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Anxiety Support Groups at The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles

Anxiety / Phobia / Social Anxiety / OCD / Panic Disorder Support Groups

The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management offers 3 low-fee weekly therapy support groups focused on teaching you cognitive-behavioral (CBT) techniques to relieve your anxiety - specifically, symptoms of phobias and social anxiety, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), and Panic Disorder.  These groups are an important part of our anxiety treatment program and are led by specially-trained anxiety doctors and therapists.  Support groups have been shown to have a profound impact on the treatment of anxiety.  Our anxiety treatment support groups have offered anxiety relief to an incredible number of people over the years!  Take a look at what we offer below!

 

"I had suffered from intense, debilitating anxiety and severe panic attacks for 8 months before I contacted Dr. Craig April. I had seen several specialists, invested in books and recorded programs and even completed an outpatient program, yet I was still suffering. I thought I would never be "normal" again. It was not until I met Dr. April that I finally realized I could overcome my fears. From the first contact I had with him I knew that there was something different. 

After only one session with him I felt better and learned powerful techniques to take care of myself. After the second session I was confident enough to take two trips back East and handle my anxiety with no problem. Before meeting with Dr. April I could barely leave the house. Today I consider myself recovered and not only am I "normal" again but I am better and stronger than I was before the anxiety disorder. I continue to recommend Dr. April to anyone that needs help with anxiety or panic and feels that there is no hope. There is."

Marcy, married executive, Los Angeles

 

Monday Night ANXIETY FIGHTERS Support Group:  (only $30 per group)

We offer this weekly group at The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles office at 6:30 PM every Monday night.  The focus of this group is on teaching you CBT anxiety relief techniques to manage anxiety and phobias, such as social phobia/social anxiety, fear of driving, fear of flying, fear of vomiting (emetophobia), OCD, panic attacks and more.  All strategies are meant to reduce your anxiety and fear of more attacks with the goal of total reduction. 

In order to create a productive environment, each group is limited to a maximum of 8 people with clear boundaries maintained to protect your confidentiality. Evaluation is required prior to joining to determine appropriateness of fit. 

If interested, Call 310.429.1024 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tuesday Night OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) Support Group:   (only $30 per group)

We offer this weekly group at The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles office at 6:30 PM every Tuesday night.  The focus of this group is in teaching you CBT anxiety relief techniques to manage your OCD symptoms.  Discussions include your specific obsessions and compulsions that are currently interfering most with your daily life and functioning. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Assignments are based on Exposure and Response Prevention, the key treatment strategy in reducing compulsive behavior and anxiety caused by obsessions. 

In order to create a safe environment, each group is limited to a maximum of 8 people with clear boundaries maintained to protect your confidentiality. Evaluation is required prior to joining to determine appropriateness of fit. 

If interested, Call 310.429.1024 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wednesday Night Phobia & Social Anxiety Support Group:   (only $30 per group)

We offer this weekly group at The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles office at 6:30 PM every Wednesday night.  The focus of this group is in teaching you CBT anxiety relief techniques to manage phobia symptoms, social anxiety symptoms and/or general anxiety.  This is a phobia and social anxiety group combined, which means that some members struggle with phobias (ex. driving phobia, fear of flying, fear of being trapped with no escape, emetophobia, agoraphobia, etc.), some members struggle with social anxiety and some struggle with general anxiety or a combination of all three.  

In order to create a safe environment, each group is limited to a maximum of 8 people with clear boundaries maintained to protect your confidentiality. Evaluation is required prior to joining to determine appropriateness of fit.  

If interested, Call 310.429.1024 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

All of these groups have something powerful and unique to offer you!  Not only do they provide direct practice towards relieving anxiety, but they also provide you with the validation and encouragement sometimes needed to make great gains!


Anxiety is not just internal (fear of what is going on inside of your body or your mind), it is also often interpersonal (fear of how others might perceive or respond to you). A large part of our mental health is based on the quality of our relationships and social connections.

Our groups can benefit you in a number of ways:

  • You will learn and practice skills that reduce anxiety.
  • You will practice developing less fearful connections with others.
  • You will have the powerful experience, week to week, of seeing that you are not alone in dealing with anxiety.
  • You will obtain valuable peer support and encouragement.

 
The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management is committed to helping you remove the destructive barriers of anxiety so that you may lead a calmer, healthier, happier life.

More Testimonials

I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with The April Center for Anxiety! I had been suffering with Emetophobia since I was twelve years old and my life was so limited. When I called on Dr. April for help it had gotten to a point where I felt as though I was living in a box. I was unable to eat in public. Unable to be a passenger in a car or any other form of transportation. Too afraid to travel far from home, and deathly afraid of germs. I felt so alone in this struggle for so long. It’s a lonely phobia. Being an “Emet” was shameful and embarrassing for me. I tried to hide it the best I could. Most people hadn’t heard of the phobia, and I didn’t even know what I suffered from for well over two decades.

I knew I needed help so I called Dr. April. I wanted a life I could be proud of and I knew I was headed for a life of regrets.

The first big step would be to actually show up at the first session and talk about me and my phobia. The thought of this nearly paralyzed me but I made it in. You see, the only way to really squash this irrational fear (as well as all other irrational fears) is to face it head on. It’s to do the work. The hardest part is sticking with it and doing the homework given in order to really rid the fear.

I can honestly say without a doubt, I did the work and am reaping the benefits. It wasn’t easy but the life I have now is what was intended for me.

I wouldn’t have been able to make it through without the tools The April Center provided me in my treatment. I know I can deal with anything in my life now with dignity.

Today, I accept the fact that there are many things in life I have no control over and this is okay with me. Life happens and I can embrace all aspects of it.

Tami, Los Angeles, CA

I had suffered from intense, debilitating anxiety and severe panic attacks for 8 months before I contacted Dr. Craig April. I had seen several specialists, invested in books and recorded programs and even completed an outpatient program, yet I was still suffering. I thought I would never be "normal" again. It was not until I met Dr. April that I finally realized I could overcome my fears. He presented everything in a compassionate, straight forward and understandable new way that really made sense and put me in control. From the first contact I had with him I knew that there was something different. He took time to speak with me at length on our first phone conversation and gave me hope that I could be well again.

After only one session with him I felt better and learned powerful techniques to take care of myself. After the second session I was confident enough to take two trips back East and handle my anxiety with no problem. Before meeting with Dr. April I could barely leave the house. Today I consider myself recovered and not only am I "normal" again but I am better and stronger than I was before the anxiety disorder. I continue to recommend Dr. April to anyone that needs help with anxiety or panic and feels that there is no hope. There is.

- Marcy, married executive, Los Angeles

The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management gave me the tools to change my life! As long as I can remember I had suffered from anxiety and panic attacks. I was in and out of therapy for 20+ years. The world had become a scary place, and it kept shrinking. I didn’t understand what was happening internally until I saw the show Obsessed. It clicked, and I saw a new treatment that could maybe make a difference. I did research and learned that not only was there a term for my phobia, but it was way more common than I could imagine. I started individual therapy at The April Center. We took everything slowly, going at my own pace, but the more I did, the better I felt, and the more I wanted to do. Thanks to Dr. April and The April Center, I was completely present at my wedding, which is the best gift ever! Now I am outside of my head, and enjoying things as I should!

Laura, Design Assistant, North Hollywood

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