Anxiety Psychiatrists in Germantown, TN

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Sheila Murphy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, TN 38138
My goal is to help people in need to achieve mental wellness. While meeting each patient where they are on their journey to a stronger healthier mental well-being. Assisting with symptoms of depression, anxiety and ADHD, PTSD, mood disorders and various other mental health concerns. I have been in healthcare for over 20 years. In those 20 years I have delveloped the skill to listen and strive to understand what my patients are going through. I want people to know that they are not alone. That someone cares and is willing to help. I see patients across the lifespan. Ages 6 years through 99 years.
My goal is to help people in need to achieve mental wellness. While meeting each patient where they are on their journey to a stronger healthier mental well-being. Assisting with symptoms of depression, anxiety and ADHD, PTSD, mood disorders and various other mental health concerns. I have been in healthcare for over 20 years. In those 20 years I have delveloped the skill to listen and strive to understand what my patients are going through. I want people to know that they are not alone. That someone cares and is willing to help. I see patients across the lifespan. Ages 6 years through 99 years.
(901) 589-7001 View (901) 589-7001
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Tami Sholar- Conard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, APRN
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138  (Online Only)
I work with individuals battling depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, family issues, and more.
Hello I'm Tami, a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have been a medical professional since 2010 in a variety of fields including mental health, Med-Surg, Nephrology among others. My experience in the various medical fields as a nurse led me to my passion, which is mental health. I treat each individual with empathy and absolute positive regard. Depending on your needs, I customize your treatment plan to achieve your goals and overall well being. This may include therapy, medications, or a combination of both. I use evidence based practice to ensure you are receiving the care needed to obtain optimal wellness.
I work with individuals battling depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, family issues, and more.
Hello I'm Tami, a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have been a medical professional since 2010 in a variety of fields including mental health, Med-Surg, Nephrology among others. My experience in the various medical fields as a nurse led me to my passion, which is mental health. I treat each individual with empathy and absolute positive regard. Depending on your needs, I customize your treatment plan to achieve your goals and overall well being. This may include therapy, medications, or a combination of both. I use evidence based practice to ensure you are receiving the care needed to obtain optimal wellness.
(629) 201-7648 View (629) 201-7648
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Dr. Arif Mirza MD | Germantown Private Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138  (Online Only)
ADHD All Meds -Stimulants/Non Stimulants, ADHD Testing (All Ages) Panic Attacks Anxiety Disorder Meds, Insomnia Sleep Disorders Prescriptions, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Erectile Dysfunction Autism Testing (Child Adolescent), ADHD Extended Time Help (School/College) Emotional Support Animal Assist FMLA & Disability Paperwork Help, Sick Slip Doctor Note.
Welcome! ...As an experienced Psychiatrist in private practice, inpatient and telehealth settings, I'm here to offer authentic, compassionate care. Time is precious, especially for busy students, parents, and working professionals. I look forward to collaborate to reach your goals ASAP! ... Same week Video appointments are available. Text 469-770-7750 for quick booking assist.
ADHD All Meds -Stimulants/Non Stimulants, ADHD Testing (All Ages) Panic Attacks Anxiety Disorder Meds, Insomnia Sleep Disorders Prescriptions, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Erectile Dysfunction Autism Testing (Child Adolescent), ADHD Extended Time Help (School/College) Emotional Support Animal Assist FMLA & Disability Paperwork Help, Sick Slip Doctor Note.
Welcome! ...As an experienced Psychiatrist in private practice, inpatient and telehealth settings, I'm here to offer authentic, compassionate care. Time is precious, especially for busy students, parents, and working professionals. I look forward to collaborate to reach your goals ASAP! ... Same week Video appointments are available. Text 469-770-7750 for quick booking assist.
(901) 459-3665 View (901) 459-3665
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Kendra Butler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138
At Drop N Swap Psychiatry in Cordova, Tennessee, the board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Kendra Butler, PMHNP-BC, provides holistic and integrative care for all adults 18 and above. Kendra has a passion for connecting with her patients. She conducts comprehensive evaluations, takes thorough medical histories, and listens to their story. This approach helps her create personalized mental health wellness plans. Her extensive experience includes managing depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and mood disorders. She provides concise and effective therapy and medication management plans.
At Drop N Swap Psychiatry in Cordova, Tennessee, the board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Kendra Butler, PMHNP-BC, provides holistic and integrative care for all adults 18 and above. Kendra has a passion for connecting with her patients. She conducts comprehensive evaluations, takes thorough medical histories, and listens to their story. This approach helps her create personalized mental health wellness plans. Her extensive experience includes managing depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and mood disorders. She provides concise and effective therapy and medication management plans.
(901) 444-3851 View (901) 444-3851
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Shannon Pitts
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38139
As a Board Certified Psychiatrist, specializing in Geriatric Psychiatry, I focus on the mental health challenges and needs of patients 65 years old and older, as well as, patients 55 years old or older with cognitive decline. My specialized training allows me to understand the complex interactions between physical and mental health. I recognize that aging can bring about a range of concerns from depression to anxiety to cognitive decline and dementia, which is why I approach each of my patients with compassion, patience and a deep understanding of the unique challenges they encounter.
As a Board Certified Psychiatrist, specializing in Geriatric Psychiatry, I focus on the mental health challenges and needs of patients 65 years old and older, as well as, patients 55 years old or older with cognitive decline. My specialized training allows me to understand the complex interactions between physical and mental health. I recognize that aging can bring about a range of concerns from depression to anxiety to cognitive decline and dementia, which is why I approach each of my patients with compassion, patience and a deep understanding of the unique challenges they encounter.
(901) 460-2612 View (901) 460-2612
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Gundu Reddy
Psychiatrist, MD, MBBS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Germantown, TN 38138  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist Tennessee. I have trained in Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family and Marital therapy, as well as Psychiatric Medication Management. I have always believed that brain health is the key to every form of well being and every individual regardless of their diagnosis or symptoms has the potential to be healthier. Whether your reasons for seeking treatment include treatment-resistant hallucinations, persistent irritability, dysphoria, insomnia, wanting to perform better at work- the core principles of treatment are often similar.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist Tennessee. I have trained in Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family and Marital therapy, as well as Psychiatric Medication Management. I have always believed that brain health is the key to every form of well being and every individual regardless of their diagnosis or symptoms has the potential to be healthier. Whether your reasons for seeking treatment include treatment-resistant hallucinations, persistent irritability, dysphoria, insomnia, wanting to perform better at work- the core principles of treatment are often similar.
(901) 665-3050 View (901) 665-3050
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Javina Driver
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38139
I treat patients holistically, which involve addressing the interconnected aspects of an individuals well-being, including physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions. I recognize mental wellnesses encompasses an overall state of wellness, which is why my treatment plans include medication, therapy, lifestyle changes such as exercise and nutrition and mindfulness practices. I believe in a collaborative approach to patient care. By working closely with other healthcare professionals, such as therapists, I can provide a comprehensive tailored approach to each individual's needs
I treat patients holistically, which involve addressing the interconnected aspects of an individuals well-being, including physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions. I recognize mental wellnesses encompasses an overall state of wellness, which is why my treatment plans include medication, therapy, lifestyle changes such as exercise and nutrition and mindfulness practices. I believe in a collaborative approach to patient care. By working closely with other healthcare professionals, such as therapists, I can provide a comprehensive tailored approach to each individual's needs
(901) 673-9449 View (901) 673-9449
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Schyler Webber
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38139
Psychiatry is one piece of the healthcare puzzle. It is my honor to be a part of the psychiatry puzzle piece because of the support and care I can provide patients when they are in a vulnerable state. Hearing patient’s stories, collaborating with them to find an individualized treatment plan, and walking through treatment with them from beginning to end is the reason I became a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I view each patient as a cornerstone member of their treatment team, collaborate with other providers, and prioritize the patient's individual treatment goals.
Psychiatry is one piece of the healthcare puzzle. It is my honor to be a part of the psychiatry puzzle piece because of the support and care I can provide patients when they are in a vulnerable state. Hearing patient’s stories, collaborating with them to find an individualized treatment plan, and walking through treatment with them from beginning to end is the reason I became a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I view each patient as a cornerstone member of their treatment team, collaborate with other providers, and prioritize the patient's individual treatment goals.
(901) 459-3753 View (901) 459-3753
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Austin Osborn
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138  (Online Only)
I'm a Vanderbilt and University of Chicago trained, board certified psychiatrist and offer telepsychiatry appointments generally using Google Meet. I offer psychopharmacological treatment (medication management) and appointments often incorporate psychotherapy.
I'm a Vanderbilt and University of Chicago trained, board certified psychiatrist and offer telepsychiatry appointments generally using Google Meet. I offer psychopharmacological treatment (medication management) and appointments often incorporate psychotherapy.
(901) 531-9049 View (901) 531-9049
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Jaquay Brister
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) based in Tennessee. I received my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. I completed a 1 year residency at a VA Medical Center and have been practicing for 3 years. When not in clinic, I also work as a professor in a DNP: Mental Health program. In practice, I collaborate closely with clients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs, with a focus on promoting holistic wellness and empowering individuals to achieve their mental health goals.
Hello! I'm a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) based in Tennessee. I received my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. I completed a 1 year residency at a VA Medical Center and have been practicing for 3 years. When not in clinic, I also work as a professor in a DNP: Mental Health program. In practice, I collaborate closely with clients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs, with a focus on promoting holistic wellness and empowering individuals to achieve their mental health goals.
(901) 657-6459 View (901) 657-6459
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Justin McAdoo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, CRNA, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138
At times, we can feel alone at sea when navigating through the storms of life. Time after time, our attempts at sailing toward calmer waters become more challenging. Taking the first step is often the most difficult due to the stigma surrounding mental illness. I am passionate about having the opportunity to help clients in their journey toward mental health wellness. Clients are more than a diagnosis, medication, and therapy approach. My practice philosophy focuses on a holistic care model incorporating a client’s life story, experiences, and biological factors.
At times, we can feel alone at sea when navigating through the storms of life. Time after time, our attempts at sailing toward calmer waters become more challenging. Taking the first step is often the most difficult due to the stigma surrounding mental illness. I am passionate about having the opportunity to help clients in their journey toward mental health wellness. Clients are more than a diagnosis, medication, and therapy approach. My practice philosophy focuses on a holistic care model incorporating a client’s life story, experiences, and biological factors.
(901) 676-6486 View (901) 676-6486
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Scott Balogh
Psychiatrist, MD, ABPN, ABAM
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138
Not accepting new clients
Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, ADHD, and both chemical and behavioral addictions.
I went to medical school at University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Residency at Creighton University. I have done neuropsychiatric research, and I have been published. I have also done quite a bit of researching medication. I trained to do therapy by national leaders including two psychoanalysts. I have worked in academics, private practice, inpatient, outpatient, as staff physician, as Medical Director, and even with the prisons in Georgia. My varied background enables me to be a Psychiatrist who provides premier medication management as well as excellent psychotherapy.
Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, ADHD, and both chemical and behavioral addictions.
I went to medical school at University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Residency at Creighton University. I have done neuropsychiatric research, and I have been published. I have also done quite a bit of researching medication. I trained to do therapy by national leaders including two psychoanalysts. I have worked in academics, private practice, inpatient, outpatient, as staff physician, as Medical Director, and even with the prisons in Georgia. My varied background enables me to be a Psychiatrist who provides premier medication management as well as excellent psychotherapy.

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Amber Gordon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
“Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.” – Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu. You may have struggled with mood and anxiety for some time with no support or true relief. Or perhaps, you are taking psychiatric medication but the depression and anxiety still manage to creep in and increase throughout your day-to-day routine. You may also long for a provider that will actually take time to hear you out instead of pushing you out of the door with a prescription in hand. If any of the above resonates with you, I would like to help.
“Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.” – Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu. You may have struggled with mood and anxiety for some time with no support or true relief. Or perhaps, you are taking psychiatric medication but the depression and anxiety still manage to creep in and increase throughout your day-to-day routine. You may also long for a provider that will actually take time to hear you out instead of pushing you out of the door with a prescription in hand. If any of the above resonates with you, I would like to help.
(901) 329-8641 View (901) 329-8641
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Lashandra Saulsberry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38120  (Online Only)
Shandra is dedicated to providing warm, compassionate care to each individual throughout their healing journey. She treats complex mood and anxiety disorders, panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Women’s Health, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Insomnia, Grief and Loss, Life transitions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder LGBTQ+ issues, panic disorder and more.
Shandra is dedicated to providing warm, compassionate care to each individual throughout their healing journey. She treats complex mood and anxiety disorders, panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Women’s Health, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Insomnia, Grief and Loss, Life transitions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder LGBTQ+ issues, panic disorder and more.
(901) 519-3238 View (901) 519-3238
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Melanie Nolan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping with anxiety, depression, and life strategies for ADHD.
To request a consultation, please submit a request via my website at: psycheplus.net. I am not able to respond directly via phone or this profile. This is NOT just another appointment! My clients are seeking more holistic treatment to better their mental and emotional health. They are willing to actively work with me to develop mindset shifts. They are interested in thinking outside of the box and looking to compliment medical science with ancient wisdom. My clients are often students, professionals, parents, and entrepreneurs. My clients want more healing options, giving them the best chances at feeling better.
I am passionate about helping with anxiety, depression, and life strategies for ADHD.
To request a consultation, please submit a request via my website at: psycheplus.net. I am not able to respond directly via phone or this profile. This is NOT just another appointment! My clients are seeking more holistic treatment to better their mental and emotional health. They are willing to actively work with me to develop mindset shifts. They are interested in thinking outside of the box and looking to compliment medical science with ancient wisdom. My clients are often students, professionals, parents, and entrepreneurs. My clients want more healing options, giving them the best chances at feeling better.
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Simonpeter Emokpaire
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119  (Online Only)
As a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, my practice focuses on comprehensive care across all age groups, specializing in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and psychotic disorders. I have a particular interest in integrating medication management with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to enhance treatment outcomes, especially for mood disorders.
As a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, my practice focuses on comprehensive care across all age groups, specializing in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and psychotic disorders. I have a particular interest in integrating medication management with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to enhance treatment outcomes, especially for mood disorders.
(832) 346-8022 View (832) 346-8022
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Ashley Cooper
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
I am a board certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner with greater than 6 years of outpatient experience. I see patients in Southaven, MS at Bobby Scott & Associates Professional Counseling. I offer medication management as treatment for many psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and adjustment disorder. In addition to medication management services, my office has multiple extensively trained therapists that can also assist with these issues if therapy is needed.
I am a board certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner with greater than 6 years of outpatient experience. I see patients in Southaven, MS at Bobby Scott & Associates Professional Counseling. I offer medication management as treatment for many psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and adjustment disorder. In addition to medication management services, my office has multiple extensively trained therapists that can also assist with these issues if therapy is needed.
(662) 506-5151 View (662) 506-5151
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Khristina Crawford
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC, MSN, RN, BSN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38120
She hopes to ease the anxiety and stress by providing competent and compassionate care to all of her patients and families.
Memphis native Khristina Crawford is an ANCC board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and holds prescriptive authority in the state of Tennessee. Prior to pursuing her passion for nursing, she received her bachelor’s degree in both criminal justice and psychology and worked with children in the foster care system. Khristina received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She obtained her Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama.
She hopes to ease the anxiety and stress by providing competent and compassionate care to all of her patients and families.
Memphis native Khristina Crawford is an ANCC board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and holds prescriptive authority in the state of Tennessee. Prior to pursuing her passion for nursing, she received her bachelor’s degree in both criminal justice and psychology and worked with children in the foster care system. Khristina received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She obtained her Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama.
(901) 468-4157 View (901) 468-4157
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Adam Nanaa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
Adam Nanaa MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner committed to providing the best quality care using evidence-based practice and patient centered focus driven treatment. Primarily dealing with medication management, he is adept at dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorders, ADHD, ODD, PTSD and more in adults and adolescents/children. Initial consults and follow up care are provided both in-person and through remote telepsychiatry. Accepting new patients.
Adam Nanaa MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner committed to providing the best quality care using evidence-based practice and patient centered focus driven treatment. Primarily dealing with medication management, he is adept at dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorders, ADHD, ODD, PTSD and more in adults and adolescents/children. Initial consults and follow up care are provided both in-person and through remote telepsychiatry. Accepting new patients.
(901) 899-5095 View (901) 899-5095
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Berenese B Canady
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
She specializes in adult bipolar disorder, depression, insomnia, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia.
Mobile Psych is a psychiatric practice established by Alfonso Canady and Dr Berenese Canady, DNP with a goal of providing compassionate and affordable mental health treatment. We take time to understand your needs, and partner with you to develop a course of treatment to help you function at your best. Situated in East Memphis, we are conveniently located near the I-240 and Popular Ave exit, with easy access.
She specializes in adult bipolar disorder, depression, insomnia, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia.
Mobile Psych is a psychiatric practice established by Alfonso Canady and Dr Berenese Canady, DNP with a goal of providing compassionate and affordable mental health treatment. We take time to understand your needs, and partner with you to develop a course of treatment to help you function at your best. Situated in East Memphis, we are conveniently located near the I-240 and Popular Ave exit, with easy access.
(901) 289-9665 View (901) 289-9665

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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.