Our services and Anxiety Treatment Programs are available to you anywhere in the world.

In each case, you have the Anxiety Treatment materials to use in your home, and you can chose to use them on your own following the instructions provided.  Often our participants prefer to have the assistance of one of our affiliated CHAANGE trained professionals for additional guidance toward success to freedom from severe anxiety.  We have such professionals in some locations, and you also have the option of convenient, economical and private weekly telephone coaching sessions by appointment for as long as you like with John or Dolores Pullen.The CHAANGE and LIfeSkills for Children anxiety treatment service have been owned and directed by past participant John R. Pullen, PHD (CA lic. # 565) and Marriage and Family Therapist Dolores S. Pullen (CA Lic.# 22423) for over 25 years.
Both John and Dolores are available by appointment to see clients and CHAANGE participants at their easily accessed offices in Point Loma, San Diego,  well connected to most freeways. They particularly enjoy the success had by their CHAANGE, CHAANGE en Español, and LIfeSkills for Children participants in overcoming severe anxiety conditions.  Dolores also does well assisting those with marital, family and/or child concerns. She is fluent in Spanish as well as  English. Insurance is accepted when applicable.  Both Pullens also offer their convenient and economical Telephone Coaching.  Do contact them for information, if needed.

You Are Not Alone

Over 24 million adults in America suffer from anxiety conditions. Anxiety can show up while driving, shopping, traveling, going to movies, flying on airplanes, public gatherings or even simply being alone.

Early Intervention

Are you aware that 55% of adults who suffer from severe anxiety conditions experienced childhood anxiety, and 31% of these cases began before the age of 10? See our LifeSkills© program today! It’s never to early to give your child courage and freedom from fear or anxiety.

FREE Consultation

Call today, and get started on your way to freedom from fear and severe anxiety. Dr. John Pullen is available for a FREE 20 minute consult by calling: 1-619-358-3697 or 1-619-310-5587

Free Ebook

New Help For Anxiety, Panic and Agoraphobia E-book. A no nonsense guide to help yourself recover from extreme fears and phobias. By Ann Seagraves and Faison Covington. Click here to download your free digital copy.

Achieving Inner Peace

Visit our catalog to purchase this enlightening and powerful book of real life stories of people just like you looking for freedom from anxiety. By Dr. John Pullen ph.D.

  • CHAANGE is amazing and it saved my life.–John Doe, Atlanta GA

  • Lifeskills was so important to helping my children achieve their potential–Doris Leighty School Counselor

  • Now I can finally live my life again thanks to Dr. Pullen and the CHAANGE program–Jerry Lewis

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What is Anxiety?

Severe anxiety describes state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning.  Categories range from generalized anxiety, social phobia, agoraphobia (with or without panic attacks) and post-traumatic conditions. Agoraphobia, taken from the Greek word that translates as "fear of open spaces," is used today by psychologists to mean the fear of having fearful feelings which sometimes leads to avoidance of certain situations or activities. Some possible symptoms include:
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Chest Pain or Discomfort
  • Choking or Smothering Sensations
  • Dizziness
  • Unsteady Feelings
  • Numbness
  • Hot/Cold Flashes
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue or Fainting
  • Trembling and Nervousness
  • Social Phobias
  • "Racing" Thoughts
  • Feelings of Unreality
You may have suffered for years from severe anxiety or panic attacks. You may experience generalized anxiety or have social phobias.  Whatever your individual situation, you now have a way to break free from the prison of your fears, and live free. *Note: CHAANGE is not intended to be a substitute for professional therapy, but is designed as a tool to aid in helping individuals obtain relief from anxiety conditions.

Is there help for me?

Thousands of individuals just like you have used CHAANGE@ as a key to personal freedom.  Let the experience of CHAANGE© help you with the aid of this four-month program based on cognitive (thought-based), behavioral, and goal-oriented theories.  All of the materials have been developed to focus on your needs and to create an atmosphere of positive support and encouragement. There is also help for children who are suffering from anxiety, through the LifeSkills© program your child can be free from fear and anxiety. This program was designed through the joint efforts of professionals from education, social work, family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. It provides age appropriate materials for children from 6-15 years of age. With regular updates, the concepts and methods of CHAANGE have been refined to reflect the latest thinking in the field. When you enroll in the program, we provide you all the materials you will need to be successful; including a personal coach either by phone or a referred affilliate. With CHAANGE, we are your partner as you move from fear to freedom.

Case Study

A professional research study examined the effectiveness of the CHAANGE program.  Two groups were used.  One was a group of CHAANGE participants who had completed the program in the past 18 months to 1 year. The second group was made up of people just beginning the CHAANGE program. People who completed the CHAANGE program:
  • Felt less anxious
  • Were less depressed
  • Were less fearful of many situations
  • Were less angry
  • Had better coping skills
  • Had increased confidence in their ability to solve personal problems
  • Were more at ease in social situations
  • Felt more energetic
A second part of the study examined medical costs before and after CHAANGE treatment.  Results showed that CHAANGE participants had cost savings from 26% to 62% in the year following treatment compared to the year before treatment. CHAANGE works! And it can work for you. NOTE:  The findings of this study were presented at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America National Conference by Daniel Whitehead, Ph.D.  More information can be obtained by writing Dr. Whitehead at 757 Emory St. #365, Imperial Beach, CA 91932. Google+