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 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 a common part of our modern life, but it can be worked with, limited & let go of.

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

I have been working with people for the last 12 years who struggle with anxiety. Most people have experienced anxiety, at varying severities, at least once in their lives and it can be extraordinarily uncomfortable. I help get to the root of the cause and work on the approach and solutions from there.

— Adrienne Marcellus, Mental Health Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO

Sometimes anxiety feels like stress, burn out, confusion, dread, nervousness, or being overwhelmed or “stretched too thin.” I support clients toward relief from symptoms such as irritability, avoidance (procrastination, using alcohol & other drugs, withdrawing or isolating), racing heart, digestive issues, sleep difficulties, or feelings of panic.

— Johanna Karasik, Therapist in Northglenn, CO

Joie de Vivre utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) a very common method of psychotherapy with great results to treat Anxiety Disorder. This form of therapy is geared toward helping you recognize and understand your pattern of thoughts. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on teaching you coping skills or mechanisms you can use to help you return to normal functioning and ease your feelings of anxiety. Integrative services such as, Biofeedback and Mindfulness are used to compliment your

— Monica Manuel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

An individual experiencing anxiety may find it hard to explain how they feel both physically and emotionally. I understand the frustration this can create when talking to friends and family and not being heard or understood. If you decide to work with me, you can be assured you will not be judged and will be treated with dignity. Contact me for a free consultation.

— Cheryl Perry, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC

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

Anxiety is a result of the nervous system responding to a neuroception of threat that is outside of the current context and outside of conscious, logical-bran awareness. My polyvagal-informed somatic approach is especially suited to helping re-tune this response.

— Wendy Dingee, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Geneva (she/they) is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 16 years experience in anxiety, particularly as it relates to a history of trauma and/or identity concerns for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming clients. In addition to cognitive behavioral (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approaches, I work from an empowerment-based and relational psychodynamic framework to help you uncover and heal from the root causes of the anxiety.

— Geneva Reynaga-Abiko, Clinical Psychologist in Washington, DC

Our team can partner with you to develop strategies and gain tools for your symptoms of anxiety.

— Selah Counseling & Wellness, Counselor in Springfield, OR

Anxiety is no fun! I know from personal experience. But I'm happy to say I've learned some really effective ways to help you work through those feelings and thoughts. If you're ready to put in some work I'm ready to support you every step of the way!

— Jeremy Scataglini, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Phoenix, AZ

I have extensive training treating all anxiety disorders and consider this an area of expertise. I utilize CBT and Exposure for very good treatment outcomes.

— Erika Gray, Clinical Psychologist in ,

In a chaotic world, it's normal to feel anxious, A certain amount of anxiety, held in check, can push us to do things we thought we couldn't. Beyond that, give anxiety an inch and it can take over our lives. Dealing with my own lifelong anxiety has pushed me to learn mindfulness skills and rely on my spiritual practice, in order to return to the present rather than focusing on the future or past. I work t o encourage anxious clients to find their own ways of doing this.

— Maria Orr, Marriage & Family Therapist in Corvallis, OR

I help people overcome anxiety in a mindful and relational way, utilizing evidence-based interventions. This means giving space to your in-the-moment internal experience and focusing on how anxiety shows up for you in your everyday relationships.

— Sophia Boissevain, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I have been working with the full spectrum of anxiety disorders throughout my career, including general anxiety, OCD, panic, and phobias. I have knowledge and training in the modalities that have been shown to be the most effective in reducing anxiety and improving your quality of life so you can focus on the things that matter most. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), and mindfulness-based skills to calm the body.

— Ellen Tarby, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA

Do everyday tasks feel harder than they should be? You can experience freedom from worry and overcome anxiety. Peace of mind isn't out of reach. Call today for a free consultation.

— Julie Holburn, Counselor in Boulder, CO

Anxiety is not the enemy. Not what you'd expect to hear. But it truly is not, I aim for my clients to handle and treat their anxiety and not as their enemy or this "horrible thing", even though it can feel that way, but as a tool.

— Rosaura Yepez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Homestead, FL

Anxiety is a normal emotional response as we navigate the complexities of human experience. It becomes a problem when it interferes in our lives, such as preventing ourselves from feeling present or losing a sense of control. I work to uncover the underlying driver of anxiety to get better in touch with the root of their emotional challenges. Connecting to these deeper emotions helps people to better know and accept themselves, which supports our ability to truly connect with others.

— Allison Berwald, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Having struggled with Anxiety, I know all the spirals that come from it. Whether you worry about what has happened, what is going to happen, or worried about how others view you (the list can go on and on) being able to focus on the tools that can help calm those thoughts. In utilizing mindfulness, exercise, and reframing thoughts, we can work toward decreasing the anxious thoughts and live in the moment instead of what should have or could be.

— Adrienne Buhacoff, Clinical Social Worker in Beaverton, OR