Anxiety Psychiatrists in Philadelphia, PA

Photo of Robert F. McFadden, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA
Robert F. McFadden
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19107
I have expertise in psychodynamics, CBT, and psychopharmacology. I have experience in the clinical assessment and treatment of Adult ADHD, depression and anxiety. In 2015, I was named a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. I am a Three Best Rated Psychiatrist in Philadelphia. I was named a Top Doc in Psychiatry in 2020. I offer initial assessments, coordination of care, and the choice of several treatment modalities (including medication). I do not accept insurance. I can help you submit reimbursement forms to your insurance. Watch "What to Expect at Our First Meeting" on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sv9GGBp0AOU
I have expertise in psychodynamics, CBT, and psychopharmacology. I have experience in the clinical assessment and treatment of Adult ADHD, depression and anxiety. In 2015, I was named a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. I am a Three Best Rated Psychiatrist in Philadelphia. I was named a Top Doc in Psychiatry in 2020. I offer initial assessments, coordination of care, and the choice of several treatment modalities (including medication). I do not accept insurance. I can help you submit reimbursement forms to your insurance. Watch "What to Expect at Our First Meeting" on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sv9GGBp0AOU
(215) 600-4758 View (215) 600-4758
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Triston Wong
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
He works primarily with adult patients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, adjustment, and substance use disorders.
Dr. Triston Wong is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who emphasizes a collaborative approach and strong therapeutic alliance in treatment of psychiatric conditions. Though his practice focuses on medication management, Dr. Wong advocates for a holistic approach to treatment. He may incorporate elements of various psychotherapies, including supportive, cognitive behavioral (CBT), and insight-oriented therapy. At times, Dr. Wong may believe that additional therapy is needed for best outcome and recommend that you bring a dedicated therapist into your care team.
He works primarily with adult patients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, adjustment, and substance use disorders.
Dr. Triston Wong is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who emphasizes a collaborative approach and strong therapeutic alliance in treatment of psychiatric conditions. Though his practice focuses on medication management, Dr. Wong advocates for a holistic approach to treatment. He may incorporate elements of various psychotherapies, including supportive, cognitive behavioral (CBT), and insight-oriented therapy. At times, Dr. Wong may believe that additional therapy is needed for best outcome and recommend that you bring a dedicated therapist into your care team.
(215) 302-0054 View (215) 302-0054
Photo of Richard M D'Amato, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Philadelphia, PA
Richard M D'Amato
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, with experience treating various psychiatric disorders (including mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD) across the lifespan.
Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates providers Telehealth Virtual Psychiatric evaluations, medication management and therapy and in-office appointments. In-office appointments are available in our Philadelphia and Mainline of Philadelphia location (Paoli, PA) and virtual appointments to patients in New Jersey, New York and Florida. Specifically, I treat adults with various psychiatric struggles, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD. A large subset of my patients are college and graduate students, in additional to young professionals.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, with experience treating various psychiatric disorders (including mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD) across the lifespan.
Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates providers Telehealth Virtual Psychiatric evaluations, medication management and therapy and in-office appointments. In-office appointments are available in our Philadelphia and Mainline of Philadelphia location (Paoli, PA) and virtual appointments to patients in New Jersey, New York and Florida. Specifically, I treat adults with various psychiatric struggles, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD. A large subset of my patients are college and graduate students, in additional to young professionals.
(215) 703-9237 View (215) 703-9237
Photo of Elizabeth Milburn, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Philadelphia, PA
Elizabeth Milburn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I treat depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorders, trauma disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, opioid use disorder, and others.
I love working with any individual 18 and older who is experiencing difficulty with their mental well-being. My services include psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and meds + supportive therapy. I am an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. I encourage folks to be active collaborators in their treatment. I am happy to now offer medication treatment for opioid use disorder.
I treat depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorders, trauma disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, opioid use disorder, and others.
I love working with any individual 18 and older who is experiencing difficulty with their mental well-being. My services include psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and meds + supportive therapy. I am an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. I encourage folks to be active collaborators in their treatment. I am happy to now offer medication treatment for opioid use disorder.
(267) 460-4536 View (267) 460-4536
Photo of Joshua Weasen, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA
Joshua Weasen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
He primarily treats mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, and insomnia, but believes in seeing beyond the diagnosis and focusing on the individual first and foremost.
Dr. Weasen is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with Talkiatry. He received his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He then moved to Washington, D.C. to complete his residency training at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and has presented at the APA Annual Meeting on the topic of virtual fatigue. He has had extensive experience working with a wide array of patients, including college/graduate students, geriatric patients, military veterans, and LGBTQ+.
He primarily treats mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, and insomnia, but believes in seeing beyond the diagnosis and focusing on the individual first and foremost.
Dr. Weasen is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with Talkiatry. He received his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He then moved to Washington, D.C. to complete his residency training at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and has presented at the APA Annual Meeting on the topic of virtual fatigue. He has had extensive experience working with a wide array of patients, including college/graduate students, geriatric patients, military veterans, and LGBTQ+.
(215) 309-9173 View (215) 309-9173
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Soroosh Hashemi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I am particularly good at managing Bipolar Disorder (which I believe is an underrepresented condition in medicine), as well as Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders.
I am Board Certified in Family Medicine and hold additional credentials in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Yoga, and Meditation. My background gives me a unique advantage at balancing the treatment of physical as well as psychiatric conditions. Sessions with me are longer than with the average Psychiatrist or Family Physician and I believe a strong partnership between doctor and patient is the key to success. I have become an expert at medication management as well as various types of talk therapy. If you're feeling lost, you've come to the right place.
I am particularly good at managing Bipolar Disorder (which I believe is an underrepresented condition in medicine), as well as Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders.
I am Board Certified in Family Medicine and hold additional credentials in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Yoga, and Meditation. My background gives me a unique advantage at balancing the treatment of physical as well as psychiatric conditions. Sessions with me are longer than with the average Psychiatrist or Family Physician and I believe a strong partnership between doctor and patient is the key to success. I have become an expert at medication management as well as various types of talk therapy. If you're feeling lost, you've come to the right place.
(267) 627-6162 View (267) 627-6162
Photo of Chris Pagnani MD PC, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA
Chris Pagnani MD PC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Founder and Medical Director of Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates - a network of over 20 psychiatric providers that are academically focused and utilize evidence based practice. In-office (Philadelphia, and The Main Line in Paoli, PA) and virtual Telehealth psychiatric appointments. We treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD. Child and adolescent psychiatric appointments. Fee for service practice, treating moderate levels of psychiatric illness for safety purposes (we do not have admitting privileges or a 24 hour emergency line). Board Certified and licensed in PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, FL, CA. Visit www.RittenhousePA.com.
Founder and Medical Director of Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates - a network of over 20 psychiatric providers that are academically focused and utilize evidence based practice. In-office (Philadelphia, and The Main Line in Paoli, PA) and virtual Telehealth psychiatric appointments. We treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD. Child and adolescent psychiatric appointments. Fee for service practice, treating moderate levels of psychiatric illness for safety purposes (we do not have admitting privileges or a 24 hour emergency line). Board Certified and licensed in PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, FL, CA. Visit www.RittenhousePA.com.
(267) 415-8618 View (267) 415-8618
Photo of Karen (Yang) Chen, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Philadelphia, PA
Karen (Yang) Chen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates is a network of over 20 psychiatric providers including Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and Psychotherapists. We offer in-office and Virtual Telehealth appointments in Philadelphia, The Main Line of Philadelphia and Virtually to NJ, NY and FL. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in medication management for a variety of mental health conditions in adults ages 18+, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, PMDD, bipolar disorder, and more.
Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates is a network of over 20 psychiatric providers including Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and Psychotherapists. We offer in-office and Virtual Telehealth appointments in Philadelphia, The Main Line of Philadelphia and Virtually to NJ, NY and FL. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in medication management for a variety of mental health conditions in adults ages 18+, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, PMDD, bipolar disorder, and more.
(215) 770-3879 View (215) 770-3879
Photo of Michael Ireland, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Philadelphia, PA
Michael Ireland
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Michael is an ANCC board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He received his master's degree from Walden University, and his bachelor's degree at Drexel University with additional credits in digital art and design. Michael offers diagnostic evaluations, medication management as well as basic psychotherapy services. His services are built around a patient-centered care model combined with evidence-based and collaborative pharmacological treatment. He has special interests in the treatment of Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, as well as Substance Use Disorders.
Michael is an ANCC board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He received his master's degree from Walden University, and his bachelor's degree at Drexel University with additional credits in digital art and design. Michael offers diagnostic evaluations, medication management as well as basic psychotherapy services. His services are built around a patient-centered care model combined with evidence-based and collaborative pharmacological treatment. He has special interests in the treatment of Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, as well as Substance Use Disorders.
(267) 376-8695 View (267) 376-8695
Photo of Paula Bu, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA
Paula Bu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
When depression, anxiety, or trauma overshadows your thoughts, it can be difficult to even imagine how life could be different. Whether you are struggling with work-life balance, relationships, or life transitions, I offer new ways of thinking and a personalized treatment plan that empowers you to live your most meaningful life. I also have significant experience treating college students, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people of color.
When depression, anxiety, or trauma overshadows your thoughts, it can be difficult to even imagine how life could be different. Whether you are struggling with work-life balance, relationships, or life transitions, I offer new ways of thinking and a personalized treatment plan that empowers you to live your most meaningful life. I also have significant experience treating college students, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people of color.
(484) 207-6264 View (484) 207-6264
Photo of Nichelle Jones, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Philadelphia, PA
Nichelle Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP , PMHNP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My ideal client is dealing with a mental concern that is causing them distress that they are seeking relief from. They are looking for someone who will listen to their concerns and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan that aligns with their unique goals. They seek a safe, nonjudgmental environment with a trustworthy provider to deliver quality care. Hi, my name is Nichelle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric disorders and specialize in treating major depression, anxiety disorder, mood disorders, PTSD & ADHD.
My ideal client is dealing with a mental concern that is causing them distress that they are seeking relief from. They are looking for someone who will listen to their concerns and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan that aligns with their unique goals. They seek a safe, nonjudgmental environment with a trustworthy provider to deliver quality care. Hi, my name is Nichelle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric disorders and specialize in treating major depression, anxiety disorder, mood disorders, PTSD & ADHD.
(267) 376-8772 View (267) 376-8772
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Voyage Healing PC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Voyage Healing is a unique Ketamine and Psychedelic -Assisted Therapy clinic in East Falls, opening November 15th, 2021. Founded by Dr. Gail Serruya, a psychiatrist with over 15 years experience in psychotherapy, Voyage Healing is building a team of therapists to offer Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar depression, and PTSD. While many Ketamine clinics are set-up in a sterile way, with little preparation for the actual Ketamine experience, we offer a warm and therapeutic milieu. We are focused on tailoring our treatment to best help you reach your individual goals.
Voyage Healing is a unique Ketamine and Psychedelic -Assisted Therapy clinic in East Falls, opening November 15th, 2021. Founded by Dr. Gail Serruya, a psychiatrist with over 15 years experience in psychotherapy, Voyage Healing is building a team of therapists to offer Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar depression, and PTSD. While many Ketamine clinics are set-up in a sterile way, with little preparation for the actual Ketamine experience, we offer a warm and therapeutic milieu. We are focused on tailoring our treatment to best help you reach your individual goals.
(215) 478-6936 View (215) 478-6936
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Cyndia Choi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
She has treated a broad spectrum of diagnoses including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, adjustment difficulties, panic and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Cyndia Choi has been board certified in psychiatry since 1991. Her specialty is medication management, however she believes that a therapeutic relationship is crucial to treatment. Dr. Choi values the privilege of getting to know each patient personally to develop a patient-centered plan of care. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Choi are 30 minutes to check on medication effects and provide supportive therapy. If she believes that you may benefit from additional therapy, Dr. Choi may recommend including a therapist to your treatment team. Dr. Choi also believes in a holistic approach toward helping you achieve a healthy life.
She has treated a broad spectrum of diagnoses including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, adjustment difficulties, panic and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Cyndia Choi has been board certified in psychiatry since 1991. Her specialty is medication management, however she believes that a therapeutic relationship is crucial to treatment. Dr. Choi values the privilege of getting to know each patient personally to develop a patient-centered plan of care. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Choi are 30 minutes to check on medication effects and provide supportive therapy. If she believes that you may benefit from additional therapy, Dr. Choi may recommend including a therapist to your treatment team. Dr. Choi also believes in a holistic approach toward helping you achieve a healthy life.
(215) 273-9659 View (215) 273-9659
Photo of David M. Lee, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA
David M. Lee
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Problems I have experience treating include: Panic/anxiety, Grief/loss, Relationship problems, New medical diagnoses, Caregiver stress, Work-related stress, Life transitions (marriage, divorce, children, retirement, death), Loneliness, Personal growth &self-esteem.
Do you feel worried, stressed, or stuck by a particular issue or in general? Have you noticed a pattern of experiences in life that you'd like help with? Does it affect your work or relationships? Have you had other treatments that have left you feeling that some underlying issue has not been fully addressed? Empathic and kind listening & exploration, alongside personal experience & growth may be necessary. My patients tend to be intelligent & sensitive, but come in struggling or unhappy in their lives. They have become aware of the same issues presenting over & over again.
Problems I have experience treating include: Panic/anxiety, Grief/loss, Relationship problems, New medical diagnoses, Caregiver stress, Work-related stress, Life transitions (marriage, divorce, children, retirement, death), Loneliness, Personal growth &self-esteem.
Do you feel worried, stressed, or stuck by a particular issue or in general? Have you noticed a pattern of experiences in life that you'd like help with? Does it affect your work or relationships? Have you had other treatments that have left you feeling that some underlying issue has not been fully addressed? Empathic and kind listening & exploration, alongside personal experience & growth may be necessary. My patients tend to be intelligent & sensitive, but come in struggling or unhappy in their lives. They have become aware of the same issues presenting over & over again.
(267) 702-0447 View (267) 702-0447
Photo of Cara Gouldey, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Philadelphia, PA
Cara Gouldey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
My specialties include, but are not limited to treatment of depression, anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder), and ADHD.
The best psychiatric care is tailored to an individual's unique needs, understood through the context of their environment, relationships, and lived experience. With this foundation, I work with patients to identify and achieve their mental health and wellness goals. I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over ten years of direct patient care experience in a diversity of roles, including diagnosing and treating mental health disorders in group practice, community settings, and via telehealth. I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for adults, adolescents, and school-aged children.
My specialties include, but are not limited to treatment of depression, anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder), and ADHD.
The best psychiatric care is tailored to an individual's unique needs, understood through the context of their environment, relationships, and lived experience. With this foundation, I work with patients to identify and achieve their mental health and wellness goals. I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over ten years of direct patient care experience in a diversity of roles, including diagnosing and treating mental health disorders in group practice, community settings, and via telehealth. I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for adults, adolescents, and school-aged children.
(484) 207-6269 x1 View (484) 207-6269 x1
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Yi Wang
Psychiatrist, MD
Not Verified Not Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS...I am a UPenn-trained, fully licensed and boarded psychiatrist. I help people resolve psychological or psychiatric problems that keep them from fully enjoying their lives. Some of my patients struggle with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic. Others have trouble coping with stress arising from major life events, grief, or relationship difficulties. Some simply wish to understand themselves better or to live more intentionally.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS...I am a UPenn-trained, fully licensed and boarded psychiatrist. I help people resolve psychological or psychiatric problems that keep them from fully enjoying their lives. Some of my patients struggle with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic. Others have trouble coping with stress arising from major life events, grief, or relationship difficulties. Some simply wish to understand themselves better or to live more intentionally.
(267) 313-5249 View (267) 313-5249
Photo of Erica Johnson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Philadelphia, PA
Erica Johnson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
This includes but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obessive compulsive disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder etc.
Erica Johnson is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her Bachelors of Nursing from Temple University in Philadelphia, P.A. She recieved her Masters of Nursing in Psychiatry from Walden University. She has over 11 years in the field of Nursing.
This includes but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obessive compulsive disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder etc.
Erica Johnson is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her Bachelors of Nursing from Temple University in Philadelphia, P.A. She recieved her Masters of Nursing in Psychiatry from Walden University. She has over 11 years in the field of Nursing.
(215) 598-6780 View (215) 598-6780
Photo of Anthony R Carlino, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA
Anthony R Carlino
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Johns Hopkins and University of Pennsylvania trained psychiatrist offering both psychotherapy and medication management. I have extensive experience in treating individuals who struggle with anxiety and/or emotional challenges, in addition to life transitions, professional development, and relationship difficulties. Most of my patients seek care with me to receive psychotherapy with the option of medications (if appropriate) under a single provider in a discrete private practice setting. I also work with couples seeking relationship counseling.
Johns Hopkins and University of Pennsylvania trained psychiatrist offering both psychotherapy and medication management. I have extensive experience in treating individuals who struggle with anxiety and/or emotional challenges, in addition to life transitions, professional development, and relationship difficulties. Most of my patients seek care with me to receive psychotherapy with the option of medications (if appropriate) under a single provider in a discrete private practice setting. I also work with couples seeking relationship counseling.
(267) 263-7595 View (267) 263-7595
Photo of Michael J Canino, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA
Michael J Canino
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Having undergone advanced training in both psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as psychopharmacology, I use the two to assess and treat a wide range of mental health conditions from major depression to generalized anxiety to post-traumatic stress.
Adjustments can often be challenging. Whether it may be a shift in career, end to a relationship, or change in phase of life, these transitions can frequently disrupt our usual patterns of thinking and behavior. My professional experience has found that having an interested, empathetic, and active listener as a psychotherapist can be extremely beneficial in assisting not only with these difficult times, but also with unforeseen situations bound to occur in the future.
Having undergone advanced training in both psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as psychopharmacology, I use the two to assess and treat a wide range of mental health conditions from major depression to generalized anxiety to post-traumatic stress.
Adjustments can often be challenging. Whether it may be a shift in career, end to a relationship, or change in phase of life, these transitions can frequently disrupt our usual patterns of thinking and behavior. My professional experience has found that having an interested, empathetic, and active listener as a psychotherapist can be extremely beneficial in assisting not only with these difficult times, but also with unforeseen situations bound to occur in the future.
(215) 874-4485 View (215) 874-4485
Photo of Brian Frankel, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA
Brian Frankel
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I specialize in treating anxiety and mood disorders as well as substance use disorders.
Mental suffering is often neither simple nor obvious to others. My primary aim is to help alleviate that suffering, and I recognize how important a personalized and collaborative approach is in this work. Psychiatric medication and psychotherapy are powerful tools that can promote well-being and I enjoy working in both modalities to provide a tailored treatment plan as well as foster greater understanding and growth. After completing my training at Yale I have worked in multiple treatment settings, which has broadened my perspective and helped me be attuned to each patient on an individual level.
I specialize in treating anxiety and mood disorders as well as substance use disorders.
Mental suffering is often neither simple nor obvious to others. My primary aim is to help alleviate that suffering, and I recognize how important a personalized and collaborative approach is in this work. Psychiatric medication and psychotherapy are powerful tools that can promote well-being and I enjoy working in both modalities to provide a tailored treatment plan as well as foster greater understanding and growth. After completing my training at Yale I have worked in multiple treatment settings, which has broadened my perspective and helped me be attuned to each patient on an individual level.
(267) 214-3177 View (267) 214-3177

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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.