Anxiety

Feeling a certain level of anxiety over big stressors or certain life events is totally normal. However, if you find that your fear or worry does not go away and, in fact, gets worse over time, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling and often passes quickly, while severe anxiety can seriously affect your day-to-day life. If you are finding your anxiety unmanageable, can’t identify the cause of your anxious feelings or if you are suffering from physical symptoms (such as heart palpations, fatigue, sweaty hands, upset stomach, or insomnia), it may be time to get help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s anxiety specialists today. 

Meet the specialists

 

Its tough to have emotional control lost to our anxieties. Its easy to think your worries and fears are driving you forward...without realizing the huge cost. I have holistic methods to work on anxiety, ways to change the way your brain is afraid. I have success stories with social anxiety, OCD, parental worry, school/test anxiety, body fears, panic, financial worry, and career stress/ worries. There are many ways to work on relaxation and calm and suggestions of physical support for this.

— jan weber, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bloomington, MN

In my personal and professional experience, I’ve learned that anxiety can actually hold important messages for us - once we are able to manage the feeling state. Bringing in your own inner wisdom and knowledge (believe you don’t have any? I’ll challenge you on that!) I work to help you hear what your anxiety is telling you, while supporting you with building new tactics and strategies to thrive in life. You are bigger than your anxiety, even if it doesn’t always feel that way.

— Emily Natale, Creative Art Therapist in Salem, MA
 

I am a psychotherapist and I specialize in the treatment of women with anxiety. I believe anyone can overcome anxiety with the right treatment and a commitment to change. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a proven treatment for reducing anxiety.

— Brittney Chesworth, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Apex, NC

As a high acheiver, you get a lot done but feel anxious and stressed. You hold yourself to high standards and feel like you should be able to do it all. You find it hard to rest and settle, or to feel calm and refreshed. You want to be able to find your own way through, but don't seem to be able to resolve this. You fall into doubting yourself at times, in spite of your acheivements. I can help you: Break free from old ideas, patterns and wounds getting in your way Challenge the nasty voices in your head Have more energy and balance in your life Figure out what your needs are and meet them Learn to calm yourself down Understand yourself and your relationship patterns better Be more accepting of others Stop worrying so much about what other people think Learn to give yourself the self-care you deserve As an experienced therapist for anxiety in Charlotte, NC., I can help you better understand and resolve anxious, worried feelings in a comfortable space.

— Courtenay Monfore, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
 

The presenting problem of anxiety, as well as depression, is what usually brings people to therapy in the first place. Anxiety can result from long-term stress. It can stem from life changes, even as positive as getting married or having a baby, or as negative as divorce. It can also stem from relationship issues, medical problems, or work-related issues. I have been studying and training in anxiety-stress throughout my career of 35+ years, starting with my post-doc internship.

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

For anxiety I will use a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic techniques. We will work on ways for you to better self-soothe and we will reality test what it is that drives your anxiety. Sometimes anxiety is based on real things (meaning the anxiety is trying to tell you something) and sometimes it is driven by internal forces. We will discover together what underlies your anxiety and then work on ways for you to find relief.

— Hugh Simmons, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX
 

Anxiety can be relentless. The thoughts just keep coming. The physical symptoms can be overwhelming, scary, and SO uncomfortable. My first goal is always to work with you to get you some relief from the seemingly uncontrollable symptoms of anxiety. ( You CAN get relief!!) Then, we will continue along your journey to find peace and develop daily habits to support long term wellbeing.

— Deborah Nichols, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR

Do you find yourself avoiding social situations, out of a fear that you'll embarrass yourself in some way? Do you worry excessively and have a constant fear of rejection? Does all of this lead you to miss out on opportunities and relationships because avoidance controls your life? Odds are, you're struggling with social anxiety. What we don’t realize, often, is that anxiety is biologically self-limiting. In other words, it can go down on its own. But if we keep avoiding things that make us anxious, we actually become more sensitive to anxiety, so that even things that didn’t bother us before start to get overwhelming. Anxiety starts to take over your life. So how can therapy with me help? I'll give you the tools to regulate your anxiety. I'll helps you approach the situations that make you anxious, challenge your worrisome thoughts about other people, and reduce your need to use avoidance to cope. That way, you can start to get out there and live your life again.

— Daniel Gaztambide, Psychologist in New York, NY
 

Anxiety is exhausting but it appears to offer productivity. Clients struggling with anxiety describe it as a run-away emotion from which they rarely get relief. Insomnia, inability to find comfort or to feel safe, isolation from others, feeling misunderstood, a thirst for relaxation that rarely gets satisfied and the dread of collapse are difficult to sustain. Our work is to deepen your capacity and create space to reduce your worry to a right-sized role.

— Jennie Merovick, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA

If only you could just relax. The constant stream of worries and the nervous tension are exhausting. If one more person tells you “just don’t think about it” you’re gonna scream. Let me help you develop the skills needed to change how you think not just what you think. I have a ton of tools and we will find what works for you.

— Tammy Cover, Counselor in Magnolia, TX
 

Anxiety is one of those things that requires our attention. It is when we try to ignore it that it grows and overpowers us. Notice, acknowledge, and move on. Sounds easy, but I know better. That is why we work on coping skills, and may use hypnosis or EMDR to process specific triggers or issues.

— Chelle Epstein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Miami, FL
 

While some amount of anxiety can be healthy, too much of it can be overwhelming; it can negatively impact many aspects of one’s life, including intimate relationships. For someone with high levels of anxiety, trying to get into or maintain a relationship or an active sex life can be very challenging. However treatment can offer relief from debilitating anxiety symptoms such as fear, panic, excessive worrying, agitation, tension, and avoidance and facilitate developing fulfilling relationships.

— Dagmara Svetcov, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Allen, TX

I use a number of different modalities to treat anxiety, depression, and PTSD, including EMDR, self -compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, CBT and DBT skills training, breathwork, meditation and Reiki.

— Maggie Seaman, Clinical Social Worker in White Plains, NY
 

Together, we will explore how anxiety manifests itself, the role and function that it plays in your life, and roots and triggers to anxiety. We'll identify concrete and actionable ways to reduce acute and situational anxiety along with baseline anxiety.

— Deanna Richards, Mental Health Counselor in NEW YORK, NY
 

Struggling with stress and anxiety can lead you to feel so out of control. Finding someone to share your feelings with honestly can be so difficult. Sometimes friends and family don’t get it. We get it. We’re here to help. We work with people just like you to develop a plan and some skills to overcome the stress and the mess that anxiety often causes.

— Heather Landeros, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Worth, TX

Feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin and about who you are and your place in the world is difficult. Our brains have been hijacked with ambiguity and uncertainty overlaid with pressures to fit inside of a norm of being. Studying fear and shame and the impact they have on everyday life is an area that I have invested significant amounts of time and training including online platforms such as Brene Brown's shame and vulnerability trainings.

— Kyira Wackett, Counselor in Milwaukie, OR

Are you plagued with fears, worries, insecurities, and an overall sense of dread? Do you often find it hard to breathe, that your heart races, you can't concentrate, and feel an overall sense of dread? Are you trying (unsuccessfully) trying to stay afloat? Anxiety not only makes you feel mentally exhausted, it also messes with your physical health as well. The good news is that it's very treatable and responsive to treatment. You don't have to live your life constantly feeling on edge!

— Sara Weand, Licensed Professional Counselor in Annville, PA

I am comfortable working with clients with OCD, anxiety or panic disorder as well as clients experiencing mild-moderate anxiety. I have been formally trained in Exposure Therapy and Mindfulness and would love to help you regain control of your life and ease your mind, body and spirit.

— Alysa Romano, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

At its core, anxiety is the inability to accept the unknown. Often there are core beliefs that are behind some of the anxiety and we'll work to figure out what those are.

— Lauri Shedd, Clinical Social Worker in St Louis, MO
 

I work with a lot of anxiety in my practice. This may show up in relationships, friendships, at work or it is all consuming and never seems to leave. I work with social anxiety, OCD, and generalized anxiety. I really believe anxiety is a messenger for our feelings and I want to help you soothe your anxiety as much as I want to learn what the message are that are trying to be communicated.

— Ashley Grant, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

We are on top of the food chain but we are still animals. Because of this, anxiety is part of our normal biological survival mechanism. Dealing with anxiety is less about abolishing it and more about shifting our relationship to it. This helps it calm down and be less reactive and more under our control.

— SHANE HENNESEY, Counselor in Richmond, TX

In my work with anxiety, I’ve found that it is easiest to explain it as a physical reaction to stress that was biologically created to help us in dangerous or difficult situations. How does anxiety go from being helpful to destructive? It becomes problematic when it becomes excessive and uncontrollable, affecting daily living. When we see every situation as potentially dangerous and have the bodily reaction to match, anxiety is no longer helpful. Anxiety is often referred to as stress.

— Tracy Bevington, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
 

I specialize in using CBT for treating anxiety disorders, including generalized worry and anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety/shyness, phobias, as well as other phase of life problems that provoke anxiety.

— Ross Nelson, Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
 

Many of my clients suffer from varying degrees of anxiety--from existential listlessness to social anxiety to severe phobias. I have treated adults and adolescents suffering from anxiety and I understand the importance of properly diagnosing and treating anxiety when necessary with psychotropic medication, but I also educate clients on mind-body approaches that may naturally decrease anxiety and panic.

— Christy Merriner, Therapist in , CA
 

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders. This can include but not limited to: Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobia, Panic, Trichotillomania, OCD, and PTSD.

— Kate Sturges, Counselor in Portland, OR

Anxiety is the most common and disruptive psychiatric symptoms. Whether its chronic racing thoughts and worries, emotional sensitivity, or an easily activated stress response system, anxiety is mentally painful. Effectively treating anxiety often requires moving beyond "top down" brain based interventions (like CBT) to "bottom up" interventions in which the body is used to dampen or resolve our difficulties. I will work with you to find effective ways to overcome anxiety.

— Dr. LeShelle Woodard, Clinical Psychologist in Hanover, MA
 

Symptoms of anxiety take place when our body goes in protective mode. When your anxious thoughts or feelings are interfering with daily life, therapy can help explore what is going on so that you can become aware, more mindful and work towards living a life with more ease. Imagine living a life with less anxiety... what would it look like?

— Melanie Rosemberg, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Miami Beach, FL
 

Its tough to have emotional control lost to our anxieties. Its easy to think your worries and fears are driving you forward...without realizing the huge cost. I have holistic methods to work on anxiety, ways to change the way your brain is afraid. I have success stories with social anxiety, OCD, parental worry, school/test anxiety, body fears, panic, financial worry, and career stress/ worries. There are many ways to work on relaxation and calm and suggestions of physical support for this.

— jan weber, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bloomington, MN
 

Anxiety shows itself in many ways, including physiological signs that seem like health problems, and in ritualistic behaviors that are unconsciously used as ways to cope with repetitive and fearful thoughts. However anxiety shows up, it can be mitigated with support, stress reduction, mindfulness, exercise, and simplification of life. Medication can cause additional problems, so behavioral strategies are preferable. We all suffer from anxiety at times, but it should not control your life.

— Laura Greenlee, Psychologist in Asheville, NC

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America affecting 1 in 5 adults. While anxiety disorders are very treatable, less than 40% reach out for professional help. In order for the anxiety to be considered a problem, it usually causes some physical, mental, social, family, or career difficulties before seeking help. One of the more effective treatments for anxiety is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which I can help you practice to decrease stress and anxiety.

— Jim Ciraky, Counselor in Canton, GA
 

As a therapist and yoga instructor, I have extensive training and understanding of the mind, body, brain connection that influences feelings of anxiety. I will be able to teach you many tools to take with you into the world to help you cope with anxiety. I will also be able to work with you to help you understand why anxiety occurs and how to handle overwhelming moments.

— Courtney Hart, Clinical Social Worker in Havre de Grace, MD

I specialize in treating anxiety and related disorders, including social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, agoraphobia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

— Alissa Jerud, Clinical Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA
 

My expertise with anxiety is based on personal and professional experience. I've completed numerous clinical trainings. I use ACT and DBT, which are evidence-based treatments for a variety of anxiety disorders. I also do public speaking about topics related to anxiety.

— Nancy Lee, Counselor in Aurora, CO

Anxiety basically comes down to your own body and brain working against you. It is also one of those symptoms where the "why" may not be very apparent. To overcome it, we have to have a basic understanding of what it is, become comfortable with it being around, and then eventually learn to only give it the attention it deserves.

— Willard Vaughn, Licensed Professional Counselor in , VA
 

The struggle to manage the phsyical and mental symptoms of anxiety (headaches, stomach issues, IBS, panic, procrastination, indecision, racing thoughts, tension and so many more), is exhausting. I utilize a combination of strategies from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness to get to the source of the anxiety and find strategies to address it.

— Ginger Houghton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Farmington Hills, MI

I help clients by using mindfulness and body-based approaches to bring awareness to the specific symptoms that your body uses to express your anxiety. To be honest, I bet these symptoms are very familiar to you because these are habits that have formed from lots of practice. With the help of a professional somatic psychotherapist, you can begin to create new tools and resources to help you find real relief from your anxiety. With time and practice, I can help you discover within yourself the many options you have when it comes to managing stress and feeling overwhelmed.

— Melody Wright, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
 

Using EMDR I have helped several clients overcome anxiety, depression and trauma related symptoms.

— Amita Ghosh, Counselor in Cincinnati, OH
 

Do you spend a ton of time doing the following: 1. Worrying about stuff that hasn't happened 2. Worrying that bad things will happen 3. Negative "Nellie" can't ever seem to find or see the positive 4. Avoid lots of events or activities because you're afraid it will end in some type of disaster? These are some typical signs of anxiety. Many people take medications for anxiety but counseling can get your anxious physiological system and brain to work as intended.

— John Edwards, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA

Anxiety is often the result of an over-active defense mechanism. Whatever the original cause of this self-defense, it usually does a great job of protecting us from dangers. But true anxiety comes from that self-defense process running out of control; protecting us from dangers that are not present in the moment. Using evidence-based tools and practices, and working with each individual client (like you) to tailor a plan best suited for you, I help manage and reduce anxiety symptoms, recognize their causes, and work with you to reduce your anxiety, often transforming it into an ally instead of a cause of distress.

— Barton Shulman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA
 

A tendency toward anxiety can be the result of our genetic inheritance, or can grow from the attachment relationship formed with our parents or primary caregiver in our early years. It can surface at any time as a symptom of unresolved trauma, and of unmanaged stress. Anxiety can mask suppressed emotions that may not have been allowed expression such as anger, and often shows up as perfectionism. Neuroscience has shown that the brain changes in response to our focus of attention. There is an often-quoted phrase "neurons that fire together, wire together", whatever you repeat, good, bad or indifferent, is strengthened. In our work together I will give you physical, emotional, and cognitive tools to help you form and strengthen neuropathways that promote calm and ease.

— Erika Shershun, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Anxiety can be a particularly challenging obstacle to wellbeing. People often find them selves unable to manage their anxiety and become disconnected from that which is important to them. It is possible to gain awareness of the emotional patterns giving rise to anxiety, and develop new ways of responding skillfully. Through a combination of consciousness raising and learning new skills anxiety can be addressed in the service of a rich and meaningful life.

— Wes Harris, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I work with people who are struggling with general, overwhelming feelings of dread, racing thoughts, social anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias.

— Greg Bodin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I use mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and movement-based techniques to treat anxiety from both a top-down (thinking brain) approach and a bottom-up (feelings, body-based) approach. I have also used EMDR successfully to treat anxiety issues.

— Julie Bivins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Henrico, VA
 

Anxiety can stem from so many things - Autism Spectrum, Anxiety disorders, Attachment problems, ADHD, anxiety is often the root of so many behaviors and also one of the trickiest to resolve. Learning how to experience and handle anxiety in healthy ways is often very uplifting to anyone experiencing challenges.

— Lanette Barnett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Broken Arrow, OK

I have spent years helping to address stress and anxiety struggles that people face. I have the training and experience needed to help you identify and manage both the biological and psychological aspects of stress and anxiety. I will help you identify current symptoms, manage those symptoms, and discover underlying causes of stress and anxiety in your life.

— Robert Hinojosa, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Little Rock, AR
 

I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, phobias or panic attacks. I also focus on working with individuals navigating post-trauma recovery and living with PTSD. I use tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other current trauma informed modalities to create an individually-tailored therapeutic approach for my clients.

— Neil Panchmatia, Counselor in Portland, OR

I provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the range of anxiety disorders, from Simple Phobias to Generalized Anxiety and worry. This form of intervention entails both behavioral exercises (exposure) and cognitive work (addressing beliefs and thought patterns that maintain the disorder).

— Michael Greenberg, Clinical Psychologist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

From a somatic perspective, anxiety can be framed as a fight/flight/freeze response to distress. In 'the wild' animals are able to run away, fight or play dead. This response goes away when danger has left. I work with clients to remember how to recognize these bodily responses and be able to tap into our organic ability to come back to baseline after stress.

— Roza Skenderova, Counselor in Portland, OR

No one is immune from anxiety - indeed it is part of the human condition. That said, some struggle with anxiety more than others, and I understand how miserable and even debilitating anxiety can be. For some clients who are open to it, I will recommend nutritional changes and amino acid supplementation that can safely and effectively target the anxiety. For others, it becomes apparent pretty quickly that what the person most needs is simply a safe space to talk about their concerns, and the anxiety will begin to decrease almost immediately once they start to open up (which is not an easy thing for those of us who were taught to be stoic). For others, anxiety is a chronic part of their lives, perhaps even inherited from their anxious parents. Recovery in this case sometimes means getting some physical and/or psychological distance from family members, at least for a period of time. Hypnosis is a wonderful, relaxing tool for reducing anxiety, and I can teach you how to utilize self-hypnosis.

— Maysie Tift, MFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA
 

High achievers often appear to have it all together, but they are feeling a great deal of impostor syndrome, or that something is missing. This is often because of a traumatic experience from early in their life leaving them chasing after validation that they may not have gotten. It's a feeling of "once I do this, I'll be good," but those goal posts keep moving. This is often at the root of anxiety and depression that seemingly successful people feel, and it affects their relationships, job satisfaction, and overall wellbeing. I work with individuals and couples who aren't afraid of hard work, but who feel disconnected from their success.

— Sara Stanizai, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

You are smart. You try hard and you work hard. You want to do your best. And yet… You can’t turn off your brain from the constant over-thinking, the doubt, and the worry that you are not good enough, not likable enough, not attractive enough, not doing enough… NOT ENOUGH. You might dread Sunday nights and the start of a new work week, put off important or necessary conversations, not say what you really want and need, live in a constant loop and fear of "what if..." and avoid people and situations that are just too uncomfortable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the gold-standard form of therapy for anxiety-related concerns. It's a highly effective and well-researched form of treatment. CBT involves looking at the links between our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviors and identifying ways to modify the links when they are not helpful. The thing is....if you are alive, you have anxiety. We all have it and we just need to know how to wrangle it so that we stay in control.

— Heather McKenzie, Counselor in Raleigh, NC

Are you plagued with fears, worries, insecurities, and an overall sense of dread? Do you often find it hard to breathe, that your heart races, you can't concentrate, and feel an overall sense of dread? Are you trying (unsuccessfully) trying to stay afloat? Anxiety not only makes you feel exhausted mentally, it also messes with your physical health as well. The good news is that it's very treatable and responsive to treatment. You don't have to live your life constantly feeling on edge!

— Sara Weand, Licensed Professional Counselor in Annville, PA
 

By looking at the factors that influence anxiety and determining the best way to counteract those tendencies, we remind ourselves that we are not the anxiety or stress we are feeling, it is just something we are experiencing. Elizabeth assists clients in identifying thoughts and feelings that lead to anxiety and stress and offers practical and proven strategies to reduce and overcome anxiety.

— Elizabeth Pankey-Warren, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boca Raton, FL

Anxiety and depression can be all encompassing and the effects of both on the brain, mind, and body can be exhausting. I have worked with all aspects of anxiety and depression and use a variety of therapuetic modalities to address both.

— Niki Saigeon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO
 

I primarily utilize CBT and mindfulness/relaxation techniques to help you shift the way you perceive your experiences and provide you with tools to use anytime you feel anxiety taking hold. The approach is always modified dependent on the individual's needs and severity of symptoms.

— Felicity Colangelo, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, ME
 

Anxiety manifests itself in unique ways for each individual, and so I work hard to adjust my approach to how each individual client is working through their anxiety. Ultimately, my aim is to develop with my clients a hopeful image of the future. Even while life circumstance continue to be challenging for many clients, we will start building a life that is bound by healthy, realistic positive expectations for what's next.

— Aaron Kelsay, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I primarily utilize CBT and mindfulness/relaxation techniques to help you shift the way you perceive your experiences and provide you with tools to use anytime you feel anxiety taking hold. The approach is always modified dependent on the individual's needs and severity of symptoms.

— Felicity Colangelo, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, ME

I have experienced anxiety and know the hold it can take. I have several techniques that I use to help with the anxiety and will help you learn and use them also.

— Angela Collier, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waco, TX
 

I am a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), and I blend yoga and mindfulness techniques with the therapeutic principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and ACT.

— Traci Patterson, Therapist in Chicago, IL

I have been through specialized training to help people with anxiety.

— Melissa Knapp, Psychologist in Milford, MI
 

Anxiety is part of the human condition. When working correctly, the anxiety helps drive us toward goals, gives us energy to get things done, and helps prioritize. However, for many of us, anxiety stops helping us and starts being problematic. When anxiety becomes a problem, we can procrastinate, have feelings of being overwhelmed, sleep difficulties, and irritability. It becomes out of our control. We can give you concrete solutions to help manage the anxiety.

— Heights Family Counseling, Counselor in Houston, TX

You are smart. You try hard and you work hard. You want to do your best. And yet… You can’t turn off your brain from the constant over-thinking, the doubt, and the worry that you are not good enough, not likable enough, not attractive enough, not doing enough… NOT ENOUGH. You might dread Sunday nights and the start of a new work week, put off important or necessary conversations, not say what you really want and need, live in a constant loop and fear of "what if..." and avoid people and situations that are just too uncomfortable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the gold-standard form of therapy for anxiety-related concerns. It's a highly effective and well-researched form of treatment. CBT involves looking at the links between our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviors and identifying ways to modify the links when they are not helpful. The thing is....if you are alive, you have anxiety. We all have it and we just need to know how to wrangle it so that we stay in control.

— Heather McKenzie, Counselor in Raleigh, NC
 

I work with clients to explore how to manage anxiety through cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness-based meditation practices, and other creative approaches. We'll look at what's going on in your brain and body and explore strategies to manage symptoms of anxiety.

— Esther Benoit, Licensed Professional Counselor in Newport News, VA

Do you have a sense of panic or dread you just can't explain? Do you worry at night and find it difficult to sleep? Anxiety may be the culprit. I want to help you find your triggers and put those anxieties to rest.

— Shiloh Werkmeister, Counselor in Troy, MO

I help clients to feel validated in their feelings and to help them understand the source of their anger, sadness, worry, and feelings of low self-worth. To do this we start by exploring the source of the feelings and various ways to overcome them that will fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. This process is different for each person and can include simple venting, unique self-expression, or doing some more heavy-lifting to fully explore the possible paths to feeling more like yourself.

— Nikkita Stonner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO
 

Everyone has worries and sometimes those become excessive and difficult to manage. Anxiety can effect every aspect of your life from making decisions, avoiding doing things and even experiencing physical issues! I use effective techniques to help address every aspect of your life to help you learn to improve your functioning.

— Anna Gavrishova, Counselor in Vancouver, WA

Imagine the world where you do not suffer from anxieties, and your anxieties are under the control? That is what I am here for. I am specialized in treating anxiety and its related issues including panic attack/anxiety attack. Anxiety can make it difficult for you to live in the moment, so hanging out with friends is not even fun; it can create massive problems only in your head though most of them ended up never occurring; it can make you think negatively too much; and it can immobilize your body because it makes you scared of the future. The world itself is tough to live nowadays; if you suffer from anxiety, it makes it 100x more tough. However, there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel even though your anxiety tells you there is not. There is no quick fix, and it will take time. Yet, I will be here with you to help you be a best friend with this evil called anxiety.

— Tatsuya Arakawa, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA

The presenting problem of anxiety, as well as depression, is what usually brings people to therapy in the first place. Anxiety can result from long-term stress. It can stem from life changes, even as positive as getting married or having a baby, or as negative as divorce. It can also stem from relationship issues, medical problems, or work-related issues. I have been studying and training in anxiety-stress throughout my career of 35+ years, starting with my post-doc internship.

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I have been working with anxious clients since the beginning of my career. As a person with anxiety myself, I can relate to the mental and emotional turmoil anxiety can have on your life. I provide a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment, identifying irrational thoughts, and providing a safe space for clients to heal.

— Michelle Smith, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Over the course of my work as a psychologist, I have worked with many individuals struggling with various forms of anxiety. Anxiety can be extremely distressing physically, emotionally, and mentally. At it's worst, it can be painful and debilitating. I help people increase their awareness of how their anxiety has come about, what is maintaining it, and how it is affecting all aspects of their lives from their own body and mind to their personal and professional lives. Heightening these awarenesses along with other therapeutic interventions have lead to decreased anxiety, increased coping skills, and invaluable growth for my patients.

— Jami Howell, Psychologist in Portland, OR
 

The environment we live in often reinforces achievement and success to the point that we end up out of balance in life or feeling frazzled with our schedules, ourselves or others. Balance and flexibility become the desires, but we do not know where to start. Seeing a specialist here will help you with the support you need to get started toward your goals.

— Meredith Riddick, Counselor in Ashburn, VA

Some level of anxiety is to be expected with life- especially around major life events. When anxiety starts to impact our daily lives, through loss of sleep, a short temper or bad habits (hello third glass of wine every night)- it can be beneficial to have tools and techniques to manage. I help clients develop skills to reduce stress in the short term and look at the root causes to reduce anxiety overall.

— Erin Copley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

Self esteem issues, body image problems, self worth are all originating from early problems that were never addressed. By going to the core of the problem, we can fix the problem that keeps on weighing on the individual and help them find a solution. Digging deep is somewhat needed to understand where it all came from and find a treatment plan to allow the person to let go of the negative and focus on the positive. It is crucial to keep an open communication module between client and therapist

— Dr Dan Amzallag, Marriage & Family Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD
 

HOW DOES THERAPY FOR ANXIETY WORK? ​ At Oasis, we will teach you to tame your anxiety. If you experience panic symptoms or panic attacks, we will arm you with tools to manage these moments, and over time come to fear them less. Secondarily, we will help you work on the deeper challenges that may be contributing to your anxiety, so over time, you experience fewer panic symptoms. If you anxiety is connected to big life decisions, we will help you build resilience, and confidence in your choices. We’ll do this by shoring up your strengths and tackling the obstacles. You will learn to better assert your needs to yourself and others, and create healthy boundaries. Over time, your brain and nervous system will learn that they don’t need to create a stress response every time a new transition or big decision comes your way. ​ We have seen this approach work time and time again to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress both for individuals and couples. When you feel more mental and emotional safety, you are freed up to move through life more mindfully, and less anxiously. ​ The way we do this practically in therapy... First, we want to know all about your strengths and how we can build on them. I want to know how you’ve gotten out of tough times before. ​ Then we want to know what’s getting in your way? Where are you getting stuck? ​ We use a really practical approach of teaching skills and tools that you can start using right away. By lowering your day to day stress, we will free up space to work on the root issue of building confidence. Our goal is long term change, so you can tackle any challenge life throws at you. ​ What about medication? If you are currently on medication, we are happy to work with your psychiatrist or physician to coordinate treatment planning. And if you think medication might be necessary, we will refer you to one of our trusted medical partners. ​ While medication is a common treatment approach for symptoms of anxiety, studies show that therapy is as effective as or more effective than medication alone. And, psychotherapy has been found to offer benefits that last long after treatment has ended. ​ Ready to get started?

— Elyse Gong, Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

I have worked successfully with many symptoms of anxiety including: stress, panic, and persistent worry. In some cases exposure therapy is warranted, in other we examine traumatic or other experiences in the client's life.

— Shawn Beard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA

Anxiety is part of the human condition. When working correctly, the anxiety helps drive us toward goals, gives us energy to get things done, and helps prioritize. However, for many of us, anxiety stops helping us and starts being problematic. When anxiety becomes a problem, we can procrastinate, have feelings of being overwhelmed, sleep difficulties, and irritability. It becomes out of our control. We can give you concrete solutions to help manage the anxiety.

— Heights Family Counseling, Counselor in Houston, TX

In my experience anxiety is linked to other issues. Anxiety can be experienced in varying ways with bodily sensations and racing thoughts. The nervous system is one of the most key elements to work with. Think of the nervous system as when the gas gets turned up, anxiety symptoms develop automatically and it takes putting on the brakes, the part of the nervous system that can calm it down. I have training in bringing people into a relaxed state of being with easy methods that work well.

— Bonnie Fleckenstein, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Austin, TX
 

Anxiety is part of the human condition. When working correctly, the anxiety helps drive us toward goals, gives us energy to get things done, and helps prioritize. However, for many of us, anxiety stops helping us and starts being problematic. When anxiety becomes a problem, we can procrastinate, have feelings of being overwhelmed, sleep difficulties, and irritability. It becomes out of our control. We can give you concrete solutions to help manage the anxiety.

— Heights Family Counseling, Counselor in Houston, TX

Anxiety is very common in our society right now. Adolescents, college students, and millennials, are some of our most stressed out people. We don't often get the tools and skills we need to handle our anxiety well, so a professional can be very beneficial in navigating waters where we feel paralyzed to help ourselves in the moment. Let's look at your anxiety together and see what the underlying root causes are!

— Laura Smith, Counselor in Loveland, CO
 

Do you spend a ton of time doing the following: 1. Worrying about stuff that hasn't happened 2. Worrying that bad things will happen 3. Negative "Nellie" can't ever seem to find or see the positive 4. Avoid lots of events activities because you're afraid it will end in some type of disaster? These are some typical signs of anxiety. Many people take medications for anxiety but counseling can get your physiological system and brain to work as intended.

— John Edwards, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA

HOW DOES THERAPY FOR ANXIETY WORK? ​ At Oasis, we will teach you to tame your anxiety. If you experience panic symptoms or panic attacks, we will arm you with tools to manage these moments, and over time come to fear them less. Secondarily, we will help you work on the deeper challenges that may be contributing to your anxiety, so over time, you experience fewer panic symptoms. If you anxiety is connected to big life decisions, we will help you build resilience, and confidence in your choices. We’ll do this by shoring up your strengths and tackling the obstacles. You will learn to better assert your needs to yourself and others, and create healthy boundaries. Over time, your brain and nervous system will learn that they don’t need to create a stress response every time a new transition or big decision comes your way. ​ We have seen this approach work time and time again to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress both for individuals and couples. When you feel more mental and emotional safety, you are freed up to move through life more mindfully, and less anxiously. ​ The way we do this practically in therapy... First, we want to know all about your strengths and how we can build on them. I want to know how you’ve gotten out of tough times before. ​ Then we want to know what’s getting in your way? Where are you getting stuck? ​ We use a really practical approach of teaching skills and tools that you can start using right away. By lowering your day to day stress, we will free up space to work on the root issue of building confidence. Our goal is long term change, so you can tackle any challenge life throws at you. ​ What about medication? If you are currently on medication, we are happy to work with your psychiatrist or physician to coordinate treatment planning. And if you think medication might be necessary, we will refer you to one of our trusted medical partners. ​ While medication is a common treatment approach for symptoms of anxiety, studies show that therapy is as effective as or more effective than medication alone. And, psychotherapy has been found to offer benefits that last long after treatment has ended. ​ Ready to get started?

— Kim Strong, Clinical Social Worker in San Francisco, CA
 

Lets work through your anxiety and find its source - for its what you know that helps reduce your fear of the unknown!

— Della Fernandes, Counselor in Burlingame, CA

I have been treating Anxiety, OCD and related disorders for more than 14 years. In addition to working in my private practice I work in the UCLA OCD intensive treatment program for adults and have trained in the UCLA Anxiety, OCD and Tic Disorders clinic. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders using exposure and response prevention therapy.

— Michelle Massi, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Anxiety is one of our biggest afflictions as a society. I frequently work with clients with anxiety, panic, OCD, and PTSD. I use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and pull from exposure and response prevention (ERP) to help you learn skills to manage these intensely uncomfortable experiences.

— Emelie Gagliardo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I’ve counseled many clients with anxiety and help give practical tools to alleviate their suffering. You don't have to live in pain anymore!

— Kelli Miller, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Encino, CA
 

Its tough to have emotional control lost to our anxieties. Its easy to think your worries and fears are driving you forward...without realizing the huge cost. I have holistic methods to work on anxiety, ways to change the way your brain is afraid. I have success stories with social anxiety, OCD, parental worry, school/test anxiety, body fears, panic, financial worry, and career stress/ worries. There are many ways to work on relaxation and calm and suggestions of physical support for this.

— jan weber, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bloomington, MN

Anxiety is a normal and is a healthy emotion. But, when a person has hard time managing anxiety that is when it becomes an issue and can be a medical issue. Experiencing symptoms of excessive worry, feeling nervous, and apprehension and not being able to control these emotions can lead to anxiety impacting your life in a negative way. In therapy, we will work on finding better coping mechanisms to dealing with your anxiety and learn what the triggers are for what causes you to feel nervous.

— Galina Litvin, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Ramon, CA
 

There are many different things that can cause anxiety and no matter the root of anxiety its effects can be debilitating. I work with clients to understand how their nervous system works, how incidental or ongoing trauma shapes our ability to feel regulated and how to feel more grounded and at ease through the mind-body connection.

— Jacquelyn Richards, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

It’s undeniable that life comes with stress. We live in a busy, fast-paced world where the demands are high, and we are faced with daily challenges. It’s normal to worry about things from time to time, but when our worries escalate we may need specialized support to help manage.

— Caroline Biber, Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC

On the outside, everything seems fine. But on the inside, there is a part of you that feels inauthentic, unmanageable, and at times even unbearable. You know something needs to change, but you’d rather be having a good time with friends and family and are too busy to sit in therapy and talk about your innermost thoughts and feelings. You feel you can usually push through the pain to keep things on track…but this time it’s different. So what are you waiting for? Start making changes now!

— Shannon Gonter, Counselor in Louisville, KY
 

Symptoms of anxiety are a signal that our body is trying to protect us. In most cases the warning is helpful and can be beneficial to activate us to make changes. When the anxious feelings are overwhelming and interfering with our lives it may be time to seek professional help. My goal is not to numb you or mask the symptoms but to provide a safe and validating place to help you understand what is going on, be more mindful, learn and practice making adjustment so you can live with more ease. Anxiety symptoms may be confused with or overlap with ADHD, trauma, anger, fear, value-life incongruence, anxious attachment strategies, substance misuse, experiencing abuse (work, emotional, physical, sexual) sleep disorders, unhealthy boundaries. Assessing and matching techniques can help you manage, not mask, your anxious feelings and thoughts and experience a value driven life.

— Lena Sheffield, Licensed Professional Counselor in Miami, FL
 

Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

— AnaMaria Huibers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Burlingame, CA
 

"Anxiety" is a catch all phrase for a cluster of very different disorders. Anxiety around a specific event (e.g. crowds, social gatherings) or object (e.g. spiders, germs) is much different from anxiety that looms overhead at all times, as is the case in Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Each requires a different and unique approach, however, they often share a common symptomatic presentation. If you are feeling chronically keyed-up or on edge, startled easily, have difficulty concentrating, experiencing racing thoughts, uncontrollable and excessive worry or sleep disturbances you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety shows up as mysterious health conditions like gastrointestinal distress (e.g. IBS), heart arrhythmia's, chronic pain, or headaches. Whichever your unique experience, there is help. Anxiety can be properly treated and in a relatively short amount of time. People that are suffering from anxiety disorders often feel at their wits end and exhausted in managing this uphill battle. There is real help and hope in overcoming this life-limiting illness. I have experience in helping people of all ages overcome anxiety and get back to enjoying and living their lives.

— Mitch Keil, Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA

Racing pulse? Sweaty palms? Tight chest? Shortness of breath? Difficulty thinking clearly? Feeling “anxiety”? These are some of the most common signs of anxiety, a normal human emotional and physical state that serves to signal us that something important is going on. A little anxiety keeps us alert, such as when we are about to cross the street and our anxiety signals us to be cautious and check for traffic before stepping off the curb. A lot of anxiety can distract us, make us physically uncomfortable, steal our sleep, lead us to avoid important activities in life, and even increase our risk for stroke, heart attack, and other serious illness. I help clients decrease their suffering from excessive anxiety by working on several fronts: reducing uncomfortable symptoms by increasing coping and relaxation skills; examining and changing anxiety-provoking ways of thinking; and getting to the root causes of the anxiety in order to minimize recurrences and develop mastery over excessive anxiety.

— Robert Nemerovski. Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist in Kentfield, CA
 

I have extensive experience and advanced training in helping people understand, confront, and overcome social anxiety, panic attacks, and death anxiety.

— Troy Piwowarski, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
 

When the symptoms of anxiety interfere with your life and your functioning, then counseling can help.  With anxiety counseling, you can learn the coping skills to find relief from the worry, the irritability, the agitation, the fatigue, the fears, the exhaustion.  I will guide you on a journey of healing and wellness to find the peace and serenity you desire.  You will learn to reclaim your life, reduce your stress, and live your life as if it matters. Call me at 727-479-6041 for a consult.

— Sara Graff, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dunedin, FL

Anxiety is treatable! I will work with you to identify triggers to anxiety and techniques for anxiety management.

— Kelli Collins, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Anxiety can be all encompassing, a full body/mind take over. I work with clients to understand the roots of their anxiety and create new strategies to cope with it. My hope is that clients can both reduce their anxious symptoms and start to have a different relationship with anxiety so that when it comes, they have more tools and compassion to work with.

— Jami Winkel, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Anxiety is often the symptom if deeper issues of questioning one’s worth in the world. In my office, I work hard to create a safe space where you can begin to learn to take up space in the world, rather than try to hide your true, authentic self away. My specialties in this area include: Eating disorder/body image issues, past trauma, societal oppression, past and current domestic violence, feelings of worthlessness, fears of rejection, panic, social anxiety, stress, anger, existential fear

— Linnea Logas, Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

Are you struggling with fears, panic, or irrational thoughts? Are you stressed and having a hard time coping? Anxiety can present in many forms. It may show up as lowered energy and vitality, in the form of somatic issues such as headaches and stomach aches, or it may present intensely via panic attacks. We can work together to get to the root cause of your worries, and create positive change that will build your coping skills and lower your overall anxiety levels.

— Sabrina Merz, Counselor in Boulder, CO
 

Anxiety and Depression are the leading mental health diagnoses. With the high demands and fast paced life styles many of us have it makes sense why. Luckily there are many tools and skills I help teach my clients to help them reduce the symptoms and take back control of their life. I help people connect with what their body is telling them to allow them to learn how to manage their symptoms and meet their needs to reduce the hold that anxiety has over their life.

— Crystal Deichert, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Aurora, CO

Anxiety is more than being nervous. Frankly, the word is overused. This isn't "just calm down," but is rather "my nerve endings are on fire, every part of my body is screaming with panic and yelling at me to get out." It is a visceral and terrifying feeling. Often I work with mindfulness and ways to calm the body down, as well as a combination of education about what is happening in the body. We work to calm the body as well as the mind- this is more than mental.

— Catherine McConnell, Counselor in Arlington, TX
 

I have experience working with individuals on developing coping skills for anxiety, getting to the root of the anxiety, and the different somatic responses of that anxiety. I work with both adults and teenagers to help manage anxiety symptoms ranging from the severe to the moderate range.

— Kelly Freeman, Counselor in Houston, TX
 

How we handle and deal with anxiety directly impacts our quality of life. There is no separating mind from body. The pounding chest, pit in your stomach, and shortness of breath are terrifying 'signals' telling you something is wrong. Together we'll get curious about what's driving the anxiety and I'll teach you new skills that will help you create lasting peace in your life.

— Kerry Ogden, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Have you ever been told you seem anxious, even when you were not aware of feeling that way? Anxiety can be such a constant in your life that it feels normal! By the time it gets bad enough to do something about it, you may be well on your way to a panic attack. There are many ways to lessen anxiety and get to the root of why you are anxious. So before you lose more sleep, talk too much, work too hard or worry about anything else, call me. You don't have to live with anxiety.

— Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco,
 

Our responses to life can range from supportive to detrimental... with Anxiety, our minds tell us “We must react like this!” When the reality is, we do have a say in how we respond to our environment, both internal and external. Developing skills that build awareness of our internal and external environment and identifying our core values will naturally lead to a different experience with anxious feelings.

— Cynthia Valentine, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

I have over 20 years' experience successfully treating anxiety using scientifically supported approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, and mindfulness. I have treated a wide range of anxiety concerns, including social phobia, panic, worry, health anxiety, perfectionism, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Additionally, I have conducted and published research relevant to the treatment of anxiety.

— Christine Scher, Psychologist in Pasadena, CA

Anxiety, like so many concerns that bring people to therapy, encompasses a wide array of symptoms and manifestations. Many who struggle with anxiety display obvious indicators such as a shaky voice, nervous energy and rapid speech. But, many symptoms of anxiety are well hidden and wouldn't be easily seen through simple observation. I do what I can to help people better understand their anxiety and what may underlay it. I also guide individuals in minimizing its effects.

— Molly Nicholson, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

I work with clients that suffer from a multitude of different kinds of anxiety : test anxiety, social anxiety, sporty anxiety, panic attacks, etc. We use a combination of techniques and therapy to effectively allow clients to handle their anxiety.

— Deni Abbie, Therapist in Grapevine, TX
 

I don't know of anybody who has not experienced anxiety, but it's most difficult when it clouds our judgement or gets in the way of considering effective options. Learning to slow down can be useful and can allow you to consider your options from a safer position. That is a basic purpose of the therapy room.

— Gilbert Bliss, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Towson, MD

Quieting our inner critic is no easy task. I strive to help you do this while empowering your true self so that you may see yourself in a more clear and authentic manner. Less self-judgment, more self-compassion. I use mindfulness techniques with a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy to help you explore and understand where your thoughts and feelings come from.

— Sonia Fregoso, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based treatments, along with other CBT techniques to help improve your ability to remain present and ride the wave of anxiety. My focus is on teaching how to feel discomfort and know you will be ok. Trying to "manage" anxiety or develop coping skills can be codes for your brain to avoid, which tends to feed into fear of future anxiety and panic attacks. By decreasing avoidance, anxiety reduces in frequency and intensity.

— Stephanie Hurley, Counselor in Cincinnati, OH
 

It can feel relieving to receive support in navigating not just the stress inherent to every day life, but to develop strategies and the mindset to overcome the stresses that become anxieties and keep you stuck, overwhelmed, and scared. Together we'll get to know what makes you anxious and how it impacts your life. I've got tons of mindfulness strategies to relieve you of your anxiety. Our goal will be for you to develop trust in yourself so that you can manage your anxiety well.

— Nicole Byrne, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
 

If you're trapped in worry, you'll learn to see & feel the difference between what *might* happen and what *is happening*, and have a plan to deal with whatever does happen. You'll learn about the brain, the mind and the body. Oftentimes, getting better from anxiety starts with the body.

— Dr. Laura Forsyth, Psychologist in Camarillo, CA

It can be hard when you feel like you're wired to worry! I find many of my clients are also Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs), which puts a whole new twist on anxiety. I thought I had social anxiety, but turns out I'm an HSP. Because I'm a deep thinker and I process deeply, I also can worry about stuff. I've had success helping people "tell a new story" about their anxiety, and find ways to work with their anxiety, and learn tools so it's not so overwhelming.

— Patricia Young, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA
 

As someone who has lifelong experience with anxiety myself, I enjoy taking creative and specialized approaches to clients who are dealing with anxiety. I think that there are many tools to use to help find solutions within the day-to-day experience of anxiety/worry/stress in your life, or panic attacks, or even to address the sense of overwhelm that sometimes comes with burnout and overwork.

— Kayte Heslet, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

Anxiety can be paralyzing at times. I have worked with many clients who are living with anxiety daily. Sometimes anxiety comes as a symptom to more deeper, underlying issues. I strive to explore that with my clients to better understand why the anxiety exists and how to best tackle it.

— Natalie Coriell, Counselor in Shrewsbury, MO

Anxiety can be lonely, embarrassing, and scary. It seems like everyone else handles life perfectly, but for some reason, despite how smart you are, you can't get relief. Anxiety makes us play small, but you don't have to give it that power anymore. It's not a life sentence. It's highly treatable. And you don't have to live with it for one more day.

— Stefanie Rosen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake Village, CA

Highly Sensitive People are easily overwhelmed due to our tendency to pick up subtleties in our environment and process that information deeply. This experience often leads to feelings of anxiety when we our ratio of rest/downtime and stress is unbalanced. “All highly sensitive people worry to some degree. Again, it is part of their survival strategy to consider what the future might bring - to learn from threats and failures. To observe and deeply process the world around them.” - Dr. Elaine Aron

— April Snow, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

Anxiety is the most common and disruptive psychiatric symptoms. Whether its chronic racing thoughts and worries, emotional sensitivity, or an easily activated stress response system, anxiety is mentally painful. Effectively treating anxiety often requires moving beyond "top down" brain based interventions (like CBT) to "bottom up" interventions in which the body is used to dampen or resolve our difficulties. I will work with you to find effective ways to overcome anxiety.

— Dr. LeShelle Woodard, Clinical Psychologist in Hanover, MA

I use CBT and mindfulness to treat all anxiety disorders, including Separation Anxiety, Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Selective Mutism.

— Laura Chackes, Clinical Psychologist in Creve Coeur, MO

Anxiety is a natural human response. It stems from a real or perceived lack of control. The trick is to know when your anxiety is legit and real, and when it's distorted. Having suffered from anxiety myself, I understand how hard it is to get to a place of calm. I can teach you the skills to take back control and get confident again.

— Michael Ceely, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

Living In today’s world of stress, we can approach anxiety from physical or emotional basis, understanding how beliefs instilled at an early age still impact self esteem, sense of worth and potential. Claiming the heart of ourselves the beginning of building a new self, confident and centered, and moving forward.

— Laurie Domsch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kimberling City, MO
 

Supporting individuals who experience anxiety to learn coping skills to live their most fulfilling life.

— Jerrica Danhoff, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San francisco, CA

Do you constantly feel worried, nervous, or unease over situations or events happening in your life? Are you always on edge? Anxiety affects over 40 million people everyday. Don't let it consume your life any longer. Therapy will provide you with the tools to be able to identify, challenge, and change the thoughts and behaviors that trigger your anxiety.

— Mallorie Potaznick, Counselor in Coral Springs, FL
 

Anxiety is my main specialty! I have found that those clients who are motivated tend to overcome anxiety related issues quicker than those with less motivation. Through therapy with me, I teach a number of relaxation skills. Some skills include breathwork, meditation, grounding, mindfulness and yoga asanas in therapy (only if the client wants this). Through application of these skills, my clients are better equipped at handling whatever challenges they face and find their inner calm.

— Chris McDonald, Licensed Professional Counselor in Raleigh, NC

I particularly enjoy helping clients with anxiety to develop effective coping strategies to decrease the intensity of their anxiety symptoms. This involves a variety of techniques and interventions, but I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Response Prevention Therapy.

— Rena McGrath, Licensed Professional Counselor in Salem, OR
 

I have training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and have had great success with helping people learn to handle their anxiety in more effective ways through these frameworks.

— Kelly White, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

HOW DOES THERAPY FOR ANXIETY WORK? ​ At Oasis, we will teach you to tame your anxiety. If you experience panic symptoms or panic attacks, we will arm you with tools to manage these moments, and over time come to fear them less. Secondarily, we will help you work on the deeper challenges that may be contributing to your anxiety, so over time, you experience fewer panic symptoms. If you anxiety is connected to big life decisions, we will help you build resilience, and confidence in your choices. We’ll do this by shoring up your strengths and tackling the obstacles. You will learn to better assert your needs to yourself and others, and create healthy boundaries. Over time, your brain and nervous system will learn that they don’t need to create a stress response every time a new transition or big decision comes your way. ​ We have seen this approach work time and time again to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress both for individuals and couples. When you feel more mental and emotional safety, you are freed up to move through life more mindfully, and less anxiously. ​ The way we do this practically in therapy... First, we want to know all about your strengths and how we can build on them. I want to know how you’ve gotten out of tough times before. ​ Then we want to know what’s getting in your way? Where are you getting stuck? ​ We use a really practical approach of teaching skills and tools that you can start using right away. By lowering your day to day stress, we will free up space to work on the root issue of building confidence. Our goal is long term change, so you can tackle any challenge life throws at you. ​ What about medication? If you are currently on medication, we are happy to work with your psychiatrist or physician to coordinate treatment planning. And if you think medication might be necessary, we will refer you to one of our trusted medical partners. ​ While medication is a common treatment approach for symptoms of anxiety, studies show that therapy is as effective as or more effective than medication alone. And, psychotherapy has been found to offer benefits that last long after treatment has ended. ​ Ready to get started?

— Colin Boylan, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Berkeley, CA
 

So many people struggle with anxiety. For some people, they struggle because of the way their brain is wired. Others have had negative experiences that have lead to anxiety. Either way, there are tools to help. EMDR, CBT, and neurofeedback can all effectively treat anxiety so you can claim your life back!

— Steffanie Stecker, Counselor in Englewood, CO

We live in a difficult world, in difficult times. We don't know what lies ahead, and there are no guarantees. We may have experienced traumatic losses or sudden tragedy, and know first hand that terrible things can happen to us, or we may not know why our brains can't stand down and feel the need to prepare for any and all dangers, no matter how unlikely. The good news is that we can learn to let go of some of our worries and enjoy the simple things in life. No matter what we do we can't control everything, but we can learn to let go.

— Katherine Chiba, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

I will help you identify and replace negative thoughts/self-talk which will increase self-esteem and allow you to learn healthier coping skills. We will look at the connection between your social connection to friends and community, spirituality, exercise, stress-management, diet, and natural supplements.

— Kathleen Nelson, Therapist in Ann Arbor, MI
 

As a narrative therapist, I have helped teenagers and adults with their feelings of stress and anxiety.

— Karen Mittet, Counselor in Bellingham, WA

Anxiety often arises in predicted situations, but persistent, constant anxiety is another story. I work with clients to identify triggers to anxiety and faulty belief patterns that may need to be dismantled and rebuilt. I teach coping skills that can be used when feeling anxious, particularly through the lens of mindfulness practices. As with depression, I like to encourage lifestyle changes that can be implemented to assist in improving and maintaining mood over a longer period of time.

— Laura Knudsen, in Newton, MA
 

Will work with clients aged 10 and up who struggle with anxiety.

— Michael Gacnik, Counselor in Groveport, OH

If you are about to do something that makes you nervous — say, go for an interview for promotion at work, or speak out about a controversial topic at a public meeting — then there are two broad mindsets you can adopt, threat or challenge. A threat mindset focuses your mind on the possible downsides of the situation — making a fool of yourself, for example — while a challenge mindset turns your attention to the upsides — making your name, impressing others, or just doing a good job.

— Douglas Rugh, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC

Anxiety can be paralyzing and difficult to communicate to others who have never experienced it. I will work with you to put words to your experience and develop tools to decrease and manage it. I have treated many clients who have experienced anxiety on a daily basis and who have found relief in finding what works best for them.

— Courtney Wade, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Columbus, OH
 

I have personal experience with anxiety and, as such, I have sought counseling for it myself. I work with anxiety from a variety of angles: approaches based on self-acceptance; approaches based on the development of healthy coping mechanisms; and approaches based on the exploration of one's personal history to better understand the origins of anxiety.

— Trevor Brown, Therapist in Boulder, CO

Whether you're experiencing some mild worry and anxiety or life-restricting OCD, much of my school and post-school training has focused on treating anxiety. I really enjoy working with people who have been told their anxiety is "treatment resistant." Often, as a team, we can combine a few evidence-based approaches, perhaps with help from medical providers, to help open life back up. It's not an easy road but it's one I enjoy walking on with my clients.

— Katie Playfair, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Constant worry. A feeling different from stress. Uneasiness. Sleepless nights. Nightmares. Avoidance. Excuses for avoidance. Guilt. Sadness. Loneliness. Fear. More worry. It took until graduate school for me to really understand and get a grasp on my anxiety. I started going to therapy. I learned what anxiety was, where it came from, its purpose, what it was doing to my body. I learned about mindfulness. I learned how to notice my anxiety; how to breathe into it; how to befriend it so that we can co-exist much more peacefully. I had to accept it. It was a part of me, for better or worse. I now use my anxiety as a tool to help me feel prepared, and rather than this annoying thing that holds me back, isolates me and makes me feel bad about myself, I use my managed anxiety to propel me forward. Now, I want to teach you how to better manage your anxiety so you too can use it as a strength rather than continue to struggle with it, feel crippled by it or see it as a weakness.

— Minal Nebhnani, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA

We all have many different parts. Sometimes, these parts take over and we see ourselves as an "anxious person" or a "depressed person". I help people come back into their True Self, while staying in connection, and sometimes healing, different parts of themselves.

— Beth Levine, Clinical Social Worker in Rockville, MD
 

Anxiety often arises after surviving a traumatic experience. In treating people with anxiety, it is helpful to provide skills to facilitate managing the bodily sensations of anxiety. Once a person is feeling comfortable with using tools, it is effective to uncouple the person's memory of an event from the emotional experience in order to reduce anxiety.

— Liz Imparato, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
 

Anxiety can present in so many different facets that it is unique to every person who experiences it. I work with individuals with OCD, social anxiety, and experiences that create a feeling of being trapped and paralyzed by something that feels out of control. Anxiety doesn't have to be the experience of your every day and often it disallows other experiences and emotions to be present, thus causing you to feel depressed, stuck, frustrated or just alone. Types of Stress and Anxiety treatment offered: Panic Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Eating Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Specific Phobia or Fear Other Specified/Unspecified Anxiety Disorder

— Brian Pollack, Clinical Social Worker in SUMMIT, NJ
 

If you are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks or worry, I can help you. You might feel overwhelmed or anxious about a number of issues or you might just feel stuck. Whether your anxiety stems from difficulties prioritizing your own self care or setting boundaries with others, there is HOPE. Intergrating traditional talk therapy, evidenced based treatments and holistic techniques such as meditation, breath work and aromatherapy can really shift your life. You’re also given tools and resources.

— Gail Wodkiewicz, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Staten Island, NY
 

I've worked extensively with clients who have generalized anxiety to integrate their anxious self as a loved and accepted part of the self. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction and somatic awareness to assist clients in understanding their anxiety and their personal needs in times of anxiety. I incorporate mindfulness techniques into my sessions that clients can use outside of session along with offering options for nature walks as part of our work together.

— Megan Miller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in North Bend, OR

Anxiety can feel like a small dragon nibbling on your toes, for awhile you can ignore it but eventually the nibbles turn to bites and you don't know how to get the dragon to go away because it is comfortable right where it always has been. Let's you and me slay that dragon together.

— Austin Knight, Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
 

I see anxiety as both originating from our formative experiences as well as from our habits of thought and action. I view anxiety from within my trauma-based perspective and believe that people learn anxiety and feel anxiety as protective coping mechanisms.

— Frank Thewes, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Princeton, NJ

The presenting problem of anxiety, as well as depression, is what usually brings people to therapy in the first place. Anxiety can result from long-term stress. It can stem from life changes, even as positive as getting married or having a baby, or as negative as divorce. It can also stem from relationship issues, medical problems, or work-related issues. I have been studying and training in anxiety-stress throughout my career of 35+ years, starting with my post-doc internship.

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I want people to feel comfortable to discuss whatever feelings arise, be it painful memories, grief, anxiety, depression, loss, loneliness, shame, guilt, self-loathing, abandonment, relationship struggles, unworthiness, or fear.

— Jessica Sassoon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Los Angeles, CA

I have many years of experience helping people understand their anxiety and learn healthy tools and tricks to help them better manage what they experience. In many cases, people I have treated report significantly less anxiety and in some cases my clients have reported overall improvement in frequency and duration of their anxiety over time.

— Kesha Martin, Counselor in San Antonio, TX
 

I have training in various anxiety treatments and incorporate mindfulness techniques into all my sessions.

— Rachel Ladov, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX
 

Anxiety is : Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge Being easily fatigued Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank Being irritable Having muscle tension Difficulty controlling feelings of worry Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep My approach to treating anxiety is one of progressive desensitization and the attainment of self soothing skills.

— Tony Filanowski, Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

Anxiety is part of the human condition. When working correctly, the anxiety helps drive us toward goals, gives us energy to get things done, and helps prioritize. However, for many of us, anxiety stops helping us and starts being problematic. When anxiety becomes a problem, we can procrastinate, have feelings of being overwhelmed, sleep difficulties, and irritability. It becomes out of our control. We can give you concrete solutions to help manage the anxiety.

— Heights Family Counseling, Counselor in Houston, TX
 

I use cognitive-behavioral techniques in the treatment of anxiety. I have received specific training in treating anxiety disorders, particularly social anxiety. I also have experience treating generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks.

— Kristin Conover, Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

Anxiety is an expected part of life and can at times motivate us to be successful. It is common to feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before completing an exam, or before making an important life decision. However, anxiety disorders involve more than short-term worry or fear. For a person experiencing an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. I hope to hep you improve your daily functioning and allow you to feel successful in your life.

— Marshall Bewley, Psychologist in Denton, TX
 

I have tools - Mindfulness, grounding, IFS, EMDR- that may help you with anxiety. I offer a warm presence that is also calming and compassionate.

— Aude CASTAGNA, Counselor in Santa Cruz, CA

I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, phobias or panic attacks. I also focus on working with individuals navigating post-trauma recovery and living with PTSD. I use tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other current trauma informed modalities to create an individually-tailored therapeutic approach for my clients.

— Neil Panchmatia, Counselor in Portland, OR

Anxiety is a fast paced emotion and it can ramp up quickly and easily. Slowing down is the antidote, but its not as intuitive as we would hope. I help clients name, label and diagram their pattern of anxiety. We do this in effort to un-blend from the chaos anxiety creates. From an outside perspective we can understand what causes these intense feelings and how we have naturally and automatically tried to calm them. And, take an honest look at how those ways of managing the emotions have worked out for us. Most of us come in to therapy after using the same coping strategies for decades. Expecting to simply change those strategies is unrealistic. Slowing down, un-blending, creating clarity, and learning to stay with what we are feeling is my approach to anxiety treatment. Most of us who have intense feelings react with resistance to them. Learning to stay with a feeling and build a relationship with your emotional self is key to managing anxiety.

— Vicki Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

If anxiety is taking over your life, I can help you find freedom. In our counseling relationship, you will find a supportive and safe space to process your anxieties and be reminded of what is real and true. I will teach you skills you can use in your day-to-day life to overcome your anxiety and find peace in the present moment. We will dig into the root issues of your anxiety, so you can find long-lasting relief. You can overcome this, but you do not have to do it alone.

— Lily Ewing, Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

Sometimes the "what if's" take over your thinking, and you're not able to get out from under them. If fear and worry are keeping you stuck, I would love to help you find ways to cope that can lead to more ease and freedom.

— Jessica Weikers, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Test/Performance Anxiety and Panic Disorder utilizing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and received my certification from The Institute of Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professionals.

— Diana Siew, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

HOW DOES THERAPY FOR ANXIETY WORK? ​ At Oasis, we will teach you to tame your anxiety. If you experience panic symptoms or panic attacks, we will arm you with tools to manage these moments, and over time come to fear them less. Secondarily, we will help you work on the deeper challenges that may be contributing to your anxiety, so over time, you experience fewer panic symptoms. If you anxiety is connected to big life decisions, we will help you build resilience, and confidence in your choices. We’ll do this by shoring up your strengths and tackling the obstacles. You will learn to better assert your needs to yourself and others, and create healthy boundaries. Over time, your brain and nervous system will learn that they don’t need to create a stress response every time a new transition or big decision comes your way. ​ We have seen this approach work time and time again to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress both for individuals and couples. When you feel more mental and emotional safety, you are freed up to move through life more mindfully, and less anxiously. ​ The way we do this practically in therapy... First, we want to know all about your strengths and how we can build on them. I want to know how you’ve gotten out of tough times before. ​ Then we want to know what’s getting in your way? Where are you getting stuck? ​ We use a really practical approach of teaching skills and tools that you can start using right away. By lowering your day to day stress, we will free up space to work on the root issue of building confidence. Our goal is long term change, so you can tackle any challenge life throws at you. ​ What about medication? If you are currently on medication, we are happy to work with your psychiatrist or physician to coordinate treatment planning. And if you think medication might be necessary, we will refer you to one of our trusted medical partners. ​ While medication is a common treatment approach for symptoms of anxiety, studies show that therapy is as effective as or more effective than medication alone. And, psychotherapy has been found to offer benefits that last long after treatment has ended. ​ Ready to get started?

— Kathryn Richards, Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

Think of anxiety not necessarily as an emotion in itself, but the fight-flight-freeze that results when our emotions have become overwhelming, or when we have been encouraged to suppress them instead of learning to channel them in health-positive ways. My work addresses the biology of stress, supporting the body's ability to return to the rest-digest (parasympathetic) state which allows for better sleep, less emotional reactivity, and a healthier digestion.

— Inga Larson, Counselor in Denver, CO

Anxious feelings are not just panic attacks in public spaces. It is not being able to sleep before a big presentation or racing thoughts about how you are not good enough in your relationship. Negative self talk is something I help clients overcome and diminish in their everyday lives.

— Rochelle Marecheau, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Atlanta, GA
 

Anxiety is often at the root of a variety of issues – eating disorders, self-harm, addiction, panic attacks; even some forms psychosis. I use body-centered awareness and gentle questioning to help clients understand the root cause of their anxiety. Often, there is wisdom and truth within the anxious symptoms which need attention and understanding before the symptom itself can rest. Learning new ways of listening to, and soothing, the symptom(s) is often very relieving clients.

— Eileen Brown, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA
 

Most people who struggle with anxiety have tried a variety of techniques like meditation and deep breathing to help calm down when they feel their feelings start to escalate. These are great techniques, but when they don't work, you can feel like you are left with no tools to deal with the panic, and it can be quickly overwhelming. I work with my clients to learn how to manage the anxiety when the usual tools aren't enough. We address the common "meta-anxiety" that goes hand-in-hand with the feelings of panic and overwhelm- the anxiety about the anxiety. You know what I mean– that voice that says, "what if I make a fool of myself", or "what if my anxiety gets worse and worse until I can't think about anything else?" Some anxiety is situational– health. family, and work issues, or even the state of the planet. And it's pretty common to just feel overwhelmed with your complicated life. You can learn to manage your anxiety about these things too.

— Amy McManus, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address the unhelpful thought patterns that lead to anxiety. My clients appreciate my solution-focused approach & ability to tailor our sessions to their needs & personality.

— Ronda Wegman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
 

Is anxiety starting to control your life or keep you from experiencing joy and peace? You just can’t ignore the dread and sense of impending doom. The worries start piling up. You feel trapped. Trapped in a life you never expected – where worries and “what ifs” are robbing you of what should be some of the best years of your life. You can break the chokehold of excessive and unproductive worry. Let’s work together to help you refocus on the present rather than being stuck in the overthinking.

— JaLeah Law, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

The presenting problem of anxiety, as well as depression, is what usually brings people to therapy in the first place. Anxiety can result from long-term stress. It can stem from life changes, even as positive as getting married or having a baby, or as negative as divorce. It can also stem from relationship issues, medical problems, or work-related issues. I have been studying and training in anxiety-stress throughout my career of 35+ years, starting with my post-doc internship.

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
 

My addiction as well as the hundreds of people I have worked with over the past 20 plus years, started as a way to cope with anxiety and depression. Soon, that coping technique turned into a problem. There is a better way that won't leave you feeling hopeless and alone. You don't need to suffer in silence any longer.

— Carol Tjaden, Counselor in Waterloo, IA

The stressors of life combined with underlying fears have caused a near epidemic in anxiety disorders. I can help you regain control over your life using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness and Meditation techniques and other modalities. I work with panic attacks, obsessive disorders, chronic worrying, or everyday stress of work, relationships and children.

— Dr. Judi Bloom, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
 

Anxiety can be very distressing when it's uncontrollable. Through the use of mindfulness training, and mind/body therapy we will help you deal with both the symptoms and the cause of your anxiety.

— Cody Mitts, Mental Health Counselor in Denver, CO

Anxiety is often experienced as a component of depression, but it can also be a singular diagnosis. Anxiety usually responds well using CBT, but sometimes needs specialized treatment when it presents as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD behaviors and thoughts can be extremely distressing and disruptive to a persons’ mental health. Exposure Response Treatment is a very effective protocol I have used to help clients free themselves from the chains of OCD.

— Judy Nemmers, Clinical Social Worker in West Des Moines, IA

I have experience diagnosing and treating an array of anxiety issues from social anxiety to bipolar induced agoraphobia and panic disorder. I treat these issues through the therapeutic relationship, coaching, mindfulness based exploration, community resources & collaboration with other practitioners. These issues are surprisingly common and I work to provide safe, non-pathologizing support.

— Camillia Thompson, Counselor in PORTLAND, OR
 

My education, experience working with clients individually and in groups, as well as training in CBT, DBT, and ACT skills, have helped me make a difference in the lives of my clients with symptoms of anxiety.

— Doe Daughtrey, Social Worker in Gilbert, AZ
 

I work with many people who suffer from a wide range of anxiety issues , from mild to severe--work through the underlying issues toward self regulation, connection, and a more fulfilled experience. To do this, I draw from a range of effective models, including psychoanalytic, CBT, attachment, and Gestalt.

— Mary Bruce-Owenby, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Everyone has anxiety, but when it becomes debilitating is when it becomes time to seek help. I offer a variety of tools to help my clients face their anxiety head on. Whether it is generalized anxiety, social anxiety, or specific phobias, I have experience utilizing psychoeducation and mindfulness based coping skills with my clients.

— Steffanie Kelshaw, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
 

Anxiety manifests in lots of different ways for people, so I the first thing I try to do here with clients is understand how it manifests for them. We will also explore the root cause and introduce mind/body based practices that I hope will be beneficial.

— Leah Constantz, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Somerville, MA

Do you ever feel like you suppress your authenticity out of the fear of being vulnerable? Are you having trouble finding your voice? Do you feel that what you had to say wasn’t of any value? Anxiety arrives as a signal and has purpose within our lives. The more that we avoid something the more anxiety provoking it becomes; when you become more attentive to how you feel and what is causing you to become anxious you develop a heightened sense of awareness for yourself and of the world around you.

— Victoria Wantuck, Counselor in Seattle, WA

I use a combination of mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral and art therapy techniques with anxiety.

— Cindy Gordon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Longmont, CO
 

Are you plagued with fears, worries, insecurities, and an overall sense of dread? Do you often find it hard to breathe, that your heart races, you can't concentrate, and feel an overall sense of dread? Are you trying (unsuccessfully) trying to stay afloat? Anxiety not only makes you feel exhausted mentally, it also messes with your physical health as well. The good news is that it's very treatable and responsive to treatment. You don't have to live your life constantly feeling on edge!

— Sara Weand, Licensed Professional Counselor in Annville, PA

"I just want to feel normal" How many times have I heard that statement from individuals struggling with anxiety. Often individuals with anxiety don't think things will get better. However, research shows education and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can yield positive results. In sessions, individuals will be assisted to identify triggers, core beliefs, physical symptoms and activities to manage the anxiety for a meaningul lifestyle.

— Tracey Little, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Forest Hills, NY
 

Anxiety. It’s like the monster that never sleeps. And because of it, you’re probably having some trouble in that department too. How many days do you wake up feeling more tired than the day before? It’s like you’re spinning your wheels trying to get caught up on a never-ending to-do list. And yet somehow, it feels like it’s never enough. And it tells you that you’re not enough. There’s a big difference between feeling a little nervous and totally helpless. I’m talking about that crippling, panic-attack-inducing anxiety that leaves you completely wiped out when it’s over. Feeling a little worried over a big event is very different from feeling completely terrified of every event. The good thing is, there’s hope. You don’t have to keep feeling like your life has no worth and value.

— Dr. Zakk Gammon, Therapist in Owensboro, KY

Does your head, stomach or chest often hurt without any medical reason? Anxiety literally affects millions of people and can throw your life out of balance so it feels like the fear is in charge. I understand anxiety from both a personal and professional prospective, and will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Heart Rate Variability Training to teach you skills that will help reduce your stress and anxiety, develop self regulation skills and build emotional resilience.

— Barbara Baselice, Counselor in Allen, TX

Anxiety underlies much of the discomfort and many of the relationship problems that trouble my clients. Using DBT, assertiveness skills training, yogic and breathing techniques, lifestyle and sleep changes, I can help you calm and manage the whirling thoughts and fearful bodily sensations that we call anxiety.

— Melissa Owens, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

A coordinated program of music and music therapy interventions in response to anxiety is designed and implemented to provide opportunities for: *Non-verbal outlets for emotions associated with anxiety and stress reduction *understanding and expression feelings of anxiety and helplessness through song writing and improve *Enhanced feelings of control, confidence, and empowerment *Positive physiological changes, such as lower blood pressure, reduced heart rate, and relaxed muscle tension

— Megan Dozler, Creative Art Therapist in Napa, CA

Anxiety is a necessary feeling/emotion for example, it can motivate us to complete important tasks. However, if we have an abundance of anxiety, it can be debilitating cause isolation behaviors and even physical symptoms. Understanding its causes and roots can aid in understanding & alleviating symptoms. At times it takes a while to uncover its origins, therefore I teach coping skills immediately to aid in alleviating symptoms as we work on understanding healthy and unhealthy anxiety symptoms.

— Jennifer Stephenson, Counselor in Fort Collins, CO
 

I am a recovering perfectionist who is VERY aware of the impact it has on one's daily life. I am all too familiar with the paralyzing nature of fearing failure, constantly striving to be the best, overthinking for days, and panic attacks. I help clients learn about and understand their anxiety, while also becoming more compassionate toward themselves.

— Jacqueline "Jackie" Abeling, Marriage & Family Therapist in Maple Grove, MN

The presenting problem of anxiety, as well as depression, is what usually brings people to therapy in the first place. Anxiety can result from long-term stress. It can stem from life changes, even as positive as getting married or having a baby, or as negative as divorce. It can also stem from relationship issues, medical problems, or work-related issues. I have been studying and training in anxiety-stress throughout my career of 35+ years, starting with my post-doc internship.

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

Without some anxiety the human race would've become extinct a long time ago - you need to notice and react to danger to survive. But sometimes anxiety becomes overwhelming and gets in our way. The way we express that can look very different - phobias, panic attacks, avoidance, extreme shyness or even aggression. All anxiety is connected to anticipation of a future threat, real or imagined. Together we will work on reducing your symptoms, finding coping strategies that work for you, and processing the original cause so that you can manage it better.

— Nicola Gosen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bellingham, WA
 

I have extensive training in treating anxiety and panic. My work incorporates the mind and body to help clients understand and work through their anxiety.

— Stevie Spiegel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kansas City, MO

Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Compassion-Focused Therapy, I can help you identify your problem thoughts and behaviors. I can also help you learn techniques for better managing the anxiety and get back on your feet again.

— Julia Ayraud, Counselor in The Woodlands, TX
 

I encourage individuals to start with a deep breathing exercise, to start the relaxation process, which leads to yoga and a daily mediation practice, even if only for them minutes per day. I also inform them that worrying is a form of negative mediation, which releases stress hormones, and can create physical illness.

— Teresa Meadows, Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
 

A coordinated program of music and music therapy interventions in response to anxiety is designed and implemented to provide opportunities for: *Non-verbal outlets for emotions associated with anxiety and stress reduction *Enhanced feelings of control, confidence, and empowerment *Positive physiological changes, such as lower blood pressure, reduced heart rate, and relaxed muscle tension

— Megan Dozler, Creative Art Therapist in Napa, CA

Anxiety is like, the worst feeling ever. And sometimes it can seem to take hold for no reason – causing you ruminations, worry, panic and intense fear. I bet it's starting to get in the way of your work, your relationships and definitely your inner peace. The good news is, anxiety is totally treatable. There are lots of things you can start implementing right away that will help you feel more calm and grounded. In the mean time, you can start exploring what's causing the anxiety to begin with.

— Natalie Moore, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
 

Anxiety is a basic symptom which can cover various issues such as fears, inner conflicts, distress. I can help you to manage your anxiety and find out the roots.

— Ekaterina Tyurina, Psychiatrist in Belgrade,

Do you spend a ton of time doing the following: 1. Worrying about stuff that hasn't happened 2. Worrying that bad things will happen 3. Negative "Nellie" can't ever seem to find or see the positive 4. Avoid lots of events activities because you're afraid it will end in some type of disaster? These are some typical signs of anxiety. Many people take medications for anxiety but counseling can get your physiological system and brain to work as intended.

— John Edwards, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
 

Having some anxiety is normal and can actually help us become activated and productive. But, too much anxiety, or anxiety that we feel we cannot control, can get in the way of our lives. I use evidence-based approaches (e.g., cognitive-behavior therapy) that is individualized to meet the needs of each client. This type of intervention is cooperative and action-based.

— Lindsey Sterling, Clinical Psychologist in Long Beach, CA
 

I use a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to the treatment of Anxiety. As part of CBT, I also incorporate many methods to help people get results on their own without the need for therapy. To learn more, check out the book When Panic Attacks or go to my website at www.juliemsimons.com

— Julie Simons, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lakewood Ranch, FL

For anxiety I will use a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic techniques. We will work on ways for you to better self-soothe and to reality test what it is that drives your anxiety. Sometimes anxiety is based on real things (meaning the anxiety is trying to tell you something) and sometimes it is driven by internal fources that can be turned in other directions.

— Hugh Simmons, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX
 

It's true. LGBTQ people like you and me experience depression and anxiety much more frequently than our heterosexual peers. By many estimates, we're twice as likely to experience one or both conditions. Know that you are not alone, and you don't have to suffer in secret or by yourself.

— Brian Gieringer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Atlanta, GA

Hello anxiety…ole friend. You tell yourself to stop worrying, or take a deep breath, but it doesn't help. You're mentally fatigued, overwhelmed, frustrated, and unable to move forward. Unfortunately anxiety is not simply remedied by the well-intentioned suggestion to ”just relax”. But wouldn’t that be nice… Anxiety is one of the main reasons many of my clients seek therapy. My clients have taught me that there are numerous ways to describe and feel anxiety – no two clients seem to have the same experience even if their situations are nearly identical. And spoiler alert…my clients and I have also discovered that befriending the parts of anxiety that benefit us (yes, they do exist) actually help us to “ride the wave” of unhelpful anxiety. The main takeaway is that you don’t have to continue to suffer or to push through alone…there’s help available so that you are able find more ease in your life.

— Sheila Tucker, Counselor in Hilton Head Island, SC

To me, anxiety is a fancy word for fear. If fear is blocking you from making good decisions it's time to feel SAFE. Together we can accept the feelings and face what is. Learn new ways to tolerate and decrease distress. This is a skill I can teach you. New and different choices can keep you from falling in the same hole over again.

— Sandy Demopoulos, Clinical Social Worker in White Plains, NY

The presenting problem of anxiety, as well as depression, is what usually brings people to therapy in the first place. Anxiety can result from long-term stress. It can stem from life changes, even as positive as getting married or having a baby, or as negative as divorce. It can also stem from relationship issues, medical problems, or work-related issues. I have been studying and training in anxiety-stress throughout my career of 35+ years, starting with my post-doc internship.

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
 

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— Audrey Atkinson, Clinical Psychologist in Davidson, NC

If you struggle with anxiety I can help you to learn to work envision your anxiety differently. Working somatically, I help clients to reconnect to their bodies and breath to help them to manage their anxiety. We will also work with art to externalize this anxiety and see it as something that visits you but that it is not you.

— Celine Redfield, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

This world we live in is fast and oftentimes feels overwhelming. It is so easy to feel impaired or even paralyzed by anxiety. Whether you feel bogged down by anxious thoughts and feelings daily or just occasionally, it can affect your life in a powerful way. I work with my clients to understand their anxiety and where it comes from. From there, we work together to set up supportive habits and systems that specifically work for YOU to help you feel like you are in the driver seat of your life.

— Sarah Iaccarino, Counselor in West Hollywood, CA
 

Everyone needs help when anxiety and stress seem to take over and become a problem. It might be triggered by work, health, family, money, or relationships. Or it could be something hurtful or traumatic from your past that won’t let go. In therapy, I start by listening to really get what you are feeling and experiencing. Then, together decide what your most important goals are. And finally, I use and teach proven and effective tools that will help you get past anxiety and feel good again.

— Aaron Deri, Marriage & Family Therapist in Scarsdale, NY

When we live with a background feeling of being defective, unworthy, or flawed, we may compensate by trying to be perfect. It’s very freeing to loosen the grip of perfectionism that might be driving us. But first we need to recognize how shame is operating. Being human means screwing up sometimes. We can learn and grow from our mistakes by humbly acknowledging them and being compassion toward ourselves. And consider this: We are more likely to succeed when our creativity is freed up.

— Kathy Hicks, Counselor in Whitehouse, TX

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a one-on-one form of psychotherapy that is designed to reduce stress, anxiety and depression symptoms associated with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There are many phases to EMDR. During the preparation phase, the therapist works with the client to identify a positive memory that includes feelings of safety or calm that can be used when a traumatic memory of psychological distress is triggered.

— Deborah Blum, Counselor in North Miami Beach, FL
 

Anxiety can be overwhelming. Waking up w that pit-in-the-gut feeling can ruin entire days. Learning to manage anxiety, navigate triggers, and find your personal power can be life changing. Issues around phobias, anxiety, OCD, and fear-based belief systems can be explored and examined in a safe, competent, caring environment. I can help.

— Dr. Cynthia Giocomarra, Psychologist in Brooklyn, NY
 

Anxiety is overwhelming, stressful, and depleting. Anxiety is an overestimation of risk and underestimation of our ability to cope. Learn how to reduce anxiety through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by reframing your thoughts, evaluating your thoughts, and coping with stress.

— Diana Ruiz, Counselor in Chicago, IL

Anxiety, panic attacks, racing thoughts leading only to dark places, being worried about the worst outcome, fearing making a social blunder, uncontrollable blushing, uncertainty, avoidance, irritability and poor coping skills. These are more frequent now among people seeking therapy than ever before. It can be due to many reasons like the current political chaos, personal stressors or childhood trauma. It’s not insurmountable. I can help you discover how to heal.

— Elissa Grunblatt, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Amityville, NY
 

I see many clients suffering from mild to debilitating stress and anxiety. By employing straightforward strategies alongside a deeper investigation into formative relationships and experiences, I am able to help clients reduce the grip of anxiety and live a calmer, more productive, and more satisfying life.

— Bear Korngold, Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

The exact causes of Anxiety are unique to each person because everyone has their own genetic predisposition, environmental experiences, history, and personality. Anxiety most often starts when we don't know effectively how to adapt, cope, or flow with perceived stress (real or imagined). Many times anxiety seems to be only related to events that have unfolded in a person’s life. Interestingly, individuals who have been through the same exact experiences may deal with them in different ways–some people may develop an anxiety disorder, while others may not. Ongoing clinical research provides clinical psychologists more insight into anxiety, the harmful mind-body reactions to stress, and uncovering the most effective treatment options. TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY AND STRESS When it comes to treating anxiety and stress, there are many scientifically proven therapies and options at our disposal. I use a variety of methods including psychotherapy, coaching, relaxation training, and stress management techniques to help alleviate the pain and suffering caused by the Family of Anxiety Disorders. Often the people I treat for anxiety also have other areas of their life that they would like to improve as well, so there are many factors that influence which therapy methods are used.

— Dr. Shawna Freshwater, Clinical Psychologist in Miami Beach, FL
 

From my clinical perspective, anxiety may be the appropriate response to a life altering event. I operate from a wellness model, which to me means I see symptoms and behaviors as normal responses to abnormal circumstances. Life happens and we survive the best we can with what we have. I often pull from mindfulness, meditation, and cognitive-behavioral techniques when working with anxiety.

— Kathleen Driscoll, Counselor in Greensboro, NC
 

A certain level of stress is typical and expected. You work a demanding job, have a busy schedule, and tend to your most valued relationships. But normal stress can turn into anxiety, and anxiety can turn into fear. Sometimes stress can become so problematic that it interferes with your daily life. Some common signs of anxiety include: Constant worry, Restlessness, Decreased sleep, Diet change, A constant sense of “something bad is going to happen”, Panicky feelings, etc. How can anxiety therapy help? We help people find solutions to stress and anxiety that are custom-tailored to your needs. We start with the belief that anxious feelings are driven by the way that you think.If you’re feeling anxious, you’re having anxious thoughts, many of which aren’t true or based on realistic evaluations of your situation. Anxiety is fueled by countless “what if?” questions with no answers, and frequently imagining worst-case scenarios.

— Radmila Hollnagel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC

Anxiety is a warning system for the body. When the amount of anxiety matches the event then the system is working. However, for a variety of reasons, our anxiety can be overactive and send out messages that are extreme and sometimes anxiety is an underlying and consistent feeling of unease. However the anxiousness shows up there is usually an underlying cause -- fear, depression, low self esteem / worth, an unthought known, a desire to change, fill in the blank _________. Together we can find how to shift from stuffing feelings or living in denial that can create distress.

— Liz Walker, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

Neurofeedback helps to bring balance to the autonomic nervous system so it is not stuck in a state of vigilance. Background anxiety becomes lessened, and you are better able to respond appropriately to the situation at hand.

— Jessica Weimer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I will provide new strategies to help manage anxiety.

— Paulishia Augillard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
 

Throughout my career I've focused specifically on anxiety and it's impact on performance. I have completed trainings in mindfulness meditation and I utilize an acceptance and commitment based approach, and I will help you learn to prevent anxiety from controlling your thoughts and behaviors.

— Ian Palombo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

A tendency toward anxiety can be the result of our genetic inheritance, or can grow from the attachment relationship formed with our parents or primary caregiver in our early years. It can surface at any time as a symptom of unresolved trauma, and of unmanaged stress. Anxiety can mask suppressed emotions that may not have been allowed expression such as anger, and often shows up as perfectionism. Neuroscience has shown that the brain changes in response to our focus of attention. There is an often-quoted phrase "neurons that fire together, wire together", whatever you repeat, good, bad or indifferent, is strengthened. I will give you physical, emotional, and cognitive tools to help you form and strengthen neuropathways that promote calm and ease.

— Erika Shershun, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

Anxiety is a fire alarm. It's often a signal that something is wrong, something in our world feels scary. We all feel anxiety at moments in our lives, but often people come in to therapy when something else happens: they can't seem to stop. They can't slow down or control their heart or their restlessness. Our goal is to deepen our understanding and learn new ways of regulating anxiety together in session, so you are no longer trapped by anxiety, but empowered to live your best life.

— Connor McClenahan, Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I have been working with anxiety for over six years and incorporate mindfulness and self awareness with working with anxiety. I have experience working with social anxiety, work related anxiety, anxiety for coming out to friends family and work, sexual anxiety and school anxiety. Being anxious is stressful and can cause difficulties sleeping and functioning. It can leave you with feelings of dread and panic attacks. I am experienced in calming methods and emotional processing to find the root of anxiety and treat the source, not just the symptoms.

— Katie Leikam, Clinical Social Worker in Decatur, GA

The presenting problem of anxiety, as well as depression, is what usually brings people to therapy in the first place. Anxiety can result from long-term stress. It can stem from life changes, even as positive as getting married or having a baby, or as negative as divorce. It can also stem from relationship issues, medical problems, or work-related issues. I have been studying and training in anxiety-stress throughout my career of 35+ years, starting with my post-doc internship.

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

I have advanced training in working with anxiety. I am a Certified HeartMath Practitioner and incorporate easy-to-use techniques and biofeedback into your daily life. These techniques have been successful for adjustment disorders, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and general daily stress. My specialty is working with high performers – athletes, creative professionals, lawyers, doctors, and businesspeople – whose lives require intensity, multitasking, and sacrifice. Daily transitions and pressures to achieve can take a toll on you, your family, your social life, and even your personality. Counseling is a way to help keep you balanced and healthy. Coaching is a way to help you get organized and develop skills for achieving your goals.

— Lauren Rigney, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

As a mom, you might notice increased anxiety as your child becomes more independent and your role as a mother changes. I am here to help you navigate this confusing phase of parenting while learning to manage your anxiety and improve your family relationships. Together we will explore your lost passions, redefine the different roles that you fill, identify your goals for the future, and work through the situations that are holding you back.

— Marti Weiler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
 

The presenting problem of anxiety, as well as depression, is what usually brings people to therapy in the first place. Anxiety can result from long-term stress. It can stem from life changes, even as positive as getting married or having a baby, or as negative as divorce. It can also stem from relationship issues, medical problems, or work-related issues. I have been studying and training in anxiety-stress throughout my career of 35+ years, starting with my post-doc internship.

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

Depression or anxiety can have a HUGE impact on your life. It may feel as if it is impossible to complete day to day tasks. It is hard to explain what you are feeling and the impact depression or anxiety is having on your life. It might feel as if you are drowning and you see no way to keep your head above water. If you are looking for therapy and counseling for depression or anxiety, contact me today.

— JADI FERGEN, Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO

My addiction, as well as the hundreds of people I have worked with over the past 25 years, started as a way to cope with anxiety and depression. Soon, that "solution" turned into an addiction. There is a better way that won't leave you feeling hopeless and alone. You don't need to suffer in silence any longer. I can help you learn and practice the tools that I have accumulated over the years by attending conferences and trainings on treating anxiety as well as depression.

— Carol Tjaden, Counselor in Waterloo, IA

I use mindfulness, client-centered, existential, and wellness counseling to help people take control of their anxiety. This includes teaching relaxation techniques, fostering insight into the root causes of anxiety, treating physiological causes of anxiety, and working with you so you can lead the kind of life you want to live.

— Jon Fenton, Mental Health Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Anxiety can often seem so intense, it can feel like it will never end and it may take some time and patience to undo what is often years of living with this feeling. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with Mindfulness has been shown to help reduce the intensity of anxiety. We will work together to find coping skills using these approaches and develop understanding of how we can reduce the anxiety in your life.

— Sheilagh McGreal, Creative Art Therapist in Rochester,

Anxiety can be a helpful messenger, teaching us about what we need to change or what doesn’t feel good in our lives. But, if it gets too big, anxiety can also take over, creating unnecessary stress and causing chaos in our minds and our lives. I will help you and your teen understand when anxiety is sharing helpful messages and when it is simply creating chaos. With this knowledge, your teen will learn new skills to feel calm and let their anxiety know when it can take a break!

— Alycia Smith @ C.H.E.R.I.I.S.H. Counseling LLC, Clinical Social Worker in Gresham, OR
 

Struggling with anxiety, stress and anger can be be detrimental your relationships and your health. Such stressful emotions are taxing on your body, mind and spirit. Learning to get a handle on such emotions can be one of the best things you can do for yourself. Mindfulness is the practice of quieting the mind, focusing on the breath and relaxing the body. By turning your awareness to your thoughts and feelings, you are able to identify triggers.

— Nick Venegoni, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

I help people whose anxiety takes over at the worst possible moments.

— Gerda Phillips, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

What if I told you that being present and mindful will not only relieve the stress and anxiety, it can also open you up to the fullness of your life. Our challenges and obstacles in life can provide the exact amount of discomfort required to make a shift. How empowering it is to view our trauma, grief, anxiety, overwhelm, panic attacks or devastation as an invitation for expansion and growth. Life does not need to be only managed and tolerated, it can be joyful and rich with purpose and meaning.

— Danielle Knapp, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Austin, TX

Counseling can help you better understand your anxiety and help you to better regulate your emotions so that your anxiety has less power over your life.

— Sarah McIntyre, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
 

Many of the clients I see struggle with some form of anxiety. I work collaboratively with people to help them gain coping skills, confidence and understanding while offering a safe, inviting and non judgmental place to explore various anxiety related concerns. I believe our anxieties are communicating information to us and that my role is to support people in discovering this message.

— Cayla Panitz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

I have spent the last 13 years treating anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (worry), health anxiety, and specific phobias. I was a member of the Anxiety Disorders Research Lab and Anxiety Disorder Specialty Clinic while in graduate school, and completed extensive clinical training in the area of anxiety disorders while on internship and postdoctoral residency. I primarily use CBT. Treating anxiety is my passion and my expertise.

— Katherine Harris, Clinical Psychologist in North Aurora, IL
 

Anxiety is often a result of a lack of personal 'integration.' Each of us is made up of many parts, emotions and thoughts, and these can become overwhelming, confusing, and conflicting. In therapy we work to make sense of the roots of your anxiety, as you learn to tolerate, manage, and alleviate some of that discomfort through finding a real sense of wholeness and clarity within your true self.

— Emily Berry, Counselor in Portland, OR

While anxiety is a common experience for many, feeling constantly overwhelmed by everyday life is not. Anxiety can manifest in many different ways and may inhibit daily life. Through therapy, we will explore the root of your anxieties and cultivate new patterns of thinking and coping skills to enable you to live a fuller life.

— Hannah Donahue, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Anxiety seems to be taking over the world these days! Learning how the mind and body work together to keep you "safe" is imperative in understanding why techniques like deep breathing, muscle relaxation and EFT ("tapping") help relieve that fight-flight response.

— Lisa Lovelace, Clinical Psychologist in , MN

Have you noticed how a lot of people are suffering from anxiety lately? With all of the world changes, politics, crimes, terrorist attacks, high demanding jobs, etc, more and more people are being diagnosed with anxiety every year. Anxiety is such a hard disorder to battle on your own. Luckily now days we have more access and help available than before. In my practice, I use a variety of techniques such as cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, hypnosis among other to help my client with anxiety.

— MURIELL CARLISLE, Counselor in Miami, FL
 

While some amount of anxiety can be healthy, too much of it can be overwhelming; it can negatively impact many aspects of one’s life, including intimate relationships. For someone with high levels of anxiety, trying to get into or maintain a relationship or an active sex life can be very challenging. However treatment can offer relief from debilitating anxiety symptoms such as fear, panic, excessive worrying, agitation, tension, and avoidance and facilitate developing fulfilling relationships.

— Dagmara Svetcov, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Allen, TX

Anxiety is rampant in our society. However, I have found great success with CBT for treating anxiety issues. We don't have to be stuck in our anxiety. We may live in a world that never stops, with a new problem appearing right after you solved the last one, with intolerance either directed at us or visible as we live out our daily grind, with cancer inflicting us or a loved one, with crowds and traffic and noise, with chronic pain, with unfairness in school and the workplace, with constant news of natural disasters and political unrest across the globe... This always on and always informed world didn't exist a generation ago. We haven't been able to catch up with the changes, to adapt to the technology that helps but yet seems to keep peacefulness at arm's length. There are techniques to help. Hiding and wishing it would go away are futile. While a counseling appointment is another thing to add to your already full calendar, perhaps it's worth a try? I think so, give me a call and let me encourage you!

— Michelle Broweleit, Counselor in Vancouver, WA

We all experience some degree of anxiety throughout our lives. Some people are more prone to anxiety than others and some situations are more anxiety producing at times. When anxiety persists or begins to impact on significant areas of your work, relationships and enjoyment of activities, learning ways to mange anxiety can greatly improve the quality of your life. Therapy can teach you new ways to reduce your symptoms so that anxiety no longer controls you or limits your enjoyment of your life

— Melissa Kramer, Clinical Social Worker in Red Bank, NJ
 

Anxiety is something that affects most of us at some point in life, and it can be overwhelming. But because so many of us experience it, there are many evidence-based skills and treatments to help alleviate the discomfort - almost for good. This is an area that I'm quite knowledgeable in and passionate about.

— Rochelle Schwartz, Licensed Professional Counselor in , NJ

The presenting problem of anxiety, as well as depression, is what usually brings people to therapy in the first place. Anxiety can result from long-term stress. It can stem from life changes, even as positive as getting married or having a baby, or as negative as divorce. It can also stem from relationship issues, medical problems, or work-related issues. I have been studying and training in anxiety-stress throughout my career of 35+ years, starting with my post-doc internship.

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I have helped many clients suffering from mild to extreme anxiety, including panic attacks, with learning relaxation skills, slowing down, and accessing and developing resources to create more peacefulness in their lives. Anxiety is basically too many things in our heads at once. I teach clients how to prioritize thoughts, gather missing information, and let go of what can't be controlled.

— Chauney Peck, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I suffered and recovered from severe anxiety (panic disorder) and agoraphobia so I understand personally and professionally what it takes to feel better and recover. I have a wide range of coping strategies and methods to help free you from your symptoms and life a more satisfying and less limited life.

— Marion Rollings, Psychologist in Hillsborough, NJ
 

Do you spend a ton of time doing the following: 1. Worrying about stuff that hasn't happened 2. Worrying that bad things will happen 3. Negative "Nellie" can't ever seem to find or see the positive 4. Avoid lots of events activities because you're afraid it will end in some type of disaster? These are some typical signs of anxiety. Many people take medications for anxiety but counseling can get your physiological system and brain to work as intended.

— John Edwards, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
 

For anxiety I will use a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic techniques. We will work on ways for you to better self-soothe and to reality test what it is that drives your anxiety. Sometimes anxiety is based on real things (meaning the anxiety is trying to tell you something) and sometimes it is driven by internal fources that can be turned in other directions.

— Hugh Simmons, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

Feeling worried, anxious, or stressed? Together, we can help you connect more effectively to yourself and with who and what you care about most. Learn how to take a breath and stay in the daily moments of life despite the prevailing “push through the pain” ethic in our culture. Current research shows that self-compassion, mindfulness and shame resilience are vital tools to help you achieve optimal mental health and wellness. Sometimes we just need a little help. Contact me to learn how.

— Jennifer Kogan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC
 

Its tough to have emotional control lost to our anxieties. Its easy to think your worries and fears are driving you forward...without realizing the huge cost. I have holistic methods to work on anxiety, ways to change the way your brain is afraid. I have success stories with social anxiety, OCD, parental worry, school/test anxiety, body fears, financial worry, and career stress/ worries. There are many ways to work on relaxation and calm and suggestions of physical support for this.

— jan weber, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bloomington, MN