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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I provide cognitive behavioral psychotherapy to treat anxiety disorders.

— Sandra Nunez, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in san diego, CA

Do you experience intense anxiety or nervousness when faced with social situations? Do you fear being judged or criticized by others? Are you always worried about making mistakes, looking bad or being embarrassed in front of others? Social anxiety disorder is a chronic mental health condition. Learning coping skills in therapy sessions can help you gain the confidence you need to improve your ability to interact with others.

— Justice Arledge, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR
 

Ugh, anxiety. It’s painful, it can paralyze us, and really limit our lives. A lot of my clients try so hard to control anxiety by being perfect, being on alert all the time, and by masking so hard so that no one sees what we’re really like. Sometimes it is just too much pressure. My approach helps clients build tolerance to anxiety, change the way we look and react to anxiety, and heal the wounds that increase our anxiety.

— Stephanie Lessmeier, Licensed Professional Counselor in St. Peters, MO

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional that provides individuals with ways to decrease somatic anxiety. In addition, I am knowledgable about anxiety, its causes and ways to help decrease this anxiety through EMDR, exposure, and CBT based exercises.

— Jacob Moon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
 

Anxiety is like an over active car alarm, insisting there's danger when there may not be. Coping with anxiety, learning to talk to our anxious parts and calm them, and live life with less fear is freeing and empowering.

— Lauren Bartholomew, Psychologist in King of Prussia, PA

I help people who can feel overwhelmed by their anxiety or immobilized by their panic find relief. I don't think there is anything wrong with you. These are symptoms of a nervous system that is in rough shape. I have learned skills to help people soothe their nervous system.

— Beth Levine, Clinical Social Worker in Rockville, MD
 

Are you feeling worried or stuck? Our self-worth and identity fluctuate as we go through transitions (changes). Feeling worried very often leads to anxiety and depression. These feelings make us feel paralyzed, stuck, and unable to move forward. I provide you with tools that will help you ease your anxiety so that you can normalize some feelings and use more rational thinking to overcome anxiety.

— Maria Burch, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

Exploring anxious and depressive symptoms to help counter negative/automatic thoughts, helplessness, hopelessness, psychosomatic symptoms, stress, etc. Utilizing coping skills and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help change thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

— Patricia Alvarado, EMDR Therapist, Psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Geneva (she/they) is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 16 years experience in anxiety, particularly as it relates to a history of trauma and/or identity concerns for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming clients. In addition to cognitive behavioral (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approaches, I work from an empowerment-based and relational psychodynamic framework to help you uncover and heal from the root causes of the anxiety.

— Geneva Reynaga-Abiko, Clinical Psychologist in Washington, DC

I approach anxiety from a unique perspective that blends cognitive neuroscience and existential philosophy. We'll learn about ways to increase your ability to regulate your nervous system through mindfulness practices while also talking about "big" issues in your life.

— Ben Hearn, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in West Chester, OH
 

Using EMDR I have helped several clients overcome anxiety, depression and trauma related symptoms.

— Amita Ghosh, Counselor in Newport, KY

I help my clients identify what triggers/activates their anxiety and develop coping skills/strategies to manage their anxiety and reduce the severity of distress.

— Natalie Casey, Associate Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA
 

Clients with generalized anxiety are anxious most or all the time, often with no specific cause, and often interfering with work, relationships, or other major life areas. Very high-functioning individuals are often plagued by internal anxiety while outwardly successful.

— Whitney Davison, Therapist in Lee's Summit, MO

You recognize that your plate is full, you handle too much at a time, your life feels stressful already, your body keeps the score, when you feel anxious your breathing changes and you even feel a pressure on your chest still you can’t say no to others. You naturally care for others and helping them is a priority despite how you are feeling. You deserve a balanced life. A life full of healthy relationships in which you feel loved and accepted by others you but most importantly, by yourself.

— Guadalupe A. Cesar Nunez, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
 

I have been working with individuals in my practice with Anxiety for the past 11 years. I have taken numerous trainings and continue to learn more about the latest tools to help alleviate anxiety.

— Christine M. Valentin, Clinical Social Worker in Middlesex, NJ

Highly Sensitive People are easily overwhelmed due to our tendency to pick up subtleties in our environment and process that information deeply. This experience often leads to feelings of anxiety when we our ratio of rest/downtime and stress is unbalanced. “All highly sensitive people worry to some degree. Again, it is part of their survival strategy to consider what the future might bring - to learn from threats and failures. To observe and deeply process the world around them.” - Dr. Elaine Aron

— April Snow, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA