Client who was Afraid of Injections and Transfusions
Before seeing Dr. Pojas, I spent 15 years years so scared of needles and blood draws I couldn’t even look at a picture in the newspaper without feeling faint. After six months of treatment with Dr. Pojas, I was able to get a blood test and even give myself an injection. Dr. Pojas taught me to manage my physical tendency to faint as well as the fear I’d developed because of it. I am a healthier and more confident person because of my work with her.
June 19, 2017
Dramatic Improvement for High School Junior
We are so grateful for the treatment we received from our Anxiety Treatment Center therapist for our 11th grade daughter. It has been amazing to watch her grow from a terrified student, unsure if she could even use the many stairs at school, to an award winner of December Student of the Month! Our doctor helped us when she hit bottom, and allowed me to observe some of the therapy sessions so that I could continue using his techniques at home. It really did make a difference, and we are all feeling so good about the progress she has made.
January 11, 2017
Grateful Postpartum Mom
Thank you for all the help that your program has provided for me. I can now say from first hand experience that it has been the most helpful and beneficial part of my life. When I first started seeing the therapist I was depressed, overwhelmed and scared about what my future looked like as a mother, wife, daughter and sister. In just under 3 months, with her help, I can now say that I’m back to my happy, positive, loud, lively self again! It’s scary being diagnosed with OCD, but I’m so glad that I have been taught and given the tools to help me be able to overcome the troubling thoughts and worries that are associated with my anxiety. I can say with certainty that exposure therapy DOES work! I’m living breathing proof of it! I really am back to myself – however a self that’s less anxious and MORE carefree and happy than before.
April 28, 2016
Grateful Patient with Anxiety Disorder and Medical Phobia
In less than a year, Dr. Pojas has been able to accomplish what I have been trying to for the past 20 years or more. Having just “graduated” from my treatment with Dr. Pojas, I feel like an entirely new person. Whereas I was once living my life entrapped by an anxiety disorder and a medical phobia which evolved over the course of my 29 years to interfere with my daily life, I am now equipped with all of the tools necessary to manage my anxieties and live “normally” for what seems like the first time in my life. It was a life changing experience, and I owe it all to Dr. Pojas’ incredible bedside manner, kindness, determination, patience, experience, generosity, thoughtfulness, passion and her faith in me as I struggled to get past the issues which had so powerfully and negatively commandeered my life until now. My husband and I couldn’t be more grateful for her.
April 25, 2016
Dr. Alden was terrific to work with. She made me feel very comfortable during our meetings, and always made sure to discuss what was on my mind before we moved on to that week’s agenda. I came in there wondering why I had the ‘symptoms’ I have, thinking that I was literally going crazy. She broke it down and got to the root of why these things were happening. I am in a business where it is VERY easy to take things personally, even if they are not directly related to me. She has really helped me to curtail this behavior and change my perspective on how I handle my business. I feel that I have made great strides and will continue to seek guidance when these feelings or symptoms come back or gain strength. Can’t say enough good things. Thanks Dr. Alden!
January 8, 2016
I was emetophobic, which means I had a fear of seeing, hearing, or being around vomit. I saw Dr. Alden for a few months and she was exactly what I needed. She was so calming and supportive. I can now feel comfortable going out to places where it may happen without it being on my mind and even see it without freaking out. I never in a million years thought I would get past this, and thanks to Dr. Alden I have!
January 8, 2016