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I am honored to be able to work alongside you toward your therapy goals, whether for clarity, coping, or confidence.

Lisa Cantu

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is implementing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I find the best benefit in CBT because it allows the client to learn specific tools to better cope with anxiety symptoms.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

In anxiety therapy, I teach the following tools:

  • Deep breathing (diaphragmatic breathing)
  • Mindfulness (self-awareness of feelings in the present)
  • Grounding techniques (exercises, psychotherapy)

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 use their learned coping skills in situations they previously avoided due to anxiety.

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

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy by having their notes or worksheets in a place that is easily accessible during their everyday routine. This can also help clients practice these skills when faced with high anxiety situations.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can ask questions about the process and what goals you have for therapy. You can write the questions down before the appointment date. We can figure out what is going on with you together, so do not feel that you have to understand everything beforehand.

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.

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 37 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • 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

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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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

Hear from our clients

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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 Counseling & Psychiatry San Antonio is located in the same building as University Medicine Associates Dominion Crossing, Behavioral Innovations, Juan Ferreris MD, Courtney Smith MD, Rafael Rosalez MD, Dinah S George MD, Christus Children’s Pediatric Medical Office, and many other doctors’ offices. In the same plaza is Club Pilates, and nearby is Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin Donuts, Rishi’s Beauty Salon, and Rock’s Discount Vitamins N More. Club Car Wash is also nearby.

Phone number

(726) 204-3834

Languages spoken by TX providers

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