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

Starting Panic attack disorder therapy

What is Panic attack disorder therapy?

Panic attack disorder therapy is a specialized therapeutic approach designed to help individuals suffering from recurrent and debilitating panic attacks. During therapy sessions, individuals work closely with trained Thriveworks Athens therapists to identify and understand the triggers and thought patterns that contribute to their panic attacks. Through panic attack disorder therapy, individuals learn to manage their anxiety, develop coping strategies, and regain control over their lives, ultimately leading to a reduction in the severity of panic attacks.

How does Panic attack disorder therapy work?

Panic attack disorder therapy often utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques like exposure therapy and relaxation exercises to help individuals manage and mitigate panic attacks. These methods involve desensitizing triggers, reducing physical and emotional symptoms, and challenging irrational thought patterns to empower individuals to recognize, control, and reduce the frequency and intensity of panic attacks.

Is Panic attack disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Panic attack disorder therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and through Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.,Panic attack disorder therapy may last for a variable amount of time

How long does Panic attack disorder therapy last?

depending on the individual's unique needs

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Panic Attack Disorder Therapy – Counselors and Therapists in Athens

Panic attacks or panic disorder can be a very painful and stressful experience. A panic attack typically lasts for several minutes and is extremely upsetting and frightening. You might feel a serious loss of breath, your heart might be pounding wildly, together with a need to throw up, and feelings of fear might be overwhelming.

If left untreated, panic attacks can recur and develop into a panic disorder. Yet panic attacks and panic disorder can be treated successfully in most cases: counseling for panic attacks and panic disorder therapy have proven to be very effective. If you are struggling with panic attacks, reach out to Thriveworks Athens for help.

Symptoms of Panic Attacks

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), symptoms of panic attacks include:

  • Racing or pounding heart
  • Chest pains or heaviness in the chest, unable to catch one’s breath
  • Dizziness and light-headedness
  • Tingling in the hands, feet, legs or arms
  • Sweaty palms, trembling
  • Fear of losing control/going crazy/dying

The symptoms vary from person to person, as do the triggers and underlying causes. Therefore, it is important to consult a therapist/counselor to ascertain the precise condition.

Getting Diagnosed with Panic Disorder

To make the diagnosis of panic disorder, panic attacks must be associated with longer than 4 weeks of persistent worry about having another attack or significant maladaptive behavioral changes related to the panic attack, such as avoiding certain situations or environments believed to have caused previous panic attacks.

Panic attacks or panic disorder can lead to significant obstacles in one’s lifestyle. Individuals experiencing panic attacks or having panic disorder may face problems with self-confidence, as well as depression and work-related troubles, and possibly even a higher risk of developing other disorders.

Scheduling Panic Disorder Counseling

Our qualified counselors and therapist in Athens can help you understand the real causes of panic attacks or panic disorder and create a treatment tailored to your needs or direct you to support groups. Also, counseling for panic attacks and therapy for panic disorder might include working on changing negative thinking patterns that could be sustaining repeated panic attacks.

If you have experienced, or continue to experience any of the symptoms listed above, we encourage you to give us a call and let our Athens office provide you with more information or help you schedule a session with our qualified counselors and therapists. We offer evening and weekend sessions, and we accept most major insurances. Reach out to us today.

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 Athens therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • 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

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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.
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Where to find us

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.

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