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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Panic attacks, social anxiety, co-occurring depression and relationship struggles, OCD, ruminating thoughts, phobias

— Dr. LauraMaery Gold, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Renton, WA

I regularly work with individuals struggling with generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, panic disorder, and symptoms associated with physiological anxiety. I utilize an integrative approach, which includes the cultivation of insight and self-efficacy, behavioral activation and exposure.

— Sam Macy, Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, IL

When working with anxiety, I utilize a holistic approach. I draw from somatic, mindfulness and psychodynamic techniques. Our initial focus will be on developing strategies to regain control over your current symptoms and challenges. Once we have addressed these immediate concerns, we can explore deeper issues to instill confidence in the progress and positive change you are experiencing.

— Natacha Cesar, Psychotherapist

I come to anxiety work with an understanding that the way people reduce anxiety is by facing fears and trudging through. I know this process may happen very quickly but often takes time. I am a big fan of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and love to use the materials Dr. David Burns has provided. (Author of Feeling Good and more recently Feeling Great.) Having specific CBT techniques available can be helpful and sometimes you may just want to be heard and your anxiety may dissipate just from sharing.

— Deborah Dettman, Clinical Social Worker in CHICAGO, IL

I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, phobias or panic attacks. I also focus on working with individuals navigating post-trauma recovery and living with PTSD/ C-PTSD. I use tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other current trauma informed modalities to create an individually-tailored therapeutic approach for my clients.

— Neil Panchmatia, Counselor in Portland, OR

Extensive training and utilization of CBT to treat anxiety

— Shawna Williams, Psychotherapist in Austin, TX

Anxiety is a natural response to stress. It's a built-in survival mechanism that prepares us to face a perceived threat. However, when anxiety becomes chronic and disproportionate to the situation, it can lead to a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms. These may include excessive worry/fear about everyday situations, restlessness or feeling on edge, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. ​

— Carole Goguen, Psy.D., Psychologist in Altadena, CA

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety and have extensive experience in helping individuals cope with various types of anxiety, including OCD, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, and more. My approach focuses on equipping clients with effective coping skills to manage their anxiety symptoms. I also emphasize the importance of reframing negative thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to anxiety.

— Kelsey Whittlesey, Licensed Professional Counselor

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

Lately, it feels like everything is out of your control. You’re overwhelmed by trying to do all the things—at work and in your social life—and if you’re honest, you kind of just want to hide away from it all. Maybe you’ve been dealing with a lot of change in your life and it feels like your nerves can’t handle much more, or maybe you’re just tired of feeling disorganized and frazzled all the time. Therapy can give you the tools to find more balance in your daily life and create healthy habits.

— Emily Martinez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

When a person has anxiety, it can often feel like a stranglehold on their life. That being said, managing anxiety is very possible, and anxiety disorders are highly treatable. Effective management of anxiety disorders begins with an awareness of the anxiety triggers, which involved exploring patterns of both the individual and environment from past and present. Then a development of tools and techniques to cope with the anxiety.

— Michael Bernstein, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA

In today's world, anxiety is everywhere! We will work together to develop strategies to cope, learn tools to build resilience, and help you thrive.

— Karl Thomas, Student Therapist in St. Paul, MN

Anxiety can be debilitating, but you don’t have to face it alone. At Embodied Mind LLC, we specialize in helping individuals manage and overcome anxiety through personalized, compassionate care. Our licensed therapists have extensive experience in treating anxiety disorders using evidence-based approaches. We will help you learn practical tools and techniques to manage your symptoms and improve your daily functioning.

— Monaé Weathington, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Aurora, IL

I tailor strategies rooted in mindfulness, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, I guide clients toward lasting relief. Through DBT's empowering techniques, discover tools to navigate anxious thoughts and emotions. My therapeutic alliance is a sanctuary for growth, fostering resilience and sustainable change. Embrace a life where balance and serenity prevail.

— Nick Worstell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Collins, CO

I help people understand the underlying causes of anxiety while also addressing ways of managing the symptoms as we work to resolve the causes. Many of the symptom management techniques are informed form CBT training. When addressing underlying causes I help clients look at past unresolved experiences as well as learned behaviors and physiology

— Sarah Bismack, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ferndale, MI

As an art therapist, I help clients navigate and manage their anxiety through creative expression and mindfulness practices. By exploring emotions and sensations through art, clients can gain insight into their anxiety triggers and develop coping skills. I also draw from my training in DBT and EMDR to provide additional tools and techniques for managing anxiety. My approach is client-centered and collaborative, focusing on the unique needs and goals of each individual.

— Adrienne Iannazzo, Art Therapist in Arlington, VA

High levels of anxiety cause people to approach the world from a place of fear and worry. This often leads them to over-plan, become rigid, avoid, or try to control the uncontrollable. Going through life this way can be exhausting and can inadvertently push others away in the process. Therapy can support you become more flexible in your approach to life, let go of rigid patterns, and find more balance. I am proficient at helping people with social anxiety, perfectionism, & anticipatory anxiety.

— Natalie Worobel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO