Anxiety Counselling in Oxford

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Dr Louise Fletcher
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
You'd like to feel better about yourself, your life, your future, but you're struggling to engage with life following physical illness. Navigating life's challenges, especially illness, can be daunting. It's more common than you might imagine to experience mental health concerns following illness, such as depression and anxiety. If you're feeling uncertain about how to cope, now might be a good time to connect with a therapist who can help. Let's work together to develop strategies that help you to fully engage with your life as it is now, so that you feel empowered to live well.
You'd like to feel better about yourself, your life, your future, but you're struggling to engage with life following physical illness. Navigating life's challenges, especially illness, can be daunting. It's more common than you might imagine to experience mental health concerns following illness, such as depression and anxiety. If you're feeling uncertain about how to cope, now might be a good time to connect with a therapist who can help. Let's work together to develop strategies that help you to fully engage with your life as it is now, so that you feel empowered to live well.
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Bea Zanichelli-Sonego
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
My specialties involve anxiety, depression, loss, relationship and self-esteem issues, life transitions, culture, race, gender.
Here you are, considering whether you should talk to someone. Right now you may be feeling confused, tired, just wanting to make sense of your situation - I get it, and hope you will find the information provided here helpful. I am an experienced licensed and fully-insured Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic Counsellor, with 15 years of practice. I have worked in a variety of settings - higher education, community, healthcare and independently, both in the UK and in South America. My approach is based on the psychodynamic model (my primary influence), as well as existential-phenomenology and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).
My specialties involve anxiety, depression, loss, relationship and self-esteem issues, life transitions, culture, race, gender.
Here you are, considering whether you should talk to someone. Right now you may be feeling confused, tired, just wanting to make sense of your situation - I get it, and hope you will find the information provided here helpful. I am an experienced licensed and fully-insured Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic Counsellor, with 15 years of practice. I have worked in a variety of settings - higher education, community, healthcare and independently, both in the UK and in South America. My approach is based on the psychodynamic model (my primary influence), as well as existential-phenomenology and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).
01865 638291 View 01865 638291
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Dmitry Shyla
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
I have supported clients going through a range of problems, with a lot of experience working with: anxiety, depression, relationship troubles both platonic and romantic, self-esteem and bereavement.
Our minds can be confusing places at times. Especially when it comes to issues of mental health. It may feel hard to talk about certain things with friends and loved ones for many reasons, and it can feel like there’s no way to escape these problems. I can offer you a safe, confidential space to help you make more sense of your situation, help you throw your problems into a new light and perhaps give you a new perspective on what’s going on for you. I work in a holistic way, which takes into account you as a whole person and not just a problem that needs to be treated.
I have supported clients going through a range of problems, with a lot of experience working with: anxiety, depression, relationship troubles both platonic and romantic, self-esteem and bereavement.
Our minds can be confusing places at times. Especially when it comes to issues of mental health. It may feel hard to talk about certain things with friends and loved ones for many reasons, and it can feel like there’s no way to escape these problems. I can offer you a safe, confidential space to help you make more sense of your situation, help you throw your problems into a new light and perhaps give you a new perspective on what’s going on for you. I work in a holistic way, which takes into account you as a whole person and not just a problem that needs to be treated.
01689 664667 View 01689 664667
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Anne Calleja
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
I utilise a blend of positive psychotherapeutic enquiry and solution focussed approaches, to identify and reframe the cause of limiting beliefs and behaviours. I tailor my approach and work with individuals and couples. Whether you need to overcome a traumatic experience, difficulties in relationships, self esteem, anxiety or coaching to provide skills to transition through life, manage a situation or perform at your best. Building an independent, safe and trusting environment for you to explore issues and challenges in life: both work and/or personal is important for me.
I utilise a blend of positive psychotherapeutic enquiry and solution focussed approaches, to identify and reframe the cause of limiting beliefs and behaviours. I tailor my approach and work with individuals and couples. Whether you need to overcome a traumatic experience, difficulties in relationships, self esteem, anxiety or coaching to provide skills to transition through life, manage a situation or perform at your best. Building an independent, safe and trusting environment for you to explore issues and challenges in life: both work and/or personal is important for me.
01865 951780 View 01865 951780
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Penelope Barnes Psychotherapist & Clinical Supv
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
You may have been considering therapy for a while but are hesitating or perhaps you've had previous experience and need something more. You feel something is not right but it is hard to think about or put into words? Living with high levels of anxiety, shame or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. So with a compassionate approach, I work with most psychological difficulties, and have a special interest in anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, parenting and bereavement. I also work extensively with adolescents and welcome working with those of 16+years.
You may have been considering therapy for a while but are hesitating or perhaps you've had previous experience and need something more. You feel something is not right but it is hard to think about or put into words? Living with high levels of anxiety, shame or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. So with a compassionate approach, I work with most psychological difficulties, and have a special interest in anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, parenting and bereavement. I also work extensively with adolescents and welcome working with those of 16+years.
01865 950960 View 01865 950960
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Sharmila Kaduskar
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3
All emotions have a place; anxiety, anger, grief and confusion, please bring them.
You may seem to the world to be successful, sure of yourself, and in control whilst feeling increasingly isolated as you battle, perhaps in secret, with your fear, anxiety, loneliness or past. You may sense that part of you is hidden, maybe even from yourself, tripping you up when it matters most, that your life is not quite what you hoped or your choices are unfulfilling. You may wish to know your own heart, to be on your own side, and to be able engage authentically and meaningfully with your life. Working together we can listen out for your quiet inner voice, the one that already knows you and already knows how to be.
All emotions have a place; anxiety, anger, grief and confusion, please bring them.
You may seem to the world to be successful, sure of yourself, and in control whilst feeling increasingly isolated as you battle, perhaps in secret, with your fear, anxiety, loneliness or past. You may sense that part of you is hidden, maybe even from yourself, tripping you up when it matters most, that your life is not quite what you hoped or your choices are unfulfilling. You may wish to know your own heart, to be on your own side, and to be able engage authentically and meaningfully with your life. Working together we can listen out for your quiet inner voice, the one that already knows you and already knows how to be.
01865 900536 View 01865 900536
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Charlotta Nuboer-Cope
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
Do you suffer from overwhelming feelings? I am an experienced integrative counsellor working with trauma - whether from conflict, abuse or other difficult life events. I am compassionate and my approach is warm, empathic and accepting. I work to create a safe and non-judgmental space where the client feels able to open up. I have experience working with clients who have complex PTSD, anxiety, depression and OCD as well as those with life problems due to bereavement, illness, job stress, parenting, difficult relationships and low self-esteem.
Do you suffer from overwhelming feelings? I am an experienced integrative counsellor working with trauma - whether from conflict, abuse or other difficult life events. I am compassionate and my approach is warm, empathic and accepting. I work to create a safe and non-judgmental space where the client feels able to open up. I have experience working with clients who have complex PTSD, anxiety, depression and OCD as well as those with life problems due to bereavement, illness, job stress, parenting, difficult relationships and low self-esteem.
01865 411245 View 01865 411245
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Inner Citadel
PhD
Verified Verified
Oxford OX44
We work with adolescents, adults and older adults struggling with anxiety, depression, developmental trauma, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, life crisis, relational difficulties and cultural identity dilemmas.
Inner Citadel is a clinic and training institute founded by Dr Tanya Lecchi (HCPC Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist). Our mission is to offer evidence-based therapies to people interested in exploring their lived experience in depth, helping our clients manage their clinical symptoms while finding greater authenticity and fulfilment in their daily lives. We offer a safe, quiet and private space.
We work with adolescents, adults and older adults struggling with anxiety, depression, developmental trauma, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, life crisis, relational difficulties and cultural identity dilemmas.
Inner Citadel is a clinic and training institute founded by Dr Tanya Lecchi (HCPC Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist). Our mission is to offer evidence-based therapies to people interested in exploring their lived experience in depth, helping our clients manage their clinical symptoms while finding greater authenticity and fulfilment in their daily lives. We offer a safe, quiet and private space.
01865 638842 View 01865 638842
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Anicca Moxley-Wyles (Online Practice)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
Counselling can help with a variety of issues, some of the areas I work with are: anxiety, depression, stress management, bereavement, long term illness, relationship issues, spirituality and loss/change of identity.
I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment to help you understand yourself and your life. Counselling can support you to find your own insights, new ways of being with yourself and others, and work towards healing and freedom. It can be a space to get things off your chest, rest or reset, find perspective and understanding in life and relationships, as well as having someone to really hear and be with you as you share and explore what is difficult. My practice is informed by Buddhist philosophy and meditation, which I have been exploring and supporting others with for over 15 years, emphasising embodied awareness and compassion.
Counselling can help with a variety of issues, some of the areas I work with are: anxiety, depression, stress management, bereavement, long term illness, relationship issues, spirituality and loss/change of identity.
I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment to help you understand yourself and your life. Counselling can support you to find your own insights, new ways of being with yourself and others, and work towards healing and freedom. It can be a space to get things off your chest, rest or reset, find perspective and understanding in life and relationships, as well as having someone to really hear and be with you as you share and explore what is difficult. My practice is informed by Buddhist philosophy and meditation, which I have been exploring and supporting others with for over 15 years, emphasising embodied awareness and compassion.
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Judy Potts
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3
Life can be hard at times; work can be stressful, relationships challenging and circumstances in the past and present can all affect our emotional health. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety or low mood or self esteem, or a life event has knocked you off course. When we're struggling it can be really helpful to speak with someone outside of our family and friends who can gently help you understand the why behind your feelings and behaviour; and offer the hope of change.
Life can be hard at times; work can be stressful, relationships challenging and circumstances in the past and present can all affect our emotional health. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety or low mood or self esteem, or a life event has knocked you off course. When we're struggling it can be really helpful to speak with someone outside of our family and friends who can gently help you understand the why behind your feelings and behaviour; and offer the hope of change.
01865 638191 View 01865 638191
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Judith Zur
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
anxiety, depression ad childhood trauma, marital conflict and parenting issues.
Dr Judith Zur is a highly specialist clinical psychologist and Marital/Family therapist and Social Anthropologist with over thirty years’ experience of providing psychological and counselling interventions, consultation and supervision in the NHS and non-statutory settings in the UK and abroad. She is a caring and professional person experienced working successfully with individuals of all ages, couples and families on a wide range of issues both in her private consultation room and online. Judith´s therapeutic approach is non-judgemental, collaborative, empathic and person/couple-centred.
anxiety, depression ad childhood trauma, marital conflict and parenting issues.
Dr Judith Zur is a highly specialist clinical psychologist and Marital/Family therapist and Social Anthropologist with over thirty years’ experience of providing psychological and counselling interventions, consultation and supervision in the NHS and non-statutory settings in the UK and abroad. She is a caring and professional person experienced working successfully with individuals of all ages, couples and families on a wide range of issues both in her private consultation room and online. Judith´s therapeutic approach is non-judgemental, collaborative, empathic and person/couple-centred.
01865 951408 View 01865 951408
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Stephanie Kucan
MSc
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
My experience with working with young people with a range of learning and emotional difficulties and qualifications in sensory processing and cognitive behaviour therapy combine to provide a therapeutic framework for difficulties with regulation, attachment, anxiety and mood.
I support young people who may have learning or sensory processing difficulties, or difficulties with mood and self regulation. We work together to develop coping strategies, explore ways to help themselves calm or change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving. The aim is to be able to be kinder to ourselves, feel better and engage with the world.
My experience with working with young people with a range of learning and emotional difficulties and qualifications in sensory processing and cognitive behaviour therapy combine to provide a therapeutic framework for difficulties with regulation, attachment, anxiety and mood.
I support young people who may have learning or sensory processing difficulties, or difficulties with mood and self regulation. We work together to develop coping strategies, explore ways to help themselves calm or change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving. The aim is to be able to be kinder to ourselves, feel better and engage with the world.
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Sanya Arapovic
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
I am a Chartered Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. I have more than 20 years experience in higher education, the private sector and the NHS. I provide warm, respectful and personally tailored therapy for adults, teenagers and their families, covering a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, stress, and PTSD. My training in a diverse range of psychological techniques allows me to offer therapy adapted to an individual’s needs.
I am a Chartered Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. I have more than 20 years experience in higher education, the private sector and the NHS. I provide warm, respectful and personally tailored therapy for adults, teenagers and their families, covering a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, stress, and PTSD. My training in a diverse range of psychological techniques allows me to offer therapy adapted to an individual’s needs.
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Gabrielle Lees
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
I have experience of working with most psychological difficulties, but have special interests in adolescence, pre and post natal issues, anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, life cycle changes, parenting and bereavement.
I am a fully trained and registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the NHS (ongoing). I run a small evening clinic in Jericho offering time limited and open ended work. I also offer a very popular 4 session 'fast response' intervention for adolescents and young adults for £220. This treatment can be extremely helpful at times of crisis and change. I am registered with ACP, BACP and the Professional Standards Authority; PSA. I teach and supervise other therapists.
I have experience of working with most psychological difficulties, but have special interests in adolescence, pre and post natal issues, anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, life cycle changes, parenting and bereavement.
I am a fully trained and registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the NHS (ongoing). I run a small evening clinic in Jericho offering time limited and open ended work. I also offer a very popular 4 session 'fast response' intervention for adolescents and young adults for £220. This treatment can be extremely helpful at times of crisis and change. I am registered with ACP, BACP and the Professional Standards Authority; PSA. I teach and supervise other therapists.
01865 954062 View 01865 954062
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Henrietta Ray
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
Waitlist for new clients
My specialism areas include: ADHD, anxiety, panic attacks, body dysmorphia (in men), and disordered eating (neurodivergent).
Do you ever feel like your thoughts are spinning so fast that it’s hard to focus on anything? In today’s fast-paced world, many people struggle with anxiety, stress, depression and burnout. From academic and career pressures to social expectations and relationship difficulties, these burdens can feel overwhelming. I’m here to offer understanding and support, without judgment, as you navigate life’s challenges.
My specialism areas include: ADHD, anxiety, panic attacks, body dysmorphia (in men), and disordered eating (neurodivergent).
Do you ever feel like your thoughts are spinning so fast that it’s hard to focus on anything? In today’s fast-paced world, many people struggle with anxiety, stress, depression and burnout. From academic and career pressures to social expectations and relationship difficulties, these burdens can feel overwhelming. I’m here to offer understanding and support, without judgment, as you navigate life’s challenges.
020 3835 2894 View 020 3835 2894
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Wyon Stansfeld
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
I'm a straightforward, kindly, fully qualified counsellor with 40 years experience of working with people facing serious difficulties and life challenges. I offer a service tailored to your specific needs, providing short or longer-term help as needed. I work with a range of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, depression, crisis, addictions, low self-esteem, abuse, disempowerment, anger management, bereavement, trauma, illness and loss of meaning. "It soon felt safe to talk. The sessions were expertly guided with valuable interventions and feedback." "I found you so empathic, calm and reassuring and my confidence built up through the sessions"
I'm a straightforward, kindly, fully qualified counsellor with 40 years experience of working with people facing serious difficulties and life challenges. I offer a service tailored to your specific needs, providing short or longer-term help as needed. I work with a range of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, depression, crisis, addictions, low self-esteem, abuse, disempowerment, anger management, bereavement, trauma, illness and loss of meaning. "It soon felt safe to talk. The sessions were expertly guided with valuable interventions and feedback." "I found you so empathic, calm and reassuring and my confidence built up through the sessions"
01865 638265 View 01865 638265
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Jenny Pillar
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX2
Hello, I'm Jenny and I have over 12 years’ experience supporting clients through life's challenges. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family problems, early years trauma, exploring your identity or a whole host of other issues and I am here to listen and support you with an open mind. Through counselling you will have space to process your feelings, find restoration and healing, and be empowered to be resilient. I work with people from a wide range of backgrounds with all kinds of different experiences.
Hello, I'm Jenny and I have over 12 years’ experience supporting clients through life's challenges. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family problems, early years trauma, exploring your identity or a whole host of other issues and I am here to listen and support you with an open mind. Through counselling you will have space to process your feelings, find restoration and healing, and be empowered to be resilient. I work with people from a wide range of backgrounds with all kinds of different experiences.
020 3960 5173 View 020 3960 5173
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Cath Arakelian
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
Are you worried that you are not making full use of your talents and enjoying your one life? Do certain things seem to happen again and again or do you feel something is holding you back? Whatever your age or background, come and talk about yourself and let us gently explore together your inner world. Living a life full of anxiety or depression or behaving in ways that trouble you is painful and restricting. It doesn't have to be that way.
Are you worried that you are not making full use of your talents and enjoying your one life? Do certain things seem to happen again and again or do you feel something is holding you back? Whatever your age or background, come and talk about yourself and let us gently explore together your inner world. Living a life full of anxiety or depression or behaving in ways that trouble you is painful and restricting. It doesn't have to be that way.
020 3856 8477 View 020 3856 8477
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Dr Nargis Islam
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
Feeling sad, anxious, hopeless, and stuck is something many experience.
I provide a client -centred, compassionate and non-judgemental psychological therapy service, and my approach to therapeutic work is to be open and collaborative. Central to my approach is the importance of the therapeutic relationship; a safe and supportive space within which you can work on achieving positive change. I am trained and accredited in a range of evidence based therapeutic models and I draw on these to provide a therapy that is tailored to your individual needs and will focus on helping you to achieve your goals. I am particularly interested in helping people to recognise, connect to and develop their strengths.
Feeling sad, anxious, hopeless, and stuck is something many experience.
I provide a client -centred, compassionate and non-judgemental psychological therapy service, and my approach to therapeutic work is to be open and collaborative. Central to my approach is the importance of the therapeutic relationship; a safe and supportive space within which you can work on achieving positive change. I am trained and accredited in a range of evidence based therapeutic models and I draw on these to provide a therapy that is tailored to your individual needs and will focus on helping you to achieve your goals. I am particularly interested in helping people to recognise, connect to and develop their strengths.
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Claudia Voss Counselling & Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
You may struggle with feeling depressed & anxious or experience panic attacks, which could be for an number of reasons, such as relationship issues, past and historic problems, family issues, work related stress, bullying, burnout, redundancy, loss, identity issues, low-self-esteem, low-self confidence, feeling sad & hopeless, loneliness, identity struggles, childhood trauma, or emotional abuse. You may also feel overwhelmed by emotions like shame and guilt or always feel responsible for things and experience a high sense of duty and obligation and feel stuck in that and don't know how to change or to make sense of your experience.
You may struggle with feeling depressed & anxious or experience panic attacks, which could be for an number of reasons, such as relationship issues, past and historic problems, family issues, work related stress, bullying, burnout, redundancy, loss, identity issues, low-self-esteem, low-self confidence, feeling sad & hopeless, loneliness, identity struggles, childhood trauma, or emotional abuse. You may also feel overwhelmed by emotions like shame and guilt or always feel responsible for things and experience a high sense of duty and obligation and feel stuck in that and don't know how to change or to make sense of your experience.
020 3856 3367 View 020 3856 3367

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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.