Anxiety Therapists in Carlsbad, CA

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Alexandra (Ali) Poling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have years of experience and training using this approach to treat anxiety , panic , PTSD and depression and the underlying issues that contribute to these such as trauma, grief and anger.
Perhaps you are dealing with painful events outside of your control, your emotions are becoming unmanageable, or you are experiencing a new symptom that is sudden and overwhelming. It is very human to want to "feel normal" when dealing with these, but sometimes how we attempt to do this hurts us more. This could include the different ways we avoid our emotions, attempt to “be perfect" or negatively judge ourselves. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I will help you identify and change ways of thinking and behaving that are impacting your mental health.
(858) 295-3635
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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$150 per session
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Melissa Jean Paulson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CIMHP, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer an integrative approach to educate, empower and inspire women and moms who are experiencing overwhelm, anxiety and emotional reactions to make holistic healthy lifestyle choices that strengthen and renew the mind, body and soul.
Has motherhood or compounding unaddressed stress been more challenging to manage leading to overwhelm or just not feeling like yourself? As a career mom, I understand the demands. Anxiety can heighten, worry and limiting thoughts can bring you down and old wounds may resurface. Self-care is often what gets pushed to the side, but it requires being prioritized. Let's address the stress across the essential areas of your life and explore the positive changes you can make each day. You deserve to relax, feel good about yourself and others, strengthen your intuition, and have compassionate support along the way.
(657) 286-7297
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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$200 per session
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Melissa Pierce
Psychologist, PsyD, DBSM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am currently serving as private practitioner working with clients, who want help with stress management, depression, mood changes, anxiety , and sleep problems.
I guide and support clients to manage worry, anxiety , and stress. As well, I help individuals with sleep problems to fall asleep, stay asleep, and feel refreshed in the morning. I am an interactive, cognitive behavioral clinical psychologist. I have been formally trained in cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of insomnia. My therapeutic approach is to provide supportive treatment with practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.
(760) 748-1354
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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$175 per session
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Renew Therapy SD
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe the most important relationship we have is the one with ourselves. I began my mental health journey in college after experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. I help clients manage anxiety , build better relationships, and reprocess areas they feel stuck in by building self awareness and helpful coping skills.
(619) 369-5686
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Susannah Flaherty
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My life has been full of diverse experiences in the U.S. and abroad, leaving me with a deep appreciation for human differences. It is an honor to have individuals share their struggles with me and trust me to offer support and tools for managing mood, anxiety , relationships, and professional/academic challenges. I approach sensitive topics in psychotherapy with a compassionate, thoughtful, exploratory, and collaborative approach. I hope to help clients strengthen their resilience and learn about themselves, even through the darkest of times.
(617) 393-5449
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Carlsbad, CA 92010
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A Guided Journey Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, Individ, Relatio, Family
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I assist in overcoming all social/emotional issues, however, most of my clients have struggled with relationship issues, depression, and anxiety .
Hi, do you want deeper peace, love & joy for yourself, your relationships, and your family? Providing you with tools, perspective, and support is one of the most rewarding aspects of life for me. I can't wait for you to turn life's challenges from stumbling blocks into stepping stones to a much better life than you ever thought possible. I look forward to our meeting, until then, take care. Your journey to a better life awaits. Call for a free phone consultation: 442-888-0873. Glenn
(442) 244-9159
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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$275 (individual)$275 (couples)
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Zsuzsa Kasselmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in treating adults experiencing trauma, anxiety or depression.
You want to feel content and self-assured but inside you are struggling with second guessing or feeling stuck or out of control and powerless. Maybe you are feeling that something, deep down, could be wrong with you. Or maybe you are frustrated, resentful and angry at being misunderstood or unappreciated. Do you feel like no matter how hard you try to be the person you are “supposed to be” it’s never enough? You might feel like giving up because you are tired of trying to improve your life, but keep repeating the patterns that make you feel like you will never measure up.
(442) 291-7361
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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$200 per session
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Brooke Hamilton
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in ADHD and anxiety disorders, which are often co-occurring. My approach to ADHD is multi-faceted. Initially, we start with my comprehensive ADHD assessment so I can learn what specific executive skills you struggle with. I appreciate that there is no classic presentation of ADHD and that it is often misdiagnosed as another mental health disorder. As for anxiety , I will aid you learning how to have agency over your nervous system as well as explore what is driving the anxiety in order to at least minimize symptoms, if not eliminate them. I have programs available on my website for assisting in this process.
(858) 330-3483
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Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Toni Rivera-Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My professional work experience includes client cases involving trauma, anxiety , depression, addiction, domestic violence, family conflict, and various mood disorders in different cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic status.
I became an MFT with the goal of providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment to a diverse group of individuals, couples, and families of all ages through an attachment lens. My passion includes incorporating play and offering collaborative and creative interventions to help individuals meet their goals.
(442) 233-6484
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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$110 per session
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Sarah Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I especially enjoy working with individuals struggling with dual diagnoses including anxiety , depression, relationship issues, and overcoming trauma.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings. The focus of my work is with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I believe the therapeutic process should be an integrative and collaborate approach towards healing with recognition that every person has their own unique history. My goal is to welcome clients into a safe space, providing empathy and compassion, while assisting them in the process of navigating and overcoming emotional hardships.
(442) 309-4389
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Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Gary Holmes, LMFT #83184
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life is a journey that presents us with both opportunities and challenges. This journey guarantees us that there will be change, some planned and some unanticipated. Our ability to adapt to these changes and stressors can impact our level of happiness and ability to function. These stressors may result in feelings of depression or anxiety , relationship conflicts, or addictive behaviors. Being present and aware during this journey can be difficult. Finding someone to help you navigate life’s journey, maintain perspective and presence, while mobilizing internal resources and strengths can be life changing.
(858) 683-8809
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Carlsbad, CA 92009
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$125 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Stephanie T Ho
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Some of my areas of particular interest and expertise are depression, anxiety , and mood disorders, interpersonal concerns, and multicultural issues.
In my professional experience, people come to therapy when they are feeling unhappy, stuck or blocked in some way and feel that they have exhausted their available resources and coping mechanisms. My role as a therapist is to serve as a guide to help the client identify and express their needs and wants, as well as assist the client in recognizing their strengths and abilities to heal and grow. I work with clients to help them understand their past experiences and current situation in order to move forward. I am warm, compassionate, collaborative and interactive in my approach.
(760) 688-9364
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Jennifer Pudlo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I love what I do and my greatest passion is helping couples, families, and individuals learn to communicate in a way that promotes healthy connection and healing in their relationships. When individuals, couples or families are hurting, it is sometimes difficult to navigate on their own and so that is where I can help; to guide you through those challenging and painful times. I also enjoy helping those who suffer from anxiety , depression, body image and eating disorders, and any other obstacle that may be keeping one from growing and flourishing in their lives.
(760) 919-4305
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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$175 per session
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Brenda Gomez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with adult populations within a spectrum of life's difficulties, including: anxiety , depression, chronic pain, chronic stress, family dysfunction issues, childhood trauma, self-esteem, and improving confidence or performance. We start with a thorough assessment and build a treatment plan that addresses primary and underlying concerns where you experience "stuckness" and move toward greater joy. I am currently looking for participants for process grief group, adults from dysfunctional families, and chronic pain groups. Please email for more information.
(619) 432-4955
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Carlsbad, CA 92011
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$200 (individual)$225 (couples)
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Dr. Elizabeth Loyola
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in evidence-based therapy approaches to help children, adolescents, and young adults deal with anxiety , stress, OCD, inattention, learning differences, and challenges with peers.
Working with children, adolescents, and caregivers is a unique opportunity to provide families with support during an important time in life. Using a collaborative and empathic approach, I work hard alongside my clients to make meaningful and lasting life changes. It's important to meet each person where they are at and help them meet their unique goals. In addition to my private practice, I am on faculty with UC Davis Health, where I provide virtual therapy and supervise and teach psychology trainees and psychiatry residents.
(916) 542-6621
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Tracie Leigh Kulakowski
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, MA
Verified
Verified
Currently offering in person and telehealth openings for adults. Trauma informed treatment of anxiety , depression, PTSD, life transitions, and relationship issues. Working together, you will learn new skills to respond more flexibly, drop the struggle, and get distance from painful thoughts, emotions, sensations, memories, and urges that hold you back from the life you want to live. It is a privilege for me to work collaboratively with you using a compassionate, strength-based approach. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to be heard and explore inner experiences that may stand in the way of living your best life.
(442) 250-1814
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Tracy Preece
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My experience has included working with a variety of clients dealing with depression, anxiety , PTSD, substance abuse, DV, family issues, relational problems, marital issues, and adjustment to life changes.
I am accepting new clients with Medicare and Blue Shield PPO. I know it can sometimes be a challenge to begin and participate in therapy. However, I believe in providing a safe environment where we can work together to aid you in developing a more balanced life and being more effective in managing any current struggles you may be experiencing. I enjoy working with adults, individuals, couples, and families.
(760) 407-3270
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Lynda Lennox, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life changing events, a traumatic past, interpersonal conflicts, ongoing difficult feelings, such as anxiety , grief, depression and guilt all motivate people to seek therapy. Therapy works best where a trusting relationship is developed. Experience, compassion, respect, honesty, deep deep listening, and when appropriate, humor, are traits I bring to the therapeutic relationship. I support my clients in exploring ways to manage difficult feelings, people or circumstances. This may be by practicing self-care, recognizing unhealthy patterns, finding perspective, expanding coping skills and discovering opportunities for growth.
(760) 870-4410
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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$150 per session
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Dr. Brooke Bellomio
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a CA licensed psychologist who specializes in anxiety and identity based disorders. I have 10 yrs of experience as an expert in eating disorders and body image issues, particularly with college populations. In addition to this I have experience with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety , OCD, LGBTQIA identity issues, trauma, grief, etc. I consider my approach to be holistic and collaborative. I work with each client to create an individualized treatment plan to best meet their needs. If you are ready to make changes in your life the first step is reaching out for help.
(760) 878-5196
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
$200 per session
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Fuel-Centers Specializing in Anxiety
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Suffering from Anxiety or Depression? Intelligent, competent, and capable, but still overwhelmed? Intrusive worries about money, relationships, self-esteem? Fuel-Centers Specializing in Anxiety has experts who can help. If any of the above questions sound familiar, it is because you are not alone. And waiting simply prolongs your discomfort. Salient change can occur from just weeks in therapy, yet for others lasting change is achieved from a deeper understanding of life's issues. Fuel staff, led by Dr. Jason Camu, may help you gain control of anxiety , so life is on your terms--confident, fulfilling, and rewarding.
(760) 523-2544
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Carlsbad, CA 92011

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Anxiety Therapists

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.