Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, or Phobia? Call Dr. April NOW at (310) 429-1024
|Fear of Driving and Driving Anxiety Treatment Program - Los Angeles|
The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles staff and Dr. Craig April (often known as the panic attack doctor) offers special help for those suffering with a fear of driving or driving anxiety. Because it is one of the most commonly treated phobias here at The April Center, we offer a variety of treatment options to help you overcome your fear of driving as quickly as possible.
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Take A Look At This List Of Commonly Treated Driving Anxiety Symptoms At The April Center:
Are you suffering with any of these symptoms?
1.) You often avoid driving outside of your comfort zone, which could be limited to an area around your neighborhood, a certain amount of mileage, specific roads, or simply driving on side streets while avoiding the freeway altogether.
2.) Your fear of driving seems to involve more than just the act of driving and can include a fear of losing control, a fear of passing out, fear of being trapped on a road or freeway with no quick escape, fear of hitting other cars or pedestrians, and more.
3.) When you are driving or anticipating driving, you often experience a great degree of anxiety, which includes physical symptoms such as, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, breathing struggles, shaking and trembling, sweating, nausea, tingling of the hands, and many more.
4.) You often create excuses in order to avoid specific situations where you would be forced to drive.
5.) You have (or fear having) panic attacks and anxiety attacks while driving, which may involve many of the above physical symptoms and the feeling that you may lose control of yourself, the car and sometimes reality.
6.) You fear that when driving you may cause an accident that brings harm to you and others.
7.) You experience anticipatory anxiety and are scared days or weeks before a scheduled time where you know you'll be expected to drive.
8.) You often depend on others to drive you where you need to go with a reduced ability to take care of your life on your terms.
9.) Your ability to truly live free and roam has decreased due to the lack of freedom that your driving fear and anxiety have created.
(*If any of the above symptoms sound familiar to you, then you most likely have a fear that requires The April Center's specialized driving anxiety treatment program.)
We Design Our Fear Of Driving Program To Fit Your Needs, Specific Driving Anxiety Symptoms and Budget. Our Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Treatment Plans may Include:
1.) Individual therapy sessions
2.) Support Groups
3.) Scheduled Phone Sessions - For those who currently feel unable to drive to The April Center
4.) Fear of driving exposure sessions with Dr. April in the car helping you cope while coaching you as you gradually face your fear
*We have an extremely high success rate at The April Center with our Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approach (Follow this link for more on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. And click here for some of our success stories. )
Follow this link to take a look at our post on the most common ways in which a fear of driving can develop.
Follow this link to check out our new infographic called "The Anxiety Cycle On A Bicycle" for an illustration on the development of a phobia, anxiety disorder or fear.
*Driving anxiety does not go away on its own and the more you avoid driving, the more long-lasting and severe your fear can become.
If you fear driving, trust that it can be overcome with the proper help and treatment. Call 310-429-1024 NOW to schedule your appointment today!
The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management is committed to helping you remove the destructive barriers of fear of driving and driving anxiety, so that you may lead a calmer, healthier, happier life.