When worry and fear take over, it’s hard to stay afloat.
Racing thoughts might keep you wide awake. Did I do the right thing? What if everything goes wrong?
Emotions may overwhelm you and sway like a pendulum.
Your heart races, your stomach gets tangled up in a knot, and why are you sweating so much?
And while you try to “fix it” or cope with it all, it’s just too much. Your mind, body, and spirit are all overloaded and drained.
So where do you go from here?
Calming the soaring tides for a steady future.
Hi, there! I’m Niki Parker, a licensed social worker providing online therapy for anxiety to women, teens, and children around Ohio and Michigan.
Life is already challenging. Yet, the uneasiness, lack of control, and physical ailments that come with anxiety can make it almost unbearable. But trust me, you are capable of challenging intrusive thoughts and navigating this turmoil. And I’m here to support you along this ride.
If you or your child are grappling with anxiety, you are not alone.
Let’s find balance and ease to pursue your version of happiness.
Contact me to book a consultation and start your therapy journey today.
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is your reaction to something that stresses, frightens, or concerns you in any way.
You’ve felt it throughout the years in different scenarios. Think of your nerves during a job interview, the first time you left your child with a sitter, or when your mom had major surgery.
That uneasiness is natural during many situations—you are only human, after all! It typically flows in and out without significant consequences.
But when anxiety is severe, long-lasting, and hard to control, it can wreak havoc on your life. Physical, emotional, and mental symptoms can affect your well-being, relationships, and ability to perform everyday activities (e.g., working, going to school, exercising, and taking care of your family).
What Is Therapy for Anxiety?
Therapy for anxiety can support you in addressing your symptoms and truly celebrating your life. You will meet with a mental health professional to help you understand your anxiety (its roots, signs, and triggers), shift any contributing factors, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
Therapy for anxiety is not about “curing” or “wiping out” your anxiety. The goal is to foster awareness and resources to handle it when it emerges.
Do I Need Therapy for Anxiety?
While occasional anxiety is completely normal, unhealthy anxiety doesn’t have to be a constant in your path.
We live in a world where doing more and being the best is worshipped, even if that means sacrificing our mental well-being. So many of us, especially women, may think we must simply deal with or push through our anxiety on our own.
On the other hand, our kids may not comprehend or know how to talk about it, so they might act out, struggle with their emotions, or engage in unusual behaviors.
So, the first step is to watch out for the following signs of unhealthy anxiety:
- Extreme worry or fear
- Gastrointestinal issues, nausea, or dizziness
- Impending doom or despair
- Lack of energy and focus
- Mood changes
- Overwhelming emotions
- Pain or tension
- Rapid heartbeat
- Ruminating thoughts
- Shaking and sweating
- Shortness of breath
- Sleep problems
If you or your loved ones are exhibiting any of these symptoms, do not wait. Therapy can help you.
How Can Therapy Help With Anxiety?
Therapy for anxiety can support you to…
Anxiety may come along given your genetic history, after a major life event, emotional wound, or stressor, or without an obvious explanation.
Therapy invites you to gently explore your symptoms, triggers, and patterns to get to the root of your anxiety. You’ll connect the dots, uncover unhelpful cycles, and become more present to learn about yourself.
As you notice possible sources and contributing factors to your anxiety, you can identify the steps needed to bring meaningful change.
We’ll work together to question, shift, and unlearn distorted thoughts, harmful emotions, and problematic behaviors to create space for transformation.
Learning and unlearning empower you with awareness and confidence to advocate for yourself, even in the most challenging circumstances.
Throughout your healing journey, you’ll also gain practical skills and strategies to listen to your needs, respect your boundaries, and restore balance when anxiety rushes in.
Niki Parker | Online Anxiety Therapist in Ohio and Michigan
My name is Niki, and I’m a licensed social worker dedicated to serving women, teens, and kids in Ohio and Michigan. I provide online therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma, women’s issues, relationship and family problems, life transitions, and spirituality.
My online anxiety treatment blends cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR therapy), mindfulness, and play therapy, depending on your or your loved one’s needs and preferences.
I’m taking the following insurances: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth, Optum, United Behavioral Healthcare, Medical Mutual of Ohio, and Paramount.
Whether you are battling with anxiety or looking for someone to support your child, I’m here for you. Let me help you regain the freedom to cherish your life and all the beautiful things it has to offer.
How Online Therapy for Anxiety Works
Online therapy for anxiety allows you to see a mental health specialist wherever you are—home, school, work, or any other location. It saves you time, traffic, and scheduling conflicts so you can focus on what truly matters: your well-being.
The online therapy room is a refuge to reflect, discover, and learn. I will send you a secure link for your appointments; all you need is an electronic device (computer, tablet, phone) and a private area with a reliable internet connection.
Come meet me as you are—you are welcome here no matter what’s troubling you. Grab a cup of coffee (tea or your go-to beverage), cuddle up with your pet, and let’s start healing.
Anxiety may have been in the driving seat for a while. But it doesn’t have to.
It’s time to reclaim ownership of your life.
Book a free 10-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit!