Chesapeake Anxiety Counseling

Therapy for Anxiety in Chesapeake, VA—Counseling

Many people take having clear, positive thoughts for granted, but for the over 40 million Americans who have an anxiety disorder, staying focused and positive takes herculean strength. People who fight anxiety frequently experience…

  • Feeling nervous or worried or anxious, even when they do not know why.
  • Loved ones who do not get the toll these emotions take on their mind and body.
  • Never-ending, difficult emotions like anxiety. They rarely have a break from the burden.
  • Isolation and loneliness because of their anxiety.
  • A constant dialogue with themselves that focuses upon their insecurities, fears, and vulnerabilities.

All people experience a worried feeling that rises and falls naturally. Anxiety disorders distinguish themselves from this normal feeling through their severity and longevity. Jodi Picoult describes its disruption, “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” There are ways to get up and out of that rocking chair. There are treatments for anxiety; however, only approximately a third of people with an anxiety disorder receive the treatment they desperately need.

If you are experiencing unfocused thoughts, constant worry, or isolation because of your anxiety, you are not alone. You may have an anxiety disorder, and there are treatment options that may help you. Thriveworks Chesapeake has worked with many people who are plagued by an anxiety disorder, and we love helping them find treatment and relief.

Anxiety: What Is It?

“A crust eaten in peace is better than
a banquet partaken in anxiety.” —Aesop

Anxiety is a very personal mental disorder, and it can come in a variety of forms. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, Fifth Edition recognizes many different ways that anxiety can show itself. A few examples include:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – is what most people think of when they talk about anxiety. It involves a persistent and severe feeling of worry and anxiety that lasts for a minimum of six months and is experienced on more days than not and for a majority of those days. This anxiety is often accompanied by irritability, fatigue, restlessness, and more.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) – anxiety can also look like fear of social interactions. Many people avoid interacting with other people, particularly strangers. They feel extreme embarrassment and as if people are judging them. SAD often leaves people feeling isolated and alone.
  • Panic Disorder – a panic attack can arise without warning, and they can escalate to the point that people feel as if they will die. The symptoms then subside without a few minutes of the attack’s onset. People’s hearts may race, their limbs may go numb, they may struggle to breathe, and they may experience chills or hot flashes. If these attacks recur, an individual may have panic disorder.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – the stress and anxiety people experience during a traumatic event can linger with them. PTSD is often associated with veterans, and for good reasons, but people can experience PTSD after any kind of trauma. They may experience instructive memories, nightmares, or flashbacks that force them to relive the event. They may also feel the same intense emotions they felt during the event after the event has ended.

The Physical and Emotional Cost of Anxiety

Anxiety extracts a high cost from people. It can affect people’s mental and physical health, and common side effects include…

  • Disrupted Appetite – People may want to eat all the time, or they may have difficulty eating anything at all when they are experiencing anxiety. Understandably, when someone has anxiety, their weight may fluctuate as well, reaching an unhealthy high or low level.
  • Irregular Sleep Patterns – As with appetite, anxiety can cause people to want to sleep all the time, or they may develop insomnia. They may be unable to wake rested, fall asleep quickly, or sleep through the night.
  • Fatigue – Fighting any illness is draining, and anxiety is no different. A lack of energy is a common side effect. Normal activities can leave people who have anxiety exhausted.
  • Difficulty Focusing – Negative thoughts can dominate an individual’s mind when they have anxiety. Channeling positive thoughts upon accomplishing a task can feel impossible. Discouragement and distraction are common companions to those with anxiety.
  • Indecisiveness – When clear thinking is difficult, it follows that decision-making is also difficult. People with anxiety often describe themselves as feeling stuck. Daily decisions and normal cognitive processes are infinitely more difficult when an individual has anxiety.

Scheduling Counseling for Anxiety through Thriveworks Chesapeake

When you read about the different forms that anxiety can take, did anything stand out to you? If you recognize some symptoms in your own life, know that help is available. The counselors, psychologists, and therapists at Thriveworks Chesapeake have helped many of their clients find the right diagnosis and the right treatment. We are ready to help.

When you contact our office, here are a few ways we are ready to pitch-in. Your call will be answered by a person—one of our scheduling specialists who will help you make an appointment. Your first appointment may even be the following day. We will not put you on a waitlist because we don’t have one. But we do offer evening and weekend sessions. We also accept many forms of insurance. We know that fighting anxiety is tough—scheduling therapy should not be.

Let’s work together against anxiety. Call Thriveworks Chesapeake today.

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I've had the pleasure of working with Tammy Boone for about 5 months now and it has been a wonderful journey. She has challenged me to do the work and express myself in ways I never thought was possible. She provides ways to cope with difficult situations without being judgmental. I couldn't have asked for a better clinician!
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I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jones for the past 9 months. She is incredibly genuine and easy to confide in, even over our online sessions. She was able to help me through a difficult time and I will truly miss my sessions with her. I highly recommend her services. Thank you Dr. Jones!
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Close out review with Dr. Patricia Jones. Outstanding service and was extremely helpful in giving me several techniques that I can use. Having video sessions was very convenient and effective. Highly recommend Dr. Jones just for her listening skills and the ability to relate to what you are going through. Very passionate about her job and you will not be disappointed when selecting her as your counselor!
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This is a close out review for Dr. Patricia Jones. Amazing therapist who helped me with increasing self-esteem and gave me tools to assist with problem solving skills and healthier thinking techniques. Extremely easy to talk to and sincerely engaged in every session. I look forward to using the tools to document my daily mood/thoughts and finding ways to keep myself active. She will definitely be missed!!!
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I really appreciate the efforts that Dr. Jones put toward helping me. Even in an online environment, I felt really comfortable and the tools and skills I acquired have continued to help me today.
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Sherry Lee is an excellent counselor. I have had the pleasure of knowing her and having her as a colleague for over 20 years. She is empathetic, caring, knowledgeable ,competent,and responsible.
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Mrs. Sowers is by far the best counselor out there!! She made such an impact on my children, providing them with tools they can utilize everyday. She personally helped me learn positive coping mechanisms that have had a tremendous impact. Mrs Sowers is the best! I highly recommend to everyone!
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Dr. Patricia Jones Review

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Therapy was a brand new experience for me and i was actually very nervous about going. Dr. Jones was so great and helpful! She made me feel comfortable the very first day. She provided me the tools and guidance to combat my negative thoughts and anxiety. I was given great handouts that I can even carry with me in my wallet. I really enjoyed speaking with her and looked forward to each session and finding new tools to help me improve my self-esteem. I am truly grateful for the guidance I received from Dr. Jones!
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Excellent Rapport

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First of all, I was so afraid to go to counseling yet open up to a total stranger. However, Dr. Crayton is THE exception to the rule. I didn't feel like I was being judged, or that I was "crazy... She is so kind, calm, and very easy to talk to. She helped me overcome my hesitation about counseling. She allowed me to talk and "hear" my inner voice. Her style and compassion for helping people seems to come naturally. She allowed me to see things from a variety of perspectives but did not discount my feelings and perception. I feel like a new person just from my initial session. I welcome the next session and have already reflected on my mini homework assignment that she suggested. Dr. Crayton has given me a new outlook. I will definitely continue with her!
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I have spent the last year learning so much about myself and mental/emotional health! From day 1 Dr. Patricia Jones, has been open, welcoming and nonjudgmental. She truly created a space for me to work through the things I was going through there in the office but also gave me the tools that continue to help me now. DTRs changed my life lol, but seriously I would recommend Dr. Jones in a heartbeat! Also Thriveworks is simple to work with and the newsletter articles are great
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At first I was super hesitant on going to therapy for myself. Once I found out about Thriveworks, I started up for about a month. Dr. Jones, Patricia Jones, helped me with much more than my mental health and it exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend her if you are considering therapy. It is a very reasonable priced place to go to if you have a great copay as well. I changed for a better during my time there and would 101% recommend if you are considering counseling.
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I have accessed therapy myself but have never had the opportunity to see James for therapy. I have known James for a long time, probably about ten years and have always found him to be eager to help and able to help. He is a very devoted father and a good friend. I would trust him as a friend and as a therapist.
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James Baughman

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James is a very capable and compassionate counselor. He goes the extra mile to assist his clients to accomplish their counseling goals. I definitely recommend him.
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I attended several sessions from February-July with Patricia Jones. Ms. Jones provided me with breathing techniques, positive thinking, situation analysis and how to resolve different problems. I am now able to deal with daily stress and I can handle situations better by turning them into positive resolutions. Ms. Jones is an awesome counselor and it was a pleasure working with her in providing me with the help that I desperately needed.
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Valerie Proctor is a seasoned therapist with expertise and compassion for clients struggling with trauma histories, relationship challenges, and identity issues. She has a special talent for working with biracial, multicultural, and LGTBTQ clients. Her keen insights paired with sound/proven intervention approaches serve to empower and equip clients for wholistic growth. Very Highly recommended!
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Jame Baughman (LCSW) is an experienced counselor that has greatly helped me in my path toward a healthy mental life. He's a good listener and offers several different aspects of dealing with issues. Thriveworks is definitely a better place with him there! - One door closes, another opens! Thanks, James.
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We have a family member who suffers from anxiety and depression. It affects the entire family as well as the victims. It's ok to talk and get help. We encourage anyone with any mental health problems to not hide those issues, but seek help from professionals trained n these areas.
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Ms. Morris is compassionate and approachable. She listens and in nonjudgmental.She has insight and gently guides individuals to authenticate themselves.
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James was always respectful to coworkers and fellow colleagues in the field, always pleasant to work with, was professional, and seemed to have great passion for his clinic and the work he did.
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James Boughman is a great therapist. He is especially skilled helping individuals, couples and families deal with depression and other difficult mood disorders. I believe in him.
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Brittany Morris is a top choice!

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I had the pleasure of Brittany Morris working with me in my 4th grade classroom this past school year! She not only helped me manage my many students with anxiety and social adjustments, but she helped guide me along the school year as well. Brittany has a knack for keeping chaotic situations calm, reminding adults and children that they are being heard and are important. Brittany shares stories and advice that easily help children and adults in not so easy situations. She was not only a counselor to me and my class, but also became a friend. I will treasure everything Brittany taught me and my young students! I cannot say enough positive and wonderful things about her, I highly recommend her to anyone!
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Valerie Proctor

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Valerie Proctor

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Valorie Proctor is an excellent therapist. She is empathetic, professional, and very knowledgeable in her field. I recommend Valerie to any one seeking mental health services.
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Dr. Trent’s Sessions

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My first ever long-term counseling sessions were spent with Dr. Trent. In being apprehensive about therapy, Dr. Trent provides a safe and comfortable space to freely discuss my emotions. Her professionalism, kindness, and care were vital in my journey to control my mental health.
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James Baughman

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James is an awesome listener always mild toned
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James is great!

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James used to work with me in Oklahoma and I think he would be a great therapist to see!
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Outstanding and caring individual

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James is an outstanding therapist/social worker. He listens well and offers sincere advice. He’s a very caring individual with a true heart to help others.
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James Baughman

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James is an awesome social worker. His knowledge of the system is truly amazing. The compassion he has for his clients is truly beyond compare. He's definitely, one of a kind.
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James Baughman

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You have an extremely caring counselor in James who’s empathy helps him relate to those he comes in contact with. I had the pleasure of getting to know him before he left Oklahoma and consider him a great asset to your organization.
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