Counseling and Neurofeedback
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board-Certifed in Neurofeedback

Anxiety Treatment

Is anxiety preventing you from having a fulfilling life?Anxiety Treatment

Are you tired of worry?

It might be about work, relationships, finances, or health. If you’re like most people who have experienced general anxiety, you probably find it hard to turn off the thoughts about what could go wrong.

You know it’s impossible to take care of every loose end, but your thoughts have a life of their own. And sometimes they keep you up at night.

Maybe you snap at your partner, or your kids. Maybe it’s racing thoughts that keep you awake far into the night with insomnia. Or maybe it’s that dizzy, heart-racing panic attack feeling that stops you in your tracks.

It could be performance anxiety that makes you freeze in a social situation, or on a test, or over an important decision you need to make.

Anxiety can affect every part of your life.

It can affect your performance at work, and your ability to get a bonus or a raise. Maybe you procrastinate or avoid speaking up. Or maybe you do the best you can at work and take the worry home with you.

At home, anxiety can make the difference between arguing with your partner and kicking back on the sofa with your feet up, talking about your day. Social anxiety can make the difference between avoiding social events, and enjoying yourself at a gathering of friends.

When you’re anxious it’s hard to relax, no matter how well things are going at the moment. It’s hard to enjoy the present when you’re worried about the future…or when PTSD keeps you focused on the past. Worry and mental chatter can undermine the best of intentions.

It’s possible find mental peace and quiet

I’d like to share with you a remarkable, scientific way to calm the busy brain and stop the anxiety response. With anxiety treatment, you can learn to…

  • Change your response to negative thoughts, so you can handle problems with more clarity
  • Relax both your body and your mind
  • Feel confident when you’re speaking, performing, or hanging out with friends
  • Let go of feelings and images from the past, so you can move on and enjoy life in the present
  • Fall asleep easily, sleep through the night, and wake up feeling refreshed

Anxiety treatment with neurofeedback is a powerful and effective way to create these results. And when you add some simple anxiety-reducing techniques drawn from CBT and mindfulness, the effect is even more powerful.

Imagine what it would be like to live without anxiety’s endless chatter.

Anxiety treatment can help.

Here’s the good news: my approach is one of the fastest and most effective ways to treat anxiety. It can help you shift your response to stressful events. By training your mind to respond to situations or triggers in a new way, you can reduce or stop the anxiety.

This kind of shift can be life-changing.

I’ve tried other approaches and haven’t got the results I hoped for. Will your approach to anxiety treatment work for me?

Very likely yes. 86% of my clients reported significant, positive change in 2013-2014.  And years of research on neurofeedback shows success rates of 80% on average, and higher when tailored to a client’s particular needs. Every brain is unique, though, and there is no way to predict in advance how well my approach will work for you.

My approach might be a good fit for you if you’re an adult or teen who…

  • wants an active, solution-focused approach that helps you reach you goals
  • is willing to practice some simple relaxation strategies for a few minutes a day
  • is committed to investing the time to make changes at a deep, brain-based level

And here’s the good news: you are likely to notice a shift in the first few sessions. Then you can decide, based on your results, how well it’s working for you.

How long will it take?

That’s a little like asking how long it will take to get in shape. It depends on where you’re starting from, how much energy you’re willing to invest, and where you want to go. Some of my clients have resolved panic attacks in 10 sessions, while others with severe anxiety or PTSD continue for months or longer.

But you are in charge every step of the way. At the start of anxiety treatment, we look at where you are and where you’d like to be. Then we track your progress in every session. Each week you’ll know whether you’re on track, so you can decide what’s best for you.

Does anxiety treatment last?

Yes it does. Research shows that once the shifts you make are stable, the gains you make will last. If you find yourself facing some unexpected life challenges, it can be helpful to return for a few sessions for a “tune up”.

Pat LaDouceur is warm, patient, and supportive. Talking with her is always helpful, but I especially benefitted from doing neurofeedback with her. The session itself was relaxing, an effect that continued long after treatment. I also slept better and completed more work in a shorter period of time.  — Pamela Colby, Naturopathic Doctor

Why work with Pat?

Over the past 25 years, Pat has helped hundreds of clients reduce or eliminate problematic anxiety and live a more purposeful, joy-filled life. Her clients describe her as active, solution-focused, and quick to adjust her approach to help clients reach their goals as quickly as possible.

She’s a mother of twins, business-owner, and former manager, so she knows the stresses of work and family and how to navigate them. She’s a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and BCIA Board Certified in Neurofeedback at the Associate level.

If you would like to let go of anxiety

…and use your energy to do more of the things that matter to you, here are a few ways to get started:

  • Call 510.277.0456
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  • Text 510.684.2975.
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