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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 Oakdale, MN 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 Oakdale 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?

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life and your body’s natural response to stressful situations. But sometimes the human brain miscalculates the appropriate stress response to a situation, and sometimes it may trigger it for no apparent reason at all.

If you’re experiencing excessive or unwarranted worry, fear, or stress over a period of time, it may indicate that you’re dealing with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are very common and can affect both adults and children alike at any point in life. People with anxiety tend to have uncontrolled, intense, and persistent fear or worry about everyday events. Anxiety can present with both physical and psychological symptoms, so you may experience fatigue or a rapid pulse along with uncontrollable worry or difficulty concentrating.

Anxiety orders can be distressing and overwhelming but anxiety counseling can help. If you feel you are worrying too much or your anxiety is interfering with your relationships, work, or other parts of life, consider speaking with a licensed mental health professional. A therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN can show you how to cope with anxiety so it doesn’t interrupt your life.

Causes and Risk Factors of Anxiety

Anxiety disorders can be difficult to recognize on your own, particularly if you’ve not experienced this kind of mental health issue before. There are many forms of anxiety and symptoms can vary widely, so pinpointing the source of your distress may not always be easy.

Anxiety disorders can be influenced by a combination of several factors including certain life experiences, genetics, brain chemistry, physical health, environmental stressors, and medical issues. For example, increased anxiety can result from thyroid problems, diabetes, heart disease, and various other conditions.

There are also many risk factors that can increase your likelihood of developing an anxiety disorder. Some of these factors include:

  • A family history of anxiety
  • Other mental health disorders
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Personality
  • Trauma
  • Stress caused by illness

While these risk factors won’t always lead to anxiety disorders, they can increase the chances that you’ll face an anxiety disorder at some point in your life. Stress management and close physical health monitoring with your doctor can keep some of these threats at bay and may help to prevent severe anxiety disorders.

Whether you’re struggling with panic attacks, specific phobias, or something else entirely, it’s important to know that anxiety is treatable. A licensed therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN can help you reduce your anxiety, mitigate your symptoms, and manage your mental health long term.

How Does Anxiety Therapy Work?

Licensed mental health professionals are trained to both diagnose and treat anxiety disorders. They use diagnostic testing to assess your personality, symptoms, concerns, and emotional state to determine which form of anxiety you’re up against and create a unique treatment plan for you.

Treating anxiety is a highly personalized process and your treatment plan will be designed specifically for you based on the issues you are facing. Therapy for anxiety usually includes one or more types of therapy like cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, or interpersonal therapy. Your licensed therapist or counselor may also recommend deep breathing exercises, coping skills, or relaxation techniques to help you manage your anxiety in between appointments. If medication is right for you, a Thriveworks psychiatrist will be able to make that determination and prescribe medication directly.

There’s really no wrong time to seek out counseling. If you’re feeling anxious and experiencing symptoms, consider scheduling an appointment with the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN. Our compassionate providers have helped countless people with anxiety manage their symptoms and overcome anxiety disorders — and they look forward to doing the same for you. Connect with our helpful scheduling team by phone or book your first therapy session online.

Help Is Here — Meet With a Therapist at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN

Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN makes it easy and convenient to work with a therapist to reduce your anxiety. We accept many insurance plans and can often see clients as quickly as 24 to 48 hours. Therapy sessions are offered seven days a week, including evenings, so you don’t have to choose between your responsibilities and your mental health. We also offer online counseling appointments to give you the opportunity to connect with your therapist or counselor via phone or video chat from the comfort of home or wherever you are.

We also provide all Thriveworks clients with  perks like text messaging support, the Therapy Buddy app, and exclusive video content. We also provide access to our community discussion board and our “Dear Abby” style Q&A service.

If you are ready to overcome anxiety and regain control of your life, you can schedule your first visit with Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN today. We are eager to meet you and ready to help you thrive.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Self-pay costs at Oakdale
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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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry St Paul is located just off the Interstate 694/ I-94 interchange. The closest intersection to the building block is 4th Street N and Hudson Blvd N. We currently share a building with Lombart Instruments and Crossroads Properties, among other businesses.

Phone number

(651) 374-9414

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