Stephen Geller Katz LCSW-R
Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy
Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy
|Moderate to severe anxiety triggered by chewing sounds, including:|
You may also be affected by visual stimuli, such as repetitive foot or body movements, fidgeting or movement you observe out of the corners of their eyes. Intense anxiety, rage and avoidant behavior may develop as a result of misophonia.
* Do you feel your family and friends don’t understand how much you suffer?
* Do you often feel you can just suffer through a social event where there is eating present only to find that you must “escape” before you have a panic attack?
* Do you find that some people are at first understanding and make some efforts not to make the triggering sounds in front of you, but soon forget and constantly have to be reminded, causing you to feel angry, anxious and depressed?
* Are you avoiding social activities that you enjoy because of the misophonia?
* Are you fearful of losing your job and/or is the misophonia effecting your job performance?
You may be a candidate for Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy, or MCRT.
Stephen Geller Katz, LCSW-R, with over 20 years of clinical experience, a New York University graduate, developed Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy and founded Misophonia Cognitive Center™ in response to the growing number of people with Misophonia coming to his private practice from audiologists and ENTs. He discovered that by helping people to retrain and reinterpret the thoughts around their Misophonia, anxiety and depression symptoms began to improve. But even more important so did the Misophonic trigger response.
Dealing with issues related to sound sensitivity is never fun, especially if it’s a persistent problem that manifests itself on a regular basis and is triggered by a variety of factors in your daily life. For some people, living with a condition like this can be downright dangerous due to the circumstances in which they are triggered, making it especially important to explore different coping mechanisms early on. It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with tinnitus, misophonia or something else – you have a lot of potential control over the situation, and you must make use of it.
If you can wear earplugs in environments that regularly trigger your irritations, it’s probably best to get used to doing that from as early as possible. Noise-cancelling headphones are another good option commonly used by people dealing with misophonia, although be careful that you don’t push things in the other direction – it can be easy to get carried away with a pair of powerful headphones and adding tinnitus on top of your pre-existing conditions is the last thing you want to do.
If you’re dealing with something like misophonia, it can severely affect your relationships with others, especially if you have a stronger case of the condition that results in greater irritation and even potential physical outbursts. Not everyone understands what misophonia is, and the same goes for all related conditions that many people around us suffer from on a daily basis. Take your time to explain what you’re feeling to the people in your life so that they can be more understanding. Maybe someone will disagree and claim that you’re faking it, but that will only reveal things about that person that you were not aware of before.
If you want to maximize your chances of treating the condition successfully and bringing some peace back into your daily life, you have to get the problem addressed with the help of medical professionals as early as possible. Misophonia can quickly become much more problematic than it initially is, and delaying your treatment is one of the worst things you could do.
We understand how you feel and can connect you with the most respected misophonia experts in NYC, giving you a proper boost in dealing with the condition properly. Give us a call at 646-585-2251 and find out what we can do for you today!