Anxiety Therapists in Edina, MN

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Lindsay Bachman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55439
My focus is on issues around trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and self-esteem.
Beginning the process of self discovery can be overwhelming, making life changes can be equally challenging. My aim is to provide a safe space for you to cultivate greater self-understanding, compassion for yourself, and your ability to navigate life’s experiences. I am EMDR trained.
My focus is on issues around trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and self-esteem.
Beginning the process of self discovery can be overwhelming, making life changes can be equally challenging. My aim is to provide a safe space for you to cultivate greater self-understanding, compassion for yourself, and your ability to navigate life’s experiences. I am EMDR trained.
(952) 295-3907 View (952) 295-3907
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Anna Weiland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55439
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, gender/sexuality questions, and social media/technology addiction.
As a therapist I work hard to create a safe and trusting environment for you to gain insight into yourself and make the changes you seek. I use a psychodynamic approach, along with techniques from existential and feminist therapies and a deep knowledge of child development. I prioritize working at your pace, and value the unique relationship that develops between us. By working together to identify patterns and road blocks in your past, you can develop an increased ability to make different choices and live a more fulfilling life.
I work with adults and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, gender/sexuality questions, and social media/technology addiction.
As a therapist I work hard to create a safe and trusting environment for you to gain insight into yourself and make the changes you seek. I use a psychodynamic approach, along with techniques from existential and feminist therapies and a deep knowledge of child development. I prioritize working at your pace, and value the unique relationship that develops between us. By working together to identify patterns and road blocks in your past, you can develop an increased ability to make different choices and live a more fulfilling life.
(952) 800-7436 View (952) 800-7436
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Sarah Atkins
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55435
Sometimes we find ourselves struggling, and it seems that no matter how hard we try, we cannot seem to find a way out on our own. It can be difficult to seek help, and I believe that a collaborative, trusting, and empathic therapeutic relationship serves as the foundation for clients to experience meaningful growth and healing. I provide therapy to adults, children, couples, and families. Some of my specialties include working with adults recovering from trauma; facing relationship issues; or suffering from anxiety or depression. I also often work with children struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, or life transitions.
Sometimes we find ourselves struggling, and it seems that no matter how hard we try, we cannot seem to find a way out on our own. It can be difficult to seek help, and I believe that a collaborative, trusting, and empathic therapeutic relationship serves as the foundation for clients to experience meaningful growth and healing. I provide therapy to adults, children, couples, and families. Some of my specialties include working with adults recovering from trauma; facing relationship issues; or suffering from anxiety or depression. I also often work with children struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, or life transitions.
(612) 324-1088 View (612) 324-1088
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Shirley Rutherford
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Edina, MN 55424
My approach with each client is to meet them where they are. We work together on a shared journey of discovery and problem-solving. I believe I can help people manage their lives more effectively. I particularly enjoy working with clients who struggle with who they are or what they want from life. They might feel depressed, anxious or ineffective. Many come from neglectful or abusive families. They may be newly sober or in another recovery program, but need additional help building a life.
My approach with each client is to meet them where they are. We work together on a shared journey of discovery and problem-solving. I believe I can help people manage their lives more effectively. I particularly enjoy working with clients who struggle with who they are or what they want from life. They might feel depressed, anxious or ineffective. Many come from neglectful or abusive families. They may be newly sober or in another recovery program, but need additional help building a life.
(763) 250-5673 View (763) 250-5673
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Beverly J Johnson
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Edina, MN 55439
I am a licensed psychologist and provide therapy to individuals, adolescents and couples. I specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, physical, relational and sexual abuse. I am an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR: a powerful therapeutic process that is used to treat many types of psychological distress, and to enable performance enhancement.
I am a licensed psychologist and provide therapy to individuals, adolescents and couples. I specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, physical, relational and sexual abuse. I am an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR: a powerful therapeutic process that is used to treat many types of psychological distress, and to enable performance enhancement.
(952) 388-2336 View (952) 388-2336
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Molly Kajal Jockheck
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Edina, MN 55435
I also work with ages 0-5 and have experience with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harming, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Are you experiencing feelings of hopelessness, depression, anxiousness, or becoming overwhelmed? Have you been experiencing a lack of community and connection, difficulty with family relations, or a loss of sense of self? These are just a few of the many challenge’s life can bring us. It can be even more difficult to navigate these challenges with minimal support or without the necessary coping strategies in place. It takes courage to seek out and ask for help in your journey towards healing. I value the importance of establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship in order to move towards healing.
I also work with ages 0-5 and have experience with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harming, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Are you experiencing feelings of hopelessness, depression, anxiousness, or becoming overwhelmed? Have you been experiencing a lack of community and connection, difficulty with family relations, or a loss of sense of self? These are just a few of the many challenge’s life can bring us. It can be even more difficult to navigate these challenges with minimal support or without the necessary coping strategies in place. It takes courage to seek out and ask for help in your journey towards healing. I value the importance of establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship in order to move towards healing.
(952) 209-8934 View (952) 209-8934
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Katie O'Dowd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55439
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working w/ relationship & family concerns, life transitions, identity exploration, academic/career, perfectionism, body image, anxiety, depression, trauma, existential concerns & self-compassion.
Hi there! I’m so glad you’re considering therapy, a brave first step in itself. I enjoy working with adult and emerging adult populations, and I have a particular affinity for working with emerging adults and college/grad students. I believe that a large part of healing happens in relationship with others, and I’m here to build a collaborative partnership with you where together we can create a path towards a more fulfilling life. I use a person-centered, interpersonal, & psychodynamic approach to therapy, while remaining adaptive to the unique needs of each client. I look forward to hearing what brings you here.
I have experience working w/ relationship & family concerns, life transitions, identity exploration, academic/career, perfectionism, body image, anxiety, depression, trauma, existential concerns & self-compassion.
Hi there! I’m so glad you’re considering therapy, a brave first step in itself. I enjoy working with adult and emerging adult populations, and I have a particular affinity for working with emerging adults and college/grad students. I believe that a large part of healing happens in relationship with others, and I’m here to build a collaborative partnership with you where together we can create a path towards a more fulfilling life. I use a person-centered, interpersonal, & psychodynamic approach to therapy, while remaining adaptive to the unique needs of each client. I look forward to hearing what brings you here.
(612) 887-1684 View (612) 887-1684
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Alexis Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55439  (Online Only)
Life is hard. We live in a complex world that can be stressful and overwhelming. Most of us were never taught the tools to manage emotional and mental challenges, which can lead to anxiety and depression. The good news is that you are not alone! Let me help you uncover what’s keeping you from living your best life. I have the privilege of working with kids, teens and families in a variety of settings. I enjoy working with kids and young adults who have difficulty managing relationships, school performance decline, increased fighting with parents/siblings, anxiety & depression.
Life is hard. We live in a complex world that can be stressful and overwhelming. Most of us were never taught the tools to manage emotional and mental challenges, which can lead to anxiety and depression. The good news is that you are not alone! Let me help you uncover what’s keeping you from living your best life. I have the privilege of working with kids, teens and families in a variety of settings. I enjoy working with kids and young adults who have difficulty managing relationships, school performance decline, increased fighting with parents/siblings, anxiety & depression.
(612) 429-4905 View (612) 429-4905
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Laura Davis
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55439
I provide compassionate and evidence-based care to kids and teens in a small private practice setting. My therapy practice is ideal for youth struggling with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, mood challenges, trauma symptoms, or any number of difficult life transitions. These may range from adjusting to school to navigating family separation or divorce. I also have dedicated time in my practice to conduct comprehensive and timely ADHD evaluations for clients ages 6 and over. My weekly caseload is intentionally limited in order to provide high-quality and attentive care for my clients.
I provide compassionate and evidence-based care to kids and teens in a small private practice setting. My therapy practice is ideal for youth struggling with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, mood challenges, trauma symptoms, or any number of difficult life transitions. These may range from adjusting to school to navigating family separation or divorce. I also have dedicated time in my practice to conduct comprehensive and timely ADHD evaluations for clients ages 6 and over. My weekly caseload is intentionally limited in order to provide high-quality and attentive care for my clients.
(952) 234-7148 View (952) 234-7148
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Kyle Schwieters
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Edina, MN 55439
Kyle works with those with ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety disorders, oppositional defiance, and adjustment disorders.
Kyle enjoys working with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families and joining them on their journey of healing and working together in developing understanding, confidence, and resilience. Kyle has experienced helping others in residential, in-home, and outpatient settings. He helps others achieve their personal goals through strength and evidenced-based systemic approaches. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapies, Psychoeducation, and solution focused approaches.
Kyle works with those with ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety disorders, oppositional defiance, and adjustment disorders.
Kyle enjoys working with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families and joining them on their journey of healing and working together in developing understanding, confidence, and resilience. Kyle has experienced helping others in residential, in-home, and outpatient settings. He helps others achieve their personal goals through strength and evidenced-based systemic approaches. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapies, Psychoeducation, and solution focused approaches.
(763) 247-4779 View (763) 247-4779
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Kaitlin L Lytle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MPH, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55416
When life becomes messy and you need a compassionate, collaborative, non-judgmental, and experienced therapist, I am here for you. My primary focus is on medical family therapy, family therapy, and working with young adults and adolescents. I have an extensive background working with eating disorders, acute and chronic illness, anxiety, depression, learning disorders, perfectionism, parenting, and adjusting to life’s challenges.
When life becomes messy and you need a compassionate, collaborative, non-judgmental, and experienced therapist, I am here for you. My primary focus is on medical family therapy, family therapy, and working with young adults and adolescents. I have an extensive background working with eating disorders, acute and chronic illness, anxiety, depression, learning disorders, perfectionism, parenting, and adjusting to life’s challenges.
(612) 682-1205 View (612) 682-1205
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Carly C McCormack
Counselor, MPS, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55439  (Online Only)
I also look forward to helping clients who are struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, grief, and trauma.
Often times, the things we need to talk about most, tend to be the most difficult to share. It is my goal to ensure you feel supported, comfortable, and heard. I believe that when people have a little bit of hope and the right tools in their toolbox, people are free to experience change. I strive to help others gain insight and build motivation to make positive changes in their lives. I typically utilize a variety of interventions that are tailored to each client's individual needs.
I also look forward to helping clients who are struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, grief, and trauma.
Often times, the things we need to talk about most, tend to be the most difficult to share. It is my goal to ensure you feel supported, comfortable, and heard. I believe that when people have a little bit of hope and the right tools in their toolbox, people are free to experience change. I strive to help others gain insight and build motivation to make positive changes in their lives. I typically utilize a variety of interventions that are tailored to each client's individual needs.
(763) 878-8801 View (763) 878-8801
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Emily Landsverk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, APHSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55439  (Online Only)
I also support individuals experiencing anxiety/depression, & life transitions.
I believe in the power of human connection, genuine & authentic relationships. I strive to create a safe & welcoming environment for my clients. I believe that vulnerability is brave & can be a powerful tool within the context of therapeutic growth. I utilize validation, empathic presence, a dash of humor, & honest communication, in rapport/trust building through sessions. The clinical modalities I most commonly employ include narrative therapy, grief informed, cognitive behavioral, person-centered, strengths-based, trauma informed, compassion focused, and strengths-based. I would be honored to walk through your journey with you.
I also support individuals experiencing anxiety/depression, & life transitions.
I believe in the power of human connection, genuine & authentic relationships. I strive to create a safe & welcoming environment for my clients. I believe that vulnerability is brave & can be a powerful tool within the context of therapeutic growth. I utilize validation, empathic presence, a dash of humor, & honest communication, in rapport/trust building through sessions. The clinical modalities I most commonly employ include narrative therapy, grief informed, cognitive behavioral, person-centered, strengths-based, trauma informed, compassion focused, and strengths-based. I would be honored to walk through your journey with you.
(651) 413-9597 View (651) 413-9597
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Dr. Amy Hilburger
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55439  (Online Only)
I can help with issues such as depression, rumination, anxiety, inattention/ADHD, grief/loss, mood swings, and eating disorders, among many others.
Currently accepting new telehealth clients, schedule via our online portal or call Affinity Psychological Services. My ideal client is someone who is ready to learn new skills and make changes in their lives. I believe the core benefit of therapy is working to get off “auto-pilot” by improving mindfulness and awareness of automatic thoughts. Once mindfulness is improved, we can work together to change distorted thoughts into something more rational/adaptive. I seek to help you feel more regulated, or calm, when strong emotions present themselves.
I can help with issues such as depression, rumination, anxiety, inattention/ADHD, grief/loss, mood swings, and eating disorders, among many others.
Currently accepting new telehealth clients, schedule via our online portal or call Affinity Psychological Services. My ideal client is someone who is ready to learn new skills and make changes in their lives. I believe the core benefit of therapy is working to get off “auto-pilot” by improving mindfulness and awareness of automatic thoughts. Once mindfulness is improved, we can work together to change distorted thoughts into something more rational/adaptive. I seek to help you feel more regulated, or calm, when strong emotions present themselves.
(952) 234-6288 View (952) 234-6288
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Rachel Fate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Edina, MN 55435
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with more than 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults across the lifespan facing a wide variety of mental health concerns or issues, including mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma, and stage of life transitions. Additionally, I work with older adults facing grief and loss, caregiver fatigue and caring for loved ones with dementia. My interests also include working with women in the perinatal period, both during pregnancy and postpartum, and with those who may be facing infertility or loss, such as miscarriage.
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with more than 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults across the lifespan facing a wide variety of mental health concerns or issues, including mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma, and stage of life transitions. Additionally, I work with older adults facing grief and loss, caregiver fatigue and caring for loved ones with dementia. My interests also include working with women in the perinatal period, both during pregnancy and postpartum, and with those who may be facing infertility or loss, such as miscarriage.
(952) 243-3842 View (952) 243-3842
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Dinah Haro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55435
I specialize in the treatment of most anxiety symptoms and disorders as they manifest in adults and adolescents, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive/intrusive thoughts and excessive worry, social anxiety, test and performance anxiety, agoraphobia and some forms of OCD.
Ever increasing levels of stress and anxiety are commonplace in modern life. We have become so accustomed to living in this chronic state of hyper arousal that we now consider it to be a "normal" baseline of daily functioning. Unfortunately, for many this state of increased anxiety can begin to feel debilitating, demoralizing, and inescapable. It's hard to describe the feelings of hopelessness and isolation that those who suffer from severe anxiety face. It can wreak havoc on our most important relationships, limit our ability to grow, to be authentic, playful and creative, flexible, empathic and patient with ourselves and others.
I specialize in the treatment of most anxiety symptoms and disorders as they manifest in adults and adolescents, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive/intrusive thoughts and excessive worry, social anxiety, test and performance anxiety, agoraphobia and some forms of OCD.
Ever increasing levels of stress and anxiety are commonplace in modern life. We have become so accustomed to living in this chronic state of hyper arousal that we now consider it to be a "normal" baseline of daily functioning. Unfortunately, for many this state of increased anxiety can begin to feel debilitating, demoralizing, and inescapable. It's hard to describe the feelings of hopelessness and isolation that those who suffer from severe anxiety face. It can wreak havoc on our most important relationships, limit our ability to grow, to be authentic, playful and creative, flexible, empathic and patient with ourselves and others.
(952) 314-6174 View (952) 314-6174
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Steve Peterson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Edina, MN 55439
I work with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and personal issues including therapy for depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors and anger management.
It is easy to outwardly act as if all is well when inwardly one might be struggling and unable to enjoy all life has to offer. Making the choice to seek professional counseling is a difficult one, and takes courage! Have you been feeling like you aren't thriving in life? My goal is to provide a judgment-free place where you can feel safe to discover your true self while having the opportunity to experience positive change in your life.
I work with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and personal issues including therapy for depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors and anger management.
It is easy to outwardly act as if all is well when inwardly one might be struggling and unable to enjoy all life has to offer. Making the choice to seek professional counseling is a difficult one, and takes courage! Have you been feeling like you aren't thriving in life? My goal is to provide a judgment-free place where you can feel safe to discover your true self while having the opportunity to experience positive change in your life.
(952) 960-5635 View (952) 960-5635
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Madison Tweed
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Edina, MN 55435
I have interest in working with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma and challenging life transitions (i.
I have a few immediate openings for clients. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe and warm environment where clients are free to explore their thoughts and emotions. I believe in fostering a therapeutic relationship that is welcoming and nonjudgmental. My hope is to help individuals feel understood and empowered as they heal. I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to help them find deeper understanding of themselves.
I have interest in working with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma and challenging life transitions (i.
I have a few immediate openings for clients. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe and warm environment where clients are free to explore their thoughts and emotions. I believe in fostering a therapeutic relationship that is welcoming and nonjudgmental. My hope is to help individuals feel understood and empowered as they heal. I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to help them find deeper understanding of themselves.
(844) 968-2036 View (844) 968-2036
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Erica Warffuel
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Edina, MN 55435
Immediate client openings available! I approach treatment and therapy through a trauma-informed, client-centered, and harm-reduction lens. I would like to assist you in processing your emotions in a healthy manner and to assist you in learning the necessary skills to acquire new tools to make the changes you want in your life. I am passionate in helping individuals that struggle with PTSD, substance use, depression, anxiety, fear, shame/guilt, grief/loss, life transitions, identity issues, and relationship concerns.
Immediate client openings available! I approach treatment and therapy through a trauma-informed, client-centered, and harm-reduction lens. I would like to assist you in processing your emotions in a healthy manner and to assist you in learning the necessary skills to acquire new tools to make the changes you want in your life. I am passionate in helping individuals that struggle with PTSD, substance use, depression, anxiety, fear, shame/guilt, grief/loss, life transitions, identity issues, and relationship concerns.
(952) 900-5619 View (952) 900-5619
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Gay Rosenthal
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edina, MN 55435
I work with individuals, couples, and families through the typical and extreme challenges they may face in their lives. I understand the causes and solutions to anxiety, depression, and life change emotions. I have consulted and worked within preschool and school settings facilitating the social and emotional development of students. I am committed to preventing high conflict divorce and the related impact on children and parents. Toward this goal, I also participate in collaborative practice and alternative dispute resolution processes as another part of my practice. I am devoted and passionate in my work.
I work with individuals, couples, and families through the typical and extreme challenges they may face in their lives. I understand the causes and solutions to anxiety, depression, and life change emotions. I have consulted and worked within preschool and school settings facilitating the social and emotional development of students. I am committed to preventing high conflict divorce and the related impact on children and parents. Toward this goal, I also participate in collaborative practice and alternative dispute resolution processes as another part of my practice. I am devoted and passionate in my work.
(952) 856-8585 View (952) 856-8585
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.