What We Treat

Sleep Disturbances

Inadequate or unrestful sleep has been identified as a major cause of traffic fatalities and workplace injuries. The inability to get a good night’s sleep can also impact job performance and make you more vulnerable to everyday stress. Symptoms include:

  • Difficulty getting to sleep
  • Waking many times during the night
  • Waking at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning
  • Waking up tired
  • Needing naps to get you through the day
  • Intrusive nightmares
  • Worrying instead of sleeping
Anxiety

The constant grind of anxiety in any form chips away at your ability to function optimally and to enjoy life. Anxiety symptoms include:

  • Test and performance anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias

Stress

Stress may be caused by traffic, workplace difficulties, family conflicts and many other factors. Over time, chronic stress corrodes the brain’s ability to relax after the overt stress subsides.

People who experience continual high stress levels are more vulnerable to many diseases, including:

  • Chronic headache
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Irritable bowel
  • Shortness of breath
  • Auto-immune conditions such as fibromyalgia
  • High blood pressure

Depression

Depression affects millions of people in the United States. This debilitating condition can undermine one’s ability to enjoy life and lead to both physical and emotional breakdowns.

Attentional Difficulties

Attention is one of the most important brain skills. It requires you to be flexible and know what to focus on and what to ignore. Knowing how to pay attention enables you to be “fully present” in your relationships with other people. Symptoms include:

  • Distractibility, in which attention jumps around so much that it is difficult to sit still or be productive
  • Overfocus, in which a person focuses too narrowly on an activity to the point that the person is no longer able to absorb information from the world around him


Orli Peter, Ph.D., DABPS
Founder and Director, Center for Accelerated Psychology
Licensed Psychologist

310-228-3627
accelerated@drorlipeter.com