Get Unstuck from Anxiety Today! Stop Living at the Mercy of Anxiety! Be Brave, Be Powerful, Be Extraordinary! Straightup Treatment

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    Straight Up Treatment provides evidence-based therapy for Adults, Adolescents, and Children. We provide goal-focused, growth-oriented CBT therapy for anxiety, depression, the OCD spectrum, low self-esteem, and interpersonal conflicts.

    Treatment For OCD

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a debilitating condition that can greatly reduce your quality of life. Obsessions are intrusive thoughts that raise your anxiety.

    Treatment For Stress

    We all experience stress because it is part of the human survival response. Stress is not the bad guy entirely. In small and short doses, stress is actually necessary to stay focused.

    Treatment For Self-Esteem

    Self-esteem describes how we feel about ourselves, how much we like ourselves, and how worthy and capable we feel as a person in any given situation.

    Treatment For Depression

    Psychologists have given fancy names to the different types of anxiety, but they are all different versions of the same thing…fear of possible bad or threatening experiences.

    Treatment For Anxiety

    Psychologists have given fancy names to the different types of anxiety, but they are all different versions of the same thing…fear of possible bad or threatening experiences.

    Anxiety And Stress

    Until fairly recently, life for human beings was considered “nasty, brutish, and short.” Predators abounded. Danger lied around every corner. Life was a constant struggle for survival.

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    Meet Our Therapists

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    Christine Izquierdo

    Psy.D.

    “A sincere belief that we all have the power and ability to live our best lives inspired my decision to become a therapist.”

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    Noah Laracy

    Psy.D.

    “I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, addictions, and interpersonal challenges. I aim to be the best therapist that I can be and am always learning.”

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    Jennifer Bulger

    Psy.D.

    “A sincere belief that we all have the power and ability to live our best lives inspired my decision to become a therapist.”

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    Kim Cox

    LMFT

    “Having grown up in the land of Fear and Stress as a child myself, I understand the power that fear has on our minds.”

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    Phone : (424) 777-0520
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      FAQs

      Do we take insurance?

      We do not accept insurance and are considered out-of-network providers. We provide monthly super bills for clients to submit to insurance on their behalf, if clients have out-of-network coverage on their plan. We recommend that clients contact their insurance to verify coverage.

      Do we offer sliding scales?

      Due to high demand for our services, we do not offer sliding scale at this time.

      How long does treatment last?

      Most people will participate in treatment 1x week for approximately 4-6 months.

      Are anxiety and stress the same thing?

      No, anxiety and stress are not the same thing.

      Stress is the result of an external event, like your finances or issues at work.

      Anxiety, on the other hand, is more internal.

      When we’re anxious, we experience a persistent feeling of dread or apprehension. We’re often anxious about things that others wouldn’t find anxiety-producing, and we struggle to shake the feeling.

      Stress also ends when the stressful situation resolves. If you’re anxious, your anxiety will persist regardless.

      Where does anxiety come from?

      Many different things trigger anxiety.

      1. Stress. Although stress is different than anxiety, stressful situations can trigger anxiety.
      2. Trauma. If you suffer from trauma, you are more likely to experience anxiety.
      3. Personality. Some of us are more likely to have anxiety because of our personalities. For example, perfectionism is often associated with anxiety.
      4. Family history. If members of your family have anxiety, you’re more likely to be anxious.

      You may relate to one or all of these things. Just remember that anxiety is diverse, and you should discuss your symptoms and triggers with a licensed professional.

      When does anxiety become a problem?

      You’re likely here because anxiety has become a problem in your life.

      As soon as anxiety disrupts your life, we recommend seeking help. Do any of these sound familiar?

      • You’re unable to sleep at night because of your anxiety.
      • You’ve missed out on social events because you were too anxious.
      • Your relationships have suffered because of your anxiety.
      • You feel sick, tired, or wired to the point that daily life is more difficult.

      Things like these are signals that you would benefit from professional help.

      Types of treatment for anxiety

      There are many different treatments for anxiety. These different treatments typically fall into three camps: lifestyle, therapy, or medication. Note that many people opt for a combination of the three.

      For example, lifestyle treatments involve the following:

      • Meditation.
      • Exercise.
      • A healthy diet.
      • Mindfulness.
      • Adequate sleep.
      • Stress management.

      And more.

      Therapy treatment involves working with a licensed therapist. During therapy, you’ll learn coping mechanisms and triggers of your anxiety. Triggers can be daily occurrences like interpersonal conflict or stress at work. Along with these daily stressors, there are often deeper triggers like past experiences and traumas as well.

      Each therapist takes a unique approach to therapy; that’s why your relationship with your therapist is essential.

      Medication is also a valid approach to anxiety treatment. You have many options for medication, so make sure that you communicate with your therapist and doctor about what does and doesn’t work for you. Please note that therapists cannot prescribe medication, but we are here to support you as you find a medication that works for you.

      Can anxiety be cured with therapy?

      There is no “cure” for anxiety as it is natural and necessary aspect of the human condition. That being said, in the past twenty years, we have made huge strides in treating and managing anxiety and anxiety disorders. There is lot that can be done.

      What is anxiety therapy like?

      We utilize a directive approach at first, which means that the clinician will lead the way and guide the sessions. We will ask about how anxiety impacts your life and come up with a treatment plan to address your unique situation.

      How long does anxiety therapy take?

      How long anxiety therapy takes is entirely dependent on the person.

      For some, anxiety therapy is a staple in their life. They benefit from ongoing therapy without a deadline. For others, a couple of months is long enough.

      That being said, it usually takes between four to six months to treat acute anxiety disorders.

      What should I look for in a Los Angeles anxiety therapist?

      There are a few things to look out for in an anxiety therapist in LA.

      First, the therapist should be licensed. You can typically check if a therapist is licensed at the state level.

      Second, you need to make sure that they are experienced in exposure and response prevention or ERP, which is a necessary part of anxiety treatment.

      What are our office hours?

      Monday – Friday, 10am-7pm
      Saturday, 10am-2pm

      Please note that office hours will vary by clinician availability.

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