Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Merced, CA.

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


Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490
Anxiety Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95353 - Nearby to Merced.

Anxiety can arise from several places - one is the mind - people can think & imagine scenarios in their minds that create anxiety, when their thoughts and imagination may not even be true. Anxiety is also common in people who did not have a safe & secure experience with caregivers as they were growing up. The brain ends up being wired in a way that reproduces anxiety. Fortunately, due to new research in the field of neuropsychology & neuroplasticity, this can be changed!

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.

Valerie Lamke, MS, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Valerie Lamke, MS, LMFT

Abalance Client-Centered Counseling

In 95382 - Nearby to Merced.

I begin by creating a symptom profile of your anxiety and look for a baseline so that we can work together to really have a great treatment plan. By using mindfulness techniques with DBT we can create ways to calm the mind and the adrenogenic responses often seen in anxiety clients. By learning how to identify stressors and triggers, you can begin the process to cope better and reduce the severity of an anxiety response. I often include de-sensitization training for many cases.

Irit Goldman, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Irit Goldman, LMFT

Dr. Irit Goldman EMDRIA approved consultant / EMDR certified clinician.

In 95350 - Nearby to Merced.

Anxiety, stress and panic often stem from past trauma. Most people don't realize how past trauma can effect their present coping skills. Present economic times bring so much stress and anxiety to people. Stress can cause many health issues as a direct result. I offer stress management to my client with CBT and the state of the art treatment on EMDR. I am trained and EMDRIA certified clinician.

Louise Barnick, MS, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Louise Barnick, MS, LMFT

Louise McCoy Barnick, Psychotherapist

In 95355 - Nearby to Merced.

If you suffer from anxiety and stress then you are probably anxious about whether or not therapy will help you. My approach to anxiety is a cgnitive behavioral one which means that you will learn how to manage your anxiety, when appropriate, by behavioral techniques such as relaxation, deep breathing, visiualization, and refocusing. Cognitive techniques include looking at the triggers of anxiety, recognizing the automatic negative responses of our thinking, and learning positive, truthful self talk. Occasionally, trying to stop the anxiety can make one more anxious about not stopping it. Client will learn that at these times it may be best to "ride it out".

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc
Anxiety Counselor

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

You may have incessant thoughts racing through your mind, you can't stop analyzing, and you are stuck in the future catastrophizing about possible outcomes, or ruminating about your past choices and life experiences. Your body state is heightened and on-the-go. You try to relax because people tell you so but it doesn’t work. You wonder why you can't just 'let things go" and "go with the flow" just like many other people do. With anxiety, we get stuck either in the past or the future. Our near-constant mind chatter and physiological arousal deprives us of being in the present moment and cherishing invaluable daily moments. Instead, you find yourself wanting to control things to lessen your a

Sean Sprigle, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Sean Sprigle, LPCC

Licensed professional clinical counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Anxiety and stress are like an evil and corrosive thread that work their way through every aspect of a life. It can rob the joy that can make life worth living. I know from both personal and professional experience how anxiety and stress can take the joy out of life and also how to overcome these issues and put them in your past. With the aid of tools like EMDR CBT and guided visualizations I can help you overcome this issue and heal from the issues that drive it. Additionally, I can provide tools, coping skills, and other resources to help you manage this particular issue, and experience increased relief from these symptoms with each session.


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Merced is located in Merced County, California. It has a land area of 23.22 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Merced is 82,436 people with 25,330 households and a median annual income of $37,627. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Merced are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Merced may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Merced public health department.