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1,954 people sought anxiety therapy help at Bensalem in the last year

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

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield, +21 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Addiction, +5 more

As a Latina and daughter of immigrant parents, I understand the cultural differences and struggles we experience while staying true to our cultural va... As a Latina and daughter of immigrant parents, I understand the cultural differences and struggles we experience while staying true to our cultural values. Read more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Career, +7 more

I totally understand the search for more freedom, clarity, and fulfillment out of life, because trust me, I've been there too!

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Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +12 more

Life can bring its share of stress; I'm personally dedicated to offering you the support you need on your unique journey.

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Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +5 more

Starting therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming, I am here to guide you through the thoughts and emotions every step of the way.

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LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

As a young woman with a history of adversity, I am able to empathize with those experiencing mental stress.

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Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Career, +2 more

I am committed to walking with you on your journey.

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +21 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +5 more

Growing up with ADHD, I have a clear understanding of the challenges.

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +20 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, +1 more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, ADHD, +8 more

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David Harman

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is to invite the client to bring more awareness to their body sensations. It may sound strange, but people often harbor an unconscious fear of anxious feelings, which tends to perpetuate anxiety. Once they are able to accept their anxious feelings, I help them to evaluate the actual challenges in their life in order to determine what the risks really are. I find it helpful to guide clients to realistically face their challenges because that usually results in the realization that their life is really quite manageable, which helps to puncture the power that anxiety has had over them.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • Body awareness
  • Conscious breathing
  • Identifying and assessing challenges
  • Visualization of a safe space

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy when they are able to report feeling more at peace with themselves and their life.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement anxiety therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with journaling their feelings and trying to obtain a sufficient amount of sleep each night.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can make a list of the worries or concerns that keep you from enjoying your life.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

It’s safe to say that many of us know what it’s like to feel anxious or excessively worried. Say, about a meeting with your boss or a tough conversation you have to have with your spouse. Let’s take a closer look:

  • You’re told by a fellow coworker that your boss wants to meet with you in an hour. They don’t offer any further details, which sends you into a nervous and anxious mess.
  • You just found out that you have type II diabetes. You were pre-diabetic, so you knew that it was a possibility, but it still hits you in the gut. You feel super anxious about telling your parents the news.
  • You constantly feel on edge when you venture out in public. Long lines, crowded areas, loud chatter—it all sends you into a delirious state of anxiety.

Do these examples hit a little too close to home? Do you feel anxiety at work, in your relationships, in social situations, or elsewhere? This might make you feel nervous or unsure about your future. The good news, though, is that an anxiety counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Bensalem in Bucks County can help you to manage your anxiety, regardless of when you experience it or what triggers it.

Are you looking for Bucks counselors? We are careful about who we choose to partner with. The anxiety counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Bensalem are skilled, caring, and experienced providers who offer personalized care to every single client they see. They will help you find hope and healing, despite how distant that might feel right now. Call Thriveworks Bensalem today to schedule an appointment or hear more about our services.

How Do I Know if I Have Anxiety? Signs, Symptoms

Some feel anxious on a day to day basis. Others are triggered by specific circumstances, such as social situations. Still, determining whether you actually have anxiety can be difficult. Some people convince themselves that it couldn’t be anxiety—it’s just mere nerves or something else. But oftentimes, it is anxiety that needs or could benefit from treatment. Here are some common signs and symptoms:

  • Excessive, uncontrollable thoughts
  • Irritability
  • Trouble focusing
  • Racing thoughts
  • Sweaty palms
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Trembling

These symptoms can prove difficult and affect important areas of your life. If you are experiencing any combination of the above, you should consider talking to a professional so you can get the treatment that you need. An anxiety counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Bensalem can help you to explore these symptoms, potential causes and triggers of your anxiety, as well as the best remedies. Additionally, they can discuss different anxiety disorders with you, such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and others.

How Does Anxiety Counseling Help?

The anxiety counselors at Thriveworks Bensalem will take a look at your specific case of anxiety and then offer individualized treatment. Together, you will work to develop and understand the best plan for managing your anxiety. The process often involves talking about and changing negative thinking patterns (a bad habit many of us are guilty of).

To help you better understand how anxiety counseling works, a counselor might analyze your negative thinking habits and assess its snowball effects. For example, if you call yourself a loser every time you make a simple mistake, this could lead to anxiety about trying new things. Your counselor will help you understand this role of negative thinking, and perhaps more importantly, how you can change this habit.

Schedule an Appointment with an Anxiety Counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem

The anxiety counselors at Thriveworks Bensalem are ready to help you today. They don’t want you to suffer with your anxiety any longer, be it at work, at home, in public, or in your closest relationships. If you’re ready to talk to someone about your anxiety, reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem.

We will help you to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. You will have a wide range of appointments to choose from, including evening and weekend slots. Additionally, we work with many insurances to best help our clients and potential clients. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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 Bensalem therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Bensalem
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

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5.0 Thriveworks Bensalem reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Read more Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Bensalem Oct 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Read more I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Bensalem Sep 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Read more Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Bensalem Jan 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Read more Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Bensalem Nov 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Read more Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Bensalem Nov 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Read more I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Bensalem Oct 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Read more First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Bensalem Mar 2020
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★★★★★
I worked with Frank and found him to be a an empathetic and genuinely caring counselor. Frank is a skilled clinician who helps his client's problem solve to help them meet their goals. Frank has a positive energy and an easy way about him. Frank's clients are lucky to have a dedicated and knowledgeable counselor on their side.
Read more I worked with Frank and found him to be a an empathetic and genuinely caring counselor. Frank is a skilled clinician who helps his client's problem solve to help them meet their goals. Frank has a positive energy and an easy way about him. Frank's clients are lucky to have a dedicated and knowledgeable counselor on their side.
Bensalem Feb 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bensalem is located off Street Road, between Route 13 and Dunksferry Road. We share The Constitution Building with Bensalem Dental Specialties, among other businesses, and next door you will find a McDonalds.

Phone number

(215) 782-6844

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Filipino
  • Farsi
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