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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 San Bernardino, 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 San Bernardino 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?

Remember back to your first date, your first interview, or the first time you ever had to give an oral presentation. You may have felt butterflies in your stomach or a knot rising in your throat. Your face may have been flushed. Your hands may have felt clammy.

We all know what it’s like to feel anxious. It’s a natural part of the human condition — and while it may feel uncomfortable, small doses of anxiety can actually offer some important benefits. Anxiety can push us to do our best and achieve our goals. It can even save our life in a crisis.

However, there is a difference between run-of-the-mill anxiety and an anxiety disorder. If anxiety symptoms don’t go away or are interfering with your day-to-day life on a consistent basis, you may benefit from speaking to a licensed therapist.

While anxiety disorders can significantly impact your physical and mental health, they are also highly treatable. Through talk therapy, medication, coping mechanisms, or some combination, a licensed professional can help you alleviate your symptoms and regain calm and stability in your life.

If you’re ready to speak with a mental health professional and reduce your anxiety, our team is standing by at Thriveworks Counseling in San Bernardino, CA.

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Look Like?

Anxiety can take many forms and may look different for each person who experiences it. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • General uneasy feeling
  • Panic attacks
  • Increased heart rate
  • Agitation and irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive worrying
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension
  • Restlessness
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Self-imposed social isolation

The exact symptoms you experience can differ depending on the type of anxiety disorder you’re experiencing. For example, those struggling with generalized anxiety disorder may have trouble concentrating, worry excessively, or tend to anticipate the worst possible outcomes. By contrast, people with panic disorder may undergo terrifying panic attacks where they feel like they could faint or have a heart attack.

While anxiety disorders can feel scary, they are highly treatable. At Thriveworks Counseling in San Bernardino, CA we offer effective treatment for anxiety, depression, and many other mental and emotional disorders.

How Do You Treat Anxiety?

Mental illnesses can be caused by traumatic life experiences, genetics, childhood events, chemical imbalances, and many other contributing factors. As a result, diagnosis and treatment of anxiety can be fairly complex. Your therapist or counselor will take time to assess your symptoms and understand your situation before creating a personalized treatment plan.

Treatment options often involve talk therapy, prescribed medication, or a combination of the two. There are many different types of therapy that are used to treat anxiety symptoms. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is among the most common. It is used to uncover negative thinking patterns that may be worsening your anxiety and determine adjustments you can make to have the opposite effect.

Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a modified version of CBT that teaches clients skills to deal with uncomfortable emotions without resorting to harmful behaviors. By learning new skills like mindfulness, self-soothing, distress tolerance, and more, clients are empowered to take control of their own recovery process under the guidance of a trained professional.

While CBT and DBT are helpful for many forms of anxiety, others — like social anxiety, PTSD, and phobias — are sometimes treated more effectively by exposure therapy. With this form of treatment, a client takes small steps under a therapist’s supervision to disarm their body’s anxiety response and work through feelings that might otherwise be overwhelming.

Throughout sessions, your counselor or therapist might also teach you relaxation techniques that you can use when you’re feeling anxious. These may include deep breathing and meditation exercises or progressive muscle relaxation techniques.

Are you ready to experience the benefits of therapy for anxiety first-hand? If so, consider reaching out to our team at Thriveworks in San Bernardino, CA to schedule an appointment.

Schedule a Thriveworks Appointment — Therapy for Anxiety in San Bernardino, CA

At Thriveworks Counseling we know the idea of visiting a counseling center can be overwhelming, especially when you’re already experiencing anxiety. That’s why we strive to make obtaining essential mental health services as simple as possible. Simply click our booking widget or give us a call and we can often get you a same-day or next-day appointment — even on evenings and weekends!

Here are some additional advantages you receive when you enroll with Thriveworks Counseling:

  • Simple app-based billing and scheduling
  • Communicate with your therapist or counselor between appointments by email or phone
  • Exclusive video content
  • 24-hour Q&A with a life improvement coach
  • Community discussion boards

If you are ready to overcome symptoms of anxiety and live a healthier and more fulfilling life, licensed therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in San Bernardino, CA are here to help. Get in touch with us today to make an appointment.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our California therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross of California | BCBS

  • 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

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Self-pay costs at San Bernardino
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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Bernardino is located off D St, near the intersection with W MacKay Dr, across the street from the Rancho Valley Volleyball Club and Pearce Sport Center. This area is accessed by S E St, with the closest bus stop at S E St and MacKay for Line 2. We currently share the building with American Force and Valley Star Community Services, among other businesses.

Phone number

(909) 487-2978

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