Anxiety Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Allison Wood
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Halifax, NS B3L  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Allison, and I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Nest Therapy, where compassionate care meets over two decades of clinical therapy expertise. My specializations include: birth trauma, pregnancy and postpartum anxiety/depression, adjustment to being a new parent, parenting young children, fertility challenges, grief related to stillbirth or pregnancy loss.
Hello, I'm Allison, and I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Nest Therapy, where compassionate care meets over two decades of clinical therapy expertise. My specializations include: birth trauma, pregnancy and postpartum anxiety/depression, adjustment to being a new parent, parenting young children, fertility challenges, grief related to stillbirth or pregnancy loss.
(782) 222-1149 View (782) 222-1149
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Dawn Maskine
Counsellor, MEd , RCT-C , RYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3L
My work has a strong focus on attachment trauma, relationship stressors, anxiety and depression, substance use, and how the body and mind work in tandem.
Welcome, my name is Dawn and I have been working with individuals and groups in the fields of community-based development, education, health and wellness, and physical rehabilitation for over 20 years. Using narrative, trauma informed, and somatic approaches, I follow the philosophy that people are not their problems, behaviours, or past. If we can externalize and deconstruct the latter, by tapping into values and strengths, then there is potential to rewrite your narrative moving forward. I am dedicated in assisting you in relieving the stressors of holding onto stories that do not connect with your true self concept.
My work has a strong focus on attachment trauma, relationship stressors, anxiety and depression, substance use, and how the body and mind work in tandem.
Welcome, my name is Dawn and I have been working with individuals and groups in the fields of community-based development, education, health and wellness, and physical rehabilitation for over 20 years. Using narrative, trauma informed, and somatic approaches, I follow the philosophy that people are not their problems, behaviours, or past. If we can externalize and deconstruct the latter, by tapping into values and strengths, then there is potential to rewrite your narrative moving forward. I am dedicated in assisting you in relieving the stressors of holding onto stories that do not connect with your true self concept.
(782) 201-2938 View (782) 201-2938
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Alex Ozon Therapy
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3L  (Online Only)
This approach to therapy moves beyond traditional talk therapy and is effective in treating unresolved trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, and more.
Accepting New Clients. Throughout life, we often learn to cope with life's challenges and our own pain in ways that may no longer serve us today. I can help you identify and shift towards the life you want to live by moving beyond overdeveloped patterns and by providing insight, strategies and resources that allow you to live more authentically. I am passionate about creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to process your past, explore your present, and move towards a more compassionate and intentional future.
This approach to therapy moves beyond traditional talk therapy and is effective in treating unresolved trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, and more.
Accepting New Clients. Throughout life, we often learn to cope with life's challenges and our own pain in ways that may no longer serve us today. I can help you identify and shift towards the life you want to live by moving beyond overdeveloped patterns and by providing insight, strategies and resources that allow you to live more authentically. I am passionate about creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to process your past, explore your present, and move towards a more compassionate and intentional future.
(782) 800-5600 View (782) 800-5600
Szonja Vamos
MSEd, RCT, LMFT
Verified
Halifax, NS B3K
Szonja Vamos is a Registered Counseling Therapist, specializing in symptoms of anxiety, depression, and traumatic-stress. Originally of Hungarian and Russian decent, Szonja was raised in Miami, Florida, where she earned her Bachelors in Psychology, and Masters in Marriage & Family therapy. Szonja began by working with underprivileged children/youth and their families in community settings, and later with adults struggling with addictions and trauma. Szonja utilizes a client-centered approach to support those struggling with mental health and other challenges to develop a healthy present and recover from a painful past.
Szonja Vamos is a Registered Counseling Therapist, specializing in symptoms of anxiety, depression, and traumatic-stress. Originally of Hungarian and Russian decent, Szonja was raised in Miami, Florida, where she earned her Bachelors in Psychology, and Masters in Marriage & Family therapy. Szonja began by working with underprivileged children/youth and their families in community settings, and later with adults struggling with addictions and trauma. Szonja utilizes a client-centered approach to support those struggling with mental health and other challenges to develop a healthy present and recover from a painful past.
(782) 821-3843 View (782) 821-3843
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Anna von Maltzahn
Counsellor, MSc, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H  (Online Only)
I assist a wide range of clients navigating challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship issues. My work with clients often involves the development of skills in emotional awareness and regulation, self-compassion and mindfulness, empathy and emotional validation, or intra- and inter-personal conflict resolution. I also support clients in their goals toward behaviour change, personal growth, and career exploration. As a therapist, I work from a perspective that recognizes the shared human needs within all of us, as well as the uniqueness of each individual's personal story.
I assist a wide range of clients navigating challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship issues. My work with clients often involves the development of skills in emotional awareness and regulation, self-compassion and mindfulness, empathy and emotional validation, or intra- and inter-personal conflict resolution. I also support clients in their goals toward behaviour change, personal growth, and career exploration. As a therapist, I work from a perspective that recognizes the shared human needs within all of us, as well as the uniqueness of each individual's personal story.
(782) 400-6342 View (782) 400-6342
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Danielle Jakubiak
Counsellor, MA, MMus, MTA, RCT, CCC
Verified
Halifax, NS B3H
You may face sadness, worry, repetitive thoughts, following experiences that are tough to talk about, violence and trauma resulting in numbness, isolation. Maybe you want to dig deeper, to better understand these events and how they are impacting your life now. You may feel increasingly ready to move through and beyond the difficulties you face, to embrace what feels more like the real you. I am trained to work creatively with folks who are in the midst of life’s challenges, to help them process and cope with their emotions. I know how to work with trauma, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, depression and anxiety.
You may face sadness, worry, repetitive thoughts, following experiences that are tough to talk about, violence and trauma resulting in numbness, isolation. Maybe you want to dig deeper, to better understand these events and how they are impacting your life now. You may feel increasingly ready to move through and beyond the difficulties you face, to embrace what feels more like the real you. I am trained to work creatively with folks who are in the midst of life’s challenges, to help them process and cope with their emotions. I know how to work with trauma, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, depression and anxiety.
(902) 702-3680 View (902) 702-3680
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Yvonne Raczkowski Counselling/Assessment Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Halifax, NS B3H
My major practice focus has been dealing with anxiety, depression, various trauma (including abuse) and relationship counselling, including challenges with infertility. We will work together to help you find a way through life transitions that reflects who you are and who you want to be. ACT therapy is excellent for all age groups and a variety of issues. I will give you the tools to resolve your problems and teach you a process that will help you live by your values to achieve your goals. Enabling you to be the person who you want to be, and be clear about what you stand for in a complicated world.
My major practice focus has been dealing with anxiety, depression, various trauma (including abuse) and relationship counselling, including challenges with infertility. We will work together to help you find a way through life transitions that reflects who you are and who you want to be. ACT therapy is excellent for all age groups and a variety of issues. I will give you the tools to resolve your problems and teach you a process that will help you live by your values to achieve your goals. Enabling you to be the person who you want to be, and be clear about what you stand for in a complicated world.
(902) 812-0624 View (902) 812-0624
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Michelle Slade
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RCT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3S
Sometimes life feels like a lot. It could be a past experience that keeps running through your head, a transition that was more challenging than you expected or an ongoing issue in a personal or work relationship that is keeping you from fully living. The longer you push away, dismiss or ignore the painful feelings, the harder it becomes to live the life you imagined for yourself. The effects of trauma, anxiety and depression will take their toll on you and those around you. I work with people who are ready to take the first step towards healing.
Sometimes life feels like a lot. It could be a past experience that keeps running through your head, a transition that was more challenging than you expected or an ongoing issue in a personal or work relationship that is keeping you from fully living. The longer you push away, dismiss or ignore the painful feelings, the harder it becomes to live the life you imagined for yourself. The effects of trauma, anxiety and depression will take their toll on you and those around you. I work with people who are ready to take the first step towards healing.
(782) 201-3836 View (782) 201-3836
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Maya Sloan
Counsellor, MSc, MEd, RCT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3L
When you become aware that your protective system is not letting you live the life you want to lead, therapy helps unburden the parts that keep you stuck. Through Internal Family Systems therapy you can get to know your inner system of protection, distraction and inner freedom. Protection may be anxiety, anger, depression and distraction may be numbing, dissociation, addiction and procrastination. You learn that some of your protection is based on what worked in childhood but is no longer serving you now. With couples I focus on learning to become relational through the work of Terry Real's Relational Life Therapy.
When you become aware that your protective system is not letting you live the life you want to lead, therapy helps unburden the parts that keep you stuck. Through Internal Family Systems therapy you can get to know your inner system of protection, distraction and inner freedom. Protection may be anxiety, anger, depression and distraction may be numbing, dissociation, addiction and procrastination. You learn that some of your protection is based on what worked in childhood but is no longer serving you now. With couples I focus on learning to become relational through the work of Terry Real's Relational Life Therapy.
(902) 700-7652 View (902) 700-7652
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Maki Sakata
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3M  (Online Only)
Are you irritable? Moody? Crying with no reasons? Easily overwhelmed and stressed out? Not confident on making decisions? unmotivated? And highly critical to yourself? You may be suffering from depression and anxiety stems from unresolved issues or trauma in the past. I strongly values collaborating with clients to support them in their growth, journey and healing process to achieve fulfillment, happiness, and harmony within yourself or with others incorporating CBT/DBT/ACT based therapy. I can support you better cope with many stressors and decisions that can easily overwhelm your life.
Are you irritable? Moody? Crying with no reasons? Easily overwhelmed and stressed out? Not confident on making decisions? unmotivated? And highly critical to yourself? You may be suffering from depression and anxiety stems from unresolved issues or trauma in the past. I strongly values collaborating with clients to support them in their growth, journey and healing process to achieve fulfillment, happiness, and harmony within yourself or with others incorporating CBT/DBT/ACT based therapy. I can support you better cope with many stressors and decisions that can easily overwhelm your life.
(877) 569-2905 x5 View (877) 569-2905 x5
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Victoria Westheuser
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MA, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
I can help with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-esteem issues that are impacting relationships and decision making abilities.
If you are feeling overwhelmed as you navigate life’s challenges, stuck in patterns that no longer serve you, want to improve self-care or work through trauma, it is a perfect time to seek support. I am passionate about working collaboratively, offering support and empowerment to help facilitate a meaningful change in your life. I am trained in EMDR and Emotion Focused individual Therapy. I work from a client-centered approach that is integrated and adheres to principles of trauma-informed care and attachment theory.
I can help with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-esteem issues that are impacting relationships and decision making abilities.
If you are feeling overwhelmed as you navigate life’s challenges, stuck in patterns that no longer serve you, want to improve self-care or work through trauma, it is a perfect time to seek support. I am passionate about working collaboratively, offering support and empowerment to help facilitate a meaningful change in your life. I am trained in EMDR and Emotion Focused individual Therapy. I work from a client-centered approach that is integrated and adheres to principles of trauma-informed care and attachment theory.
(782) 822-0855 View (782) 822-0855
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Dive In Counselling
Counsellor, CCC, MA
Verified
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Tanya. I enjoy supporting young people, ages 13-35, who are facing stress, anxiety, depression and ADHD, amongst a variety of other emotional difficulties. Life has been difficult, especially throughout these unprecedented times, and can result in troubles with worrying, focus and attention, low self-esteem, feelings of isolation, relationship issues, and overwhelming negative thoughts. It's not easy. The good news is that despite these difficulties, counselling can help turn the tide around; it offers a safe space to gain new insights, coping skills, and confidence to overcome challenges and start feeling better.
Hi there, I'm Tanya. I enjoy supporting young people, ages 13-35, who are facing stress, anxiety, depression and ADHD, amongst a variety of other emotional difficulties. Life has been difficult, especially throughout these unprecedented times, and can result in troubles with worrying, focus and attention, low self-esteem, feelings of isolation, relationship issues, and overwhelming negative thoughts. It's not easy. The good news is that despite these difficulties, counselling can help turn the tide around; it offers a safe space to gain new insights, coping skills, and confidence to overcome challenges and start feeling better.
(782) 821-3761 View (782) 821-3761
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Laura Mitchell
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Halifax, NS B3L
I provide therapy to adolescents (12+) and adults for a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, workplace stress and burnout, self-esteem, perfectionism, and relationship and family issues. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I help clients better understand their emotions, patterns of coping and communication, and assist them in finding lasting solutions. I work with individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds, striving to understand each person within their surrounding sociocultural context. My theoretical background is integrative, drawing from emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, feminist, narrative, humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches.
I provide therapy to adolescents (12+) and adults for a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, workplace stress and burnout, self-esteem, perfectionism, and relationship and family issues. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I help clients better understand their emotions, patterns of coping and communication, and assist them in finding lasting solutions. I work with individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds, striving to understand each person within their surrounding sociocultural context. My theoretical background is integrative, drawing from emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, feminist, narrative, humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches.
(902) 700-5667 View (902) 700-5667
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Erin Dempsey
Psychologist, PhD, Cand R
Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K
The many twists and turns of life can be challenging to process and navigate. You may have experienced new or longstanding adversity that can make relationships challenging, cause overwhelming anxiety, or lead you to become withdrawn and depressed. I will collaborate with you to develop a warm, compassionate therapeutic relationship to help you explore how your body and mind respond to the complex emotions that emerge with such life adversity. For most of us, these patterns are automatic, but as you get to know yourself you can uncover new choices and options for meaningful, lasting change.
The many twists and turns of life can be challenging to process and navigate. You may have experienced new or longstanding adversity that can make relationships challenging, cause overwhelming anxiety, or lead you to become withdrawn and depressed. I will collaborate with you to develop a warm, compassionate therapeutic relationship to help you explore how your body and mind respond to the complex emotions that emerge with such life adversity. For most of us, these patterns are automatic, but as you get to know yourself you can uncover new choices and options for meaningful, lasting change.
(782) 400-0441 View (782) 400-0441
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Angelina S. MacLellan-Muise
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist available for virtual appointments starting Spring 2024 (updated August 2023). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adults and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and/or mood issues, relationship issues, and adjustment issues (e.g., separation, family changes, educational/career changes). I can also assist individuals who are coping with grief, stress, and burnout. I am trained in Emotion Focused Couples (EFT-C) therapy and work with couples to improve communication and build connection.
Waitlist available for virtual appointments starting Spring 2024 (updated August 2023). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adults and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and/or mood issues, relationship issues, and adjustment issues (e.g., separation, family changes, educational/career changes). I can also assist individuals who are coping with grief, stress, and burnout. I am trained in Emotion Focused Couples (EFT-C) therapy and work with couples to improve communication and build connection.
(902) 702-3813 View (902) 702-3813
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Zuraida Dada
Psychologist, CPsych, RPsych, CHRP
Verified
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
My specializations include: Anxiety, depression, grief, trauma (including abuse, racism), life transition (separation/divorce), workplace issues (including workplace harassment, racism, discrimination), return to work, immigration/integration.
Accepting new clients. Seasoned psychologist with over 20 years experience. CAP John C Service 2021 award recipient. Registered WCB/WSIB provider. I offer in person & virtual counselling to adult individuals. I treat anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, return to work/fitness for work, career counselling, psychological assessments, executive coaching & life, transition & relationship coaching. I am committed to guiding you to understand yourself better, identify your strengths, improve your resiliency & your coping strategies- resulting in your self- growth, overcoming your life challenges & living a meaningful & fulfilling life.
My specializations include: Anxiety, depression, grief, trauma (including abuse, racism), life transition (separation/divorce), workplace issues (including workplace harassment, racism, discrimination), return to work, immigration/integration.
Accepting new clients. Seasoned psychologist with over 20 years experience. CAP John C Service 2021 award recipient. Registered WCB/WSIB provider. I offer in person & virtual counselling to adult individuals. I treat anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, return to work/fitness for work, career counselling, psychological assessments, executive coaching & life, transition & relationship coaching. I am committed to guiding you to understand yourself better, identify your strengths, improve your resiliency & your coping strategies- resulting in your self- growth, overcoming your life challenges & living a meaningful & fulfilling life.
(782) 312-1147 View (782) 312-1147
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Dr Nina Woulff, Psychologist & Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
Therapy is Provided forTeens, Adults, Couples and Families for: Depression, Loss and Grief, Anxiety, PTSD/Traumatic Stress, Stress Management, Parenting Difficulties, Couple Conflict, Separation and Divorce, Work / Career Problems, Career Counseling, Workplace Conflict / Stress, Coping with Disability/Chronic Illness, Aging.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Nina Woulff, Psychologist & Associates has provided compassionate, effective, and individualized therapy to thousands of clients. The associate therapists have been carefully chosen by Dr. Woulff for their excellent training and specialized areas of practice. All Associates have over 15 years professional experience.
Therapy is Provided forTeens, Adults, Couples and Families for: Depression, Loss and Grief, Anxiety, PTSD/Traumatic Stress, Stress Management, Parenting Difficulties, Couple Conflict, Separation and Divorce, Work / Career Problems, Career Counseling, Workplace Conflict / Stress, Coping with Disability/Chronic Illness, Aging.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Nina Woulff, Psychologist & Associates has provided compassionate, effective, and individualized therapy to thousands of clients. The associate therapists have been carefully chosen by Dr. Woulff for their excellent training and specialized areas of practice. All Associates have over 15 years professional experience.
(902) 901-5352 View (902) 901-5352
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Careen Coetzee Psychologist and Associate
Psychologist, MA, C, Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
We have a youthful mindset - a free spirit. This means we connect well with adolescents, young adults and adults. Nothing shocks us. As the Supervising Psychologist, Careen has a long history of looking out for the underdog. Her mentorship of Associates emphasizes this philosophy. We are creative and passionate about our work. We believe that you are curious about your personal healing and growth. Our training has given us skills in assesment, treatment and diagnosis of psychological disorders. Our areas of specialty include but are not limited to the following: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD,Substance abuse, PTSD.
We have a youthful mindset - a free spirit. This means we connect well with adolescents, young adults and adults. Nothing shocks us. As the Supervising Psychologist, Careen has a long history of looking out for the underdog. Her mentorship of Associates emphasizes this philosophy. We are creative and passionate about our work. We believe that you are curious about your personal healing and growth. Our training has given us skills in assesment, treatment and diagnosis of psychological disorders. Our areas of specialty include but are not limited to the following: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD,Substance abuse, PTSD.
(844) 332-3359 View (844) 332-3359
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Aulakh Psychological & Counselling Services
Psychologist
Verified
Halifax, NS B3K
Our team has extensive experience in working with clients with a range of mental health concerns and life stressors including: anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress, depression, adjustment to major life challenges, trauma, loss and grief, relationships concerns, coping with workplace difficulties and/or burnout, and chronic disabilities/illnesses.
We are a team of experienced Registered Psychologists offering compassionate, collaborative and personalized care consistent with best practices. Together we offer services to clients of various ages and developmental stages. We work with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, parents and couples. We also work closely with individuals who work in or have worked in high risk settings such as veterans, first responders and corrections officers.
Our team has extensive experience in working with clients with a range of mental health concerns and life stressors including: anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress, depression, adjustment to major life challenges, trauma, loss and grief, relationships concerns, coping with workplace difficulties and/or burnout, and chronic disabilities/illnesses.
We are a team of experienced Registered Psychologists offering compassionate, collaborative and personalized care consistent with best practices. Together we offer services to clients of various ages and developmental stages. We work with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, parents and couples. We also work closely with individuals who work in or have worked in high risk settings such as veterans, first responders and corrections officers.
(902) 812-0609 View (902) 812-0609
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Mary Cripton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Halifax, NS B3H
I work with clients with mental health, addictions issues, assertiveness, family and relationship issues, problems at work, low self-esteem, struggles with ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
I work with clients with mental health, addictions issues, assertiveness, family and relationship issues, problems at work, low self-esteem, struggles with ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
(782) 822-5147 View (782) 822-5147

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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.