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

Anxiety can be debilitating, and some days its a chore to just get out of bed to face the day. Anxiety is sometimes the result of Cognitive Thought Distortions, where your mind imagines the worst possible outcomes for every situation, and your days are filled with worry and stress. I can provide you with tools you need to change the way you perceive yourself and your environment, and learn to handle whatever the world throws your way.

— deborah green, Creative Art Therapist in West Islip, NY

I have successfully treated clients who suffer from anxiety utilizing approaches tailored to their needs.

— Guadalupe Cesar, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

If you're dealing with anxiety you might feel tense, worried, or be filled with racing thoughts or feelings of dread. It's possible anxiety might be showing up in your body in the form of digestive issues, headaches, or muscle tension. I help my clients slow down, get in touch with their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations in order to get clarity on what's really bothering them. We work on identifying what anxiety is getting in the way of in order to help you move towards what matters.

— Ashley Hamm, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

Anxiety has been at the center of my own life. I have worked to discover & utilize various tools & practices to work with anxiety & have shared them with my clients & students for years. My anxiety & the desire to live life anxiety free, or at least not ruled by anxiety, led me to become a certified Mindfulness Teacher. Anxiety is unfortunately be a common part of our modern life, but it can be worked with & limited & even at times released.

— Lara Plutte, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

Having suffered from debilitating anxiety, I know your pain and misery. But there is HOPE!~ I welcome you to my practice where I will teach you skills, strategies, ways to change your thinking to decrease and hopefully, at some point, eliminate the panic/anxiety.

— Becky Turner, Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI

Who isn't feeling anxiety these days with Covid19! It's the #1 most contagious negative emotion, and on the flip side, the #1 most contagious positive emotion is calmness. Find out how many of our clients have reduced their anxiety and increased their calmness.

— Dennis Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Las Vegas, NV

Well-meaning friends and family will often attempt to help by saying things like, "Don't worry, be happy." This approach may work at times for people who don't have chronic anxiety. However, if you have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (meaning you worry a lot about many different things), turning off the worry part of your brain has probably seemed to be pretty much impossible. This is not your fault, and it's definitely not due to you simply "not trying hard enough."

— Dave Payne, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Burlington, KY

I probably have the most tools in my Mary Poppins psychology bag for anxiety. Although it can make you feel completely insane and out of control, it's actually fairly easy to manage. If you're reading this and thinking I'm insensitive and your anxiety is "the worst," I get it. It can feel like the world is collapsing on you and there's nothing you can do to stop it. But actually, there's a lot you can do. I can teach you SO many skills you'll feel like an expert by the time we're done.

— Alice Rizzi, Clinical Psychologist in Brooklyn, NY

Addiction or addictive behavior is a frightening and distressful problem for the client and their families. I believe that addictive behavior is a SYMPTOM of some other underlying issue. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger with addictions. I will guide you to understand what it is in your life that is preventing you from not using.

— Ralph Porter, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boerne, TX

Anxiety includes from panic, nervousness, fear or excessive generalized worry. Sometimes, anxiety is a learned response to feeling that the world is not a safe place. Sometimes, it is challenging to remember what triggered or even initiated feeling unsafe and anxious. Treatment includes developing coping skills as well as identifying what triggers and situations are producing to anxiety.

— Beth Darby, Clinical Social Worker in Brentwood, TN

Anxiety comes in many forms- keeping you up at night, stomach turning, emotions at the surface, needing to control your environment, feeling overwhelmed in the face of seemingly small challenges. I welcome your anxious energy into the room. I'm curious about the way it seeks to protect you and move you. I offer a contained space to let your anxiety finally be fully heard and calmed.

— Polly Harrison, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Portland, OR

Anxiety shows up when we get locked into "fight-flight-or-freeze" mode. Our bodies have a great built-in system to keep us from danger, but when the system gets triggered too easily, or too often, it can get in our way. I work with clients learning to identify this self-defense mechanism, what causes their anxiety, and working on tools to reduce anxiety.

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

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Mindful Meditation and exercise to treat anxiety. I your anxiety is trauma based I will also use the psychodynamic approach.

— Laura Bykofsky, LCSW-R, ACSW, CEAP, SAP, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , FL

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 ,

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

Emotional Regulation ​Developing coping strategies for anxiety/stress Identifying triggers Cultivating self-care practices Managing negative self-talk

— Jessika Fruchter, Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

We work with all types of anxiety including social anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, school adjustment, separation anxiety, and generalized anxiety.

— Quintessential Health, Clinical Psychologist in ,

My clients' descriptions of anxiety: hijacking of the present moment, overwhelming, constant uneasiness, worry, sick to stomach...on and on. If you struggle with anxiety, you get it, and so do I. Anxiety is a fear-state that logically doesn't make sense, yet we try to logically fix it. While cognitive behavioral approaches can be helpful in managing the surface of it, the work must go deeper into the body to decode its reactions. That is the quest I embark on with my clients.

— Carolyn Memmott, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in West Jordan, UT

Anxiety is like a constant feeling of being unsettled. If you are feeling lost, fearful or unsupported, I can help you find ways to enjoy the here & now, stop overthinking everything, and create a safe space to process those unsettling feelings. Managing your anxiety in a way that feels right for you in a supportive environment can make all the difference in living your life in the present.

— Christina Rogers, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in St. Petersburg, FL