Anxiety Psychiatrists in Boston, MA

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Linda Kim
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Boston, MA 02135  (Online Only)
My vision is to create a nurturing space that supports you through unique issues that we face daily – whether it be depression, anxiety, work-life balance, mood disorders in pregnancy, infertility, menopause, and more.
My patients often share with me that they look forward to their appointments with me as an opportunity to heal, to learn, and to grow in ways that were surprising to them. That is one of the most gratifying parts of my work. I am passionate about offering a holistic and inviting approach to emotional health treatment. I have significant training and experience to provide the most comprehensive care possible and deeply connect with patients. I attended medical school at Tufts University, and completed my adult residency program at Harvard Medical School (MGH/McLean). I am also certified through Postpartum Support International.
My vision is to create a nurturing space that supports you through unique issues that we face daily – whether it be depression, anxiety, work-life balance, mood disorders in pregnancy, infertility, menopause, and more.
My patients often share with me that they look forward to their appointments with me as an opportunity to heal, to learn, and to grow in ways that were surprising to them. That is one of the most gratifying parts of my work. I am passionate about offering a holistic and inviting approach to emotional health treatment. I have significant training and experience to provide the most comprehensive care possible and deeply connect with patients. I attended medical school at Tufts University, and completed my adult residency program at Harvard Medical School (MGH/McLean). I am also certified through Postpartum Support International.
(617) 410-4519 View (617) 410-4519
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Carnegie Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02136
Her expertise extends to depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.
Currently accepting new patients for medication management. Melanie Daley's professional background as a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in Massachusetts reflects a comprehensive and dedicated career in mental health care. With over twelve years of experience as a Registered Nurse in addiction medicine and dual diagnosis settings, Melanie possesses a robust skill set to address various mental health issues.
Her expertise extends to depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.
Currently accepting new patients for medication management. Melanie Daley's professional background as a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in Massachusetts reflects a comprehensive and dedicated career in mental health care. With over twelve years of experience as a Registered Nurse in addiction medicine and dual diagnosis settings, Melanie possesses a robust skill set to address various mental health issues.
(617) 744-7410 View (617) 744-7410
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Global Behavioral Healthcare LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, MPH
Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Annet provides diagnostic assessments, medication management, and therapy for various psychiatric conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD, and substance use disorders.
Global Behavioral Healthcare offers comprehensive mental health services in both outpatient and tele-psychiatry formats, catering to individuals residing in the Waltham and Boston regions. The convenience of tele-psychiatry allows you to receive support from the comfort of your home using a computer or phone. We gladly welcome new patients and accommodate those with busy schedules by providing evening and weekend hours. At Global Behavioral Healthcare, you will receive expert care from Annet Kabuusu, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with extensive experience across various settings, including hospitals.
Annet provides diagnostic assessments, medication management, and therapy for various psychiatric conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD, and substance use disorders.
Global Behavioral Healthcare offers comprehensive mental health services in both outpatient and tele-psychiatry formats, catering to individuals residing in the Waltham and Boston regions. The convenience of tele-psychiatry allows you to receive support from the comfort of your home using a computer or phone. We gladly welcome new patients and accommodate those with busy schedules by providing evening and weekend hours. At Global Behavioral Healthcare, you will receive expert care from Annet Kabuusu, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with extensive experience across various settings, including hospitals.
(617) 622-5442 View (617) 622-5442
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Kelly Krcmarik
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients for virtual appointments. - Your and your family’s mental health is a priority, but you haven’t found the help you need. You’re working so hard, but you feel like you're spinning your wheels and you’re exhausted. Or maybe it’s about your child and you can’t help but wonder if the worries, fears, and irritability are affecting their friendships, academics, and goals. You’re ready for a change. You want a doctor who is going to work with you on a personalized plan for your unique needs. You want a doctor who brings a flexible, attentive, and well-rounded approach to treatment. We can help.
Accepting new patients for virtual appointments. - Your and your family’s mental health is a priority, but you haven’t found the help you need. You’re working so hard, but you feel like you're spinning your wheels and you’re exhausted. Or maybe it’s about your child and you can’t help but wonder if the worries, fears, and irritability are affecting their friendships, academics, and goals. You’re ready for a change. You want a doctor who is going to work with you on a personalized plan for your unique needs. You want a doctor who brings a flexible, attentive, and well-rounded approach to treatment. We can help.
(857) 425-1787 View (857) 425-1787
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Kyle B Sargent
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified
Boston, MA 02116
Kyle’s clinical area of focus includes the treatment of mood disorders, ADHD, and Anxiety.
Kyle B Sargent is a Psychiatric Physician Assistant. He graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences specializing in Psychiatric Health as well as Acute Care. Kyle joined our team in hopes of connecting with patients to create a solid and trusting relationship in order to provide appropriate patient-centered care. He has worked in Urgent Cares across the South Shore, but his main passion is mental health where he aims to serve and provide care to his community in areas that need it the most.
Kyle’s clinical area of focus includes the treatment of mood disorders, ADHD, and Anxiety.
Kyle B Sargent is a Psychiatric Physician Assistant. He graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences specializing in Psychiatric Health as well as Acute Care. Kyle joined our team in hopes of connecting with patients to create a solid and trusting relationship in order to provide appropriate patient-centered care. He has worked in Urgent Cares across the South Shore, but his main passion is mental health where he aims to serve and provide care to his community in areas that need it the most.
(857) 420-6947 View (857) 420-6947
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Kevin DiCesare
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Dr. Kevin DiCesare is a board-certified psychiatrist, treating adults. He received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, his medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and then went on to train at Maine Medical Center for his psychiatric residency. He has 22 years of expertise in diagnosing and treating psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, Bipolar spectrum disorders, adjustment problems, ADHD and other disorders.
Dr. Kevin DiCesare is a board-certified psychiatrist, treating adults. He received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, his medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and then went on to train at Maine Medical Center for his psychiatric residency. He has 22 years of expertise in diagnosing and treating psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, Bipolar spectrum disorders, adjustment problems, ADHD and other disorders.
(617) 307-1738 View (617) 307-1738
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Joseph F. Toomey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
Boston, MA 02125
My practice involves evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of multiple mental health conditions including: ADHD, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, Social Anxiety, and OCD with a focus on compassionate, culturally sensitive, supportive COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOTHERAPY and MEDICATION MANAGEMENT for adults and adolescents 18+.
With over three decades’ experience in academic and corporate environments, my current work as a Psychiatric DNP has evolved from observing the challenges and successes of colleagues and students and their relationship to emotional HEALTH and the ability to FOCUS on daily and long-term goals. As a result of my Yale, Duke, and MGH psychiatric training, I’ve honed my observations into effective working theories about the biopsychosocial factors that influence peoples’ vitality and well-being. If you're currently struggling with academic, professional or emotional obstacles, I believe I can help.
My practice involves evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of multiple mental health conditions including: ADHD, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, Social Anxiety, and OCD with a focus on compassionate, culturally sensitive, supportive COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOTHERAPY and MEDICATION MANAGEMENT for adults and adolescents 18+.
With over three decades’ experience in academic and corporate environments, my current work as a Psychiatric DNP has evolved from observing the challenges and successes of colleagues and students and their relationship to emotional HEALTH and the ability to FOCUS on daily and long-term goals. As a result of my Yale, Duke, and MGH psychiatric training, I’ve honed my observations into effective working theories about the biopsychosocial factors that influence peoples’ vitality and well-being. If you're currently struggling with academic, professional or emotional obstacles, I believe I can help.
(857) 269-1988 View (857) 269-1988
Jennifer Kania
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC, MSN
Verified
Boston, MA 02132  (Online Only)
Areas of interest include Trauma, PTSD, Eating disorders, Anxiety, Panic disorders, Depression, Bipolar disorders, Insomnia, Adjustment disorders, ADHD, ADD, OCD, Stress, Psychotic disorders, Anger issues, LGBQT health, Racial minority issues and Substance use disorders.
Jennifer believes in providing a holistic and individualized care tailored to the specific needs of each patient. She combines psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in each encounter.
Areas of interest include Trauma, PTSD, Eating disorders, Anxiety, Panic disorders, Depression, Bipolar disorders, Insomnia, Adjustment disorders, ADHD, ADD, OCD, Stress, Psychotic disorders, Anger issues, LGBQT health, Racial minority issues and Substance use disorders.
Jennifer believes in providing a holistic and individualized care tailored to the specific needs of each patient. She combines psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in each encounter.
(508) 791-3677 View (508) 791-3677
Massachusetts Mind Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with ten-plus years of psychiatric nursing experience working with children, teens, and adults in various settings. One of the bravest things you can do is seek out support. I aim to offer an individualized approach, listen to your goals, and explore strategies for optimizing wellness. I have a primary focus on medication management for a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, and more.
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with ten-plus years of psychiatric nursing experience working with children, teens, and adults in various settings. One of the bravest things you can do is seek out support. I aim to offer an individualized approach, listen to your goals, and explore strategies for optimizing wellness. I have a primary focus on medication management for a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, and more.
(857) 767-7072 View (857) 767-7072
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Tetyana Tarnavsky
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Her primary focus has been on treating adults with depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, ADHD and other disorders.
Dr. Tetyana Tarnavsky is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in Adult Psychiatry. She attended Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy in Ukraine where she received her M.D., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychiatry. Dr. Tarnavsky has completed her residency at Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Program in MA where she was elected Chief Resident.
Her primary focus has been on treating adults with depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, ADHD and other disorders.
Dr. Tetyana Tarnavsky is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in Adult Psychiatry. She attended Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy in Ukraine where she received her M.D., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychiatry. Dr. Tarnavsky has completed her residency at Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Program in MA where she was elected Chief Resident.
(617) 207-6658 View (617) 207-6658
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Amanda Bennett
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
She has a wide range of experience in depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and related mood disorders as well as ADHD.
Dr. Amanda Bennett is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in Adult Psychiatry who specializes in medication management for a variety of psychiatric conditions. She completed medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her adult residency training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine.Dr. Bennett has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including inpatient and outpatient, as well as community and academic centers.
She has a wide range of experience in depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and related mood disorders as well as ADHD.
Dr. Amanda Bennett is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in Adult Psychiatry who specializes in medication management for a variety of psychiatric conditions. She completed medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her adult residency training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine.Dr. Bennett has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including inpatient and outpatient, as well as community and academic centers.
(617) 544-2458 View (617) 544-2458
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Holistic Well
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
I help people who suffer from anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, PTSD, who experience neurodivergence, personality disorders, post-partum depression, people dealing with issues related to grief or adjustment.
Hello and welcome! My name is Rachel Zagarella and I am a dedicated psychiatric nurse practitioner focused on providing compassionate care for individuals seeking support with their mental health. With a deep commitment to helping others, I specialize in understanding your unique needs and developing personalized treatment plans. Through evidence-based practices and a collaborative approach, we can work together to enhance your mental well-being. Take the first step by scheduling a consultation, and let’s embark on your journey towards lasting wellness.
I help people who suffer from anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, PTSD, who experience neurodivergence, personality disorders, post-partum depression, people dealing with issues related to grief or adjustment.
Hello and welcome! My name is Rachel Zagarella and I am a dedicated psychiatric nurse practitioner focused on providing compassionate care for individuals seeking support with their mental health. With a deep commitment to helping others, I specialize in understanding your unique needs and developing personalized treatment plans. Through evidence-based practices and a collaborative approach, we can work together to enhance your mental well-being. Take the first step by scheduling a consultation, and let’s embark on your journey towards lasting wellness.
(508) 690-8110 View (508) 690-8110
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Northeast Wellness, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Boston, MA 02109
Lauren's clinical interests include depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
Lauren Linsmeier is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in patient care across the lifespan. With a background in acute settings, including psychiatric hospitals and the emergency department, Lauren has devoted numerous years as a nurse and nurse practitioner to supporting individuals during their most challenging moments. She now enjoys working with patients alongside life’s ups and downs to provide assistance and support.
Lauren's clinical interests include depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
Lauren Linsmeier is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in patient care across the lifespan. With a background in acute settings, including psychiatric hospitals and the emergency department, Lauren has devoted numerous years as a nurse and nurse practitioner to supporting individuals during their most challenging moments. She now enjoys working with patients alongside life’s ups and downs to provide assistance and support.
(857) 370-4557 View (857) 370-4557
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Kelechi Job
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
I specialize in treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), PTSD etc.
Hi, I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 5 years of experience in treatment of various mental health problems. I have my Master's degree from Regis College, Weston Massachusetts.
I specialize in treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), PTSD etc.
Hi, I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 5 years of experience in treatment of various mental health problems. I have my Master's degree from Regis College, Weston Massachusetts.
(617) 675-5996 View (617) 675-5996
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Northeast Wellness, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Brian Jewers is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with many years of experience and a passion to help his community. Brian specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression. Brian is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force where he served for nearly a decade, and translates the same commitment to serve into his nursing career. Now accepting new patients ages 14 and older.
Brian Jewers is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with many years of experience and a passion to help his community. Brian specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression. Brian is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force where he served for nearly a decade, and translates the same commitment to serve into his nursing career. Now accepting new patients ages 14 and older.
(857) 214-5056 View (857) 214-5056
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Connie Diep
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110
I’m experienced working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety spectrum disorders, and trauma-attachment disorders.
Accepting New Patients! Fill out the intake form on the website to become a new patient. Change can be challenging for most of us and striving for better mental health is rarely a passive act. I believe positive change and improvement can be achieved when clients are open, honest, and curious about themselves and who are active participants in their health.
I’m experienced working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety spectrum disorders, and trauma-attachment disorders.
Accepting New Patients! Fill out the intake form on the website to become a new patient. Change can be challenging for most of us and striving for better mental health is rarely a passive act. I believe positive change and improvement can be achieved when clients are open, honest, and curious about themselves and who are active participants in their health.
(617) 383-7839 View (617) 383-7839
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Kenneth Collins Kavanagh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-C, ANP-C, MSN, MPH
Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
My current focus is caring for clients in early through middle adulthood experiencing Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, ADHD (with documented Neuropsychological Testing), Somatic Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Gender Dysphoria, and Trauma.
I provide psychiatric care, including diagnosis, medication management, consultations, and supportive counseling. I have enjoyed worked with many diverse groups, including members of the LGBTQ community, college students and professionals on all levels, individuals adjusting to cultural changes, persons in life-stage transitions, and those living with chronic disease. My interaction style ranges from supportive, directive, or challenging depending on the client's needs and goals. I maintain a collaborative and respectful approach, and establish a safe therapeutic environment with compassion, empathy, and significant dose of humor.
My current focus is caring for clients in early through middle adulthood experiencing Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, ADHD (with documented Neuropsychological Testing), Somatic Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Gender Dysphoria, and Trauma.
I provide psychiatric care, including diagnosis, medication management, consultations, and supportive counseling. I have enjoyed worked with many diverse groups, including members of the LGBTQ community, college students and professionals on all levels, individuals adjusting to cultural changes, persons in life-stage transitions, and those living with chronic disease. My interaction style ranges from supportive, directive, or challenging depending on the client's needs and goals. I maintain a collaborative and respectful approach, and establish a safe therapeutic environment with compassion, empathy, and significant dose of humor.
(508) 714-7428 View (508) 714-7428
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Christoforos Iraklis Giakoumatos
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Boston, MA 02118
I treat adults with mental health disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD and PTSD. I also treat adults with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. I believe in individualizing treatment based on each person's needs. I offer medication management visits, complemented with elements of Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and psychodymanic psychotherapy. I also offer psychotherapy visits without medication management, if someone is not in need of medications.
I treat adults with mental health disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD and PTSD. I also treat adults with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. I believe in individualizing treatment based on each person's needs. I offer medication management visits, complemented with elements of Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and psychodymanic psychotherapy. I also offer psychotherapy visits without medication management, if someone is not in need of medications.
(857) 810-4123 View (857) 810-4123
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Clara Kim
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Kim has extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, personality- and trauma-related disorders, stress and adjustment problems, perinatal issues including postpartum depression, and psychosis.
Dr. Clara Kim is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in Adult Psychiatry. She received her medical degree from Yale University and completed her residency training at Cambridge Health Alliance – Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kim treats each patient with a holistic, evidence-based approach that incorporates psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic best practices. Her priority is to build a safe and trusting working relationship with each patient. Occasionally, Dr. Kim may recommend that you add a psychotherapist or other provider to your care team as well.
Kim has extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, personality- and trauma-related disorders, stress and adjustment problems, perinatal issues including postpartum depression, and psychosis.
Dr. Clara Kim is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in Adult Psychiatry. She received her medical degree from Yale University and completed her residency training at Cambridge Health Alliance – Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kim treats each patient with a holistic, evidence-based approach that incorporates psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic best practices. Her priority is to build a safe and trusting working relationship with each patient. Occasionally, Dr. Kim may recommend that you add a psychotherapist or other provider to your care team as well.
(617) 890-6298 View (617) 890-6298
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Shannon Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C , PMHNP-B
Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to Shannon Psychiatry! I am accepting new patients at this time. My primary specialty is ages 14 years to 30 years. All visits are through telemedicine, so I can see anyone in the state of Massachusetts from the comfort of your home, without having to worry about the commute! If you are a new patient, urgently needing to be seen, I can usually get you in within 2-3 days. My love for what I do in psychiatry, comes from the joy I get in helping others improve their lives. Most of my patients do not know which direction to go when then come to me, and that is ok. We can work on that together!
Hello and welcome to Shannon Psychiatry! I am accepting new patients at this time. My primary specialty is ages 14 years to 30 years. All visits are through telemedicine, so I can see anyone in the state of Massachusetts from the comfort of your home, without having to worry about the commute! If you are a new patient, urgently needing to be seen, I can usually get you in within 2-3 days. My love for what I do in psychiatry, comes from the joy I get in helping others improve their lives. Most of my patients do not know which direction to go when then come to me, and that is ok. We can work on that together!
(857) 887-2397 View (857) 887-2397

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Anxiety Psychiatrists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular 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 Behavioral 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.