Anxiety Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Eunice Chau
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
As an EMDR trained trauma therapist my area of proficiency is in providing exceptional support to individuals dealing with trauma and PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, stress management, abuse, and relationship issues.
Assisting individuals in discovering their inner strengths and providing them with the tools to achieve their life objectives is a passion of mine. My compassionate nature allows me to create a supportive and empathetic environment for those seeking personal growth and healing.
As an EMDR trained trauma therapist my area of proficiency is in providing exceptional support to individuals dealing with trauma and PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, stress management, abuse, and relationship issues.
Assisting individuals in discovering their inner strengths and providing them with the tools to achieve their life objectives is a passion of mine. My compassionate nature allows me to create a supportive and empathetic environment for those seeking personal growth and healing.
(289) 812-5505 View (289) 812-5505
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Ellis Nicolson+associates-Relationship Specialists
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, RP, RMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Are you feeling stuck in your relationship? Have you been feeling disconnected? Do you feel that the same patterns keep repeating? Ellis Nicolson + Associates are relationship and anxiety specialists in Mississauga and Toronto. We have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), a proven approach to helping couples bond and break free of negative patterns of interaction. We have 20 years of experience in helping individuals and couples break free of unhealthy patterns and find connection, inner peace and wellbeing. Proven results!
Are you feeling stuck in your relationship? Have you been feeling disconnected? Do you feel that the same patterns keep repeating? Ellis Nicolson + Associates are relationship and anxiety specialists in Mississauga and Toronto. We have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), a proven approach to helping couples bond and break free of negative patterns of interaction. We have 20 years of experience in helping individuals and couples break free of unhealthy patterns and find connection, inner peace and wellbeing. Proven results!
(289) 273-3935 View (289) 273-3935
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Nira Lall
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ, MNLP, MTLT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
I help empathic people thrive emotionally, master their energy, and heal the past. We will work through your current emotional challenges and give you tools to move through and forward. I deal with stress, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, relationship to self, relational issues, past trauma, and aligning to your present/future goals.
I help empathic people thrive emotionally, master their energy, and heal the past. We will work through your current emotional challenges and give you tools to move through and forward. I deal with stress, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, relationship to self, relational issues, past trauma, and aligning to your present/future goals.
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Traci Morson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc , OCGC, RP (Q), MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
With a focus on exploring and managing your anxiety, stress, burnout, life transitions and balance, or self-esteem, I’ll work with you one on one to find the life satisfaction you wish to see for yourself.
Life is hard. Reaching out to get counselling can be hard too. Yet here you are taking the first step to getting the support you deserve. That is an incredible sign of bravery and hope! My goal will be to work together in order to empower and enhance that strength and resilience already within. Through a non-judgmental, holistic, and client-centered approach, I want to support you to your goals – whatever they may be. Maybe you don't know just yet what you're looking for either, and that's ok, we can still work together to figure out which path you want to take.
With a focus on exploring and managing your anxiety, stress, burnout, life transitions and balance, or self-esteem, I’ll work with you one on one to find the life satisfaction you wish to see for yourself.
Life is hard. Reaching out to get counselling can be hard too. Yet here you are taking the first step to getting the support you deserve. That is an incredible sign of bravery and hope! My goal will be to work together in order to empower and enhance that strength and resilience already within. Through a non-judgmental, holistic, and client-centered approach, I want to support you to your goals – whatever they may be. Maybe you don't know just yet what you're looking for either, and that's ok, we can still work together to figure out which path you want to take.
(365) 654-3574 View (365) 654-3574
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Shasha Weir
Registered Social Worker, RSSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Healing is a journey that should be nurturing, safe, and empowering. Oftentimes, you may feel helpless, hopeless, and stuck in a place where you cannot escape from. With all the unmanageable emotions, fears, and thoughts that play in your mind over and over, it may seem as though there is no end and no relief. Therapy will allow you to navigate, understand and provide clarity that leads to peace of mind and optimal living.
Healing is a journey that should be nurturing, safe, and empowering. Oftentimes, you may feel helpless, hopeless, and stuck in a place where you cannot escape from. With all the unmanageable emotions, fears, and thoughts that play in your mind over and over, it may seem as though there is no end and no relief. Therapy will allow you to navigate, understand and provide clarity that leads to peace of mind and optimal living.
(289) 271-1631 View (289) 271-1631
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Zaeema Ahmad
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5L
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Zaeema Ahmad is a skilled professional in the field of mental health (academics and clinical practice) with 15 + years of work experience. She holds a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology and has expertise in providing psychotherapy and counselling to adults, youth and couples experiencing diverse range of challenges. She works with clients experiencing challenges associated with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, anger management, self-esteem, parenting, etc
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Zaeema Ahmad is a skilled professional in the field of mental health (academics and clinical practice) with 15 + years of work experience. She holds a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology and has expertise in providing psychotherapy and counselling to adults, youth and couples experiencing diverse range of challenges. She works with clients experiencing challenges associated with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, anger management, self-esteem, parenting, etc
(289) 278-0571 View (289) 278-0571
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Nicola Forde
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Specializing in children, youth, families, groups, anxiety, depression and mental health challenges, I practice from an anti-oppressive and culturally sensitive approach.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
Specializing in children, youth, families, groups, anxiety, depression and mental health challenges, I practice from an anti-oppressive and culturally sensitive approach.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 277-5697 View (289) 277-5697
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Vivian Noehring Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RN, CSAM, CCATP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
From anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, personality and mood disorders, grief, trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues, our team can help you with your current or long-term mental health concerns.
Everyone deserves support as they navigate personal challenges. It's common for people travelling on life's journey to get stuck, experience immense inner pain, face crises, or experience intense anger. My passion is to extend hope, support, and a path toward healing for anyone caught in life's struggles.
From anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, personality and mood disorders, grief, trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues, our team can help you with your current or long-term mental health concerns.
Everyone deserves support as they navigate personal challenges. It's common for people travelling on life's journey to get stuck, experience immense inner pain, face crises, or experience intense anger. My passion is to extend hope, support, and a path toward healing for anyone caught in life's struggles.
(647) 559-4850 View (647) 559-4850
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Daniel Rutley (Doctorate In Psychology)
Registered Psychotherapist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
My sessions are 90 MINUTES LONG. Other therapists usually have 50 or 60-minute sessions & are often too short to get into the "meat" of a problem. Longer sessions equal getting more accomplished thus FASTER progress, FEWER sessions & LESS cost... So, let's begin today... You can feel better...regardless of your life situation. Whether you're feeling down, irritable, anxious or worried, I'm no stranger to the problems that you face. Maybe you feel dissatisfied with your relationship...or your life. Ongoing problems can be distressing, and painful and affect your sleep and your health. It's time to take charge....NOW...today, together
My sessions are 90 MINUTES LONG. Other therapists usually have 50 or 60-minute sessions & are often too short to get into the "meat" of a problem. Longer sessions equal getting more accomplished thus FASTER progress, FEWER sessions & LESS cost... So, let's begin today... You can feel better...regardless of your life situation. Whether you're feeling down, irritable, anxious or worried, I'm no stranger to the problems that you face. Maybe you feel dissatisfied with your relationship...or your life. Ongoing problems can be distressing, and painful and affect your sleep and your health. It's time to take charge....NOW...today, together
(905) 502-7779 View (905) 502-7779
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Nancy Tabiri
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Specializing in children, youth, families and mental health issues (anxiety and depression), I primarily work from a culturally sensitive perspective that sits with an Afrocentric and Anti-oppressive framework.
Accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
Specializing in children, youth, families and mental health issues (anxiety and depression), I primarily work from a culturally sensitive perspective that sits with an Afrocentric and Anti-oppressive framework.
Accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 207-6381 View (289) 207-6381
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Meaningfully Connected Counselling & Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5V  (Online Only)
Do you worry about the future? Are you experiencing relational difficulties & frustrations, and do you feel triggered by important others in your life? Do you cope by shutting down or avoidance, and end up feeling drained? Do you sometimes 'people please' or to achieve to feel a sense of self-worth and safety, and to avoid your feelings? Do you procrastinate and have difficulties focusing? Have you experienced losses or failures that have impacted your confidence and sense of self. If you are interested in self-exploration, coping better, managing anxiety, perfectionism, trauma, ADHD or depression, we can help.
Do you worry about the future? Are you experiencing relational difficulties & frustrations, and do you feel triggered by important others in your life? Do you cope by shutting down or avoidance, and end up feeling drained? Do you sometimes 'people please' or to achieve to feel a sense of self-worth and safety, and to avoid your feelings? Do you procrastinate and have difficulties focusing? Have you experienced losses or failures that have impacted your confidence and sense of self. If you are interested in self-exploration, coping better, managing anxiety, perfectionism, trauma, ADHD or depression, we can help.
(647) 797-0703 View (647) 797-0703
Hema Sandhu
Registered Psychotherapist, OAMPH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
Don't let Stress, Anxiety and Depression stop you. Live a Happy life. ਤਣਾਅ, ਚਿੰਤਾ ਅਤੇ ਡਿਪਰੈਸ਼ਨ ਨੂੰ ਰੋਕਣ ਨਾ ਦਿਓ. ਇਕ ਖੁਸ਼ੀ ਦਾ ਜੀਵਨ ਜੀਓ! तनाव, चिंता और अवसाद को न आने दें। खुशगवार जीवन जियो।
Don't let Stress, Anxiety and Depression stop you. Live a Happy life. ਤਣਾਅ, ਚਿੰਤਾ ਅਤੇ ਡਿਪਰੈਸ਼ਨ ਨੂੰ ਰੋਕਣ ਨਾ ਦਿਓ. ਇਕ ਖੁਸ਼ੀ ਦਾ ਜੀਵਨ ਜੀਓ! तनाव, चिंता और अवसाद को न आने दें। खुशगवार जीवन जियो।
(289) 814-6094 View (289) 814-6094
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Corrine Wilde
Registered Psychotherapist, M Ed, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5H
Sometimes we need assistance to improve our lives. Helping you to change or adapt to life challenges is how I can assist. Let me help you to: reduce depression and anxiety; develop and improve relationships; resolve childhood trauma issues; build self-confidence; improve productivity at work; have the healthy and happy lifestyle you have always wanted; control your thoughts and emotions; make good decisions; find the energy and motivation to make changes in your life; grow and develop yourself into a more positive person; experience joy, inspiration, and peace of mind; create and follow through with your goals?
Sometimes we need assistance to improve our lives. Helping you to change or adapt to life challenges is how I can assist. Let me help you to: reduce depression and anxiety; develop and improve relationships; resolve childhood trauma issues; build self-confidence; improve productivity at work; have the healthy and happy lifestyle you have always wanted; control your thoughts and emotions; make good decisions; find the energy and motivation to make changes in your life; grow and develop yourself into a more positive person; experience joy, inspiration, and peace of mind; create and follow through with your goals?
(647) 360-9765 View (647) 360-9765
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Ruzica (Rosie) Vujcic
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
In today’s society, we are experiencing many challenges which can often be overwhelming and stressful. I offer support for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I am a registered Social Worker with more than 15 years of experience in the field working with adolescents, adults and elders.
In today’s society, we are experiencing many challenges which can often be overwhelming and stressful. I offer support for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I am a registered Social Worker with more than 15 years of experience in the field working with adolescents, adults and elders.
(647) 496-1081 View (647) 496-1081
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Remy Karda Counselling Services, Social Worker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5R
I’ve been supporting diverse communities in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools and community mental health for almost 20 years. I offer therapy to individuals struggling with stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma and much more. Providing a safe space to explore your emotions in a confidential setting without judgment, is very important to me.
I’ve been supporting diverse communities in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools and community mental health for almost 20 years. I offer therapy to individuals struggling with stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma and much more. Providing a safe space to explore your emotions in a confidential setting without judgment, is very important to me.
(289) 212-6727 View (289) 212-6727
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Malika Jmila
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck or relationship issues? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship/dating, family role, school, job, health or some other area of your life? Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control?" My practice services individuals, children, youth and families. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you or a loved is struggling with emotional, psychological, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, the team at Support & Growth can help. There's immediate support available.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck or relationship issues? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship/dating, family role, school, job, health or some other area of your life? Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control?" My practice services individuals, children, youth and families. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you or a loved is struggling with emotional, psychological, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, the team at Support & Growth can help. There's immediate support available.
(289) 216-4364 View (289) 216-4364
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Moksha Psychotherapy, Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, AA, RSW
Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Areas we specialize in: anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, crisis, mental health, family & relationship issues, premarital & marital, divorce & separation, children, tweens, teens & parenting, sense of self & identity work, interpersonal communication, building coping skills/transitioning after major life events & working with all types of families.
Are there areas in your life that you'd like to strengthen? Do you feel 'stuck' or in a pattern that keeps you from enjoying & participating in your life fully? Are you also dealing with a chronic illness such as anxiety & depression that are impacting other areas? Would you like a safe & confidential space & time reserved just for you and/or a loved one to process past & current life events, build new coping skills and outcomes with a better quality of life? If so, let's arrange a session after your initial consultation so that I can help YOU help yourself again! We have a growing team of Psychotherapists.
Areas we specialize in: anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, crisis, mental health, family & relationship issues, premarital & marital, divorce & separation, children, tweens, teens & parenting, sense of self & identity work, interpersonal communication, building coping skills/transitioning after major life events & working with all types of families.
Are there areas in your life that you'd like to strengthen? Do you feel 'stuck' or in a pattern that keeps you from enjoying & participating in your life fully? Are you also dealing with a chronic illness such as anxiety & depression that are impacting other areas? Would you like a safe & confidential space & time reserved just for you and/or a loved one to process past & current life events, build new coping skills and outcomes with a better quality of life? If so, let's arrange a session after your initial consultation so that I can help YOU help yourself again! We have a growing team of Psychotherapists.
(289) 278-9736 View (289) 278-9736
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Denise Johnson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
With over 15 years of specialized experience working with women, children, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and trauma, I employ various approaches to healing including Trauma Informed Care, CBT, Solution Focused and Mindfulness.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
With over 15 years of specialized experience working with women, children, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and trauma, I employ various approaches to healing including Trauma Informed Care, CBT, Solution Focused and Mindfulness.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 302-3582 View (289) 302-3582
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Sheilla Amedume
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Specializing in children, youth, adults, anxiety, depression and relationship issues, I primarily work from a CBT, Narrative, Solution Focused, and Mindfulness Approach.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
Specializing in children, youth, adults, anxiety, depression and relationship issues, I primarily work from a CBT, Narrative, Solution Focused, and Mindfulness Approach.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 272-8560 View (289) 272-8560
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Janet Lynne Clewes
Psychologist, CPsych, PhD, MSc, BASc
Verified
Mississauga, ON L5K
I work with a variety of issues such as Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Fears and Phobias, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Women's Issues, Eating Disorders, and Parenting.
I am a Registered Psychologist with an office located in South Mississauga. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups aged 13 years and over
I work with a variety of issues such as Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Fears and Phobias, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Women's Issues, Eating Disorders, and Parenting.
I am a Registered Psychologist with an office located in South Mississauga. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups aged 13 years and over
(866) 439-1993 View (866) 439-1993

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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.