Anxiety Therapists in Affton, MO

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Kate MacLeod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Affton, MO 63123
Hello! I specialize in working with adults that are struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or other issues that are causing stress in their lives. My treatment approach is a mix of learning coping strategies to manage current issues (CBT), along with discussing childhood, family relationships, and past experiences that impact how we see ourselves, others, and the world today. The way we communicate, behave, and deal with emotions are developed over time and through a variety of experiences, good and bad. Being able to recognize these patterns and where they come from can help us create more positive and long term change.
Hello! I specialize in working with adults that are struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or other issues that are causing stress in their lives. My treatment approach is a mix of learning coping strategies to manage current issues (CBT), along with discussing childhood, family relationships, and past experiences that impact how we see ourselves, others, and the world today. The way we communicate, behave, and deal with emotions are developed over time and through a variety of experiences, good and bad. Being able to recognize these patterns and where they come from can help us create more positive and long term change.
(314) 274-1807 View (314) 274-1807
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Kristin Effan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Affton, MO 63123  (Online Only)
My own therapeutic journey for anxiety combined with my education as a counselor inspired my private practice.
You seemingly have it all together. Externally, you appear hard working, ambitious, high-achieving and organized, but internally, you’re overwhelmed and paralyzed by racing thoughts, perfectionism, fear of failure and self-doubt. Maintaining impossible standards and casting aside your needs to please others is beginning to take a toll and you're exhausted. The never ending “what if” scenarios consuming your mind leave you feeling drained and dreading the days ahead. Your worry causes sleepless nights, irritability and emotional instability which impact your energy levels, self-esteem, school or work performance and relationships.
My own therapeutic journey for anxiety combined with my education as a counselor inspired my private practice.
You seemingly have it all together. Externally, you appear hard working, ambitious, high-achieving and organized, but internally, you’re overwhelmed and paralyzed by racing thoughts, perfectionism, fear of failure and self-doubt. Maintaining impossible standards and casting aside your needs to please others is beginning to take a toll and you're exhausted. The never ending “what if” scenarios consuming your mind leave you feeling drained and dreading the days ahead. Your worry causes sleepless nights, irritability and emotional instability which impact your energy levels, self-esteem, school or work performance and relationships.
(636) 597-5756 View (636) 597-5756
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Halston Hutchison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Affton, MO 63123
I use a strength-based person-centered approach to help you work through concerns related to Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Stress and Crisis Management, Relationships, Religion or Spirituality & Trauma/PTSD.
First, I would like to say welcome and congratulate you on taking the necessary steps to getting the care, attention and support you deserve! I personally know from previous experience that these first steps can sometimes feel the most difficult; but with encouragement, determination and perseverance, you will be revealed as the conqueror you already are!
I use a strength-based person-centered approach to help you work through concerns related to Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Stress and Crisis Management, Relationships, Religion or Spirituality & Trauma/PTSD.
First, I would like to say welcome and congratulate you on taking the necessary steps to getting the care, attention and support you deserve! I personally know from previous experience that these first steps can sometimes feel the most difficult; but with encouragement, determination and perseverance, you will be revealed as the conqueror you already are!
(314) 274-6438 View (314) 274-6438
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Emily Scheaffer
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, NCC
Verified Verified
Affton, MO 63123  (Online Only)
I know what it’s like for these things to pile up and manifest into physical anxiety.
My ideal client is a courageous heart who is looking to take control of their life to get what they want! I work best with clients who are motivated, ready to make a change in their lives and who are a little outside the norm. I want you to get what you want out of therapy, so we will set personalized goals and move forward with intention while handling any bumps along the way.
I know what it’s like for these things to pile up and manifest into physical anxiety.
My ideal client is a courageous heart who is looking to take control of their life to get what they want! I work best with clients who are motivated, ready to make a change in their lives and who are a little outside the norm. I want you to get what you want out of therapy, so we will set personalized goals and move forward with intention while handling any bumps along the way.
(314) 949-3695 View (314) 949-3695
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Mark Joiner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Affton, MO 63123
I work with those dealing with loss, depression, anxiety, trauma and other life-controlling issues.
My hope is to be a first step in overcoming feelings of isolation and loneliness. If your world has been turned upside-down, either from the loss of a loved one or life's hardships, let's connect. Learning how to trust and practice new life skills are foundational in moving forward in relationships.
I work with those dealing with loss, depression, anxiety, trauma and other life-controlling issues.
My hope is to be a first step in overcoming feelings of isolation and loneliness. If your world has been turned upside-down, either from the loss of a loved one or life's hardships, let's connect. Learning how to trust and practice new life skills are foundational in moving forward in relationships.
(314) 310-8319 View (314) 310-8319
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PlayfulLeigh Psyched, LLC
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, MS/MA, LGPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Affton, MO 63123  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We work with individuals, families, and children. We specialize in trauma including generational trauma, perinatal, immigrants, parent-child relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and family conflict. Our greatest intention is to help you understand yourself better and improve your quality of life and relationships. We tailor our approach to the needs of each person or family, responding to your unique problems, identities, and realities. This is not a one-size-fits-all practice because we are trauma-informed and social-emotional focused practices from a social justice framework.
We work with individuals, families, and children. We specialize in trauma including generational trauma, perinatal, immigrants, parent-child relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and family conflict. Our greatest intention is to help you understand yourself better and improve your quality of life and relationships. We tailor our approach to the needs of each person or family, responding to your unique problems, identities, and realities. This is not a one-size-fits-all practice because we are trauma-informed and social-emotional focused practices from a social justice framework.
(301) 835-2610 View (301) 835-2610
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Blooming Oasis Therapy Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Affton, MO 63123  (Online Only)
Our clients have found success at lowering depression, anxiety, bipolar, BPD symptoms.
Are you struggling to feel accepted & comfortable in your own skin? Blooming Oasis is a private practice that focuses on individual, couples, and LGBTQ+. We are located in Affton and Saint Louis area as well as telehealth therapy. We help by actively listening to your story and fostering a calm environment by providing a healthy model for boundaries and relationships. We help clients navigate through change and life events. We will take a person-centered integrated approach to help you gain healthy, effective coping skills and balance in your daily life.
Our clients have found success at lowering depression, anxiety, bipolar, BPD symptoms.
Are you struggling to feel accepted & comfortable in your own skin? Blooming Oasis is a private practice that focuses on individual, couples, and LGBTQ+. We are located in Affton and Saint Louis area as well as telehealth therapy. We help by actively listening to your story and fostering a calm environment by providing a healthy model for boundaries and relationships. We help clients navigate through change and life events. We will take a person-centered integrated approach to help you gain healthy, effective coping skills and balance in your daily life.
(636) 259-4904 View (636) 259-4904
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Cottage Door Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Affton, MO 63123
Waitlist for new clients
You feel lost, like everything you’ve tried thus far hasn’t made you feel better. Your mind is clouded with anxiety, and you lack motivation to engage with those around you. You feel scattered, overwhelmed, and stuck. You long for a calm that feels…elusive. Cottage Door Counseling can help. I provide a warm, supportive environment where you’re able to gain deeper insight into yourself, conquer fears and obstacles with confidence, and create the balance you’ve been searching for.
You feel lost, like everything you’ve tried thus far hasn’t made you feel better. Your mind is clouded with anxiety, and you lack motivation to engage with those around you. You feel scattered, overwhelmed, and stuck. You long for a calm that feels…elusive. Cottage Door Counseling can help. I provide a warm, supportive environment where you’re able to gain deeper insight into yourself, conquer fears and obstacles with confidence, and create the balance you’ve been searching for.
(314) 310-7447 View (314) 310-7447
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Jennifer Pires
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Affton, MO 63123
With all that is happening in the world right now, many people are experiencing an increase in stress, anxiety, and depression.
Change can be overwhelming at times. Sometimes the change seems so big it is hard to know where to start. The focus of my work is to meet the client where he/she is at and help identify steps for change. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and behavior Management to help clients take steps to gain control of their life and makes changes.
With all that is happening in the world right now, many people are experiencing an increase in stress, anxiety, and depression.
Change can be overwhelming at times. Sometimes the change seems so big it is hard to know where to start. The focus of my work is to meet the client where he/she is at and help identify steps for change. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and behavior Management to help clients take steps to gain control of their life and makes changes.
(314) 472-3889 View (314) 472-3889
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Kayla Theberge
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, CRADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Affton, MO 63123
Hi there! My name is Kayla! I have over 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked and interned in several settings, including adolescent and women's drug treatment centers, drug prevention programs, community outreach, and schools. I've worked with clients to address a variety of concerns, such as drug use, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, self-harm, and gender identity. I especially enjoy working with adolescents and young adults. I am passionate about breaking the stigma of mental health, while maintaining a humorous and lighthearted nature. I am a cat mom, bookworm, and cardigan thrifter.
Hi there! My name is Kayla! I have over 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked and interned in several settings, including adolescent and women's drug treatment centers, drug prevention programs, community outreach, and schools. I've worked with clients to address a variety of concerns, such as drug use, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, self-harm, and gender identity. I especially enjoy working with adolescents and young adults. I am passionate about breaking the stigma of mental health, while maintaining a humorous and lighthearted nature. I am a cat mom, bookworm, and cardigan thrifter.
(636) 428-3772 View (636) 428-3772
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Erica Lynn Braun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Affton, MO 63123
Erica is a seasoned, compassionate therapist - dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence, Erica has become a trusted guide for those seeking support and transformation in their lives. Erica has a diverse background, having worked with individuals facing a spectrum of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties. Her holistic approach to therapy integrates evidence-based practices with personalized strategies, tailoring each session to meet the unique needs and goals of her client.
Erica is a seasoned, compassionate therapist - dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence, Erica has become a trusted guide for those seeking support and transformation in their lives. Erica has a diverse background, having worked with individuals facing a spectrum of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties. Her holistic approach to therapy integrates evidence-based practices with personalized strategies, tailoring each session to meet the unique needs and goals of her client.
(314) 310-3654 View (314) 310-3654
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Anne Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Affton, MO 63123
I understand that beginning therapy is not easy and takes many people out of their comfort zone. I believe in a warm and nurturing environment that allows clients to work at their own pace. Your journey is your own, and I offer a non-judgmental approach with each person I work with. I enjoy meeting with individuals, couples, and families. I have specialized training in Internal Family Systems (IFS). This model allows clients the opportunity to get to know each "part" of themselves and provides a way to regulate emotions and improve problem solving skills.
I understand that beginning therapy is not easy and takes many people out of their comfort zone. I believe in a warm and nurturing environment that allows clients to work at their own pace. Your journey is your own, and I offer a non-judgmental approach with each person I work with. I enjoy meeting with individuals, couples, and families. I have specialized training in Internal Family Systems (IFS). This model allows clients the opportunity to get to know each "part" of themselves and provides a way to regulate emotions and improve problem solving skills.
(314) 254-3310 View (314) 254-3310
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Peter Kopcha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Affton, MO 63123
Hello, my name is Peter and I provide general purpose mental health counseling. My goal is to help you restore emotional control of your life. I firmly believe that you are capable of positive change, that you can overcome distress, and that you will emerge a stronger person from your ordeal. Whether your struggles are temporary or more chronic in nature, I would be honored to listen to you, provide feedback, assist you in designing a treatment plan, and be your support throughout the process. I recognize your uniqueness as an individual and I will always respect your right to make decisions regarding treatment.
Hello, my name is Peter and I provide general purpose mental health counseling. My goal is to help you restore emotional control of your life. I firmly believe that you are capable of positive change, that you can overcome distress, and that you will emerge a stronger person from your ordeal. Whether your struggles are temporary or more chronic in nature, I would be honored to listen to you, provide feedback, assist you in designing a treatment plan, and be your support throughout the process. I recognize your uniqueness as an individual and I will always respect your right to make decisions regarding treatment.
(314) 451-7732 View (314) 451-7732
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SSM Health Behavioral Health at St. Clare Hospital
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Affton, MO 63123
SSM Health Behavioral Health offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), specifically designed for young people struggling with mental, emotional, and behavioral problems. Our Youth and Family IOP aims to help teens reduce symptoms through developing skills to promote self-awareness, and emotional regulation. Our team understands the complexity of mental and behavioral issues and we believe it’s imperative to take a comprehensive approach to caring for each person to strengthen the whole family system.
SSM Health Behavioral Health offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), specifically designed for young people struggling with mental, emotional, and behavioral problems. Our Youth and Family IOP aims to help teens reduce symptoms through developing skills to promote self-awareness, and emotional regulation. Our team understands the complexity of mental and behavioral issues and we believe it’s imperative to take a comprehensive approach to caring for each person to strengthen the whole family system.
(636) 492-2164 View (636) 492-2164
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Jenny Voss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Affton, MO 63123
Whether you're a parent struggling with the balance of it all, a healthcare worker who's overworked and burnt out, or a therapist who feels like they have nothing left to give, I'm here to hold space for you and help you find new ways of coping. My motto in therapy is often, "It's not about feeling better but getting better at feeling". Emotions do not disappear overnight but we can find so many strategies to cope with them to improve our day-to-day life.
Whether you're a parent struggling with the balance of it all, a healthcare worker who's overworked and burnt out, or a therapist who feels like they have nothing left to give, I'm here to hold space for you and help you find new ways of coping. My motto in therapy is often, "It's not about feeling better but getting better at feeling". Emotions do not disappear overnight but we can find so many strategies to cope with them to improve our day-to-day life.
(314) 742-7668 View (314) 742-7668
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Christina Bardle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Affton, MO 63123
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. Addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution which is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. Addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution which is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.
(636) 251-3946 View (636) 251-3946
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Michael Singleton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Affton, MO 63123
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Behavioral Wellness Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers.
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Behavioral Wellness Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers.
(314) 207-2782 View (314) 207-2782
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Haley Fisher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Affton, MO 63123
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers.
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers.
(636) 241-9591 View (636) 241-9591
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Lindsey Eilers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Affton, MO 63123
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. We understand that addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why we tailor your treatment plan to fit your unique needs.
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. We understand that addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why we tailor your treatment plan to fit your unique needs.
(636) 275-1458 View (636) 275-1458
Jason Endejan
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Affton, MO 63123
I love to work with clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, who they are, and how they connect with the world. Society is a complicated thing, and it didn't come with a manual, but we can work together to to learn, or decide, what it will be for you. Clients who find themselves in my office may have concerns about their relationships, about whether or not they're worthy as people, about how their mind works, or might just have questions about what it means to be a person. I see adults, teenagers, individuals, and couples. Occasionally I run groups.
I love to work with clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, who they are, and how they connect with the world. Society is a complicated thing, and it didn't come with a manual, but we can work together to to learn, or decide, what it will be for you. Clients who find themselves in my office may have concerns about their relationships, about whether or not they're worthy as people, about how their mind works, or might just have questions about what it means to be a person. I see adults, teenagers, individuals, and couples. Occasionally I run groups.
(314) 200-4611 View (314) 200-4611

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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.