa State University
Credentialed Since: 2010-11-23

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Kent E Kunze
(515) 288-5570
939 Office Park Rd
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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New Life Counseling
(515) 225-4006
1441 29th St Ste 300
West Des Moines, IA
Industry
Doula, Mental Health Professional

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Kevin J Took
(515) 241-2300
6000 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks


by Claudia McNeely

I suffered from agoraphobia and panic attacks for many years. I was unable to drive, standing in line at stores was usually more than I could take, eating out was a horror because I was afraid of choking, and eventually I could not even go to my mailbox.

With no warning, my heart would start racing; my hands would feel as if they did not belong to me, I would feel like I had risen up above my body, I would be terrified.

Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks seem to build on themselves. First I had anxiety attacks when driving, then just getting into a car, then I had to stop driving all together, then I couldn't stand in line at the grocery store, until years later, I was almost totally homebound. The anxiety feeds on itself. The more anxious you get, the more you panic, which makes you more anxious, which makes you panic more, and on and on.

Anxiety, Panic Disorders and Agoraphobia can be cured. I want you to understand that before we go any further. You can take control of your panic attacks. You can take control of your life again.

It is not an easy path to recovery. I spent many years programming the fear into my consciousness. Changing this programming takes time and effort. But if you stick with it, your life will change forever.

The first thing to learn is that a panic attack is not going to kill you. I know this is a hard concept to get when you are in the middle of an attack, but this is a very important step to healing. You will not die from a panic attack. If you can make yourself remember this when you have a panic attack, it will help.

Let's start with a little exercise. What is the worst thing that can happen when you have a panic attack? Write your answers down. Just understanding that it can't kill you, empowers you and gives you control over the panic attack.

The next time you have a panic attack, pay close attention to what you are feeling. Truly experience each and every emotion and sensation. And remember to BREATHE through the attack. When we become stressed, we have a tendency to stop breathing or take very shallow breaths. This makes the attack worse. So, remember to breathe deeply and slowly at all times.

Let's assume you are experiencing a panic attack. Your heart begins to pound, so you remember to breathe slowly as you focus on each beat of your heart. Count them if you want. Pay attention to your heart and what it is doing. Next you become light headed and feel as if you are not in your body. Again, remember to breathe and notice what this feels like and the emotions it brings for you. After a bit, you notice the symptoms stopping and all the sensations and emotions that go with that. You feel relieved that you have survived another attack. By paying such close attention to your panic attacks, you take some of the power away from them.

Another helpful exercise is to do affirmations. Always start your affirmations with ‘I am.' In the Bible, God's name is given as ‘I Am'. By starting ...

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