Anxiety Therapists in Dallas, TX

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Photo of Ellen Chernoff Simon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX
Ellen Chernoff Simon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC, BCB, CA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75252
This may include Alpha theta neurofeedback, for deeper states of relaxation & combined with hypnotherapy to help release addictions, anxiety, & unwanted behaviors.
If you feel anxious or depressed about a problem or habit you want to change worsened by stress such as weight issues, relationship concerns or addictions, then hypnotherapy & neurofeedback together can help you regain a sense of peace & enhanced well being. I also practice IFS & bio- neurofeedback. I believe in a mind body approach to help reduce stress from physical conditions such as pain, illness, sleep and digestive disorders. It is my intention to empower every person to experience their innate wisdom & inner guidance. I am certified in Ketamine assisted therapy which takes place in my office. Contact me if you are interested.
This may include Alpha theta neurofeedback, for deeper states of relaxation & combined with hypnotherapy to help release addictions, anxiety, & unwanted behaviors.
If you feel anxious or depressed about a problem or habit you want to change worsened by stress such as weight issues, relationship concerns or addictions, then hypnotherapy & neurofeedback together can help you regain a sense of peace & enhanced well being. I also practice IFS & bio- neurofeedback. I believe in a mind body approach to help reduce stress from physical conditions such as pain, illness, sleep and digestive disorders. It is my intention to empower every person to experience their innate wisdom & inner guidance. I am certified in Ketamine assisted therapy which takes place in my office. Contact me if you are interested.
(972) 891-9696 View (972) 891-9696
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Emily Sherman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dallas, TX 75225  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping people overcome anxiety, depression, stress, and substance use to live more fully.
You have worked hard to get where you are in life, yet it feels like something is missing. You are tired of feeling unsupported, unfulfilled, burnt out, and unsure of yourself. It wasn't like this before. Things are starting to slip, and that's scary. Anxiety, stress, depression, alcohol use, or unexpected life events are creeping in and getting in the way of the life you have worked hard to build. What would it feel like to have the balance in life you crave? To feel like yourself again? It is possible to be successful AND happy. Make yourself a priority in this busy life you lead. Let me help you thrive.
I specialize in helping people overcome anxiety, depression, stress, and substance use to live more fully.
You have worked hard to get where you are in life, yet it feels like something is missing. You are tired of feeling unsupported, unfulfilled, burnt out, and unsure of yourself. It wasn't like this before. Things are starting to slip, and that's scary. Anxiety, stress, depression, alcohol use, or unexpected life events are creeping in and getting in the way of the life you have worked hard to build. What would it feel like to have the balance in life you crave? To feel like yourself again? It is possible to be successful AND happy. Make yourself a priority in this busy life you lead. Let me help you thrive.
(830) 254-5502 View (830) 254-5502
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Robert Kinney
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75205
I help people with depression and anxiety feel better and make life changes through evidence based treatments, such as psychodynamics, CBT and interpersonal psychotherapy. Each individual's course of depression and anxiety is unique, so I approach each treatment plan with the time and care that it needs. I focus on helping clients notice strengths, feel less alone, and improve relationships.
I help people with depression and anxiety feel better and make life changes through evidence based treatments, such as psychodynamics, CBT and interpersonal psychotherapy. Each individual's course of depression and anxiety is unique, so I approach each treatment plan with the time and care that it needs. I focus on helping clients notice strengths, feel less alone, and improve relationships.
(469) 900-7310 x1 View (469) 900-7310 x1
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Mikayla Bugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75231
My name is Mikayla Bugh, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Waco, Texas. It is my passion to walk alongside people in their suffering and help them find the hope and healing they need. I work with individuals 13 + who are struggling with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, and trauma. I work with individuals ages 13 + who are struggling in a wide variety of areas. I have the most experience working with adolescents and young adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, OCD, family issues, self-worth, self-harm and suicidality, and trauma.
My name is Mikayla Bugh, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Waco, Texas. It is my passion to walk alongside people in their suffering and help them find the hope and healing they need. I work with individuals 13 + who are struggling with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, and trauma. I work with individuals ages 13 + who are struggling in a wide variety of areas. I have the most experience working with adolescents and young adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, OCD, family issues, self-worth, self-harm and suicidality, and trauma.
(469) 746-3253 View (469) 746-3253
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Kathleen Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75201
Kathleen Moore LPC-S is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor in Texas. My therapy treatment interventions have been implemented and offered in Private Practice ,school districts, in patient psychiatric hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Care Centers, Community Mental Health Care and non-profit organizational conferences promoting Resiliency and Empowerment. My Certifications, Trainings and Education includes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and Anxiety, Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma, and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapy, amongst others.
Kathleen Moore LPC-S is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor in Texas. My therapy treatment interventions have been implemented and offered in Private Practice ,school districts, in patient psychiatric hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Care Centers, Community Mental Health Care and non-profit organizational conferences promoting Resiliency and Empowerment. My Certifications, Trainings and Education includes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and Anxiety, Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma, and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapy, amongst others.
(469) 871-7683 View (469) 871-7683
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Monica Gutierrez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75201  (Online Only)
Monica's clinical focus primarily concerns depression, women’s mental health, anxiety, panic disorder, and trauma. She has extensive experience and training in working with college students, young adults, and clients dealing with life transitions, processing trauma and abuse, interpersonal difficulties, stress, self-esteem, and relationship distress.
Monica's clinical focus primarily concerns depression, women’s mental health, anxiety, panic disorder, and trauma. She has extensive experience and training in working with college students, young adults, and clients dealing with life transitions, processing trauma and abuse, interpersonal difficulties, stress, self-esteem, and relationship distress.
(512) 359-3084 View (512) 359-3084
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Schaller Mahoney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S
Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
I specialize in treating children, teens, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, developmental trauma, and insecure attachment styles. I can assist you in acquiring the necessary skills to establish healthy connections. My work encompasses a wide range of populations, including LGBTQ+, foster care, and adoption.
I specialize in treating children, teens, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, developmental trauma, and insecure attachment styles. I can assist you in acquiring the necessary skills to establish healthy connections. My work encompasses a wide range of populations, including LGBTQ+, foster care, and adoption.
(214) 225-6861 View (214) 225-6861
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Sylvia Ledet
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75254  (Online Only)
I know life can be difficult and overwhelming, and we may feel lost and confused of what to do to handle life stressors. Seeking help is not easy, but I believe in providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients in order to encourage trust and the comfort needed to explore and resolve the life challenges and struggles. I genuinely care about your wellbeing and will help you identify practical skills to aid in dealing with anxiety, depression, and an array of other concerns. Therapy is not a one-size fits all approach, and together, we will find the technique that works for you.
I know life can be difficult and overwhelming, and we may feel lost and confused of what to do to handle life stressors. Seeking help is not easy, but I believe in providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients in order to encourage trust and the comfort needed to explore and resolve the life challenges and struggles. I genuinely care about your wellbeing and will help you identify practical skills to aid in dealing with anxiety, depression, and an array of other concerns. Therapy is not a one-size fits all approach, and together, we will find the technique that works for you.
(214) 225-5835 View (214) 225-5835
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Danielle Mikeska
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75238
My name is Danielle Mikeska, M.Ed, LPC. I enjoy working with clients struggling with a wide range of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, couples issues, and stress. Life is full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. Maybe you are worried that no one can understand or relate to your situation. Whether you need help navigating the turns of life, bringing yourself up from the downs, or just celebrating the ups, I am here. We all handle life differently, and that is perfectly okay! My focus is to help you figure out what is not working and find what will.
My name is Danielle Mikeska, M.Ed, LPC. I enjoy working with clients struggling with a wide range of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, couples issues, and stress. Life is full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. Maybe you are worried that no one can understand or relate to your situation. Whether you need help navigating the turns of life, bringing yourself up from the downs, or just celebrating the ups, I am here. We all handle life differently, and that is perfectly okay! My focus is to help you figure out what is not working and find what will.
(469) 472-5031 View (469) 472-5031
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Stephanie Clovis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75208
I also enjoy working with senior adults over the age of 60 who are struggling with issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, physical limitations, cognitive limitations, dementia, loneliness, and isolation.
I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients are able to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I place heavy importance on developing a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship to encourage clients to develop better coping skills that empower them to reach their therapeutic goals. I specialize in working with children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues. I also work with a wide variety of adults with issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, sexuality, emerging adults, grief, domestic violence, addictions, and career challenges.
I also enjoy working with senior adults over the age of 60 who are struggling with issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, physical limitations, cognitive limitations, dementia, loneliness, and isolation.
I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients are able to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I place heavy importance on developing a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship to encourage clients to develop better coping skills that empower them to reach their therapeutic goals. I specialize in working with children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues. I also work with a wide variety of adults with issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, sexuality, emerging adults, grief, domestic violence, addictions, and career challenges.
(469) 854-4086 View (469) 854-4086
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Sherry Fancher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75243
I specialize in working with adults and families struggling with a variety of life stressors including grief, depression, anxiety related disorders, sexual abuse, trauma, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, life transitions and self-esteem.
I tailor my treatment approach to the individual, couple or family that I work with. Each person is different and has different needs in the therapeutic setting. By using a variety of evidence-based approaches, I aim to help each person recognize and utilize their strengths to more effectively cope and eventually be content with where they are in life. I am experienced in working with clients across many diverse backgrounds of religion, ethnicities, and diagnoses. I'm also confident in navigating through one's past to help them be comfortable in the present.
I specialize in working with adults and families struggling with a variety of life stressors including grief, depression, anxiety related disorders, sexual abuse, trauma, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, life transitions and self-esteem.
I tailor my treatment approach to the individual, couple or family that I work with. Each person is different and has different needs in the therapeutic setting. By using a variety of evidence-based approaches, I aim to help each person recognize and utilize their strengths to more effectively cope and eventually be content with where they are in life. I am experienced in working with clients across many diverse backgrounds of religion, ethnicities, and diagnoses. I'm also confident in navigating through one's past to help them be comfortable in the present.
(214) 427-8844 View (214) 427-8844
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Liz Higgins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTS
Verified
Dallas, TX 75230
As a business owner and visionary entrepreneur myself, I understand the nuances and challenges involved in being a highly motivated, high performing creative and professional. Even the most successful performers struggle with anxiety, internal harshness, and the residual impact of earlier life relationships and experiences. As a certified Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapist, my aim is to help you cultivate a deep and healthy relationship to yourself so that you can engage in healthier relationships to your partner, others in your life, and even to your professional work.
As a business owner and visionary entrepreneur myself, I understand the nuances and challenges involved in being a highly motivated, high performing creative and professional. Even the most successful performers struggle with anxiety, internal harshness, and the residual impact of earlier life relationships and experiences. As a certified Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapist, my aim is to help you cultivate a deep and healthy relationship to yourself so that you can engage in healthier relationships to your partner, others in your life, and even to your professional work.
(469) 537-7804 View (469) 537-7804
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ACE T. Counseling & Wellness Center, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75228
I have an excellent record of successful work on several disorders including Depression, Anxiety/Phobia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Anger, Grief, & ADHD/ADD, Addiction, Behavioral Issues, Eating Disorders, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Obesity, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, & Self-Harming.
My mission is to help all my clients make quality improvements in their lives. I have years of experience in individual, family, couple, and group counseling. I integrate several forms of psychotherapy approaches such as Internal Family System, BrainSpotting, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral therapy (TB-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and more, to tailor treatment to my clients' individual needs. My intervention styles and commitment to my clients' total wellness help them achieve the successful resolution of their underlying issues and traumatic reactions.
I have an excellent record of successful work on several disorders including Depression, Anxiety/Phobia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Anger, Grief, & ADHD/ADD, Addiction, Behavioral Issues, Eating Disorders, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Obesity, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, & Self-Harming.
My mission is to help all my clients make quality improvements in their lives. I have years of experience in individual, family, couple, and group counseling. I integrate several forms of psychotherapy approaches such as Internal Family System, BrainSpotting, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral therapy (TB-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and more, to tailor treatment to my clients' individual needs. My intervention styles and commitment to my clients' total wellness help them achieve the successful resolution of their underlying issues and traumatic reactions.
(972) 441-7349 View (972) 441-7349
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Crystal Nicole Gayle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dallas, TX 75214
I am passionate about working with individuals through the lifespan with challenges related to anxiety, specific phobias, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, trichotillomania, school anxiety, testing anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and parenting difficulties.
I am a licensed psychologist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. I use a strength-based, collaborative, and multicultural approach when I work with my clients. I believe in creating an honest and warm therapeutic environment while developing a strong rapport with each client or family as we work towards meeting their treatment goals. I utilize evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help individuals become the best versions of themselves.
I am passionate about working with individuals through the lifespan with challenges related to anxiety, specific phobias, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, trichotillomania, school anxiety, testing anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and parenting difficulties.
I am a licensed psychologist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. I use a strength-based, collaborative, and multicultural approach when I work with my clients. I believe in creating an honest and warm therapeutic environment while developing a strong rapport with each client or family as we work towards meeting their treatment goals. I utilize evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help individuals become the best versions of themselves.
(972) 458-5478 View (972) 458-5478
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Megan Mayne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Dallas, TX 75254  (Online Only)
Are you feeling it’s time to work on yourself but don’t know where to start or what to do? Are you tired of feeling weighed down by unhappiness, worry, and overwhelm? Are you struggling to let go of behaviors and habits that aren’t serving you well?
Are you feeling it’s time to work on yourself but don’t know where to start or what to do? Are you tired of feeling weighed down by unhappiness, worry, and overwhelm? Are you struggling to let go of behaviors and habits that aren’t serving you well?
(406) 416-4978 View (406) 416-4978
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Michelle R. Murray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75230
I work with adults over twenty-one. This includes individuals, couples, and families. Within those groups, I accept both long-term and short-term clients. My areas of specialty are depression/anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, geriatric issues, spirituality, and life transitions.
I work with adults over twenty-one. This includes individuals, couples, and families. Within those groups, I accept both long-term and short-term clients. My areas of specialty are depression/anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, geriatric issues, spirituality, and life transitions.
(469) 291-9453 View (469) 291-9453
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Courtney Riggs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75205  (Online Only)
We are all constantly growing, changing, and evolving. Navigating these transitions can bring about uncomfortable feelings or challenge us to learn something new about ourselves. Working through difficulties can bring hope, healing, and ultimately growth. I love to collaborate, helping you find your identity, strengths, your passion, and help to understand your value so that you reach your therapeutic goals. Whether you or your child needs support with anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, grief, infertility, self-worth, postpartum adjustment, or other concerns, I would love to help.
We are all constantly growing, changing, and evolving. Navigating these transitions can bring about uncomfortable feelings or challenge us to learn something new about ourselves. Working through difficulties can bring hope, healing, and ultimately growth. I love to collaborate, helping you find your identity, strengths, your passion, and help to understand your value so that you reach your therapeutic goals. Whether you or your child needs support with anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, grief, infertility, self-worth, postpartum adjustment, or other concerns, I would love to help.
(214) 225-3747 View (214) 225-3747
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Elizabeth Adeseko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Dallas, TX 75201  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with teens and adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and adhd.
I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have been a therapist since 2007. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay in 2004 where I earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Human Development. I graduated from Loyola University Chicago Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Science degree in Social Work. Afterward, I began my career as a counselor in the Crisis department at Horizons Mental Health Center in Hutchinson Kansas. I then worked as a counselor with all ages for 10 years at Community Health Network in Pearland, Texas.
I enjoy working with teens and adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and adhd.
I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have been a therapist since 2007. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay in 2004 where I earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Human Development. I graduated from Loyola University Chicago Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Science degree in Social Work. Afterward, I began my career as a counselor in the Crisis department at Horizons Mental Health Center in Hutchinson Kansas. I then worked as a counselor with all ages for 10 years at Community Health Network in Pearland, Texas.
(469) 702-8503 View (469) 702-8503
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Shelby Hawkins
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Dallas, TX 75212
Hi there, I'm Shelby! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and enjoy working with teenagers and young adults as well as couples. I am most competent in dealing with anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger, trauma, and relationship distress. I use a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solutions-Focused therapy to help my clients walk in freedom. I enjoy teaching my clients tools they can use in their everyday lives to live more fully and present.
Hi there, I'm Shelby! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and enjoy working with teenagers and young adults as well as couples. I am most competent in dealing with anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger, trauma, and relationship distress. I use a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solutions-Focused therapy to help my clients walk in freedom. I enjoy teaching my clients tools they can use in their everyday lives to live more fully and present.
(214) 301-4014 View (214) 301-4014
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Dr. Whitney Dyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-S
Verified
4 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75230
Together we can rewire your anxious brain. A more fulfilled life is possible with quality treatment. I specialize in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anxiety Disorders including Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I provide evidence-based care and am well-versed in contemporary research. I received my Master of Social Work from Texas Christian University and my Doctorate of Social Work from The University of Kentucky. My doctoral research focused on bolstering the effectiveness of OCD treatment through integrating self-compassion concepts, which influences my craft.
Together we can rewire your anxious brain. A more fulfilled life is possible with quality treatment. I specialize in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anxiety Disorders including Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I provide evidence-based care and am well-versed in contemporary research. I received my Master of Social Work from Texas Christian University and my Doctorate of Social Work from The University of Kentucky. My doctoral research focused on bolstering the effectiveness of OCD treatment through integrating self-compassion concepts, which influences my craft.
(469) 382-4174 View (469) 382-4174

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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.