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5,624 people sought anxiety therapy help at San Antonio in the last year

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

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Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +34 more
Military / Veteran, Stress, Life Transition, Relationships, Anxiety, +3 more

As a woman or color who has served in the military and held many civilian job roles as well, I understand the issues of being seen, respected and unde... As a woman or color who has served in the military and held many civilian job roles as well, I understand the issues of being seen, respected and understood without judgment. Read more

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Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +3 more

As a Latina woman, I understand the unique role we play not only in society but in our own family.

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Military / Veteran, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

As a woman of color and an immigrant, I can identify with some unique challenges that individuals may face. As we face different circumstances, we wil... As a woman of color and an immigrant, I can identify with some unique challenges that individuals may face. As we face different circumstances, we will need different levels of psychological support and assistance throughout our lives. I am passionate about quality mental health care for all persons, regardless of their challenges. I support destigmatizing mental health issues and prioritizing prompt treatment and care. I understand that making this step can be a challenge; as such, I engage with my patients with the hope of building a therapeutic alliance to achieve their mental health goals. Read more

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During our therapy session, you will encounter a warm-hearted, empathetic, inquisitive, and attentive therapist eager to understand more about you.

Alexander Montero

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go to approach for helping people in anxiety therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy. I enjoy CBT because you are able to work with reducing the negative thoughts and expectations we have.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy: Coping skills, ladder hierarchy, irrational thoughts, grounding, cognitive distortions.

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 reduce their antsy feelings in the world.

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

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with figuring out what coping skills work best so you can memorize them.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can have an idea of what you have tried to do to deal with the anxiety.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio 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?

What Is Anxiety Therapy?

Anxiety therapy involves talking to a therapist about your anxiety symptoms, potential causes, and more. They can help you better understand and manage the symptoms of anxiety, which might include: 

  • Constantly feeling stressed 
  • Desire to avoid social encounters 
  • Reliving traumatic experiences in dreams or flashbacks
  • Racing thoughts, inability to focus on daily tasks 
  • Constant fatigue
  • Insomnia

The most common and effective form of therapy for anxiety is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This is typically short-term and involves learning specific skills for reducing your unique anxiety symptoms and getting back to normal life. A subcategory of CBT is exposure therapy, which is also highly effective and involves exposure to the event or object that causes your anxiety. 

The goal here is to gain confidence in those situations or around the given object, lessening your anxiety in the process and improving your ability to manage it. 

Is There Anxiety Therapy Near Me?

At Thriveworks San Antonio, we offer anxiety therapy both online and in-person. If you are struggling with regular anxiety that is affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety disorder, you should seek anxiety therapy. 

A professional can help you better understand your anxiety, offer a diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan that helps you better manage your day-to-day anxiety or your anxiety disorder. 

Anxiety therapy counselors at Thriveworks San Antonio are highly experienced at treating common anxiety disorders, such as: 

  • Social anxiety disorder: Social anxiety induces distress while engaging with other people. Everything from grocery runs to birthday parties can be cumbersome, fear-filled events.
  • Panic disorder: Panic disorder can cause panic attacks. These physical episodes might result in dizziness, chest pain, vertigo, and nausea. 
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): GAD causes anxiety in different scenarios, whether real or imagined. This disorder can be difficult to identify because it isn’t triggered by any single source of anxiety. 
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): This disorder often induces irrational thought loops, or impulses to perform random physical actions in repetition. 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD, can occur in anyone who has been through a psychologically or physically painful event. Those who suffer from it are often privy to flashbacks to traumatic events, nightmares, and antisocial behavior.

Regardless of their particular anxiety diagnosis, many people find that working through their issues together in anxiety counseling with a trained therapist offers quicker and long-lasting relief than plodding on alone. 

Scheduling Therapy for Anxiety through Thriveworks San Antonio

If you are experiencing the symptoms and the effects of an anxiety disorder, know that help is available. There are many treatment options available, and the mental health professionals at Thriveworks San Antonio have helped many clients find the help and the relief they need. 

We also offer competitive benefits, such as: 

  • Online therapy options 
  • Coverage under most insurance plans
  • Personalized mental health care for your unique needs

We know that fighting anxiety is difficult—scheduling therapy should not be. When you contact our office, you may be meeting with your counselor the following day. We do not keep a waitlist, but we do offer evening and weekend sessions. We also accept many forms of insurance. Call us—or book online at Thriveworks San Antonio 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 San Antonio therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at San Antonio
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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I would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
Read more I would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
LaWanda Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
Read more Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
San Antonio Sep 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX is at the corner of Broadway and W Sunset Road/ We are near Mission Orthodontics and Soluna.

Phone number

(210) 985-8078

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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