Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older have an anxiety disorder, according to the American Psychological Association. Anxiety can affect everyone differently, with symptoms including feeling restless, on edge, and fatigued; having difficulty concentrating; experiencing a lack of sleep; heart palpitations; and trembling or shaking, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
There are a variety of ways to treat anxiety disorders, with options like psychotherapy and medication, and it’s best to speak to a mental-health-care provider to figure out what’s best for you. If you don’t have access to a therapist for whatever reason, we enlisted five licensed therapists to share their tips and techniques that can help you manage your anxiety and stress. Check them out ahead.