David Carbonell, Ph.D.
180 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
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I'm a clinical psychologist. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, and have been doing this for over 25 years. I've written four self help book: Panic Attacks Workbook, for people with panic attacks and phobias; The Worry Trick, for people with chronic worry; Fear of Flying Workbook for, you guessed it, people who fear flying; and Outsmart Your Anxious Brain, a guide to ten simple steps for taming anxiety, panic, and worry. I also have an extensive self help site devoted to overcoming anxiety disorders, at anxietycoach.com.
People who come to see me for help with fears and phobias already know that they are getting afraid of something that isn't really dangerous. They realize that their avoidance and excessive self protection is preventing them from enjoying their lives and living the way they want. That's why they're looking for help.
So my job isn't to help them get better at protecting themselves from what they fear. My job is to help them get better at seeing how they're being tricked by their anxiety, help them return their anxiety back to the status of mole hill rather than mountain, and help them put their time and energy back into what's important in their lives.
I offer individual treatment for people with any of the anxiety disorders. My methods are based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I also offer specialized groups for people with fear of flying, fear of public speaking, and panic attacks.
Areas of Expertise
I work with people age 18 and older.
I work with the following problems.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Fear of Flying
Fear of Public Speaking