Anxiety Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Zita Carroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Waitlist for new clients
Having the tools we need to navigate our way through life's challenges is often the key to greater happiness and fulfillment. I believe that human beings start from a place of health and resilience. When we have difficult or traumatic experiences, we can often be sidetracked by self-doubt, anxiety, depression and more. This can make life and relationships feel overwhelming, confusing and at times unmanageable. Therapy provides a safe space to explore and understand ourselves better while also developing the tools we need to move forward. Through this process, we can begin to heal from the past while creating a more intentional future.
Having the tools we need to navigate our way through life's challenges is often the key to greater happiness and fulfillment. I believe that human beings start from a place of health and resilience. When we have difficult or traumatic experiences, we can often be sidetracked by self-doubt, anxiety, depression and more. This can make life and relationships feel overwhelming, confusing and at times unmanageable. Therapy provides a safe space to explore and understand ourselves better while also developing the tools we need to move forward. Through this process, we can begin to heal from the past while creating a more intentional future.
(215) 660-3184 View (215) 660-3184
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Alex Gross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. With over 16 years of experience working with culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations of adults, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, he specializes in the treatment of trauma and related challenges. His areas of specialization also include the treatment of anxiety and depression, mood disorders, relationship and adjustment challenges, attentional and behavioral difficulties, performance enhancement, anger and stress management.
Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. With over 16 years of experience working with culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations of adults, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, he specializes in the treatment of trauma and related challenges. His areas of specialization also include the treatment of anxiety and depression, mood disorders, relationship and adjustment challenges, attentional and behavioral difficulties, performance enhancement, anger and stress management.
(484) 939-8591 View (484) 939-8591
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Megan Pritchard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Are you experiencing symptoms related to anxiety or depression and want a better understanding of yourself and your relationships? Are you motivated for therapy and open to the challenges and rewards that therapy provides?
Are you experiencing symptoms related to anxiety or depression and want a better understanding of yourself and your relationships? Are you motivated for therapy and open to the challenges and rewards that therapy provides?
(267) 517-8404 View (267) 517-8404
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Janet Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I have years of experience working with adults struggling with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, mood disorder, binge eating disorder, bipolar disorder, addiction, and PTSD.
Hello, my name is Janet. My mission is to support others on their journey to leading a healthy, rewarding life to their fullest potential. Life gets complicated at times, and everyone can benefit from working with a therapist at one point or another.
I have years of experience working with adults struggling with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, mood disorder, binge eating disorder, bipolar disorder, addiction, and PTSD.
Hello, my name is Janet. My mission is to support others on their journey to leading a healthy, rewarding life to their fullest potential. Life gets complicated at times, and everyone can benefit from working with a therapist at one point or another.
(484) 702-3023 View (484) 702-3023
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Michael C. Wright
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I am a licensed clinical psychologist located near Rittenhouse Square. While I have experience with a wide range of issues, I am especially skilled in working with depression, anxiety, loneliness, loss, shame, and sexual and gender identity concerns. My approach to treatment is relational and psychodynamic. This means that I strive to maintain a strong focus on the relationship⁠—both the therapeutic and real, human relationship⁠—between the client and me. To this end, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is itself a powerful agent for change and can serve as a foundation for addressing numerous real-world problems.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist located near Rittenhouse Square. While I have experience with a wide range of issues, I am especially skilled in working with depression, anxiety, loneliness, loss, shame, and sexual and gender identity concerns. My approach to treatment is relational and psychodynamic. This means that I strive to maintain a strong focus on the relationship⁠—both the therapeutic and real, human relationship⁠—between the client and me. To this end, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is itself a powerful agent for change and can serve as a foundation for addressing numerous real-world problems.
(215) 608-2718 View (215) 608-2718
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David Juncos
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I work with people who experience symptoms from a wide variety of clinical disorders (Anxiety, Substance Use Disorders, AD/HD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, and others) and common non-clinical problems (perfectionism, self-criticism and shame, problematic anger, marital or relationship distress).
Hi - my name is David Juncos, I'm a licensed clinical psychologist in PA & NJ. Thank you for visiting my page, I take great pride in being able to help people work through their issues successfully! I believe the best therapy is a combination of an empathic interpersonal style with the proper application of evidence-based approaches. Together, we will work towards accomplishing your goals at your own pace, in a comfortable setting.
I work with people who experience symptoms from a wide variety of clinical disorders (Anxiety, Substance Use Disorders, AD/HD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, and others) and common non-clinical problems (perfectionism, self-criticism and shame, problematic anger, marital or relationship distress).
Hi - my name is David Juncos, I'm a licensed clinical psychologist in PA & NJ. Thank you for visiting my page, I take great pride in being able to help people work through their issues successfully! I believe the best therapy is a combination of an empathic interpersonal style with the proper application of evidence-based approaches. Together, we will work towards accomplishing your goals at your own pace, in a comfortable setting.
(484) 613-3489 View (484) 613-3489
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Mary Shay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Immediate openings for new clients! Life can be very overwhelming, and with the added stress of the pandemic we all could use a little extra support! Whether you are struggling with burnout, anxiety/depression, self esteem, relationship issues, or trauma know that there is hope! My goal is to create a safe, trauma informed space to tackle these concerns together.
Immediate openings for new clients! Life can be very overwhelming, and with the added stress of the pandemic we all could use a little extra support! Whether you are struggling with burnout, anxiety/depression, self esteem, relationship issues, or trauma know that there is hope! My goal is to create a safe, trauma informed space to tackle these concerns together.
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Ebony Graves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19121  (Online Only)
Congrats on taking the big step to do something different! Are you someone who struggles with feeling anxious? Does most of your day consist of completing compulsions due to obsessions? Do you often find that you are barely making it through the day? Are you wanting to take your life back from intrusive thoughts, feeling down, and putting on a face for others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I would love to work with you! I find great joy in helping others achieve their highest fulfillment and look forward to helping you live a happier life. I enjoy motivating and supporting my clients through their journey.
Congrats on taking the big step to do something different! Are you someone who struggles with feeling anxious? Does most of your day consist of completing compulsions due to obsessions? Do you often find that you are barely making it through the day? Are you wanting to take your life back from intrusive thoughts, feeling down, and putting on a face for others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I would love to work with you! I find great joy in helping others achieve their highest fulfillment and look forward to helping you live a happier life. I enjoy motivating and supporting my clients through their journey.
(215) 709-3690 View (215) 709-3690
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Evan B Morrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
My goal is to create a safe space and a confidential work place for clients to address their problems ( anxiety depression, PTSD) with cognitive reframing and accessing of their inner strength and coping skills. I use CBT primarily with a psycho analytic twist as well as using motivational interviewing when it comes to matters of substance abuse. Every client deserves the opportunity to come through struggles and trauma in a meaningful resilient way.
My goal is to create a safe space and a confidential work place for clients to address their problems ( anxiety depression, PTSD) with cognitive reframing and accessing of their inner strength and coping skills. I use CBT primarily with a psycho analytic twist as well as using motivational interviewing when it comes to matters of substance abuse. Every client deserves the opportunity to come through struggles and trauma in a meaningful resilient way.
(484) 214-2752 View (484) 214-2752
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Ryan Musser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I specialize in anxiety, depression, attachment and PTSD.
Hey there! I'm Ryan. I'm glad you are taking the next step in addressing your mental health. This can feel intimidating. It takes courage to open up to someone new. Do you feel like other therapists haven't been able to help? Have you noticed little to no progress in therapy before? I help people understand themselves in light of their family dynamics. Let’s look at your story together so you can rewrite some parts, get rid of others, and decide how your story will unfold into the future.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, attachment and PTSD.
Hey there! I'm Ryan. I'm glad you are taking the next step in addressing your mental health. This can feel intimidating. It takes courage to open up to someone new. Do you feel like other therapists haven't been able to help? Have you noticed little to no progress in therapy before? I help people understand themselves in light of their family dynamics. Let’s look at your story together so you can rewrite some parts, get rid of others, and decide how your story will unfold into the future.
(484) 759-9536 View (484) 759-9536
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Wendy Lee Forman
PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Therapy is an interactive process,and I connect easily and well with people of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety,relationships and family issues,chronic illness or grief. I am a practical person with a good sense of humor and considerable empathy, employing a variety of useful techniques depending on specific problems and goals.
Therapy is an interactive process,and I connect easily and well with people of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety,relationships and family issues,chronic illness or grief. I am a practical person with a good sense of humor and considerable empathy, employing a variety of useful techniques depending on specific problems and goals.
(215) 340-1554 View (215) 340-1554
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Expressions Therapy LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression and in need of someone to talk to? Are you experiencing changes in your life that are overwhelming and stressful? Are you feeling inadequate or like you’ve lost hope in life or feeling down but can’t explain why? Are you having trouble in your relationships?
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression and in need of someone to talk to? Are you experiencing changes in your life that are overwhelming and stressful? Are you feeling inadequate or like you’ve lost hope in life or feeling down but can’t explain why? Are you having trouble in your relationships?
(215) 795-5187 View (215) 795-5187
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Margot Troutt Keys
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19106
I specialize in work with adolescents, young adults and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, self-injurious behavior, suicidal ideation, and ADHD, among other issues.
The stigma behind psychotherapy is based on the notion that somehow asking for help and working with a professional means that one is weak. Ironically, this could not be further from the truth. Making the decision to look at your story and explore how patterns within it have impacted your goals, relationships, losses, parenting, work and outlook is profoundly difficult to do. It is looking at ourselves with the commitment to not look away until we have developed tools to build futures that give us joy and magnify our strengths. All while now knowing how to address our challenges more effectively.
I specialize in work with adolescents, young adults and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, self-injurious behavior, suicidal ideation, and ADHD, among other issues.
The stigma behind psychotherapy is based on the notion that somehow asking for help and working with a professional means that one is weak. Ironically, this could not be further from the truth. Making the decision to look at your story and explore how patterns within it have impacted your goals, relationships, losses, parenting, work and outlook is profoundly difficult to do. It is looking at ourselves with the commitment to not look away until we have developed tools to build futures that give us joy and magnify our strengths. All while now knowing how to address our challenges more effectively.
(215) 529-8546 View (215) 529-8546
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Meaningful Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19122  (Online Only)
Are you looking for relief from anxiety, depression, grief, or loss? Perhaps you want more ways to cope and manage extreme emotions or moods. You might be feeling 'stuck' right now and are unsure about what to do next. At Meaningful Mental Health, I provide a safe and inclusive space where you can explore your emotions and experiences. Together, we'll develop effective coping strategies for anxiety, depression, grief, and more.
Are you looking for relief from anxiety, depression, grief, or loss? Perhaps you want more ways to cope and manage extreme emotions or moods. You might be feeling 'stuck' right now and are unsure about what to do next. At Meaningful Mental Health, I provide a safe and inclusive space where you can explore your emotions and experiences. Together, we'll develop effective coping strategies for anxiety, depression, grief, and more.
(215) 372-8628 View (215) 372-8628
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Beata Buzek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Are you seeking guidance in managing conflicts? If you are looking for support while adjusting to changes and creating balance in your life, we will work together to help navigate these challenging waters. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families to address emotional challenges, questions of identity and relational conflicts. Integrating different theoretical approaches, I help my clients to make the changes they long for.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Are you seeking guidance in managing conflicts? If you are looking for support while adjusting to changes and creating balance in your life, we will work together to help navigate these challenging waters. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families to address emotional challenges, questions of identity and relational conflicts. Integrating different theoretical approaches, I help my clients to make the changes they long for.
(215) 782-6861 View (215) 782-6861
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Jonathan Alpert
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I specialize in: relationships/couples, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, career/work issues, wellness, and sexual disorders.
I'm a results-oriented psychotherapist, executive/performance coach, columnist, and author of BE FEARLESS: Change Your Life in 28 Days. I work with individuals/couples on a wide range of issues. My patients come from all walks of life including professionals, students, executives, actors/actresses, musicians, athletes, and much more. My office is conveniently located in Center City, Philadelphia just steps from Rittenhouse Square and I have flexible hours that includes daytime, evenings, nights, and weekends. I also have an office located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and Washington, D.C. and can provide remote sessions globally via Skype and telephone.
I specialize in: relationships/couples, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, career/work issues, wellness, and sexual disorders.
I'm a results-oriented psychotherapist, executive/performance coach, columnist, and author of BE FEARLESS: Change Your Life in 28 Days. I work with individuals/couples on a wide range of issues. My patients come from all walks of life including professionals, students, executives, actors/actresses, musicians, athletes, and much more. My office is conveniently located in Center City, Philadelphia just steps from Rittenhouse Square and I have flexible hours that includes daytime, evenings, nights, and weekends. I also have an office located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and Washington, D.C. and can provide remote sessions globally via Skype and telephone.
(202) 841-3458 View (202) 841-3458
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Debra M Szymanski
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19116  (Online Only)
Have you struggled with issues concerning impulsiveness, distractibility, or hyperactivity? If so you may be one of millions of adults or children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Many adults suffer with these issues and never know they are part of a larger diagnosis of ADHD. I have provided therapy for several years to individuals who are experiencing these symptoms, but these alone may not be the whole picture. You may also experience anxiety, depression, learning issues or relationship struggles. Together we can assess if you are struggling with ADHD and find solutions to your difficulties.
Have you struggled with issues concerning impulsiveness, distractibility, or hyperactivity? If so you may be one of millions of adults or children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Many adults suffer with these issues and never know they are part of a larger diagnosis of ADHD. I have provided therapy for several years to individuals who are experiencing these symptoms, but these alone may not be the whole picture. You may also experience anxiety, depression, learning issues or relationship struggles. Together we can assess if you are struggling with ADHD and find solutions to your difficulties.
(215) 598-6558 View (215) 598-6558
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Elizabeth Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical social worker licensed in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. I have over 15 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and life transition challenges. I have certifications in both child & adolescent psychotherapy and the treatment of eating disorders, and training in CBT through the Beck Institute. My perspective is psychodynamic and integrates attachment and trauma theories.
I am a clinical social worker licensed in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. I have over 15 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and life transition challenges. I have certifications in both child & adolescent psychotherapy and the treatment of eating disorders, and training in CBT through the Beck Institute. My perspective is psychodynamic and integrates attachment and trauma theories.
(215) 584-4071 View (215) 584-4071
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Stacy Sebro Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19151
I provide individual counseling for a range of issues such as, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, low self-esteem, stress management, work/life balance, career issues and college preparation.
With the many challenges in our society, people often feel overwhelmed and misunderstood in their individual and family lives. Stacy Sebro Counseling Services is a private practice that focuses on helping people to work through their problems in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Family life, work, school and the community may present difficulties that can discourage people from achieving their potential. My mission is to help people find solutions to their problems, thereby empowering them to find fulfillment in their lives and become productive members of society.
I provide individual counseling for a range of issues such as, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, low self-esteem, stress management, work/life balance, career issues and college preparation.
With the many challenges in our society, people often feel overwhelmed and misunderstood in their individual and family lives. Stacy Sebro Counseling Services is a private practice that focuses on helping people to work through their problems in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Family life, work, school and the community may present difficulties that can discourage people from achieving their potential. My mission is to help people find solutions to their problems, thereby empowering them to find fulfillment in their lives and become productive members of society.
(610) 550-8103 View (610) 550-8103
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Marissa Kimmel
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19104  (Online Only)
Many of my clients are dealing with things like stress related to social concerns, school, work, executive functioning, and relationships, as well as varying levels of anxiety, and depression.
I work primarily with young adults and teens. I take a direct and person centered approach in guiding my clients to help them recognize their strengths and foster personal growth. I believe that building rapport between a client and therapist is essential in fostering an open, safe, and accepting environment. I work collaboratively with clients to understand ways to cope in a healthy way while processing how thoughts may be impacting feelings and behaviors. If you are someone who is looking to work on personal growth and overcome struggles in your life, I am here to help.
Many of my clients are dealing with things like stress related to social concerns, school, work, executive functioning, and relationships, as well as varying levels of anxiety, and depression.
I work primarily with young adults and teens. I take a direct and person centered approach in guiding my clients to help them recognize their strengths and foster personal growth. I believe that building rapport between a client and therapist is essential in fostering an open, safe, and accepting environment. I work collaboratively with clients to understand ways to cope in a healthy way while processing how thoughts may be impacting feelings and behaviors. If you are someone who is looking to work on personal growth and overcome struggles in your life, I am here to help.
(267) 323-4420 View (267) 323-4420

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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.