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Discover how starting panic attack disorder therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Starting Panic attack disorder therapy

What is Panic attack disorder therapy?

Panic attack disorder therapy is a specialized therapeutic approach designed to help individuals suffering from recurrent and debilitating panic attacks. During therapy sessions, individuals work closely with trained Thriveworks Manassas therapists to identify and understand the triggers and thought patterns that contribute to their panic attacks. Through panic attack disorder therapy, individuals learn to manage their anxiety, develop coping strategies, and regain control over their lives, ultimately leading to a reduction in the severity of panic attacks.

How does Panic attack disorder therapy work?

Panic attack disorder therapy often utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques like exposure therapy and relaxation exercises to help individuals manage and mitigate panic attacks. These methods involve desensitizing triggers, reducing physical and emotional symptoms, and challenging irrational thought patterns to empower individuals to recognize, control, and reduce the frequency and intensity of panic attacks.

Is Panic attack disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Panic attack disorder therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and through Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.,Panic attack disorder therapy may last for a variable amount of time

How long does Panic attack disorder therapy last?

depending on the individual's unique needs

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Panic Attack Disorder Counseling in Manassas, VA—Prince William Counseling

Panic attacks, however, are responsive to psychological treatment. Many people experience relief from the panic through cognitive behavior therapy, medically supervised medication, and/or exposure therapy. Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William County provides counseling for panic disorders, and we aim to find the right balance of treatments that fit each client’s needs and symptoms.

Panic Disorder: Signs and Symptoms

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) acknowledges the severity of panic attacks and gives signs and symptoms for a panic disorder (DSM-5 300.01 [F41.0]). Diagnostics for a panic disorder include:

  • Experiencing repetitive and unexpected panic attacks which involve feeling intense fear, discomfort, and anxiety that increases and then within a few minutes subsides. Panic attacks must include a minimum of four of the following:
    • Fear of going crazy or losing control
    • Excessive perspiration
    • Fear of dying
    • Palpitations or escalated heart beat
    • Shaking or trembling
    • Feelings of choking
    • Feeling detached or depersonalized from oneself
    • Shortness of breath or feeling smothered
    • Numbness or tingling sensations
    • Chest pain or tightness
    • Dizziness or faintness
    • Abdominal pain or nausea
    • Chills or hot flashes
  • Following a panic attack (or multiple panic attacks), experiencing for at least one month either or both of the following:
    • Fierce and constant worry about having more panic attacks and/or experiencing negative health consequences because of them (e.g., having a heart attack).
    • Changing one’s behavior in an attempt to avoid or lessen the attack(s).

The criteria for a panic disorder comes with a caveat: The panic attacks cannot be attributed to the physiological effects of a substance (i.e., a medication or drug), another medical condition, or another mental health disorder.

Treatment for Panic Disorder in Prince William

No one should have to miss out on work, friends, family, and their normal, daily life because they have a panic disorder. Psychological treatments have proven very effective at managing or eliminating panic attacks, and many people now live symptom free or with diminished symptoms. A skilled therapist may form a treatment plan that involves:

  • Medication: Medication will not address the foundation of the panic disorder or build coping skills, but it can alleviate the symptoms so that those actions can be taken more easily. With proper psychological supervision, antidepressants or benzodiazepines may make other treatments more effective.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: This therapy aims to treat the root cause of the panic disorder. It examines any thoughts or behaviors that may cause or exacerbate the panic attacks and addresses them. People may be able to put their fear in perspective, work through past trauma, or replace unhealthy thoughts with rational thinking.
  • Exposure therapy: Voluntarily subjecting oneself to the experience of a panic attack while in a safe environment and with a coach’s guidance may build a person’s coping skills to handle the panic attacks. As people increase their coping skills, the panic attacks may decrease or their severity may decrease.

Scheduling Therapy at Thriveworks Manassas, VA in Prince William

Often, the first step in effective treatment is recognizing the problem and reaching out for help. Have you experienced some of the symptoms of a panic attack? If you or a loved one is struggling, know that the therapists at Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William County treat panic disorders. We regularly tailor a treatment plan for each, individual client that may include exposure therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and/or medication. The goal is to find the right treatment for your specific symptoms and needs.

If you want to be free of panic attacks and the fear they might occur, here are a few things that might be helpful to know about Thriveworks Manassas. We offer evening and weekend appointments, and new clients often see their therapist within 24 hours. You will never be put on a waitlist because we do not have one. We work with many forms of insurance, and real people answer our phone—not a voicemail.

If it time to live a life without panic attacks, Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William counselors and psychologists are here for you. Call today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Manassas therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Manassas
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

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$1

Ongoing sessions

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Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

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Hear from our clients

4.9 Thriveworks Manassas reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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I believe my depression is coming from the lack of education, I have and the loss of so many jobs. It's finding but hard to keep a job. I'm embarrassed it has been hindering me for many years now I can't stand it I've been trying to get help for a while now and don't know where to go I am on suppression medication. I see a doctor every two weeks I have talked to him about this and until u was blacking the blue in the face. I think he sees it now. Thank good
Read more I believe my depression is coming from the lack of education, I have and the loss of so many jobs. It's finding but hard to keep a job. I'm embarrassed it has been hindering me for many years now I can't stand it I've been trying to get help for a while now and don't know where to go I am on suppression medication. I see a doctor every two weeks I have talked to him about this and until u was blacking the blue in the face. I think he sees it now. Thank good
Manassas Feb 2019
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★★★★★
So far I’m having a great first experience with Therapy.
Manassas Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I started with Thriveworks and Lisa 3-4 months ago and I was nervous about telling a "stranger" my deepest issues and things I'm not always comfortable admitting myself. I have to say she has been amazing through an really tough relationship break and other things I was or am going through in life. She makes you feel comfortable and truly listens, providing support and options for situations which allow me to be able to look at situations differently. She has made an incredible improvement on my life and I always look forward to meeting with her. It has become a breath of fresh air for me. She is amazing and I consider her a friend. You can't go wrong.
Read more I started with Thriveworks and Lisa 3-4 months ago and I was nervous about telling a "stranger" my deepest issues and things I'm not always comfortable admitting myself. I have to say she has been amazing through an really tough relationship break and other things I was or am going through in life. She makes you feel comfortable and truly listens, providing support and options for situations which allow me to be able to look at situations differently. She has made an incredible improvement on my life and I always look forward to meeting with her. It has become a breath of fresh air for me. She is amazing and I consider her a friend. You can't go wrong.
Manassas Nov 2018
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★★★★★
So far I am liking my sessions and my counselor
Manassas Jul 2018
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★★★★★
My counselor is great
Manassas Jul 2018
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★★★★★
I worked with Lisa Cornelius for more than 6 months and she really is amazing. She helped me through my struggles by giving me strategies that could help me involve my well being. She is honest and she will connect with your situation by putting herself in your shoes. I've never connected with a therapist like I have with her. She really knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her!
Read more I worked with Lisa Cornelius for more than 6 months and she really is amazing. She helped me through my struggles by giving me strategies that could help me involve my well being. She is honest and she will connect with your situation by putting herself in your shoes. I've never connected with a therapist like I have with her. She really knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her!
Manassas Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
A note of thanks to my counselor Lisa Cornelius. I have seen her for 2 years now and through our sessions an finding that I am a good person who has needs and a future that I never knew at 72 I coukd look forward to. Our lives go full circle sometimes and after bad things happen we start to think we have no right to try to be anyone but who others think we should be....not true! Hopefully Lisa and I can continue this journey and I can learn to relax in the real me and be content and happy with myself...thank you Lisa ....
Read more A note of thanks to my counselor Lisa Cornelius. I have seen her for 2 years now and through our sessions an finding that I am a good person who has needs and a future that I never knew at 72 I coukd look forward to. Our lives go full circle sometimes and after bad things happen we start to think we have no right to try to be anyone but who others think we should be....not true! Hopefully Lisa and I can continue this journey and I can learn to relax in the real me and be content and happy with myself...thank you Lisa ....
Manassas Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Ms. Lisa is a very amazing counselor. She helps you understand and can relate to you, which makes you feel better. Her way of counseling is different from past counselor. It was more dull with my past counselor, but with Ms. Lisa it is different. It is better to me. I definitely recommend Ms. Lisa because everytime I leave I feel lighter and a little bit better. 😊
Read more Ms. Lisa is a very amazing counselor. She helps you understand and can relate to you, which makes you feel better. Her way of counseling is different from past counselor. It was more dull with my past counselor, but with Ms. Lisa it is different. It is better to me. I definitely recommend Ms. Lisa because everytime I leave I feel lighter and a little bit better. 😊
Manassas Jul 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Manassas is off of Sudley Road, near Boost Mobile and Jersey Mike’s Subs.

Phone number

(571) 778-3537

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