Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Northridge, CA.

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


Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #111146

In 90004 - Nearby to Northridge.

Anxiety and stress have a powerful presence in modern life, intricately woven into the fabric of our days. Pressure to perform optimally dictates our personal and professional arenas, and yet we blame ourselves for how anxiety has it's way with us. Productivity is a rampant and influential player in how we measure ourselves, and the self help movement proclaims there is always room for improvement. How do we find leverage over anxiety and stress? How do we carve a place for ourselves despite it? These are some of the questions that are important to explore in order to better understand the phenomenon of anxiety and stress that is permeating our lives.

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90250 - Nearby to Northridge.

Babies are born with a drive to stay close to a caregiver. This human survival instinct persists into adulthood as the drive to form a secure bond with a partner. No matter how old we are, emotional connection still feels like safety, while isolation feels like danger. It makes sense then that if you don’t feel securely connected to another person, you will be more vulnerable to anxiety. Yet often the anxiety itself makes it difficult for you to form the secure connection you need so much. Emotionally Focused Therapy can help you break this cycle and form secure bonds that serve as both a safe haven when you need support, and a secure base from which you can confidently go out into the world

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Anxiety Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90049 - Nearby to Northridge.

Without a doubt, the most common problems that people come to see me is related to anxiety and stress in their lives. Quite often they feel unsettled, scared, confused, and frustrated when they first come to see me. Some have panic attacks as well. This is a terrible way to live. And here's some good news: anxiety and stress can be treated, quite often with great success. I like to take a good history to see how much of your anxiety and stress is related to current circumstances, perhaps an underlying health condition, and possible genetic causes. Then we can explore different treatment options that work for you. I like to use a collaborative approach. This gets the best results.

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS
Anxiety Counselor

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS

Clinical Psychologist

In 90010 - Nearby to Northridge.

I provide cognitive-behavioral treatment for adults with anxiety disorders including phobias, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Treatment is individualized and short-term with a focus on breaking the anxiety cycle via psychoeducation, challenging problematic thoughts, and facing feared situations through exposure. Clients are asked to keep records and do homework outside of session to facilitate learning.

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.

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist

In 91362 - Nearby to Northridge.

In the past decades we have learned so much about the way our brains and bodies work together in order to help us survive. We are hard-wired to feel and react to threatening events in our environment - it tells us we are in danger. These thoughts, along with the accompanying feelings, can become overwhelming if we obsess on them without finding possible safeguards or solutions. Psychotherapy can help by identifying stressors and anxieties, helping you understand how you are thinking about problems, adapting to certain situations, managing the emotions related the related emotions, and working on self-care (sleep, nutrition, exercise, medical treatment of anxiety disorders).

Tracey Dwyer, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Tracey Dwyer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Northridge.

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.

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Northridge.

You might be longing for change that can bring some sense of peace to the anxiety and stress you carry daily but are afraid of the unpredictable and the unknown and find yourself moving aimlessly from one distraction to another. The relationship between therapist and patient has a context, a sharing of subjective experiences that cannot help but play out in unique and meaningful ways. Because every human being and each individual's process is unique, I won't put you through a series of pre-determined exercises or fit you into some theoretical model. I work in collaboration with you to explore and discover the context of your anxiety thereby helping you to manage it more productively.

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Northridge.

It has been show that stress leads to increased cortisol levels which can be very damaging to the human body. I believe that incorporating mindfulness techniques can be very beneficial to individuals dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety. I often incorporate mind-body techniques in my therapeutic approach to stress and anxiety. I work with clients to alleviate these symptoms in an effort to maintain a healthy mind and body.

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.
Anxiety Counselor

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Northridge.

I work with many patients who are struggling with anxiety and stress, whether it is due to relationship or life pressures, difficult family dynamics, or long-term individual anxiety that is preventing them from experiencing life in a freer, stronger, more peaceful and productive manner. We work together to determine the underlying causes that have produced (or may be continuing to provoke) their anxiety; then we focus on ways to see their lives and their problems more clearly, giving them more ability to have realistic expectations & more impact on their life situations. I help them find (and practice) concrete ways to reduce stress in their lives, increasing strength and lessening anxiety.

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Northridge.

Anxiety is an emotion about expectations, perfectionism and looking to the future. We hold anxiety in our bodies; we develop anxious behaviors and often disorders develop which involve panic. We can get caught up in the beliefs driven by society of pursuing happiness externally. Anxiety comes in many forms manifested from the conditioned belief of “not being good enough and seeking that place, the place of outer validation and acceptance.” Sometimes our beliefs are only habits and we think without them we would not know how to be in the world. To let go of these old beliefs would be frightening. Our first step is self-compassion. Compassion reminds us that we do belong, as surely as we have been lost in obtaining approval from others rather than...(view profile to read more)

Sandra Santana, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Sandra Santana, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91355 - Nearby to Northridge.

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety but sometimes it gets to a point where it is hard to manage on our own. My job is to provide you the tools to help you decrease these feelings. Depending on the diagnosis, symptoms and severity, we will come up with a treatment plan that would be most effective for you. All treatment plans will include relaxation techniques and learning ways to manage those "what if" thoughts. Other techniques include exposure therapy, assertive skills and setting limits with others. As a team, we will get you through this together.

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91403 - Nearby to Northridge.

Are you stressed out? Anxiety keeping you up at night? Worried all the time? You want to relax, but don't know how? Your brain going a mile a minute with thoughts racing around, and you can't turn them off. It doesn't have to be that way. I can help. I can teach you ways to reduce the stress and anxiety in your life, be more rational, and once again enjoy your life to the fullest.

Wendy Jones, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Wendy Jones, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 93063 - Nearby to Northridge.

Everyone can feel some level of anxiety once in a while. But overwhelming, recurring, or "out of nowhere" fear can deeply impact people. Sometimes anxiety can cause fatigue, irritability, difficulty focusing, sleep problems and muscle tension. When anxiety interferes like this, therapy can really help. Together, we will figure out the most troublesome issues, develop a treatment plan, and tackle the goals at a comfortable pace. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, but also incorporate other modalities when helpful (i.e. exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, relaxation).

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Adolescent & Emerging Adulthood Specialist

In 90401 - Nearby to Northridge.

It takes an act of courage for sensitive young adults to learn to trust and believe in themselves. It takes self-awareness for them to learn to speak their truth. I help sensitive young adults to develop the self-love necessary to fully accept themselves. Ultimately, the key to living a peaceful life lies in knowing who you are and what you feel. I help young people stand strong in what is true for them. I help my clients learn to not waste their time looking to others for approval. Through our work together, I help young people to discover their authentic self-expression and embark on the journey of the dream for their life.

Ruben Gutierrez, M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Ruben Gutierrez, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91350 - Nearby to Northridge.

My clients benefit from a mindfulness approach to managing anxiety and stress. I have extensive experience working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and victims of crime and early childhood trauma including physical and sexual abuse. Through processing trauma in the psychotherapeutic process and learning to implement mindfulness techniques like meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and the Emotional Freedom Technique, clients learn skills that are both meaningful, practical, and effective in reducing stress and anxiety.

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.
Anxiety Counselor

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed marriage and family therapist (#17142)

In 93065 - Nearby to Northridge.

Many of my clients come in suffering from anxiety and stress. I have a wide range of tools to help with these symptoms. First we try to determine the immediate causes of stress and anxiety, and try to remove or lessen them if possible. Then we try to make any lifestyle changes that we can. Next we implement anxiety management tools, including relaxation training, breathing techniques, mindfulness, and perhaps hypnotherapy if appropriate. Most clients experience at least some relief very quickly, and relief of most if not all symptoms with time and practice of the skills we work on. Give a call, and together we'll see what we can do for your stress and anxiety.

Mark Tinley, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Mark Tinley, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Northridge.

People have different thresholds and levels of stimulation that are ideal for them. Too little and it is difficult to engage, to be interested. Too much and the mind races, has difficulty focusing, and you become anxious and exhausted. The right amount creates focus, creativity and productivity/efficiently. This can translate into your level of stress. Too little and it’s difficult to be motivated. Too much and it’s counter productive. The right amount helps you become engaged and focused. In Counseling we explore and find what you need to manage your stress & anxiety?

Jennifer Stonefield, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jennifer Stonefield, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90210 - Nearby to Northridge.

Anxiety and stress is one of the most common reasons for seeking therapy. Anxiety can be triggered in many ways and therefore, it can manifest and impact us in many ways. Living anywhere, especially in a large city such as Los Angeles, can create day-to-day stress, which then has the potential to impact one’s anxiety. Anxiety and stress can also impact one’s sexual needs, as well as be a result of such issues. Goals that target both anxiety and stress can be achieved with the right therapist by your side. I appreciate you trusting your therapeutic needs with me.

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91020 - Nearby to Northridge.

We live in stressful times and many people struggle with anxiety that can range from simple daily worry to debilitating fear. Identifying the triggers underlying anxiety, big or small, can help you develop strategies for dealing with the thought patterns and fixed beliefs that are preventing you from living life to the fullest. As we begin to process your anxiety together, we may find that it is caused by past trauma or events in your family history. Developing skills to cope with immediate anxiety, while slowly working through past trauma or family issues can help to decrease the experience of anxiety in daily living, as well as in your life, overall.

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.
Anxiety Counselor

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Northridge.

Anxiety and stress can have a huge impact on not only your mental health, but also your physical health (sleep, appetite), your relationships with others and your regular activities of daily life. Working with a therapist to understand your anxiety and help you manage those feelings that trigger anxiety in your life can help you get back to your regular routine and regain a sense of control over your own life.

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90025 - Nearby to Northridge.

Anxiety feels so awful. Constant stress, muscle tension, out-of-control worry, phobias, and more. Reading endless tips on the internet just isn't a solution -- your concerns require real help. I take an approach that helps you at your emotional center, to release fears and tension from both your body and mind. So many clients have described being able to breathe fully once again. Please take a look at my website and schedule a phone call so that we can talk.

Jan Click, MSW, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Jan Click, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 91355 - Nearby to Northridge.

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.

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91436 - Nearby to Northridge.

Are you tired of feeling anxious and fearful? Do you have too much stress in your life? I am a psychologist that specializes in helping you decrease feelings of anxiety, fear, and stress. With empathy and compassion, I work collaboratively with you to gain understanding and insight into the situations that cause you anxiety so that you can finally thrive in your life rather than survive it!

Christine Izquierdo, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Christine Izquierdo, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90035 - Nearby to Northridge.

My treatment approach prioritizes interventions that increase resilience, bravery, and control in the things that can be controlled. We all experience anxiety and stress throughout our lives. However when chronically unmanaged, anxiety and stress can start to negatively impact productivity, relationships, happiness, and physical functioning. I have extensive training in integrative mind-body interventions including biofeedback, mindfulness for stress reduction, and compassion focused therapy. All of which are designed to decrease unhelpful anxiety, stress, and related physical symptoms, while increasing inner strength, self-esteem, and empowerment to take control of your well-being!



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