Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Looking back on it now, it was completely my fault. I leaned in very close to my cat’s face, until we were almost touching noses. Then he grew frightened and decided to really touch my nose–with his razor sharp teeth! I looked in the mirror and groaned at the deep, bleeding cut his bite had […]

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Anxiety Sensitivity

We all experience anxiety in life. And most people have experienced flushes of panic in particularly stressful moments, like right before stepping on stage for a performance or taking a make-or-break test. Some of us have even had a particularly frightening “out of the blue” panic attack. But only a few people–about 3.5% of the […]

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Group Treatment for Panic and Phobias

People who have experienced the escalating terror of a panic attack can understand how the fear of having another one–especially in a public place–can come to dominate a person’s life. Researchers are still trying to understand what causes some people to be vulnerable to panic attacks and not others. Some already known risk factors are […]

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Appearance Worries group

Most people at some time in their life feel dissatisfied and concerned with their physical appearance. For many, appearance worries are worst during the uncertain teenage years when we feel that there is an “imagined audience” noticing our tiniest flaws. For others, appearance worries may assail us during a particular period in our life when […]

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Meet Jay Wilkinson

We are excited to announce that we have a new staff member at our clinic, Jay Wilkinson, PsyD. Jay is a Psychology Resident and his clinical work will be supervised by the APTC’s Director, Dr. McLellarn. Jay received his Bachelors degree in English literature from Lewis & Clark College and his Masters degree and Doctorate […]

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Anxiety Treatment in Spanish

Latinos are no strangers to the Pacific Northwest. In fact, Latino communities have had a rich presence in Oregon and Washington for over 225 years. More recently, there has been an unprecedented Latino population growth in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Research has demonstrated that Hispanic/Latino individuals are as likely as other ethnic groups to develop […]

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Welcome to the Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center Blog!

We’re glad you’ve decided to visit our new blog. This is the first of many posts to come in which you will find updates on what’s happening at the Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center (the APTC), which is one of Portland, Oregon’s most established and widely-regarded psychotherapy clinics treating acute anxiety conditions. This blog will […]

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