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712 people sought anxiety therapy help at Dover 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 Dover, DE 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 Dover 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 Counseling—Dover, DE

For some, their stress system is ultra-sensitive, and points out danger even when none exists. When this occurs, anxiety is born. Anxiety is exhausting, frustrating, and can feel never-ending. But you are not alone. The counselors at Dover Thriveworks understand the fight with anxiety, and it is nothing to be ashamed of. Fighting anxiety takes courage and strength, even taking the time to read this is a testament to your strength! We know it can feel like a hopeless, uphill battle. You may be thinking right now that these fears are irrational- you know they are—so why does this anxiety persist?

It is possible to regain control over your thoughts and emotions. You are stronger than any illusion your brain comes up with. And, there is nothing “wrong” with you! Thriveworks Dover is excited to help you realize that and beat anxiety. Contact us today to get started.

What Does Anxiety Look Like?

Thriveworks Dover sees some of these symptoms in people who are struggling with anxiety:

  • Racing heartbeat, or tightness of chest throughout the day.
  • Unusual sweating
  • Tense muscles (a lot of people with anxiety find certain areas constantly tight- like the upper back)
  • Feeling dizzy or in a constant mental fog
  • Racing thoughts
  • Insomnia (not able to fall sleep, waking up multiple times during the night, or waking up early and not being able to fall back asleep)
  • Constant state of dread (Feeling like something bad will happen or already happened)
  • Doubting yourself
  • Not doing things that you use to find pleasure in

Anxiety is unique to every person, so this list is by no means complete. Some people may feel intense anxiety during certain situations- like driving a car. Others may have recurring, distressing thoughts. Or maybe you have a general feeling that something isn’t right, and danger is just around the corner, throughout your entire day.

What Is Anxiety Counseling Like?

Thriveworks focuses on individualizing the therapy session, so our attention is on the most important part of counseling—you! Our counselors are here to guide you to your goals, and to help build the best life you see for yourself.

However, there are many tried and true techniques that can help us reach those goals faster. In fact, researchers have found therapy to be the most effective way to overcome anxiety, stronger than even medication. Some of these powerful tools include:

  • Learning how to identify anxious thoughts
  • Think critically about those thoughts. Are they true? Why or why not?
  • Cognitive distortions are common flaws in human thinking that may exasperate or even cause anxiety. We can guide you through recognizing these thought patterns in yourself and how to stop them.
  • Coping methods- anxiety exists. It sucks, but it won’t go away after a night. Learning how to manage when bad anxiety does hit is crucial.
  • Talk about the core problem. Sometimes anxiety is a result of external factors that are hard to see. Thriveworks counselors are trained to walk with you through your thoughts and life experiences, untangling what may be the root cause.
  • Exposing you to the thing that causes you anxiety. It sounds awful, but we’ll be with you the entire time. Facing your anxiety in a safe, controlled environment can be extremely useful in overcoming it.

There are many other ways we will spend our time in a counseling session. Our intent will always be to progress in a way you are comfortable and happy with. The counselors at Dover Thriveworks want to walk with you as you fight anxiety and provide professional advice when we get stuck.

Scheduling Anxiety Therapy at Thriveworks Dover

Anxiety can be a black hole that sucks the joy out of life. It can make you feel stuck and like you’ll never be able to take another step forward. But there is hope! Counseling at Thriveworks Dover can be the little nudge that will get you back on the right path to overcoming your anxiety. We are excited to walk with you on this journey of healing and growth! Reach out today to schedule your appointment. We offer evening and weekend sessions, and we accept most major insurances.

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 Dover therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware | PPO HMO

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Dover
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Read more I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Theresa Jan 2024
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I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Read more I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Dover Feb 2020
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Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Read more Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Dover Aug 2019
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Very Professional Staff!...Very Clean offices...and I appreciate the coffee.
Dover Aug 2019
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I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Read more I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Dover Aug 2019
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Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Read more Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Dover May 2019
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I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Read more I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Dover May 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dover is located at 1326 S Governors Ave Suite A, Dover, DE 19904, at the intersection of Fiddlers Green.

Phone number

(302) 365-8761

Languages spoken by DE providers

  • English
  • French
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