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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 Cedar Rapids, IA 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 Cedar Rapids 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?

It’s normal to feel stressed out every so often. Maybe you feel nervous before a job interview or a big meeting, or perhaps you get anxious before a first date or a dentist appointment. This is a natural part of life and can even help give you the motivation you need to ask that person out or get the job offer.

But for some people, anxiety is more than an occasional feeling they experience from time to time. Instead, more severe anxiety disorders can become totally overwhelming and make it difficult to function normally in day-to-day life. They may be consumed by anxiety to the point where they avoid social situations, suffer uncomfortable symptoms, or even have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning.

If you or someone you know feels like anxiety is getting in the way, it may be time to make an appointment with a mental health professional. Anxiety disorders can be painful but our team at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA is here to provide the care and support you need.

Anxiety Symptom Checklist

When anxiety symptoms start to interfere with your daily life, it may be an indication that you’re experiencing an anxiety disorder. Here are some of the most common anxiety symptoms people report struggling with:

  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Digestive issues
  • Decreased libido
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained pain
  • Tremors or twitching
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid breathing
  • Nausea
  • Headaches

Anxiety symptoms can be both physical and psychological in nature and can range from mild to severe. If you are experiencing any of these anxiety symptoms, do not hesitate to contact us at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Common Types of Anxiety Disorders

The symptoms you experience may also differ depending on the type of anxiety disorder you have. Some of the most common disorders include:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): This is characterized by chronic anxiety, worry, and tension, even when there is nothing to provoke these feelings.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): OCD is characterized by unreasonable fears (obsessions) that may cause compulsive, repetitive behaviors.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD symptoms — such as nightmares, insomnia, and social isolation — typically stem from a traumatic episode that occurred in a person’s life.
  • Panic disorder: People with panic disorder experience recurring panic attacks, which are characterized by the sudden onset of terror, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, and/or sweating.

How Therapy Can Help

The first step a counselor or therapist will take is to talk to you about your problems so they can understand your symptoms and how they are interfering with your life. This will help them customize a sensible treatment plan.

There are many types of treatment options that can help reduce anxiety symptoms. Various forms of therapy are often used to help clients address their emotions; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), for example, can help you swap out harmful thought patterns for more helpful ones. Exposure therapy can give you a slow and safe introduction to your fears so you can overcome your phobias under the guidance of a trained professional.

Starting Therapy for Anxiety With Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA

When you are dealing with anxiety, unnecessary back-and-forths are the last thing you need on your plate. That’s why Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA makes it as easy as possible to get started.

With a few clicks in our booking widget or a quick call to our scheduling team, you can find a time slot that fits with your calendar. We are open early and late throughout the week and even have appointments on weekends. Clients can sometimes be seen by a therapist or counselor the same week as scheduling. Do in-person appointments seem unrealistic given your schedule? Take advantage of our remote therapy appointments by video to start treating your anxiety today without stepping foot outside your home.

If anxiety is taking over your life, it may be time to make a change. Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA offers anxiety counseling services to help manage your symptoms so you can lead a happier, healthier life. Pick up the phone and get started on your path to recovery 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 Cedar Rapids therapists and counselors accept 5 insurance plans

  • Avera Health Plans

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

Self-pay costs at Cedar Rapids
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 Learn about verified reviews
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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 & Therapy Cedar Rapids is located at 725 Boyson Rd NE Suite 100, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, near the intersection of C Ave. NE.

Phone number

(319) 220-5493

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