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1,120 people sought anxiety therapy help at Stamford in the last year

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As an experienced, skilled, and compassionate clinician, I am able to understand and provide therapy for a wide variety of clients in a warm and nurtu... As an experienced, skilled, and compassionate clinician, I am able to understand and provide therapy for a wide variety of clients in a warm and nurturing way. Read more

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

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

All of us worry. We work ourselves up over the worst possible scenarios: missing our flight, flunking that test, forgetting our entire work presentation, starting an argument with a friend or family member, being negatively perceived by others. The list goes on. We can find comfort in our shared worries and fears—but it’s important to know the line that separates normal, occasional worry from the excessive.

“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.” –Paulo Coelho

When our everyday thoughts become excessive or uncontrollable, we have a more serious problem on our hands. Anxiety, which is characterized by this excessive and persistent worry, can interfere with your basic functionality and make each day unpleasant. This illness affects over 40 million adults in the US, which is a startling yet comforting statistic. This number shows that anxiety is common and that people learn to manage it and resume their lives.

Anxiety is highly treatable, and anxiety therapy proves to help many people better manage their symptoms, understand where their anxiety stems from, and get back to healthy living. If you are experiencing anxiety symptoms and think you could benefit from anxiety therapy, consider working with an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT. To schedule an appointment, just call (203) 635-5693. We are here to help.

Do I Have Anxiety? What Are Common Anxiety Symptoms to Look Out For?

Sometimes, it’s hard to differentiate the occasional worrying from the excessive. For this reason, it’s important to understand what anxiety entails and what symptoms you might experience. These include:

  • A sense of impending doom
  • Rampant anxious thoughts
  • Quickened heartbeat
  • Tense muscles
  • Lack of focus
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Nausea
  • Sweaty palms

As we mentioned above, there are millions of people in the US who struggle with anxiety and the above symptoms every single year. That said, you can learn to control them. Often, our anxiety stems from negative thinking patterns that we have learned and adapted over time. These patterns cause us to assume the worst and obsess over the disastrous events that we create in our heads. Fortunately, anxiety therapy at Thriveworks Counseling can help you take control again.

Anxiety Disorders: What Type of Anxiety Do I Have?

There are different forms of anxiety, including anxiety about random, day to day events, as well as anxiety about more specific events, such as social interactions, flying on a plane, or even encountering a spider! Let’s delve into a few of these disorders below:

  1. Generalized anxiety disorder: The first case of anxiety we mentioned above is generalized anxiety disorder. With generalized anxiety, one experiences anxiety about a broad range of events and situations on a regular basis.
  2. Social anxiety disorder: The second case we referred to above is social anxiety disorder. With this disorder, individuals feel nervous in social situations and fear being negatively perceived by others.
  3. Specific phobia: The latter two instances of anxiety mentioned above refer to specific phobia. With specific phobia, an individual develops an irrational fear to the exposure of a specific object or situation, such as flying on an airplane or coming across a spider.

There are other forms of anxiety too, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). PTSD can develop after someone experiences a traumatic event and is characterized by fear, hopelessness, helplessness, and hypervigilance. “They may see significant changes in mood or see that responses to things are different from how the person may have responded in the past,” explains Annie Tarnasky, a Licensed Professional Counselor at Thriveworks in Stamford. OCD, on the other hand, is characterized by recurrent thoughts that compel them to perform a specific action.

If you are experiencing symptoms of any of the above anxiety disorders, reach out for help. An anxiety therapist, counselor, or psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT can help you work through your anxious thoughts and live a calmer life.

Work with an Anxiety Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT

Anxiety counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT will provide you with a personalized treatment plan made just for you. This plan will consider your specific anxiety symptoms, as well as your needs, preferences, and goals in therapy. Our anxiety therapists, counselors, and psychologists are ready to get to work if you are!

Are you ready to schedule your first anxiety counseling appointment? Call Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT at (203) 635-5693. We can offer you a next-day appointment, as well as other flexible scheduling options like evening and weekend sessions, to ensure that you can secure the mental health care you’re looking for.

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 Stamford therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Stamford
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

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Stamford reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Emily’s warmth and compassion resonates with me and her attentive approach has enhanced my experience. The work of healing is crucial and it starts with a therapist that is relatable, sincere and authentic. This can easily assist in removing the stigma of “mental health” and steer the narrative towards emotional balance & wellness. She challenges me to approach my healing with identifying the root of my triggers while being open and honest with all the facts. Most importantly, it’s my work to understand how the facts and old narratives has shaped my life and she provides me with updated tools & expertise to tackle my PTSD. Emily’s skillful approach is helping me to forge ahead and truly heal in the most pragmatic and authentic way.
Read more Emily’s warmth and compassion resonates with me and her attentive approach has enhanced my experience. The work of healing is crucial and it starts with a therapist that is relatable, sincere and authentic. This can easily assist in removing the stigma of “mental health” and steer the narrative towards emotional balance & wellness. She challenges me to approach my healing with identifying the root of my triggers while being open and honest with all the facts. Most importantly, it’s my work to understand how the facts and old narratives has shaped my life and she provides me with updated tools & expertise to tackle my PTSD. Emily’s skillful approach is helping me to forge ahead and truly heal in the most pragmatic and authentic way.
Stamford Apr 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have worked with Courtney for about a year and she is a great Clinician. She has excellent clinical skills and has patience with all of her clients. Courtney is a great asset to any agency that she joins!
Read more I have worked with Courtney for about a year and she is a great Clinician. She has excellent clinical skills and has patience with all of her clients. Courtney is a great asset to any agency that she joins!
Stamford Jun 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Stamford is located at 80 Mill River St Suite 2200, Stamford, CT 06902, at W. Broad Street and Mill River Park. We currently share a building with Westchester Health, and are just south of the Shell station near W Broad St., with the Rippowam river to our east. 

Phone number

(203) 408-1896

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