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Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Albuquerque, NM can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your day-to-day anxiety or your anxiety disorder.

How does anxiety therapy work?

Anxiety therapy involves talking to a therapist about symptoms, potential causes, and more. Thriveworks Albuquerque therapists will then work with you to determine where your anxiety might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.

How to deal with anxiety?

One of the best ways to deal with anxiety is to learn about your own anxiety: your symptoms, what triggers it, and what coping mechanisms have been effective in the past. When you learn what your anxiety is tied to, it can help you be mindful of what's really happening as well as prevent and mitigate symptoms by processing and working through the issue in therapy. Other strategies that have been shown to help manage anxiety are meditation, challenging anxious thoughts, exercising, and journaling.

Symptoms of anxiety

Common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Sense of impending danger
  • Nervousness/restlessness
  • Trouble focusing
  • Excessive sweating
  • Shaking
  • Headaches
  • Stomach issues
  • Fatigue
  • Panic attacks
  • Increased heart rate

What is the best therapy for anxiety?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be incredibly effective in treating anxiety and anxiety disorders. Other effective techniques include exposure therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and EMDR therapy.

Is anxiety therapy conducted in person or online?

Anxiety therapy is conducted both in person and online, depending on the individual's preferences and their therapist's availability. We suggest choosing the option that best suits your needs.

How long does anxiety therapy last?

On average, people can tend to attend 15 to 20 session of anxiety therapy (five or more months). However, this number is heavily dependent on the type of anxiety that's being treated and its severity, with many choosing to attend anxiety therapy for a longer period of time to ensure its effectiveness long-term.

Is therapy worth it for anxiety?

Yes, it is worth going to therapy for anxiety. If you are struggling with regular anxious thoughts and feelings that are affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety disorder, you should seek expert anxiety help.

Need more help deciding?

Everybody experiences anxious thoughts sometimes. We might feel anxious about a job interview; we might worry about making it to work on time; we might have anxious thoughts and feelings about a serious talk that we plan on having with our partner. However, sometimes the anxious thoughts and feelings are more severe than this normal and occasional anxiety.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions out there. In fact, millions of American adults struggle with anxiety every year. If you’re experiencing anxiety that’s interfering with your life and affecting how you live, it would be best to work with a mental health professional.

If you are experiencing strong mental or physical symptoms of anxiety, consider talking to an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Albuquerque, NM

We can offer counseling for anxiety and other effective treatments for anxiety disorders. We’ll work with you to figure out what you need and then work to fulfill those needs. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Understanding Anxiety: What Does It Feel Like?

Sometimes we might feel worried or unsettled. This is normal. However, it is not normal or healthy to worry uncontrollably on a regular basis. If you find that you are worrying excessively, you might have an anxiety disorder more often than not.

Here are some additional symptoms of anxiety disorders to look out for:

  • Irritability or moodiness
  • Feelings of restlessness
  • Racing thoughts
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia or other sleep disturbances
  • The feeling of impending doom
  • Nausea
  • Trembling

The mental health professionals at our Thriveworks office in Albuquerque are trained and qualified in diagnosing and treating anxiety disorders. So whether you’ve been feeling anxious for too long or certain triggers are sending you into a panic, we can help.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

Sara was a victim of a hit and run car crash. She was pushed off the road one evening by an aggressive driver which resulted in a horrible accident. While it’s been over 2 years since her accident, she can’t help but still feel anxious whenever she drives at night or on that particular road. In Sara’s case, there’s a good chance she’s suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

PTSD is just one of the few types of anxieties that you could be experiencing. Along with having many different symptoms, anxiety can come in many different forms. Different types of anxiety include:

  1. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): A type of anxiety disorder that is caused by a previous traumatic event. Those who have PTSD suffer from anxiety brought on by triggers (objects or situations) that remind them of their trauma.
  2. Social anxiety disorder: People experience social anxiety due to fear of becoming embarrassed or rejected in social situations. This can include going to public events, presenting during a meeting, or simply making a phone call to someone new.
  3. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): This is the most common form of anxiety and presents itself in many different ways. People with this type of anxiety experience symptoms for many different reasons including worrying about responsibilities, making sure their family members are okay, and just dealing with general negative thoughts.
  4. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): This disorder is characterized by having obsessive thoughts and compulsions that greatly affect daily living. This can present through obsessively cleaning, hoarding, constantly checking on things, and obsessive thoughts that could be harmful to yourself or others
  5. Panic disorder: Panic disorder is a type of anxiety that induces panic attacks. This can be brought on by fear or can randomly happen when you’re least expecting it. Panic attacks typically last about 10 minutes and have symptoms of chest pain, hot flashes, feeling dizzy, inability to breathe normally, and feelings of choking.

Each of these disorders requires unique treatment approaches that address both the specific disorder and the patient’s needs. That’s why, when you meet with an anxiety therapist, they will assess your individual symptoms and triggers and work with you to create the best treatment plan for you.

How Does Anxiety Therapy Work?

To combat anxiety, your Thriveworks therapist will utilize different types of therapy in your treatment plan. Some therapies that have proven to help people with anxiety and reduce their anxiety include exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, narrative therapy, relaxation techniques, and more.

When you work with us, you’ll receive a custom plan of care that focuses specifically on you and your needs.

Is There Anxiety Counseling in Albuquerque, NM? Schedule an Anxiety Therapy Session at Thriveworks Albuquerque

If you’re thinking “Is there anxiety counseling near me?”, Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alburquerque can help.

The counselors, psychologists, and therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Albuquerque are skilled, caring providers who truly care about your health, wellbeing, and success in life. If you are struggling with anxious thoughts or feelings, they want to hear about them.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment, all you have to do is give our office a call. You can explore our benefits of online counseling, flexible scheduling, and more. Book a therapy session with Thriveworks Alburquerque today. We hope to hear from you, and we can’t wait to start this important journey.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Albuquerque therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Medicare NM

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Cody's Sessions are always professional & spot on! He is the best!
RICHARD Jan 2024
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Cody is the best! Passionate, professional, with empathy, etc.
RICHARD Dec 2023
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Cody Hedrick is an outlier on the bell-shaped curve of therapist expertise. He is direct, sharp, well-informed and likable. He studiously avoids labeling and jargon, hippie New Age perspectives, and regular old BS. Her has a way of getting to the point with the fewest number of words with great clarity and directness. I highly recommend him to men young and old for one-on-one work on your relationship with yourself.
Read more Cody Hedrick is an outlier on the bell-shaped curve of therapist expertise. He is direct, sharp, well-informed and likable. He studiously avoids labeling and jargon, hippie New Age perspectives, and regular old BS. Her has a way of getting to the point with the fewest number of words with great clarity and directness. I highly recommend him to men young and old for one-on-one work on your relationship with yourself.
Virgil Dec 2023
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Jacqueline provides a non judgemental environment where she provides an open safe space to listen and advise. Highly recommend!
Read more Jacqueline provides a non judgemental environment where she provides an open safe space to listen and advise. Highly recommend!
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Getting here

Thriveworks in Albuquerque, NM is located at 2501 San Pedro Dr NE Suite 101C, Albuquerque, NM 87110, at the intersection of Prospect Ave. NE.

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(505) 596-4314

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