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1,067 people sought anxiety therapy help at El Paso in the last year

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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 El Paso, TX 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 El Paso 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?

Amy thought she knew what anxiety was—but she’d never experienced it herself until now. She was used to hearing, “I feel anxious today,” or, “My anxiety is out of control.” But she now realizes that these people weren’t experiencing a full-blown anxiety disorder like she currently is.

Have you ever felt like Amy? She experiences out-of-control fear and worry the majority of the day, every day. There isn’t any distinguishable, warranted reason for her fear and worry either. She just can’t help feeling on edge. Amy started feeling this way after her parents got divorced—a heartbreaking and life-changing event. 

This is typical for people with anxiety and other mental health disorders. They don’t exactly understand why they feel the way that they do. However, their symptoms often stem from an event or experience. Mental health disorders aren’t simple. Fortunately, mental health experts specialize in assessing and treating them. 

If you are experiencing anxiety, it’s important that you talk to a mental health professional about it. They can bring light to your situation, offer a greater understanding, and help you manage your symptoms. If this sounds like something you need or could benefit from, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in El Paso, TX. We’re here to help you with your anxiety. 

What Type of Anxiety Am I Dealing With?

Anxiety is characterized by out-of-control worry, as we described earlier with Amy. Often, there is no warranted cause of this worry or fear. In other instances though, there are specific events or triggers that bring on the individual’s anxious thoughts and feelings. 

Here are some of the most common types of anxiety:

  1. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): GAD encompasses the anxiety that comes with many different events and circumstances. This is, perhaps, the most widely known.
  2. Social anxiety disorder: Social anxiety or social phobia is another common type of anxiety. With social anxiety, the individual experiences anxiety in social circumstances.
  3. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): OCD is also common and widely known. With OCD, the individual feels compelled to perform certain behaviors, like wash their hands multiple times or double-triple check that the door is locked.
  4. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD is another common and widely known form of anxiety, but many people don’t recognize it as such. The anxiety that comes with PTSD stems from an event that leaves the individual traumatized. 

All of the above are anxiety disorders that can cause significant distress and interfere with important areas of life. For this reason, it’s important that anyone who experiences symptoms of anxiety sees a professional.

How Can Mental Health Services Help My Anxiety?

Anxiety isn’t easy to control or manage on your own. While self-care activities—like journaling and exercising—can help you mitigate and relieve anxiety, therapy is often necessary to help one get their anxiety under control. 

In addition, medication, like anti-anxiety medication, is a good fit for certain individuals. This kind of medication can lessen one’s anxiety symptoms while they work with a therapist to get to the root of the problem. 

We want you to feel comfortable and empowered to make meaningful progress with your anxiety counselor. Our professionals are all skilled, caring, and experienced. And they’ll use their passion and expertise to help you live a happier, healthier life again.

Schedule Therapy for Anxiety at Thriveworks in El Paso, TX

We know that making that leap and scheduling counseling services can be a difficult one. However, we also know that making that leap can prove to be life-changing. 

Thriveworks Counseling strives to provide clients with a positive experience every step of the way. For this reason, we have scheduling specialists who offer scheduling support 7 days a week. This is also why we offer many different scheduling options like appointments in the evenings and on weekends. We want counseling to work with your schedule. 

If you’re ready to schedule a therapy session for anxiety, call our El Paso office. We’re here to meet your needs.

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 El Paso therapists and counselors accept 36 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry El Paso is located off of Westmoreland Dr, at the intersection of Westmoreland and Edison Way and just south of Ponder Park. We share a building with Pearson Professionals Center and El Paso Vet Center, and are neighbored by El Paso Health and SkinSational MedSpa. The closest bus stop is Viscount\Catalpa. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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