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4,510 people sought anxiety therapy help at Cambridge in the last year

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

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Anger, Behavioral Issues, Men’s Issues, Stress, Bipolar Disorder, +2 more

As a human being, I understand the myriad of psychiatric, psychological, and mental health problems that humans face throughout their formative years,... As a human being, I understand the myriad of psychiatric, psychological, and mental health problems that humans face throughout their formative years, adolescence, young adulthood, and mid-adulthood. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +23 more
Stress, Anxiety, Depression

As a psychiatric nurse working in Boston, MA, I am passionate about providing quality, compassionate and comprehensive mental health services to my pa... As a psychiatric nurse working in Boston, MA, I am passionate about providing quality, compassionate and comprehensive mental health services to my patients. Read more

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As a nurse who has been practicing nursing for over 20 years and a Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator (of 10 years as well) working for a major cit... As a nurse who has been practicing nursing for over 20 years and a Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator (of 10 years as well) working for a major city hospital in Massachusetts; caring for a wide ethnic group as well as young adults to geriatric population; working with many patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders in the in-patient and outpatient settings, I have practically seen it all and recognize some of the barriers to healthcare that the vulnerable and underserved population face therefore can understand the stigmatization and difficulty associated with caring for such group. Read more

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I understand the complex and dynamic needs associated with mental health challenges—and can help you fulfill those needs.

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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 Cambridge, 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 Cambridge 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?

If you live in Cambridge, MA today, like most people in the United States, you’re living in a very face-paced world.

Instead of waking up with the sunrise, and going to bed at dusk—like humans have for millions of years—it’s likely that you wake up by the buzzing of an alarm clock. Similarly, it’s most certainly the case that when it get’s dark you’re not headed to bed—you flick on the lights and your evening is just getting started.

Instead of your day-to-day experience being mostly one of calm. Slow paced. Sitting under a tree or walking the farm (what we might call a boring day) throughout each day you’re instead bombarded with terrifying news reports, economic problems, and the “crises of the now.”

Internationally-renowned psychologist Archibald Hart once wrote that a child in his or her first year of life today experiences more change in his/her environment than a human did in his/her entire life only about 150 years ago.

What Does this all Have to do with Anxiety?

As biological beings, our bodies were designed to move at about the speed of a mule. As our lifestyles have changed—in many ways for the better—biologically we haven’t caught up with the constant influx of sensory stimulation. We spend much of our days indoors, behind glowing computer screens. The ways that we eat, sleep, exercise, and socialize have all changed dramatically.

It’s normal, when we think of the cultural changes in our lives, to understand that biologically we might not be 100% up to speed. And for many, this gap can be a precursor to experiencing significant anxiety.

Anxiety is an embodied (biological) experience

When we think about anxiety, often we are aware of the psychological or mental symptoms. These include nervousness, running thoughts, uneasiness, inability to calm down, fear, worry, and a number of others.

However, Anxiety is a very embodied experience and the physical symptoms can be just as much—and sometimes even more—prevalent as our mental ones. These physical symptoms include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Changes in appetite (eating too much or too little)
  • Shortness of breath
  • And more.

The physical symptoms of anxiety are no joke. More than a few people have ended up in the emergency room, certain that they were having a heart attack, when the diagnosis was actually stress and anxiety.

Thriveworks Cambridge Anxiety Counseling Can Help

Clearly, going back 150 years in time—even if we could—isn’t the answer. And thankfully, we don’t need to.
Anxiety comes in a number of forms. Three of the most common are:

  1. Generalized Anxiety
  2. Panic Attacks
  3. Social Anxiety

At Thriveworks Cambridge Counseling, our therapists are fully licensed and trained to help clients with a variety of anxiety related issues. While there are certainly patterns in anxiety that are common, every client’s treatment process is unique and tailored to their specific needs and anxiety treatment goals.

Anxiety Therapy and Depression Therapy; Brother and Sister

Anxiety and depression are brother and sister problems. What I mean by this is that persons who are depressed often present some anxiety that accompanies their depression. Similarly, persons who are suffering with an anxiety disorder—if that disorder goes untreated—will oftentimes present depression symptoms as well.

There are a number of reasons anxiety can lead to depression. Sometimes the correlation is a really obvious one. For example, someone experiencing social anxiety withdraws from others and spends his days and nights in isolation. That’s not good for anyone’s morale.

And then there’s the fact that battling anxiety is a psychologically trying (and tiring) thing to endure—it can quickly wear someone down into a state of depression.

There is a positive side to this. Depression, while extremely painful, is also (like anxiety) extremely treatable. The counselors at Thriveworks Cambridge can help you with anxiety, and they can also help you with any depression symptoms you might be experiencing.

Our Cambridge based Counselors are Leaders in the Field

Thriveworks therapists and psychologists are caring, compassionate, and focused on helping their clients heal and thrive. In addition, they are also leaders in the field of counseling and life coaching. Our counselors are fully licensed mental health professionals (not interns), and they have been featured or quoted in local, national, and academic publications.

Some of the publications where Thriveworks’ team members have been featured include:

  • AJC (Cambridge-Journal Constitution)
  • The Journal of Mental Health Counseling
  • The Washington Post
  • Chicago Tribune
  • The Boston Globe
  • Counseling Today
  • The Psychiatric Times
  • Bleacher Report
  • Newsday
  • Boston Business JournalAnd many more

Getting Started with Anxiety Counseling

No Waiting Lists!

We understand how difficult it can be to make that first step to getting counseling help.

  • You ask yourself, “Do I really need it?”
  • You ask yourself, “Will it really help me?”
  • You ask yourself, “Shouldn’t I just get over it?”

We know it’s difficult. That’s why we try to make it as easy as possible to get started with counseling at Thriveworks Cambridge. The way we see it, if you’re ready to get started with counseling we’re going to make sure that we’re ready too. That’s why we have what we call a “no waiting list policy.”

Call our offices and we’ll help you to schedule an appointment this week. In fact, if you’re looking to get started ASAP, we’ll help you to schedule an appointment within 24 hours of your call to our office.

Yes, We Accept Your Insurance!

Paying out-of-pocket for counseling therapy services can get expensive, and frankly we understand that it sometimes isn’t in the budget (even though it’s important, if you don’t have the money it’s going to be hard to pay for it!).

That’s why at Thriveworks we work to accept most major insurance plans. Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United Healthcare, and more. If you have an insurance plan that you want to use for therapy, even one not on the short list above—call us. You might find that the out of pocket cost for Anxiety counseling at Thriveworks Cambridge is only a small $10 or $20 co-pay.

Let’s Talk

We hope you’ve found the introductory information on this webpage helpful.
Call us to schedule your first session at Thriveworks Cambridge Counseling with a counselor, therapist, or psychologist.


Cambridge Locations

Thriveworks Boston Counseling and Psychotherapy
872 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 2-2
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-395-5806

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Thriveworks Counseling
929 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 103
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-553-4653

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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 Cambridge therapists and counselors accept 27 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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All the people of thrive works have been great my doctor is awesome Dr. Lal
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I am so pleased with my decision to see Rebecca at ThriveWorks in Cambridge. She is compassionate and understanding, but also pushes me to feel confident I can make changes in my life that are needed most. I feel so supported. Feeling grateful that I took a leap to try Rebecca!
Read more I am so pleased with my decision to see Rebecca at ThriveWorks in Cambridge. She is compassionate and understanding, but also pushes me to feel confident I can make changes in my life that are needed most. I feel so supported. Feeling grateful that I took a leap to try Rebecca!
Cambridge May 2022
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Rebecca Rodriquez is a true professional. I have found her to be trustworthy and truly helpful. She demonstrates kindness, compassion and strong clinical knowledge in her therapeutic approach. I highly recommend her to all. She has been extremely helpful to me.
Read more Rebecca Rodriquez is a true professional. I have found her to be trustworthy and truly helpful. She demonstrates kindness, compassion and strong clinical knowledge in her therapeutic approach. I highly recommend her to all. She has been extremely helpful to me.
Cambridge Apr 2022
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I have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Rodrigues for a long time. She is a thoughtful professional, mindful clinician and highly respectful to her clients.
Read more I have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Rodrigues for a long time. She is a thoughtful professional, mindful clinician and highly respectful to her clients.
Cambridge Apr 2022
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Arielle has been an incredible help in my life and I can’t thank her enough for it!
Cambridge Jun 2021
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I've had the pleasure of working with Alicia at her previous job. She is an incredible clinician who's knowledge, leadership, and compassionate made her an excellent supervisor and therapist.
Read more I've had the pleasure of working with Alicia at her previous job. She is an incredible clinician who's knowledge, leadership, and compassionate made her an excellent supervisor and therapist.
Cambridge Jan 2020
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I had been unable to make an appointment with a therapist for a long time. Everyone had a three month waiting list. I took a chance and made an appointment here. I love Hannah, she’s excellent, and I’m glad I found Thriveworks. It’s too soon for me to weigh in on the additional services Thriveworks offers but it seems good!
Read more I had been unable to make an appointment with a therapist for a long time. Everyone had a three month waiting list. I took a chance and made an appointment here. I love Hannah, she’s excellent, and I’m glad I found Thriveworks. It’s too soon for me to weigh in on the additional services Thriveworks offers but it seems good!
Cambridge Nov 2018
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Hannah Fulkerson has been a great help in creating a dialogue between myself and my wife. Thank you.
Read more Hannah Fulkerson has been a great help in creating a dialogue between myself and my wife. Thank you.
Cambridge Aug 2018
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cambridge is located off of Massachusetts Ave, on the north side of the Charles River. Our office is in the Cambridge Tower next to Apollo Travel and Tours, Tanjore, and Cambridge Premier Realty. The closest bus stop is Massachusetts Ave opp Lee St. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(617) 380-4651

Languages spoken by MA providers

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