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14,331 people sought anxiety therapy help in California in the last year

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

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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 Modesto, CA 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 Modesto 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?

For as long as she could remember, June had liked to feel in charge. She ran her own successful business. She planned every aspect of her elaborate beach vacations at least six months in advance. And she managed to give birth to her first child in the year she had anticipated becoming a mother.

But June couldn’t figure out how to raise her newborn with the same control and exactitude she used to run her business. So much was unpredictable about her day to day life with her dependent son. She tried implementing sleeping and eating routines, but they didn’t stick. And June’s feelings of anxiety were all over the place, disrupting activities that she wanted to enjoy. For instance, she worried that her son was breathing in toxic air when she strolled him through the park. She worried that he wasn’t smiling enough. She worried that he was going to fall off the changing table or that his car seat would malfunction in an accident. There was so much that she couldn’t control as a mother, and her anxiety was starting to keep her awake at night, even when her son was sleeping safe and sound. June needed the support and guidance of an anxiety counselor.

Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Modesto, CA can help their clients work through the anxious feelings, beliefs, and behaviors that are affecting them. These providers are highly trained in anxiety disorders and how they can impact your day-to-day life. At Thriveworks your therapist can work with your goals and your unique psychological makeup to develop a treatment plan that will be the most beneficial for you.

How Do I Know If I Have Anxiety?

Anxiety can take many shapes and forms, not all of them obvious at first glance. Some people may isolate themselves from society in order to avoid painful feelings. Other people may abuse drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism for their discomfort. For others, anxiety can take the form of persistent, urgent-seeming questions that disrupt their lives. For example:

  • Am I sick?
  • Am I going to die?
  • Are my loved ones going to leave me?
  • Does everyone hate me?
  • Did I forget to do something critical?
  • Are my loved ones safe?
  • Does everyone think I’m crazy?
  • Am I too anxious?

Normal anxiety can be rooted in rational fears, but then become harmful when those fears take on a life of their own. It’s hard on your mind and your body to live in the psychological zone of fight-or-flight, where your adrenaline is pumping and you might feel scared for your life or the lives of your loved ones when you’re just trying to go about your daily routine. The exceptional anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Modesto, CA can intervene to help you work through maladaptive thoughts and behaviors. They can help you examine and modify your beliefs so you can finally experience some relief from your anxiety.

The 5 Main Types of Anxiety and How They’re Treated

The boundaries of mental disorders tend to be fluid, in that symptoms of one disorder, such as anxiety, can bleed into another, like depression. But here are the five main types of anxiety disorders that a specialized therapist might diagnose:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and/or medications
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which can be treated with psychotherapy and/or medications
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can be treated with cognitive processing therapy (CPT), EMDR, stress inoculation training (SIT), exposure therapy, and more
  • Social anxiety disorder, which can be treated with CBT
  • Panic disorder, which can be treated with psychotherapy and/or medications

Anxiety therapists can also treat specific phobias. You and your anxiety therapist might try a few different methods of tackling your anxiety, and treatment can always change over time. In addition to clinical treatment, many therapists recommend small behavior modifications like eating better and exercising more, cutting back or quitting alcohol, or practicing meditation at home. Many clients benefit from a holistic approach.

Anxiety Therapists Are Affordable at Thriveworks in Modesto, CA

Whether you’re finally ready to face your mental health issues for the first time, or you’re returning to therapy after an extended absence, you want the best psychological support there is. Thriveworks in Modesto, CA can match you with a top-rated, fully licensed anxiety therapist whose sessions are probably covered by your health insurance.

With Thriveworks, you can meet with your therapist online or in person at your convenience. You also get access to numerous benefits like quick bookings (you may meet with your therapist in as few as 24-48 hours), free phone or email advice between therapy appointments, and ultra-flexible cancellations. Make your appointment with a supportive, sympathetic anxiety therapist today.

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 California therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Modesto is located on Sisk Rd. off of Golden State Hwy. We share a building with Kay Taylor Salon Suites and other businesses. We’re also right next to Vintage Faire North Shopping Mall.

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(209) 653-2672

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