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744 people sought anxiety therapy help at Franklin in the last year

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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 Franklin, 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 Franklin 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?

We all experience anxiety almost every day of our life. Stressors come from various work, school, family and even friends. All of us from time to time have experienced anxiety and have been affected by the anxiety of others. For some, these feelings are short lived. But for others, anxiety is persistent affected the way we function on the job or our relationships at home.

Anxiety disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety intense worry and fear. The may include persistent worry about future events or fearful reactions to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and shakiness. Anxiety may have multiple behavioral manifestations such as angry verbal outbursts that include: harsh words, derogatory comments and threat. These behavioral manifestations can be destructive to relationships with long-term effect. And there’s a domino effect to anxiety. It’s hard to find joy on the job, in school or at home when one feels continual uptight or under duress.

There are a number of anxiety disorders including:

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

These disorders differ in their symptoms and in severity. People often have more than one anxiety disorder. Anxiety may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Risk factors include a history of explosive agitation, inability to perform at work, difficulty focusing at school and a disruption of family relationships. Other problems that may result including medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism and heart disease. Individuals may also engage in substance abuse as a form of medication such as extreme caffeine intake, cigarette smoking alcohol abuse and other forms of drug abuse. It is estimated that approximately 12% of people are affected by at least one form of an anxiety disorder in a particular year and that between 5-30% of people are affected at some point in their life.

Without treatment, symptoms of anxiety tend to remain or even escalate. However, with treatment symptoms may be significantly reduced or even eliminated. A number of different treatments can be used individually or in combination with one another. These treatments include:

  • Anti-anxiety medication
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy and
  • other forms of psychotherapy

At Thriveworks-Franklin, we have trained professionals with years of experience diagnosing and treating anxiety. They have had success enhancing and strengthened an individual’s self-image and helping them find effective techniques in managing their fears. This gives the individual a renewed sense of accomplish and confidence in the performance at work and their ability to relate effectively with loved ones at home. The clinicians at Thriveworks-Franklin are also trained to deal with issues that may arise from anxiety such as substance abuse, marriage and family issues. Thriveworks clinicians are also skilled at supporting those who may be affected by anxiety of their loved ones.

If you have had feelings of persistent and debilitating fear or you are in a relationship with someone who has, and you need ways to support them, call Thriveworks today. Thriveworks-Franklin counselors are leaders in their field, ready to work with you. There is no need to continue your search for answers to your problems. The anxiety counselors at Thriveworks Franklin are ready to partner with you to improve your life. Why delay any longer?

Call Thriveworks Franklin, and we will connect you with a provider who will be the perfect fit for your personality and needs. At Thriveworks, we have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours. When you call us, we are ready to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses, and begin the process of healing. It would be our honor to walk with you on this journey of recovery.

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 Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • 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

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Franklin is located in the same building as Sancturary Salon & Day Spa, Xpression Prints, Allevato Architects, Sunrise Montessori School, Berry Insurance, and Opal Beauty Lounge, as well as many other businesses. We are not far from the intersection of Hayward Street and W Central Street, near this intersection is Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center, Timeless Crossfit and Fitness, Furniture Clinic and Preferred Pump & Equipment.

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(508) 960-6973

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