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91,539 people sought anxiety & depression counseling help in Virginia in the last year

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What is Anxiety & depression counseling?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Abingdon, VA can help people better understand and manage their symptoms. If you are struggling with regular anxious and/or depressive thoughts and feelings that are affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety or depressive disorder, you should seek professional help. The therapists at Thriveworks can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your anxiety and/or depression.

How does Anxiety & depression counseling work?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists in Abingdon involves talking to a therapist about symptoms, potential causes, and more. Your therapist will then work with you to determine where your anxiety and/or depression might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.

Is Anxiety & depression counseling conducted in person or online?

Anxiety & depression counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Anxiety & depression counseling last?

Anxiety & depression counseling from Thriveworks Abingdon therapists can last for a few weeks, months ,or longer, dependent on the severity of one's anxiety as well as their needs and preferences.

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Depression and Anxiety Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Bristol, VA

Many people feel anxious or depressed and have experienced sadness, worry, anxiety, or nervousness at some point in time. These emotions are normal reactions to stressful and upsetting events like losing a loved one, going through a divorce, and being fired from a job.

While feeling anxious or depressed are common reactions to stressful events in life, some people experience these emotions on a day-to-day basis and sometimes seemingly for no reason at all. They find it is often difficult to keep up with daily life. These feelings interrupt usual routines and functioning. When a person struggles to keep going with everyday activities because of these feelings, he may suffer from depression or anxiety disorder – or both.

How Anxiety Can Lead to Depression

Anxiety disorders can cause a person to suffer terrifying fear—and their fears are about things that others would not think twice about. While the individuals with the disorder are aware that their thoughts are irrational, they are unable to prevent them.

When a person is anxious, they have a tendency to think about some worry or problem and feel bad about it. They feel as if they’ve failed, and the result is, many times, that they move on to depression. The risk of developing depression in addition to an anxiety disorder is high. In fact nearly half of the people who have major depression also have anxiety. One can trigger the other.

There may be a biological predisposition to depression and anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

  • Excessive worrying.
  • Clenching the jaw and balling up fists.
  • Panic attacks, which are feelings of helplessness that overcome a person all of a sudden.
  • Problems with sleep.
  • Flashbacks or recurrence of a tragic event.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
  • Irrational or overwhelming fear.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Sweating.
  • Heart rate is higher, pressure on the chest.
  • Nauseousness.
  • Fatigue.
  • Numb or tingly feelings.
  • Dizziness.
  • Frequently using the bathroom.
  • Hot/cold flashes.
  • Feelings of choking.
  • Difficulty focusing and concentrating
  • Feelings of restlessness and irritability.
  • Feelings of dread.
  • Being in a state of confusion.
  • Panic.

Symptoms of Depression

  • Relentless feeling of hopelessness, loss of confidence.
  • Little interest or pleasure in things.
  • Feelings of anger.
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep or oversleeping.
  • Feeling tired or lacking energy.
  • Poor appetite or overeating.
  • Feelings of being a failure and letting others down.
  • Having a hard time concentrating.
  • Thoughts of harming oneself.
  • Social withdrawal.
  • Negative thinking.
  • Feelings of worthlessness and guilt, as well as blaming oneself for things that go wrong.
  • Stop caring about hygiene and physical appearance.
  • Agitation, such as pacing, going from one room to another without reason or obsessively walking.
  • Feelings of physical discomfort with aches and pains that are not the cause of a physical condition.
  • Participating in risky behavior, such as reckless driving, drinking alcohol or using drugs.
  • Suicidal thoughts.

How Can Depression and Anxiety Be Diagnosed?

Depression and anxiety disorders are different, but individuals with one disorder often experience symptoms that are close in nature to the other. The symptoms of nervousness, irritability, and problems sleeping and concentrating are symptoms of both depression and anxiety.

Formulating a correct diagnosis for mental health disorders like depression and anxiety can be difficult, and they may co-occur.

What Treatments are Available

There are treatments for anxiety and depression, as well as when anxiety/depression coexist. Effective treatments include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is often used to treat the two disorders. It teaches people to manage fears, anxieties and the symptoms of depression by finding out what they are caused by. People also learn how to take control of their emotions.
  • Relaxation techniques include yoga and meditation. By practicing these techniques, people can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Exercise can greatly help with both disorders by releasing chemicals in the body that make people feel good. It also is helpful for relaxation. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, by walking for only 10 minutes people may lessen the symptoms of anxiety and depression for several hours.

Thriveworks therapists and counselors have more than 10 years of experience in working with thousands of people who have disorders, such as anxiety and depression. There is no reason to continue to suffer from anxiety and depression–the trained professionals at Thriveworks in Bristol, VA are available to work with you to learn about the causes, identify what the triggers are, and strategize ways to deal with depression and anxiety.

When you are dealing with these disorders and are finding it difficult to carry on with your daily routine, we understand. Call us or schedule online to get started today.

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 Virginia therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • 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

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Abingdon
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

5.0 Thriveworks Abingdon reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I highly recommend Trish! She is very helpful, kind, compassionate and excellent at getting down to the roots of the problem. I have made more progress with her than I have with multiple therapists in several different cities. P.S--EMDR therapy sounds totally crazy, but it has significantly helped me. Give it a try!
Read more I highly recommend Trish! She is very helpful, kind, compassionate and excellent at getting down to the roots of the problem. I have made more progress with her than I have with multiple therapists in several different cities. P.S--EMDR therapy sounds totally crazy, but it has significantly helped me. Give it a try!
Bristol Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Dr Mike Pilcher took me under his wing and coached me through one of the biggest decisions of my life...opening a new business. At one point...well more than once...I felt like pulling my hair out and his calm demeanor and no BS approach really helped me get focused and confident. I was able to really pour on the steam and my business is doing well as a result. Dr. P is a great counselor and a man I respect. Call him...I still do to this day.
Read more Dr Mike Pilcher took me under his wing and coached me through one of the biggest decisions of my life...opening a new business. At one point...well more than once...I felt like pulling my hair out and his calm demeanor and no BS approach really helped me get focused and confident. I was able to really pour on the steam and my business is doing well as a result. Dr. P is a great counselor and a man I respect. Call him...I still do to this day.
Bristol Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon is located in the same building as Caris Healthcare. Across Russell Road NW is Empire Ford Used Car & Truck Center 2, and A Step Ahead salon, as well as All Things Custom and Sunshine Sewing & Screen Printing. Down the road is Figaredo’s restaurant and Northgate Pharmacy. We are located right near Porterfield Highway and Route 19, as well as Route 58.

Phone number

(423) 556-3873

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