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Dr. Jay Shapiro

Pain Management
Freeland, WA
55 years experience male

Locations

Jay Shapiro, Ph.D., P.S.

Freeland, WA

Address

5492 Harbor Avenue, Freeland, WA, US
Directions

Fax

(888) 959-6392

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

Clinical Psychologist in practice 45 years. I treat people over 17 with anxiety disorders, depression, cognitive impairments, relationship difficulties. I use standard therapies like cognitive behavioral and Jungian dynamic, but I also explore unusual or exotic approaches if they get results. Short-term groups for helping people to identify and deal with toxic, nasty people [without becoming one], anger management, and various stress management methods, including psychoacoustics.

Specialties
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Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
"Just" Stressed?: Stress is an inevitable part of living, but chronic stress that does not get relieved, can cause organ failure. So it is recommended that you see a s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
7 years too long: You have been suffering too long. I don't know what multiple "cogtherapy" is. Standard cognitive behavioral therapy is powerful. I would suggest ge... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Diaphragm breathing: 4 consecutive minutes or more of diaphragmatic breathing often stops the progression of panic. Stop tensing forehead. Let eyebrows down to rest. S... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Read yourself: The more reading goes on in the house, the more it becomes the norm. Invite him, ask if he wants to hear something interesting so you can read to him... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Behavioral methods: If you wish to not take pills, 3 behavioral methods may be of use. One, diaphragmatic breathing while lying on your back for 4 consecutive minutes fi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
A small worry: You and your child would be far better off if you got relief from depression. I doubt your child could be taken just because you seek professional he... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Could be depression: Consider a psychological work-up or evaluation. Your symptoms match some of those for depression. Let an expert talk with you. A licensed psycholog... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Stretching: Try stretching by actually pulling gently on your head to the sides, forward, and back. Hold for 30 seconds in each position. This can stop the musc... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
It's treatable: Since you aren't gay, i can see why you want to get rid of the problem. I have seen cases that respond to systematic desensitization therapy. If you... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Ignore: The soft electronic sounds generated by many hearing aids can reduce certain kinds of tinnitus.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Yes, but....: There is still no scientific evidence to support what doctors see clinically in their offices. Women seem to conceive after they learn to reduce felt... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Possible migraine: Have a pain specialist or neurologist check you for migraines. This word comes from the greek two words: hemi means half, and krainis means head or ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Don't worry: Worry has never cured a headache. It all depends on the kind of pain (dull or sharp), the specific location, what triggered it, and how long it lasts... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Stretch Piriformis: If the pain is due to piriformis syndrome [spasm of muscles in the butt], I would recommend stretching according to these two websites (don't do a str... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Get diagnosis: Have your doctor do an examination to make sure there are no serious medical problems causing the tension. If the findings are that there are no know... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Stress effects body: Stress has a way of affecting the body. Stress wears out different organs. Once your doctor has examined you and ruled out other causes, it's time t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Stress reduction: 1 way to reduce stress is 5 minutes of diaphragmatic breathing each day. Make sure your belly is pooching in and out (hands on belly to feel the move... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Anxiety and more: Anxiety is one source of lack of empathy. Another is the person may be too self-involved, self-absorbed, self-centered. More often than not the lack... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
Anxiety is normal: It's normal to feel anxious over this kind of brief pain condition. If anxiety gets to be too high and interferes with your daily routines, counselin... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
55 years experience
No such diagnosis: No depressive pd exists in the manual of diagnoses. Perhaps they meant dependent pd? Personality disorders are notoriously difficult to diagnose cor... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shapiro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shapiro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for this intriguing and detailed answer, I will try!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve Graduate School
Graduated 1967MD
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