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4,546 people sought anxiety therapy help at Charlottesville in the last year

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

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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 Charlottesville, VA 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 Charlottesville 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?

Therapy for Anxiety in Charlottesville, VA

Anxiety can talk in many forms. Learning to identify the causes and triggers of your anxiety can be difficult, but with a little extra help from an anxiety therapist, you can make life-changing improvements.

Consider scheduling an appointment with an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA. With some work and a little time, you can better understand and manage your anxiety.

Call us, or schedule online to begin working with an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Charlottesville.

What Are Common Symptoms of Anxiety?

Anxiety can make day to day functioning difficult. On top of that, many people with anxiety also begin to feel depressed. Regardless, there are some common signs and symptoms that you can look out for. They include: 

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Restlessness
  • Muscle tension
  • Excessive worry
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea 
  • Impending doom
  • Changes in weight or appetite

If any of these symptoms resonate with you and you think you might need professional help, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA.

Getting Help: What to Expect from Anxiety Therapy

When you begin working with one of our anxiety therapists, they will sit down with you to assess what your needs, challenges, and goals are. With the information they gather, they will develop a plan of action that is specific to you. In doing so, they will utilize a variety of different therapeutic techniques and methods to achieve your goals. Cognitive behavioral therapy and talk therapy are just two examples. 

In addition to using in-session techniques, your therapist will provide you with helpful tips and practices that you can use outside of the office. These include exercising, breathing techniques, stress management techniques, mindfulness practices, and more. 

Talk to an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks in Charlottesville

If you’ve been searching for a trusted mental health professional who is available to see you now, you’re in the right place. We offer our clients added benefits like flexible scheduling options, online counseling options, and evening and weekend appointment times. 

When you’re ready to get started, you can visit our online booking system or give our office a call. One of our scheduling specialists will talk you through the booking process and provide you with exceptional customer service. 

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 Charlottesville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Charlottesville
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

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My therapist is absolutely awesome. Doris is thoughtful and caring, and focused on my needs. She remembers practically everything we’ve discussed about my issues, my history, members of my family, and of course the therapeutic issues we have discussed. Her ability to know me and make a meaningful connection is comforting and productive.
Read more My therapist is absolutely awesome. Doris is thoughtful and caring, and focused on my needs. She remembers practically everything we’ve discussed about my issues, my history, members of my family, and of course the therapeutic issues we have discussed. Her ability to know me and make a meaningful connection is comforting and productive.
Robert Feb 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with Charlottesville Title Agency, Wilkinson Wealth Management, and the office of Martin Wren, personal injury lawyer. Our building is at the intersection of Locust Ave and E High St. There is also a USPS Collection Box at this location. On either sides of the street is Children Youth and Family Services and CFA Institute.

Phone number

(434) 443-6493

Languages spoken by VA providers

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