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708 people sought anxiety therapy help at Baton Rouge in the last year

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

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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 Baton Rouge, LA 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 Baton Rouge 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.

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Schedule Therapy for Anxiety in Baton Rouge, LA Today

Anxiety is one of the most common forms of mental illness. It is estimated that over a quarter of people in the US alone will struggle with an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, a significant portion of those dealing with mental health conditions never get the help they need to feel better.

Seeing a therapist may seem daunting, especially for someone who is dealing with anxiety. There is also a persistent stigma surrounding mental health issues that causes many people to feel like visiting a professional counselor is a sign of weakness.

But there’s no shame in getting support for your mental health just as you would get treatment for a physical illness. If you’re struggling with anxiety and it’s getting in the way of your life, it may be time to seek out help. Experienced counselors are standing by at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA. Reach out to us today to get started.

What Are Common Anxiety Symptoms?

Anxiety can take many forms; while there are common symptoms, every individual may experience it in a unique way. One of the most common types of anxiety is called generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Individuals with GAD experience anxiety symptoms on a nearly daily basis for a period of at least six months. This may or may not be related to a specific stressor. Other individuals experience anxiety more acutely in the form of intense panic attacks. These can be characterized by difficulty breathing, feeling faint or dizzy, chest pains, or an overall feeling of a loss of control.

While there are many types of anxiety, here are some of the most common symptoms:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Intense uncertainty
  • Panic attacks
  • Muscle tension
  • Increased moodiness
  • Feelings of restlessness
  • Substance abuse
  • Feelings of worry or unease

If you’ve been feeling anxiety symptoms for two weeks or more, it may be time to get help. Speaking to a mental health professional at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA can be the first step towards taking back control of your life.

Getting Help: What to Expect From Anxiety Therapy

One of the most powerful types of therapy is called talk therapy. For example, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help to identify negative thought patterns that may be contributing to your anxiety. A mental health counselor may also work with you to develop coping skills so you can begin to tolerate uncomfortable emotions and lessen symptoms. Some clients are also prescribed medication as part of their treatment.

Exposure therapy is another common method therapists use to treat anxiety. If there is a specific trigger that is causing high levels of anxiety, a therapist may slowly expose you to the situation to gradually reduce your negative reaction. A trained anxiety therapist can help you achieve this goal in a careful and helpful way.

During therapy, you may also learn various relaxation techniques to reduce your anxiety, such as deep breathing and mindfulness exercises. As a result, many clients find they are able to approach situations that they previously avoided.

Starting Therapy for Anxiety With Thriveworks in Baton Rouge, LA

At Thriveworks Counseling, we want to ensure you have access to the mental health services you need to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Online counseling by video makes it easier than ever to improve your mental health even from the comfort of your own home. Evening and weekend sessions are also available and we accept many major insurance plans.

You don’t have to let anxiety disorders stop you from living life on your own terms. Schedule an appointment today with a qualified anxiety counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA.

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 Baton Rouge therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Baton Rouge
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 Baton Rouge reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I believe that Stephanie Dean is an amazing individual and counselor. Not only does she care about her consumers, she also cares about other counselors that are new to the way things happen. I noticed that it was easy to speak openly because I feel that she truly empathizes when I express my issues and frustrations. She is always a joy to speak with and to. She will be an amazing asset wherever she goes.
Read more I believe that Stephanie Dean is an amazing individual and counselor. Not only does she care about her consumers, she also cares about other counselors that are new to the way things happen. I noticed that it was easy to speak openly because I feel that she truly empathizes when I express my issues and frustrations. She is always a joy to speak with and to. She will be an amazing asset wherever she goes.
Baton Rouge Mar 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Baton Rouge is located off Interstate 12 at the intersection of Drusilla Drive and Route 73. The closest bus stop is the Jefferson-Drusilla E stop on Line 12. We share this building with Bill Barkas- State Farm Insurance. Behind this building block runs Ward Creek.

Phone number

(318) 242-8051

Languages spoken by LA providers

  • English
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