Anxiety Therapists in Altoona, PA

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Bernadette Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Bernadette, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe that you are the expert of your life and I am here to support and provide guidance while we work through your concerns. I work with children, teens and adults who have experienced trauma, who are dealing with anxiety , depression, relationship conflicts, low self-esteem, grief/loss and more.
(814) 913-4987
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Altoona, PA 16601
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Gentle Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSPC
Verified
Verified
Bill works well with issues including depression, anxiety , past traumas and improving their relationship skills by teaching people how to reduce their reactivity.
Though gentle, there is a time to be direct and "cut to the chase" in discovering the exact nature of counseling issues, and developing a plan together to help you move forward in a positive way. Therapy is designed to be short term in nature.
(814) 240-2992
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Altoona, PA 16602
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Heather L Yasolsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Searching for a counselor is a very intimate and vulnerable activity. Seeking help with relationship? Seeking help with managing anxiety ? Seeking help with a history of trauma? Have you tried counseling before and it has not gone well? Have you thought about counseling before and never taken that step to make and attend an appointment? Attend counseling to help your healing journey move forward with someone who is not emotionally attached to any of the decisions you need to make. Journeys are a series of steps. I hope you find the courage to move forward in your journey. Soon adding Animal Assisted Therapy.
(814) 705-4038
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Taylor Fraundorfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I believe that cultivating trust in our relationship is key to helping you feel safe and ready to make changes or confront your fears .
Welcome! My name is Taylor and I am a licensed professional counselor. I work with adults and teens who are experiencing mood issues, relationships struggles, difficulties with self-esteem, or those who have experienced trauma. We will work together on building self awareness, enhancing coping skills and healthy communication, and strengthening your relationships. It can be confusing and difficult to make changes on your own; I am here to support you and guide you by offering direction, along with encouraging self compassion and acceptance toward all the pieces of your Self.
(814) 612-5252
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Altoona, PA 16601
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Steven R Hand
Psychologist, MA, CAADC
Verified
Verified
I have worked in a variety of settings, treating primarily adults with problems including: depression, anxiety , relationship problems, work issues, addictions, adjustment issues, and mood disorders.
Welcome! I am glad that you have taken the first step toward improving your well being! I look forward to helping you identify your issues and developing realistic therapy goals. We all struggle with problems life presents us, and I believe that I have the experience and training to offer effective help within my role. I am especially interested in helping you to define your goals in terms of changing your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that you are more effective and happier in life. I describe myself as client-centered and nonjudgmental.
(814) 564-4194
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Altoona, PA 16602
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Choices Clinical Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Choices provides outpatient counseling services to individuals with depression, anxiety , trauma and a wide range of mental health challenges. At Choices, your mental health is our number one priority and your progress is the goal. Therapeutic progress is best made at the individual level in a calm and private environment. Successful therapy involves a partnership between counselor and client that focuses on improvement and progress rather than on stigmatizing pathology. This is your life and the right counselor can make all the difference.
(814) 258-1500
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Jessica Hancock
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Daytime appointments only. My goal as a therapist is to help support you during times when life is difficult and help you develop healthy coping tools. Whether you are dealing with anxiety or panic , stress, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, eating concerns, or a traumatic event, we will work together to understand ourselves better, and work towards acceptance of our emotions to nurture our inner self, heal and grow.
(814) 538-1183
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Purposeful U Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with a variety of mental health needs such as Depression, Anxiety , Personality Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Crisis Management, ADHD, Identity and Sexuality. My ongoing determination to continue my education maintains my license and guides me toward new skills and practices to better help my clients.
(814) 200-9878
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Alycia Campbell
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Currently accepting new clients. Do you or your child struggle with stress and anxiety ? Do you feel overwhelmed, sad, angry, or have low-self esteem? Does this affect the relationships around you? I help children, adolescents, adults and families strengthen relationships, regulate emotion and behavior management, and help build social and coping skills. I would love to work together with you to help overcome barriers and empower yourself to make positive changes.
(484) 255-8270
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Corinne Creppage
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether it's anxiety , depression, difficulties adjusting, OCD, ADHD, relationship concerns, or just feeling overwhelmed and stressed, I am here to help.
Hello, I'm Corinne Do you feel like everything is building up and it's hard to manage the stress around you? The expectations of school, work, family, friends, and relationships can feel overwhelming. I help support college-aged students and adults with adjusting to new situations, set boundaries, feel empowered, manage the demands of life, learn better coping and implement self-care. Together we can identify what's not working, explore thoughts, feelings, and core concerns, in order to create better balance.
(814) 926-0179
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Moshannon Valley Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety , Addiction Issues, BiPolar/ Borderline and other thought disorders.
I provide a safe space between virtual and in person therapy where an individualized approach is given. I am trained in a variety of modalities CBT, DBT, Trauma Based Therapy and Narrative Based Approaches. I customize my interventions to my clients, as I am a small boutique practice and am able to do that.
(814) 277-5195
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SWiTCH Mental Health Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LBSC, CPSS
Verified
Verified
* Depression * Anxiety * Mood Disorder * Austim * Behavioral Management * Dementia * Addiction * Trauma * ADHD * Grief & Loss
(814) 247-2875
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Croyle-Nielsen Therapeutic Associates, Inc.
LCSW
Verified
Verified
Whether you or a loved one is dealing with mood problems, depression, anxiety , grief, job loss, or more severe mental health issues, our skilled therapists and clinicians are here for you and are fully committed to your wellbeing!.
Our staff is a collection of talented and dedicated behavior support specialists and individually licensed professional clinicians (LPCs, LCSWs, Ph.D and LSWs), who combine a love of their craft with a true desire to help others make real improvements to their quality of life. That passion shows in everything we do! We are a people-centered organization and we prioritize our clients, our integrity and excellence in treatment above all other things. Our aim is to be a force for good in the lives of our clients, in our communities and to put quality over quantity every time! "Serving others is our calling and the reason we are in business. We believe that our clients deserve the best service and the highest quality mental health therapy, behavior support, and psychological testing services available." - Amy M. Nielsen, President
(814) 425-5011
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Kate D'Amica Hostetter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Have you been struggling to understand your emotions, cope with changes or reduce depression, anxiety or guilt? Through encouragement and empowerment, we will work to reduce and heal the challenges you face. Having supported a wide variety of clients, I am passionate about working with both men and women to find and maintain freedom from their eating and co-occurring disorders by gently confronting barriers, building on strengths and challenging unhelpful relational and thought patterns. It is never too late to seek help and make change.
(757) 568-7853
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JoAnne Adams Butz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with people from all walks of life and develop an individualized therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each client. I work with those suffering from depression, anxiety , bipolar disorder, trauma, drug and alcohol issues, marital difficulties, parenting issues, and more.
(814) 656-0538
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Altoona, PA 16602
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Nicol Michelle Epple
PhD, ND
Hello beautiful soul. Are you often depressed, stressed, and full of anxiety ? Are you unhappy and dissatisfied with yourself and your life? Do unspoken traumas steal your peace? Perhaps you feel disconnected and unloved. Maybe you are a successful professional but feel very unfulfilled. There is a better way of existence, and you are worth finding it. As spiritual beings living a human experience, we are meant to become our best Selves and to live a life full of joy, peace, and fulfillment. You can experience clarity, confidence, and love.
(814) 212-5356
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Altoona, PA 16602
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Mindfulscribe - Joel Gides, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
If you've been stuck in a cycle of depression, anxiety , trauma, unstable moods, relationship problems, struggling to feel more energetic, hopeful, alive, and free of a past-focused life, please contact me.
Hello, my name is Joel Gides. I am a licensed professional counselor in PA. In my work with individuals, I maintain a growth-oriented view that each individual travels their own unique journey through the spiral of their development. I have 15+ years experience incorporating meditation and psychotherapy into the counseling relationship. I love to see the moments of personal growth and transformation realized in each person, and aiding clients toward their highest potentials. I work with adults dealing with depression, anxiety , relationship problems, unstable moods, obsessive-compulsive issues and trauma.
(814) 283-5550
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Altoona, PA 16602
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Kristen Ann John
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced and empathic marriage/family therapist that provides services to individuals, couples, and families for issues including relationship struggles, anxiety , depression, parent/child difficulties, co-parenting struggles, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and trauma/PTSD. I take pride in my ability to make people feel comfortable and safe. My office is a judgment-free space.
(814) 656-0417
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Altoona, PA 16602
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Clarissa (Lisa) Lynn Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, family, and couples ranging from children, adolescents, and adults ranging from ages 14 to 80. I address issues such as anxiety , depression, bipolar disorder, , grief, drug and alcohol addiction, marital and relationship issues, positive communication, positive parenting, behavior modification, goal and career setting, self esteem, and relationship enhancement. My view of counseling is a helping process. Helping you make choices about what you want to be, have, do, and give to others. This involves a process of coming to an awareness of your needs and wants in a confidential, safe and accepting environment..
(814) 414-0767
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Altoona, PA 16602
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David R. Knapp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
My treatment focus is exclusively short term solution oriented dealing with, but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, stress and anger management as well as pain management psychotherapy. In addition I provide individual psychotherapy to address issues related to domestic violence and abuse.
(814) 474-7178
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Altoona, PA 16601

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.