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Starting Panic attack disorder therapy

What is panic attack disorder therapy?

Panic attack disorder therapy is a specialized therapeutic approach designed to help individuals suffering from recurrent and debilitating panic attacks. During therapy sessions, individuals work closely with trained Thriveworks Blacksburg therapists to identify and understand the triggers and thought patterns that contribute to their panic attacks. Through panic attack disorder therapy, individuals learn to manage their anxiety, develop coping strategies, and regain control over their lives, ultimately leading to a reduction in the severity of panic attacks.

How does panic attack disorder therapy work?

Panic attack disorder therapy often utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques like exposure therapy and relaxation exercises to help individuals manage and mitigate panic attacks. These methods involve desensitizing triggers, reducing physical and emotional symptoms, and challenging irrational thought patterns to empower individuals to recognize, control, and reduce the frequency and intensity of panic attacks.

Is panic attack disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Panic attack disorder therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and through Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does panic attack disorder therapy last?

Panic attack disorder therapy may last for a variable amount of time, depending on the individual’s unique needs.

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Therapy for Panic Disorders in Blacksburg, VA—Coaching and Counseling

When people experience multiple panic attacks or have disrupted their life to avoid an attack, they may have a panic disorder, and effective psychological treatments are available for a panic disorder. With a skilled counselor, many people have learned coping skilled for panic and worked through past traumas.

The therapist at Thriveworks Blacksburg have worked with many clients are battling a panic disorder. We know how to integrate different techniques to form a treatment plan that is individualized to each client’s particular symptoms and needs.

Signs of a Panic Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) further qualifies the diagnostics of a panic disorder (DSM-5 300.01 [F41.0]):

  • When a person experiences more than one panic attack that strikes without warning and without apparent cause. The attacks cause severe emotional and physical discomfort that intensifies for several minutes and then abates. Specifically, the attack must have a minimum of four of the following:
    • Abdominal pain or nausea
    • Sweating profusely
    • Fear of losing control or being seen as crazy
    • Palpitations or escalated heart beat
    • Chills or hot flashes
    • Feeling detached from oneself
    • Trembling or shaking
    • Numbness or tingling sensations
    • Fear of dying
    • Difficulty breathing or feeling choked
    • Feeling smothered/tightened chest
    • Dizziness or faintness
    • Chest pain or tightness
  • In response to these panic attacks, experiencing—for a period of at least one month—either or both of the following:
    • Changing one’s daily schedule to offset the possibility of having a panic attack.
    • Severe anxiety that another panic attack will happen and/or one will have similar, negative health consequences (e.g., a heart attack).

Coping with Panic Attacks

Often, counselors integrate several types of treatment to find personalized care:

  • Exposure therapy: This therapy focuses upon normalizing the sensations of panic and building coping skills to manage the panic. In a safe space and with a professional’s supervision, people can be exposed to things that they fear and practice controlling their response.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: This therapy examines any foundational causes of the panic. People may have unresolved trauma, or they may have developed negative coping habits. These past experiences or thought processes may be triggering the panic attacks, but they can be addressed and resolved.
  • Medication: When combined with exposure therapy or cognitive behavior therapy, medications can reduce symptoms and allow these therapies to be more effective.

Setting Up Therapy for Panic Disorders at Thriveworks Blacksburg, VA

Did the signs of panic disorders resonate with you? Have you experienced a panic attack? Thriveworks Blacksburg offers therapy for panic disorders because we do not want anyone to live with or live in fear of panic attacks. We are committed to tailoring treatment plans to fit each client’s needs.

We are also committed to making the process of scheduling therapy as easy as possible. When you are ready to find treatment for your panic attacks, know that Thriveworks offers evening and weekend sessions.

Are you ready to treat your panic attacks? Schedule online with Thriveworks Blacksburg, or call today at:(540) 376-3348.

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 31 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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