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91,769 people sought anxiety therapy help in Pennsylvania in the last year

Discover how starting anxiety therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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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 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.

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 Philadelphia therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • 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 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

Hear from our clients

4.8 Thriveworks Philadelphia reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Both my individual therapist as well as my marriage counselor have been amazing.
Philadelphia Jun 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Glad the transition from one therapist to another went so smooth. Great communication from the entire team at Thriveworks.
Read more Glad the transition from one therapist to another went so smooth. Great communication from the entire team at Thriveworks.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I really liked Meaghan, she was very helpful at defusing when things got a bit hostile. She focused on the major issues and the small frustrating things happening between us. I wish we could come more often! I didn’t like the fact that we stressed to the receptionist that we needed later appointments due to Keith’s jobs but she told us that we had to come early just for this appointment and each one after that would be later. She scheduled us with a therapist who does have late appointments which makes no sense at all after stressing that we picked Their on the bases of having those late appointment options.
Read more I really liked Meaghan, she was very helpful at defusing when things got a bit hostile. She focused on the major issues and the small frustrating things happening between us. I wish we could come more often! I didn’t like the fact that we stressed to the receptionist that we needed later appointments due to Keith’s jobs but she told us that we had to come early just for this appointment and each one after that would be later. She scheduled us with a therapist who does have late appointments which makes no sense at all after stressing that we picked Their on the bases of having those late appointment options.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Awesome.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
My therapist was prompt, courteous, kind, empathic, inquisitive, insightful, and helpful. For a first visit, I felt remarkably comfortable with her as compared to many other therapists I’ve met with before. I look forward to returning for my second visit and making progress.
Read more My therapist was prompt, courteous, kind, empathic, inquisitive, insightful, and helpful. For a first visit, I felt remarkably comfortable with her as compared to many other therapists I’ve met with before. I look forward to returning for my second visit and making progress.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Excited to come back! Instantly felt confidence in my counselor. Just an intake, but so far so good.
Read more Excited to come back! Instantly felt confidence in my counselor. Just an intake, but so far so good.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Excellent first session with Grace. Looking forward to the next one.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Glad first visit. It’s been a very positive experience so far.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Philadelphia is located at the intersection of John F. Kennedy Blvd and N 18th St., approximately 3 blocks from City Hall. We currently share the building with LMQ Technology and Pearson Professional Center, among other businesses. On the opposite side of Commerce Street, next to our building, you will see the Ten Penn Center.

Phone number

(215) 398-6600

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Mandarin
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