Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of our everyday lives. Sometimes it looks like temporary worry or fear, other times, it may be work related or stress-induced. But anxiety disorders, look more like a severe mental illness where one’s life is negatively impacted on a regular basis. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the fear and worry can worse over time. Some common symptoms of an anxiety disorder include difficulty concentrating, restlessness, irrationality, muscle tension, trouble sleeping, feeling on edge, shortness of breath, heart palpitations and getting easily fatigued. Anxiety disorders are typically treated with psychotherapy, medication or both.

Local Experts in Anxiety

Christina Aegerter

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy

Imagine if you could wake up every day and despite what your mind is telling you (because I know it will keep screaming, “You can’t do it,” “You’re not good enough,”) still work towards the stuff that you really care about. Instead of giving in every time your mind tells you to, you could continue to move toward what matters.

Davis Falcon

Individual Therapy

I have worked with many clients experiencing anxiety, and have found that a multifaceted approach is particularly useful in alleviating symptoms. I often try to first determine the root of anxiety, begin to challenge the anxious thinking patterns, introduce mindfulness/breathing exercises, then work on shifting towards a perspective of acceptance.

Kathy Temple

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Family Therapy

Your child may be calm one moment and exploding in anger or tears the next, complaining of body aches, having difficulty sleeping, avoiding leaving the house, hyper focused on perfection, needing control, defiant, often irritable, or struggling to focus. In turn, perhaps you find yourself with similar symptoms. Or, maybe you constantly worry about your child. I work with both you and your child.

Georginia Weygand, Ed.S.

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Individual Therapy

With experience in school based counseling as well as private counseling, I can help address anxiety, self-esteem, growth mindset, depression, negative self-comments, and social skills through a combination of play, Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral techniques, and other strategies to help guide children (ages 4-16) to develop coping strategies.

Arianna Smith

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

I love working with people who have anxiety, perfectionism, or \'Type A\' tendencies. Often folks with anxiety spend their life obsessing about the past or worrying in the future. Together, we can get to the root of your anxiety, learn how to enjoy the moment and get your life back to where it was before anxiety took over.

Natalie Henry

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Individual Therapy

I am a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America ADAA and attend monthly consultation and training groups.

Paula Stephani

Individual Therapy

Anxiety is not something we can eliminate completely - it's our brain's natural protective response to a perceived threat. But out-of-control anxiety can keep us from living and enjoying our lives fully. The good news is that anxiety is a well-researched mechanism in the brain and effective strategies based on neuroscience have been developed by psychologists to reduce anxiety.

Alex Song

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

Anxiety is a response to stressors in life and engaging in our responses will better help how we react in stress. I utilize mindfulness and body awareness to engage with the client to understand their anxiety better. We also focus on lessening the burden of anxiety on the clients life.

Laura Brassie

Individual Therapy

I will teach you some practical techniques to get your anxiety a little more under control right away, and then we'll tackle the roots of where it's coming from.

Danelle Chapman

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy

My approach with anxiety is very bottom up, I work with my clients to calm their body to calm their mind. By learning to regulate the downstairs brain (fight, flight, freeze response) you can then access your upstairs brain (reasoning, decision making). Once the skills are built to feel safe in ones body we can dig in to understand the story of our anxiety and change our relationship with it.

Angela Dotzenrod

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

As someone who used to experience significant anxiety herself, Angie knows how debilitating this can be, and how much it can interfere with achieving our most important goals. She loves to help people work through this barrier, so others can experience the relief that currently hard to imagine.

Jennifer Kilgo

Individual Therapy

Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in our society today. In our fast-paced, pressured, nonstop lives and culture, it can be incredibly challenging to keep up. As women, we also tend to put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves to be everything to everyone. At Root Counseling, we specialize in helping women break from anxiety using effective, cutting-edge therapies.

Allison Johandon

Individual Therapy

Anxiety can manifest itself in many different ways. For some people it looks like difficulty managing stress, for others a constant nervousness. However you experience it, it can effect all aspects of your life. We will work together to establish both day to day coping mechanisms and an understanding about how your past is effecting you today.

Cindy Gordon

Individual Therapy

I teach mindfulness, cognitive- and body- based awareness to notice, label and compassionately observe their thoughts and emotions. I also focus on the inner critic and perfectionism, which are interrelated with anxiety issues.

Carl Fritzen

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Child Therapy

Having worked inpatient for many years, I have gained the experience needed to help those suffering from anxiety disorders overcome their anxiety.

Nikkita Stonner

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy

I help teens and adults suffering from anxiety and depression in Denver to feel less anxious and happier in their lives. I find that when you’re able to relax and feel motivated, it increases your self-esteem and outlook on the future. Your experience is valid and I want to hear it and everything that comes with it. We’ll work together to understand the source of your worries, fear, sadness, etc.

JESSICA FORREY

Individual Therapy

Anxiety is our body’s way of communicating that something needs attention. Together, we’ll get curious about what your anxiety may be trying to show you. I’ll help you tune into your body’s cues, unpack unhelpful thought patterns, and learn to use accessible strategies to calm and center yourself whenever you need to.

Erica Johnson

Individual Therapy

Anxiety can be hard to understand at times, like when it sneaks up on us for no apparent reason, or when we just can't leave the house to go grocery shopping or a walk. I take a mindfulness approach to therapy to help individuals learn tools they can use to take pauses throughout the day to check in with themselves. They are able to see what they need in the moment to help them manage the anxiety

Allison Harvey

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

Together, we can take a look at your anxiety, create more understanding and support and decrease your symptoms!

Kristen Lewis

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

Do you have difficulty turning off your brain or have a specific fear that gets ahold of you? Or perhaps you avoid attending social gatherings or worry so often that it is exhausting. Working with anxiety is one of my specialities. I will work with you to provide the tools on how to manage your fears and worries. We will work together to help you feel more confident and free from worries.

Terry Bohn

Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

Anxiety often looks and/or feels like anxiousness, fear, stressed, worried, burnout, fatigue, racing thoughts, doubt, distrust, restlessness, distress, uncertainty, inability to concentrate, overall discomfort, nervousness, overly concerned, preoccupied, obsessed, strained, tense, distracted, apprehensive and/or troubled.

Brenda Bomgardner

Individual Therapy

Anxiety is like being on pins and needles all the time. Past mistakes and future uncertainty robs you of your ability to be comfortable in your own skin. Questioning yourself and second guessing yourself are shadows that lurk around the corners of every decision. The solution to anxiety is developing skills that help you live in the here and now. Sounds easy. Be present in your own life today.

Brittany Tuttle

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

Alli Guerrero

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy

I will help you learn tools to manage anxiety that has gotten in the way of you living the thriving life you want. Sometimes anxiety can keep you from doing what you love; other times it can bring up thoughts of suicide because you just can't figure out how to control it. I will use CBT, DBT, and my expertise in crisis management to assist you with finding the right coping skills for you.

Sarah Freeze

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

Anxiety is pervasive and robs you from the ability to enjoy the present moment! It can take all sorts of shapes and forms. Therapy looks different between each individual I work with. It can be easy to focus on the problems, but with my help we will be solution-focused, facilitating growth and progress.

Emily Derouin

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

I have experience providing exposure work to phobias, OCD, and Hoarding. I also rely on CBT and ACT approaches to tackle anxiety and worry to help you feel less consumed by your thoughts and feelings.

Rebecca Frank

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy

Anxiety comes in all shapes and forms. Learning that emotions do not always have to be overwhelming and that we have permission to have emotions is so important to being able to manage and move through anxiety.

Joanna Ford

Individual Therapy

I say both optimism and anxiety can exist within us. We are encouraged by society to “view the glass as half full.” If we are unable, it is okay, optimism may return. If you are finding that it is not, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can assist folks living with anxiety to live in accordance with their values.

Jenna Rosenfeld

Individual Therapy

Anxiety feels so troubling, but it doesn't have to be. I employ cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to assist those with anxiety and help them produce more rational, comforting thoughts.

Jamie Gandolph

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy

Many times when we push down and cover up our core emotions we tend to experience anxiety. Through processing and EMDR therapy clients can access their core emotions, processing them completely, and stop anxiety from unnecessarily arising.

Ellie Adelman

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

Anxiety often accompanies many other mental health challenges, including trauma, adjustment to major life changes, relationship challenges, chronic illness, social connection challenges, and psychosis. I have supported a majority of my clients with managing anxiety, in addition to other linked mental health challenges.

Kelly Wiepking

Individual Therapy

Kelly has provided therapy for individuals experiencing generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and phobias.

Carolyn Duhn

Individual Therapy

Anxiety can show up in many different forms- from feeling nervous, on edge, or like something bad could happen any moment to having muscle tension, upset stomach or indigestion frequently or unexplainedly. It is here for some reason and together we will learn skills to come back to calm and ease as well as work towards addressing the core issue(s) that is driving it for you. Your body can heal!

Marnie Bambara

Individual Therapy

We all experience anxiety and fear during times of uncertainty and increased distress. When it starts to impact your daily functioning and get in the way of caring for yourself, psychotherapy can help. Together, we can explore triggers for your anxiety and fears, the behavioral responses that follow, and learn how to better manage uncertainty.

Tonia Lowe

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy

Worrying all the time about everything. Difficulty focusing. Knots in your stomach. Headaches. Out of control emotions. Do these things sound familiar? Do you wonder if you will ever feel 'normal?' The good news is that it is possible to alleviate overwhelming anxiety and I would be honored to help you do just that.

Jenna Griffith

Individual Therapy

Helping people manage anxiety is one of my specialities. Many of my clients are driven individuals, with a tendency to take on a lot of stress and pressure by trying to 'do it all.' I'll provide you with concrete, practical tools for grounding and balancing the nervous system. I'll also help you with setting boundaries, so you'll be able to be more present and less overwhelmed.

Carrie McCrudden

Individual Therapy

Anxiety can be paralyzing, constantly telling you what to be afraid of, what bad things might happen and how awful of a person you are. Anxiety is also a liar. Most of what our anxiety tells us to worry about won't actually come true (even if it really, really feels like it). It keeps us stuck, miserable and fearful, but you can learn to work around it. Dr. Carrie can help.

Michelle Panek

Individual Therapy

Do you experience a feeling of overwhelm in one, or many, areas of your life? Anxiety can be very uncomfortable, but fortunately there are specific techniques and skills you can learn to help you manage your stress. I will work with you to explore how anxiety is showing up in your life, and to determine which methods will help you the most.

Brittany Wingfield

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy

Anxiety can feel isolating. People may tell you to just get over it, or just try and not acknowledge it, but that seems impossible. It feels like a whole body experience that is encapsulating. It has affected your relationships, because you find that you just want to stay home. Maybe it has started to affect your career, as you find it difficult to communicate with other co-workers.

Nancy Bortz

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

Anxiety is a manifestation of suppressing our emotions. My approach will support you in understanding your emotions and how your emotions keep you from living more in the here and now. We are a product of our past, and if we are continuing to feel resentful, victimized, and wounded from our past, then that further fosters anxiety. Therapy with me will teach you how to let go to free yourself .

Helene Simons

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy

Life can be hard to manage when you are experiencing stress and anxiety. I help people manage these feelings and prevent them from getting in the way of their personal and professional lives.

Tom Devine

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy

Changing our relationship to anxiety and developing skills for effectively coping with it can help a person to move forward in life.

Lauren Northrup

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

Anxiety is a normal part of life, but when it consumes our daily lives, it can be disruptive, debilitating, and distracting. I work to help you understand your anxiety ques and work with you to manage and respond to your anxiety and triggers productively and deliberately. I can help manage anxiety along with the symptoms of shame, fear, and panic that many people face on a daily basis.

Sabrina Merz

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Family Therapy

Anxiety is a normal human experience that we all have from time to time. Everyone is familiar with the heart pounding, knees wobbling feeling. For some people, this normal reaction becomes a problem. You may feel anxious too often, or without reason. It may be hard for you to relax or get your mind to stop racing. I work with clients to soothe the manifestation of anxiety in their bodies and minds

Shannon Heers

Individual Therapy

I employ CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as treatment for anxiety and have many years experience and coursework in CBT.

Eric Blommel

Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

Once you've been able to rule out medical reasons for experiencing anxiety, the next step in solving the mystery is to find out what happened to you to produce the symptoms. Anxiety can be a natural response to awful events. Even though our bodies can feel like the enemy when we feel the symptoms of anxiety, our bodies also often hold the key to releasing our suffering.

Cadence Chiasson

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

It seems that more people than ever suffer from anxiety and I'd love to help you move to a more calm state in your daily life. Please check out my website for more information or to request an appointment!

Elinor Nygren Szapiro

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy

Anxiety can be a very uncomfortable feeling, particularly when it feels like the background 'wallpaper' in your life. Fortunately, there are new mind-body therapy methods for clearing our anxious body sensations and thoughts. They help us move out of our anxious nervous system into our relaxed, restful nervous system, the 'parasympathetic system'. I'm happy to help you with this in therapy.

Desiree Carroll

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy

Do you experience worry on a regular basis? Do you find that you are restless, irritated, unable to stop worrying, or fear that something awful might happen? I believe you deserve freedom from anxiety. I can provide space to assist you in developing coping skills to help you break free!

Amanda Rebel

Individual Therapy

Many clients I work, and have worked with, seek out therapy due to feeling anxious, worried or overwhelmed. I have experience working with people to find and implement the right skills that help them feel calm and in control. These skills may include: relaxation activities, de-sensitization, as well as processing and working with underlying issues that may be the cause of the anxiety.

Melanie Smithson

Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy

Somatic psych and Sedona Releasing are profound tools for working with anxiety. I have worked with hundreds of clients over the years who have moved through any number of fears.

Lauren Borkowski

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy

I help people who may be struggling with excessive worry, difficulty sleeping, tension, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, irritability, fatigue, and trouble relaxing. I support anxious clients in better understanding the causes of their feelings, learning new tools for easing anxious thoughts and feelings, and developing tools to maintain a greater sense of calmness.

Gretchen Seefried

Child Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy

When we become dysregulated, daily life can become a challenge. It is normal to have feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression during abnormal times. I can offer you some psychological first aid to help you manage these emotions and provide you with tools you can use right now to feel better and to stay connected to yourself and your loved ones.

Anna Mayer

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy

I love working with anxiety in all its forms - relationship anxiety, panic attacks, that nameless sense of dread. I have several years experience working with hospitalized and intensive outpatient groups to tame anxiety and panic using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and somatic therapy approaches.

Shawn Brndiar

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy

Out of all of the issues I work with, anxiety seems to be one of the biggest driving factors people come to see me for therapy. Whether it is generalized anxiety, social phobias, shame, or perfectionism; Anxiety, more than anything else, invades every part of life. I help you develop a new relationship with the world that isn't shaped by anxiety.

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