Anxiety Counselling in Northampton

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Darren Clayson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Northampton NN3
My goal is to help you experience the life-change you're looking for. This could be lower levels of distress, depression or anxiety. Or maybe you just feel your life lacks meaning right now. You want to change your future and find new direction. I help all kinds of people with all kinds of issues and you should never think that what you're feeling is unworthy of therapy. If you're looking at this site and feeling you need help, you have made the right decision and have made the first step toward realising the change in your life that you long for.
My goal is to help you experience the life-change you're looking for. This could be lower levels of distress, depression or anxiety. Or maybe you just feel your life lacks meaning right now. You want to change your future and find new direction. I help all kinds of people with all kinds of issues and you should never think that what you're feeling is unworthy of therapy. If you're looking at this site and feeling you need help, you have made the right decision and have made the first step toward realising the change in your life that you long for.
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Katie Shepherd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN6  (Online Only)
Therapeutic counselling can help you if you are struggling to cope with anxiety or depression, or if you have suffered a bereavement, a life changing event or you are a survivor of abuse or trauma. Whatever brings you to therapy, talking to a professional, feeling heard and understood can be a truly positive and healing experience. You can learn to understand the origins of your problems and how to be able to accept them in your life, without them dominating your time. Developing skills and strategies to help you cope, achieving personal growth and resilience, so that you can manage life's challenges the best way for you.
Therapeutic counselling can help you if you are struggling to cope with anxiety or depression, or if you have suffered a bereavement, a life changing event or you are a survivor of abuse or trauma. Whatever brings you to therapy, talking to a professional, feeling heard and understood can be a truly positive and healing experience. You can learn to understand the origins of your problems and how to be able to accept them in your life, without them dominating your time. Developing skills and strategies to help you cope, achieving personal growth and resilience, so that you can manage life's challenges the best way for you.
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Cristina Maria Nemes
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Northampton NN6  (Online Only)
Let's do this together! I am specialised in working with clients who are fighting with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Addictions, PTSD, eating disorders.
I can help you to become the best version of yourself! I am a highly dedicated Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, my techniques are a mix of evidence-based treatments – cognitive therapy with mindfulness - integrating self-esteem, self-acceptance, emotional resilience, and self- development to help clients develop their skills to cope with emotional difficulties and changing irrational thinking. I help clients focus on life goals, their well-being, to see life in a more positive way, and to accept negative events and feelings so that they are more prepared for life with an increased sense of well-being.
Let's do this together! I am specialised in working with clients who are fighting with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Addictions, PTSD, eating disorders.
I can help you to become the best version of yourself! I am a highly dedicated Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, my techniques are a mix of evidence-based treatments – cognitive therapy with mindfulness - integrating self-esteem, self-acceptance, emotional resilience, and self- development to help clients develop their skills to cope with emotional difficulties and changing irrational thinking. I help clients focus on life goals, their well-being, to see life in a more positive way, and to accept negative events and feelings so that they are more prepared for life with an increased sense of well-being.
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Geraldine Grier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN3
I believe the way we think has a great deal to do with how we feel and how we experience things. If you find yourself facing life's challenges such as bereavement, depression, marriage breakdown, relationship problems, anxiety, then counselling can help. Counselling will allow you to implement changes in the way you do things, give you the clarity to see a way forward and help you become a more self-sufficient person. I provide a caring service that offers you the opportunity to start your journey of discovery, growth and achievement.
I believe the way we think has a great deal to do with how we feel and how we experience things. If you find yourself facing life's challenges such as bereavement, depression, marriage breakdown, relationship problems, anxiety, then counselling can help. Counselling will allow you to implement changes in the way you do things, give you the clarity to see a way forward and help you become a more self-sufficient person. I provide a caring service that offers you the opportunity to start your journey of discovery, growth and achievement.
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Odyssey
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN4  (Online Only)
Helping you to manage issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, decision-making, bereavement, loss, anger, personal and family relationships, trauma, betrayal, co-dependency, self-harm, lack of focus, or other difficulties, is what I am here for.
Integrative counselling sessions enable clients to make sense of problematic thoughts, feelings and behaviours and provide an opportunity to safely explore and reflect on and learn from past experiences. Some people want to come to counselling with a specific goal in mind, whereas others would like to feel better, happier and/or less anxious. I can also work with clients creatively to help them identify feelings and learn of ways to express themselves effectively. Whether you have a specific difficulty or a general sense of stuck-ness, I'd be very happy to work with you in a supportive, non-judgemental manner.
Helping you to manage issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, decision-making, bereavement, loss, anger, personal and family relationships, trauma, betrayal, co-dependency, self-harm, lack of focus, or other difficulties, is what I am here for.
Integrative counselling sessions enable clients to make sense of problematic thoughts, feelings and behaviours and provide an opportunity to safely explore and reflect on and learn from past experiences. Some people want to come to counselling with a specific goal in mind, whereas others would like to feel better, happier and/or less anxious. I can also work with clients creatively to help them identify feelings and learn of ways to express themselves effectively. Whether you have a specific difficulty or a general sense of stuck-ness, I'd be very happy to work with you in a supportive, non-judgemental manner.
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Kristyana Jimdar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN5
Anxiety, depression and other mental challenges can be debilitating. It's something that many of us live with each and every day and we need to find the best ways to deal with our emotions, what we are going through and how we react to certain situations. Being the best you is not easy, but you can do it. It is undoubtedly achievable no matter where you are in your life. Some may find difficulty showing up to their counselling sessions, some may think it's easier to talk online and some may find comfort with the presence of an animal in the room and even doing activities with the animal. Your needs are a priority.
Anxiety, depression and other mental challenges can be debilitating. It's something that many of us live with each and every day and we need to find the best ways to deal with our emotions, what we are going through and how we react to certain situations. Being the best you is not easy, but you can do it. It is undoubtedly achievable no matter where you are in your life. Some may find difficulty showing up to their counselling sessions, some may think it's easier to talk online and some may find comfort with the presence of an animal in the room and even doing activities with the animal. Your needs are a priority.
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Hema Patel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN4
In my practice, I am passionate about helping clients with stress, anxiety, GAD, trauma, grief and loss, depression, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, recovering from a controlling relationship, co-dependency, parenting support.
Life is stressful and coping with it can feel overwhelming. You are not alone and I am here to help you find clarity and calm by tailoring dialogue sessions to address your unique and specific needs in a safe and trusted environment. By visiting this page, you have already taken the first step to improve your quality of life. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and I am here to support and empower you in that journey. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I welcome you to send me a message for further details or to schedule an appointment.
In my practice, I am passionate about helping clients with stress, anxiety, GAD, trauma, grief and loss, depression, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, recovering from a controlling relationship, co-dependency, parenting support.
Life is stressful and coping with it can feel overwhelming. You are not alone and I am here to help you find clarity and calm by tailoring dialogue sessions to address your unique and specific needs in a safe and trusted environment. By visiting this page, you have already taken the first step to improve your quality of life. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and I am here to support and empower you in that journey. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I welcome you to send me a message for further details or to schedule an appointment.
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Paula Davenport
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN1
As a trauma counsellor I have worked with adults on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, intimacy, self esteem, anger, and loss.
Hi I'm Paula, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Looking for a counsellor can be a daunting experience and finding the right counsellor for you is a very important decision. One of the most important parts is finding a counsellor you 'click' with. My approach to therapy is to be a calm, compassionate presence, down to earth but also practical. We often want practical tools and knowledge to help make changes or face life's ups and downs. I aim to help you learn about yourself, process how you feel, cope better and find new ways to move forward.
As a trauma counsellor I have worked with adults on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, intimacy, self esteem, anger, and loss.
Hi I'm Paula, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Looking for a counsellor can be a daunting experience and finding the right counsellor for you is a very important decision. One of the most important parts is finding a counsellor you 'click' with. My approach to therapy is to be a calm, compassionate presence, down to earth but also practical. We often want practical tools and knowledge to help make changes or face life's ups and downs. I aim to help you learn about yourself, process how you feel, cope better and find new ways to move forward.
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Dr Carly Carter
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Northampton NN2
Hello, my name is Carly, I am a senior Clinical Psychologist offering specialist psychological therapy services for adults and young adults (17+ years old) and couples. I have extensive experience supporting individuals experiencing a range of challenges that typically include; anxiety, low mood, stress/burn-out, difficulty regulating emotions, self-criticism and traumatic experiences, difficulties adjusting to living with a physical health condition, difficulties living with the psychological impact of fatigue and pain. I am always happy to discuss any difficulties you may be experiencing to see if I can help.
Hello, my name is Carly, I am a senior Clinical Psychologist offering specialist psychological therapy services for adults and young adults (17+ years old) and couples. I have extensive experience supporting individuals experiencing a range of challenges that typically include; anxiety, low mood, stress/burn-out, difficulty regulating emotions, self-criticism and traumatic experiences, difficulties adjusting to living with a physical health condition, difficulties living with the psychological impact of fatigue and pain. I am always happy to discuss any difficulties you may be experiencing to see if I can help.
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Beverley Jenkins
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN1
The decision to begin counselling can be a daunting experience. Well done for taking the first step. Life presents us with challenges and we can become overwhelmed or depleted. Counselling can help us work through our thoughts and feelings and live a happier life. Perhaps you are looking to explore your past to see how it might be affecting you in the present. Maybe your have relationship issues and are looking to understand repeating patterns that are holding you back. You may feel lost or anxious and unable to move forward in life or you may have experienced a traumatic event and need space to talk through your feelings.
The decision to begin counselling can be a daunting experience. Well done for taking the first step. Life presents us with challenges and we can become overwhelmed or depleted. Counselling can help us work through our thoughts and feelings and live a happier life. Perhaps you are looking to explore your past to see how it might be affecting you in the present. Maybe your have relationship issues and are looking to understand repeating patterns that are holding you back. You may feel lost or anxious and unable to move forward in life or you may have experienced a traumatic event and need space to talk through your feelings.
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Colin Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northampton NN3
Stressed? Anxious? Generally feeling low? Talking can change your life. It is a bold statement but when you have the right person that is listening, it can be a real game changer. No issue or worry is ever unworthy of therapy and you should never feel alone or like you have no one to talk to. Each individual has problems that are relative to their own life and therefore my Therapy is not just a 'one size fits all' model. Using my professional experience, coupled with my passion and empathy, every person is treated as an individual from within a space that is safe, secure and totally free of all judgement and stigma.
Stressed? Anxious? Generally feeling low? Talking can change your life. It is a bold statement but when you have the right person that is listening, it can be a real game changer. No issue or worry is ever unworthy of therapy and you should never feel alone or like you have no one to talk to. Each individual has problems that are relative to their own life and therefore my Therapy is not just a 'one size fits all' model. Using my professional experience, coupled with my passion and empathy, every person is treated as an individual from within a space that is safe, secure and totally free of all judgement and stigma.
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Ewen Purcell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN3
You can feel anxious and not know why, as though you are constantly on edge.
I specialise in working with low-self-esteem, to help individuals develop an improved understanding of themselves and others, so they can change how they think and feel about themselves, be more confident, less self-critical and feel more positive. Self-esteem refers to how we think and feel about ourselves, and the value we place on ourselves as a person. If we have a negative opinion of ourselves, feel we are less capable than others, or think we are not good enough, we may be experiencing low self-esteem. It is important to know that you are not alone. Low self-esteem is a common problem for many people.
You can feel anxious and not know why, as though you are constantly on edge.
I specialise in working with low-self-esteem, to help individuals develop an improved understanding of themselves and others, so they can change how they think and feel about themselves, be more confident, less self-critical and feel more positive. Self-esteem refers to how we think and feel about ourselves, and the value we place on ourselves as a person. If we have a negative opinion of ourselves, feel we are less capable than others, or think we are not good enough, we may be experiencing low self-esteem. It is important to know that you are not alone. Low self-esteem is a common problem for many people.
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Michelle Hickmott
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN5
Hi, I’m Michelle and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapist. I have over 15 years of experience working with those who may be struggling with symptoms of low mood, anxiety, stress, trauma, low self esteem or social anxiety amongst others. I strive to ensure our therapeutic sessions feel a safe and protected space to hold not only the difficulties you are experiencing but also you as an individual. I consider myself to be a warm and friendly person who will treat you with compassion, encourage your growth and allow for humour along the way.
Hi, I’m Michelle and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapist. I have over 15 years of experience working with those who may be struggling with symptoms of low mood, anxiety, stress, trauma, low self esteem or social anxiety amongst others. I strive to ensure our therapeutic sessions feel a safe and protected space to hold not only the difficulties you are experiencing but also you as an individual. I consider myself to be a warm and friendly person who will treat you with compassion, encourage your growth and allow for humour along the way.
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Catherine Bartlett
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Northampton NN7
You want to feel better. That's obvious because you wouldn't be reading this otherwise. Maybe you are feeling a sense of loss? Or perhaps you are anxious and overwhelmed. You might have lost a person close to you, your health, your job, or you maybe you are unsure of your place or direction in life. If you are struggling with any of these things counselling can help you start to make sense of things. Whether you feel the need to explore the past in order to make sense of it, or to concentrate on now, to improve your life and identify goals, I can help you with that
You want to feel better. That's obvious because you wouldn't be reading this otherwise. Maybe you are feeling a sense of loss? Or perhaps you are anxious and overwhelmed. You might have lost a person close to you, your health, your job, or you maybe you are unsure of your place or direction in life. If you are struggling with any of these things counselling can help you start to make sense of things. Whether you feel the need to explore the past in order to make sense of it, or to concentrate on now, to improve your life and identify goals, I can help you with that
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Leigh Spatcher
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN4
I specialise in the treatment of anxiety, depression and improving self esteem.
I am a highly motivated and passionate real guy with a solution focused approach to life, therapy and mental health. I bring a refreshing new approach to every appointment and treat every client as a true equal and approach every issue as a team. It is not uncommon to meet me for a walk and talk session or work with you on a specific issue and end up at the dentist, supermarket; passenger in your car or with spiders on our knees. I make the treatment of incredibly challenging issues positive, normal and achievable.
I specialise in the treatment of anxiety, depression and improving self esteem.
I am a highly motivated and passionate real guy with a solution focused approach to life, therapy and mental health. I bring a refreshing new approach to every appointment and treat every client as a true equal and approach every issue as a team. It is not uncommon to meet me for a walk and talk session or work with you on a specific issue and end up at the dentist, supermarket; passenger in your car or with spiders on our knees. I make the treatment of incredibly challenging issues positive, normal and achievable.
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Matt Lightfoot
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Northampton NN1
Hi, I'm Matt. You've taken a courageous and positive step in seeking a therapist to work with. It can be really nerve-wracking to find the strength to reach out and ask for support - I've certainly been there, and have been personally helped by counselling in my own life! I work with a range of issues, most notably anxiety, depression, stress, relationships & sexuality, addiction, coping with life changes and supporting people in finding more direction, purpose & fulfilment in their lives.
Hi, I'm Matt. You've taken a courageous and positive step in seeking a therapist to work with. It can be really nerve-wracking to find the strength to reach out and ask for support - I've certainly been there, and have been personally helped by counselling in my own life! I work with a range of issues, most notably anxiety, depression, stress, relationships & sexuality, addiction, coping with life changes and supporting people in finding more direction, purpose & fulfilment in their lives.
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Mary Doran
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Northampton NN2
Whatever your goals for therapy, whether you want to regulate your emotions better, release yourself from debilitating anxiety or depression, or make better choices in your life, living to your best potential, I can help you to achieve better mental health and work towards a better balance in life.
Mary is a Doctor of psychology and chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. She is also a registered psycho-sensory psychotherapist with the BACP. She is an experienced therapist and works with an Integrative Psychosensory approach using evidence-based approaches which have been scientifically shown to be effective. She works with individuals and couples and treats issues ranging from, anxiety, depression, and bereavement, to more complex issues such as PTSD, panic attacks, and phobias. Mary can work successfully within many modalities including EMDR, CBT, trauma-focused CBT, narrative therapy, CFT, ACT.
Whatever your goals for therapy, whether you want to regulate your emotions better, release yourself from debilitating anxiety or depression, or make better choices in your life, living to your best potential, I can help you to achieve better mental health and work towards a better balance in life.
Mary is a Doctor of psychology and chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. She is also a registered psycho-sensory psychotherapist with the BACP. She is an experienced therapist and works with an Integrative Psychosensory approach using evidence-based approaches which have been scientifically shown to be effective. She works with individuals and couples and treats issues ranging from, anxiety, depression, and bereavement, to more complex issues such as PTSD, panic attacks, and phobias. Mary can work successfully within many modalities including EMDR, CBT, trauma-focused CBT, narrative therapy, CFT, ACT.
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Carol's Support Services
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Northampton NN1
Your possibly feeling overwhelmed, emotional, confused and worried about how you are thinking, feeling and if you are ever going to get "better". Anxious about talking to a stranger, particularly about something so personal to you, and maybe low because you need to do this. Hi I'm Carol, I know choosing the right counsellor for you can be one of the hardest decisions you can make when you are struggling. I'd would like to say how brave I think you are in taking this first step, it takes a lot of courage to admit that you may not be able to do it alone and need a little help to get you where you want to be.
Your possibly feeling overwhelmed, emotional, confused and worried about how you are thinking, feeling and if you are ever going to get "better". Anxious about talking to a stranger, particularly about something so personal to you, and maybe low because you need to do this. Hi I'm Carol, I know choosing the right counsellor for you can be one of the hardest decisions you can make when you are struggling. I'd would like to say how brave I think you are in taking this first step, it takes a lot of courage to admit that you may not be able to do it alone and need a little help to get you where you want to be.
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Wanjiru Macharia
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northampton NN3
I am a registered, accredited and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer therapy on ways to cope with various life challenges such as:- self-harm, confidence issues, low self- esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, behavioural issues, sensory and anger management. I respect clients’ views; I am non-judgemental in my approaches and I always maintain confidentiality. The sessions are mostly client led. I believe in giving each client the opportunity to express themselves in ways they feel comfortable. This helps to facilitate the client's progress and recovery.
I am a registered, accredited and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer therapy on ways to cope with various life challenges such as:- self-harm, confidence issues, low self- esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, behavioural issues, sensory and anger management. I respect clients’ views; I am non-judgemental in my approaches and I always maintain confidentiality. The sessions are mostly client led. I believe in giving each client the opportunity to express themselves in ways they feel comfortable. This helps to facilitate the client's progress and recovery.
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Counselling Alliance
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Northampton NN4
Welcome to Counselling Alliance. We are a professional team of counsellors and clinical supervisors with a wide range of experience in various different areas of mental health. We offer a welcoming environment to each of our clients and pride ourselves on our ethics, abilities, honesty and integrity. We offer support to clients struggling with areas, such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, unhelpful patterns of behaviour, questioning your sense of self, bereavement, ADHD, ASD, LD & LGBTQIA.. If you don’t see your particular subject listed, don’t worry just get in touch!!
Welcome to Counselling Alliance. We are a professional team of counsellors and clinical supervisors with a wide range of experience in various different areas of mental health. We offer a welcoming environment to each of our clients and pride ourselves on our ethics, abilities, honesty and integrity. We offer support to clients struggling with areas, such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, unhelpful patterns of behaviour, questioning your sense of self, bereavement, ADHD, ASD, LD & LGBTQIA.. If you don’t see your particular subject listed, don’t worry just get in touch!!
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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.