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Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Stress and anxiety are a normal part of our lives. Stress is the result of frustration, anger or anxiousness from a situation, and it usually stems from things we feel we can’t control. Anxiety is sometimes necessary as a response to stress or danger, and it can help people cope with stressful situations or work to solve problems. However, when we have stress and anxiety disorders, we may feel anxious and stressed every day for long periods of time.

Many anxiety disorders first develop in childhood and continue if they are not treated. The symptoms of separation anxiety disorder can show in children as young as three years old, but the average age of onset for anxiety disorder is 31. People who have anxiety disorders are more apt to acknowledge they need the help of professionals more so than individuals with other mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia. But, statistics show that only about one-third of people affected with anxiety disorder actually receive treatment.

When stress and anxiety disrupt your functioning on a daily basis and keep you from enjoying a truly fulfilling life, it is wise to seek counseling. If you need help with anxiety or stress, Thriveworks Counseling in Maumelle, Arizona will work with you to help pinpoint the triggers that cause stress and anxiety, the ways to deal with it healthily, and lead you on a path to a more productive and enjoyable life.

Types of Anxiety

It is estimated that 70 million people have a type of anxiety disorder in the U.S., according to Psychology Today. The following are types of anxiety disorders.

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder is when a person has uncontrollable worrying. An individual will worry about bad things occurring to him or the people he loves. Sometimes he may not be able to pinpoint where the source of worry comes from.
  • Panic Disorder causes panic attacks, which is when a person experiences intense fear, a pounding heart, shortness of breath and a feeling of imminent disaster.
  • Agoraphobia is when a person is acutely fearful of places and situations he thinks are dangerous and uncomfortable.
  • Social Phobia and Anxiety causes significant feelings of anxiety when a person has to interact with others.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that brings flashbacks or anxiety that is caused by a traumatic experience.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is the result of a person having repetitive thoughts or the preoccupation in completing ritual actions.

Causes of Stress and Anxiety

Most people have stress and anxiety from time to time. The most common reasons for stressors are:

  • Moving.
  • Having a sickness or injury.
  • Having a friend or loved one with an illness or injury.
  • Starting a new job.
  • Moving to a new school.
  • Experiencing the death of a family member or somebody close.
  • Getting Married.
  • Having a baby.
  • Drugs with stimulants may cause the symptoms of stress and anxiety to worsen. In addition, caffeine, illegal drugs and alcohol can aggravate the symptoms.
  • Prescription medicines, such as asthma inhalers and diet pills, can worsen the symptoms
  • Symptoms of Stress

Stress and anxiety can affect every part of a person’s life, from emotions and behavior to the ability to focus and physical well-being. People handle stress differently, and the symptoms can vary. The following are some of the most common signs of stress and anxiety.

  • Easily upset, frustrated and moody.
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed and loss of control.
  • Having a hard time relaxing.
  • Having low self-esteem.
  • Feeling lonely and worthless.
  • Depression.
  • Staying away from other people.
  • Loss of energy.
  • Frequent headaches.
  • Chest pain and quickening heart rate.
  • Difficulty sleeping or insomnia.
  • Headaches.
  • Low or no sexual desire.
  • Sweating excessively.
  • Stomach upset (diarrhea, constipation and nausea).
  • Getting colds frequently.
  • Sweaty hands and feet.
  • Clenched jaw.
  • Dry Mouth.
  • Hard time swallowing.
  • Grinding teeth.
  • Stuttering or stammering.
  • Trembling lips and hands.
  • Neck ache.
  • Back pain.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Rashes, itching and hives.
  • Allergy attacks that are frequent and unexplained.
  • Heartburn.
  • Excessive belching.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Dizziness and light headedness.
  • Frequent sighing.
  • Nightmares and disturbing dreams.
  • Racing thoughts.
  • Difficulty in learning new things.
  • Hard time making decisions.
  • Crying spells or suicidal thoughts.
  • Increase or decrease in appetite.
  • Interest in appearance and punctuality diminished.
  • Fidgeting and feet tapping.
  • Weakness and fatigue.
  • Use of over-the-counter drugs.
  • Weight gain or loss without being on a diet.
  • Gambling or shopping excessively.
  • Lying or making excuses to cover up poor work.
  • Smoking, alcohol or drug use increased.

Treatment for Stress and Anxiety

When you feel on edge or even in full panic mode, it is a very troublesome state to live with. If you feel like you’re not able to cope with stress and anxiety and it is taking over your life, you are not alone. Many people experience stress and anxiety. The good news is that anxiety disorders are treatable, and many people who live with anxiety are able to work, go to school and have healthy relationships with friends and family.

The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks can work with you to teach you how to reduce the intensity, duration and frequency of anxiety attacks, as well as relaxation techniques to help you to manage stress.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is effective in managing anxiety. It teaches you to recognize the thoughts and behaviors that cause you to be anxious and how to turn them into more positive thoughts. In addition, Exposure Therapy and Systemic Desensitization can also be effective by exposing you to the things that trigger anxiety in a gradual manner, helping you to manage your fear.

If you are struggling with stress and anxiety, contact Thriveworks in North Little Rock, AR for an immediate appointment. We know that waiting for days, weeks or months to get an appointment with a therapist or counselor only exacerbates stress and anxiety. 

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 Maumelle therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Maumelle
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

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5.0 Thriveworks Maumelle reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I cannot say enough good about this place. They honestly do strive to get you in to see a practitioner quickly. And the importance of being seen soon to someone who is at a bad psychological point cannot be understated. It can, literally, mean the difference between life and death. After years of no longer being able to trust mental health providers due to so much misdiagnosis I reached out to Thriveworks. I asked for a particular practitioner, and they had me in to see her the following day. Kristy's approach was welcoming, empathetic, friendly, and down-to-earth. She did not speak down to me as a patient, but she made a comfortable effort to connect from the beginning. Gaining my trust over several weeks she was able to start showing me some things no one ever took the time to extract. She found me at the precipice of a terrible situation and worked me back from the ledge. Her input to Zack, along with his personable and empathetic personality, finally got me on medications that actually have improved my situation more than I could have ever imagined. The combination of her therapy and the medications have me, for the first time in decades, recognizing a hope for the future. All I can say is if you are that person who has lost hope and feels as though you have no purpose, let the Thriveworks team have a chance to show you a you even you didn't know existed. Without hyperbole I can honestly say I owe my life going forward to Kristy and Zack.
Read more I cannot say enough good about this place. They honestly do strive to get you in to see a practitioner quickly. And the importance of being seen soon to someone who is at a bad psychological point cannot be understated. It can, literally, mean the difference between life and death. After years of no longer being able to trust mental health providers due to so much misdiagnosis I reached out to Thriveworks. I asked for a particular practitioner, and they had me in to see her the following day. Kristy's approach was welcoming, empathetic, friendly, and down-to-earth. She did not speak down to me as a patient, but she made a comfortable effort to connect from the beginning. Gaining my trust over several weeks she was able to start showing me some things no one ever took the time to extract. She found me at the precipice of a terrible situation and worked me back from the ledge. Her input to Zack, along with his personable and empathetic personality, finally got me on medications that actually have improved my situation more than I could have ever imagined. The combination of her therapy and the medications have me, for the first time in decades, recognizing a hope for the future. All I can say is if you are that person who has lost hope and feels as though you have no purpose, let the Thriveworks team have a chance to show you a you even you didn't know existed. Without hyperbole I can honestly say I owe my life going forward to Kristy and Zack.
Maumelle Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
After working with Zack for a year I would say that he is very dependable and does show concern for his patients. There is never any problem with following hospital policy. Always a good man to have on your team.
Read more After working with Zack for a year I would say that he is very dependable and does show concern for his patients. There is never any problem with following hospital policy. Always a good man to have on your team.
Maumelle Aug 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Zacks a wonderful guy to see. He really listens to all your concerns and explains your treatment options in detail. Anyone that sees him is going to feel comfortable talking to him and not have that feeling as if your talking to a stranger.
Read more Zacks a wonderful guy to see. He really listens to all your concerns and explains your treatment options in detail. Anyone that sees him is going to feel comfortable talking to him and not have that feeling as if your talking to a stranger.
Maumelle Aug 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I've dealt with severe anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember, and have seen multiple providers to try and get control of my emotions. I thought I was a lost cause until I found Zack. He was the first "medicine guy" that I met with that actually got me! He has a calming demeanor and had me very comfortable from the very first appointment. He's easy to work with and actually cares about how I'm feeling! Seeing Zack was the best decision I could have made. Now I'm feeling much better and finally feel like I can breathe. Thank you Zack and Thriveworks for all you do!
Read more I've dealt with severe anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember, and have seen multiple providers to try and get control of my emotions. I thought I was a lost cause until I found Zack. He was the first "medicine guy" that I met with that actually got me! He has a calming demeanor and had me very comfortable from the very first appointment. He's easy to work with and actually cares about how I'm feeling! Seeing Zack was the best decision I could have made. Now I'm feeling much better and finally feel like I can breathe. Thank you Zack and Thriveworks for all you do!
Maumelle Aug 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I would like to thank you for helping out a family member in need. North Little Rock isn't far away and that made everything easy for a depression/anxiety patient. Office was easy to get to.
Read more I would like to thank you for helping out a family member in need. North Little Rock isn't far away and that made everything easy for a depression/anxiety patient. Office was easy to get to.
Maumelle Aug 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Curtiss Robinson gave an excellent presentation at the Senior Services Network meeting this month. He was very engaging with the group and we all learned something to improve our relationships.
Read more Curtiss Robinson gave an excellent presentation at the Senior Services Network meeting this month. He was very engaging with the group and we all learned something to improve our relationships.
Maumelle Feb 2018
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★★★★★
We had the privilege of having Curtiss Robinson speak at our Senior Services Network lunch, he did a great job. Excellent speaker, kept everyone engaged, his message on building relationships was timely and practical.
Read more We had the privilege of having Curtiss Robinson speak at our Senior Services Network lunch, he did a great job. Excellent speaker, kept everyone engaged, his message on building relationships was timely and practical.
Maumelle Feb 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Ms. Tenethrea Buffington is the best! I went in telling her that I didn't believe in coaching/therapy, well I was wrong. She help me in my difficult situation and I could not be more happy with where I stand with it.
Read more Ms. Tenethrea Buffington is the best! I went in telling her that I didn't believe in coaching/therapy, well I was wrong. She help me in my difficult situation and I could not be more happy with where I stand with it.
Maumelle Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Maumelle is located at the intersection of Country Club Pkwy and Maumelle Road, across the street from Regions Bank. We currently share the building with David’s Burgers and are next door to the Childcare Network daycare center.

Phone number

(501) 381-1913

Languages spoken by AR providers

  • English
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