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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 Bethesda, MD 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 Bethesda 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?

Have you ever felt excessively worried or nervous about an upcoming event? A blind date, a flight, or a presentation at work, perhaps. This anxiety can derail your day and completely take over. Fortunately, it passes after the event has come and gone. Except that some people experience anxiety regularly. Here are a few quotes taken from Healthy Place to illustrate what it’s like:

  1. “My anxiety is silent. You wouldn’t notice a change on the outside but I’m honestly so stressed I can’t even manage simple tasks. People call me lazy when, in reality I’m just overwhelmed.”
  2. “I get nervous about everything. Sometimes I literally don’t know why I’m anxious. I just am and no one seems to understand that.”
  3. “Anxiety is terrible, you could be having an attack and no one would even know because it’s an inward thing. It feels like you’re malfunctioning and you can’t process your own thoughts.”

Do these statement resonate with you? Do you experience anxiety on the regular or when it comes to certain events/triggers? Fortunately, there is help out there. Consider working with an anxiety counselor. An anxiety counselor can help you learn how to better manage your symptoms and even understand why you’re experiencing anxiety.

There are anxiety counselors and psychologists available and ready to help you at Thriveworks Bethesda. These providers are committed to getting their clients the individualized help they need. This involves evaluating each individual’s unique case, including their presentation of symptoms and triggers, and then developing a treatment plan specific to them. If you’re ready to work closely with a caring and skilled counselor, call Thriveworks Bethesda today at (240) 513-3093.

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety can vary from one person to the next—we can’t stress this enough. This means that two people, both with anxiety, might experience completely different symptoms. On that note, there are many different types, causes, and effects of anxiety. Let’s first understand the most common symptoms and indicators:

  • Excessive, uncontrollable worry
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble focusing
  • Racing or unwanted thoughts
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Sweating
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings

These symptoms are harmful on an individual level, and they can be even more harmful when combined with others on this list. If you feel anxious on a day to day basis, or you feel anxious in specific circumstances, talk to a medical professional about it. And consider working with an anxiety counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Bethesda. These mental health providers want to provide their assistance and help you find comfort during this stressful time. They can help you explore and improve the causes, symptoms, and effects of your anxiety.

What Can I Expect from Anxiety Counseling at Thriveworks?

You can expect your counselor to get to know you and your personal experience with anxiety. They’ll ask you questions like:

  • What symptoms of anxiety do you experience?
  • How long have you been experiencing these symptoms?
  • When do you feel anxious?
  • How does anxiety affect your day to day?
  • What would you like to see change?

Your answers to these questions will guide the direction of counseling. Once they understand exactly what you want and need out of this journey, they’ll be able to put you on the right path. And they are happy to alter this path if need be, too. This means that if something isn’t working for you in counseling, they can swap in and out certain techniques until they find the very best methods that help you with your anxiety.

See an Anxiety Counselor or Psychologist at Thriveworks Bethesda Today

Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety at home, at work, or in your personal life? Are you sick of feeling anxious, worried, or fearful? Consider talking to an anxiety counselor at Thriveworks Bethesda. We’re proud to say that our providers are extremely capable: they’re skilled, experienced, highly trained, and incredibly knowledgeable in their field. Additionally, they are eager to help you manage your anxiety and live better.

To schedule an appointment, call Thriveworks Bethesda at (240) 513-3093. A scheduling specialist will greet you and help you schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you. Keep in mind that we have flexible scheduling options! This includes evening and weekend appointments. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and working with you soon.

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 Bethesda therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • 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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I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Read more I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Roseann Feb 2024
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Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Read more Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Bethesda Mar 2020
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I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Read more I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Bethesda Oct 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethesda is located at 4401 E W Hwy #504, Bethesda, MD 20814, near Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

Phone number

(240) 647-5625

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