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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 Salt Lake City, UT 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 Salt Lake City 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?

Do you tend to catastrophize, worrying about the worst possible outcomes? Do you avoid social situations because you’re afraid you will say something wrong? Do you go through your days with a sense of general unease and you’re not sure why? These are all common indications of an anxiety disorder.

Many people struggle with mental health issues, and anxiety disorders are among the most common. While everyone worries from time to time, an anxiety disorder can lead to feelings that are completely disproportional to the situation you are worried about.

If anxiety symptoms are preventing you from living your life the way you want, it may be time to do something about it. The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Salt Lake City, UT are standing by to step in and help whenever you’re ready to make a change. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Typical Anxiety Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Ruminating or racing thoughts
  • Panic attacks
  • Muscle tension
  • Agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Excessive worrying
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Self-imposed social isolation
  • Excessive sweating
  • Heart palpitations

There are various types of anxiety and each type may cause a different set of symptoms. Someone with panic disorder, for example, may experience panic attacks characterized by a racing heart, shortness of breath, and an intense surge of fear. By contrast, someone with generalized anxiety disorder may experience constant worry, trouble concentrating, and difficulty sleeping.

If you’ve been dealing with symptoms of anxiety and you’re ready to speak with someone, consider scheduling an appointment with us at Thriveworks Counseling in Salt Lake City, UT.

How Can Anxiety Therapy Help?

If you’re dealing with anxiety it may be difficult to imagine life being any other way. However, many forms of anxiety are considered highly treatable under the care of a licensed professional.

Your therapist or counselor will take time to understand your condition and perform a comprehensive evaluation before developing an individualized treatment plan. There are many kinds of treatment options, though clients can usually expect some form of talk therapy, medication, or a mix of the two.

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is one of the most common ways therapists treat anxiety. This form of talk therapy encourages you to verbalize your internal thought processes so you can start to see how your thoughts shape your moods and behaviors. It’s very common for clients to find that they are unintentionally feeding their anxiety without even realizing it. CBT gives you the power to catch those thinking patterns so you can make adjustments and improve your symptoms.

Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a form of CBT that teaches clients how to make behavioral changes. This is often helpful for those with certain types of anxiety, impulsive behaviors, or those that struggle with self-harm or self-destructive behaviors.

Another type of therapy called exposure therapy is used to slowly and carefully expose clients to a fearful object or situation under the guidance of a trained therapist. This can be highly effective at reducing your anxiety response over time to a specific phobia.

Mental health counselors can also teach you coping mechanisms to help you deal with anxiety symptoms in the long term. Some examples include mindfulness and relaxation techniques, deep breathing, and meditation exercises. You may also receive recommendations to change your sleep, diet, and exercise habits, as those can all have a significant impact on your mental state.

If you’re interested in discovering the benefits of working with a licensed anxiety therapist or counselor, compassionate care is available at Thriveworks Counseling in Salt Lake City, UT. Contact us to get started today.

Start Anxiety Counseling at Thriveworks in Salt Lake City, UT

Making your mental health a priority in today’s hectic world can certainly be a challenge. That’s why we make it as easy as possible at Thriveworks to get the support you need. With just a few clicks on our booking tool or a quick call to our scheduling team and you’ll be able to secure a therapy appointment at a time and place that works for you.

Do you only have time in the evenings? Only available on weekends? Don’t worry — we have plenty of availability to fit your schedule. Plus, we’re often able to accommodate same-day and next-day appointments if you’re looking for some immediate assistance.

If you can’t make it to our Salt Lake City office, no problem! We also offer online therapy options so clients can get remote access to the same quality care we provide in-person. Simply pick your preference between phone calls and video chats and let us handle the rest.

Thriveworks clients also benefit from our exclusive perks, including:

  • Advice from your counselor between sessions via phone or email
  • Q&A with a life improvement coach
  • Exclusive video content
  • Community discussion boards
  • Flexible cancellations
  • Free coffee, tea, and refreshments in our office
  • Simple app-based billing and scheduling

If you’ve been struggling with symptoms of anxiety, there’s no need to go it alone. Consider speaking to a licensed mental health professional at Thriveworks Counseling in Salt Lake City, UT.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Getting here

Thriveworks in Salt Lake City, UT is located at the intersection of South 700 East and 5th Street. We currently share the building with Interiors West and Tuccis Cucina Italiana, among other businesses. Located across the street, on the opposite side of South 700 East, is Whole Foods Market.

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(385) 334-4840

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