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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If the anxiety you are experiencing had a message, what would it be? Often it is I am not enough, I am not lovable or I am not safe. Anxiety can be an opportunity to change these limiting beliefs. I help my clients reduce their anxiety by embracing it, identifying its message through talk therapy, and changing their thoughts accordingly. I offer several coping strategies and relaxation techniques.

— David Strah, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Anxiety comes in many forms and affects everyone differently. I specialize in working with anxiety in a variety of ways such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques, problem solving, coping skill building, and addressing the mind-body connection. I also enjoy helping clients process past life events that may be causing their current anxiety.

— Kasey Meyer, Counselor in Round Rock, TX
 

Human life is such a complex experience, but anxiety remains at the center. Our brains are on the lookout 24/7 to keep us safe. While all of us understand that some anxiety is just part of life, chronic or dangerous levels of stress and anxiety need immediate attention in order to restore a healthier life balance. I work with clients using cognitive, body-based, emotion and trauma centered approaches to heal high anxiety and feel home again in the self.

— Lynne Silva-Breen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Burnsville, MN

I have specific training in modalities that help clients self-regulate, build distress tolerance and attain interpersonal effectiveness such as mindfulness based stress reduction, DBT, CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy which utilized eye movement therapy and voluntary image replacement therapy to help desensitize disturbing images and distressing sensations. All of these help sooth a central nervous system gone awry that results in anxiety and panic.

— Meira Greenfeld, Psychotherapist in Phoenix, AZ
 

I approach anxiety, depression, OCD, addiction, etc. from a trauma specialist stance. Learning to recognize your trauma responses (triggers) and gain understanding that you are not broken, you do not need to fixed, you can learn to internalize your own truth worth and live more of your life in the present.

— Joyce LaHue, Clinical Social Worker in Fort Worth, TX

Feeling anxious disrupts our lives in almost every capacity. The characteristics of anxiety include clouded judgment, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, isolation, feelings of shame and disappointment, and depression which accompanies anxious feelings. I work with many clients that suffer from anxiety. My approach as a therapist is to get to the root of what causes the anxious emotions. I provide strategies and coping tools to minimize the stress that fosters anxiety.

— Nancy Bortz, Therapist in Denver, CO
 

I address anxiety with my clients in collaborating towards being more mindful to the present state of their living; at times, I'll share similar value and interest in stoicism with my clients with emphasis on the power of now.

— Thomas Khang Dong, Licensed Professional Counselor in AUSTIN, TX

Feeling stuck in your head? Worried about the future and losing control? Upset you may disappoint others or yourself? Anxiety comes in many forms and can be consuming. We can help you "get out of your head" and find some ways to challenge your inner critic.

— Heather Silivanch, Counselor in Morristown, NJ
 

Your anxiety brain is probably telling you all sorts of things, some of which are untrue or really upsetting. We will work together to change negative thinking patterns, learn to calm your nervous system, and better understand underlying causes for your anxiety.

— Natosha Knight, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The biggest problem with anxiety is the way in which people conceptualize it. Anxiety is not bad. Anxiety is an autonomic response to internal or external stimuli. The problem is when you become anxious about being anxious. It creates a vicious cycle of anxiety that ultimately culminates in a panic attack. I instruct you on exactly how to identify situations that make you anxious and changing what you can and accepting what you cant.

— Derrick Hoard, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , WA
 

I have worked extensively with those suffering from crippling anxiety, including general anxiety, specific phobias, health-related anxiety, and panic attacks. Each session, I offer specific tools to help with reducing the power of anxiety over my clients' lives and to empower them to live a full, meaningful life.

— Katherine Plambeck, Clinical Psychologist in Berkeley, CA

Fear is a challenging thing to manage. The nearly constant worry that accompanies it only makes it that much more challenging.

— Sonia Kersevich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greenbelt, MD
 

We live in anxious times. Whether it's a classic case of FOMO (fear of missing out) or a well-intentioned "doom-scroll" through all the bad news the internet has to offer, it's not easy to unplug. If you'd like to re-calibrate your body's threat detection system, or find a better balance between awareness and hypervigilance, cognitive behavioral therapy skills may help.

— Benjamin Pfeifer, Clinical Psychologist in Ann Arbor, MI

Believe it or not it is impossible to completely rid ourselves of all anxiety. It truly is part of the human experience. I’m not sure about you, but when a cougar is near by or I’m about to endanger myself in some way, I want my anxiety to speak up and get my brain and body to react as quickly as possible to keep me safe! After all, that is the true purpose of worry and anxiety in our lives — to keep us safe. Worry and stress is part of life, but it doesn’t have to run the show.

— Jody Pittner, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in , OH
 

You can be feeling the highs, lows, and hot flashes of perimenopause or menopause, your life may be turned upside down as you care for an aging parent, or you may feel compelled to dive deep into your wants, needs, and your emotional blocks to attaining them, as you navigate You may be feeling anxious and conflicted about going down this road. However, there’s that part of you whose true self is ready to emerge. Deep down, underneath all those layers, you are ready to flourish.

— Carol Covelli, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

I have training in the trauma resiliency model and have utilized nervous system regulation tools in much of my work. I will offer education around trauma and the nervous system, and teach you how to bring down your anxiety with skill and compassion. *I will not dishonor experiences of systemic oppression and injustice. Your experiences will be validated, and I will not pressure you to feel "okay" about a society that isn't.*

— Renee Anderson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Asheville, NC
 

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 in Dallas, TX

Stress and anxiety can show up anywhere. At home, in school, the workplace, our communities, etc. Sometimes we can handle it on our own but other times, it can become too much to carry alone -- and you don't have to. Expanding your support network, learning about the things that may be contributing to your anxiety, and developing a new perspective and approach can lead to a life that feels more do-able and balanced.

— Thai Alonso, Psychologist in Watchung, NJ
 

Anxiety can feel like a dark cloud hanging over your head. There are so many factors that create anxiety including neurobiology, environment, relationships, and cultural influences. You can break free with support and guidance. We will approach your anxiety by exploring the things that you need to feel safe and supported in your life. Together, we will create a set of coping strategies that you can pull from any time anxiety starts to creep in. You can heal and I can help you.

— Jennie Wang-Hall, Psychologist in San Marcos, CA