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1,561 people sought anxiety therapy help at Edison in the last year

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

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As a clinical social worker, my therapeutic style incorporates behavioral adjustment, life satisfaction, and mindfulness.

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As a young mother and an individual in the workforce, I understand the challenges that arise while trying to maintain a healthy balance at home and at... As a young mother and an individual in the workforce, I understand the challenges that arise while trying to maintain a healthy balance at home and at work! Read more

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I subscribe to the philosophy that all people bring unique perspectives and strengths to the therapeutic process, and I strive to help clients recogni... I subscribe to the philosophy that all people bring unique perspectives and strengths to the therapeutic process, and I strive to help clients recognize their own strengths and build on those assets within the framework of a supportive and nurturing therapeutic relationship. Read more

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Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

As an experienced therapist who provides a unique blend of talk and mind-body approaches to tackling life's challenges.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Edison, NJ 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 Edison 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 Therapy in Edison, NJ—Anxiety Therapists and Psychologists

If you struggle with anxious thoughts, or uncontrollable worry, you might have an anxiety problem. Either way, living with anxious thoughts and feelings can feel like torture. It can make getting up in the morning, going to work, and engaging in daily activities difficult.

Please consider working with an anxiety therapist to get your anxiety under control and work your way back to living a life you love. The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Edison Therapy would be honored to help you on your mission. To schedule an anxiety appointment, just give us a call. We’re here to help.

Symptoms of Anxiety: Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety is characterized by uncontrollable, racing, or unwanted thoughts. These thoughts are disproportionate to the actual impact of the event or stressor at hand. Here are a few common symptoms of indicators of anxiety:

  • Irritability
  • Hypervigilance
  • Lack of focus
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Excessive worry
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Feeling of impending doom

These symptoms can prove incredibly harmful to one’s mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. The good news is that you can find help and healing in anxiety therapy. Anxiety therapy has proven to help those with anxiety. So, if you are exhibiting the above symptoms, please consider reaching out to a therapist who can provide you with the necessary treatment.

If you choose to work with an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Edison Therapy, your provider will get to know you and your specific anxiety symptoms before they design your treatment plan. This will enable them to design the most effective plan, one that will help you better manage your anxiety and live a happy, successful life again.

Types of Anxiety: What Kind of Anxiety Do I Have?

There are different types of anxiety, otherwise known as anxiety disorders. The anxiety most people know and refer to is generalized anxiety, of which means the individual suffers from anxiety surrounding a range of events. Other anxiety disorders, however, have a more specific theme. For example:

  1. Social Anxiety: People with social anxiety experience anxiety in social situations. Some experience social anxiety in specific circumstances, such as when speaking in public, while others experience social anxiety in any and all social situations.
  2. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). Common repetitive behaviors include handwashing, counting, and so on. The individual feels compelled to repeat these rituals.
  3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops after a traumatic or terrifying experience. Symptoms include hypervigilance, sleep disturbances, jumpiness.

Anxiety can vary widely, in terms of presentation and severity. However, any and every form of anxiety can be debilitating. If you’re suffering as the result of anxiety, please consider reaching out to a professional. The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Edison Therapy are here and ready to help you.

Work with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks Edison Therapy

Asking for help is a courageous, yet necessary step. We know that it can be difficult to reach out, but we’re confident that you’ll only wish you had done so sooner. If you’re struggling with anxiety, consider giving Thriveworks Edison Therapy a call. We have skilled, caring providers on staff who are anxiety experts. They can help you as soon as today or tomorrow in an in-person counseling or online counseling session. In addition, they have flexible availability including in the evenings and on the weekends.

Remember: We’re here to help you live a happy, successful life. If anxiety is an obstacle that sits in your path, we’ll help you move it.

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 Edison therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Edison
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

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Talisha Harrison helped me by giving me the tools to help me navigate some difficult relationships. I also appreciate how kind, sensitive, and empathetic she was as I have been grieving a recent loss of a parent. I have also been recovering from a serious medical condition. Should I feel the need to seek counseling in the future, I would not hesitate to return to counseling with Talisha.
Read more Talisha Harrison helped me by giving me the tools to help me navigate some difficult relationships. I also appreciate how kind, sensitive, and empathetic she was as I have been grieving a recent loss of a parent. I have also been recovering from a serious medical condition. Should I feel the need to seek counseling in the future, I would not hesitate to return to counseling with Talisha.
Mary Feb 2024
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awesome, talisah is awesome and great.
Sandeep Feb 2024
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AMAZING , TRULY THE BEST!
ISHONDA Jan 2024
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I’ve known Dr Peniston for many years. She is very caring and compassionate. She is very thorough. I would highly recommend her
Read more I’ve known Dr Peniston for many years. She is very caring and compassionate. She is very thorough. I would highly recommend her
Edison Sep 2020
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I find Nancy to be a deeply compassionate, caring, mental health professional who takes a strength based approach in her practice. Her heightened mindfulness creates an environment where meaning can be cultivated. Her divergent perspectives and holistic approach transcend the work she does.
Read more I find Nancy to be a deeply compassionate, caring, mental health professional who takes a strength based approach in her practice. Her heightened mindfulness creates an environment where meaning can be cultivated. Her divergent perspectives and holistic approach transcend the work she does.
Edison Sep 2020
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I found Latoya to be extremely helpful in my recovery. Her professionalism and common courtesy made me feel comfortable. She listened to my needs and helped me achieve my goal.
Read more I found Latoya to be extremely helpful in my recovery. Her professionalism and common courtesy made me feel comfortable. She listened to my needs and helped me achieve my goal.
Edison Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Great service, love my therapist and the extended hours available
Edison Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Edison is located at 7 Lincoln Hwy Suite 224, Edison, NJ 08820, near the shopping center with LouCas Italian Restaurant and Frappe Joe Coffee.

Phone number

(732) 561-5230

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
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