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As a young woman who has allowed self-esteem, confidence, and anxiety to get in the way of life, I understand how difficult it can be to move past the... As a young woman who has allowed self-esteem, confidence, and anxiety to get in the way of life, I understand how difficult it can be to move past these issues and into a place of comfort and confidence. Read more

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Genevieve Wicks

Hear from Genevieve Wicks, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is to teach client's not to fear their anxiety. Anxiety is an important emotion that keeps us alive and on task when the brain is sending messages properly. When the system gets glitchy and the part of the brain in charge of emotions gets activated unnecessarily, I collaborate with clients to develop coping strategies that may include challenging negative thoughts, behavioral changes and mindfulness techniques. I support clients in tolerating the discomfort of anxiety and validating my clients' experiences.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • Distress tolerance skills
  • How to challenge cognitive distortions with objective evidence
  • How to reframe negative thinking patterns into more balanced, positive patterns
  • Grounding techniques to assist clients to get in touch with what is taking place in the moment

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 they tell me a strategy we discussed worked and they felt better!

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

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy by focusing on developing healthy sleep, nutrition and exercise habits.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can identify your values and goals. We will need to see if some of your negative thinking patterns are not aligned with what is most important to you and what you hope to achieve.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Anxiety Therapy in Lexington, MA—Therapists and Counselors

There is anxiety help available in the form of anxiety therapy, anxiety counseling, stress management, and other mental health services centered around helping you manage your anxiety and stress levels. If you are in the Lexington, MA area, and you are struggling to manage your anxiety, consider working with one of our anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA. They can help you quickly, as they recognize that gaining control over your thoughts and feelings is important to your living well. Just call to schedule your appointment! We look forward to it.

What Is Anxiety? Am I Anxious?

We all experience the occasional anxiety, whether it occurs at work, at home, in our relationships, in social situations, or in other specific circumstances. However, there is a difference between the occasional, manageable anxiety, and excessive, uncontrollable anxiety. If you are experiencing the latter, you might experience the following anxiety symptoms on a regular basis:

  • Racing thoughts
  • Hypervigilance
  • Lack of concentration
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea
  • Trembling

These symptoms aren’t fun—in fact, they can make day to day living difficult. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you might have an anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or another form of anxiety. This will all depend on your specific symptoms.

What Causes Anxiety? Why Do I Have Anxiety?

Anxiety is generally caused by environmental factors, biological factors, or both. Anxiety can be inherited from parents and you could learn it by watching them, or your anxiety could come from a combination of their example and their genes. Studies have shown that anxious children are more common amongst anxious parents but it’s still a question of how much of that is caused by environment and how much is caused by simply mimicking their parents behavior.

Schedule Anxiety Therapy at Thriveworks in Lexington, MA

At Thriveworks in Lexington, MA, we will work closely with you and provide a safe space where you can come to terms with your anxiety. We’ll help you find the source of it and we’ll create a treatment plan that works for you. In some cases it may involve simply one-on-one therapy while in other instances it may involve family counseling or other types of therapy.

If you are ready to schedule your first anxiety therapy appointment, just give Thriveworks in Lexington, MA a call. We have a quick, flexible scheduling process that will meet all of your scheduling needs. This includes same-week appointments as well as evening and weekend appointments—we’ve made this an important part of our mission, as we want to best accommodate all of our clients.

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 Lexington 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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Lexington
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

5.0 Thriveworks Lexington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Read more Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Lexington Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Read more Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Read more I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Lexington Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Read more Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Lexington Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Read more I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Lexington Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lexington is located off of Massachusetts Ave. We share a building with other businesses, including Clay Oven and Limited to Endodontics. Our office is on the second floor. Across the street is a post office.

Phone number

(781) 386-0443

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Farsi
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