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Dr. Jane Velez

Clinical Psychology
Peoria, IL
27 years experience female

Locations

Peoria Psychological Associates, P.C.

Peoria, IL

Address

5505 N. Fairmont Dr., Peoria, IL
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
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Fax

3096890774

Insurances accepted

Alliance Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Cigna

WellPoint Health Networks Inc

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Clinical Psychology

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Therapy and meds: The most effective way to feel better will be antidepressant medication and therapy at the same time. The medication will help you sleep and lessen an... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
No memory of seizure: When one has a seizure, you do not have any memory of the time during the seizure. When daydreaming, you may not be paying attention when others are ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Post-acute withdrawa: Post-acute withdrawal symptoms can last six months to a year I am told. Anxiety and loss of concentration are symptoms.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Blood sugar: 30 minutes after dinner your blood sugar would be at its highest point. I get tired, some people get energetic. Could you be mistaking that for anxi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Not fibro: This does not sound like fibromyalgia. Fibro does not make your skin and joints hurt. It is a muscular disease--i know, because I have it, and my mus... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
At least 6-8: Try at least 6 to 8 therapy sessions to make changes. Of course 32 years cannot be fixed in one session! the family system is known to resist change,... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Ignore: More than 4 alcoholic drinks a week after age 40, may cause high blood pressure, get BP checked too!
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Get her to a doc: These symptoms could be serious. Get her to a pediatrician or go to the er. It could be flu, appendicitis, among other ailments and infections. Thi... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Yes to sleep panic: I have had many patients tell me they wake up having panic attacks with heart pounding. Chest pain can be a symptom of anxiety as well, and i doubt yo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Mixed results: Of all the patients I have had, most said Cymbalta (duloxetine) did not help. One said it helped immensely. Every "body" is different! trying it you... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Yes sleep number bed: My aunt has fibromyalgia, and she loves her sleep number bed which she got at a hotel closing auction. I can't get her out of it!
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Probably not: If you never had sex, it would be difficult to penetrate her hymen, but if she was sexually active before, it could have slipped in. Although young g... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Tension while asleep: Right before you wake up, you are usually in rem sleep, the dream state, which is close to wakefulness. You may have been running or stressed out in y... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Fear of the marketpl: I believe developed in ancient greece, the "fear of the marketplace" or "fear of outdoors, " as many people over thousands of years have panic attacks... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Mood swings.: I read the description of mood swings as alternating between euphoria and depression. I would add to this that sometimes mood swings are not this ext... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Ear infection: Your ear is infected, and your cleaning is not clearing it up. Sometimes that is not enough. Try using some triple antibiotic ointment (available a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Anxiety: It sounds as if you have anxiety and are overly concerned with your body parts, particularly bones in your neck. All of us have parts on opposite sid... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Dementia, Alzheimers: Dementia is short-term memory loss. It begins to get more serious as time goes on. You may recall things from childhood, but not what you ate yester... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Marital therapy: Marital therapy will help you learn to stop making he same relationship mistakes and interact in more healthy ways. Understanding more about his sympt... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Huh?: "thin and active" does not sound like a sluggish thyroid. Quite the opposite, hyperthyroidism. Also, there is no blood test for obsessive compulsive... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Ask doc: Ask your doctor for an injection to calm you during the procedure, as that may be possible. Everyone is nervous when getting a needle stuck in their ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Hearing voices: You may experience depression in high school, then begin to hear a voice when you are alone occasionally. You may begin to feel "different" than othe... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Dont hyperventilate: Try not to focus too much on breathing, which can worsen symptoms, but deeply and slowly....
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Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Elavil (amitriptyline): Elavil is an old antidepressant used for fibromyalgia. Lexapro is a newer antidepressant with similar qualities that helps with sleep. Cymbalta work... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Dont worry Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) is a mild antidepressant that helps anxiety. Do not worry about putting your daughter on it. I would put my daughter on it---i... Read More
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Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Nervous habit: You have developed a nervous habit that you get some intrinsic pleasure from doing! it is a habit that you developed, and can undo it. Get a stress ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Pain in your mind: I want to ask if you have tried psychotherapy? Sometimes that can help uncover what is going on to cause your somatization disorder. Sometimes patien... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Yes, but u too: Yes, but you must believe too! therapy helps look into where that low self-esteem came from. Teased in first grade? Mom put you down? Find out where ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Normal w bipolar?: Diligence in monitoring your symptoms, moods, and the amount you sleep are critical! you cannot do this without a trusted friend, relative or therapi... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Many side effects: Drug companies must list every side effect that occurred--related or not during a drug study. Many people in the study may suffer from depression or... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Up the trazadone: I would increase the trazodone. You can take up to 300 mg, and 100 mg is not a high dose. Try to decrease the alprazolam, or only use at bedtime if ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
8 not super low: 8 is low, but not critical. Try iron from other sources, such as green leafy veggies and watermelon. Put the drops in his milk and he will never kno... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Social anxiety hard: Get the book, hope and help for your nerves for some tips from dr. Weekes. Those confident-appearing people you see? At least 50 percent are as scar... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Flahsbacks: Flashbacks are sort of like watching a movie of your past, but you are in it. It can be quite terrifying. You usually don't know what is going on ar... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Doubtful: It is an antidepressant, not Aspirin or blood thinner.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Big expectations: Actually 5.5 inch penis is within average range. Don't compare yourself with well-endowed male models or nude pics. You are normal! many women are a... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Somatic dream: Out dreams can involve all 5 senses and sensation. The numbness left, is that correct? It likely was a hypnopompic tactile hallucination (which occur... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Yes: Yes, you want your cycle to be regular staring at the beginning of a new month, as you usually do, will avoid unnecessary hormone fluctuations and not... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Fibro & reflexes: The connection is doubtful. I do not have reflexes either. Not everyone responds, and it has nothing to do with the muscle soreness of fibromyalgia.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Stomach ache stress: If all tests have been done, including an upper gi, then the problem is most likely stress related. Please take your daughter to a skilled psychother... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Antipsychotic: Abilify (aripiprazole) has mainly been used to treat mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder. It is quite often used in conjunction with other medic... Read More
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Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Move or get OP: It sounds like you need zoloft (sertraline) with that guy still in your life! zoloft (sertraline) and a moving truck! get farther away or get an order... Read More
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Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Treating depression: I believe that psychotherapy is the first activity one should engage in when depressed. If the depression is mild, therapy can treat it. If it is lo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Impulse control: Are you saying that you have an impulse control problem? You do things that you know you shouldn't then feel guilt later? Stop! need more informati... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Of course: Yes, you can have your baby! you may need to check if your medication causes problems, but few do to the magnitude reported. You should be prepared fo... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Anxious fear meds: Many people with anxiety and OCD fear medication for no reason. Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) is the BEST help you can get, and will relax you, not kil... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Sounds like guilt...: When we do something we know is not wise, we often have a guilty conscience afterward. Guilt can cause us to worry about things that will probably no... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Peoria, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Peoria, IL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Peoria, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
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