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Dr. Lata Sonpal, PH. D.,FCHT

Psychologist

Dr. Lata Sonpal PH. D.,FCHT is a top Psychologist in Miami, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Lata Sonpal PH. D.,FCHT is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Lata Sonpal PH. D.,FCHT is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Lata Sonpal PH. D.,FCHT is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Miami, Florida, Dr. Lata Sonpal PH. D.,FCHT is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Lata Sonpal, PH. D.,FCHT
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What treatment is the safest for panic attacks?

Namaste,  Sorry to hear that you are suffering from Panic Attacks.  Not knowing when it started and what was the trigger it is difficult to say which treatment will be best for READ MORE
Namaste,  Sorry to hear that you are suffering from Panic Attacks.  Not knowing when it started and what was the trigger it is difficult to say which treatment will be best for you.  I specialize in Hypnotherapy so that would be one of my recommendations. Whichever therapist you choose ask them about what their preferred method is and decide whether that is something you are comfortable with or not.  You can ask your PCP for a recommendation in your area. In the meantime, you may want to start reading the "Anxiety and Phobia Workbook" by Edmund J. Bourne.  Another book title is "Anxiety Free: Unravel Your Fears Before They Unravel You" by Robert L. Leahy. Take care and stay safe.

What doctor can help with gambling addiction?

Namaste,  Sorry to hear that your friend suffers from Gambling addiction.  Your friend can join Gamblers' Anonymous while searching for a licensed psychologist to start therapy READ MORE
Namaste,  Sorry to hear that your friend suffers from Gambling addiction.  Your friend can join Gamblers' Anonymous while searching for a licensed psychologist to start therapy in your friend's area.  Your friend may contact their insurance company also and request information of a specialist in this area on their network provider list. You are a very kind, compassionate, and caring friend!  Take care and stay safe.

Can psychotherapy fix my panic attacks?

 Sorry to know that you are suffering from panic attacks.  It is probably better not to think in terms of someone "fixing" them.  Psychotherapy will help you overcome panic attacks READ MORE
 Sorry to know that you are suffering from panic attacks.  It is probably better not to think in terms of someone "fixing" them.  Psychotherapy will help you overcome panic attacks by helping you get to the roots of what is causing them and finding solutions. While you are searching for a licensed Psychologist in your area you may want to start reading "Anxiety and Phobia Workbook" and start meditating. Meditation helps you relax and calms your mind. Take care and stay safe.

Are antidepressants effective for panic attacks?

Namaste,  Sorry to hear that you are suffering from Panic Attacks.  I am not a psychiatrist so am not able to advise you regarding Antidepressants.  For effectiveness of antidepressants READ MORE
Namaste,  Sorry to hear that you are suffering from Panic Attacks.  I am not a psychiatrist so am not able to advise you regarding Antidepressants.  For effectiveness of antidepressants you need to contact your Primary Care Physician or consult with a Psychiatrist. You can also consult a Licensed Psychologist who can refer you to a psychiatrist they know in your area. You may want to read "Anxiety and Phobia Workbook" by Edumund J. Bourne.  Also  engaging in Guided meditation will help mange your anxieties and panic attacks. There are many available free on YouTube.   In case you are in FL you can contact me through my web site www.DrSonpal.com Take care and stay safe. Dr. Lata Sonpal   In a message dated 11/26/2023 8:59:52 AM Eastern Standard Time, answers+1537713_130832_1bb761800b1d45995d6631543f060fd3@expert.findatopdoc.com writes:  |    You have a new patient question! All you have to do is reply to this email to answer. All questions and answers are for informational purposes only. | | | | |   | | | | Someone has asked you a question | | Click here to view this request online | | | | | | | | Dr. Sonpal | | Question Alert | | You Have A New Question | | Simply reply to this email with your answer. | |   | | | |   | | | Are antidepressants effective for panic attacks? | | |   | | I have panic attacks. Are antidepressants effective for panic attacks? | |   | |   | | | |   | | Reply to this email to answer, or Login to see all questions. | |   | | | | | | IT IS SAFE TO PARTICIPATE. Answering this question does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. All questions and answers are for informational purpose only. All question submitters are advised to seek the care of their local medical provider. | |   | | | | Find A Top Doc, 1350 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, United States Of America, (866) 664-DOCS Unsubscribe Manage preferences | |

Can anti-anxiety medications help with depression?

Namaste,  I am a licensed psychologist and do not prescribe medication.  You need to bring up this issue with a psychiatrist who prescribes those medicines.  You may also want READ MORE
Namaste,  I am a licensed psychologist and do not prescribe medication.  You need to bring up this issue with a psychiatrist who prescribes those medicines.  You may also want to contact your PCP, or your insurance company to get a referral to a psychiatrist in your area. In the meantime you may want to read "Feeling Good" and "Anxiety and Phobia workbook" to start helping yourself. Take care and stay safe.

How do you get rid of drug addiction?

Namste,  Sorry to hear that you have "a drug addiction".  You have not specified which drug you are using.  There is no simple answer to your question. I would suggest that you READ MORE
Namste,  Sorry to hear that you have "a drug addiction".  You have not specified which drug you are using.  There is no simple answer to your question. I would suggest that you contact, in your local area, a licensed psychologists who specializes in Substance Use Disorders and get evaluated. With that person set your goals and a treatment plan and pursue them to implement behavior changes.  You may also want to contact a psychiatrist who also specializes in Substance use disorders.  Your local SAMSHA would be a good resource. In the meantime seek support from people you trust. i.e., your family your friends.  There are community support groups as well such as AA, NA: the 12 step programs, SMART recovery, LifeRing etc.  So reach out to them for help. You may want to start a journal: keeping track of when you use, how often you use, what you use, how much you use, what are the triggers (internal as well as external), how do you or others feel about your drug use etc.. Then you can focus on what would it be like to use less or stop using? You can then decide on what are the healthy interventions that will help you be free of the habit of using drugs.  Most of the habits are learned behaviors. Anything that is learned can be unlearned. Thus you can then establish more healthy habits. Hope this helps. Take care and stay safe. 

What is the treatment option for a child's anger?

Namaste,  Sorry to hear that your child has anxiety.  What is she anxious about?  Is she also the one that you are asking for treatment options for anger?  Or is that for another READ MORE
Namaste,  Sorry to hear that your child has anxiety.  What is she anxious about?  Is she also the one that you are asking for treatment options for anger?  Or is that for another child?  It is not clear. What is she anxious about?  Is she expressing her anxieties through angry outbursts?  I would suggest exploring those with a licensed therapist and upon evaluation, they can suggest what would be the treatment option for her. In the meantime, you can start reading books on Anxiety and Anger Management and whatever applies to your child's age group use that. Engaging in guided meditation with her will also help reduce her anxiety and angry outbursts. In case you are in Florida give me a call.  Take care and stay safe. 

Can you treat depression without meds?

 Without evaluation, about what is causing the depression, a "Yes" or "No" answer is difficult to give. Have you consulted a Licensed Psychologist or a licensed psychiatrist?  READ MORE
 Without evaluation, about what is causing the depression, a "Yes" or "No" answer is difficult to give. Have you consulted a Licensed Psychologist or a licensed psychiatrist?  What is their opinion?  In case it's not from imbalances in your nervous system or your hormone system then you can work on the issues that are causing the depression. Is this only the first episode?  Or is your depression recurrent?  There are so many factors that need to be considered.  So while you are looking for a licensed provider you may want to start reading "Feeling Good" by Dr. Burns and work on the assignments suggested in the book. In case you are in Florida then call me. Take care and stay safe.

Can you help with a major depressive disorder?

Yes. In the meantime, you may want to get "Feeling Good" and "Feeling Better" books and start working on the given assignments in the book.  You may also want to start Guided meditation READ MORE
Yes. In the meantime, you may want to get "Feeling Good" and "Feeling Better" books and start working on the given assignments in the book.  You may also want to start Guided meditation practices. Take care and stay safe. 

Do psychologists perform CBT?

Namaste,  Sorry to hear that you suffer from depression.  Psychologists do provide CBT.  In case you are in FL call me at 305-271-2772. Take care and remain safe. Dr. Lata Sonpal305-271-2772www.DrSonpal.com  READ MORE
Namaste,  Sorry to hear that you suffer from depression.  Psychologists do provide CBT.  In case you are in FL call me at 305-271-2772. Take care and remain safe. Dr. Lata Sonpal305-271-2772www.DrSonpal.com  In a message dated 8/3/2023 7:04:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time, answers+1477458_130832_996d90d76c8826885ac7cb3002fa5475@expert.findatopdoc.com writes:  |    You have a new patient question! All you have to do is reply to this email to answer. All questions and answers are for informational purposes only. | | | | |   | | | | Someone has asked you a question | | Click here to view this request online | | | | | | | | Dr. Sonpal | | Question Alert | | You Have A New Question | | Simply reply to this email with your answer. | |   | | | |   | | | Do psychologists perform CBT? | | |   | | I want to get CBT for my depression. Do psychologists perform CBT? | |   | |   | | | |   | | Reply to this email to answer, or Login to see all questions. | |   | | | | | | IT IS SAFE TO PARTICIPATE. Answering this question does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. All questions and answers are for informational purpose only. All question submitters are advised to seek the care of their local medical provider. | |   | | | | Find A Top Doc, 1350 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, United States Of America, (866) 664-DOCS Unsubscribe Manage preferences | |

Does therapy help with obsessive thoughts?

Namaste,  Yes therapy does help with obsessive thoughts. 

Do mood stabilizers help with anger issues?

Hello,   Sorry that you are suffering from anger issues. As I am not a psychiatrist medicines are not my specialty so am not able to advise you on whether mood stabilizers will READ MORE
Hello,   Sorry that you are suffering from anger issues. As I am not a psychiatrist medicines are not my specialty so am not able to advise you on whether mood stabilizers will help. You need to consult with your primary care physician or psychiatrist about that. You can engage in emotional regulation and break the habit of knee-jerk reacting and replace it with thoughtful responding.  You can see a licensed psychologist that specializes in helping with anger and stress management and work on the issues that activate your anger so that you can heal from those wounds. You can also engage in self-help by reading some books like "Healing Anger" by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama or "Angry All the time: An Emergency Guide to Anger Control" by Ron Potter-Efron.  Another good source is "Stress Management Book: Practical Ways to Relax, be healthy and maintain your sanity" by Eve Adamson. Mahatma Gandhi said, "Anger is the enemy of Non-Violence".

Can CBT help with obesity?

Yes CBT can help and so can Hypnotherapy.

At what age can a child start behavioral therapy?

Hello, Sorry to hear that your daughter has ADHD. Who diagnosed her with it? What is their advice? You may want to consult with them. I think it’s o.k. to start behavior therapy READ MORE
Hello, Sorry to hear that your daughter has ADHD. Who diagnosed her with it? What is their advice? You may want to consult with them. I think it’s o.k. to start behavior therapy for her as long as you are also a participant. Take care and remain safe.

Should I see a psychologist for insomnia?

Hello, Sorry to hear that you are suffering from Insomnia.  Besides seeing a Psychologist who specializes in Hypnotherapy you may also want to consult your PCP.  In case you are READ MORE
Hello, Sorry to hear that you are suffering from Insomnia.  Besides seeing a Psychologist who specializes in Hypnotherapy you may also want to consult your PCP.  In case you are in FL then contact me.
 Take care and remain safe.

How long does the depression last after quitting smoking?

Hello,   Sorry to hear that you have been feeling depressed after you became a non-smoker.  Not knowing your background it is difficult to answer your question. Were you depressed READ MORE
Hello, 
 Sorry to hear that you have been feeling depressed after you became a non-smoker.  Not knowing your background it is difficult to answer your question. Were you depressed when you started smoking?   What did smoking accomplish for you?  I would suggest go and see a licensed psychologist to explore what is going on in your life that smoking was covering up that now it is manifesting. Keep being a non smoker as it has many health benefits.

When should I see a psychiatrist for stress?

Sorry to hear that you get stressed too easily.  Psychiatrists, generally prescribe medicines.  Is that what you are looking for?  In case you want to learn how to manage stressors READ MORE
Sorry to hear that you get stressed too easily.  Psychiatrists, generally prescribe medicines.  Is that what you are looking for?  In case you want to learn how to manage stressors in your life, without feeling overwhelmed, then I would suggest that you find a licensed psychologist to learn to manage your stress constructively. In case you are in FL then contact me. Take care and remain safe. 

What is the best antidepressant for stress?

Hello,  Sorry to hear that you have stress.  There is no anti-stress medicine.  The antidepressant has to be prescribed by a Psychiatrist or your PCP upon evaluation.  So you would READ MORE
Hello,  Sorry to hear that you have stress.  There is no anti-stress medicine.  The antidepressant has to be prescribed by a Psychiatrist or your PCP upon evaluation.  So you would need to contact one to go through the process.  As I am a licensed psychologist I am not allowed to give you advice on medication. I would suggest go for stress management therapy.  I am licensed in FL, IN, and IL.  So in case you are in any of those states call me. Otherwise find someone in your state ASAP. Take care and remain safe. 

Is isolation a factor in many people who have mental breaks?

It is not clear what you mean by "Mental Break" so it is difficult to answer your question. We, human beings, are social beings, so socializing is important. In England they have READ MORE
It is not clear what you mean by "Mental Break" so it is difficult to answer your question. We, human beings, are social beings, so socializing is important. In England they have appointed, even before the pandemic, a Ministry for Loneliness that encourages people to check in with their neighbors, keep in touch with their friends, family, and neighbors, join groups, etc. You may want to google their "Tackling Loneliness Network" and join it. Take care and remain safe. Dr. Lata Sonpal www.DrSonpal.com 

Should I go to a doctor for a panic attack?

As I do not know you it is difficult to say "Yes or No" to your question "Will it go away on its own?". Regarding your question "Should I go to a doctor for a panic attack?" My READ MORE
As I do not know you it is difficult to say "Yes or No" to your question "Will it go away on its own?". Regarding your question "Should I go to a doctor for a panic attack?" My response is "Do you need to?".  Apparently, you are suffering from having a panic attack, per you, "almost every day" otherwise you would not be reaching out and asking for advice. So my suggestion is yes go to a licensed psychologist and a psychiatrist and let them evaluate you and then give you appropriate advice. In case you are in FL contact me. Take care and remain safe. 

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