Anxiety

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. 

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HOW DOES THERAPY FOR ANXIETY WORK? ​ At Oasis, we will teach you to tame your anxiety. If you experience panic symptoms or panic attacks, we will arm you with tools to manage these moments, and over time come to fear them less. Secondarily, we will help you work on the deeper challenges that may be contributing to your anxiety, so over time, you experience fewer panic symptoms. If you anxiety is connected to big life decisions, we will help you build resilience, and confidence in your choices. We’ll do this by shoring up your strengths and tackling the obstacles. You will learn to better assert your needs to yourself and others, and create healthy boundaries. Over time, your brain and nervous system will learn that they don’t need to create a stress response every time a new transition or big decision comes your way. ​ We have seen this approach work time and time again to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress both for individuals and couples. When you feel more mental and emotional safety, you are freed up to move through life more mindfully, and less anxiously. ​ The way we do this practically in therapy... First, we want to know all about your strengths and how we can build on them. I want to know how you’ve gotten out of tough times before. ​ Then we want to know what’s getting in your way? Where are you getting stuck? ​ We use a really practical approach of teaching skills and tools that you can start using right away. By lowering your day to day stress, we will free up space to work on the root issue of building confidence. Our goal is long term change, so you can tackle any challenge life throws at you. ​ What about medication? If you are currently on medication, we are happy to work with your psychiatrist or physician to coordinate treatment planning. And if you think medication might be necessary, we will refer you to one of our trusted medical partners. ​ While medication is a common treatment approach for symptoms of anxiety, studies show that therapy is as effective as or more effective than medication alone. And, psychotherapy has been found to offer benefits that last long after treatment has ended. ​ Ready to get started?

— Kathryn Richards, Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

I began researching and employing therapeutic techniques for anxiety in graduate school. So, since 2009 I have been working hard to stay on top of and understand the latest research advances in the treatment of anxiety. I have a breadth and depth of knowledge in this area.

— Rachel Stapleton, Clinical Social Worker in Kirkland, WA
 

Parenthood involves many worries. When those worries take over our thinking, they become problematic and interfere with life. You don't need to be stuck with those worries and anxieties constantly plaguing you. I want to help you implement strategies to calm those thoughts, and to engage in actions that you find meaningful. Anxiety tends to shrink our world, so we will work together to help you step outside your comfort zone in a way that will help it to grow. Personal growth is never easy, but it's (almost) always worth it. We'll go at a pace you're comfortable with, but I won't let you get complacent and I'll challenge you to continue growing.

— Dr. Kevin Hyde, Psychologist in Palm Harbor, FL

I see many clients suffering from mild to debilitating stress and anxiety. By employing straightforward strategies alongside a deeper investigation into formative relationships and experiences, I am able to help clients reduce the grip of anxiety and live a calmer, more productive, and more satisfying life.

— Bear Korngold, Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
 

ANXIETY (GENERAL) - General difficulty dealing with stress and anxiety? Get the tools you need to address such challenges. PERFORMANCE ANXIETY - Academic deadlines, work goals, executive decision making. Learn how to manage your energy. PANIC ATTACKS - Public speaking or general random episodes? Learn ways to prepare for and prevent/reduce occurrences. All approaches are designed to increase your psychological flexibility.

— Todd Schmenk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, RI

As a sufferer of anxiety whose family systems include generations of anxiety, I have developed emotional and behavioral tools from which clients learn to deal with the symptoms. Developing short and long term coping skills can increase confidence and minimize the impact on your life.

— Marsha Evans, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

In my work with anxiety, I’ve found that it is easiest to explain it as a physical reaction to stress that was biologically created to help us in dangerous or difficult situations. How does anxiety go from being helpful to destructive? It becomes problematic when it becomes excessive and uncontrollable, affecting daily living. When we see every situation as potentially dangerous and have the bodily reaction to match, anxiety is no longer helpful. Anxiety is often referred to as stress.

— Tracy Bevington, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

We live in a difficult world, in difficult times. We don't know what lies ahead, and there are no guarantees. We may have experienced traumatic losses or sudden tragedy, and know first hand that terrible things can happen to us, or we may not know why our brains can't stand down and feel the need to prepare for any and all dangers, no matter how unlikely. The good news is that we can learn to let go of some of our worries and enjoy the simple things in life. No matter what we do we can't control everything, but we can learn to let go.

— Katherine Chiba, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

Are you prone to excess worry? Do you feel like your worry is disproportionate to the issue at hand? Anxiety is incredibly common, and along with it are some other challenges you might be living with: post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or phobias. First, it’s important for us not to vilify anxiety. Anxiety is a normal part of life; it gives us the energy to focus a little harder when studying for that big exam, taking care of a new baby, or in preparing more thoroughly before a high-stakes job interview. But it’s important to distinguish between those times when it gives us a much-needed boost of energy to allow us to circumvent a threat, and those times when the anxiety itself is more real than the supposed threat. In short, anxiety can take on a life of its own if not proactively managed. Where anxiety becomes a problem in your life is when it takes over the whole show, and actually leads to crippling effects rather than good performance. When it is so overwhelming that you feel paralyzed, or totally panicked. The “fight, flight, or freeze” nervous system response, aka "stress response," helps our brains and bodies prepare for some perceived danger, up ahead. The problem with anxiety disorders, is that the brain is triggered to initiate a stress response to when there is not imminent danger. Sometimes your brain triggers this response at relatively mundane challenges, like traffic, a move, or starting a new job. And at other times, your brain starts triggering your stress response when there is no clear reason. ​ The variety and degree of symptoms are unique to each individual’s history and physiology, but some symptoms are pretty universal (e.g. muscle tension, sweating, rapid heartbeat or breathing, dread, or difficulty sleeping). HOW DOES THERAPY FOR ANXIETY WORK?​ At Oasis, we will teach you to tame your anxiety. If you experience panic symptoms or panic attacks, we will arm you with tools to manage these moments, and over time come to fear them less. Secondarily, we will help you work on the deeper challenges that may be contributing to your anxiety, so over time, you experience fewer panic symptoms. If you anxiety is connected to big life decisions, we will help you build resilience, and confidence in your choices. We’ll do this by shoring up your strengths and tackling the obstacles. You will learn to better assert your needs to yourself and others, and create healthy boundaries. Over time, your brain and nervous system will learn that they don’t need to create a stress response every time a new transition or big decision comes your way. ​ We have seen this approach work time and time again to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress both for individuals and couples. When you feel more mental and emotional safety, you are freed up to move through life more mindfully, and less anxiously. ​ The way we do this practically in therapy... First, we want to know all about your strengths and how we can build on them. I want to know how you’ve gotten out of tough times before. ​ Then we want to know what’s getting in your way? Where are you getting stuck? ​ We use a really practical approach of teaching skills and tools that you can start using right away. By lowering your day to day stress, we will free up space to work on the root issue of building confidence. Our goal is long term change, so you can tackle any challenge life throws at you.

— Ayelet Krieger, Clinical Psychologist in Berkeley, CA

Racing pulse? Sweaty palms? Tight chest? Shortness of breath? Difficulty thinking clearly? Feeling “anxiety”? These are some of the most common signs of anxiety, a normal human emotional and physical state that serves to signal us that something important is going on. A little anxiety keeps us alert, such as when we are about to cross the street and our anxiety signals us to be cautious and check for traffic before stepping off the curb. A lot of anxiety can distract us, make us physically uncomfortable, steal our sleep, lead us to avoid important activities in life, and even increase our risk for stroke, heart attack, and other serious illness. I help clients decrease their suffering from excessive anxiety by working on several fronts: reducing uncomfortable symptoms by increasing coping and relaxation skills; examining and changing anxiety-provoking ways of thinking; and getting to the root causes of the anxiety in order to minimize recurrences and develop mastery over excessive anxiety.

— Robert Nemerovski. Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist in Kentfield, CA
 

I specialize in clients working with anxiety. I create an environment that allows my clients to feel safe and to ground, which helps the client feel less overwhelmed by the anxiety. I incorporate behavioral, somatic, and transpersonal approaches, giving the client a sense of agency and of having some distance from the anxiety

— Allison Zamani, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA

Symptoms of anxiety are a signal that our body is trying to protect us. In most cases the warning is helpful and can be beneficial to activate us to make changes. When the anxious feelings are overwhelming and interfering with our lives it may be time to seek professional help. My goal is not to numb you or mask the symptoms but to provide a safe and validating place to help you understand what is going on, be more mindful, learn and practice making adjustment so you can live with more ease. Anxiety symptoms may be confused with or overlap with ADHD, trauma, anger, fear, value-life incongruence, anxious attachment strategies, substance misuse, experiencing abuse (work, emotional, physical, sexual) sleep disorders, unhealthy boundaries. Assessing and matching techniques can help you manage, not mask, your anxious feelings and thoughts and experience a value driven life.

— Lena Sheffield, Licensed Professional Counselor in Miami, FL
 

Anxiety can present in so many different facets that it is unique to every person who experiences it. I work with individuals with OCD, social anxiety, and experiences that create a feeling of being trapped and paralyzed by something that feels out of control. Anxiety doesn't have to be the experience of your every day and often it disallows other experiences and emotions to be present, thus causing you to feel depressed, stuck, frustrated or just alone. Types of Stress and Anxiety treatment offered: Panic Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Eating Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Specific Phobia or Fear Other Specified/Unspecified Anxiety Disorder

— Brian Pollack, Clinical Social Worker in SUMMIT, NJ
 

I help clients by using mindfulness and body-based approaches to bring awareness to the specific symptoms that your body uses to express your anxiety. To be honest, I bet these symptoms are very familiar to you because these are habits that have formed from lots of practice. With the help of a professional somatic psychotherapist, you can begin to create new tools and resources to help you find real relief from your anxiety. With time and practice, I can help you discover within yourself the many options you have when it comes to managing stress and feeling overwhelmed.

— Melody Wright, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
 

Anxiety is exhausting but it appears to offer productivity. Clients struggling with anxiety describe it as a run-away emotion from which they rarely get relief. Insomnia, inability to find comfort or to feel safe, isolation from others, feeling misunderstood, a thirst for relaxation that rarely gets satisfied and the dread that you could collapse are difficult to sustain. Our work is to deepen your capacity and create space to reduce your worry to a right-sized role.

— Jennie Merovick, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
 

Constant worry. A feeling different from stress. Uneasiness. Sleepless nights. Nightmares. Avoidance. Excuses for avoidance. Guilt. Sadness. Loneliness. Fear. More worry. It took until graduate school for me to really understand and get a grasp on my anxiety. I started going to therapy. I learned what anxiety was, where it came from, its purpose, what it was doing to my body. I learned about mindfulness. I learned how to notice my anxiety; how to breathe into it; how to befriend it so that we can co-exist much more peacefully. I had to accept it. It was a part of me, for better or worse. I now use my anxiety as a tool to help me feel prepared, and rather than this annoying thing that holds me back, isolates me and makes me feel bad about myself, I use my managed anxiety to propel me forward. Now, I want to teach you how to better manage your anxiety so you too can use it as a strength rather than continue to struggle with it, feel crippled by it or see it as a weakness.

— Minal Nebhnani, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA

I have experienced anxiety and know the hold it can take. I have several techniques that I use to help with the anxiety and will help you learn and use them also.

— Angela Collier, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waco, TX
 

Anxiety can be very distressing when it's uncontrollable. Through the use of mindfulness training, and mind/body therapy we will help you deal with both the symptoms and the cause of your anxiety.

— Cody Mitts, Mental Health Counselor in Denver, CO

We live in a fast paced society that often induces anxiety in those who are sensitive and feeling. I help clients who struggle with anxiety by teaching them how to control the symptoms and discover where the anxiety originates. Processing those feelings helps clients move forward.

— Amy Shore, Counselor in Sugar Land, TX
 

High achievers often appear to have it all together, but they are feeling a great deal of impostor syndrome, or that something is missing. This is often because of a traumatic experience from early in their life leaving them chasing after validation that they may not have gotten. It's a feeling of "once I do this, I'll be good," but those goal posts keep moving. This is often at the root of anxiety and depression that seemingly successful people feel, and it affects their relationships, job satisfaction, and overall wellbeing. I work with individuals and couples who aren't afraid of hard work, but who feel disconnected from their success.

— Sara Stanizai, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

I help many anxious Brooklynites find more peace & calm in this crazy city. Anxiety can come in many forms. I help people understand the roots of their anxiety, and discover the best ways to tackle this. Sometimes this means more self-care, and having clear skills to put in place. This can also mean being active (I offer run & walking therapy sessions!!). I work closely with each person to figure out and understand their anxiety, and make a sustainable and holistic plan to tackle it.

— Katie Peterson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
 

My training in mindfulness-based interventions, Internal Family Systems, and Subtle Yoga informs my approach to anxiety treatment. I help clients locate and name the bodily sensations that the mind interprets as threatening, slowing things down so that an anxious moment can be better understood and managed. Sometimes a certain part or sub-personality is causing the anxiety, so I help clients determine which part is running the show and what it's trying to protect. Seeing that anxiety originally served a protective function can often make self-compassion more accessible, and self-compassion is an essential element to any healing process. My training in Subtle Yoga has given me many body-based tools for soothing the nervous system, including physical postures, breath work, and meditation techniques. Yoga is also a great way to discover the ways in which we resist certain experiences and the fear that drives said resistance.

— Sarah Simpson, Associate Professional Counselor in Asheville, NC

I've worked extensively with clients who have generalized anxiety to integrate their anxious self as a loved and accepted part of the self. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction and somatic awareness to assist clients in understanding their anxiety and their personal needs in times of anxiety. I incorporate mindfulness techniques into my sessions that clients can use outside of session along with offering options for nature walks as part of our work together.

— Megan Miller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , OR
 

Symptoms of anxiety often impact our daily lives in our work, social and relationships. In exploring the thought patterns and processes related, you have the power to change your thoughts and ultimately your actions. I enjoy guiding clients through that process of regaining control of their anxious thoughts.

— Casey Cullen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Dallas, TX

Allow me to help you develop the tools to control your anxiety so that it is no longer controlling you. Life brings forth many changes and sometimes those changes can be challenging to navigate on our own. Untreated anxiety can have a serious impact on your physical and emotional health. Don’t allow your stress to rob you of your happiness and your health. In Individual counseling, you will learn helpful tools to effectively manage your day to day stress. These tools will help you to build resiliency, combat and prevent stress and anxiety from taking over your life.

— Kerri-Anne Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in Orlando, FL
 

I incorporate Mindfulness practices into my work with Anxiety. This includes meditation, grounding exercises, yoga nidra, and breathing exercises. The benefits of practicing these Mindfulness techniques may ease anxiety, lessen stress, and promote better sleep. I have studied Mindfulness and Zen Buddhism in Kyoto, Japan during my graduate program at Antioch University.

— Michelle Chong, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Anxiety is one of our biggest afflictions as a society. I frequently work with clients with both anxiety and panic and use a Cognitive Behavioral Approach to help you learn skills to manage intense feelings.

— Emelie Gagliardo, Counselor in Portland, OR

For anxiety I will use a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic techniques. We will work on ways for you to better self-soothe and to reality test what it is that drives your anxiety. Sometimes anxiety is based on real things (meaning the anxiety is trying to tell you something) and sometimes it is driven by internal fources that can be turned in other directions.

— Hugh Simmons, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX
 

You are smart. You try hard and you work hard. You want to do your best. And yet… You can’t turn off your brain from the constant over-thinking, the doubt, and the worry that you are not good enough, not likable enough, not attractive enough, not doing enough… NOT ENOUGH. You might dread Sunday nights and the start of a new work week, put off important or necessary conversations, not say what you really want and need, live in a constant loop and fear of "what if..." and avoid people and situations that are just too uncomfortable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the gold-standard form of therapy for anxiety-related concerns. It's a highly effective and well-researched form of treatment. CBT involves looking at the links between our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviors and identifying ways to modify the links when they are not helpful. The thing is....if you are alive, you have anxiety. We all have it and we just need to know how to wrangle it so that we stay in control.

— Heather McKenzie, Counselor in Raleigh, NC

A tendency toward anxiety can be the result of our genetic inheritance, or can grow from the attachment relationship formed with our parents or primary caregiver in our early years. It can surface at any time as a symptom of unresolved trauma, and of unmanaged stress. Anxiety can mask suppressed emotions that may not have been allowed expression such as anger, and often shows up as perfectionism. Neuroscience has shown that the brain changes in response to our focus of attention. There is an often-quoted phrase "neurons that fire together, wire together", whatever you repeat, good, bad or indifferent, is strengthened. In our work together I will give you physical, emotional, and cognitive tools to help you form and strengthen neuropathways that promote calm and ease.

— Erika Shershun, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

Together, we will explore how anxiety manifests itself, the role and function that it plays in your life, and roots and triggers to anxiety. We'll identify concrete and actionable ways to reduce acute and situational anxiety along with baseline anxiety.

— Deanna Richards, Mental Health Counselor in NEW YORK, NY

Can be handicaping at times. The struggle is real. I have helped clients manage anxiety and reclaim their life.

— Irma Mireles, Clinical Social Worker in Arlington, TX
 

Anxiety is a "normal" human experience. However, there are times in our lives where sometimes this can feel unmanageable or overwhelming. I have worked with clients on feeling more in control of their anxiety as well as being able to manage thoughts related to this. It can be important to feel empowered and capable of managing our moods to support us in feeling a sense of self efficacy and confidence.

— Ashley Ellis, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence suffer anxiety. I work closely with them to manage their anxiety to adapt new normal life.

— Junko Yamauchi, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Clara, CA
 

We all experience some degree of anxiety throughout our lives. Some people are more prone to anxiety than others and some situations are more anxiety producing at times. When anxiety persists or begins to impact on significant areas of your work, relationships and enjoyment of activities, learning ways to mange anxiety can greatly improve the quality of your life. Therapy can teach you new ways to reduce your symptoms so that anxiety no longer controls you or limits your enjoyment of your life

— Melissa Kramer, Clinical Social Worker in Red Bank, NJ

Sometimes our thoughts seem out of control. I call it "snowballing" or "spiraling" - when we have thoughts that turn into worries, worries that turn into fears, and fears that consume us. Our worries get larger the more we think about them, like a snowball rolling down a hill. Other times we think "what if" and spiral down the path of worrying about things we can't control. These anxious thoughts can be about the future and what may be, or about the past and what could have been. Either way, these thoughts cause us to ruminate on negativity and blind us to positivity. This happens when we're feeling pressure from work, stress from family, or just overwhelmed with obligations. Sometimes we feel anxious for seemingly no reason, yet other times our anxiousness is situational. Anxiety has many causes and is exhibited in many different ways. Together, we'll work to identify triggers and symptoms, discover beneficial coping skills, and address underlying issues contributing to your anxiety.

— Julia Tehovnik, Counselor in Chicago, IL

I use a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to the treatment of Anxiety. As part of CBT, I also incorporate many methods to help people get results on their own without the need for therapy. To learn more, check out the book When Panic Attacks or go to my website at www.juliemsimons.com

— Julie Simons, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lakewood Ranch, FL
 

Hello anxiety…ole friend. You tell yourself to stop worrying, or take a deep breath, but it doesn't help. You're mentally fatigued, overwhelmed, frustrated, and unable to move forward. Unfortunately anxiety is not simply remedied by the well-intentioned suggestion to ”just relax”. But wouldn’t that be nice… Anxiety is one of the main reasons many of my clients seek therapy. My clients have taught me that there are numerous ways to describe and feel anxiety – no two clients seem to have the same experience even if their situations are nearly identical. And spoiler alert…my clients and I have also discovered that befriending the parts of anxiety that benefit us (yes, they do exist) actually help us to “ride the wave” of unhelpful anxiety. The main takeaway is that you don’t have to continue to suffer or to push through alone…there’s help available so that you are able find more ease in your life.

— Sheila Tucker, Counselor in Bluffton, SC

Anxiety underlies much of the discomfort and many of the relationship problems that trouble my clients. Using DBT, assertiveness skills training, yogic and breathing techniques, lifestyle and sleep changes, I can help you calm and manage the whirling thoughts and fearful bodily sensations that we call anxiety.

— Melissa Owens, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Anxiety is overwhelming, stressful, and depleting. Anxiety is an overestimation of risk and underestimation of our ability to cope. Learn how to reduce anxiety through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by reframing your thoughts, evaluating your thoughts, and coping with stress.

— Diana Ruiz, Counselor in Chicago, IL

Anxiety, like so many concerns that bring people to therapy, encompasses a wide array of symptoms and manifestations. Many who struggle with anxiety display obvious indicators such as a shaky voice, nervous energy and rapid speech. But, many symptoms of anxiety are well hidden and wouldn't be easily seen through simple observation. I do what I can to help people better understand their anxiety and what may underlay it. I also guide individuals in minimizing its effects.

— Molly Nicholson, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minneapolis, MN
 

I specialize in anxiety and love to help people learn effective strategies that move them from a feeling of being out of control to one of empowerment. Anxiety can be normal, but for most who are seeking out treatment, it has become a way of life. They feel a current of anxiety at all times. This is not how our nervous system was meant to function. Let's learn to calm ourselves and take a more rational approach to our fears to start creating a better future.

— Jolene Feeney, Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA

Anxiety is a warning system for the body. When the amount of anxiety matches the event then the system is working. However, for a variety of reasons, our anxiety can be overactive and send out messages that are extreme and sometimes anxiety is an underlying and consistent feeling of unease. However the anxiousness shows up there is usually an underlying cause -- fear, depression, low self esteem / worth, an unthought known, a desire to change, fill in the blank _________. Together we can find how to shift from stuffing feelings or living in denial that can create distress.

— Liz Walker, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
 

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
 

Anxiety is endemic in our culture and our families today. Some anxiety is ok but when we have too much, we begin to shut down or become ill, unproductive and unhappy. Many of the clients and families that I've worked with have struggled with anxiety. I can provide support, mindfulness training and even humor as individuals move through anxiety into a more settled place.

— Nannette Thomas, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Altos, CA
 

I work with people who are struggling with general, overwhelming feelings of dread, racing thoughts, social anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias.

— Greg Bodin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I have completed extensive continuing education around treating anxiety, including a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and training around neuroscience and somatic interventions. I take a neurobiological-informed perspective, addressing nervous system patterns that contribute to anxiety, and working somatically to find relief.

— Ashley Myhre, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis, MN
 

I want people to feel comfortable to discuss whatever feelings arise, be it painful memories, grief, anxiety, depression, loss, loneliness, shame, guilt, self-loathing, abandonment, relationship struggles, unworthiness, or fear.

— Jessica Sassoon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Los Angeles, CA

I know the feeling of being paralyzed by fear and getting physically sick when faced with things and places that cause me anxiety. By learning different techniques and coping skills, I have been able to lead a much richer life. Your anxiety may not totally disappear, but it can be managed and even used to your advantage! Learn how and why we experience anxiety, the tools that can help combat it, and appreciate that your body and brain are trying to help you.

— Tricia Norby, Counselor in Madison, WI
 

"I just want to feel normal" How many times have I heard that statement from individuals struggling with anxiety. Often individuals with anxiety don't think things will get better. However, research shows education and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can yield positive results. In sessions, individuals will be assisted to identify triggers, core beliefs, physical symptoms and activities to manage the anxiety for a meaningul lifestyle.

— Tracey Little, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Forest Hills, NY

HOW DOES THERAPY FOR ANXIETY WORK? ​ At Oasis, we will teach you to tame your anxiety. If you experience panic symptoms or panic attacks, we will arm you with tools to manage these moments, and over time come to fear them less. Secondarily, we will help you work on the deeper challenges that may be contributing to your anxiety, so over time, you experience fewer panic symptoms. If you anxiety is connected to big life decisions, we will help you build resilience, and confidence in your choices. We’ll do this by shoring up your strengths and tackling the obstacles. You will learn to better assert your needs to yourself and others, and create healthy boundaries. Over time, your brain and nervous system will learn that they don’t need to create a stress response every time a new transition or big decision comes your way. ​ We have seen this approach work time and time again to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress both for individuals and couples. When you feel more mental and emotional safety, you are freed up to move through life more mindfully, and less anxiously. ​ The way we do this practically in therapy... First, we want to know all about your strengths and how we can build on them. I want to know how you’ve gotten out of tough times before. ​ Then we want to know what’s getting in your way? Where are you getting stuck? ​ We use a really practical approach of teaching skills and tools that you can start using right away. By lowering your day to day stress, we will free up space to work on the root issue of building confidence. Our goal is long term change, so you can tackle any challenge life throws at you. ​ What about medication? If you are currently on medication, we are happy to work with your psychiatrist or physician to coordinate treatment planning. And if you think medication might be necessary, we will refer you to one of our trusted medical partners. ​ While medication is a common treatment approach for symptoms of anxiety, studies show that therapy is as effective as or more effective than medication alone. And, psychotherapy has been found to offer benefits that last long after treatment has ended. ​ Ready to get started?

— Colin Boylan, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Berkeley, CA
 

I work with a lot of anxiety in my practice. This may show up in relationships, friendships, at work or it is all consuming and never seems to leave. I work with social anxiety, OCD, and generalized anxiety. I really believe anxiety is a messenger for our feelings and I want to help you soothe your anxiety as much as I want to learn what the message are that are trying to be communicated.

— Ashley Grant, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

Anxiety can be a particularly challenging obstacle to wellbeing. People often find them selves unable to manage their anxiety and become disconnected from that which is important to them. It is possible to gain awareness of the emotional patterns giving rise to anxiety, and develop new ways of responding skillfully. Through a combination of consciousness raising and learning new skills anxiety can be addressed in the service of a rich and meaningful life.

— Wes Harris, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

"Anxiety" is a catch all phrase for a cluster of very different disorders. Anxiety around a specific event (e.g. crowds, social gatherings) or object (e.g. spiders, germs) is much different from anxiety that looms overhead at all times, as is the case in Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Each requires a different and unique approach, however, they often share a common symptomatic presentation. If you are feeling chronically keyed-up or on edge, startled easily, have difficulty concentrating, experiencing racing thoughts, uncontrollable and excessive worry or sleep disturbances you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety shows up as mysterious health conditions like gastrointestinal distress (e.g. IBS), heart arrhythmia's, chronic pain, or headaches. Whichever your unique experience, there is help. Anxiety can be properly treated and in a relatively short amount of time. People that are suffering from anxiety disorders often feel at their wits end and exhausted in managing this uphill battle. There is real help and hope in overcoming this life-limiting illness. I have experience in helping people of all ages overcome anxiety and get back to enjoying and living their lives.

— Mitch Keil, Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA
 

I use cognitive behavioral therapy to work with my clients who face anxiety and/or depression. From discussing what triggers anxiety, to finding real, healthy coping skills to address and lower anxiety on a daily basis, I find supporting people with anxiety really fulfilling work.

— Jennifer Schermerhorn, Counselor in Black Mountain, NC

Often, anxiety creates an unbalancing in the body which in turn creates distress. You'll feel jazzed up, depressed, anxious (of course), overwhelmed, irritable, paranoid, and more. I seek to help my clients to find an inner peace that reduces their symptoms. I have training in modes of therapy that help my clients to find peace in their bodies through movement, mindfulness, meditation, and talk therapy.

— Erin Sanchez, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Kirkland, WA
 

I have advanced training in working with anxiety. I am a Certified HeartMath Practitioner and incorporate easy-to-use techniques and biofeedback into your daily life. These techniques have been successful for adjustment disorders, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and general daily stress. My specialty is working with high performers – athletes, creative professionals, lawyers, doctors, and businesspeople – whose lives require intensity, multitasking, and sacrifice. Daily transitions and pressures to achieve can take a toll on you, your family, your social life, and even your personality. Counseling is a way to help keep you balanced and healthy. Coaching is a way to help you get organized and develop skills for achieving your goals.

— Lauren Rigney, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

Imagine the world where you do not suffer from anxieties, and your anxieties are under the control? That is what I am here for. I am specialized in treating anxiety and its related issues including panic attack/anxiety attack. Anxiety can make it difficult for you to live in the moment, so hanging out with friends is not even fun; it can create massive problems only in your head though most of them ended up never occurring; it can make you think negatively too much; and it can immobilize your body because it makes you scared of the future. The world itself is tough to live nowadays; if you suffer from anxiety, it makes it 100x more tough. However, there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel even though your anxiety tells you there is not. There is no quick fix, and it will take time. Yet, I will be here with you to help you be a best friend with this evil called anxiety.

— Tatsuya Arakawa, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
 

I help people whose anxiety takes over at the worst possible moments.

— Gerda Phillips, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, phobias or panic attacks. I also focus on working with individuals navigating post-trauma recovery and living with PTSD. I use tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other current trauma informed modalities to create an individually-tailored therapeutic approach for my clients.

— Neil Panchmatia, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I use mindfulness, client-centered, existential, and wellness counseling to help people take control of their anxiety. This includes teaching relaxation techniques, fostering insight into the root causes of anxiety, treating physiological causes of anxiety, and working with you so you can lead the kind of life you want to live.

— Jon Fenton, Mental Health Counselor in Portland, OR

Anxiety can be relentless. The thoughts just keep coming. The physical symptoms can be overwhelming, scary, and SO uncomfortable. My first goal is always to work with you to get you some relief from the seemingly uncontrollable symptoms of anxiety. ( You CAN get relief!!) Then, we will continue along your journey to find peace and develop daily habits to support long term wellbeing.

— Deborah Nichols, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR
 

For anxiety I will use a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic techniques. We will work on ways for you to better self-soothe and we will reality test what it is that drives your anxiety. Sometimes anxiety is based on real things (meaning the anxiety is trying to tell you something) and sometimes it is driven by internal forces. We will discover together what underlies your anxiety and then work on ways for you to find relief.

— Hugh Simmons, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

Neurofeedback helps to bring balance to the autonomic nervous system so it is not stuck in a state of vigilance. Background anxiety becomes lessened, and you are better able to respond appropriately to the situation at hand.

— Jessica Weimer, Counselor in Portland, OR

We all feel anxiety from time to time as it is one of the many ways our body communicates with us on the state of our well-being. For many people, however, this anxiety gets out of control and begins to take over their lives. Through all my training I have focused on how different coping skills and therapy modalities can be used to alleviate anxiety. Although many people believe that they will have to deal with anxiety for the rest of their life or they will just have to be medicated, this is often not the case. With some work and changes, you can live a life free of unnecessary anxiety.

— Jessica Stebbins, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Merritt Island, FL
 

There are many different things that can cause anxiety and no matter the root of anxiety its effects can be debilitating. I work with clients to understand how their nervous system works, how incidental or ongoing trauma shapes our ability to feel regulated and how to feel more grounded and at ease through the mind-body connection.

— Jacquelyn Richards, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I have been treating Anxiety, OCD and related disorders for more than 14 years. In addition to working in my private practice I work in the UCLA OCD intensive treatment program for adults and have trained in the UCLA Anxiety, OCD and Tic Disorders clinic. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders using exposure and response prevention therapy.

— Michelle Massi, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

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

When we live with a background feeling of being defective, unworthy, or flawed, we may compensate by trying to be perfect. It’s very freeing to loosen the grip of perfectionism that might be driving us. But first we need to recognize how shame is operating. Being human means screwing up sometimes. We can learn and grow from our mistakes by humbly acknowledging them and being compassion toward ourselves. And consider this: We are more likely to succeed when our creativity is freed up.

— Kathy Hicks, Counselor in Whitehouse, TX
 

For anxiety I will use a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic techniques. We will work on ways for you to better self-soothe and to reality test what it is that drives your anxiety. Sometimes anxiety is based on real things (meaning the anxiety is trying to tell you something) and sometimes it is driven by internal fources that can be turned in other directions.

— Hugh Simmons, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

Most people who struggle with anxiety have tried a variety of techniques like meditation and deep breathing to help calm down when they feel their feelings start to escalate. These are great techniques, but when they don't work, you can feel like you are left with no tools to deal with the panic, and it can be quickly overwhelming. I work with my clients to learn how to manage the anxiety when the usual tools aren't enough. We address the common "meta-anxiety" that goes hand-in-hand with the feelings of panic and overwhelm- the anxiety about the anxiety. You know what I mean– that voice that says, "what if I make a fool of myself", or "what if my anxiety gets worse and worse until I can't think about anything else?" Some anxiety is situational– health. family, and work issues, or even the state of the planet. And it's pretty common to just feel overwhelmed with your complicated life. You can learn to manage your anxiety about these things too.

— Amy McManus, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

HOW DOES THERAPY FOR ANXIETY WORK? ​ At Oasis, we will teach you to tame your anxiety. If you experience panic symptoms or panic attacks, we will arm you with tools to manage these moments, and over time come to fear them less. Secondarily, we will help you work on the deeper challenges that may be contributing to your anxiety, so over time, you experience fewer panic symptoms. If you anxiety is connected to big life decisions, we will help you build resilience, and confidence in your choices. We’ll do this by shoring up your strengths and tackling the obstacles. You will learn to better assert your needs to yourself and others, and create healthy boundaries. Over time, your brain and nervous system will learn that they don’t need to create a stress response every time a new transition or big decision comes your way. ​ We have seen this approach work time and time again to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress both for individuals and couples. When you feel more mental and emotional safety, you are freed up to move through life more mindfully, and less anxiously. ​ The way we do this practically in therapy... First, we want to know all about your strengths and how we can build on them. I want to know how you’ve gotten out of tough times before. ​ Then we want to know what’s getting in your way? Where are you getting stuck? ​ We use a really practical approach of teaching skills and tools that you can start using right away. By lowering your day to day stress, we will free up space to work on the root issue of building confidence. Our goal is long term change, so you can tackle any challenge life throws at you. ​ What about medication? If you are currently on medication, we are happy to work with your psychiatrist or physician to coordinate treatment planning. And if you think medication might be necessary, we will refer you to one of our trusted medical partners. ​ While medication is a common treatment approach for symptoms of anxiety, studies show that therapy is as effective as or more effective than medication alone. And, psychotherapy has been found to offer benefits that last long after treatment has ended. ​ Ready to get started?

— Elyse Gong, Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

I see anxiety as both originating from our formative experiences as well as from our habits of thought and action. I view anxiety from within my trauma-based perspective and believe that people learn anxiety and feel anxiety as protective coping mechanisms.

— Frank Thewes, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Princeton, NJ
 

Many of the clients I see struggle with some form of anxiety. I work collaboratively with people to help them gain coping skills, confidence and understanding while offering a safe, inviting and non judgmental place to explore various anxiety related concerns. I believe our anxieties are communicating information to us and that my role is to support people in discovering this message.

— Cayla Panitz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

The exact causes of Anxiety are unique to each person because everyone has their own genetic predisposition, environmental experiences, history, and personality. Anxiety most often starts when we don't know effectively how to adapt, cope, or flow with perceived stress (real or imagined). Many times anxiety seems to be only related to events that have unfolded in a person’s life. Interestingly, individuals who have been through the same exact experiences may deal with them in different ways–some people may develop an anxiety disorder, while others may not. Ongoing clinical research provides clinical psychologists more insight into anxiety, the harmful mind-body reactions to stress, and uncovering the most effective treatment options. TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY AND STRESS When it comes to treating anxiety and stress, there are many scientifically proven therapies and options at our disposal. I use a variety of methods including psychotherapy, coaching, relaxation training, and stress management techniques to help alleviate the pain and suffering caused by the Family of Anxiety Disorders. Often the people I treat for anxiety also have other areas of their life that they would like to improve as well, so there are many factors that influence which therapy methods are used.

— Dr. Shawna Freshwater, Clinical Psychologist in Miami Beach, FL
 

It’s undeniable that life comes with stress. We live in a busy, fast-paced world where the demands are high, and we are faced with daily challenges. It’s normal to worry about things from time to time, but when our worries escalate we may need specialized support to help manage.

— Caroline Biber, Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC
 

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 Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
 

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

Rebecca has a lot of experience working with individual struggling with various anxiety symptoms and/or disorders. Rebecca has been trained in a variety of evidence-based interventions that address anxiety, including, but not limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness.

— Rebecca Neubauer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Monica, CA
 

HOW DOES THERAPY FOR ANXIETY WORK? ​ At Oasis, we will teach you to tame your anxiety. If you experience panic symptoms or panic attacks, we will arm you with tools to manage these moments, and over time come to fear them less. Secondarily, we will help you work on the deeper challenges that may be contributing to your anxiety, so over time, you experience fewer panic symptoms. If you anxiety is connected to big life decisions, we will help you build resilience, and confidence in your choices. We’ll do this by shoring up your strengths and tackling the obstacles. You will learn to better assert your needs to yourself and others, and create healthy boundaries. Over time, your brain and nervous system will learn that they don’t need to create a stress response every time a new transition or big decision comes your way. ​ We have seen this approach work time and time again to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress both for individuals and couples. When you feel more mental and emotional safety, you are freed up to move through life more mindfully, and less anxiously. ​ The way we do this practically in therapy... First, we want to know all about your strengths and how we can build on them. I want to know how you’ve gotten out of tough times before. ​ Then we want to know what’s getting in your way? Where are you getting stuck? ​ We use a really practical approach of teaching skills and tools that you can start using right away. By lowering your day to day stress, we will free up space to work on the root issue of building confidence. Our goal is long term change, so you can tackle any challenge life throws at you. ​ What about medication? If you are currently on medication, we are happy to work with your psychiatrist or physician to coordinate treatment planning. And if you think medication might be necessary, we will refer you to one of our trusted medical partners. ​ While medication is a common treatment approach for symptoms of anxiety, studies show that therapy is as effective as or more effective than medication alone. And, psychotherapy has been found to offer benefits that last long after treatment has ended. ​ Ready to get started?

— Anna Lewis, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

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— Audrey Atkinson, Clinical Psychologist in Davidson, NC
 

Without some anxiety the human race would've become extinct a long time ago - you need to notice and react to danger to survive. But sometimes anxiety becomes overwhelming and gets in our way. The way we express that can look very different - phobias, panic attacks, avoidance, extreme shyness or even aggression. All anxiety is connected to anticipation of a future threat, real or imagined. Together we will work on reducing your symptoms, finding coping strategies that work for you, and processing the original cause so that you can manage it better.

— Nicola Gosen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bellingham, WA

As a high acheiver, you get a lot done but feel anxious and stressed. You hold yourself to high standards and feel like you should be able to do it all. You find it hard to rest and settle, or to feel calm and refreshed. You want to be able to find your own way through, but don't seem to be able to resolve this. You fall into doubting yourself at times, in spite of your acheivements. I can help you: Break free from old ideas, patterns and wounds getting in your way Challenge the nasty voices in your head Have more energy and balance in your life Figure out what your needs are and meet them Learn to calm yourself down Understand yourself and your relationship patterns better Be more accepting of others Stop worrying so much about what other people think Learn to give yourself the self-care you deserve As an experienced therapist for anxiety in Charlotte, NC., I can help you better understand and resolve anxious, worried feelings in a comfortable space.

— Courtenay Monfore, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
 

What if I told you that being present and mindful will not only relieve the stress and anxiety, it can also open you up to the fullness of your life. Our challenges and obstacles in life can provide the exact amount of discomfort required to make a shift. How empowering it is to view our trauma, grief, anxiety, overwhelm, panic attacks or devastation as an invitation for expansion and growth. Life does not need to be only managed and tolerated, it can be joyful and rich with purpose and meaning.

— Danielle Knapp, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Austin, TX

Anxiety. It’s like the monster that never sleeps. And because of it, you’re probably having some trouble in that department too. How many days do you wake up feeling more tired than the day before? It’s like you’re spinning your wheels trying to get caught up on a never-ending to-do list. And yet somehow, it feels like it’s never enough. And it tells you that you’re not enough. There’s a big difference between feeling a little nervous and totally helpless. I’m talking about that crippling, panic-attack-inducing anxiety that leaves you completely wiped out when it’s over. Feeling a little worried over a big event is very different from feeling completely terrified of every event. The good thing is, there’s hope. You don’t have to keep feeling like your life has no worth and value.

— Zakk Gammon, Pastoral Counselor in Owensboro, KY
 

I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, phobias or panic attacks. I also focus on working with individuals navigating post-trauma recovery and living with PTSD. I use tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other current trauma informed modalities to create an individually-tailored therapeutic approach for my clients.

— Neil Panchmatia, Counselor in Portland, OR

Anxiety can actually be our friend sometimes. It can help us get things done or warn us about potential danger. But when you can't turn it off and it feels like it takes over important moments or even just your day to day life, it's important to get support. I help clients find patterns with their anxiety, learn ways to use mindfulness to manage anxiety, and confront difficult feelings that might be the source of anxiety. For more information. check out my website at https://fireflywellnesscounseling.com/services/therapy-for-anxiety/

— Anne Rice, Licensed Professional Counselor in Decatur, GA
 

Supporting individuals who experience anxiety to learn coping skills to live their most fulfilling life.

— Jerrica Danhoff, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San francisco, CA

The struggle to manage the phsyical and mental symptoms of anxiety (headaches, stomach issues, IBS, panic, procrastination, indecision, racing thoughts, tension and so many more), is exhausting. I utilize a combination of strategies from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness to get to the source of the anxiety and find strategies to address it.

— Ginger Houghton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bloomfield Hills, MI
 

Anxiety is often at the root of a variety of issues – eating disorders, self-harm, addiction, panic attacks; even some forms psychosis. I use body-centered awareness and gentle questioning to help clients understand the root cause of their anxiety. Often, there is wisdom and truth within the anxious symptoms which need attention and understanding before the symptom itself can rest. Learning new ways of listening to, and soothing, the symptom(s) is often very relieving clients.

— Eileen Brown, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA

I have many years of experience helping people understand their anxiety and learn healthy tools and tricks to help them better manage what they experience. In many cases, people I have treated report significantly less anxiety and in some cases my clients have reported overall improvement in frequency and duration of their anxiety over time.

— Kesha Martin, Counselor in San Antonio, TX
 

You're tired of feeling panicked for seemingly no reason, constantly replaying scenarios and worries in your head. You tell yourself you need to “get over” your difficulties and deal with things on your own. You don’t allow yourself to ask for help or get close to people. As a result, you feel isolated, worthless and flawed. You keep asking yourself, “What’s wrong with me?” The process of therapy helps you to reduce your pain while getting to know yourself on a deeper level. We will work together to tackle anxiety and depression. We’ll also help you heal from past hurts inflicted by others. This process allows you to work through painful experiences and move forward in life. As you become more emotionally aware, you’ll be able to form healthier relationships with others in your life.

— Ashleigh Edelstein, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

Anxiety is a fast paced emotion and it can ramp up quickly and easily. Slowing down is the antidote, but its not as intuitive as we would hope. I help clients name, label and diagram their pattern of anxiety. We do this in effort to un-blend from the chaos anxiety creates. From an outside perspective we can understand what causes these intense feelings and how we have naturally and automatically tried to calm them. And, take an honest look at how those ways of managing the emotions have worked out for us. Most of us come in to therapy after using the same coping strategies for decades. Expecting to simply change those strategies is unrealistic. Slowing down, un-blending, creating clarity, and learning to stay with what we are feeling is my approach to anxiety treatment. Most of us who have intense feelings react with resistance to them. Learning to stay with a feeling and build a relationship with your emotional self is key to managing anxiety.

— Vicki Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA
 

Sometimes the "what if's" take over your thinking, and you're not able to get out from under them. If fear and worry are keeping you stuck, I would love to help you find ways to cope that can lead to more ease and freedom.

— Jessica Weikers, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Anxiety is a common state and frequent experience for all humans. We have an inherent fight or flight response that is triggered whenever there is a percieved threat. From an evolutionary perspective, this is a good thing; it's what keeps us safe. For some of us, however, that fight or flight response is triggered in everyday occurances, where there is no actual threat to our safety. Anxiety disorders come in many types and are different than our typical experiences of anxiety, in that they cause distress that interferes with daily life. For example, someone with social anxiety may become so frightened that they skip social events, struggle to make friends, and feel isolated and lonely much of the time. I have worked with many clients who experience anxiety and/or have an anxiety disorder. Often using an ACT framework, my aim is to help clients go towards the things that are important to them, while using mindfulness to learn to manage anxiety more effectively.

— Allison Karthaus, Psychologist in Boston, MA

Stress issues, anxiety such as social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, agoraphobia, specific anxiety issues

— Junhong (June) Cao, Clinical Psychologist in New York, NY
 

I have experience diagnosing and treating an array of anxiety issues from social anxiety to bipolar induced agoraphobia and panic disorder. I treat these issues through the therapeutic relationship, coaching, mindfulness based exploration, community resources & collaboration with other practitioners. These issues are surprisingly common and I work to provide safe, non-pathologizing support.

— Camillia Thompson, Counselor in PORTLAND, OR

Perfectionism and anxiety are often close friends. The irony is that most perfectionists feel far from perfect. I help clients recognize and acknowledge this as a first step to relief. Together we’ll explore things like: What it’s like to step into a different role Using creativity to transform pain into progress Making room for you to be seen and harness your power Feeling fully present in your relationships Caring for the part of you that fears being judged Growing relationships that are important to you Focusing on connection versus perfection

— Sarah Korda, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

Whether you're experiencing some mild worry and anxiety or life-restricting OCD, much of my school and post-school training has focused on treating anxiety. I really enjoy working with people who have been told their anxiety is "treatment resistant." Often, as a team, we can combine a few evidence-based approaches, perhaps with help from medical providers, to help open life back up. It's not an easy road but it's one I enjoy walking on with my clients.

— Katie Playfair, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders. This can include but not limited to: Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobia, Panic, Trichotillomania, OCD, and PTSD.

— Kate Sturges, Counselor in Portland, OR

I have experience working with adolescent and adult clients with a variety of anxiety symptoms ranging from mild to severe. These include panic attacks, racing or ruminating thoughts, chronic worrying, and avoidance of things which increase anxiety. Some of the clients I work with experience low amounts of discomfort due to anxiety, while others experience difficulty maintaining their work, home, and/or social obligations due to their symptoms.

— Torie Cueto, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help reduce your anxiety. You learn how to restructure your thoughts to reduce your symptoms. I will provide you the tools to help you manage your anxiety. We will explore relaxation techniques and other ways to help reduce your anxiety.

— Jamie Del, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bridgeville, PA

It is possible to overcome anxiety. From panic attacks, to phobias, to social anxiety, to anxiety that feels completely random - you don’t have to live with this forever. Talk therapy and EMDR can help you get in control of your anxiety.

— Mackenzi Kingdon, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Have you ever been told you seem anxious, even when you were not aware of feeling that way? Anxiety can be such a constant in your life that it feels normal! By the time it gets bad enough to do something about it, you may be well on your way to a panic attack. There are many ways to lessen anxiety and get to the root of why you are anxious. So before you lose more sleep, talk too much, work too hard or worry about anything else, call me. You don't have to live with anxiety.

— Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco,
 

Do you find yourself avoiding social situations, out of a fear that you'll embarrass yourself in some way? Do you worry excessively and have a constant fear of rejection? Does all of this lead you to miss out on opportunities and relationships because avoidance controls your life? Odds are, you're struggling with social anxiety. What we don’t realize, often, is that anxiety is biologically self-limiting. In other words, it can go down on its own. But if we keep avoiding things that make us anxious, we actually become more sensitive to anxiety, so that even things that didn’t bother us before start to get overwhelming. Anxiety starts to take over your life. So how can therapy with me help? I'll give you the tools to regulate your anxiety. I'll helps you approach the situations that make you anxious, challenge your worrisome thoughts about other people, and reduce your need to use avoidance to cope. That way, you can start to get out there and live your life again.

— Daniel Gaztambide, Psychologist in New York, NY

I have been working with anxiety for over six years and incorporate mindfulness and self awareness with working with anxiety. I have experience working with social anxiety, work related anxiety, anxiety for coming out to friends family and work, sexual anxiety and school anxiety. Being anxious is stressful and can cause difficulties sleeping and functioning. It can leave you with feelings of dread and panic attacks. I am experienced in calming methods and emotional processing to find the root of anxiety and treat the source, not just the symptoms.

— Katie Leikam, Clinical Social Worker in Decatur, GA
 

Over the course of my work as a psychologist, I have worked with many individuals struggling with various forms of anxiety. Anxiety can be extremely distressing physically, emotionally, and mentally. At it's worst, it can be painful and debilitating. I help people increase their awareness of how their anxiety has come about, what is maintaining it, and how it is affecting all aspects of their lives from their own body and mind to their personal and professional lives. Heightening these awarenesses along with other therapeutic interventions have lead to decreased anxiety, increased coping skills, and invaluable growth for my patients.

— Jami Howell, Psychologist in Portland, OR

I will provide new strategies to help manage anxiety.

— Paulishia Augillard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
 

No one is immune from anxiety - indeed it is part of the human condition. That said, some struggle with anxiety more than others, and I understand how miserable and even debilitating anxiety can be. For some clients who are open to it, I will recommend nutritional changes and amino acid supplementation that can safely and effectively target the anxiety. For others, it becomes apparent pretty quickly that what the person most needs is simply a safe space to talk about their concerns, and the anxiety will begin to decrease almost immediately once they start to open up (which is not an easy thing for those of us who were taught to be stoic). For others, anxiety is a chronic part of their lives, perhaps even inherited from their anxious parents. Recovery in this case sometimes means getting some physical and/or psychological distance from family members, at least for a period of time. Hypnosis is a wonderful, relaxing tool for reducing anxiety, and I can teach you how to utilize self-hypnosis.

— Maysie Tift, MFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA

Anxiety can be paralyzing at times. I have worked with many clients who are living with anxiety daily. Sometimes anxiety comes as a symptom to more deeper, underlying issues. I strive to explore that with my clients to better understand why the anxiety exists and how to best tackle it.

— Natalie Coriell, Counselor in Shrewsbury, MO

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses. I have experience working in a private practice that caters to individuals who experience anxiety disorders, which includes Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, OCD and Panic Disorder. I use an eclectic approach to treat anxiety which includes using both talk therapy and intervention based therapy. Through intervention based counseling, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I can help you to learn skills to better manage your anxiety. Through talk therapy, I can assist you in gaining insight into your anxiety.

— Catherine Kiley, Counselor in New York, NY
 

If you struggle with anxiety I can help you to learn to work envision your anxiety differently. Working somatically, I help clients to reconnect to their bodies and breath to help them to manage their anxiety. We will also work with art to externalize this anxiety and see it as something that visits you but that it is not you.

— Celine Redfield, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

Anxiety is one of the most prevalent issues in the mental health world today. When I am working with a client with anxiety, I emphasize becoming aware of triggers and forming an action plan to navigate these triggers in a way that reduces feelings of anxiety.

— Karen Foreman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in AURORA, IL
 

I suffered and recovered from severe anxiety (panic disorder) and agoraphobia so I understand personally and professionally what it takes to feel better and recover. I have a wide range of coping strategies and methods to help free you from your symptoms and life a more satisfying and less limited life.

— Marion Rollings, Psychologist in Hillsborough, NJ

Are you hard on yourself? Do you worry about everything? Let's talk about how you can learn to live more peacefully and less fearful or critical of your own mistakes.

— Sharon Hale, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Tigard, OR
 

Anxiety is treatable! I will work with you to identify triggers to anxiety and techniques for anxiety management.

— Kelli Collins, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, 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
 

I work with the same population as described in my depression blurb with chronic anxiety management. I have been working with anxiety patients since 1993.

— Mark Holcomb, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fair Oaks, CA

You are smart. You try hard and you work hard. You want to do your best. And yet… You can’t turn off your brain from the constant over-thinking, the doubt, and the worry that you are not good enough, not likable enough, not attractive enough, not doing enough… NOT ENOUGH. You might dread Sunday nights and the start of a new work week, put off important or necessary conversations, not say what you really want and need, live in a constant loop and fear of "what if..." and avoid people and situations that are just too uncomfortable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the gold-standard form of therapy for anxiety-related concerns. It's a highly effective and well-researched form of treatment. CBT involves looking at the links between our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviors and identifying ways to modify the links when they are not helpful. The thing is....if you are alive, you have anxiety. We all have it and we just need to know how to wrangle it so that we stay in control.

— Heather McKenzie, Counselor in Raleigh, NC

Some amount of anxiety is actually a good thing , it keeps you safe and propels you to work towards your goals. However, the stress of modern day life often causes anxiety to spiral to a place where it feels out of control. Therapy can help, it can give you the tools and insight to manage your stressful moments. You have one life to live. Therapy is an investment in your quality of life.

— Kirsten Lesch, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Southampton, NY
 

Anxiety can take many forms. For some it is a nagging thought that perpetually reminds them that they are going to fail in life or disappoint those they love. For others, it looks like sweating, difficulty sleeping, headaches, or being unable to access other feelings in social situations. The common theme is that for each person they need to get more specific about their anxiety without bolstering it. This is why it typically takes two minds to reduce anxiety, because left alone the anxious person can increase their anxiety when they try to reduce it and inadvertently learn to become scared of their own mind. Thankfully, anxiety is absolutely treatable. Let's get curious about your anxiety and help you feel like yourself again.

— Reid Kessler, Psychologist in Encinitas, CA

I am a board certified Diplomate in Cogntive Behavioral Therapy from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. CBT has been clinically demonstrated through randomized controlled trials to be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders.

— Laura Kreiger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boca Raton, FL
 

Highly Sensitive People are easily overwhelmed due to our tendency to pick up subtleties in our environment and process that information deeply. This experience often leads to feelings of anxiety when we our ratio of rest/downtime and stress is unbalanced. “All highly sensitive people worry to some degree. Again, it is part of their survival strategy to consider what the future might bring - to learn from threats and failures. To observe and deeply process the world around them.” - Dr. Elaine Aron

— April Snow, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

A tendency toward anxiety can be the result of our genetic inheritance, or can grow from the attachment relationship formed with our parents or primary caregiver in our early years. It can surface at any time as a symptom of unresolved trauma, and of unmanaged stress. Anxiety can mask suppressed emotions that may not have been allowed expression such as anger, and often shows up as perfectionism. Neuroscience has shown that the brain changes in response to our focus of attention. There is an often-quoted phrase "neurons that fire together, wire together", whatever you repeat, good, bad or indifferent, is strengthened. I will give you physical, emotional, and cognitive tools to help you form and strengthen neuropathways that promote calm and ease.

— Erika Shershun, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Counseling can help you better understand your anxiety and help you to better regulate your emotions so that your anxiety has less power over your life.

— Sarah McIntyre, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
 

I primarily use CBT, mindfulness meditation, exposure therapy, and art interventions in the treatment of Anxiety.

— Melissa Reyerson-Slifer, Mental Health Counselor in Des Moines, IA

I work with clients to help reduce and eventually eliminate their anxiety without the use of medications. I utilize somatic techniques to help you learn to recognize and feel emotions in your body and then learn what to do with them to prevent anxiety and feeling overwhelmed.

— Tara Farley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gladstone, OR
 

Anxiety is a fire alarm. It's often a signal that something is wrong, something in our world feels scary. We all feel anxiety at moments in our lives, but often people come in to therapy when something else happens: they can't seem to stop. They can't slow down or control their heart or their restlessness. Our goal is to deepen our understanding and learn new ways of regulating anxiety together in session, so you are no longer trapped by anxiety, but empowered to live your best life.

— Connor McClenahan, Counselor in Los Angeles, CA

Performance/test and social anxiety, panic episodes

— Kelly Pemberton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
 

I use a mind/body approach to treating anxiety symptoms in children, teens and adults. My approach includes education about the brain and nervous system, verbal and nonverbal emotion processing, using story telling and play (with children), as well as mindfulness, somatic awareness, and movement with all ages as appropriate.

— Anita Stoll, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

HOW DOES THERAPY FOR ANXIETY WORK? ​ At Oasis, we will teach you to tame your anxiety. If you experience panic symptoms or panic attacks, we will arm you with tools to manage these moments, and over time come to fear them less. Secondarily, we will help you work on the deeper challenges that may be contributing to your anxiety, so over time, you experience fewer panic symptoms. If you anxiety is connected to big life decisions, we will help you build resilience, and confidence in your choices. We’ll do this by shoring up your strengths and tackling the obstacles. You will learn to better assert your needs to yourself and others, and create healthy boundaries. Over time, your brain and nervous system will learn that they don’t need to create a stress response every time a new transition or big decision comes your way. ​ We have seen this approach work time and time again to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress both for individuals and couples. When you feel more mental and emotional safety, you are freed up to move through life more mindfully, and less anxiously. ​ The way we do this practically in therapy... First, we want to know all about your strengths and how we can build on them. I want to know how you’ve gotten out of tough times before. ​ Then we want to know what’s getting in your way? Where are you getting stuck? ​ We use a really practical approach of teaching skills and tools that you can start using right away. By lowering your day to day stress, we will free up space to work on the root issue of building confidence. Our goal is long term change, so you can tackle any challenge life throws at you. ​ What about medication? If you are currently on medication, we are happy to work with your psychiatrist or physician to coordinate treatment planning. And if you think medication might be necessary, we will refer you to one of our trusted medical partners. ​ While medication is a common treatment approach for symptoms of anxiety, studies show that therapy is as effective as or more effective than medication alone. And, psychotherapy has been found to offer benefits that last long after treatment has ended. ​ Ready to get started?

— Kim Strong, Clinical Social Worker in San Francisco, CA
 

Anxiety disorders including panic can be helped through therapy , mindfulness and breathing techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and energy based modalities.

— Linda Erwin-Gallagher, Marriage & Family Therapist in SERVING CA RESIDENDENTS, CA

I am comfortable working with clients with OCD, anxiety or panic disorder as well as clients experiencing mild-moderate anxiety. I have been formally trained in Exposure Therapy and Mindfulness and would love to help you regain control of your life and ease your mind, body and spirit.

— Alysa Romano, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Anxiety is a natural dialogue between our mind and body. It’s a red flag that something might be going on in our surroundings that requires our attention. For most of us, anxiety is an uncomfortable but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety may be more present and color more of their daily life. And for still others, anxiety is a constant torture; a nightmare they can’t awaken from.

— Dana McNeil, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

You notice anxiety lurking in the shadows and thriving in the silence. Maybe anxiety has been overpowering your day, keeping you awake at night, or derailing an event you'd hoped to enjoy.

— Caitlyn Weeks, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
 

Anxiety is rampant in our society. However, I have found great success with CBT for treating anxiety issues. We don't have to be stuck in our anxiety. We may live in a world that never stops, with a new problem appearing right after you solved the last one, with intolerance either directed at us or visible as we live out our daily grind, with cancer inflicting us or a loved one, with crowds and traffic and noise, with chronic pain, with unfairness in school and the workplace, with constant news of natural disasters and political unrest across the globe... This always on and always informed world didn't exist a generation ago. We haven't been able to catch up with the changes, to adapt to the technology that helps but yet seems to keep peacefulness at arm's length. There are techniques to help. Hiding and wishing it would go away are futile. While a counseling appointment is another thing to add to your already full calendar, perhaps it's worth a try? I think so, give me a call and let me encourage you!

— Michelle Broweleit, Counselor in Vancouver, WA
 

I love helping clients tackle anxiety that hinders daily life on a regular basis. It is important that you leave each session knowing you have a new strategy to use when anxious, having a panic attack, fearful, worried or feel stuck.

— Patricia Lee, Licensed Professional Counselor in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

A certain level of stress is typical and expected. You work a demanding job, have a busy schedule, and tend to your most valued relationships. But normal stress can turn into anxiety, and anxiety can turn into fear. Sometimes stress can become so problematic that it interferes with your daily life. Some common signs of anxiety include: Constant worry, Restlessness, Decreased sleep, Diet change, A constant sense of “something bad is going to happen”, Panicky feelings, etc. How can anxiety therapy help? We help people find solutions to stress and anxiety that are custom-tailored to your needs. We start with the belief that anxious feelings are driven by the way that you think.If you’re feeling anxious, you’re having anxious thoughts, many of which aren’t true or based on realistic evaluations of your situation. Anxiety is fueled by countless “what if?” questions with no answers, and frequently imagining worst-case scenarios.

— Radmila Hollnagel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC