Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

4,027 people sought anxiety therapy help in Missouri in the last year

Discover how starting anxiety therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Our therapists in Arnold are booked, but we have 2 other therapists in MO available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Feelings of anxiety are common and can occasionally even be constructive. Anxiety can serve as a warning signal from your body that something is wrong. You know because your stomach churns, your palms sweat, and your heart races.

But anxiety also can be a serious medical condition — as real as diabetes or heart disease. It can cause debilitating symptoms, affect your relationships, and diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, anxiety can also be treatable with the right help. Many people with anxiety have addressed their symptoms through counseling, including celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Steven Colbert, and Emma Stone.

Perhaps you are looking for ways to treat your anxiety. At Thriveworks in Arnold, MO, our mental health professionals can guide you through the roots of your anxiety symptoms to help you better understand their causes and possible treatment options. We take anxiety seriously and are dedicated to helping you learn how to reduce your anxiety symptoms.

What Are Common Anxiety Signs and Symptoms?

Anxiety disorders are some of the most common mental disorders in the country. However, people can experience anxiety in different ways — some may feel dizzy or tired while others may feel their chest tightening or their stomach churning.

Other symptoms might include the following:

  • Constant, excessive worry
  • A sensation of heart racing or palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stomach pain
  • Unexplained sweating
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dry mouth
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Panic attacks
  • Social anxiety

Anxiety disorders do not always have one simple cause; they could be linked to your brain chemistry, personality type, or traumatic events you’ve experienced in the past. To understand the symptoms you’re facing, consider speaking with a licensed counselor or therapist at Thriveworks in Arnold, MO.

Getting Help: What To Expect From Anxiety Therapy

First, know that anxiety disorders can be treatable with the right help. Our licensed counselors have experience diagnosing and treating various mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, as well as other more severe disorders.

Your mental health professional will work with you to create the right treatment plan for your needs. This may include one or more types of talk therapy, prescription medication, or a combination of the two. Your Thriveworks counselor will determine whether one or both courses are helpful for you.

Some of the more popular forms of therapy include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is among the most established methods of treatment. It seeks to identify and change your negative thought patterns so you can replace them with more effective, helpful ones.
  • Exposure therapy: For clients who struggle with fears or phobias, exposure therapy can help lessen their impact over time. You’ll be exposed to the objects or situations that cause you fear, in small ways at first and then gradually working your way up.
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): ACT teaches clients how to tackle their problems directly with skills such as self-acceptance, mindfulness, and cognitive defusion.

Other types of therapy include interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and art therapy. You may also learn various relaxation techniques during your sessions, including deep breathing and meditation skills. When you’re ready to start anxiety counseling, consider making an appointment at Thriveworks in Arnold, MO.

Starting Therapy for Anxiety With Thriveworks in Arnold, MO

People with an anxiety disorder may experience anxiety symptoms occasionally, frequently, or even every day. Some are able to cope on their own but when anxiety counseling becomes necessary, Thriveworks is here to help. We start by making your experience as stress-free as possible.

Scheduling an appointment is easy. The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks offer convenient evening and weekend sessions to fit your schedule.

Are you uncomfortable discussing your issues at an in-person appointment at first? We offer virtual visits by phone or video to meet your needs and comfort level so you can speak with a provider without leaving home.

Thriveworks accepts many major insurance plans and offers additional benefits, such as community discussions and tutorials offering information and inspiration. Further benefits include the following:

  • Advice available by phone or mail
  • A flexible cancellation policy
  • Life coaching
  • A phone app to enhance your counseling experience
  • Free access to our eBook, “Leaving Depression Behind”

Anxiety can prevent you from living your best life but help is available. When you’re ready to manage your symptoms and reduce your anxiety, call for an appointment at Thriveworks in Arnold, MO.


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 Missouri therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

Show more
Self-pay costs at Arnold
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

First session


Ongoing sessions


Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session


Ongoing sessions


Hear from our clients

Thriveworks Arnold has no reviews yet, but check out these reviews from locations in Missouri.

4.5 Thriveworks Arnold reviews are collected through
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.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on

Where to find us

0 photos

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Arnold is located near the intersection of W Outer Rd and Elm Dr, just off of Interstate 55 and southwest of Jefferson County Plaza. Our building is shared by Living Hope Christian Services, and neighbored by 7-Eleven and Eskimo Bob’s Ice House. The closest bus stop is at Elm Garden Apartments.

Phone number

(636) 435-7224

Languages spoken by MO providers

Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in CT

Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in CT