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18,828 people sought anxiety therapy help at Richmond 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 Richmond, VA 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 Richmond 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 Therapy in Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom)—Anxiety Therapists, Counselors

If you’re one of these people, don’t worry. Anxiety therapy has proven to help many people manage their anxiety symptoms, identify triggers, and live a happy life despite their anxiety.

The anxiety therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) would be happy to provide you with this treatment and help you succeed in anxiety management. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or hearing more, just give us a call at (804) 980-7242. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you make meaningful changes in your life.

What Are the Usual Anxiety Symptoms? 

Many people do not realize or recognize that they have anxiety. Instead, they assume their excessive or uncontrollable is normal. We must remember that the occasional worries are normal, but when this worrying gets out of hand and has a negative impact on our wellbeing, it is a problem that needs to be addressed. Anxiety brings with it harmful symptoms, of which often include:

  • Excessive and uncontrollable worry
  • Restlessness
  • Tiring easily
  • Difficulty focusing or staying on task
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbances (e.g., difficulty falling or staying asleep)

In addition, people with anxiety disorders suffer from significant distress or impairment in important areas of life. Which is why seeking and receiving treatment is so important. If you are struggling with the above symptoms, know that you don’t have to go through this alone. You can do something about your anxiety. The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) are trained to help people just like you manage their symptoms, understand why they are experiencing their anxiety and how they can better control it. Schedule an anxiety therapy appointment today.

How Is Anxiety Treated at Thriveworks?

Anxiety treatments at Thriveworks can often involve:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure therapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapies
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Medication management
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Biofeedback
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy

What Kind of Anxiety Do I Have? Anxiety Disorders

Some people suffer from random anxious thoughts throughout their day, while others struggle with anxiety in more specific circumstances. Here’s a list of several anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety and PTSD:

  1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): This form of anxiety is what we referenced above as random anxious thoughts throughout one’s day. Generalized anxiety is experienced on a daily basis in various scenarios and what most people are referring to when they use the term “anxiety.”
  2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): PTSD is an anxiety disorder that one can develop after exposure to a traumatic event. These individuals might feel scared, hopeless, and on high alert after their trauma.
  3. Social Anxiety Disorder: With social anxiety, the individual worries excessively about being negatively perceived or judged by others. One might experience this anxiety in all social situations or more specific scenarios such as public speaking.

This is a short list of anxiety disorders. There are others including specific phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you are exhibiting symptoms of an anxiety disorder, be sure to reach out for professional help. Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) is here for you.

Schedule an Anxiety Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom)

Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) is dedicated to serving their clients and helping people live happy, successful lives. For those that struggle with anxiety, this means helping them manage their symptoms, understand where their anxiety stems from, and living well despite their anxious thoughts and feelings.

If you think that anxiety therapy could prove beneficial to your life, don’t wait another minute. Call Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) to schedule an appointment with an anxiety therapist or psychologist and get to work. You can reach us at (804) 980-7242. Our providers have flexible schedules and offer appointments in the evenings and on the weekends, to best ensure that you can find a time to come in. We also accept most major insurance plans.

We think that we can help you live better. Find out for yourself and schedule an anxiety therapy appointment at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom).

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 Richmond therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Richmond
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

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$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

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Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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I had reached out to several therapists to find one that would fit. My therapist Noel, reached out and explained on what methods she uses to help with certain issues. She is a great fit for me and I am looking forward with working with her.
Read more I had reached out to several therapists to find one that would fit. My therapist Noel, reached out and explained on what methods she uses to help with certain issues. She is a great fit for me and I am looking forward with working with her.
Lynn Feb 2024
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She is absolutely the best and she makes my life so much better thank you very much!
Robert Jan 2024
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Ms Gooden is an excellent clinician, always very helpful and punctual. The office staff are always helpful and professional. I will recommend them to my family and friends
Read more Ms Gooden is an excellent clinician, always very helpful and punctual. The office staff are always helpful and professional. I will recommend them to my family and friends
Maria Jan 2024
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★★★★★
My husband and I are very pleased with our therapist, and she's not only Christian, but she is also knowledgeable, honest, direct, and committed to assist us in any way she possible can. She's introduced us to written and verbal exercises that have helped us better understand each other and ourselves. I whole Heartly recommend her and Thrivesworks.
Read more My husband and I are very pleased with our therapist, and she's not only Christian, but she is also knowledgeable, honest, direct, and committed to assist us in any way she possible can. She's introduced us to written and verbal exercises that have helped us better understand each other and ourselves. I whole Heartly recommend her and Thrivesworks.
Maria Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Natalie is an incredibly compassionate therapist who really takes the time and effort to help you towards healing and recovery. The help and guidance that she has provided for me has changed my life. She is truly great at what she does.
Read more Natalie is an incredibly compassionate therapist who really takes the time and effort to help you towards healing and recovery. The help and guidance that she has provided for me has changed my life. She is truly great at what she does.
Richmond Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Natalie makes me feel comfortable and is easy to talk to. She has helped me work through multiple triggers and highly recommend her if you need a trustworthy therapist.
Read more Natalie makes me feel comfortable and is easy to talk to. She has helped me work through multiple triggers and highly recommend her if you need a trustworthy therapist.
Richmond Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Ms. Shamika Pender has a great love for people and is full of knowledge and wisdom. She has assisted me on many occasions with locating resources for church and family members in need. She is a strong advocate for the community.
Read more Ms. Shamika Pender has a great love for people and is full of knowledge and wisdom. She has assisted me on many occasions with locating resources for church and family members in need. She is a strong advocate for the community.
Richmond Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Shamika Pender is an experienced Clinician who administers services with empathy and professionalism. There is no doubt that she will be an incredible asset to your agency.
Read more Shamika Pender is an experienced Clinician who administers services with empathy and professionalism. There is no doubt that she will be an incredible asset to your agency.
Richmond Sep 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is conveniently located in Shockoe Bottom at the intersection of N. 19th St. and E. Franklin. We share a building with The Superior Production Exchange and Uni Shippers. Across from us, on the other side of E. Franklin is Shockoe Center.

Phone number

(804) 331-2570

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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