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7,944 people sought anxiety therapy help in Illinois 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 Evanston, IL 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 Evanston 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?

Ashton has been planning a road trip for a while now. She requested time off for her adventure nearly six months ago and has been watching the weeks tick by with building anticipation. She’s mapped out the route she wants to take, down along the West coast, until driving back up through the Heartland. Ashton hasn’t been able to find any friends who can schedule time away from work to join her, so she’s planning on going alone; despite her excitement, she knows that fighting her anxiety will be a challenge. 

But the upcoming road trip pales in comparison to the anxiety that Ashton faces on a daily basis. It’s frustrating—what if she’s unable to enjoy her time away from work and spends the whole trip overthinking things? Going back and forth with herself is exhausting. That’s why Ashton plans on talking to a mental health professional about her anxiety before she leaves. And with online counseling as an option, Ashton knows that she might be able to connect virtually with her therapist or counselor on her road trip, too. 

Anxiety can be like a bad roommate—keeping you up at night, constantly changing your plans, and making everything you do harder than it needs to be. That’s why at Thriveworks in Evanston, IL we offer anxiety therapy to help you confront your anxious thoughts. There’s no need to take on anxiety by yourself; team up with a provider at Thriveworks. 

How Can Anxiety Therapy Help? 

Your therapy experience at Thriveworks in Evanston, IL will be based on your mental health needs. If you are experiencing anxiety, your treatment plan will be designed to help you cope with and mitigate its effects. Though anxiety is a disorder that affects every person differently, some common signs and symptoms of anxiety include: 

  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Irrational fears or fixation on imaginary situations 
  • Racing thoughts 
  • Fatigue 
  • Nausea
  • Chronic health conditions like IBS, acid reflux, or an autoimmune disorder

These are just a few of the many ways that mental health disorders such as anxiety can manifest, so it’s important not to be worried if you aren’t seeing your symptoms or problems being listed. And with that in mind, the only people qualified to diagnose or treat mental health conditions like anxiety are licensed providers. 

Our team of providers in Evanston, IL helps everyday people just like you to cope with and understand their anxiety. For some, connecting with one of our psychologists is most beneficial. This type of mental health professional assists clients by: 

  • Helping family members or partners understand their loved one’s anxiety through relationship therapy or family counseling 
  • Using talk therapy or behavioral therapy to promote self-awareness 
  • Developing coping mechanisms to use in real-life, anxiety-inducing situations 

Using therapy as the primary care method works well for many, but for others with more persistent or severe cases of anxiety, talking with and receiving treatment from a psychiatrist is more helpful. As a unique provider type, psychiatrists specialize in treating mood and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists are set apart by their medicinal background, being both a licensed medical doctor and therapist simultaneously. These providers help clients with different types of anxiety by: 

  • Prescribing medication that assists clients in managing the disruptive, damaging symptoms of anxiety 
  • Using a combination of prescription medications and therapy sessions to treat clients, as needed 

Get Help for Your Anxiety at Thriveworks in Evanston, IL

Deciding to take charge of your wellbeing through anxiety therapy can leave you better prepared to make the most out of each moment. Plus, having access to a professional’s experience and insight could help you feel relief from anxiety more quickly than navigating your mental health issues alone. 

If you’re afflicted by constant anxiety and indecision, Thriveworks in Evanston, IL office can help. Rest assured that any anxiety or indecision you face will be addressed by a qualified professional via anxiety therapy. But our providers are just part of our team. Call our office today to become a client with Thriveworks—our scheduling specialists are standing by seven days a week to assist you.

So the next time anxiety comes knocking, think about connecting with a mental health professional at Thriveworks in Evanston, IL

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 Evanston therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evanston is near Oldberge Park and Sharbucks. We have a Winstrust Bank and Crossroads Trading used clothing store near our office.

Phone number

(224) 529-4482

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