Anxiety Therapists in Gig Harbor, WA

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Sheryl Eva Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My goal in counseling is to help my patients go from where they are to where they want to be. I provide a nurturing, emotionally safe environment for people experiencing life transitions, grief and loss. My patients learn to: 1) understand and better manage anxiety , stress, life transitions, relationships, sleep problems, and disturbing thoughts; 2) identify innate gifts, talents, strengths; 3) develop and work toward achievable goals.
(253) 292-5017
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Ann Darin-Amos
Licensed Mental Health Counselor , LMHC
Verified
Verified
Ann has significant experience working with clients experiencing adjustment problems, trauma effects, mood disorders, depression, anxiety , relationship struggles, gender dysphoria and issues related to those who identify as LGBTQ+.
Ann completed her Master's in Counseling Psychology Degree at St. Martin's University in 2004. She has worked in a variety of social services and behavioral health settings to include: Community Mental Health Care, Early Childhood Education, as a Military Family Life Counselor serving active duty military members and their families and in private practice. Ann utilizes as multi modality treatment approach to treat a variety of symptoms and situations.
(253) 338-5244
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Elizabeth M Humes
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CEDS
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Lifespan Integration Therapy with lasting change for those struggling with anxiety , physical issues and trauma.
Life can be very confusing at times for all of us. I welcome you to take the time for yourself to gain perspective on life's struggles. There can be great benefits in the process! I treat depression/ anxiety , trauma, ADHD, Eating Disorders, and marital issues. My office is warm and cozy as we journey together thru the healing process. I use a narrative, solution-focused, CBT modality, Lifespan Integration for clearing trauma, along with a bit of humor over life's bumps. You are welcome to join me for your heart, soul, and body health!
(253) 214-3668
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Alicia Elliott
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
What’s your story? Is it a tragic tale of grief and loss? Or is your story a fast paced, anxiety ridden adventure repeatedly landing you in a pit of despair? I understand how difficult it can be to get control of the story of your life.
(253) 215-8026
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Nathalie Harris-Eckel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with individuals and couples dealing with life transitions, anxiety , grief, relational issues, and women’s issues. I am passionate about working with clients who are interested in exploring their challenges and working towards personal goals that will lead to experiencing a more fulfilling life.
(253) 478-8279
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Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Bonnie McKenney
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, MHP, CMHP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I do use a variety of techniques to help people with anxiety , depression, trauma symptoms (PTSD), behaviors, and relationship issues caused by these experiences.
Did something really bad happen? Completely stressed out, anxious, depressed or feeling stuck? Is there too much to think about and sort out? Not sure what to do next or if it's even worth it? I would like to help you feel better, and to discover greater meaning and purpose for your life. As a Certified EMDR therapist (attachment focused), I can help you process the traumatic events that have occurred. Together we can work towards creating the story you want for your life. I partner with teens, parents and individual adults to help sort through the difficult issues your facing today.
(253) 265-4074
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Bethany N Donovan
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I have several years' experience with PTSD (including complex), anxiety , panic disorders, depression, and more.
Are you looking to recover from trauma, anxiety , self-doubt, self-criticism, and negative thought patterns? Are you unsure of where to start and feeling overwhelmed? Are you looking for someone to shed some light in areas you cannot yet see clearly for yourself and to help you create a roadmap from where you are to where you want to be? We can create goals and a plan for moving forward together. If you're ready to put in the work it takes to heal and prefer a collaborative approach to therapy wherein you are in charge but will have a caring guide to walk beside you, then we will be a great match.
(661) 489-8383
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Lani Kish
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Navigating unexpected situations or traumas, dealing with anxiety /depression can overwhelm our sense of being present in the moment and we may feel trapped inside our feelings. Sometimes difficulties have been present since childhood, left unattended or pushed down repeatedly over the years. Some clients come to counseling seeking ways to deal with a specific trauma, domestic violence, grief, loss, anger, or other distressing emotions, leaving someone feeling isolated, stuck, and without resources. Taking the next step, asking for help inside of counseling, brings you closer to the destination of recovery.
(253) 262-0852
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Colleen Bebich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My style of therapy is warm, accepting and compassionate. I am here to walk alongside you as you navigate life's challenges and pursue personal growth. Therapy is the beginning of new possibilities and scheduling an appointment is a brave first step. I provide a safe space to share your story where you can explore difficult emotions and struggles. You may be experiencing anxiety , depression, trauma, difficult relationships, parenting struggles, grief or issues with work/life balance. You are the expert in your own life and your experiences are uniquely your own. We will work together to gain new skills and achieve desired goals.
(253) 243-2486
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Jennifer Davies
Mental Health Counselor, LMHCA, EMDR, MA
Verified
Verified
Healing often begins in the presence of another who can bear witness to the hurt and heartache endured. No one should have to walk the road of depression, anxiety , and trauma alone. I work collaboratively with clients to provide therapeutic services that best meet client's goals. I work primarily with adults dealing with trauma,  anxiety , depression, and relationship challenges.​ As a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA), I provide a safe and confidential environment of unconditional acceptance for every client.
(253) 352-3022
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Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Linda Cunningham
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Calm Your Anxiety , Enhance Your Relationships! If you are anxious, worried or stressed, or you are suffering because your relationship is not as satisfying as you would like, I can help you calm your anxieties and create more fulfilling relationships. I provide therapy services for individual adults, helping you to be calmer and to create satisfying, fulfilling relationships. I have also helped many people alleviate their depression, which so frequently arises from relationship struggles. Please call or email me: linda@drlindacunningham.com.
(415) 858-6697
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Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Colleen Rustad
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My specialties include working with adults dealing with stress, anxiety , depression, self-esteem issues or relationship problems, academic /career/ or life transition, and health issues.
Note: I am not accepting new patients at this time, please email me to be placed on a waitlist. I will work collaboratively with you in therapy so you can work through any challenges you may be facing and achieve your goals. Whether you are experiencing a new problem, or have been struggling with something for a while, together we will work to find your inner strengths, overcome past or present challenges, and improve the quality of your life. I am a warm and compassionate therapist who provides a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment. My goal is for you to feel more hopeful and confident, and to live the life you desire.
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Lauren Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Have you lost hope you could go a day without anxiety ? Maybe you’re exhausted from trying to manage the racing thoughts, shaking hands, and constant feelings of dread. You’re terrified of your brain and the "what if" thoughts it constantly throws at you. And you’re tired of trying to ward off panicked feelings at work. I’ve been there, and so have my clients. I help anxious perfectionists rediscover joy and contentment through treatments proven to decrease symptoms of anxiety and OCD. In working together, we will get you back to feeling empowered to pursue the kind of life that feels full and enriched by all you care about.
(253) 352-2697
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Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Diana Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with adults who live with depression, anxiety , grief/loss, trauma, perfectionism, stress and more.
Accepting NEW Clients - - - Are you living your best life? Are you feeling stuck? I provide evidence based treatments to help you experience a life with meaning and purpose and to feel better quickly. During our sessions, my goal is for you to feel unconditional acceptance and compassion in our relationship. My style is friendly, light-hearted and I use humor quite a bit. I will work with your strengths and unique needs to cultivate an environment where you can learn the skills to boost the quality of your life.
(385) 336-4511
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Susan Curtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing grief and loss as well as those that struggle with depression and anxiety .
There comes a time when we all need a little help to cope with some of life's challenges. Life can often feel overwhelming and even exhausting, especially in today's environment. If this is one of those times that you are struggling with anxiety , depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, or a death or loss that you are grieving, I am here. My goal in therapy is to create a safe space for you to explore difficult emotions, while leading you towards a place of healing and self-discovery.
(847) 802-9084
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Jackie M Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Feeling stuck, anxious, or overwhelmed? You work hard to be competent on the outside, maintaining control, holding your life together. Yet you know something is off on the inside. You want to be free. Free from the worry, anxiety and the patterns you keep finding yourself living over and over. You don't need to live your life this way any longer. Is this type of freedom even possible? Yes. Yes it is. You do not have to walk this path alone any longer. You have tried everything you can think of to help you sleep, help you cope, stop the flashbacks. Some of your strategies worked, but they are not enough.
(253) 259-3887
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Mattie Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
She works with individuals ages 13 and older dealing with trauma, anxiety , depression, grief and other adjustment disorders, as well as families and couples managing conflict and relationship problems.
Mattie obtained her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in 2016. Mattie's graduate studies focused on couple and individual therapy with internships at the Chaplain Family Life Center on JBLM and the PLU Couples and Family Therapy Clinic. Her clinical experience began with teens experiencing grief and most recently has been focused on clients age 60+ in Older Adult Services at MultiCare Behavioral Health in Puyallup.
(253) 338-5293
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Kathy A. Pregnall
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Seeking counseling can be one of the most difficult decisions a person can make. It is also one of the bravest decisions. Day to day life is stressful, and at times, life tosses us a curveball. My goal is to help you identify your strengths, and help you navigate through the stresses and transitions that many people struggle with. You are not alone, and I am so glad that you are here. Some of my areas of focus are on addressing anxiety , depression, trauma, relationship issues, as well as family dynamics.
(360) 900-1018
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Summit Health Management, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
Verified
We offer individual and group therapy for a variety of concerns, including issues related to anxiety , depression, trauma, grief/loss, pandemic issues, adjustment, attachment, behavior, school problems, identity, and substance abuse.
I am a partner in Summit Health Management, a group founded by an eclectic partnership of four established, experienced providers with the vision of offering a variety of therapeutic services to meet the needs of children, adolescents, adults, elders, couples, and families in our community. Our group’s mission is to provide the region with experienced, compassionate, professional, and proficient mental and behavioral health care. We offer a therapy and psychiatric care for all ages, presentations, relationships and disorders, including individual, couples, family and group therapy, as well as substance abuse recovery for all ages.
(253) 215-8451
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Ian Chittle
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Anxiety and depression can be overcome.
I help people that are feeling anxious and depressed, feel less anxious and depressed. Your mind replays the past and dwells on the future, sending you into panic or making it hard to get out of bed. Your stomach is queasy, your neck is tight, and you feel like you can never quite relax. It feels like others don't see or trust the challenges you face and the effort you actually put in to just get by. You feel uncomfortable in your own skin and unaccepted wherever you go and crave a place that you can truly be yourself, un-judged and appreciated for your unique ideas and qualities. We are going to figure this out together.
(360) 869-0329
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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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.