Behavior Therapy of New York

Conquering Panic Attacks

Panic attacks can affect every facet of our lives making it seem like our world is becomming smaller and smaller. Many of our clients who otherwise perform at extremely high levels are held back by the fear of having a panic attack. We see clients who are avoiding places and situations where they fear a panic attack might occur. Some of these places include the subway, airplanes, movie theaters, restaurants and elevators. Avoiding these situations adds an entirely new layer of stress and complications to their lives. 

Located in midtown Manhattan, Behavior Therapy of New York provides practical psychological tools to treat panic attacks and panic disorder by combining cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and biofeedback approaches. 

Contact us to learn more about reducing and eliminating your panic attacks.

 Effective Solutions

  • Clients gain understanding of the psychological and physiological causes of their panic attacks.
  • Clients learn to manage the discomfort of Panic Attacks and reduce symptoms using mindfulness training, breathing techniques, cognitive coping skills.
  • Clients gain freedom in their lives through behavioral techniques such as gradual exposure to places and situations associated with panic symptoms. Clients are given the tools to feel in control during these behavioral excercises that might include sessions performed outside of the office.

Characteristics of Panic Attacks

  • Recurrent unexpected panic attacks that create great physical and psychological discomfort.
  • Panic attacks can include symptoms but not limited to heart palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, depersonalization, and fear of dying.
  • Panic Disorder is commonly associated with agoraphobia, which involves avoidance of places where a panic attack may occur.

Effective Solutions

Located in midtown Manhattan near Grand Central Station, Behavior Therapy of New York provides psychological tools to improve the lives of adults and children by combining cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and biofeedback approaches. Scientific research has proven these techniques effective and often as powerful as psychiatric medication.

BTNY News

Getting the most out of your Marathon Experience

Every autumn Rob talks to runners preparing for the New York City Marathon. Click here to see a... [more]

Emetophobia

We often go out of the office with clients to help them reengage in activities that they have been... [more]

Subway Phobia

An important part of our work involves actually riding the trains with clients where we teach them to... [more]