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As a licensed therapist, I know the power of identifying our “inner critic." I found freedom in understanding and confronting the beliefs and behavi... As a licensed therapist, I know the power of identifying our “inner critic." I found freedom in understanding and confronting the beliefs and behaviors that shaped my day-to-day life and I am committed to helping my clients feel inspired to do the same. Read more

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Jennifer OBrien

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and distress tolerance practices, as well as working with the client to address any unresolved conflicts impacting the client’s wellbeing. I prefer to take this holistic approach because it supports the client’s unique needs and ongoing success.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to anxiety. It helps individuals develop healthier ways of thinking and coping with anxiety triggers.
  • Mindfulness: This practice involves paying attention to the present moment without judgment. It can help individuals become more aware of their thoughts and feelings, reducing anxiety by promoting relaxation and acceptance.
  • Deep breathing exercises: Deep breathing techniques, such as diaphragmatic breathing, can help reduce anxiety by activating the body's relaxation response. By slowing down breathing and focusing on deep, rhythmic breaths, individuals can calm their nervous system.
  • Distress tolerance: Distress tolerance skills help individuals cope with and tolerate distressing situations without making them worse. These skills include distraction techniques, self-soothing activities, and improving the ability to accept and tolerate distressing emotions.
  • Social support and communication skills: Building a support network and improving communication skills can help individuals feel more connected and supported, reducing feelings of isolation and anxiety.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with journaling and practicing coping, distress tolerance, and relaxation skills.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement anxiety therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with journaling and practicing coping, distress tolerance, and relaxation skills.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can start by jotting down any thoughts or feelings you've been experiencing lately and note any specific goals or outcomes you hope to achieve through therapy. Therapy is a collaborative process, so being prepared to engage and communicate openly can be beneficial.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Anxiety Therapy in Sugar Land, TX

Anxiety disorders are more than just occasional worry. They involve persistent, nagging concerns that can interfere with daily life, making it difficult to connect with others, focus on tasks, or try new things.

At Thriveworks Sugar Land, we understand the complexities of anxiety and offer professional care to help you manage your symptoms and lead a more fulfilling life. Call us at (346) 236-0763 to schedule your appointment today.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders encompass a range of conditions, each with unique characteristics:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Persistent, uncontrollable worry about potential misfortunes.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Anxiety following the experience or witnessing of a traumatic event.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Repetitive tasks or behaviors to alleviate unwanted thoughts.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder: Extreme fear of everyday social interactions.
  • Panic Disorder: Sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear often leading to panic attacks.
  • Phobias: Intense fear of specific objects, situations, or people.

Causes of Anxiety

Anxiety can stem from various factors, including:

  • Stress and trauma
  • Genetics
  • Childhood abuse
  • Learned behaviors

Treatment Options for Anxiety at Thriveworks Sugar Land

At Thriveworks Sugar Land, we provide personalized treatment plans to address your unique symptoms, concerns, and goals. Our approach includes:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Identifying and changing negative thought patterns.
  • Exposure therapy: Gradually confronting feared situations.
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT): Combining CBT with mindfulness practices.
  • Psychoanalysis: Exploring unconscious motivations and past experiences.
  • Interpersonal therapy: Improving communication and relationships.

What to Expect in Anxiety Treatment

Your treatment will begin with an initial consultation where your provider will ask questions to understand the nature of your anxiety. Based on this assessment, a customized plan will be created, which may include one or more forms of talk therapy, medication, or other modalities.

Take control of your anxiety and start your journey to a brighter future. Call Thriveworks Sugar Land at (346) 236-0763 to schedule your appointment today.

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 Missouri City therapists and counselors accept 39 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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Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
Read more Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
Suzan Feb 2024 verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Missouri City is off of Township Lane. We are near Jollibee Chicken, and share an office building with Arcos.

Phone number

(346) 236-0763

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