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We all experience periods of sadness, loneliness, worry, stress, and anxiety. Together we can find the courage to help you live the life you deserve.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Racing thoughts, pounding heart, sweaty palms, and so much worry it starts to make you feel sick. Before you know it, you’re trembling and on the verge of panic, completely overwhelmed by fear over what, exactly?

For people with anxiety, these feelings can be all too common. Anxiety can appear suddenly, sometimes for no obvious reason, and may be difficult to control. Anxious feelings might cause you to avoid certain places or situations, interfering with your life and your ability to participate in everyday activities.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions, and millions of people struggle with anxiety symptoms every day. This doesn’t mean that anxiety disorders shouldn’t be taken seriously. When left untreated, anxiety symptoms can get worse over time or lead to severe mental illness.

Like many other mental health conditions, anxiety can be managed with the help of a mental health professional. Are you struggling with anxiety and want to reach out for support? Consider calling our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Kailua, HI. One of our team members can help you set up your first appointment.

Recognizing Different Types and Causes of Anxiety

Anxiety comes in many forms and can cause many physical and psychological symptoms. While the symptoms of anxiety can look very different from one person to the next, there are some commonalities in the way specific conditions manifest and how they develop.

Most anxiety disorders are caused by a combination of several biological and environmental factors. Anxiety may be linked to certain medical issues, substance abuse, or some medications. Genetics, stress, trauma, and certain personality traits also contribute to anxiety disorders.

While there are a great number of anxiety disorders recognized worldwide, some of the most common forms of anxiety include the following:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Perinatal or postpartum anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Separation anxiety
  • Panic disorder

For some people, anxiety is a lifelong struggle. But treating anxiety is possible, and most anxiety disorders can be effectively managed with some support from a professional. If you’re ready to leave your anxiety behind, a licensed therapist or counselor is ready to help at Thriveworks Counseling in Kailua, HI.

What Does Anxiety Therapy Involve?

Therapy for anxiety can help you understand your mental health, learn how to reduce anxiety symptoms, and manage your condition over a long-term basis. You can even learn how to prevent the future onset of anxiety through various therapeutic methods.

Anxiety counseling is a multifaceted approach that is highly specific to each individual client. A licensed therapist or counselor will create a treatment plan for you that is unique and addresses the concerns and issues you’re facing.

Anxiety treatment plans are composed of several therapies, and will likely include one or more forms of talk therapy. During therapy sessions, a mental health professional will walk you through understanding your anxiety, pinpointing potential causes and triggers, and implementing techniques that will reduce your stress and keep it from interfering with your life.

There are several types of talk therapy that are effective in treating depression, including the following:

  • Behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Exposure therapy

Your anxiety treatment plan might also include the addition of prescription medications. Anti-anxiety medications and certain antidepressants can help control anxiety symptoms and manage anxiety disorders. Stress-reduction techniques such as meditation can also be used at home to control anxiousness, while lifestyle changes like avoiding caffeine and getting more exercise are simple ways to help prevent anxiety symptoms from returning.

If you want to manage the anxiety that’s keeping you from living your best life, consider working with an experienced, compassionate therapist from Thriveworks Counseling in Kailua, HI. Schedule your first appointment through our online portal or by calling our office today.

Meet with a Therapist or Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Kailua, HI

If anxiety is interfering with your life or happiness, a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Kailua, HI, can help. Whether your symptoms are mild or severe, a counselor can give you the tools you need to regain control of your mental health. We can often accommodate clients within 24 to 48 hours and accept many insurance plans.

At Thriveworks, we know anxiety can be frustrating and overwhelming, so we make it our priority to make it easy and convenient to get the support you need. Sessions are available seven days a week, including evenings and early mornings. You can take advantage of our online appointment options and connect with your provider over the phone or by video chat. You’ll even receive access to our exclusive online video content and counselor-moderated community discussion boards.

Your anxiety doesn’t have to define you or control your life. Let the team of mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Kailua, HI show you how to overcome your anxiety. Call our office today or use our convenient online scheduling tool to schedule your first appointment.

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 Kailua therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Hawaii Management Assurance Association (HMAA)

  • Hawaii Medical Service Association | BCBS

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Kailua is located at 93 N Kainalu Dr Suite B, Kailua, HI 96734, across from the intersection of Makawao Street.

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(808) 201-8130

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