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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 Topeka, KS 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 Topeka 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?

Ellen was concerned about her good friend, Beth. Beth had a comfortable life but nevertheless worried about every little thing. She worried whether the chicken she had just bought would give her food poisoning and she avoided traveling because she was sure her plane or bus would crash.

Beth had also stopped attending their book group. She always had an excuse not to come. Whenever Ellen did see Beth, she seemed jittery and barely able to concentrate on what Ellen was saying. Ellen thought that Beth’s constant worrying was more than just normal anxiety and suggested that her friend schedule an appointment to see a therapist.

Everyone worries sometimes, especially when going through stressful times like moving, starting a new job, or going through a divorce. But if you’re experiencing intense and persistent worry about everyday situations, you may have an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health disorders in the country; they affect millions of adults and children in the U.S. every year. Living with one can have a significant impact on your life. Anxiety can escalate into overwhelming physical and psychological symptoms, including panic attacks, shortness of breath, insomnia, and excessive sweating.

If you’re experiencing anxiety that’s interfering with your life, you may find relief from anxiety counseling. A skilled, compassionate therapist or counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Topeka, KS can work with you to reduce anxiety symptoms so you can get back to focusing on the things you enjoy.

Common Symptoms and Types of Anxiety

Anxiety can look different for different people. Some people experience debilitating physical symptoms while others experience racing and catastrophic thoughts.

Here are some of the most common symptoms of anxiety:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Trembling or jitters
  • Feeling nervous, restless, or tense
  • Feeling a sense of impending danger or doom
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid breathing
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea or GI issues
  • Substance abuse

The kinds of symptoms you face can also depend, at least in part, on the type of anxiety disorder you have. There are several kinds of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is characterized by chronic, exaggerated worry and tension, even under ordinary circumstances.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which can cause repetitive behaviors, such as hand washing, in order to satisfy recurrent, unwanted thoughts or to help them go away.
  • Panic disorder, which can lead to unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or queasiness.
  • Social phobia (social anxiety disorder), which is characterized by overwhelming anxiety and self-consciousness in everyday social situations. Some people only experience this when they have to speak in a formal situation while others feel excessively anxious when eating, drinking, or just being around other people.
  • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD), which can develop after exposure to a scary event or ordeal. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural disasters, car crashes, or military combat.

No matter what you’re going through, you don’t have to contend with unpleasant anxiety symptoms on your own. Licensed counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Topeka, KS can help you learn to cope with symptoms and regain control of your life.

How Does Anxiety Therapy Work?

The most common treatment for anxiety is called talk therapy, which involves an open dialogue between a client and a licensed professional to reduce anxiety symptoms and address emotional concerns. One form of talk therapy used to treat anxiety disorders is called cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT. Usually a short-term treatment, CBT focuses on adjusting harmful thought patterns to improve mood and behavior.

Another form of talk therapy called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is used to teach specific skills to help you understand your symptoms and their triggers so you can build the confidence you need to manage each situation that sets off your anxiety alarm bell.

Sometimes, medication is used in conjunction with talk therapy to help treat severe or persistent symptoms. Other treatment methods that are often used hand-in-hand with therapy include stress-management activities, meditation, and relaxation techniques. Your provider may also recommend regular exercise, self-care activities, eating well, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, and getting enough sleep.

If you’re experiencing anxiety symptoms that are preventing you from truly enjoying your life and your relationships, consider working with a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Topeka, KS. We can help you manage your anxiety so you can get back to doing the things you love.

Reach Out to Thriveworks Counseling in Topeka, KS for Anxiety Treatment

At Thriveworks, new clients are often able to see a provider within 24-48 hours, either remotely or in person. Concerned about missing work? Our offices open early and stay open in the evenings, and we even offer weekend appointments.

If you need support in between appointments, our counselors and therapists are available by phone or email, and you’ll be able to ask questions through our ask-a-coach 24-hour Q&A service and our online community discussion boards staffed by licensed professionals.  Thriveworks also accepts most major forms of insurance.

You can escape the cycle of endless worrying. Contact Thriveworks Counseling in Topeka, KS to schedule an appointment today.

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 Topeka therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Topeka
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 Topeka reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Read more I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Topeka Jul 2022
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★★★★★
I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Read more I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Topeka May 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Topeka is located at 120 SE 6th Ave Suite 4-116, Topeka, KS 66603 in downtown Topeka between S. Kansas Ave and SE Monroe St

Phone number

(785) 329-4615

Languages spoken by KS providers

  • English
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