Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Hayward, CA.

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


Anxiety Counselor

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, MFTI

Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within driving distance of Hayward

If you are experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety such as numbness or tingling, wobbliness in your legs, heart pounding, difficulty breathing and you have a fear of losing control, counseling can help you. I will work with you to give you tools that will help to calm you and help you to deal with the anxiety and stress you are feeling. I will also work with you to help you identify the thoughts that are leading you to feel anxious and help you to change them.

Anxiety Counselor

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Hayward

Anxiety and Stress are part of the human condition. Many of us don't realize how much of our brain's real estate anxiety and stress take up - robbing us of being able to be present for what is in front of us instead of reacting to some fear or past trauma. I can help you build your inner resilience and recognition of when you are being driven by anxiety/stress so that you can find your way out of a historic reaction and into a more current narrative.

Anxiety Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Hayward

There is an almost infinite list of causes for anxiety and stress, probably a few more if you live in a metropolitan area. Maybe your anxiety is decades old from trauma, family of origin, or chemically related. Perhaps it's situational and can be attributed to a recently suffered trauma, is work related, or relationship related. When you are stressed out or anxious, your brain doesn't function optimally. Instead, it functions in crisis mode and impairs your decision making ability and leaves you feeling too drained for the rest of your life. I will help you to regain your control by giving you concrete strategies and tools to manage them.

Anxiety Counselor

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman

Within driving distance of Hayward

Anxiety disorders are the most common issue that brings people to therapy. Although anxiety is a normal emotion because it helps us not enter dangerous situations, it can take over people's lives. Treating anxiety issues often involves a combination of learning to tolerate some feelings or normative stress, eliminating negative thoughts that contribute to maladaptive anxiety and developing coping skills to decrease anxiety when is arises. In additions, it is often helpful to process when the anxiety disorder first developed. Sometimes when someone can see the connection between the beginning of the anxiety and the way it has developed, they are able to simply stop the thoughts themselves

Anxiety Counselor

Aaron J Feldman, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Hayward

Any change – or a need for change is stressful and can cause anxiety. Some of us live in a constant state of anxiety. Both are natural. One is struggling to adapt, the other is sensitive to the ongoing uncertainties that we live with day-to-day. Being in a constant state of stress or anxiety may be due to a traumatic experience or it could simply be how you are made. In either scenario, learning to recognize and manage your anxiety can add years to life, pleasure to your relationships, and happiness to your daily experience. This is accomplished through identifying the sources and working with our own particular patterns of response to change, dissatisfaction, and uncertainty.

Anxiety Counselor

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Hayward

I work with my clients to help them understand the differences between stress and anxiety. In both cases, I practice supportive, interactive psychotherapy in which I help my clients become insightful about the sources of their stress or anxiety. In treating anxiety disorders, I have found Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or a gradual approach to Exposure Therapy to be helpful. I generally refer my clients who suffer from anxiety to a colleague psychiatrist, with whom I work collaboratively, for medication management. In working with my clients who present with either disorder, I often teach strategies like meditation, relaxation training and journaling as a part of my therapeutic approach.

Anxiety Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Hayward

Depression, anxiety, excessive worry, and challenges in relationships are rooted in insufficient emotional attunement in formative years. After providing you practical and effective tools that lower anxiety and reduce stress symptoms in the moment; I focus on really attuning to your experience and helping you experience being accepted. As our relationship develops, I find it normal that you will internalize an internal ability to experience yourself as acceptable. After this happens, you will find that the normal "pain in the ass life experiences" that you find will still be there, but you will have a different sense of self that will allow you to navigate them a deeper sense of self!

Anxiety Counselor

Joann Riggio, M.S., M.A. LMFT

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Hayward

Trying to balance work commitments and family can often cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. I can help you find better ways of coping with life's stressors while helping you create balance for your specific needs. Sometimes anxiety seems to appear out of nowhere and that could very confusing and isolating. For deeper rooted causes of anxiety, I use Cognitive-Bahavioral-Therapy and EMDR. CBT helps you understand the thought processes that may be causing your anxiety. EMDR helps us explore some past traumas that maybe getting triggering anxiety and then work to desensitize the trauma for more relief from the symptoms.

Anxiety Counselor

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Hayward

Noticing nonstop anxious thoughts and feelings? Has stressed reached a level that it is impacting your health, life, relationships, and career? Has obsessive worry become larger than you such that worry is running the show instead of you? Tired of not knowing how to shut it all down when you want to? I'm here, and i can help. I specialize in helping individuals take a deep breath, step back, learn more about what is happening on a deeper level, and utilize tools and steps to create permanent change once and for all. You deserve to be in charge of yourself once again. Anxiety, obsessive thoughts, and stress can be reworked into feeling empowered and calm within. My website shares more!

Anxiety Counselor

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Hayward

Often, anxiety comes up because of a narrative of negative or repetitive thoughts. These thoughts are usually related to an idea about the past or the future. Once you are aware of your thoughts patterns you can develop tools to manage these thoughts to reduce and even eliminate anxiety. I will teach you Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and Stress Management Exercises to help with this process. Some clients also benefit from having an Emotional Support Animal as part of their treatment plan. I structure each treatment plan according to each client's individual needs.

Anxiety Counselor

Zak Forrest, Zachary Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Hayward

Anxiety and stress are felt when life overwhelms the capacity to experience. When events are too much to bear, too much to make sense of, or tolerate, we feel stress or anxiety. If unable to be with challenging life events we are left in this anxious state, held hostage by what cannot be digested or made sense of. I help people decrease stress and anxiety by increasing their ability to more fully inhabit themselves and be with their own experiences so that events of the past and present can be lived in and more comfortably felt. A sense of self, self-confidence, capacity, and control is restored.

Anxiety Counselor

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Hayward

I help men, women, and teens who are feeling anxious and stressed out, develop the skills they need to succeed. I understand that we in the Bay Area live in a "high expectations" environment. As a clinical psychologist with more than 10 years of experience, I have treated countless individuals for anxiety and stress-related concerns. My approach to therapy is client-centered, authentic, and based on current research. Psychotherapy can be transformative and life-changing. I am happy to offer a free initial phone consultation and to answer any question you may have. Give me a call today!

Anxiety Counselor

Josh Stern, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Hayward

Pick anytime in your life and I bet there was anxiety and stress there. Probably what brings you to seeking therapy now is some sort of anxiety or stress. My belief is that although these things are constants, we can have a different relationship with them. That's what I offer my clients in therapy. The big difference is do I rule over my worries or do they rule over me. I help individuals have the former relationship.



You have Found the Top Therapists for Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD in Hayward, CA.

Thank you for visiting our California page of stress therapists in Hayward, California who are skilled and experienced in dealing with anxiety, worry, and panic in all its forms.  Worry and stress can cause a myriad of physical symptoms and wreck havoc on both our personal life and our relationships. Counseling for stress and PTSD in Hayward, CA will give you healthy tools and help you move forward. Let's get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Hayward is located in Alameda County, California. It has a land area of 45.53 square miles and a water area of 18.28 square miles.  The population of Hayward is 158,289 people with 46,713 households and a median annual income of $65,096. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Hayward, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Hayward are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans