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2,182 people sought anxiety therapy help at West Palm Beach in the last year

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +14 more
ADHD, Life Transition, Relationships, Anxiety

As a therapist, I believe building a strong therapeutic alliance is key to progress.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +16 more
Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +10 more

I am an RN LCSW offering you a solution for challenges you may be facing as a caregiver, clinician or patient. My superpower is helping you navigate ... I am an RN LCSW offering you a solution for challenges you may be facing as a caregiver, clinician or patient. My superpower is helping you navigate through the noise and finding ways to help you cope with these stressful situations. Join me in a non-judgmental stress-free zone for an hour while we take this journey together. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +14 more
Domestic Abuse, Anger, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, +13 more

Each person has their own unique story and challenges, and I am here to help you find the path toward living your healthiest, most fulfilled life.

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My approach for treating anxiety is being solution of focused using evidence based techniques that can be put in use the day of the session.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, understanding where the clients foundational thinking started, breaking down of distorted thoughts, understanding automatic thoughts are not true and changing negative thoughts to positive thoughts.
  • Mindfulness: Learning how to stay in the present moment by being mindful of your surroundings. This technique helps slow down the brain to eliminate racing thoughts and decrease anxious feelings.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy by clients reports and anxiety assessment.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement anxiety therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy by using material and listening to podcast discussed in session. The best supplement is practicing the tools the client learns in session.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can remind yourself this is the therapist job to help you so be open and honest.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in West Palm Beach, FL 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 West Palm 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?

Anxiety Therapy in West Palm Beach, FL—Anxiety Therapists, Counselors

If you’re interested in exploring these benefits of anxiety therapy counseling, reach out to Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL. We’d be happy to set you up with an anxiety therapist, counselor, or psychologist today. Just call us or schedule your session online today.

Do I Have Anxiety? What Are Anxiety Symptoms?

We all worry sometimes—about completing our work on time, making it to our daughter’s school performance, getting to and from safely, and so on. But there’s a fine line between occasional worry and excessive worry that you can’t control. If your worry has turned into the latter, you might have a problem with anxiety.

Anxiety signs and symptoms can vary in nature, but here is a list of common anxiety symptoms to keep an eye out for:

  • Excessive, uncontrollable worry
  • Racing thoughts
  • Irritable mood
  • Fatigue and nausea
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Difficult concentrating

If your worrying has escalated or is becoming out of control, you might have anxiety. The symptoms above can help you better understand whether you might have an anxiety disorder. If you checked off multiple symptoms on this list, consider working with an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL to understand what’s going on and take back control.

What Anxiety Disorder Do I Have? How Can Anxiety Therapy Help?

The most prominent and well-known form of anxiety is generalized anxiety disorder, which one experiences regularly in response to different events and stimuli. There are other anxiety disorders, though, too. Consider:

  1. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): This type of anxiety comes with recurrent, unwanted thoughts and behaviors. For example, washing hands excessively or locking the door several times.
  2. Social anxiety disorder: With social anxiety, an individual feels anxious and/or uncomfortable in social interactions. One might experience social anxiety in any social situation or more specific situations, like being the center of attention.
  3. Post-traumatic stress disorder: This type of anxiety can develop after an individual has witnessed a traumatic experience. One might develop physical symptoms like shortness of breath as well as more psychological symptoms like flashbacks.

If you are experiencing symptoms of any of the aforementioned anxiety disorders, consider working with an anxiety therapist or counselor at Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL. Our anxiety experts and psychologists are ready to help you.

Work with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL

Anxiety can turn your life upside down. It can make simply going to work scary and spending time with loved ones intimidating. If you are experiencing symptoms of any form of anxiety, talk with a Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry therapist about your experience and potential treatment options.

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 West Palm Beach therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at West Palm 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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My therapist, Kathy, is fabulous and very patient with me. I feel amazing each time I get off line from her - baby steps !!
Read more My therapist, Kathy, is fabulous and very patient with me. I feel amazing each time I get off line from her - baby steps !!
Linda Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Jessica Campbell is amazing. I would highly recommend her.
John Feb 2024
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Thanks for the convenience of services and matching with a Christian Therapist Kathy is wonderful!
Read more Thanks for the convenience of services and matching with a Christian Therapist Kathy is wonderful!
Kim Feb 2024
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★★★★★
She is an amazing therapist very easy to talk to
Kim Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Jason Weed is amazingly passionate and dedicated to his clients. If you’ve had even the tiniest inkling that Jason would be a good fit for you, go with it & go with Jason
Read more Jason Weed is amazingly passionate and dedicated to his clients. If you’ve had even the tiniest inkling that Jason would be a good fit for you, go with it & go with Jason
West Palm Beach Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Jason Weed is one of the most compassionate therapist that I have known. He is attentive to his patients/clients and adjust his therapeutic style to meet the needs of each and everyone of his patients/clients. Jason is a well rounded therapist who is educated in EDMR therapy. Jason is also passionate and knowledgeable in the LBGBTQIA plus community.
Read more Jason Weed is one of the most compassionate therapist that I have known. He is attentive to his patients/clients and adjust his therapeutic style to meet the needs of each and everyone of his patients/clients. Jason is a well rounded therapist who is educated in EDMR therapy. Jason is also passionate and knowledgeable in the LBGBTQIA plus community.
West Palm Beach Jul 2021
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★★★★★
Jason is so warm and welcoming to everyone he works with. He is versed in a multitude of therapeutic techniques and approaches to counseling and has experience working with teens and adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders. He helps educate me with planning and preparation for better handling of daily stressful situations both in and out of the workplace. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Read more Jason is so warm and welcoming to everyone he works with. He is versed in a multitude of therapeutic techniques and approaches to counseling and has experience working with teens and adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders. He helps educate me with planning and preparation for better handling of daily stressful situations both in and out of the workplace. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
West Palm Beach Jul 2021
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★★★★★
Melanie provides exceptional services! I truly appreciate all that she does. She is caring, professional, and goes far and beyond! I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Melanie for all you do!
Read more Melanie provides exceptional services! I truly appreciate all that she does. She is caring, professional, and goes far and beyond! I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Melanie for all you do!
West Palm Beach May 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry West Palm Beach is located near the intersection of Australian Ave and Belvedere Rd, just west of Interstate 95. Our office shares a building with Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Central, as well as Romano Law Group, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Australian Ave at Belvedere Rd.

Phone number

(561) 903-2450

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • English
  • Creole
  • French
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