Feeling a certain level of anxiety over big stressors or certain life events is totally normal. However, if you find that your fear or worry does not go away and, in fact, gets worse over time, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling and often passes quickly, while severe anxiety can seriously affect your day-to-day life. If you are finding your anxiety unmanageable, can’t identify the cause of your anxious feelings or if you are suffering from physical symptoms (such as heart palpations, fatigue, sweaty hands, upset stomach, or insomnia), it may be time to get help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s anxiety specialists today. 

Meet the specialists

Anxiety has been at the center of my own life. I have worked to discover & utilize various tools & practices to work with anxiety & have shared them with my clients & students for years. My anxiety & the desire to live life anxiety free, or at least not ruled by anxiety, led me to become a certified Mindfulness Teacher. Anxiety is unfortunately a common part of our modern life, but it can be worked with, limited & let go of.

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

We all experience fear and hesitation related to certain aspects of our lives. It is the way in which we choose to address these fears that dictates the impact that they will have on our lives. Through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy I help my clients address issues surrounding anxiety.

— Tawny Runnels, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

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

There are plenty of reasons to feel anxious in the world today, but that anxiety can interfere with the way we want to function in our lives. Let's work together to cope with those symptoms of anxiety and put that energy toward something that serves you.

— Allyson Adams, Licensed Professional Counselor in St Paul, MN

I can help you work on coping skills to manage your anxiety on a daily basis.

— Kate Kraines, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in West Hartford, CT

Has anxiety started to disrupt more and more areas in your life? We will explore the the role and function that anxiety plays for you, as well as its roots and triggers. We'll identify concrete and actionable ways to reduce acute and situational anxiety along with baseline anxiety.

— Erin Hendrickson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ballwin, MO

I work with clients that suffer from a multitude of different kinds of anxiety : test anxiety, social anxiety, sporty anxiety, panic attacks, etc. We use a combination of techniques and therapy to effectively allow clients to handle their anxiety.

— Deni Abbie, Therapist in Grapevine, TX

Anxiety is a result of living in the future and all the what ifs. It feeds off of not feeling good enough and has you constantly wishing you were different. Generally, anxiety and depression feed off of each other and bounce back and forth. Depression leaves you without any energy and anxiety keeps you in a tight ball of dread and apprehension. One doesn't know how to self sooth and often turns to things in an attempt to distract or "take the edge off." There is another way.

— Laura Carr, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

I am a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), and I blend yoga and mindfulness techniques with the therapeutic principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and ACT.

— Traci Patterson, Therapist in Chicago, IL

Anxiety is tough because it makes you afraid to be your authentic self. Your level of worry sabotages opportunities to connect with people and perform your best at work. You just can’t shake the feeling in your chest, rapid heart beat, sweating, racing thoughts, and feelings of panic. You get frustrated because despite your best efforts, you feel disconnected from people and they don’t see you how you want to be seen. It’s a really tough cycle, and I help people break it and regain confidence.

— Aaron Porter, Licensed Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR

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

Anxiety is often the symptom if deeper issues of questioning one’s worth in the world. In my office, I work hard to create a safe space where you can begin to learn to take up space in the world, rather than try to hide your true, authentic self away. My specialties in this area include: Eating disorder/body image issues, past trauma, societal oppression, past and current domestic violence, feelings of worthlessness, fears of rejection, panic, social anxiety, stress, anger, existential fear

— Linnea Logas, Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

There are plenty of reasons to feel anxious in the world today, but that anxiety can interfere with the way we want to function in our lives. Let's work together to cope with those symptoms of anxiety and put that energy toward something that serves you.

— Allyson Adams, Licensed Professional Counselor in St Paul, MN

I've worked extensively with clients who have generalized anxiety to integrate their anxious feelings 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 stress and overwhelm. I demonstrate mindfulness techniques in sessions that can easily be incorporated into your life outside of therapy.

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

Are you living with anxiety & stress, struggling just to make it through the day? Are you facing difficult life challenges or living with a loved ones addiction? Finding Peace Counseling Wellness & Yoga provides hope & healing when needed most. Specializing in Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. If you choose, gentle movement , mindfulness & breath work can be used to assist with managing symptoms of anxiety.

— Karyn Bramanti-McGuire, Clinical Social Worker in New Port Richey, FL

Anxiety manifests in lots of different ways for people, so I the first thing I try to do here with clients is understand how it manifests for them. We will also explore the root cause and introduce mind/body based practices that I hope will be beneficial.

— Leah Constantz, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Somerville, MA

Anxiety shows up when we get locked into "fight-flight-or-freeze" mode. Our bodies have a great built-in system to keep us from danger, but when the system gets triggered too easily, or too often, it can get in our way. I work with clients learning to identify this self-defense mechanism, what causes their anxiety, and working on tools to reduce anxiety.

— Barton Shulman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA

Feeling anxious sucks. Whether it's from job, relationship or new changes, feelings of tension, panic and fear can take a toll on our nervous system. Together, we focus on exploring root causes of your worry, making sense of your experience and developing coping strategies to help you manage more effectively. Mindfulness based techniques may be incorporated to help facilitate feelings of calmness and relaxation.

— Stevie Atkins, Therapist in Toronto,

Anxiety has become widespread, and that is the nature of anxiety- it spreads like wildfire! I like to help clients look at the anxious feelings they are absorbing from others, and learn to keep their emotions in check. I teach Anxiety reduction skills to sensitive people. Mindfulness techniques and Cognitive Behavior Therapy are the Gold Standard in treating anxiety disorders.

— Barbara Stanforth, Counselor in Encinitas, CA

Are you struggling with fears, panic, or irrational thoughts? Are you stressed and having a hard time coping? Anxiety can present in many forms. It may show up as lowered energy and vitality, in the form of somatic issues such as headaches and stomach aches, or it may present intensely via panic attacks. We can work together to get to the root cause of your worries, and create positive change that will build your coping skills and lower your overall anxiety levels.

— Sabrina Merz, Counselor in Boulder, CO