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Anxiety and OCD take many forms.

A fear of contamination, discomfort when something is out of order, distress that you might act on a harming or sexual thought, questioning your sexuality and relationship, horrific images popping into your head, fear that you are a bad person or will be punished by a higher being, blasphemous thoughts that shake your faith, or fears you are responsible for something bad happening.

Anxiety can look like worries about the future, your job or school, fear of embarrassment or public scrutiny, worries about your appearance, panic attacks, assumptions that others are judging you, health anxiety, perfectionism, hair pulling and skin picking, or wondering if you are good enough.

What does yours look like?

Anxiety, OCD, & BFRB Treatment

Amanda Petrk, LCPC, anxiety treatment in Topeka, KS

If this sounds familiar, my practice may be a good fit for you!  My name is Amanda Petrik-Gardner, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Kansas, Maine), Licensed Professional Counselor (Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri) and Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (Nebraska).  I work with individuals in the states of Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Michigan, Missouri, Maine and Arizona through teletherapy, in addition to being an approved out-of-state telehealth provider in the state of Florida.  I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (which include hair pulling and skin picking disorders), and anxiety disorders.  If you find yourself struggling with intrusive and unwanted thoughts and engaging in compulsions to alleviate that anxiety, you have found yourself in the right place. The biggest barrier to treatment is often finding a provider properly trained and knowledgeable in these areas.   Clients may go years before receiving an evidence based treatments for OCD, BFRBs, and anxiety disorders.  From the initial appointment, you will gain a sense of hope and relief that the anxiety you have been experiencing really can be managed!  Let’s get you “unstuck” from the excessive, racing thoughts you have been facing and work towards a more peaceful lifestyle.

To learn more about Amanda, click here.

Scheduling for Therapy Services:

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New clients may request a time for their initial appointment.  After requesting the appointment time and providing contact information, you will receive confirmation of the appointment and access to your Client Portal.  This Portal contains the electronic paperwork to be completed prior to our first appointment! Important note: Amanda can see Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Maine , Missouri, Michigan, Arizona and Florida residents.

For new clients, please request only ONE appointment  as the frequency for future appointments will be determined at our first appointment.

Existing clients may log-in to their Client Portal to schedule appointments, utilize the Secure Messaging, view invoices and make payments, and complete paperwork.

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