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

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

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I value honesty, inclusivity, and kindness. I believe the foundation of a successful therapeutic relationship requires empathy, unconditional positive... I value honesty, inclusivity, and kindness. I believe the foundation of a successful therapeutic relationship requires empathy, unconditional positive regard, validation, and authenticity. I will provide these qualities to you in a safe and collaborative environment. Read more

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As a woman who has experienced depression and anxiety, I understand mental health from the viewpoint of, not only a provider, but a consumer as well.

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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

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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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Anxiety, Depression

Starting Generalized anxiety disorder therapy

What is Generalized anxiety disorder therapy?

Generalized anxiety disorder therapy helps people better understand and manage their generalized anxiety disorder. 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 therapy.

How does Generalized anxiety disorder therapy work?

Generalized anxiety disorder therapy with our therapists in Blacksburg, VA will address your specific symptoms, identify potential causes, help you cope, and more. Your therapist will then work with you to determine where your anxiety might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.

Is Generalized anxiety disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Generalized anxiety disorder therapy at Thriveworks counseling in Blacksburg is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Generalized anxiety disorder therapy last?

Generalized anxiety disorder therapy with one of our Thriveworks therapists in Blacksburg can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, depending on the severity of one's anxiety as well as their needs and preferences.

Need more help deciding?

Have you ever felt like this:
“I was worried all the time and felt nervous. My family told me that there were no signs of problems, but I still felt upset. I dreaded going to work because I couldn’t keep my mind focused. I was having trouble falling asleep at night and was irritated at my family all the time.”

Perhaps your worrying doesn’t completely consume you, but you often still feel anxious for no apparent reason. Worries can shift from one concern to another and may change with time and age. If your anxiety, worry or symptoms are causing you significant distress in social, work or other areas of your life, you may have GAD.

“So I went to my doctor and explained my constant worries. The doctor suspected I was struggling with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), and suggested I consider counseling. Now I am working with a Thriveworks Blacksburg therapist and am learning to cope better with my anxiety. It’s been hard work, but I feel so much better.”

What is GAD?

Yes, occasional anxiety is normal. We all worry about things like health, money, or family problems. But people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) feel extremely worried almost all the time. They’re nervous about so many things, even when there is little or no reason to worry. They have difficulty controlling their anxiety and struggle to remain focused on daily tasks.

The good news is that GAD is treatable.

Living with generalized anxiety disorder can be a long-term challenge. Often it occurs along with other anxiety or mood disorders. In most cases, generalized anxiety disorder improves with counseling/therapy. Lifestyle changes, learning coping skills and using relaxation techniques also can help. At Thriveworks Blacksburg, your therapist may introduce you to these and/or other techniques that may help you.

Who develops GAD?

It’s possible for children and adults alike to develop generalized anxiety disorder. Women are diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder somewhat more often than men are. GAD sometimes runs in families, but no one knows for sure why some family members have it while others don’t. It’s also possible that stress and environmental factors play a role. The following factors may increase the risk of developing generalized anxiety disorder:

  • Personality. A person whose temperament is timid or negative or who avoids anything dangerous may be more prone to generalized anxiety disorder than others are.
  • Genetics. Generalized anxiety disorder may run in families.
  • Experiences. People with generalized anxiety disorder may have a history of significant life changes, traumatic or negative experiences during childhood, or a recent traumatic or negative event. Chronic medical illnesses or other mental health disorders may increase risk.

What are the Symptoms

How would I know if I have GAD? The symptoms of GAD can vary, but they may include:

  • Persistent worrying or anxiety about a number of areas that are out of proportion to the impact of the events
  • Overthinking plans and solutions to all possible worst-case outcomes
  • Perceiving situations and events as threatening, even when they aren’t
  • Difficulty handling uncertainty
  • Indecisiveness; fear of making the wrong decision
  • Inability to stop worrying
  • Inability to relax, feeling wired, restless or on edge
  • Trouble concentrating; feeling like your mind occasionally “goes blank”

Gad sufferers may even exhibit physical symptoms which may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia, irregular sleep patterns
  • Muscle aches, chronic pain/illness
  • Trembling, feeling twitchy
  • Nervousness or being easily startled
  • Sweating
  • Nausea, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers
  • Irritability
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Heart health issues

Symptoms in children and teenagers

Children and teenagers may have similar worries to adults, but also may have excessive worries about:

  • Performance at school or sporting events
  • The safety of loved ones/friends.
  • Being on time
  • Natural disasters or catastrophic events

A child or teen with excessive worry may:

  • Worry about fitting in
  • Be a perfectionist
  • Redo tasks that aren’t perfect the first time
  • Spend excessive amounts of time on homework
  • Lack confidence and strive for approval
  • Require constant reassurance about performance
  • Have frequent stomachaches or other physical complaints
  • Avoid going to school or avoid social situations

What Should I Do If I Think I Have GAD?

First and most importantly, get help early. You can take steps to reduce the impact of symptoms if you are experiencing an unhealthy level of anxiety. The longer you wait, the harder it may be to overcome GAD. Our therapists at Thriveworks Blacksburg have experience with GAD, and are here to help you overcome the anxiety that is holding you back and preventing you from experiencing a peaceful and calm outlook on life. Call 540-376-3348 to begin your journey towards overcoming GAD. It may be hard, but your caring, compassionate counselor will be with you on the path!

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
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