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14,331 people sought anxiety therapy help in California 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 Riverside, CA 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 Riverside 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?

If your anxiety interferes with achieving your goals, then it may be time to see a licensed anxiety therapist or a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Riverside, CA. Simply give us a call at (909) 640-6972 to schedule with a provider who can address your mental health needs with confidence.

What Are the Physical and Psychological Symptoms of Anxiety?

The following issues can be signs that you have anxiety:

  • Sleep disruptions like insomnia or nightmares
  • Lack of appetite or eating too much
  • Gastrointestinal issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Hypertension
  • Memory or focus issues
  • Hyperventilation
  • Racing heart
  • Depression
  • Overwhelming worries
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

Extreme anxiety can come in the form of a panic attack, when someone is overwhelmed with fear and worry to the point where they’re having difficulty breathing. The anxiety therapists at Riverside, CA can address the psychological origins of panic attacks, and help prevent panic attacks in the future.

Is Anxiety Treatable?

Fortunately, anxiety is highly treatable. Because it’s such a common mental health condition, extensive research has gone into finding treatments for anxiety that really work. The licensed anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Riverside, CA typically have experience with the following evidence-based treatments, among others:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Exposure therapy, especially for phobias
  • Psychiatric medication like antidepressants, prescribed by a licensed Thriveworks psychiatrist
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Lifestyle modifications (improvements in exercise and diet, like cutting out caffeine)
  • Holistic treatments like meditation and deep breathing
  • Biofeedback 
  • Journaling
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Playing a script until the end
  • Depression therapy (if someone has simultaneous depression)
  • Art and music therapy
  • Family therapy or couples counseling
  • Solution-focused coping strategies
  • Substance abuse counseling

How Effective Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety?

One of the most popular and effective treatments for anxiety is CBT. CBT tackles the underlying thoughts and beliefs that lead to anxiety. For example, an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks in Riverside, CA might work with a client on altering their cognitive distortions like “I’m a terrible person and everyone hates me”, or a similar belief that can drive acute anxiety.

Relieve Your Anxious Feelings with a Licensed Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks in Riverside, CA

The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Riverside, CA are all fully licensed, highly qualified, and completely devoted to helping their clients overcome their mental health obstacles. Call the Thriveworks office today at (909) 640-6972.

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 California therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Riverside
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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★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

We are at the intersection of Magnolia Ave and Beatty Dr — we share a building with Vigo, Lana Auto Sales, NutriMost, LACA Group, New Day Institute, Jason Dsouza, American Realty, and others. Across the intersection and slightly at a diagonal is a Papa John’s Pizza and West Coast Luxuries shoe store, as well as Riverside Scooters and Best Food Pizza Inc. Nearby is also Magnolia Wheel Alignment & Brake Center, Ideal Cleaners, Hair by Daryl, Alin Party Supply, and FitOne Foundation.

Phone number

(909) 640-6972

Languages spoken by CA providers

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