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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 Sioux Falls, SD 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 Sioux Falls 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 Therapy in Sioux Falls, SD

In a nutshell, anxiety is characterized by racing, out-of-control thoughts that overwhelm. Some people have anxious thoughts and feelings as they go about their day. They might feel anxious at work, at home, when talking to others, and in other scenarios, too. Other people have anxious thoughts and feelings in more specific circumstances. For example, people with social anxiety feel anxious when they interact with other people or are in a social setting.

These specifics can vary between one individual and another. One thing, though, is always true for those experiencing anxiety: Their racing thoughts are unpleasant and can interfere with a healthy, happy life. Fortunately, a mental health professional who is trained in anxiety treatment can help.

Thriveworks Counseling in Sioux Falls, SD is here to help you with your anxiety. We have therapists and psychologists on our team who specialize in the treatment of anxiety. They can offer anxiety therapy, which will involve working to better understand your anxiety, learning coping skills, identifying and practicing effective self-care techniques, and more. If you’d like to schedule an anxiety therapy appointment, call Thriveworks in Sioux Falls, SD.

What Type of Anxiety Do I Have?

If you’re feeling anxious and you’ve done any research before now, you’ve probably seen a few different anxiety disorders come up. There is the “primary” form of anxiety, which is one of the most common: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). GAD is characterized by those racing, out-of-control thoughts in a range of day to day situations. 

There are also other types of anxiety, which are characterized by anxious thoughts and feelings that are felt in more specific situations. Let’s look at a few of these other anxiety disorders:

  1. Social anxiety disorder: Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is characterized by anxiety felt in social situations. Individuals with social anxiety feel uncomfortable when around others and may experience other symptoms like a racing heart, sweating, and panic or impending doom. 
  2. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Many people don’t realize that PTSD is classified as an anxiety disorder. This type of anxiety is triggered after a traumatic experience including physical assault, mental abuse, or a natural disaster. Those with PTSD experience anxiety around their trauma and experience symptoms when triggered or reminded of the event.
  3. Panic disorder: As you can probably guess, panic disorder is characterized by panic attacks. Often, before diagnosed with panic disorder, sufferers mistake a panic attack for a heart attack. In addition, they feel completely at loss of control over their body.

Work with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks in Sioux Falls, SD

There are a few main goals that our anxiety therapists have for their clients. They want to help you…

  • Get to the bottom of your anxiety. For example, they’ll help you understand what triggers anxious thoughts and feelings.
  • Better manage your anxious thoughts and feelings. They’ll offer coping strategies that help with your specific presentation of anxiety.
  • Obtain the proper medication, if needed. Anti-anxiety medication can lessen symptoms of anxiety while individuals work with their therapist to gain control of their thoughts again. Your anxiety therapist will work with a psychiatrist to ensure you receive the proper medication, if they determine that it may be a good fit for you.

These are just a few of the big goals that our therapists have for you. Once they assess your specific presentation and needs, they’ll be able to design a plan for treatment that’s customized for you. 

If this sounds like something you’re interested in exploring, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Sioux Falls, SD. We can get you set up for your first appointment immediately. Reach out to get started. 

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 Sioux Falls therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Avera Health Plans

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

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Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Sioux Falls is located at 3900 W Technology Cir Suite 7, Sioux Falls, SD 57106, approximately behind the Dollar Tree.

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