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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 Fargo, ND 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 Fargo 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?

It’s a beautiful spring day. Stacy is sitting on her front porch, watching the trees blow in the warm afternoon breeze, when suddenly her thoughts begin to race. Her heart and breathing pick up pace, and her palms begin to sweat as she’s overwhelmed with unrelenting worry, restlessness, and a sense of impending doom. Stacy begins to panic and hurries inside to curl up in bed — so much for enjoying that gorgeous afternoon.

Like millions of other people worldwide, Stacy suffers from anxiety. She can’t control when her symptoms happen, and she struggles to control them. Sometimes, she manages to keep her anxiety at bay through breathing exercises or meditation, but these techniques only bring her temporary relief.

Anxiety disorders can affect the way you feel, think, and behave, and may interfere with your ability to lead a normal life and get the most out of each day. Feelings of persistent or excessive stress, worry, or fear can stop you from participating in activities you love, damage your relationships, or prevent you from performing basic, everyday tasks.

It can be difficult to identify or control anxiety disorders without the help of a mental health professional, but treating anxiety is possible and within reach in Fargo, ND. Thriveworks can connect you with an experienced therapist who is eager to help if you’re struggling with feelings of anxiety. Call our office today to get started.

Recognizing the Different Causes and Types of Anxiety

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress or danger, and it can help motivate you to perform well in stressful situations or escape dangerous ones. But when your body’s stress response is overactive or excessive, it’s typically referred to as an anxiety disorder. This can be caused by a combination of genetic, biological, hormonal, and environmental factors.

Different causes or triggers of anxiety can result in different symptoms and responses to anxiety. Some people with anxiety experience extreme fear or panic, while others endure excessive worry or a sense of impending doom. Certain places, situations, or objects may trigger anxiety in one person, while others are affected by changing seasons or imagined threats.

Anxiety often accompanies other mental health issues but can also present on its own. Some of the most common forms of anxiety include the following:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Specific phobias
  • Separation anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Agoraphobia
  • Panic disorder
  • Health anxiety

Anxiety comes in many different forms and can manifest countless physical and psychological symptoms, making it incredibly difficult to diagnose without the help of a mental health professional. If you are finding your stress or anxiety difficult to control, or are experiencing other anxiety symptoms, consider working with a counselor at Thriveworks in Fargo, ND.

How Does Anxiety Therapy Help?

Anxiety can begin in early childhood and is a lifelong struggle for many people. People with anxiety may find themselves in a vicious cycle of trying to prevent, endure, and recover from their anxiety symptoms with little success. Self-coping mechanisms only go so far before anxiety returns or worsens. Fortunately, anxiety can be effectively managed through anxiety counseling with a licensed therapist.

Treating anxiety is a unique experience tailored to your personal experiences, concerns, and specific issues. A therapist will create a treatment plan designed to reduce anxiety, cope with your symptoms, and control the power anxiety has over your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Your treatment plan will likely include various forms of talk therapy, prescribed medications, and other therapeutic techniques or lifestyle adjustments.

Anxiety disorders often begin with the way you think, so anxiety treatments often focus on changing patterns of thought. One of the most common forms of therapy for anxiety is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps you recognize and understand how your anxiety affects the way you think, feel and behave. Recognizing the impact of anxiety in your life can help you replace negative thoughts and behaviors with positive and healthy ones.

Do you want support in tackling your anxiety? Consider working with a mental health professional at Thriveworks in Fargo, ND, to help you determine your best treatment plan and find out how you can finally overcome your anxiety.

Work With a Therapist or Counselor at Thriveworks in Fargo, ND

You don’t have to let your anxiety call the shots in your life. When you’re ready, a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Fargo, ND, can show you how to overcome your anxiety symptoms and regain control over your mental health.

Thriveworks offers premium benefits that make anxiety counseling more convenient and accessible, including:

  • Appointments often available within 24 to 48 hours
  • Many insurance plans accepted
  • Online appointment opportunities
  • Weekend and evening sessions
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Exclusive online video content

Connect with a counselor at Thriveworks in Fargo, ND, to find out how you can live a life with less stress and worry and leave anxiety behind. Call our office today to get started.

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Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Fargo is located off 42nd St S, between Little Jungle Childcare Center and Schmidt’s Gems & Fine Jewelry. We currently share the building with Healing Point Massage Therapy. On the same road, on the other side of Little Jungle Childcare Center, you will see the City of Fargo water tower.

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