Rhonda Fine, PhD, ARNP, MSN is a Board Certified Clinical Sexologist and a Diplomate of The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. In addition Dr. Fine is a medically trained and licensed Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and specializes in Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome by practicing EMDR. Therefore Dr. Fine's services differ from most psychotherapists. This specialized combination of training allows Dr. Fine the ability to prescribe medications and laboratory tests. It also gives Dr. Fine a unique Holistic and Integrated perspective into the emotional, cognitive, somatic and behavioral changes associated with Anxiety.
Our psychological well-being requires that we feel in control of our emotions. When we do not feel in control we feel victimized by our thoughts, feelings, people and our environment. Patterns and triggers of Fear, Anger, and Panic impair thinking. Physical sensations felt within our body are scary and create panic along with an intense feeling of doom. The inability to regulate this scenario creates feelings of weakness, shame and guilt.
Symptoms of anxiety may include the following:
Other Symptoms can include:
Anxiety can be a common, normal, and often useful response to life's challenges and dangers. In people who suffer from General Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobic Disorder, Social Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder their anxiety levels spin out of control causing psychological and physical symptoms and distress that interfere with their normal every day functioning. At the root of Anxiety is a threat to our stability and security this threat is defined as fear. Therefore, Anxiety can be triggered by a number of factors such as: illness, chemical imbalances, disability, medications, genetic markers, trauma and the environment.
In order for one to replace Anxiety with peace and serenity it becomes necessary for the patient to learn how to recognize their relationship with their emotions as well as learn to regulate their thoughts and feelings, in an effort to "Act" and not "React" thus avoiding spinning out of control. Therapy aimed at empowering one to change their response to anxiety is a must for a healthier perception and a sense of well-being.
A lack of education and prevailing cultural myths often interfere with a person's willingness to seek help. Since evidence suggests that left untreated Chronic Anxiety can severely restrict a person's life and can lead to long-term health problems, it is important to treat Anxiety as soon as possible.
Dr. Rhonda Fine and Dr. Juan Remos work as a team offering their patients a unique Integrated and Holistic approach.