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91,539 people sought anxiety & depression counseling help in Virginia in the last year

Discover how starting anxiety & depression counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Starting Anxiety & depression counseling

What is anxiety & depression counseling?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in McLean, VA can help people better understand and manage their symptoms. If you are struggling with regular anxious and/or depressive thoughts and feelings that are affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety or depressive disorder, you should seek professional help. The therapists at Thriveworks can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your anxiety and/or depression.

How does anxiety & depression counseling work?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists in McLean involves talking to a therapist about symptoms, potential causes, and more. Your therapist will then work with you to determine where your anxiety and/or depression might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.

Is anxiety & depression counseling conducted in person or online?

Anxiety & depression counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does anxiety & depression counseling last?

Anxiety & depression counseling from Thriveworks McLean therapists can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, dependent on the severity of one’s anxiety or depression as well as their needs and preferences.

Need more help deciding?

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health issues in the United States, affecting a combined total of almost one quarter of the adult population 18 and older. While dealing with one issue may be challenging, it’s not uncommon for someone to face both at the same time. In fact, approximately half of those diagnosed with an anxiety disorder are also dealing with major depression. Dealing with depression and anxiety at the together may make the symptoms from each condition worse and recovery that much more difficult.

Though anxiety and depression are issues with the mind, they may also affect the body. Some of the symptoms of depression and anxiety include:

  • Feeling Weak or Lethargic – Feeling tired and run down is a common feeling in those dealing with depression and anxiety. This ‘drained’ feeling is typically accompanied with a slowing down when speaking and moving.
  • Trouble Sleeping – Having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep is common for both depression and anxiety. The challenge is dealing with a brain that simply won’t shut off and let you relax.
  • Chronic Stomach Complaints – The digestive system is more sensitive than we think, especially to psychological stress. When dealing with depression and anxiety, you may experience problems like bloating, gas, constipation and/or diarrhea.
  • Changes in Appetite – One common challenge with depression and anxiety is the desire to eat as a way to soothe feelings and calm yourself. However, be aware that loss of appetite and eating too little may also occur.
  • Indecision – Depression and anxiety provide a particularly tough one-two punch when it comes to making decisions. Depression can slow your ability to make think, while anxiety can cause you to ‘freeze’ when comparing too many options dealing with your choices.
  • Trouble Concentrating – Persistent, intrusive negative thoughts can slow down your thinking. This constant distraction prevents someone from focusing on any one thing for very long, making even simple tasks hard to complete.

Treating Depression and Anxiety

Though anxiety and depression are daunting, don’t give up hope. Research has shown that counseling can be very effective in treating people with both conditions. Of course, counselors like those at Thriveworks McLean know that there is no one treatment that fits everyone. When you work with one of our therapists, they will develop a customized plan specifically for you. The timeline for how quickly you respond will vary based on how complex your condition. Some people respond quickly and can see improvements in only a few weeks. For others, more patience is required since it may take months to start feeling better.

Thriveworks has Experienced Counselors Available in Fairfax

Thriveworks counselors in McLean, VA offer a unique blend of qualifications to help you. Foremost is their compassion and desire to see you improve. They understand the challenges you’re facing. Coupled with this, our therapists have the education, training, and experience to know how to develop an individualized plan for you, a roadmap that will help guide you from where you are to where you want to be.

Thriveworks is Here to Help

If you live in the McLean or Fairfax, VA area and you want to overcome your anxiety and depression, Thriveworks Counselors and Psychologists are ready to help. We want you to enjoy your life again. Call us today to make your first appointment. You are not alone. We are available for you.

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 Virginia therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire | BCBS

  • 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

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at McLean
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

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My therapist is great. They aren't pushy and just ask questions that get me thinking. I feel like I am getting a little guidance to help me find my own path rather than being lead in a predetermined direction.
Read more My therapist is great. They aren't pushy and just ask questions that get me thinking. I feel like I am getting a little guidance to help me find my own path rather than being lead in a predetermined direction.
Benjamin Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Anna is incredibly respectful, professional, and compassionate. She has a strong dedication to operational and clinical excellence. Anna has proven successful outcomes for clients that she has treated. Anna is extremely knowledgeable with numerous clinics interventions and modalities. Her drive to help others is unmatched, and I believe she would make an excellent addition to the thrive works community.
Read more Anna is incredibly respectful, professional, and compassionate. She has a strong dedication to operational and clinical excellence. Anna has proven successful outcomes for clients that she has treated. Anna is extremely knowledgeable with numerous clinics interventions and modalities. Her drive to help others is unmatched, and I believe she would make an excellent addition to the thrive works community.
McLean Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Anna is wonderful! She brings her kindness, humor and tons of experience to her counseling relationships, and yet in her kind way she also knows when to call it how she sees it in a way that does not make you feel judged and makes you feel understood. Highly recommend.
Read more Anna is wonderful! She brings her kindness, humor and tons of experience to her counseling relationships, and yet in her kind way she also knows when to call it how she sees it in a way that does not make you feel judged and makes you feel understood. Highly recommend.
McLean Jan 2020
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★★★★★
As a colleague, I cannot recommend Anna enough to anyone looking for a therapist. I have worked with Anna for years and trust her completely. Anna is warm, welcoming, and professional. She also has a multitude of experience working with diverse populations and is eclectic in her approach, getting to know her clients and utilizing tools and skills that she know will work best for their situation.
Read more As a colleague, I cannot recommend Anna enough to anyone looking for a therapist. I have worked with Anna for years and trust her completely. Anna is warm, welcoming, and professional. She also has a multitude of experience working with diverse populations and is eclectic in her approach, getting to know her clients and utilizing tools and skills that she know will work best for their situation.
McLean Jan 2020
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Are you looking for an excellent therapist? I cannot recommend Anna Sihon enough. She's open, patient, non-judgemental, has a great sense of humor, and is extremely culturally competent (especially with the Latinx community).
Read more Are you looking for an excellent therapist? I cannot recommend Anna Sihon enough. She's open, patient, non-judgemental, has a great sense of humor, and is extremely culturally competent (especially with the Latinx community).
McLean Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I have worked with Dr. Jonies Thomas over the years in a professional capacity, and have only good things about her. She has an engaging and patient interpersonal style that resonated with our patients. She brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to any interaction, and it is clear that she is passionate about what she does.
Read more I have worked with Dr. Jonies Thomas over the years in a professional capacity, and have only good things about her. She has an engaging and patient interpersonal style that resonated with our patients. She brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to any interaction, and it is clear that she is passionate about what she does.
McLean Jul 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry McLean is located off of Dolley Madison Blvd., at the intersection of Old Chain Bridge Rd and Fleetwood Rd., in Suite 3D-2. We share a building with two real estate agents from Long and Foster Real Estate.

Phone number

(571) 200-5518

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