Anxiety Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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LIFE Wellness and Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, SAC-IT, ACT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53227
As a board certified trauma clinician, my primary goal is to help clients navigate their healing journey from anxiety, depression, trauma, and uncertainties in life. I provide a safe and supportive space where clients can express their thoughts and emotions without judgment. I work collaboratively with clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals. Using evidence-based therapies and techniques, I help clients explore the root causes of their challenges and develop effective coping strategies. I employ a person-centered approach and top priority is to ensure my clients feel safe and heard.
As a board certified trauma clinician, my primary goal is to help clients navigate their healing journey from anxiety, depression, trauma, and uncertainties in life. I provide a safe and supportive space where clients can express their thoughts and emotions without judgment. I work collaboratively with clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals. Using evidence-based therapies and techniques, I help clients explore the root causes of their challenges and develop effective coping strategies. I employ a person-centered approach and top priority is to ensure my clients feel safe and heard.
(414) 667-6029 View (414) 667-6029
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Lauren Damai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Lauren completed the CASE adoption competence training and also has extensive experience with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, older adult issues and cross cultural issues.
Lauren Damai is a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in the Milwaukee community for 10 years. She holds a B.A. from Marquette University and an MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a certificate in Applied Gerontology. Lauren enjoys working with individuals and families to find a resolution to life's challenges. She approaches treatment from a holistic perspective and uses strengths based modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered treatment.
Lauren completed the CASE adoption competence training and also has extensive experience with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, older adult issues and cross cultural issues.
Lauren Damai is a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in the Milwaukee community for 10 years. She holds a B.A. from Marquette University and an MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a certificate in Applied Gerontology. Lauren enjoys working with individuals and families to find a resolution to life's challenges. She approaches treatment from a holistic perspective and uses strengths based modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered treatment.
(262) 592-5046 View (262) 592-5046
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Aasiyah Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53226  (Online Only)
No longer feeling guilty, anxious, alone, or pretending that you’re alright.
From the outside, you seem to have it all together. You work really hard on the details, after all, you are responsible for everyone and everything. But you can’t shake the voice inside your head which screams you’re failing. Even though you put everyone’s needs in front of your own, you feel like you’re falling short as a mom. You can’t even remember what your hobbies are, let alone what really makes you happy. You’ve had enough, you don’t think you can keep holding it together.
No longer feeling guilty, anxious, alone, or pretending that you’re alright.
From the outside, you seem to have it all together. You work really hard on the details, after all, you are responsible for everyone and everything. But you can’t shake the voice inside your head which screams you’re failing. Even though you put everyone’s needs in front of your own, you feel like you’re falling short as a mom. You can’t even remember what your hobbies are, let alone what really makes you happy. You’ve had enough, you don’t think you can keep holding it together.
(281) 666-2898 View (281) 666-2898
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Amy Kistner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Amy has been providing psychotherapy services since 2003, focusing on women's issues and reproductive health, the needs of LGBTQIA+ clients, anxiety and depression and work with teenagers and young adults. Outside of the office Amy enjoys spending time with her family which includes her children and two dogs.
Amy has been providing psychotherapy services since 2003, focusing on women's issues and reproductive health, the needs of LGBTQIA+ clients, anxiety and depression and work with teenagers and young adults. Outside of the office Amy enjoys spending time with her family which includes her children and two dogs.
(414) 348-4679 View (414) 348-4679
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Melissa Vermillion
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
I enjoy working with adults to aid in self-growth by working toward overcoming daily and life stressors, learning and breaking behavioral patterns, as well as anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. Through active listening and support, my treatment philosophy involves helping clients improve their well-being by processing, building self-awareness, and developing tools to cope and manage their issues and concerns. My empathetic nature helps clients build trust to focus on and work toward achieving their goals and building insight. I consider myself a LGBTQIA+ and sex worker- affirming therapist.
I enjoy working with adults to aid in self-growth by working toward overcoming daily and life stressors, learning and breaking behavioral patterns, as well as anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. Through active listening and support, my treatment philosophy involves helping clients improve their well-being by processing, building self-awareness, and developing tools to cope and manage their issues and concerns. My empathetic nature helps clients build trust to focus on and work toward achieving their goals and building insight. I consider myself a LGBTQIA+ and sex worker- affirming therapist.
(414) 209-4235 View (414) 209-4235
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Emma Nelson
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? Are you looking for support and ways to cope? Whether you are going through recent stressors or had past challenges, there is a path to a better tomorrow. Through exploration of your unique self, we can work together to guide you to your goals.
Feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? Are you looking for support and ways to cope? Whether you are going through recent stressors or had past challenges, there is a path to a better tomorrow. Through exploration of your unique self, we can work together to guide you to your goals.
(414) 296-9981 x504 View (414) 296-9981 x504
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Audrey Lewis
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I work with adults of all ages and am experienced in working with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, interpersonal relationships, trauma, and more.
Seeking therapy is both an admirable and courageous first step in your journey towards wellness as defined by you. Whether you are facing a difficult life transition, wish to manage distressing mental health symptoms, or would like help identifying and breaking free from patterns that are interfering with your personal growth, you deserve an emotionally safe and judgement-free space to explore any and all facets of your life. Each client has unique needs, therefore there is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health.
I work with adults of all ages and am experienced in working with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, interpersonal relationships, trauma, and more.
Seeking therapy is both an admirable and courageous first step in your journey towards wellness as defined by you. Whether you are facing a difficult life transition, wish to manage distressing mental health symptoms, or would like help identifying and breaking free from patterns that are interfering with your personal growth, you deserve an emotionally safe and judgement-free space to explore any and all facets of your life. Each client has unique needs, therefore there is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health.
(414) 667-7484 x512 View (414) 667-7484 x512
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Robert Nohr
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Dr. Bob Nohr completed his PhD in clinical psychology at Marquette University and is a licensed psychologist. His primary areas of clinical interest are anxiety, depression, couples therapy, and collaborative divorce/mediation work. His approach combines sharing tools and insights that are research-supported while supporting clients in finding their own solutions based on their unique circumstances and values. He also finds it helpful to explore clients' view of meaning in life and spirituality as these relate to healing and emotional well-being.
Dr. Bob Nohr completed his PhD in clinical psychology at Marquette University and is a licensed psychologist. His primary areas of clinical interest are anxiety, depression, couples therapy, and collaborative divorce/mediation work. His approach combines sharing tools and insights that are research-supported while supporting clients in finding their own solutions based on their unique circumstances and values. He also finds it helpful to explore clients' view of meaning in life and spirituality as these relate to healing and emotional well-being.
(262) 588-4149 View (262) 588-4149
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Courtney M Lalond
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Courtney LaLond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been practicing for about 5 years now. I have 4 years of experience working with children ages 5-18, along with adults with persistent mental health disorders. I work with people from young children to seniors. I am experienced in working with people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and other persistent mental health disorders.
My name is Courtney LaLond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been practicing for about 5 years now. I have 4 years of experience working with children ages 5-18, along with adults with persistent mental health disorders. I work with people from young children to seniors. I am experienced in working with people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and other persistent mental health disorders.
(414) 240-0984 View (414) 240-0984
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Soul Glue Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, REAT, BC-TMH, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53217  (Online Only)
Are you looking for something different in your therapy experience? You've been to therapy and increased your self-awareness. Yet, you feel deep in your bones that something is missing. You’re looking for a genuine connection to help you transform. You feel stuck and know you want more but can't pinpoint what's wrong. You’ve been doing the 'supposed' right thing and are back at square one. You want to find a way to express yourself, but you’re thinking: “I'm too much, or I can't say what I feel; they might leave” You want to let go of the worry that keeps you from being your real self. You're ready for long-lasting change.
Are you looking for something different in your therapy experience? You've been to therapy and increased your self-awareness. Yet, you feel deep in your bones that something is missing. You’re looking for a genuine connection to help you transform. You feel stuck and know you want more but can't pinpoint what's wrong. You’ve been doing the 'supposed' right thing and are back at square one. You want to find a way to express yourself, but you’re thinking: “I'm too much, or I can't say what I feel; they might leave” You want to let go of the worry that keeps you from being your real self. You're ready for long-lasting change.
(262) 300-8056 View (262) 300-8056
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Amanda Volbrecht
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
I specialize in working with adults who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use, low self-esteem, life transitions, and stress management.
Making impactful, long-lasting change can be difficult. Draining mental health symptoms, substance use, and trauma can contribute to making positive lasting change feel like an impossible and daunting task. I understand the importance of wanting to find that immediate relief, as well as identifying and treating the root of the problem. An essential part of our work is exploring the past and making connections between the past and present. I enjoy getting to know my clients as individuals, assisting them in their journey of learning about themselves, and helping them learn the skills they need to live a more meaningful life.
I specialize in working with adults who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use, low self-esteem, life transitions, and stress management.
Making impactful, long-lasting change can be difficult. Draining mental health symptoms, substance use, and trauma can contribute to making positive lasting change feel like an impossible and daunting task. I understand the importance of wanting to find that immediate relief, as well as identifying and treating the root of the problem. An essential part of our work is exploring the past and making connections between the past and present. I enjoy getting to know my clients as individuals, assisting them in their journey of learning about themselves, and helping them learn the skills they need to live a more meaningful life.
(414) 348-5542 View (414) 348-5542
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Andrew W Kane
Psychologist, PhD, ABAP, ABMPP
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53211
I focus on my favorite professional activity: psychotherapy. I can usually see someone who e-mails or calls within a week. I have worked with thousands of patients since 1972. I especially like working with people who have problems causing anxiety and/or depression. In addition, I have been an expert in over 3,000 civil legal cases, and have co-authored 14 books. The office is informal, and is very confidential, in a residential neighborhood. I can usually take insurance, Medicare, and credit/debit cards. Discount for payment during the session. All sessions are at my office. Email contact to schedule an appointment is preferred.
I focus on my favorite professional activity: psychotherapy. I can usually see someone who e-mails or calls within a week. I have worked with thousands of patients since 1972. I especially like working with people who have problems causing anxiety and/or depression. In addition, I have been an expert in over 3,000 civil legal cases, and have co-authored 14 books. The office is informal, and is very confidential, in a residential neighborhood. I can usually take insurance, Medicare, and credit/debit cards. Discount for payment during the session. All sessions are at my office. Email contact to schedule an appointment is preferred.
(414) 600-1616 View (414) 600-1616
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Jami DeVolder
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, RYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I work with adults 25+ in WI and IL. My clients are those who want to do deeper therapeutic work, explore personal growth, and traverse challenging relationship dynamics (familial, romantic, or otherwise). I treat clients experiencing mood disorders, identity issues, personality disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, and those dealing with sexual, relationship, and intimacy problems. Often, a crisis or a crossroads brings folks to therapy and the treatment process allows them to make life-long improvements to the quality of their lives.
I work with adults 25+ in WI and IL. My clients are those who want to do deeper therapeutic work, explore personal growth, and traverse challenging relationship dynamics (familial, romantic, or otherwise). I treat clients experiencing mood disorders, identity issues, personality disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, and those dealing with sexual, relationship, and intimacy problems. Often, a crisis or a crossroads brings folks to therapy and the treatment process allows them to make life-long improvements to the quality of their lives.
(773) 801-5128 View (773) 801-5128
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Ryan Larkey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. We may feel stuck and ashamed at our inability to just will ourselves into being "better". This internal suffering is so common, but the good news is we all possess an internal capacity for change. It hurts to feel "stuck", but making changes can also be hard to do on our own. I have years of experience working with folks with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, stress and other personal challenges. I am specially trained and committed to supporting clients in the LGBTQ community and immigrant populations.
Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. We may feel stuck and ashamed at our inability to just will ourselves into being "better". This internal suffering is so common, but the good news is we all possess an internal capacity for change. It hurts to feel "stuck", but making changes can also be hard to do on our own. I have years of experience working with folks with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, stress and other personal challenges. I am specially trained and committed to supporting clients in the LGBTQ community and immigrant populations.
(262) 233-9635 View (262) 233-9635
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Stacey Sievert
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works collaboratively with clients, empowering individuals and families to gain a higher quality of life by finding their own path and re-establishing their sense of purpose. I bring 12 years of therapeutic experience to clients expressing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, anger management issues and loss of identity concerns. Through my practice, I help individuals, couples and reduce conflict, improve communication, identify and express their feelings and improve their quality of life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works collaboratively with clients, empowering individuals and families to gain a higher quality of life by finding their own path and re-establishing their sense of purpose. I bring 12 years of therapeutic experience to clients expressing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, anger management issues and loss of identity concerns. Through my practice, I help individuals, couples and reduce conflict, improve communication, identify and express their feelings and improve their quality of life.
(414) 441-5514 View (414) 441-5514
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Kevin Wahl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Kevin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) who provides mental health therapy services to adults. His practice is LGBT friendly and promotes racial and ethnic equality. He has experience working with individuals with various diagnoses that range from anxiety, depression, and substance use concerns. He welcomes working with individuals with persistent mental health concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Psychosis. Kevin uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Kohutian Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.
Kevin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) who provides mental health therapy services to adults. His practice is LGBT friendly and promotes racial and ethnic equality. He has experience working with individuals with various diagnoses that range from anxiety, depression, and substance use concerns. He welcomes working with individuals with persistent mental health concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Psychosis. Kevin uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Kohutian Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.
(414) 928-2325 View (414) 928-2325
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Karen Loka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Karen Loka, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Eau Claire, WI area, working with clients in MN, WI and IA via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in depression, anxiety, stress, pain management, difficulty sleeping, and grief and loss. I use Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help my clients navigate a forward path. I have found my style of therapy is best suited to adults that are dealing with transitional and chronic health challenges to develop a more positive outlook on life.
My name is Karen Loka, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Eau Claire, WI area, working with clients in MN, WI and IA via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in depression, anxiety, stress, pain management, difficulty sleeping, and grief and loss. I use Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help my clients navigate a forward path. I have found my style of therapy is best suited to adults that are dealing with transitional and chronic health challenges to develop a more positive outlook on life.
(414) 240-1328 View (414) 240-1328
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Tammy M Beran
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Beran is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been providing evidence-based psychological care to individuals for the last 17 years. She received her PhD from the nation’s most highly rated clinical psychology program, UCLA, where she gained extensive experience helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, chronic illness, trauma, and grief. A firm believer that academic knowledge is only part of what makes a quality therapist, Dr. Beran combines her in-depth psychological training with warmth, humor, and affection for her clients.
Dr. Beran is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been providing evidence-based psychological care to individuals for the last 17 years. She received her PhD from the nation’s most highly rated clinical psychology program, UCLA, where she gained extensive experience helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, chronic illness, trauma, and grief. A firm believer that academic knowledge is only part of what makes a quality therapist, Dr. Beran combines her in-depth psychological training with warmth, humor, and affection for her clients.
(414) 206-1901 View (414) 206-1901
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Christopher Sloan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
He has worked with people needing help for substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Chris Sloan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. Chris has a diversity of experience and knowledge. Before earning his degree in social work, he earned his Master's in English and Literature. Chris still loves art and the humanities. His passion for understanding the communication and expression of ideas lends itself readily to the work he does now. As much as Chris love ideas, he went back to school to get his Master's in social work because he wanted to be able to help people in more practical and direct ways.
He has worked with people needing help for substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Chris Sloan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. Chris has a diversity of experience and knowledge. Before earning his degree in social work, he earned his Master's in English and Literature. Chris still loves art and the humanities. His passion for understanding the communication and expression of ideas lends itself readily to the work he does now. As much as Chris love ideas, he went back to school to get his Master's in social work because he wanted to be able to help people in more practical and direct ways.
(414) 296-7722 View (414) 296-7722
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Taylor Pinne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Taylor Pinne, MSW, LCSW Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that works from a person-centered approach. I meet the clients where they are at and assist with learning tools to cope with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. The types of clients that I typically work with are clients that are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I typically see patients between the ages of 18-65. I utilize therapy approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused and person-centered.
Taylor Pinne, MSW, LCSW Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that works from a person-centered approach. I meet the clients where they are at and assist with learning tools to cope with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. The types of clients that I typically work with are clients that are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I typically see patients between the ages of 18-65. I utilize therapy approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused and person-centered.
(414) 348-0187 View (414) 348-0187

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.