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Jaelyn Aragon

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is to utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and somatic awareness. CBT for anxiety can help clients verbalize their anxious experiences while working to identify thinking errors, imagine ideal outcomes, and work with the anxiety as opposed to against it. Somatic experiencing for anxiety helps clients bridge the gap in their mind-body connection. Anxiety can push people into a fight or flight response even if there is no real threat; somatic awareness helps clients notice how anxiety feels in their body and then engage in techniques to slow or stop the fight or flight response, allowing the mind to utilize thinking and logic again.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

Some tools I teach in therapy for clients with anxiety include:

  • Nervous system reset coping skills: tools that physically help a person's body disengage from the stress response loop
  • Emotional regulation: learning to identify symptoms of anxiety before it becomes unmanageable
  • Mindfulness exercises: learning to take time between something happening and choosing a response

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in therapy for anxiety when they report an improved ability to manage anxious thoughts, symptoms, and experiences. Anxiety is a function of fear, which is an emotion we all need as humans in order to survive. Learning to manage anxiety is not the same as never feeling anxious, but rather the ability to regulate and cope with anxious moments.

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

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy by setting small, attainable goals, maintaining a support system, and gently challenging themselves.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

The first intake session likely brings up anxiety for even the least anxious client, but if you are coming to therapy specifically for anxiety, I imagine it can feel even more intense. To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, be sure to locate the address or video link prior to the day of your appointment, and give yourself ample time to get set up for the first appointment. Besides that, all you need to do is show up. This would already be a step toward healing from anxiety, all before your first appointment!

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Colorado Springs, CO 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 Colorado Springs 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.

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 Colorado Springs therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | PPO - HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Colorado Springs
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 Colorado Springs reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Since day one Marie has been so nice and understanding of all my issues with anger. She has helped me so much to take a step back and analyze issues and approach them in a very calm manner and retrain my brain to deal with anxiety issues that lead to anger. She has helped a ton in putting forth effort to better my marriage and other relationships with family. I couldn’t thank her enough for all her help in the last couple of months and in the future! Love her!! Definitely recommend her!
Read more Since day one Marie has been so nice and understanding of all my issues with anger. She has helped me so much to take a step back and analyze issues and approach them in a very calm manner and retrain my brain to deal with anxiety issues that lead to anger. She has helped a ton in putting forth effort to better my marriage and other relationships with family. I couldn’t thank her enough for all her help in the last couple of months and in the future! Love her!! Definitely recommend her!
Colorado Springs Mar 2022
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★★★★★
I have met several therapist and none have came close to helping me navigate the world in the way that Mrs. Marie has. I am forever grateful for having this amazing opportunity to learn from this truly amazing therapist!
Read more I have met several therapist and none have came close to helping me navigate the world in the way that Mrs. Marie has. I am forever grateful for having this amazing opportunity to learn from this truly amazing therapist!
Colorado Springs Mar 2022
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I really love [Marie Whatlay], she is really helping me with my attitude, my thought process, thinking before I speak and everything else along with what I need . Just wish it could be in person.
Read more I really love [Marie Whatlay], she is really helping me with my attitude, my thought process, thinking before I speak and everything else along with what I need . Just wish it could be in person.
Colorado Springs Mar 2022
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★★★★★
I have known Cassandra for over 10 years and have seen her work hard for the clients she serves. She is caring and compassionate while also approaching her work with clients and colleagues realistically and honestly. They know she is trustworthy and means what she says, and that it comes from a good place. She genuinely wants the best for others.
Read more I have known Cassandra for over 10 years and have seen her work hard for the clients she serves. She is caring and compassionate while also approaching her work with clients and colleagues realistically and honestly. They know she is trustworthy and means what she says, and that it comes from a good place. She genuinely wants the best for others.
Colorado Springs Jul 2021
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★★★★★
Jennifer is one of the best and I'd recommend her to everyone without thinking twice. She's helped me though burnout, anxiety, grief (and so much more), while being one of the most compassionate and knowledgeable therapists I've interacted with.
Read more Jennifer is one of the best and I'd recommend her to everyone without thinking twice. She's helped me though burnout, anxiety, grief (and so much more), while being one of the most compassionate and knowledgeable therapists I've interacted with.
Colorado Springs Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Marie was a phenomenal! Thank you for your knowledge and patience.
Colorado Springs Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Jennifer has been working with my daughter for a few months and has developed a safe, reliable & trustworthy relationship with her that has been incredibly valuable to us. My daughter has not only gained comfort through some very difficult times but more importantly has learned & continues to grow healthy coping skills & tools that she will be able to use for the rest of her life! We are incredibly grateful to have found such a dedicated, caring, and valuable therapist!!
Read more Jennifer has been working with my daughter for a few months and has developed a safe, reliable & trustworthy relationship with her that has been incredibly valuable to us. My daughter has not only gained comfort through some very difficult times but more importantly has learned & continues to grow healthy coping skills & tools that she will be able to use for the rest of her life! We are incredibly grateful to have found such a dedicated, caring, and valuable therapist!!
Colorado Springs Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Thriveworks Colorado Springs is really great. It encompasses a wide variety of counselors for a wide variety of mental and emotional health issues. They also have an awesome presence on Facebook with great thought provoking tips, ideas, and suggestions for daily living and dealing with mental and emotional health and well-being.
Read more Thriveworks Colorado Springs is really great. It encompasses a wide variety of counselors for a wide variety of mental and emotional health issues. They also have an awesome presence on Facebook with great thought provoking tips, ideas, and suggestions for daily living and dealing with mental and emotional health and well-being.
Colorado Springs Jun 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs is located near the intersection of Tenderfoot Hill Rd and Venetucci Blvd, just west of the CanAm Highway. We currently share a building with Colorado Family Counseling Center and Accura Dental Care, and we’re across the street from Home2 Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs South. The closest bus stop is Venetucci/Lake.

Phone number

(719) 259-2834

Languages spoken by CO providers

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