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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 Irving, 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 Irving 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?

Do you find it difficult to focus? Are you overwhelmed with racing thoughts that always tend towards the worst possible outcome in a given situation? Are debilitating anxiety attacks stopping you from achieving your life goals or even leaving your home? These are all struggles that are common for individuals suffering from anxiety.

Millions of people are affected by anxiety disorders every year, yet many still find it difficult to talk about. Those who experience anxiety also sometimes struggle with feelings of shame, embarrassment, or low self-esteem. You may feel like something is “wrong” with you or that you your anxiety is something you should be able to “get over” by yourself. Tragically, these kinds of feelings delay people from getting the help they need from a trained therapist or counselor.

Anxiety doesn’t have to stand between you and the life you want to live. If you’re looking for help, the licensed professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Irving, TX are standing by.

Types of Anxiety and Common Symptoms

There are many types of anxiety disorders. One of the most common is called generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). While everyone feels anxiety to some degree, generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by symptoms that interfere with one’s life and persist over a long period of time. There may be a clear reason for your anxiety or you may just have a general sense that something bad will happen.

There are many other types of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder. The former is characterized by the onset of panic attacks while the latter leads to unwanted thoughts that compel you to engage in repetitive behaviors.

Our licensed counselors have experience helping individuals with a wide range of symptoms. No two people experience anxiety in exactly the same way but some of the most common anxiety symptoms include:

  • Irritability
  • Panic attacks
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Racing thoughts
  • Uncontrollable feelings of worry
  • Being easily fatigued
  • Restlessness
  • Social anxiety
  • Self-destructive or addictive behaviors
  • Excessive sweating

If you’re experiencing these or other symptoms of anxiety, you may want to speak to a professional counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Irving, TX.

How Can Therapy for Anxiety Help Me?

Anxiety may feel like a terrible burden, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it forever. The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling have helped many individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety that range from mild to severe, chronic to acute. A counselor or therapist will get to know your situation and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your symptoms.

People experience anxiety in many ways so treatment may differ from client to client. Some require various types of therapy, others require medication, and some may require a combination of both.

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is one of the most common forms of talk therapy used to treat anxiety. Negative thinking patterns can feed into anxiety disorders and worsen symptoms. Verbalizing these thoughts under the guidance of a trained professional can help you identify their impact and make healthier adjustments.

Therapists also utilize dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, when treating clients with anxiety. This form of therapy teaches various sets of skills relating to mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. The goal is to empower you to replace harmful behaviors with more effective ones as you work through your recovery.

Exposure therapy is another common form of treatment that is typically used for clients who struggle with a specific phobia or trauma. Clients face their fears in small doses within a safe environment to gradually lower their anxiety response.

Besides talk therapy, mental health counselors also teach their clients relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or mindfulness exercises to help manage anxious feelings before they become overwhelming. These coping mechanisms help many clients learn to proactively reduce the anxiety they feel on a daily basis, giving them the space to live full and meaningful lives.

Starting Therapy for Anxiety at Thriveworks in Irving, TX

If you’ve been suffering from anxiety, taking the first step may feel difficult. At Thriveworks Counseling, we’re here to make the process as easy as possible. We offer face-to-face appointments at our Irving office as well as remote therapy options by phone call or video chat.

We also have extended hours during the week and on weekends to accommodate busy schedules. If you are ready to get started immediately, we may even be able to introduce you to a counselor within 24-48 hour. Just call or click our scheduling widget to get started.

At Thriveworks Counseling, we take many forms of insurance. We also offer exclusive benefits for our clients, including:

  • Access to on-the-go assistance by phone or email
  • Apps to streamline billing and scheduling
  • 24-hour response Q&A with a life improvement coach
  • Community discussion boards moderated by a mental health professional
  • Exclusive eBook and video content

If you need help overcoming anxiety, don’t hesitate to speak to a mental health professional. Schedule an appointment today at Thriveworks Counseling in Irving, TX.

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 Irving therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • 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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Getting here

Thriveworks in Irving, TX is off of the corner of Royal Lane and MacArthur Blvd. We are located near In-N-Out Burger and Wingstop. We share an office with Z Diagnostics, and Las Colinas Dental, among other businesses.

Phone number

(972) 573-9978

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