Anxiety Therapists in London, ON

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Nanthi Psychology & Wellness
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6E  (Online Only)
, anxiety, panic), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), adjustment to medical illness, adjustment to stressful life changes (e.
The Virtual Psychology Clinic by Nanthi Psychology & Wellness is an online clinic that offers virtual therapy (psychotherapy) for individuals of all ages (children, teenagers, and adults) that live in Ontario, Canada and are struggling with mental health issues (and in-person psychoeducational assessments for ages 6-25 in Toronto and London, ON). Dr. Abi Kandasamy and Dr. Jillian Glasgow specialize in treating children and adolescents and Dr. Daniela Gonzalez and Dr. Subie Sawashima specialize in treating adults and older adults. Ask us about direct billing insurers.
, anxiety, panic), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), adjustment to medical illness, adjustment to stressful life changes (e.
The Virtual Psychology Clinic by Nanthi Psychology & Wellness is an online clinic that offers virtual therapy (psychotherapy) for individuals of all ages (children, teenagers, and adults) that live in Ontario, Canada and are struggling with mental health issues (and in-person psychoeducational assessments for ages 6-25 in Toronto and London, ON). Dr. Abi Kandasamy and Dr. Jillian Glasgow specialize in treating children and adolescents and Dr. Daniela Gonzalez and Dr. Subie Sawashima specialize in treating adults and older adults. Ask us about direct billing insurers.
(226) 779-7748 View (226) 779-7748
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Kimberly Anne Gautreau
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
I work with people struggling with their sexual and gender identities, those having issues with relationships, those struggling with anxiety and depression, trauma, and stress.
When you are feeling out of sorts. When you are feeling like you are no longer in control of your own story. When are looking to make a change and try a different path, I might just be the counsellor for you. I use a client centered approach to help you find your own story again and give you the tools to be content in the identity you are discovering for yourself. We can develop a solution that gives you more control over your own life. For online and out of London, ON, you can book here https://www.shiftcollab.com/therapists/kimberly-gautreau
I work with people struggling with their sexual and gender identities, those having issues with relationships, those struggling with anxiety and depression, trauma, and stress.
When you are feeling out of sorts. When you are feeling like you are no longer in control of your own story. When are looking to make a change and try a different path, I might just be the counsellor for you. I use a client centered approach to help you find your own story again and give you the tools to be content in the identity you are discovering for yourself. We can develop a solution that gives you more control over your own life. For online and out of London, ON, you can book here https://www.shiftcollab.com/therapists/kimberly-gautreau
(226) 270-5452 View (226) 270-5452
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Joseph Capozza
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Most of us have felt stuck - as though we are simply getting by doing the things we've always done. Usually those behaviours - thoughts, feelings, and actions - developed because, at some point in our lives, they were useful! They helped us to survive situations that seemed unconquerable at the time. Now these same behaviours may lead to isolation, emptiness, worry, or avoidance, and we feel uncertain how to change them. Having an opportunity to observe those behaviours, without judgement, can help us understand what we want out of life, and can lead us towards a sense of fulfillment and meaning.
Most of us have felt stuck - as though we are simply getting by doing the things we've always done. Usually those behaviours - thoughts, feelings, and actions - developed because, at some point in our lives, they were useful! They helped us to survive situations that seemed unconquerable at the time. Now these same behaviours may lead to isolation, emptiness, worry, or avoidance, and we feel uncertain how to change them. Having an opportunity to observe those behaviours, without judgement, can help us understand what we want out of life, and can lead us towards a sense of fulfillment and meaning.
(226) 773-4211 View (226) 773-4211
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Theresa Marie Stock
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
London, ON N6G
identifies the sensations of anxiety, stress, or trauma symptoms and supports better nervous system regulation and healing.
For over 20 years I have supported adults, children, couples and families to have healthier relationships, and better emotional well being. I specialize in working with symptoms of stress, anxiety, and trauma and I use a strength based, relational lens to understand your unique symptoms and to build on your strengths. If you or your child is struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, anger, behaviour problems, or persistent health issues connected to stress please call for a free consultation.
identifies the sensations of anxiety, stress, or trauma symptoms and supports better nervous system regulation and healing.
For over 20 years I have supported adults, children, couples and families to have healthier relationships, and better emotional well being. I specialize in working with symptoms of stress, anxiety, and trauma and I use a strength based, relational lens to understand your unique symptoms and to build on your strengths. If you or your child is struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, anger, behaviour problems, or persistent health issues connected to stress please call for a free consultation.
(226) 774-0712 View (226) 774-0712
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Julia Dunlop
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Welcome! I have been practicing for over twenty years and feel privileged to work with my clients on improving wellbeing and reducing symptoms (anxiety, negative self-talk, depression, relational issues, impact of trauma). I utilize a collaborative, strengths-based, relational, neuropsychological approach. For example, the majority of us experience anxiety but we can train our brains to work for us (rather than against us). Once you become aware of how your experiences have influenced you, you can make significant, positive changes. I have training in individual, couple, and family therapy as well as trauma-focused therapy.
Welcome! I have been practicing for over twenty years and feel privileged to work with my clients on improving wellbeing and reducing symptoms (anxiety, negative self-talk, depression, relational issues, impact of trauma). I utilize a collaborative, strengths-based, relational, neuropsychological approach. For example, the majority of us experience anxiety but we can train our brains to work for us (rather than against us). Once you become aware of how your experiences have influenced you, you can make significant, positive changes. I have training in individual, couple, and family therapy as well as trauma-focused therapy.
(226) 270-5772 View (226) 270-5772
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Trehani Fonseka
Registered Social Worker, MSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6C
[Note: RSW, Inactive/On Leave] Life can be challenging, and although we all have the inner resources to overcome these hardships, we may benefit from some extra support to move us towards mental wellness and our ideal self. As a therapist, I offer individual and group therapy to youth (ages 12-30) who present with concerns related but not limited to anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, relationships, and school/work. Together, we will co-create goals and a therapeutic plan by exploring factors that may contribute to the issue(s) at hand but also personal strengths that can be leveraged within recovery.
[Note: RSW, Inactive/On Leave] Life can be challenging, and although we all have the inner resources to overcome these hardships, we may benefit from some extra support to move us towards mental wellness and our ideal self. As a therapist, I offer individual and group therapy to youth (ages 12-30) who present with concerns related but not limited to anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, relationships, and school/work. Together, we will co-create goals and a therapeutic plan by exploring factors that may contribute to the issue(s) at hand but also personal strengths that can be leveraged within recovery.
(226) 243-0824 View (226) 243-0824
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Caroline Kerr
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
Being a young adult in today’s world is difficult. Challenges with relationships, social anxiety, and work or school stress can be overwhelming to manage alone. These challenges can add up over time and you may find that you are not coping as well as you would like. You may become avoidant, feel burnt out, or lose relationships you once cherished. I want to help you regain control of your life and overcome the difficulties life brings.
Being a young adult in today’s world is difficult. Challenges with relationships, social anxiety, and work or school stress can be overwhelming to manage alone. These challenges can add up over time and you may find that you are not coping as well as you would like. You may become avoidant, feel burnt out, or lose relationships you once cherished. I want to help you regain control of your life and overcome the difficulties life brings.
(226) 373-3231 View (226) 373-3231
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Your Support Spot / T1D Support Spot
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6A
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and I am a registered social worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I offer counselling to individuals from all backgrounds, in a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space, whether in person or virtually. Whether you are managing anxiety, low self-esteem, difficult family dynamics, health issues or something else, reaching out for assistance is an investment in yourself. I aim to help you find balance through facilitating the development of coping skills to help you move forward with your life while managing its challenges.
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and I am a registered social worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I offer counselling to individuals from all backgrounds, in a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space, whether in person or virtually. Whether you are managing anxiety, low self-esteem, difficult family dynamics, health issues or something else, reaching out for assistance is an investment in yourself. I aim to help you find balance through facilitating the development of coping skills to help you move forward with your life while managing its challenges.
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Trees Can Dance Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BEd, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6C  (Online Only)
Gladys provides counselling to individuals 18 and older, who may be struggling with a variety of issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and self-esteem, to name a few.
Imagine being in a place where you feel safe, supported and accepted, in a way that moves you to tell your story to someone who listens to you fully and really hears what you are saying. Most of us rarely experience this. However, this is the experience Gladys strives to create for each of her clients: a space of understanding, curiosity and hope, one that naturally leads to the uncovering of answers to life's difficulties, to the resolving of the anxieties that surround you.
Gladys provides counselling to individuals 18 and older, who may be struggling with a variety of issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and self-esteem, to name a few.
Imagine being in a place where you feel safe, supported and accepted, in a way that moves you to tell your story to someone who listens to you fully and really hears what you are saying. Most of us rarely experience this. However, this is the experience Gladys strives to create for each of her clients: a space of understanding, curiosity and hope, one that naturally leads to the uncovering of answers to life's difficulties, to the resolving of the anxieties that surround you.
(226) 271-1309 View (226) 271-1309
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Teresa Benincasa
Registered Social Worker, BA BSW, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5W
My work includes (but is not limited to) helping PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
Hello, and welcome. I'm happy you're here. We move through the world as a sum of our experiences. Some of these experiences have made us feel unsafe, unsettled, or even unappreciated. It’s difficult to live and move when you don’t feel right in your own skin. Do you have goals, plans, or needs that aren't addressed? Let's look at them together. I'm straightforward and compassionate in my approach. I'm convinced what matters is authenticity and being real together while holding space for tender work. American Psychologist Stephen Porges has said “feeling safe is the treatment and creating safety is the work”.
My work includes (but is not limited to) helping PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
Hello, and welcome. I'm happy you're here. We move through the world as a sum of our experiences. Some of these experiences have made us feel unsafe, unsettled, or even unappreciated. It’s difficult to live and move when you don’t feel right in your own skin. Do you have goals, plans, or needs that aren't addressed? Let's look at them together. I'm straightforward and compassionate in my approach. I'm convinced what matters is authenticity and being real together while holding space for tender work. American Psychologist Stephen Porges has said “feeling safe is the treatment and creating safety is the work”.
(226) 773-3729 View (226) 773-3729
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April Jendrosch
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6A
Having dealt with my own struggles with self-esteem, burnout, and postpartum anxiety/depression I can empathize with what it feels like to finally admit to oneself that they are not okay, I hope you will consider allowing me the opportunity to help and support you through whatever it is you are struggling with.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with 10 years of experience providing counselling, training, and group therapy to a diverse adult population. During this time I have witnessed how difficult, and yet relieving, it can be to take those first steps to seek help. I've seen the self-doubt, suffering and pain that comes from unexpected and challenging situations life presents us. As your therapist I will provide a warm, authentic, and encouraging space to be curious about what is causing you to suffer and ways to help you live a more meaningful and rich life.
Having dealt with my own struggles with self-esteem, burnout, and postpartum anxiety/depression I can empathize with what it feels like to finally admit to oneself that they are not okay, I hope you will consider allowing me the opportunity to help and support you through whatever it is you are struggling with.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with 10 years of experience providing counselling, training, and group therapy to a diverse adult population. During this time I have witnessed how difficult, and yet relieving, it can be to take those first steps to seek help. I've seen the self-doubt, suffering and pain that comes from unexpected and challenging situations life presents us. As your therapist I will provide a warm, authentic, and encouraging space to be curious about what is causing you to suffer and ways to help you live a more meaningful and rich life.
(226) 582-0758 View (226) 582-0758
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TMK Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW(H), MSW, RSW, CHyp
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
Anxiety? Depression? Overwhelmed? Trauma? I empower individuals & couples to overcome personal issues & stressful life events by providing hope, support & therapeutic guidance using clinically proven interventions. I'm a Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker with 20 yrs. experience who provides mental health counselling & psychotherapy. Unhealthy relationships, poor coping skills & negative life experiences can contribute to both emotional & physical distress. Hence, I offer various therapies tailored specifically to the client. Telephone, online counselling & Life Coaching as well as in-person is available. TMKCounselling.com
Anxiety? Depression? Overwhelmed? Trauma? I empower individuals & couples to overcome personal issues & stressful life events by providing hope, support & therapeutic guidance using clinically proven interventions. I'm a Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker with 20 yrs. experience who provides mental health counselling & psychotherapy. Unhealthy relationships, poor coping skills & negative life experiences can contribute to both emotional & physical distress. Hence, I offer various therapies tailored specifically to the client. Telephone, online counselling & Life Coaching as well as in-person is available. TMKCounselling.com
(226) 406-5131 View (226) 406-5131
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Julia Hubbert
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6A
Sometimes we may just need a little extra support in navigating obstacles that stand in the way of growth and healing. Together we can begin to explore your concerns, and learn new tools to break down barriers. Using a variety of counselling modalities such as DBT, CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy etc. while enlisting a number of different techniques with a focus on resiliency and empowerment to overcome difficulties related to anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and chronic stress.
Sometimes we may just need a little extra support in navigating obstacles that stand in the way of growth and healing. Together we can begin to explore your concerns, and learn new tools to break down barriers. Using a variety of counselling modalities such as DBT, CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy etc. while enlisting a number of different techniques with a focus on resiliency and empowerment to overcome difficulties related to anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and chronic stress.
(548) 490-0412 View (548) 490-0412
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Carolyn Cofell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6C  (Online Only)
I have over 25 years of experience providing counselling and psychotherapy with individuals facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues/ sep/divorce, trauma, stress and anger, etc.
Sometimes we need someone to talk things through with so we don’t end up feeling stuck, overwhelmed or isolated. Trying to go it alone or ‘tough it out’ can lead to increased anxiety, depression and stress or other symptoms and behaviours that can cause additional challenges in our lives and relationships. Working together, we can find new ways for you to problem-solve, identify strengths, deepen self-awareness, manage feelings and reactions and tap into your inner wisdom to promote positive change and healing.
I have over 25 years of experience providing counselling and psychotherapy with individuals facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues/ sep/divorce, trauma, stress and anger, etc.
Sometimes we need someone to talk things through with so we don’t end up feeling stuck, overwhelmed or isolated. Trying to go it alone or ‘tough it out’ can lead to increased anxiety, depression and stress or other symptoms and behaviours that can cause additional challenges in our lives and relationships. Working together, we can find new ways for you to problem-solve, identify strengths, deepen self-awareness, manage feelings and reactions and tap into your inner wisdom to promote positive change and healing.
(226) 270-7546 View (226) 270-7546
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Megan Brooke Phillips
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, DAC, RSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6A
Struggling with Addiction? Living with Anxiety and/or Depression? The impacts are real and the compassionate and respectful support you need to recover and regain functionality is available now. Finding help for mental health challenges can be a challenge in it's own right. A strong therapist with a keen eye for details, I pride myself on my ability to mix education and therapy to ensure each client is empowered through their knowledge and an active participant in their healing. With an eclectic and dynamic approach to therapy, I will be with you every step of the way.
Struggling with Addiction? Living with Anxiety and/or Depression? The impacts are real and the compassionate and respectful support you need to recover and regain functionality is available now. Finding help for mental health challenges can be a challenge in it's own right. A strong therapist with a keen eye for details, I pride myself on my ability to mix education and therapy to ensure each client is empowered through their knowledge and an active participant in their healing. With an eclectic and dynamic approach to therapy, I will be with you every step of the way.
(226) 641-0689 View (226) 641-0689
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Ana Madsen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW (S)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6C  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years of experience working with people who live with a wide variety of mental health issues including trauma, complex trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Empathy, compassion, and curiosity are the cornerstones of my approach. I work with adults whose lives and well-being have been impacted by their lived experiences, and who are looking to make sense of those experiences. If you’re struggling with your mental health, or feeling overwhelmed by the things that have happened to you, I can help you to sort through your thoughts and feelings. Together we can work to re-imagine your life stories, and tap into the wisdom and skills you possess.
I have over 10 years of experience working with people who live with a wide variety of mental health issues including trauma, complex trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Empathy, compassion, and curiosity are the cornerstones of my approach. I work with adults whose lives and well-being have been impacted by their lived experiences, and who are looking to make sense of those experiences. If you’re struggling with your mental health, or feeling overwhelmed by the things that have happened to you, I can help you to sort through your thoughts and feelings. Together we can work to re-imagine your life stories, and tap into the wisdom and skills you possess.
(226) 286-4347 View (226) 286-4347
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Dr. Stephanie Montgomery-Graham
Psychologist, LLM, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6K  (Online Only)
Dr. Stephanie Montgomery-Graham's practice focuses on helping individuals with anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. Her couples therapy expertise includes helping couples with improving their communication, restoring emotional and sexual connection, de-escalating fighting, building trust following infidelity, and navigating mismatched desire.
Dr. Stephanie Montgomery-Graham's practice focuses on helping individuals with anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. Her couples therapy expertise includes helping couples with improving their communication, restoring emotional and sexual connection, de-escalating fighting, building trust following infidelity, and navigating mismatched desire.
(226) 457-6534 View (226) 457-6534
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Nicole Kennedy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B  (Online Only)
I am accepting NEW virtual clients! I have diverse professional experience working with clients of varying ages, backgrounds and cultures. Recognizing we need help and asking for it takes immense courage and vulnerability, but you have taken the first step towards creating lasting change in your life. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, irritability, overwhelm, loneliness, inadequacy, or not feeling like your best self, I may be able to help.
I am accepting NEW virtual clients! I have diverse professional experience working with clients of varying ages, backgrounds and cultures. Recognizing we need help and asking for it takes immense courage and vulnerability, but you have taken the first step towards creating lasting change in your life. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, irritability, overwhelm, loneliness, inadequacy, or not feeling like your best self, I may be able to help.
(548) 489-0117 View (548) 489-0117
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Mary B Rodenhurst
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5X
Mary was a hospital member of the teams that developed and implemented the Adult and Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Affective Disorders Day Treatment Programs.
Life is a balancing act, and sometimes we need a little guidance and support to maintain that balance. An experienced therapist can help us move through difficult times, better understand our families/relationships, and find our inner sense of peace, well being and wisdom. Having a neutral, non-judgmental place to share difficulties,receive validation and support can be very beneficial. Collaboration to reach your goal is an essential element of our work together. The client brings open communication, a desire for change and I will listen unconditionally and without judgment. We will work together to help you hear your inner voice.
Mary was a hospital member of the teams that developed and implemented the Adult and Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Affective Disorders Day Treatment Programs.
Life is a balancing act, and sometimes we need a little guidance and support to maintain that balance. An experienced therapist can help us move through difficult times, better understand our families/relationships, and find our inner sense of peace, well being and wisdom. Having a neutral, non-judgmental place to share difficulties,receive validation and support can be very beneficial. Collaboration to reach your goal is an essential element of our work together. The client brings open communication, a desire for change and I will listen unconditionally and without judgment. We will work together to help you hear your inner voice.
(226) 799-2513 View (226) 799-2513
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Bryan Fee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6A
I have over 10 years of experience and specialize in anxiety, mood disorders, and substance use concerns using trauma-informed treatment. I also have a strong interest supporting individuals who have experienced spiritual psychosis and other atypical experiences of consciousness. I view everyone as comprised of mind, body, and spirit. We all share common pains in life and these experiences (past and present) change us. Life traumas can cause us to identify with a false version of ourselves. Coming to know your self creates greater authenticity and freedom.
I have over 10 years of experience and specialize in anxiety, mood disorders, and substance use concerns using trauma-informed treatment. I also have a strong interest supporting individuals who have experienced spiritual psychosis and other atypical experiences of consciousness. I view everyone as comprised of mind, body, and spirit. We all share common pains in life and these experiences (past and present) change us. Life traumas can cause us to identify with a false version of ourselves. Coming to know your self creates greater authenticity and freedom.
(226) 641-0742 View (226) 641-0742

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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.