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what we treat for parents (2017)

what we treat for parents

parents

Here is a fact: anxiety disorders affect 1 in 8 children in United States (ADAA, 2016).  If your child or teen has been dealing with chronic nervousness, shyness, or fears for over 2 weeks, and these reactions are affecting his school, social, recreation, and family life, he may be struggling with anxiety problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, or trauma related conditions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), in particular exposure-based interventions, are the frontline treatment for anxiety disorders and other psychological conditions. There is not need for your child or teen to struggle when there are skills for him to learn, get better at dealing with troublesome thoughts, emotions, sensations and learning other skillful behaviors to succeed in life.

 

Here is a fact: anxiety disorders affect 1 in 8 children in United States (ADAA, 2016).  If your child or teen has been dealing with chronic nervousness, shyness, or fears for over 2 weeks, and these reactions are affecting his school, social, recreation, and family life, he may be struggling with anxiety problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, or trauma related conditions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), in particular exposure-based interventions, are the frontline treatment for anxiety disorders and other psychological conditions. There is not need for your child or teen to struggle when there are skills for him to learn, get better at dealing with troublesome thoughts, emotions, sensations and learning other skillful behaviors to succeed in life.

 

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY

EXPOSURE RESPONSE PREVENTION

ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY

 

 

Conditions we treat

conditions

anger
behavioral problems
body image concerns
chronic worry
depression
hair pulling & skin picking
interpersonal problems
obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD)
panic disorder

perfectionism
procrastination
school refusal
separation anxiety
shyness/introversion
social anxiety
social skills problems
specific phobia
trauma (PTSD)

What’s unique about working with us?

unique

we cannot do our work without your support: your participation in your child’s or teen’s therapy significantly improves the treatment outcomes.

every week you and your kid or teen are provided with different skills to practice at home.
“the practice makes the master.”

if your kid’s regular participation at home, school, or social settings is disrupted, we offer home visits and sessions outside the therapy office.

 

PARENTAL PARTICIPATION

 

 

HOME PRACTICE

 

 

 

 

HOME VISITS

 

 

Is your child dealing with more debilitating problems?

debilitating problems

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) for OCD and anxiety is what you’re looking for

Is your child or teen paralyzed because of awful, unwanted thoughts, and anxiety in general?

Emotion regulation training can help you and your teen.

are you walking in eggshells because your child or teen is “highly sensitive?

What are the symptoms that your child or teen is dealing with?

symptoms

Take our online assessment and get immediate feedback

The struggles

These are the four most common struggles that children and teens are dealing with

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Is your kid or teen struggling with sticky thoughts that are hard to let go?  Is your kid or teen doing ritualistic behaviors that he cannot stop himself?

Learn more about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Emotion regulation problems

Is your kid feeling too much, too quick or too soon? Are you rising a super-feeler?

Learn more emotion regulation problems in children and teens

Social anxiety

Is your child or teen struggling with fears of embarrassment or being the center of attention? Does your child or teen avoid hanging out with others because fears of others could judge him negatively?

Learn more about social anxiety in children and teens

Mood problems

Is your child or teen dealing with mood shifts? Does your kid or teen gets cranky out of the blue?

Learn more about mood problems in children and teens

Intensive Outpatient Program

reset program

Our intensive program will teach you all skills you need to get unstuck from worries, fears, anxieties, and obsessions and get back into your life.

You can learn cutting-edge skills 1-1, in a personalized program, with a flexible schedule, and under the care of expert hands.

Why our clients love working with us

testimonials

"I am very grateful for finding Dr Zurita. She is responsible for teaching my son skills that have changed his life socially and enabled him to leave home and attend an out-of-state university. This was the dream of a lifetime for him and it would not have been possible without her help. Her guidance has also made it possible for him to live a much richer life, full of experiences he would have never considered, prior to his time meeting with Dr. Zurita.

I encourage parents to start this process much sooner, if they sense their child is having difficulty at a social level. Had I understood what he has been going through all of these years, I would have started the process much earlier, so that his prior social experiences and especially those in school, would have been much fuller ....

"Working with Patricia Zurita Ona has changed and saved my life. I have struggled off and on for years with sever anxiety disorder and OCD . I have been to therapy throughout the years and have found some helpful but nothing really got to the core of the problem. I often felt crazy and that my incredible fear and my phobias would remain with me thorough my life, I would not drive on the freeway, eat certain things and had constant catastrophic thinking, thus creating a lot of depression.

I needed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which I saw advertised on many therapists’ websites. When I would call most of them they said they offered it and specialized with Anxiety Disorder/ OCD which was not the case. I had felt alone, hopeless and frustrated for the past 9 years. Never feeling like I was getting the help I needed. It was not until I started meeting with Patricia that I actually started to feel better and feel as if I had control over my life and started to live again ...

“Patricia and her team have completely changed my life! I cannot express my gratitude enough.

She helped me craft values and goals I wanted to have in my relationships, and walked me through each step of how to get there. Her methods are simple, manageable, and make sense when you are upset. I’ve been to therapists who have told me to take deep breaths, visualize calming colors, rip paper, go for a walk or scream in to a pillow when im angry. But in the moment, when im soooo angry, none of these world work. I would forget to do them, or I would already be so angry, that they were ineffective to help me calm down. Patricia’s methods are not only EXTREMELY effective, but they are easy to do, they make sense in the moment, and they bring about radical change when you apply them ...

 

“I do not know how it reflects on my credibility should I happen to brag about being a seasoned vet when it comes to therapists and mental wellness pursuits. Regardless, I am. And on top of that, I also happen to be a health care practitioner myself. This means, for the purposes of a review, that when I walk into a new Doctor’s office, there is an additional dimension of critiquing for me to process. I would never willingly put myself under the guidance and care of a Doctor who did not 1) Impress me as a capable and honest caregiver and 2) Impress me as a professional colleague.

– Empathy
– Knowledge
– Professionalism
– Respect

I think that these are the basic bulletpoints that strike me when I consider why I think so highly of Patricia. Dr. Zurita takes NOTHING more seriously than the pursuit of her profession. Except possibly you, the patient.

Some therapists really care.

Other therapists are extremely knowledgeable.

Very few therapists are both. Patricia Zurita Ona is one of those very few.”

"I have referred several of my most challenging patients to Dr. Patricia Zurita-Ona, and been extremely impressed both with her clinical skills and humanity. I recommend her most highly. John Melbourne McGraw, M.D. melmcgraw.net."

“Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona truly cares about her clients. Behavior therapy with her has benefited myself and my husband regarding my obsessive compulsive behavior. She has a gentle and kind approach and I would recommend her to others.”

“I was referred to Patricia Zurita Ona from my son’s psychiatrist for cognitive behavioral therapy treatment of his obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and anxiety which rose to a level which was out of control. Dr. Zurita Ona is very skilled at working with teens who suffer from anxiety, especially related to academic success and test anxiety. She helped my son learn coping mechanisms and stress reducing strategies to control his level of anxiety. Dr. Zurita Ona introduced my son to a great stress relieving app which involves deep breathing and meditation. She has an amazing ability to connect with teens and get them to open up about their struggles, create realistic plans of attack and create goals so they can lead joyful lives and not be so burdened with their stress. We saw her weekly for about 1-2 years and my son’s sessions with her were very beneficial to not only him, but our entire family as his stress was causing tension for us all. Dr. Zurita Ona explained to me why my son had certain behaviors and ways to help him learn new strategies to cope with his anxiety. If you have a teen who needs help to learn how to manage and control stress and anxiety, schedule a session with Dr. Zurita Ona! I highly recommend her services!”

Online courses

online education

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) skills for
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD

Obsessions + compulsions + avoidance = restricted life

I'm afraid of hitting someone in the street if I don't pay attention when driving. I cannot let go of this awful feeling that comes when I don't share everything with some people. If I don't hear from others that I didn't do anything cruel to my kitty, I cannot leave the house. Would I feel love when I die? 

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) skills for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessions + compulsions + avoidance = restricted life

I'm afraid of hitting someone in the street if I don't pay attention when driving. I cannot let go of this awful feeling that comes when I don't share everything with some people. If I don't hear from others that I didn't do anything cruel to my kitty, I cannot leave the house. Would I feel love when I die?

How to start working with us

get unstuck

Schedule an intake 

Figure out what's really keep you stuck and struggling by having a comprehensive intake session.

We work with children, teens, and adults and do our best to get you back into your life!

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Walnut Creek, Ca 94596

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