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

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As a clinician who specializes in trauma-informed care, depression, anxiety, and relationships, I understand there are various reasons why anyone coul... As a clinician who specializes in trauma-informed care, depression, anxiety, and relationships, I understand there are various reasons why anyone could be seeking to benefit from therapy. Read more

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Hello! My therapeutic focus is on working together with clients, establishing goals, and focusing on the healthiest approaches to apply to present con... Hello! My therapeutic focus is on working together with clients, establishing goals, and focusing on the healthiest approaches to apply to present concerns and/or future ones. I enjoy being supportive of clients while on the therapeutic pathway of personal growth and self-reflection, finding meaning, strengths within, and healing. I am interested in working with people to improve their relationships, both within themselves and with others. Read more

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As a Latina first-generation graduate who overcame many hardships, I know first hand "there is always a way."

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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 Milford, CT 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 Milford 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 suffer from anxiety symptoms, like excessive worry or racing thoughts? Do you suspect that you have an anxiety disorder? This might be concerning, but don’t worry. There is help available. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford, CT, we offer anxiety disorder therapy, which is led by skilled, caring professionals in the mental health field. These professionals can help you control your negative thoughts and out-of-control worry.

“Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” –Renee Jain

If you are ready to schedule an anxiety disorder therapy appointment, reach out to Thriveworks in Milford today. Give us a call at (203) 951-3871 and a scheduling specialist will walk you through our quick, easy scheduling process. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you live a happier, healthier life.

What Is Anxiety?

Occasional anxiety is normal and something that we all experience. You might feel anxious at work when your boss calls you in for an unexpected meeting; or, you might feel anxious about your four-year-old starting preschool. But, when this occasional anxiety turns into excessive everyday anxiety, that is when it becomes a problem. “Some symptoms of anxiety are feelings of nervousness, shortness of breath, increased heart rate, difficulty focusing, digestive or gastrointestinal issues, and trembling or muscle twitching,” says Bernadette Hernandez, Licensed Professional Counselor at Thriveworks in Milford.

Anxiety disorders are more severe than temporary and occasional worry. They are often serious and can disturb your day to day functioning as well as your performance at work or school. If you are exhibiting any combination of the above, don’t worry. There is help available, including anxiety medication and therapy! Let’s talk about the latter. Anxiety therapy has shown to be an effective measure of treatment and often involves talking with your therapist or psychologist about your anxiety symptoms, potential causes of your anxiety disorder, as well as how to manage (or even eliminate) your anxiety. A common approach to anxiety therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy, which can help you change your thoughts that lead to anxiety and other negative feelings. If this sounds like something you’re interested in or could benefit from, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Milford, CT.

Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

If you experience anxiety that exceeds everyday or occasional worry, you might be wondering if you have an anxiety disorder. Many are familiar with generalized anxiety disorder, but there are many other forms of anxiety too, including social anxiety, panic disorder, and specific phobia. Let’s take a closer look at these anxiety disorders:

  1. Generalized anxiety disorder: Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by everyday worry that becomes uncontrollable and/or excessive. This form of anxiety is commonly known and affects 40 million adults in the US.
  2. Social anxiety disorder: Social anxiety disorder, otherwise known as social phobia, is characterized by intense anxiety of being negatively perceived, judged, or rejected. This disorder affects 15 million American adults.
  3. Panic disorder: Panic disorder diagnosis is given to people who experience recurrent panic attacks, sometimes referred to as anxiety attacks, that occur randomly. Symptoms include sweating, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Approximately 2.4 million Americans have panic disorder in any given year.
  4. Specific phobia: Specific phobia is an anxiety disorder that develops from an irrational fear related to a specific thing or situation. For example, agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder rooted in the fear of places or situations that cause one to feel trapped or helpless. An estimated 10 million individuals have a specific phobia.

Do you have anxiety symptoms that fit with any of the above anxiety disorders? If so, consider working with an anxiety therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks in Milford. These professionals have specific skills and training that enable them to help you manage your anxiety symptoms, whether you struggle from generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, anxiety attacks, a specific phobia, or another anxiety disorder that did not make this list.

Schedule an Anxiety Disorder Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford

If you are struggling with anxiety symptoms or think that you might have an anxiety disorder on your hands, reach out to Thriveworks in Milford. We can set you up with a qualified anxiety disorder therapist or psychologist who can help you manage your symptoms, using their skills, training, and experience.

Are you ready to schedule an anxiety disorder therapy appointment? Give Thriveworks a call at (203) 951-3871. We’ll introduce you to our premium benefits such as our extended hours, which includes evening and weekend availability. Then, we’ll help you set up your first session at your earliest convenience. Reach out today to schedule!

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 Milford therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Milford
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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I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Read more I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Maria Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Read more Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Milford Jun 2022
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★★★★★
I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Read more I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Milford Jan 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Milford is located at 70 Cherry St, Milford, CT 06460, between Plymouth Place and Governors Ave.

Phone number

(203) 902-3647

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
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