Anxiety Psychiatrists in Houston, TX

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Amanda Barrett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
I have worked in the field for over 4 years focusing on anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, alcohol use, and bipolar disorder.
I first obtained my Bachelor's in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2007. I then completed my Diploma in Nursing from Watts School of Nursing in Durham, NC in 2010. While working full time in the local hospital as a registered nurse, I put myself through school to obtain my Bachelor's in Nursing from Appalachian State University in 2010. Life happened and I moved to Ohio to complete my Master's in Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner from Ohio University while working as a nurse on a med-surge unit.
I have worked in the field for over 4 years focusing on anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, alcohol use, and bipolar disorder.
I first obtained my Bachelor's in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2007. I then completed my Diploma in Nursing from Watts School of Nursing in Durham, NC in 2010. While working full time in the local hospital as a registered nurse, I put myself through school to obtain my Bachelor's in Nursing from Appalachian State University in 2010. Life happened and I moved to Ohio to complete my Master's in Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner from Ohio University while working as a nurse on a med-surge unit.
(832) 648-4258 View (832) 648-4258
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Patterns Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77027  (Online Only)
Negative thought patterns can leave one feeling stuck and in a depressive state. With plans, goals, and visions unattainable due to the mental battle of self doubt, isolation, and hopelessness. Did you know the longer one lasts in a chronic state of anxiety, the dire the need for treatment becomes? Anxiety can result in emotional paralysis- or a feeling of not being able to move due to multiple brain tabs open. How do we treat anxiety and other mood struggles? Research suggests: talk therapy as the first line treatment for negative mood episodes. However, medications may be an additional tool and can be an option for you.
Negative thought patterns can leave one feeling stuck and in a depressive state. With plans, goals, and visions unattainable due to the mental battle of self doubt, isolation, and hopelessness. Did you know the longer one lasts in a chronic state of anxiety, the dire the need for treatment becomes? Anxiety can result in emotional paralysis- or a feeling of not being able to move due to multiple brain tabs open. How do we treat anxiety and other mood struggles? Research suggests: talk therapy as the first line treatment for negative mood episodes. However, medications may be an additional tool and can be an option for you.
(713) 538-2180 View (713) 538-2180
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Kwang Kim
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77019  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, or maybe just like you are not mentally and emotionally at your best? If this sounds like you, I would love to meet you and talk about your mental health. My expertise lies in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions such as depression, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance abuse in the general adult/adolescent population (ages 15+). I also aim to stay up to date with the latest advances in mental health treatment. I believe in a patient-centered approach to care, which means I work collaboratively with my patients to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, or maybe just like you are not mentally and emotionally at your best? If this sounds like you, I would love to meet you and talk about your mental health. My expertise lies in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions such as depression, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance abuse in the general adult/adolescent population (ages 15+). I also aim to stay up to date with the latest advances in mental health treatment. I believe in a patient-centered approach to care, which means I work collaboratively with my patients to develop a personalized treatment plan.
(281) 975-1767 View (281) 975-1767
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Nkechi Ukomadu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77036  (Online Only)
We individualize your care compassionately in the following areas: Anxiety, Bipolar Schizophrenia, Personality Disorder, PTSD, Depression, ADHD, Sleep Disorder, Stress and Anger management, panic disorder, and more.
We are accepting patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 7 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
We individualize your care compassionately in the following areas: Anxiety, Bipolar Schizophrenia, Personality Disorder, PTSD, Depression, ADHD, Sleep Disorder, Stress and Anger management, panic disorder, and more.
We are accepting patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 7 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
(832) 501-9118 View (832) 501-9118
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Dr. Anuron Mandal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098  (Online Only)
I use medications to manage anxiety, difficulty focusing, depression, and more.
Are you someone who is working hard towards a personal goal but is finding that you are having a hard time keeping up, whether it be at school, work, or with family? Maybe you keep procrastinating important tasks. Maybe you were previously doing great, but are now having a hard time even getting out of bed. Do you want to understand more about what’s keeping you from succeeding?
I use medications to manage anxiety, difficulty focusing, depression, and more.
Are you someone who is working hard towards a personal goal but is finding that you are having a hard time keeping up, whether it be at school, work, or with family? Maybe you keep procrastinating important tasks. Maybe you were previously doing great, but are now having a hard time even getting out of bed. Do you want to understand more about what’s keeping you from succeeding?
(832) 864-9525 View (832) 864-9525
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Karen Ding
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Whether you or your loved ones are struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions, I am here to help.
At Flourishing Mind Psychiatry, I believe in a holistic approach to psychiatric care. I combine evidence-based treatment methods with a compassionate and personalized touch. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can flourish and achieve their optimal mental well-being. Experience the convenience and flexibility of telepsychiatry with Flourishing Mind Psychiatry via a secure and confidential platform for virtual psychiatric consultations and follow up sessions. Whether you are in Houston or anywhere else in Texas, I am here to support your mental health journey through innovative technology.
Whether you or your loved ones are struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions, I am here to help.
At Flourishing Mind Psychiatry, I believe in a holistic approach to psychiatric care. I combine evidence-based treatment methods with a compassionate and personalized touch. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can flourish and achieve their optimal mental well-being. Experience the convenience and flexibility of telepsychiatry with Flourishing Mind Psychiatry via a secure and confidential platform for virtual psychiatric consultations and follow up sessions. Whether you are in Houston or anywhere else in Texas, I am here to support your mental health journey through innovative technology.
(346) 818-2741 View (346) 818-2741
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Dr. Nkechi Ukomadu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77036  (Online Only)
We individualize your care compassionately in the following areas; Anxiety, Bipolar Schizophrenia, Personality Disorder, PTSD, Depression, ADHD, Sleep Disorder, Stress and Anger management, Panic Disorder, and more.
We are accepting new patients, I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 7 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
We individualize your care compassionately in the following areas; Anxiety, Bipolar Schizophrenia, Personality Disorder, PTSD, Depression, ADHD, Sleep Disorder, Stress and Anger management, Panic Disorder, and more.
We are accepting new patients, I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 7 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
(281) 929-0863 x403 View (281) 929-0863 x403
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Mohammed Oladimeji Abubakar
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77083  (Online Only)
My areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders.
I am a dedicated and compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a strong commitment to providing exemplary mental healthcare to individuals in need. My journey in healthcare began with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, then a Master of Science in Nursing. As a PMHNP, I remain committed to providing quality care, showing empathy, and fostering a therapeutic alliance with my clients. Together, we can work towards achieving emotional well-being, empowering self-growth, and helping individuals reclaim their lives. it's honored to be a part of my client's journey towards mental wellness.
My areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders.
I am a dedicated and compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a strong commitment to providing exemplary mental healthcare to individuals in need. My journey in healthcare began with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, then a Master of Science in Nursing. As a PMHNP, I remain committed to providing quality care, showing empathy, and fostering a therapeutic alliance with my clients. Together, we can work towards achieving emotional well-being, empowering self-growth, and helping individuals reclaim their lives. it's honored to be a part of my client's journey towards mental wellness.
(832) 952-0760 View (832) 952-0760
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Velox Mental and Wellness Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MBA, BSN
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77083
In my psychiatric nursing practice, I specialize in addressing the unique needs of individuals grappling with moderate to severe anxiety and depression. I understand that these challenges often stem from diverse sources such as life transitions or traumatic experiences. My approach is comprehensive, blending psychoeducation, therapeutic interventions, and, when appropriate, medication management. I am committed to fostering a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, providing a safe space for clients to explore their concerns and work towards positive change.
In my psychiatric nursing practice, I specialize in addressing the unique needs of individuals grappling with moderate to severe anxiety and depression. I understand that these challenges often stem from diverse sources such as life transitions or traumatic experiences. My approach is comprehensive, blending psychoeducation, therapeutic interventions, and, when appropriate, medication management. I am committed to fostering a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, providing a safe space for clients to explore their concerns and work towards positive change.
(832) 583-1540 View (832) 583-1540
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Thoughtful Mind Psychiatry PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77057  (Online Only)
I am a Dual-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatry and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over ten years of extensive nursing experience. My philosophy is “people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care” (Theodore Roosevelt). I'm passionate about delivering compassionate care to patients dealing with major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorders. I understand that different experiences through a patient's life journey can contribute to mental health issues. As such, I obtain detailed psychiatric history and work with patients to create a customized treatment plan.
I am a Dual-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatry and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over ten years of extensive nursing experience. My philosophy is “people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care” (Theodore Roosevelt). I'm passionate about delivering compassionate care to patients dealing with major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorders. I understand that different experiences through a patient's life journey can contribute to mental health issues. As such, I obtain detailed psychiatric history and work with patients to create a customized treatment plan.
(281) 519-2513 View (281) 519-2513
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Maryann Muyco
Psychiatrist, MD, PLLC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
I am a board-certified psychiatrist in Houston, Texas who treats a variety of psychiatric conditions. I am particularly passionate about treating adults with mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. I also specialize in life transitions and phase of life issues, low self-esteem, grief and bereavement, relationship issues, and young adult/student mental health. I am skilled in evidence-based medication management. Psychotherapy is regularly emphasized in my practice.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist in Houston, Texas who treats a variety of psychiatric conditions. I am particularly passionate about treating adults with mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. I also specialize in life transitions and phase of life issues, low self-esteem, grief and bereavement, relationship issues, and young adult/student mental health. I am skilled in evidence-based medication management. Psychotherapy is regularly emphasized in my practice.
(832) 219-1908 View (832) 219-1908
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Esther Christina Kelley-Cook
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77092
Waitlist for new clients
My patients often have another health diagnosis (traumatic brain injury, thyroid/autoimmune problems, etc.) that might make their psychiatric problems (PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic, irritability) difficult to treat, and often they have tried other treatments in the past that didn't work. So now, they don’t want to waste time, and they want value. They want a renewed sense of purpose and meaning, better sleep, improved relationships, to be able to relax and enjoy life, and a treatment plan that works best for them. For more information on my practice, please visit www.fusionpsychiatry.com.
My patients often have another health diagnosis (traumatic brain injury, thyroid/autoimmune problems, etc.) that might make their psychiatric problems (PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic, irritability) difficult to treat, and often they have tried other treatments in the past that didn't work. So now, they don’t want to waste time, and they want value. They want a renewed sense of purpose and meaning, better sleep, improved relationships, to be able to relax and enjoy life, and a treatment plan that works best for them. For more information on my practice, please visit www.fusionpsychiatry.com.
(832) 810-2026 View (832) 810-2026
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Faiza Haque
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77084
Faiza treats depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and a range of other mental health concerns in patients ranging in age from 5 to 65.
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Faiza uses a holistic approach to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of mental health issues, providing medications, making assessments, and planning patient centered interventions. She believes that our lifestyle, including dietary choices and exercise habits, has a significant impact on our well-being as a proponent of preventative care.
Faiza treats depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and a range of other mental health concerns in patients ranging in age from 5 to 65.
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Faiza uses a holistic approach to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of mental health issues, providing medications, making assessments, and planning patient centered interventions. She believes that our lifestyle, including dietary choices and exercise habits, has a significant impact on our well-being as a proponent of preventative care.
(346) 553-1295 View (346) 553-1295
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Amol Chaugule MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or problems dealing with your feelings, it can feel overwhelming to try and deal with all of this by yourself. Not wanting to face your pain is normal and it's sometimes just too scary to do it on your own. Together we can help you face your problems in a supportive and safe space. I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist with a deep interest in psychotherapy and expertise in prescribing medications.
Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or problems dealing with your feelings, it can feel overwhelming to try and deal with all of this by yourself. Not wanting to face your pain is normal and it's sometimes just too scary to do it on your own. Together we can help you face your problems in a supportive and safe space. I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist with a deep interest in psychotherapy and expertise in prescribing medications.
(832) 412-1341 View (832) 412-1341
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Barkat Ali
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77079
My professional journey has allowed me to assist clients facing diverse mental health challenges, including ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and mood disorders.
I am devoted to an integrative and holistic method of medicine, which begins with a thorough listening and understanding of my clients' concerns. My commitment lies in delivering exceptional care that not only prioritizes patient safety but also significantly improves their quality of life.
My professional journey has allowed me to assist clients facing diverse mental health challenges, including ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and mood disorders.
I am devoted to an integrative and holistic method of medicine, which begins with a thorough listening and understanding of my clients' concerns. My commitment lies in delivering exceptional care that not only prioritizes patient safety but also significantly improves their quality of life.
(346) 521-4742 View (346) 521-4742
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InnerSpace, Intensive Outpatient Program
Psychiatrist, MD, LCSW-S, LCDC, CSAT, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77027
Do you seek deep healing without pressing pause on your life? InnerSpace is an intensive outpatient program designed in an 8-week cycle. Our treatment methods help you find wellness while keeping you out of the hospital. With an interdisciplinary approach, InnerSpace combines therapeutic and psychiatric modalities. We specialize in treating mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD and learning disorders, and various forms of addiction. Group sessions occur on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4 pm to 7 pm. The program also includes individual therapy, individual psychiatry sessions, family sessions, treatment planning, and a feedback session upon completion of the program.
Do you seek deep healing without pressing pause on your life? InnerSpace is an intensive outpatient program designed in an 8-week cycle. Our treatment methods help you find wellness while keeping you out of the hospital. With an interdisciplinary approach, InnerSpace combines therapeutic and psychiatric modalities. We specialize in treating mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD and learning disorders, and various forms of addiction. Group sessions occur on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4 pm to 7 pm. The program also includes individual therapy, individual psychiatry sessions, family sessions, treatment planning, and a feedback session upon completion of the program.
(281) 205-1987 View (281) 205-1987
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Confidence Etuk
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77099  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner and owner of Journey of Hope Psychiatry and Wellness. I have over 9 years of experience in healthcare, specializing in treating patients with depression, anxiety and a wide range of mental disorders.
Hello, I am a compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner and owner of Journey of Hope Psychiatry and Wellness. I have over 9 years of experience in healthcare, specializing in treating patients with depression, anxiety and a wide range of mental disorders.
(281) 595-9481 View (281) 595-9481
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Maame Obiri-Boateng
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77090
Maame Obiri-Boateng, PMHNP-BC places a strong emphasis on creating a safe environment in which you can work toward developing and strengthening mental health and maintenance. She serves the public by preventing, identifying, and treating psychiatric conditions. She enjoys assisting and providing care through telehealth and in-person visits in an integrated practice, building and fortifying care accessible to you. Sessions are personalized, targeted, and integrative. She has a wide range of experience in treating various mental illnesses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, and OCD.
Maame Obiri-Boateng, PMHNP-BC places a strong emphasis on creating a safe environment in which you can work toward developing and strengthening mental health and maintenance. She serves the public by preventing, identifying, and treating psychiatric conditions. She enjoys assisting and providing care through telehealth and in-person visits in an integrated practice, building and fortifying care accessible to you. Sessions are personalized, targeted, and integrative. She has a wide range of experience in treating various mental illnesses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, and OCD.
(281) 377-7937 View (281) 377-7937
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Tolulope O Kolawole
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, APN-C
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77036
I work with adolescents and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, and substance abuse issues.
I am a psychiatrist nurse practitioner with 18 years of practice experience both as a nurse and NP. Dedicated to exemplary patient outcomes and following all necessary treatment with the use of the evidence-based practice. Strong focus on listening to and addressing patient concerns and answering all questions in terms patients can easily understand. Willingness to work with all members of the clinical team and listen to their suggestions and input to improve results and maximize patient satisfaction.
I work with adolescents and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, and substance abuse issues.
I am a psychiatrist nurse practitioner with 18 years of practice experience both as a nurse and NP. Dedicated to exemplary patient outcomes and following all necessary treatment with the use of the evidence-based practice. Strong focus on listening to and addressing patient concerns and answering all questions in terms patients can easily understand. Willingness to work with all members of the clinical team and listen to their suggestions and input to improve results and maximize patient satisfaction.
(908) 356-5601 View (908) 356-5601
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Divine Psychiatric foundation
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue.
My name is Chikodi Uju Oji, I am a board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner(PMHNP) in Houston Texas and New Mexico. My goal is to assist individuals like you overcome life challenges and improve their overall well-being.
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue.
My name is Chikodi Uju Oji, I am a board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner(PMHNP) in Houston Texas and New Mexico. My goal is to assist individuals like you overcome life challenges and improve their overall well-being.
(713) 364-1583 View (713) 364-1583
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.