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25,458 people sought anxiety therapy help in Maryland 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 Towson, MD 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 Towson 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?

Everybody experiences anxious thoughts sometimes. We might feel anxious about a job interview; we might worry about making it to work on time; we might have anxious thoughts and feelings about a serious talk that we plan on having with our partner. However, sometimes the anxious thoughts and feelings are more severe than this normal and occasional anxiety.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions out there. Globally, there are hundreds of millions (300 million to be exact) of people with an anxiety disorder. This is a startling statistic, but if you think that you might have anxiety, it can offer comfort in the fact that you are not alone. These people manage and go on to live happily, and so can you.

If you have an anxiety disorder, or you are experiencing symptoms, consider talking to an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Towson, MD. We can offer anxiety therapy and other effective treatments for anxiety disorder. We’ll work with you to figure out what you need and then work to fulfill those needs. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder? OCD, Social Phobia, PTSD, and Others

Are you feeling anxious? Do you experience anxiety in a variety of scenarios? Or, do your anxious thoughts and feelings come about in specific scenarios? These questions can help you pinpoint what type of anxiety you might have, as there are a variety of anxiety disorders, of which include:

  1. Generalized anxiety: This is the kind of anxiety that people experience in a wide range of scenarios and for no real rhyme or reason. In a nutshell, this is ongoing anxiety that interferes with day to day functioning.
  2. Obsessive-compulsive disorder: This is another form of anxiety. OCD comes with obsessive thoughts that lead to compulsions. Many OCD sufferers have a fear of germs or feel an urge to organize things in a certain way.
  3. Social anxiety or phobia: Social anxiety disorder (sometimes called social phobia) is characterized by anxiety that comes about in social interactions. Some people feel anxious in specific social situations, such as those that involve public speaking or being the center of attention.
  4. Post-traumatic stress disorder: PTSD can follow traumatic experiences, especially when someone doesn’t properly confront their trauma. Symptoms (on top of anxiety), include irritability, flashbacks, hypervigilance, and so on.

As one can imagine, these disorders can really hinder an individual and harm their overall wellbeing. You might even know this from firsthand experience if you’re on this page. It’s important that anyone experiencing anxiety garners the help and support they need to manage it. Thriveworks Counseling in Towson, MD can set you up with that personalized help.

How Does Treatment for Anxiety Work?

Your anxiety does not have to go untreated. There are effective treatment methods out there, of which include therapy, medication, and self-care, too! Let’s delve into each below:

  • Therapy for anxiety often involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. This approach to therapy focuses on helping an individual understand their negative thinking patterns and how these patterns can affect their anxiety as well as their overall health.
  • Anxiety medication can help you manage your anxiety, too. Common anxiety medications include antidepressants.
  • Self-care is always important and should be a priority in your life. When it comes to anxiety, journaling, exercising, breathing techniques, and other practices can prove particularly helpful.

Everybody’s different. This means that one form of treatment might be right for one individual but not another. The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Towson, MD will help you determine what type of treatment you need.

Schedule an Appointment for Anxiety Help at Thriveworks Counseling in Towson, MD

Thriveworks Counseling in Towson, MD can help you now. Our counselors have evening and weekend availability; offer same- and next-day sessions; can help you in an online environment; and provide you with additional benefits, too.

To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, just contact our office. We’re here for you.

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 Towson therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Towson
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 Towson reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Karen Osborne has been great to work with. She listens and provides good care. I highly recommend her and Thriveworks! Thank you.
Read more Karen Osborne has been great to work with. She listens and provides good care. I highly recommend her and Thriveworks! Thank you.
Towson Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I worked with Karen Osborn pNP for multiple years and I admire her commitment to her patients and peer staff.
Read more I worked with Karen Osborn pNP for multiple years and I admire her commitment to her patients and peer staff.
Towson Oct 2021
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★★★★★
Karen Osborne is amazing ! Listened and heard to everything I had to share. I felt easy to share. She analyzed and explained. She is a very professional and kind person. She made me feel like I was worthy of more and then, she went one step further and walked me through the process of my recovery. Not everyone can be so lucky to say the same.
Read more Karen Osborne is amazing ! Listened and heard to everything I had to share. I felt easy to share. She analyzed and explained. She is a very professional and kind person. She made me feel like I was worthy of more and then, she went one step further and walked me through the process of my recovery. Not everyone can be so lucky to say the same.
Towson Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Karen Osborne is knowledgeable, compassionate, caring, kind and very intelligent. If you want a provider who listens to you and partners with you on your care, she is the one to see. I appreciated her intelligent and thoughtful approach. A true professional.
Read more Karen Osborne is knowledgeable, compassionate, caring, kind and very intelligent. If you want a provider who listens to you and partners with you on your care, she is the one to see. I appreciated her intelligent and thoughtful approach. A true professional.
Towson Sep 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Townson is near the corner of York Road and West Road. Near the BMW of Towson and River Church Baltimore, our office building is shared with General Practitioner, Christine Klass, and a few other businesses.

Phone number

(410) 709-7380

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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