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11,145 people sought anxiety therapy help at Charlotte in the last year

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +18 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

I aim to empower and equip individuals with mental health issues to live a healed, happy, whole, and harmonized life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +19 more
Stress, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

As a woman of color, I am familiar with identity, cultural diversity, inclusion/exclusion, and integration issues.

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Stress, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression

Working with people to create a lifestyle of mental, emotional, and physical health and wellness.

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Domestic Abuse, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

Hello and welcome. My name is K. Fatou Alabi and I am not your typical therapist. As a West African woman, I grew up in a culture where mental health ... Hello and welcome. My name is K. Fatou Alabi and I am not your typical therapist. As a West African woman, I grew up in a culture where mental health isn’t a familiar topic, let alone discussed. Read more

Fallon Wall

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is CBT. I find the best benefit in CBT because it addresses negative patterns and distortions in the way we look at the world and ourselves.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • CBT: thought challenging
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Grounding techniques

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy when there is a reduction in the overall frequency, intensity, and duration of their anxiety so that daily functioning is not impaired.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement anxiety therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with mindfulness practices and grounding techniques.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can come to your first therapy session with an open mind, prepare questions to ask the therapist, be honest, and set realistic goals for therapy.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Charlotte, NC 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 Charlotte 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?

South Charlotte, NC Anxiety Counseling—Ballantyne and Arboretum Area Therapists, Psychologists

Have you ever experienced an anxiety attack? Have you ever felt nervous or anxious in a public space or big crowd? Have you ever been overwhelmed by anxious thoughts? An anxiety counselor at Thriveworks South Charlotte can help. Anxiety is both a physically and emotionally frightening experience—it can leave you visibly shaken with rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, and completely on edge. Fortunately, working with a mental health professional can prove effective in helping you to control your anxiety and cope with the scary symptoms that come with it.

If you’ve found yourself in a situation similar to Angela’s, or you experience anxiety on a lower (or higher) scale, consider reaching out to a provider at Thriveworks South Charlotte—we want to help.

What Is Anxiety Counseling Like?

Anxiety therapy has proven to help many different people combat the challenges of anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in specific is incredibly valuable when it comes to the treatment of anxiety, as these therapists focus their efforts on helping the client to change harmful thoughts, which often bring about this anxiety or exacerbate it in some way.

A provider at Thriveworks South Charlotte can help Angela (the fictional character mentioned above) understand that she is experiencing anxiety attacks and not heart attacks, which is a common misunderstanding. Additionally, they can help a client with social phobia realize that strangers aren’t spying on them or concerning themselves with their every move. In summary, these professionals can effectively treat a wide range of clients and their presenting anxiety disorders.

What Can I Learn in Anxiety Counseling?

We’re all guilty when it comes to thinking thoughts that just aren’t helpful. For example, if a friend doesn’t text us back right away, we are quick to assume that they’re mad at us. If our boss doesn’t greet us with the level of cheer we expect, we are quick to assume that they’re unhappy with our work. This is a bad (yet normal) habit many of us engage in daily. The good news is we can shake it, or at least cut back. And the counselors at Thriveworks South Charlotte will prove helpful in your mission to do so. Here are a couple pointers they might offer to help you rid yourself of these anxious thoughts:

1) First, accept that everybody worries. The mission here isn’t to completely stop yourself from worrying. The truth is, that’s pretty unrealistic, as worrying is a natural part of life. We worry about getting to work on time and about reaching deadlines; we worry about how our presentation will go or how a date will turn out. And that’s okay! The goal here is to learn to think positive thoughts, rather than negative thoughts when we feel nervous or worried about an upcoming event. A counselor at Thriveworks South Charlotte will help you do so.

2) Now, focus what’s in your control. Once you accept that everybody worries from time to time, focus on fixing what’s in your control. Are you anxious about whether you’ll get to work on time? Then leave in plenty of time to ensure you do get there by 8am—and if you arrive a little late because you got stuck in some crazy traffic, let it go. Acknowledge and accept that this was out of your control. I know: much easier said than done. Don’t worry, your counselor is here to assist you. It’s their job to help!

Book a Session with a Counselor at Thriveworks South Charlotte

The Thriveworks team is dedicated to helping others live happier, more successful lives. So, if you’re struggling with anxiety, consider reaching out to us for help. Anxiety counseling can prove beneficial to your mission of living better. To get started or to hear more about our services, give us a call at (704) 969-2597. We offer evening and weekend sessions, and we accept most major insurances. In addition, we offer online and in-person appointments for your utmost convenience.

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 Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Charlotte
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 Charlotte reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Dr. Patricia will be an awesome addition to the Thriveworks team. I have worked alongside Dr. Patricia is several different settings and in all of them she represents the agency with a professional posture. Her strength comes from the value, integrity and dignity with which she gives to her work - Congratulations to Thriveworks!
Read more Dr. Patricia will be an awesome addition to the Thriveworks team. I have worked alongside Dr. Patricia is several different settings and in all of them she represents the agency with a professional posture. Her strength comes from the value, integrity and dignity with which she gives to her work - Congratulations to Thriveworks!
Charlotte Sep 2022
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★★★★★
It is obvious from working with Dr. Patricia Krikorian that counseling is not a career for her as much as it is a calling. She is compassionate, professional, non-judgmental, and supportive. Her ability to get to the root of the problem and provide helpful and personal counseling solutions is a testament to her years of counseling experience. I highly recommend Dr. Krikorian!! She is passionate about helping others!
Read more It is obvious from working with Dr. Patricia Krikorian that counseling is not a career for her as much as it is a calling. She is compassionate, professional, non-judgmental, and supportive. Her ability to get to the root of the problem and provide helpful and personal counseling solutions is a testament to her years of counseling experience. I highly recommend Dr. Krikorian!! She is passionate about helping others!
Charlotte Sep 2022
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★★★★★
I have known Dr. Patricia (Dr. Pat) for over 8 years and she has over 25+ years of experience in dealing with youth and adults in various clinical settings. Dr. Patrica is culturally and professionally competent in Counseling, Therapy, Addictions, Teaching, and Clinical Social Work as well as knowing how to deliver services to all ethnicities. Dr. Patricia uses various Therapy modalities such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Family, Group, Individual, behavioral, Marriage and family therapy, and DBT, where she incorporates mindfulness, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal communication into one's treatment plan. Dr. Patricia is the BEST!!!!
Read more I have known Dr. Patricia (Dr. Pat) for over 8 years and she has over 25+ years of experience in dealing with youth and adults in various clinical settings. Dr. Patrica is culturally and professionally competent in Counseling, Therapy, Addictions, Teaching, and Clinical Social Work as well as knowing how to deliver services to all ethnicities. Dr. Patricia uses various Therapy modalities such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Family, Group, Individual, behavioral, Marriage and family therapy, and DBT, where she incorporates mindfulness, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal communication into one's treatment plan. Dr. Patricia is the BEST!!!!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Dr. Krikorian is a great and wonderful person that I've been blessed to have known her for over 3 years. In that short amount of time, she has been honest, kind, sharing, and compassionate about others. She is a great addition!
Read more Dr. Krikorian is a great and wonderful person that I've been blessed to have known her for over 3 years. In that short amount of time, she has been honest, kind, sharing, and compassionate about others. She is a great addition!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Professionalism in a way that is teachable. Dr. Patricia Krikorian can teach or assist through any situation for both Singles and Families. She is kind and compassionate about others.
Read more Professionalism in a way that is teachable. Dr. Patricia Krikorian can teach or assist through any situation for both Singles and Families. She is kind and compassionate about others.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
You've got a winner in Dr. Patricia Krikorian. I have known her for years as my internship director, supervisor and ultimately mentor. She has guided me all the way and continues to do so with care and compassion. She is an expert in the mental health field and operates in excellence. She thoroughly enjoys what she does and results is her goal.
Read more You've got a winner in Dr. Patricia Krikorian. I have known her for years as my internship director, supervisor and ultimately mentor. She has guided me all the way and continues to do so with care and compassion. She is an expert in the mental health field and operates in excellence. She thoroughly enjoys what she does and results is her goal.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I just wanted to say that Dr. Patricia Krikorian is a gem! She was my college professor and taught my Counseling class. She required us to be students of excellence because she is a woman of excellence. She passionately cares about helping anyone who needs guidance on how to navigate through life difficulties. She has many years of experience in her craft and takes pride in helping many throughout her career. She is by no means a novice and is well-respected by me and others.
Read more I just wanted to say that Dr. Patricia Krikorian is a gem! She was my college professor and taught my Counseling class. She required us to be students of excellence because she is a woman of excellence. She passionately cares about helping anyone who needs guidance on how to navigate through life difficulties. She has many years of experience in her craft and takes pride in helping many throughout her career. She is by no means a novice and is well-respected by me and others.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Congratulations to Thriveworks for adding Dr. Patricia Krikorian to their TEAM! I have known Patricia for many years in various clinical settings and not only does she have the education and expertise to support clients, but the style and grace to put them at ease. She will make a great addition to the Thriveworks family!
Read more Congratulations to Thriveworks for adding Dr. Patricia Krikorian to their TEAM! I have known Patricia for many years in various clinical settings and not only does she have the education and expertise to support clients, but the style and grace to put them at ease. She will make a great addition to the Thriveworks family!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charlotte is located in the Belle Grove Business Center off of Springbank Ln, near the intersection of Providence Rd. and Pineville-Matthews Rd. We’re surrounded by several other health facilities, including Family Spine Center, Kleinheinz Dentistry, Signature Wellness, Vascular Solutions, and Clark Pediatric Dentistry.

Phone number

(704) 325-5881

Languages spoken by NC providers

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