Anxiety Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Photo of Elise Comber, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Elise Comber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
I specialize in treating trauma, grief, anxiety, disordered eating, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), self-esteem, and relationship difficulties.
I provide counseling services for women and teen girls seeking compassionate and practical support navigating life’s challenges. You may feel stuck painful cycles, held back by self-doubt, or overwhelmed by intense emotions. Struggles with trauma, anxiety, relationships, and complex emotions can often lead to confusion and shame. Meeting with a counselor can help you find clarity and renew your confidence.
I specialize in treating trauma, grief, anxiety, disordered eating, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), self-esteem, and relationship difficulties.
I provide counseling services for women and teen girls seeking compassionate and practical support navigating life’s challenges. You may feel stuck painful cycles, held back by self-doubt, or overwhelmed by intense emotions. Struggles with trauma, anxiety, relationships, and complex emotions can often lead to confusion and shame. Meeting with a counselor can help you find clarity and renew your confidence.
(704) 931-5436 View (704) 931-5436
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Ellen Bertanzetti
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA, OMC, BCN
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269
Waitlist for new clients
There are many symptoms that can indicate that a nervous system is having a stress reaction, such as stress/anxiety, insomnia, sleep regulation, depression, headaches/migraines, brain injuries, memory and focus, and mood disorders.
As a Counselor, I will work hard to help clients gain insight into both past and present experiences in order to empower themselves to make informed choices that lead to meaningful change. Talk therapy can be either in-person or online. I will accommodate what is most comfortable for my clients. I also offer Neurofeedback in my practice. Neurofeedback is a brain training technique that has been shown to be safe and effective for over 30 years. It is a form of biofeedback that offers the brain information about its own electrical activity, which has a profound impact on an individual's stress response.
There are many symptoms that can indicate that a nervous system is having a stress reaction, such as stress/anxiety, insomnia, sleep regulation, depression, headaches/migraines, brain injuries, memory and focus, and mood disorders.
As a Counselor, I will work hard to help clients gain insight into both past and present experiences in order to empower themselves to make informed choices that lead to meaningful change. Talk therapy can be either in-person or online. I will accommodate what is most comfortable for my clients. I also offer Neurofeedback in my practice. Neurofeedback is a brain training technique that has been shown to be safe and effective for over 30 years. It is a form of biofeedback that offers the brain information about its own electrical activity, which has a profound impact on an individual's stress response.
(980) 243-4468 View (980) 243-4468
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Kimberla Everett
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
My name is Kimberla Everett and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) based in Raleigh, North Carolina and work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in depression, bipolar disorder, OCD. anxiety, trauma and PTSD. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.
My name is Kimberla Everett and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) based in Raleigh, North Carolina and work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in depression, bipolar disorder, OCD. anxiety, trauma and PTSD. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.
(704) 486-5125 View (704) 486-5125
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Andrea Boulware
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Is your child or teenager struggling? Does your heart hurt watching them hurting? Do you feel stuck and don't know where to turn for help? I am here to offer you HOPE and a safe & supportive space where you are heard and seen & hope, growth, and healing can blossom. My specialty is helping children and teens who are struggling with big emotions, anger, anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, trauma, and friendships. They learn how to express and regulate their emotions in a healthy way, and I partner with you as a parent and give you new parenting tools for your toolbox to create more connections between you and your child.
Is your child or teenager struggling? Does your heart hurt watching them hurting? Do you feel stuck and don't know where to turn for help? I am here to offer you HOPE and a safe & supportive space where you are heard and seen & hope, growth, and healing can blossom. My specialty is helping children and teens who are struggling with big emotions, anger, anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, trauma, and friendships. They learn how to express and regulate their emotions in a healthy way, and I partner with you as a parent and give you new parenting tools for your toolbox to create more connections between you and your child.
(980) 990-3021 View (980) 990-3021
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Rachel Merritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
My area of training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat disorders like depression and anxiety.
Hi, my name is Rachel Merritt. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate. I have experience working with adolescents who have been diagnosed with mental illness or substance use and are a part of the juvenile justice system. My area of focus has been working with youth in individual therapy, working with couples through relationships difficulties and intimacy issues and working with groups in the treatment of trauma.
My area of training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat disorders like depression and anxiety.
Hi, my name is Rachel Merritt. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate. I have experience working with adolescents who have been diagnosed with mental illness or substance use and are a part of the juvenile justice system. My area of focus has been working with youth in individual therapy, working with couples through relationships difficulties and intimacy issues and working with groups in the treatment of trauma.
(704) 859-2486 View (704) 859-2486
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B's Effort Changing Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSOTP, TFCBT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Currently accepting In-person and Telehealth sessions. When life has gotten you down and you feel the weight of life on your shoulders know there is someone to assist you. Life’s struggles come in all forms; depression, anxiety, behavioral, parental/child relationships, marital, self-esteem, past trauma, etc. Our goal is to help enhance coping skills you already have to be the best YOU! We value a collaborative approach and want to provide the support you need to grow in a safe space. We are passionate about educating about symptoms and assisting individuals and families with the skills to promote healthy coping skills.
Currently accepting In-person and Telehealth sessions. When life has gotten you down and you feel the weight of life on your shoulders know there is someone to assist you. Life’s struggles come in all forms; depression, anxiety, behavioral, parental/child relationships, marital, self-esteem, past trauma, etc. Our goal is to help enhance coping skills you already have to be the best YOU! We value a collaborative approach and want to provide the support you need to grow in a safe space. We are passionate about educating about symptoms and assisting individuals and families with the skills to promote healthy coping skills.
(704) 870-4987 View (704) 870-4987
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Sylvester Cancer
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MA, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28227
The ups, downs, and turnarounds of life can be challenging, especially when we're trying to wear a number of hats. As a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor with a lot of experiences wearing different hats, I know that sometimes challenges can become overwhelming. Feelings of depression, anger and extreme anxiety and worry can cause us to question our purpose for being. If you're at that place in your life, I can help. One of my life's goals is to empower, encourage, and inspire people who are struggling to make sense of life.
The ups, downs, and turnarounds of life can be challenging, especially when we're trying to wear a number of hats. As a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor with a lot of experiences wearing different hats, I know that sometimes challenges can become overwhelming. Feelings of depression, anger and extreme anxiety and worry can cause us to question our purpose for being. If you're at that place in your life, I can help. One of my life's goals is to empower, encourage, and inspire people who are struggling to make sense of life.
(910) 565-1916 View (910) 565-1916
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Hannah Wagers
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Tackling all that may be thrown your way can be incredibly difficult especially if you take on the challenge alone. My goal is to support and hold space for you on that journey. If you are experiencing anxiety, grief, or life transitions, I will stand beside you as you work to process their impact on your day to day life. I am here to provide encouragement and time to vent your frustrations while offering helpful coping skills.
Tackling all that may be thrown your way can be incredibly difficult especially if you take on the challenge alone. My goal is to support and hold space for you on that journey. If you are experiencing anxiety, grief, or life transitions, I will stand beside you as you work to process their impact on your day to day life. I am here to provide encouragement and time to vent your frustrations while offering helpful coping skills.
(704) 387-3238 View (704) 387-3238
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Emily Hurst Robertson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Life is full of changes and transitions-particularly for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families! It is my hope that I can work with individuals and families to not only grow from their experiences, but to gain helpful insight that will allow them to flourish in the future. I am currently accepting new clients ages three to thirteen years of age, as well as working with parents regarding parenting-related concerns. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, ADHD symptoms, school-related concerns, and clients whose families may be in the midst of a transition in their family system.
Life is full of changes and transitions-particularly for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families! It is my hope that I can work with individuals and families to not only grow from their experiences, but to gain helpful insight that will allow them to flourish in the future. I am currently accepting new clients ages three to thirteen years of age, as well as working with parents regarding parenting-related concerns. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, ADHD symptoms, school-related concerns, and clients whose families may be in the midst of a transition in their family system.
(980) 243-4144 View (980) 243-4144
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JG Wellness, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW , SAP
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
Now Accepting New Clients. Is depression, anxiety, stress getting in the way? Have you’ve been struggling to feel good about yourself, feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed as you are trying to navigate through the challenges of your daily functioning? you don’t need to struggle alone. I’m here to support you on your courageous journey.
Now Accepting New Clients. Is depression, anxiety, stress getting in the way? Have you’ve been struggling to feel good about yourself, feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed as you are trying to navigate through the challenges of your daily functioning? you don’t need to struggle alone. I’m here to support you on your courageous journey.
(704) 253-8513 View (704) 253-8513
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Carol Sloan Goodall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCAS, LPC, CCS
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Hello and welcome. Seeking therapy is a brave first step. Let me tell you a little about myself and my practice. I am dually licensed in both addiction and mental health. I have 11 years of experience working with individuals who are experiencing issues in their lives that are a result of: alcohol, drugs, and other compulsive behavior, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem and self-worth, trauma and PTSD, abuse and neglect, mood and thought disorders, and codependency. My therapeutic practice is crafted to meet you where you are and to help guide, give a voice to, and empower you to heal yourself.
Hello and welcome. Seeking therapy is a brave first step. Let me tell you a little about myself and my practice. I am dually licensed in both addiction and mental health. I have 11 years of experience working with individuals who are experiencing issues in their lives that are a result of: alcohol, drugs, and other compulsive behavior, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem and self-worth, trauma and PTSD, abuse and neglect, mood and thought disorders, and codependency. My therapeutic practice is crafted to meet you where you are and to help guide, give a voice to, and empower you to heal yourself.
(980) 276-2816 View (980) 276-2816
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Jaclyn Burwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
I help clients stop worrying, and start believing in themselves. My name is Jaclyn Burwell and I am an LCSW. If you struggle with setting boundaries, over thinking, and constant worry, I can help you. Using ACT and a person centered approach, I will help you create a life that feels true to you. One with boundaries so you can stop being your own worst critic and enjoy the people around you. My clients struggle as you do. Despite being smart, hard working, and seemingly having it all together, life is hard. When they first come in, they feel rundown, out of control, and overwhelmed. They want to feel more in control of their lives.
I help clients stop worrying, and start believing in themselves. My name is Jaclyn Burwell and I am an LCSW. If you struggle with setting boundaries, over thinking, and constant worry, I can help you. Using ACT and a person centered approach, I will help you create a life that feels true to you. One with boundaries so you can stop being your own worst critic and enjoy the people around you. My clients struggle as you do. Despite being smart, hard working, and seemingly having it all together, life is hard. When they first come in, they feel rundown, out of control, and overwhelmed. They want to feel more in control of their lives.
(252) 254-2475 View (252) 254-2475
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Kenya Denise Dawson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, stress/ trauma related disorders and anger management.
At Be Centered Counseling and Consulting, PLLC it is my goal to assist you in discovering who you are and lead you into the life you expect. While no one can predict life circumstances and difficulties, I believe through gaining a greater understanding of self and improving perception, it is possible to breathe new meaning into your life. I have experience working in various clinical settings with diverse populations. I partner with my clients to discover barriers which keep them stuck and unfilled. I am committed to providing a safe and comfortable atmosphere for you to share and grow.
I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, stress/ trauma related disorders and anger management.
At Be Centered Counseling and Consulting, PLLC it is my goal to assist you in discovering who you are and lead you into the life you expect. While no one can predict life circumstances and difficulties, I believe through gaining a greater understanding of self and improving perception, it is possible to breathe new meaning into your life. I have experience working in various clinical settings with diverse populations. I partner with my clients to discover barriers which keep them stuck and unfilled. I am committed to providing a safe and comfortable atmosphere for you to share and grow.
(980) 238-3667 View (980) 238-3667
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Tierra Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I specialize in working with veterans, young adults and others experiencing relationship issues, behavioral issues, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, transitions in life, and life stressors.
Hey! I'm Tierra a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Some quick facts about me are that I like to travel, try different foods, and love anime. I offer a safe space where you can share the positives and negatives without any judgement. And you can express your emotions and thoughts that you could not do otherwise in your daily life. Whether you feel you're in a good place in your life but would like extra support or you feel many things are going wrong and don't know where to turn. I am here to assist you wherever you may be to listen, uplift, and motivate you.
I specialize in working with veterans, young adults and others experiencing relationship issues, behavioral issues, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, transitions in life, and life stressors.
Hey! I'm Tierra a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Some quick facts about me are that I like to travel, try different foods, and love anime. I offer a safe space where you can share the positives and negatives without any judgement. And you can express your emotions and thoughts that you could not do otherwise in your daily life. Whether you feel you're in a good place in your life but would like extra support or you feel many things are going wrong and don't know where to turn. I am here to assist you wherever you may be to listen, uplift, and motivate you.
(336) 360-5854 View (336) 360-5854
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Blake Clemmons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28227  (Online Only)
Are you feeling burnt out or frustrated with ongoing addictions, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, stress, marriage communication and stress? Have you ever felt like it's difficult to find a trusted person that is safe and willing to truly listen to your concerns? I believe CHANGE can only occur when we feel valued, encouraged, understood and SAFE to work through the difficulties of life. If you are looking for professional, clinical therapy from a Christian perspective then please feel free to reach out. I believe that God is our ultimate healer and invite Him into therapy with you!
Are you feeling burnt out or frustrated with ongoing addictions, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, stress, marriage communication and stress? Have you ever felt like it's difficult to find a trusted person that is safe and willing to truly listen to your concerns? I believe CHANGE can only occur when we feel valued, encouraged, understood and SAFE to work through the difficulties of life. If you are looking for professional, clinical therapy from a Christian perspective then please feel free to reach out. I believe that God is our ultimate healer and invite Him into therapy with you!
(704) 769-2751 View (704) 769-2751
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Jessica Swanson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
I have training with all ages, in a variety of settings (schools, hospitals, and substance abuse rehabilitation centers) and with an array of issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and a variety of childhood problems.
There are times in life when we all need direction, a helping hand, or just someone to truly listen to us. I believe in providing an unconditional, supportive environment to foster open, honest communication, and personal growth. I’m Dr. Swanson and if that time is now, do not hesitate to reach out to me.
I have training with all ages, in a variety of settings (schools, hospitals, and substance abuse rehabilitation centers) and with an array of issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and a variety of childhood problems.
There are times in life when we all need direction, a helping hand, or just someone to truly listen to us. I believe in providing an unconditional, supportive environment to foster open, honest communication, and personal growth. I’m Dr. Swanson and if that time is now, do not hesitate to reach out to me.
(704) 741-4122 View (704) 741-4122
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LaTonia Curtiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling bad about yourself, and developing and maintaining healthy relationships with others? Do you feel down, depressed, feeling you let yourself or others down? Do you experience feelings of anxiety, stress, or trauma? Are these concerns impacting you at home, work, or other places? Seeking therapy can be scary, however, you have made the right decision. I believe individuals are the "experts on themselves" and possess the ability to make the desired positive change in their lives.
Do you struggle with feeling bad about yourself, and developing and maintaining healthy relationships with others? Do you feel down, depressed, feeling you let yourself or others down? Do you experience feelings of anxiety, stress, or trauma? Are these concerns impacting you at home, work, or other places? Seeking therapy can be scary, however, you have made the right decision. I believe individuals are the "experts on themselves" and possess the ability to make the desired positive change in their lives.
(980) 990-3359 View (980) 990-3359
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Kalle Stinson
Counselor, MACC, LPCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203
My areas of interest include anxiety, life stressors, relationship issues and overall emotional health.
I am passionate about helping people gain clarity and emotional health. The counseling relationship is a powerful, collaborative experience. We will work together to process your emotions and life struggles to reach the growth and change you want in your life.  
My areas of interest include anxiety, life stressors, relationship issues and overall emotional health.
I am passionate about helping people gain clarity and emotional health. The counseling relationship is a powerful, collaborative experience. We will work together to process your emotions and life struggles to reach the growth and change you want in your life.  
(704) 457-7490 View (704) 457-7490
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Jessica Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Hello! I am licensed in North Carolina, Iowa, and Florida. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence.
Hello! I am licensed in North Carolina, Iowa, and Florida. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence.
(704) 459-7499 View (704) 459-7499
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Tiffany Vilese McCullough
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma are all issues that keep a person from living the life that they truly want to live; or keep a couple from connecting on a level that maybe they use to; or keep a family from relating and understanding each other. Whatever issues arise, I pride myself in helping people navigate through these issues which can help them create and step into the life they desire. ​
Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma are all issues that keep a person from living the life that they truly want to live; or keep a couple from connecting on a level that maybe they use to; or keep a family from relating and understanding each other. Whatever issues arise, I pride myself in helping people navigate through these issues which can help them create and step into the life they desire. ​
(704) 666-9772 View (704) 666-9772

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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.