Jan 21, 2013

Syringe Phobia

Syringe phobia  refers to an extreme and irrational fear of the medical procedures that involve the use of syringes or needles.  The level of  syringe fear varies from person to person; but because of this fear, some people even have difficulty visiting a dentist or having their blood drawn in a laboratory.

Many syringe phobia clients  think irrationally about the needle and syringe experiences.  They have an excessive fear and negative anticipation of the administration of the syringe.

When my clients are able to reverse their irrational thinking about the syringe and needle procedures, to rational and realistic thinking, they start controlling their fear of the syringe.  I often use cognitive therapy techniques to help them reverse their thought processes.

I also use guided imagery techniques and relaxation techniques.  When a client mentally rehearses the syringe/needle-required medical procedures  in the therapy room, they start gaining control over their fear.  When they administer the new way of dealing with their phobia in real life, they are usually  very successful even at the first trial.  They usually get a successful outcome in 3-4 sessions.



May 30, 2012


Silent killer, anxiety, panic, stress, worry affect millions of  men and women all around the world. Almost without a warning your heart race, your stomach feel wierd, dizzy, sweat, feel like dying at times and you don’t know how to stop it.  Many times you want to sleep at night but those racing worrysome thoughts are always in your mind.  You feel like lost control of your life.

I can teach you many self help techniques that can be useful to overcome your panic, anxiety , stress and worries.  You can contact me for more information anytime.  Call me  310-717 3366


Apr 16, 2012

Panic Attack Sufferers Pain

Please do not under estimate panic attack sufferers pain.  They are truly in emotional pain, plus not having support from their families,  make them feel embarrased, guilty and shame about their disorder.

Dec 7, 2011

Job Loss is beyond the financial loss

Job loss is more than the financial issue.  When a person losses a job, it is  very traumatic.  As a result of the job loss, psychological problems may rise such as, anxiety, panic attack ,depression.  In some cases unprocessed past traumas can come up  to the surface.  People  also are in higher risk of getting addicted to alcohol or drugs.

Aug 8, 2011

Your Panic symptoms start at least an hour earlier

Some of my clients report that their panic attacks  seem to hit them out-of-the-blue, without warning signs .  Actually nothing starts out -of-the-blue.   You may not notice some of the panic sensations  but they start way earlier than you think.    Recent studies support that panic attack symptoms start at least an hour prior to the actual full bloom panic attack.   One recent study (Muret, 2011)captured  the changes in respiration, heart rate and other bodily functions an hour prior to the panic attack. 

Article Source: Southern Methodist University (2011, July 29). Out-of-the-blue panic attacks aren’t without warning: Body sends signals for hour before)

Jul 27, 2011

What my clients say about my therapy approach

What my  clients say about solving with me their emotional crises:

-I get their problems very fast and lay out resolution plans that work

-I do not just talk, but give them  tools to help solve their problems

-I empower their self confidence

-I teach them how to relax, mindfully and consciously

– they are happy reaching their therapy goals  in a short time

-They not only see changes in their lives, but their loved ones and friends see the positive changes in them, too

-I know what I am doing to achieve excellent outcomes

-This is not talk therapy. This is real therapy.

Jul 21, 2011

Three things that may lead to Panic Attack

If you are experiencing the following 3 things on a regular basis, you might experience panic attack soon:

1-Constant negative anticipations of every event in your life

2-Feeling of losing control

3-Not giving possibility to positive things may happen too

Mar 30, 2011

The Effects of Psychotherapy on Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a common disorder, marked by overwhelming fears of interacting with others and expectations of being harshly judged. Medication and psychotherapy both help people with the disorder. But research on the neurological effects of psychotherapy has lagged far behind that on medication-induced changes in the brain.”  If you need to read more of this research outcome follow the link below:


Mar 11, 2011

Tsunami increases high Anxiety

Unfortunate thing happened today at Japan. There was a major earthquake.  We even in California awaken by the phone call 4:00AM in the morning.  The police department was warning us for the possible tsunami

  There is a natural real threat in the enviroment and we don’t know how it will affects us.  These are the things I can suggest you to do:

1-In order to reduce your anxiety and prepare to be safe, try to get more information about your local area about the anticiated tsunami.   You can call your local police department or listen your local radio/ TV channels.

2-Do not stuck in the worried feelings,  start making plans: Such as  where you want to be and what are the things you want  to carry with you.  How do you  travel to your safe destination before the disaster hits.

Remember if you are an axious person, you may force to  think rationally as much as possible.  Remember there is only a one difference between anxious person and non anxious person:  Anxious person worries and tries to avoid  from the anxiety provoking situation before it happens; non anxious person worries and go forward to solve the problem when it happens, and  keep things under control as much as possible.

“Tokyo (CNN) — The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years unleashed walls of water Friday that swept across rice fields, engulfed towns, dragged houses onto highways and tossed cars and boats like toys, apparently killing hundreds and forcing the evacuations of tens of thousands”.


Mar 6, 2011

Uncertainity of the diagnosis causes anxiety and stress

“ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2010) — Have you ever felt uneasy sitting in a doctor’s waiting room or climbed the walls waiting for your test results? That feeling of anxious uncertainty can be more stressful than knowing you have a serious illness, according to a study presented November 29 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

I absolutely agree that uncertainity can cause high anxiety in our lives, especially if  this uncertainty has to do with our health related issues.   Our rational mind eventually kicks in when we know that we have some problem.  We start thinking of a solution.  We try to control the situation,  but if we don’t know what is the problem, that itself is an uncontrollable situation and creates high anxiety.  Therefore, it is  logical to think that uncertainity of the diagnosis can cause  high anxiety and stress.



Dr. Coyle is a clinical psychologist whose emphasis is health psychology. She specializes in Mind-Body medicine techniques. She has a broad range of experience in psychotherapy having practiced in Eastern Europe as well as in the United States. She provides therapies to individuals, and couples and families, by using mind-body approach and other techniques.