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Diabetic ulcers have an impact on the patient's psychological condition which affects the quality of diabetes management and the management of diabetic ulcers. Diabetic patients with ulcer complications tend to be unable to accept reality and experience a decrease in self-management abilities, which can trigger psychological disorders, which ultimately harm health. The diabetic ulcer respondent's view of the future will also change, causing a feeling of worry or anxiety. The purpose of this study was to see the effect of counseling on reducing anxiety in diabetic ulcer patients. This research method is Quasi-Experimental with One Group Pretest-Posttest design. The location of the research was the DD Care Wound Care Clinic, Padang City from January to June 2022. The population was all diabetes mellitus patients who experienced diabetic ulcers at DD Care, namely 18 people. A sample of 15 people was taken by purposive sampling technique. Sampling was done by interview and observation sheets. The statistical test used is the Paired T-test. The results showed that the average patient's anxiety before being given counseling intervention was 26.87 in the moderate anxiety category and the average after counseling intervention was 19.93 in the mild anxiety category. There is an effect of counseling on reducing the anxiety of diabetic ulcer patients with a p-value (0.000). This research suggests that counseling can be used as an alternative that can be used to reduce the anxiety of diabetic ulcer patients at DD Care in Padang City.