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894 people sought anxiety therapy help at Cornelius in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Domestic Abuse, Anger, Men’s Issues, Sexual Abuse, Addiction, +8 more

Facing whatever life throws at us is tough! I am here to help, no matter what.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, Depression

Congratulations on taking the first step in reaching your personal goals and attaining inner peace.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Bipolar Disorder, +2 more

As an individual navigating a constantly changing world, I understand the value and necessity of having a safe space to be yourself.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +15 more
Stress, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression

As a young woman, I understand the daily battle of trying to be the best I can while living in a world with many twists and turns.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Cornelius, 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 Cornelius 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 is a completely normal part of life. You might feel anxious before a job interview or an important presentation at work. But for some people, anxiety can be persistent and interfere with day-to-day functioning. When it reaches this point, it’s typically considered an anxiety disorder.

Millions of people suffer from anxiety disorders in the United States alone. People with anxiety disorders have intense worry and fear in everyday situations. These feelings are difficult to control and are often out of proportion with the reality of a situation.

There are many causes for anxiety disorders including trauma, genetics, environmental stressors, and drug addiction. Living with anxiety can be exhausting but we want you to know that help is available.

Do you struggle with anxiety? Working with a mental health professional can help. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC to get started with one of our counselors or therapists.

Anxiety: Symptoms and Types

Anxiety is a common mental disorder that can look different for everyone. There are many different forms of anxiety that present themselves in different ways.

Some of the most common types of anxiety are:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): This is a disorder that involves excessive and persistent worry about activities or events –– even normal, everyday issues. The level of fear is often out of proportion with the reality of the event. Symptoms of GAD include excessive worry, restlessness, exhaustion, irritability, sweating, and trembling.
  • Panic disorder: Panic disorder involves recurring panic attacks, which are intense surges of fear and anxiety that can peak quickly. These attacks can be scary, so someone with a panic disorder might spend a lot of time and energy avoiding situations that can cause an attack. Symptoms associated with panic attacks include racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, sweating, chills, trembling, lightheadedness, and chest tightness.
  • Phobias: Phobias are marked by an intense fear response to a specific stimulus. Someone with a phobia disorder could be terrified of a certain animal, heights, the dark, thunderstorms, or something else. People with a phobia disorder often spend an unnecessary amount of time and effort avoiding the source of their fear.

Anxiety symptoms can overwhelm everything else in your life but treatment can help you feel better and chart a healthier future. Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC to start working with a therapist or counselor.

How Can a Therapist or Counselor Help Me?

Therapists and counselors are trained in treating anxiety. They’re able to create a space for you to discuss your worries and fears in order to move past them. A provider can guide you through psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, to reduce anxiety and make it easier to manage.

There are many different types of therapy that can be used depending on your specific disorder and presentation of symptoms. One commonly used therapeutic technique is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is used to treat a wide variety of mental disorders, including anxiety. CBT targets unhealthy thought patterns and cognitive distortions. Your anxiety therapist or counselor will work with you to see how your thoughts impact your life and work with you to change them.

Other forms of therapy include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), exposure therapy, and psychoanalysis. Regardless, of the therapeutic method chosen, your counselor or therapist will first spend time getting to know you and your situation. From there, they’ll create an individualized treatment plan that targets your specific issues and symptoms. You’ll work together over the course of future therapy sessions to learn coping skills and relaxation techniques to help manage your anxiety in the long run and reduce stress in your life.

No matter what your anxiety may look like, a professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC can help you manage it to live a happier life. Call our office today to get started.

Schedule Your First Session at Thriveworks in Cornelius, NC

Are you struggling with feelings of fear and anxiety? We want you to know that help is available. Working with a therapist or counselor from Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC can help you manage stress and reduce anxiety in your life.

We understand that finding time for mental health care can be difficult. That’s why we offer online sessions over the phone or through a video chat. These sessions are easier to schedule and many of our clients love working with a professional from the comfort of their own home. We also offer evening and weekend sessions so you can find a time that works for you.

We offer flexible cancellations and rescheduling to accommodate your busy schedule. We also accept many major health insurance plans to help make treatment more affordable.

Anxiety counseling or therapy can help you calm your busy mind and live a happier, healthier life. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC today to get started. Our scheduling team will help you set up your first session and answer any questions you have about the process.

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 Cornelius therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • 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

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Cornelius
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 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Krystal made my first session very comfortable and welcoming. Her goal is to get the best version of yourself she can. I can’t thank her enough for saving my life when I didn’t even know how desperate I was to be saved. HIGHLY recommend her services.
Read more Krystal made my first session very comfortable and welcoming. Her goal is to get the best version of yourself she can. I can’t thank her enough for saving my life when I didn’t even know how desperate I was to be saved. HIGHLY recommend her services.
Belinda Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I personally didn’t think therapy would work for me but I gave thriveworks a shot and do not regret it! They truly know how to figure out the problem and will work with you to find multiple solutions. Everyone that works there is so nice, from the phone operators to the actual therapists. Don’t sit on the fence about your mental health!
Read more I personally didn’t think therapy would work for me but I gave thriveworks a shot and do not regret it! They truly know how to figure out the problem and will work with you to find multiple solutions. Everyone that works there is so nice, from the phone operators to the actual therapists. Don’t sit on the fence about your mental health!
Parker Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Kathy Pendlay is a compassionate, knowledgeable counselor. She is a great listener and understands how complicated life can be. She provides helpful, practical insights for dealing with difficult people and situations.
Read more Kathy Pendlay is a compassionate, knowledgeable counselor. She is a great listener and understands how complicated life can be. She provides helpful, practical insights for dealing with difficult people and situations.
Cornelius Apr 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Clair Crow is warm and caring. She is exactly the therapist that makes you feel comfortable from the start.
Read more Clair Crow is warm and caring. She is exactly the therapist that makes you feel comfortable from the start.
Cornelius Oct 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cornelius is located off of W Catawba Ava in Johnsbury Square. We are in the same building as Jo Anne Barron, Southern Homes of the Carolinas. Nearby businesses include Artistic Interior Design and Goodwill.

Phone number

(980) 217-8678

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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