Anxiety Psychiatrists in San Antonio, TX

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Dave Adeleye
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMH, BC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed with negative emotions? Are you or your child struggling with mental health issues? Do you feel helpless and believe that no one care or listens to you? The good news is that I am available! I am a doctorally prepared and board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with nearly 2 decades of experience in psychiatry nursing. I work with children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, PTSD, mood disorders, substance use disorders, sleep disorders, and psychotic disorders
Do you feel overwhelmed with negative emotions? Are you or your child struggling with mental health issues? Do you feel helpless and believe that no one care or listens to you? The good news is that I am available! I am a doctorally prepared and board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with nearly 2 decades of experience in psychiatry nursing. I work with children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, PTSD, mood disorders, substance use disorders, sleep disorders, and psychotic disorders
(210) 879-1691 View (210) 879-1691
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Bernadette Murorunkwere
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, NP
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78229
Some of her practice specialties include, but are not limited to ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD, and Personality Disorders.
Bernadette is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner across the life span who is qualified to practice in psychiatry; diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Some of her practice specialties include, but are not limited to ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD, and Personality Disorders.
Bernadette is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner across the life span who is qualified to practice in psychiatry; diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
(512) 961-4692 View (512) 961-4692
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John Enriquez
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258  (Online Only)
These may include things like depressive disorders, bipolar disorders or anxiety disorders, for instance.
Dr. John Enriquez is a psychiatrist, a physician for mental health disorders. He has over 43 years of experience in the field of medicine. He graduated from medical school with his medical degree in 1975. Post-graduate training at LA County USC Medical Center. Dr. John N. Enriquez is licensed to practice by the state board in Texas and is Board Certified in Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry. He helps with the psychological well-being of men and women, with an ability to identify and treat all of the various types of Psychiatric Illness.
These may include things like depressive disorders, bipolar disorders or anxiety disorders, for instance.
Dr. John Enriquez is a psychiatrist, a physician for mental health disorders. He has over 43 years of experience in the field of medicine. He graduated from medical school with his medical degree in 1975. Post-graduate training at LA County USC Medical Center. Dr. John N. Enriquez is licensed to practice by the state board in Texas and is Board Certified in Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry. He helps with the psychological well-being of men and women, with an ability to identify and treat all of the various types of Psychiatric Illness.
(210) 940-4228 View (210) 940-4228
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Deidre Rose Alder
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78209  (Online Only)
Deidre is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who manages and treats adults with a wide variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia, sleeping disorders, and male/female issues. As a woman of color, an immigrant, and someone who has persevered through infertility to accomplish my dreams, I can identify with some unique challenges that individuals may face. As we face different circumstances, we will need different levels of psychological support and assistance throughout our lives. She also believes in engaging in a therapeutic rapport.
Deidre is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who manages and treats adults with a wide variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia, sleeping disorders, and male/female issues. As a woman of color, an immigrant, and someone who has persevered through infertility to accomplish my dreams, I can identify with some unique challenges that individuals may face. As we face different circumstances, we will need different levels of psychological support and assistance throughout our lives. She also believes in engaging in a therapeutic rapport.
(210) 920-7963 View (210) 920-7963
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Krista Lewis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78205  (Online Only)
Dr. Krista Lewis is a board-certified nurse practitioner at PMB Wellness PLLC, who is qualified to practice in both primary care and psychiatry. She pursued her interest in nursing, graduating with honors, with Bachelors from Chamberlain University. Then, she obtained her Family Nurse practitioner’s degree at Chamberlain University, Post-Master’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner degree at Maryville University, and her doctorate degree at Chamberlain University. Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Mood disorders, and Insomnia.
Dr. Krista Lewis is a board-certified nurse practitioner at PMB Wellness PLLC, who is qualified to practice in both primary care and psychiatry. She pursued her interest in nursing, graduating with honors, with Bachelors from Chamberlain University. Then, she obtained her Family Nurse practitioner’s degree at Chamberlain University, Post-Master’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner degree at Maryville University, and her doctorate degree at Chamberlain University. Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Mood disorders, and Insomnia.
(210) 981-6354 View (210) 981-6354
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Alamo Premier Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP, APRN
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78217  (Online Only)
Take control of your Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, mood and get back to being you.
I am a compassionate dual board-certified Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner treating patients over lifespan, child, adolescent/teen, adult and geriatric. I like to meet you where you are. Each person has their own unique needs and background and, that is where I start. By using medications and non-med options, my patients have a variety of treatment modalities to choose from.
Take control of your Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, mood and get back to being you.
I am a compassionate dual board-certified Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner treating patients over lifespan, child, adolescent/teen, adult and geriatric. I like to meet you where you are. Each person has their own unique needs and background and, that is where I start. By using medications and non-med options, my patients have a variety of treatment modalities to choose from.
(210) 879-8450 View (210) 879-8450
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Jeffrey Wright Bayless
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78215  (Online Only)
I have nearly a decade of helping people overcome anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Hi there! If you’re reading this, I hope I can be of help in your mental health journey today. My name is Jef Bayless, and I’ve recently opened additional availability in my practice to take on new clients. I’m a board-certified psychiatric provider and I accept most major insurance plans (including Cigna, Aetna, United, etc) because I believe care should be affordable to all. I tend to fill up quickly, but as of right now, I have appointment slots open as early as next week.
I have nearly a decade of helping people overcome anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Hi there! If you’re reading this, I hope I can be of help in your mental health journey today. My name is Jef Bayless, and I’ve recently opened additional availability in my practice to take on new clients. I’m a board-certified psychiatric provider and I accept most major insurance plans (including Cigna, Aetna, United, etc) because I believe care should be affordable to all. I tend to fill up quickly, but as of right now, I have appointment slots open as early as next week.
(210) 774-6784 View (210) 774-6784
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Moods and Mind Behavioral Service PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78253  (Online Only)
One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means you were put to the test, and you didn’t fall apart. My name is Yejide Oludare, Board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner currently providing telemedicine appointment to Texas resident., takes pride in providing compassionate, and evidence based care for clients. I specialize in treating various mood disorders not limited to Adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, , OCD, Panic disorder, Insomnia, Substance Use Disorder, and postpartum depression.
One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means you were put to the test, and you didn’t fall apart. My name is Yejide Oludare, Board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner currently providing telemedicine appointment to Texas resident., takes pride in providing compassionate, and evidence based care for clients. I specialize in treating various mood disorders not limited to Adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, , OCD, Panic disorder, Insomnia, Substance Use Disorder, and postpartum depression.
(210) 756-3095 View (210) 756-3095
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Sehndem Behavioral Health Care Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78213  (Online Only)
Suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions can be debilitating and hold you back from living a happy and balanced life. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? At Sehndem Behavioral Health care Center, we strive to understand individuals and their symptoms within the context of their environments and relationships. We invite you to learn more about your treatment options on this journey to recovery.
Suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions can be debilitating and hold you back from living a happy and balanced life. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? At Sehndem Behavioral Health care Center, we strive to understand individuals and their symptoms within the context of their environments and relationships. We invite you to learn more about your treatment options on this journey to recovery.
(210) 880-0429 View (210) 880-0429
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Dr. Riz @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78212
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
(210) 940-0924 View (210) 940-0924
Photo of Obiageli Ezekwesili, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in San Antonio, TX
Obiageli Ezekwesili
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78249  (Online Only)
I treat a variety of mental disorders including but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorders, ADHD, and Sleep Disorders.
Hello, My name is Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili . I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner who believes in a patient-centered and humanistic approach to treatment. My goal is to engage with patients to reduce their distress, improve functioning, and help them reach their potential.
I treat a variety of mental disorders including but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorders, ADHD, and Sleep Disorders.
Hello, My name is Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili . I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner who believes in a patient-centered and humanistic approach to treatment. My goal is to engage with patients to reduce their distress, improve functioning, and help them reach their potential.
(210) 972-4341 View (210) 972-4341
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Dr. Perez @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
(210) 361-6840 View (210) 361-6840
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Dr. Susan Wynne
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78249
Dr. Susan Wynne is a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist. She specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and ADHD. She offers medication management, psychotherapy and consultation for children, adolescents and adults. For parents with a child with mental health issues, you hope that a psychiatrist will make you and your family feel comfortable and secure, while providing quality care. Dr. Wynne strives to provide exemplary and professional treatment to her patients and their families.
Dr. Susan Wynne is a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist. She specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and ADHD. She offers medication management, psychotherapy and consultation for children, adolescents and adults. For parents with a child with mental health issues, you hope that a psychiatrist will make you and your family feel comfortable and secure, while providing quality care. Dr. Wynne strives to provide exemplary and professional treatment to her patients and their families.
(210) 615-8900 View (210) 615-8900
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Aura Psychiatry, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216
We specialize in managing & treating Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ ADHD), Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-compulsive conditions (OCD), Mood swings, Anger issues, Sleep problems, Substance abuse, Addiction, Eating disorders, Psychosis, Schizophrenia & many more.
At Aura Psychiatry we are committed to provide the BEST of the BEST Mental & Behavioral Health Services to Children (6+), Teens/ Adolescence & Adult clients. Our Mission is to Improve the Quality of Life of our clients, to overcome Mental Barriers & truly live the life they deserve. We pride ourselves on our Patient-Focused approach that emphasizes the Highest possible Standards. Our purpose is to Support, Educate, & Empower clients & their families by providing them a safe & reliable place to share their problems and stories. SAME Day/ Immediate Appts Available! Evenings & Weekend appts available. Visit us at www.AuraPsychiatry.com
We specialize in managing & treating Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ ADHD), Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-compulsive conditions (OCD), Mood swings, Anger issues, Sleep problems, Substance abuse, Addiction, Eating disorders, Psychosis, Schizophrenia & many more.
At Aura Psychiatry we are committed to provide the BEST of the BEST Mental & Behavioral Health Services to Children (6+), Teens/ Adolescence & Adult clients. Our Mission is to Improve the Quality of Life of our clients, to overcome Mental Barriers & truly live the life they deserve. We pride ourselves on our Patient-Focused approach that emphasizes the Highest possible Standards. Our purpose is to Support, Educate, & Empower clients & their families by providing them a safe & reliable place to share their problems and stories. SAME Day/ Immediate Appts Available! Evenings & Weekend appts available. Visit us at www.AuraPsychiatry.com
(210) 592-4774 View (210) 592-4774
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Kimberly Sennet
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78204  (Online Only)
I have nearly a decade of helping people overcome anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Hi there! If you’re reading this, I hope I can be of help in your mental health journey today. My name is Kimberly Sennet, and I’ve recently opened additional availability in my practice to take on new clients. I’m a board-certified psychiatric provider and I accept most major insurance plans (including Cigna, Aetna, United, etc) because I believe care should be affordable to all. I tend to fill up quickly, but as of right now, I have appointment slots open as early as next week.
I have nearly a decade of helping people overcome anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Hi there! If you’re reading this, I hope I can be of help in your mental health journey today. My name is Kimberly Sennet, and I’ve recently opened additional availability in my practice to take on new clients. I’m a board-certified psychiatric provider and I accept most major insurance plans (including Cigna, Aetna, United, etc) because I believe care should be affordable to all. I tend to fill up quickly, but as of right now, I have appointment slots open as early as next week.
(726) 227-2098 View (726) 227-2098
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Live Oak Psychiatry and Family Practice, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78209
Our areas of clinical interests include PTSD, depression, ADHD, anxiety/OCD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Now Accepting New Patients! Appointments within a week are available including, evenings weekdays and weekends. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? At Live Oak Psychiatric and Family Practice, we strive to understand individuals and their symptoms within the context of their environments and relationships. We are skilled in addressing acute and chronic illnesses while maintaining a collaborative, warm and non-judgmental stance. We focus on holistic approach and evidenced based treatment modalities including pharmacologic management and psychotherapeutic interventions.
Our areas of clinical interests include PTSD, depression, ADHD, anxiety/OCD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Now Accepting New Patients! Appointments within a week are available including, evenings weekdays and weekends. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? At Live Oak Psychiatric and Family Practice, we strive to understand individuals and their symptoms within the context of their environments and relationships. We are skilled in addressing acute and chronic illnesses while maintaining a collaborative, warm and non-judgmental stance. We focus on holistic approach and evidenced based treatment modalities including pharmacologic management and psychotherapeutic interventions.
(210) 941-1525 View (210) 941-1525
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Munira Jiwani
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78204  (Online Only)
With nearly a decade of experience, I've supported countless individuals through challenges like anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Hello there! If you're seeking support for your mental well-being and have come across my profile, I'm here to help. I'm Munira Jiwani, and I've been able to open up spots for new patients seeking support. I work with most major insurance providers (including Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross, and United) to ensure that high-quality care is accessible to everyone in Texas. Diagnosis and medication management are my main areas of expertise. I currently have availability, but these slots tend to fill up quickly, so it's best to get in touch soon.
With nearly a decade of experience, I've supported countless individuals through challenges like anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Hello there! If you're seeking support for your mental well-being and have come across my profile, I'm here to help. I'm Munira Jiwani, and I've been able to open up spots for new patients seeking support. I work with most major insurance providers (including Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross, and United) to ensure that high-quality care is accessible to everyone in Texas. Diagnosis and medication management are my main areas of expertise. I currently have availability, but these slots tend to fill up quickly, so it's best to get in touch soon.
(210) 761-4431 View (210) 761-4431
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Omar Ali
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258
Ali commonly sees individuals struggling with symptoms of ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, PMDD, Bipolar Disorder, Insomnia, and many others.
Dr. Omar Ali is a Psychiatrist in Texas who has been practicing since 2019. He went to Medical School at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and completed his Residency at LSU-Ochsner Adult Psychiatry Program. Dr. Ali strives to provide a collaborative and personalized approach in which we work together to find a way forward to living the best quality of life possible. He understands that seeking mental health treatment can be intimidating and anxiety provoking for many, and some may never seek help for these reasons.
Ali commonly sees individuals struggling with symptoms of ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, PMDD, Bipolar Disorder, Insomnia, and many others.
Dr. Omar Ali is a Psychiatrist in Texas who has been practicing since 2019. He went to Medical School at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and completed his Residency at LSU-Ochsner Adult Psychiatry Program. Dr. Ali strives to provide a collaborative and personalized approach in which we work together to find a way forward to living the best quality of life possible. He understands that seeking mental health treatment can be intimidating and anxiety provoking for many, and some may never seek help for these reasons.
(830) 262-2217 View (830) 262-2217
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Restore primary care wellness and behavioral healt
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MSN, PMHNP-B
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78229
I'm on a mission to help individuals manage depression, anxiety, neurotypical and neurodivergent disorders, and so much more.
The ideal client for me is someone who is grappling with various challenges that life presents. They may be feeling overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, including work, relationships, and personal well-being. This individual might be someone who struggles to manage their tasks and responsibilities, feeling burdened by their never-ending to-do list. My ideal client is someone who recognizes that they are not alone in their struggles and is open to seeking support.
I'm on a mission to help individuals manage depression, anxiety, neurotypical and neurodivergent disorders, and so much more.
The ideal client for me is someone who is grappling with various challenges that life presents. They may be feeling overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, including work, relationships, and personal well-being. This individual might be someone who struggles to manage their tasks and responsibilities, feeling burdened by their never-ending to-do list. My ideal client is someone who recognizes that they are not alone in their struggles and is open to seeking support.
(210) 756-9655 View (210) 756-9655
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Munira Jiwani
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78215  (Online Only)
With nearly a decade of experience, I've supported countless individuals through challenges like anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Hi there! If you're reading this, I hope I can assist you on your mental health journey. I'm Munira Jiwani, a board-certified psychiatric specialist. I've recently made some room in my practice for new patients. I work with most major insurance providers, including Cigna, Aetna, and United, because I believe everyone should have access to affordable, quality care. My schedule tends to fill up quickly, but as of now, I have some appointment slots available as early as next week.
With nearly a decade of experience, I've supported countless individuals through challenges like anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Hi there! If you're reading this, I hope I can assist you on your mental health journey. I'm Munira Jiwani, a board-certified psychiatric specialist. I've recently made some room in my practice for new patients. I work with most major insurance providers, including Cigna, Aetna, and United, because I believe everyone should have access to affordable, quality care. My schedule tends to fill up quickly, but as of now, I have some appointment slots available as early as next week.
(210) 972-8638 View (210) 972-8638

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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.