Anxiety Counselling in Geelong, VIC

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Barbara Grace
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Relationship troubles? Wondering if anything or anyone could help? You may be feeling alone, and doubtful - full of worry, guilt or shame at being here. But hearing more anger or blame as you withdraw emotionally only prolongs the problem & often makes things worse. It's lonely being in a relationship where the other person no longer feels 'present'. Ignoring the problems doesn't work, rather it pushes them underground where they fester. At this point you may be feeling raw, stressed, isolated, fearful or disillusioned. Tears & frustration one minute, anger the next. If rekindling love and connection is important to you, let's talk.
Relationship troubles? Wondering if anything or anyone could help? You may be feeling alone, and doubtful - full of worry, guilt or shame at being here. But hearing more anger or blame as you withdraw emotionally only prolongs the problem & often makes things worse. It's lonely being in a relationship where the other person no longer feels 'present'. Ignoring the problems doesn't work, rather it pushes them underground where they fester. At this point you may be feeling raw, stressed, isolated, fearful or disillusioned. Tears & frustration one minute, anger the next. If rekindling love and connection is important to you, let's talk.
(03) 9070 5773 View (03) 9070 5773
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Emma Rice
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
She is passionate about supporting individuals and couples, of all gender expressions, experiencing depression, anxiety, high stress, life transitions and relationship difficulties.
PE Psychology is a service dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of presenting issues. Emma is passionate about creating a safe, non-judgemental and empowering environment and relationship, to allow clients to explore the difficulties that are arising in their lives. She is dedicated to working with individuals to develop self-awareness and deep understanding of the complexities of their issues. She aims to promote self-acceptance and positive change by drawing on their strengths, and helping them move towards living a rich, full and meaningful life.
She is passionate about supporting individuals and couples, of all gender expressions, experiencing depression, anxiety, high stress, life transitions and relationship difficulties.
PE Psychology is a service dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of presenting issues. Emma is passionate about creating a safe, non-judgemental and empowering environment and relationship, to allow clients to explore the difficulties that are arising in their lives. She is dedicated to working with individuals to develop self-awareness and deep understanding of the complexities of their issues. She aims to promote self-acceptance and positive change by drawing on their strengths, and helping them move towards living a rich, full and meaningful life.
(03) 4240 3532 View (03) 4240 3532
Darren Riggon
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
I am able to see individuals for the following issues: anxiety, depression, addictions/compulsions, stress management, workplace stress, bullying, life transitions, self confidence /esteem issues,anger management and LGBTQI + issues.
I am keen to help individuals work through their challenges,moving from living their lives as passive observers, to being active participants, in creating lives that serve their happiness. My therapeutic practice is encapsulated in the philosophy of " Your life, your way".
I am able to see individuals for the following issues: anxiety, depression, addictions/compulsions, stress management, workplace stress, bullying, life transitions, self confidence /esteem issues,anger management and LGBTQI + issues.
I am keen to help individuals work through their challenges,moving from living their lives as passive observers, to being active participants, in creating lives that serve their happiness. My therapeutic practice is encapsulated in the philosophy of " Your life, your way".
(03) 8824 9924 View (03) 8824 9924
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Dave Temme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Dave is an experienced psychotherapist and mental health social worker. He helps people with a range of issues, including personality issues such as trauma-related difficulties, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), emotional regulation challenges, ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is passionate about assisting clients with longstanding interpersonal and personality difficulties, relationship issues, the management of symptoms from trauma and helping clients to develop strategies to match their concerns. Medicare rebates are available with a mental health plan from your GP.
Dave is an experienced psychotherapist and mental health social worker. He helps people with a range of issues, including personality issues such as trauma-related difficulties, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), emotional regulation challenges, ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is passionate about assisting clients with longstanding interpersonal and personality difficulties, relationship issues, the management of symptoms from trauma and helping clients to develop strategies to match their concerns. Medicare rebates are available with a mental health plan from your GP.
(08) 9126 9262 View (08) 9126 9262
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Nikita Dwivedi
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
My ideal client would be someone experiencing lack of intimacy & frequent conflicts in their relationship. Their presenting issues might involve lack of trust & unhealthy ways of communication. They would need skills & strategies to communicate more effectively & ways to make repairs after conflicts. They would also need tools to rebuild trust and foster intimacy. Another ideal client would be someone who has experienced trauma, childhood or more recent. They might experience anxiety, flashbacks & nightmares. Their goals would be to process the trauma & better manage their distressing thoughts & feelings.
My ideal client would be someone experiencing lack of intimacy & frequent conflicts in their relationship. Their presenting issues might involve lack of trust & unhealthy ways of communication. They would need skills & strategies to communicate more effectively & ways to make repairs after conflicts. They would also need tools to rebuild trust and foster intimacy. Another ideal client would be someone who has experienced trauma, childhood or more recent. They might experience anxiety, flashbacks & nightmares. Their goals would be to process the trauma & better manage their distressing thoughts & feelings.
(03) 6152 6163 View (03) 6152 6163
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Greta Ludwig Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
I work with individuals who may experience depression, anxiety, worry, grief and loss, menstrual irregularities, life transitions for example commencing university, relationship changes, or employment changes, stress and trauma.
Hello my name is Greta, at times we all need a friendly face and someone to listen to our story.  My aim is to walk with you to provide an authentic, honest and trusting space where life's experiences can be shared without judgement.  I work from a biopsychosocial model which essentially means looking at the interconnection of our biology, our psychology and our social connections to help understand how we experience and respond to the challenges we may experience throughout our life.  Whilst we are all unique and different, I describe myself as an eclectic therapist, in that I draw from a range of therapy forms.
I work with individuals who may experience depression, anxiety, worry, grief and loss, menstrual irregularities, life transitions for example commencing university, relationship changes, or employment changes, stress and trauma.
Hello my name is Greta, at times we all need a friendly face and someone to listen to our story.  My aim is to walk with you to provide an authentic, honest and trusting space where life's experiences can be shared without judgement.  I work from a biopsychosocial model which essentially means looking at the interconnection of our biology, our psychology and our social connections to help understand how we experience and respond to the challenges we may experience throughout our life.  Whilst we are all unique and different, I describe myself as an eclectic therapist, in that I draw from a range of therapy forms.
(03) 4236 3217 View (03) 4236 3217
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Shannon John Bowman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
(03) 9068 5775 View (03) 9068 5775
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Lynne Redan
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Do you feel anxious, angry or depressed? Is trauma holding you back in life? Do you want to change your response to difficult situations?
Do you feel anxious, angry or depressed? Is trauma holding you back in life? Do you want to change your response to difficult situations?
(02) 4058 4054 View (02) 4058 4054
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Happy Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
I work with women who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, loss or who are finding their new reality challenging. I work with women who have a voice inside their head that critcises and judges them. I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or who are already parents. I am experienced working with women and couples who are committed to pursuing their dream of having a family via IVF. I am passionate about helping parents manage the trials of parenting and create secure attachments to their young children.
I work with women who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, loss or who are finding their new reality challenging. I work with women who have a voice inside their head that critcises and judges them. I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or who are already parents. I am experienced working with women and couples who are committed to pursuing their dream of having a family via IVF. I am passionate about helping parents manage the trials of parenting and create secure attachments to their young children.
(08) 9126 9440 View (08) 9126 9440
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Lisa Quinney
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
I empower parents to compassionately show up for themselves so they can wholeheartedly enjoy parenthood. Often we encounter challenges when parenting our children and feel overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out. Being a parent is hard work. I can help you nurture your emotional well-being during this transformative journey. Parenting can unravel us and reveal childhood wounds and opportunities for self-growth. If you are experiencing moments where you are shut down, anxious or angry - I can help you understand what is going on and identify healthy ways of coping.
I empower parents to compassionately show up for themselves so they can wholeheartedly enjoy parenthood. Often we encounter challenges when parenting our children and feel overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out. Being a parent is hard work. I can help you nurture your emotional well-being during this transformative journey. Parenting can unravel us and reveal childhood wounds and opportunities for self-growth. If you are experiencing moments where you are shut down, anxious or angry - I can help you understand what is going on and identify healthy ways of coping.
(03) 4240 6625 View (03) 4240 6625
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Luke Lawrence
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
I have experience working with late adolescents, and young and older adults with a range of concerns including trauma, anxiety alcohol and other drug-related problems / addictions, parenthood, identity and relationship issues.
My goal is to provide you with a supportive, non-judgmental and welcoming space in which we can work together. I am particularly interested in working with late teens and adults, providing support for PTSD and trauma, anxiety and depression, alcohol- and other drug-related problems / addictions, relationship issues, and men’s and women's health concerns. I’m passionate about helping others explore why their emotional and psychological wellbeing is challenged in a way that is specific to their needs, and culturally appropriate.
I have experience working with late adolescents, and young and older adults with a range of concerns including trauma, anxiety alcohol and other drug-related problems / addictions, parenthood, identity and relationship issues.
My goal is to provide you with a supportive, non-judgmental and welcoming space in which we can work together. I am particularly interested in working with late teens and adults, providing support for PTSD and trauma, anxiety and depression, alcohol- and other drug-related problems / addictions, relationship issues, and men’s and women's health concerns. I’m passionate about helping others explore why their emotional and psychological wellbeing is challenged in a way that is specific to their needs, and culturally appropriate.
(03) 4240 5968 View (03) 4240 5968
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The Team Approach
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Employee stress, overwhelm and anxiety impacts work performance, productivity and engagement. And this has a direct impact on businesses. We know that poor mental health effects workplace culture, communication, retention, productivity, relationships and success. In a world where stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, and mental health concerns are on the rise, workplaces need to support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. EAP counselling services support employees to handle challenges that effect work performance.
Employee stress, overwhelm and anxiety impacts work performance, productivity and engagement. And this has a direct impact on businesses. We know that poor mental health effects workplace culture, communication, retention, productivity, relationships and success. In a world where stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, and mental health concerns are on the rise, workplaces need to support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. EAP counselling services support employees to handle challenges that effect work performance.
(03) 4231 7016 View (03) 4231 7016
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Sara Louise Harris
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
Specialising in relationships, trauma and anxiety. I work collaboratively with you to reach your mental health & wellbeing goals, working with individuals, couples, families & teens. People often present with anxiety, depression, health issues/challenges, trauma, anger issues, lack of self-worth/confidence, parenting challenges, relationship issues, family challenges, difficulty managing stress, grief/loss & more. Specialising also in women's health issues impacting mental health, including fertility, perinatal anxiety, menopause, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, cancers, etc. Here to support you to enrich your life & your relationships.
Specialising in relationships, trauma and anxiety. I work collaboratively with you to reach your mental health & wellbeing goals, working with individuals, couples, families & teens. People often present with anxiety, depression, health issues/challenges, trauma, anger issues, lack of self-worth/confidence, parenting challenges, relationship issues, family challenges, difficulty managing stress, grief/loss & more. Specialising also in women's health issues impacting mental health, including fertility, perinatal anxiety, menopause, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, cancers, etc. Here to support you to enrich your life & your relationships.
(03) 7003 2963 View (03) 7003 2963
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Eleasa Pearce - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Eleasa Pearce has extensive experience counselling clients and can help you if you’re experiencing: Anxiety Panic Attacks Phobias (Fear of specific things / situations) Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Early childhood trauma Depression Relationship issues / counselling and interpersonal issues Eco anxiety and client grief Values exploration Burnout Workplace stress and career change Communication skills Grief and loss Chronic pain Stress-related conditions Coaching Anger Management Sleep difficulties Medicare, Private Health Insurers, NDIS, TAC and WorkCover Psychologist Reports. EMDR Specialist.
Eleasa Pearce has extensive experience counselling clients and can help you if you’re experiencing: Anxiety Panic Attacks Phobias (Fear of specific things / situations) Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Early childhood trauma Depression Relationship issues / counselling and interpersonal issues Eco anxiety and client grief Values exploration Burnout Workplace stress and career change Communication skills Grief and loss Chronic pain Stress-related conditions Coaching Anger Management Sleep difficulties Medicare, Private Health Insurers, NDIS, TAC and WorkCover Psychologist Reports. EMDR Specialist.
(03) 7003 2671 View (03) 7003 2671
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Bimba Chavan Unhyphen Psychology
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
I support individuals with ADHD, anxiety, work stress, cultural conflicts, and relationship issues.
I'm a bilingual counsellor. I see everyone as the expert of their own life, though sometimes our strengths get overshadowed by challenges. My aim is to help you rediscover these strengths. I support adults, international students, and new migrants in navigating feelings of anxiety, sadness, and the ways culture influences your confidence, choices, and connections. In our sessions, we'll work together in a space where your unique cultural identity is recognised and valued, ensuring you feel understood and supported.
I support individuals with ADHD, anxiety, work stress, cultural conflicts, and relationship issues.
I'm a bilingual counsellor. I see everyone as the expert of their own life, though sometimes our strengths get overshadowed by challenges. My aim is to help you rediscover these strengths. I support adults, international students, and new migrants in navigating feelings of anxiety, sadness, and the ways culture influences your confidence, choices, and connections. In our sessions, we'll work together in a space where your unique cultural identity is recognised and valued, ensuring you feel understood and supported.
0492 033 705 View 0492 033 705
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Dr Joshua Comyn
Psychotherapist, PhD, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
While, like other people, you might suffer from anxiety, depression, or trauma, how and why you suffer remains unique to you.
Something isn’t quite right. It may be that you can’t stop yourself from worrying. Or you are compulsively avoiding things (places, people, certain situations). Perhaps you find yourself flying into a sudden, uncontrollable, panic. It may be that you are feeling down: you can’t shake the sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness in your life. You may be feeling worthless and guilty too. It could be your relationships that aren’t working (partner, friends, family, boss, or colleagues). Perhaps past experiences are haunting you so that you lose your connection to the present and the people in it. Perhaps it's all of the above.
While, like other people, you might suffer from anxiety, depression, or trauma, how and why you suffer remains unique to you.
Something isn’t quite right. It may be that you can’t stop yourself from worrying. Or you are compulsively avoiding things (places, people, certain situations). Perhaps you find yourself flying into a sudden, uncontrollable, panic. It may be that you are feeling down: you can’t shake the sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness in your life. You may be feeling worthless and guilty too. It could be your relationships that aren’t working (partner, friends, family, boss, or colleagues). Perhaps past experiences are haunting you so that you lose your connection to the present and the people in it. Perhaps it's all of the above.
(03) 7003 2150 View (03) 7003 2150
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Aadhyaa Udawat
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Navigating the intricate landscape of mental health, I specialize in supporting adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged individuals. From attachment and trauma to anxiety, relationship challenges, career stress, grief, depression, bipolar disorder, self-harm, substance abuse, low self-esteem, ADHD, complex trauma, and BPD – I address a diverse range of concerns. With a compassionate approach, we embark on a healing journey tailored to the unique needs of each individual, fostering resilience and well-being. Together, we navigate the complexities, promoting growth and empowerment in the face of various mental health challenges.
Navigating the intricate landscape of mental health, I specialize in supporting adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged individuals. From attachment and trauma to anxiety, relationship challenges, career stress, grief, depression, bipolar disorder, self-harm, substance abuse, low self-esteem, ADHD, complex trauma, and BPD – I address a diverse range of concerns. With a compassionate approach, we embark on a healing journey tailored to the unique needs of each individual, fostering resilience and well-being. Together, we navigate the complexities, promoting growth and empowerment in the face of various mental health challenges.
(03) 7003 2119 View (03) 7003 2119
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Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Our team have extensive experience helping people with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, chronic pain, low self-esteem, relationship issues, isolation and loneliness and the stress of modern life.
The Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service is a team of dedicated Psychologists and Counselors ready to help with mental health challenges via Telehealth. Our service is inclusive, flexible, affordable and person-centered. The service is run by Friends for Good, a national not-for-profit and all proceeds go towards supporting our free services helping people who experience loneliness and social isolation.
Our team have extensive experience helping people with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, chronic pain, low self-esteem, relationship issues, isolation and loneliness and the stress of modern life.
The Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service is a team of dedicated Psychologists and Counselors ready to help with mental health challenges via Telehealth. Our service is inclusive, flexible, affordable and person-centered. The service is run by Friends for Good, a national not-for-profit and all proceeds go towards supporting our free services helping people who experience loneliness and social isolation.
(03) 7003 2712 View (03) 7003 2712
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Traci Tucker Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
General Counselling, Individual, Couples, Families, Group Work, Intimate Partner Violence, Family Violence, Abusive Behaviours, Anger Management, VOCAT, Grief Loss and Trauma, Mandated and Voluntary Clients, Suicidality, Mental Health - Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, AOD and Other Addictions, Sexual Health, Sexual Pleasure and Sexual Concerns, Gender identity.
Clients often want to change their behaviour and improve their lives as well as their relationships. However, fear, trauma and past hurt can cause ambivalence. Counselling can help clients work through the why, how and what of making this change. By using a number of modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centred, Strengths Based and Gestalt therapies, clients can find their way out of the dark. 'Beyond the Silence, there is always Hope'.
General Counselling, Individual, Couples, Families, Group Work, Intimate Partner Violence, Family Violence, Abusive Behaviours, Anger Management, VOCAT, Grief Loss and Trauma, Mandated and Voluntary Clients, Suicidality, Mental Health - Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, AOD and Other Addictions, Sexual Health, Sexual Pleasure and Sexual Concerns, Gender identity.
Clients often want to change their behaviour and improve their lives as well as their relationships. However, fear, trauma and past hurt can cause ambivalence. Counselling can help clients work through the why, how and what of making this change. By using a number of modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centred, Strengths Based and Gestalt therapies, clients can find their way out of the dark. 'Beyond the Silence, there is always Hope'.
(03) 4328 3009 View (03) 4328 3009
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Laura Bailey Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
As a psychologist, I bring a unique perspective to my work, grounded in personal lived experience and a genuine dedication to helping everyday individuals navigate the challenges of mental health. I am dedicated to providing support for those struggling with an eating disorder, body image concerns, adjustment issues, work-related stress, perinatal concerns, anxiety, family, trauma and relationship issues, depression and more. I understand the impact these issues can have on one's well-being.
As a psychologist, I bring a unique perspective to my work, grounded in personal lived experience and a genuine dedication to helping everyday individuals navigate the challenges of mental health. I am dedicated to providing support for those struggling with an eating disorder, body image concerns, adjustment issues, work-related stress, perinatal concerns, anxiety, family, trauma and relationship issues, depression and more. I understand the impact these issues can have on one's well-being.
(03) 4158 2680 View (03) 4158 2680

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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.