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Victoria Ashley Theobalds

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is focusing on the present. I prefer/enjoy/find the best benefit in Carl Rogers' idea that we should “focus on what we can control and let go of what we can't control.”

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • Cognitive Challenging
  • Cognitive Refocusing
  • Cognitive Reframing
  • Structured Problem-Solving
  • Interpersonal Resolutions
  • Mindfulness Training

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in therapy when they are achieving their goals that we collectively agreed upon. This is demonstrated by their actions, demeanor, attitude, and personal assessments.

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

Clients can supplement their time in therapy with external practices such as journaling, joining group activities, attending helpful seminars, and/or listening to positive podcasts.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first therapy session, you can write down your main concerns and what you have done in the past to try to alleviate them. Also have a written list of medications you are taking and for what ailments.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Almost everyone experiences nervousness at some point in their life. From feeling anxious about a new job or a big move to nervously wondering whether to ask out the person they admire, feelings of nervousness or anxiousness are a normal part of our lived experience.

But when anxiety impedes normal day-to-day activities, it can become debilitating. Many people find themselves unable to make even the simplest of decisions because of intense anxiety. To add to this, feelings of helplessness and stress often accompany anxiety, causing an even greater sense of distress.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the consistent, persistent worry about everyday events. Unlike the nervousness we may typically feel around events such as public speaking or asking for a raise, GAD makes it difficult to perform even simple tasks without an overwhelming sense of fear and dread. It’s also much more common than many people think.

But generalized anxiety disorder isn’t the only form of anxiety. Other types of anxiety disorders include:

  • Panic disorders
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Agoraphobia

Because of the stigma around mental healthcare, many people with anxiety disorders decide not to pursue counseling even though the benefits of therapy may have a positive impact on their lives. But with proper professional treatment and self-care techniques, anxiety can be managed and you can go on to live a fulfilling and happy life.

Your mental and emotional health plays a huge role in your ability to make impactful decisions and navigate day-to-day life. Because of this, it’s important to give feelings of anxiousness the same care and consideration you would give physical ailments such as vision problems, toothaches, or chest pains.

If you have found yourself consumed by feelings of anxiousness and you’re ready to seek anxiety counseling, consider calling the experts at Thriveworks Counseling in Amarillo, TX, to set up a treatment plan.

Common Anxiety Signs and Symptoms

Often coupled with depression, anxiety can make daily tasks difficult to complete. It can make you feel as if every movement and moment deserves constant scrutiny, no matter how major or minor the situation may be.

That’s why physical exhaustion (fatigue) is one of the more common symptoms of the disorder. Some of its other common symptoms include:

  • Excessive worrying
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tensing
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • Hot flashes
  • Excessive sweating
  • Panic attacks

The list of symptoms above isn’t comprehensive. Many people experience additional symptoms, including physical ones such as chest pains and body aches.

If you’ve experienced these or any of the other symptoms commonly associated with anxiety, consider reaching out to the professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Amarillo, TX. A specialist will be able to listen to your concerns and create an anxiety counseling plan that suits your needs.

How Licensed Professionals Treat Anxiety

Because anxiety affects different people in different ways, methods of treating anxiety vary depending on the client’s needs and concerns. A professional counselor will be able to recommend possible talk therapy options or medications, as well as self-care steps you can take in between your appointments.

Suggestions may include:

  • Getting the recommended hours of sleep. Physical health often goes hand-in-hand with mental well-being, so it’s a good idea to get an appropriate amount of sleep.
  • Becoming physically active. Keeping your muscles engaged through movement can help to relieve stress and can be a powerful coping mechanism.
  • Practicing meditation. Meditation and other relaxation techniques can have a calming influence on your mental health. Take a moment to breathe deeply.
  • Removing caffeine. Caffeine and other stimulants can have a negative impact on your anxiety. Consider removing the substance from your diet.

A licensed professional will be able to prescribe medication and administer various types of therapy in addition to the self-care methods listed above. Exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and other therapy options may be used to help alleviate your anxiety symptoms.

Regardless of the treatment method selected, your Thriveworks Counselor in Amarillo, TX will be there to listen to your concerns and to provide counseling services to help get your life back on track.

Starting Therapy for Anxiety With Thriveworks in Amarillo, TX

If you’ve been on the lookout for comprehensive therapy for your anxiety, consider reaching out to our expert care providers. At Thriveworks Counseling in Amarillo, TX, we take pride in providing personalized treatment options that focus on relieving your anxiety symptoms.

Weekend and evening sessions are available to give you the flexibility you need, and online counseling via video and phone is also available.

Additional perks include:

  • Exclusive video content
  • Phone and email access to your counselor between sessions
  • Access to a mental health discussion board
  • A downloadable eBook
  • Online booking and scheduling
  • Flexible cancellation policies

Together, you and your counselor can take the necessary steps to reduce your anxiety. Call Thriveworks Counseling in Amarillo, TX to start reaching your mental healthcare goals.

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 Amarillo therapists and counselors accept 31 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Amarillo
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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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Amarillo is located right off of W Interstate Hwy 40. We currently share a building with Gresham & Associates, Inc., and Family Support Services is currently in the building just in front of us, closest to W Interstate Hwy. Just across the street, on the opposite side, is Rock Island Rail Trail.

Phone number

(806) 639-4526

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