We are programmed for survival and to respond to potential dangers on every level, physical, psychological and emotional. When our threat-detection mechanisms misfire we can become hypervigilant, always alert for real or perceived dangers, and respond exaggeratedly. Anxiety and stress arise from a perception that our resources are inadequate to meet the challenges we may face, and inadequate to face their consequences. This may or may not be the case, however to the anxious or stressed individual there is no logic that can effectively counter this dysfunctional way of thinking. Psychotherapy, and more specifically has been proven very effective in treating anxiety disorders that stem from a a maladaptive way of perceiving and managing life’s challenges. The treatment also includes mindfulness and diaphragmatic breathing training, and relaxation techniques. In the most severe cases, a medical referral may be necessary, as well as the application of .
Dr. Mark R. Zuccolo | PhD, LMFT
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Counseling, psychotherapy, behavioral coaching and behavioral consulting with individuals and couples in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Buford, Suwanee, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Roswell, and surrounding areas.
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Alpharetta, Georgia 30022