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18% of adults in the U.S. suffer from an anixiety disorder each year, and only about 37% receive any treatment.

-The National Institute of Mental Health

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults.

-The Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Women are 60% more likely than men to exerpience an anxiety disorder over their lifetime.

-National Institute of Mental Health

Up to 25% of those visiting emergency rooms for chest pain are actually experiencing panic.


67% of people exposed to mass violence have been shown to develop PTSD, a higher rate than those exposed to natural disasters or other types of traumatic events.

-Anxiety & Depression Association of America

About 8% of teens have an anxiety disorder, with symptoms commonly 

emerging about age 6. Only about 18% receive any treatment.

-National Institute of Mental Health

Anxiety is excessive and irrational fear or dread.

Shortness of Breath​

Racing Heart


Dizziness and Light-headed


Muscle tension


Racing thoughts

Obsessive thinking

Sense of doom or dread

Feeling out of control

Feeling like you're going to die

C​ommon Anxiety Symptoms


Feeling anxiety can be a natural response to help us deal with threats identified in our environment. Anxiety stops being helpful when experienced in safe, everyday situations. Excessive anxiety may start to negatively affect one's emotional well-being, relationships with others, health, career, and identity. Counseling can help.

​We help clients develop healthy coping skills and thinking through evidence-based techniques and therapies. Together, the counselor works with clients to create meaningful goals and work towards a more manageable, satisfying life.

The Anxiety Center of Houston is an outpatient, group practice providing psychotherapy to adults and children ages 8 years and older. Our licensed therapists see private pay clients and accept most major insurances (see Fees). No referral  needed; call today to make an appointment. We have day, evening, and weekend appointments available and offer counseling in English and Spanish. Sessions are scheduled in advance; no walk-ins accepted.

*We do not provide psychological testing and do not prescribe psychiatric medications.

Anxiety Issues
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Social Anxiety

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • ​Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Phobias

  • Panic Attacks

  • Agoraphobia

  • Postpartum Anxiety

  • Worry or stress related to work, relationships, finances, parenting, illness, and life changes.

Consumer Complaints

To make a consumer complaint about a Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Social Worker, please call 1-800-821-3205 for more information, or mail complaint to Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council at 1801 Congress Ave., Ste. 7.300, Austin, TX 78701.

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