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726 people sought anxiety therapy help at Newton 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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Christopher Hawkins

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is creating a safe and comfortable environment.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach CBT, exposures, and mindfulness techniques.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy when they consistently utilize learned skills.

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

Clients can supplement their anxiety therapy with daily reflection and journaling.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy sessions, you can identify daily challenges.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

Counseling for Anxiety in Newton, MA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks

Struggling with anxiety can make everyday life challenging, impacting your ability to think positively, focus, and rest. At Thriveworks Counseling in Newton, MA, our therapists, psychologists, and counselors understand the roadblocks anxiety puts in your life and are here to help you overcome them. Call us at (617) 380-4684 to schedule your appointment.

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is characterized by excessive or uncontrollable worry, often making daily functioning difficult. Common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Racing thoughts
  • Excessive worry
  • Feeling constantly tired or on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Physical symptoms like muscle aches or nausea

Anxiety can manifest in different ways. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), acknowledges several types of anxiety disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Characterized by extreme anxiety and worry lasting at least six months. Symptoms include irritability, restlessness, tension, and fatigue.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD): Focused on social situations where individuals feel embarrassed and judged. This can lead to isolation.
  • Panic Disorder: Involves panic attacks with symptoms like racing heart, numbness, and difficulty breathing. These attacks can occur without warning.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Triggered by traumatic events, causing nightmares, intrusive memories, and flashbacks.

The Toll of Anxiety

Anxiety can take both an emotional and physical toll. Common side effects include:

  • Disrupted Appetite: Anxiety can change eating habits, leading to weight loss or gain.
  • Irregular Sleep Patterns: Anxiety can cause insomnia or excessive sleeping.
  • Fatigue: Battling anxiety can drain energy, leaving individuals feeling exhausted.
  • Difficulty Focusing: Negative thoughts can make it hard to concentrate and complete tasks.
  • Indecisiveness: Difficulty focusing can lead to challenges in making decisions.

Scheduling a Therapy Session for Anxiety at Thriveworks Counseling in Newton

Recognizing the symptoms and effects of anxiety is the first step toward seeking help. Therapy can teach you coping skills to manage anxiety and strategies to handle negative thought patterns. Thriveworks has helped many individuals with anxiety, and we can help you too.

Why Choose Thriveworks Newton?

  • Flexible Scheduling: Evening and weekend sessions are available.
  • Quick Access: New clients often see their provider within 7 business days of their first call.
  • Insurance Compatibility: We accept many major healthcare plans.
  • Real Person Support: When you call, a real person will answer to help you set up an appointment that fits your schedule.

Do you need an ally in your fight against anxiety? Call Thriveworks in Newton at (617) 380-4684.

Our skilled, experienced, and caring counselors and psychologists are ready to help you start your journey toward managing your anxiety and improving your quality of life.

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 Newton therapists and counselors accept 32 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Newton
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

5.0 Thriveworks Newton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
My husband and I worked with Emily for a few months and her guidance had really made a difference in our marriage. In fact, my husband was skeptical about couples counseling initially, but really came to value it after a few sessions; the only reason we stopped was because our insurance changed. Both of us found Emily to be a compassionate and fair listener who recommended concrete tools and practices for us that turned out to be quite helpful.
Read more My husband and I worked with Emily for a few months and her guidance had really made a difference in our marriage. In fact, my husband was skeptical about couples counseling initially, but really came to value it after a few sessions; the only reason we stopped was because our insurance changed. Both of us found Emily to be a compassionate and fair listener who recommended concrete tools and practices for us that turned out to be quite helpful.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
I admire her integrity, honesty and work ethic. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. She has consistently demonstrated emotional fortitude and sound Judgement, and will add great value to your organization.
Read more I admire her integrity, honesty and work ethic. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. She has consistently demonstrated emotional fortitude and sound Judgement, and will add great value to your organization.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is a competent, warm, and caring counselor.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Read more Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is compassionate, empathic and an excellent listener. She poses questions and scenarios to truly help the individual reflect. This method of helping allows each person to define their own answers and gain their own success. Maureenʻs years of experience and intellect has prepared her to truly help others. Kudos to anyone lucky enough to work with her.
Read more Maureen is compassionate, empathic and an excellent listener. She poses questions and scenarios to truly help the individual reflect. This method of helping allows each person to define their own answers and gain their own success. Maureenʻs years of experience and intellect has prepared her to truly help others. Kudos to anyone lucky enough to work with her.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is wonderful and caring. I would recommend her services to anyone.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
I have had the opportunity to work alongside Maureen Sullivan, and I am so grateful she is a provider in the therapeutic world. She brings the highest level of experience, creativity, patience, and grit, while remaining open and resourceful. She is truly a gem who is trustworthy; the quintessential dynamic therapist.
Read more I have had the opportunity to work alongside Maureen Sullivan, and I am so grateful she is a provider in the therapeutic world. She brings the highest level of experience, creativity, patience, and grit, while remaining open and resourceful. She is truly a gem who is trustworthy; the quintessential dynamic therapist.
Newton Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Newton is off of Boylston Street and Jackson Street. We share a building with Razelles Skin Care Salon. Down the road is a Life Time Fitness and Winston Flowers.

Phone number

(617) 380-4684

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • Russian
  • English
  • French
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