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2,200 people sought anxiety therapy help at Germantown in the last year

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Megan Mills

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is to start by creating a safe space and building a strong rapport. I find the best benefit in building a strong relationship because it enhances communication and allows a person to express difficult emotions.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy: self-care, meditation/deep breathing, reframing negative thoughts, thought challenging, journaling, and compassionate self-talk.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy when they are able to use coping skills discussed in sessions in their everyday lives.

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

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with bibliotherapy.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can work on expressing/communicating your feelings through journaling.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Germantown, MD 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 Germantown 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?

Germantown, MD—Montgomery Anxiety Counseling, Therapy

We all become anxious from time to time. Whether we’re fearful of how an upcoming event will turn out—such as how we will perform on a test or how our significant other will react to bad news—or we’re generally worried about our day to day. The latter is often when anxiety becomes a problem.

That said, the good news is that if your anxiety gets out of control, you can learn how to manage it with a counselor, psychologist, or therapist at Thriveworks Germantown in Montgomery County. These individuals possess the skills, knowledge, training, and experience to help you on this journey. Not to mention they truly care about assisting you in living a happier, healthier life.

What Is Anxiety? What Are the Symptoms?

Anxiety can get out of control and seriously interfere with our daily functioning, at work, at school, and in our relationships. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you likely have chronic anxiety and should consult a mental health professional:

  • Feelings of severe nervousness, fear, or panic
  • Uncontrollable, racing thoughts
  • Irrational behaviors
  • Inability to relax
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep problems, such as insomnia
  • Chest pain
  • Excessive sweating
  • Numbness in the extremities

What Different Forms of Anxiety Are There?

One might feel anxious about everyday events. On the other hand, their anxiety might arise as a result of more specific fears or circumstances. Here are a few different forms of anxiety:

  1. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  1. Social anxiety disorder
  2. Specific phobias

How Can Anxiety Counseling Help Me?

Anxiety counseling often focuses on helping individuals change their thought patterns as well as better manage all of the harmful symptoms that accompany their anxiety. One approach to counseling in specific, cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT, is especially effective.

A counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Germantown can help you conquer those obsessive or irrational thoughts: No, your friend isn’t ignoring you, they just can’t come to the phone right now; you aren’t having a heart attack, but a panic attack (a common misunderstanding); and everyone in the room isn’t starting at you. These are realizations your counselor can help you make and, in turn, knock those irrational thoughts down.

Schedule an Appointment for Anxiety Counseling at Thriveworks Germantown, MD

There are anxiety counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Germantown who can help you understand your anxiety, better cope with the harmful symptoms, and take back control of your mind. If you think you could benefit from working with a mental health professional, give us a call. We won’t put you on a waiting list but set you up with a counselor who can best help you and your unique situation. The providers at Thriveworks have undergone extensive training and have the experience required to lead you on a successful journey in therapy.

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 Germantown therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Germantown
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

4.8 Thriveworks Germantown reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
It's extremely difficult to confront yourself and take steps to change especially when you feel "comfortable" doing what you have been doing for sometime even, if your actions have resulted in symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Shani knows how to see past the obvious and get to the core of the issue empowering you to work through tough emotions. Shani does so in a very reassuring manner and calming tone. It's challenging work but Shani's knowledge of CBT techniques have delivered great results and relief from anxiety and depression.
Read more It's extremely difficult to confront yourself and take steps to change especially when you feel "comfortable" doing what you have been doing for sometime even, if your actions have resulted in symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Shani knows how to see past the obvious and get to the core of the issue empowering you to work through tough emotions. Shani does so in a very reassuring manner and calming tone. It's challenging work but Shani's knowledge of CBT techniques have delivered great results and relief from anxiety and depression.
Germantown Nov 2020
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★★★★★
My wife and I have been having counseling sessions online (due to COVID) in Germantown. We counsel and get couples therapy from Janet Hawkins Pope. She is a well experienced and excellent counselor. We are very pleased with her. My wife and I highly recommend her not just for couples but for any type of counseling. The counseling sessions and the engagement has been very helpful to us and my family during these tough times.
Read more My wife and I have been having counseling sessions online (due to COVID) in Germantown. We counsel and get couples therapy from Janet Hawkins Pope. She is a well experienced and excellent counselor. We are very pleased with her. My wife and I highly recommend her not just for couples but for any type of counseling. The counseling sessions and the engagement has been very helpful to us and my family during these tough times.
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I signed up with Thriveworks at the recommendation of my daughter. We have been thrown quite a few challenges the past few years and especially in recent months. On my first session with Janet I felt a warmth and a connection that usually takes much longer to achieve. She is open and friendly, encouraging and offers guidance. I find that I look forward to our sessions and reflect back on them as well. The additional resources that Janet has provided have been invaluable. I strongly encourage anyone having a tough time these days should reach out to Thriveworks Germantown.
Read more I signed up with Thriveworks at the recommendation of my daughter. We have been thrown quite a few challenges the past few years and especially in recent months. On my first session with Janet I felt a warmth and a connection that usually takes much longer to achieve. She is open and friendly, encouraging and offers guidance. I find that I look forward to our sessions and reflect back on them as well. The additional resources that Janet has provided have been invaluable. I strongly encourage anyone having a tough time these days should reach out to Thriveworks Germantown.
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I started seeing Janet in February of this year while I was going through a difficult time in my life. The counseling she’s provided me has helped me tremendously in all aspects of my life including my marriage. Janet has played a big part of the growth in our marriage. Thank you Janet!!
Read more I started seeing Janet in February of this year while I was going through a difficult time in my life. The counseling she’s provided me has helped me tremendously in all aspects of my life including my marriage. Janet has played a big part of the growth in our marriage. Thank you Janet!!
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Janet is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! She is extremely flexible and easy to reach. I look forward to speaking with her and have surely benefited from it. I have, and will continue to recommend Thriveworks and specifically Janet! Thank you for all of the hard work you put in for our benefit. I highly recommend Janet's services!
Read more Janet is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! She is extremely flexible and easy to reach. I look forward to speaking with her and have surely benefited from it. I have, and will continue to recommend Thriveworks and specifically Janet! Thank you for all of the hard work you put in for our benefit. I highly recommend Janet's services!
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janet in our couples counseling. She has helped us improve our communication, problem-solve reoccurring problems and empowered us to work together as a team!
Read more My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janet in our couples counseling. She has helped us improve our communication, problem-solve reoccurring problems and empowered us to work together as a team!
Germantown Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I had a few issues that I wanted to talk through, and Janet Hawkins Pope was a good ear and offered sage advice. I only needed four sessions, but that helped me find peace of mind and clarity on the issues that were bothering me. Thank you, Janet!
Read more I had a few issues that I wanted to talk through, and Janet Hawkins Pope was a good ear and offered sage advice. I only needed four sessions, but that helped me find peace of mind and clarity on the issues that were bothering me. Thank you, Janet!
Germantown Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Thriveworks offers convenient virtual appointments without having to schedule weeks in advance. Janet has provided tools and guidance to help improve communication between my husband and I which has strengthened our relationship. I truly appreciate the work she continues to do with us.
Read more Thriveworks offers convenient virtual appointments without having to schedule weeks in advance. Janet has provided tools and guidance to help improve communication between my husband and I which has strengthened our relationship. I truly appreciate the work she continues to do with us.
Germantown Aug 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Germantown is located in Executive Park Circle on Executive Park Ct. To find our building, turn either left or right (depending on your direction) into Executive Park Cir. from Wisteria Dr., and turn at the third cross street. Our building is across the street from Germantown Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and Seneca Dental Care, and shared by Potomac Nephrology, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Wisteria Dr. & 17941.

Phone number

(240) 266-9148

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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