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11,799 people sought anxiety therapy help in Colorado in the last year

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Medical / Health Issues, Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +19 more

I take a lively, compassionate approach to therapy. I am enthusiastic about people's individuality and accountability to grow.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, +19 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, +20 more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As a woman, married with two children to a spouse who is a firefighter, I relate to the struggles, stress, patterns, and problems that life presents.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +14 more

As a mother, wife, mental health-care provider, and university professor, I understand the unique difficulties of balancing self-care and anxiety and ... As a mother, wife, mental health-care provider, and university professor, I understand the unique difficulties of balancing self-care and anxiety and the fine line of work/life balance. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Carelon, +17 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +10 more

Life can be incredibly challenging, and finding the right therapist to connect with can be another challenge. I believe the most important factor in t... Life can be incredibly challenging, and finding the right therapist to connect with can be another challenge. I believe the most important factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, +9 more

As a DBT-Trained clinician, I understand that sometimes individuals just need someone to walk the path of life with while figuring out what their Life... As a DBT-Trained clinician, I understand that sometimes individuals just need someone to walk the path of life with while figuring out what their Life Worth Living goals are. Read more

Caitlin Opland

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

I have a few approaches that I like to use with my clients and their anxiety symptoms. I generally use cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy approaches. These help the clients see their maladaptive behaviors and thought patterns and allow them to more quickly and easily find solutions to move forward. I find that clients appreciate this approach the most if they are asking, “How do I fix this?” more so than, “Why do I do this?”

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

In anxiety therapy, I encourage learning basic coping skills to manage anxiety symptoms such as:

  • Regulated breathing practices: PMR, mindfulness
  • Regular sleep schedules: practice healthy habits
  • Work/life balance to include activities you enjoy, as this reduces the stress hormone cortisol
  • Attempting to limit alcohol and caffeine
Other practices I teach within sessions often include lessons around:
  • Awareness/recognition of thoughts/feelings (list/record)
  • Triggers of anxiety: topics, thoughts, or behavior list
  • Warning signs of anxiety: physical body warning signs in the body (list)
  • List of the negative thoughts: “What if....”
  • Identification education of the thought patterns people find themselves in, called cognitive distortions (this shocks people most, they're so common)
  • List challenging questions to the negative thoughts to discredit them (Socratic methods)
  • Brainstorming the solutions to continue to practice

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy?

I notice clients will improve and show progress in their anxiety when they come to the session more rested and in more control of their anxious thoughts. They will be able to go through the thought record with a clearer perspective and motivation to thrive in other aspects of their lives.

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

I always ask clients to get plenty of rest and pay attention to their eating habits outside of therapy. I encourage clients to track their anxiety levels and watch their progression throughout their time in therapy for a visual aid and encouragement factor. I also encourage a positive support system to include family, friends, and work environment as much as possible to supplement any additional emotional needs that may arise outside therapy. Oftentimes, the side effects or symptoms of anxiety are the most bothersome to clients; therefore I ask clients to begin making a list of what is working/has worked for them in the past to help alleviate or reduce some of these symptoms. Journaling thoughts, feelings, and/or imagery is also helpful throughout anxiety therapy treatment. I would also add that attempting regular exercise, even walking a few times a week for 15 minutes, can be helpful.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

For someone coming to their first anxiety therapy, the thought alone can be anxiety-provoking. If starting in a virtual, telehealth setting, I would encourage a comfortable, safe, private, and quiet setting for them. If in-person, trust that the therapist is setting this environment for them. You can prepare to start an anxiety therapy treatment wherever you feel comfortable starting. Your therapist will never push you farther than a comfort level and their job is never to judge you for the thoughts or feelings that anxiety may produce. Anxiety is incredibly common and manageable.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Do you live in constant worry? Are you overburdened, stressed, and mentally depleted to the point where you have trouble thinking clearly and getting tasks done? There’s a chance that you might be suffering from anxiety — excessive fear and worry over events and outcomes that have yet to happen, and may never actually happen.

Anxiety can be debilitating and lead to a range of other issues like social isolation, chronic health problems, and more. But evidence-based methods are available to address your anxious feelings. The licensed therapists, counselors, and other qualified mental health providers at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO use proven approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to tackle anxiety from the inside out. You do not have to coexist with crippling anxiety that can keep you from enjoying your life. Thriveworks can help.

What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

There are a number of common symptoms of anxiety, including the following:

  • Loss of sleep/insomnia
  • Loss of appetite or uncharacteristic overeating
  • Sweaty hands and/or feet
  • Nausea
  • Prolonged feelings of fear and uneasiness
  • Discomfort in social situations
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble finding calm
  • Panic attacks (trouble breathing, hyperventilating, etc.)

Millions of Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, but the great news is that these conditions are highly treatable. You don’t have to continue to become fearful every time you encounter a new social setting, or let your fears get the better of you. Hope is available right now at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO.

What Are the Types of Anxiety Disorders?

People can suffer from anxiety without meeting the criteria for an anxiety disorder, but a licensed Thriveworks psychologist or psychiatrist in Littleton, CO has the expertise to evaluate clients for signs of any of these types of anxiety disorder:

  • Panic disorder
  • Specific phobias
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Agoraphobia
  • Separation anxiety disorder

Based on the type and severity of your anxiety and your unique challenges, our providers will create a custom treatment plan to help you to feel relaxed, in control, and able to enjoy life once again.

Is It Hard to Get Anxiety Counseling?

Many people never seek help for their anxiety disorder, perhaps due to social misconceptions about therapy, or even just because the process of finding a therapist might in and of itself become a stressful task. That’s why, at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO, we aim to make our services as accessible as possible.

Instead of having to leave a voicemail with a bunch of different offices waiting to hear back if they have available appointments or take your insurance, you can call 720-358-3864 right now and speak with one of our friendly scheduling team members who will find you an appointment as soon as possible. Most Thriveworks clients can meet with their counselor within 24-48 hours of their initial booking. And Thriveworks tries to keep therapy affordable for all by accepting most major forms of health insurance coverage and offering competitive out-of-pocket rates.

At Thriveworks in Littleton, CO, we believe everyone can benefit from counseling. There’s no sense in continuing to struggle with the same concerns over and over again. You can change. You can thrive. We can help.

Find Anxiety Relief Today at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO

Research has proven that psychotherapy is the most effective method for relieving anxiety, even more so than prescription medications. The reason for this is that instead of just treating the symptoms, therapy gets to the root of your fears and your ingrained thought patterns. Therapy methods like CBT can help you modify your maladaptive thoughts, develop better cognitive and behavioral habits, learn skills for mindfulness and relaxation, re-focus, and begin to look at challenging situations with a problem-solving attitude, instead of one of panic.

At Thriveworks in Littleton, CO, our counselors have worked with countless people with similar problems — enough to have the skills and knowledge to cater your care to your specific needs. There is no certain, identifiable cause for anxiety, but we can say with certainty that your anxiety is not caused by some internal weakness or character flaw. People of every age, ethnicity, and gender suffer from anxiety disorders. It’s not your fault. It’s not your burden to carry.

Call us at 720-358-3864 and our therapists can help you stop the never-ending cycle of negative self-talk and worry. You can reclaim your life. You can experience peace. Don’t let fear get in the way of your relationships and aspirations. Let’s start today. Help is here.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Littleton therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Littleton
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

4.9 Thriveworks Littleton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Read more Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Littleton Oct 2019
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★★★★★
Great place!!
Littleton Aug 2018
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★★★★★
Thanks for all the great books to check out.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Great place & a very calm environment.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Found this office and Stacey in my Cigna network and couldn’t be more impressed!!
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Very friendly and calming! I was very nervous but she made me feel right at home!
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★
My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Read more My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Professional, caring, and supportive. Very pleased with my experience here.
Littleton Jun 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Littleton is located off of W Cross Dr., near Southwest Plaza We are near other major health centers including Centura Health, and we share a building with Integrated Physical Therapy of Colorado.

Phone number

(720) 358-7560

Languages spoken by CO providers

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