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10,638 people sought anxiety therapy help at Virginia Beach in the last year

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Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Anxiety, +1 more

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Women’s Issues, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression

I meet my clients where they are and stay by their side through the challenges of a difficult time.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Women’s Issues, +3 more

Hi, I’m Julie. So glad to meet with you today! I hope we will do well working together!

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I possess a unique understanding of the challenges posed by addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and women's issues and I look forward to working ... I possess a unique understanding of the challenges posed by addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and women's issues and I look forward to working with you to resolve the concerns that are present in your life. Read more

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I want my clients to know that their story is important and give them empathy and hope that things can get better.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA 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 Virginia Beach 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?

Do you find yourself feeling nervous or uncomfortable on a daily basis? Or, do you experience these nerves or worry in specific circumstances, such as when you meet new people or have any social interaction? If the answer is yes, you might have a form of anxiety. Don’t worry, you’re in good company: Around 40 million adults in the world have an anxiety disorder.

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” –Margaret Thatcher

We have more good news: There is effective treatment out there for anxiety, like anxiety therapy. If you are experiencing anxiety symptoms, consider working with an anxiety therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). These professionals can help you manage these symptoms, learn how to better cope with your anxiety, and overall, live a healthier life. Call us today at (757) 347-3155 to schedule your first appointment.

What Are Common Anxiety Symptoms?

It’s virtually impossible to avoid all instances of worrying. We’re human, which means we naturally worry about our relationships, our work or career, and other important areas of life. That said, it’s when this worry escalates and becomes excessive or uncontrollable that we need to take action. Anxiety comes with harmful physical, mental, and emotional symptoms that include:

  • Dread or a sense of impending doom
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Muscle tension
  • Inability to focus or pay attention
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia, or other sleep disturbances
  • Nausea

Oftentimes, an individual will do their best to manage their symptoms alone, but they only further their suffering as a result. If you’re struggling with any of the above symptoms, let an anxiety therapist help you. They can help you better manage your symptoms, predict when you will experience anxiety, understand what causes your anxiety, and live an overall better life. If this piques your interest, give Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck a call. We want to help you.

Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Some people suffer from what feels like random, everyday anxiety, while others suffer from anxiety that stems from specific triggers or events. Here’s a list of several different kinds of anxiety from generalized anxiety to specific phobias:

  1. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): Generalized anxiety is excessive or uncontrollable. Those who suffer with is experience anxiety on a daily basis in a variety of scenarios. This is what most people think of when they hear the word “anxiety.”
  2. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): People can develop PTSD after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Examples of trauma include physical abuse, active combat, and the death of a loved one.
  3. Social anxiety disorder: Social anxiety is what an individual experiences when they feel nervous or uncomfortable in social interactions. These people often worry about being negatively perceived by others.
  4. Specific phobias: Specific phobia is an anxiety disorder that becomes an irrational fear about a specific object or situation.

If any of these anxiety disorders sound familiar, and you think you might have one, again, reach out to Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). An anxiety therapist can help you better understand what you are experiencing and develop treatment for your specific case.

Set Up an Anxiety Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA

Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) has an important mission: to help people live happy, successful lives. If you are struggling with anxious thoughts and feelings or are presenting symptoms of an anxiety disorder, a Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) anxiety therapist can help you. They have the skills, training, and experience to make a huge difference in your life.

If you think that you could benefit from working with an anxiety therapist, who has worked hard to develop skills, undergo training, and grow their experience to best help people with anxiety, give Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) a call. You can reach us at (757) 347-3155. We have a variety of scheduling options to choose from, of which include extended hours in the evenings and on the weekends, to best suit your scheduling needs. We also work with most major insurance companies.

Do you think you could benefit from anxiety therapy? Schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) with an anxiety therapist or psychologist so we can get started.

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 Virginia Beach therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Virginia Beach
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

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I really like my therapist Patricia Colby. She is so easy to talk to, and has a flexible schedule. She is understanding and really puts you at ease.
Read more I really like my therapist Patricia Colby. She is so easy to talk to, and has a flexible schedule. She is understanding and really puts you at ease.
Danielle Feb 2024
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★★★★★
John McAnulty is by far the best counselor that I have ever experienced. He is kind, compassionate and caring. He heard every word I would say and gave me so many tools that I use to this day to cope with my past struggles. He takes his time to not only listen, but to respond in the most caring way. I will forever be grateful for all he did for my family and I.
Read more John McAnulty is by far the best counselor that I have ever experienced. He is kind, compassionate and caring. He heard every word I would say and gave me so many tools that I use to this day to cope with my past struggles. He takes his time to not only listen, but to respond in the most caring way. I will forever be grateful for all he did for my family and I.
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
John McAnulty is a compassionate and caring counselor. Very understanding. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Read more John McAnulty is a compassionate and caring counselor. Very understanding. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I’ve known John McAnulty for several years now. He is a compassionate man and is extremely skilled in putting you at ease in the very first meeting. He helped my husband (and myself) through a very rough time. I am forever grateful to him
Read more I’ve known John McAnulty for several years now. He is a compassionate man and is extremely skilled in putting you at ease in the very first meeting. He helped my husband (and myself) through a very rough time. I am forever grateful to him
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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John was so kind and compassionate . He thoroughly helped me walk through my grief issues in a sensitive and kind manner . I was so grateful for his caring a and compassion at such a very trying Time
Read more John was so kind and compassionate . He thoroughly helped me walk through my grief issues in a sensitive and kind manner . I was so grateful for his caring a and compassion at such a very trying Time
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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John has not only been my counselor for many years but a true friend. He has great empathy for others especially people suffering from substance abuse. I have had hundreds of hours of counseling over the years and John would be my unequivocal top pick.
Read more John has not only been my counselor for many years but a true friend. He has great empathy for others especially people suffering from substance abuse. I have had hundreds of hours of counseling over the years and John would be my unequivocal top pick.
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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It is very easy communicating with John McAnulty. He is empathetic and nonjudgmental. His understanding nature allows a peaceful sense of gratification.
Read more It is very easy communicating with John McAnulty. He is empathetic and nonjudgmental. His understanding nature allows a peaceful sense of gratification.
Virginia Beach Sep 2021
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★★★★★
John McAnulty is extremely compassionate. I couldn't of asked for a better counselor. He really helped put my mind at ease. I just wanted to Thank him again.
Read more John McAnulty is extremely compassionate. I couldn't of asked for a better counselor. He really helped put my mind at ease. I just wanted to Thank him again.
Virginia Beach Sep 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach is located at the intersection of Old Great Neck Rd and Kenstock Dr. We currently share the building with Chesapeake Bay Realty and across the street you will find Dominion Insurance Group and the Animal Vision Center of Virginia.

Phone number

(757) 520-1312

Languages spoken by VA providers

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