Anxiety Therapists in Barrie, ON

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Laryssa Levesque
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BSc
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N  (Online Only)
Anxiety/Stress/People-Pleasing/Perfectionism- You feel exhausted most of the time and can't seem to get any work done. You have trouble relaxing because your mind is constantly racing with stress and worries. It is hard to "shut off" and your body is feeling the effects of prolonged stress. Your never ending to-do list just keeps getting bigger and you feel overwhelmed by life in general. If these statements resonate with you, you might be struggling with chronic stress and anxiety. Possibly even dealing with poor work-life balance and are on the brink of burnout. You've come to the right place to get back on track!
Anxiety/Stress/People-Pleasing/Perfectionism- You feel exhausted most of the time and can't seem to get any work done. You have trouble relaxing because your mind is constantly racing with stress and worries. It is hard to "shut off" and your body is feeling the effects of prolonged stress. Your never ending to-do list just keeps getting bigger and you feel overwhelmed by life in general. If these statements resonate with you, you might be struggling with chronic stress and anxiety. Possibly even dealing with poor work-life balance and are on the brink of burnout. You've come to the right place to get back on track!
(249) 700-4425 View (249) 700-4425
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Pal Counselling and Associates
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RMFT, RP
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
We offer effective treatment for depression, stress, grief, anger, ADHD, trauma, and anxiety based issues in children, youth, and adults.
Over the past 25 years, I have had the privilege of assisting many adults, couples, youth, children, and families to find effective approaches and solutions to the challenges facing them. My passion is helping individuals, couples and families find healthy ways to cope with and grow from the challenges and adversities that life sometimes brings. I believe that all of us have an innate desire to move toward a healthier, happier way of being. Even seemingly unhealthy beliefs, feelings, and behaviours start to make sense and can change when explored with the help of a compassionate well trained professional.
We offer effective treatment for depression, stress, grief, anger, ADHD, trauma, and anxiety based issues in children, youth, and adults.
Over the past 25 years, I have had the privilege of assisting many adults, couples, youth, children, and families to find effective approaches and solutions to the challenges facing them. My passion is helping individuals, couples and families find healthy ways to cope with and grow from the challenges and adversities that life sometimes brings. I believe that all of us have an innate desire to move toward a healthier, happier way of being. Even seemingly unhealthy beliefs, feelings, and behaviours start to make sense and can change when explored with the help of a compassionate well trained professional.
(289) 271-1748 View (289) 271-1748
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Adelle Volpone
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N  (Online Only)
Whether addressing anxiety, managing stress, creating balance or fostering resilience, Adelle with tailor her approach to meet your needs.
Adelle is a highly skilled therapist specializing in working with high-performance professionals, athletes, and couples. With an understanding of the unique pressures and demands faced by individuals striving for excellence, Adelle is committed to helping her clients navigate the psychological challenges inherent in all environments. Drawing upon her extensive training and 18 plus years of experience, Adelle employs a holistic approach that integrates therapeutic techniques with practical strategies for optimizing mental performance and for enhancing relationships.
Whether addressing anxiety, managing stress, creating balance or fostering resilience, Adelle with tailor her approach to meet your needs.
Adelle is a highly skilled therapist specializing in working with high-performance professionals, athletes, and couples. With an understanding of the unique pressures and demands faced by individuals striving for excellence, Adelle is committed to helping her clients navigate the psychological challenges inherent in all environments. Drawing upon her extensive training and 18 plus years of experience, Adelle employs a holistic approach that integrates therapeutic techniques with practical strategies for optimizing mental performance and for enhancing relationships.
(249) 503-3474 View (249) 503-3474
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Elyse Graf
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief or trauma from the past? I can provide a safe and compassionate way of processing and moving forward. I have experience working with children, youth and adults.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief or trauma from the past? I can provide a safe and compassionate way of processing and moving forward. I have experience working with children, youth and adults.
(289) 236-0674 View (289) 236-0674
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Alaina Clarke
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients virtually - - Anxiety, Panic, Overwhelm, Chronic Stress - These experiences can make you feel helpless & alone. I am passionate about helping people understand how anxiety & mood issues operate and how to begin to heal. Having provided counselling for over 10 years, my priority is to create a space that is welcoming & safe so that you feel able & willing to explore your concerns & challenges. I strive to understand you for the unique person that you are. I believe all humans are experts in their own lives & that the therapeutic process can allow movement towards better balance, well being & overall health.
Accepting new clients virtually - - Anxiety, Panic, Overwhelm, Chronic Stress - These experiences can make you feel helpless & alone. I am passionate about helping people understand how anxiety & mood issues operate and how to begin to heal. Having provided counselling for over 10 years, my priority is to create a space that is welcoming & safe so that you feel able & willing to explore your concerns & challenges. I strive to understand you for the unique person that you are. I believe all humans are experts in their own lives & that the therapeutic process can allow movement towards better balance, well being & overall health.
(289) 763-9898 View (289) 763-9898
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Ashlee Lortie
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N
NO-WAIT list! ADHD/ASD, Stress/Anxiety, OCD, Perinatal Issues! Perhaps you're struggling to get things done and are getting overwhelmed and procrastinate as a result. Your ADHD, anxiety, stress or depression just seem to get in the way of how you want to be living your life. It's hard to get through the days and you're starting to get down on yourself. You want to learn to overcome your mental health challenges and start feeling like yourself again. That's where therapy can help! I will help you find your strengths to overcome your hurdles while also helping you make meaningful changes and gain new perspectives in life.
NO-WAIT list! ADHD/ASD, Stress/Anxiety, OCD, Perinatal Issues! Perhaps you're struggling to get things done and are getting overwhelmed and procrastinate as a result. Your ADHD, anxiety, stress or depression just seem to get in the way of how you want to be living your life. It's hard to get through the days and you're starting to get down on yourself. You want to learn to overcome your mental health challenges and start feeling like yourself again. That's where therapy can help! I will help you find your strengths to overcome your hurdles while also helping you make meaningful changes and gain new perspectives in life.
(249) 559-2261 View (249) 559-2261
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New Beginnings Barrie
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MIT, BSc(H)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
Are you anxious? Do you feel stuck? Perhaps you can’t find the right words for what’s going on in your marriage right now? Are you stressed or depressed about life in general? Then it may be time for you to chat with someone like me. Life is hectic every day, but when you have someone who is ready to walk the journey with you, life becomes more enjoyable. My name is Ibukun Ogunsina, and I’d love to give you my shoulders to lean on. I have walked some miles in other people’s shoes. I have also worked with diverse populations and in many settings.
Are you anxious? Do you feel stuck? Perhaps you can’t find the right words for what’s going on in your marriage right now? Are you stressed or depressed about life in general? Then it may be time for you to chat with someone like me. Life is hectic every day, but when you have someone who is ready to walk the journey with you, life becomes more enjoyable. My name is Ibukun Ogunsina, and I’d love to give you my shoulders to lean on. I have walked some miles in other people’s shoes. I have also worked with diverse populations and in many settings.
(249) 490-4528 View (249) 490-4528
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Effie Mitskopoulos - Holistic Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, MSW, RSW, CHyp, CYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M  (Online Only)
3 Spots left at $120/session! It's time to feel and see how powerful you are. I help women overcome self-defeating and worrisome thoughts and live a calm and fulfilling life. Stress and trauma affects how you feel, think, behave, and how your body works. This can manifest as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and/or addiction. I treat you as a whole person (body, mind, and spirit), personalizing various modalities like Hypnosis, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and Nervous System Re-training to work for you so distress is released and healthy patterns are established. I teach you skills so that you live a happy, peaceful, and meaningful life.
3 Spots left at $120/session! It's time to feel and see how powerful you are. I help women overcome self-defeating and worrisome thoughts and live a calm and fulfilling life. Stress and trauma affects how you feel, think, behave, and how your body works. This can manifest as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and/or addiction. I treat you as a whole person (body, mind, and spirit), personalizing various modalities like Hypnosis, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and Nervous System Re-training to work for you so distress is released and healthy patterns are established. I teach you skills so that you live a happy, peaceful, and meaningful life.
(249) 294-1342 View (249) 294-1342
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Julia Manzini-Alary
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, Ongoing
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N
You deserve to be supported through a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment. I love working with women, trans folx, and non-binary folx, and together we can talk about challenges like lack of motivation, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. It can be frustrating when one or many aspects of your life, such as work, family dynamics, or even sexual health, are causing those difficult feelings. Together, we can explore coping skills and strategies to help manage the challenges AND find ways to live more meaningfully—whatever that means for you.
You deserve to be supported through a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment. I love working with women, trans folx, and non-binary folx, and together we can talk about challenges like lack of motivation, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. It can be frustrating when one or many aspects of your life, such as work, family dynamics, or even sexual health, are causing those difficult feelings. Together, we can explore coping skills and strategies to help manage the challenges AND find ways to live more meaningfully—whatever that means for you.
(249) 523-4753 View (249) 523-4753
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Kirstyn Clare
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q), CCC
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
Hello! I'm a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with over a decade of experience working in mental health and addiction programs. I specialize in anxiety, stress management, addiction (substance use), depression, trauma, and self-esteem. If you are struggling with the weight of life's challenges or trying to navigate the complexities of substance use, I can support you to explore the root cause of your difficulties and work alongside you to develop effective coping strategies.
Hello! I'm a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with over a decade of experience working in mental health and addiction programs. I specialize in anxiety, stress management, addiction (substance use), depression, trauma, and self-esteem. If you are struggling with the weight of life's challenges or trying to navigate the complexities of substance use, I can support you to explore the root cause of your difficulties and work alongside you to develop effective coping strategies.
(249) 504-2824 View (249) 504-2824
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Brendon Antill
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MACP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
Brendon is well-suited to working with individuals and families affected by interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, and addiction.
Through a nonjudgmental attitude, humour, and genuine care for others, Brendon enjoys building trust quickly in therapeutic relationships. His holistic approach takes into consideration clients’ physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. This blend of perspectives encourages an exploration of the inner self, the cultivation of a deeper understanding of thoughts and emotions, and empowers with practical skills that foster growth and resilience.
Brendon is well-suited to working with individuals and families affected by interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, and addiction.
Through a nonjudgmental attitude, humour, and genuine care for others, Brendon enjoys building trust quickly in therapeutic relationships. His holistic approach takes into consideration clients’ physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. This blend of perspectives encourages an exploration of the inner self, the cultivation of a deeper understanding of thoughts and emotions, and empowers with practical skills that foster growth and resilience.
(249) 507-5348 View (249) 507-5348
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Dr. Petra Gyles
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4M
Dr. Gyles is a Clinical & School Psychologist focusing in child & adolescent populations providing comprehensive assessments, therapy, & consultation. Dr. Gyles provides therapy for children and teens targeting depression, anxiety, academic anxiety, OCD, perfectionism, trauma, school struggles, and social issues. She uses evidence-based practices and takes a cognitive-behavioural therapy approach, with aspects of positive psychology, mindfulness, emotion focused, and narrative therapy approaches incorporated into treatment.
Dr. Gyles is a Clinical & School Psychologist focusing in child & adolescent populations providing comprehensive assessments, therapy, & consultation. Dr. Gyles provides therapy for children and teens targeting depression, anxiety, academic anxiety, OCD, perfectionism, trauma, school struggles, and social issues. She uses evidence-based practices and takes a cognitive-behavioural therapy approach, with aspects of positive psychology, mindfulness, emotion focused, and narrative therapy approaches incorporated into treatment.
(438) 300-9215 View (438) 300-9215
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Ramsey Counselling and Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CRPO, CCPA, OAHMP
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
Welcome to my practice. I am a registered psychotherapist specializing treatment of anxiety, grief, PTSD, trauma disorders, depression, fears, and relationship or family troubles that develop with these complexities. I am proud to serve Veterans, First Nation's, jTeachers, Medical Personnel, First Responders, and all people with unresolved concerns. The office is conveniently located in Barrie, ON and offers free parking and has full access. Please be welcome to contact me for a free consultation or any questions you have and thank you for viewing my site.
Welcome to my practice. I am a registered psychotherapist specializing treatment of anxiety, grief, PTSD, trauma disorders, depression, fears, and relationship or family troubles that develop with these complexities. I am proud to serve Veterans, First Nation's, jTeachers, Medical Personnel, First Responders, and all people with unresolved concerns. The office is conveniently located in Barrie, ON and offers free parking and has full access. Please be welcome to contact me for a free consultation or any questions you have and thank you for viewing my site.
(855) 976-3964 View (855) 976-3964
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Amber Sperling Social Work & Psychotherapy Service
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PMH-C, EMDRIA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N
Have you found yourself struggling with transition in your life: a new baby, unexpected event or are you feeling like your life is not your own? Small things are overwhelming, you lash out at your partner too often, or catch yourself crying out of nowhere and feel alone. If you are feeling anxious, unfulfilled or unable to handle the impact of life - from parenthood, work or even childhood memory - we can help. As a woman you feel pulled between you roles: You aren't crazy and you aren't alone. Feeling disconnected from yourself after major life changes is a real struggle. We can work together co-creating your best you.
Have you found yourself struggling with transition in your life: a new baby, unexpected event or are you feeling like your life is not your own? Small things are overwhelming, you lash out at your partner too often, or catch yourself crying out of nowhere and feel alone. If you are feeling anxious, unfulfilled or unable to handle the impact of life - from parenthood, work or even childhood memory - we can help. As a woman you feel pulled between you roles: You aren't crazy and you aren't alone. Feeling disconnected from yourself after major life changes is a real struggle. We can work together co-creating your best you.
(249) 487-0760 View (249) 487-0760
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Tom Petridis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MEd, MACP
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
Accepting New Clients! (In-Person in Barrie & Newmarket, Virtually anywhere in Ontario) - Trained in many areas of psychotherapy, for a variety of reasons, including anxiety, depression, stress, couple’s issues, trauma, self-esteem, and addictions, my goal is to treat you as the whole person, where we, as a team, decide what goals are best for you in each moment. We are complex beings, where biology, psychology, and support systems, all play an important and integral role in our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Furthermore, when you are ready, there may be some past events we can unpack and help you begin to heal from.
Accepting New Clients! (In-Person in Barrie & Newmarket, Virtually anywhere in Ontario) - Trained in many areas of psychotherapy, for a variety of reasons, including anxiety, depression, stress, couple’s issues, trauma, self-esteem, and addictions, my goal is to treat you as the whole person, where we, as a team, decide what goals are best for you in each moment. We are complex beings, where biology, psychology, and support systems, all play an important and integral role in our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Furthermore, when you are ready, there may be some past events we can unpack and help you begin to heal from.
(249) 495-5698 View (249) 495-5698
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Janelle Anderson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4M
Are you caught in the relentless grip of intrusive thoughts, trapped in the cycle of rumination, or paralyzed by over-analysis? Perhaps you're navigating the complexities of anxiety, OCD, trauma, body dysmorphic disorder, or debilitating phobias? If you reached out to a therapist, have you experienced an increase in your symptoms or stagnation? If so, know that you're not alone. I am here to offer you steadfast support, compassion and tailored therapeutic techniques to support you in not only reclaiming your life but get you closer to your goals.
Are you caught in the relentless grip of intrusive thoughts, trapped in the cycle of rumination, or paralyzed by over-analysis? Perhaps you're navigating the complexities of anxiety, OCD, trauma, body dysmorphic disorder, or debilitating phobias? If you reached out to a therapist, have you experienced an increase in your symptoms or stagnation? If so, know that you're not alone. I am here to offer you steadfast support, compassion and tailored therapeutic techniques to support you in not only reclaiming your life but get you closer to your goals.
(705) 896-6936 View (705) 896-6936
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Crystal Pacheco
Registered Social Worker, HBA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
Crystal is highly trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in multiple areas such as: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, OCD, and Phobias.
Crystal is a registered Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience providing individual counselling to children, youth, and adults. Crystal also provides psychotherapy to couples and enjoys working alongside with counselling families. Crystal has a Bachelor of Arts at University of Waterloo and a Master’s in Social Work from Lakehead University.
Crystal is highly trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in multiple areas such as: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, OCD, and Phobias.
Crystal is a registered Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience providing individual counselling to children, youth, and adults. Crystal also provides psychotherapy to couples and enjoys working alongside with counselling families. Crystal has a Bachelor of Arts at University of Waterloo and a Master’s in Social Work from Lakehead University.
(289) 763-9898 View (289) 763-9898
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Meghan Onlock
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4M
Racing heart, shaking hands, breathlessness, and an urgent sense of imminent danger are some of the signs of anxiety. Some people have heart palpitations or flutters, prickling sensations, choking sensations, dizziness or nausea. It's important to rule out medical factors, but if a doctor has told you that your symptoms are being caused by stress or anxiety, know that this is a highly treatable condition and it doesn't mean you're weak or crazy. In fact, feeling like you're losing your mind and having difficulty focusing are features of extreme anxiety! We can address this.
Racing heart, shaking hands, breathlessness, and an urgent sense of imminent danger are some of the signs of anxiety. Some people have heart palpitations or flutters, prickling sensations, choking sensations, dizziness or nausea. It's important to rule out medical factors, but if a doctor has told you that your symptoms are being caused by stress or anxiety, know that this is a highly treatable condition and it doesn't mean you're weak or crazy. In fact, feeling like you're losing your mind and having difficulty focusing are features of extreme anxiety! We can address this.
(249) 500-4879 View (249) 500-4879
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Jody Copeland
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, OACCPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
Using evidence based therapies such as CBT and EMDR to treat a broad range of symptoms such as anxiety and depression has resulted in positive outcomes for my clients.
My practice has been in business for almost a decade, if you are looking for the premier clinic in Barrie, Ontario this is the place for you. We provide exceptional therapy at affordable prices and use our years of experience to ensure you are getting the most out of the experience. "I believe we all have the ability to heal emotional wounds and to thrive; my role is to facilitate that healing process".
Using evidence based therapies such as CBT and EMDR to treat a broad range of symptoms such as anxiety and depression has resulted in positive outcomes for my clients.
My practice has been in business for almost a decade, if you are looking for the premier clinic in Barrie, Ontario this is the place for you. We provide exceptional therapy at affordable prices and use our years of experience to ensure you are getting the most out of the experience. "I believe we all have the ability to heal emotional wounds and to thrive; my role is to facilitate that healing process".
(249) 294-0093 View (249) 294-0093
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Sara Servello
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP- Q
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
Are you a mom who is worried about your child or teen? Are you looking for support because you feel out of answers and things seem to be on a downward spiral? You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to begin each day and choosing someone to talk to and provide support is the first step. I use a Person-Centered and Strength Based approach while incorporating evidence-based interventions to empower positive transformations in thought patterns and behaviors.
Are you a mom who is worried about your child or teen? Are you looking for support because you feel out of answers and things seem to be on a downward spiral? You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to begin each day and choosing someone to talk to and provide support is the first step. I use a Person-Centered and Strength Based approach while incorporating evidence-based interventions to empower positive transformations in thought patterns and behaviors.
(249) 505-0762 View (249) 505-0762

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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.