Anxiety Therapists in Clayton, MO

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SFC Cares, LLC - Renee McLaurine, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
Embarking on the path to healing from trauma is a courageous and deeply personal journey. It requires individualized and compassionate support in a safe and confidential space that allows you to openly explore your emotions, thoughts, and concerns. Your journey is distinct, and together, we delve into the roots of trauma empowering you to process and integrate these experiences in a way that fosters lasting healing. Through our collaborative work, you will be awakened to your unique gifts and strengths so that you may face and overcome your fears and begin pursuing the life you want.
Embarking on the path to healing from trauma is a courageous and deeply personal journey. It requires individualized and compassionate support in a safe and confidential space that allows you to openly explore your emotions, thoughts, and concerns. Your journey is distinct, and together, we delve into the roots of trauma empowering you to process and integrate these experiences in a way that fosters lasting healing. Through our collaborative work, you will be awakened to your unique gifts and strengths so that you may face and overcome your fears and begin pursuing the life you want.
(314) 886-8748 View (314) 886-8748
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Sarah Strohmayer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Starting therapy can be anxiety-provoking and scary. You are already making the steps to finding someone to start the process of caring for yourself. I am dedicated to helping you gain control of your life and assist you in making changes to become the person you desire to be. I provide a secure and nurturing environment for you to explore deep into yourself and uncover past experiences or beliefs that could be hindering growth. I work a lot with people who have experienced trauma and understand the importance of the process of working through trauma including teaching relaxation and self-regulation techniques.
Starting therapy can be anxiety-provoking and scary. You are already making the steps to finding someone to start the process of caring for yourself. I am dedicated to helping you gain control of your life and assist you in making changes to become the person you desire to be. I provide a secure and nurturing environment for you to explore deep into yourself and uncover past experiences or beliefs that could be hindering growth. I work a lot with people who have experienced trauma and understand the importance of the process of working through trauma including teaching relaxation and self-regulation techniques.
(314) 667-4023 View (314) 667-4023
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Chester Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
With over 30 years in practice I have experience working with people of all ages with a range of concerns. People come to me to learn more about themselves and the source of their symptoms. It is through better understanding that we are able to heal and grow. My work with children/adolescents includes those dealing anxiety, adoption issues, depression, family issues, and behavioral problems. My work with adults includes those challenged with anxiety, depression, loss/grief, and relationship issues, and chronic medical conditions.
With over 30 years in practice I have experience working with people of all ages with a range of concerns. People come to me to learn more about themselves and the source of their symptoms. It is through better understanding that we are able to heal and grow. My work with children/adolescents includes those dealing anxiety, adoption issues, depression, family issues, and behavioral problems. My work with adults includes those challenged with anxiety, depression, loss/grief, and relationship issues, and chronic medical conditions.
(314) 207-8599 View (314) 207-8599
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Laura Weinstock
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
I treat a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including anxiety, depression, panic, adjustment issues, social difficulties, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, coping skill deficits, grief/loss, & parenting difficulties.
As a clinical psychologist working with adults, adolescents, and children, I use a variety of empirically supported treatment approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy. The treatment I provide is tailored to meet the unique individual needs of each client or family. Together, we will set specific goals at the beginning of treatment that will guide the process of change. I strive to develop a warm, supportive therapeutic relationship with each client that will facilitate making positive changes. Services are provided in an environment that is caring and professional.
I treat a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including anxiety, depression, panic, adjustment issues, social difficulties, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, coping skill deficits, grief/loss, & parenting difficulties.
As a clinical psychologist working with adults, adolescents, and children, I use a variety of empirically supported treatment approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy. The treatment I provide is tailored to meet the unique individual needs of each client or family. Together, we will set specific goals at the beginning of treatment that will guide the process of change. I strive to develop a warm, supportive therapeutic relationship with each client that will facilitate making positive changes. Services are provided in an environment that is caring and professional.
(314) 200-0315 View (314) 200-0315
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Andy Conrad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Through the mindful lens, my clients and I collaborate through existential issues and fears, and develop a narrative that leads to healthier personal stories and a future that breaks through destructive language and thought patterns.
Thank you for considering me as your counselor. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Additionally, I am a burden, humorous, annoying, musical, incorrect, artistic, wise, slow, and energetic. I welcome you to come in and allow us to accept our true nature, together. I take what I do seriously, but I don’t take myself seriously. I specialize in serving individuals suffering from obsessions and compulsions, anxiety-related issues, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB), depression and emotional dysregulation, and existential dilemmas.
Through the mindful lens, my clients and I collaborate through existential issues and fears, and develop a narrative that leads to healthier personal stories and a future that breaks through destructive language and thought patterns.
Thank you for considering me as your counselor. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Additionally, I am a burden, humorous, annoying, musical, incorrect, artistic, wise, slow, and energetic. I welcome you to come in and allow us to accept our true nature, together. I take what I do seriously, but I don’t take myself seriously. I specialize in serving individuals suffering from obsessions and compulsions, anxiety-related issues, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB), depression and emotional dysregulation, and existential dilemmas.
(314) 582-3278 View (314) 582-3278
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Katy Stevener
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
I have experience working with teens and adults on a wide range of mental health concerns but I am most passionate about working with clients on anxiety, grief and trauma.
I am here to provide a safe therapeutic environment for you to be heard, valued and celebrated just as you are because you are worth it! My goal is to build a relationship with you to better understand your concerns, and partner with you to develop skills that manage stress and discomfort. I will walk beside you on your journey, provide support and discuss strategies that will foster change and personal growth. I understand change is hard and I will tailor each session to meet you where you are, allowing you to move at a pace you are most comfortable with. Together we can find your path to peace.
I have experience working with teens and adults on a wide range of mental health concerns but I am most passionate about working with clients on anxiety, grief and trauma.
I am here to provide a safe therapeutic environment for you to be heard, valued and celebrated just as you are because you are worth it! My goal is to build a relationship with you to better understand your concerns, and partner with you to develop skills that manage stress and discomfort. I will walk beside you on your journey, provide support and discuss strategies that will foster change and personal growth. I understand change is hard and I will tailor each session to meet you where you are, allowing you to move at a pace you are most comfortable with. Together we can find your path to peace.
(636) 389-4901 View (636) 389-4901
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Jordan Cantrell
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Therapy can be useful for all kinds of situations in life. Major life adjustment? Difficulty dealing with symptoms of anxiety or depression? Perfectionism? Grief over a loss? Work, home or school stress? Need an hour of “me time” within your crazy schedule? And maybe you’ve tried it before but it just didn’t click. Maybe you want to vent and feel validated. Maybe you want help identifying specific steps to meet a goal. Maybe you don’t quite know what it is yet, but daily functioning is becoming difficult.
Therapy can be useful for all kinds of situations in life. Major life adjustment? Difficulty dealing with symptoms of anxiety or depression? Perfectionism? Grief over a loss? Work, home or school stress? Need an hour of “me time” within your crazy schedule? And maybe you’ve tried it before but it just didn’t click. Maybe you want to vent and feel validated. Maybe you want help identifying specific steps to meet a goal. Maybe you don’t quite know what it is yet, but daily functioning is becoming difficult.
(314) 947-4227 View (314) 947-4227
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Laura M Kaplan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, academic problems, family issues, parenting concerns, relationship difficulties, and professional challenges.
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience working with adolescents and adults. While I see a diverse group of clients, I do work with many members of St. Louis' academic community, including professors, graduate students, administrators, and physicians. I also see undergraduates and older high school students. A second area of my focus is our city's creative community; I work with many musicians, artists, performers and writers. My treatment style is warm, thoughtful and natural, and I draw from many different treatment approaches to provide the best possible care. I look forward to hearing from you.
My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, academic problems, family issues, parenting concerns, relationship difficulties, and professional challenges.
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience working with adolescents and adults. While I see a diverse group of clients, I do work with many members of St. Louis' academic community, including professors, graduate students, administrators, and physicians. I also see undergraduates and older high school students. A second area of my focus is our city's creative community; I work with many musicians, artists, performers and writers. My treatment style is warm, thoughtful and natural, and I draw from many different treatment approaches to provide the best possible care. I look forward to hearing from you.
(314) 560-0470 View (314) 560-0470
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Shelby Arsenault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
I have 10 years of experience working with individuals and families dealing with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, addictions, and life transitions.
Life has a lot of challenges. I want to help you work through your struggles and find more hope. I offer a safe and supportive environment where together we can process your feelings and frustrations. I think in order to create real, lasting change that you not only have to challenge your thoughts and behaviors, but also address the underlying feelings and emotions that contribute to them. If you are tired of feeling stuck I will work with you to identify and change your unhealthy patterns so that you can move forward.
I have 10 years of experience working with individuals and families dealing with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, addictions, and life transitions.
Life has a lot of challenges. I want to help you work through your struggles and find more hope. I offer a safe and supportive environment where together we can process your feelings and frustrations. I think in order to create real, lasting change that you not only have to challenge your thoughts and behaviors, but also address the underlying feelings and emotions that contribute to them. If you are tired of feeling stuck I will work with you to identify and change your unhealthy patterns so that you can move forward.
(314) 936-2124 View (314) 936-2124
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Shannon Gartland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
My practice primarily focuses on treating adults with a multitude of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and stress.
I am a licensed professional counselor who works from a client-centered approach. My goal is to provide a warm and compassionate environment where you can feel safe to share and process your experiences. I think of counseling as a place to gain greater insight and self-awareness around core beliefs. I will work with you to identify patterns of maladaptive coping and learn healthier ways to cope with life's challenges.
My practice primarily focuses on treating adults with a multitude of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and stress.
I am a licensed professional counselor who works from a client-centered approach. My goal is to provide a warm and compassionate environment where you can feel safe to share and process your experiences. I think of counseling as a place to gain greater insight and self-awareness around core beliefs. I will work with you to identify patterns of maladaptive coping and learn healthier ways to cope with life's challenges.
(314) 549-1055 View (314) 549-1055
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Ashley Rickert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
I believe that all clients deserve an open, safe, and non-judgmental space where they can explore stressors and other life situations. My goal is to foster a collaborative environment where clients can feel empowered and supported in their journey to healing. I use a variety of counseling techniques but I am very person-centered. While I have a wide range of experience working with people of all ages and needs, my expertise stressed working with children, ages 5 and up, teens, adults, and families with specializations in; anxiety, bullying, behavioral issues, depression, domestic violence, relational issues, and stress.
I believe that all clients deserve an open, safe, and non-judgmental space where they can explore stressors and other life situations. My goal is to foster a collaborative environment where clients can feel empowered and supported in their journey to healing. I use a variety of counseling techniques but I am very person-centered. While I have a wide range of experience working with people of all ages and needs, my expertise stressed working with children, ages 5 and up, teens, adults, and families with specializations in; anxiety, bullying, behavioral issues, depression, domestic violence, relational issues, and stress.
(314) 274-6453 View (314) 274-6453
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Lukas M Presley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
I have experience working with teenagers, college students, and adults in outpatient and residential settings. I have counseled adopted individuals and their families, those struggling with substance use, and those combating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, and feelings of isolation. I also have a deep connection to counseling members of the LGBTQ+ community and addressing the unique lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals.
I have experience working with teenagers, college students, and adults in outpatient and residential settings. I have counseled adopted individuals and their families, those struggling with substance use, and those combating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, and feelings of isolation. I also have a deep connection to counseling members of the LGBTQ+ community and addressing the unique lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals.
(314) 820-0839 View (314) 820-0839
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Grace Nguyen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
If you want to live a life free from crippling perfectionism, anxiety, self-doubt and people-pleasing, I’m here to help you get there.
On paper, your life looks great. In reality, you wake up after another sleepless night spent overanalyzing a chat with a coworker. You open your calendar and panic. Weeks ago, you agreed to a party tonight that you had no interest in going to, just so you didn't disappoint your friend. Now, you start scouring your mind for excuses to back out. After landing on a decent (yet untrue) excuse you go to text your friend and are met by a crushing number of unread texts that have accumulated for weeks. It’s exhausting keeping up with everyone AND juggling work, never-ending to-do lists and adulting. You wonder why everything feels so hard.
If you want to live a life free from crippling perfectionism, anxiety, self-doubt and people-pleasing, I’m here to help you get there.
On paper, your life looks great. In reality, you wake up after another sleepless night spent overanalyzing a chat with a coworker. You open your calendar and panic. Weeks ago, you agreed to a party tonight that you had no interest in going to, just so you didn't disappoint your friend. Now, you start scouring your mind for excuses to back out. After landing on a decent (yet untrue) excuse you go to text your friend and are met by a crushing number of unread texts that have accumulated for weeks. It’s exhausting keeping up with everyone AND juggling work, never-ending to-do lists and adulting. You wonder why everything feels so hard.
(314) 947-3115 View (314) 947-3115
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Libby Ryan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
I specialize in anxiety, stress, women's issues, parenting, and adult children of emotionally immature parents.
Do you feel like no matter what you do it’s never good enough? Even though you’re working hard, you’re pushing forward, you feel inadequate and unseen? Do you often feel overwhelmed and exhausted? Are you getting stuck in cycles of thought that bring you down and make you feel out of touch with yourself? It's so exhausting. You just wish you could make the people in your life understand the burden you're carrying. What if you could just be your authentic self and experience joy more often?
I specialize in anxiety, stress, women's issues, parenting, and adult children of emotionally immature parents.
Do you feel like no matter what you do it’s never good enough? Even though you’re working hard, you’re pushing forward, you feel inadequate and unseen? Do you often feel overwhelmed and exhausted? Are you getting stuck in cycles of thought that bring you down and make you feel out of touch with yourself? It's so exhausting. You just wish you could make the people in your life understand the burden you're carrying. What if you could just be your authentic self and experience joy more often?
(314) 804-0739 View (314) 804-0739
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Alli Gannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Hi, I’m Alli Gannon! I’m a licensed mental health therapist in St. Louis, Missouri with a passion for helping people live healthy, authentic, and meaningful lives. I specialize in anxiety, relationship conflicts, self-esteem, and trauma.
Hi, I’m Alli Gannon! I’m a licensed mental health therapist in St. Louis, Missouri with a passion for helping people live healthy, authentic, and meaningful lives. I specialize in anxiety, relationship conflicts, self-esteem, and trauma.
(314) 451-7966 View (314) 451-7966
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Kristen Craren
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Dear potential client, It is exhausting trying to find a therapist that fits, even for us professionals that work in the industry, so I will try and make this easy for you because I want to make this easy. The clients that I experience a mutual bond and ability to work with normally come with a boatload of family issues. These clients appear for couples therapy, parent coaching and individual therapy for a variety of reasons but the complicated family history is the thread that connects them all. Many have anxiety and live in a heightened state most of the time. They feel less than and are ready for a change of life experience.
Dear potential client, It is exhausting trying to find a therapist that fits, even for us professionals that work in the industry, so I will try and make this easy for you because I want to make this easy. The clients that I experience a mutual bond and ability to work with normally come with a boatload of family issues. These clients appear for couples therapy, parent coaching and individual therapy for a variety of reasons but the complicated family history is the thread that connects them all. Many have anxiety and live in a heightened state most of the time. They feel less than and are ready for a change of life experience.
(314) 582-4275 View (314) 582-4275
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Angela Adamson Springer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63124
If you or your child/teen is struggling with anxiety-related problems or OCD- we've got you! My name is Angela Springer; I am the owner of Calm Mind CBT. All five therapists at Calm Mind have advanced training in evidence-based treatment for anxiety and OCD. Treatment that works! We work with kids, teens, adults, and parents (so everyone!). Our PASSION is to make therapy fun and engaging for kids. Check out our Instagram to see lots of fun video (CalmMindCBT). We can't wait to show you how we can help as you take the first (or maybe the millionth) step toward reducing your/your child's anxiety. You are no longer alone in this!
If you or your child/teen is struggling with anxiety-related problems or OCD- we've got you! My name is Angela Springer; I am the owner of Calm Mind CBT. All five therapists at Calm Mind have advanced training in evidence-based treatment for anxiety and OCD. Treatment that works! We work with kids, teens, adults, and parents (so everyone!). Our PASSION is to make therapy fun and engaging for kids. Check out our Instagram to see lots of fun video (CalmMindCBT). We can't wait to show you how we can help as you take the first (or maybe the millionth) step toward reducing your/your child's anxiety. You are no longer alone in this!
(314) 309-3374 View (314) 309-3374
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Robert Hackleman LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
I can help by providing tools to escape feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, overworked, underappreciated, or overwhelmed. It has been reported that the single most important factor in determining the success of therapy is not the therapeutic model the practitioner uses, rather it is the therapeutic relationship. Knowing this, I strive to make you feel comfortable and begin to trust the therapeutic process. As we explore problems and dilemmas, you will gain new insights and perspectives.
I can help by providing tools to escape feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, overworked, underappreciated, or overwhelmed. It has been reported that the single most important factor in determining the success of therapy is not the therapeutic model the practitioner uses, rather it is the therapeutic relationship. Knowing this, I strive to make you feel comfortable and begin to trust the therapeutic process. As we explore problems and dilemmas, you will gain new insights and perspectives.
(314) 888-5151 View (314) 888-5151
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Emily Balestra
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, MEd, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
In private practice and agency work, I work with clients of all ages from children through adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, divorce, grief and loss, emotion regulation, low self-esteem, and a variety of other life stressors.
As a therapist I believe the answers we seek are within ourselves and it takes courage to find them. I want to support and guide people on their journeys to find answers and help them lead more fulfilling lives. I counsel children, adolescents, adults, and families. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Person-Centered techniques when working with clients. I am also certified in play therapy and use play as one method, when working with children, to communicate, explore, and express feelings.
In private practice and agency work, I work with clients of all ages from children through adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, divorce, grief and loss, emotion regulation, low self-esteem, and a variety of other life stressors.
As a therapist I believe the answers we seek are within ourselves and it takes courage to find them. I want to support and guide people on their journeys to find answers and help them lead more fulfilling lives. I counsel children, adolescents, adults, and families. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Person-Centered techniques when working with clients. I am also certified in play therapy and use play as one method, when working with children, to communicate, explore, and express feelings.
(314) 310-0856 View (314) 310-0856
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Lindsay C Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63124
Individuals who experience: Anxiety, depression, addiction, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, grief and loss, low self-esteem, life transition, chronic pain, migraines and anger management, will benefit.
Hello! Are you tired of suffering from emotional and/or physical pain? I can help you in a way that is truly unique and you can see results very quickly. Through my experience I have developed an innate ability to help clients step out of their comfort zone through examination of their external environment from different points of view. I understand that the cornerstone of change is assisting each client with breaking down the walls that surround them to find deeper meaning. My sessions focus on engagement and the therapeutic alliance which leads to effective change. I promise that you will begin noticing changes immediately.
Individuals who experience: Anxiety, depression, addiction, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, grief and loss, low self-esteem, life transition, chronic pain, migraines and anger management, will benefit.
Hello! Are you tired of suffering from emotional and/or physical pain? I can help you in a way that is truly unique and you can see results very quickly. Through my experience I have developed an innate ability to help clients step out of their comfort zone through examination of their external environment from different points of view. I understand that the cornerstone of change is assisting each client with breaking down the walls that surround them to find deeper meaning. My sessions focus on engagement and the therapeutic alliance which leads to effective change. I promise that you will begin noticing changes immediately.
(314) 697-2439 View (314) 697-2439
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.