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I understand what it’s like to “put on a brave face” and be strong and to neglect emotional health, but also understand that true strength comes... I understand what it’s like to “put on a brave face” and be strong and to neglect emotional health, but also understand that true strength comes from being vulnerable. Read more

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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 Aurora, IL 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 Aurora 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?

When you have anxiety, your symptoms can interfere with your daily life. It might be difficult for you to focus or complete basic tasks, and it may interfere with your personal or professional relationships.

When anxiety symptoms won’t go away on their own or are starting to feel overwhelming, a licensed mental health professional can design a treatment plan to help you live a more calm and satisfying life. You can begin anxiety therapy at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL as soon as you are ready.

Book your first appointment online or call our friendly scheduling team to connect with a licensed therapist or counselor today at (630) 523-8166.

Are There Different Types of Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders come in many shapes and forms and can be caused by a combination of several factors. Brain chemistry, genetics, and environmental elements can all play a part in whether or not you develop anxiety.

There are many different types of anxiety and each one can present slightly different symptoms. While anxiety disorders may manifest differently from person to person, they can all present with similar feelings of fear, worry, or dread, as well as physiological symptoms such as a racing heart or rapid breathing. The specific trigger of your anxiety symptoms may reveal more about the type of anxiety you are experiencing than the symptoms themselves.

Some common forms of anxiety you may seek therapy for include the following:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Hypochondria

If you think you may be suffering from anxiety, you have the power to take control of your symptoms before they take control of your life. A therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL can help you identify the source of your anxiety and give you the tools you need to stamp out your symptoms.

Help Is Here: What To Expect From Anxiety Therapy

Treating anxiety disorders generally requires a multifaceted approach, and your treatment plan may include one or more types of therapy, lifestyle adjustments, or prescription medication. Some people with anxiety respond better to some treatments than others, so your therapist will work with you to determine which course of action will be most helpful.

Some common forms of therapy for anxiety include exposure therapy, psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). At Thriveworks in Aurora, IL, our therapy sessions are available in-person or online by phone or video chat, depending on your preference.

The licensed mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL can show you how to reduce anxiety and get the most out of each day. When you’re ready to get started, we’re here to help.

Start With a Provider at Thriveworks Counseling in Aurora, IL

If you are struggling with anxiety and the symptoms are interfering with your life, you don’t have to wait to do something about it. Thriveworks in Aurora, IL is accepting new clients and our providers accept many major insurance plans.

Connect with a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL to get started. Call us at (630) 523-8166. By prioritizing your mental health today, you can allow yourself to get the most out of tomorrow.

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 Aurora therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Aurora
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

5.0 Thriveworks Aurora reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have to give Joleann nothing less than a 5 star review all the way. Her leadership skills were on display every day in the Psychiatric Rehab department. Leading a staff of more than 8 people in the department was no easy task and yet Joey did this with, what appeared to be, great ease. Extremely organized and ready to handle any situation that may arise. She always made time for her staff when ever any kind of guidance or support was needed. Even if it was just a smile and a few positive words to help make your day go a little brighter. On a personal level Joleann is a very empathetic and professional clinician. Going through several months of dealing with a personal tragedy she was there to listen, offer guidance and support whenever needed. She even helped answer questions when it came to confusing paperwork or dealing with frustrating phone calls that needed to be made. She is a true asset to the team.
Read more I have to give Joleann nothing less than a 5 star review all the way. Her leadership skills were on display every day in the Psychiatric Rehab department. Leading a staff of more than 8 people in the department was no easy task and yet Joey did this with, what appeared to be, great ease. Extremely organized and ready to handle any situation that may arise. She always made time for her staff when ever any kind of guidance or support was needed. Even if it was just a smile and a few positive words to help make your day go a little brighter. On a personal level Joleann is a very empathetic and professional clinician. Going through several months of dealing with a personal tragedy she was there to listen, offer guidance and support whenever needed. She even helped answer questions when it came to confusing paperwork or dealing with frustrating phone calls that needed to be made. She is a true asset to the team.
Aurora Sep 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Aurora is located in the same building as Alternative Staffing Inc., Exalttek, Aftermath Services, Velocity Resource Group, Molly Maid, and many other businesses. We are right by the intersection of Executive Dr and McCoy Dr. The Piazza theater is nearby this intersection, as is Cosmic Montessori School, Pomegranate Restaurant, Salon B, Skyzone, and Artisan Hair Sodality.

Phone number

(630) 523-8166

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