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

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 Cedar Park 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.,Panic attack disorder therapy may last for a variable amount of time

How long does Panic attack disorder therapy last?

depending on the individual's unique needs

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Panic Attacks in Cedar Park, TX—Therapy and Counseling for a Panic Disorder

Panic disorders are responsive to certain psychological interventions that may allow people to live free from panic attacks. Under the guidance of a skilled and caring therapist, many people can examine and resolve anything that may be causing the panic attacks.

Thriveworks Cedar Park treats panic disorders because we want to see our clients living their life without fear and without panic attacks. We offer holistic treatment that may combine cognitive behavior therapy, medication, and/or exposure therapy so that our clients have the best chance of overcoming a panic disorder.

Criteria for Diagnosing a Panic Disorder

Suffering from panic attacks is a serious mental health challenge. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) acknowledges the challenge when it gives the following criteria for panic disorders (DSM-5 300.01 [F41.0]):

  • When people experience two or more panic attacks that involve an intense and growing anxiety, fear, and discomfort for a few minutes that then abates. To be labeled a panic attack, a minimum of four of the symptoms that follow must be present:
    • Feeling suffocated or shortness of breath
    • Fear of going crazy or losing control
    • Hot flashes or chills
    • Sweating excessively
    • Nausea and/or abdominal pain
    • Dizziness and/or faintness
    • Fear of dying
    • Pain and/or tightness in the chest
    • Palpitations or escalated heart rate
    • Shaking or convulsions
    • Numbed or tingling sensations
    • Detachment or depersonalization from oneself
  • After the attack(s), developing one or both of the following behaviors for a minimum of one month:
    • Acute worry that a panic attack and/or similar health problem will reoccur (e.g., a stroke).
    • Changing one’s activities and daily habits in response to the panic attacks and in an attempt to decrease or avoid them.

People who suffer from a panic disorder usually have their first panic attack when they are young adults, in their 20s and 30s. Young children and older adults, however, have been diagnosed with panic disorder, although these cases are rare.

Panic Disorder Interventions

Psychological interventions are available that are effective for panic disorder. Panic attacks have been responsive to several therapies, and often, these therapies can be combined to form an even better treatment plan:

  • Exposure therapy: Within a safe place and with a certified therapist, people can be exposed to the feelings and sensations of panic in order to accept them and to learn how to respond to them. As people build coping skills, their fear may subside and the panic attacks may subside as well.
  • Medication: Antidepressants and benzodiazepines can be combined with exposure therapy or cognitive behavior therapy and may make these treatments more effective. These medications cannot build coping skills or resolve foundational causes, but they can relieve symptoms so that people can focus on these instead of focusing on the panic attacks.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: This therapy aims to treat foundational causes of the panic attacks. If a past trauma or if a negative thinking pattern is contributing to the panic disorder, cognitive behavior therapy will explore it and resolve it. A skilled therapist can also teach clients healthy emotional processing to replace the negative thinking patterns.

Thriveworks Cedar Park Offers Appointments for Panic Disorder

Are you ready to live in freedom from panic attacks instead of fear of them? Thriveworks Cedar Park is ready to help you. You are not alone. We love seeing our clients thrive.

If you are ready to start therapy for your panic attacks, know that when you call Thriveworks Cedar Park to schedule an appointment,

  1. You will reach a person—not an automated response or voicemail.
  2. We offer evening and weekend appointments.
  3. New clients often see their therapist the following day.
  4. We work with many insurance carriers.

It’s time to be done with panic attacks. Call Thriveworks Cedar Park today or go online to get started.

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 Cedar Park therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Cedar Park
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Talk therapy

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$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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$1

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I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Read more I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Eris Feb 2024
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Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Read more Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Read more I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Read more I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Read more Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Read more I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Read more I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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Susan Wills is amazing 10/10 recommend!!!!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cedar Park is located on Cypress Creek Road near S Bell Blvd and Cluck Creek Estates. We share a building with Pediatrician Christopher Ng and Pure Innate CBD.

Phone number

(512) 975-2978

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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