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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 Solana Beach, 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 Solana Beach 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?

If you’re reading this, it’s likely because you feel like your anxiety symptoms are getting in the way of your ability to live your life. This isn’t uncommon.

Some level of anxiety is a normal part of life. You may know people, for example, who feel overwhelmed before they give a big presentation. Or perhaps they get stressed out when their projects at work are piling up. But this doesn’t necessarily mean they struggle with a panic disorder or another kind of anxiety disorder.

Some people, on the other hand, experience anxiety to the point that it gets in the way of their ability to make decisions, maintain relationships, and live their lives normally. If this sounds like you, know that you aren’t alone. Millions of people go through what you’re going through, even many famous celebrities.

Singer Selena Gomez once had to take a career break because her anxiety, depression, and consistent panic attacks got so bad she felt like she couldn’t function. After one particularly severe panic attack, she knew it was time to seek help. Gomez is currently undergoing dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help her overcome her anxiety symptoms.

It took a lot of courage for Gomez to speak up about her issues and advocate for why anxiety therapy is so beneficial, just as it takes courage for people to take the first step in their own mental health journey.

While you may be feeling overwhelmed, there is help available to you when you’re ready to take the next step. Just as you would see a doctor if you got sick, you should consider reaching out to a licensed mental health professional to help you overcome your anxiety. Our staff at Thriveworks in Solana Beach, CA is ready to help you manage your symptoms and live your best life.

Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety symptoms can look different from person to person. That said, there are still several common symptoms that may indicate you are suffering from an anxiety disorder.

Here are a few:

  • Fatigue
  • Excessive sweating
  • Confusion
  • Thoughts of impending doom
  • Trembling
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Racing thoughts
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Heart palpitations
  • Panic attacks
  • Self-induced social isolation

If these symptoms sound familiar, consider reaching out to a licensed counselor or therapist at Thriveworks in Solana Beach, CA today.

How Is Anxiety Treated?

There are different types of anxiety disorders and treatment for anxiety may include a variety of therapies. Here’s what you can expect during an anxiety counseling session.

Your therapist will start by conducting interviews to determine the extent of your symptoms and the underlying causes of your anxiety. Once a diagnosis is reached, talk therapy is often used to help clients identify the issues underlying their symptoms.

Some common forms of therapy include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT focuses on challenging harmful behaviors and thought patterns and developing healthy strategies for dealing with emotional issues.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): DBT is a skills-based form of CBT that teaches people coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques to reduce self-destructive behaviors.
  • Exposure therapy: Exposure therapy introduces people to their fears in a guided, step-by-step way to eventually lessen their impact.
  • Art therapy: Art therapy encourages people to use an artistic outlet to calm them down and help them identify underlying issues.

Your mental health professional may use one type of therapy or a combination of a few. They may also suggest that therapy be used in tandem with medication. Reach out to us at Thriveworks in Solana Beach, CA to schedule an appointment.

Make an Anxiety Therapy Appointment in Solana Beach, CA

At Thriveworks, we believe that getting help shouldn’t be complicated. That is why flexibility and convenience are at the core of what we do.

Our clients enjoy a range of appointment times, including weekday, evening, and weekday sessions. We also offer traditional in-person appointments for people that would like to come into an office to meet with their therapist, as well as online sessions for those that prefer video or phone communication.

Call for an appointment today and you may be able to see a provider in as little as 24-48 hours. If something comes up that will affect an upcoming appointment, we also have a flexible cancellation policy.

The Thriveworks therapists and counselors in Solana Beach, CA are here to support you through your mental health journey. When you’re ready, give us a call.

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 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • 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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Solana Beach is near the corner of Valley Avenue and Via De La Valle. We are located a few buildings behind Speedway and share a building with Stella Labs and MD Skin and Laser.

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(619) 745-5209

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