Psychiatrists located in Valley Stream, NY & Garden City, NY
In the bustling symphony of life, high achievers often find themselves at the intersection of ambition and emotional challenges — a balance I've dedicated my practice to understanding deeply. My emphasis at Jazz Psychiatry isn’t just about addressing symptoms — it's about harmonizing the rhythm of your mind, body, and spirit.
Specializing in the unique stressors and pressures that high achievers face, I fuse a multi-disciplinary approach that blends conventional psychiatry with holistic mind-body interventions, ensuring that your professional life doesn’t come at the expense of your mental health.
With an approach steeped in prevention, self-care, and individualized strategies, we'll together chart a journey that sets the tone for sustainable success and well-being. True healing emerges when we address not just the mental, but also the physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental dimensions of one’s being.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety refers to feelings like fear or dread that arise when you face a threat. Every type of threat, from facing a job interview to a situation that endangers your life, triggers your brain to release stress hormones.
These hormones quickly energize your body so you’re prepared to face the threat or make a fast retreat. Once the threat is over, your hormones go back to normal and your anxiety goes away.
But sometimes it doesn’t work that way. Your anxiety may not go away, even if you don’t face an imminent threat, and your feelings can get overwhelming. When you have ongoing anxiety, it’s time to consider professional help.
What symptoms occur due to anxiety?
Anxiety causes a range of emotional and physical symptoms. In addition to feelings of fear and dread, you may experience:
- Tense muscles
- Fast breathing
- Trouble sleeping
- Rapid heartbeat
- Difficulty concentrating
Children with anxiety may refuse to go to school, have panic attacks or tantrums when it’s time to go to school, or have frequent stomachaches.
Severe anxiety often forces adults to take time away from work. Your anxiety could be so overwhelming that you purposefully avoid places and people, and even stop you from doing things you once enjoyed.
How is anxiety treated?
Though some medications can ease specific symptoms associated with anxiety, psychotherapy (talk therapy) is one of the most effective treatments. Dr. Singh has experience using many different therapeutic approaches and chooses the one that’s best for your symptoms and individual needs.
Two types of therapy that help people with anxiety include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and somatic therapy.
CBT teaches you to recognize and change faulty or negative thinking patterns that contribute to anxiety. Somatic therapy is a mind-body approach that helps you learn to release negative feelings and the tension they cause in your body.
As a mind-body practitioner, Dr. Singh doesn’t limit your treatment to psychotherapy. He teaches stress management and offers complementary approaches, including relaxation techniques and meditation. He may also recommend yoga or massage, as these therapies reduce stress hormones.
You can overcome intense and ongoing anxiety. To get help, call Jazz Psychiatry or book an appointment online today.