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2,580 people sought anxiety therapy help at Athens in the last year

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Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

When life gets complicated, sometimes it helps to be seen, heard, and understood in a safe and non-judgmental space. **Providing EMDR in-person only**

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
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With a background in medical social work, I understand the emotional impact and mental health needs of children, adults, and aging populations managin... With a background in medical social work, I understand the emotional impact and mental health needs of children, adults, and aging populations managing chronic illness as well as conditions that impede daily function, relationships, and quality of life. Read more

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Carelon, JP Farley Corporation, Multi Plan PHCS, +5 more
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I work hard to provide a safe, affirming, and honest space for all because I understand the importance of being heard, being seen, and feeling connect... I work hard to provide a safe, affirming, and honest space for all because I understand the importance of being heard, being seen, and feeling connected. Read more

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

After working from home for several months, Alec’s social anxiety increased. Prior to being isolated, he was able to start conversations with his co-workers no problem and didn’t mind talking on the phone. 

Now, just the thought of picking up the phone and calling a customer makes him nervous, increases his heart rate, and causes shortness of breath. It’s prohibiting him from being able to perform well at his job which causes him even more stress. 

Battling anxiety and other mental health conditions can be exhausting and overwhelming. Luckily, there are therapists who can help. If you’re feeling anxious like Alec, the anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA can help. These professionals are highly trained and specialize in helping people who suffer from anxiety.

If you’re in the Athens area and feel like you could benefit from speaking to a mental health professional, reach out to our office. Our team of therapists and counselors are ready to start whenever you are. 

Different Types of Anxiety: What to Look For

There are different types of anxiety that someone might experience. In Alec’s case, he struggles with a social anxiety disorder. Here’s a little more information on social anxiety disorder and other common types of anxiety:

    1. Social anxiety disorder: As we touched on previously, social anxiety is a form of anxiety brought on by social situations. You might feel anxious around new people, presenting in front of your co-workers, making phone calls, or engaging in other social interactions. 
    2. Generalized anxiety disorder: This is the most common form of anxiety. It is characterized by uncontrollable worry, racing thoughts, shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia or hypersomnia, changes in eating habits, and more. 
    3. Post-traumatic stress disorder: Post-traumatic stress disorder, otherwise known as PTSD, is brought on by a traumatic experience. Traumatic events might include sexual assault, mental abuse, deployment to a warzone, natural disasters, or car accidents. 

Are you experiencing symptoms of any of the above anxiety disorders? The anxiety therapists at our Thriveworks office in Athens will help you manage and cope with these symptoms. They can also help you understand why you might have developed your anxiety disorder.

Start a Relationship with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Athens

Right now, you might be feeling a little isolated, down, or hopeless. Help might seem impossible. However, we’re here to reassure you that you can learn to cope with your anxiety and feel happier again.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, we offer our clients a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Online counseling options
  • Exceptional client care
  • No waitlist
  • And more

When you’re ready, just head over to our online booking system or give our office a call. 

You can thrive. We can help. 

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 Athens therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | 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

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Self-pay costs at Athens
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

Hear from our clients

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Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Read more Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Eileen Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Read more Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Eileen Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens is located at the intersection of North Chase St and Prince Ave. We share an L-shaped building with several other businesses including Ankle & Foot Centers of America. If you kept traveling west on North Chase, you’d pass Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital on your left.

Phone number

(706) 898-3276

Languages spoken by GA providers

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