Anxiety Therapists in St John's, NL

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Arlene M Penney
Registered Social Worker, BA,BSW, MSW,RSW, RP,ND
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
I am an experienced Trauma Trained Clinical Therapist & Naturopath. I am also at the Advanced level of Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) certification. Critical to my unique approach is the integration of the Polyvagal Theory, ensuring you “feel safe” and that you are given the proper time and understanding to fully process stressful and traumatic experiences leading to the resolution of these experiences at the nervous system level. Aiding you to attune to yourself and the psychological symptoms of trauma and other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, anger and physical pain.
I am an experienced Trauma Trained Clinical Therapist & Naturopath. I am also at the Advanced level of Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) certification. Critical to my unique approach is the integration of the Polyvagal Theory, ensuring you “feel safe” and that you are given the proper time and understanding to fully process stressful and traumatic experiences leading to the resolution of these experiences at the nervous system level. Aiding you to attune to yourself and the psychological symptoms of trauma and other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, anger and physical pain.
(709) 704-4229 View (709) 704-4229
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Nancy June Ivany
Counsellor, M Ed, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
I am passionate about supporting children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and ADHD. I work with clients to set personal and educational goals, accept anxiety as an important and useful tool, develop positive self-identity and establish meaningful relationships. By implementing positive behavioral changes, developing social skills and/or parenting programs we can work together to improve your relationship with yourself, your family and others. I also have experience providing post-secondary students with academic strategy sessions.
I am passionate about supporting children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and ADHD. I work with clients to set personal and educational goals, accept anxiety as an important and useful tool, develop positive self-identity and establish meaningful relationships. By implementing positive behavioral changes, developing social skills and/or parenting programs we can work together to improve your relationship with yourself, your family and others. I also have experience providing post-secondary students with academic strategy sessions.
(709) 700-6881 View (709) 700-6881
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Curtis Pittman - Queer-Affirmative Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Life can present many struggles that lead us to feel overwhelmed. A warm and supportive safe space provides the foundation for self-exploration and building new skill sets that help us through these moments. Whether your concerns are related to anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and/or grief, I aim to provide compassionate care that validates your experience and supports your goals. - - - Now offering private team-based Adult ADHD Assessments with a Registered Psychologist in Newfoundland and Labrador. - - -
Life can present many struggles that lead us to feel overwhelmed. A warm and supportive safe space provides the foundation for self-exploration and building new skill sets that help us through these moments. Whether your concerns are related to anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and/or grief, I aim to provide compassionate care that validates your experience and supports your goals. - - - Now offering private team-based Adult ADHD Assessments with a Registered Psychologist in Newfoundland and Labrador. - - -
(709) 501-5794 View (709) 501-5794
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Jenna Kean
Counsellor, MSc, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1E
I'm a St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador native with a passion for continued education around mental health and wellness. My aim is to create a safe space where individuals can learn how to strengthen coping skills, address daily stressors and learn how to develop and practice healthy coping patterns. I have experience working with individuals in the areas of depression, anxiety, anger, parenting, stress management, trauma, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and self-esteem. Moreover, I have considerable experience working with individuals experiencing suicidal ideations.
I'm a St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador native with a passion for continued education around mental health and wellness. My aim is to create a safe space where individuals can learn how to strengthen coping skills, address daily stressors and learn how to develop and practice healthy coping patterns. I have experience working with individuals in the areas of depression, anxiety, anger, parenting, stress management, trauma, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and self-esteem. Moreover, I have considerable experience working with individuals experiencing suicidal ideations.
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Samantha Corcoran
Counsellor, MA, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Reaching out to start therapy can be anxiety-provoking. It's important to me that you feel comfortable in session and we build a trusting relationship as it's the foundation of therapeutic success. My aim is to help you understand why you feel or behave in the ways that you do and find helpful coping strategies to live a more meaningful life. Therapy goals are based on your priorities and values. In sessions, we will discuss how your feelings, thoughts, trauma or current stressors are impacting your life. I incorporate mindfulness, self-compassion, somatic regulation and value-based actions to work towards your goals.
Reaching out to start therapy can be anxiety-provoking. It's important to me that you feel comfortable in session and we build a trusting relationship as it's the foundation of therapeutic success. My aim is to help you understand why you feel or behave in the ways that you do and find helpful coping strategies to live a more meaningful life. Therapy goals are based on your priorities and values. In sessions, we will discuss how your feelings, thoughts, trauma or current stressors are impacting your life. I incorporate mindfulness, self-compassion, somatic regulation and value-based actions to work towards your goals.
(709) 501-0467 View (709) 501-0467
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Catherine Rose-Jackman
Counsellor, CCC, MEd, nd, BSpEd
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1H  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed, feeling stuck or not functioning at your best? Are you looking for a supportive, non-judgemental and safe space? I'm Catherine Rose-Jackman and I'm a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I have been involved in private counseling for 4 years; working with both adults and youth. In addition, I have been a Junior High counselor for 8 years, so I understand the social, emotional, and academic struggles that teengers face. My main focus is working with adolescents (families), needing anxiety reduction and self-regulation strategies. I also have a lot of experience with those who exhibit self-injurious behaviors.
Are you overwhelmed, feeling stuck or not functioning at your best? Are you looking for a supportive, non-judgemental and safe space? I'm Catherine Rose-Jackman and I'm a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I have been involved in private counseling for 4 years; working with both adults and youth. In addition, I have been a Junior High counselor for 8 years, so I understand the social, emotional, and academic struggles that teengers face. My main focus is working with adolescents (families), needing anxiety reduction and self-regulation strategies. I also have a lot of experience with those who exhibit self-injurious behaviors.
(709) 500-2505 View (709) 500-2505
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Brad Yetman
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
I have experience working alongside adults, teens, and groups, and experience supporting people who have generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and dealing with life stressors. I have further experience working with substance use, harm, and the impact that it has on people’s everyday lives. Lastly, I have an extensive background in the world of sports, especially hockey, and I am passionate about working with athletes, coaches, and teams, to help maximize their preparation, performance, and mental health in sport. I can help groups learn more about mental health and/or mental skills through presentations.
I have experience working alongside adults, teens, and groups, and experience supporting people who have generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and dealing with life stressors. I have further experience working with substance use, harm, and the impact that it has on people’s everyday lives. Lastly, I have an extensive background in the world of sports, especially hockey, and I am passionate about working with athletes, coaches, and teams, to help maximize their preparation, performance, and mental health in sport. I can help groups learn more about mental health and/or mental skills through presentations.
(709) 703-8506 View (709) 703-8506
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Bill Jeffery Counselling and Wellness
Counsellor, BEd, MEd, BComm, ND, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
MEN... Are you stuck? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or struggling to cope with life's challenges? Feeling depressed, hopeless, like life has little meaning and you want to get back to being YOU again? Do you feel that life has taken a toll on your mental and physical health? I've been there. I get it. That's why I offer Counselling. For Men.
MEN... Are you stuck? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or struggling to cope with life's challenges? Feeling depressed, hopeless, like life has little meaning and you want to get back to being YOU again? Do you feel that life has taken a toll on your mental and physical health? I've been there. I get it. That's why I offer Counselling. For Men.
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Janet McDonald
Counsellor, MEd , CCC, ND, ADHD-, CCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1E
Are you feeling anxious, frustrated, stuck or unsure? Are you tired of dealing with the same old issues in your relationships? Do you feel weighed down, feeling “never enough”? Maybe you wonder: Is life supposed to be this hard? Something’s not working…but you don’t know what to do about it. I am so glad you’re here. Searching for a counsellor means you sense an important truth: sometimes you need to connect with another person, who cares and understands, in order to heal and move forward. I can help you engage in honest self-examination, identify what's important to you, and start creating a more authentic and fulfilling life.
Are you feeling anxious, frustrated, stuck or unsure? Are you tired of dealing with the same old issues in your relationships? Do you feel weighed down, feeling “never enough”? Maybe you wonder: Is life supposed to be this hard? Something’s not working…but you don’t know what to do about it. I am so glad you’re here. Searching for a counsellor means you sense an important truth: sometimes you need to connect with another person, who cares and understands, in order to heal and move forward. I can help you engage in honest self-examination, identify what's important to you, and start creating a more authentic and fulfilling life.
(709) 200-0156 View (709) 200-0156
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Maggie Dawson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CCC, MA, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
I have specialized training in the areas of grief & loss, anxiety, anger, ADHD, and trauma.
At times, we all need support to navigate the challenges and difficulties we face in our lives. My counselling approach is rooted in the belief that understanding our experiences, our story, and ourselves can be a transformative journey towards greater self-acceptance and hope for the future. I recognize that our challenges are often a reflection of what we have been through in the past, shaping our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. As we gain perspective and compassion for ourselves, we are empowered to develop healthier coping strategies, heal from past wounds, and embark on a path towards personal growth and fulfillment.
I have specialized training in the areas of grief & loss, anxiety, anger, ADHD, and trauma.
At times, we all need support to navigate the challenges and difficulties we face in our lives. My counselling approach is rooted in the belief that understanding our experiences, our story, and ourselves can be a transformative journey towards greater self-acceptance and hope for the future. I recognize that our challenges are often a reflection of what we have been through in the past, shaping our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. As we gain perspective and compassion for ourselves, we are empowered to develop healthier coping strategies, heal from past wounds, and embark on a path towards personal growth and fulfillment.
(709) 501-5823 View (709) 501-5823
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Kara Swain
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
My clinical focus is on helping individuals manage anxiety, enhance emotional regulation, manage grief, and navigate parenting challenges. I have completed certification courses in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), anxiety management and Mindfulness, and have completed training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and internal Family Systems (IFS). I draw from approaches from Cognitive behavioural therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, DBT and IFS to tailor my approach to the needs of each client.
My clinical focus is on helping individuals manage anxiety, enhance emotional regulation, manage grief, and navigate parenting challenges. I have completed certification courses in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), anxiety management and Mindfulness, and have completed training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and internal Family Systems (IFS). I draw from approaches from Cognitive behavioural therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, DBT and IFS to tailor my approach to the needs of each client.
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Kayla Baker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1H
As a registered social worker, I provide counselling services to youth, adults, couples, and families who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, work-related issues, and changes in relationships.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Do you spend your time dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future? Are you experiencing difficulties that keep you from living the life you want to live? We all face hurdles that prevent us from living a more meaningful life and, as your therapist, I can help.
As a registered social worker, I provide counselling services to youth, adults, couples, and families who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, work-related issues, and changes in relationships.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Do you spend your time dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future? Are you experiencing difficulties that keep you from living the life you want to live? We all face hurdles that prevent us from living a more meaningful life and, as your therapist, I can help.
(709) 200-0069 View (709) 200-0069
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Kelly Lynn Piercey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Kelly's work is focused on trauma, sexual abuse, mental health, anxiety, family and/or relationship dynamics, parenting children and youth, behaviour modification, and life transformations. Her counselling is trauma informed/client-centered with treatment modalities that include; Accelerated resolution therapy, internal family systems, Cognitive and Dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness. Kelly believes and commits to strong therapeutic relationships that validate clients' lived experiences with the focus on personal growth.
Kelly's work is focused on trauma, sexual abuse, mental health, anxiety, family and/or relationship dynamics, parenting children and youth, behaviour modification, and life transformations. Her counselling is trauma informed/client-centered with treatment modalities that include; Accelerated resolution therapy, internal family systems, Cognitive and Dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness. Kelly believes and commits to strong therapeutic relationships that validate clients' lived experiences with the focus on personal growth.
(709) 200-0449 View (709) 200-0449
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Maggie Abbott
Counsellor, BEd, BA, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Waitlist for new clients
My experience and extensive post-graduate training make me best suited to work with those who are seeking support for anxiety, OCD, grief and loss, trauma, stress, challenging behaviour, emotional regulation, parenting, and perinatal mental health - pregnancy & postpartum.
We all experience challenges in life and reaching out for support can be very overwhelming. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you or your child so that you feel welcome and supported. We will work together to set individualized therapeutic goals that best meet your needs. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Naturopath (ND) with training in CBT, ACT, Solution-Focused, Play Therapy, EMDR to process trauma and distressing life experiences, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, and families.
My experience and extensive post-graduate training make me best suited to work with those who are seeking support for anxiety, OCD, grief and loss, trauma, stress, challenging behaviour, emotional regulation, parenting, and perinatal mental health - pregnancy & postpartum.
We all experience challenges in life and reaching out for support can be very overwhelming. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you or your child so that you feel welcome and supported. We will work together to set individualized therapeutic goals that best meet your needs. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Naturopath (ND) with training in CBT, ACT, Solution-Focused, Play Therapy, EMDR to process trauma and distressing life experiences, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, and families.
(709) 401-0167 View (709) 401-0167
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Christine Riggs
Counsellor, BA, BscOT, MACP, OT(R)NL, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1C
I have been fortunate to work in community mental health and addictions for over 28 years. I have extensive clinical experience helping adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, childhood dysfunction, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, addiction, emotion dysregulation and family/relationship challenges.
I have been fortunate to work in community mental health and addictions for over 28 years. I have extensive clinical experience helping adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, childhood dysfunction, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, addiction, emotion dysregulation and family/relationship challenges.
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Tracey Sexton Chapman
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
Are you struggling in this crazy world? Do you feel anxious, sad, frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and/or tired of it all? Do you feel lost and alone, that no one understands you, that you are fighting your struggles alone? Is it difficult to muster the motivation and energy to do things that you once enjoyed? Are you constantly embroiled in conflict with others? Do you wish things were better, that you felt better, that the pain, sadness, and conflict would go away and be replaced with happiness, peace, contentment, and joy?
Are you struggling in this crazy world? Do you feel anxious, sad, frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and/or tired of it all? Do you feel lost and alone, that no one understands you, that you are fighting your struggles alone? Is it difficult to muster the motivation and energy to do things that you once enjoyed? Are you constantly embroiled in conflict with others? Do you wish things were better, that you felt better, that the pain, sadness, and conflict would go away and be replaced with happiness, peace, contentment, and joy?
(709) 702-6225 View (709) 702-6225
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Jessica Ivany
Counsellor, BA, MA, CCC, nd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Some of the subjects I enjoy working with include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sleep, boundaries, attachment styles, relationship patterns and trauma.
I know reaching out for help can be scary, and I am here to alleviate that potential fear. As a therapist, my main priority is to provide you with a safe space that is welcoming while we work collaboratively on the issues you are experiencing. Therapy is different for each person and my therapeutic approach will provide a unique experience tailored to you and for you. In sessions we will explore your thought patterns, emotions and maladaptive behaviours and learn tools and techniques that will help you live a more meaningful, stable life.
Some of the subjects I enjoy working with include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sleep, boundaries, attachment styles, relationship patterns and trauma.
I know reaching out for help can be scary, and I am here to alleviate that potential fear. As a therapist, my main priority is to provide you with a safe space that is welcoming while we work collaboratively on the issues you are experiencing. Therapy is different for each person and my therapeutic approach will provide a unique experience tailored to you and for you. In sessions we will explore your thought patterns, emotions and maladaptive behaviours and learn tools and techniques that will help you live a more meaningful, stable life.
(709) 907-6710 View (709) 907-6710
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Yvette Goodland
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for considering me as your therapist. I am registered to practice in Newfoundland and Ontario. I offer online sessions only at this time. I enjoy supporting clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. Clients who are interested in gaining personal insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are in a great position to learn new tools and skills that will help them in their journey to wellness. I especially enjoy working with women age 50+. It's a critical age where many women are asking themselves some very big questions. Lets explore them together.
Hello and thank you for considering me as your therapist. I am registered to practice in Newfoundland and Ontario. I offer online sessions only at this time. I enjoy supporting clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. Clients who are interested in gaining personal insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are in a great position to learn new tools and skills that will help them in their journey to wellness. I especially enjoy working with women age 50+. It's a critical age where many women are asking themselves some very big questions. Lets explore them together.
(613) 408-0217 View (613) 408-0217
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Melinda Aspell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A  (Online Only)
What if you could wake up tomorrow and feel like YOU were in control; not anxiety, depression, anger, fear, procrastination, or whatever else is dominating your life right now? What if you could improve your relationships with your kids, your partner, your boss, your family, your friends? What if you could finally build up the courage to tell someone "no" and really mean it this time? What if you could stop asking yourself "what if" and start making things a realty? What if you emailed me right now to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how you can start building a life worth living?
What if you could wake up tomorrow and feel like YOU were in control; not anxiety, depression, anger, fear, procrastination, or whatever else is dominating your life right now? What if you could improve your relationships with your kids, your partner, your boss, your family, your friends? What if you could finally build up the courage to tell someone "no" and really mean it this time? What if you could stop asking yourself "what if" and start making things a realty? What if you emailed me right now to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how you can start building a life worth living?
(709) 703-0737 View (709) 703-0737
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Cassie Guye
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1E
It can be difficult to live the life you want when your emotions feel overwhelming, and there are effective therapeutic services that can help. I am a registered social worker who has been practicing in the field of mental health and addictions since 2017. I offer services for a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, mood changes, trauma responses, and more. I strive to be intentional, transparent and effective in the services I offer. I am passionate about helping individuals cultivate insight and resiliency in the face of trauma, life changes, mental illness, substance misuse, and systemic barriers.
It can be difficult to live the life you want when your emotions feel overwhelming, and there are effective therapeutic services that can help. I am a registered social worker who has been practicing in the field of mental health and addictions since 2017. I offer services for a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, mood changes, trauma responses, and more. I strive to be intentional, transparent and effective in the services I offer. I am passionate about helping individuals cultivate insight and resiliency in the face of trauma, life changes, mental illness, substance misuse, and systemic barriers.
(709) 400-2393 View (709) 400-2393

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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.