Negative Thoughts are a Barking Dog

During this pandemic, I've gotten back into running as a way to foster my physical and mental health. One of my worst fears as a runner is being chased and attacked by a dog as I run through local areas.If you had asked me a few months ago, "How would you react if a dog was chasing you, off-leash, with no owner in sight?" I probably would have said...
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What Causes Social Anxiety?


Social anxiety can be one of the most debilitating and life-altering forms of anxiety. What might cause people to experience social anxiety?

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What Are the Symptoms of Social Anxiety?

If social interactions make you feel like a turtle wanting to climb into its shell, there's a chance you may struggle with social anxiety.

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How to Deal With Stress

I write this as we near the one-year mark of the COVID global pandemic in the United States. By most accounts, stress levels seem to be through the roof. What can we do?

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Did You Have a Panic Attack? Here Are 13 Symptoms


I wouldn't wish a panic attack upon my worst enemy. It is one of the most intense physiological experiences a human being can have.

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Dr. Parke is a therapist who provides therapy to high-achieving teens and college students in-person and online in California. Cities served include Fullerton, Brea, and Yorba Linda; zip codes served include 92835, 92823, and 92886. © 2023 Jackie Parke, Psy.D. All rights reserved.