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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“I just give myself permission to suck…I find this hugely liberating.” — John Green “Who would I be if I unlearned everything I had learned without my permission?” ― Punch Me Up to the Gods by Brian Broome “He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ― Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

— Stephanie Van Fossen, Counselor in Austin, TX

Anxiety 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. 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. Over the years, I've helped people learn to see their anxiety, how it affects them, where it comes from, and finally, how to manage it.

— Micah Hatchett, Counselor in , LA

Anxiety is fairly common and absolutely treatable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is often the first approach to bring quick relief. However, some individuals also benefit from a deeper look within to understand his or her symptoms. I have worked with generalized anxiety and individuals suffering from panic attacks.

— Sheri Richardt, Clinical Social Worker in Murfreesboro, TN

The duality of wanting and rejecting seem to go hand in hand in anxiety. You are anxious when things do not go the way you want them to go. You are anxious when it does go the way you want it to go. Your mind will put you right on the edge where you are almost always at either end of the spectrum having amazing patience, but very impulsive. More true than not, anxious people are courageous, insightful, thoughtful and have a high emotional intelligent quotient. Join me.

— Brave Within Counseling Hyon Bachman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA

Stress and Anxiety is a major issue in our world generally, but can be particularly toxic as you navigate adolescence and early adulthood. I can help you use evidence-based skill and techniques like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT), and Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to better manage your anxiety so that you can live the life you want to live.

— Wade McDonald, Clinical Psychologist in Frisco, TX

I worked over 5 years in a mental health hospital. Many persons that came in often were also experiencing anxiety. Every client I've seen since then in my private practice role has had anxiety at some point. It seems inevitable. Life will always throw something hard at us at some point.

— Danielle Eaton, Counselor

I have helped many clients overcome anxiety and phobias.

— Laura Stevens, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA

Anxiety makes you feel like you have no control over your life. You are having hard time calming worries, that racing mind keeps calling for your attention, the constant feeling on edge is following you everywhere you go. So you are running with the hope that you can escape this never-ending uncomfortable way of being. I believe that these symptoms are here to tell you something....there is wisdom in your anxiety, and as we work together, you will begin to see it too.


Anxiety at its core is the body's fear response getting away from us and this affects as many as 40 million people in the U.S. While there is plenty to rationally fear in the world these days, we want to approach it with grounded composure. I utilize various therapeutic modalities (e.g. EMDR, CBT, person-centered, and existential therapy) in order to help you build the skills and confidence to be an anchor in your life and relationships.

— Alex Lippincott, Therapist in Wheat Ridge, CO

Anxiety disorder can be an emotionally intense obstacle that severely impacts one's quality of life. Over the years, I have continually advocated for furthering mental health awareness. In doing so, I have enhanced my expertise in effectively treating anxiety-related symptoms through unique intervention plans composed of an array of treatment orientations. I have spent years working with a plethora of individuals, using evidence-based approaches, including CBT, DBT, and IPT skills respectively.

— Ishanie Sanchez, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Staten Island, NY

Increased heart rate, sweaty palms, pit in your throat, not knowing when worry will strike next...I will work with you to decrease anxiety in a holistic and integrative way, utilizing whole food nutrients, lifestyle, and scientifically backed techniques.

— Alexandra (Sasha) Goodman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake, OH

There is so much happening in the world that is making life harder, less secure and more unfamiliar than ever. I work with clients to use CBT and mindfulness practices to recognize how our thinking impacts our feelings and how to move through this process to give ourselves some relief from the exhausting experience of anxiety.

— Traci Boyle-Galestiantz, Clinical Social Worker

The voice inside that keeps you down, keeps you up all night, keeps you from abundance and your full potential is a part of you that can be quieted, can be loved, can be accepted. Together we will uncover the origins of these thoughts. I can help you integrate them with somatic therapies combined with a smattering of other interventions such as cognitive behavioral techniques that will incorporate your strengths, mindfulness, and self-compassion into your healing.

— Angela Payne, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in SEATTLE, WA

I use a Cognitive Behavioral approach to explore your unhealthy patterns of thinking. In doing this, we are able to challenge some of your fears, worries, and obsessive thoughts and replace them with thoughts that are often more realistic more in line with healthy living patterns.

— Jamie Glick, Counselor in Castle Rock, CO

I am a trauma-informed therapist trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for anxiety, depression and trauma.

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