Anxiety Therapists in Saint Louis Park, MN

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Anna Gusovsky
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
My specialties: Mental Health Counseling, Anger Management, Parenting, Healthy Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment disorders; Career counseling; MBTI, Strengths Finder.
Do you feel lonely and stuck? Are you angry? Are you frustrated with your children and parenting issues? Are you deeply hurt? It might be time for change. I can help you get unstuck and will be with you on your journey until you gain enough strength to take it on your own. In a safe environment and with two creative minds life can become brighter and easier to handle.
My specialties: Mental Health Counseling, Anger Management, Parenting, Healthy Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment disorders; Career counseling; MBTI, Strengths Finder.
Do you feel lonely and stuck? Are you angry? Are you frustrated with your children and parenting issues? Are you deeply hurt? It might be time for change. I can help you get unstuck and will be with you on your journey until you gain enough strength to take it on your own. In a safe environment and with two creative minds life can become brighter and easier to handle.
(612) 294-8303 View (612) 294-8303
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Dayna L Hopko
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416  (Online Only)
I commend you for taking this step. Like most, seeking therapy may have been on your mind for awhile now. My guess is you want to feel better and make changes to enhance your life & relationships. Perhaps you're under stress and are longing to be more relaxed and productive. Maybe you're tired of being anxious, depressed, or stressed-out? Relationships are challenging - you may be looking to resolve ongoing issues so you can have more peace/connection. Whatever it is, I'm here to help you address what's important to you so you can find relief & have more joy!
I commend you for taking this step. Like most, seeking therapy may have been on your mind for awhile now. My guess is you want to feel better and make changes to enhance your life & relationships. Perhaps you're under stress and are longing to be more relaxed and productive. Maybe you're tired of being anxious, depressed, or stressed-out? Relationships are challenging - you may be looking to resolve ongoing issues so you can have more peace/connection. Whatever it is, I'm here to help you address what's important to you so you can find relief & have more joy!
(952) 457-1900 View (952) 457-1900
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Dr. Ia Xiong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416  (Online Only)
I believe that when we explore our identity and life experiences from a place that feels safe and compassionate, we discover our unique strengths to overcome obstacles and take action in the direction that feels most aligned with our deepest values. I specialize in multicultural issues and trauma-informed care with my clients. I have extensive experience helping clients work through depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, relational problems, LGBTQ+ and gender specific issues, as well as culturally specific concerns.
I believe that when we explore our identity and life experiences from a place that feels safe and compassionate, we discover our unique strengths to overcome obstacles and take action in the direction that feels most aligned with our deepest values. I specialize in multicultural issues and trauma-informed care with my clients. I have extensive experience helping clients work through depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, relational problems, LGBTQ+ and gender specific issues, as well as culturally specific concerns.
(612) 800-9935 View (612) 800-9935
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Shannon M Henry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Waitlist for new clients
Life is complex and often leaves us struggling with transitions, feeling anxious and/or depressed and searching for relief. Life after any loss can feel confusing, without direction, hopeless, full of regret or in some cases filled with relief. I believe listening to you and receiving your story with compassion, will offer healing, hope, and an opportunity for positive change. I endeavor to receive and hold your pain, sadness, anger, or other emotions with grace, while supporting you as you move toward positive change and renewed well-being.
Life is complex and often leaves us struggling with transitions, feeling anxious and/or depressed and searching for relief. Life after any loss can feel confusing, without direction, hopeless, full of regret or in some cases filled with relief. I believe listening to you and receiving your story with compassion, will offer healing, hope, and an opportunity for positive change. I endeavor to receive and hold your pain, sadness, anger, or other emotions with grace, while supporting you as you move toward positive change and renewed well-being.
(612) 429-4477 View (612) 429-4477
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Cindy M Wiltgen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
My special interests include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and addictions.
I believe in using a client centered approach and working collaboratively with my clients in reaching their goals for change. I became a therapist to help people in some way, whether to offer support through the process of improving mental health, addressing relationship difficulties, or adjusting to challenging life changes.
My special interests include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and addictions.
I believe in using a client centered approach and working collaboratively with my clients in reaching their goals for change. I became a therapist to help people in some way, whether to offer support through the process of improving mental health, addressing relationship difficulties, or adjusting to challenging life changes.
(952) 234-3612 View (952) 234-3612
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Maisa Boyte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
I am accepting new patients. I currently focus on working with adults and teens who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, eating disorders and relationship concerns. I aim to create an environment where the client feels supported and empowered in order to explore past and present experiences. I work to help clients identify challenges in their life and understand how these challenges or behavior patterns have developed. As a social worker, I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that values multiculturalism and diversity.
I am accepting new patients. I currently focus on working with adults and teens who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, eating disorders and relationship concerns. I aim to create an environment where the client feels supported and empowered in order to explore past and present experiences. I work to help clients identify challenges in their life and understand how these challenges or behavior patterns have developed. As a social worker, I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that values multiculturalism and diversity.
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Selah Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
I work with individuals ranging from adults to teens on topics including anxiety, depression, trauma, and life adjustments.
Now accepting new clients! My personal belief is that every person is valuable and has the potential to overcome negative events of the past, find acceptance in their unique identity, and engage in healthy, meaningful, and joy-filled relationships. I come from a passionate Colorado family that has taught me about the importance of caring, accepting, and loving others. These values have made me become an empathic and confident counselor.
I work with individuals ranging from adults to teens on topics including anxiety, depression, trauma, and life adjustments.
Now accepting new clients! My personal belief is that every person is valuable and has the potential to overcome negative events of the past, find acceptance in their unique identity, and engage in healthy, meaningful, and joy-filled relationships. I come from a passionate Colorado family that has taught me about the importance of caring, accepting, and loving others. These values have made me become an empathic and confident counselor.
(651) 615-7045 View (651) 615-7045
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Gail M. Yost
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
It is an amazing feeling when you feel heard and understood. Knowing your story will be held with great care and compassion only adds to feeling emotionally safe. Would you like to have that feeling? No longer feeling emotionally exhausted or being held back by anxiety, depression, or a disturbing experience. Let's explore new possibilities. If you are ready for change, give me a call. During this pandemic and beyond, Gail Yost and Associates is now offering telehealth/virtual visits for your convenience and care. We understand that times like this can be challenging on many levels and want to be sure that you feel supported.
It is an amazing feeling when you feel heard and understood. Knowing your story will be held with great care and compassion only adds to feeling emotionally safe. Would you like to have that feeling? No longer feeling emotionally exhausted or being held back by anxiety, depression, or a disturbing experience. Let's explore new possibilities. If you are ready for change, give me a call. During this pandemic and beyond, Gail Yost and Associates is now offering telehealth/virtual visits for your convenience and care. We understand that times like this can be challenging on many levels and want to be sure that you feel supported.
(651) 433-6353 View (651) 433-6353
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Leigh A Hoffert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Do you long for a deeper connection with yourself and others? Do you feel like you’re playing a version of yourself that just doesn’t feel right? Maybe you know what you long for, but you have no idea how to get there. This is where I can be of help. Let’s explore your situation together with genuine curiosity to find understanding and a path forward. If you have experienced trauma, anxiety or depression, or you’re going through a life transition, relationship issues, or other challenges to your personal growth, I would love to work with you.
Do you long for a deeper connection with yourself and others? Do you feel like you’re playing a version of yourself that just doesn’t feel right? Maybe you know what you long for, but you have no idea how to get there. This is where I can be of help. Let’s explore your situation together with genuine curiosity to find understanding and a path forward. If you have experienced trauma, anxiety or depression, or you’re going through a life transition, relationship issues, or other challenges to your personal growth, I would love to work with you.
(952) 209-8925 View (952) 209-8925
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Dr. Julia Kidwell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
My areas of expertise and clinical interest include mood disorders, adjustment disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma recovery, resiliency, forgiveness of self and others, identity, and self-esteem.
I enjoy helping foster a sense of resiliency, empowerment, and strength in my clients. I believe in helping my clients to discover their strengths and empowering them to improve their life to meet their individual goals. I have experience working with individuals of a wide range of ages, including children, teens, and adults.
My areas of expertise and clinical interest include mood disorders, adjustment disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma recovery, resiliency, forgiveness of self and others, identity, and self-esteem.
I enjoy helping foster a sense of resiliency, empowerment, and strength in my clients. I believe in helping my clients to discover their strengths and empowering them to improve their life to meet their individual goals. I have experience working with individuals of a wide range of ages, including children, teens, and adults.
(612) 662-1974 View (612) 662-1974
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Breana Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the process of selecting a therapist? It's completely normal to feel that way. Please take advantage of the free consultation that I offer to determine if I am the right fit. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I specialize in working with adults, children, and couples who are dealing with issues of anxiety, pre-marital counseling, parenting, trauma, chronic illness, anger management, grief, and loss. I have experience working with individuals of all ages who have various disabilities. Additionally, I have volunteered with hospice, which has given me unique insights into grief.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the process of selecting a therapist? It's completely normal to feel that way. Please take advantage of the free consultation that I offer to determine if I am the right fit. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I specialize in working with adults, children, and couples who are dealing with issues of anxiety, pre-marital counseling, parenting, trauma, chronic illness, anger management, grief, and loss. I have experience working with individuals of all ages who have various disabilities. Additionally, I have volunteered with hospice, which has given me unique insights into grief.
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Chris Schoenstedt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, hoarding disorder, and all other anxiety-related disorders: social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, PTSD, generalized anxiety, tics, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., nail-biting). As part of my practice, the primary treatment for these conditions is exposure and response prevention therapy, or ERP. What maybe differentiates my practice from others whose principal therapeutic modality is ERP is that I am able to accept a wide variety of insurances. Additionally, I am one of very few clinicians in the state of Minnesota who specializes in the treatment of hoarding disorder.
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, hoarding disorder, and all other anxiety-related disorders: social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, PTSD, generalized anxiety, tics, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., nail-biting). As part of my practice, the primary treatment for these conditions is exposure and response prevention therapy, or ERP. What maybe differentiates my practice from others whose principal therapeutic modality is ERP is that I am able to accept a wide variety of insurances. Additionally, I am one of very few clinicians in the state of Minnesota who specializes in the treatment of hoarding disorder.
(651) 564-8473 View (651) 564-8473
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Mischel Walgren
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship issues? Do you notice that past experiences seem to impact your life now in ways that create blocks or difficulty? Have you experienced recent loss or a stressful life change? Psychotherapy is a powerful resource to help restore direction and balance as well as facilitating self-understanding and emotional healing. Exploring and understanding who you are and how you became who you are is part of achieving desired change and growth. I bring 30+ years of experience, training, compassion and commitment to this collaborative and relational process.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship issues? Do you notice that past experiences seem to impact your life now in ways that create blocks or difficulty? Have you experienced recent loss or a stressful life change? Psychotherapy is a powerful resource to help restore direction and balance as well as facilitating self-understanding and emotional healing. Exploring and understanding who you are and how you became who you are is part of achieving desired change and growth. I bring 30+ years of experience, training, compassion and commitment to this collaborative and relational process.
(612) 568-7909 View (612) 568-7909
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Kathie Gieselman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
I have specific training to work with anxiety & trauma.
My goal is to help my clients feel confident in drawing conclusions and taking charge of their lives. My approach is to provide a fresh, unbiased perspective drawn from both life experience and current research. Whether you are seeking therapy to better understand yourself or work on a personal relationship that just doesn't seem to improve - together you and I will find solutions that work in real life. I believe you will find me warm, friendly, and down to earth and will leave each session with a new idea to try or or a different perspective to consider.
I have specific training to work with anxiety & trauma.
My goal is to help my clients feel confident in drawing conclusions and taking charge of their lives. My approach is to provide a fresh, unbiased perspective drawn from both life experience and current research. Whether you are seeking therapy to better understand yourself or work on a personal relationship that just doesn't seem to improve - together you and I will find solutions that work in real life. I believe you will find me warm, friendly, and down to earth and will leave each session with a new idea to try or or a different perspective to consider.
(952) 314-3975 View (952) 314-3975
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Peter Meilahn, MA, LPCC
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
My clients can change anxiety, ADHD, autism, or pain with live heart and brain feedback called biofeedback or neurofeedback in online visits. Clients control music volume on their phones with their calm attention levels with free biofeedback equipment I provide. It is easy mindfulness therapy for kids and adults. It is proven to work as well as medication for anxiety, ADHD, and pain. I have years of experience as a therapist, and have taught clinicians at The University of MN Medical Center and elsewhere. Insurance covers this service. To schedule a 20 minute call, click here: https://neurotherapy.intakeq.com/booking
My clients can change anxiety, ADHD, autism, or pain with live heart and brain feedback called biofeedback or neurofeedback in online visits. Clients control music volume on their phones with their calm attention levels with free biofeedback equipment I provide. It is easy mindfulness therapy for kids and adults. It is proven to work as well as medication for anxiety, ADHD, and pain. I have years of experience as a therapist, and have taught clinicians at The University of MN Medical Center and elsewhere. Insurance covers this service. To schedule a 20 minute call, click here: https://neurotherapy.intakeq.com/booking
(612) 429-5143 View (612) 429-5143
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Vicki Dischler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Whether you are in a crisis or at a crossroads, have something to sort out in the short term or would like to address longer-term issues and personal growth, together we will explore possibilities for your life's path and use the abundant tools available to us. Therapy offers a special type of connection that can provide comfort and alleviation of pain, anxiety or feelings of hopelessness. I am a deep listener, who will provide authentic feedback and encourage you to find your voice. We will work collaboratively and I will ask you often how our work is going for you.
Whether you are in a crisis or at a crossroads, have something to sort out in the short term or would like to address longer-term issues and personal growth, together we will explore possibilities for your life's path and use the abundant tools available to us. Therapy offers a special type of connection that can provide comfort and alleviation of pain, anxiety or feelings of hopelessness. I am a deep listener, who will provide authentic feedback and encourage you to find your voice. We will work collaboratively and I will ask you often how our work is going for you.
(952) 260-1521 View (952) 260-1521
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Kristen Burnett
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
I welcome the opportunity to provide guidance in the midst of life's challenges. Areas of expertise include addiction/chemical health, adjustment difficulties, interpersonal concerns, trauma, depression and anxiety. Through a collaborative relationship, I strive to offer education, resources and tools to address concerns. My therapeutic approach is to help clients identify unhealthy patterns, develop greater clarity about how those patterns may interfere with personal values and goals, and work toward needed behavior change. My mission is to provide a safe and respectful environment where clients can view themselves without judgment and embark on a process of healing and change.
I welcome the opportunity to provide guidance in the midst of life's challenges. Areas of expertise include addiction/chemical health, adjustment difficulties, interpersonal concerns, trauma, depression and anxiety. Through a collaborative relationship, I strive to offer education, resources and tools to address concerns. My therapeutic approach is to help clients identify unhealthy patterns, develop greater clarity about how those patterns may interfere with personal values and goals, and work toward needed behavior change. My mission is to provide a safe and respectful environment where clients can view themselves without judgment and embark on a process of healing and change.
(612) 360-2676 View (612) 360-2676
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Mind-Body Coaching and Healing
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
I understand anxiety and trauma from the inside out.
Hi, I'm Susan, and I welcome you wherever you are at in your life. I work holistically, and can help you to accept yourself with less judgment, learn new methods to find safety and calm within, work through unresolved feelings, and make the changes necessary to be at peace with yourself. Sometimes there is a restlessness inside or symptoms in the mind and body surface because you are needing to get clear about who you are and what your purpose is in this life. I will help you to trust your deepest self. Reach out to me if you're wanting lasting resolution of stress, trauma, seeking somatic healing and/or spiritual healing.
I understand anxiety and trauma from the inside out.
Hi, I'm Susan, and I welcome you wherever you are at in your life. I work holistically, and can help you to accept yourself with less judgment, learn new methods to find safety and calm within, work through unresolved feelings, and make the changes necessary to be at peace with yourself. Sometimes there is a restlessness inside or symptoms in the mind and body surface because you are needing to get clear about who you are and what your purpose is in this life. I will help you to trust your deepest self. Reach out to me if you're wanting lasting resolution of stress, trauma, seeking somatic healing and/or spiritual healing.
(952) 800-3137 View (952) 800-3137
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Krista Post
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
I work with adults facing depression, anxiety issues (worry, panic, OCD, PTSD), relationship issues, grief/loss, work/career issues, unresolved past, self-esteem deficits, desire for self-growth, trauma, behavior problems, couples/martial therapy, postpartum depression & anxiety.
I bring a gentle yet direct approach to this work. Whether you are struggling with issues beyond your control or facing difficult aspects about yourself or life. I offer practical support and guidance. I will assist you in understanding your feelings and behaviors, and will gently challenge you to move toward change. I emphasize the importance of developing meaningful self-purpose and fulfilling work & relationships.
I work with adults facing depression, anxiety issues (worry, panic, OCD, PTSD), relationship issues, grief/loss, work/career issues, unresolved past, self-esteem deficits, desire for self-growth, trauma, behavior problems, couples/martial therapy, postpartum depression & anxiety.
I bring a gentle yet direct approach to this work. Whether you are struggling with issues beyond your control or facing difficult aspects about yourself or life. I offer practical support and guidance. I will assist you in understanding your feelings and behaviors, and will gently challenge you to move toward change. I emphasize the importance of developing meaningful self-purpose and fulfilling work & relationships.
(612) 296-3800 View (612) 296-3800
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Heather Johnson, PsyD, LP
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
I enjoy working with clients around relational and family concerns, trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
***Not taking new clients at this time.*** Therapy can provide the resources, skills, and support to make positive transformations in your life. I'm sensitive to each individual's needs, goals, and comfort with the therapeutic process. My philosophy around change includes looking at past relational and emotional experiences, developing skills to manage difficult emotions in the present, and gaining insight into what might be creating barriers to a satisfying life. I offer this guidance in the context of a safe therapeutic relationship. I incorporate self-exploration and coping skill development to help reach your desired goals.
I enjoy working with clients around relational and family concerns, trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
***Not taking new clients at this time.*** Therapy can provide the resources, skills, and support to make positive transformations in your life. I'm sensitive to each individual's needs, goals, and comfort with the therapeutic process. My philosophy around change includes looking at past relational and emotional experiences, developing skills to manage difficult emotions in the present, and gaining insight into what might be creating barriers to a satisfying life. I offer this guidance in the context of a safe therapeutic relationship. I incorporate self-exploration and coping skill development to help reach your desired goals.
(612) 712-4504 View (612) 712-4504

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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.