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1,177 people sought anxiety therapy help at Fort Lauderdale in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +16 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +5 more

I am a compassionate, progressive therapist who uses a modern approach to therapy that includes social justice, affirmation of self, and accountabilit... I am a compassionate, progressive therapist who uses a modern approach to therapy that includes social justice, affirmation of self, and accountability at the heart of each session. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Compsych, +13 more
Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Stress, ADHD, Life Transition, +3 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +16 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Infidelity, +14 more

As someone who has had their own personal struggles, I understand how challenging life can feel at times.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

My approach is empathic and non-judgmental — I take the time to listen and work to help individuals meet their personal goals.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +14 more
Military / Veteran, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +11 more

As a woman of color, I understand the need to receive culturally sensitive services for those looking for an integrated level of care.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Stress, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Anxiety, +2 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +15 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +11 more

As your provider, it is my duty to meet you where you are at, wherever that may be. I will work with you to develop an individualized, holistic care p... As your provider, it is my duty to meet you where you are at, wherever that may be. I will work with you to develop an individualized, holistic care plan that will allow you to achieve recovery and work towards turning your dreams into reality. Read more

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

I use cognitive behavioral therapy with some components of dialectical behavioral therapy.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Behavioral experiments
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Thought records
  • Socratic questioning
  • Exposure therapy
  • Identifying cognitive distortions
  • Identifying negative core beliefs

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy?

I see meaningful progress when the client:

  • Is able to practice relaxation techniques when needed
  • Stops avoiding feared situations
  • Identifies anxious thoughts and challenges them to find a more balanced perspective
  • Learns to be ok with uncertainty
  • Diminishes controlling behaviors
  • Approaches feared situations

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement anxiety therapy?

Clients can supplement therapy through:

  • Exercise
  • Eating healthy
  • Creating a structured sleep/wake routine
  • Participating in meaningful hobbies
  • Self-help groups
  • Journaling

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

Before the first session, clients can:

  • Think about your goals: Think about what you hope to achieve in therapy and set some specific goals for yourself.
  • Identify challenges: Think about any situations that could become an obstacle in attending therapy.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Fort Lauderdale, FL 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale, FL—Broward Therapy for Anxiety

Worrying is a part of human nature, but when it becomes extreme or excessive, it can lead to significant distress. If your worry feels overwhelming, it may be time to seek professional help. At Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, our anxiety therapists and psychologists are here to help you manage and overcome your anxiety.

Call us at (754) 219-9481 to schedule your appointment today.

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety can manifest in various ways. Here are some common symptoms:

  • Excessive, uncontrollable worry
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Stiff muscles
  • Nausea

If you experience any of these symptoms regularly, our anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale in Broward County can help you understand and manage them.

Common Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety can present in different forms. Here are five common anxiety disorders:

  1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Characterized by everyday worry, often without an apparent cause or trigger.
  2. Social Anxiety Disorder: Anxiety in social situations, whether broadly or in specific instances like meeting new people.
  3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Anxiety rooted in trauma, such as physical assault, emotional abuse, or natural disasters.
  4. Panic Disorder: Intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms like shortness of breath and a racing heart, often mistaken for heart attacks.
  5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Recurrent, unwanted thoughts and repetitive behaviors that an individual feels compelled to perform.

If you recognize any of these disorders in yourself, Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale in Broward County is here to help.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale in Broward County

Don’t let anxiety control your life. Our anxiety therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale specialize in helping clients manage their anxiety and live better lives. Call us at (754) 219-9481 to schedule your anxiety therapy appointment today.

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 Fort Lauderdale therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Maine | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Fort Lauderdale
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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I recently switched from "Doctors On Demand" to "Thriveworks." I am seeing both a psychiatrist and a talk therapist. Both have thus far been exceptional. My psychiatrist is thorough in evaluating how medications are effecting me and advising possible alternatives if we need to reconsider a course of action. I appreciate his holistic approach to my treatment, probing how diet and other lifestyle choices may impact my emotional well being. My talk therapist listens carefully to me, shares a central theme that emerges from our session and recommends exercises that help delve deeper into issues that impact my ability to cope and thrive. I amvery happy with their service. Thank you.
Read more I recently switched from "Doctors On Demand" to "Thriveworks." I am seeing both a psychiatrist and a talk therapist. Both have thus far been exceptional. My psychiatrist is thorough in evaluating how medications are effecting me and advising possible alternatives if we need to reconsider a course of action. I appreciate his holistic approach to my treatment, probing how diet and other lifestyle choices may impact my emotional well being. My talk therapist listens carefully to me, shares a central theme that emerges from our session and recommends exercises that help delve deeper into issues that impact my ability to cope and thrive. I amvery happy with their service. Thank you.
Monty Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Kaitlyn is outstanding! She is a thorough listener with wonderful recommendations and treatment plans.
Read more Kaitlyn is outstanding! She is a thorough listener with wonderful recommendations and treatment plans.
Kyle Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Amazing experience. I like it
Johnny Feb 2024
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Pedro is a warm and empathetic clinician. He is a great listener and provides excellent feedback while making you feel comfortable opening up. I highly recommend Pedro!
Read more Pedro is a warm and empathetic clinician. He is a great listener and provides excellent feedback while making you feel comfortable opening up. I highly recommend Pedro!
Fort Lauderdale Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Although, I haven't known Pedro for a long time it is clear that it doesn't take a long time to realize Pedro is compassionate, helpful and a supportive person. Pedro encourages friends and colleagues to strive to their highest potential. Pedro has immaculate management skills. I remember Pedro consistently emphasizing the importance of treating people the way you would like to be treated.
Read more Although, I haven't known Pedro for a long time it is clear that it doesn't take a long time to realize Pedro is compassionate, helpful and a supportive person. Pedro encourages friends and colleagues to strive to their highest potential. Pedro has immaculate management skills. I remember Pedro consistently emphasizing the importance of treating people the way you would like to be treated.
Fort Lauderdale Jan 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Pedro is an excellent clinician who's primary concern is his clients wellbeing. He goes above and beyond to provide the best clinical care for his patients, and creates an individualized treatment plan to help assist with their specific needs. The clinical world is far better off having someone like this practicing in the field.
Read more Pedro is an excellent clinician who's primary concern is his clients wellbeing. He goes above and beyond to provide the best clinical care for his patients, and creates an individualized treatment plan to help assist with their specific needs. The clinical world is far better off having someone like this practicing in the field.
Fort Lauderdale Jan 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fort Lauderdale is located at 2425 E Commercial Blvd #405, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone number

(754) 219-9481

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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