Ready to Stop Anxiety & Panic And End Worry?
Who Is This For?
Anxiety, Panic & OCD Counseling For Men and Women
  • ​Is your biggest wish just to feel...normal?
  • ​Do you wake up dreading the day with that awful "pit" in your belly?
  • ​Is your biggest fear, fear itself?
  • ​Do you feel scared or worried all the time? 
  • ​Are your responsibilities suffering because you're anxious?
  • ​And you can't feel much better no matter what you've tried?
  • ​Don't want to take addictive medicines, use "herbs", learn ineffective 'management' , 'coping' or breathing techniques?
Anxiety and Panic Attack Counseling
  • ​Are you struggling with panic and anxiety attacks?
  • Do your worries just 'race' and spiral out of control? Feel Exhausted? 
  • Do you have Body symptoms? Heart Pounding? Can't get a full breath? Tingling? Nausea? Dizzy? Sweating? "Unreal" feelings?
  • Do you get lost in obsessive thoughts, worries or repetitive actions?
  • ​Are you doubting yourself and feel scared a lot of the time?
  • Do you feel like you ​can't stop feeling anxious, afraid and depressed?
Who Am I?
I'm Jim McFarland
I know what anxiety and panic feel like.  And I know what scary thoughts and worry are like. 

I know the heart pounding, and feeling like you can't breathe. I know the "crazy," and the fear, and the dread. The hopeless/helpless feeling...and all the negative thoughts.

When I was 20 years old, working hard in my second year of college, Panic and Anxiety totally hijacked my life.

I didn't know what to do. I was lost and terrified. And I was falling apart.

The harder I tried to stop all the fear, anxiety and worry, and figure out what was happening to me, the worse it got. 

I thought I was going crazy or worse, I might die.

I was scared, and I felt ashamed about it, and after a while I felt like a failure because I couldn't do the things I wanted to do. 

I felt so alone.

I tried my best to hold it together for my family but I felt like no one ever really understood what I was going through.

Devastated, I left college. And then, depression set in...I felt like I had lost everything. I was hopeless. And the panic, anxiety and intrusive, scary thoughts were relentless...

I'll Help You Find The Answers
I was reading every self-help book on anxiety that I could find, and trying to research everything I could to find answers for why I felt how I felt. 

By this time, I felt like I was fully imprisoned by anxiety. I was looking everywhere for answers.

One day, after having that pit in my stomach all day and fighting anxious thoughts, and feeling panicky on and off for hours, it became crystal clear to me. It dawned on me what I had to do! 

I couldn't keep running from my anxiety or panic, I had to figure out how to face it.  And I had to reach out to a real anxiety expert to teach me how. 

Inside I felt a lot of doubt...I thought maybe this wouldn't work for me, because I felt so scared, and by that time, scared for so long...I was terrified something was definitely wrong with me.

I almost didn't make the call...but I did it.

I made the call.

And that split-second decision changed my life forever.  That call was the first step to a new life, and getting the relief I was desperate for!

  • ​I learned new tools that just didn't just 'manage' the anxiety...these tools actually cured it
  • ​I learned the people telling me I had to 'just deal with it', were wrong 
  • ​I learned it wasn't my fault- it was just a lot of scary "conditioning" in my brain
  • ​I Learned how to stop all the intrusive, fearful thoughts
  • I Learned how to stop all the worry and obsessing
  • I Learned how to stop the panic
  • I stopped avoiding places and things; started going places I had never gone
  • ​I started doing things I was too afraid to do before because of the anxiety
  • I learned I was actually normal; and that I just had a conditioned response
  • I learned to love myself and have a normal, happy, joy-filled life!
I was finally empowered, and I finally started to beat it. 

I started going out and doing all the things I couldn’t do before. The panic, the constant fear, the thoughts, and the worrying all started to melt away!   

I learned how strong I was. Stronger than I ever believed! I used to think I was 'weak' and 'a coward'- Just. Wasn't. True. I learned I actually had a lot of courage and strength; I just had to learn how to tap into it!

My life definitely changed because of the anxiety, but I ended up seeing that it had changed me in beautiful ways. 

I learned how to "beat up on" anxiety, and eventually conquer it fully!

And I am so thankful I took that leap of faith and reached out for real help with an Anxiety Specialist, instead of 'normal', well-meaning counselors that tried to teach me just to cope with it.

Now, it's my passion to help people that feel as anxious and alone as I felt!

I am a licensed and certified Anxiety Specialist now. I help you cure anxiety, not just live with it or cope with it or manage it.

I've helped thousands of men and women with anxiety feel so much better and get their lives back. 

(And if therapy isn't for you, or it's just too expensive, my online 5-Day Fast Track Workshop "Attacking Your Anxiety" is a super-fast, super simple way to start to feel better right now- just click the button below, and I can tell you more on the call. )  

Are you are ready to be empowered? Are you ready to transform your life, and finally beat your anxiety? 

Click the button below to book your free consultation.

What People Are Saying
"I have always been somewhat of an anxious person, but it has never got in the way of my normal happy outgoing outlook on life. That changed earlier this year when I was unable to deal with a situation and anxiety took me down a road untraveled. Anxiety began to affect me in many negative ways, mentally and physically and I knew that I needed help. I reached out to Jim and had our first consultation several months ago. I shared the situation with Jim, which was not a comfortable position for me, but Jim listened carefully and made an assessment...I think that is the single key factor that set me on the road to recovery; Jim made me feel like while I was broken at the moment, I was repairable...Jim provided the tools to help cope with anxious feelings. After hitting a low point early in my recovery process, I was able to use his tools to regain control of my life. Jim was always available for me during this difficult time, not just during our sessions, but he made me feel like I could reach out to him anytime if needed. As I began to feel better, Jim was even more supportive and was nothing but encouraging and truly happy for me. I clearly remember his smiles and words of encouragement which were more helpful than I realized, until after the fact. I will close by saying that Jim was a tremendous asset for me to help me navigate through an unknown and really frightening condition. We met over the course of 3 months, and I am happy to say that now I am OFF ALL medication and once again living my life again, better than before. No anxiety, no pit in my stomach, and happy! Thank you Jim for being there and never once making me feel like this situation could not be fixed!"

-Male, age 60
"6 years ago, I moved to the area to live with my parents. In short, I was going through the worst period of my life, suffering from symptoms of severe Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Bipolar. I was close to non-functional, and desperately in need of help. I was, and remain, so incredibly fortunate to have found the help of a true healer in Jim. He has provided me masterful teachings of mindfulness, meditation and uses a versatile skill-set of CBT, NLP, and other modern mental health sciences in our sessions to great effect. Jim has been there each step of the way assisting in my recovery and helping me overcome the insurmountable obstacles that were preventing me from having a stable, happy and full life experience, something I once deeply believed I would never have for myself. Through our 6 year therapist/client relationship, Jim has continued to be an endless source of knowledge and support. He has helped me regain control of my life ... If you are searching for a therapist and read this, I honestly could not recommend  Jim McFarland enough."

-Male, age 29
"Before meeting Jim McFarland I was taking Depakote, Hydroxyzine, and Buspirone for my anxiety. My anxiety, on a scale of 0 to 100, at times, was as high as 75. After meeting Jim and learning his method my anxiety dropped dramatically. He taught me about the 4 R's and other methods of dealing with my anxiety. I now have zero anxiety almost every day, and I no longer take Hydroxyzine or Depakote and I will soon drop Buspirone. Jim McFarland gave me my life back!"

-Male, age 55
"My kids have been seeing Jim for a few years. One child has anxiety and the other, social anxiety and depression. His services include working with the parents half of the time, and with the children the other half. He teaches approaches for not just dealing with the children's issues, but for how to adjust our own approach as parents. I know I brought my own baggage from my own trauma into raising my kids. I also know the hardships they've faced, combined with poor coping skills can lead to less than ideal outcomes. Jim bridges that gap for us. His services are truly indispensable, and we're deeply thankful."

-Female, age 42
"What an amazing experience my family has had with Mr. Jim! He has helped us on our journey being a true blessing in our lives! Mr. Jim has connected with our teenage son and helped us navigate the chaos of teenage hood and parenting! We recommend him highly! Our lives have and continue to change because of his guidance, care, compassion, and professionalism. He genuinely cares for his clients and their families."

-Female, age 47
"I was terrified of storms- I couldn't even drive if I thought one was coming. I would constantly check the weather radio and my phone, and if I heard even a little bit of thunder, I would hide in my house and not even look out any of the windows! I'd have to cover my ears so I wouldn't hear all the thunder and lightening and wind. I also would get panic attacks, and those really terrified me. I always had anxiety, ever since I was a kid, and it just grew. I talked with Jim and he's super easy to talk with- I knew right off the bat he was the one that could really help me. I remember reading his story, and thinking, "this guy really "gets" what I go through". Not even my husband could understand all the fear that I felt- even though I love him, he would just say, "You've got to get ahold of yourself- you can't panic like this all the time. What are you afraid of?". If I could have cured myself, I would have then! Jim McFarland understands this- he's actually felt it. Finally! Someone who understands! He gave me the tools to overcome my fears. Now, I go through thunderstorms with no panic, and very little fear. I don't hide now! I hang out on the porch and watch them!! I feel the wind, the spray of the rain, hear the thunder, and I'm fine! The panic I used to feel just went away. It was hard work sometimes, but he really helped me to get over my fears. Jim McFarland's methods really work!" 

-Female, age 33
"I had bad health anxiety that would make me super-afraid I was going to somehow lose control of my bodily functions. I always avoided sitting in the middle of the row at church, feared driving long trips where there was no access to a bathroom or where I was too embarrassed to stop. I avoided hiking, traveling, and anything where there wasn't a bathroom nearby, or one was too far away. I never went on my daughter's field trips, and never would think of going somewhere without totally mapping out where all the bathrooms were. Now I use the 4 R's and I can go anywhere, with no fear I'm going to lose control, no gurgling in my belly, no cramps... I never thought my stomach issues could be anxiety because my doctor swore nothing was wrong with me, but I KNEW what I felt! Turns out, it was anxiety, and I had suffered with it since being a teenager in High School! Now, I go where ever I want to, I don't have panic and anxiety, and my stomach hardly ever gives me trouble! I have my peace of mind back- my confidence! Thank you, Jim!"

-Female, age 45
"I couldn't sleep, and I had panic attacks because I was afraid I might never be able to fall asleep at some point. That fear dominated my waking life. I would constantly worry about sleep- whether I would fall asleep, or possibly wake up, or how I would function without sleep. I was always anxious over what could happen if I didn't sleep. I worked with Jim and he taught me how to apply a really strong sleep method, and taught me methods to control all my anxiety and worries over sleep. Now, I sleep at least 6-8 solid hours a night, and I wake up rested. And if I miss some sleep or sleep less, no big deal- it doesn't totally steal all of my joy. I just move right past it now, and the next night, I know I'll always get sleep. In fact, now I "look" to not fall asleep because that's one of my fears- and that's actually helped me to fall asleep! I highly recommend Jim McFarland for anyone who has had any sleep issues or fears surrounding sleep, or just worries that won't stop."

-Female, age 36
“Before I started coming to see Jim, I was really a very passive person, and people would walk all over me. My Panic Attacks and anxiety attacks were really, really bad. School was not my favorite thing to do because I was so scared. And I hated being there, and I didn't like the people I went to school with...And then when I started seeing Jim, he taught me ways to cope with my anxiety, ways to deal with conflict and more steps on working on myself, so I wouldn't be sad. It actually helped me be happier. And now, I'm not passive anymore, I am more in control, I speak my mind. My panic attacks got better!  I feel more happy." 

-Female, age 18
“I used to have panic all day. It started one day when I was driviing, when I was an older teenager, about 19. Then it just slowly grew, where I couldn't even go to work or on vacation with my family. I have my own business, and I can't afford not to work! I had anxiety for over 13 years and it just kept getting worse and worse. I remember one time going to a family get together at a place, and I had to just leave! I got so afraid and scared, I had to get out! Then I spent the next 4 hours in my hotel room, curled up on the bed, in absolute terror. No one knew how to help me, not even my wife.  My doctor just wanted to put me on meds. Then I found Jim McFarland. He gave me my life back! Now, I can go wherever I want to go, without fear; I can work without having panic attacks or that awful feeling all day. I can  even talk to strangers now without getting all in my head. His method works. And it works without medicines. I have my life back. I am truly thankful to Jim."  

-Male, age 34
"I had depression and anxiety for years...I would wake up in the morning dreading the day not wanting to get out of bed. When I finally forced myself to, I would have a twisted or “pit” feeling in my stomach, and nausea...Now, I feel like myself again! I'm feeling joy again! And I continue to put Jim's method into daily practice. Jim McFarland has my highest recommendation! I feel very fortunate to have found him- He helped me climb out of a deep hole! If you’re feeling those feelings, you’re not alone. Jim McFarland can help you!” 

-Male, age 60
"He has been an incredible help for my anxious teen daughter and myself as well!! We’ve had nothing but good experiences with him!! Very meaningful sessions that teach the value of self worth and compassion!! I would totally recommend Jim McFarland for any young person or adult that is suffering with bouts of anxiety, and depression. He is very patient and willing to be of help to get you in a healthy place!! Thank you, Mr. Jim for all that you do!! "

-Female, age 55
"What an amazing counselor Jim McFarland is. The process of speaking through the trauma and my anxiety is safe and organized. He really knows how to navigate positive change in a very safe environment."

-Female, age 57
“I started having panic attacks at work, and thought I was going to die. My heart would race, I would feel like I couldn't breathe and my mind was racing. I truly thought there was something wrong with me medically. I thought I would have to stop working. I felt so ashamed and out of control, and I didn't know where the panic attacks were coming from, and I didn't understand why. Jim McFarland's methods and his 4 R's helped me to see the way out. I found him online, and thank God. I had interviewed more than 10 other therapists before finding him. I knew right away he understood what I was going through. Now, I'm working fine, with no panic attacks! I have no panic symptoms and I actually feel happy again. My husband has definitely noticed the change in me, and says I'm so much easier to be around. I also didn't want to pass this on to my children, so this is why I looked everywhere for an anxiety therapist, and found Jim McFarland."  

-Female, age 34
"Around age 19, I'd tried some therapists over a couple years hoping to find the right fit for my trauma-based anxiety issues, among other related issues like ADD and depression. I'm a fairly private person and struggle horrendously with communicating emotions / anything verbal, so that issue paired with the often uncomfortably dry and intensely clinical approaches I experienced with my first therapists were rough - especially considering I was usually prescribed medicine after 10 minutes’ discussion of my (then) mild to moderate anxiety before even vaguely discussing the possibility of working through and understanding my trauma-based problems.
I found Jim McFarland 2 years ago, and I never knew how productive, professionally warm, and organic therapy could be. He's mastered the art of listening and addressing anything head-on while still being fluid enough to use whatever approach is needed, and helping me feel comfortable enough to get out of my comfort zone step by step to make progress with each issue. Outside of sessions, he’s provided me with many resources for me to help myself in any situation, and he actually explains how the mind and body works in context to my issues based off the obviously extensive amount of professional research he’s done. I and the people around me have continually noticed a difference in how I’m able to deal with things on a daily basis, and I can’t recommend him enough to anyone with symptoms like mine or otherwise- he's been a major (if not key) improvement on my quality of life. "

-Female, age 24
"I had intrusive, scary thoughts about not being loved by God, and I constantly worried that I wasn't praying correctly, or hadn't been "saved" correctly and that I wouldn't make it into heaven. I was praying 2 hours a day before work, and an hour or more every day after work, and I got completely terrified if I didn't pray, or if I even cut back on prayer time. I learned it was Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and that it can be controlled and even cured. Jim's 4 R's helped me to have my life back! I can remember now how much I used to worry every day, and how bad I used to feel and how awful and scared I felt every day, but now, I'm back to myself!  I'm happy again! Truly if you want to get better and put your OCD behind you, Jim McFarland will help you."

-Female, age 19
"My OCD was taking over my life. I felt like everything was contaminated and couldn't get clean enough. I also wasn't driving because of the panic. Jim was understanding, kind, warm and he worked with me on how to face my fears. He showed me that I was stronger than I ever thought! Now, I don't obsess, and don't freak out and worry about all the contamination- I hardly think about it. And, I can actually drive now, even in storms, and behind huge trucks! Jim's method works! If you're anxious and freaking out about contamination fears, and OCD and thoughts that won't get out of your head, Jim will help you! "

-Female, age 38
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