I don't know exactly where you live..in Chicago, suburbs of Chicago or what...but if you have insurance with a mental health program, just call them and ask them for someone that specializes in that area. If you are Christian, there is a great place in Wheaton called The Meyer Clinic. There are other Meyer Clinics in other suburbs too...go online. You should first see a psychiatrist to get on the meds. if that is what you want to do. Then, talk with a psychologist or social worker that specializes in anxiety/panic disorders...making sure that you ask about Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have been on effexor XR for my panic attacks for 6 years, and can honestly say that I may have them only about 2x a year now...and they are just passing. I am sure the meds. help, but I also have learned not to fear the symptoms as much, so it takes a lot of the fear of having the attack away. There is a great book you could read called HOPE AND HELP FOR YOUR NERVES by Claire Weekes. Also...there is a new therapy, don't know too much about it..but I guess many people swear by it..it is Joe Barry's PANIC AWAY progream, which is downloaded off his website. Good Luck!