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Most people experience anxiety from time to time. You may feel anxious before you take a test, give a presentation at work, or while going through financial difficulty. This kind of anxiety is beneficial – it can make you more alert and cautious. It also usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people the anxiety does not go away, and in fact it may get worse over time. If you or a loved one experience anxiety that is persistent, uncontrollable, or overwhelming it may be time to seek professional help.

Dr. Bellinger is a compassionate Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, anxiety, and related conditions. She is adept at creating a supportive and collaborative environment for her clients. She utilizes evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP). Strategies are tailored to the unique needs of the individual and his/her goals for treatment. Her treatment focus is strengths-based and solution-oriented. She works closely with clients to define specific treatment goals, develop an individualized treatment plan, and evaluate progress to ensure that goals are achieved. 

Dr. Bellinger enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is also passionate about helping family members and caregivers of individuals dealing with these disorders.

Agoraphobia • Attention Difficulties • Autism Spectrum Disorder • Depression • Generalized Anxiety • Hair-Pulling (Trichotillomania) • Motivation Problems • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder • Oppositional Behavior • Panic Disorder • Parenting Strategies • PANS/PANDAS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) • Peer Challenges/Bullying • Performance Anxiety • Phobias • Selective Mutism • Self-Esteem • Skin Picking (Excoriation) • Social Anxiety • Social Skills • Stress/Time Management • Test Anxiety • Trauma

Anxiety

Experiencing anxiety occasionally is normal. Anxiety may arise when problems confront us, prior to a test, or when making a life-altering choice. A disorder involving anxiety, though, is a far cry from temporary fear or worry.

PANIC DISORDER

A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. A person may also have a strong physical reaction during a panic attack. It may feel like having a heart attack. They may even occur when you’re relaxed or asleep.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) occurs when a person gets stuck in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. These thoughts or actions are repetitive and may consume a significant amount of time each day.

Childhood Mental Health

Intense emotions naturally occur at some time in the lives of most people; mental disorders, however, are different. The symptoms that result may be extreme and prolonged. Read more to find out about the warning signs of mental illness in children.

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