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

The lessons of neuroscience are the most effective to calming the rough waters of anxiety. Interpersonal neurobiology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness can help you access the part of your nervous system that can retrain your brain to self-regulate your mood.

— Barbara Schnichels, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Burnsville, MN

Somatic work offers excellent tools for noticing tension and inviting relaxation. I can work with you to provide basic skills for reducing anxiety while exploring roots of anxiety and processing longer term shifts toward releasing stress when it does not serve you.

— Shana Wright Wood, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

The root of anxiety is quite often the unending feeling of not being safe. This may come from a childhood which required you to be hyperaware of those around you. It might come from living in a world which constantly threatens your physical and mental safety due to your racial, gender, or sexual identity. In therapy we can work together to understand how your mind and body hold that anxiety and develop ways of creating safety within oneself.

— Alison Picard, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in South Pasadena, CA

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

As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Provider Stacie is well versed in the mental health field and has been providing mental health treatment to individuals since 2009

— Stacie Leclerc, Counselor in North Conway, NH

Some anxiety is useful. Too much can be paralyzing or destructive. The ways I work are effective with clients who are wanting to be more effective in their daily lives in the face of anxious reactions.

— Stephanie Hubbard, Psychotherapist in West Hollywood, 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 Berkeley, CA

Anxiety causes alot of uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, not being able to breathe, and an inability to concentrate. Anxiety may be a product of a past trauma, or it could be from a learned behavior. We will examine the thoughts that are running through your mind and find ways to calm them. I will teach you relaxation tools such as breathing, meditation, and other tools that will be individualized to you.

— Sue McRee, Therapist in Pinellas Park, FL

- Rumination - Self-judgment - Feeling uncomfortable around others - Panic - PTSD

— Alisa Angelone, Clinical Psychologist in Glendale, CA

I help people learn to regulate their nervous systems, so that they are no longer held prisoner by anxiety and panic.

— Cassandra Walker, Counselor

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

I have experience treating clients with crippling anxiety at a variety of levels of care (outpatient, intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization, and residential). I too, have personal experience battling and overcoming anxiety. I use a combination of mindfulness and CBT when working with anxiety clients.

— Mathew Diedrich, Therapist in Chicago, IL

Notably, we all suffer some anxiety at times. My concern is with those instances where anxiety is interfering with one's daily functioning. While there are some tried and true methods, like CBT, that can be effective, I have often found anxiety associated with past trauma, notably past child abuse and child sexual abuse when working with adult women. To this end, we'll explore childhood circumstances and attachment patterns as well as one's history of traumatic exposure.

— Kendra Roberson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brownsville, TX

Anxiety lives in the nervous system and is a natural yet highly uncomfortable experience. Your anxiety may come in various forms and seem insurmountable. There are wonderful ways to reduce the distress and even settle your nervous system much more than you believed possible. Through the gentle processes of Somatic Experiencing and the life-improving methods of mindfulness, you can and will find empowerment and relief with less anxious moments.

— Brittany Bouffard, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Feelings of anxiety are normal and offer us a beautiful opportunity to learn more about our needs, desires and orientation to the world. I offer my clients who experience anxiety an opportunity to further explore patterns of behaviors, needs, and a myriad of ways to manage, cope and analyze our behaviors.

— Ann Robinson, Clinical Social Worker

I have specialized training in treating anxiety disorders. I take a strengths-based and mindfulness approach to help process through the anxiety. Anxiety can be scary and I will be here to help guide you through it rather than avoid it. Leaning into our discomfort in a safe and brave space can help you increase your overall wellbeing and life satisfaction.

— Heidi Byers, Mental Health Counselor in Collegeville, PA

Art making is an incredible way to soothe anxiety. I will provide you or your child with various creative coping skills to help manage anxiety. Through artistic exploration and verbal processing of art, my clients gain self-insight into the root of their anxiety.

— Tonia Herrero, Art Therapist in Oakland, 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

Modern life is stressful, but when "stress" becomes incapacitating it is more accurately labeled anxiety. The physical and emotional price we pay for untreated anxiety is high and often, unnecessary. Self-soothing and stress management tools are essential but rarely taught. Let me help you learn to settle your physical and emotional states so we can discover the causes of your anxiety and ways to address it.

— Pamela Suraci, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Luis Obispo, CA

I utilize the following frameworks to explore and dismantle anxiety with clients: CBT, mindfulness, and radical acceptance

— Orli Ginsburg, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

At Growth Therapy, we specialize in anxiety disorders and have extensive training in helping you find strategies to work through worries, fears, and stress.

— Kristen Dew, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Monroe, CT

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

Anxiety is sometimes called the "hidden disorder" because people often are ashamed to admit that they have it and thus they don't tell anyone about it until it becomes overwhelming. The fact is that anxiety is very treatable. It responds well to psychological and/or medical treatment - and often quickly. The success rate is very high. The hard part is admitting it's a problem. Once you do, your chances of fairly rapid recovery are very good.

— Brian Oltman, Psychotherapist in San Diego, CA

As a person who has struggled with anxiety, I bring a great deal of compassion and empathy to my field and into your session. Whatever your challenge may be, I will teach you specific tools to support you during those most difficult times and to help you move towards a calmer and peaceful existence.

— Rebecca Stiemens, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kingwood, TX