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7,944 people sought anxiety therapy help in Illinois in the last year

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

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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 Hoffman Estates , IL 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 Hoffman Estates 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?

The presence of acute anxiety can change the flavor of the world around you. It can turn enjoyable activities into life and death situations. It can make you fear the presence of other people because they might judge you harshly. When you have an anxiety disorder, daily functioning can become impaired on a lot of different levels. But there are evidence-based ways to treat anxiety and get back on the road to tranquility.

If you’re interested in finding anxiety therapy, you might be wondering, “Is there anxiety counseling in Hoffman Estates, IL?” Thriveworks Hoffman Estates can help you. 

The licensed anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Hoffman Estates, IL are mental health professionals who care deeply about helping people thrive. They treat each client with compassion and expertise, guiding them to important insights about their mental health condition. With well-researched approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Thriveworks providers can help clients reduce their anxiety symptoms and achieve their goals.

What Is Anxiety Therapy?

The goal of anxiety therapy is to offer guidance and support, mitigate symptoms of anxiety disorders, and give people tools to help them manage their symptoms. This can be done through psychotherapy or medication, or often both simultaneously. 

Though medication cannot cure anxiety, they can bring symptoms down to a manageable level, allowing someone with anxiety to function more easily in their daily life and spend more energy sorting through the mental ramifications of anxiety. 

This is why psychotherapy is an important part of healing anxiety. Anxiety presents physical symptoms, such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, and even panic attacks, but without identifying triggers and getting to the root of what is causing the anxiety, it is difficult to fully treat it.

How Does Anxiety Counseling Work? How Does Therapy Help with Anxiety?

Therapy can help with anxiety in multiple ways, depending on what’s triggering the client’s anxiety and what the root causes are. The licensed therapists at Thriveworks in Hoffman Estates, IL tailor their treatment plans toward unique individuals and their specific issues. But therapy helps people with anxiety every day through the following approaches:

  • CBT and DBT
  • Exposure therapy, especially for specific phobias of objects or situations (also called systematic desensitization)
  • Strength-based approaches
  • Person-centered approaches
  • Emotion-focused therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness 
  • Relaxation techniques like deep breathing
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Anxiety medications like antidepressants
  • Supportive-expressive therapy
  • Biofeedback 
  • Support groups
  • Substance abuse and addiction counseling
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Stress management
  • Meditation
  • Family therapy or couples counseling 

Different types of therapy can tackle different types of anxiety at the source. For example, a therapist might guide someone with panic disorder through mindfulness techniques so they can better manage their panic attacks. Or a therapist might recommend that someone with social anxiety begin to experience social events in small doses through exposure therapy. Other types of anxiety disorder include the following:

How Does DBT Therapy Work?

Dialectical behavioral therapy uses cognitive behavioral techniques to help clients manage mental health conditions like mood disorders or personality disorders. The idea behind DBT is that clients should work toward acceptance of their medical condition at the same time as they work to change it. It helps people identify the negative thinking and belief patterns that can cause distress and unhealthy behaviors. Through acceptance and hard work, people can learn to modify their thoughts and discover better ways of functioning in the world. 

Can My Primary Care Doctor Prescribe Anxiety Medication?

Primary care doctors have prescription power, sure, but usually they are not extensively trained in psychiatric conditions like anxiety. Anxiety disorders should be diagnosed and treated by specialized providers like psychiatrists or clinical psychologists. At Thriveworks in Hoffman Estates, IL, the following fully licensed, expert providers can work with individuals with anxiety:

  • Psychologists (PhDs or PsyDs)
  • Social workers (LSWs or LMSWs)
  • Licensed professional counselors (LPCs)
  • Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs)
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) 

Of these providers, only Thriveworks psychiatrists and PMHNPs can write prescriptions for anxiety medication and have follow-up appointments to manage medication. But a first-line treatment for anxiety may not be medication. Instead, a provider may work with a client to modify the thinking patterns that lead to anxiety. 

Is There Anxiety Counseling Near Me? Work Toward Anxiety Relief with a Therapist at Thriveworks in Hoffman Estates, IL

Unlearning anxiety isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it for long-term peace of mind and wellbeing. Skilled therapists like those at Thriveworks in Hoffman Estates, IL are dedicated to helping you on this journey toward happiness. They have varied skill sets that can support different clients. Thriveworks providers also accept most major health insurance plans, so therapy is more accessible to more people. They also offer self-pay rates with transparent pricing. 

Thriveworks offers full-length, comprehensive online counseling sessions as well as traditional, in-person therapy sessions at the modern office in Hoffman Estates, IL. Clients can choose whatever type of session is most convenient and comfortable for them. 

Don’t wait any longer to address the anxiety that might be impeding your hopes and dreams. Call Thriveworks today to book an appointment and start feeling better. 

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 Hoffman Estates therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

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

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois- Telepsych

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Hoffman Estates
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Hoffman Estates, IL is located off of W Higgins Rd. We currently share a building with Quest Diagnostics and Bedrose Pediatrics, and East Branch Poplar Creek runs on the backside.

Phone number

(224) 267-9477

Languages spoken by IL providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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