So, after you figure out what buried fear you have, the next thing is to get that fear out of your body. If you were not free to express your fear as an infant/toddler, you need to get it out now. Sometimes that means you need to scream (maybe in your car into a pillow). The problem is, you may have learned a tendency to repress your feelings. So, next you need help getting in touch with old feelings that need to be released. Of course, this adventure requires some trust and safety that your psychologist needs to create. It takes a little time to create comfort. A fair warning, not all therapists know how to help a person process anxiety. You might want to ask them in advance how they help you process repressed feelings. Some will say they make a referral for medication. That is a last resort, because it is temporary and sometimes the side effects are worse than the problem. Learning to express your feelings is important. There is no healthy person who successfully buries fear, anger or emotional pain.
S. Faye Snyder, PsyD
PSY 24806 & MFT 29816
15650 Devonshire Street, Suite 212
Granada Hills, CA 91344
psychoeducation - all necessary to be able to calm your body down. Then I use some psychoanalytic approach to find the origin and maintenance of the anxiety. This treatment is not too long, but very effective.
Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove