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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 Anchorage, AK 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 Anchorage 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?

Some people deal with anxiety disorders for much of their life, even if there’s no inciting incident. Other people can trace their anxiety back to a specific event. Though the origins and experiences are different, anxiety can be treated by working with a mental health professional.

Mental health professionals from Thriveworks Counseling in Anchorage, AK, can help you overcome your anxiety and live a happier, healthier life. Contact our office today to set up your first appointment.

Signs of Anxiety Disorders

Stress and anxiety are completely normal, but people with anxiety disorders deal with these emotions to an intense degree, often for months or years at a time. Talking themselves down or managing their stress can feel impossible and exhausting, making them dread everyday activities.

Some common signs that you might be dealing with an anxiety disorder include:

  • Nervousness, tension, and a feeling of being on-edge
  • Feelings of panic and dread without a specific cause
  • Intrusive thoughts or concerns
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating
  • Recurring nightmares
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Exhaustion or fatigue
  • Trouble feeling present
  • Increased anger

Common Anxiety Disorders

You might experience some of these symptoms, or your experience with anxiety might be completely different. There are many anxiety disorders, and here are some of the most common:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): This disorder describes people who experience prevalent and near-constant worry that occurs for six months or longer.
  • Social anxiety disorder: This disorder causes people to experience irrational fear, anxiety, self-consciousness, and embarrassment in everyday social interactions.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): This disorder develops after a person experiences or witnesses an extreme physically or emotionally distressing incident.
  • Panic disorder: People with this disorder experience panic attacks and are often anxious about when the next one will occur.

The team of counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Anchorage, AK, can offer the supportive and compassionate care necessary to help reduce anxiety. Call our office today to set up your first session.

What to Expect in Anxiety Therapy

Psychotherapy (also known as talk therapy) and medication, or a combination of the two, are some of the most effective methods for treating anxiety.

People with anxiety are strongly affected by the power of their anxious thoughts, even if those thoughts are not an accurate reflection of reality. In psychotherapy, a therapist or counselor can help you learn how to identify and change these irrational thought patterns. This is a major part of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) — a form of therapy frequently used to treat anxiety.

Therapists and counselors can also teach you skills to combat your anxiety in your everyday life. This can include practices like meditating, exercising regularly, doing yoga, eating healthy foods, and getting enough sleep. The guidance of a mental health professional can help you implement these habits in your life.

Talk With an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks in Anchorage, AK

Are you struggling with feelings of fear and anxiety? We want you to know that help is available. Working with a therapist or counselor from Thriveworks Counseling in Anchorage, AK, can help you manage stress and reduce anxiety in your life.

We understand that finding time for mental health care can be difficult. That’s why we offer online sessions over the phone or through a video chat. We also offer evening and weekend sessions, so you can find a time that works for you. We accept many major health insurance plans to help make treatment more affordable.

Anxiety counseling or therapy can help you calm your busy mind and live a happier, healthier life. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Anchorage, AK, today to get started. Our scheduling team will help you set up your first session and answer any questions about the process.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Anchorage therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Medicare AK

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Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

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$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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I had a wonderful experience with my practitioner. She was a real professional and helped me tremendously. I will recommend to friends and family.
Read more I had a wonderful experience with my practitioner. She was a real professional and helped me tremendously. I will recommend to friends and family.
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Dr. Sjofn Weisner gives skilled and compassionate service.
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Noel is compassion and empathy for her clients situation, demonstrate her dedication to guiding them through their struggles so that they can find their way to a healthier situation. Provides a safe, welcoming environment that appreciates the differences and embraces culture that is important to grow and develop.
Read more Noel is compassion and empathy for her clients situation, demonstrate her dedication to guiding them through their struggles so that they can find their way to a healthier situation. Provides a safe, welcoming environment that appreciates the differences and embraces culture that is important to grow and develop.
Anchorage May 2022
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Highly recommend Jennifer Morton who works at Thrive Works! She is respectful and trustworthy.
Anchorage May 2022
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I am former senior law enforcement officer in western Alaska. I found Behavioral Health Services could absolutely benefit people everywhere. Especially, in remote areas of Alaska. Jenifer Morton has experience and training to assist clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, chemical dependency, PTSD or Trauma related issues just as a few. Alaska needs more professionals with Jennifer Morton’s experience.
Read more I am former senior law enforcement officer in western Alaska. I found Behavioral Health Services could absolutely benefit people everywhere. Especially, in remote areas of Alaska. Jenifer Morton has experience and training to assist clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, chemical dependency, PTSD or Trauma related issues just as a few. Alaska needs more professionals with Jennifer Morton’s experience.
Anchorage Apr 2022
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Dr.Sjofn Weisner is caring and professional. She is easy to talk to and listens whole heartedly.
Read more Dr.Sjofn Weisner is caring and professional. She is easy to talk to and listens whole heartedly.
Anchorage Apr 2022
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Dr Sjofn Weisner is a very kind and caring therapist. She helped me figure out my feelings of being stuck and helped me make decisions that have effectively directed my life in a more positive direction. I've lost weight, started running, I got out of a bad relationship and now am in a good and caring relationship. I'm understanding that i can make better choices in life. This has been thanks to her guidance and genuine understanding and support. She is fully committed to assisting me in achieving my goals with enthusiasm and optimism.
Read more Dr Sjofn Weisner is a very kind and caring therapist. She helped me figure out my feelings of being stuck and helped me make decisions that have effectively directed my life in a more positive direction. I've lost weight, started running, I got out of a bad relationship and now am in a good and caring relationship. I'm understanding that i can make better choices in life. This has been thanks to her guidance and genuine understanding and support. She is fully committed to assisting me in achieving my goals with enthusiasm and optimism.
Anchorage Apr 2022
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Dr. Sjofn Weisner worked to help me reframe my perspective and access a deeper part of myself that I didn't realize was there. I completed two sessions with Sjofn and was amazed by my results. Sjofn has a very warm, caring, and personable demeanor that radiates through her services. I will definitely continue to see Sjofn for my future sessions.
Read more Dr. Sjofn Weisner worked to help me reframe my perspective and access a deeper part of myself that I didn't realize was there. I completed two sessions with Sjofn and was amazed by my results. Sjofn has a very warm, caring, and personable demeanor that radiates through her services. I will definitely continue to see Sjofn for my future sessions.
Anchorage Apr 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Anchorage is located at 670 W Fireweed Ln Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99503 — right across from where G Ct. intersects with Fireweed. Currently, we share a building with Easterseals Alaska and IDEA Homeschool Anchorage. And next door to the left (if you’re looking at our office) is Storio Specialty Car Storage, PHALANX Academy, and Alaska Textiles.

Phone number

(907) 885-6457

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