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1,109 people sought anxiety therapy help at Joliet 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 Joliet, 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 Joliet 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?

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Thomas works as a project manager for a local non-profit, Most of the time, it’s a rewarding job, but sometimes, project deadlines manage to trigger her anxiety. Thomas knows that he can’t let his job’s busy days suck him in like they do, but she’s not sure how she can counteract the stress. Sometimes the stress at work is so bad, that he doesn’t eat lunch—and suffers from insomnia on many nights. 

But instead of struggling with his anxiety by himself, Thomas wants to talk to a mental health professional. He’s hopeful that if she opens up to a provider, they’ll offer him support and guidance as they work together to manage the symptoms of his anxiety. Seeking mental health services isn’t something he’s done in the past, but  Thomas knows that if he keeps avoiding his anxiety, it will keep snowballing.

Like Thomas, you may also feel like your walls are closing in and your anxiety has you trapped. You’re not alone, though; Thriveworks in Joliet, IL is ready to help you find relief from your anxiety. With the assistance of one of our therapists, counselors, or psychiatrists, you can get professional support as you start to address and counteract the symptoms of your anxiety. Uninsured residents can access Thriveworks’ mental health services here, while residents with insurance can schedule an appointment here (where any out-of-pocket expenses will be covered).

Do I Have Anxiety? What Are the Symptoms? 

Anxiety disorders, like many other mental health conditions, will have different symptoms for each person. That’s why it’s important not to diagnose yourself with an anxiety disorder, even if it’s easy to check all the boxes. Instead, if you think you have a clinical anxiety disorder, it’s important that you talk with a mental health professional to be diagnosed and treated. When left unchecked, anxiety disorders can wreak havoc on our personal lives and emotional wellbeing. 

Some common symptoms of clinical anxiety include: 

  • Insomnia
  • Disturbing dreams
  • Constantly feeling stressed 
  • Desire to avoid social encounters 
  • Racing thoughts, inability to focus on daily tasks 
  • Constant fatigue
  • Reliving traumatic experiences in dreams or flashbacks  
  • And many other symptoms 

Even if your experience with anxiety is different than what’s listed, trust that you’ll be able to still talk and explain your perspective and symptoms with one of our providers. By doing so, you’ll be opening the door to personalized care—just another way that Thriveworks puts its clients first. 

Can a Counselor Help with Anxiety?

Absolutely. If you are experiencing anxiety, your treatment plan will be designed to help you cope and mitigate the harmful effects of anxiety on your wellbeing. Though anxiety is a disorder that affects every person differently, some common signs and symptoms of anxiety include: 

  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Irrational fears or fixation on imaginary situations 
  • Racing thoughts 
  • Fatigue 
  • Nausea
  • Chronic health conditions like IBS, acid reflux, or autoimmune disorders

Our providers help everyday people like you experience relief and newfound enjoyment from being able to better cope with and understand their anxiety. For some, connecting with one of our psychologists (also referred to as a therapist or counselor) is most beneficial. These types of mental health professionals assist clients through: 

  • Helping family members or partners understand their loved one’s anxiety through relationship therapy or family counseling 
  • Using talk therapy or behavioral therapy to promote self-awareness 
  • Developing coping mechanisms to use in real-life, anxiety-inducing situations 

Taking proactive steps toward prioritizing your mental health can give you a big boost. Just think about it: taking the time to balance out our mental health needs allows us to be more present during the moments and situations that define our lives and ourselves. 

Schedule Therapy or a Psychiatric Session at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL

There’s no need to let your anxiety hold you back from living life to the fullest. If connecting with one of our providers to get the mental health resources you need interests you, we hope you’ll contact our office in Joliet, IL. When you do, you’ll be assisted by our scheduling specialists. 

Anxiety disorders affect our mood and behavior, and they’re often disruptive forces that disconnect us from the people and things that we’re closest to. If finding relief from your anxiety is something that you believe could benefit your mental health, consider connecting with a provider at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL. Our mental health professionals can offer a therapist’s perspective on anxiety and personalized methods to help cope. 

Uninsured residents can access Thriveworks’ mental health services here, while residents with insurance can schedule an appointment here (where any out-of-pocket expenses will be covered).

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 Joliet therapists and counselors accept 24 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 Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Joliet
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

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I had 6 or 7 sessions with Nancy Fredricks. A lovely lady. However, I had to end my sessions with her. I started becasue I was going through a depression,which was not normal for me. I had never had councelling on my own before. I'd had marriage councelling, but never individual councelling. Nancy did not ask a lot of questions or offer much in the way of practical solutions. Also, Nancy spends a lot of time scratching her head. I'm not sure what her condition is, but it is very distracting to watch during a therapy session. I'm not saying that talking to Nancy didn't help me. But it was not offering enough of a value that I would continue on with it. I wish her a lot of success in the future.
Read more I had 6 or 7 sessions with Nancy Fredricks. A lovely lady. However, I had to end my sessions with her. I started becasue I was going through a depression,which was not normal for me. I had never had councelling on my own before. I'd had marriage councelling, but never individual councelling. Nancy did not ask a lot of questions or offer much in the way of practical solutions. Also, Nancy spends a lot of time scratching her head. I'm not sure what her condition is, but it is very distracting to watch during a therapy session. I'm not saying that talking to Nancy didn't help me. But it was not offering enough of a value that I would continue on with it. I wish her a lot of success in the future.
Linda Jan 2024
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Absolutely unbelievable..I would never on my life have thought that the therapist needs a therapist for her own issues with dealing with people and client feedback. I'm very disappointed with nancy Frederick. She is no where qualified to act as a financial advisor or medical doctor and give unprofessional and non solicited advice.
Read more Absolutely unbelievable..I would never on my life have thought that the therapist needs a therapist for her own issues with dealing with people and client feedback. I'm very disappointed with nancy Frederick. She is no where qualified to act as a financial advisor or medical doctor and give unprofessional and non solicited advice.
Anthony Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm so grateful for your help with my son's situation.. he is doing very well. He is happy after every appointment, he feels different and his mind is changing. I don't have the words to say thank you for everything...
Read more I'm so grateful for your help with my son's situation.. he is doing very well. He is happy after every appointment, he feels different and his mind is changing. I don't have the words to say thank you for everything...
Julian Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Joliet is located on Essington Rd., in the Silver Cross Professional Building. This building is right near Rock Run Trail.

Phone number

(779) 243-5677

Languages spoken by IL providers

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