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4,616 people sought anxiety therapy help at Blacksburg in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Career, +6 more

As a counselor and practitioner of the arts, I understand the profound effect art can have on processing emotions and how it can take you on a journey... As a counselor and practitioner of the arts, I understand the profound effect art can have on processing emotions and how it can take you on a journey of self-exploration. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +20 more
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Life is a book with many chapters and pages. Every day is a new page.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
Chronic Illness, Self Harm, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Anger, +12 more

I value the collaboration within the therapeutic relationship and meet clients where they are on their own journey.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, +3 more

As your therapist, I will provide safe, neutral, collaborative, and purposeful ways to improve your life situation.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +21 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Career, +5 more

I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives, and I seek to make others feel heard and understood; I create a safe, non-judgmental enviro... I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives, and I seek to make others feel heard and understood; I create a safe, non-judgmental environment and work with you to reach your goals. Read more

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Infidelity, Stress, Divorce / Breakup, ADHD, Addiction, +6 more

Sometimes life takes unexpected turns, leaving us unsure on where to begin with untangling the stories we've collected along the way.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +21 more
Coping Skills, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

Having understanding and empathy allows me to help my clients feel comfortable focusing on complex or troublesome areas of their lives.

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As a multi-racial and multicultural individual, I approach counseling with my focus on the unique individual; their story and experiences are valid an... As a multi-racial and multicultural individual, I approach counseling with my focus on the unique individual; their story and experiences are valid and central to the collaborative work we do in the counseling room. Read more

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with experience in a variety of mental health settings.

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LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +13 more

In life we may not always have the answers to fix our own problems. Therapy can help you understand the issues you are facing and provide you with the... In life we may not always have the answers to fix our own problems. Therapy can help you understand the issues you are facing and provide you with the ability to become empowered and determine what you feel those solutions are for you. Read more

Jennie Brogan

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approaches for treating anxiety are psychoeducation regarding anxiety and common approaches to treating anxiety, and teaching clients to better understand the people, places, things, and situations that elicit anxiety for the client. From there, I describe interventions I may use that address their specific anxiety problems. I also like to know what the client tries or has used to improve their anxiety management that has been helpful and not helpful. I tend to use these approaches when treating anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based stress response, and solution-focused therapy.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

The following tools I use in anxiety therapy include:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Focused- and deep-breathing exercises
  • Exposure and response prevention steps
  • Challenging their inner critic's judgments, negative thoughts, and negative beliefs
  • Encouraging clients to resume or retry anxiety-reducing exercises that have been helpful in the past

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 report progress or share examples of encountering anxiety provokers and report having a much different response to them. They often feel empowered to continue the exercises they practice.

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

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy by practicing skills or exercises taught in session or from resources I share that supplement discussions in sessions.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

For their first anxiety therapy session with me, clients should come prepared to explain their experience with anxiety, physiological signs that tell them they are anxious, their anxiety provokers, and coping skills or actions they have taken or currently take to respond to anxiety provokers. Clients should be prepared to listen to explanations for anxiety responses and common approaches for treating anxiety. Clients should prepare to identify the approach they are ready to take to resolve their anxiety.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Anxiety Counseling – Anxiety Therapy and Counselors in Blacksburg, VA

Surprisingly, anxiety itself is “hardwired” into our brains. It is part of our fight-or-flight response, warning us to act quickly at the threat, or perceived threat, of danger. It’s normal to feel anxious in response to uncertainty, trouble/danger, feeling unprepared, etc.

BUT, when common everyday events cause severe and persistent anxiety or even panic that interferes with everyday life, you may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can rob us of emotional and physical well-being.

Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

If your anxiety is . . .

  • persistent
  • uncontrollable or overwhelming
  • causing an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations
  • interfering with your daily activities
    • . . . then you may have an anxiety disorder.

Compare these descriptions of “normal” anxiety, and anxiety disorder:

  • Normal Anxiety: Occasionally worrying about circumstantial events, such as an exam or breakup; may leave you feeling upset, but you soon bounce back.
  • Anxiety Disorder: Constant, chronic, and unfounded worry causing significant distress, so much so that it disturbs your social life, and interferes with classes or work.
  • Normal Anxiety: Embarrassment or self-consciousness in an uncomfortable social situation.
  • Anxiety Disorder: Avoidance of common social situations for fear of being judged, embarrassed, or humiliated.
  • Normal Anxiety: Occasional nerves or jitters; dizziness or sweating over an exam, presentation, or other important event.
  • Anxiety Disorder: Repeated, random panic attacks or persistent worry and anticipation of another panic attack and feelings of terror or impending doom.
  • Normal Anxiety: Rational fear of a threatening object, place, or situation.
  • Anxiety Disorder: Irrational, unrealistic fear or avoidance of an object, place, or situation that poses little or no threat of danger.
  • Normal Anxiety: Wanting to feel confident that you are healthy and living in a safe, hazard-free environment.
  • Anxiety Disorder: Performing uncontrollable, repetitive actions, such as washing your hands repeatedly or checking things over and over.
  • Normal Anxiety: Anxiety, sadness, or difficulty sleeping immediately following a traumatic event.
  • Anxiety Disorder: Ongoing and recurring nightmares, flashbacks, or emotional numbing relating to a traumatic event in your life that occurred several months or years ago.

I Think I May Have an Anxiety Disorder and I’m Scared

Anxiety disorders are real. They are serious medical conditions. And they are treatable. Anxiety disorders are the most common yet pervasive mental/emotional disorders in the United States.
Anxiety disorders involve extreme fear or worry, and include (but are not limited to) such conditions as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorders/panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder. Some people experience anxiety while also suffering from depression.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental conditions affecting children and adults. Over 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders, but sadly, only about one-third of those receive treatment, even though these disorders are highly treatable.

At Thriveworks Blacksburg Anxiety Counseling, we find that statistic appalling, and unacceptable. We have highly skilled counselors who are experts in anxiety counseling, and they want to help YOU manage your anxiety and overcome the symptoms that may be making your life difficult. You don’t have to suffer. You’re not alone. Our therapists are sympathetic, supportive, understanding, and have numerous methods and approaches to treating your anxiety.

Overcoming an Anxiety Disorder

The struggle with anxiety usually develops slowly, and can begin at any age. “Worry” can even cause physical symptoms like muscle tension, headaches, exhaustion, rapid/irregular heartbeat, and even swallowing or breathing difficulty. At its worst, anxiety disorders can even contribute to or exacerbate serious health issues such as heart disease, gastrointestinal issues, and chronic respiratory issues.

Further, anxiety can become so overwhelming that it causes additional problems in every area of our lives. It can be debilitating. If you feel like constant feelings of anxiety are impacting your life and you just can’t handle it on your own, call Thriveworks Blacksburg for Anxiety Counseling.

We want to help

You don’t have to suffer and you don’t have to battle anxiety alone. At Thriveworks Counseling Blacksburg, VA we can help you with your struggle. Whether you’re seeking help for yourself or for a loved one, you’ll find it with a Thriveworks Blacksburg VA anxiety counselor. Caring professionals are available to help you with a personalized strategy for addressing and overcoming your anxiety. With anxiety counseling, you can learn to experience greater peace, calm, and confidence. You can get the tools to help you cope with anxiety so that it no longer hinders your life, health, and relationships.

Begin your journey to overcoming anxiety

Call us today. Thriveworks Blacksburg Anxiety counseling can help empower you to gain more confidence. We’ll work together with you to give you the ability to overcome and cope. We want you to experience an overall more positive outlook. Life will always present us with new reasons to feel afraid, worried, or anxious, but you no longer have to be a victim of anxiety. Our highly qualified, caring anxiety counselors are here to help you work towards ending the problems that anxiety can cause. Schedule a session for anxiety counseling today, and start on your path towards regaining your peace of mind and well-being.

Thriveworks Counseling Blacksburg VA is a team of compassionate, skilled, and highly trained counselors and therapists. We are committed to helping you defeat your anxiety and guide you through your healing process. You’ll be able to learn coping skills, methods, and techniques to alleviate your anxiety. We want to help YOU thrive. So don’t struggle any longer. Let us get you started on a path toward emotional wellness!

Call today at (540) 376-3348 to schedule an appointment or go online to begin.

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 Blacksburg therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Blacksburg
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

4.7 Thriveworks Blacksburg reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Read more So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Blacksburg May 2020
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★★★★★
Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Read more Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Blacksburg Jan 2020
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★★★★★
We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Read more We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Blacksburg Jun 2019
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★★★★★
When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Read more When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Read more I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Read more The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Read more I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Blacksburg Apr 2018
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★★★★★
Close to downtown Blacksburg and easy to get a hold of. Just what is needed for this area.
Blacksburg Dec 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with several other businesses including Fresenius Kidney Care Montgomery County, the Islamic Center of Blacksburg, and Thermostats Service and Repair Company. Next door to us Robinson, Farmer, and Cox Associates, an account service. Nearby is also a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and Park Commercial Realty.

Phone number

(540) 361-6270

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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