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As a person who has made it to the other side of traumatic life events, I understand the different emotions that come from feeling overwhelmed, angry,... As a person who has made it to the other side of traumatic life events, I understand the different emotions that come from feeling overwhelmed, angry, and alone. Read more

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I am committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive therapeutic experience by tailoring support to meet individual needs and promoting holistic ... I am committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive therapeutic experience by tailoring support to meet individual needs and promoting holistic well-being. Read more

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Billi Jo Speth

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is to overcome unfinished business that has been restricting people emotionally, uncovering defense mechanisms, and decreasing feelings of inferiority by understanding basic social mistakes and/or sibling relationships. Also, recognizing negative thoughts that control our emotions. Many times, many people know the answer by remembering what had worked before in the same or similar incident. I find the best benefit in Adlerian therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy because sometimes, what has and has not worked in the past either brings solutions to the problem at hand or hinders the problem at hand. Recognizing the difference is key.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • Recognizing and overcoming defense mechanisms
  • Remembering repressed feelings, memories, and desires
  • Providing education on sibling birth order and how it affects us mentally
  • How to become aware of one's own strengths
  • Muscle relaxation training, mindfulness, and mediation
  • Guided imagery and/or exposure training for phobias
  • Parenting skills
  • Communication/assertiveness training
  • Social skills
  • Behavior rehearsal—practice new thoughts before an actual situation
  • Coping skills for anxiety
  • Behavior experiments
  • Thought stopping
  • Challenging stereotypes
  • Helping client to be authentic in their living, and explore their own personal values

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 clients have “aha” moment(s) either in the therapy room or between sessions.

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

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy by practicing their personalized homework in between appointments. Homework is a collaborative effort between the therapist and the client.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can take a deep breath! Make a list of things you would like to talk about when you come to therapy. You can also take a moment to imagine what it would be like if your anxiety was lower than it is today.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Think back on your week: Did you stress about whether you’d make it to work on time? Did you worry about how your kid was doing at school? Did you feel anxious about your interview? Did you worry that groceries would be too expensive? You likely answered yes to one of the former questions. If you didn’t, you likely worried or felt anxious about another event. Why? Because it’s human nature! However, though it’s completely normal to worry, it’s important to differentiate the occasional worry from out-of-control anxiety.

“Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.” –Russ Harris

Anxiety is what we call excessive and uncontrollable thoughts. If this more accurately describes your worry, you might be suffering from some degree of anxiety, which can have harmful effects on your day to day. Anxiety affects more than 40 million US adults every year, which means there are millions of people out there just like you struggling with the same problem. And fortunately, there are effective treatments out there that can help you better manage or even conquer your anxiety.

If you’re feeling anxious, know that anxiety is highly treatable. Anxiety therapy and medication both prove to help people manage their symptoms and cope with their anxiety. If you’re looking for anxiety therapy or medication management, consider working with an anxiety therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL (West). These professionals can offer the help and support you’re looking for. To schedule your appointment, give us a call at (904) 567-7203. We’ll be here when you’re ready to start anxiety treatment.

Anxiety Symptoms: Am I Suffering from Anxiety?

Some people can easily recognize that they suffer from anxious thoughts; others have trouble separating normal worrying from anxiety. In any case, it’s important to understand and recognize what anxious thinking looks like. In addition to excessive, uncontrollable thoughts, anxiety can come with:

  • Fast heartrate
  • Tense muscles
  • Lack of concentration
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Nausea
  • Sweaty palms
  • Sense of impending doom

As you can see from the statistics we mentioned above, there are plenty of people just like you who struggle with anxiety and its accompanying symptoms. You should not feel shame about your anxiety, but you should seek the right help. An anxiety therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL (West) can help you understand your anxiety, including your symptoms and triggers. They can also help you manage your anxiety symptoms and cope better with your anxious thoughts.

Anxiety Disorders: What Kind of Anxiety Do I Have?

There are different types of anxiety, including generalized anxiety (the kind we’ve been discussing), as well as social anxiety, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive thoughts, and more. Let’s delve into a few of these disorders below:

  1. Generalized anxiety: Generalized anxiety disorder is the anxiety that most people experience, which is characterized by anxious thoughts about a variety of events and circumstances.
  2. Social anxiety: Social anxiety disorder, on the other hand, is characterized by anxiety caused by social situations and the fear of being negatively perceived by others.
  3. Specific phobia: Specific phobia varies on a case by case basis, in terms of what makes one fearful or anxious. For example, one might have a phobia of flying or encountering a spider.
  4. Obsessive compulsive disorder: OCD is characterized by recurrent thoughts that lead the individual to perform specific actions.

If you are experiencing symptoms of any of the above anxiety disorders, again, reach out for help. You can learn to manage your specific symptoms with an anxiety therapist. You might also benefit from an anti-anxiety medication, which a psychologist can help you attain in medication management.

Work with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL (West)

 Anxiety therapy and counseling at Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL (West) can offer personalized treatment plans that consider each client’s specific anxiety disorder, symptoms, needs, and goals. If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or an anxiety disorder, reach out for help as soon as possible. We’re ready to help as soon as today or tomorrow.

If you’re ready to secure your anxiety therapy appointment, all you have to do is call Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL (West) at (904) 567-7203. Our scheduling specialists will get you scheduled with a therapist who has the proper skills, training, specialties, and experience to properly assist you. You’ll have multiple options, including in-person counseling and online counseling therapy. If you want to work from the convenience and security of home, consider online counseling services.

Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL is excited for the chance to meet you! Reach out when you’re ready to get to work with one of our anxiety therapists, counselors, or psychologists.

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 Jacksonville therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Jacksonville
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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5.0 Thriveworks Jacksonville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Jessica Gort is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had. She’s not only met my needs and expectations, she goes above and beyond that. When I first met with Jessica i was newly sober and recently lost my father, I was struggling and had just ended a professional relationship with a prior therapist that couldn’t help me with what I needed at that time. I felt lost and was losing hope until I met her. I expressed my concerns with Jessica and she did everything she could to help me in the ways that I needed, to keep my sobriety and mental health intact during my grieving process. If I could rate her 10 stars I would. She’s amazing. Highly recommend.
Read more Jessica Gort is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had. She’s not only met my needs and expectations, she goes above and beyond that. When I first met with Jessica i was newly sober and recently lost my father, I was struggling and had just ended a professional relationship with a prior therapist that couldn’t help me with what I needed at that time. I felt lost and was losing hope until I met her. I expressed my concerns with Jessica and she did everything she could to help me in the ways that I needed, to keep my sobriety and mental health intact during my grieving process. If I could rate her 10 stars I would. She’s amazing. Highly recommend.
Jacksonville Sep 2021
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★★★★★
I enjoyed working with Erin. She has my best interest at heart which is very important to me. I love how attentive and empathic Erin is towards my needs, and I am close to meeting my therapeutic goals. I have learned that life is a journey, and we should work on improving ourselves daily. I would most definitely recommend Erin to anyone who may need therapy, and I would work with her again. Thank you, Erin
Read more I enjoyed working with Erin. She has my best interest at heart which is very important to me. I love how attentive and empathic Erin is towards my needs, and I am close to meeting my therapeutic goals. I have learned that life is a journey, and we should work on improving ourselves daily. I would most definitely recommend Erin to anyone who may need therapy, and I would work with her again. Thank you, Erin
Jacksonville Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Ashley Harm instantly makes you comfortable and helps you believe there is hope. She is extremely knowledgeable and isn’t afraid to challenge you to be better. I wish I could talk to her every day!
Read more Ashley Harm instantly makes you comfortable and helps you believe there is hope. She is extremely knowledgeable and isn’t afraid to challenge you to be better. I wish I could talk to her every day!
Jacksonville Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I was very satisfied with the therapy session that Ms. Erin provided for me. I was initially reluctant to try a online session but she put me at ease!! I am very relieved that my first session was great. Ms. Erin provided great conversation and perspective! I can’t wait until my next session.
Read more I was very satisfied with the therapy session that Ms. Erin provided for me. I was initially reluctant to try a online session but she put me at ease!! I am very relieved that my first session was great. Ms. Erin provided great conversation and perspective! I can’t wait until my next session.
Jacksonville Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I am so grateful for Erin and her ability to assist me with gaining insight. I was initially hesitant about pursuing therapy online. However, Erin was empathetic and easy to talk to. Additionally, she helped with valuable life coaching skills in order to reduce my anxiety and stress. Thanks Erin, looking forward to future sessions!
Read more I am so grateful for Erin and her ability to assist me with gaining insight. I was initially hesitant about pursuing therapy online. However, Erin was empathetic and easy to talk to. Additionally, she helped with valuable life coaching skills in order to reduce my anxiety and stress. Thanks Erin, looking forward to future sessions!
Jacksonville Nov 2020
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★★★★★
In my time working with Jessica, I have experienced nothing but kindness and empathy from her. Jessica fully listened to my concerns and helped me work through overwhelming situations on multiple occasions. Jessica provided non-judgmental support without being overbearing. I would definitely work with Jessica again and recommend her to anyone in need of support.
Read more In my time working with Jessica, I have experienced nothing but kindness and empathy from her. Jessica fully listened to my concerns and helped me work through overwhelming situations on multiple occasions. Jessica provided non-judgmental support without being overbearing. I would definitely work with Jessica again and recommend her to anyone in need of support.
Jacksonville Jun 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville is located at the corner of Herschel St and Woodmere St. in the St. Johns Plaza shopping mall. Next to our building runs Big Fishwier Creek. We currently share the building with OneCoolShop and Harps American Pub & Grill, among other businesses.

Phone number

(904) 567-0813

Languages spoken by FL providers

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