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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is CBT. Given that I work with folks living with either anxiety or depression, this approach has shown to be very effective in treating symptoms. With either diagnosis, we tend to see people engage in harmful self-talk and hold a negative outlook on the world. With CBT, we will both work to identify those thoughts, challenge them, and replace them with thoughts that serve you. Through patience, practice, and persistence, you will start to experience positive changes in all aspects of your life.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following skills: cognitive restructuring, journaling, mindfulness, distress tolerance, effective communication, radical acceptance, and progressive muscle relaxation.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are consistently reporting success in areas that troubled them. Given that therapy is based on self-report, it does require you to be honest with me and, most importantly, with yourself!

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

I am a huge advocate for journaling! I believe it is such a simple yet overlooked practice that holds so many benefits. Journaling does not demand you to write a dissertation on your feelings. Write as much or as little as you need. The goal is to have you shift focus inward so as to improve your relationship with yourself.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

I encourage you to come with a detailed list of problem areas that you would like to address throughout treatment. I also find it helpful if you offer any suggestions or needs for your treatment.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Framingham, MA 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 Framingham 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 Framingham, MA—Therapists and Counselors

In any case, anxiety can change life as you know it. Fortunately, there is treatment available, which can help you understand your disorder, cope with the symptoms, and even defeat your anxiety.

So, if you’re experiencing anxiety, seek treatment—consider working with a mental health professional. Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham has anxiety counselors and psychologists who are eager to help you take back control of your life.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment at (508) 388-1648.

Do I Have Anxiety? What Are the Symptoms?

People with anxiety experience the following:

  • You find it challenging to control this excessive anxiety/worry
  • You feel restless or grow tired easily
  • You have difficulty concentrating
  • You grow irritable
  • You experience muscle tension
  • You have trouble sleeping

Whatever the case, a counselor at Thriveworks can help you with your anxiety. They can help you discover techniques and tools for best handling your anxious thoughts when they arise, and together you can come up with an effective plan for moving forward with your life.

How Can Counseling Help? What Will I Learn in Anxiety Counseling?

A popular and effective treatment method for anxiety is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The goal of CBT is to help change negative thoughts and thinking patterns, which contribute to harmful feelings. For example, CBT can help someone with panic disorder to learn that their panic attacks are not heart attacks (which is a common misunderstanding) or help someone with social phobia learn how to interact well with others and enjoy their company. CBT might also utilize exposure-based treatment, in which the individual is gradually exposed to what they fear.

Schedule an Anxiety Counseling Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham

The counselors, psychologists, and therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham are skilled, caring providers who truly care about your health, well-being, and success in life. All you have to do is give our office a call at (508) 388-1648.

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 Framingham therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Framingham
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

5.0 Thriveworks Framingham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Framingham Mar 2020
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★★★★★
Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Read more Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Read more I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Read more Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Framingham Nov 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham is located in the Crown Building off Worcester Road, less than 500 feet from the intersection of Worcester and Cochituate Road. Behind the Crown Building you will find Sucker Pond.

Phone number

(508) 388-1648

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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