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3,756 people sought anxiety therapy help in Alabama 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 Montgomery, AL 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 Montgomery 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?

How much threat are we comfortable with? How much emotional safety will we exchange for risk? It’s normal to toe the line between peace and danger. But what happens when the feeling of threat never dissipates, even when there’s no rational evidence of threat? That’s called anxiety.

Anxiety therapy at Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL can help people whose daily functioning is impaired by extreme fears and worries that don’t necessarily reflect reality. Anxiety disorders can feel like an endless loop that the mind and body get stuck in. But anxiety can be treated. The fully licensed mental health providers at Thriveworks excel at showing clients how to neutralize threats by modifying their maladaptive thought patterns and beliefs. They do this with evidence-based therapy approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.

If you think you could benefit from working with an anxiety counselor, reach out to Thriveworks Montgomery to get started. 

How Does Therapy Help with Anxiety?

Therapy helps with anxiety by targeting the specific thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that keep people feeling anxious. Mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL can diagnose and treat anxiety with a wide variety of therapies including the following:

  • CBT
  • Exposure therapy, especially for specific phobias of objects or situations (also called systematic desensitization)
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Emotion-focused therapy
  • Mindfulness training
  • Trauma informed therapy
  • Anxiety medications like antidepressants, prescribed by a licensed Thriveworks psychiatrist
  • Meditation 
  • Relaxation techniques like progressive muscle relaxation or deep breathing
  • Supportive-expressive therapy
  • Biofeedback 
  • Support groups
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Nutrition and exercise recommendations
  • Family therapy or couples counseling 

Common Anxiety Disorders

The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL are experts in specialized treatments that can help manage and overcome anxiety disorders like the following:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which causes significant distress and interferes with daily functioning
  • Panic disorder, which involves brief, intense episodes called panic attacks
  • Social anxiety disorder (social phobia), where you experience considerable distress in social situations
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which is characterized by mental fixations and repetitive behaviors
  • Separation anxiety, which is the acute fear of being separated from one’s attachment figures
  • Specific phobias, which includes arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, and claustrophobia, the fear of enclosed spaces
  • Agoraphobia, which is characterized by a fear that you can’t escape your surroundings
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is a response to a traumatic event
  • Selective mutism, when a person becomes so anxious that they become incapable of speech

Get Help for Anxiety from a Licensed Therapist at Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL

The exceptional anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL are fully licensed, compassionate, insightful, and passionate about helping people. When you make an appointment with a mental health provider at Thriveworks, you can often have an in-person or online counseling sessions within the same week.

Don’t hesitate any longer to seek anxiety treatment and accelerate your journey to mental wellbeing. We look forward to your call!

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 Montgomery therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • 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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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Montgomery is located at the intersection of Taliaferro Trail and Platt Place. Approximately half a mile from Buddy Watson Baseball Park, this block of buildings is accessed by Halcyon Blvd. We currently share our building with Edward Jones Financial Advisor, among other businesses.

Phone number

(334) 604-7850

Languages spoken by AL providers

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