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 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

Clients often come to therapy in crisis when anxiety has overwhelmed their lives and they can no longer withstand it. We know so much about anxiety, including where it resides in the brain and how it manifests in the body. And we have proven tools to reduce anxiety and panic in the brain, helping clients to function more efficiently and live their lives without interruption. By learning these tools, and practicing anti-anxiety exercises, you can severely reduce symptoms and get your life back.

— Lauren Mason, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Anxiety doesn't always present itself as a full-on panic attack. Some common symptoms of anxiety are light headedness, dizziness, sweaty palms, stomach cramps (yes, gas and/or diarrhea), increased irritability, thinking about everything yet nothing all of the time, forgetfulness, muscle tension/aches, crying, and withdrawing from others or activities you used to enjoy. Call me and let me help you learn new skills and tools for you to take with you to find your best self, and learn to RELAX!

— Shelley Shaffer, Counselor in Moose Lake, MN

Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness practices to assist in identifying, challenging and replacing maladaptive thoughts that create anxiety and managing somatic anxiety symptoms.

— Vickie Wagner, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

I focus on helping my clients build the internal resources and self-compassion necessary to get through moments of extreme anxiety. Whether you suffer from panic attacks, a tendency to question every choice you make, or a growing concern that you stress is getting out of hand, I'm here to help you feel grounded and present. We can explore together the issues that have led to your anxiety and what concrete steps you can take to move forward.

— Liz Gustafson, Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

Working together and using expressive arts, clients can find relief from anxiety symptoms including racing thoughts, mental rumination, feeling "out of body" or disconnected, as well as body issues such as headaches, stomaches, digestive issues, and sleeplessness.

— Jennie Powe Runde, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

Anxiety is a normal response to those overwhelmed by stress, worry and fear. Learn how to care for what is happening physiologically as well as the mindset that contributes to increased feelings of being on edge, irritable, overwhelmed, not sleeping or just plain frozen.

— Margaret Gavian, Psychologist in Anywhere In, MN

When was the last time you felt like yourself? Do you find yourself busy all day long but not feeling productive or satisfied. Stop running yourself ragged with blame and judgment by working with an expert in helping people to learn new skills to feel less anxious and more like how you want to feel.

— Dr. Dan Sneider-Cotter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

Discoveries attached to the stress.

— Shontae Graham, Counselor in ,

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

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

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

We will get to the core of the anxiety you feel. We will identify the beliefs, stories, and behaviors that cause you to worry about the future, and will replace those with thoughts and action that support your self esteem and confidence.

— Mariana Brunnett-Lazarte, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA