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1,169 people sought anxiety therapy help at Odessa in the last year

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Dwight Newell

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is relaxation. I find the best benefit in teaching relaxation because most clients describe that using it changes their perception of their anxiety. They find that it works 'almost as well' as a medication to help them manage their symptoms on a consistent basis.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy: relaxation (techniques which include systematic muscle relaxation), breathing techniques (Box breathing is the tool I most often use), systematic desensitization (gradual exposure to something that triggers anxiety)

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

I know when a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy when they begin to identify their physical symptoms earlier after their anxiety is triggered.

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

Client can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with exercise.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

Client can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with practicing relaxation and breathing techniques that have been discussed during sessions.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

On the subject of anxiety, Benjamin Franklin once stated, “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” But how do you keep in the sunlight when your mind keeps getting overwhelmed by irrational fears and worries? People who suffer from anxiety do more than “anticipate trouble.” In the words of writer Brene Brown, they “dress-rehearse tragedy.” Situations that might seem safe and peaceful to one person, may seem like life-or-death circumstances to someone suffering from acute anxiety. But the good news is that anxiety disorders are highly treatable conditions.

The licensed mental health providers at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX offer premium anxiety therapy at affordable prices. The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks use evidence-based treatments to quell anxious minds and allay fears. They can help people who suffer from panic attacks, social anxiety, phobias like agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more. Reaching out for the first time is sometimes the hardest part. But once you ask for help, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands at Thriveworks. 

How Does Therapy Help with Anxiety?

Anxiety treatment at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX helps to manage and prevent anxiety by using well-researched, proven strategies like cognitive therapy and psychiatric medication like antidepressants. Mental health providers at Thriveworks may use one or a combination of the following effective approaches:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps to modify maladaptive thoughts and beliefs that can lead to anxiety and panic attacks
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy), which works on an interpersonal level to delve deeper into the triggers for anxiety, among other things
  • Exposure therapy, which uses desensitization in a secure environment to treat phobias
  • Psychiatric medication prescribed by a licensed Thriveworks psychiatrist, which treats underlying neurochemical issues
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), which uses bilateral movement to ease anxiety
  • Lifestyle modifications; for example, cutting back on caffeine and increasing exercise
  • Holistic treatments like meditation and deep breathing, which can relax the body and hence relax the mind
  • Biofeedback, which focuses on small neurological changes that can make a big emotional difference
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Depression therapy (if someone has simultaneous depression)
  • Creative therapies like art, music, and journaling
  • Family therapy or couples counseling
  • Solution-focused coping strategies

Is There a Way to Overcome Panic Attacks?

To overcome panic attacks for good, a person must ultimately overcome the underlying anxiety that leads to panic attacks. The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX can give people the psychological resources they need to nip panic attacks in the bud. When you’re having a panic attack, you may feel like you can’t breathe. You may experience hyperventilation, a racing heart, dizziness, or nausea. You may think you need to go to the emergency room because panic attacks can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack. 

Remember that during a panic attack, your brain and your body are in a destructive feedback loop. Your racing heart signals to your brain that something is very wrong, which signals to your heart that it should beat faster, and back and forth, exacerbating your symptoms. So calming either your mind or your body can have a compound effect. 

If you’re in the middle of a panic attack, there are some practical tactics you can try to soothe yourself:

  • Regulate your breathing. Slowing down and deepening your breathing sends a physiological signal to your brain that you’re going to be okay.
  • Focus on something during the panic attack, like an image or an object.
  • Repeat a mantra like “You are safe.” or “This will pass.”
  • Focus on your physical senses as opposed to your thoughts. What do you smell? What do you hear? This can gently tether you to your surroundings when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Numerous celebrities have spoken up about experiencing panic attacks, including the model Kendall Jenner, the singers Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus, and even Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. 

Calm Your Anxious Mind with a Licensed Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX

The licensed anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX use proven techniques to help their clients manage their anxiety and prevent panic attacks. Anxiety disorder and panic disorder are serious conditions that can leave a person feeling overwhelmed and isolated. Professional intervention can address the underlying reasons for anxiety and give people the strategies they need to overcome their fears. 

Call the Thriveworks office in Odessa, TX today and you can often meet with your therapist within 24-48 hours. You also get the added benefit of email and phone access to your anxiety counselor between sessions. And our licensed counselors accept most health insurance. 

Find out how Thriveworks can give you the mental health support you’ve always deserved. We look forward to getting you started with an exceptional counselor!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Texas therapists and counselors accept 43 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 Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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Self-pay costs at Odessa
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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In the same building is Snelling Staffing Services, Keller Williams Real Estate Agency, MoneyGram, and Ranger Security and Investigations. Across the street is Pebblebend Apartments and Venture Communications.

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