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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Becoming aware that the space between “stimulus and response” is where the power to change our lives resides empowers us with new and workable ways to respond to anxiety. Ironically, liberating ourselves from controlling aspects of anxiety requires a willingness to compassionately interact with uncomfortable aspects of our experience that some of us have spent a lifetime in the service of avoiding. It requires from us a willingness to notice our anxiety for what it really is...

— Cameron Lewis, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Redmond, WA

Maybe you worry excessively over everyday things. Perhaps you feel stressed, tense, restless, or find yourself lying awake in bed worrying. Perhaps it’s hard to make decisions because those what-if’s are so persistent. You may second-guess yourself or avoid things because your anxiety feels too overwhelming. My approach to anxiety builds on your strengths and resources. I’ll offer you practical tools to ensure that you leave therapy confident that you too can handle your anxiety.

— Charlotte Pennington, Psychologist in Lakeway, TX
 

Did you know that anxiety is stored in the body? It can be very insidious, affecting every aspect of your life. I work from a body-centered approach to heal anxiety, pulling from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, IFS, and CBT. We can get to know the anxiety with compassion, understand it's function, and find ways to soothe it.

— Jessi Frothingham, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

My work with anxiety often involves building an understanding of it - the thoughts that come up, the sensations in the body, the life events that may have contributed to the magnitude of the anxiety, even the way that anxiety benefits you in the short- or long-term. Anxiety is not in itself a bad thing, but when it is not serving you we where we learn to internalize a new relationship with anxiety, and build mastery over given amounts of anxiety to promote that change.

— Ryan Hatlelid, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Boston, MA
 

I take a heart-centered approach to healing. I understand how debilitating anxiety and panic can be, which is why I draw from advanced, effective approaches, including EMDR Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Attachment Repair Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy to treat anxiety, panic and trauma. I can teach you tools to interrupt panic attacks and calm your nervous system, helping you work through the feelings of fear and shame that often arise.

— Stephanie Book Koehler, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

You know where you want to go in life but can’t help feeling like you’ve become your own obstacle. Worrying about what to do next has you frozen. You say you should know better, work harder, or be farther along. But that self-critic isn’t getting you anywhere. Stressful thoughts ricochet in your mind, convincing you that nothing’s good enough and never will be. We’ll turn up the volume on a more encouraging inner voice that believes in and increases the power and strength you already have.

— Gavin Cross, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
 

In our stressed and overworked society, so many of my clients suffer from anxiety and burnout. Together we will discover the most effective therapeutic tools for you, from cognitive behavioral therapy to mindfulness techniques. We will work collaboratively and creatively to help you reduce your anxiety symptoms' frequency and severity and to help you develop effective coping tools for when anxiety does happen.

— Irene Nessium, Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

Anxiety can vary depending on situations and individuals. If you are experiencing/experience anxiety, my aim is to help you identify triggers and find appropriate grounding techniques. Feel free to call me for a free consult.

— Heather Ackles, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

I have worked extensively with clients managing the symptoms of anxiety as well as panic attacks and panic disorder. My approach to anxiety involves a combination of evidenced based techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure-Response Prevention, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in order to help understand the cycle of anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how to best counteract negative thought spirals and hyper-awareness to negative signals.

— Dakota Fidram, Associate Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

Anxiety affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives, but if your anxiety has started affecting your day to day activities, your sleep, and your relationships with others it it likely time to seek treatment. Treatment for anxiety comes in many forms, including medications and therapeutic exercises to help self-regulate your body systems to respond more appropriately to the anxiety trigger. Both types of treatment play a vital role in appropriate management of anxiety.

— Sarah Johnson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
 

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

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

Learn CBT techniques, grounding exercises, breath work and meditation to manage feelings of anxiety in a new way. I work with high achieving women who are juggling a work/life balance, responsibilities of motherhood, familial expectations and more. Anxiety can be so isolating and make you feel stuck. Fear of failure and lack of control can create this negative feedback loop and anxiety spiral. It's possible to break this cycle, reframe your thoughts and thrive.

— Kelsey Bates, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
 

Do you spend most of your day up in your head stressing about your life and the world? We will work to bring some peace into your mind and allow life to feel less chaotic.

— Meg Delp, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia, PA

Anxiety is everywhere and affects everyone. For most of my 20 year career, I've observed that anxiety can stem from a variety of places - mostly born out of traumatic experiences. Anxiety spreads. It can start as one annoying thought and then that one thought goes haywire and actually begins to convince us of something that isn't true. Or that we can control something that we cannot.

— Micah Hatchett, Counselor in ,
 

There is value in connecting to the present moment and finding peace in where things are. Where there is peace there is enjoyment and you can find a way to be happy and fulfilled in your life without regret or anxiety. ​

— Rebecca Keck, Counselor in Kissimmee, FL

I am a trauma-informed therapist trained in the following evidence-based interventions that treat anxiety: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness.

— Jeanette De Marshimun, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Westchester, IL
 

Anxiety gets in the way of so much of life. The stress of life, compounded by things learned and passed down through families and generations, challenging life experiences, toxic jobs, failed relationships can all take an extreme toll. I help people understand how anxiety functions as a fear response in the body and how it can be managed with practical strategies that are both physical and cognitive. Additional, I help people uncover the roots of their beliefs that hold them back.

— Linda Lufkin, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

I have worked with clients who have struggled with anxiety in their day to day life. I understand how terrifying and consuming it can feel to have negative intrusive thoughts and fears that seem irrational.

— Yisbel Panayiotou, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor