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ELENA WELSH, PHD

Not only can clinicians help clients develop strategies to cope during a panic attack, but we can also provide them with tools and strategies to make future panic attacks less likely. Elena Welsh, PhD, shares three long-term strategies to reduce vulnerability to panic.

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During a panic attack, clients are often consumed by their physical and mental symptoms. These simple exercises from Elena Welsh, PhD, help bring the body back to a state of calm and distract the brain from thoughts of panic.

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Elena Welsh, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with clients with anxiety disorders from all walks of life in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. She also works with a wide range of mood and depressive disorders, including bipolar disorder, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder/trauma-related mental health issues.



Dr. Welsh has published articles in various medical and research journals and is the author of The Cognitive Therapy Workbook for Panic Attacks; Trauma Survivors' Strategies for Healing: A Workbook to Help You Grow, Rebuild, and Take Back Your Life; Getting to Good: A Guided Journal; and 5-Minute Stress Relief: 75 Exercises to Quiet Your Mind and Calm Your Body. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at various universities in Los Angeles.



Dr. Welsh received her doctorate degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and completed advanced clinical training through a postdoctoral fellowship at Gateways Psychiatric Hospital in Los Angeles.



Speaker Disclosures:


Financial: Dr. Elena Welsh has an employment relationship with the California Department of State Hospitals, and she maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. Dr. Welsh is a published author and receives royalties. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.


Non-financial: Dr. Elena Welsh has no relevant non-financial relationships.