Anxiety Counselling in Loughborough

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Dr Sheena Parmar
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11
Are you experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression, anger and/or sadness? Do you perhaps find it hard to talk about what is going on for you with people around you including your loved ones? You may be noticing that the way you are coping is not helping you to feel better in the long term. I strongly believe that everyone deserves a chance to learn how to manage difficult things that are going on for them, and to move forward to a place where they can feel positive and their mind is at ease. I can work with you collaboratively, and help you to achieve your goals.
Are you experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression, anger and/or sadness? Do you perhaps find it hard to talk about what is going on for you with people around you including your loved ones? You may be noticing that the way you are coping is not helping you to feel better in the long term. I strongly believe that everyone deserves a chance to learn how to manage difficult things that are going on for them, and to move forward to a place where they can feel positive and their mind is at ease. I can work with you collaboratively, and help you to achieve your goals.
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Nigel Farmer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11
Trauma, anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationship difficulties, workplace stress;or whether you are dealing with stressful life events, work-related stress, career development, motivation, low self-esteem, depression, body image issues, addictions, psychosexual difficulties or parent-child conflict, I will support you to achieve greater clarity and be aware of your choices.
I provide therapy in the East Midlands using an integrative humanistic approach and work with clients both in the short and long term. I have 19 years experience working in NHS, Police, Educational and Charitable sectors. I offer an opportunity for people to lead a more productive, satisfying and fulfilling life. I always aim to offer an appointment within a few days of your initial contact, Give me a call 07788712776 or send me an email if you would like a free no obligation chat at a time convenient for you.
Trauma, anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationship difficulties, workplace stress;or whether you are dealing with stressful life events, work-related stress, career development, motivation, low self-esteem, depression, body image issues, addictions, psychosexual difficulties or parent-child conflict, I will support you to achieve greater clarity and be aware of your choices.
I provide therapy in the East Midlands using an integrative humanistic approach and work with clients both in the short and long term. I have 19 years experience working in NHS, Police, Educational and Charitable sectors. I offer an opportunity for people to lead a more productive, satisfying and fulfilling life. I always aim to offer an appointment within a few days of your initial contact, Give me a call 07788712776 or send me an email if you would like a free no obligation chat at a time convenient for you.
01509 279483 View 01509 279483
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Paul Garner
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11  (Online Only)
I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Self Worth, PTSD and Couples Therapy.
I am passionate about counselling and what offering you a safe, non judgemental space can do to explore those internal conflicts impacting your life. I am fully aware, that your anxiety can spike at the thought of talking therapy, so making that appointment can be very difficult. I can offer you a free informal, face to face or telephone chat to see how I work might help you. Your safety and care is my highest priority.
I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Self Worth, PTSD and Couples Therapy.
I am passionate about counselling and what offering you a safe, non judgemental space can do to explore those internal conflicts impacting your life. I am fully aware, that your anxiety can spike at the thought of talking therapy, so making that appointment can be very difficult. I can offer you a free informal, face to face or telephone chat to see how I work might help you. Your safety and care is my highest priority.
01509 323093 View 01509 323093
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Grace-Anne Sharpe-Young
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE12  (Online Only)
Life changes can cause stress and anxiety which may impact your mental and physical health.
Hello! I'm Grace-Anne, welcome to my page. I am trained in Social Psychology (BSc. BPS), Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (MSc. BACP), and Clinical Hypnotherapy (Dip. BPS, GHSC). My integrative approach includes Person-Centred Therapy (Carl Rogers) for self-exploration and growth, Attachment Theory (John Bowlby) highlighting how early emotional connections' impact on adult development, CBT that targets negative thoughts and behaviours into healthier alternatives and Clinical Hypnotherapy, an evidence-based method to help increase deep relaxation, manages stress, anxiety, and addresses phobias, fears, and unhealthy habits.
Life changes can cause stress and anxiety which may impact your mental and physical health.
Hello! I'm Grace-Anne, welcome to my page. I am trained in Social Psychology (BSc. BPS), Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (MSc. BACP), and Clinical Hypnotherapy (Dip. BPS, GHSC). My integrative approach includes Person-Centred Therapy (Carl Rogers) for self-exploration and growth, Attachment Theory (John Bowlby) highlighting how early emotional connections' impact on adult development, CBT that targets negative thoughts and behaviours into healthier alternatives and Clinical Hypnotherapy, an evidence-based method to help increase deep relaxation, manages stress, anxiety, and addresses phobias, fears, and unhealthy habits.
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Here Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loughborough LE12
Hello and welcome to Here counselling. It’s not easy choosing a therapist to help. I understand this step can be daunting but it is a positive sign that you are ready to think about the issues that you are battling with. People seek therapy for many different reasons. There is no problem too big or too small. Every worry and concern is valued and treated with confidentiality and respect. Whatever the problem, I am committed to providing you with emotional support when you need it the most. Importantly it’s a time for you. A chance to be heard and understood.
Hello and welcome to Here counselling. It’s not easy choosing a therapist to help. I understand this step can be daunting but it is a positive sign that you are ready to think about the issues that you are battling with. People seek therapy for many different reasons. There is no problem too big or too small. Every worry and concern is valued and treated with confidentiality and respect. Whatever the problem, I am committed to providing you with emotional support when you need it the most. Importantly it’s a time for you. A chance to be heard and understood.
0116 464 9674 View 0116 464 9674
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Judith Neville Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11
I have experience of working in both the private and voluntary sector, working with the anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, low motivation, shame, guilt, low self-esteem/confidence, work concerns, post-traumatic stress, childhood abuse.
Hello, thank you for taking time to read my profile, in doing so you've already taken a step towards finding support. My training is in the person-centred approach, which puts the client at the centre of the work we do together. Aspects of the approach are valuing, being genuine, with the counsellor striving to understand your world and experiencing. In life there are times when it becomes hard to cope with the difficulties, worries that come along and we feel the need for someone to listen outside of our family and friends. I offer a confidential, welcoming, relaxing space where you can be yourself, one where we explore your needs.
I have experience of working in both the private and voluntary sector, working with the anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, low motivation, shame, guilt, low self-esteem/confidence, work concerns, post-traumatic stress, childhood abuse.
Hello, thank you for taking time to read my profile, in doing so you've already taken a step towards finding support. My training is in the person-centred approach, which puts the client at the centre of the work we do together. Aspects of the approach are valuing, being genuine, with the counsellor striving to understand your world and experiencing. In life there are times when it becomes hard to cope with the difficulties, worries that come along and we feel the need for someone to listen outside of our family and friends. I offer a confidential, welcoming, relaxing space where you can be yourself, one where we explore your needs.
01509 275608 View 01509 275608
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Nicky Alexis Daly
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE12
Are you struggling with difficult feelings such as fear, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, anger? Do you feel like you are going around in circles and can't see a light at the end of the tunnel? Taking that step to ask for help can be a frightening one, but it can also be them beginning of stepping out of that circle and finding a different perspective. My name is Nicky Daly and I work in a counselling/psychotherapy practice, just 3 minutes drive from J23 of the M1. As a practise we offer short and long term therapy for individuals, couples and children. We have over 30 years experience supporting people in distress.
Are you struggling with difficult feelings such as fear, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, anger? Do you feel like you are going around in circles and can't see a light at the end of the tunnel? Taking that step to ask for help can be a frightening one, but it can also be them beginning of stepping out of that circle and finding a different perspective. My name is Nicky Daly and I work in a counselling/psychotherapy practice, just 3 minutes drive from J23 of the M1. As a practise we offer short and long term therapy for individuals, couples and children. We have over 30 years experience supporting people in distress.
07581 747542 View 07581 747542
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Tania Davis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11
Finding a therapist starts with you and your needs. You may arrive with a sense of overwhelm, loss or anxiety, perhaps desiring change but without knowing how or believing you can. We can work together to explore how you feel, think and behave, and find a way to bring you back to your authentic self. I am able to work with adults and older teenagers (16+), as well as those training to be Psychotherapists themselves, and have a broad experience of short and long term work, presenting issues and ages, diagnoses and personalities.
Finding a therapist starts with you and your needs. You may arrive with a sense of overwhelm, loss or anxiety, perhaps desiring change but without knowing how or believing you can. We can work together to explore how you feel, think and behave, and find a way to bring you back to your authentic self. I am able to work with adults and older teenagers (16+), as well as those training to be Psychotherapists themselves, and have a broad experience of short and long term work, presenting issues and ages, diagnoses and personalities.
01509 277628 View 01509 277628
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Beacon Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11
I have experience of working with male, female and gender neutral clients, aged between 16-88 years old, with various presenting issues, including: Depression, anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, body image issues, OCD, childhood trauma, addiction, anger management, sexual abuse, gender and sexuality issues, an relationship break-ups and self-esteem problems.
Hello, thanks for viewing my profile, I hope i can help. I am a person-centred, psychotherapist, with experience in both the voluntary and private sectors. This includes running my own practice from home, as well as more than four years working for an organisation supporting male survivors of sexual abuse. I also carry out some work for an organisation that provides counselling for current and retired sports men and women.
I have experience of working with male, female and gender neutral clients, aged between 16-88 years old, with various presenting issues, including: Depression, anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, body image issues, OCD, childhood trauma, addiction, anger management, sexual abuse, gender and sexuality issues, an relationship break-ups and self-esteem problems.
Hello, thanks for viewing my profile, I hope i can help. I am a person-centred, psychotherapist, with experience in both the voluntary and private sectors. This includes running my own practice from home, as well as more than four years working for an organisation supporting male survivors of sexual abuse. I also carry out some work for an organisation that provides counselling for current and retired sports men and women.
01509 273788 View 01509 273788
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Dr Catherine Bavister
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE12
Waitlist for new clients
I’m Catherine, Clinical Psychologist, with the HCPC. I'm here if you need support with your mood, coping or dealing with your past. I aim to offer a friendly, non-judgemental space, where we can get stuck in to understanding how you tick, to work through the problems you bring. You might have a clear idea of what you want, but I otherwise draw on various therapy approaches to personalise strategies so you can do what works for you, to make the changes you need. I work with anxiety disorders (including panic, phobia, stress, OCD), PTSD, depression, and I have a keen interest in ASD.
I’m Catherine, Clinical Psychologist, with the HCPC. I'm here if you need support with your mood, coping or dealing with your past. I aim to offer a friendly, non-judgemental space, where we can get stuck in to understanding how you tick, to work through the problems you bring. You might have a clear idea of what you want, but I otherwise draw on various therapy approaches to personalise strategies so you can do what works for you, to make the changes you need. I work with anxiety disorders (including panic, phobia, stress, OCD), PTSD, depression, and I have a keen interest in ASD.
0115 647 6924 View 0115 647 6924
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Jayshree Lodhia
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11
I understand how difficult it can be to decide to seek help. This is why I offer a no cost first session to see if you can feel comfortable with me. I am very experienced and approachable and I have helped many people get through difficult times. Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It can lead to physical symptoms of panic, nervous tension, sweating and breathlessness and it can be difficult to think clearly. "What-if" thinking takes over and negativity sets in. I can help you break out of this cycle of doubt by working on restoring your coping skills.
I understand how difficult it can be to decide to seek help. This is why I offer a no cost first session to see if you can feel comfortable with me. I am very experienced and approachable and I have helped many people get through difficult times. Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It can lead to physical symptoms of panic, nervous tension, sweating and breathlessness and it can be difficult to think clearly. "What-if" thinking takes over and negativity sets in. I can help you break out of this cycle of doubt by working on restoring your coping skills.
01509 275540 View 01509 275540
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Anxiety Tame CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11  (Online Only)
Hi. I'm an experienced CBT psychotherapist, working face to face and online with people experiencing: OCD, panic, general anxiety, phobia, trauma, procrastination, health anxiety and chronic worry. Having developed coping strategies and changing the way I engage with my own anxious thoughts, I made the decision to train and help other people do the same. I wish I’d known about CBT when I was in my 20s! I have worked in private practice for 5 years and trained and worked previously with the NHS. I have Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training and attend regular workshops in all areas to keep my practice up to date.
Hi. I'm an experienced CBT psychotherapist, working face to face and online with people experiencing: OCD, panic, general anxiety, phobia, trauma, procrastination, health anxiety and chronic worry. Having developed coping strategies and changing the way I engage with my own anxious thoughts, I made the decision to train and help other people do the same. I wish I’d known about CBT when I was in my 20s! I have worked in private practice for 5 years and trained and worked previously with the NHS. I have Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training and attend regular workshops in all areas to keep my practice up to date.
01509 273791 View 01509 273791
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Klaudia Mody
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11
Hi, my name is Klaudia. I am a counsellor specialising in working with children and adolescents. I have been providing counselling via various charities and in primary and secondary schools. I am passionate about listening to and empowering young people to work over any issues such as anxiety, bullying, stress, self-harm and low self-confidence because I have seen how these issues impact young people's learning, well-being and relationships with others. Before qualifying with Masters in Counselling, I worked as a secondary school teacher which gave me invaluable insight into the challenges children face in the school system.
Hi, my name is Klaudia. I am a counsellor specialising in working with children and adolescents. I have been providing counselling via various charities and in primary and secondary schools. I am passionate about listening to and empowering young people to work over any issues such as anxiety, bullying, stress, self-harm and low self-confidence because I have seen how these issues impact young people's learning, well-being and relationships with others. Before qualifying with Masters in Counselling, I worked as a secondary school teacher which gave me invaluable insight into the challenges children face in the school system.
01509 275634 View 01509 275634
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Rajan Rai | Individuals And Couples
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11
Hello! I’m Raj, and I am psychosexually-informed UKCP-registered psychotherapist. I offer face-to-face individual & couples counselling sessions in Beeston, Nottingham as well as online. With individuals, I work with (but not limited to): Depression & Anxiety; Relationship Issues; LGBTQIA+ - related Issues; Racial and cultural issues/conflicts; Low self-esteem; Lack of fulfilment. With couples, typical issues include:  affairs; conflict & anger; poor communication; life transitions; sexual difficulties; separation & divorce.
Hello! I’m Raj, and I am psychosexually-informed UKCP-registered psychotherapist. I offer face-to-face individual & couples counselling sessions in Beeston, Nottingham as well as online. With individuals, I work with (but not limited to): Depression & Anxiety; Relationship Issues; LGBTQIA+ - related Issues; Racial and cultural issues/conflicts; Low self-esteem; Lack of fulfilment. With couples, typical issues include:  affairs; conflict & anger; poor communication; life transitions; sexual difficulties; separation & divorce.
01777 809417 View 01777 809417
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Domonic Loone
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11
Sometimes the challenges to our happiness can be complex, arising from anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues. Other times, it may not feel clear, but you can just sense that it might be time to talk about it. Therapy is a chance to explore what you need, and what might help you navigate through your challenges. I'm a person-centred counsellor and therapist in Nottingham and I am here to support you in empowering exactly that sense.
Sometimes the challenges to our happiness can be complex, arising from anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues. Other times, it may not feel clear, but you can just sense that it might be time to talk about it. Therapy is a chance to explore what you need, and what might help you navigate through your challenges. I'm a person-centred counsellor and therapist in Nottingham and I am here to support you in empowering exactly that sense.
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Isobel Milne
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11
My specialisms are stress & anxiety, self-esteem and confidence, loss and bereavement, fears and phobias, and 'stuck' behaviours.
As an integrative counsellor I take a flexible approach to your therapy needs; be they goal-led, strategic, meditative, creative - or all of these. I work one-to-one and with small groups - at your home, work or social setting - and by telephone.
My specialisms are stress & anxiety, self-esteem and confidence, loss and bereavement, fears and phobias, and 'stuck' behaviours.
As an integrative counsellor I take a flexible approach to your therapy needs; be they goal-led, strategic, meditative, creative - or all of these. I work one-to-one and with small groups - at your home, work or social setting - and by telephone.
07876 441833 View 07876 441833
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Dr Nazia Taj
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE11  (Online Only)
Welcome, I'm Dr Nazia Taj, a Clinical Psychologist (registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society), dedicated to providing compassionate and effective therapy for adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, low self-confidence and trauma. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences without judgement.
Welcome, I'm Dr Nazia Taj, a Clinical Psychologist (registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society), dedicated to providing compassionate and effective therapy for adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, low self-confidence and trauma. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences without judgement.
01332 982255 View 01332 982255
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Louise Needham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE12
Deciding to come for therapy can bring anxiety as you may question if you have made the right decision and at the right time.
Deciding to come for counselling can be a hard decision to make however, it can be very beneficial in improving how you think and feel about the difficulty that you are experiencing enabling you to find a solution that best suits your needs. My aim is to offer a service that is unique to you by actively listening to your concerns in a safe environment that is genuine, understanding and accepting: I acknowledge that it takes courage to ask for this support. I have worked with a variety of different clients, all in different ways, where I endeavour to meet their needs just as I would endeavour to meet yours.
Deciding to come for therapy can bring anxiety as you may question if you have made the right decision and at the right time.
Deciding to come for counselling can be a hard decision to make however, it can be very beneficial in improving how you think and feel about the difficulty that you are experiencing enabling you to find a solution that best suits your needs. My aim is to offer a service that is unique to you by actively listening to your concerns in a safe environment that is genuine, understanding and accepting: I acknowledge that it takes courage to ask for this support. I have worked with a variety of different clients, all in different ways, where I endeavour to meet their needs just as I would endeavour to meet yours.
01530 447947 View 01530 447947
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Schola Shum Osong
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE12  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, internal conflict, overwhelmed with life challenges, feel stuck, etc, you are in the right place. I am passionate about helping people explore these feelings and emotions in a safe and confidential space, look for ways to cope, feel better and move forward. I work with a wide rage of issues, including, anger management, self-esteem, stress, relationship breakdown, PTSD, bereavement/grief, domestic violence and many others. I also offer Christian Counselling, a form of spiritual counselling to individuals that would like counselling tailored to their Christian perspective.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, internal conflict, overwhelmed with life challenges, feel stuck, etc, you are in the right place. I am passionate about helping people explore these feelings and emotions in a safe and confidential space, look for ways to cope, feel better and move forward. I work with a wide rage of issues, including, anger management, self-esteem, stress, relationship breakdown, PTSD, bereavement/grief, domestic violence and many others. I also offer Christian Counselling, a form of spiritual counselling to individuals that would like counselling tailored to their Christian perspective.
0116 502 3307 View 0116 502 3307
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Karen Wormald
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE12
Waitlist for new clients
People seek therapy for many different reasons and at different times in their lives. I am keen to discuss your individual needs with you. I invite you to explore with me in a compassionate, safe, non-judgmental space, your current difficulties. I have experience of working with people attending counselling for many different reasons including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, issues in the workplace, trauma, ASD and ADHD. I have previously worked with people of all ages, backgrounds and a variety of faiths. I offer counselling to individuals (plus Young People age 14-18 years) and am open to exploring together your issues.
People seek therapy for many different reasons and at different times in their lives. I am keen to discuss your individual needs with you. I invite you to explore with me in a compassionate, safe, non-judgmental space, your current difficulties. I have experience of working with people attending counselling for many different reasons including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, issues in the workplace, trauma, ASD and ADHD. I have previously worked with people of all ages, backgrounds and a variety of faiths. I offer counselling to individuals (plus Young People age 14-18 years) and am open to exploring together your issues.
01530 449519 View 01530 449519

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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.