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566 people sought anxiety therapy help at Fairfield in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a anxiety 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 Fairfield, CT 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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield, CT—Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

If you feel ready to schedule an appointment for anxiety therapy, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT today. You can give us a call at (203) 433-3563 to speak with a scheduling specialist who will help you book a session,

What Is Anxiety? What Are the Symptoms?

Common anxiety symptoms to look out for include;

  • Excessive or uncontrollable worry
  • Racing thoughts
  • Nausea
  • Trembling
  • Impending doom or dread
  • Irritability
  • Lack of focus
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating

Do I Have an Anxiety Problem? Is This an Anxiety Disorder?

If you have anxiety that surpasses occasional or everyday worry, you might be worried that you have an anxiety disorder. Let’s delve into these anxiety disorders further:

  1. Generalized anxiety disorder: Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by everyday worry that is excessive or uncontrollable. Generalized anxiety known by many because it affects many: 40 million adults in the US.
  2. Social anxiety disorder: Social anxiety is characterized by intense anxiety in social situations about being negatively perceived by others. Sometimes called social phobia, this disorder affects approximately 15 million American adults.
  3. Panic disorder: Panic disorder is characterized by recurrent panic attacks (or anxiety attacks) which many people mistake for heart attacks. Other symptoms are shortness of breath, chest pain, and sweating. About 2.4 million Americans have panic disorder in any given year.
  4. Specific phobia: Specific phobia is an anxiety disorder that stems from irrational fear. For example, agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder rooted in a fear of situations that make one feel stuck or trapped. Approximately 10 million individuals have some kind of specific phobia.

Are you experiencing anxiety symptoms that match any of the above disorders? If the answer is yes, think about working with an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT. These professionals have the skills, training, and experience to help you manage your anxiety symptoms and live better overall.

Work with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT

If you’re struggling with anxiety and accompanying anxiety symptoms like racing thoughts, lack of concentration, trembling, and dread, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT. Give us a call at (203) 433-3563. We’ll get you set up with an anxiety therapist within 7 business day.


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 Fairfield therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fairfield is located right at the intersection of Route 58 and Fairfield Woods Rd, just northwest of Trader Joe’s. Our building is across from Nexgen Games and Whoopi Thai Cuisine, and is shared by the UPS Store and Alina’s Cakes and Cookies. The closest bus stop is Black Rock Turnpike at Stillson Road, a six-minute walk away.

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(203) 793-0805

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