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Through a non-judgmental and caring approach one is able to uncover answers they have had all along.

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As a therapist, I believe within you is the very best version of yourself and it will be my great honor to help you find that person and walk with you... As a therapist, I believe within you is the very best version of yourself and it will be my great honor to help you find that person and walk with you through the challenges you face. Read more

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My desire is to offer hope that despite life's difficulties, there is still joy and purpose to be found.

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I understand that every individual is unique with unique mental health needs and I am passionate about working with you to develop a plan of care that... I understand that every individual is unique with unique mental health needs and I am passionate about working with you to develop a plan of care that works for you. Read more

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Starting Panic attack disorder therapy

What is Panic attack disorder therapy?

Panic attack disorder therapy is a specialized therapeutic approach designed to help individuals suffering from recurrent and debilitating panic attacks. During therapy sessions, individuals work closely with trained Thriveworks Greenville therapists to identify and understand the triggers and thought patterns that contribute to their panic attacks. Through panic attack disorder therapy, individuals learn to manage their anxiety, develop coping strategies, and regain control over their lives, ultimately leading to a reduction in the severity of panic attacks.

How does Panic attack disorder therapy work?

Panic attack disorder therapy often utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques like exposure therapy and relaxation exercises to help individuals manage and mitigate panic attacks. These methods involve desensitizing triggers, reducing physical and emotional symptoms, and challenging irrational thought patterns to empower individuals to recognize, control, and reduce the frequency and intensity of panic attacks.

Is Panic attack disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Panic attack disorder therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and through Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.,Panic attack disorder therapy may last for a variable amount of time

How long does Panic attack disorder therapy last?

depending on the individual's unique needs

Need more help deciding?

Carl was driving to work one morning, and everything was fine and normal until out of the blue, it wasn’t. Fortunately, he pulled to the shoulder safety because his heart was pounding and his fingers through his shoulder was going numb. He couldn’t breathe, and he thought he might be dying. Carl was so hot, he felt like his fever must be off the charts. He had called an ambulance, but then everything stopped. Carl started to feel normal again—exhausted but normal. When the first responders arrived, they determined that he did not have a heart attack but a panic attack.

Panic attacks can devastate without any alert or reason. When they occur more than once and disrupt life, they may have developed into a panic disorder. People may adjust their life to avoid a panic attack, but in doing so, they often miss out on important personal and professional events in their life. Others may use alcohol or drugs to numb the intense feelings that come with a panic attack, but these usually make panic attacks more severe.

Other treatments are available, and panic disorders have proven responsive to psychological treatments. Thriveworks Greenville treat panic disorders because we want our clients to live their normal life—without panic attacks or the fear of them.

Panic Disorders: What Are They?

Far more than just an unpleasant experience, panic attacks that are regular and disruptive could be a psychiatric disorder. When they cannot be attributed to another psychiatric disorder, health problem, or drug use, then they may be a panic disorder. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) describes panic disorders (DSM-5 300.01 [F41.0]) with the following:

  • Experiencing more than one panic attack that causes acute fear, anxiety, and discomfort. The attacks may last for several minutes and include at least four of the following sensations:
    • Dizziness or faintness
    • Stomach pain or nausea
    • Trembling or shaking
    • A choking feeling
    • Sensations of numbness or tingling
    • Sweating profusely
    • Shortness of breath or feeling smothered
    • Feelings of depersonalization or detachment from oneself
    • Fear of death
    • Chills or hot flashes
    • Palpitations or irregular heart rate
    • Tightness or pain in the chest
    • Fear of losing control or going crazy
  • After a panic attack or multiple attacks, responding with at least one of the following for a time period of one month or more:
    • Modifying one’s behavior—attempting to avoid a panic attack.
    • Experiencing acute worry that another panic attack and/or similar health problem (e.g., stroke) will occur.

Panic Disorders: Treatment Options

Do not skip out on life because of panic attacks. Skilled therapists can help their clients find effective treatments, and there are many options. A mental health professional may be able to tailor a treatment plan that meets your needs with the following therapies:

  • Medication: When antidepressants or benzodiazepines are combined with cognitive behavior therapy or exposure therapy, they may make those treatments more effective. These medicines may ease symptoms so that people can learn coping skills or resolve any foundational causes of the panic attacks.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: This treatment seeks to identify any traumas and unhealthy thought patterns that may be causing the panic attacks. Therapists may help their clients resolve the trauma and replace unhealthy coping habits with healthy ones.
  • Exposure therapy: This treatment aims to build effective coping skills and empower people to handle the sensations of a panic attack. Implemented in a safe space and under the supervision of a skilled therapist, people can be exposed to the feeling of panic.

Scheduling an Appointment with a Thriveworks Greenville Therapist

Many people experience panic attacks, but not everyone knows that these treatments are effective. If a panic attack has struck and if you are concerned it could happen again, know that you are not alone. Thriveworks Greenville has helped many people find the holistic treatment they need. Our therapists with individually with each client to find the right balance of exposure therapy, medication, and/or cognitive behavior therapy.

When you call to schedule an appointment with a Thriveworks Greenville therapist, here are a few things to know:

  1. A person will answer your call and help find an appointment that works for you.
  2. Evening and weekend sessions are available.
  3. New clients often have their first appointment the following day.
  4. Our office works with many different insurance companies and accepts various forms of insurance.
  5. You will never be put on a waitlist.

Life your life without panic attacks or fear of panic attacks. Call Thriveworks Greenville today at (864) 952-4048 to start treatment for a panic disorder.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Greenville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Greenville
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

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Read more Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Crystal Feb 2024
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★★★★
I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Read more I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Roger Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Read more Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Greenville Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Read more Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Greenville Jan 2022
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★★★★★
LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Read more LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Jan 2021
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★★★★★
The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Read more The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Read more Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Greenville Aug 2019
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★★★★★
Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Read more Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Greenville Aug 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greenville is located on Pointe Circle Circle off Pelham Road, near the La Quinta Inn. We are located in the back corner of the building complex, and currently share the building with Chumney & Associates and STORY Web Design, among other businesses. Next door you will find Tom James Clothing Company.

Phone number

(864) 301-6458

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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