Anxiety Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

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Lori Kalaaukahi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Hi there, my name is Lori Kalaaukahi and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Zephyrhills, Florida, I offer in-person and virtual therapy sessions for all Florida residents. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, and trauma. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, and EMDR therapy to help clients through their challenges in being their true authentic selves. I have experience with helping those in crisis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, personality disorders, and more.
Hi there, my name is Lori Kalaaukahi and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Zephyrhills, Florida, I offer in-person and virtual therapy sessions for all Florida residents. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, and trauma. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, and EMDR therapy to help clients through their challenges in being their true authentic selves. I have experience with helping those in crisis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, personality disorders, and more.
(904) 977-3235 View (904) 977-3235
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Joe Mack Bankhead
Pastoral Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
The fundamental goal of counseling is to help individuals, who are experiencing personal challenges, resolve them and improve their emotional well-being. My mission is to help people who are struggling to overcome various issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, anger, fear, and grief. These issues can impact career, health, education, and family life. I believe that compassion and empathy are essential qualities that every counselor should have toward their clients. My practice is built on those essential qualities.
The fundamental goal of counseling is to help individuals, who are experiencing personal challenges, resolve them and improve their emotional well-being. My mission is to help people who are struggling to overcome various issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, anger, fear, and grief. These issues can impact career, health, education, and family life. I believe that compassion and empathy are essential qualities that every counselor should have toward their clients. My practice is built on those essential qualities.
(833) 706-5459 View (833) 706-5459
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Freda D Doxey
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed with life? Struggle with loneliness, anger, anxiety, depression, job stress, marital conflict, parenting issues, or some type of addiction? As a licensed mental health counselor, I am available to work with you in changing challenges into opportunities so you can live life to your full potential. Many of my clients, including couples, athletes and veterans, are now enjoying a stress-less life and making significant progress in their relationships, careers and life.
Are you overwhelmed with life? Struggle with loneliness, anger, anxiety, depression, job stress, marital conflict, parenting issues, or some type of addiction? As a licensed mental health counselor, I am available to work with you in changing challenges into opportunities so you can live life to your full potential. Many of my clients, including couples, athletes and veterans, are now enjoying a stress-less life and making significant progress in their relationships, careers and life.
(904) 245-1437 View (904) 245-1437
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Courtney A Ade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
I work with anxiety, depression, negative self-image, trauma, PTSD, life transitions and grief/loss, and much more.
Hi! Are you struggling with major life changes, acute emotional distress/trauma, or wanting to address maladaptive behavior patterns that are causing strain in your life? I can help you work through these issues with reflective, empathic and non-judgmental therapy. I have a strong belief in the healing power of the therapeutic alliance. I strive to create a space of trust, safety and mutual respect. Life is hard enough as it is-getting support shouldn't be! I believe we can ALL use some support, validation, and empathy while learning new ways to cope and enjoy life, find peace and enjoy personal growth and confidence.
I work with anxiety, depression, negative self-image, trauma, PTSD, life transitions and grief/loss, and much more.
Hi! Are you struggling with major life changes, acute emotional distress/trauma, or wanting to address maladaptive behavior patterns that are causing strain in your life? I can help you work through these issues with reflective, empathic and non-judgmental therapy. I have a strong belief in the healing power of the therapeutic alliance. I strive to create a space of trust, safety and mutual respect. Life is hard enough as it is-getting support shouldn't be! I believe we can ALL use some support, validation, and empathy while learning new ways to cope and enjoy life, find peace and enjoy personal growth and confidence.
(904) 785-8476 View (904) 785-8476
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Charity Thomas
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Hello, my name is Charity and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. As a trauma-trained therapist, I work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, parental issues, life adjustments, PTSD, abuse, attachments, and relationship problems. I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing challenges and difficult stressors. Counseling is where you should be allowed to express yourself in a non-judgment atmosphere while being supported, gaining new skills, and learning to make positive changes. Together we will find the best strategy that will help you reach your individual goals.
Hello, my name is Charity and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. As a trauma-trained therapist, I work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, parental issues, life adjustments, PTSD, abuse, attachments, and relationship problems. I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing challenges and difficult stressors. Counseling is where you should be allowed to express yourself in a non-judgment atmosphere while being supported, gaining new skills, and learning to make positive changes. Together we will find the best strategy that will help you reach your individual goals.
(904) 606-8363 View (904) 606-8363
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Lorraine Michelle Lee
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, BA, MS, RMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Stress, depression and anxiety is the number 1 cause of teenage suicide with our younger generations.
Feeling out of sorts? Sometimes life can throw you cure balls, and when that happens, you can be made to feel as if there is no way out. If you are ready to face yourself then help is one email, text or call away! I am a loving and caring person, who loves helping others. No one is perfect, and sometimes we need others to lend a hand or sometimes just to listen. I am here to help! Remember if you're having a bad day start over. People pleasing causes stress and anxiety. Make yourself happy first, give me a call!
Stress, depression and anxiety is the number 1 cause of teenage suicide with our younger generations.
Feeling out of sorts? Sometimes life can throw you cure balls, and when that happens, you can be made to feel as if there is no way out. If you are ready to face yourself then help is one email, text or call away! I am a loving and caring person, who loves helping others. No one is perfect, and sometimes we need others to lend a hand or sometimes just to listen. I am here to help! Remember if you're having a bad day start over. People pleasing causes stress and anxiety. Make yourself happy first, give me a call!
(904) 320-1645 View (904) 320-1645
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Melissa C LaManna
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32204  (Online Only)
Asking for help from a friend or loved one can be difficult, especially when you are struggling with feelings of sadness or anxiety. How do I share something so personal with someone else? What will they think? The obstacles we encounter may seem overwhelming at times, particularly if paired with feelings of sadness or anxiety. But these feelings are very normal and indicative of struggle, whether it be conflict with a loved one or a pattern of undue self-criticism. Counseling can provide a therapeutic space for individuals to share their problems, to discover healthier ways of coping and to develop deeper relations with others.
Asking for help from a friend or loved one can be difficult, especially when you are struggling with feelings of sadness or anxiety. How do I share something so personal with someone else? What will they think? The obstacles we encounter may seem overwhelming at times, particularly if paired with feelings of sadness or anxiety. But these feelings are very normal and indicative of struggle, whether it be conflict with a loved one or a pattern of undue self-criticism. Counseling can provide a therapeutic space for individuals to share their problems, to discover healthier ways of coping and to develop deeper relations with others.
(904) 977-6746 View (904) 977-6746
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Bertha F Barrett
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma along with life experiences and changes can affect you in many ways. If you are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or other distressful issues from the past or present help is available. If you are exhausted from trying to just get over it or you are unsure of what you're feeling, and why you're feeling it, as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I'm here to assist you. I assist individuals with what they are experiencing from the comfort of their own private space via a secure HIPPA Compliant video conferencing therapy session.
Trauma along with life experiences and changes can affect you in many ways. If you are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or other distressful issues from the past or present help is available. If you are exhausted from trying to just get over it or you are unsure of what you're feeling, and why you're feeling it, as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I'm here to assist you. I assist individuals with what they are experiencing from the comfort of their own private space via a secure HIPPA Compliant video conferencing therapy session.
(904) 977-6295 View (904) 977-6295
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Jessyca Hayward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
I specialize in using Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Mindfulness when working with individuals with communication, anxiety, depression, and anger management, behavior management and more! I am motivated and passionate about being interactive with clients while we process thoughts and feelings and cook you favorite dishes at the same time.
Before we turn up the heat in the kitchen, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jessyca Hayward, I am a LCSW. I have worked with children, teens, young adults and families for over 5 years. Over those 5 years I have learned it is hard to open up to strangers and express serious traumatic or even simple issues that we face daily, but what happens when we keep our minds busy, our hearts open., and stomachs are full? Having the ability to express your thoughts and emotions in a more relaxed, creative, fun, and inspiring environment, gives a person more freedom to be able to become more vulnerable, comfortable, and at peace.
I specialize in using Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Mindfulness when working with individuals with communication, anxiety, depression, and anger management, behavior management and more! I am motivated and passionate about being interactive with clients while we process thoughts and feelings and cook you favorite dishes at the same time.
Before we turn up the heat in the kitchen, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jessyca Hayward, I am a LCSW. I have worked with children, teens, young adults and families for over 5 years. Over those 5 years I have learned it is hard to open up to strangers and express serious traumatic or even simple issues that we face daily, but what happens when we keep our minds busy, our hearts open., and stomachs are full? Having the ability to express your thoughts and emotions in a more relaxed, creative, fun, and inspiring environment, gives a person more freedom to be able to become more vulnerable, comfortable, and at peace.
(904) 290-7031 View (904) 290-7031
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Leela Gershenson
Counselor, LMHC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32205  (Online Only)
Hello! Beginning therapy can be intimidating, but asking for help is such a great skill! I have been a therapist for over 10 years and currently specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I also treat Tics and Tourettes, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Hello! Beginning therapy can be intimidating, but asking for help is such a great skill! I have been a therapist for over 10 years and currently specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I also treat Tics and Tourettes, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(904) 337-4820 View (904) 337-4820
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Jazmin Roberts
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Hello! My name is Jazmin Roberts and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with more than 10 years of experience as a clinician. I specialize in helping clients dealing with anxiety, stress, career related and health issues. I value a strong therapeutic connection and working relationship with her clients who wants to improve their lives. I like to work with each individual client to develop an effective treatment plan utilizing therapy, natural remedies, and nutrition and help manage your stressors so it does not feel so overwhelming.
Hello! My name is Jazmin Roberts and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with more than 10 years of experience as a clinician. I specialize in helping clients dealing with anxiety, stress, career related and health issues. I value a strong therapeutic connection and working relationship with her clients who wants to improve their lives. I like to work with each individual client to develop an effective treatment plan utilizing therapy, natural remedies, and nutrition and help manage your stressors so it does not feel so overwhelming.
(904) 867-4242 View (904) 867-4242
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Kenecia Muller
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CAP, CCTP, ART-Tra
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I specialize in emotional regulation including managing and improving symptoms of depression, anxiety and anger.
Finding your way and your voice is a journey. Each person and each journey is unique. I focus on empowering clients to recognize their worth and build the life they desire. By assisting clients with challenging unhelpful and self defeating beliefs we can create a path for moving forward. Growth and change are possible. I am trained in accelerated resolution therapy to assist with addressing the root of issues in an impactful way.
I specialize in emotional regulation including managing and improving symptoms of depression, anxiety and anger.
Finding your way and your voice is a journey. Each person and each journey is unique. I focus on empowering clients to recognize their worth and build the life they desire. By assisting clients with challenging unhelpful and self defeating beliefs we can create a path for moving forward. Growth and change are possible. I am trained in accelerated resolution therapy to assist with addressing the root of issues in an impactful way.
(904) 280-7300 View (904) 280-7300
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Paul A Horn Lmhc
Counselor, USNret, MA, MS, CCTP, QS, DCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
The journey to effective change begins where you are; and realizing this is only one chapter of your life; you have the choice how your future chapters are written. I truly believe real change is achieved when you recognize and accept your current situation, "It Is What It Is" (often a mixture of comfort/discontent). Our journey begins by identifying and utilizing your strengths as building blocks for change. My goal is to help you embrace and work through your struggle, be it mood/emotion, anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss, or simply identifying and cultivating a deeper happiness in life.
The journey to effective change begins where you are; and realizing this is only one chapter of your life; you have the choice how your future chapters are written. I truly believe real change is achieved when you recognize and accept your current situation, "It Is What It Is" (often a mixture of comfort/discontent). Our journey begins by identifying and utilizing your strengths as building blocks for change. My goal is to help you embrace and work through your struggle, be it mood/emotion, anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss, or simply identifying and cultivating a deeper happiness in life.
(904) 337-4826 View (904) 337-4826
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Serenity Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Waitlist for new clients
I treat anxiety disorders, mood disorders, co-occurring disorders, stress/trauma related disorders, stress management issues, adjustment issues, life transition issues, women issues, self esteem issues, life management issues, vocational issues, and personal growth and development issues.
I am aware that choosing to seek support from a mental health practitioner for our emotional/ mental health and life problems can be a scary process. However, therapy does not have to be a scary process if your are paired with a therapist who understands the value of starting where the client is and working to develop a strong therapeutic alliance. My primary goal is to offer a safe therapeutic environment where my clients are free to share their stories without judgement or fear, and be empowered to remove obstacles that interfere with personal freedom, growth, and personal satisfaction.
I treat anxiety disorders, mood disorders, co-occurring disorders, stress/trauma related disorders, stress management issues, adjustment issues, life transition issues, women issues, self esteem issues, life management issues, vocational issues, and personal growth and development issues.
I am aware that choosing to seek support from a mental health practitioner for our emotional/ mental health and life problems can be a scary process. However, therapy does not have to be a scary process if your are paired with a therapist who understands the value of starting where the client is and working to develop a strong therapeutic alliance. My primary goal is to offer a safe therapeutic environment where my clients are free to share their stories without judgement or fear, and be empowered to remove obstacles that interfere with personal freedom, growth, and personal satisfaction.
(904) 351-0652 View (904) 351-0652
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Dr. Marinette Asuncion - Uy Therapist For High-Achieving Adults
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32257
As a result of my work as a psychologist specializing in anxiety, my clients/patients no longer suffer from intrusive thoughts, have meaningful lives, and have the joy and peace they deserve.
From the outside, you seem to have it all. You are highly accomplished, driven, and reliable. You have what others call a “successful life,” but the truth is you don’t feel the same on the inside. You constantly worry about the worst things that can happen. Your thoughts deplete & deprive you of joy. You try to keep it all together, but despite your best efforts, thoughts leave you feeling exhausted, unable to focus, and unmotivated and snap at the people you love. You have given so much to everyone, and your needs always come last. Not anymore. You are finally ready to go from merely existing to flourishing.
As a result of my work as a psychologist specializing in anxiety, my clients/patients no longer suffer from intrusive thoughts, have meaningful lives, and have the joy and peace they deserve.
From the outside, you seem to have it all. You are highly accomplished, driven, and reliable. You have what others call a “successful life,” but the truth is you don’t feel the same on the inside. You constantly worry about the worst things that can happen. Your thoughts deplete & deprive you of joy. You try to keep it all together, but despite your best efforts, thoughts leave you feeling exhausted, unable to focus, and unmotivated and snap at the people you love. You have given so much to everyone, and your needs always come last. Not anymore. You are finally ready to go from merely existing to flourishing.
(904) 295-1533 View (904) 295-1533
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NuVision Counseling & Coaching Solutions
MA, CPLC, CTC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216  (Online Only)
A lot of people are against counseling, because they do not really understand what it means. At times, society attaches a stigma to those seeking a support system when life may challenge you to make more conscious and intentional choices. Give me 90 days; I am confident, and I guarantee your life will never be the same. I'm trained in the clinical & spiritual aspect. I do specialize in Christian counseling. My experience includes using a collaborative and integrated approach to work with issues such as relational conflict, anger management, anxiety, stress management, and even strengthening professional & professional development.
A lot of people are against counseling, because they do not really understand what it means. At times, society attaches a stigma to those seeking a support system when life may challenge you to make more conscious and intentional choices. Give me 90 days; I am confident, and I guarantee your life will never be the same. I'm trained in the clinical & spiritual aspect. I do specialize in Christian counseling. My experience includes using a collaborative and integrated approach to work with issues such as relational conflict, anger management, anxiety, stress management, and even strengthening professional & professional development.
(904) 329-7514 View (904) 329-7514
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Gwendolyn Allen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32210
I work with children and adults with an emphasis on achieving a quiet, relaxed and joyful state of mind to help with a variety of mental health challenges. My mission as a therapist is to help you overcome the limitations created by issues such as anxiety and depression so that you can feel like yourself again and go on to lead the happy, successful and unburdened life that you are meant to have. My approach includes cognitive-based therapies that focus on mindfulness and acceptance.
I work with children and adults with an emphasis on achieving a quiet, relaxed and joyful state of mind to help with a variety of mental health challenges. My mission as a therapist is to help you overcome the limitations created by issues such as anxiety and depression so that you can feel like yourself again and go on to lead the happy, successful and unburdened life that you are meant to have. My approach includes cognitive-based therapies that focus on mindfulness and acceptance.
(904) 906-8246 View (904) 906-8246
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Jessica Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32208
Jessica Bailey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida who has over 10 years of experience working with individuals, ages 14 years old and older, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, family dysfunction and violence, and relationship issues.
Jessica Bailey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida who has over 10 years of experience working with individuals, ages 14 years old and older, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, family dysfunction and violence, and relationship issues.
(904) 977-6836 View (904) 977-6836
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Nancy Alonzo
Counselor, MS , LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32246
I specialize in women's issues, in addition to depression & anxiety.
My ideal clients are middle-aged Hispanic females who are married and have children. They may struggle with disturbed sleep, excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation, trouble concentrating, and feeling under-appreciated. They are experiencing difficulties "juggling" their roles at home, work, and parenting responsibilities. They have expressed a desire to feel "normal" and "efficient", and to be a "good mother, spouse and employee." The end goal would be a reduction of anxiety and depression symptoms, returning to a normal level of function, practicing self-care, and enhancing time management skills.
I specialize in women's issues, in addition to depression & anxiety.
My ideal clients are middle-aged Hispanic females who are married and have children. They may struggle with disturbed sleep, excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation, trouble concentrating, and feeling under-appreciated. They are experiencing difficulties "juggling" their roles at home, work, and parenting responsibilities. They have expressed a desire to feel "normal" and "efficient", and to be a "good mother, spouse and employee." The end goal would be a reduction of anxiety and depression symptoms, returning to a normal level of function, practicing self-care, and enhancing time management skills.
(561) 926-9867 View (561) 926-9867
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Julie Mergl
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Let me help you move beyond trauma, anxiety, and depression, as life can be too hard to do it alone. I am a non-judgmental therapist who will listen with compassion and care. I'll use my 20 years of eclectic experience (DBT/CBT/EMDR/Psychodrama/Hypnosis, etc.) to help you work life's challenges and find your inner peace. If you want someone to really hear you, to help you find a better way of living and improve the way you look at life, then I am the counselor for you. I can help you grow stronger and find inner peace in the midst of the most difficult situations
Let me help you move beyond trauma, anxiety, and depression, as life can be too hard to do it alone. I am a non-judgmental therapist who will listen with compassion and care. I'll use my 20 years of eclectic experience (DBT/CBT/EMDR/Psychodrama/Hypnosis, etc.) to help you work life's challenges and find your inner peace. If you want someone to really hear you, to help you find a better way of living and improve the way you look at life, then I am the counselor for you. I can help you grow stronger and find inner peace in the midst of the most difficult situations
(904) 441-6171 View (904) 441-6171

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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.