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As a Nurse Practitioner (NP) with more than 20 years’ experience in the behavioral health field, I possess the clinical acumen to provide safe, effe... As a Nurse Practitioner (NP) with more than 20 years’ experience in the behavioral health field, I possess the clinical acumen to provide safe, effective, and compassionate care. Read more

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I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients and co-workers—a p... I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients and co-workers—a professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Read more

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It takes a lot of strength for individuals to engage in counseling, and I understand the importance of building trust and rapport with clients.

Kelsey Quinn

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is to use CBT techniques as well as mindfulness techniques. I enjoy using CBT, as it can help provide an insight into anxious thoughts or anxious behaviors, and mindfulness helps separate the client from their struggles.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach a variety of techniques and tools in anxiety therapy, including grounding techniques. Grounding techniques are skills to utilize in times of high anxiety to help ground the person to the present rather than being in the future where anxiety lives.

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 recognize their anxious thoughts as anxiety rather than just their thoughts.

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

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with meaningful connections with others and body movements (i.e. walking, exercising, moving, etc.).

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can sign up with a desire to change.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

The idea of anxiety gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it look like to struggle day-in and day-out with anxiety? Consider:

  1. After five years of hard work, she walked across that graduation stage very proud of her accomplishments. Only two weeks later, she was awake all night—the night before her first job started. No one thought she would make it this far, and maybe they were right. What if she can’t do this? What if she makes a mistake or is fired from her first job? Fears, insecurities, and questions wash over her. Maybe tomorrow night will be better. Only it isn’t. On good nights, she has an hour, maybe two, of sleep.
  2. His kids are out tonight. Of course, they are old enough to take care of themselves. They have their own homes and their own lives, and they are here for a visit. But he is still their dad. It’s still New Year’s Eve. He will just wait up until they come home. Maybe he will watch a show to relax. He can feel his elevated heart rate and his tense muscles. He has to make sure they are safe. He feels a tingling in his arms, shortness of breath. Is he dying? It feels like it, but then the symptoms subside.
  3. A sweet second-grader will not eat lunch at school. She brings home her full lunch box every day. Her parents and teachers are trying to figure out why. She is still eating some at home, but it isn’t much. She has also stopped playing during recess. She sits on the side, watching the other kids play.

All people worry to some degree: a feeling that arises and then resolves. However, anxiety is different in its severity and also its persistence. Anxiety is like a constant companion. It can last for several months or for many years. Anxiety is a severe and common mental health disorder, but it is also treatable. Thriveworks Counseling in Quincy, MA anxiety therapy understands the many treatment options that are available to those who suffer from anxiety. We also know that anxiety can come in many different forms. Often, a good diagnosis is the basis of good treatment, and our counselors and therapists are ready to help. If you are struggling with anxiety, reach out to Thriveworks Quincy, MA anxiety therapy today.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Understanding the Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety symptoms can vary from one person to the next; however, there are often shared signs as well as symptoms. “The major signs of anxiety are excessive worry that is difficult to control occurring more days than not, for at least 6 months,” says Sherry Kravitsky, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at our Quincy office. “Some of the symptoms are restlessness, tiredness, muscle tension, shakiness. Also shortness of breath, dry mouth, nausea. Feeling constantly on edge, hard time concentrating, sleep issues, irritability.”

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is that ongoing anxiety that an individual might feel in a range of scenarios. Here are the characteristics of GAD (DSM-5 300.02 [F41.1]):

  • Feeling above normal worry and anxiety, throughout the majority of the day, on more days than not, and for at least six months. The feelings will be present in various contexts such as school, work, home, et cetera.
  • Trouble managing and regulating this anxiety and worry.
  • Experience a minimum of three of the following symptoms. Children only need to experience one to be diagnosed with GAD:
    • Sleep disruptions (either hypersomnia or insomnia)
    • Restlessness
    • Difficulty staying on task or concentrating
    • Fatigue
    • Irritability
    • Muscle tension
  • Anxiety and its symptoms will disrupt a person’s life—impairing their ability to function in their social and professional lives.
  • The symptoms cannot be attributable to the physiological effects of a substance such as a medication or drug.
  • The symptoms also cannot be associated with another medical or mental health disorder.

GAD affects people of all ages. Teens may experience anxiety over peer relationships, school, and family stress. Adults may feel anxiety about their finances, careers, and family’s well-being. While the issues will vary, the experience of anxiety at any age is often the same.

Anxiety’s Emotional and Physical Effects

Mental health professionals can often help their clients find the right long-term care for their anxiety. “Therapy can reduce the overall frequency, intensity, and duration of the anxiety; resolve the core conflict of the anxiety; enhance the ability to effectively cope with life’s anxieties; and help one learn and implement new coping skills that result in the reduction of anxiety,” Kravitsky explains.

In the short-term, here are a few tricks for managing anxiety.

  • Breathe deeply. Inhale while you count to four. Hold for a four-count. Exhale while you count to four. Repeat until you feel yourself relax.
  • Picture safety. Think about a person who loves you. Imagine yourself in a safe place.
  • Practice mindfulness. Notice how you are feeling, what you are sensing, where your body is tense. Be present and note your experiences.
  • Ask yourself, what is next? Is there a reasonable next step? Maybe running an errand or attending a meeting. Focus on the next thing—one step at a time.

An anxiety therapist, counselor, or psychologist at Thriveworks in Quincy, MA can walk you through these tips and tricks for managing your anxiety.

Schedule an Appointment for Anxiety Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Quincy, MA

Each year, almost 40 million adults in the United States struggle with some form of an anxiety disorder. If you have anxiety, you are not alone. Treatment options are available. The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Quincy have worked with many people who have anxiety, helping them find the diagnosis and relief they need. When you call our office, you may have an appointment the following day. We also accept many forms of insurance.

We are ready to help. Contact our office today.

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 Quincy therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Quincy
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

5.0 Thriveworks Quincy reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Wideleine is absolutely AMAZING!!!! She selflessly gives of herself for her patients and genuinely listens to the needs of her patients. She provides counseling without judgment and truly loves her job. It is evident in how she works with her patients.
Read more Wideleine is absolutely AMAZING!!!! She selflessly gives of herself for her patients and genuinely listens to the needs of her patients. She provides counseling without judgment and truly loves her job. It is evident in how she works with her patients.
Quincy Nov 2021
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★★★★★
I am very happy to have worked with Amanda Bright. She always had a smile on and a positive attitude. She was great she with the clientele; she was encouraging and empathetic but also showed much discipline and great work ethic. She is very attentive and would make a great choice as a therapist.
Read more I am very happy to have worked with Amanda Bright. She always had a smile on and a positive attitude. She was great she with the clientele; she was encouraging and empathetic but also showed much discipline and great work ethic. She is very attentive and would make a great choice as a therapist.
Quincy Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I loved working with Amanda because of her authenticity. She is unapologetically herself and uses her strengths of empathy and relationship building to work with clients. She cares for clients in a way that is both professional and genuine. I believe that Amanda is a great clinician who empowers clients to achieve their own goals.
Read more I loved working with Amanda because of her authenticity. She is unapologetically herself and uses her strengths of empathy and relationship building to work with clients. She cares for clients in a way that is both professional and genuine. I believe that Amanda is a great clinician who empowers clients to achieve their own goals.
Quincy Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Quincy is located off of Adams St, near the intersection of Adams and Bridge St and across the street from the Adams National Historical Park. We currently share a building with Focal Early Education Center and My Learning Center, and our building is neighbored by Interfaith Social Services and The Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop. The closest bus stop is Adams St opp Alleyne St.

Phone number

(617) 545-0726

Languages spoken by MA providers

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