Anxiety Psychiatrists in Charlotte, NC

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Photo of Janelle Stitt, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Charlotte, NC
Janelle Stitt
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
My name is Janelle and I am dual licensed FNP and PMHNP and I have a servants heart. I have been an RN for 19 years in acute care, pediatrics and women's health and a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family medicine, Medical weight management and Psychiatry for 4 years. I am currently completing my Doctorate Studies. I see ages 5 and up. I manage all mood disorders from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and substance induced mood disorders. I also manage ADHD and Autism. I am Faith Based, Empathetic, Open-Minded, Warm, Direct, Affirming and Integrative. I believe in healing the whole person.
My name is Janelle and I am dual licensed FNP and PMHNP and I have a servants heart. I have been an RN for 19 years in acute care, pediatrics and women's health and a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family medicine, Medical weight management and Psychiatry for 4 years. I am currently completing my Doctorate Studies. I see ages 5 and up. I manage all mood disorders from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and substance induced mood disorders. I also manage ADHD and Autism. I am Faith Based, Empathetic, Open-Minded, Warm, Direct, Affirming and Integrative. I believe in healing the whole person.
(980) 372-6752 View (980) 372-6752
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Aris Azar
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, AGNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I'm a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner offering a blend of psychotherapy and medication management to help you achieve your goals. My aim is to deliver expert care that aligns with your values and addresses your concerns by offering flexible scheduling, 7 days a week that includes weekends and evenings for your convenience. I have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric conditions including ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, panic disorder and many others. I also provide a holistic approach that integrates therapy seamlessly into your sessions.
I'm a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner offering a blend of psychotherapy and medication management to help you achieve your goals. My aim is to deliver expert care that aligns with your values and addresses your concerns by offering flexible scheduling, 7 days a week that includes weekends and evenings for your convenience. I have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric conditions including ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, panic disorder and many others. I also provide a holistic approach that integrates therapy seamlessly into your sessions.
(704) 610-5876 View (704) 610-5876
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J W Scott Wallace
Psychiatrist, MD, LFAPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
My practice is open to adults and adolescents in need of psychiatric care. I practice general psychiatry, primarily focused on, but not at all limited to, mood and anxiety disorders, dual diagnosis, and organic issues. My special interest is in eating disorders and am the former Medical Director of a hospital Eating Disorder Program, and I do have experience and skill in other disorders. I no longer do any hospital work, my practice being solely office-based. I am pleased to be part of of a multidisciplinary group of mental health professionals who can provide comprehensive care for you. I gladly collaborate with other providers.
My practice is open to adults and adolescents in need of psychiatric care. I practice general psychiatry, primarily focused on, but not at all limited to, mood and anxiety disorders, dual diagnosis, and organic issues. My special interest is in eating disorders and am the former Medical Director of a hospital Eating Disorder Program, and I do have experience and skill in other disorders. I no longer do any hospital work, my practice being solely office-based. I am pleased to be part of of a multidisciplinary group of mental health professionals who can provide comprehensive care for you. I gladly collaborate with other providers.
(980) 246-3710 View (980) 246-3710
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Megan Comer
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
Megan provides medication management and supportive therapy for clients dealing with generalized anxiety, depression, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, ADHD, and other diagnoses. She earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the Medical College of Georgia. She has also previously worked in Pain Management and Radiology. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant she earned a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. Megan believes that having a strong relationship with her patients is the most important tool in providing care.
Megan provides medication management and supportive therapy for clients dealing with generalized anxiety, depression, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, ADHD, and other diagnoses. She earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the Medical College of Georgia. She has also previously worked in Pain Management and Radiology. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant she earned a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. Megan believes that having a strong relationship with her patients is the most important tool in providing care.
(704) 270-2339 View (704) 270-2339
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Shannon Blankenbeckler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
She is experienced in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, PTSD, mood disorders, and more.
Shannon Blankenbeckler is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Shannon collaborates with her patients to improve their functioning and quality of life. With active listening, kindness, and compassion, she works with her patients to identify the issues holding them back. She helps them focus on their unique strengths, address their struggles, and set meaningful, achievable goals so they can thrive and find peace. Shannon knows that patients seek help when they’re brave enough to identify that something in their life needs to change.
She is experienced in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, PTSD, mood disorders, and more.
Shannon Blankenbeckler is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Shannon collaborates with her patients to improve their functioning and quality of life. With active listening, kindness, and compassion, she works with her patients to identify the issues holding them back. She helps them focus on their unique strengths, address their struggles, and set meaningful, achievable goals so they can thrive and find peace. Shannon knows that patients seek help when they’re brave enough to identify that something in their life needs to change.
(704) 755-3459 View (704) 755-3459
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Wise Mind and Body
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28297  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients from anywhere in North Carolina! Are you overwhelmed with life’s day to day responsibilities? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression or trouble sleeping? Do you want more balance in your life? There is hope! Joanna Wiseman will guide you on your journey to personal growth and happiness through mental stability. Schedule your first appointment with Joanna today.
Accepting new patients from anywhere in North Carolina! Are you overwhelmed with life’s day to day responsibilities? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression or trouble sleeping? Do you want more balance in your life? There is hope! Joanna Wiseman will guide you on your journey to personal growth and happiness through mental stability. Schedule your first appointment with Joanna today.
(704) 397-4744 View (704) 397-4744
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Dr. Charlene Whitaker-Brown
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP, CHFN
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202
The center provides psychiatric assessments, medication management as well as case-by-case counseling services to adult patients suffering from depression and anxiety ages 18 and up.
The MindHeart Institute and Wellness Center, PLLC is a Charlotte, North Carolina based company providing psychiatric and mental health services to the entire state of North Carolina. MindHeart Institute and Wellness Center is located at 10400 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28262. The Center sits at the intersection of West Mallard Creek Church Road/ Prosperity Church Road and Mallard Creek Road. Patients can be seen in person and virtual.
The center provides psychiatric assessments, medication management as well as case-by-case counseling services to adult patients suffering from depression and anxiety ages 18 and up.
The MindHeart Institute and Wellness Center, PLLC is a Charlotte, North Carolina based company providing psychiatric and mental health services to the entire state of North Carolina. MindHeart Institute and Wellness Center is located at 10400 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28262. The Center sits at the intersection of West Mallard Creek Church Road/ Prosperity Church Road and Mallard Creek Road. Patients can be seen in person and virtual.
(704) 397-3399 View (704) 397-3399
Photo of Bret Guidry, Psychiatrist in Charlotte, NC
Bret Guidry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Dr. Guidry graduated from LSU Medical School in New Orleans. He completed his psychiatry residency training in Augusta Georgia. He is uniquely qualified a psychiatrist and a surgeon. Dr. Guidry is board certified in Psychiatry and OBGYN. His specialties include the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, sexual disorders, anger management, sexual assault, and trauma. Dr. Guidry is a combat veteran, who retired from the United States Army after 25 years of service. He enjoys spending time with his family, writing novels, playing his guitar, and riding his motorcycle on mountain backroads.
Dr. Guidry graduated from LSU Medical School in New Orleans. He completed his psychiatry residency training in Augusta Georgia. He is uniquely qualified a psychiatrist and a surgeon. Dr. Guidry is board certified in Psychiatry and OBGYN. His specialties include the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, sexual disorders, anger management, sexual assault, and trauma. Dr. Guidry is a combat veteran, who retired from the United States Army after 25 years of service. He enjoys spending time with his family, writing novels, playing his guitar, and riding his motorcycle on mountain backroads.
(980) 372-8112 View (980) 372-8112
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Sabre Thomas Watkins
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28227
From anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, I am well-versed in diagnosing and treating various psychiatric conditions.
Greetings, I am Sabre T. Watkins, a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a deep commitment to providing comprehensive mental health care. With a wealth of experience and a passion for promoting emotional well-being, I am here to support you on your journey towards mental wellness.
From anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, I am well-versed in diagnosing and treating various psychiatric conditions.
Greetings, I am Sabre T. Watkins, a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a deep commitment to providing comprehensive mental health care. With a wealth of experience and a passion for promoting emotional well-being, I am here to support you on your journey towards mental wellness.
(704) 266-0544 View (704) 266-0544
Photo of Elizabeth Lemons, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Charlotte, NC
Elizabeth Lemons
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
Elizabeth "Liz" Lemons is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who manages and treats a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep/insomnia, OCD, Bipolar II, PTSD, substance use, and other areas. She has over 10 years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors.
Elizabeth "Liz" Lemons is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who manages and treats a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep/insomnia, OCD, Bipolar II, PTSD, substance use, and other areas. She has over 10 years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors.
(704) 610-5313 View (704) 610-5313
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Dr. Dorothy J Nivens
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner licensed and accepting new clients in NC, SC, NJ, and MD. My clinical background includes over 28 years of nursing experience in various medical platforms. I am an active Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing member. I work with the clients to develop an individualized, evidence-based care plan that prioritizes their goals. I strive to provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space to help those struggling. If you need help, please do not hesitate to reach out. I have experience working with, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner licensed and accepting new clients in NC, SC, NJ, and MD. My clinical background includes over 28 years of nursing experience in various medical platforms. I am an active Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing member. I work with the clients to develop an individualized, evidence-based care plan that prioritizes their goals. I strive to provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space to help those struggling. If you need help, please do not hesitate to reach out. I have experience working with, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
(704) 459-2435 View (704) 459-2435
Photo of Eric Semeko, Psychiatrist in Charlotte, NC
Eric Semeko
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
Semeko's clinical specialtiesinclude General Comprehensive Psychiatry Evaluation, Medication Management, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Addiction Psychiatry including Suboxone Therapy for Opiate Dependency Treatment, Behavioral Health, Anxiety, ADHD, and Mood Disorders.
Dr. Eric Semeko, MD is a Hospitalist in Psychiatry at one of Charlotte, North Carolina's local hospitals. He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Semeko grew up in Ghana, Africa earning his Medical Degree in Volgograd, Russia, completing his residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. He was recently named one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors and has worked in a large metropolitan hospital clinic as lead physician. In addition to his hospital work Dr. Semeko owns a private practice on Park Road; Restoration Charlotte, PLLC.
Semeko's clinical specialtiesinclude General Comprehensive Psychiatry Evaluation, Medication Management, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Addiction Psychiatry including Suboxone Therapy for Opiate Dependency Treatment, Behavioral Health, Anxiety, ADHD, and Mood Disorders.
Dr. Eric Semeko, MD is a Hospitalist in Psychiatry at one of Charlotte, North Carolina's local hospitals. He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Semeko grew up in Ghana, Africa earning his Medical Degree in Volgograd, Russia, completing his residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. He was recently named one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors and has worked in a large metropolitan hospital clinic as lead physician. In addition to his hospital work Dr. Semeko owns a private practice on Park Road; Restoration Charlotte, PLLC.
(704) 870-0281 View (704) 870-0281
Photo of Brea Washington, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Charlotte, NC
Brea Washington
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, AGPCNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing holistic telepsychiatry care to improve the management of symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, grief, and daily life stressors. I offer psychotherapy, remote ADHD testing, medication management, as well as guidance with self-care practices, healthy nutrition, and staying physically active for overall wellness.
I specialize in providing holistic telepsychiatry care to improve the management of symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, grief, and daily life stressors. I offer psychotherapy, remote ADHD testing, medication management, as well as guidance with self-care practices, healthy nutrition, and staying physically active for overall wellness.
(704) 459-3930 View (704) 459-3930
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David Balis Patton
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Please contact my office for appointments and prescription refills. I am co-founder of Pediatric & Family Behavioral Health, PLLC, (PFBH)- a psychiatry clinic in South Charlotte. PFBH specializes in the psychiatric treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. We are an evidence-based clinic that deals primarily in medication management & psychotherapy. We have experience in treating Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tic Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Psychosis.
Please contact my office for appointments and prescription refills. I am co-founder of Pediatric & Family Behavioral Health, PLLC, (PFBH)- a psychiatry clinic in South Charlotte. PFBH specializes in the psychiatric treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. We are an evidence-based clinic that deals primarily in medication management & psychotherapy. We have experience in treating Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tic Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Psychosis.
(704) 237-6843 View (704) 237-6843
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Monejah King
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
Her specialties include mood disorders and anxiety.
Monejah King is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Monejah King has a comprehensive background in psychiatric care that helps her to provide holistic care to clients facing a wide range of mental health challenges. Her approach is grounded in the belief that every individual, regardless of their beliefs or background, deserves compassionate and tailored care. Clients go to Monejah seeking a provider who has a genuine dedication to their well-being, a commitment to addressing occupational and everyday trauma, and guidance on their journey to healing. She treats clients ages 16-65.
Her specialties include mood disorders and anxiety.
Monejah King is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Monejah King has a comprehensive background in psychiatric care that helps her to provide holistic care to clients facing a wide range of mental health challenges. Her approach is grounded in the belief that every individual, regardless of their beliefs or background, deserves compassionate and tailored care. Clients go to Monejah seeking a provider who has a genuine dedication to their well-being, a commitment to addressing occupational and everyday trauma, and guidance on their journey to healing. She treats clients ages 16-65.
(980) 737-2245 View (980) 737-2245
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Olivia Lee
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, disordered eating and body image concerns through the use of medication management and various therapeutic modalities.
If you are experiencing stress, struggling with low self-esteem or are having difficulty navigating professional challenges or life transitions and need support, I can provide individualized and holistic treatment. In a nurturing yet structured manner, I encourage emotional, behavioral, social and spiritual growth that will bring you closer to achieving your goals.
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, disordered eating and body image concerns through the use of medication management and various therapeutic modalities.
If you are experiencing stress, struggling with low self-esteem or are having difficulty navigating professional challenges or life transitions and need support, I can provide individualized and holistic treatment. In a nurturing yet structured manner, I encourage emotional, behavioral, social and spiritual growth that will bring you closer to achieving your goals.
(704) 946-8119 View (704) 946-8119
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Dr. Tamara A. Neely
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-B, FNP-C, LCAS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28227  (Online Only)
We treat individuals with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD and PTSD.
As a medical provider, I am here to assist you by providing quality services with a unique emphasis on the mental health and well-being of the whole person with easy access to care from the comfort of your home. Our clinic focuses on health promotion, health education, mental health and counseling. We provide care in a non-judgmental, patient-centered environment by taking time to listen. We are ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.
We treat individuals with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD and PTSD.
As a medical provider, I am here to assist you by providing quality services with a unique emphasis on the mental health and well-being of the whole person with easy access to care from the comfort of your home. Our clinic focuses on health promotion, health education, mental health and counseling. We provide care in a non-judgmental, patient-centered environment by taking time to listen. We are ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.
(980) 399-5417 View (980) 399-5417
Photo of Celena Nicole Shivers, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Charlotte, NC
Celena Nicole Shivers
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Do you often feel weighed down from feelings of anxiety or depression that may be keeping you up at night? Can’t get past traumas and need someone who can understand? Look no further, allow Celena Shivers Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) to manage your care.
Do you often feel weighed down from feelings of anxiety or depression that may be keeping you up at night? Can’t get past traumas and need someone who can understand? Look no further, allow Celena Shivers Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) to manage your care.
(704) 457-1691 View (704) 457-1691
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Claris Livingstone
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
She comes from an inpatient background where she has enjoyed working with a wide range of patients including those with substance abuse, mood and anxiety disorders including but not limited to depression, generalized anxiety disorders, bipolar and psychosis spectrum disorders.
Originally from the Caribbean, Claris started her nursing career over 30 years ago and is currently a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Claris graduated from Walden University with her family medicine studies and then from Liberty University with her psychiatric studies. Claris has a combined nursing experiencing spanning from neonatal to geriatric nursing responding to various levels of urgent and severe medical conditions and stabilization of such conditions. Claris' current focus is family psychiatry. She is of the firm belief that mental health is vital in every stage of life.
She comes from an inpatient background where she has enjoyed working with a wide range of patients including those with substance abuse, mood and anxiety disorders including but not limited to depression, generalized anxiety disorders, bipolar and psychosis spectrum disorders.
Originally from the Caribbean, Claris started her nursing career over 30 years ago and is currently a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Claris graduated from Walden University with her family medicine studies and then from Liberty University with her psychiatric studies. Claris has a combined nursing experiencing spanning from neonatal to geriatric nursing responding to various levels of urgent and severe medical conditions and stabilization of such conditions. Claris' current focus is family psychiatry. She is of the firm belief that mental health is vital in every stage of life.
(704) 850-5596 View (704) 850-5596
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Sahil Talwar
Physician Assistant, PA-C, MBA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
His focus is on helping people who suffer from multiple issues, such as schizophrenia, substance abuse, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
We do not require a referral and can typically see you in less than a week. Sahil Talwar is a physician assistant with 8 years of experience in emergency, inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. He is licensed in both South Carolina and North Carolina. He graduated from South College with his Master's in Physician Assistant studies in 2015. Sahil has utilized his experience by treating patients in both civilian and military settings. He is a Captain in the Army Reserves and has 15 years of military service. He is the owner of Carolina Psychiatry and Addiction Services.
His focus is on helping people who suffer from multiple issues, such as schizophrenia, substance abuse, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
We do not require a referral and can typically see you in less than a week. Sahil Talwar is a physician assistant with 8 years of experience in emergency, inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. He is licensed in both South Carolina and North Carolina. He graduated from South College with his Master's in Physician Assistant studies in 2015. Sahil has utilized his experience by treating patients in both civilian and military settings. He is a Captain in the Army Reserves and has 15 years of military service. He is the owner of Carolina Psychiatry and Addiction Services.
(704) 324-8177 View (704) 324-8177


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.