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I understand the complex nature of mental health and that making the decision to pursue mental health care can be difficult.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Shreveport, LA 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 Shreveport 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?

Anxiety is treatable, and at Thriveworks Shreveport, our therapists and counselors work with their clients to help them live calmer and happier lives.

Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Shreveport, LA at (318) 618-8427. Our team of compassionate therapists and counselors can help you find relief and move forward with your life.

The Most Common Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety can look different for everyone but here are some common anxiety symptoms to look out for:

  • Excessive fear or worry
  • Feeling agitated or restless
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Panic attacks
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sweating
  • Extreme phobia or fear

The specific symptoms you experience may depend on the type of anxiety disorder you face as well as your genetics, environment, personality, among other factors. No matter what you may be going through, the licensed professionals from Thriveworks Counseling can provide a space for you to discuss your anxiety symptoms and learn ways to manage them.

Treating Anxiety: What To Expect From Anxiety Therapy

Whether you’re dealing with social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or something else entirely, it’s important to know that treatment is available. Anxiety counselors or therapists can help you understand your anxiety and guide you toward a healthier future.

Therapy or counseling differs depending on the type of anxiety you’re experiencing. Here are a couple of therapeutic methods you might encounter:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): This is a form of therapy that can be used to treat many different mental health issues and is particularly effective for people with anxiety. CBT focuses on challenging unhealthy and inaccurate thoughts and beliefs in order to replace them with more objective and realistic thought patterns. This style of therapy can sometimes involve assignments such as journaling or stress reduction techniques. You’ll work with your provider to integrate any insights from these assignments into your life.
  • Exposure therapy: This type of therapy can be beneficial for people experiencing a phobia. Phobias are anxiety disorders marked by an excessive and irrational fear reaction to a specific object or situation. Exposure therapy is a technique that is used to reduce anxiety caused by the object of fear. For example, someone who is arachnophobic might first interact with cartoon pictures of spiders, move on to watching realistic video clips of spiders, and eventually sit in the same room as a spider in a cage. The process is guided by a mental health professional to ensure safe and healthy progress.

Working with a therapist or counselor can teach you about your anxiety and help you manage or eliminate its symptoms. You can learn coping skills and stress reduction techniques to reduce anxiety’s impact on your life. Call our office today to work with a professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Shreveport, LA.

Connect With a Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Shreveport, LA

Working with a mental health professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Shreveport, LA can help you calm your anxiety and find a sense of mental serenity. Call our office today at (318) 618-8427.

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 Shreveport therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Shreveport is located off of Youree Dr, next to Vicki's School of Dance and just west of Cici's Pizza and FedEx. Our building is north of Home2 Suites by Hilton Shreveport, and across the street from James Avery Artisan Jewelry. The closest bus stop is Youree Dr & Florida St. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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