Anxiety

Fear of Panic Attacks and Panic Attack Severity

Fear of Panic Attacks and Panic Attack Severity 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Panic attacks are caused by anxiety. But they are often so distressing and so physical, that they frequently have symptoms similar to heart attacks or major health events. Many individuals that have never experienced panic attacks before end up seeing a doctor or even end up at the hospital, worrying that something is wrong with their heart, head, or lungs. We know that panic attacks are very physical events. It is because they are so…

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Can Insomnia Just Be Stress and Anxiety?

Can Insomnia Just Be Stress and Anxiety? 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Many of us have trouble sleeping. It is becoming, for better or worse, a common part of living in today’s high stress society. One could even argue that it is more common here in New York, because we have a culture of living a more intense and grinding lifestyle than they have in other parts of the world. Insomnia does not have a single cause. It is multifaceted. Some people are genuinely more prone to…

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The Importance of Sleep for Mental Health

The Importance of Sleep for Mental Health 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Good sleep is more than just a means of recharging the body’s physical energy. It is an essential component of mental well-being. Often, the significance of sleep for mental health is overshadowed by discussions about genetics, traumas, and even diet and exercise. Yet, sleep plays an equally crucial role in our psychological health, impacting everything from stress levels to cognitive performance. The Critical Role of Sleep in Mental Health Research indicates that sleep and mental…

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Premature Ejaculation and Sexual Dysfunction Treatment at LICS

Premature Ejaculation and Sexual Dysfunction Treatment at LICS 2560 1440 Long Island Counseling Services

Long Island Counseling Services Offers Therapy for Premature Ejaculation and Other Sexual Dysfunctions – Offices in East Meadow and Melville, NY Sexual health and well-being are integral to an individual’s overall quality of life. Sexual dysfunctions, such as premature ejaculation, can disrupt emotional connections and lead to feelings of inadequacy, stress, or depression. At Long Island Counseling Services, our team of professional therapists is dedicated to helping individuals address and overcome the challenges associated with…

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Why Can’t You Sleep?

Why Can’t You Sleep? 2496 1664 Long Island Counseling Services

Sleep is medically important. It is how your body repair your DNA. It improves glucose metabolism. It helps regulate blood pressure. If you’re not sleeping enough, it’s hurting your body. Sleep also plays a substantial role in psychological health. It plays a role in emotional response and regulation. It strengthens the part of the brain responsible for problem solving and decision making. It contributes to stress reduction and resilience. Individuals that do not get enough…

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The Linear Way Panic Disorder Leads to Agoraphobia

The Linear Way Panic Disorder Leads to Agoraphobia 2560 1706 Long Island Counseling Services

Phobias are intense fears of a very specific “stimuli.” For example, a person might intensely fear snakes, public speaking, or flying on a plane. Encountering these leads to severe anxiety and distress that can be debilitating, so people will go out of their way to avoid those objects, animals, or experiences. Agoraphobia is a type of phobia where a person fears being in unfamiliar and/or public places. People with agoraphobia may either not be able…

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Introversion, Shyness, and Social Anxiety – Differences and Similarities

Introversion, Shyness, and Social Anxiety – Differences and Similarities 1707 2560 Long Island Counseling Services

Some people are naturally socially. They love to talk to people, and they get excited about the idea of social interaction. But not everyone is that socially active. Many people dislike or struggle to be social for different reasons, and may describe those reasons using different terms. Some of the most common of these terms are “introvert,” “shy,” and “socially anxious.” These terms can share similarities, but they mean very different things, and – for…

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Should We Consider Panic Attacks to be Traumas?

Should We Consider Panic Attacks to be Traumas? 150 150 Long Island Counseling Services

Panic attacks are intensely physical events, where an individual experiences chest pain, lightheadedness, rapid heartbeat, and other symptoms – combined with a feeling of doom that can cause those with panic attacks to genuinely feel like they are about to die, or that something terrible is about to happen. Even though panic attacks tend to occur when no danger is present, the rationality of a panic attack is often irrelevant. The experience itself can leave…

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Helping Your Child or Teen After a Traumatic Experience

Helping Your Child or Teen After a Traumatic Experience 150 150 Long Island Counseling Services

A traumatic experience can cause a period of intense stress, fear, and other challenging emotions. Because of the intensity of these feelings, the brain can struggle to process the event and holds onto these emotions to create ongoing emotional challenges after the event has passed. When these traumatic events happen to children or teens, the way that younger people experience and process them can be different from the way that adults do. Children are still…

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What Are Intrusive Thoughts?

What Are Intrusive Thoughts? 1920 1280 Long Island Counseling Services

Our brains are fascinating. We often like to think that we have control over our thoughts and our feelings. But the truth is that the thoughts we have are not always in our control, and there are situations where a person may have thoughts they do not want, with no explanation as to why they are occurring, and no easy way to stop them. We call these “intrusive thoughts.” Intrusive thoughts are a symptom of…

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