Anxiety Therapists in Waynesboro, VA

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Shenandoah Creative Cnslng
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
*Not taking new patients at this time**Life can be overwhelming and emotional when children and adolescents are struggling with mental health concerns and challenges. Trauma leaves feelings of anxiety , depression, worthlessness that can make everyday interactions a struggle. Individuals need to feel safe, secure, feel valued and have a sense of belonging to fully participate in their lives. Treatment options should focus on their developmental stage, strengths and values. Building self-esteem, confidence and self image is the first step to healing.
(540) 340-5668
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Yozaira León-Santiago
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and Puerto Rico and have 7 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. Currently I am a Bilingual (Spanish) mental health clinician in a detention center working with young immigrants. Before that, I served as MST (Multisystemic) therapist in the community that dealt with juveniles with serious criminal offenses and are possibly abusing substances. I am experienced with the emotional problems that occur in adults, adolescents and children. I have specialized training with family therapy, trauma depression and anxiety .
(540) 329-3357
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Noel Patrice Dianas-Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-ASWCM, CSAC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
** NOT ACTIVELY SEEING CLIENT'S AT THIS TIME**. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia providing psychological therapies to adolescents, adults, and couples. My primary focus is in the treatment of depression, anxiety , trauma, dual diagnosis, grief, adjustment, and relational problems. My background includes clinical work, case management and training in the medical, educational, social service and therapeutic settings. I am experienced providing assessments and clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults. I also have experience treating those with medical challenges, grief and loss.
(540) 426-3430
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Whitney Spears
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a generalist and can help with anxiety , depression, trauma, women's issues, relationship concerns, and exploration of gender or sexual orientation.
I view the relationship between the client and therapist as the most important aspect of therapy. I value creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space in which clients feel comfortable being open about their experiences. I spend time getting to know my clients, listening to their needs, and meeting them where they are. I utilize an integrative approach to treatment, emphasizing emotion-focused and interpersonal process theories, along with evidence-based techniques.
(703) 936-2578
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Alexis Rennie Wagner-Call
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MEd, CSAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello. I am Alexis and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Work practicing in Virginia. I have over twenty years of experience working with clients of all ages in a wide range of settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, outpatient care, in-home, school and residential. Most of my experience has been working with individuals who struggle with grief, anxiety , depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, Autism Spectrum, PTSD, developmental and intellectual disabilities, abuse, trauma and major life changes.
(540) 609-2696
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Heather Newcomb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
heather-newcomb.clientsecure.me I am most easily accessible via email, and would recommend that you send an email to reach me. I have 10 years experience working with those struggling with addiction. This is almost always due to past trauma events that initially lead to substance use. Depression and anxiety are often co-occurring disorders that accompany substance use disorders and can lead to further life disruption. My clients want freedom from the mental heath and substance use disorders that are holding them back from their full potential and reaching their dreams.
(540) 792-4823
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Twaina Carpenter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Twaina M. Carpenter; I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 12 years of experience working with minors from the ages of 13 to 17, various individuals, and couples who struggle with Adolescents/Teens, Thinking Disorders, Self Esteem, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Anxiety , Military, Trauma and PTSD, Stress, Depression, and many more. The top modalities that I use are CBT, DBT, and EMDR. I believe the care I provide my consumer comes across as being very genuine; therefore, my consumer feels safe in sharing things they may have kept bottled up inside and never shared with anyone, even those closest to them.
(757) 859-8298
Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Becca Wright Gillis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Becca has experience working with anxiety , depression, crisis, self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, ADHD, OCD, eating disorders, trauma, high-risk backgrounds, early adults’ difficulties, in or active Veterans, challenges relating to multicultural heritages, LGBTQ+ related issues, ethnicity related injustices, and pandemic.
Becca values being a warm and accepting licensed professional counselor serving in the state of Virginia. Rebecca has a passion for working with those who are feeling lost or unsure of themselves. She believes deeply in working together to develop a sacred and healing place that is needed for growth and transformation to happen. A place where all change begins through curiosity and taking a first step.
(540) 554-6748
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Glen Bowman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Glen Bowman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) with more than 30 years of experience providing counseling services in a variety of settings, including college and university counseling centers, outpatient mental health clinics, and inpatient psychiatric centers. His work with adults, children, couples, and families has focused on issues related to stress and coping, transition and identity-related issues, communication skills, anger management, grief, loss, perfectionism, social anxiety , panic disorders, OCD, depression, and substance abuse.
(434) 362-0850
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Brian J Ede
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life's journey is rough. Not every path is smooth or easy and many are difficult and even dangerous. There are times we need someone to walk with us; perhaps help us find a new direction. Having someone that understands because he's been there, makes all the difference in the world. In addition to working with couples and families, he enjoys bringing hope to men. He understands the struggles men face. He shares life and relational skills, including: developing problem solving skills, overcoming depression, reducing anxiety , having victory over addiction, growing through life development stages and recovering from the symptoms of trauma.
(540) 885-3481
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Jennifer Smith Sims
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety , unresolved emotional issues, grief and loss, relational/family concerns, and substance abuse.
Hello there! My name is Jennifer Smith Sims. I am licensed Mental Health Counselor (LPC) and the Owner/Founder of LifeSpark Counseling and Coaching.I have over sixteen years of experience in the field and I have a solid foundation in utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution focused therapy. I also have a strong Christian faith and am very passionate about providing faith based counseling to those individuals that want to incorporate their faith into our sessions.
(540) 712-6276
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Shenandoah Art Therapy, LLC
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, CTT
Verified
Verified
Relief from distressing symptoms, (such as depression, anxiety , nightmares, flashbacks, self-injurious behavior, trouble focusing, heightened alert response, etc.
Art is our medicine. Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the process of art making to support you in understanding yourself better and allow you to safely externalize what you have experienced or survived. You can use the art to manage or reduce your undesired symptoms so you can find a better quality of life. (No experience with art materials is necessary). As board certified art therapists and certified trauma therapists, we are dedicated to supporting you in using the most effective methods and materials to cope, change and recover.
(540) 765-2434
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Erin Trzell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with anxiety , depression, PTSD, ACE's, ADHD, as well as relationship and family issues.
Finding the right fit with a therapist is crucial to achieving your goals. As a licensed professional counselor, I create a positive atmosphere for you to explore feelings and experiences so that you can overcome obstacles to growth and well-being. With over 15 years of experience working with individuals, children and families, I can help provide direction and strategies for finding peace and empowerment. My therapeutic approach includes evidence-based practices from traditional modalities, as well as cutting-edge techniques to reduce emotional distress.
(540) 258-4063
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Dave Perry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
It's been said, "The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had to deal with last year." -John F. Dulles- Change is a difficult process. Wanting to change on one hand. Knowing we need to change, but also desperately holding on to old thought processes and behaviors on the other hand. We view our role as an agent of change. Our goal is to help clients find the courage to overcome their fears and the knowledge and skills to be able to sustain the changes.
(540) 340-9639
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Jeffrey David Watros
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Some issues I address: marital and relational conflicts, spirituality, sexual identity, various abuses, sexual addiction, unhealthy habits, anger, depression, forgiveness, accountability, anxiety , grief and loss.
Hello. My name is Jeff Watros. Since 1995, I have been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Perhaps you've noticed one reality that applies to everyone of us is interaction with other human beings. Whether in the context of family, marriage, friend, acquaintance or total stranger, we can find ourselves struggling to understand one another. Sometimes hurt results. However, relationships can be repaired with a willing heart and humble attitude.
(540) 602-5328
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Amy Matney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with adults with various diagnoses, including Autism, Depression, Anxiety , Bipolar Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Psychotic Disorders, Personality Disorders, and PTSD/trauma. In addition, I have worked with individuals questioning their gender identity and on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. By building a therapeutic relationship together we can work on any issue or problem you may be having to work toward a solution with the ultimate goal being that you feel better, are happier, and are able to achieve your goals.
(540) 534-5528
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Kelley M Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with people struggling to resolve feelings of anxiety or sadness, or those who find that relationship challenges seem to keep repeating themselves. Together we embark on a journey of discovery to identify and understand the patterns operating below awareness that inform expectations, and color perceptions. Whether working with adults, adolescents, couples or caregivers, I believe therapy should be an engaging and dynamic process where all thoughts and feelings are welcomed. Healing occurs when we allow ourselves the freedom to express the scope of our emotions, and my sessions are as likely to include laughter as tears.
(434) 878-3495
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Theresa Sayre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have 25 years experience working as a counselor for children, adolescents, families, and adults. I work with people who are dealing with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety , PTSD, grief/loss, trauma, self-image, and any stresses related to race or sexual identity/orientation.
(540) 802-4911
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Cassandra Michelle Fitzgerald
Pre-Licensed Professional, RN, BSN, QMHP-E
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with those struggling with depression, anxiety , and low self value during life's struggles. These issues can lead to loss of quality of life, and substance use / addiction issues. Helping others to see their worth and empower them to regain control of their lives in a positive direction is my mission. I also work with the family unit as a whole and children, in particular those with different / additional needs. Aiding the family unit and the individual results in more positive quality of life for all involved. Creating a balance between family, children, trauma, addiction and special needs is my goal.
(540) 253-1897
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Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Ronald Brill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Specialty includes combined Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback for a wide variety of problems. Neurofeedback trains voluntary control over mood states, sleep states, cognitive functioning, chronic pain and many autonomic symptoms. The process of conceptualizing problems from different perspectives and planning changes needed, along with Neurofeedback to change actual brain function, often brings about rapid positive change, and enables reduction or even elimination of psychotropic medications.
(540) 524-2716
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Waynesboro, VA 22980

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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.