Another suggestion that I completely forgot about was turning off the flaming NEWS. I've heard a number of counselors (older, and wiser ones) discuss the anxiety that listening to the news (and, weather) is inducing in client/patients.
There was a time when local and national news was on television twice, daily. With the advent of cable and satellite television networks, news and weather events became a 24/7 endeavor to sell advertising, etc. Well, all of the "news" that is broadcasted are events that we, as individuals, can do nothing about, yet these broadcasts create a terrible source of anxiety - same goes forth with weather events. It's going to snow in January? GET TO THE STORE, NOW. I actually saw a weather broadcast that said, "Prepare, now, for this new winter storm...." And, the feet of snow predicted amounted to a normal couple of inches.
Social networking is also creating an extreme form of anxiety that is afflicting teenagers.
There are things that we "can" do to get a grasp on anxiety. And, most of them don't involve any financial expense or trips to the doctor.