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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +19 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

As an identified woman of color, I understand that there are many challenges that people face. I will utilize any resources necessary to improve the m... As an identified woman of color, I understand that there are many challenges that people face. I will utilize any resources necessary to improve the mental health and quality of my clients' lives. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS, +19 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +14 more

Who you are is beautifully and uniquely crafted by your experiences in life and I am here to help you discover ways to improve your quality of life an... Who you are is beautifully and uniquely crafted by your experiences in life and I am here to help you discover ways to improve your quality of life and relationships. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS, +18 more
Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Men’s Issues, Sex Therapy, +10 more

I am here to provide mental health therapy to everyone that wants it.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +21 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

My aim is to offer you a therapeutic alliance through which you can heal from past wounds and embrace imperfections so that you may cultivate and enri... My aim is to offer you a therapeutic alliance through which you can heal from past wounds and embrace imperfections so that you may cultivate and enrich the best aspects of you. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +19 more
Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +13 more

As a counselor, I realize that people enter counseling with a myriad of troubles. I rely on multiple resources to assist my clients in unearthing thei... As a counselor, I realize that people enter counseling with a myriad of troubles. I rely on multiple resources to assist my clients in unearthing their best selves. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +22 more
Military / Veteran, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, Sexual Abuse, +8 more

As a female Veteran who has worked in mental health over 13 years, I understand the vast spectrum of life experiences that challenge clients.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +19 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Anxiety, +1 more

My goal is meet you with compassion and understanding while helping you to challenge negative thinking and behavior.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +18 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, +10 more

Starting Panic attack disorder therapy

What is Panic attack disorder therapy?

Panic attack disorder therapy is a specialized therapeutic approach designed to help individuals suffering from recurrent and debilitating panic attacks. During therapy sessions, individuals work closely with trained Thriveworks Portage therapists to identify and understand the triggers and thought patterns that contribute to their panic attacks. Through panic attack disorder therapy, individuals learn to manage their anxiety, develop coping strategies, and regain control over their lives, ultimately leading to a reduction in the severity of panic attacks.

How does Panic attack disorder therapy work?

Panic attack disorder therapy often utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques like exposure therapy and relaxation exercises to help individuals manage and mitigate panic attacks. These methods involve desensitizing triggers, reducing physical and emotional symptoms, and challenging irrational thought patterns to empower individuals to recognize, control, and reduce the frequency and intensity of panic attacks.

Is Panic attack disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Panic attack disorder therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and through Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.,Panic attack disorder therapy may last for a variable amount of time

How long does Panic attack disorder therapy last?

depending on the individual's unique needs

Need more help deciding?

Dave was getting ready for bed one evening, when out of the blue he thought he was going crazy. His fingers and arms felt numb; his heart raced. Dave was shaking, but he was also so hot, he thought he might pass out. Dave was sweating profusely, and these feelings escalated for several minutes. Then, out of the blue they stopped. He was exhausted and unsure of what had just happened. Dave just had a panic attack.

Panic attacks surface, often with no warning and for no apparent reason, leaving people exhausted and debilitated. They can disrupt people’s lives, and when they occur repeatedly, they may have grown into a panic disorder. In order to avoid them, many people adjust their everyday routine, but they also miss out on much of life’s fun and joy in the process. Others may use drugs or alcohol to dull the discomfort of panic, but these can increase the severity and frequency of panic attacks.

Psychological treatments have proven effective for panic attacks, however. Cognitive behavior therapy, exposure therapy, and/or medication can be combined to relieve panic disorder. The counselors at Thriveworks Portage treat panic disorder, and they are dedicated to finding the right treatment plan for each client’s symptoms and needs.

Diagnosing Panic Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) gives the following diagnostics for a panic disorder (DSM-5 300.01 [F41.0]):

  • When more than one panic attack strikes and involves acute discomfort, fear, and anxiety that builds and then abates after several minutes. To be considered a panic attack, it must have at least four of the following symptoms:
    • Fear of going crazy or losing control
    • Fear of dying
    • Excessive perspiration
    • Palpitations or escalated heart beat
    • Feelings of choking
    • Shaking or trembling
    • Feeling detached or depersonalized from oneself
    • Numbness or tingling sensations
    • Shortness of breath or feeling smothered
    • Chest pain or tightness
    • Abdominal pain or nausea
    • Dizziness or faintness
    • Chills or hot flashes
  • Experiencing either or both of the following for a minimum of one month following a panic attack(s):
    • Persistent worry that one will have more panic attacks and/or experiencing similar, negative health consequences (e.g., a stroke).
    • Altering one’s daily behavior, trying to avoid or mitigate the panic.

Before diagnosing panic disorder, know that if the attacks are the result of a medical condition, different mental health disorder, or physiological effects of a drug/medication, the condition is not panic disorder.

Panic Disorder Therapies

Missing out on family, friends and work because of a panic disorder adds difficulty to difficulty. Several therapies have proven effective at controlling or wiping out panic attacks, and lots of people live their normal life, panic attack free. Possible therapies for panic disorders include:

  • Exposure therapy: This therapy seeks to build coping skills for handling the feelings and sensations of a panic attack in a healthy way. Under a trained therapist’s supervision and within a safe environment, people may voluntarily subject themselves to the experiences of panic. By doing so, clients can normalize and handle the attack. As their coping skills increase, the severity and frequency of the attacks may decrease.
  • Medication: This therapy is most effective when combined with exposure therapy or cognitive behavior therapy. Medicine may alleviate the symptoms to that coping mechanisms can be learned and/or foundational causes of the disorder can be handled. Typical medications may include benzodiazepines and antidepressants.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: This therapy seeks to address the foundational causes of the panic disorder. It may examine any past trauma that clients experienced and any unhealthy thought or behavior patterns that grew from the trauma. With a skilled therapist, people can resolve the trauma and replace unhealthy patterns with healthy ones.

Reaching Out to Thriveworks Portage

The therapists at Thriveworks Portage are dedicated to finding the right combination of treatments that work for each, individual client. We have appointments available for panic disorder because we do not want anyone’s life to be disrupted because of panic attacks. If you or your loved one is struggling with panic, we are ready to help.

If you are ready to live your life without panic attacks, know that Thriveworks Portage has made the process of scheduling therapy as easy as we can. When you call, a person will answer and help you. New clients might even meet with their therapist the following day. We accept many forms of insurance, and we have weekend and evening sessions.

If you are ready to conquer your panic disorder, call Thriveworks Portage today. We are ready to help.

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 Portage therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Portage
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

4.9 Thriveworks Portage reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
This will be short since I can only type with one hand currently, but I thoroughly enjoyed my first session with Dan. He seems very patient, thoughtful, and intelligent. I look forward to working with him and letting him pick my brain to help me become a healthier and more balanced person!
Read more This will be short since I can only type with one hand currently, but I thoroughly enjoyed my first session with Dan. He seems very patient, thoughtful, and intelligent. I look forward to working with him and letting him pick my brain to help me become a healthier and more balanced person!
Portage Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Cassie met with my cousin for several sessions to discuss issues related to my cousin's childhood. Cassie helped my cousin assess her feelings in a balanced way . She was also very supportive, listening and providing feedback effectively without being judgmental. This was exactly what my cousin needed. A very rare technique among many counselors these days.
Read more Cassie met with my cousin for several sessions to discuss issues related to my cousin's childhood. Cassie helped my cousin assess her feelings in a balanced way . She was also very supportive, listening and providing feedback effectively without being judgmental. This was exactly what my cousin needed. A very rare technique among many counselors these days.
Portage Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Rudy was professional and approachable. He was able to point out beliefs I had that were interfering with my ability to enjoy my life, but did so in a respectful manner. He was an effective therapist, with a genuine, caring approach.
Read more Rudy was professional and approachable. He was able to point out beliefs I had that were interfering with my ability to enjoy my life, but did so in a respectful manner. He was an effective therapist, with a genuine, caring approach.
Portage Feb 2021
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★★★★★
The best
Portage Jul 2020
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★★★★★
The intake coordinator Brittany was AMAZING. She listened to my needs so she could match me with a therapist that could help me. She was incredibly kind and truly listened to me in a stressful situation.
Read more The intake coordinator Brittany was AMAZING. She listened to my needs so she could match me with a therapist that could help me. She was incredibly kind and truly listened to me in a stressful situation.
Portage Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Alex helped me more than I can say! He was sensitive and patient with me and helped we work through some very difficult issues. His knowledge and communication skills guided me towards a positive outcome that gave me great peace. Thank you so much Alex for being there for me!
Read more Alex helped me more than I can say! He was sensitive and patient with me and helped we work through some very difficult issues. His knowledge and communication skills guided me towards a positive outcome that gave me great peace. Thank you so much Alex for being there for me!
Portage Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Heather has always been the person that many people go to for advice and help. When she isn't helping people at work she is helping people at our church. All of the staff at Thriveworks are great. I highly recommend Thriveworks Counseling.
Read more Heather has always been the person that many people go to for advice and help. When she isn't helping people at work she is helping people at our church. All of the staff at Thriveworks are great. I highly recommend Thriveworks Counseling.
Portage Jul 2020
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★★★★★
The experience from the persons answering the phone and emails to my counselor, Heather, have been efficient and very helpful. I'm very thankful for Thriveworks because I can count on you when I need you most.
Read more The experience from the persons answering the phone and emails to my counselor, Heather, have been efficient and very helpful. I'm very thankful for Thriveworks because I can count on you when I need you most.
Portage Jun 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage is off of Milham Avenue and New Port Road. We are somewhat near a Chick-fil-A, and in the same shopping area as DICK’s, off of Gladys.

Phone number

(269) 264-4920

Languages spoken by MI providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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