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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 Atlanta, 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 Atlanta 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?

While it’s hard to accept, the truth is that we often make life harder than it has to be. We conjure up ideas in our head that we deem reality: our worries that we won’t make it to the airport on time or that we’ll get laid off because we were late to work (one time). We think of the worst case scenario and treat it as if it’s real. This leads to our bodies and our minds responding to these scenarios as if they’re real. We might experience an increased heart rate, sweaty palms, and a racing mind, as we ponder them.

“My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” –Hugh Prather, Notes to Myself

That’s anxiety in a nutshell. Its excessive, uncontrollable worry about a range of events. Sometimes, we can learn to control this anxiety through journaling, meditation, and other self-care practices. But in other instances, we need a little help. Fortunately, there is a specific modality of therapy that focuses on helping people control and diminish their anxiety. It’s simply called anxiety therapy.

Thriveworks Atlanta, GA has a team of anxiety therapists who can help you calm your day to day anxiety. These therapists can also help you manage specific anxiety disorders, like obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and specific phobias. To start working with one of our skilled, caring anxiety therapists, you can reach us at (678) 804-7374. They can help you manage your anxiety symptoms and improve your overall mental health, in both in-person and online counseling sessions.

Anxiety Symptoms: Do I Have Anxiety?

 It is human nature to worry. There is no denying that, and there’s no way that we can completely stop worrying. However, when this worrying becomes excessive and brings with it harmful mental and physical symptoms, it’s an anxiety problem that should be addressed. These signs and symptoms can vary from one person to the next; however, here are common anxiety symptoms:

  • Out-of-control worry
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble focusing
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Nausea
  • Sweaty palms
  • Nausea

If the above symptoms accompany your worried thoughts, you might have anxiety. The good news is that anxiety is highly treatable. And an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA can provide you with that crucial treatment. They will help you understand and improve your thought patterns; they can also evaluate your specific symptoms to determine whether you have a specific anxiety disorder that needs to be accounted for.

Anxiety Disorders: What Form of Anxiety Do I Have?

In addition to day to day anxiety about random events, which is referred to as generalized anxiety, there are other types of anxiety, too. Here are a few additional common anxiety disorders:

  1. Social anxiety disorder: As you might have guessed, this type of anxiety revolves around social interactions. One might feel anxious in all social situations or in more specific social interactions, such as during public speaking.
  2. Panic disorder: Panic disorder is characterized by panic attacks, which stem from intense fear. Physical symptoms include shortness of breath and increased heart rate. Oftentimes, people think they’re having a heart attack rather than a panic attack, which can make them feel even more anxious.
  3. Post-traumatic stress disorder: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) comes with anxiety that is rooted in a traumatic event. So, the victim will experience anxiety that their brain links to their event. For example, someone might react to loud noises, bright lights, and other triggers.
  4. Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) brings with it unwanted and recurrent thoughts as well as behaviors that the individual feels inclined to repeat.

If you think that you might have one of the above disorders, or you’re experiencing random anxiety about a wide range of events, don’t worry. There is help available. You can learn to manage and control your anxiety. And the anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA are here to help.

Work with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA

Our team of anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA want to help you get your life back on track. They understand that anxiety can cause a significant disruption at work, in your most important relationships, and in other major areas of life. They’re here to guide and support you as you learn to control and reduce your anxiety. They can also help you to understand and manage a specific anxiety disorder, such as those detailed above.

Are you ready to schedule an anxiety therapy appointment? To get started at Thriveworks Atlanta, all you have to do is call (678) 804-7374. We have a quick and easy scheduling process, which a member of our scheduling team will walk you through. Additionally, we have in-person counseling and online counseling appointments available.

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 Atlanta 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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My experience has been only outstanding. I was reminded routinely of upcoming appointments, my doctor was always punctual, and my session’s always left me feeling better because I was given an expert advice on how to go forward.
Read more My experience has been only outstanding. I was reminded routinely of upcoming appointments, my doctor was always punctual, and my session’s always left me feeling better because I was given an expert advice on how to go forward.
Anne Feb 2024
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I look forward to my times with Dr. Barbara Sims-King, she has been fantastic. She is always punctual, consoling, thought provoking and most of all helpful.
Read more I look forward to my times with Dr. Barbara Sims-King, she has been fantastic. She is always punctual, consoling, thought provoking and most of all helpful.
Anne Feb 2024
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My therapist Sydney Kilpatrick was awesome. She listened intentionally and was great at helping me navigate my feelings/emotions. I looked forward to every session. Highly recommended.
Read more My therapist Sydney Kilpatrick was awesome. She listened intentionally and was great at helping me navigate my feelings/emotions. I looked forward to every session. Highly recommended.
Andrianna Jan 2024
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Overall, the experience has been good but my nurse practitioner forgot to refill my medication prescription before Christmas and now I’m out, waiting for everyone to get back from the holidays. I understand mistakes happen, but it super important to not forget to refill patient medications … that is something I don’t think deserves a lot of wiggle room for mistakes because it so fundamental to this profession.
Read more Overall, the experience has been good but my nurse practitioner forgot to refill my medication prescription before Christmas and now I’m out, waiting for everyone to get back from the holidays. I understand mistakes happen, but it super important to not forget to refill patient medications … that is something I don’t think deserves a lot of wiggle room for mistakes because it so fundamental to this profession.
Chasen Dec 2023
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Ms. Angela Murray helped me w/ the grief of losing my mama (3) yrs. ago. & other issues that no other counselor has ever helped me w/. I want to say thank you. i would refer Ms. Angela Murray to anyone I know. I would rate her (5).
Read more Ms. Angela Murray helped me w/ the grief of losing my mama (3) yrs. ago. & other issues that no other counselor has ever helped me w/. I want to say thank you. i would refer Ms. Angela Murray to anyone I know. I would rate her (5).
Atlanta Aug 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Atlanta is on the corner of Piedmont Road NE and Burke Road NE. Our building is across the street from a Waffle House and BP Gas Station.

Phone number

(678) 679-8404

Languages spoken by GA providers

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