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Russell A. Hunter, PsyD,panic attack,panic attacks,anxiety attack,fear attacks,panic attack causes,panic attack symptoms,best panic attack treatment

Russell A. Hunter, Psy.D.

My name is Dr. Russell A Hunter, PsyD and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA #PSY21133, VA #0810003936) and recognized by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists as meeting the National Register’s stringent requirements for education and experience as a healthcare professional.


The past 18 years have been exciting and challenging while specializing in the field of Clinical Psychology.  During this time I have developed an expertise in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders,  ADHD, and Neurocognitive Disorders.  I have enjoyed working with so many people from children to older adults learn how to overcome their anxiety and fear so that they can achieve their goals.

I am experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family Systems Therapy. CBT helps identify and correct unhelpful thoughts and/or behaviors that cause emotional distress and interfere with living a satisfying and productive life. Family Systems Therapy helps to reduce family conflict, improve communication, and improve child behavioral issues.

I also provide psychological and neuropsychological testing, consultation, and presentations on various mental health topics.  My practice is in the Washington DC Metro area and I provide virtual therapy sessions.





Doctor of Clinical Psychology

California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

BA Psychology and Social Behavior

University of California, Irvine 

Clinical Psychology Licenses

Virginia Clinical Psychologist #0810003936

California Clinical Psychologist #PSY21133


National Register of Health Service Psychologists


Education and Credentials


I published a book titled, "Attacking Panic: The Power to Be Calm" and it is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This book is different from other books in that you will learn counter intuitive techniques to stop a panic attack.  This book will also explain how and why these techniques work to short-circuit the fight or flight stress response to stop panic attacks fast.  


You will learn how to shut down the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) in addition to turning up the parasympathetic nervous system responsible for producing a calm mental and physical state. 

The Attacking Panic System has helped many of my patients eliminate their panic attacks within the first session! This has enabled them to return to work, school, and to be social again without the fear of having another panic attack. 

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Check out The Fear Blog for more articles about how to stop panic attacks, cope with anxiety, and overcome fear.

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