Compassionate, Expert Therapy for People with Anxiety and OCD


Anxiety Specialists of St. Louis

We are a small, specialized group of therapists dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and OCD.

Living with anxiety is hard.

  • From the outside it looks like you have it all together. But on the inside, the anxiety feels totally overwhelming. 
  • Your looping thoughts are completely exhausting and you can’t figure out how to stop them. 
  • The constant state of stress and anxiety is almost unbearable. You just can’t find the relief you’re looking for. 
  • You’re overthinking everything. You want to be present with the people in your life but you’re disconnected and distracted by your anxious thoughts.
  • You feel like you have so much to be grateful for but your anxiety keeps you from truly feeling it.

We’re here to help!

Taking the first step can be daunting, but you are not alone. Our compassionate team is here to help you learn to interrupt your negative thinking cycles, be present with people you love,  and create a full life you love.


Our Treatment Philosophy

At Anxiety Specialists of St. Louis we are committed to delivering cutting edge, research-informed treatment that will help you live the life you know you’re capable of.

We believe it's possible for you to radically shift your anxiety and find a sense of calm.

We believe that learning new strategies is key to helping you recover from anxiety and OCD.

We believe in openly collaborating with you, working together as a team to tackle anxiety and empower you to do the things that matter most and build a life you love.

We are affirming and inclusive therapists committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental  space where people of all backgrounds and identities feel heard.

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Therapy for anxiety can address:

Mental Symptoms

Anxiety can be experienced as worry, fear, nervousness, excessive concern, or a feeling of dread or doom.

Behavioral symptoms

Anxiety can influence our behaviors and the way we act. Behavioral symptoms can include avoiding certain situations, withdrawing from social activities, excessive distractions, and too much time on social media.

Cognitive symptoms

Anxiety can impact your thinking processes. You may notice difficulty concentrating (or concentrating too much on unhelpful things), trouble making decisions, or feeling like your thoughts are racing.

Physical symptoms

Anxiety can cause uncomfortable physical sensations, like a racing heart, shortness of breath, sweating, trembling, nausea, dizziness, and muscle tension.

These symptoms can be extremely difficult, but there is hope! Anxiety therapy can teach you skills to lessen these symptoms so you can focus on living your life.

We offer treatment for anxiety and OCD, including:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety
Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD
CBT for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
CBT for Panic Attacks
CBT for Social Anxiety
CBT for Health Anxiety
CBT for Emetophobia (fear of throwing up)
CBT for Fear of Flying

Therapy that Works for Anxiety and OCD

We are a group of therapists dedicated to helping you learn skills to decrease anxiety so that you can live a full life. 

We have specialized training in evidence-based treatments for anxiety and OCD, and we are dedicated to learning more. We regularly complete additional training, attend conferences, and have internal consultation meetings every week to ensure we’re staying up to date with best practices.

We also have many years of experience working with anxiety and OCD. We only work with people with these symptoms and, as a result, we’ve built up extensive knowledge about what works best for most people. 

We offer therapy for anxiety and OCD online and in St. Louis, Missouri. Our physical office is conveniently located in south St. Louis. We can also meet online throughout Missouri. Several of our therapists are also licensed across the country. Please reach out and schedule a consultation to find out if you’re in a covered state. 


Dr. Sarah Kertz is a trusted colleague who I have known for over 10 years. As a fellow therapist who specializes in treating OCD and anxiety disorders, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Sarah Kertz to individuals who are seeking treatment for these conditions. She delivers evidence-based treatment and provides solution-focused, warm, and supportive guidance for patients looking to make a change.

– Dr. Meghan Schreck

Dr. Sarah Kertz is a gifted therapist with years of experience working with women who struggle with anxiety and OCD. Her warmth and compassion empower her clients to face their fears and reclaim their freedom. As a fellow anxiety and OCD therapist, I confidently refer clients to her, knowing that they will receive excellent care.

– Allie Wilson

As a colleague of Dr. Sarah Kertz and a fellow therapist, I highly recommend her therapy practice for women in St. Louis seeking help for anxiety or OCD. Dr. Kertz is the best of what we want in a therapist: she is warm, personable, and easy to talk to; she is deeply passionate about her work; and she is highly skilled and utilizes effective, skills-based strategies to help women reach their goals in therapy. I appreciate having Dr. Kertz as a trusted colleague, and I frequently and confidently refer women to her services.

– Rebecca Mercurio

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15-minute consultation today.