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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 Brookline, MA 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 Brookline 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?

Sometimes, we can’t help but become hyper focused on a given problem or perceived problem. For example, imagine that you have just applied for a house rental. You’ve turned in all of the requested information, from your social security number to your employment and rental history. Now is the time to wait—only, you lack the patience. You can’t help but worry: “What if they can’t get in touch with my employer? What if another, better applicant swoops in? Did I forget to sign the last page?”

All of the aforementioned concerns are out of your control. And while it’s normal to feel a little worried or concerned during times of uncertainty, sometimes this worry spirals and becomes a more serious problem: anxiety. If you commonly experience out of control worry about a range of events—such as when you’re applying for a new rental or attending a new workout class—you might be dealing with anxiety.

“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” –Jodi Picoult

Don’t worry, there are 40 million adults in the US alone who suffer from anxiety. You are not alone in your struggles, nor are you untreatable! In fact, anxiety disorders are highly treatable. It’s a mere matter of reaching out for help. If you are feeling anxious or exhibiting symptoms of an anxiety disorder, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Brookline, MA for anxiety therapy. We have anxiety therapists, psychologists, and counselors on are staff who would be happy to help you treat your anxiety. Just call (617) 934-1974 to make your appointment when you feel ready.

What Are Anxiety Symptoms? Do I Need Anxiety Help?

It’s completely normal to worry. In fact, it’s in our human nature to worry! However, it’s important that we monitor our worry or anxiety and be sure to reach out for help if it becomes excessive or uncontrollable. To better understand whether you’re experiencing a normal level of worry or if you’re actually experiencing severe anxiety, brush up on the symptoms of anxiety: “Anxiety can look different depending on the person but typical hallmark symptoms of anxiety include physical symptoms (feeling panicky, racing heart, and difficulty breathing) and mental symptoms (difficulty concentrating, recurrent worries or perseverations, and disrupted sleep),” explains Corey Bisceglia-Kane, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at our Brookline office. Here is a more comprehensive list:

  • Out of control worry
  • Sense of impending doom
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Racing heart rate
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Stiff muscles

Are you currently experiencing these symptoms on a regular basis? Perhaps about day to day tasks like driving to work or life events like moving? If the answer is yes, then you might have an anxiety problem on your hands. Remember, this is a common problem to have and it is highly treatable, too. Familiarize yourself with the anxiety symptoms listed above and then reach out to a local counselor or psychologist, such as one from the Thriveworks Counseling in Brookline, MA team. “Therapy can be helpful in managing anxiety in that it gives you a place to talk about your worries which often helps you gain insights into where those worries began and if there is any validity to them,” says Bisceglia-Kane. “In therapy, you can also learn cognitive and behavioral strategies that you can use to reduce anxiety overall and to calm down when you are feeling acutely anxious.”

Anxiety Disorders: What Kind of Anxiety Do I Have?

The most common form of anxiety is generalized anxiety, which detailed above. However, there are other types of anxiety, from social anxiety to panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you are experiencing anxiety related to more specific events or circumstances, you might have one of the following anxiety disorders:

  1. Social Anxiety Disorder: Social anxiety comes with social events and situations, such as mere gatherings as well as public speeches or presentations.
  2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: PTSD is characterized by anxious thoughts, behaviors, and feelings rooted in a traumatic event. Traumatic events can include physical abuse as well as mental abuse, natural disasters, bullying, the loss of a loved one, and more.
  3. Panic Disorder: Panic disorder comes with an intense fear, as well as physical symptoms such as shortness of breath and a racing heart. A lot of people mistakenly believe that they are having a heart attack instead of a panic attack.
  4. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: OCD is characterized by recurring, unwanted thoughts as well as behaviors that an individual can’t put off.

If you think you might have one of the above anxiety disorders, be sure to speak with your healthcare provider or reach out to a qualified therapist. Thriveworks in Brookline has qualified, caring therapists, counselors, and psychologists who can help you better understand and manage your anxiety, whether you have generalized anxiety, PTSD, or another anxiety disorder.

Work with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Brookline, MA

Our team knows just how exhausting and crippling anxious thoughts can be. If you are experiencing this uncontrollable worry or symptoms of another anxiety disorder, reach out today to schedule an appointment with one of our anxiety therapists, counselors, or psychologists. We can get you scheduled for an anxiety appointment onsite or in online counseling, too! It’s your choice.

We are dedicated to helping each and every client. We do this by providing personalized treatment and care that fits the individual’s needs. If you’re ready to get started with anxiety therapy at Thriveworks in Brookline, just call (617) 934-1974.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Brookline therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Brookline
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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Selina is a kind and capable counselor who knows how to get quickly to the heart of the matter without wasting a clients time. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and helps her clients move to a place of increased self awareness and overall improved wellness.
Read more Selina is a kind and capable counselor who knows how to get quickly to the heart of the matter without wasting a clients time. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and helps her clients move to a place of increased self awareness and overall improved wellness.
Brookline Dec 2020
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★★★★★
My therapist has been amazing, patient, non-judgmental and flexible in her techniques that have helped me be more open to trying new methods.
Read more My therapist has been amazing, patient, non-judgmental and flexible in her techniques that have helped me be more open to trying new methods.
Brookline Oct 2018
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★★★★★
Responsive, timely and friendly customer service. My first appointment with my new therapist was great. I like how the staff was knowledgeable with insurance and the types of treatments each therapist specializes in to help me make the right decision in choosing my own therapist. Thanks Thriveworks!
Read more Responsive, timely and friendly customer service. My first appointment with my new therapist was great. I like how the staff was knowledgeable with insurance and the types of treatments each therapist specializes in to help me make the right decision in choosing my own therapist. Thanks Thriveworks!
Brookline Jul 2018
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★★★★★
We are off to a good start.
Brookline Jun 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Brookline is at the corner of St Paul Street and Beacon Street. We are across the street from the Public Library of Brookline, and next to Mass General Brigham Urgent Care.

Phone number

(617) 958-5912

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