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 is a sense of feeling powerless and out of control - your body may even feel like it's working against you through insomnia, muscle tension, and/or panic attacks. By providing information on what happens to your mind/body during increased anxiety, we can develop an action plan to identify triggers, manage anxiety, and reduce overall levels of anxiety.

— Kirsten Hardy, Clinical Social Worker

Anxiety includes from panic, nervousness, fear or excessive generalized worry. Sometimes, anxiety is a learned response to feeling that the world is not a safe place. Sometimes, it is challenging to remember what triggered or even initiated feeling unsafe and anxious. Treatment includes developing coping skills as well as identifying what triggers and situations are producing to anxiety.

— Beth Darby, Clinical Social Worker in Brentwood, TN

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 treat the whole anxiety spectrum. Whether you're worried about a defined life event or you've been severely anxious about everything your entire life, this is what I've done most of my training in (and specifically OCD, as per above).

— Katie Playfair, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

My work with clients involve exploring the underlying thoughts, feelings, and related experiences associated with anxiety as well as the body’s response to stress. I use evidence-based techniques to build skills and awareness around triggers and symptoms. We will learn techniques to calm the physical stress response and reshape the body’s response to triggering events.

— Katrina Clark, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

I aim to provide coping skills to help reduce anxiety related behaviors while addressing the underlying concerns.

— Matt McKevitt, Clinical Social Worker in Wyckoff, NJ

As a mom, you might notice increased anxiety as your child becomes more independent and your role as a mother changes. I am here to help you navigate this confusing phase of parenting while learning to manage your anxiety and improve your family relationships. Together we will explore your lost passions, redefine the different roles that you fill, identify your goals for the future, and work through the situations that are holding you back.

— Marti Weiler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

Do you spin at night while you are laying in your bed trying to sleep? Do you go over and over something innocuous that you said or did, or that happened to you, without being able to stop the cycle? Do you torture yourself with fears about your inadequacy? I have training in self-attack that will help you being to break the chains of anxiety that rob you. I welcome the chance to study your specific fears and concerns with the goal of decreasing and ultimately eliminating them.

— Tracy Bryce Farmer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. Ordinary anxiety is a feeling that comes and goes, but does not interfere with your everyday life. But if your feelings of anxiety are extreme, last for longer than six months, and are interfering with your life, you may have an anxiety disorder. In the case of an anxiety disorder, the feeling of fear may be with you all the time. Let’s talk explore what is happening in your life, explore your symptoms, and find ways to manage day to day life.

— Teresa Coral-Clark, Clinical Social Worker in San Antonio, TX

At JSRC, our team understands that we all find ourselves stuck at times navigating everyday challenges or when faced with new stressors or in times of transition. JSRC provides a warm, safe, confidential environment for you to set and clarify goals, learning new tools to manage your life and relationships with the support of our experienced therapists. Our partners are relationship consultants, with a focus on how the issues clients are facing are related to relationships. We set specific goals

— Samantha Lavy, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Stamford, CT

Emotional Regulation ​Developing coping strategies for anxiety/stress Identifying triggers Cultivating self-care practices Managing negative self-talk

— Jessika Fruchter, Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

You just want to be able to stop the negative thoughts and feel like yourself...But you're not sure how to get there. You're good at giving advice & encouragement to your loved ones, but applying it all to yourself is another story. When you try to focus on what you "should" be doing & feeling, it seems to make things worse. You keep falling short of the expectations you put on yourself, causing a spiral into deeper anxiety, shame, & self-judgement. We can reverse this downward spiral together!

— Madalina Coman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Gatos, CA

I use a holistic approach which emphasizes the mind-body connection harnessing the power of the body to soothe the mind and the power of the mind to soothe the body.I employ mindfulness, meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and other modalities in order to tailor therapy to your individual needs. Our session is your chance to download, unplug and recharge while being armed with insight, education,tools and support.

— Ashley Evans, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Dallas, TX

Maybe a relationship or marriage has just ended, or the transition out of college and into the workforce isn’t going as smoothly as you’d hoped. Perhaps parenthood doesn’t feel the way you thought it would. Or maybe you just feel a sense of unease about where you’re at in life, but can’t put a finger on why. No one likes change, but when life throws us big curve balls, it can be completely disorienting. Anxiety therapy can help you create a new future.

— Alison Murphey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Anxiety includes from panic, nervousness, fear or excessive generalized worry. Sometimes, anxiety is a learned response to feeling that the world is not a safe place. Sometimes, it is challenging to remember what triggered or even initiated feeling unsafe and anxious. Treatment includes developing coping skills as well as identifying what triggers and situations are producing to anxiety.

— Beth Darby, Clinical Social Worker in Brentwood, TN

I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is an evidence based practice to support those who have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I have found first hand in my career that this modality can help you to overcome symptoms you may be facing related to anxiety. I believe that I can help you to overcome these by better understanding why you think and behave in the way you do to regain control over your thoughts and body's reactions.

— Will Dempsey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Anxiety is a reactor to stress. Often it is situational, but it may be chronic. Those with chronic anxiety have an especially difficult time during times of national and global high stress.

— Jacqueline Burnett-Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist

Anxiety is the mind's way of trying to control the future or keep us safe. Consequently, our past can influence our relationship to the future. The best way to manage those uncertainties is to embrace the now so we can use emotion to direct our future behavior. I love working with a client with anxiety because is an opportunity to uncover possibility and optimism in a mind conditioned to avoid risk.

— Tiffany Lindley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

Many individuals are anxious or fearful about work, relationships or life in general. The anxiety can become overwhelming. In our work, I hope to assist with putting things in perspective, changing the way one can think about things that can lead to anxiety, assisting with relaxation and helping to shift their focus back to what matters most: Enjoying and living a great life!

— Dr. Selma Stainback, Clinical Psychologist

Who isn't feeling anxiety these days with Covid19! It's the #1 most contagious negative emotion, and on the flip side, the #1 most contagious positive emotion is calmness. Find out how many of our clients have reduced their anxiety and increased their calmness.

— Dennis Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Las Vegas, NV