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26,374 people sought anxiety therapy help at Philadelphia in the last year

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Career, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +21 more
Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Postpartum / Pregnancy, Life Transition, +2 more

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I find that CBT works well for many clients because it helps them to experience their anxiety not as an unknowable, and frequently overwhelming, force, but as something that can be managed and ultimately conquered.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • Grounding/regulating skills: A great deal of our anxiety is held by and expressed through our bodies. I frequently teach clients ways to help ground themselves and regulate their bodies, through techniques like box breathing and mindfulness.
  • Thought Log: This technique from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) involves noting when an irrational thought occurs, the cause/trigger of that thought, and what behavior/emotion follows. For many clients, increasing awareness of thought patterns can be a powerful first step to lasting change.

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 are able to manage an experience in their lives that previously would have been impossible. We can never fully rid ourselves of anxiety, but we can learn to manage it and change our relationship to it.

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

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy through a healthy diet, good sleep, and regular exercise.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can make a note of how and when you experience anxiety, and how you experience anxiety in your body.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Philadelphia, PA 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 Philadelphia 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 is exhausting, both emotionally and physically. We want to help you get your feelings of anxiety under control, and help you to find peace.

Call us today at for an appointment with a counselor or psychologist this week. Many insurance plans accepted!

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Millions of people around the world suffer from anxiety. True anxiety isn’t feeling a little nervous before giving a speech or interviewing for a big job; true anxiety can be debilitating and can destroy your personal and professional life. There are many types of anxiety disorders that all carry a range of symptoms that vary person to person. Some of these symptoms include a rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, headaches, fatigue, weakness, trembling, and even sleeplessness.

Types of Anxiety Disorders Include

Anxiety may be worrying your loved ones around you or you may think it’s not big deal and you can just continue to live your life the way it is. The good news about anxiety is that it is treatable! Sadly, many people don’t realize this – and accept that it is something that will always plague them throughout their lives. They couldn’t be more wrong.

Treating Anxiety

There are a variety of treatments and strategies when it comes to dealing with anxiety. Whichever disorder you are dealing with, whatever symptoms you have, we will help you get through this. Anxiety is a battle no one should fight alone. Whether you are seeking help for yourself, a child, or a precious loved one,  caring help is available by a Thriveworks Philadelphia anxiety counselor.

Methods of treating anxiety include:

  • Cognitive behavioral methods
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Play therapy for children
  • Establishing routines, including exercise and relaxation
  • Possible use of medication

There are countless ways for us to begin treatment and we will customize a strategy that will be the best fit for you, your situation, and your life.

If you live in the Philadelphia, PA area and you’re ready to conquer your anxiety, Thriveworks Philadelphia Anxiety Therapists and Psychologists are here to help.

You aren’t alone. We’re here to help.

The thought of conquering your anxiety probably sounds wonderful – and overwhelming. You may doubt that you have the ability to change your life so drastically. We want you to know you won’t be making these positive changes alone – we’ll be here to help you as you create a life of happiness and freedom.

Your Therapist will help you find out what triggers your anxiety and what you can do when you experience your anxiety. Even though anxiety feels like a powerful force that has taken control of your life forever, this isn’t the case. You have the power to reclaim your life, and a counselor can teach you the skills you need to do just that.

Don’t wait any longer. Call us today.

Our counselors believe that you need to receive help to deal with your anxiety today, not weeks or months from now – that’s why we have no waiting lists. Call us today and see one of our caring professionals this week, possibly even the same day that you call.

We believe in you, and we know you have the strength and the ability to conquer your anxiety and truly enjoy your life again. Let’s get started today.

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 Philadelphia therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Philadelphia
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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Rob is great! Making progress.
Brian Dec 2023
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I had the pleasure of working alongside Marie for years. Her work with her clients is unparalleled. She is clinically exceptional, while somehow maintaining an authenticity that makes working with her in any capacity a wonderfully positive experience. I would recommend Marie to anyone who is serious about helping themselves, and particularly those with a history of trauma.
Read more I had the pleasure of working alongside Marie for years. Her work with her clients is unparalleled. She is clinically exceptional, while somehow maintaining an authenticity that makes working with her in any capacity a wonderfully positive experience. I would recommend Marie to anyone who is serious about helping themselves, and particularly those with a history of trauma.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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Marie is the best around. So knowledgeable and supportive with her clients. She helped me through many traumatic situations without judgment. If you are looking for an amazing therapist to help you, she is who you need.
Read more Marie is the best around. So knowledgeable and supportive with her clients. She helped me through many traumatic situations without judgment. If you are looking for an amazing therapist to help you, she is who you need.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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Marie Moriarty Puggi is a fantastic clinician. She’s very person centered and empathetic. She goes above and beyond for her clients and their families. They have shown a great deal of appreciation for the efforts she makes with her clients. They want to talk with her and engage and do the work in order to heal. Highly recommended.
Read more Marie Moriarty Puggi is a fantastic clinician. She’s very person centered and empathetic. She goes above and beyond for her clients and their families. They have shown a great deal of appreciation for the efforts she makes with her clients. They want to talk with her and engage and do the work in order to heal. Highly recommended.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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Marie is an excellent Therapist. She assisted me with various ways to change my perspective. Marie's assistant me with positive ways to view situations and how to be accountable for my behavior. Marie is very kind and personable. She made me feel important and that I should matter to me first.
Read more Marie is an excellent Therapist. She assisted me with various ways to change my perspective. Marie's assistant me with positive ways to view situations and how to be accountable for my behavior. Marie is very kind and personable. She made me feel important and that I should matter to me first.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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Marie has an excellent communication skills. She displayed active listening skills when engaging with her clients and coworkers. Marie is dependable, accountable and reliable. Marie is a team player who goes beyond her expectations to meet the need of her consumer. Marie is non judgemental, observant and respectful. Marie is a very patient therapist.
Read more Marie has an excellent communication skills. She displayed active listening skills when engaging with her clients and coworkers. Marie is dependable, accountable and reliable. Marie is a team player who goes beyond her expectations to meet the need of her consumer. Marie is non judgemental, observant and respectful. Marie is a very patient therapist.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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Marie is a compassionate, hard working, supportive, empathetic therapist that I would recommend to clients. She offers an environment conducive for a therapeutic relationship. She works well individually and is a great team member.
Read more Marie is a compassionate, hard working, supportive, empathetic therapist that I would recommend to clients. She offers an environment conducive for a therapeutic relationship. She works well individually and is a great team member.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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Marie Moriarty-Puggi a clinician at the Walnut St site in Philadelphia is one of the most caring, dynamic, person centered therapists that I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. Marie always goes the extra mile for her clients, going above and beyond to help her clients reach their maximum potential. I would recommend Marie without hesitation.
Read more Marie Moriarty-Puggi a clinician at the Walnut St site in Philadelphia is one of the most caring, dynamic, person centered therapists that I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. Marie always goes the extra mile for her clients, going above and beyond to help her clients reach their maximum potential. I would recommend Marie without hesitation.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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Thriveworks Counseling Providence is located at 245 Waterman St Suite 504A, Providence, RI 02906, between Wayland Ave. and Butler Ave.

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(215) 642-8968

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