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


Modern life is stressful, but when "stress" becomes incapacitating it is more accurately labeled anxiety. The physical and emotional price we pay for untreated anxiety is high and often, unnecessary. Self-soothing and stress management tools are essential but rarely taught. Let me help you learn to settle your physical and emotional states so we can discover the causes of your anxiety and ways to address it.

— Pamela Suraci, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Luis Obispo, CA

The increased irritability and avoidant behaviors that often accompany anxiety can complicate relationships, sabotage careers, and prevent you from achieving long-term goals. I help people make positive changes by managing fear and cultivating a sense of safety that can create healthy patterns of response to the world. Together, we'll identify and reduce anxious patterns and gain the clarity and skills needed to step out of the negative feedback loop of fear and doubt.

— Will Hector, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Madison, WI

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

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

Anxious thoughts can prevent us from engaging in life fully. Let's learn what to do with the thoughts, feelings and emotions that come with anxiety.

— Nami Nocifera, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Marina Del Rey, CA

Anxiety also responds well to emotion-focused, attachment therapies and hypnosis; all of which I provide.

— Lori Olson, Counselor in Tallahassee, FL

Do you have persistent anxious thoughts and negative feelings that distract you in life? Do most of your decisions come from doubt, shame, or fear? You are not alone. We all experience anxiety in our lives. We can see this as a motivator to explore why we are anxious and how to manage it. Therapy can help you: Challenge anxious thoughts; Name triggers, warning signs, and coping strategies; Increase skills of distress tolerance, problem solving, interpersonal awareness, and emotional regulation.

— Ashley Vo, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

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,

You can't stop thinking about the future. It's hard to stay in the present. It affects your eating, your sleeping, your work, your relationships, and everything else. The good news is I've got a TON of coping skills for you to try, from journaling to improv to throwing ice cube at the side of an empty parking garage. While we try different skills week-to-week, I'll also help you look into where the anxiety truly comes from, and if there's a way to change your expectations for yourself.

— Brian Jones, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety.

— Ching Ching Ruan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bellevue, WA

The body is wired to keep us alive. When we feel like we are in danger the body will send out signals that can impact so much of our daily experience. The problem is that sometimes our bodies are reacting to perceived danger or a past danger that we are set on avoiding. We may be responding to real danger, but the nature of our response keeps us from have the agency to return to safety. I work with body and mind to create adaptive behavior that can ease anxiety to allow choice and action.

— Syd McClune, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

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

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

I offer assistance with anxiety, stress, and panic attacks. Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies as well as Mindfulness, Relaxation techniques, and psycho education on anxiety and the brain.

— Terri Parker, Clinical Social Worker in Denton, TX

I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy to encourage clients to challenge their negative thoughts and develop a more positive appraisal of their actions. In addition, I will also help clients develop positive coping mechanisms and ultimately help reduce both sources of stress and anxiety.

— Brittany Woodley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dallas, TX

Your perceptions, the way you think about things, has a significant effect on how you respond to the world emotionally and intellectually. Together we can uncover the core beliefs, or past experiences, that are causing you to feel anxious as well as the emotional responses you are having to those thoughts. We can use various techniques to help relieve anxiety and to shift your overall experience. You can begin to view your anxiety in a way that is less distressing and more manageable.

— Marcy J. S. Johnson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

Anxiety has a way of robbing us from the present moment. Whether it is a constant struggle or if it creeps up in certain situations, being able to recognize and treat anxiety before it takes over is key to living a more fulfilled life.

— Loveroop Bath, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Richland, WA

I utilize several techniques to address underlying anxiety that keeps you trapped in a perfectionism and avoidance pattern.

— Melinda Lericos, Counselor in Overland Park, KS

I assist individuals with different levels of anxiety. Whether is consistent worry thoughts that get us stuck in our daily lives, anxiety related to avoiding school or difficulty socializing outside of our homes. I have experience with working through core beliefs that increase our anxiety and move clients towards leading a healthier lifestyle.

— Jennifer Bordner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Moorestown, NJ

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

— Liz Gustafson, Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

A coordinated program of music and music therapy interventions in response to anxiety is designed and implemented to provide opportunities for: *Non-verbal outlets for emotions associated with anxiety and stress reduction *Enhanced feelings of control, confidence, and empowerment *Positive physiological changes, such as lower blood pressure, reduced heart rate, and relaxed muscle tension

— Megan Dozler, Creative Art Therapist in Napa, CA

Do you worry a lot? Is it hard for you to fall asleep at night? Do you constantly solve problems in your head? Are you trying to control everything? Do you try to please people because you are concerned with what they may think about you and how it will affect your life? I know it's hard! Anxiety makes your life much harder than it needs to be. Let me help you! Right now is the perfect time to take control over your anxiety and build the life that you want. Contact me today!

— Tatiana Morris, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

I focus on helping individuals through goal-oriented therapy that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving and helps individuals become aware of their inner strengths.

— Erin Vandermore, Licensed Professional Counselor in asheville, NC