Anxiety Counselling in Milton Keynes

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Reset Minds Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9  (Online Only)
Hi there. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, difficulties with your emotions or dealing with the after effects of traumatic experiences? Perhaps you may have specific goals that you would like to work towards, relating to your career or lifestyle and you are struggling to meet these goals on your own. My name is Bongi, and I work with adults, children and adolescents who experience these difficulties and support them to overcome, these challenges. My aim as a therapist is to help people to reclaim control of their own perceptions, emotions and behaviours in order to reach their goals, thrive and live a fulfilling life.
Hi there. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, difficulties with your emotions or dealing with the after effects of traumatic experiences? Perhaps you may have specific goals that you would like to work towards, relating to your career or lifestyle and you are struggling to meet these goals on your own. My name is Bongi, and I work with adults, children and adolescents who experience these difficulties and support them to overcome, these challenges. My aim as a therapist is to help people to reclaim control of their own perceptions, emotions and behaviours in order to reach their goals, thrive and live a fulfilling life.
01752 741387 View 01752 741387
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Debbie Strafford
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK10
Waitlist for new clients
Specialising in ASD, ADHD, anxiety and depression, helping children/young people to make sense of their experiences.
Emotional and psychological difficulties can occur at any age and growing up can be challenging, it can often leave children feeling out of control. Neurodivergent children may have the additional barrier of being unable to communicate their problems which may further heighten anxieties and leave them feeling unable to cope, this is often expressed through challenging behaviours, withdrawal, eating disorders or self-harm. Reaching out for support can be overwhelming but it is the first step in helping to understand behaviours, feelings and emotions.
Specialising in ASD, ADHD, anxiety and depression, helping children/young people to make sense of their experiences.
Emotional and psychological difficulties can occur at any age and growing up can be challenging, it can often leave children feeling out of control. Neurodivergent children may have the additional barrier of being unable to communicate their problems which may further heighten anxieties and leave them feeling unable to cope, this is often expressed through challenging behaviours, withdrawal, eating disorders or self-harm. Reaching out for support can be overwhelming but it is the first step in helping to understand behaviours, feelings and emotions.
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Anne Kariuki
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK6
My aim is to offer a safe space where we can explore whatever you choose to. Together we can work through any issues you may have. I believe that you are the expert on you and we can work towards a future you decide. ​ You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These might be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. ​
My aim is to offer a safe space where we can explore whatever you choose to. Together we can work through any issues you may have. I believe that you are the expert on you and we can work towards a future you decide. ​ You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These might be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. ​
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Becky Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK12
I am experienced in helping clients with anxiety and depression.
Hi, I’m Becky. As a counsellor I can offer you a safe space to talk freely, getting things off your chest in a confidential environment or a chance to explore your feelings or things that are on your mind. I don’t offer advice but will guide you in becoming more self aware, understanding your feelings and thoughts and finding answers for yourself. At this time, with lockdown and all the things that come with this, things can feel uncertain and lonely. I am offering sessions over zoom, starting with a free telephone consultation and concessions for sessions to encourage everyone to reach out and ask for the help that they need.
I am experienced in helping clients with anxiety and depression.
Hi, I’m Becky. As a counsellor I can offer you a safe space to talk freely, getting things off your chest in a confidential environment or a chance to explore your feelings or things that are on your mind. I don’t offer advice but will guide you in becoming more self aware, understanding your feelings and thoughts and finding answers for yourself. At this time, with lockdown and all the things that come with this, things can feel uncertain and lonely. I am offering sessions over zoom, starting with a free telephone consultation and concessions for sessions to encourage everyone to reach out and ask for the help that they need.
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Catherine Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
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Ravi Sankar
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK14
I am a senior clinical psychologist and psychological therapist with over 15 years NHS experience and currently work in private practice. Most of us have experienced hardship. Have you been overwhelmed with what life has thrown at you? Do you easily overreact? I will help you to develop a deep understanding of your emotional problems, to learn what has made you stuck, and how to respond more flexibly to move forward. How we think makes a big difference to what we feel and then do. I treat many problems including anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. I have access to several psychotherapists and a health psychologist who can help.
I am a senior clinical psychologist and psychological therapist with over 15 years NHS experience and currently work in private practice. Most of us have experienced hardship. Have you been overwhelmed with what life has thrown at you? Do you easily overreact? I will help you to develop a deep understanding of your emotional problems, to learn what has made you stuck, and how to respond more flexibly to move forward. How we think makes a big difference to what we feel and then do. I treat many problems including anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. I have access to several psychotherapists and a health psychologist who can help.
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Photo of Mat Schencks, Psychotherapist in Milton Keynes, England
Mat Schencks
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK11
I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, anger and all kinds of relationship challenges in a warm and supportive manner.
*Online and phone sessions available* I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem.
I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, anger and all kinds of relationship challenges in a warm and supportive manner.
*Online and phone sessions available* I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem.
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Photo of Tracy Patricia O'Shea, Counsellor in Milton Keynes, England
Tracy Patricia O'Shea
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
I have helped people with depression, anxiety, sexual assault, drug and alcohol dependency.
Life is not always easy and sometimes, when you are going through difficult times you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel or see your way through. Having someone to talk to who is not part of your family or friendship group, somewhere you can say exactly what you are really thinking or what you are afraid of, where you can take the mask off that you wear every day. It can be your place of calm in what may feel like a very chaotic world.... just to be....and be yourself.
I have helped people with depression, anxiety, sexual assault, drug and alcohol dependency.
Life is not always easy and sometimes, when you are going through difficult times you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel or see your way through. Having someone to talk to who is not part of your family or friendship group, somewhere you can say exactly what you are really thinking or what you are afraid of, where you can take the mask off that you wear every day. It can be your place of calm in what may feel like a very chaotic world.... just to be....and be yourself.
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Karen Johnson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK10
I have experience with working with clients struggling with stress, anxiety or depression as a result of work or day to day pressures of life or lack confidence or purpose in life.
Do you wake up anxious, stressed and dread the beginning of each new day? Are you feeling overwhelmed from taking care of everyone else’s needs and feel guilty if you take time for yourself? Do you often feel that everyone else’s problems are greater than yours and don’t speak out about your own difficulties but will happily listen and support friends when they need help? Perhaps you feel that your work / life balance is out of control but just don't know where to start? Working together I will help you create healthier habits, feel better about yourself and learn techniques to feel more in control to begin enjoying life again.
I have experience with working with clients struggling with stress, anxiety or depression as a result of work or day to day pressures of life or lack confidence or purpose in life.
Do you wake up anxious, stressed and dread the beginning of each new day? Are you feeling overwhelmed from taking care of everyone else’s needs and feel guilty if you take time for yourself? Do you often feel that everyone else’s problems are greater than yours and don’t speak out about your own difficulties but will happily listen and support friends when they need help? Perhaps you feel that your work / life balance is out of control but just don't know where to start? Working together I will help you create healthier habits, feel better about yourself and learn techniques to feel more in control to begin enjoying life again.
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Coral-Lee Laurence
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9  (Online Only)
It can be extremely exhausting trying to be 'ok' or anxiety provoking navigating life with all its uncertainties.
How many times have you questioned why you repeat the same actions, find yourself in the same relationships, similar conditions or even ruminating on the same thoughts. We often do things unknowingly and have a deep longing to know why. You long for insight on your past and your present and feel anxious about the future because of this. It is at your worst moments that you seek self introspection, yet you still feel stuck. Perhaps you have self doubt or have uncertainty about where you are or what you want in your life. You have a deep desire to attain the life you dream of but feel that you get in your own way.
It can be extremely exhausting trying to be 'ok' or anxiety provoking navigating life with all its uncertainties.
How many times have you questioned why you repeat the same actions, find yourself in the same relationships, similar conditions or even ruminating on the same thoughts. We often do things unknowingly and have a deep longing to know why. You long for insight on your past and your present and feel anxious about the future because of this. It is at your worst moments that you seek self introspection, yet you still feel stuck. Perhaps you have self doubt or have uncertainty about where you are or what you want in your life. You have a deep desire to attain the life you dream of but feel that you get in your own way.
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Carly Weston Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK11
There are many reasons people come to counselling, for example bereavement, relationship breakdown, issues at work, past or recent traumatic events, difficulties around disordered eating or complexities associated with gender dysphoria. Whatever it is that has led you to consider counselling, I know you have a unique story to tell. Are you are struggling with low self-worth, stress or anger? Or maybe you are worried, confused, scared, misunderstood, feeling lost or experiencing other unwanted feelings? Life can be very busy, demanding and draining. Counselling is an opportunity to slow down and look inside. What do you want?
There are many reasons people come to counselling, for example bereavement, relationship breakdown, issues at work, past or recent traumatic events, difficulties around disordered eating or complexities associated with gender dysphoria. Whatever it is that has led you to consider counselling, I know you have a unique story to tell. Are you are struggling with low self-worth, stress or anger? Or maybe you are worried, confused, scared, misunderstood, feeling lost or experiencing other unwanted feelings? Life can be very busy, demanding and draining. Counselling is an opportunity to slow down and look inside. What do you want?
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Smita Davé
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK5
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
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Inner Voice Wellbeing Services
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK3
As an Integrative counselor specializing in Addictions, Anger Management, PTSD, and Stress/Anxiety therapy.
Does it lately feel like the odds have been stacked against you? Or are you going through a rough time on the personal front and can’t seem to see even a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel? Would you like to make some concrete positive changes to your life but can’t seem to escape the fog of negativity? Then why not enlist my help to make things happen. I know how stressful high pressured jobs are, how problems with finances can lead to despair and frustration. I know what it feels like when life is spiraling out of control, and I know how to climb out of this cycle of despair. This means that I can help you to do the same.
As an Integrative counselor specializing in Addictions, Anger Management, PTSD, and Stress/Anxiety therapy.
Does it lately feel like the odds have been stacked against you? Or are you going through a rough time on the personal front and can’t seem to see even a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel? Would you like to make some concrete positive changes to your life but can’t seem to escape the fog of negativity? Then why not enlist my help to make things happen. I know how stressful high pressured jobs are, how problems with finances can lead to despair and frustration. I know what it feels like when life is spiraling out of control, and I know how to climb out of this cycle of despair. This means that I can help you to do the same.
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Alice Harris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17
If your feeling anxious, lost or low, let's have a introductory call to see if I might be the right person to support you on your journey to healing.
I can help you heal from the past, feel confident about your future and build better relationships in the present. Therapy with me is a place to be really heard. I will really listen to you as we explore your concerns in a truly safe space. It will be engaging, productive and a place you can gain true insight into yourself. In a session together we might use words, listen to music, work with fabric or sand, draw, or learn how your mind and body work together to heal itself. Ultimately we will always be guided by you, because I really believe you know yourself best.
If your feeling anxious, lost or low, let's have a introductory call to see if I might be the right person to support you on your journey to healing.
I can help you heal from the past, feel confident about your future and build better relationships in the present. Therapy with me is a place to be really heard. I will really listen to you as we explore your concerns in a truly safe space. It will be engaging, productive and a place you can gain true insight into yourself. In a session together we might use words, listen to music, work with fabric or sand, draw, or learn how your mind and body work together to heal itself. Ultimately we will always be guided by you, because I really believe you know yourself best.
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Photo of Dr Kate Woollaston, Psychologist in Milton Keynes, England
Dr Kate Woollaston
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK19
If you're reading this then you or someone you care about is probably hurting and in need of help. You may be feeling overwhelmed by worries and anxiety. It might be that you’re not the person, parent or partner you want to be, and feel like your failing. You may be struggling for a number of factors, including: past traumatic experiences, current day stressors and family issues. You need support to make meaningful changes so you can feel calm and live the life you want.
If you're reading this then you or someone you care about is probably hurting and in need of help. You may be feeling overwhelmed by worries and anxiety. It might be that you’re not the person, parent or partner you want to be, and feel like your failing. You may be struggling for a number of factors, including: past traumatic experiences, current day stressors and family issues. You need support to make meaningful changes so you can feel calm and live the life you want.
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Photo of Anna-Maria Anderson, Counsellor in Milton Keynes, England
Anna-Maria Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK8  (Online Only)
Often life can lead us to feel overwhelmed, anxious or lost. You might be questioning whether a relationship is right and need some professional support to enable you to explore and make better sense of your thoughts and feelings. Conflict could be becoming the main form of interaction within a relationship. Affairs can happen, relationships end for various reasons and families split. These events can leave us sat with grief, unanswered questions and a lack of hope and clarity around what the future may hold. I can provide support and a place to talk freely and work through emotions such as pain, guilt, confusion and hopelessness,
Often life can lead us to feel overwhelmed, anxious or lost. You might be questioning whether a relationship is right and need some professional support to enable you to explore and make better sense of your thoughts and feelings. Conflict could be becoming the main form of interaction within a relationship. Affairs can happen, relationships end for various reasons and families split. These events can leave us sat with grief, unanswered questions and a lack of hope and clarity around what the future may hold. I can provide support and a place to talk freely and work through emotions such as pain, guilt, confusion and hopelessness,
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Photo of Gareth Eglinton-Pacitti, Counsellor in Milton Keynes, England
Gareth Eglinton-Pacitti
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK14
Many of us deal with overwhelming feelings of worry and stress that make it difficult to live the life we want. Persistent sadness and the sense of emptiness that comes with feeling low can be isolating. Traumatic experiences leave lasting scars. Conflicts with loved ones can be difficult. Together we can uncover the roots of your feelings, and find a path forward towards emotional well-being. I offer a safe space to process difficult emotions, develop coping skills, and help you reclaim a sense of control.
Many of us deal with overwhelming feelings of worry and stress that make it difficult to live the life we want. Persistent sadness and the sense of emptiness that comes with feeling low can be isolating. Traumatic experiences leave lasting scars. Conflicts with loved ones can be difficult. Together we can uncover the roots of your feelings, and find a path forward towards emotional well-being. I offer a safe space to process difficult emotions, develop coping skills, and help you reclaim a sense of control.
01788 228351 View 01788 228351
Photo of Blue Room Counselling, Counsellor in Milton Keynes, England
Blue Room Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK4  (Online Only)
I am experienced in supporting people affected by anxiety, low mood, unhelpful habits/ addictions, low self-esteem, victims/survivors of trauma, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties and neuro-diversity challenges and unpaid carers of a loved one with dementia.
Are you feeling sad, lost or fearful? Are you dealing with relationship issues, a traumatic event or might not know why you feel unhappy, and need help to move forward in a safe space? You may want to explore and work on yourself, in a non-judgmental environment, or want to talk about difficult issues with someone you feel comfortable talking to. Some years ago, I went on my own journey through therapy, which helped me to understand the process of counselling, and value of being in a safe space with someone who showed me genuineness, acceptance, and empathy, which is what I aim to provide for my clients.
I am experienced in supporting people affected by anxiety, low mood, unhelpful habits/ addictions, low self-esteem, victims/survivors of trauma, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties and neuro-diversity challenges and unpaid carers of a loved one with dementia.
Are you feeling sad, lost or fearful? Are you dealing with relationship issues, a traumatic event or might not know why you feel unhappy, and need help to move forward in a safe space? You may want to explore and work on yourself, in a non-judgmental environment, or want to talk about difficult issues with someone you feel comfortable talking to. Some years ago, I went on my own journey through therapy, which helped me to understand the process of counselling, and value of being in a safe space with someone who showed me genuineness, acceptance, and empathy, which is what I aim to provide for my clients.
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Photo of Yvonne Walker, Psychotherapist in Milton Keynes, England
Yvonne Walker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
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Photo of Kirsty Lally, Psychotherapist in Milton Keynes, England
Kirsty Lally
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
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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.