Anxiety Counselling in Cardiff

Photo of Sheila Daly, MBACP, Counsellor
Sheila Daly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11
I truly believe that no matter who you are or where you are from, at some stage in your life you will experience difficulties and therapy can make all the difference. There are many issues that can feel overwhelming e.g. depression, anxiety, relationships to name but a few and I know it can feel quite scary taking that first step talking to someone you don't know. However, you will find that I am really easy to talk to, professional and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. My aim is to make a difference and have a positive impact on your well-being.
I truly believe that no matter who you are or where you are from, at some stage in your life you will experience difficulties and therapy can make all the difference. There are many issues that can feel overwhelming e.g. depression, anxiety, relationships to name but a few and I know it can feel quite scary taking that first step talking to someone you don't know. However, you will find that I am really easy to talk to, professional and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. My aim is to make a difference and have a positive impact on your well-being.
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Daniel Richardson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF14
I am experienced working with children and young people throughout primary and high school with issues such as bereavements, self-harm, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, bullying, and living with neurodivergence.
Hello I am a qualified counsellor specialising in pluralistic practice. The pluralistic theory is an integrated approach meaning I am comfortable working in different types of therapy, such as person centred, CBT, and solution focused. The pluralistic approach believes that as human’s we are all unique, and therefore therapy should be tailored towards a client’s specific goals and needs, taking their individual experiences and preferences into account. I am passionate about this approach and believe therapy should be a collaborative effort where the client and counsellor work together towards achieving a shared aim.
I am experienced working with children and young people throughout primary and high school with issues such as bereavements, self-harm, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, bullying, and living with neurodivergence.
Hello I am a qualified counsellor specialising in pluralistic practice. The pluralistic theory is an integrated approach meaning I am comfortable working in different types of therapy, such as person centred, CBT, and solution focused. The pluralistic approach believes that as human’s we are all unique, and therefore therapy should be tailored towards a client’s specific goals and needs, taking their individual experiences and preferences into account. I am passionate about this approach and believe therapy should be a collaborative effort where the client and counsellor work together towards achieving a shared aim.
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Dr Steve Stirk
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14
Hello and welcome! I'm an experienced clinical psychologist working both within the NHS and private practice. I offer assessment and therapy for children and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties such as trauma and PTSD, stress, anxiety, and low mood to name just a few. My practice draws on a range of evidence-based psychological approaches to ensure the therapy best meets your needs.
Hello and welcome! I'm an experienced clinical psychologist working both within the NHS and private practice. I offer assessment and therapy for children and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties such as trauma and PTSD, stress, anxiety, and low mood to name just a few. My practice draws on a range of evidence-based psychological approaches to ensure the therapy best meets your needs.
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Marian Elizabeth Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF23  (Online Only)
Although older than many, I bring decades of life experience to my counselling. I have experienced most 'rites of passage' and find that my experience enables me to work sympathetically and non-judgmentally with my clients: there's nothing you can tell me that will shock me! We will work together in a welcoming, confidential environment to enable you to better understand your experiences, needs and the options open to you. With my support, you will be able to share your difficulties, worries and fears, developing a greater understanding of yourself, your situation and those long-standing difficulties that you struggle with.
Although older than many, I bring decades of life experience to my counselling. I have experienced most 'rites of passage' and find that my experience enables me to work sympathetically and non-judgmentally with my clients: there's nothing you can tell me that will shock me! We will work together in a welcoming, confidential environment to enable you to better understand your experiences, needs and the options open to you. With my support, you will be able to share your difficulties, worries and fears, developing a greater understanding of yourself, your situation and those long-standing difficulties that you struggle with.
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Chris James
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24  (Online Only)
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
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Dawid Bogon
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14
I specialise in issues such as anxiety and depression.
Hello! My name is Dawid. I am a CBT therapist. My photo was taken in Cornwall. As you can see I enjoy being in nature (look at that smile). I can walk on cliffs for miles, this really relaxes me. I want you to feel the same and support your wellbeing. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy where we work together to recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which may be causing you difficulties. We would set achievable goals for future sessions and the final destination of where you would like to be. CBT is short-term. Once you learn some new useful skills you become then your own therapist!
I specialise in issues such as anxiety and depression.
Hello! My name is Dawid. I am a CBT therapist. My photo was taken in Cornwall. As you can see I enjoy being in nature (look at that smile). I can walk on cliffs for miles, this really relaxes me. I want you to feel the same and support your wellbeing. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy where we work together to recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which may be causing you difficulties. We would set achievable goals for future sessions and the final destination of where you would like to be. CBT is short-term. Once you learn some new useful skills you become then your own therapist!
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Gemma Greenland
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF23
I specialise in dealing with anxiety and low self-esteem, as well as supporting those on the autistic spectrum.
I can only imagine how hard it feels to reach out for help for yourself or your child; to want things to feel better and not know how to make it happen. This is what I can help you with. Maybe you or your child feel anxious all the time and just want to feel safe? Or perhaps you can't seem to get rid of that little voice inside that tells you you'll never be good enough? Maybe your child is struggling with understanding themselves and the world around them and you just want them to feel happy and safe? I understand that situations like these can feel overwhelming and I am passionate about helping people overcome them and feel better
I specialise in dealing with anxiety and low self-esteem, as well as supporting those on the autistic spectrum.
I can only imagine how hard it feels to reach out for help for yourself or your child; to want things to feel better and not know how to make it happen. This is what I can help you with. Maybe you or your child feel anxious all the time and just want to feel safe? Or perhaps you can't seem to get rid of that little voice inside that tells you you'll never be good enough? Maybe your child is struggling with understanding themselves and the world around them and you just want them to feel happy and safe? I understand that situations like these can feel overwhelming and I am passionate about helping people overcome them and feel better
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Ciro Ivan Marcello De Pau
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF23
Hi there. If you stopped here, that means that probably you are looking for some assistance, so I hope you will find this information useful when choosing the right support for your needs. Let me start asking you a question: What steps are you taking to ensure your emotional and psychological needs are satisfied? If you are struggling with saying no and ending up pleasing everybody but yourself, feel trapped and incapable to get rid of worries and anxiety or just overwhelmed with your current life situation then perhaps you are not meeting some of your needs. I can help you with that.
Hi there. If you stopped here, that means that probably you are looking for some assistance, so I hope you will find this information useful when choosing the right support for your needs. Let me start asking you a question: What steps are you taking to ensure your emotional and psychological needs are satisfied? If you are struggling with saying no and ending up pleasing everybody but yourself, feel trapped and incapable to get rid of worries and anxiety or just overwhelmed with your current life situation then perhaps you are not meeting some of your needs. I can help you with that.
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Cardiff Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5
I believe everyone’s experience of stress, anxiety and depression is different and rather than ‘a one size fits all’ type of counselling, I provide a holistic approach and look at you as a whole to tailor therapy to your needs.
I am passionate about helping you to manage your mental well-being and believe there is a strong connection between the body and the mind. The effects of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma can be physically felt as well as mentally and emotionally. I understand how overwhelming and debilitating it is to try and cope with daily living when carrying these feelings around with you and just wanting to feel well again. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help you work through and manage these feelings so that you can start to live your life again without this holding you back.
I believe everyone’s experience of stress, anxiety and depression is different and rather than ‘a one size fits all’ type of counselling, I provide a holistic approach and look at you as a whole to tailor therapy to your needs.
I am passionate about helping you to manage your mental well-being and believe there is a strong connection between the body and the mind. The effects of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma can be physically felt as well as mentally and emotionally. I understand how overwhelming and debilitating it is to try and cope with daily living when carrying these feelings around with you and just wanting to feel well again. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help you work through and manage these feelings so that you can start to live your life again without this holding you back.
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Platfform Wellbeing
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
Limited time offer - 50% off your first initial appointment. We have a large team of friendly and experienced counsellors. Whether there’s a specific challenge you’re facing, or you just aren’t feeling yourself right now, our counsellors work with you in a safe, confidential space It might be that you are struggling with anxiety, feeling low, grieving, or experiencing distressing thoughts. Or you may be looking to move forward and achieve your goals. Face-to-face counselling in Cardiff & Swansea or remote sessions. Our counsellors can work with individuals, couples and children.
Limited time offer - 50% off your first initial appointment. We have a large team of friendly and experienced counsellors. Whether there’s a specific challenge you’re facing, or you just aren’t feeling yourself right now, our counsellors work with you in a safe, confidential space It might be that you are struggling with anxiety, feeling low, grieving, or experiencing distressing thoughts. Or you may be looking to move forward and achieve your goals. Face-to-face counselling in Cardiff & Swansea or remote sessions. Our counsellors can work with individuals, couples and children.
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Jeremy Young
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14
At certain life stages we may experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feelings of a loss or meaningless, loss of direction or purpose, or difficulty with building meaningful relationships. I will work with you to identify what these symptoms mean and how they may be pointing you to discover a deeper sense of self. My approach is integrative and allows for self-discovery. My methodology offers focus, allowing you to explore and connect to a truer sense of who you are. I encourage you to develop a sense of curiosity to understand yourself more profoundly. We will work together, to support your needs.
At certain life stages we may experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feelings of a loss or meaningless, loss of direction or purpose, or difficulty with building meaningful relationships. I will work with you to identify what these symptoms mean and how they may be pointing you to discover a deeper sense of self. My approach is integrative and allows for self-discovery. My methodology offers focus, allowing you to explore and connect to a truer sense of who you are. I encourage you to develop a sense of curiosity to understand yourself more profoundly. We will work together, to support your needs.
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Sara Sirati
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and supervisor with extensive experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapies. I deliver mental health awareness sessions in a variety of organisations and guest lecture at u My line of expertise include: working with Trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, self-harm, Domestic Abuse, issues concerning gender, identity and sexuality, anxiety and depression. You may have existing experiences of counselling, or be completely new to counselling, nonetheless I am here to support you with any worries you may be having. I have experience of working with young people, as well as adults on a variety issues.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and supervisor with extensive experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapies. I deliver mental health awareness sessions in a variety of organisations and guest lecture at u My line of expertise include: working with Trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, self-harm, Domestic Abuse, issues concerning gender, identity and sexuality, anxiety and depression. You may have existing experiences of counselling, or be completely new to counselling, nonetheless I am here to support you with any worries you may be having. I have experience of working with young people, as well as adults on a variety issues.
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Helen Noble
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5  (Online Only)
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Therapist online
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
I specialise in anger, anxiety, depression, behavioural problems, ASD, ADHD, school refusing and trauma.
Hello, welcome. I can imagine how difficult it must be searching through the profiles trying to find the right therapist. Making the decision to seek help for your child/grandchild is a brave one and sometimes it can be difficult. I have been told by clients that I am calm, warm, welcoming, and approachable; and can put them at ease. I am a Child and Adolescent Therapist who specialises in 7-18 years olds who until recently worked in CAMHS for the NHS for over six years. I decided to work in private practice after seeing so many children whom I could help turned away by CAMHS or who were waiting a long time to get help.
I specialise in anger, anxiety, depression, behavioural problems, ASD, ADHD, school refusing and trauma.
Hello, welcome. I can imagine how difficult it must be searching through the profiles trying to find the right therapist. Making the decision to seek help for your child/grandchild is a brave one and sometimes it can be difficult. I have been told by clients that I am calm, warm, welcoming, and approachable; and can put them at ease. I am a Child and Adolescent Therapist who specialises in 7-18 years olds who until recently worked in CAMHS for the NHS for over six years. I decided to work in private practice after seeing so many children whom I could help turned away by CAMHS or who were waiting a long time to get help.
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Photo of Jillian Kirkpatrick, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Jillian Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5
You may wish to seek help in overcoming patterns of behaviour caused by anxiety, depression, loss and trauma or you may simply wish to tell your story in a safe and supportive environment.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
You may wish to seek help in overcoming patterns of behaviour caused by anxiety, depression, loss and trauma or you may simply wish to tell your story in a safe and supportive environment.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
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Sonalle Coaching & Creative Therapies
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24  (Online Only)
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, stress or trauma? Or do you feel that something is missing, or just isn't quite right? Do you want a fast & effective embodied solution from your home/office without a lifetime of therapy? Then email me... Online sessions only. For a limited time only, I am offering new psychotherapy clients a free 15 min clarity telephone call to see how it feels to work together.
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, stress or trauma? Or do you feel that something is missing, or just isn't quite right? Do you want a fast & effective embodied solution from your home/office without a lifetime of therapy? Then email me... Online sessions only. For a limited time only, I am offering new psychotherapy clients a free 15 min clarity telephone call to see how it feels to work together.
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Sherin Begum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
I have helped clients with mild mental health issues such as general stress to higher needs such as schizophrenia and personality disorders. I would say my expertise lies mostly with anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues. I work with the clients goals in mind, at their own pace and ability. No two clients are the same and adjust my skills accordingly. Whether you’re looking for small changes in perspective, understanding or attitude, or you want a deeper more meaningful change in thinking, behaviour and habits I am willing to walk that journey with you.
I have helped clients with mild mental health issues such as general stress to higher needs such as schizophrenia and personality disorders. I would say my expertise lies mostly with anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues. I work with the clients goals in mind, at their own pace and ability. No two clients are the same and adjust my skills accordingly. Whether you’re looking for small changes in perspective, understanding or attitude, or you want a deeper more meaningful change in thinking, behaviour and habits I am willing to walk that journey with you.
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Online Therapy With Abbie Hendy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Abbie. I'm an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and psychotherapist in creative arts. You may be looking to discover healthier coping mechanisms and gain deeper insights into yourself, yet feel unsure how to elicit change or better understand your difficulties. You might be experiencing a low mood that feels hard to break out of or are struggling to turn the volume down on anxious thoughts. Or maybe you have experienced painful past experiences that are disrupting your ability to fully live in the present.
Hi, I'm Abbie. I'm an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and psychotherapist in creative arts. You may be looking to discover healthier coping mechanisms and gain deeper insights into yourself, yet feel unsure how to elicit change or better understand your difficulties. You might be experiencing a low mood that feels hard to break out of or are struggling to turn the volume down on anxious thoughts. Or maybe you have experienced painful past experiences that are disrupting your ability to fully live in the present.
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Photo of Kyle Davies, CPsychol, Psychologist
Kyle Davies
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF15
Is your life impacted by symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Long Covid, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Overwhelm, or Burnout? Whether you struggle with a diagnosed condition, or just want to transcend the mire of brain fog, anxious thoughts, and worry, my work can help you reclaim your vitality, realise your potentials, and experience peace of mind. My approach is somatic and trauma informed. It incorporates and utilises the latest scientific thinking on neural plasticity, polyvagal theory and the mind-body connection, and dovetails this with more spiritual principles of consciousness and flow.
Is your life impacted by symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Long Covid, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Overwhelm, or Burnout? Whether you struggle with a diagnosed condition, or just want to transcend the mire of brain fog, anxious thoughts, and worry, my work can help you reclaim your vitality, realise your potentials, and experience peace of mind. My approach is somatic and trauma informed. It incorporates and utilises the latest scientific thinking on neural plasticity, polyvagal theory and the mind-body connection, and dovetails this with more spiritual principles of consciousness and flow.
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Dr Alex Morey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11  (Online Only)
As a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, I deliver evidence-based interventions to help individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I have experience working with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, OCD, and trauma. My approach to therapy focuses on creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space in which clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to make changes in their life. I believe in collaborating with clients to help them achieve their objectives and goals, tailoring support to meet their individual needs and personal priorities.
As a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, I deliver evidence-based interventions to help individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I have experience working with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, OCD, and trauma. My approach to therapy focuses on creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space in which clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to make changes in their life. I believe in collaborating with clients to help them achieve their objectives and goals, tailoring support to meet their individual needs and personal priorities.
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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.