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Alejandra Galindo

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is an eclectic approach. I find the best benefit in an eclectic approach is the flexibility it provides me to adjust to each individual client’s needs. Each person has a unique experience, and upbringing which can change the level of anxiety a person is experiencing. I pull tools from CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, Positive Psychology, Trauma Informed Care, and Solution Focused therapies to help clients navigate anxiety.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • Emotion regulation and distress tolerance via mindfulness practice, videos, and worksheets. I work with clients to attune to their bodies physically, emotionally, and mentally so they can build insight and confidence in being able to redirect symptoms.
  • Self-care tools to reinforce emotion regulation skills.
  • Cognitive challenging/reframing/refocusing via the use of cognitive triangles and understanding unhelpful thinking patterns. I encourage clients to use worksheets/ handouts to practice their skills daily and build new habits.
  • Exploration of their personal values, where they come from, and how it impacts their daily lives.
  • Healthy communication skills to create positive/supportive relationships, how to advocate for needs, and conflict management skills.
  • Healthy boundary-setting skills that fit within the client’s personal values to gain confidence in navigating anxiety.
  • Positive self-affirmation to improve self-worth and confidence.

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 can report reduced symptoms, and express confidence in being able to navigate their anxiety, unhelpful thinking patterns, and reactions during times of distress. I also look for a client’s understanding and knowledge of the skills being used. If a client can demonstrate and teach the skill in session, and report felt personal balance or achievement towards their goals, the client is making meaningful progress. A client can also make meaningful progress by demonstrating vulnerability, and openness to explore their own life (history, personal reactions, etc.) and how it relates to their anxiety.

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

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with daily skills practice, or reflections. I try to make a habit of giving my clients small, manageable tasks to practice each day. I spend time with my clients to build these tasks into their current habits or routines to help establish a new pattern/ healthy habit.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

A first anxiety therapy session can come with so many different emotions. In the first session, I will ask about a lot of different areas in a person’s life to get to know them and understand how they view the world and others around them. It’s important to share as much information as honestly as possible, but my first priority will always be my client’s safety and comfort level. If I ask a tough question, I don’t expect anyone to share every detail- just what they are willing and able to. I encourage my clients to always ask me questions in return because I want my clients to get to know me and feel safe/comfortable. Therapy is most effective when a person can connect with their therapist. You can prepare for therapy further by thinking about your top 2-3 goals, or what it is that you hope to gain from therapy. This helps me to create a more effective approach that fits your needs.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

At Thriveworks Counseling in Houston, TX, we have a team of anxiety therapists who are highly trained and qualified to help people struggling with anxious thoughts and feelings. If you’re experiencing anxiety please reach out to a mental health professional right away. It’s important that you receive their help and guidance as soon as possible. Consider talking to one of our experts at Thriveworks — they’re ready to step in and help you now. 

What Is It Like to Have Anxiety?

Anxiety is characterized by extreme worry and out-of-control thoughts. However, there are many other signs and symptoms of anxiety, too. These might include: 

  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Uncontrollable worry
  • Excessive sweating 
  • Hypervigilance
  • Fear
  • Insomnia
  • Heart palpitations 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Changes in eating habits

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms of anxiety, it’s important you talk to a mental health professional. They can offer an accurate diagnosis and provide you with a personalized plan of action for moving forward. 

Why Choose Thriveworks Counseling in Houston?

We understand that battling anxiety isn’t easy. It can be extremely isolating and difficult to cope with on your own. Luckily, the anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Houston, TX are highly trained and qualified to help you with your anxious thoughts and feelings.

When you begin working with a therapist at our office, they will assess what your specific thoughts and feelings are. With the information they gather, they’ll devise a treatment plan that is unique to you and your needs. This is the most optimal and effective way to combat conditions like anxiety. 

We are dedicated to providing personalized care to each and every one of our clients. We’re ready to get started when you are.

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Houston, TX

Are you interested in working with a counselor? Are you ready to make meaningful changes in your life? If so, you’re in the right place. At Thriveworks, our goal is to provide accessible mental health care to our communities. To accomplish this, we offer evening and weekend appointment times, flexible cancellations, online counseling options, same- and next-day appointments, no waitlist, and more. 

To get started, simply click over to our online booking system or give our office a call. One of our scheduling specialists will help you find an appointment that best works for you. What are you waiting for? Let us help you start thriving today! 

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 Houston therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Houston
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

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Houston is located off Allen Pkwy at the intersection of Rosine St and D’Amico St. We currently share the building with URBN Dental Montrose. Across the street you will find The Gordy Theater Company and Stages parking garage.

Phone number

(281) 789-6829

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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