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1,793 people sought anxiety therapy help at Leominster in the last year

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +8 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +4 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, +3 more

I take a person-centered approach to therapy and work with clients to resolve life issues, cope with stressors, meet their goals, and/or maximize thei... I take a person-centered approach to therapy and work with clients to resolve life issues, cope with stressors, meet their goals, and/or maximize their full potential through building a great therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and safety. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +4 more
Stress, Life Transition, Relationships, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +1 more

I understand the importance of finding the courage to raise your voice, to speak your truth, to walk in hope.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Carelon, +19 more
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I am an empathetic counselor who values rapport as the most important aspect of the counseling experience.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Is your “worrying” getting a little out of control? Do you stay up at night worrying about what tomorrow will bring? Do you feel extra worried or uncomfortable in certain situations, such as when you’re in large crowds? If you answered yes, you might be displaying symptoms of anxiety. This can be scary or confusing to hear, but you should know that a large portion of the population struggles with anxiety, too! In fact, anxiety is the most prevalent mental health problem in the world: an estimated 284 million people worldwide struggled with some form of anxiety in 2017.

“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” –Steve Maraboli

There are many different causes of anxiety, from traumatic events to personality traits and mere genetic factors. These vary on a person to person basis, as do many of the specifics for anxiety. For example, you might feel anxious on a day to day basis about a variety of events, while another individual might only encounter anxious thoughts and feelings when exposed to very specific circumstances, like those that involve social interactions.

The good news is that regardless of the specifics, an anxiety therapist can help you to understand and manage your anxiety. If you are in the Worcester area, and you’re experiencing anxiety, consider working with an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Leominster, MA. We have anxiety therapists and psychologists on our team who are ready to work with you right away. These anxiety experts can help you determine potential causes of anxiety as well as triggers of your anxiety; manage your anxiety symptoms; cope during anxious situations; and overall live a happier, less-stressed life.

Do I Have Anxiety? What Are Common Anxiety Symptoms?

We all tend to worry a little too much—about what traffic’s going to be like in the morning or whether our loved one will have a safe flight. This is normal. But some of us worry excessively and constantly. While the signs and symptoms of anxiety can vary, there are several common symptoms. “Major symptoms of anxiety vary from person to person but some of them are insomnia, avoidance of certain tasks or activities, difficulty concentrating, and restlessness,” says Venturiely Grullon, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at the Leominster office. “There are also physical symptoms of anxiety such as sweating, trembling, fatigue, and palpitations.” 

  • Excessive, out-of-control worry
  • Racing thoughts
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Trouble focusing
  • Stiff muscles
  • Restlessness
  • Sweating

If you’re a big worrier and you’re experiencing any combination of the above, you might have an anxiety disorder. As we said earlier, you aren’t alone and you don’t have to navigate this journey that is understanding and managing your anxiety by yourself. An anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Leominster can offer you the professional help and guidance you’re searching for.

Anxiety Disorders: What Type of Anxiety Do I Have?

The anxiety that most of us think of right off the bat is called generalized anxiety, which is anxiety that one experiences on a daily basis with no regular or clear triggers. However, there are other anxiety disorders, including the following:

  1. Social anxiety disorder: Social anxiety disorder is characterized by anxiety that one experiences in social interactions. The individual might feel anxious in virtually all social situations or more specific situations, such as when they’re the center of attention.
  2. Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) comes with recurrent, unwanted thoughts and behaviors that the individual cannot put off. If they do, they will begin to experience the symptoms listed above.
  3. Post-traumatic stress disorder: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops as a result of unresolved trauma. One might experience physical symptoms like shortness of breath and a racing heart. They might also experience difficult sleeping, troubling flashbacks, nightmares, and more.

If you are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, your anxiety therapist or counselor at Thriveworks will help you explore the above disorders and the remaining anxiety disorders we have not covered.

Work with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA

Anxiety can make functioning on a daily basis difficult. It can cause one to feel nervous in social situations, feel fearful in crowds, obsess over mundane tasks, and more. If you are struggling in any way as a result of anxiety, it’s important that you work with a healthcare professional to get back to living the life you want and deserve. 

The anxiety therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA can help you understand your anxiety disorder, better manage your anxiety symptoms, and ultimately live a happier, healthier, more successful life. “When working with clients I tend to explore past history and present stressors in order to better understand the cause of anxiety. Physical activity and cognitive reframing can be effective ways to manage anxiety symptoms,” says Grullon.

Our therapists will utilize their wide range of skills, training, and experience to help you find success in anxiety therapy. Call Thriveworks Counseling in Leominster, MA today 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 Leominster therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Leominster
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

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$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
Read more I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
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Deb Joy is excellent.
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Deb Joy is excellent! 5*
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Debra Joy, committed to excellent service.
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Debra Joy is wonderful to work with!!
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Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
Read more Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
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I’ve known Deb for many years. She is passionate and caring.
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Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
Read more Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Leominster is off of Merriam Ave, just east of Rockwell Pond. We currently share a building with Cormier Chiropractic and The Vascular Care Group, and our building is across the street from Foster Ct. and Grove Ave. The closest bus stop to us is at the Leominster Senior Center. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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(978) 612-6361

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