Anxiety Therapists in Winnipeg, MB

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Jennifer Volk
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2K
I offer Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, trauma, coping with chronic pain, coping with stress, and other difficulties with thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. I value a client centred approach, and will work with you to tailor evidence-based treatments to your individual needs. I believe that the environments that we live and work in, and the people we interact with are important influences on our mental health, and will work with you to create health not only in yourself, but also in your life.
I offer Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, trauma, coping with chronic pain, coping with stress, and other difficulties with thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. I value a client centred approach, and will work with you to tailor evidence-based treatments to your individual needs. I believe that the environments that we live and work in, and the people we interact with are important influences on our mental health, and will work with you to create health not only in yourself, but also in your life.
(855) 383-4216 View (855) 383-4216
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Aveeve McLaughlin
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
When we feel overwhelmed, disconnected or stuck in survival mode we need a soft place to land; a place to regroup feeling stronger and better able to cope. Whether your story includes anxiety, trauma, chronic illness or loss let’s work together to shift unhelpful thoughts and patterns, add to your skills and let go of old pain. Within a warm, compassionate therapy relationship you can leave behind thoughts like: “I can’t cope.” “It’s my fault.” “I’m not good enough.” Hi, I'm Aveeve and I love to help people make lasting change using extensive training in effective, evidence-based therapy, a little humour and a lot of connection.
When we feel overwhelmed, disconnected or stuck in survival mode we need a soft place to land; a place to regroup feeling stronger and better able to cope. Whether your story includes anxiety, trauma, chronic illness or loss let’s work together to shift unhelpful thoughts and patterns, add to your skills and let go of old pain. Within a warm, compassionate therapy relationship you can leave behind thoughts like: “I can’t cope.” “It’s my fault.” “I’m not good enough.” Hi, I'm Aveeve and I love to help people make lasting change using extensive training in effective, evidence-based therapy, a little humour and a lot of connection.
(431) 301-4655 View (431) 301-4655
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Full Circle Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3J
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Megan Vokey is a Registered Clinical Psychologist (#455) with over 15 years of clinical experience providing psychological assessment and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults experiencing a wide variety of psychological issues and across numerous health settings. Her clinical specialties include eating disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder), women's health (e.g., sexual violence, postpartum issues), trauma disorders (e.g., PTSD), anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, generalized anxiety, OCD, panic disorder), mood disorders (e.g., depression), and transgender mental health.
Dr. Megan Vokey is a Registered Clinical Psychologist (#455) with over 15 years of clinical experience providing psychological assessment and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults experiencing a wide variety of psychological issues and across numerous health settings. Her clinical specialties include eating disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder), women's health (e.g., sexual violence, postpartum issues), trauma disorders (e.g., PTSD), anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, generalized anxiety, OCD, panic disorder), mood disorders (e.g., depression), and transgender mental health.
(431) 631-7115 View (431) 631-7115
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Bolaji Akinyele-Akanbi
Registered Social Worker, BA Hons, MSW, PhD, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2H  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, job or Covid-19 related stress, relationship stress, parent-teen relationship, intimate partner violence, emotional dysregulation, anger, or impulsivity? Have you lost someone dear to you and you are struggling with guilt or meaning of life? Is yours a struggle with your academic achievement or pain of the past? You have found your long-awaited help! As an experienced counselor of over 23years, I have helped my clients, focusing on their strengths, to understand the underlying factors of their problems towards achieving their goals as students, individuals, couples and families.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, job or Covid-19 related stress, relationship stress, parent-teen relationship, intimate partner violence, emotional dysregulation, anger, or impulsivity? Have you lost someone dear to you and you are struggling with guilt or meaning of life? Is yours a struggle with your academic achievement or pain of the past? You have found your long-awaited help! As an experienced counselor of over 23years, I have helped my clients, focusing on their strengths, to understand the underlying factors of their problems towards achieving their goals as students, individuals, couples and families.
(431) 305-7478 View (431) 305-7478
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Edith Kovacs
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3P
Waitlist for new clients
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Are your relationships causing you distress and worry? Often events in our past continue to affect us in the present. I offer strength based, practical and client centered counseling. I believe we are affected by our family history, relationships and experiences, past and present. Clients appreciate my down to earth, direct and common sense approach. I believe that developing a comfortable, trusting and safe relationship is an important part of the counseling process. (Covered by FNIHB and other insurance plans)
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Are your relationships causing you distress and worry? Often events in our past continue to affect us in the present. I offer strength based, practical and client centered counseling. I believe we are affected by our family history, relationships and experiences, past and present. Clients appreciate my down to earth, direct and common sense approach. I believe that developing a comfortable, trusting and safe relationship is an important part of the counseling process. (Covered by FNIHB and other insurance plans)
(431) 800-6635 View (431) 800-6635
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Recene Valgardson
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3N
Although I am trained in many different areas of mental health I specialize in various therapies for Anxiety, OCD, Depression and BPD.
My name is Recene Valgardson and I am an Indigenous mental health therapist. My goal is to provide a holistic, person-centered, anti-oppressive approach to counselling that is culturally safe and accessible. I believe that every person is the expert in their own lives, and I feel honored to be a part of their journey. In providing therapy my number one goal is to ensure folks feel validated and supported to allow for space for processing and healing.
Although I am trained in many different areas of mental health I specialize in various therapies for Anxiety, OCD, Depression and BPD.
My name is Recene Valgardson and I am an Indigenous mental health therapist. My goal is to provide a holistic, person-centered, anti-oppressive approach to counselling that is culturally safe and accessible. I believe that every person is the expert in their own lives, and I feel honored to be a part of their journey. In providing therapy my number one goal is to ensure folks feel validated and supported to allow for space for processing and healing.
(204) 813-9245 View (204) 813-9245
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Jen Harcus
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2H  (Online Only)
Healing is a personal and unique journey, different approaches and practices will work for different people. Reaching out for support can be daunting and I am here to make the process as safe and easy as possible. Whether you are coping with recent life changes or long-term experiences with anxiety and depression, I provide a compassionate, collaborative and open space to heal and find hope.
Healing is a personal and unique journey, different approaches and practices will work for different people. Reaching out for support can be daunting and I am here to make the process as safe and easy as possible. Whether you are coping with recent life changes or long-term experiences with anxiety and depression, I provide a compassionate, collaborative and open space to heal and find hope.
(431) 244-0433 View (431) 244-0433
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Lee Fraser
Marriage & Family Therapist, BAH, MMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3J  (Online Only)
Eco-anxiety and eco-grief are too often experienced in isolation.
Connection with others can be both the most important and the most painful aspect of life. You may feel conflicted: yearning for more rewarding relationships while being repeatedly hurt or disappointed by them. Perhaps you have grown tired of making sacrifices in your family or community without seeming to get anything back in return. Chronic disappointment is important to pay attention to, as it can impact mental, physical, and spiritual health. I am an experienced clinician who can help you identify and process thoughts, feelings and body sensations in order to transform them from depleting to vitalizing.
Eco-anxiety and eco-grief are too often experienced in isolation.
Connection with others can be both the most important and the most painful aspect of life. You may feel conflicted: yearning for more rewarding relationships while being repeatedly hurt or disappointed by them. Perhaps you have grown tired of making sacrifices in your family or community without seeming to get anything back in return. Chronic disappointment is important to pay attention to, as it can impact mental, physical, and spiritual health. I am an experienced clinician who can help you identify and process thoughts, feelings and body sensations in order to transform them from depleting to vitalizing.
(204) 813-2130 View (204) 813-2130
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Uliana Nevzorova
Psychological Associate, MA, PA (IP)
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3P
Thank you for visiting my page! Do you struggle with anxiety or depression? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or grieving the loss of a loved one? There are effective psychological treatments available! I offer psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health conditions and emotional difficulties. I create a safe and judgment-free environment, in which you would feel understood, supported and comfortable. My therapeutic style is tailored to each client's unique situation and is based on several evidence-based treatment approaches, and informed by current understanding of brain functioning and neuroplasticity
Thank you for visiting my page! Do you struggle with anxiety or depression? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or grieving the loss of a loved one? There are effective psychological treatments available! I offer psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health conditions and emotional difficulties. I create a safe and judgment-free environment, in which you would feel understood, supported and comfortable. My therapeutic style is tailored to each client's unique situation and is based on several evidence-based treatment approaches, and informed by current understanding of brain functioning and neuroplasticity
(204) 817-8442 View (204) 817-8442
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Jessica White
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
Hi there, I’m Jess. I’m a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC), but you can consider me your sidekick on your path to wellness. I’m passionate about helping teenagers, young adults, and millennials learn how to find their path in life. The majority of my practice focuses on anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationships. My approach is to provide a space where you can feel comfortable showing up exactly as you are; a space where all emotions can exist. My hope is to hold space for you to work through challenges, connect with self, and forge your path.
Hi there, I’m Jess. I’m a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC), but you can consider me your sidekick on your path to wellness. I’m passionate about helping teenagers, young adults, and millennials learn how to find their path in life. The majority of my practice focuses on anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationships. My approach is to provide a space where you can feel comfortable showing up exactly as you are; a space where all emotions can exist. My hope is to hold space for you to work through challenges, connect with self, and forge your path.
(204) 813-5892 View (204) 813-5892
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Phoenix Hourie
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C  (Online Only)
I am a two spirit, Red River Métis counsellor providing virtual counselling services to those in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. I aim to create a space with clients that is non-judgemental and centres your unique experiences and needs. I believe relationship building is key for effective counselling, and strive to foster relationships that feel safe, empowering, and affirming. I work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. While not limited to these areas, I'm often approached to support people navigating Indigenous culture and identity, gender and sexuality, neurodivergence, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I am a two spirit, Red River Métis counsellor providing virtual counselling services to those in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. I aim to create a space with clients that is non-judgemental and centres your unique experiences and needs. I believe relationship building is key for effective counselling, and strive to foster relationships that feel safe, empowering, and affirming. I work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. While not limited to these areas, I'm often approached to support people navigating Indigenous culture and identity, gender and sexuality, neurodivergence, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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Darcie Verfaillie
BN, RN , ACCP
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2M
Showing up for yourself is a brave first step and you are worth it. Something is preventing you from living your best, most intentionally fulfilled life. You recognize something needs to change and you would like to understand the root cause of your anxiety, depression, stress, and chronic disease; to make some lasting positive changes. You are not alone; it would be my privilege to accompany you on your journey to wellness and support you in achieving your goals.
Showing up for yourself is a brave first step and you are worth it. Something is preventing you from living your best, most intentionally fulfilled life. You recognize something needs to change and you would like to understand the root cause of your anxiety, depression, stress, and chronic disease; to make some lasting positive changes. You are not alone; it would be my privilege to accompany you on your journey to wellness and support you in achieving your goals.
(204) 817-8246 View (204) 817-8246
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Robert Sokoliuk
Psychiatric Nurse, RPN, BScPN
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3P
I have worked in Mental Health for over two decades. My approach is person centered and strength based therapy. I work with individuals and couples to provide support and guidance by building new and existing skills to help navigate challenges and difficulties. I will help you better understand ways to work through struggles and tailor a treatment based on your individual needs, strengths and desired outcomes. My goal is to help improve your overall quality of life. I specialize in areas of depression, anxiety, situational crisis, work place stress, grief, addiction and also provide a 2SLGBTQI+ safe environment.
I have worked in Mental Health for over two decades. My approach is person centered and strength based therapy. I work with individuals and couples to provide support and guidance by building new and existing skills to help navigate challenges and difficulties. I will help you better understand ways to work through struggles and tailor a treatment based on your individual needs, strengths and desired outcomes. My goal is to help improve your overall quality of life. I specialize in areas of depression, anxiety, situational crisis, work place stress, grief, addiction and also provide a 2SLGBTQI+ safe environment.
(204) 800-7457 View (204) 800-7457
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Sabrina Hogan
Counsellor, CCC, MEd, BEd, BA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3N  (Online Only)
Do you or your loved one struggle with anxiety, emotional ups and downs, relationship issues, or the impacts of trauma that affect day-to-day life? Do feelings of extreme exhaustion, overwhelm, and frustration overpower your ability to function the way you wish you could? Do you know deep down that your life could be better, but you need guidance on how to make that happen? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed about the overall struggle of juggling many stressors in their lives while trying to move forward in a hopeful way that brings about positive change.
Do you or your loved one struggle with anxiety, emotional ups and downs, relationship issues, or the impacts of trauma that affect day-to-day life? Do feelings of extreme exhaustion, overwhelm, and frustration overpower your ability to function the way you wish you could? Do you know deep down that your life could be better, but you need guidance on how to make that happen? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed about the overall struggle of juggling many stressors in their lives while trying to move forward in a hopeful way that brings about positive change.
(431) 341-3630 View (431) 341-3630
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Sandra Wallace - Ocd Coach
Psychiatric Nurse, RPN
Not Verified Not Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3N  (Online Only)
Most of my clients struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety and/or Depression. Often times, their day-to-day activities suffer due to the implications of these challenges. Their relationships, professional goals, and personal aspirations seem difficult to realize. Their primary goal is to live purposeful, happy lives alongside OCD, Depression, and/or Anxiety. They wish to manage the impact of these challenging mental health problems and feel empowered.
Most of my clients struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety and/or Depression. Often times, their day-to-day activities suffer due to the implications of these challenges. Their relationships, professional goals, and personal aspirations seem difficult to realize. Their primary goal is to live purposeful, happy lives alongside OCD, Depression, and/or Anxiety. They wish to manage the impact of these challenging mental health problems and feel empowered.
(431) 400-9544 View (431) 400-9544
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Alanna Jones
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3T
My life experiences, in combination with my clinical skills and education, give me valuable insight into the struggles that many clients face including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and addictions.
EMDR is my preferred treatment method; it has changed my life and it has the potential to help you too. If EMDR is not right for you, my trainings in DBT, DNF, Narrative Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Gottman Method, Yoga, Dance, and Meditation make me a versatile and effective therapist. I understand the impact and prevalence of trauma in our world, and I take into consideration the ways that systems and structures (patriarchy, colonialism, racism, etc…) can negatively impact mental health, identity, relationships, and communities. My practice is body-positive; inclusive; LGBTQIA2S+; ENM; and kink friendly.
My life experiences, in combination with my clinical skills and education, give me valuable insight into the struggles that many clients face including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and addictions.
EMDR is my preferred treatment method; it has changed my life and it has the potential to help you too. If EMDR is not right for you, my trainings in DBT, DNF, Narrative Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Gottman Method, Yoga, Dance, and Meditation make me a versatile and effective therapist. I understand the impact and prevalence of trauma in our world, and I take into consideration the ways that systems and structures (patriarchy, colonialism, racism, etc…) can negatively impact mental health, identity, relationships, and communities. My practice is body-positive; inclusive; LGBTQIA2S+; ENM; and kink friendly.
(204) 818-7040 View (204) 818-7040
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Carrie Schwab
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2M
” or struggles with relationships, anxiety, stress, or coping skills, we can work together to find solutions.
Teens are naturally wired to look for and try new things. Sometimes trying new things and searching for independence can be a step towards helping teens find purpose in their life. I have been working with adolescents, teens, adults, and families for over 20 years. I began my career working in schools with many neurodiverse students, supporting them and helping their families advocate for the services they needed and overcoming the barriers that often stand in their way. From here I moved to the role of a guidance counsellor where I found my passion helping many preteens and teens overcome obstacles in their lives.
” or struggles with relationships, anxiety, stress, or coping skills, we can work together to find solutions.
Teens are naturally wired to look for and try new things. Sometimes trying new things and searching for independence can be a step towards helping teens find purpose in their life. I have been working with adolescents, teens, adults, and families for over 20 years. I began my career working in schools with many neurodiverse students, supporting them and helping their families advocate for the services they needed and overcoming the barriers that often stand in their way. From here I moved to the role of a guidance counsellor where I found my passion helping many preteens and teens overcome obstacles in their lives.
(204) 400-3449 View (204) 400-3449
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Pamela Bell
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, CYCC
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2M
Finding the right Therapist is essential. I am an experienced, Metis registered social worker, and child and youth counselor. I provide solution focused, cbt, and strength based modalities from an eclectic skill base that I have spent over 25 years developing, along with life experience. I have experience with all ages especially children, youth. I specialize in behavior modification and parent coaching for parents. I am proficient in assessment for all ages. I am also skilled with various mental health concerns ie- Anxiety. My skill set is diverse, I am a sensitive culturally appropriate therapist.
Finding the right Therapist is essential. I am an experienced, Metis registered social worker, and child and youth counselor. I provide solution focused, cbt, and strength based modalities from an eclectic skill base that I have spent over 25 years developing, along with life experience. I have experience with all ages especially children, youth. I specialize in behavior modification and parent coaching for parents. I am proficient in assessment for all ages. I am also skilled with various mental health concerns ie- Anxiety. My skill set is diverse, I am a sensitive culturally appropriate therapist.
(204) 400-3137 View (204) 400-3137
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Sarah Dack
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
A common challenge in accessing therapy is finding a therapist who shares your values. The right fit is important. It can be difficult to explore the issues and experiences that are bringing you in, if you feel you have to educate your therapist on your identity. I believe you are the expert on your own experience. I enjoy working with individuals, and relationships (including non-monogamous, polyamorous, etc.). There are many reasons for folks to seek therapy including finding a non-judgemental, safe(r) space to explore issues such as; gender identity, sexual orientation, relationships, grief, and anxiety.
A common challenge in accessing therapy is finding a therapist who shares your values. The right fit is important. It can be difficult to explore the issues and experiences that are bringing you in, if you feel you have to educate your therapist on your identity. I believe you are the expert on your own experience. I enjoy working with individuals, and relationships (including non-monogamous, polyamorous, etc.). There are many reasons for folks to seek therapy including finding a non-judgemental, safe(r) space to explore issues such as; gender identity, sexual orientation, relationships, grief, and anxiety.
(431) 631-2115 View (431) 631-2115
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Phoenix Psychotherapy Ltd
MACP, CCC, BAH, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3S  (Online Only)
We are here to help. Life can be difficult, overwhelming, and /or unclear at times. Talking could help lessen thoughts and feelings which could be disrupting daily activities and life satisfaction. We utilize one or integrate several approaches adapting therapy accordingly and based on client needs. Some areas of experience; crisis work, frontline trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stress and anxiety reduction, panic attacks/disorder, persons of varying (dis)abilities, acute or chronic illness (e.g., cancer), chemical abuse and addiction, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, self-esteem, and grief/loss.
We are here to help. Life can be difficult, overwhelming, and /or unclear at times. Talking could help lessen thoughts and feelings which could be disrupting daily activities and life satisfaction. We utilize one or integrate several approaches adapting therapy accordingly and based on client needs. Some areas of experience; crisis work, frontline trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stress and anxiety reduction, panic attacks/disorder, persons of varying (dis)abilities, acute or chronic illness (e.g., cancer), chemical abuse and addiction, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, self-esteem, and grief/loss.
(204) 400-5082 View (204) 400-5082

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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.