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3,608 people sought anxiety therapy help at Columbia in the last year

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, +19 more
Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Domestic Abuse, Anger, Coping Skills, +14 more

As a seasoned therapist, I want to use my experiences and skills to create a place of genuine warmth and understanding to help people the best way I k... As a seasoned therapist, I want to use my experiences and skills to create a place of genuine warmth and understanding to help people the best way I know how. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +13 more

As an individual who has experienced the roller coaster ride of mental health both as a patient and practitioner, I understand the need for a supporti... As an individual who has experienced the roller coaster ride of mental health both as a patient and practitioner, I understand the need for a supportive, engaging, and effective counselor. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +14 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, +20 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +11 more

As a provider with a holistic approach, I seek to understand my client completely.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Addiction, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, +3 more

I am non-judgmental and open to working with all individuals.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As a professional working in psychiatry for over 20 years, I understand the complexity of the need to have a well-balanced and low-stress lifestyle.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Military / Veteran, LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +15 more

I treat others the way that I want to be treated. Focusing on meeting the client where they are and moving forward in progress to help you find your b... I treat others the way that I want to be treated. Focusing on meeting the client where they are and moving forward in progress to help you find your balance between mind, body, and soul. Read more

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Anxiety disorders affect approximately 40 million Americans – that’s nearly 20% of the US population.  Many people struggle to manage it, but never truly find freedom from anxiety.  Mild anxiety is common, it’s even a normal part of human existence.  In its most basic sense, anxiety is an emotion that can protect and keep us safe. It helps in keeping our guard up when circumstances are risky, or even dangerous. It can help with setting healthy boundaries, too. 

However, when anxiety persists, when the frequency and intensity are such that it prevents you from living a full and satisfying life, it stops being a useful emotion and becomes debilitating.  Unbridled anxiety has a way of creeping into our lives, taking control of every thought and emotion, and challenging every decision we make.

You don’t have to live this way.  You deserve to live a happy and meaningful life. You can learn to cope with anxiety – and even overcome anxiety! (803) 477-3736

What Causes Anxiety?

Anxiety can be triggered by almost anything.  Common causes of anxiety include:

  • Stress at work
  • Pressure to perform well in school
  • Financial trouble
  • Relationship issues
  • Medical problems
  • Life transitions
  • The death of a loved one

If left untreated, feelings of anxiety will interfere with your quality of life and keep you from establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships, achieving your personal and professional goals, and finding happiness in life.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Common symptoms of anxiety include, but are not limited to:

  • Excessive worry
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Panic attacks
  • Irrational fears
  • Physical tension
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty falling asleep or remaining asleep
  • Fatigue
  • Becoming easily agitated
  • Avoiding social settings
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal problems

Does Anxiety Therapy Work?

You may be asking, “Does anxiety counseling work?”  It’s a fair question. You may have read self-help books or tried certain techniques. You may have even met with an anxiety counselor.  The answer is, “Yes!” Anxiety therapy works and it’s helped millions of people find a new perspective on life. Thriveworks Anxiety Therapy of Columbia, SC can help.  You anxiety therapist is fully licensed and has extensive experience helping people learn to cope with and overcome anxiety.

Thriveworks anxiety therapists will partner with you to understand the things that create anxiety in your life.  We’ll take the time you need to identify the triggers that cause anxiety to appear unexpectedly.  Thriveworks anxiety counselors are caring and patient and will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your specific needs.

Thriveworks Anxiety Therapy in Columbia has helped countless clients improve their lives – and we can help you, too – and if you’re looking for and anxiety therapist in Irmo, SC or and anxiety therapist in Lexington, SC, we’re conveniently located to be able to help you, too.

We accept most major insurance plans, so getting anxiety help may be more affordable that you thought.  We offer convenient appointment times – day, evening, and weekend hours.  Plus, we have no wait list for therapy. We believe you should be able to get anxiety help now. We can help you find an appointment, at your earliest convenience.

Don’t let anxiety steal another day.  Take the first step toward freedom from anxiety. Call Thriveworks Anxiety Therapy in Columbia, SC today! (803) 477-3736

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Columbia therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbia
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located on Executive Pointe Blvd off of Bush River Rd, just northwest of Interstate 20 on the north side of the Saluda River. Our building is neighbored by The Steele Law Firm; S.C. Press Association; and Thomas, Watson & Company. The closest bus stop is Bush Woodland WB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(803) 573-9453

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • English
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