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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 McKinney, TX 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 McKinney 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?

Remy recently graduated and moved back to her hometown. In some ways, it’s been great to return to her roots; in other ways, not so much. Many neighbors and friends are happy to see her in town again—that’s been wholesome. But Remy doesn’t particularly like the person she was back when she was growing up and wishes that all these old faces knew the real her, not the girl she used to be. This thought constantly stirs up anxiety that makes it hard to enjoy being social or out in public. 

Remy knows that she’ll be living in her hometown at least until she figures out what her post-graduation plan is, so addressing the anxiety she feels is important. That’s why Remy is scheduling an anxiety therapy session to talk about what could be a case of social anxiety. While Remy knows that she may not be able to solve her social anxiety in one session, she’s looking forward to working with a therapist or counselor to begin moving forward. 

Like Remy, you may also be faced with recurring anxiety that leaves you cornered and unable to enjoy life properly. At Thriveworks in McKinney, TX we want to work with you to start addressing the anxiety that’s troubling you. Call our office to get matched with one of our therapists, counselors, or psychiatrists. There’s no need to face your anxiety alone—talk to a provider who will listen and help manage the negative thoughts and emotions you’re faced with.

Do I Have Anxiety? 

There’s no way to self-diagnose yourself with anxiety, but you can talk to a licensed mental health professional to get an accurate diagnosis. Anxiety may have complex and varied triggers depending on the individual, so it’s better not to assume you have a clinically recognized case of anxiety until you see a provider. However, there are warning signs of recurring anxiety to be mindful of, including: 

  • Racing thoughts, inability to focus on daily tasks 
  • Constant fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Constantly feeling stressed 
  • Desire to avoid social encounters 
  • Reliving traumatic experiences in dreams or flashbacks

These are only a few of the many different ways that the symptoms of anxiety can manifest. If you’re diagnosed, you may well have unique triggers to recognize and coping methods to develop with the help of your therapist, counselor, or psychiatrist. Sharing your personal experience will help your provider to understand the cause and effect of your anxiety more clearly, offering you more personalized care and a deeper level of empathy between you and your provider. 

The Different Types of Anxiety

Though it might surprise some people, “anxiety” isn’t just one condition, but many. Anxiety is often used in psychology and psychiatry to refer to an umbrella of closely related emotional disorders. Some of the different types of anxiety that our providers can help people with include: 

  • Social anxiety disorder: Social anxiety induces distress while engaging with other people. Everything from grocery runs to birthday parties can be cumbersome, fear-filled events.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): This disorder often induces irrational thought loops, or impulses to perform random physical actions in repetition. 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD, can occur in anyone that has been through a psychologically or physically painful event. Those who suffer from it are often privy to flashbacks to traumatic events, nightmares, and antisocial behavior.
  • Panic disorder: Panic disorder can cause panic attacks. These physical episodes might result in dizziness, chest pain, vertigo, and nausea. 
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): GAD causes anxiety in different scenarios, whether real or imagined. This disorder can be difficult to identify because it isn’t triggered by any single source of anxiety. 

There are many different types of anxiety, and this disorder manifests differently for everyone, including among those with the same diagnosis. 

Schedule Therapy or Psychiatry for Your Anxiety Today 

There’s no need to let your anxiety prevent you from being able to live life to the fullest. If connecting with one of our providers to get the mental health resources you need interests you, we hope you’ll contact our office in McKinney, TX. When you do, you’ll be assisted by our scheduling specialists. They’re available seven days a week and can help with everything from setting up your insurance to finding the right session time.

And when you do enroll with Thriveworks, you’ll get great benefits, including: 

  • Evening and weekend scheduling availability
  • Same day cancellations and booking
  • Our Therapy Buddy app—a great way to measure your progress as you advance through therapy or psychiatric care 
  • Email access to your provider outside of sessions as needed 

Our providers are ready to help you start making the first steps in your journey towards better mental health. If you’re ready to begin attending anxiety therapy or counseling, call Thriveworks in McKinney, TX. 

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 McKinney therapists and counselors accept 38 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at McKinney
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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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry McKinney is located in the same building as Center of Pelvic Excellence, Genesis Back & Neck, Landry Odom of Allstate Insurance, and Peggy S, Breeding CPA PLLC Tax Services. We are near the intersection of S Stonebridge Drive and Cascades Drive. We are also near the intersection of S Stonebridge Drive and S Custer Road, and near this intersection is a plaza which contains Texas Pediatric Dentistry, Play Street Museum McKinney, Sweet Art Bakery and Cafe, All About U hair Salon, Stonebridge Cleaners, and Stonebridge Ranch Dentistry.

Phone number

(469) 949-3896

Languages spoken by TX providers

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