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Through my experiences, I fully understand how difficult life can be at times and know that a compassionate and understanding therapist can make all t... Through my experiences, I fully understand how difficult life can be at times and know that a compassionate and understanding therapist can make all the difference. Read more

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As a writer and counselor, and a person who has undergone a variety of struggles in multiple and diverse areas, helping others to find guidance, throu... As a writer and counselor, and a person who has undergone a variety of struggles in multiple and diverse areas, helping others to find guidance, through their encounters and interactions, embracing the uniqueness of the narrative, and emphasizing the meanings that people construct through experience, I support insight and understanding through personal stories. Stories can often heal and replenish emotional and mental wellness, as well as being empowering, inspiring, and restorative. 'The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.' - Marcel Proust. Read more

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Self Esteem, ADHD, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression

As an individual who struggled with mental health issues myself, I understand that you can't just "snap out of it" —like some people think.

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As an female who has experience working with individuals from very diverse backgrounds, I understand the importance of working within one's own core b... As an female who has experience working with individuals from very diverse backgrounds, I understand the importance of working within one's own core beliefs and routines to create meaningful and holistic change. Read more

Victoria DiPinto

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go to approach for treating anxiety is addressing irrational thoughts and negative behaviors that fuel the anxiety.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach mindfulness skills to counteract overthinking or worrying. Also, I teach deep breathing techniques to promote relaxation.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy?

I know a client is making progress when they are beginning to tolerate their anxieties and face their fears.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement anxiety therapy?

Clients can work on mindfulness techniques daily to maximize therapeutic benefit. Also, daily awareness and challenging negative thought patterns will increase gains made in therapy.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first therapy session you can work on identifying and writing down your anxiety trigger prior to our first session.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Allentown, PA 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 Allentown 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?

Anxiety is a natural part of the human experience.  We worry about our health, finances, the world around us, our families, careers, and all other areas of our human experiences. Anxiety can be both physically and emotionally exhausting.  When it is untreated it can take over your thoughts and life and leave you feeling debilitated.  It can wear you down and take the joy out of your life that you deserve.   It can keep you from family, friends, new situations, and from achieving your hopes and dreams.  Anxiety can make it hard to breathe, think, and can feel like it is crushing you.

Do I Have An Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety is not all bad.  It has a functional purpose and at times can be good.  Anxiety can help you stay on top of things, be more alert, motivate you, and be mindful of dangers around you.  However, anxiety that is maladaptive is more than feeling nervous before a big test or doing something new.   Maladaptive anxiety responses can destroy your personal and professional life because it can paralyze you.   Anxiety takes many different forms and there are many types of anxiety disorders including: generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety, school phobia (often seen in children), and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Each type of anxiety disorder can vary in its presentation from person to person.

You may have an anxiety disorder if you have any of the following symptoms that negatively affect your daily functioning:

  • Excessive and persistent worry
  • Restlessness
  • Fearfulness and avoidance of people, places, or situations
  • Panic attacks which manifest in physical symptoms that mimic a heart attack such as: rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, chest pain or shortness of breath, feelings of choking, dizziness or feeling faint, nausea or abdominal distress, headaches, weakness, trembling or shaking, or feeling of being detached from self
  • Fear of dying, losing control, or going crazy
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Muscle tension
  • Poor concentrating
  • Feeling as though your mind is going blank
  • Obsessive compulsive tendencies
  • Physical ailments that don’t improve after care

Why Do I Feel Anxious?

Anxiety is very common and impacts millions of people’s lives all around the world.  You are certainly not alone.  Anxiety affects every age, rage, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic class; anxiety is a no limit soldier.  Sometimes anxiety is hereditary and sometimes it is induced by stress or a traumatic event such as a car accident, violent crime, sudden loss, medical procedures, and more.  Often anxiety symptoms seem to come out of thin air.  Whatever the case is, the good news is that anxiety is highly treatable and research as shown on countless occasions that counseling helps.  Treatment includes helping you understand your anxiety symptoms and providing you with cognitive behavioral strategies and techniques to overcome it.  The techniques used can include mindfulness, relaxation techniques, gradual exposure therapy, establishing routines, or exercises to help you retrain your brain. Sometimes medication is indicated to help your brain get back on the right track. It is not uncommon to have the best treatment response when anxiety is treated in both the counseling format and with medication.

What can Thriveworks Allentown Do to Help?

At Thriveworks Allentown we have trained, experienced, and caring counselors to help you get your thoughts and feelings under control. We can give you the power tools and skills you need to take over this powerful force in your life. We can help you conquer these overwhelming feelings and once again experience joy and happiness in your life. We can help you finally find peace of mind so you can finally be free of anxiety symptoms. It is not uncommon to feel embarrassed to seek out help or admit that anxiety is a problem in your life. However, you can trust us to be your partner in combating these feelings and guiding you to a healthier mindset.

Call us so we can meet with you and help you get to the root of the problem before it gets more serious. We can help you find out what triggers your anxiety and what you can do about it. We know it’s hard to imagine a life without anxiety. Whether you are seeking help for yourself, your child, or a loved one, we are here to help. We are here to listen to your deepest fears when you are ready. Don’t struggle in silence any longer. We can help you get through this. Don’t let your anxiety keep you from the life that you deserve. Take over control and call now. You can change. Let our counselors help make that happen. We will try to get you an appointment within 24 hours!

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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 Allentown therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

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Self-pay costs at Allentown
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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I looked around for a therapist for a month or so I found this place and I read and reread the reviews and Lauren’s bio a few times When I finally called a few months ago the woman who took my information and answered my questions, I specifically asked if I needed a new letter for my emotional support dog would they be able to help. She assured me absolutely yes. We do it all the time Now a few months into my sessions I asked Lauren for a letter to give my landlord. Lauren informed me over 3 weeks ago she would ask her boss. 2 weeks later she told me no, her boss said no. I had to go online. A year ago my landlord did not like the online one and wanted it from a local Therapist This past week when I had my appointment with Lauren, she said she couldn’t, i asked what kind of therapist she was. Because I was told when I decided to come to your practice that I could get one, I was told I had to have a few sessions with the therapist Now on Tuesday 2/13 I asked, she told me she was meeting with her boss the next day and would tell him what I was told She said she would email me the next day, now it’s Saturday and nothing. I now am so upset that I put all this time into a therapist that isn’t qualified to write a letter, not because of her, but from some rule that I was lied to about on the onset Now I really think I need to go find a true therapist The fact I’m told to go online to get one from a stranger, while I am in therapy Makes me question your practice In sales we call it bait and switch
Read more I looked around for a therapist for a month or so I found this place and I read and reread the reviews and Lauren’s bio a few times When I finally called a few months ago the woman who took my information and answered my questions, I specifically asked if I needed a new letter for my emotional support dog would they be able to help. She assured me absolutely yes. We do it all the time Now a few months into my sessions I asked Lauren for a letter to give my landlord. Lauren informed me over 3 weeks ago she would ask her boss. 2 weeks later she told me no, her boss said no. I had to go online. A year ago my landlord did not like the online one and wanted it from a local Therapist This past week when I had my appointment with Lauren, she said she couldn’t, i asked what kind of therapist she was. Because I was told when I decided to come to your practice that I could get one, I was told I had to have a few sessions with the therapist Now on Tuesday 2/13 I asked, she told me she was meeting with her boss the next day and would tell him what I was told She said she would email me the next day, now it’s Saturday and nothing. I now am so upset that I put all this time into a therapist that isn’t qualified to write a letter, not because of her, but from some rule that I was lied to about on the onset Now I really think I need to go find a true therapist The fact I’m told to go online to get one from a stranger, while I am in therapy Makes me question your practice In sales we call it bait and switch
Donna Feb 2024
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Top notch service! Excellent 1-on-1 counseling. Very pleased with her help so far!
Paul Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Mikayla is by far the most responsive and compassionate therapist I ever had. She listens, and gives advice and truly cares. I am very grateful for her and the convenience of my weekly sessions.
Read more Mikayla is by far the most responsive and compassionate therapist I ever had. She listens, and gives advice and truly cares. I am very grateful for her and the convenience of my weekly sessions.
Kristen Jan 2024
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Allentown is located off of Hausman Rd., in a building with several other businesses. These include Integrity Personnel, Inova Technologies, and GPI/Greenman-Pederson, Inc. There is a small lake behind our building.

Phone number

(484) 246-8451

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