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30,372 people sought anxiety therapy help in South Carolina in the last year

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

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As a clinician with a wide variety of experiences, I know what it's like to go through change and the struggles we may find there.

Susan Jillson

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

I use CBT. CBT gives the client the skills to challenge negative thought distortions and reframe their thoughts so that they feel more in control of their emotions.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach clients to challenge negative thought distortions — i.e., what evidence do I have to support these thoughts? I also teach reframing — instead of thinking “nobody likes me,” think “there are some people I may not get along with or see eye to eye.”

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

When they give feedback on the tools they use and how successful they are in using them, and feel more grounded and in control in an anxiety-provoking situation.

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

Meditation, exercise, listening to music, talking to a friend, and journaling are all great ways to supplement anxiety therapy.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

Before your first session, identify triggers and how your body responds when anxious.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Mt Pleasant, SC 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 Mt Pleasant 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 Counseling and Therapy in Mt. Pleasant, SC—Counselors and Therapists in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Anxiety is disruptive. It gets in the way of our thoughts and it seeps into our behaviors. We all know what it feels like to be anxious. We might feel anxious when our boss assigns us a big project or when we get into a fight with our significant other. This anxious feeling passes. Anxiety, however, is persistent. It keeps us from feeling well, feeling like we can live a normal life.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. Anxiety disorders differ in their symptoms and severity, but they all have one thing in common: they’re rooted in what seems to be an uncontrollable sense of worry and fear that can sometimes escalate into panic. There is treatment available, which can help you understand your disorder, cope with the symptoms, and overcome your anxiety. If you’re experiencing anxiety, consider seeing a therapist specially trained in treating anxiety disorders at Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant Counseling. Our counselors can help you take back control of your life.

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

There are many different causes and types of anxiety disorder. There are also a range of symptoms you may be experiencing, all of which get in the way of your living a full and happy life. 

  • You feel restless
  • You become tired easily
  • You have difficulty concentrating
  • You are often irritable
  • You have muscle tension
  • You have trouble sleeping
  • You are preoccupied with worry
  • You are unable to feel settled, calm or content
  • You find it difficult to manage your anxiety

If you’d like help working through your anxiety, call us at Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant Counseling to schedule your appointment and meet with a therapist. Our phone number is 843-606-6223.

What to Expect from Anxiety Counseling

Your therapist is specially trained and licensed to treat anxiety disorders and will work with you to understand the underlying cause of your anxiety. We can help you refocus your energy and turn negative, self-defeating feelings and thoughts into positive thoughts and behaviors. We can also provide you with techniques and tools for handling your anxious thoughts when they arise. We can help you put together an effective plan for moving past your anxiety and moving forward with a more calm and peaceful life.

Scheduling Anxiety Therapy at Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant

Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant Counseling is here to help you with your anxiety. You can usually get an appointment within the same week. Our counselors have flexible schedules so you can see us on evenings and weekends. We also accept most major insurance plans. 

We are conveniently located adjacent to the Queensborough Shopping Center at 1131 Queensborough Blvd., #100 in Mt. Pleasant. Call Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant Counseling today at 843-606-6223 to schedule your first counseling session.

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 Mt Pleasant therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Mt Pleasant
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 at Thriveworks, Susan, is warm and and relatable. I am a late-diagnosed autistic woman. I am basically now learning what everyone else learned in kindergarten. I have a history of broken marriages and jobs I was invited to leave because I didn't fit in, to put it mildly. She has helped me in so many ways, and I can now see decisions I made that I thought were just what had happened to me. I feel much more capable and hopeful now. I wish I could have met her years ago. I have gone to many therapists over the years, but now I can see how I can feel hopeful about my life and my relationships with my daughters and my grandchildren.
Read more My therapist at Thriveworks, Susan, is warm and and relatable. I am a late-diagnosed autistic woman. I am basically now learning what everyone else learned in kindergarten. I have a history of broken marriages and jobs I was invited to leave because I didn't fit in, to put it mildly. She has helped me in so many ways, and I can now see decisions I made that I thought were just what had happened to me. I feel much more capable and hopeful now. I wish I could have met her years ago. I have gone to many therapists over the years, but now I can see how I can feel hopeful about my life and my relationships with my daughters and my grandchildren.
Linda Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Susan is my Thriveworks therapist. She is helping me set boundaries and make better choices. I am learning a lot from her. Having Asperger's, I often can be quite blunt. I am gradually learning how to say less but make better connections. She
Read more Susan is my Thriveworks therapist. She is helping me set boundaries and make better choices. I am learning a lot from her. Having Asperger's, I often can be quite blunt. I am gradually learning how to say less but make better connections. She
Linda Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Mt Pleasant is located off of Queensborough Blvd, right next to the Queensborough Shopping Center and just north of Highway 17. We're right across the street from Groucho's Deli, Beach Cowboy Fitness, and Hunan Chinese. The closest bus stop is Johnnie Dodds Blvd (Frontage Rd) / Queensborough Shopping Center.

Phone number

(843) 588-1846

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • English
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