Anxiety Therapists in Webster Groves, MO

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Wild Minds Consutling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119
I bring extensive experience in anxiety, depression, family conflict, struggles w/ transitioning to adulthood, substance use, and more to support you.
Ideal clients seeking my guidance encompass a spectrum of individuals, couples, and families. Their issues span from personal struggles to relationship challenges. They seek understanding, connection, and strategies to navigate life's complexities. Their aspirations include finding harmony, fostering stronger bonds, and rediscovering purpose. By equipping them with tools and insights, I facilitate transformative journeys toward enhanced well-being and thriving relationships.
I bring extensive experience in anxiety, depression, family conflict, struggles w/ transitioning to adulthood, substance use, and more to support you.
Ideal clients seeking my guidance encompass a spectrum of individuals, couples, and families. Their issues span from personal struggles to relationship challenges. They seek understanding, connection, and strategies to navigate life's complexities. Their aspirations include finding harmony, fostering stronger bonds, and rediscovering purpose. By equipping them with tools and insights, I facilitate transformative journeys toward enhanced well-being and thriving relationships.
(314) 310-0547 View (314) 310-0547
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Therese J Booth
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Webster Groves, MO 63119
I often work with people to manage issues in their lives that have become difficult and distressing, such as separation/divorce, career/job changes, grief/loss, relocation, becoming a parent, and retirement. Some clients experience symptoms of anxiety or depression and we focus on realistic, practical strategies to reduce their intensity and impact. My approach involves closely assessing how these issues impact daily life, how relationships are affected, what support has or hasn't been available and then develop a plan for working toward changes and greater satisfaction in life.
I often work with people to manage issues in their lives that have become difficult and distressing, such as separation/divorce, career/job changes, grief/loss, relocation, becoming a parent, and retirement. Some clients experience symptoms of anxiety or depression and we focus on realistic, practical strategies to reduce their intensity and impact. My approach involves closely assessing how these issues impact daily life, how relationships are affected, what support has or hasn't been available and then develop a plan for working toward changes and greater satisfaction in life.
(314) 610-3232 View (314) 610-3232
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Andrea Herman Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Hello! I'm Andrea and I am pleased to announce that I am now in private practice in Webster Groves! My specialty areas include: anxiety- related issues, trauma, and grief/loss. I am fully trained in Attachment-Focused EMDR as a treatment option and am passionate about the transformative work it can foster. I also have significant experience with other forms of therapy including: Emotion Focused Therapy, DBT, and Mindfulness. I strive to provide a safe, warm, and caring environment as a foundation to walk alongside and guide people coping with various life challenges.
Hello! I'm Andrea and I am pleased to announce that I am now in private practice in Webster Groves! My specialty areas include: anxiety- related issues, trauma, and grief/loss. I am fully trained in Attachment-Focused EMDR as a treatment option and am passionate about the transformative work it can foster. I also have significant experience with other forms of therapy including: Emotion Focused Therapy, DBT, and Mindfulness. I strive to provide a safe, warm, and caring environment as a foundation to walk alongside and guide people coping with various life challenges.
(314) 408-6313 View (314) 408-6313
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Scott Morrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Webster Groves, MO 63119
I currently have openings for daytime and evenings for adults seeking psychotherapy services for long term, chronic, or situational depression, stress, anxiety and chronic disorders.
I currently have openings for daytime and evenings for adults seeking psychotherapy services for long term, chronic, or situational depression, stress, anxiety and chronic disorders.
(314) 492-4242 View (314) 492-4242
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Deborah Lynn Gegg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Waitlist for new clients
Anxiety, stress, depression, family and relationship challenges or divorce... I am a compassionate clinical social worker, educated at Washington University, with over 15 years of experience in the St. Louis area. My approach is empathetic and non-judgmental as I help you find solutions that meet the needs of your situation. I am both passionate and well-versed in step-parenting and parenting issues, remarriage and life transitions, including divorce, grief and aging.
Anxiety, stress, depression, family and relationship challenges or divorce... I am a compassionate clinical social worker, educated at Washington University, with over 15 years of experience in the St. Louis area. My approach is empathetic and non-judgmental as I help you find solutions that meet the needs of your situation. I am both passionate and well-versed in step-parenting and parenting issues, remarriage and life transitions, including divorce, grief and aging.
(314) 501-9295 View (314) 501-9295
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Diana Rigdon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, PTSD, and OCD.
Life can get pretty hard sometimes. Family issues, problems at work, coping with loss and the many stresses of life in general can cause difficulties that may have us asking questions like "What should I do?", or "How can I cope with this?". Sometimes conditions like depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and substance use can cause additional problems. If these are issues you would like to manage better, call today for an appointment and let's talk together about finding workable solutions. I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years experience helping people with these and other problems.
I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, PTSD, and OCD.
Life can get pretty hard sometimes. Family issues, problems at work, coping with loss and the many stresses of life in general can cause difficulties that may have us asking questions like "What should I do?", or "How can I cope with this?". Sometimes conditions like depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and substance use can cause additional problems. If these are issues you would like to manage better, call today for an appointment and let's talk together about finding workable solutions. I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years experience helping people with these and other problems.
(314) 828-1287 View (314) 828-1287
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Elizabeth Bloomfield-Deal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Webster Groves, MO 63119
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and relational issues.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents, adults and couples. I approach psychotherapy as an opportunity to address unresolved issues and conflicts as they arise in life through the therapeutic relationship. I believe it is important to examine the various ways and places in one's life that symptoms present, and to work to understand the function and underlying meanings of the symptoms.
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and relational issues.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents, adults and couples. I approach psychotherapy as an opportunity to address unresolved issues and conflicts as they arise in life through the therapeutic relationship. I believe it is important to examine the various ways and places in one's life that symptoms present, and to work to understand the function and underlying meanings of the symptoms.
(314) 254-9694 View (314) 254-9694
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Laura's Therapeutic Solutions & Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Are you feeling down or depressed due to a recent loss, life change, or unknown unexplained reason? Are you struggling with daily stresses or does your life just seem out of balance? Is anxiety affecting your relationships or your overall satisfaction in life? I work with clients to assist them in finding the solutions to get life back on track. Whether you are an adult struggling with the day to day routines or a family having parenting challenges I am here to help.
Are you feeling down or depressed due to a recent loss, life change, or unknown unexplained reason? Are you struggling with daily stresses or does your life just seem out of balance? Is anxiety affecting your relationships or your overall satisfaction in life? I work with clients to assist them in finding the solutions to get life back on track. Whether you are an adult struggling with the day to day routines or a family having parenting challenges I am here to help.
(314) 833-8927 View (314) 833-8927
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True Wellness Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Are you looking for a play therapist therapist in the Webster Groves area? Sarah Sanburn, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) has experience and a passion for working with children, teens and young adults that are experiencing anxiety, big behaviors or trauma. Sarah utilizes play therapy to help children (2+) build emotional strength, resilience and a sense of calm.
Are you looking for a play therapist therapist in the Webster Groves area? Sarah Sanburn, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) has experience and a passion for working with children, teens and young adults that are experiencing anxiety, big behaviors or trauma. Sarah utilizes play therapy to help children (2+) build emotional strength, resilience and a sense of calm.
(314) 876-8812 View (314) 876-8812
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Susan Toelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119
I address a variety of issues, including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.
When you seek therapy, it is usually because something doesn't feel right. The reasons for this are not always in your consciousness. The therapy process is a journey during which, through exploration, you can uncover issues that lie beneath the surface. You become a student of the self. I can guide you on this journey. By making connections between past and present and recognizing repeated patterns of behavior, you can begin to see the "big picture," and make decisions that can bring about the changes you hope to achieve.
I address a variety of issues, including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.
When you seek therapy, it is usually because something doesn't feel right. The reasons for this are not always in your consciousness. The therapy process is a journey during which, through exploration, you can uncover issues that lie beneath the surface. You become a student of the self. I can guide you on this journey. By making connections between past and present and recognizing repeated patterns of behavior, you can begin to see the "big picture," and make decisions that can bring about the changes you hope to achieve.
(314) 310-6251 View (314) 310-6251
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Maggie Cella
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Webster Groves, MO 63119
My specializations consist of treating anxiety, depression, and addictions.
Therapy can provide the freedom for one to explore more about themselves and to create space for change. Some may struggle with believing things could ever be different and start to wonder if they can find their way out. My passion is to provide a safe place for connection, support, and empowerment to facilitate growth for my clients. Through the use of the Internal Family systems (IFS) Model, I invite compassion and curiosity to reestablish your inner confidence while unburdening from the past.
My specializations consist of treating anxiety, depression, and addictions.
Therapy can provide the freedom for one to explore more about themselves and to create space for change. Some may struggle with believing things could ever be different and start to wonder if they can find their way out. My passion is to provide a safe place for connection, support, and empowerment to facilitate growth for my clients. Through the use of the Internal Family systems (IFS) Model, I invite compassion and curiosity to reestablish your inner confidence while unburdening from the past.
(314) 668-2505 View (314) 668-2505
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Jason Wolff
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Emotions...UGH! What are they good for? Well...you might not want to hear this, but those emotions you are feeling do serve a purpose, but you might not understand how they are serving you....YET. That's where I come in. You may feel aimless in parenthood, career, or your relationships. You want to understand more about who you are and what makes you tick, and want a safe and warm space to explore those thoughts. You might be a member of the LGBTQIA+, poly, and/or open community and worried about judgement as you navigate the unique experiences of your life.
Emotions...UGH! What are they good for? Well...you might not want to hear this, but those emotions you are feeling do serve a purpose, but you might not understand how they are serving you....YET. That's where I come in. You may feel aimless in parenthood, career, or your relationships. You want to understand more about who you are and what makes you tick, and want a safe and warm space to explore those thoughts. You might be a member of the LGBTQIA+, poly, and/or open community and worried about judgement as you navigate the unique experiences of your life.
(314) 350-7184 View (314) 350-7184
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Kemberlee Mahaffey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119
My passion lies in walking along side those who are stressed, anxious, grieving and trying to find their voice and live their truths.
I continue to be humbled by how life can take a completely different and unexpected turn within a few moments. Over ten years ago, I experienced a life altering loss that required me to lean on others and dive into deep self-reflection in order to heal. My hope and desire as a therapist is to provide the space and guidance that will allow you to grieve, process, challenge and change the way you engage with life. We may not be able to forget traumatic or difficult times or make certain stressors and tendencies disappear, but we can take steps and create habits that elevate us to our potential and find lasting and genuine fulfillment.
My passion lies in walking along side those who are stressed, anxious, grieving and trying to find their voice and live their truths.
I continue to be humbled by how life can take a completely different and unexpected turn within a few moments. Over ten years ago, I experienced a life altering loss that required me to lean on others and dive into deep self-reflection in order to heal. My hope and desire as a therapist is to provide the space and guidance that will allow you to grieve, process, challenge and change the way you engage with life. We may not be able to forget traumatic or difficult times or make certain stressors and tendencies disappear, but we can take steps and create habits that elevate us to our potential and find lasting and genuine fulfillment.
(314) 325-1596 View (314) 325-1596
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Heather Rose Sindelar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Webster Groves, MO 63119
My clinical specialties include anxiety, adjustment/life transitions, crisis care, depression, emotional regulation, familial challenges, grief and loss, guilt and shame, recovery from abuse or neglect, recovery from substance abuse, relationship challenges, self-esteem development, sexual concerns, and trauma-related issues.
I believe deeply in the power of compassion, and that healing happens in the presence of an accepting witness. Life can be so hard at times, and we all need someone with whom we feel safe to open up to about our painful or complex struggles. I strive to be an empathetic, non-judgmental and empowering coach in your triumphs and struggles alike. My mission is to create a place for you to find and express your authentic self and feel heard, witnessed, and valued.
My clinical specialties include anxiety, adjustment/life transitions, crisis care, depression, emotional regulation, familial challenges, grief and loss, guilt and shame, recovery from abuse or neglect, recovery from substance abuse, relationship challenges, self-esteem development, sexual concerns, and trauma-related issues.
I believe deeply in the power of compassion, and that healing happens in the presence of an accepting witness. Life can be so hard at times, and we all need someone with whom we feel safe to open up to about our painful or complex struggles. I strive to be an empathetic, non-judgmental and empowering coach in your triumphs and struggles alike. My mission is to create a place for you to find and express your authentic self and feel heard, witnessed, and valued.
(636) 280-5171 View (636) 280-5171
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Dr. Rachel Hasper
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119  (Online Only)
I've come to know that we don't get rid of the discomforts life brings - our sufferings, losses, wishes, fears - but as we come to know ourselves and learn new tools, feeling better and functioning better aren't far away.
We all struggle sometimes, but ongoing issues can leave us exhausted, isolated, confused, discouraged... If your days or nights are hard to get through, if you can't seem to settle down or stop overthinking, if life feels scary or you don't know what to do, if you never feel good enough or can't seem to 'get over' or 'stop doing' x, I'd love to talk with you. My experience is broad, but my practice is largely focused on anxiety & stress disorders, relational trauma, chronic & terminal illnesses, and healthy coping/decision making during life transitions.
I've come to know that we don't get rid of the discomforts life brings - our sufferings, losses, wishes, fears - but as we come to know ourselves and learn new tools, feeling better and functioning better aren't far away.
We all struggle sometimes, but ongoing issues can leave us exhausted, isolated, confused, discouraged... If your days or nights are hard to get through, if you can't seem to settle down or stop overthinking, if life feels scary or you don't know what to do, if you never feel good enough or can't seem to 'get over' or 'stop doing' x, I'd love to talk with you. My experience is broad, but my practice is largely focused on anxiety & stress disorders, relational trauma, chronic & terminal illnesses, and healthy coping/decision making during life transitions.
(817) 242-4424 View (817) 242-4424
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Vera Gabliani
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119  (Online Only)
I specialize in holistic, mind-body therapy for women who are struggling with relationship difficulties, anxiety, health and parenting challenges.
The way you are living isn't working anymore. It's getting harder to keep up the appearance of being fine like you always have. When you think about how you've been acting and feeling recently, you're not quite sure you like the person you've become. All the struggles & conflicts you face with your partner, kids, family, co-workers keep you on overload, but you have no idea how you could handle them differently. You feel like your life is out of control, and you are ready to try anything that might help you to not completely fall apart and live in dread and overwhelm every day.
I specialize in holistic, mind-body therapy for women who are struggling with relationship difficulties, anxiety, health and parenting challenges.
The way you are living isn't working anymore. It's getting harder to keep up the appearance of being fine like you always have. When you think about how you've been acting and feeling recently, you're not quite sure you like the person you've become. All the struggles & conflicts you face with your partner, kids, family, co-workers keep you on overload, but you have no idea how you could handle them differently. You feel like your life is out of control, and you are ready to try anything that might help you to not completely fall apart and live in dread and overwhelm every day.
(314) 222-2399 View (314) 222-2399
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Elizabeth Irwin
Counselor, MEd, LPC, BCN
Verified Verified
Webster Groves, MO 63119
I have experience treating eating disorders, addictions, developmental trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, bad body image, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. I am certified in EMDR and have received training in such therapeutic modalities as neurofeedback, interpersonal neurobiology, Internal Family Systems, family therapy, schema therapy, and somatic experiencing. I received my Masters in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and have since practiced in both residential treatment centers and outpatient settings.
I have experience treating eating disorders, addictions, developmental trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, bad body image, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. I am certified in EMDR and have received training in such therapeutic modalities as neurofeedback, interpersonal neurobiology, Internal Family Systems, family therapy, schema therapy, and somatic experiencing. I received my Masters in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and have since practiced in both residential treatment centers and outpatient settings.
(314) 310-3236 View (314) 310-3236
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Ed Killeen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MAC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119
In addition to marital and premarital counseling, I see individual men, women, and families on anger, estrangement, anxiety, depression, ADHD, pornography, sexual addictions, and workplace relational struggles.
Over half of my work is with couples. Through training and supervision in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), I can see and hear needs and feelings long hidden for fear of being hurt again. I empathize and acknowledge real wrongs and real emotional damage to trust and respect. I hear both sides. I also offer hope. I can see when marital conflict itself offers evidence that partners still desire and need each other. I know how difficult a process forgiveness and then trust building really are. Slowly, when even one is ready to love again, I equip both to express their hearts with a gentle strength, and to hear with compassion.
In addition to marital and premarital counseling, I see individual men, women, and families on anger, estrangement, anxiety, depression, ADHD, pornography, sexual addictions, and workplace relational struggles.
Over half of my work is with couples. Through training and supervision in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), I can see and hear needs and feelings long hidden for fear of being hurt again. I empathize and acknowledge real wrongs and real emotional damage to trust and respect. I hear both sides. I also offer hope. I can see when marital conflict itself offers evidence that partners still desire and need each other. I know how difficult a process forgiveness and then trust building really are. Slowly, when even one is ready to love again, I equip both to express their hearts with a gentle strength, and to hear with compassion.
(314) 309-3366 View (314) 309-3366
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Andy Conrad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Webster Groves, MO 63119
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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Gina Rocchio-Gymer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Specializations: Holistic therapy for women and moms, anxiety, life transitions, postpartum depression and anxiety, birth trauma, pregnancy and infant loss, helping professionals, women's issues, somatic therapy, Reiki.
Are you a woman who feels like you are always running on empty? Are you overwhelmed and feel unable to stop your anxious thoughts? Are your usual coping strategies just are not cutting it anymore? You are not alone in this struggle and your deserve to be feel good. I strive to hold a safe and compassionate space for you to connect to yourself and make meaningful change in your life. You have a deep well of power, wisdom, and resilience within you. Let's dive in.
Specializations: Holistic therapy for women and moms, anxiety, life transitions, postpartum depression and anxiety, birth trauma, pregnancy and infant loss, helping professionals, women's issues, somatic therapy, Reiki.
Are you a woman who feels like you are always running on empty? Are you overwhelmed and feel unable to stop your anxious thoughts? Are your usual coping strategies just are not cutting it anymore? You are not alone in this struggle and your deserve to be feel good. I strive to hold a safe and compassionate space for you to connect to yourself and make meaningful change in your life. You have a deep well of power, wisdom, and resilience within you. Let's dive in.
(314) 514-4285 View (314) 514-4285

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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.