Anxiety Therapists in Watertown, MA

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Michael Brock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My areas of expertise include the treatment of depression, anxiety , substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, gay and lesbian issues, and problems related to stress, grief, and adjustment to life changes.
Thanks for taking the time to learn about my practice and how we might work together. I have been a clinical social worker for 40 years and my style is very interactive. I especially enjoy working collaboratively and encourage people to be an equal participate in their therapy. I believe my warm and nonjudgmental style allows people to clarify what they want to accomplish in therapy as they explore ways to enhance the quality of their life and relationships.
(617) 391-0647
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Annie Olinick
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is based on respect, empathy, sensitivity and honesty. I believe in the integration of the mind and body in order to create change, growth and healing. I value your awareness, knowledge and self-insight as an integral part of our work together. I use a dynamic approach to therapy and include EMDR, mindfulness and psychodrama. I work with clients across a wide range of ages, backgrounds and presenting issues, including depression, anxiety , jealousy, anger, panic , phobias, trauma, relationship/family conflicts, sexuality/sexual identity, polyamory and parenting challenges.
(857) 997-9029
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Samantha Levin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I work with adult and adolescent individuals with varying mental health symptoms, and I specialize in treatment of anxiety . Together we can explore how your past experiences can influence current beliefs and behaviors, build your toolbox of strategies to cope with distress, and process your life experiences in a safe space. Exploring and learning about yourself can be an emotional experience, and it can also be empowering as well. I appreciate you letting me into your life to help with this process; I look forward to hearing your story and working together towards your treatment goals.
(617) 360-8541
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Catherine Boutin
MSN
Verified
Verified
This form of therapy is effective for a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety , post-traumatic stress disorder, panic and stress-related physical ailments.
I know that there are challenges in each person's life and I strongly believe that talking helps. I engage those that I work with by using dynamic psychotherapy. This is an ongoing process of talking, thinking and feeling. As these elements are shared, reconsidered, and reviewed over time a deeper understanding of the self emerges. This understanding leads to more choices in one's life. I respect the abilities that people bring to the challenges of life and their capacities to make changes. I treat the person not the diagnosis. Please text or call (617) 480-5155.
(617) 505-1975
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Eliora Porter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Porter specializes in treating adults who have OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, PTSD & panic disorder.
Many people struggle with anxiety which can then be exacerbated in the complex of complex life demands and stressors. As a specialist in treating OCD and anxiety disorders, Dr. Porter supports you in overcoming underlying anxiety concerns directly, efficiently, and compassionately. Even if you have tried therapy before, Dr. Porter works differently, using science-based treatments personalized to you so you can feel better faster. She believes in providing effective and empirically supported treatment while also making therapy a collaborative and flexible process to meet each individual's unique needs and goals.
(857) 353-6665
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Jennifer Schneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi! I'm Jen, and I am a psychotherapist, seeing clients via telehealth/video only, with licensure in MA, CA, WA and IN. I work with individual adults and see clients for short/moderate-term EMDR for trauma-related disorders, and other conditions. My clients most often are seeing a primary therapist, and see me for adjunct EMDR therapy for specific-trauma related issues. I have clinical experience with anxiety , depression, ADHD, chronic illness, LGBTQIA+ issues, and relationship issues. I additionally specialize in working with those who identify as polyamorous / ethically nonmonogamous. I look forward to hearing from you!
(617) 744-7888
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Lisa Boselli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My ideal client would be a middle-aged person who is looking to change and willing to step outside the box. Their goals would be independence and small achievable ones. I enjoy working with anxiety and am open to "between sessions" work/activities.
(617) 580-5218
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Tiffany Joy Hebron
Counselor, LMHC, PLC, ADHD-CC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is someone open to the process of therapy. Someone who is willing to show up for themselves, and “put in the work”. My client may be someone dealing with anxiety , depression, or challenges of ADHD, such as Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria. My client may be feeling in a rut or “stuck” in personal aspects of their life. My client may be challenged by different phases and stages of life, by not feeling capable or feeling easily overwhelmed. They want to engage in therapy and work on achieving their personal goals in a space where they are seen, heard, validated and encouraged.
(617) 766-0756
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Philippine Asamany
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My ideal client suffers from anxiety and depression. These struggles create the inability to function as expected daily. This client needs mood stabilization and the ability to function easier by completing daily routines and tasks with fewer challenges. The client also wants mood stabilization to avoid suicidal ideation, plan, or intent. As we work together on improving mental health, the client's mood will stabilize with less interactive anxiety and depressive feelings of suicidal ideation within the next three months.
(617) 752-8737
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Costenah Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is prepared to initiate changes in their life to promote wellness. They are prepared to process internal and external contributors to their mood, discuss options for improvement, and practice healthier skills that will assist in achieving their personal goals. My ideal client is internally motivated and desires emotional balance from concerns such as anxiety , depression, impaired self-esteem, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. They arrive to treatment with goals in mind, and will actively work to experience relief of distressing symptoms.
(617) 398-4538
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Naama Malkesman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Cognitive-Behavioral therapist certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (www.pcit.org) and trained in DBT for children, I help children and parents learn the skills needed to manage social, behavioral and emotional challenges, anxiety , OCD, ADHD, life and family stress. My approach is collaborative, practical and guided by core behavioral and relational principles to help parents & children navigate their lives, regain control, respond more effectively to their challenges, and, ultimately, thrive.
(617) 744-4657
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Sophie Hans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is someone who comes to therapy in a time of need. They might be experiencing anxiety due to life changes and transitions or they might be experiencing symptoms of anxiety for the first time and be concerne as to where the anxiety came from. The client might be processing loss or grief from a loved one or past friendships and or relationships. My ideal client will have needs such as needing to identify coping skills to get through life stressors, assistance with reaching goals. As a therapist I would be able to provide the client with a objective perspective to bounce their ideas and situations off of.
(617) 381-4485
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Samantha DiChiara
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My practice focuses on providing research-backed treatments to adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety disorders such as OCD and PTSD. I specialize in providing exposure and response prevention (ERP) which is the gold standard treatment for OCD. Through an organized, targeted, authentic, and warm style of therapy, I help individuals who have been struggling with anxiety to take charge of their lives. My clients and I explore the their values, and use targeted interventions to help them make active progress toward achieving the values-based changes they wish to see in their lives.
(617) 744-4954
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Watertown, MA 02472
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The Boston Therapist - Barbara Ferullo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Struggling with anxiety , depression, trauma ("big T or little t"), and difficult relationships, can be both wearing and demoralizing. I try to help people understand at an emotional level, not just an intellectual one. I have been called compassionate, warm and down-to-earth. I use mind-body, psychodynamic, somatic, cognitive, and coaching approaches, and sometimes just plain common sense. I try to help a person grasp an issue or resolution in a way that resonates with them. It needs to make sense in both their head and gut, so they can start putting that understanding into real-life, practical solutions to their problems.
(617) 682-9237
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Andie Loiseau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is the client that has an idea of what they want in life but is overwhelmed with life stressors such as anxiety and depression. This client needs a safe space to explore their life options and the triggers that are causing negative thinking patterns, self-doubt, and low self-confidence. This client needs support, encouragement, and a non-judgmental approach to achieve their goals.
(617) 762-5782
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Brittany Cunningham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, SAC
Verified
Verified
I work with adolescents and young adults who struggle with symptoms of anxiety , depression, difficulty coping with life transitions, problems with peers and a variety of school-related issues that interfere with functioning as their best selves. Together, we problem solve, develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult emotions, tackle low self esteem and self-worth, strengthen effective communication strategies and improve ways to navigate difficult social situations.
(339) 201-9852
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Haley Dexter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My ideal client would be an adult looking for ways to alleviate negative impacts in their life. For example, they could be living with anxiety , depression, low self-worth, relationship struggles, difficulty setting personal boundaries, and overall stress. Their goals would be to learn and implement new skills and ways of thinking to reduce negative symptoms. The ultimate goal would be to reduce their negative symptoms by a significant amount (over 50%). They would want to meet for a session once per week and work through their current struggles. They would be open to self-reflection and redirection from me when needed.
(617) 544-2827
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Katy Litwak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I work with people who are personally struggling or have family members struggling with challenges such as medical illness/chronic pain, grief/loss, life transitions, relationships, substance abuse/misuse, mental illness, depression, anxiety , and trauma.
I believe psychotherapy is a powerful means of facilitating personal growth and deepening relationships and connection. My clients describe me as genuine, warm, and interactive. My goal is to help you access your inner strength and resilience so you may better cope with problems and adversity, find solutions, and make positive changes you hope to achieve. My years practicing in outpatient mental health and primary care medical settings have afforded me rich experience with clients diverse in background and a broad range of issues.
(617) 936-8074
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Rachel Benson Monroe
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CYT
Verified
Verified
Specialties include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person Centered, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to help alleviate anxiety , worry, and stress, eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, and issues surrounding self-worth and self-esteem.
I have dedicated my career to helping those with eating disorders, body image concerns, trauma, and mood issues. I am a curious, non-judgmental, and warm therapist. I like to bring creativity, authenticity, and humor in my work. I operate from an intersectional, relational cultural, anti oppression feminist perspective and deeply honor the unique and diverse parts of each individual.
(984) 205-8570
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Karen P Short
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
For 39 years I've had the privilege of providing psychotherapy to a wide variety of clients. My specialties include trauma, stress reduction, grief/loss, relationships, self esteem/confidence, life transitions, women's issues, depression, anxiety . I believe people have the innate wisdom to heal themselves and can do so with compassionate guidance and tools to live more peacefully and better cope with life's stressors. I have received advanced training in EMDR, IFS and other somatic therapies, all effective in healing trauma and significantly improving confidence, anxiety , depression, relationships.
(843) 396-5259
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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.