Published: 09/15/2023Last Updated: 09/15/2023Reviewed By: Dr. Melissa Boudin, PsyD

Find a Therapist for Anxiety

Experiencing occasional feelings of nervousness, worry, or fear is normal, especially when they arise in response to stressful, unfamiliar, or challenging situations. However, frequent, regular, intense, or lasting feelings of nervousness can signal an underlying anxiety disorder, especially when they interrupt your ability to function normally.

Treating Anxiety

Anxiety disorders can cause people a great deal of distress and can get in the way of living a full and productive life. Luckily, anxiety disorders are highly treatable. Treatment for anxiety can include therapy, medication, and even lifestyle changes that can help reduce symptoms.

Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Therapy for anxiety can be highly effective in helping people learn skills and strategies to manage and reduce symptoms. The most commonly used approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), but depending on the specific type of anxiety, a therapist might also use exposure therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), or interpersonal therapy (IPT).

At times, anxiety medication may be recommended as a part of treatment. Medications are typically prescribed by a psychiatrist or primary care physician.

Find a Therapist Near You for Anxiety

If you're thinking about seeking therapy for anxiety, you can only see a therapist who is licensed to practice in your state. Select your state below to view a list of anxiety therapists near you.