Anxiety Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

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Ashley I Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
I can offer a voice and guide you through anxiety, depression, relationships, and trauma.
Navigating transitionary periods, relationships, identity, and feelings of loneliness, guilt, or shame can be overwhelmingly difficult to manage, not including additional stressors surrounding large family dynamics and conflicts. I am here to support individuals, the BIPOC community, people looking for support in foster and adoption trauma, identity, self-worth, and feelings of fear of failure. I am here to offer support to teens, couples, young adults, and individuals looking to feel validated and heard as we work together to help you navigate the challenges and stressors in your life.
I can offer a voice and guide you through anxiety, depression, relationships, and trauma.
Navigating transitionary periods, relationships, identity, and feelings of loneliness, guilt, or shame can be overwhelmingly difficult to manage, not including additional stressors surrounding large family dynamics and conflicts. I am here to support individuals, the BIPOC community, people looking for support in foster and adoption trauma, identity, self-worth, and feelings of fear of failure. I am here to offer support to teens, couples, young adults, and individuals looking to feel validated and heard as we work together to help you navigate the challenges and stressors in your life.
(612) 800-8035 View (612) 800-8035
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Corey Busch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Waitlist for new clients
I use a proven therapy process that is very effective at healing anxiety, depression and many other problems.
I imagine many things in your life are going well, but there are a certain things you think, feel, or do that you just wish you didn't think, feel or do. Maybe you get anxious or angry when you feel criticized. Maybe you shut down and lose motivation when faced with a difficult task. Or maybe it's something else and it's getting in the way of you being yourself, and feeling comfortable at home, at school, or at work. You've tried lots of ways to manage your these thoughts or feelings, but they don't seem to calm down. It's like something takes over, filling you with anxiety, sadness, fear, anger or something else.
I use a proven therapy process that is very effective at healing anxiety, depression and many other problems.
I imagine many things in your life are going well, but there are a certain things you think, feel, or do that you just wish you didn't think, feel or do. Maybe you get anxious or angry when you feel criticized. Maybe you shut down and lose motivation when faced with a difficult task. Or maybe it's something else and it's getting in the way of you being yourself, and feeling comfortable at home, at school, or at work. You've tried lots of ways to manage your these thoughts or feelings, but they don't seem to calm down. It's like something takes over, filling you with anxiety, sadness, fear, anger or something else.
(612) 351-6174 View (612) 351-6174
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Jessica Bell
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401
I strive to join with individuals to create a space of support and compassion where healing can begin. I believe we all deserve to experience a life worth living. Whether it is trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, an eating disorder, or another form of mental health challenge that is preventing you from embodying your highest expression of yourself I will work with you to remove barriers and work toward your vision of happiness and contentment.
I strive to join with individuals to create a space of support and compassion where healing can begin. I believe we all deserve to experience a life worth living. Whether it is trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, an eating disorder, or another form of mental health challenge that is preventing you from embodying your highest expression of yourself I will work with you to remove barriers and work toward your vision of happiness and contentment.
(763) 703-1092 View (763) 703-1092
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Jessica Belter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55418  (Online Only)
Using an eclectic mix of experiential, CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, 12-step, and attachment theory, I seek to address problems related to; substance use, eating disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, codependency, love addiction and more.
I am licensed in CA, AZ and MN and can provide telehealth for each of those states. Who doesn't want freedom in all aspects of life? I believe that true freedom comes from transformation of self from the inside out. We are not on this planet to struggle, rather to find the courage to let our light shine. If you are feeling stuck in your relationships, career, family, or any other aspect of life perhaps it is time for a change. Life is short.
Using an eclectic mix of experiential, CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, 12-step, and attachment theory, I seek to address problems related to; substance use, eating disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, codependency, love addiction and more.
I am licensed in CA, AZ and MN and can provide telehealth for each of those states. Who doesn't want freedom in all aspects of life? I believe that true freedom comes from transformation of self from the inside out. We are not on this planet to struggle, rather to find the courage to let our light shine. If you are feeling stuck in your relationships, career, family, or any other aspect of life perhaps it is time for a change. Life is short.
(612) 260-1593 View (612) 260-1593
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Justin Bradley Matthews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55439
When anxiety takes a hold on your life, it can help to know you’re not alone.
Getting tangled up with anxiety can feel like playing tug-of-war. Worrying, ruminating, and "what if" thoughts take up can take up so much of your time, making it hard to enjoy the things you love. Maybe you've spent your days trying to fix the way you feel through yoga, meditating, exercising, and even traditional talk therapy. But nothing gives you much relief. You are still stuck and wondering how to get out. If you struggle with anxiety, panic, intrusive thoughts, or OCD…. you are not alone. You are not crazy. You can be back to your old self again. Therapy can help you to be present in your every day life.
When anxiety takes a hold on your life, it can help to know you’re not alone.
Getting tangled up with anxiety can feel like playing tug-of-war. Worrying, ruminating, and "what if" thoughts take up can take up so much of your time, making it hard to enjoy the things you love. Maybe you've spent your days trying to fix the way you feel through yoga, meditating, exercising, and even traditional talk therapy. But nothing gives you much relief. You are still stuck and wondering how to get out. If you struggle with anxiety, panic, intrusive thoughts, or OCD…. you are not alone. You are not crazy. You can be back to your old self again. Therapy can help you to be present in your every day life.
(952) 204-5857 View (952) 204-5857
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Hiraeth Psychotherapy
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Currently accepting new clients. We are a team of dedicated therapists working to address mental health concerns through high-quality psychotherapy, in south Minneapolis and via telehealth. We value honesty, compassion and a genuine presence in the work and in relationship with you. While we work with a wide range of concerns, areas of focus include anxiety, depression, relationship and intimacy concerns, trauma, identity exploration, grief/loss and self-esteem. We provide individual and couples therapy, and work with children (ages 7+), adolescents and adults.
Currently accepting new clients. We are a team of dedicated therapists working to address mental health concerns through high-quality psychotherapy, in south Minneapolis and via telehealth. We value honesty, compassion and a genuine presence in the work and in relationship with you. While we work with a wide range of concerns, areas of focus include anxiety, depression, relationship and intimacy concerns, trauma, identity exploration, grief/loss and self-esteem. We provide individual and couples therapy, and work with children (ages 7+), adolescents and adults.
(612) 662-3623 View (612) 662-3623
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Gretchen Klefstad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55412
I believe that healing is a highly unique journey that takes courage, curiosity, and acceptance, but frankly, it looks just a little bit different for everyone. Over the years, I have developed a strong interest in working with individuals navigating life transitions whether that is college, graduate school, becoming a parent, significant relationship changes, grief and loss, or career related shifts. Oftentimes we can feel overwhelmed, disengaged, anxious, and uncertain about what is yet to come amidst all this change. You are ready for something different, you are ready to live a more fulfilling and connected life.
I believe that healing is a highly unique journey that takes courage, curiosity, and acceptance, but frankly, it looks just a little bit different for everyone. Over the years, I have developed a strong interest in working with individuals navigating life transitions whether that is college, graduate school, becoming a parent, significant relationship changes, grief and loss, or career related shifts. Oftentimes we can feel overwhelmed, disengaged, anxious, and uncertain about what is yet to come amidst all this change. You are ready for something different, you are ready to live a more fulfilling and connected life.
(612) 354-8708 View (612) 354-8708
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Lydia Goblirsch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55405
I work primarily with those struggling with life transitions, relational stressors, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
We all learn through early relationships and experiences how to communicate with others and ourselves, and how to cope and engage with our reality—-whatever that may be. Sometimes over the course of our lives, what we’ve learned no longer serves us and our needs. I believe that therapy serves as a space to become aware of who we’ve been and who we want to be, while engaging in new and healthy dynamics. These things are all part of life and they ebb and flow. I view therapy as an ever-evolving process with my goal being to get to the root cause of symptoms.
I work primarily with those struggling with life transitions, relational stressors, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
We all learn through early relationships and experiences how to communicate with others and ourselves, and how to cope and engage with our reality—-whatever that may be. Sometimes over the course of our lives, what we’ve learned no longer serves us and our needs. I believe that therapy serves as a space to become aware of who we’ve been and who we want to be, while engaging in new and healthy dynamics. These things are all part of life and they ebb and flow. I view therapy as an ever-evolving process with my goal being to get to the root cause of symptoms.
(612) 261-0171 x9 View (612) 261-0171 x9
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Esmeralda Flores
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401
I am a Latina therapist with experience supporting others through self esteem concerns, life changes, grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma(s). I have a special interest in first-generation Mexican-Americans. No judgements towards “No Sabo” kids here! I work well with people who are willing to explore and unpack their thoughts and feelings from a depth perspective. I invite you to develop new insights about yourself by understand patterns & clarifying emotions. I am trained in Brainspotting and help challenge individuals to explore somatic/physiological experiences of emotions in connection with their thoughts.
I am a Latina therapist with experience supporting others through self esteem concerns, life changes, grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma(s). I have a special interest in first-generation Mexican-Americans. No judgements towards “No Sabo” kids here! I work well with people who are willing to explore and unpack their thoughts and feelings from a depth perspective. I invite you to develop new insights about yourself by understand patterns & clarifying emotions. I am trained in Brainspotting and help challenge individuals to explore somatic/physiological experiences of emotions in connection with their thoughts.
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Nicole Crain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55406  (Online Only)
Do you find it difficult to muster the energy to start your day? Are you feeling crushed beneath the weight of stress or anxiety? Have you experienced loss or trauma that continues to impact your life and relationships? Many individuals experience these obstacles, and it's completely normal to feel overwhelmed at times. But imagine a life where each day feels like an opportunity rather than a challenge. It may seem daunting, but countless people have found their joy again, and you can too. I am passionate about helping others find their path to a meaningful and balanced life.
Do you find it difficult to muster the energy to start your day? Are you feeling crushed beneath the weight of stress or anxiety? Have you experienced loss or trauma that continues to impact your life and relationships? Many individuals experience these obstacles, and it's completely normal to feel overwhelmed at times. But imagine a life where each day feels like an opportunity rather than a challenge. It may seem daunting, but countless people have found their joy again, and you can too. I am passionate about helping others find their path to a meaningful and balanced life.
(651) 800-7873 View (651) 800-7873
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Rachel J Allyn
Psychologist, PhD, LP, RYT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55410
I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship/intimacy problems, sexual health, sleep disorders, stress management/life transitions, women's health, and grief/loss.
I believe it's important to recognize all aspects of your being in the therapy process. This is why I integrate Western medicine (neuroscience, somatic methods and cognitive-behavioral therapy) with Eastern philosophy (Buddhist psychology and Ayurvedic medicine). My role is facilitator, guiding you in changing patterns, improving relationships, living authentically and being your best self. Here is a link to my online schedule to book at your convenience: https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/RAP54S
I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship/intimacy problems, sexual health, sleep disorders, stress management/life transitions, women's health, and grief/loss.
I believe it's important to recognize all aspects of your being in the therapy process. This is why I integrate Western medicine (neuroscience, somatic methods and cognitive-behavioral therapy) with Eastern philosophy (Buddhist psychology and Ayurvedic medicine). My role is facilitator, guiding you in changing patterns, improving relationships, living authentically and being your best self. Here is a link to my online schedule to book at your convenience: https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/RAP54S
(952) 479-8521 View (952) 479-8521
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Kristen Ryan
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Waitlist for new clients
Guided by an integrated approach to anxiety, depression, and trauma/abuse, I incorporate an emphasis on body-emotional awareness to foster sustained mental health.
Understanding the self is the first step toward change. Through compassion, reflection and skill development one has the opportunity to remove obstacles in the form of beliefs, mobilize one's inner resources, reduce suffering and create a more meaningful life. I have worked with adults who have survived trauma/abuse, struggled with problems in mood and thought and experienced self-worth injuries.
Guided by an integrated approach to anxiety, depression, and trauma/abuse, I incorporate an emphasis on body-emotional awareness to foster sustained mental health.
Understanding the self is the first step toward change. Through compassion, reflection and skill development one has the opportunity to remove obstacles in the form of beliefs, mobilize one's inner resources, reduce suffering and create a more meaningful life. I have worked with adults who have survived trauma/abuse, struggled with problems in mood and thought and experienced self-worth injuries.
(612) 564-4185 x1 View (612) 564-4185 x1
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Trisha Hartmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
People often feel worried, lonely, unhappy, discontent, and lost when their relationships are not working well.
**CONTACT VIA WWW.THROUGHTHERAPY.COM FOR REFERRAL OPTIONS-- SOME OF OUR THERAPISTS HAVE OPENINGS** Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). My experience includes helping people with depressed mood, anxious feelings, life transitions, self-esteem, women's issues, family concerns, and relationship issues. My approach to therapy is collaborative; I enjoy helping people understand their needs, strengths, and how to pave the path towards feeling their best. I support ALL relationship types and orientations.
People often feel worried, lonely, unhappy, discontent, and lost when their relationships are not working well.
**CONTACT VIA WWW.THROUGHTHERAPY.COM FOR REFERRAL OPTIONS-- SOME OF OUR THERAPISTS HAVE OPENINGS** Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). My experience includes helping people with depressed mood, anxious feelings, life transitions, self-esteem, women's issues, family concerns, and relationship issues. My approach to therapy is collaborative; I enjoy helping people understand their needs, strengths, and how to pave the path towards feeling their best. I support ALL relationship types and orientations.
(612) 509-8629 View (612) 509-8629
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Marly Thorson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about helping women cope with everyday stress caused by a variety of sources. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, I can help. I believe in helping women achieve a positive relationship with themselves so they feel whole, heard, and happy in life. Some of the issues and life areas I can help you resolve include going through divorce/relationship ending, eating disorders, sexual assault/trauma, work life balance, professional development, depression and anxiety, as well as other mood disorders, sensory processing disorders (including highly sensitive individuals), life transitions, grief/loss.
I am passionate about helping women cope with everyday stress caused by a variety of sources. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, I can help. I believe in helping women achieve a positive relationship with themselves so they feel whole, heard, and happy in life. Some of the issues and life areas I can help you resolve include going through divorce/relationship ending, eating disorders, sexual assault/trauma, work life balance, professional development, depression and anxiety, as well as other mood disorders, sensory processing disorders (including highly sensitive individuals), life transitions, grief/loss.
(952) 234-6531 View (952) 234-6531
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Catalyst Mental Health
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55405  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work as a team with clients exploring current issues and how mind and body are interconnected. I believe when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, they are free to experience change. I utilize an eclectic, client-centered approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectic Behavioral techniques, Solution-Focused, and Psycho-education. I specialize in working with teens and young adults age 12 and older; treating anxiety disorders, adjustment issues/life changes/transitions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationship/peer issues, & depression.
I work as a team with clients exploring current issues and how mind and body are interconnected. I believe when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, they are free to experience change. I utilize an eclectic, client-centered approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectic Behavioral techniques, Solution-Focused, and Psycho-education. I specialize in working with teens and young adults age 12 and older; treating anxiety disorders, adjustment issues/life changes/transitions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationship/peer issues, & depression.
(612) 887-3272 x713 View (612) 887-3272 x713
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Lucy Erickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401  (Online Only)
It is my goal as your therapist to create a safe and supportive space for you to explore who you are and strive for change! Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, or self-esteem, I am here to support you. I like to help empower my clients to be able to process and express their emotions in a more effective and healthy manner, develop healthy relationships, process past experiences, and strengthen their sense of self.
It is my goal as your therapist to create a safe and supportive space for you to explore who you are and strive for change! Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, or self-esteem, I am here to support you. I like to help empower my clients to be able to process and express their emotions in a more effective and healthy manner, develop healthy relationships, process past experiences, and strengthen their sense of self.
(651) 350-1206 View (651) 350-1206
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Seinah Isaacs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55444
Are you tired of dealing with life's issues alone? In today's fast-paced environment, the weight of depression, anxiety, stress, grief and trauma, can take a toll on a person mentally, physically, and emotionally. This leaves you feeling overwhelmed, angry, frustrated and exhausted! With the right therapist, you can take control of your life by reflection, self-awareness, creating balance and working towards living in your highest potential. You put so much time, energy and resource into every other area of your life except where you need it most...on yourself! Remember- mental health is wealth!
Are you tired of dealing with life's issues alone? In today's fast-paced environment, the weight of depression, anxiety, stress, grief and trauma, can take a toll on a person mentally, physically, and emotionally. This leaves you feeling overwhelmed, angry, frustrated and exhausted! With the right therapist, you can take control of your life by reflection, self-awareness, creating balance and working towards living in your highest potential. You put so much time, energy and resource into every other area of your life except where you need it most...on yourself! Remember- mental health is wealth!
(763) 251-7828 View (763) 251-7828
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Lauren Stevens
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Waitlist for new clients
I am here to support a wide variety of clients who struggle with anxious thoughts and a depressed mood. I especially enjoy working with those who struggle to manage ADHD symptoms. Additionally, I find joy in supporting those who may be questioning or ready to explore their sexuality or gender identity. As a therapist, I am here to help you achieve your individualized goals, in addition to feeling confident and capable in your own body.
I am here to support a wide variety of clients who struggle with anxious thoughts and a depressed mood. I especially enjoy working with those who struggle to manage ADHD symptoms. Additionally, I find joy in supporting those who may be questioning or ready to explore their sexuality or gender identity. As a therapist, I am here to help you achieve your individualized goals, in addition to feeling confident and capable in your own body.
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Walk With Me Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Walkwithmecounseling.org - - - - - - - - - - - Are you thinking about seeing a therapist, but worried it might be too ...scary ...difficult ...boring, or the therapist too rigid or pushy? Or maybe it's just the idea of always being stuck sitting in an office that's stopped you? ​Then you may have found your way to the right place! ​​​​​ I've always been pretty laid back, and it’s not hard for me to find humor in a situation and make space for the healing aspects of laughter. I've found that this can help to create a safe and relaxed space and sometimes make working through struggles feel a bit more like....a curious adventure.
Walkwithmecounseling.org - - - - - - - - - - - Are you thinking about seeing a therapist, but worried it might be too ...scary ...difficult ...boring, or the therapist too rigid or pushy? Or maybe it's just the idea of always being stuck sitting in an office that's stopped you? ​Then you may have found your way to the right place! ​​​​​ I've always been pretty laid back, and it’s not hard for me to find humor in a situation and make space for the healing aspects of laughter. I've found that this can help to create a safe and relaxed space and sometimes make working through struggles feel a bit more like....a curious adventure.
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Jan Search
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55405
I have worked with Children, Adolescents, Adults and Couples, and Parents for over 30 years providing therapy with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, attention and distractibility problems, eating disorders, and problem behaviors interfering with success in personal, school/work relationships.
Working together toward change, I place importance of the relationship with you in the therapy and emphasize getting to know you as an individual. We work toward your goals by exploring, not just your behavior, but the underlying feelings and thoughts which get in the way of your ability to make the changes you desire.
I have worked with Children, Adolescents, Adults and Couples, and Parents for over 30 years providing therapy with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, attention and distractibility problems, eating disorders, and problem behaviors interfering with success in personal, school/work relationships.
Working together toward change, I place importance of the relationship with you in the therapy and emphasize getting to know you as an individual. We work toward your goals by exploring, not just your behavior, but the underlying feelings and thoughts which get in the way of your ability to make the changes you desire.
(651) 760-8037 View (651) 760-8037

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.