Anxiety Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Jessica Kershenski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Is your child or teen struggling with feeling worried, sad or angry? Are they struggling to adjust to and cope with stressors in their lives? Are you unsure as to how to help them? I would feel privileged to assist your child on their journey to building emotional balance. As a registered play therapist, I utilize both directive and non-directive play and creative therapy techniques, allowing clients the ability to express their difficult emotions, struggles, past traumas, and ultimately their strengths and coping skills.
Is your child or teen struggling with feeling worried, sad or angry? Are they struggling to adjust to and cope with stressors in their lives? Are you unsure as to how to help them? I would feel privileged to assist your child on their journey to building emotional balance. As a registered play therapist, I utilize both directive and non-directive play and creative therapy techniques, allowing clients the ability to express their difficult emotions, struggles, past traumas, and ultimately their strengths and coping skills.
(314) 931-3339 View (314) 931-3339
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Landre Kingdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience ready to offer therapeutic space to address the current challenges you may be experiencing in your life right now. I help clients who struggle with postpartum, ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Career Confusion or Grief/Loss. I utilize therapy modalities such as CBT and the psychodynamic theory to assist clients in gaining self-awareness, self-acceptance and develop coping skills. I have specific training in Behavioral Modification and Parent Coaching.
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience ready to offer therapeutic space to address the current challenges you may be experiencing in your life right now. I help clients who struggle with postpartum, ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Career Confusion or Grief/Loss. I utilize therapy modalities such as CBT and the psychodynamic theory to assist clients in gaining self-awareness, self-acceptance and develop coping skills. I have specific training in Behavioral Modification and Parent Coaching.
(314) 270-1871 View (314) 270-1871
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Annetta Sykes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ED, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63138
My specialty is anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, home/school/ work issues, anger/emotions and helping all ages.
My ideal client is an individual interested in a professional that can assist them in being better, having healthy relationships, and developing skills that can enhance their life and those they encounter. We all have problems and I can help clients learn the skills to overcome any issue and have a healthier mind and life!
My specialty is anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, home/school/ work issues, anger/emotions and helping all ages.
My ideal client is an individual interested in a professional that can assist them in being better, having healthy relationships, and developing skills that can enhance their life and those they encounter. We all have problems and I can help clients learn the skills to overcome any issue and have a healthier mind and life!
(314) 219-1790 View (314) 219-1790
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Dr. Derek J. Wall
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63123
I provide therapeutic counseling services to individuals, couples, and families who are hurting due to conflict, anxiety, grief, and depression. With consistent, positive support, I serve my clients with a deep appreciation of their individuality and sensitivity to their struggle. Conflict and harm can be devastating, but it does not have to be. You deserve the opportunity to discover peace and to know that you do not have to search alone. Contact me today or learn more about me on my website.
I provide therapeutic counseling services to individuals, couples, and families who are hurting due to conflict, anxiety, grief, and depression. With consistent, positive support, I serve my clients with a deep appreciation of their individuality and sensitivity to their struggle. Conflict and harm can be devastating, but it does not have to be. You deserve the opportunity to discover peace and to know that you do not have to search alone. Contact me today or learn more about me on my website.
(314) 786-3623 View (314) 786-3623
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Washington University Psychological Service Ctr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Possible openings for individual therapy; call for availability! The Washington University Psychological Service Center (PSC) offers psychotherapy and neuropsychological/cognitive testing. Therapists are trained to treat a variety of concerns including: Anxiety, Panic, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress, Eating Disorders, Relationship problems, Aging-related issues, Grief and loss, Insomnia, and Behavioral health (e.g., pain). Neuropsychological testing can assess concerns like ADHD, learning disability, memory complaints, or cognitive problems after stroke, brain injury, or other condition.
Possible openings for individual therapy; call for availability! The Washington University Psychological Service Center (PSC) offers psychotherapy and neuropsychological/cognitive testing. Therapists are trained to treat a variety of concerns including: Anxiety, Panic, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress, Eating Disorders, Relationship problems, Aging-related issues, Grief and loss, Insomnia, and Behavioral health (e.g., pain). Neuropsychological testing can assess concerns like ADHD, learning disability, memory complaints, or cognitive problems after stroke, brain injury, or other condition.
(314) 858-5195 View (314) 858-5195
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Kathy Bearman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Feeling confused, depressed or overwhelmed? I can help. Talking with someone who listens without judging, understands your concerns and helps you clarify issues can be invaluable. I provide a warm, compassionate, accepting environment where you can safely explore personal issues and conflicts. Together we will work to create a greater sense of peace, balance and fulfillment within your life. I work with teens, adults and couples seeking help with issues such as grief or loss, cancer support, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and stress. I often incorporate meditation, mindfulness and imagery techniques along with more traditional approaches if clients desire.
Feeling confused, depressed or overwhelmed? I can help. Talking with someone who listens without judging, understands your concerns and helps you clarify issues can be invaluable. I provide a warm, compassionate, accepting environment where you can safely explore personal issues and conflicts. Together we will work to create a greater sense of peace, balance and fulfillment within your life. I work with teens, adults and couples seeking help with issues such as grief or loss, cancer support, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and stress. I often incorporate meditation, mindfulness and imagery techniques along with more traditional approaches if clients desire.
(314) 582-0916 View (314) 582-0916
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Emily Horning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
I enjoy working with clients surrounding substance use, trauma, LGBTQ+-identity exploration and specific issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and more.
Part of being human is the inevitability of encountering difficulty. Most of us accept this quite easily, but it is harder for us to accept *ourselves* while we face that difficulty! So many of our experiences in our families and our culture train us to ignore or get rid of our emotions, so space or compassion for ourselves seem next to impossible. Together and with mutual vulnerability and creativity, my heartfelt wish is to effectively nurture and challenge you, and to help you discover resources within and without to meet your experiences with strength, clarity, and hope.
I enjoy working with clients surrounding substance use, trauma, LGBTQ+-identity exploration and specific issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and more.
Part of being human is the inevitability of encountering difficulty. Most of us accept this quite easily, but it is harder for us to accept *ourselves* while we face that difficulty! So many of our experiences in our families and our culture train us to ignore or get rid of our emotions, so space or compassion for ourselves seem next to impossible. Together and with mutual vulnerability and creativity, my heartfelt wish is to effectively nurture and challenge you, and to help you discover resources within and without to meet your experiences with strength, clarity, and hope.
(314) 208-2920 View (314) 208-2920
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Rebecca Growe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Waitlist for new clients
Some of the difficulties my clients face are: Anxiety and depression, behavioral challenges, traumatic experiences, including grief and loss, major life adjustments, including separation and divorce, and parent-child relationships, bonding and attachment.
I work with kids of all ages, parents, and families.
Some of the difficulties my clients face are: Anxiety and depression, behavioral challenges, traumatic experiences, including grief and loss, major life adjustments, including separation and divorce, and parent-child relationships, bonding and attachment.
I work with kids of all ages, parents, and families.
(314) 287-5472 View (314) 287-5472
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Heath Salzman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118
At times, we all find ourselves pushed to the limits of what we can cope with. We work hard to escape familiar, painful cycles, only to end up where we began. Some of us are attempting to salvage marriages with spouses we dearly love, yet with whom we continue to engage in the same old arguments, losing hope that we can ever recover the connection we once had. Others may be battling crippling anxiety or trying to shake the cloud of depression that darkens our every step. We are left exhausted, discouraged, and hopeless.
At times, we all find ourselves pushed to the limits of what we can cope with. We work hard to escape familiar, painful cycles, only to end up where we began. Some of us are attempting to salvage marriages with spouses we dearly love, yet with whom we continue to engage in the same old arguments, losing hope that we can ever recover the connection we once had. Others may be battling crippling anxiety or trying to shake the cloud of depression that darkens our every step. We are left exhausted, discouraged, and hopeless.
(314) 907-3748 View (314) 907-3748
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Evelyn A Witten
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Evelyn treats Anxiety, Depression, Loss and transitional difficulties.
Making a decision to enter therapy is often a step taken after much thought and consideration. Evelyn's professional experience is framed by a philosophy of trust and respect in the collaborative relationship. Clients may enter treatment at a period of life that is marked by stress, strain and pain. While this may be the presenting problem, the journey of therapy allows one to develop an understanding of the strengths as well as limitations that help or hinder life at different stages. Evelyn helps clients recognize patterns of interaction in the present that may shed insight on difficult recurring issues.
Evelyn treats Anxiety, Depression, Loss and transitional difficulties.
Making a decision to enter therapy is often a step taken after much thought and consideration. Evelyn's professional experience is framed by a philosophy of trust and respect in the collaborative relationship. Clients may enter treatment at a period of life that is marked by stress, strain and pain. While this may be the presenting problem, the journey of therapy allows one to develop an understanding of the strengths as well as limitations that help or hinder life at different stages. Evelyn helps clients recognize patterns of interaction in the present that may shed insight on difficult recurring issues.
(314) 492-5185 View (314) 492-5185
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Megan Shultz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108  (Online Only)
Are you often told that you "need to relax," that you're "Type A," or that "you should slow down"? Do you feel stuck in an endless cycle of worry, stress, or depression? Are you ready to make your mental health a priority but don't know where or how to start? If being able to just relax seems unachievable and hopeless; I want you to know that change is possible. My practice is exclusively online, allowing you to engage in therapy from the comfort of your own home. Together we can help you develop healthier coping skills, establish appropriate boundaries, and gain new insights about yourself and your life situation.
Are you often told that you "need to relax," that you're "Type A," or that "you should slow down"? Do you feel stuck in an endless cycle of worry, stress, or depression? Are you ready to make your mental health a priority but don't know where or how to start? If being able to just relax seems unachievable and hopeless; I want you to know that change is possible. My practice is exclusively online, allowing you to engage in therapy from the comfort of your own home. Together we can help you develop healthier coping skills, establish appropriate boundaries, and gain new insights about yourself and your life situation.
(314) 916-8651 View (314) 916-8651
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Rae Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
Cishet society got you down? Feeling that constant pressure to make yourself small. Often caught between crippling anxiety and debilitating depression. Struggling to find spaces where you can be real, maybe even within yourself.
Cishet society got you down? Feeling that constant pressure to make yourself small. Often caught between crippling anxiety and debilitating depression. Struggling to find spaces where you can be real, maybe even within yourself.
(314) 343-0981 View (314) 343-0981
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Beth Chapman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63139  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, workplace stress, life transitions, relationship issues, LGBTQ+, and coping skills in today's ever changing environment.
Hello, my name is Beth and I celebrate your courage and wisdom in searching for this site! I celebrate the individual's strengths in a nonjudgmental collaboration. The mind-body-heart connection, awareness, and trust are the foundation of therapy. The goal is always for your voice to be heard and from that voice to move forward towards your heart's calling. There is no one size fits all therapy.
I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, workplace stress, life transitions, relationship issues, LGBTQ+, and coping skills in today's ever changing environment.
Hello, my name is Beth and I celebrate your courage and wisdom in searching for this site! I celebrate the individual's strengths in a nonjudgmental collaboration. The mind-body-heart connection, awareness, and trust are the foundation of therapy. The goal is always for your voice to be heard and from that voice to move forward towards your heart's calling. There is no one size fits all therapy.
(833) 209-3773 View (833) 209-3773
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Amy Goldstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CSAM, CHT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63132
I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment where my clients can explore their issues and challenges they face. I see a wide array of clients with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, relationship issues, anger issues etc. I feel privileged to be able to offer my assistance to others on this shared journey and commend you for reaching out for help to make things better. I am currently accepting new clients, and my services are offered at a reduced rate which makes affordability an option. My location is in Creve Coeur which is 20 minutes from O'Fallon, 15 minutes to Chesterfield, and approx 25 minutes to downtown.
I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment where my clients can explore their issues and challenges they face. I see a wide array of clients with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, relationship issues, anger issues etc. I feel privileged to be able to offer my assistance to others on this shared journey and commend you for reaching out for help to make things better. I am currently accepting new clients, and my services are offered at a reduced rate which makes affordability an option. My location is in Creve Coeur which is 20 minutes from O'Fallon, 15 minutes to Chesterfield, and approx 25 minutes to downtown.
(636) 577-2397 View (636) 577-2397
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Fred Hudson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122
His main areas of focus include stress/anxiety, depression, and grief/loss.
Fred Hudson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Missouri) and National Certified Counselor who has been practicing since 2007. He graduated from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling.
His main areas of focus include stress/anxiety, depression, and grief/loss.
Fred Hudson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Missouri) and National Certified Counselor who has been practicing since 2007. He graduated from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling.
(314) 860-7915 View (314) 860-7915
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David T Koch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
My clinical passions include sex therapy - treating vaginismus, erectile dysfunction, premature and delayed ejaculation & low desire - anxiety, navigating church hurt & spiritual questions.
If you are anything like me, you have had a moment in your life when you asked yourself "How can I make the pain stop?" For me, therapy is one option for hurting individuals who want to work through pain to find answers to life's experiences & questions. I have had the privilege & challenge to walk alongside individuals, couples and families working to initiate the road to recovery that is so often littered with significant loss & conflict. If you are thinking of starting therapy and are feeling really anxious or hopeless, you are not alone!
My clinical passions include sex therapy - treating vaginismus, erectile dysfunction, premature and delayed ejaculation & low desire - anxiety, navigating church hurt & spiritual questions.
If you are anything like me, you have had a moment in your life when you asked yourself "How can I make the pain stop?" For me, therapy is one option for hurting individuals who want to work through pain to find answers to life's experiences & questions. I have had the privilege & challenge to walk alongside individuals, couples and families working to initiate the road to recovery that is so often littered with significant loss & conflict. If you are thinking of starting therapy and are feeling really anxious or hopeless, you are not alone!
(314) 403-7588 View (314) 403-7588
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Lindsay C Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, 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
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Caroline Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63105  (Online Only)
My specialties include working with anxiety, depression, trauma, break ups and other everyday life stressors such as feeling stuck and overwhelmed in one or several areas in your life.
I am convinced the client/therapist relationship is one of the most healing aspects of therapy, so I take great care in making sure I treat my clients with honesty, respect, and compassion. In working together, we can create a deep connection and find balance in your life. Through this process we can shine a light on issues that may be causing difficulty and trauma for you.
My specialties include working with anxiety, depression, trauma, break ups and other everyday life stressors such as feeling stuck and overwhelmed in one or several areas in your life.
I am convinced the client/therapist relationship is one of the most healing aspects of therapy, so I take great care in making sure I treat my clients with honesty, respect, and compassion. In working together, we can create a deep connection and find balance in your life. Through this process we can shine a light on issues that may be causing difficulty and trauma for you.
(314) 808-5260 View (314) 808-5260
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Joan A Di Pretore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63105  (Online Only)
Dedicated to my clients' happiness and success, I feel honored to be trusted with their innermost thoughts. They often report feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed by life situations: e.g. relationship conflict, conflict at work, loss of a loved one. Feeling that life is controlling them, they report feeling depressed, anxious, and doubting their own ability. Through our work together in therapy, my clients have felt empowered to regain the control necessary to make positive changes in their lives and relationships, and thereby resolve their conflicts, reduce their level of stress, and relieve their accompanying anxiety and depression.
Dedicated to my clients' happiness and success, I feel honored to be trusted with their innermost thoughts. They often report feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed by life situations: e.g. relationship conflict, conflict at work, loss of a loved one. Feeling that life is controlling them, they report feeling depressed, anxious, and doubting their own ability. Through our work together in therapy, my clients have felt empowered to regain the control necessary to make positive changes in their lives and relationships, and thereby resolve their conflicts, reduce their level of stress, and relieve their accompanying anxiety and depression.
(314) 714-4248 View (314) 714-4248
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Alwyn S Whitehead Jr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63109  (Online Only)
My clients seek help with a specific difficulty. It may be depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationships, or their path in life. They want to feel happy and fulfilled but have been blocked by some difficulty. When they reach out to accept help they have made the first step in their journey of healing and happiness! We all deserve happiness and modern Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) provides tools and processes to unblock the natural flow of healing available to us. Plus, anyone can become proficient in using them and applying them to many situations in their life.
My clients seek help with a specific difficulty. It may be depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationships, or their path in life. They want to feel happy and fulfilled but have been blocked by some difficulty. When they reach out to accept help they have made the first step in their journey of healing and happiness! We all deserve happiness and modern Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) provides tools and processes to unblock the natural flow of healing available to us. Plus, anyone can become proficient in using them and applying them to many situations in their life.
(314) 897-4635 View (314) 897-4635

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.