Anxiety Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Shimekia Williams
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
Every couple deserves a safe and nurturing space to explore their emotions, fears, and desires.
I am a dedicated couples therapist with a passion for helping partners build strong and thriving relationships. With a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges that couples face, I am committed to guiding you and your partner towards a healthier and more fulfilling connection. Drawing from the renowned Gottman Institute, my approach to couples therapy is grounded in research-backed methods that have been proven effective in transforming relationships. I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every session, offering you evidence-based strategies and insights to enhance your bond.
Every couple deserves a safe and nurturing space to explore their emotions, fears, and desires.
I am a dedicated couples therapist with a passion for helping partners build strong and thriving relationships. With a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges that couples face, I am committed to guiding you and your partner towards a healthier and more fulfilling connection. Drawing from the renowned Gottman Institute, my approach to couples therapy is grounded in research-backed methods that have been proven effective in transforming relationships. I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every session, offering you evidence-based strategies and insights to enhance your bond.
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Dyer P. Bilgrave
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
I work with adults 18 and over with such concerns as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.
I work with individuals who seek healing and growth. I help these individuals explore their thoughts and feelings; develop insight into themselves and new perspectives on their concerns; and find the courage to act in new ways. I also help couples transform their relationships from distressed and disconnected to secure and connected.
I work with adults 18 and over with such concerns as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.
I work with individuals who seek healing and growth. I help these individuals explore their thoughts and feelings; develop insight into themselves and new perspectives on their concerns; and find the courage to act in new ways. I also help couples transform their relationships from distressed and disconnected to secure and connected.
(443) 687-7351 View (443) 687-7351
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Dana Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I feel honored to work with people navigating challenging life transitions, working through trauma, and coping with depression and anxiety.
I feel honored to work with people navigating challenging life transitions, working through trauma, and coping with depression and anxiety.
(410) 498-5578 View (410) 498-5578
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Julia Sanders
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21230  (Online Only)
Julia is specialized in working with clients that struggle body image and eating disorders, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, And chronic stress.
Julia has worked with cases of acute psychosis, trauma, SUD, adults struggling with homelessness, and mental illness. Julia now a has focus on helping clients foster self-confidence, healthy coping skills, social-emotional skills, and problem-solving abilities. Julia enjoys looking for creative solutions to problems and brings that aspect of creativity to therapy. She focuses her practice on a Person-Centered, Strength Based approach. Julia strives to focus therapy on each individual’s abilities, strengths, and needs and collaborates with clients on their goals and approaches to treatment.
Julia is specialized in working with clients that struggle body image and eating disorders, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, And chronic stress.
Julia has worked with cases of acute psychosis, trauma, SUD, adults struggling with homelessness, and mental illness. Julia now a has focus on helping clients foster self-confidence, healthy coping skills, social-emotional skills, and problem-solving abilities. Julia enjoys looking for creative solutions to problems and brings that aspect of creativity to therapy. She focuses her practice on a Person-Centered, Strength Based approach. Julia strives to focus therapy on each individual’s abilities, strengths, and needs and collaborates with clients on their goals and approaches to treatment.
(443) 665-8385 View (443) 665-8385
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Matthew Figiel-Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
Not all therapists are the same. I help my clients find practical solutions to the issues facing them, and together we find ways to change the patterns behind these issues. Whether depression, anxiety, or dealing with a difficult life event, the situations facing us can feel overwhelming. For over 15 years I've empowered children, families, and adults as they move toward their goals. I am experienced in school and community settings, as well as inpatient, and I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and orientations.
Not all therapists are the same. I help my clients find practical solutions to the issues facing them, and together we find ways to change the patterns behind these issues. Whether depression, anxiety, or dealing with a difficult life event, the situations facing us can feel overwhelming. For over 15 years I've empowered children, families, and adults as they move toward their goals. I am experienced in school and community settings, as well as inpatient, and I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and orientations.
(443) 360-3830 View (443) 360-3830
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Michael C Heitt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21208
Are you a busy professional or college or grad student dealing with personal, relationship or work-related challenges? As a licensed psychologist, I help individuals and couples like you who are facing difficult life transitions and changes, have experienced trauma or loss, or are dealing with psychiatric illnesses, such as depression and anxiety. Because I understand how hard it can be to ask for assistance, I respond to all email and voicemail messages in a timely manner to make this first step toward growth and healing easier. Please note, I tend to respond email more quickly than voicemail messages.
Are you a busy professional or college or grad student dealing with personal, relationship or work-related challenges? As a licensed psychologist, I help individuals and couples like you who are facing difficult life transitions and changes, have experienced trauma or loss, or are dealing with psychiatric illnesses, such as depression and anxiety. Because I understand how hard it can be to ask for assistance, I respond to all email and voicemail messages in a timely manner to make this first step toward growth and healing easier. Please note, I tend to respond email more quickly than voicemail messages.
(410) 774-6828 x2 View (410) 774-6828 x2
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Jonathan R Schettino
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
9 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Specific conditions that I specialize in include obsessive compulsive disorder, hoarding, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety, major depression, and burnout.
I am a psychologist specializing in CBT for anxiety, OCD and depression. CBT is an evidence-based therapy that is proven to help people overcome thinking patterns that cause distress and prevent them from living the life they want. As a scientist-practitioner, I am committed to providing evidence-based treatment, including CBT, mindfulness, ERP, and PE. However, science can only take us part of the way. Your expertise in your lived experience is needed to get us to your therapeutic destination. For this reason, I will actively collaborate with you to tailor your therapy experience to your unique challenges, needs, and values.
Specific conditions that I specialize in include obsessive compulsive disorder, hoarding, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety, major depression, and burnout.
I am a psychologist specializing in CBT for anxiety, OCD and depression. CBT is an evidence-based therapy that is proven to help people overcome thinking patterns that cause distress and prevent them from living the life they want. As a scientist-practitioner, I am committed to providing evidence-based treatment, including CBT, mindfulness, ERP, and PE. However, science can only take us part of the way. Your expertise in your lived experience is needed to get us to your therapeutic destination. For this reason, I will actively collaborate with you to tailor your therapy experience to your unique challenges, needs, and values.
(410) 469-7206 View (410) 469-7206
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Molly Standeven
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
I am a psychology associate completing a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, OCD, and depression. Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and depression can feel both distressing and debilitating. Sometimes the creative solutions that we come up with on our own to manage this discomfort work in the short-term, but are not quite enough to allow us to overcome these symptoms and achieve our therapeutic goals in the long-term. I hope to build on your own efforts to overcome your symptoms with therapies that are empirically proven to work, including CBT, mindfulness, PE, and ERP.
I am a psychology associate completing a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, OCD, and depression. Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and depression can feel both distressing and debilitating. Sometimes the creative solutions that we come up with on our own to manage this discomfort work in the short-term, but are not quite enough to allow us to overcome these symptoms and achieve our therapeutic goals in the long-term. I hope to build on your own efforts to overcome your symptoms with therapies that are empirically proven to work, including CBT, mindfulness, PE, and ERP.
(410) 609-5420 View (410) 609-5420
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Sarah Otley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
Sarah Otley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has more than 9 years of experience helping children, adolescents, adults, and families with depression, trauma, grief, ADHD, anxiety, family conflict, and stress management. Sarah also holds a Trauma Treatment with Children and Adolescents Certificate. Sarah received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland.
Sarah Otley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has more than 9 years of experience helping children, adolescents, adults, and families with depression, trauma, grief, ADHD, anxiety, family conflict, and stress management. Sarah also holds a Trauma Treatment with Children and Adolescents Certificate. Sarah received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland.
(667) 200-1180 View (667) 200-1180
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Kamika Pope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Through clinical experience, compassion, and empathy I support and assist those willing to make a positive difference in their lives. I pride myself in providing a safe and supportive space, to work side by side to overcome traumas, and barriers. I specialize in addressing Depression, Anxiety and Personality Disorders. I am fully committed to listen and offer my best professional practices to help you.I am Fun, Energetic, Caring and Direct.
Through clinical experience, compassion, and empathy I support and assist those willing to make a positive difference in their lives. I pride myself in providing a safe and supportive space, to work side by side to overcome traumas, and barriers. I specialize in addressing Depression, Anxiety and Personality Disorders. I am fully committed to listen and offer my best professional practices to help you.I am Fun, Energetic, Caring and Direct.
(410) 892-1362 View (410) 892-1362
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Jessica Shepherd
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is hard, and we all deserve someone that can help us navigate our worst days and celebrate our best. My goal is to be the person I needed when I was younger. I strive to create a safe and validating environment that allows my clients to be their truest selves and to be fully heard. I believe that the most important therapeutic tool is the rapport between a therapist and their client. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I have five years of experience providing support in community mental health settings. I work with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and more.
Life is hard, and we all deserve someone that can help us navigate our worst days and celebrate our best. My goal is to be the person I needed when I was younger. I strive to create a safe and validating environment that allows my clients to be their truest selves and to be fully heard. I believe that the most important therapeutic tool is the rapport between a therapist and their client. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I have five years of experience providing support in community mental health settings. I work with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and more.
(667) 281-0894 View (667) 281-0894
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Kier M Johnson- Marshall
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS, NCC
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
I believe "Knowledge Is Power"! Knowledge of how to find and apply solutions to deal with confusion, anxiety, depression and other challenging life situations that results in feeling of helplessness or sometimes even hopelessness, is what I have found empowers change. I, your listener, co-pilgrim, and spiritual pastoral counselor am here to facilitate an opportunity for you to regain a sense of understanding self in all of your challenges which will open the doors of love, power and a sound mind!
I believe "Knowledge Is Power"! Knowledge of how to find and apply solutions to deal with confusion, anxiety, depression and other challenging life situations that results in feeling of helplessness or sometimes even hopelessness, is what I have found empowers change. I, your listener, co-pilgrim, and spiritual pastoral counselor am here to facilitate an opportunity for you to regain a sense of understanding self in all of your challenges which will open the doors of love, power and a sound mind!
(443) 213-0152 x1 View (443) 213-0152 x1
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Lauren James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Has the COVID pandemic exacerbated anxiety and obsessive thinking about health issues? The world is ready to reopen but maybe you aren’t quite there yet (and that’s okay!) and don’t know how to navigate it. Or, are you a young adult experiencing anxiety, depression, and/or OCD? Life after high school, during college, and after college can be stressful and high pressure, as are the huge decisions that come with it. I call these “life transitions” and they can often exacerbate mood symptoms and open up old wounds. Or, perhaps you'll stare directly in the sun but never in the mirror and you're ready to make a change :)
Has the COVID pandemic exacerbated anxiety and obsessive thinking about health issues? The world is ready to reopen but maybe you aren’t quite there yet (and that’s okay!) and don’t know how to navigate it. Or, are you a young adult experiencing anxiety, depression, and/or OCD? Life after high school, during college, and after college can be stressful and high pressure, as are the huge decisions that come with it. I call these “life transitions” and they can often exacerbate mood symptoms and open up old wounds. Or, perhaps you'll stare directly in the sun but never in the mirror and you're ready to make a change :)
(443) 552-0106 View (443) 552-0106
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Courtney Nazzaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Currently accepting new clients! Welcome! I provide a safe and non judgmental environment where teens and adults can process their stories, gain insight and work through past and current challenges. I have over fifteen years experience providing therapy in a variety of treatment settings to adolescents through adulthood in all different stages of life. I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, marital and/or family conflict, low self esteem, difficulty navigating a current or recent change in life experiences, adjustment to college, parenthood and/or experiencing increased stress managing day to day life.
Currently accepting new clients! Welcome! I provide a safe and non judgmental environment where teens and adults can process their stories, gain insight and work through past and current challenges. I have over fifteen years experience providing therapy in a variety of treatment settings to adolescents through adulthood in all different stages of life. I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, marital and/or family conflict, low self esteem, difficulty navigating a current or recent change in life experiences, adjustment to college, parenthood and/or experiencing increased stress managing day to day life.
(410) 824-5434 View (410) 824-5434
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Kate Frankenfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
My areas of specialization include Depression, Anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, women’s issues and coping skills.
Mental health struggles can sometimes feel like our entire identity, but they’re not. You’re a person with a story, and I would love to hear it. Thoughts and emotions can weigh heavy on our minds, and my hope is to alleviate some of that burden by carrying it alongside you.
My areas of specialization include Depression, Anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, women’s issues and coping skills.
Mental health struggles can sometimes feel like our entire identity, but they’re not. You’re a person with a story, and I would love to hear it. Thoughts and emotions can weigh heavy on our minds, and my hope is to alleviate some of that burden by carrying it alongside you.
(443) 526-7702 View (443) 526-7702
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Jennifer Posner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
My specialties include- Anxiety, Depression, Life-transition challenges, Relationship stress, Health/wellness, Grief, LGBTQ, and Coping skills.
Life can be stressful! It takes courage to ask for help, but the personal rewards in doing so can be very fulfilling. In working together, I can help you gain understanding and control of your life, while assisting you in achieving your goals. Therapy can lead you to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more satisfying life.
My specialties include- Anxiety, Depression, Life-transition challenges, Relationship stress, Health/wellness, Grief, LGBTQ, and Coping skills.
Life can be stressful! It takes courage to ask for help, but the personal rewards in doing so can be very fulfilling. In working together, I can help you gain understanding and control of your life, while assisting you in achieving your goals. Therapy can lead you to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more satisfying life.
(443) 402-3332 View (443) 402-3332
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Noson Berman
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MFT, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21208
I have assisted many teens, young adults, couples and their families overcome relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and more.
Are you having trouble communicating with your spouse, your parents, or your children? Do you want to connect in a meaningful way with your family, friends and, dare I say, yourself? Are you having trouble in school, at work, or just figuring out who you are and where you want to be? I have been involved in the mental health field in various capacities for 20 years helping people organize their lives, find a self identity, and communicate and connect with their spouses and families.
I have assisted many teens, young adults, couples and their families overcome relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and more.
Are you having trouble communicating with your spouse, your parents, or your children? Do you want to connect in a meaningful way with your family, friends and, dare I say, yourself? Are you having trouble in school, at work, or just figuring out who you are and where you want to be? I have been involved in the mental health field in various capacities for 20 years helping people organize their lives, find a self identity, and communicate and connect with their spouses and families.
(443) 380-4392 View (443) 380-4392
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Justin L. Harmon
PhD, MA
Baltimore, MD 21231  (Online Only)
With a background in existentialism, ancient Greek philosophy, aesthetics, and feminism, I offer counseling for existential anxiety, concept/value reflection, ethical dilemmas, inconsistent beliefs, identity issues, and coping with change.
Philosophy is often seen as a dry, esoteric academic field with no connection to everyday life and its problems. This is simply untrue. For millennia, philosophers have asked and given meaningful answers to the deepest, most enduring questions of all: Who are we? What is our purpose? What are truth, freedom, justice, beauty? What is the good life? What is real? What is 'nature' and our relationship to it? In short, philosophers think about what we take for granted when we think about anything else. Together, we will strive to awaken your own philosopher within and, in the words of Nietzsche, help you to become who you are.
With a background in existentialism, ancient Greek philosophy, aesthetics, and feminism, I offer counseling for existential anxiety, concept/value reflection, ethical dilemmas, inconsistent beliefs, identity issues, and coping with change.
Philosophy is often seen as a dry, esoteric academic field with no connection to everyday life and its problems. This is simply untrue. For millennia, philosophers have asked and given meaningful answers to the deepest, most enduring questions of all: Who are we? What is our purpose? What are truth, freedom, justice, beauty? What is the good life? What is real? What is 'nature' and our relationship to it? In short, philosophers think about what we take for granted when we think about anything else. Together, we will strive to awaken your own philosopher within and, in the words of Nietzsche, help you to become who you are.
(301) 368-6458 View (301) 368-6458
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Mordechai Zeiger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21208
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, depression, and anxiety.
I am a licensed psychologist in Baltimore with extensive experience providing psychotherapy to people from diverse backgrounds. My goal is to help alleviate emotional pain, achieve healthy relationships, and maximize personal growth through a therapeutic partnership that emphasizes courage and commitment. Your needs are the centerpiece of therapy, and our relationship will provide you with the comfort to address them. Based on your particular thinking style and personality, I utilize psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and existential modalities.
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, depression, and anxiety.
I am a licensed psychologist in Baltimore with extensive experience providing psychotherapy to people from diverse backgrounds. My goal is to help alleviate emotional pain, achieve healthy relationships, and maximize personal growth through a therapeutic partnership that emphasizes courage and commitment. Your needs are the centerpiece of therapy, and our relationship will provide you with the comfort to address them. Based on your particular thinking style and personality, I utilize psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and existential modalities.
(443) 987-6983 View (443) 987-6983
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Casey O'Sullivan
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Currently accepting new clients - Welcome! It can be an extremely daunting task to try to find the right therapy fit, and searching through profiles can quickly become overwhelming. I work primarily with neurodivergent pre-teens, teens and adults with a wide range of concerns with specialty in ADHD, SPD, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also enjoy working with adults struggling through with workplace burnout. I can help to recognize, validate, and explore difficult thoughts and feelings and provide concrete supports and tools to help manage them.
Currently accepting new clients - Welcome! It can be an extremely daunting task to try to find the right therapy fit, and searching through profiles can quickly become overwhelming. I work primarily with neurodivergent pre-teens, teens and adults with a wide range of concerns with specialty in ADHD, SPD, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also enjoy working with adults struggling through with workplace burnout. I can help to recognize, validate, and explore difficult thoughts and feelings and provide concrete supports and tools to help manage them.
(410) 973-6759 View (410) 973-6759

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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.