Knoxville Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety Therapy in Knoxville, TN

The symptoms of anxiety can take many forms, both emotional and physical, but they are almost always debilitating. While it can feel like an all-encompassing and overwhelming problem, anxiety is one of the most treatable disorders that people commonly face.

Do you avoid certain places or situations? Do you suffer from panic attacks? Do you constantly worry about day-to-day tasks that shouldn’t take much thought at all? Do you obsess over minutia that doesn’t seem to bother other people? There’s a good chance that you are one of the millions of people who suffer from an anxiety disorder.

There are myriad causes for anxiety disorders, including trauma and drug addiction, and anyone of any age or gender can be affected. Regardless of the cause, Thriveworks Knoxville anxiety therapy is ready to help you overcome your problems — you don’t have to work at it alone.

The same is true if you believe your child is suffering from an anxiety disorder. Our highly-skilled and experienced counselors have the specific child therapy training required to help your son or daughter find relief and contentment. While these problems are all-too-common, know that effective treatment is within reach.

Anxiety Disorders Take Many Forms

Everyone experiences some form of inner turmoil at some point in life, and perhaps you’re at a point where your anxiety has yet to become overwhelming. On the other hand, your anxiety may be the one in control of your life, and your personal and professional relationships have begun to suffer as a result.

Physical symptoms might also be present, which include excessive sweating, headaches, chronic exhaustion, feeling weak, rapid heartbeat, tremors and insomnia. The physical symptoms can be so strong that your day-to-day life becomes a serious challenge. Your loved ones have begun to worry.

There are many different types and manifestations of anxiety disorders.

Forms of anxiety disorders include:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder (which includes panic attacks)
  • Agoraphobia (fear of specific places or situations)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome
  • Separation anxiety

Emotional symptoms of anxiety include:

  • A feeling of uneasiness
  • Nervousness
  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Irritable mood

Physical symptoms of anxiety can include:

  • Sweaty hands
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Change in blood pressure
  • Change in appetite

The possibility of your having a diagnosable anxiety disorder and seeking help from a Knoxville anxiety therapy professional can be distressing. Perhaps you feel embarrassed to admit that you need help with this problem, but this is merely your Ego trying to preserve the familiar. Even already successful and seemingly well-balanced people struggle with anxiety and have called upon therapists to help them improve.

Thriveworks can provide the care you need. Our licensed therapists will identify the specific form of anxiety disorder you are struggling with, which is the first step on your journey to recovery and wellness.

Help for Anxiety Disorders in Knoxville, Tenn.

Regardless of the type and symptoms of the anxiety disorder you are living with, our counselors at Thriveworks Knoxville Counseling and Coaching are available to help. Trying to work through these problems on your own is needlessly difficult. You or a loved one might have a hard time imagining what life would be like without anxiety, or assume that such a life is not even possible. Or, perhaps your symptoms have come in like a tidal wave, leaving you unsettled and set adrift, unsure of what you need to do.

Whether it is you or someone you care about that is struggling with an anxiety disorder, we have a Knoxville anxiety disorder therapist available to meet your needs.

Some methods of anxiety disorder treatment include the following:

  • Cognitive-behavioral methods
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Gradual exposure therapy treatment
  • Play therapy (for children)
  • Medications
  • Developing a schedule that includes time for exercise and relaxation

Knoxville anxiety disorder therapy will analyze your current issues and develop a unique treatment plan, customized to you challenges and goals. We will listen to you and diagnose the exact problem you are going through, and determine the best therapy techniques to help you find a way of life that is both happy and fulfilling.

Tips for Overcoming Anxiety

1. Change your thinking patterns.
Dispel negative ruminations and irrational beliefs with simple truths and positive thinking. What are the positive elements of your life that you’ve stopped focusing on? What are your best qualities?

2. Know your triggers.
It’s important to understand exactly what types of activities (or even people) induce your feelings of anxiety or panic. Distance yourself from these forces and focus on the healthy activities that bring you calm — replacing a negative with a positive is much more effective than simply abstaining from something.

3. Move forward, one step at a time.
Setbacks and “failures” are some of the best opportunities for growth and personal development. Learn from where things have gone wrong in the past, and don’t beat yourself up about it. Look for those opportunities for improvement and be excited to try new things. Focus on available solutions, not the problems.

4. Exercise patience with yourself and your struggles.
Remember that growth and recovery from anxiety take time. With patience and practice, you will overcome your anxiety.

Why Choose Thriveworks Knoxville Anxiety Therapy?

Choosing Thriveworks Knoxville, TN for assistance with your anxiety disorder should be an easy decision. The counselors and coaches we work with are the leaders of their field and have appeared in many trusted news outlets, including The Boston Globe, Counseling Today, Psychiatric Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, and many others. Let us put our expertise to work for you.

Our Knoxville anxiety therapy professionals are available to give you the care you need when you need it. The decision to seek professional help for your anxiety disorder is rarely an easy one to make, so we aim the make the process itself as easy as possible by adhering to a strict “zero waiting list” policy. Call Thriveworks Knoxville at any time — day or night. Not only will you reach an actual person, but they will schedule you with the first available session, which is often within 24 hours of your call.

There is no reason for you to struggle with your anxiety disorder on your own. We are here to help you find the calmness and clarity you need to live happily and achieve success.

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 19 5 1 19 reviews. See all reviews
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Justin Hall was great

I saw Justin for assistance with OCD. He showed me how to look at things in a way that did not allow my OCD to take over. I will would highly recommend him.
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I have been taking my 7 year old grandson to see Justin. He had horrible anxiety. It saddened us to see how bad it was. He had developed tics. Justin was absolutely wonderful with him. He has overcome most of his fears and tics have went away. I would highly recommend Justin.
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Cannot Recommend Enough

Going to Thriveworks for the past year and a half has been the most rewarding counseling experience I’ve had. Seeing Lindsey has had the single biggest impact on my emotional and mental health, especially in healing from past childhood abuse and trauma, and ongoing PTSD. Out of multiple counselors in two states, Lindsey Chandler is by far the one with whom I’ve felt the most accepted, supported, and encouraged by. I am grateful for the Thriveworks space, as it is not at all clinical nor intimidating, but entirely warn and welcoming. It is nearly a scent-free environment, which is vital for the comfort of any highly sensitive persons. I choose to drive an hour from home each visit specifically to stay loyal to a place where I finally feel safe and valued—where in the past commuting five minutes from home to work with a therapist felt like a chore and an ordeal—and I will continue to do so as I work further toward a healthier me.
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Dr Neal is amazing!!

Dr Neal has helped me more in the last 2 months than any other therapist in the last 5 years. Therapy has become a joy instead of a chore. :)
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Justin Hall

Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
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Amanda Gilliam

Amanda Gilliam has been such a blessing in helping my daughter deal with her anxiety issues. My daughter is much stronger and confident now thanks to Amanda's expertise,dedication, and just willing to talk about whatever my daughter wants to talk about! Great person to call if you in know someone dealing with anxiety!
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Mrs. Amanda

My son saw “Mrs. Amanda” as he affectionately called her shortly after my marriage ended in a high conflict divorce. My son was 6 years old at the time, so it was difficult for him to process his feelings without knowing how to communicate with us. Amanda Gilliam was always there to listen and provide outlets for him to speak openly about his feelings in a way that could be understood. She is top knotch in my book and I would highly recommend her as a professional!
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Justin Hall

I was in sessions with Justin for about a year and highly recommend him. He has a deep grasp of psychology that he is constantly refreshing and renewing, and he was able to help me a lot in understanding what was driving the emotions and feelings of myself and close family members. He was a great help.
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Karen Trotter

Karen has been so AWESOME in assisting with my daughter’s healing process. It’s been a blessing having so many diverse avenues for myself & my daughter to communicate with Karen & her immediate responses 😘. I tried to rate Karen as 5 + but it wouldn’t let me 😁
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Not the place for me

I have attended one session alone and a second session with my then girlfriend at her urging me to seek couples therapy, in this session I was basically felt like all the relationship issues were my fault and as I was pressured more and more about my issues I walked out of the session to collect my thoughts as I was being bombarded by both my girlfriend and my therapist. Apparently after I stepped out the therapist told my girlfriend that I was worse than an addict and she was sorry but didn’t feel I was worth attending counseling with, this resulted in the end of that relationship before We even left the office. I have other issues and have realized that I am suffering from depression due to other issues and this has added to my depression. At this point I have no intention of returning to see this counselor or any other counselor there as they have added to my problems leaving me feeling like I am not good enough. Honestly if this is how they make their clients feel then as far as I’m concerned this office shouldn’t even exist. I need to find out how I can be refunded at Least a portion of the money I’ve “wasted” on this experience and hope I can find someone else who is willing to help me work through my issues and not feel persecuted.
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Makes Getting Better Easy

I can't thank Amanda Brooks enough. She's an amazing person and is an amazing place. After calling about 15 therapists and getting immediately turned away, returned my call within the hour and Amanda was hand-picked for me and my situation. I got an appointmentheduled that day. There's ALWAYS time for me andheduling/canceling is never a hassle. There's a therapist on call 24/7 and Amanda always makes time for me when I need it. The office is a lovely, calming place and I always feel comfortable and welcome. It makes getting better easy.
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Amanda genuinely cares

Amanda helped/helps me is so so many ways. No matter what I come into the office with she helps me problem solve and always genuinely cares about what I have to say or about how I feel. I feel like I can come to her with anything and there will be no judgement. She always welcomes me with a smile and helps me dig deep in every session and I couldn't ask for a better support.
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Perfect Therapist for My Child

Amanda Brooks has been a wonderful and supportive therapist for my child who was suffering from depression and anxiety. My child is very picky about who she trusts and Amanda has been the perfect therapist; she immediately put my child at ease and has been there for emotional support whenever we needed her help.
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Definitely Recommend

I have been very pleased with my experience at Thriveworks. Amanda has helped my children and I learn to deal with some major life issues. She has provided us with a listening ear and helpfulsolutions. She has helped us all develop skills to deal with life's ups and downs in a productive, positive way. I highly recommend her!
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Justin was very rude to us when he was the one who didn't listen and made aheduling error. He was inappropriate to me in front of my son. Wouldn't recommend.
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Peace Keeper

Amanda Brooks has been such an excellent help to me throughout the past 2 1/2 years I've had her as my therapist. Ive been able to speak to her like I haven't even my closest friends. She's helped me to work through & over come many different obstacles, as well as past trauma in my lifetime & continues to help me find peace with my past, present & future. She's been my peace keeper through it all.
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Life Changing

Justin Hall has changed my life and the way that I approach it. He has a way of helping one redirect behaviors and ideas in order to improve overall quality of life. I would recommend him to anyone who wants positive change in thinking.
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Helped me out in a bad situation.

My work environment had become extremely difficult over the last 5 years. Justin helped me deal with a very dysfunctional system. Nothing has changes as far as circumstance, but my approach and thinking has changed. Things are much better. Very practical. Would recommend Justin to anyone looking for help.
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My experience with Dr. Williams has been more than helpful. I initially came to her for couples counseling, but ended up seeing her one on one and finding my sanity again. My experience has been more than helpful. I highly recommend her.
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