Anxiety Counselling in Wollongong, NSW

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Danielle Waters
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Not accepting new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist who can help you to develop personal insight and to address symptoms of a range of anxiety disorders; mood related issues; trauma; addiction; distress and overwhelming emotions; life stress; personality challenges and related unhelpful coping; interpersonal and relationship issues; communication skills. I can help you define your values and address the barriers that stop you from living in line with these. We will work together to create meaningful goals.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who can help you to develop personal insight and to address symptoms of a range of anxiety disorders; mood related issues; trauma; addiction; distress and overwhelming emotions; life stress; personality challenges and related unhelpful coping; interpersonal and relationship issues; communication skills. I can help you define your values and address the barriers that stop you from living in line with these. We will work together to create meaningful goals.
(02) 8776 3282 View (02) 8776 3282
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Sophie Panozzo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
As a registered psychologist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to positive mental well-being, to build resilience and to overcome difficulties. My areas of work include people presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, grief, loss, stress, panic, phobias and social anxiety. I also help with difficulties in relationships, communication and emotional regulation. I provide comprehensive psychological assessments for ADHD.
As a registered psychologist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to positive mental well-being, to build resilience and to overcome difficulties. My areas of work include people presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, grief, loss, stress, panic, phobias and social anxiety. I also help with difficulties in relationships, communication and emotional regulation. I provide comprehensive psychological assessments for ADHD.
(02) 8105 6739 x02 View (02) 8105 6739 x02
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Melinda McKeown
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Meet Me At The Temple Counselling... I am a counsellor with 15 years experience treating anxiety, panic, phobias, low self esteem, stress, depression, peri-natal anxiety and depression, grief and loss. I believe positive change is possible with therapeutic support based on compassion, understanding and warmth. My favourite place to meet up is at the Nan Tien Temple but I also have a clinic conveniently located in Wollongong if you prefer. I use a combination of traditional, evidence based counselling practices and Buddhist principles. Mindfulness is a source of happiness!
Meet Me At The Temple Counselling... I am a counsellor with 15 years experience treating anxiety, panic, phobias, low self esteem, stress, depression, peri-natal anxiety and depression, grief and loss. I believe positive change is possible with therapeutic support based on compassion, understanding and warmth. My favourite place to meet up is at the Nan Tien Temple but I also have a clinic conveniently located in Wollongong if you prefer. I use a combination of traditional, evidence based counselling practices and Buddhist principles. Mindfulness is a source of happiness!
(02) 4210 5342 View (02) 4210 5342
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Phillip Horton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
I am a Clinical Psychologist (Registrar) providing professional and affordable psychotherapy services to treat a range of mental health difficulties and disorders. I specialise in the treatment of personality disorders as well as mood and anxiety disorders. I also offer services to support managing relationships, emotions and coping with life stressors. Free initial consultation and online treatment options are also available.
I am a Clinical Psychologist (Registrar) providing professional and affordable psychotherapy services to treat a range of mental health difficulties and disorders. I specialise in the treatment of personality disorders as well as mood and anxiety disorders. I also offer services to support managing relationships, emotions and coping with life stressors. Free initial consultation and online treatment options are also available.
(02) 4210 5999 View (02) 4210 5999
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Adam Finch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
I work with adolescents, adults and older adults and provide treatment across a range of presenting difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, trauma, medical illness, emotion regulation difficulties and personality disorders.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
I work with adolescents, adults and older adults and provide treatment across a range of presenting difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, trauma, medical illness, emotion regulation difficulties and personality disorders.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
(02) 4214 4833 View (02) 4214 4833
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Becoming Whole
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Are you a determined, smart, driven and creative adult or teenager? Do you try hard but things that used to work don’t seem to be working anymore? Are you experiencing any of the following? : – Anxiety – Childhood Trauma – Guilt – Depression – Abuse – Shame – Conflict – Lack of Direction – Unmet Needs – Addictions – Bullying – Peer Pressure – Communication Barriers – Emotional Pain
Are you a determined, smart, driven and creative adult or teenager? Do you try hard but things that used to work don’t seem to be working anymore? Are you experiencing any of the following? : – Anxiety – Childhood Trauma – Guilt – Depression – Abuse – Shame – Conflict – Lack of Direction – Unmet Needs – Addictions – Bullying – Peer Pressure – Communication Barriers – Emotional Pain
(02) 4214 4861 View (02) 4214 4861
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Counselling Wollongong
Counsellor, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Amna and Jacob specialise in couples counselling as well as catering to all of the individual counselling needs like depression, anxiety, suicidality, addiction, family issues and just about every thing that we deal with in the human condition.
Jacob and Amna will help you...“Once you understand the four mechanisms that determine why different parts of your ‘self’ do disturbing behaviours, then you can begin to compassionately change your behaviours in a sustainable way” Child mechanism an internal override of unique expression. Adolescent mechanism an attempt to override Externally. Adult mechanism an override of the Adolescent Mechanism. Self-Distraction/Medication an attempt to override seemingly overwhelming feelings. Our counsellors get the most fulfilment and satisfaction by helping people become ’emotionally independent’.
Amna and Jacob specialise in couples counselling as well as catering to all of the individual counselling needs like depression, anxiety, suicidality, addiction, family issues and just about every thing that we deal with in the human condition.
Jacob and Amna will help you...“Once you understand the four mechanisms that determine why different parts of your ‘self’ do disturbing behaviours, then you can begin to compassionately change your behaviours in a sustainable way” Child mechanism an internal override of unique expression. Adolescent mechanism an attempt to override Externally. Adult mechanism an override of the Adolescent Mechanism. Self-Distraction/Medication an attempt to override seemingly overwhelming feelings. Our counsellors get the most fulfilment and satisfaction by helping people become ’emotionally independent’.
(02) 4210 5604 View (02) 4210 5604
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Elizabeth Anne O'Neill
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500  (Online Only)
I provide evidence-based, individualized & holistic counselling for managing issues & diagnosis. I offer a wide range of coping skills for many mental health conditions (ie. anxiety, depression & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD). I provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD. I offer Schema Therapy. I work with identity issues, grief, gender issues, work stress & relationship stress. I explore individual concerns respectfully & practically for recovery from mental health & issues of distress. I have +20yrs exp. Video sessions available. Also supervision provided.
I provide evidence-based, individualized & holistic counselling for managing issues & diagnosis. I offer a wide range of coping skills for many mental health conditions (ie. anxiety, depression & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD). I provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD. I offer Schema Therapy. I work with identity issues, grief, gender issues, work stress & relationship stress. I explore individual concerns respectfully & practically for recovery from mental health & issues of distress. I have +20yrs exp. Video sessions available. Also supervision provided.
(02) 4210 5101 View (02) 4210 5101
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Dr Sophie Russell
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
I have a special interest in EMDR and trauma therapy, as well as working with anxiety and relationship issues.
Hi, I'm Sophie, I aim to offer a warm and supportive therapeutic space so we can engage in individualised psychotherapy. I am a clinically trained psychologist with 7 years of therapy experience, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I hope to create a welcoming therapy space, to work with whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety and distress related to past trauma/difficult experiences. I also find psychotherapy for self/identity exploration and diverse genders and sexuality (LGBTQI+) really rewarding.
I have a special interest in EMDR and trauma therapy, as well as working with anxiety and relationship issues.
Hi, I'm Sophie, I aim to offer a warm and supportive therapeutic space so we can engage in individualised psychotherapy. I am a clinically trained psychologist with 7 years of therapy experience, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I hope to create a welcoming therapy space, to work with whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety and distress related to past trauma/difficult experiences. I also find psychotherapy for self/identity exploration and diverse genders and sexuality (LGBTQI+) really rewarding.
(02) 4210 5803 View (02) 4210 5803
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Jennifer Fisher
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
I enjoy working with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. My main area of interest is helping people who are living with an eating disorder. I am passionate about timely and effective support for individuals struggling with eating and body image concerns. In addition to eating disorders, I enjoy working with people who are experiencing different types of anxiety and emotional distress, chronic pain and illness, relationship concerns, grief, loss and adjusting to life changes including parenthood.
I enjoy working with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. My main area of interest is helping people who are living with an eating disorder. I am passionate about timely and effective support for individuals struggling with eating and body image concerns. In addition to eating disorders, I enjoy working with people who are experiencing different types of anxiety and emotional distress, chronic pain and illness, relationship concerns, grief, loss and adjusting to life changes including parenthood.
(02) 4214 8212 View (02) 4214 8212
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Holly Read
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals experiencing a range of challenges and issues, such as, depression, anxiety, responses to trauma, grief & loss, low self-esteem, bullying and relationship issues, to name a few.
I have been supporting adults & young people with their mental health challenges for over 20 years, working with diverse populations. Including, over 13 years of experience working with a range of presenting issues in the field of clinical adolescent mental health and Indigenous health. With extensive counselling and psychotherapy experience obtained in a variety of setting including, but not limited to; private practise, NSW Health Dept., Corrective Services, Education Dept., Universities, private detox, and rehabilitation services.
I work with individuals experiencing a range of challenges and issues, such as, depression, anxiety, responses to trauma, grief & loss, low self-esteem, bullying and relationship issues, to name a few.
I have been supporting adults & young people with their mental health challenges for over 20 years, working with diverse populations. Including, over 13 years of experience working with a range of presenting issues in the field of clinical adolescent mental health and Indigenous health. With extensive counselling and psychotherapy experience obtained in a variety of setting including, but not limited to; private practise, NSW Health Dept., Corrective Services, Education Dept., Universities, private detox, and rehabilitation services.
(02) 4210 5768 View (02) 4210 5768
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Anita S
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
(02) 8105 6470 View (02) 8105 6470
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Dr Stephanie Shippen
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, adjusting to parenthood, relationship concerns, couples therapy, gender affirming care, eating disorders and body image and multicultural concerns.
Being human can be hard! From daily stressors to big events, life can feel overwhelming and difficult. You may feel alone in your struggles. It's important to have a place where you can let your guard down, acknowledge what you're facing, and begin healing. I love providing clients with this type of support. I help clients get to know themselves more deeply. I enjoy working with clients to identify and overcome barriers, prepare and cope with life transitions, heal from trauma, tend and befriend feelings, cultivate self-acceptance and self-compassion, build healthy relationships, and foster meaning and purpose in their life.
My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, adjusting to parenthood, relationship concerns, couples therapy, gender affirming care, eating disorders and body image and multicultural concerns.
Being human can be hard! From daily stressors to big events, life can feel overwhelming and difficult. You may feel alone in your struggles. It's important to have a place where you can let your guard down, acknowledge what you're facing, and begin healing. I love providing clients with this type of support. I help clients get to know themselves more deeply. I enjoy working with clients to identify and overcome barriers, prepare and cope with life transitions, heal from trauma, tend and befriend feelings, cultivate self-acceptance and self-compassion, build healthy relationships, and foster meaning and purpose in their life.
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Venn Health
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Lisa is the principal psychologist at Venn Health, whose goal is to support clients through their individual challenges. Lisa aims to provide a warm, comfortable, and non-judgemental environment to foster a therapeutic partnership that works for you. Lisa is interested in working with a diverse range of clients, including adults and couples. She has an interest in working with people experiencing stress, anxiety, interpersonal and self-esteem difficulties, adjustment, workplace issues, depressed or low mood, adjustment, couples and relationship counselling.
Lisa is the principal psychologist at Venn Health, whose goal is to support clients through their individual challenges. Lisa aims to provide a warm, comfortable, and non-judgemental environment to foster a therapeutic partnership that works for you. Lisa is interested in working with a diverse range of clients, including adults and couples. She has an interest in working with people experiencing stress, anxiety, interpersonal and self-esteem difficulties, adjustment, workplace issues, depressed or low mood, adjustment, couples and relationship counselling.
(02) 9100 0885 View (02) 9100 0885
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Claire Samara
MA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
I offer gentle and attuned counselling and art therapy for those seeking to soften into connection with their true self, to feel more authentic and connected in relationships, and to shift out of old patterns and into new ways of being. I provide a relational approach, grounded in person-centred principals and somatic practices. If you're seeking a space of holding to move through anxious or depressive states, life transitions, grief and loss or if you're seeking to ease trauma symptoms, improve emotion regulation and nervous system health, I'd love to hear from you.
I offer gentle and attuned counselling and art therapy for those seeking to soften into connection with their true self, to feel more authentic and connected in relationships, and to shift out of old patterns and into new ways of being. I provide a relational approach, grounded in person-centred principals and somatic practices. If you're seeking a space of holding to move through anxious or depressive states, life transitions, grief and loss or if you're seeking to ease trauma symptoms, improve emotion regulation and nervous system health, I'd love to hear from you.
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Mia Rochelle
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Dealing with the impact of life stressors, PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. Mia Rochelle offers compassionate therapy tailored to your unique needs. Evidence-based therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) empowers individuals to build resilience and move forward in their lives. Many clients report long-lasting improvements with both reduction of distress and increased mental and emotional well-being. Mia Rochelle is also an Integrative Couples therapist who uses a range of modalities including Gottman; Imago; and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Dealing with the impact of life stressors, PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. Mia Rochelle offers compassionate therapy tailored to your unique needs. Evidence-based therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) empowers individuals to build resilience and move forward in their lives. Many clients report long-lasting improvements with both reduction of distress and increased mental and emotional well-being. Mia Rochelle is also an Integrative Couples therapist who uses a range of modalities including Gottman; Imago; and Emotion Focused Therapy.
(02) 4214 8621 View (02) 4214 8621
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Tracey Fairweather - The Counselling Therapist
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Hello and welcome to your Counselling Therapist Tracey. I absolutely love my work in the helping profession and would be honoured to hear your story. At times our lives can be turned upside down or spiral out of control. We can feel overwhelmed, anxious and isolated not knowing how to manage these experiences. My aim as your therapist is to listen, support and walk along side you during these difficult times. I would assist in helping you find your inner strength to empower you on your journey to a more meaningful way of life.
Hello and welcome to your Counselling Therapist Tracey. I absolutely love my work in the helping profession and would be honoured to hear your story. At times our lives can be turned upside down or spiral out of control. We can feel overwhelmed, anxious and isolated not knowing how to manage these experiences. My aim as your therapist is to listen, support and walk along side you during these difficult times. I would assist in helping you find your inner strength to empower you on your journey to a more meaningful way of life.
(02) 4607 2752 View (02) 4607 2752
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Sue White
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Feeling stuck and battling with issues that are stopping you from living the life you know is waiting for you? Why not work through those problems in a supported way to get to where you want to be. Perhaps you are overcoming grief, wanting help with an addiction, needing help with personal relationships or wanting to build confidence, overcome anxiety and step out into the world feeling positive and calm. I'm here to help you in a non judgmental and inclusive way to overcome barriers and move forward.
Feeling stuck and battling with issues that are stopping you from living the life you know is waiting for you? Why not work through those problems in a supported way to get to where you want to be. Perhaps you are overcoming grief, wanting help with an addiction, needing help with personal relationships or wanting to build confidence, overcome anxiety and step out into the world feeling positive and calm. I'm here to help you in a non judgmental and inclusive way to overcome barriers and move forward.
(02) 4210 5759 View (02) 4210 5759
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Thrive Holistic Therapies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
But I am also well versed in helping people of all ages deal with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and so much more.
Are you at a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Do you want to change your negative patterns or habits permanently? Ready for deep healing of old hurts or letting go of past issues? I not only provide a safe space for you to uncover and heal but also can help you release any physical, mental and spiritual blocks in your life through counselling, trauma recovery, hypnotherapy and reiki. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive, let me support you in taking your power back and transforming your life.
But I am also well versed in helping people of all ages deal with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and so much more.
Are you at a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Do you want to change your negative patterns or habits permanently? Ready for deep healing of old hurts or letting go of past issues? I not only provide a safe space for you to uncover and heal but also can help you release any physical, mental and spiritual blocks in your life through counselling, trauma recovery, hypnotherapy and reiki. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive, let me support you in taking your power back and transforming your life.
(02) 4214 4922 View (02) 4214 4922
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Belinda Jelic
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500  (Online Only)
I provide online coaching and counselling to clients offering psychological support and empowering people to live a values-driven life filled with engagement, meaning and success. I have participated in a personal leadership development program coaching young adults and am also experienced in working with adults and young adults from all walks of life living with Mental Illness, particularly those with Mood and Anxiety disorders, and those recovering from Drug and Alcohol Additions. I also have extensive experience in working with elderly clients.
I provide online coaching and counselling to clients offering psychological support and empowering people to live a values-driven life filled with engagement, meaning and success. I have participated in a personal leadership development program coaching young adults and am also experienced in working with adults and young adults from all walks of life living with Mental Illness, particularly those with Mood and Anxiety disorders, and those recovering from Drug and Alcohol Additions. I also have extensive experience in working with elderly clients.
(02) 4214 4987 View (02) 4214 4987
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Anxiety Counsellors

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.