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 jitters, the ruminating thoughts, the worries, the avoidance. Maybe the angry outbursts or the intense need to control or be perfect. Perhaps the ongoing shitty sleep. Anxiety can feel like torture, and I do not want you to feel ruled, or overpowered by it. I want to find ways to boost your coping skills, increase your awareness of body-cues, and track your progress. Holistic and therapeutic interventions can help immensely in dealing with anxiety!

— Amanda Rebel, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

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 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

I have been treating individuals with anxiety for 10 years. I became interested in the field of psychology because of my own anxiety. I have taken specialized training courses related to anxiety as well.

— Cheryl Cantrell, Licensed Professional Counselor in , SC

I use a Cognitive Behavioral approach to explore your unhealthy patterns of thinking. In doing this, we are able to challenge some of your fears, worries, and obsessive thoughts and replace them with thoughts that are often more realistic more in line with healthy living patterns.

— Jamie Glick, Counselor in Castle Rock, CO

At JSRC, our team understands that we all find ourselves stuck at times navigating everyday challenges or when faced with new stressors or in times of transition. JSRC provides a warm, safe, confidential environment for you to set and clarify goals, learning new tools to manage your life and relationships with the support of our experienced therapists. Our partners are relationship consultants, with a focus on how the issues clients are facing are related to relationships. We set specific goals

— Samantha Lavy, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Stamford, CT

Our practitioners have years, and some decades, in working with clients on their anxiety. We can help you learn to cope and process anxiety through challenging times.

— Family Counseling Center, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Saint Petersburg, FL

Feeling anxiety in the body is exhausting. That tightness in the chest, the inability to turn off our thoughts, stomach problems, feeling weak but unable to rest ..sound familiar? I can show you ways to resource your own body with breathing, singing, rhythm and to develop a deep faith in yourself to cope with whatever comes your way.

— Toby Williams, Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

Finding peace within the chaos of our own minds and bodies is not easy. This process begins with regulating the body's response to anxiety and stress and deepens as relationship dynamics and experiences from the past that led to this response are explored. Replacing the stories that have been learned over the years with a new narrative and self-talk will result in more freedom from anxiety.

— Heather Romero, Counselor in Atlanta, GA

Anxiety holds a lot of information for the client. In therapy, I tend to slow down the processing of anxiety and incorporate practices of mindfulness and present-moment awareness. I find it is important to work towards providing a sense of safety for the parts of the client that feel anxious.

— Camara Meri Rajabari, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

When you are feeling like you have no control over your thoughts, mood, decision-making, or other parts of your life, I can provide you with tools and coping skills to help you make improvements.

— Dr. Lisa Pittman, Psychologist in Ashburn, VA

Most of my clients come in with anxiety or depression. Both depression and anxiety are a signal that there are underlying feelings that are trying to come to the surface. Part of my training has involved knowing how to get past symptoms to support you to have feelings that are difficult to have alone! You will learn to understand depression and anxiety in a new light, and you will have a whole new experience of your own thoughts, feelings, and personal narrative with me by your side.

— Anat Ben-Zvi, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist in New York, NY

Anxiety is typically a trauma response and requires reactivation of the body-mind connection, a felt sense of safety in the body, and experience in the parasympathetic state. Through mindfulness, CBT, and body-centered modalities like art and dance/movement therapy, we are experts in helping you ease and heal the root of your anxiety.

— Jennifer Giuglianotti, Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

Find out more about how I can help you with anxiety via my mindfulness specialty webpage:

— Tim Holtzman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Berkeley, CA

With all of the information we take in on a consistent basis, anxiety can arise as a result of the comparisons, societal pressure, and convoluted messages we receive. I support client with connecting with their body somatically, as a way to ignite their inner voice and remind them where they came from and what their truth is. I also teach clients relaxation strategies to assist them with working through crippling anxiety, so that they can learn to manage, rather than avoid.

— Monica Williams, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Long Beach, CA

Anxiety doesn’t just happen, it arises from beliefs you have about yourself. While you can’t control the outside world such as getting stuck in a traffic jam on the way to an important meeting, you can control how you react to the stresses. Thoughts you attach to the world around you have such a huge impact on your stress levels and anxiety. When you change your thinking, your entire life can change. As simple as that sounds, I know it's not easy. But I will show you how.

— Jacqueline Connors, Marriage & Family Therapist in Napa, CA

I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety for 20 years. I understand that anxiety can be a normal feeling we all experience but I know that for my clients it is can be debilitating. I have take many trainings in addition to my experience to help people develop positive and healthy coping skills. They can get themselves back in control of their anxiety.

— Kimberly Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Midlothian, VA

When it comes to anxiety (e.g., social, general, trauma-based) I utilize multiple approaches depending on the nature of the anxiety. For example, I may apply Somatic, Compassion-Focused, Mindfulness-Based CBT, and/or EMDR to assist with reducing and/or eliminating anxiety symptoms.

— Michael Johnson, Psychologist in Gilbert, AZ