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Janet Kaye Love

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

When working with people who are experiencing anxiety, I focus on fitting my approach to the individual. I find that most people benefit from developing a mindfulness practice to become more aware of their thinking and increase their ability to direct their thinking instead of letting it direct them, as well as strategies to examine and change thinking patterns that lead to distress. These skills can then be used in combination with other skills and methods to address the specific needs of the client that may be creating or adding to anxiety such as issues with negative thinking, emotional reactivity, conflict in relationships, and coping with life stressors.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I often teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • Mindfulness meditation or mindful activity involves learning to notice when the mind drifts, let go of thinking, and return focus to a predetermined word, phrase, image action, or sensory experience.
  • Cognitive reframing is used to explore alternative perspectives.
  • Cognitive challenging helps clients to question their thoughts and beliefs in order to uncover patterns of thinking that are no longer helpful.
  • Cognitive distraction gives clients the ability to move away from intrusive and unwanted thoughts.
  • Sensation labeling is a mindfulness technique that assists with disrupting unwanted thinking by focusing on sensory input.
  • Strategies for grief processing are used to observe, accept, experience, and release the chaos of emotions that accompany an experience of loss.
  • Mental shield imagery develops skills in managing mirror neurons to reduce emotional reactivity to other people's emotions.
  • Thinking strategies addresses catastrophic thinking and increase confidence in dealing with undesired outcomes should they arise.
  • Positive communication skills such as reflective listening, “I” statements, nonviolent communications, and positive behavior support can decrease conflict and increase skills in collaboration.
  • Motivation skills reduce procrastination and avoidance.
  • Strategies for gaining acceptance of mistakes and letting go of shame and guilt.
  • Task partialization to reduce overwhelm and procrastination.
  • Imagery and relaxation strategies for pain management and reduction of medical anxiety.

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

I check in with clients about their progress with their goals and the improvements they are seeing in their symptoms every session. Meaningful progress is evident as the list of progress and successes gets longer and the list of challenges gets shorter.

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

Clients' efforts to implement the skills they are learning and the goals that they set between sessions are essential to making progress in therapy.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

Clients can prepare for therapy by thinking about what they want to achieve, in addition to what it is they want to move away from.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Austin, TX 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 Austin 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.

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 Austin therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Austin
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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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Austin is located on Research Blvd, which runs next to US-183 Hwy. We share a building with Capitol Appraisal Group and a Farmer’s Insurance agent.

Phone number

(512) 807-0730

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