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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 Tuscaloosa, AL 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 Tuscaloosa 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?

With proper treatment and the help of a mental health professional, you can learn to control the symptoms of anxiety and prevent them from interfering with your life.

The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL are experienced in treating anxiety in its many shapes and forms. To get started, call our office at (205) 539-9994 to schedule your session.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety?

There are many different types of anxiety, and each one can manifest differently from one person to the next. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are all different forms of anxiety triggered or caused by different factors, but even these unique conditions present some similar symptoms.

Anxiety can cause both psychological and physiological symptoms, and some of the most common include the following:

  • Excessive or disproportional worry or stress about everyday situations
  • Overthinking plans, solutions, or worst-case scenarios
  • Indecisiveness or fear of making a wrong choice
  • Difficulty thinking or concentrating
  • Restlessness or nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension or aching
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea or other gastrointestinal problems
  • Panic attacks

Many of these symptoms can be misattributed to other ailments or brushed off as normal reactions to stress. But if any of these or other anxiety symptoms don’t go away or become difficult to manage, consider speaking with a therapist at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL. Anxiety counseling can help you get to the bottom of what is causing your anxiety symptoms and teach you how to cope with them now and in the future.

What Does Anxiety Therapy Look Like?

Therapy for anxiety is a highly personalized and unique experience that can look different from person to person. When you begin anxiety therapy, your therapist will design a treatment plan tailored to your specific issues and concerns. Your personality, emotional state, past experiences, and even your personal preferences will be taken into account during this process.

Your personalized treatment plan will most likely include one or more types of therapy to help you understand your anxiety disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and exposure therapy are common therapeutic approaches that help many people with anxiety manage and overcome their condition.

Your therapist or counselor may also recommend other techniques or lifestyle adjustments to cope with anxiety symptoms. Relaxation techniques, breathing practices, meditation, and avoiding caffeine can all help to reduce anxiety, for example. Sometimes, the addition of prescribed medications can also be helpful in controlling anxiety symptoms and managing anxiety disorders long term.

If you’d like to see what anxiety therapy can do for you, a licensed professional at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL may be able to see you in as little as 24 to 48 hours. You can book your first therapy session online or by calling our helpful scheduling team.

Beginning Therapy for Anxiety at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL

Anxiety can be a difficult, overwhelming, and frustrating condition to live with, but we make it easy to get the help you need at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL.

The benefits we offer each client make getting help for anxiety accessible and convenient, and include the following:

  • Online counseling opportunities
  • Weekend and evening appointments
  • Email and phone access to providers between therapy sessions
  • Counselor-moderated community discussion
  • Ask-a-coach 24-hour Q&A
  • Many insurance plans accepted

If anxiety is interfering with your life, counseling at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL can help you keep it from controlling your future. Connect with one of our therapists or counselors by giving us a call at (205) 539-9994.

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 Tuscaloosa therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • 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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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Tuscaloosa is located at the intersection of Greensboro Ave and 9th St. We currently share a building with First Federal Bank, among other businesses, and are located in the same parking lot as District Lofts. Across the street, on the opposite side of Greensboro Ave, you will find First Presbyterian Church.

Phone number

(205) 539-9994

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