*Article contribution by Maureen Werrbach, LCPC for Bustle.

“‘Anticipatory anxiety is when someone experiences a high level of anxiety when they think about a future situation,’ psychotherapist Maureen Werrbach, LCPC tells Bustle. Stress triggered by a flight-or-flight response will occur in situations where we are in danger, but ‘anticipatory anxiety comes up when we are in no real danger, when we think about something that may or may not happen in the future,’ says Werrbach.”

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About the Author

Maureen Werrbach, LCPC is a therapist and the founder of Urban Wellness. Maureen sees patients at our Edison Park location. Maureen works with adults. Maureen’s specialties include EMDR, trauma, relationships, and entrepreneurs. If you are interested in working with Maureen, send an email today!