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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 Norman, OK 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 Norman 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?

Anyone who has experienced anxiety or panic attacks knows how intertwined feeling anxious and breathing are. When you have acute anxiety, you sometimes feel like you can’t breathe. You may begin to hyperventilate, and it requires conscious “anchoring” to slow your breath and remind your mind and body that you’re not in imminent danger. 

But conscious breathing is easier said than done. When you’re in the middle of a panic attack, you can feel completely out of control: sweating, trembling, dizzy, nauseated. All these physical symptoms can be part of anxiety disorder and panic disorder, which usually involve intense worry or fear surrounding certain everyday objects or situations. But there’s hope for people who suffer from these mental health conditions.

The anxiety therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Norman, OK are highly qualified to diagnose anxiety and deliver premium mental health care to people suffering from anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and other anxiety disorders. The top-rated therapy team at Thriveworks Norman is always compassionate, experienced, and supportive. 

Is It Normal to Experience Anxiety?

Over 19% of adults in the United States have an anxiety disorder. That’s over 40 million people. And that statistic doesn’t include children, who are increasingly diagnosed with anxiety disorders. Anxiety doesn’t just affect people who have high-risk careers like firefighting. It can also affect rich and powerful people that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to be vulnerable to anxiety. For example, the following celebrities have spoken up about their experiences with anxiety:

The anxiety therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Norman, OK have the expertise to treat a wide variety of symptoms of anxiety disorders, no matter what walk of life you’re from. 

What Are the Common Signs of Anxiety?

Anxiety disorder can manifest in numerous ways, including physical symptoms like gastrointestinal upsets and nausea. Many people first bring the following symptoms to a primary care physician, not realizing they’re caused by an underlying anxiety disorder. Other common symptoms include:

  • Sleep disruptions
  • Nightmares
  • Appetite issues
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Hypertension
  • Memory issues
  • Focus issues
  • Racing heart
  • Depression

The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Norman, OK can help unravel your physical and psychological symptoms and determine what might be linked to your anxiety. 

Cognitively, anxiety often appears in the form of urgent questions like the following:

  • Am I sick?
  • Am I going to die?
  • Are my loved ones going to die?
  • Does everyone hate me?
  • Is everyone mad at me?
  • Did I forget to do something (like turn off the oven)?
  • Is everyone okay? Should I check?
  • Did I do something wrong?
  • Am I too anxious?

A licensed anxiety therapist at Thriveworks can use evidence-based psychotherapy treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help break down and ultimately vanquish maladaptive thoughts and beliefs, relieving anxiety. 

How Does Anxiety Counseling Work? How Can a Thriveworks Therapist Help Me With My Anxiety? 

Therapy for anxiety can use many different approaches in order to most effectively treat anxiety and anxiety disorders. In addition to CBT, the mental health providers at Thriveworks in Norman, OK can use some of the following treatment options:

  • Psychotherapy 
  • Exposure therapy, especially for phobias
  • Psychiatric medication, prescribed by a licensed Thriveworks psychiatric NP
  • Meditation and deep breathing
  • Biofeedback 
  • Art and music therapy
  • Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Coping strategies
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Family or couples therapy

Your anxiety counselor at Thriveworks in Norman, OK is also trained to recognize the symptoms of depression and eating disorders, conditions which can occur alongside anxiety. Professional therapists also know that anxiety isn’t one-size-fits-all. For example, phobia treatment can deviate from social anxiety treatment. And someone with PTSD may have vastly different triggers than someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). 

Is There Anxiety Counseling Near Me? Schedule a Session atThriveworks in Norman, OK

Thriveworks offers premium anxiety counseling in Norman, OK that’s accessible and affordable. The anxiety counselors at Thriveworks Norman can help you find your path to recovering from anxiety and panic disorder. They can provide the psychological support you need to get back to fulfilling your dreams. 

Our licensed anxiety therapists accept most health insurance, making them affordable and accessible to clients who are wary about out-of-pocket expenses. Thriveworks also makes it easy to book appointments securely and quickly. 

We don’t want anxiety to hold you back in life. And neither do you. Start a relationship with your exceptional Thriveworks counselor by booking a session 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 Norman therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Blue Choice PPO

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Blue Traditional HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Blue Advantage PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Blue Preferred PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Native Blue HMO

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Norman
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

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This organization is so helpful to me with their best counselors who strive to help others individuals with mental health issues and are ready to let out their paths that hold them down! Thank you to Thriveworks!
Read more This organization is so helpful to me with their best counselors who strive to help others individuals with mental health issues and are ready to let out their paths that hold them down! Thank you to Thriveworks!
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Norman is located off Washington Drive in a complex of office buildings. We currently share our building with The Work Bar and are next door to Inspira Therapeutic Massage.

Phone number

(405) 407-0784

Languages spoken by OK providers

  • English
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