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Therapy for anxiety disorders

Is your life filled with tension and worries? Are you feeling restless, nervous, and can’t get rid of uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts? Learn coping skills to challenge negative anxious thinking.

Start anxiety therapy to regain control of your life and feel happier.

How online therapy can help with anxiety

You don’t have to live with worries and fears. Treatment is available, and psychotherapy or talk therapy is often the most effective option. Anxiety therapy treats more than just the symptoms of your problems. Anxiety therapy gives you effective tools to overcome your symptoms and teaches you how to use your skills in your everyday life. Anxiety therapy online is an accessible and affordable option that allows you to talk with your therapist in the safety of your own home or any other place that fits you.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most widely-used therapy for mental health disorders. It’s based on the idea that our thoughts and behavior are connected and focuses on identifying, understanding, and changing thinking and behavior patterns.

How does CBT work?
  • It helps you understand current thought patterns and the way they influence behavior.
  • It teaches you how to replace harmful thought patterns with more positive ones.
  • It teaches you how to change your behavior in response to any triggers.
Advantages of CBT
  • Teaches how to manage difficult feelings and emotions using relaxation techniques
  • Helps you gain control of your thoughts and learn to think rationally in difficult situations
  • Can be completed in a relatively short period of time compared to other talk therapies
  • You learn useful practical strategies that can help you cope with future challenges of life

Get help with anxiety online

Make the first step to a positive change on Calmerry. Our licensed counselors who specialize in anxiety therapy will meet with you on your terms and provide you with the support and tools you need to live a fulfilling life.

  • Complete a survey, choose a subscription plan, and make a payment.
  • We’ll find the best-suited therapist for you within 24 hours.
  • Your therapist will reach out to you to schedule an introductory session.
  • Together, you’ll set long-term therapy goals and short-term objectives.
  • Your counselor will develop a personalized treatment plan and will guide you during the treatment process to help you take back control of your life.

Anxiety therapy can help you:

  • Reframe your thinking
  • Develop self-awareness
  • Learn to set realistic goals for your life
  • Find better ways to cope and solve problems

Easy start in therapy

Get a brief assessment

Answer a few questions to get started. Be confident when sharing your thoughts and worries.

Choose how you get therapy

Pick the subscription plan that’s best for your lifestyle and budget. Get matched with a therapist who fits you.

Start online therapy

Chat with your therapist privately or have live video sessions. Build a life with greater meaning.

Why us

Individual matching

Our experienced team will connect you with the best online therapist suited to your unique needs.

Licensed therapists

All therapists hold valid licenses from their states. They are vetted by our team, so you get the highest quality care at a low price.

Cancel any time

You can cancel at any time you want and easily renew your subscription if you decide to come back.

Human-operated support

Our friendly support agents are available 24/7 and will gladly answer all your questions.

Plans for every pocket

Select the subscription plan that best suits your needs and budget. Plans start at just $50 per week.

Free therapist switching

If you would like to change a therapist, we’ll match you with another mental health professional with expertise in anxiety therapy without charging you anything.

Calmerry vs. traditional in-office anxiety therapy

At Calmerry, we are on a mission to make therapy affordable and accessible to anyone. We are nurturing your mental health through confidential one-on-one text and video sessions.

Provided by licensed therapists
Daily mental support
Flexible scheduling
Advanced client-counselor matching
Low-cost therapy
Video sessions
Digital worksheets
No commute time

See what our clients say about anxiety therapy on Calmerry


Johnny Edwards


Reading Time: < 1 minute I have always been an anxious person so I assumed it was normal. Therapy helped me understand the causes of my anxiety and learn to manage it.

June, 2021


Stephanie Curtis


Reading Time: < 1 minute My therapist was easy to talk to, warm, and very understanding, and the sessions were personalized. It felt like my therapist truly cared.

June, 2021


Fred Davis


Reading Time: < 1 minute My experience here surpassed my expectations. My therapist taught me new perspectives, so now I am more confident that I can solve my own problems.

June, 2021


Denise Lewis


Reading Time: < 1 minute I suffered from anxiety and my negative thoughts were holding me back in my relationships with others and above all, myself. Therapy on Calmerry has changed my life forever. I learned techniques to manage my thoughts and feelings and improve my relationships.

June, 2021


Rebecca Hopkins

San Francisco

Reading Time: < 1 minute My counselor was always attentive, never judgmental, and helped me with coping strategies to tackle my anxiety and get through difficult times.

June, 2021


Sonia Brewer


Reading Time: < 1 minute I struggled with anxiety and was unable to cope with daily responsibilities at work and at home. My counselor helped me reframe my negative thoughts and regain control of my life.

June, 2021


Violet Thompson

New Orleans

Reading Time: < 1 minute My counselor helped me get my life back on track. After 12 weeks of online therapy, I genuinely feel much happier and look forward to the future.

May, 2021


Nina Williams


Reading Time: < 1 minute My therapist was a supportive and empathetic person, and she developed a very suitable therapy plan for me. Now I know how to manage my unhelpful thoughts and relax to ease my anxiety symptoms.

May, 2021


Leslie Allen


Reading Time: < 1 minute I enjoyed working with my counselor. She helped me discover more about myself and find the roots of my anxiety. She also taught me ways to practice better self-care and helped me feel good about myself.

May, 2021


Sherry Baker


Reading Time: < 1 minute After a few sessions with my therapist, I feel like a different person. Now, I understand what triggered my anxiety and feel much stronger and confident that I can deal with any stresses in my life.

May, 2021


Patricia Wheeler


Reading Time: < 1 minute Talking to a counselor online really helps, and I feel very comfortable and safe to open up when talking about my fears and worries.

May, 2021


Rebecca Miller


Reading Time: < 1 minute My therapist helped me overcome career anxiety and work stress. Now, I’m feeling more positive and happy about everything.

May, 2021

Calmerry vs. traditional therapy

88% clients

found Calmerry to be as effective or more effective than traditional therapy

95% clients

found it to be more convenient than traditional therapy

98% clients

are satisfied with the therapists Calmerry provided them

See why clients choose Calmerry

Freddie Gilbert
I've made a commitment this year to…
I've made a commitment this year to become the better me. And, as part of that commitment, I decided to try out therapy for the first time. Honestly? I am a bit skeptical when people online talk about something so much, always feels like it's just hype and too good to be true. But therapy, and calmery specificaly, exceeded all my expectations! It's very fun and simple to use, I can chat and zoom with my therapist and there are also a lot of things I can do between the sessions! The way to track progress is a fun thing, almost like Duolingo streaks lol! I don't have much to compare to, but Calmery has been a great and easy experience for a newcomer into therapy.
Jonathan Lane
Last few months have been really tough…
Last few months have been really tough to the point where I started feeling like I’m going to have a heart attack. The good news is that I’m physically healthy. The bad one is that it seems like I have a serious case of anxiety that I need to work on. I’ve never been to therapy before, so decided that online would be a nice middlepoint, that won’t take as much of time. Reviews and pricing pointed me into Calmerry’s direction, and I’m liking what I see so far. Matching process has been good, they’ve found me a therapist that specializes in anxiety. Had only one video session so far but video and chat combo really makes me feel like my therapist is always there for me.
Great Customer Service
Upon deciding that online therapy was not the right fit for me, I contacted customer support, and the customer service team was very helpful and responsive. They offered many options and were very understanding of my situation.
Pros: helpful professionals - Cons: app issues and time difference difficulties
The professionals are very helpful however I do think that app issues and time difference can hinder the process. One app issue I had was I would receive a notification that I received a message one minute ago (from my phone notifications) but when I would go to the app, it would actually be from 30 minutes ago. Receiving notifications 30 minutes late can add up to when professionals are available 5 hours per day, five days out of the week. Also, for any new people I would advise making sure you talk with a professional in your time zone. Personally, having a four hour time difference was difficult for me.
I started online counseling after a series of losses that left me mentally and emotionally paralyzed. I was lonely and nothing interested me anymore. My counselor helped me find my way in my own life and a feeling of purpose. She guided me on my life’s journey from grief and despair to the place where I am now.
Barbara Hill
My counselor shared very useful techniques that help me relax and reduce the symptoms of depression. Now I feel more confident and better understand how to control my thoughts.
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Frequently asked questions

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Research has shown that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective form of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorders, and phobias among other conditions. Generally, it’s a short-term treatment that focuses on teaching people specific skills to improve their symptoms and gradually return to the activities they’ve avoided because of anxiety.

CBT addresses negative thought patterns and distortions in the way we look at the world and ourselves. The premise of CBT is that our thoughts affect how we feel and subsequently behave. So, the goal of CBT is to help people identify and understand their negative thinking and ineffective behavior patterns and teach them how to replace unhelpful thoughts with more realistic thoughts and effective actions and coping mechanisms.

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Treatment of anxiety disorders focuses on psychological therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. Treatment is different for each person – it depends on the specific type of anxiety disorder they have and the presence of underlying conditions.

Psychotherapy involves working with a therapist to reduce your anxiety symptoms. Psychological therapies, including CBT, can help you adjust the way you react to stressful life events and triggers. Therapy can also help challenge unhelpful fears and beliefs, limit distorted thinking, and replace negative thoughts with more realistic thoughts.

Medication can support treatment, but it is seen as a short-term measure, rather than the solution to anxiety disorders. Several types of medications are used to treat generalized anxiety disorder, including antidepressants, beta-blockers, and benzodiazepines.

Self-management can help in addressing anxious feelings, and it often involves relaxation techniques, mindfulness, breathing techniques, an active lifestyle, and effective time management.

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Therapy is the most effective treatment for many anxiety disorders. Medication can help people manage the physical symptoms of anxiety and increase their quality of life, but it’s seen as a short-term measure and not a solution.

Research studies have shown that psychological therapies, such as for example, CBT and exposure therapy, are much more effective than medications in managing anxiety disorders in the long term. The reason is that, unlike medication, therapy gives people the tools to manage the anxiety themselves, now and in the future.

Psychotherapy can help you identify the root causes of your worries, identify and correct unhelpful negative thoughts and beliefs, learn how to live in the present moment, and develop better ways to deal with stress. Therapy helps you learn healthy coping skills to manage your anxiety symptoms and teaches you how to use helpful strategies in your everyday life.

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The 3-3-3 rule is a mindfulness technique that can be used to cope with anxiety. It focuses on tuning into your senses to bring you back into the present moment. The purpose of the 3-3-3 rule for anxiety is to help you ground yourself and calm down when you are feeling particularly anxious or overwhelmed.

This technique can temporarily relieve anxious thoughts and feelings. You need to look around your current environment and name 3 things you see, identify 3 sounds you hear, and move or touch 3 things, such as parts of your body or external objects. Such activity will distract you from your worries and refocus you on the here and now.

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We all experience anxiety symptoms from time to time, but anxiety itself is not a mental illness. Anxiety is a normal emotion that is a reaction to uncertainty. It’s our brain’s way of reacting to stress and alerting us of potential danger ahead.

Occasional anxiety is OK. For example, you may worry when faced with a problem at work, before meeting someone new, before making an important decision, or starting a new job. Anxiety can be a helpful emotion at times because it can tell you that you need to be cautious or leave a threatening situation.

But excessive anxiety becomes a problem – a source of suffering and distraction that makes it hard to fully enjoy life. It is often a symptom of an anxiety disorder. It’s a mental illness that causes constant and overwhelming anxiety and fear. You may perceive threats that don’t exist or experience an exaggerated reaction to a threat. If your anxiety is long-lasting and interferes with your daily life, you may need treatment to overcome it.

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Everyone’s experience of anxiety is different, so it’s hard to tell exactly what causes anxiety problems. It’s likely that a combination of factors, including genetics and underlying health issues, play a role. It’s also clear that some events, emotions, or experiences (called triggers) may cause symptoms of anxiety or may make them worse.

The stimuli that cause someone’s anxiety symptoms to surface can be different for each person, but many triggers are common among people with these conditions. Identifying what triggers your anxiety will help you manage your symptoms. Some common anxiety triggers include being in social situations, taking certain medications, not getting enough sleep, experiencing financial troubles, a build-up of stress, major life transitions, being in conflict, etc.

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Living with anxiety is never easy, but there are ways to fight your anxiety that you can incorporate into your daily life. When your anxiety feels overwhelming, you may use these techniques to give you quick, short-term relief.

  • Control your breathing. Stand up, pull your shoulders back, put your feet evenly and widely apart, and open your chest. Then breathe deeply and slowly.
  • Remind yourself that you’re safe. Ask yourself, “Is there a real danger, or am I actually safe and worrying about something that’s no threat to me right now?” Thinking this way can ground you in the moment so you feel less anxious.
  • Try the 5-4-3-2-1 coping technique. Look around and name 5 things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste. You can pair this technique with deep, slow breathing.
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High-functioning anxiety is a term that refers to people who experience anxiety but still can effectively manage the demands of day-to-day life. High-functioning anxiety is not recognized as a mental health diagnosis by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which provides diagnostic criteria for mental disorders. Therefore, there is a distinct lack of research in the area.

People with high-functioning anxiety often appear very successful in work and life, but they’re still struggling with anxious feelings and thoughts. Some of them may be able to hide their anxiety symptoms from others and appear calm and confident. The anxiety may even drive them on to achieve more rather than hold them back.

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Common symptoms may include excessive worrying, fear, irritability, palpitations, sweaty hands, etc. Calmerry offers a free test you can take to get a better understanding of your symptoms. But you need to see a licensed therapist for a mental health evaluation to get a clinical diagnosis and determine whether you can benefit from anxiety therapy.

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Overthinking (also referred to as rumination) is when a person dwells or worries about the same thought repeatedly. Overthinking usually falls into two categories: a person can ruminate about the past or worry about the future. Overthinking is a part of human experience, but when left unchecked, it can take a toll on your well-being.

Here is what you can do to stop overthinking:

  • Keep track of triggers and patterns. Start a journal and write down specific moments that cause you to overthink or worry. Doing this can help you identify patterns and recognize triggers. Then you’ll be able to develop a coping strategy for situations that can possibly lead to overthinking.
  • View your negative thoughts objectively and question them. Look at the evidence of the situations to see if your thoughts are logical, reasonable, or helpful. And even if they are true, will they matter in a month, a year, or ten years?
  • Try mindfulness techniques. You can limit overthinking if you learn to live in the present moment. When you’re living in the here and now, you are stuck in thoughts about yesterday and tomorrow.
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Occasional anxiety usually disappears once that threat or stressful moment passes. But when anxiety becomes persistent and your worries begin to interfere with your everyday life, you could be experiencing an anxiety disorder that can last anywhere from a few months to many years without relief. It depends on a person how long an anxiety disorder will last. For some people, it will go away completely, and for others, it may be a life-long condition to treat.

Often, the only way to control anxiety is through professional treatment. Psychotherapy and medications can help people manage their anxiety disorder, but untreated anxiety can get worse over time and lead to unfavorable outcomes.

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Common effective treatment is psychotherapy which involves working with a therapist to reduce your symptoms. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective form of anxiety therapy. It focuses on teaching you specific skills to manage your symptoms and gradually return to living a fulfilling life.

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The amount of time you spend in anxiety therapy is deeply personal. It depends on your specific needs, goals, and available resources. Anxiety therapy clients may experience significant improvement after 2 months or 3-4 months of treatment.

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Calmerry only works with licensed, verified counselors that specialize in a variety of mental health issues and were trained to provide anxiety therapy. We believe that taking care of your mental health can help you make healthy lifestyle choices and live a happy, fulfilling life. Therefore, our professional counselors will help you with getting the life that you want back on track.

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Text Therapy. You have access to your virtual therapy room 24/7 and can leave a message to your counselor at any time. Anxiety therapy via text involves asynchronous communication, so we don’t guarantee that you will get instant responses from your counselor. However, you can expect that your counselor will respond to your messages 1-2 times a day during their working days.

Video Therapy. You can schedule a session with a therapist using secure therapy space with a video chat room. Live video therapy sessions are held in real time and feel more personal than text-based online anxiety therapy. Multiple studies have found that live video therapy has the same effect as face-to-face anxiety therapy sessions.

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Calmerry is a subscription-based service. Currently, we offer weekly and monthly subscription plans, and the prices start as low as $50 a week. As long as you use our platform, all our subscription fees are automatically charged every month (except our weekly package).

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