Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Acton, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Acton, California.


Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91103 - Nearby to Acton.

At its core, anxiety and stress is fear. A stressed or anxious person might not think of it as the feeling of fear, but fear is what drives a person to worry and tense up. My clients have frequently told me how they cannot help it, that life just piles heavy responsibilities and problems onto their shoulders. This is true, that life hands us unthinkable challenges. That is exactly why you cannot afford to let anxiety and fear take over your mind--fear and worry cannot solve a single thing, but give you emotional suffering. I know how to help you better manage your stress and anxiety. Therapy does not take your problem away, but it helps you gain control over your stress and anxiety.

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90041 - Nearby to Acton.

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at one time or another in their lives. Stress interferes in peoples lives at least moderately; however, chronic stress can affect your health, causing symptoms from headaches, high blood pressure, and chest pain to heart palpitations, skin rashes, and loss of sleep. Talk therapy has been proven to alleviate stress and in my practice I also use breathing, relaxation, and meditation techniques that help clients alleviate their stress symptoms.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Anxiety Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Much of anxiety and stress are related to the negative messages we send ourselves. We worry about what others think of us, what may happen in the future, and how we acted in the past; just to name a few. Because much of anxiety is based in our thoughts; a large portion of the work we do in this therapy is to challenge our thinking. By challenging our negative thoughts, we can experience a more positive shift in emotions and behaviors. We will also discuss and practice mindfulness strategies as a way to work on being more present in the moment and decrease the focus on negative repetitive thinking. Relief from anxiety is possible with effective skills.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 91001 - Nearby to Acton.

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Acton.

Life has a way of making us feel overwhelmed and out of control at times. Stress and anxiety can build up and consume your thoughts and feelings. I believe that by exploring unmet needs from the past, people can develop healthier relationships today. By working through painful losses and wounds, people can release unhelpful beliefs about themselves and others in order to live more fully in the present and with hope for the future. We are hurt in relationships; we are also healed in relationship, and the therapeutic relationship can be a useful resource. If you are ready to take the next step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

Robin Landau PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Robin Landau PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 91355 - Nearby to Acton.

For clients with Anxiety and Stress, I utilize the following evidence-based treatments a safe and supportive environment: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I help my clients to connect their thoughts, feeling and behaviors to help decrease their symptoms. We also practice mindfulness, tolerating distress, regulating their emotions, and effectively navigating interpersonal relationships which will also aid in managing anxiety and stress.

Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91105 - Nearby to Acton.

There are times when you feel overwhelmed with the challenges of life. You have difficulties expressing your thoughts and feelings. Fear seeps in and you begin to second guess yourself and allow fear to lead your thoughts. Find ways to rest easy and feel calm even in the midst of a storm. Together, we can work through handling life while taking care of others and yourself. Discover peace from your fears and worries. Take the next step toward comfort right now.

Kristina de Bree, MA, LMFT, EMDR Certified
Anxiety Counselor

Kristina de Bree, MA, LMFT, EMDR Certified

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant

In 91355 - Nearby to Acton.

Do you struggle with anxiety and stress? Do you have difficult to control worry? Do you have a hard time unwinding from all of your stress? Do you hold tension in your body? Maybe you have never successfully been able to unwind. As a licensed mental health professional and EMDR certified therapist, I work with individuals to overcome the effects of ongoing anxiety and stress.

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Acton.

Stress and Anxiety can be limiting ones potential in life as well as cause health complications in the long run. Both stress and anxiety can be managed. Together we will look at coping techniques that can work for you to help alleviate some of the anxiety and stress you are experiencing. We will then turn to the causes and find ways to navigate them.

David Highfill, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

David Highfill, LCSW

Therapist & Counselor

In 91101 - Nearby to Acton.

Anxiety and stress are among the most common symptoms people experience in their everyday lives. When these start to feel uncontrollable, it may be time to seek assistance. I will start where you are, learning from you what issues are contributing to your anxiety and stress, how long these issues have been contributing to your stress level, what you have tried to do so far, what you may have thought about but haven't yet attempted, and barriers you have that maintain these stressors in your life. Together, we will practice ways to prioritize your issues, allow you to tackle them individually, and develop relaxation techniques to help you through this process.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

The modern world we live in is full of amazing technological advancements and organizational wonders, but it is also more complex and demanding than ever before. The myriad competing demands of our lives, how busy we are, the continual pressure to do and be more creates enormous stress for all of us. This stress can escalate into anxiety and the added strain of these issues easily begins to short-circuit our ability to function at our best, to feel good, to maintain relationships and responsibilities. I can help you understand the internal and external forces creating these negative feelings, and together we can find strategies for minimizing stress and anxiety so you can feel better.

Myda Krboyan, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Myda Krboyan, LCSW

Psychotherapist / Clinical Director

In 91505 - Nearby to Acton.

Anxiety can come in the many forms, such as stress anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, spiritual anxiety, general anxiety, and more. It can be difficult to go through the motions in life while holding tension in your body and mind. Anxiety does not have to be a constant in your life. Through scientifically proven anxiety management strategies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices, I will help you master how to manage challenging feelings, manage triggers, and get back to feeling in control, at ease, and uplifted.

Mark Reid
Anxiety Counselor

Mark Reid

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Acton.

One of the most effective treatments for anxiety is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which was developed about 30 years ago. The most common anxiety disorders are specific phobias. Other anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I will help you find the root cause of the anxiety and process the memory that feeds the current symptoms of worry and fear.

Jan Click, MSW, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Jan Click, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 91355 - Nearby to Acton.

Anxiety and stress can rob you of fully living your life. Do you experience anxiety or panic attacks? Are you fearful of the next situation where you will experience these distressing symptoms? Do you have heart palpitations, quesy stomach or dizziness when you get into difficult situations? Maybe you are experiencing daily stress from work and family obligations. Do you have difficulty sleeping, feel irritable and lack enjoyment in your life. If so, I would like to help. I offer innovative counseling approaches that can help you feel better. Through the therapy sessions, you can learn practical and easy to learn skills to help you on a day to day basis. Call for FREE Consultation.

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.
Anxiety Counselor

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

In 91024 - Nearby to Acton.

It is a given! The issue is not that we have anxiety, rather it is not being able to make sense out of what is making us anxious. Anxiety is a warning signal that something is wrong and we need to be alert to what we need to take care of ourselves. Anxiety changes when we can be in dialogue with someone who can help us understand what the surrounded issues are that need our attention. Being alone in our anxiety keeps us trapped. Being connected in our fear changes it. This is what good therapy does. It provides a space to no longer be alone in your anxious feelings. Being responded adequately in your fear allows confidence and peace to return.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Counseling for Anxiety & Stress involves a combination of addressing the external, situational stressors and the client's internal responses to those stressors. I work with my clients to determine where they have control and how they can better exercise that control to reduce anxious feelings, and how to more effectively handle those situations in their lives that are beyond their direct control. I teach clients new stress management skills, practice creating and maintaining healthier boundaries in stressful relationships, and provide new ways of thinking about circumstances to reduce anxiety.

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Acton.

Stress and anxiety feel bigger in isolation. Therapy can help identify the source of stress, what triggers stress reactions, fears and worries, negative thought patterns, and how to manage and cope with stressors in positive ways. If you or your child / adolescent are overwhelmed with stress and are experiencing increased anxiety then I would like to help.

Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT, EMDR
Anxiety Counselor

Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT, EMDR

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91350 - Nearby to Acton.

Suffering from anxiety and stress is one of the leading reasons why people seek therapy. In a supportive, non-judgmental relationship, I will help you to explore and recognize the sources of your worries. As we work together we will identify unconscious thoughts and feelings, make connections between past and present, and you will gain increased clarity and understanding of what gets in the way of your enjoyment and sense of peace. I have helped many clients to progress from a sense of overwhelm and stress to a sense of tranquility and centeredness. I look forward to hearing from you and to accompanying you on this journey.

Tracey Dwyer, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Tracey Dwyer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Acton.

Our work together will give you greater insight into knowing yourself and discovering the root cause of your anxiety. We will look to past relationships( familial and others) as well as here-and-now experiences in your life in order to discover unconscious conflicts, patterns, beliefs, thoughts are contributing to the formation of the anxiety symptoms. As you grow in knowing the cause of the symptoms, and understanding how the past psychological pain is creating present day suffering, you will find an alleviation of anxiety symptoms and a greater freedom in your life.

Drew Carr, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Acton.

Sometimes things go sideways despite your best planning. And unfortunately, nothing can protect you from that. Anxious about this lack of control is pretty normal even if its all you think of. What if you could get back all the time you spend avoiding, worrying, planning, etc.? What would you do? My approach is to help you live in the midst of struggle and get a life you really want.

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91020 - Nearby to Acton.

My approach to the treatment of anxiety is to use the most effective intervention strategies possible. My treatment for anxiety (including panic disorder and OCD) utilizes exposure therapy, which works by helping a person confront a specific fear or memory while in a safe and supportive environment. The main goals of exposure therapy are to help my clients learn that by stopping the avoidance of what they fear, they actually become MORE comfortable and can reduce their anxiety to a substantial degree - all of which opens doors of hope and increases the potential to reach your desired goals with an improved quality of life.

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Acton.

Most people experience anxiety from time to time in their lives. It's the frequency and intensity of these feelings and whether or not they negatively impact one's life that determine the need for professional help. Often it's the way we THINK about troubling issues that determines how anxious we feel. If we can change the negative thought, we can usually change the feeling. This kind of "cognitive restructuring" therapy can be very effective when combined with relaxation techniques to overcome the negative impact of stress anxiety in life.

Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91107 - Nearby to Acton.

Anxiety and Stress are two of the main reasons people come to therapy. Our therapists at La Vie are specially trained to get at the root problems in these areas. We know that stress is a byproduct of a busy life, but if not dealt with correctly it can lead to distress which has disastrous consequences. We are trained to get beneath the symptoms of stress and anxiety in your life and help you get healed at the root of your pain. We can help you learn to respond to your busy life in a healthy and more peaceful way.

Patricia Emerson, Ph.D., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Patricia Emerson, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #37970

In 93550 - Nearby to Acton.

Do anxiety and stress seem to have a strangle-hold on your life? When was the last time you were able to relax? Would you like to again be free and completely relaxed? This is possible! I will listen for the patterns of your anxiety and stress symptoms. From this, I will help you design the plan and give you the tools that can minimize anxiety and stress, putting you in control of your life . It is possible and you can do it!

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Acton.

We all have stress and anxiety; the question is how we deal with them. Therapy can teach various ways of handling these natural states so that they do not hold us back from reaching our goals. Together we will choose and try out ways of helping you through stress and anxiety. Thought-stopping, examining illogical thoughts, self-talk, and hypnotherapy are a few of these techniques.



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Acton is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 39.25 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Acton is 6,956 people with 2,473 households and a median annual income of $89,150. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Acton for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Acton public health department.