Brian Sellers, M.Ed., NBCC, Anxiety Coach/Consultant
Brian specializes in coaching/consulting for:
- Anxiety Disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Social anxiety disorder (SAD)
- Panic Disorder (PAD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Chemical Addictions
- Binge Eating
- Sex Addictions
Brian experienced the following symptoms:
- Chest pains
- Chronic Indigestion/stomach problems
- Cold sweats
- Difficulty focusing and concentrating
- Difficulty swallowing during meals
- Digestive problems & discomfort
- Fear of hurting myself or loved ones
- Fear of losing my mind (Dementia)
- Jittery feelings
- Muscle spasms in legs
- Obsessive thoughts/Obsessions
- Pain in my joints
- Perceived allergic reactions
- Pressure in the head, especially eyes
- Seeing spots in vision/vision symptoms
- Sensitively to loud places
- Shallow breathing
- Tachycardia/Heart palpitations
- Tension in head and neck
- Thoughts of losing control
- and many more
Brian Sellers understands the pain, suffering, and fear associated with anxiety and panic disorder. During his late adolescence and early adulthood, Brian experienced distressing symptoms and persistent panic attacks, with many symptoms and attacks coming 'out-of-the-blue' and at anytime. While his condition was difficult, it was most problematic while he was driving. Many times Brian would pull over on the side of the road or turn around and cancel his trip because of the overwhelming symptoms and fear.
As Brian's anxiety condition escalated, he became fearful that something terrible would happen to him. He became obsessed with thoughts about death and dying. Convinced that he would never overcome his condition and that he would always struggle with his dreadful thoughts and feelings, Brian felt ashamed and thought that he was different from other people his age. While he desperately wanted to get rid of his condition, he didn't know how.
In spite of Brian's best efforts to eliminate his anxiety condition, it persisted throughout his college years. Afraid of being ridiculed and laughed at, Brian avoided talking about his thoughts and experiences. Consequently, he continued to struggle in silence.
A turning point came for Brian, however, in the fall of 1997. During a panic attack while driving, Summer, Brian's wife who was his girlfriend at the time, asked him to challenge his fearful thinking, and that even though he felt awful he wasn't going to die. Encouraged by Summer's reassurance, instead of withdrawing in fear, Brian challenged his fearful thinking and soon learned that he could control his symptoms and fears, and consequently, his panic attacks. Over time, Brian fully conquered his panic disorder and returned to normal health. Brian has been panic attack-free for over ten years.
Wanting to help others, in 2004, Brian began working toward a master's degree in counseling at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama. In the fall of 2006, Brian and his family moved to Mississippi where he completed his Internship and began working as a counselor at Turning Point Counseling in the area of drug and alcohol addiction.
In addition to Brian's experience and training, Brian also has experience working with adolescents who have been physically and sexually abused, adolescent sexual offenders and their parents, as well as others who have experienced anxiety and depression.
Brian and Summer have two children and live in Mississippi, USA.
Brian is absolutely wonderful to work with. I told him he could never retire and my husband agrees! I am so very thankful for the Anxiety Centre website. It was a little over a year ago I was awake at 2 AM (again!) experiencing my 6th or 7th full blown panic attack of the day. I told God that night that I couldn't deal with anxiety anymore and he had to show me something that would give me a real lasting change. I had been dealing with panic and anxiety off and on most of my life. I had spent thousands of dollars on programs, tapes, books and therapists! I typed in anxiety in the search engine of my computer and there was your website. And as they say, the rest is history!
Brian is remarkable and always gives me "homework," which I love. My husband and my son talk of Brian as if he is a member of our family! It hasn't been easy to work through the changes, but it has been so worth it. May God richly bless you all and again thank you for this wonderful resource that has really changed my life.
After trying to handle anxiety by myself and with outside psychologists/ psychiatrists, again and again I found myself back at square one and miserable. I was unable to live a normal life. I started working with Brian Sellers, who showed me the invisible sources of stress that I never would have recognized. He helped me every step of the way, and truly changed my life. I'm writing this now from a cabin in the mountains, on vacation with my family, 7 hours away from my home, which I never would have thought possible. I thank him and anxietycentre from the bottom of my heart.
I wanted to send a BIG thank you to Brian Sellers for being instrumental in recognizing stress and giving me the tools I needed to manage my stress. He has been patient and understanding and has given me valuable information that has changed the way I think and deal with situations. He is an amazing coach and I can't thank him enough!
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated June 2015.