Hi! I’m Drew Linsalata, creator and host of The Anxious Truth. I am a full time graduate student in clinical mental health counseling on the way to being a licensed therapist. I’m an author, a speaker, and proud to be both an educator and advocate in the anxiety, anxiety disorder, and anxiety recovery community. I am also a former sufferer, having struggled with anxiety disorders and clinical depression for more than 25 years of my life before finally fully recovering around 2008.
So what is The Anxious Truth? The Anxious Truth is a slightly unorthodox anxiety podcast and educational platform that’s been in full swing since 2014. With over 2.5 million downloads (and growing), The Anxious Truth has spawned a large, vibrant and engaged social media community of amazing humans supporting, inspiring, encouraging and empowering each other to overcome anxiety and fear.
For the last 15 years I have been active in the online anxiety community, working to use my experience and understanding to help those that are following down the path I’ve travelled. I am told that I have a gift for putting things in easy to understand terms, so I will keep doing that as best I can. I pride myself on bringing a confident, calming voice to the anxiety and anxiety recovery conversation.
In 2020, I published two books on anxiety and anxiety recovery. An Anxiety Story and The Anxious Truth have quickly become required reading for anyone suffering with anxiety and in need of education, instruction, inspiration, encouragement and empowerment. In 2021 I published Seven Percent Slower, a friendly and easy to read guide for using the art of slowing down to move through anxiety, fear, and stress. I’ve also ghost written books on anxiety and anxiety recovery for others, but that’s a bit of a secret and I can’t tell you any more than that for obvious reasons. 😉
I’m really happy you’re here. I hope you find my work useful in some way.