Anxiety Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Mara Clare Marin
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
I have experience working with adults of all ages and backgrounds who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions.
My approach to therapy is thoughtful, collaborative, and relationship based. I work to facilitate a safe and supportive space where I can assist you in improving your emotional well-being and help create impactful change towards improving your mental health and interpersonal relationships. My integrative therapy style is interactive and explores various aspects of identity, culture, and how one’s past and present selves intersect and interact within their world. I work by acknowledging your strengths and help to guide further internal skills as well as cultivate new ones in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.
I have experience working with adults of all ages and backgrounds who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions.
My approach to therapy is thoughtful, collaborative, and relationship based. I work to facilitate a safe and supportive space where I can assist you in improving your emotional well-being and help create impactful change towards improving your mental health and interpersonal relationships. My integrative therapy style is interactive and explores various aspects of identity, culture, and how one’s past and present selves intersect and interact within their world. I work by acknowledging your strengths and help to guide further internal skills as well as cultivate new ones in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.
(312) 964-8472 View (312) 964-8472
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Jon Rosenfield
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60626
Waitlist for new clients
I have supported adult clients of diverse ages and cultural identities address anxiety, depression, work-related stress, career and life transitions, imposter syndrome, and family of origin issues. In particular, I have extensive experience working with clients navigating early-adulthood as they seek meaning and fulfillment from their work and relationships.
I have supported adult clients of diverse ages and cultural identities address anxiety, depression, work-related stress, career and life transitions, imposter syndrome, and family of origin issues. In particular, I have extensive experience working with clients navigating early-adulthood as they seek meaning and fulfillment from their work and relationships.
(773) 694-1631 View (773) 694-1631
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Ashley Poprilo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
I work with anyone over the age of 18 and can treat a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, gender identity, stage of life adjustment, and challenges with relationships.
Hi there! My name is Ashley Poprilo, PsyD and I'm a licensed psychologist in the state of Illinois. I'm so glad that you've taken the first step on your journey to wellness! I know that the decision to find support can often be the hardest, and I'm happy that your search allowed us to cross paths! My passion lies in community health and providing mental health support for people who would otherwise struggle to find a good therapist. I recognize that at times, it can be hard to ask for help and I want to honor that bravery by joining you on the journey to living authentically.
I work with anyone over the age of 18 and can treat a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, gender identity, stage of life adjustment, and challenges with relationships.
Hi there! My name is Ashley Poprilo, PsyD and I'm a licensed psychologist in the state of Illinois. I'm so glad that you've taken the first step on your journey to wellness! I know that the decision to find support can often be the hardest, and I'm happy that your search allowed us to cross paths! My passion lies in community health and providing mental health support for people who would otherwise struggle to find a good therapist. I recognize that at times, it can be hard to ask for help and I want to honor that bravery by joining you on the journey to living authentically.
(872) 204-2338 View (872) 204-2338
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Foundations Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
As a counselor, I have gained skills and specialize in the following areas: Anxiety, Adjustment to life changing events, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Blended Family Issues, Bipolar Disorder,Chronic Pain or Illness, Conduct Disorder, Couples Counseling, Depression, Divorce and Divorce Adjustment, Family Conflict, Marital/Couples Counseling, Mood Disorder, Stress Trauma & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
SEEKING AFFORDABLE, PRIVATE AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING. Get Started NOW at this easily accessible but private location. I have flexible hours. My passion is helping others achieve healing and peace. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I utilize evidence-based practices and tailored treatment plans to meet the individual needs of my clients. I provide a safe, caring and confidential environment for clients to explore their feelings, beliefs and behaviors, identify areas of their lives needing change, gain self-awareness and understand others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. I am also available to provide clinical supervision.
As a counselor, I have gained skills and specialize in the following areas: Anxiety, Adjustment to life changing events, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Blended Family Issues, Bipolar Disorder,Chronic Pain or Illness, Conduct Disorder, Couples Counseling, Depression, Divorce and Divorce Adjustment, Family Conflict, Marital/Couples Counseling, Mood Disorder, Stress Trauma & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
SEEKING AFFORDABLE, PRIVATE AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING. Get Started NOW at this easily accessible but private location. I have flexible hours. My passion is helping others achieve healing and peace. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I utilize evidence-based practices and tailored treatment plans to meet the individual needs of my clients. I provide a safe, caring and confidential environment for clients to explore their feelings, beliefs and behaviors, identify areas of their lives needing change, gain self-awareness and understand others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. I am also available to provide clinical supervision.
(773) 839-4035 View (773) 839-4035
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Adam Hellebrand
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
He treats a wide range of concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions or stressors.
Dr. Hellebrand has vast experience in a variety of settings, including intensive outpatient, primary care settings, community mental health, college counseling and private practice. He holds a Doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Masters degree in Evaluation and Organizational Behavior from Claremont Graduate University.
He treats a wide range of concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions or stressors.
Dr. Hellebrand has vast experience in a variety of settings, including intensive outpatient, primary care settings, community mental health, college counseling and private practice. He holds a Doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Masters degree in Evaluation and Organizational Behavior from Claremont Graduate University.
(872) 204-2517 View (872) 204-2517
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Sylvia Corcoran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MCEd
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to providing competent, compassionate therapeutic services to those managing the challenges of life. I specialize in working with those living with depression, anxiety, issues related to spirituality, survivors of trauma, those in recovery (from racism and other forms of oppression). I enjoy working with older adults.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to providing competent, compassionate therapeutic services to those managing the challenges of life. I specialize in working with those living with depression, anxiety, issues related to spirituality, survivors of trauma, those in recovery (from racism and other forms of oppression). I enjoy working with older adults.
(773) 207-3278 View (773) 207-3278
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Lizzy Maurno
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals struggling with a wide variety of difficulties such as complex trauma/PTSD, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, substance use, sexuality, gender identity, and more.
You are capable of taking charge of your own healing process, and my role is to help you find the channels and tools for healing that work best for you. Confronting emotional wounds can be a powerful, overwhelming, and often painful experience, and I strive to provide you with an empathic and judgment-free space where you can process these emotions freely. Utilizing a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach, I harness the power of the therapeutic relationship to help you work toward recovery, empowerment, and overall well-being.
I specialize in working with individuals struggling with a wide variety of difficulties such as complex trauma/PTSD, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, substance use, sexuality, gender identity, and more.
You are capable of taking charge of your own healing process, and my role is to help you find the channels and tools for healing that work best for you. Confronting emotional wounds can be a powerful, overwhelming, and often painful experience, and I strive to provide you with an empathic and judgment-free space where you can process these emotions freely. Utilizing a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach, I harness the power of the therapeutic relationship to help you work toward recovery, empowerment, and overall well-being.
(872) 274-3019 View (872) 274-3019
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Cindy Gradle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60638
I am an experienced psychotherapist and I work with clients from diverse backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with clients who are adult children of alcoholics and helping clients who have suffered a loss(es) and seek bereavement counseling. I also work with adults and youths who have both depression and anxiety, including panic attacks and phobias. I offer specific strategies to combat anxiety and panic attacks. My particular expertise has been working with parents and their children. Other areas of practice are sexual abuse and domestic violence.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and I work with clients from diverse backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with clients who are adult children of alcoholics and helping clients who have suffered a loss(es) and seek bereavement counseling. I also work with adults and youths who have both depression and anxiety, including panic attacks and phobias. I offer specific strategies to combat anxiety and panic attacks. My particular expertise has been working with parents and their children. Other areas of practice are sexual abuse and domestic violence.
(708) 998-4609 View (708) 998-4609
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Luis Díaz
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
¡Hola! My name is Luis and I am a bilingual therapist with a focus on treating depression and anxiety. I have had the privilege of witnessing incredible transformations and helping individuals find relief and happiness so they can achieve their goals. I also work the areas of trauma, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship problems, stress, self-esteem, mindfulness, self-care, and culture shock. As a Spanish speaker, I'm thrilled to be able to offer therapy sessions in Spanish. Language should never be a barrier to seeking support. I am here to contribute to the idea that everyone can access the help they need.
¡Hola! My name is Luis and I am a bilingual therapist with a focus on treating depression and anxiety. I have had the privilege of witnessing incredible transformations and helping individuals find relief and happiness so they can achieve their goals. I also work the areas of trauma, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship problems, stress, self-esteem, mindfulness, self-care, and culture shock. As a Spanish speaker, I'm thrilled to be able to offer therapy sessions in Spanish. Language should never be a barrier to seeking support. I am here to contribute to the idea that everyone can access the help they need.
(773) 207-4095 View (773) 207-4095
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Christine Nolle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Christine and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the States of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, North Dakota, Maine and Florida. I have over 20 years of experience in mental health . I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, individual and group therapy, and working in the insurance industry. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, OCD, and substance abuse.
Hello! My name is Christine and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the States of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, North Dakota, Maine and Florida. I have over 20 years of experience in mental health . I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, individual and group therapy, and working in the insurance industry. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, OCD, and substance abuse.
(872) 713-9629 View (872) 713-9629
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Beth Berta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I work with adults navigating trauma, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, relationship issues, career development, and body image. I enjoy working with creatives and adults in life transitions. I take a relational, trauma-informed approach, and I use my dance and movement background to integrate embodied paths to healing. Your journey may shift as you go, and I will honor all of the experiences, values, and recalibrations that make you exactly who you are today: a nuanced, complex, unique individual who is worth knowing.
I work with adults navigating trauma, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, relationship issues, career development, and body image. I enjoy working with creatives and adults in life transitions. I take a relational, trauma-informed approach, and I use my dance and movement background to integrate embodied paths to healing. Your journey may shift as you go, and I will honor all of the experiences, values, and recalibrations that make you exactly who you are today: a nuanced, complex, unique individual who is worth knowing.
(872) 278-6064 View (872) 278-6064
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Jeannie Peters
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping individuals with a multitude of presenting concerns, including anxiety, life transitions, stress, and relationship challenges. I also enjoy working with premarital and marital couples who are hoping to deepen their emotional connection and navigate communication breakdowns, financial stress, infidelity, and sexual dysfunction. I create an environment of inclusivity for clients of all races, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, and faiths.
I am passionate about helping individuals with a multitude of presenting concerns, including anxiety, life transitions, stress, and relationship challenges. I also enjoy working with premarital and marital couples who are hoping to deepen their emotional connection and navigate communication breakdowns, financial stress, infidelity, and sexual dysfunction. I create an environment of inclusivity for clients of all races, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, and faiths.
(872) 231-3349 View (872) 231-3349
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Maria Fernanda de Alba Sanchez Losada
LPC, MA
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
I have recently joined the staff at SpringSource Psychological Center and have immediate openings for new clients. My practice is based in understanding, unconditional support and positive feedback that impact interpersonal relationships, relational patterns and past experiences towards the creation of a more conscious, healthy self. Trauma work heals symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, negative interactions and PTSD, helping the client gain and practice a new set of skills.
I have recently joined the staff at SpringSource Psychological Center and have immediate openings for new clients. My practice is based in understanding, unconditional support and positive feedback that impact interpersonal relationships, relational patterns and past experiences towards the creation of a more conscious, healthy self. Trauma work heals symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, negative interactions and PTSD, helping the client gain and practice a new set of skills.
(312) 374-6756 View (312) 374-6756
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Samantha Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I approach my client work with empathy and compassion. It is my hope to meet my clients where they are in order to build a trusting relationship while working together toward each individualized goal. As a therapist, I find most reward in helping clients focus on their strengths and use them to increase self-esteem and sense of purpose. I have a history of working with children, families and adults from diverse backgrounds. My background includes work in the school setting and in the community. Specifically, I have experience in areas of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and life transitions.
I approach my client work with empathy and compassion. It is my hope to meet my clients where they are in order to build a trusting relationship while working together toward each individualized goal. As a therapist, I find most reward in helping clients focus on their strengths and use them to increase self-esteem and sense of purpose. I have a history of working with children, families and adults from diverse backgrounds. My background includes work in the school setting and in the community. Specifically, I have experience in areas of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and life transitions.
(872) 250-4499 View (872) 250-4499
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Shoshana Kahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
Life can be very challenging. If you are reading this you might be ready to talk. And talking helps. But, it isn't everything. Therapy is a puzzle that we never complete. Therapists sort through thoughts and ideas with you so things don't seem so overwhelming. Here we create a space to breath. I have been honored to work with clients who experience many issues such as anxiety, depression, poor familial relationships, loss, death, grief, divorce, commitment difficulties, loneliness, PTSD, difficulty sleeping, concentrating, focusing, ADD, eating disorders,codependency, isolation. And more.
Life can be very challenging. If you are reading this you might be ready to talk. And talking helps. But, it isn't everything. Therapy is a puzzle that we never complete. Therapists sort through thoughts and ideas with you so things don't seem so overwhelming. Here we create a space to breath. I have been honored to work with clients who experience many issues such as anxiety, depression, poor familial relationships, loss, death, grief, divorce, commitment difficulties, loneliness, PTSD, difficulty sleeping, concentrating, focusing, ADD, eating disorders,codependency, isolation. And more.
(773) 358-1037 View (773) 358-1037
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Tim E Dean
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise are in working with adults experiencing difficulties related to mood, anxiety, and trauma (recent or past). I enjoy working with adults with ADHD and other neurodivergencies to deepen their understanding of how their brain works and to develop practical strategies to reduce the burden of living in a neurotypical world. My therapy style is warm, casual, and humorous. My approach is client-centered; I work to tailor therapy to the unique needs of each individual while building a trusting relationship over time. I incorporate CBT, ACT, DBT, humanistic, and existential theories and interventions in my work.
My areas of expertise are in working with adults experiencing difficulties related to mood, anxiety, and trauma (recent or past). I enjoy working with adults with ADHD and other neurodivergencies to deepen their understanding of how their brain works and to develop practical strategies to reduce the burden of living in a neurotypical world. My therapy style is warm, casual, and humorous. My approach is client-centered; I work to tailor therapy to the unique needs of each individual while building a trusting relationship over time. I incorporate CBT, ACT, DBT, humanistic, and existential theories and interventions in my work.
(872) 213-7344 View (872) 213-7344
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Rebecca Israilevich
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
A positive connection with your therapist is one of the main contributors to your growth in therapy. I hope to meet you where you’re at, supporting you with empathy and understanding. Therapy may be for venting, working through a crisis, increasing self-confidence, managing anxiety or depression, identifying roadblocks, or processing trauma. My therapy practice facilitates emotional + cognitive awareness, and a biological understanding, learning how past experiences inform our present day selves. This translates into care: practicing mindfulness, self-compassion and identifying strengths that help carry you through times of change.
A positive connection with your therapist is one of the main contributors to your growth in therapy. I hope to meet you where you’re at, supporting you with empathy and understanding. Therapy may be for venting, working through a crisis, increasing self-confidence, managing anxiety or depression, identifying roadblocks, or processing trauma. My therapy practice facilitates emotional + cognitive awareness, and a biological understanding, learning how past experiences inform our present day selves. This translates into care: practicing mindfulness, self-compassion and identifying strengths that help carry you through times of change.
(847) 860-6549 View (847) 860-6549
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Kayleen Kuhn
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
As a result of my own nomadic background, I have a special interest in working with clients of multicultural backgrounds, expats/nomads, Immigrants, and Adult Third Culture Kids (TCKs), major life transitions, dating, career exploration, anxiety and stress management, emerging adults, identity development, creative minds, and so much more!.
I know taking the plunge into therapy can feel scary…you are not alone! If you are looking for a warm, unconditional, and potentially even non-traditional approach to therapy, you have come to the right place. As your therapist, my top priority is to curate an empowering therapeutic environment, fit to your needs. Through my warm energy, goofy sense of humor, and passion for your health, I aim to make therapy a safe place to be your authentic self. I recognize each of my clients are unique beings with unique experiences. Your therapeutic care deserves to have the same consideration.
As a result of my own nomadic background, I have a special interest in working with clients of multicultural backgrounds, expats/nomads, Immigrants, and Adult Third Culture Kids (TCKs), major life transitions, dating, career exploration, anxiety and stress management, emerging adults, identity development, creative minds, and so much more!.
I know taking the plunge into therapy can feel scary…you are not alone! If you are looking for a warm, unconditional, and potentially even non-traditional approach to therapy, you have come to the right place. As your therapist, my top priority is to curate an empowering therapeutic environment, fit to your needs. Through my warm energy, goofy sense of humor, and passion for your health, I aim to make therapy a safe place to be your authentic self. I recognize each of my clients are unique beings with unique experiences. Your therapeutic care deserves to have the same consideration.
(847) 892-7149 View (847) 892-7149
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Marco Coleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
I have a strong background of working with those that struggle with substance use dependency, depression, anxiety, and individuals with active or worsening trauma symptoms.
For most people, we often find ourselves stuck in patterns, overwhelmed with circumstances and life can be unfair at the worst times. Life has a lot of metaphors for journeys because of how much they shape and twist around us, we can still get lost on the path forward. I believe that by building awareness in our behaviors, identity, emotions, social connections and past, will give you the best road map to really understand what is best for you. By acknowledging each client's unique background and identity (personality, goals, passions) I can create a strong and tailored treatment plan for their possible symptoms and concerns.
I have a strong background of working with those that struggle with substance use dependency, depression, anxiety, and individuals with active or worsening trauma symptoms.
For most people, we often find ourselves stuck in patterns, overwhelmed with circumstances and life can be unfair at the worst times. Life has a lot of metaphors for journeys because of how much they shape and twist around us, we can still get lost on the path forward. I believe that by building awareness in our behaviors, identity, emotions, social connections and past, will give you the best road map to really understand what is best for you. By acknowledging each client's unique background and identity (personality, goals, passions) I can create a strong and tailored treatment plan for their possible symptoms and concerns.
(773) 923-2898 View (773) 923-2898
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Liz Paul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is a collaborative partnership. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to feel empowered in their curiosity– to be curious about themselves, curious about their relationships with others, and curious about what they want for their future. I specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, life transitions, relationship conflict, and trauma. I also have experience helping families navigate changing dynamics and supporting caregivers in the constantly changing and challenging journey of parenting.
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is a collaborative partnership. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to feel empowered in their curiosity– to be curious about themselves, curious about their relationships with others, and curious about what they want for their future. I specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, life transitions, relationship conflict, and trauma. I also have experience helping families navigate changing dynamics and supporting caregivers in the constantly changing and challenging journey of parenting.
(872) 219-1967 View (872) 219-1967

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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.