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1,924 people sought anxiety & depression counseling help at Winston-Salem in the last year

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +17 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +9 more

As someone who has overcome her own challenges and transitions, I am ready to share with you the keys to achieving freedom from depression, worry, and... As someone who has overcome her own challenges and transitions, I am ready to share with you the keys to achieving freedom from depression, worry, and stress by gaining personal freedom and learning a new psychology of health and joy! Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

My goal is to help support you on your journey to wellness and a fulfilling life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +11 more

My goal is to assist you through your personal journey of healing, so that you can obtain a more balanced state of being.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +12 more

As a woman of color, my goal is to help families and couples cancel generational cycles that are harmful and stunt growth.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +4 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +7 more

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Caresource, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), JP Farley Corporation, +7 more
Military / Veteran, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

Would you like for me to be a helping hand in guiding you through a difficult time?

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, +12 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Divorce / Breakup, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

I seek to guide, encourage and assist individuals through difficult or uncertain times in their lives.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
Self Esteem, Stress, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, +1 more

As a working woman, mother, and wife, I understand the difficulty in balancing work, life responsibilities, and stress while still valuing your person... As a working woman, mother, and wife, I understand the difficulty in balancing work, life responsibilities, and stress while still valuing your personal interests and goals. Read more

Aereil Moore

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What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

My go-to approach for treating anxiety is a technique called mindfulness. I find the best benefit in utilizing mindfulness is the ability to bring your mind into the “here and now.” The individual is able to relax their mind and put their body into “relaxation mode.”

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

I utilize the following tools in anxiety therapy: cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, challenging irrational thoughts, meditation, and psychoeducation.

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

I think there are several ways to be able to see progress within an individual. Some of the things I look at are the client's ability to manage emotions, decrease episodes of anxiety, and self-soothe. Another thing I look at is the ability to recognize and challenge cognitive distortions (irrational thoughts). I think the more the individual becomes familiar with utilizing tools and techniques they will begin seeing changes in their daily lives.

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

Finding a healthy activity to engage in can help to relieve stress. Also practicing some form of self-care can be beneficial.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

To prepare for your anxiety therapy session, I would suggest you simply relax and trust the process.

Starting Anxiety & depression counseling

What is Anxiety & depression counseling?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Winston-Salem, NC can help people better understand and manage their symptoms. If you are struggling with regular anxious and/or depressive thoughts and feelings that are affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety or depressive disorder, you should seek professional help. The therapists at Thriveworks can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your anxiety and/or depression.

How does Anxiety & depression counseling work?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists in Winston-Salem involves talking to a therapist about symptoms, potential causes, and more. Your therapist will then work with you to determine where your anxiety and/or depression might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.

Is Anxiety & depression counseling conducted in person or online?

Anxiety & depression counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Anxiety & depression counseling last?

Anxiety & depression counseling from Thriveworks Winston-Salem therapists can last for a few weeks, months ,or longer, dependent on the severity of one's anxiety as well as their needs and preferences.

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The day was absolutely ideal. Justine had the fluffy white dress. Flowers were everywhere. Champaign flowed at this black-tie wedding. Everything was perfect, except that Justine was not happy. Her sister, Claire, observed her sadness. “I thought you really wanted this,” Claire tells Justine. “But I do,” says Justine. And she does. Justine wants to be happy, but sometimes, happiness is not as simple as it seems. Justine has depression, and as wonderful as the flowers and Champaign and dress are, they do not cure this mental illness. No, depression is far deeper and take a bigger toll.

Justine’s story is told in the movie, Melancholia, but the experiences she portrays are all too real for many people. Anxiety and depression are two of the most diagnosed mental illnesses in the United States. Claire is not the only family member and loved one who misunderstands what depression is and the toll it takes in someone’s life. Despite anxiety and depression’s ubiquity, there are still many myths about them. People may call them the jitters or the blues, but in reality, they are serious mental illnesses that disrupt people’s ability to function in their daily life. Just like any other serious disease, like cancer or diabetes, anxiety and depression often need treatment.

In these instances, treatment is led by a mental health professional. And many treatment options are available that can be tailored to an individual’s symptoms. Many people are working with a therapist to fight their anxiety and depression, and they are regaining their happiness and their lives. The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Winston-Salem, NC understand the difficult realities of anxiety and depression, and we understand what the road to healing can look like. We have worked with many clients who are battling depression and anxiety, and we have helped them find the healing. If you are experiencing anxiety or depression (or both), consider working with a therapist at Thriveworks in Forsyth County. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

What Is Anxiety? What Is Depression?

Anxiety and depression are complex mental illnesses and can manifest themselves in a variety of ways. Within each broader category, many different diagnoses can be made.

For example, an anxiety disorder can look like…

  • Panic Disorder –Anxiety can look like an intense panic attack, and when these occur repeatedly, people may be suffering from panic disorder. During a panic attack, people may experience a racing heart rate, numbness, stomach pain, dizziness, chills, loss of breath, hot flashes, a choking sensation, and more. Often people feel as if they will die during the attack.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder –Is a form of anxiety where people expect the worst outcome from social interactions. People may feel judged and nervous in social settings, and they may fear strangers and having to meet new people. When they are not around people, social anxiety disorder can cause people to worry about potentially embarrassing themselves.

Emma Beneke, LCSW, a therapist at Thriveworks in Winston-Salem—specializing in anxiety, self-esteem issues, and stress—knows just how impactful anxiety can be on your life. “Anxiety can present in the mind and in the body. Sometimes, anxiety looks like persistent worrying. Other times, it looks more like increased heart rate and physical restlessness, and most often there is a combination of all of the above.”

To help relieve the feelings brought on by anxiety, she recommends getting up and moving, such as going for a walk, stretching, or dancing. “A therapist can help you notice the patterns that might be contributing to your anxiety and guide you to find strategies to help your mind and body to relax again.”

Similarly, a depressive disorder can look like…

  • Major Depressive Disorder –Is what most people simply call depression. When people have Major Depressive Disorder, they may experience changes in their sleeping habits and appetite—either a decrease or an increase—with accompanying weight fluctuations. They often have difficulty concentrating. Difficult and hard to control feelings may overwhelm them—feelings like emptiness, sadness, hopelessness, and despair. They may even experience thoughts about death and suicide. These can persist for longer, but the symptoms will be experienced for at least two weeks for Major Depressive Disorder to be diagnosed.
  • Adjustment Disorder –Life changes can trigger significant stress and even depression. When depression arises during a transition, it may be Adjustment Disorder. There are infinite changes that can trigger Adjustment Disorder, but common examples include illness, loss of a loved one, career change, job loss, relocation, and more. The signs and symptoms are the same as Major Depressive Disorder, and treatment often focuses on emotionally processing the adjustment. When people grieve the losses and accept the adjustment, the depression often resolves itself.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Winston-Salem, NC in Forsyth County

As you read through the different types of anxiety and depression, did anything resonate with your experiences? If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, you are not alone and treatment options are available. Often, the best treatment for these serious mental illnesses is a multi-faceted approach. A skilled therapist can help each client find the right diagnosis and treatment plan that fits their symptoms. Sometimes these treatment plans include medications that can relieve symptoms as well as commitment to a form of talk therapy that can help people process emotional wounds.

If you are ready to meet with a therapist, the professionals at Thriveworks in Winston-Salem are ready too. When you call us, your first appointment may be within 24 hours. A scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you make that appointment. Evening and weekend sessions are available, and we work with most insurance companies to accept most insurance plans.

Let’s fight anxiety and depression together. Call our office today.

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 Winston-Salem therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Winston-Salem
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

4.8 Learn about verified reviews
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Clifford Feb 2024
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My Therapist Sara M. is an amazing Therapist. She is an excellent listener, coach, and is very attentive to the needs of the patient. I was able to connect with her in ways that I have not been able to connect with prior therapist. I am truly grateful to have found Thrivewoks and their referral to Sara M.
Read more My Therapist Sara M. is an amazing Therapist. She is an excellent listener, coach, and is very attentive to the needs of the patient. I was able to connect with her in ways that I have not been able to connect with prior therapist. I am truly grateful to have found Thrivewoks and their referral to Sara M.
Gloria Feb 2024
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Customer service was horrible! All I simply wanted to do was update my insurance and the process was extremely frustrating
Read more Customer service was horrible! All I simply wanted to do was update my insurance and the process was extremely frustrating
Shereen Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Suzanne is an excellent therapist. She is professional, listens intently and cares about my well being. I could write much more, and suffice to say that she’s simply the best!!!
Read more Suzanne is an excellent therapist. She is professional, listens intently and cares about my well being. I could write much more, and suffice to say that she’s simply the best!!!
Sandra Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Great experience with Suzanne Hillin
Clifford Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I’ve worked side-by-side with Suzanne Hillin on the frontlines of addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness for several years. Her knowledge of her profession runs deep, as well as her warmth, care, and concern for her clients. She’s the counselor you’ll want in your corner when facing any kind of challenge life throws your way.
Read more I’ve worked side-by-side with Suzanne Hillin on the frontlines of addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness for several years. Her knowledge of her profession runs deep, as well as her warmth, care, and concern for her clients. She’s the counselor you’ll want in your corner when facing any kind of challenge life throws your way.
Winston-Salem Jan 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Suzanne gave creative ideas for situations to be applied. She showed care and concern. I have recommended her to others.
Read more Suzanne gave creative ideas for situations to be applied. She showed care and concern. I have recommended her to others.
Winston-Salem Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Kysha Duncan is an awesome therapist. She shows empathy and compassion, as well as professionalism. She's a therapist that you don't mind talking to about anything because you know you won't be judged. She has her own unique way of empowering you towards your journey of healthy mental health.
Read more Kysha Duncan is an awesome therapist. She shows empathy and compassion, as well as professionalism. She's a therapist that you don't mind talking to about anything because you know you won't be judged. She has her own unique way of empowering you towards your journey of healthy mental health.
Winston-Salem Mar 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem is located off Country Club Rd between Greenwich Road and S Stratford Rd, in the Highland Plaza building. Across the street you will see the Winston-Salem Fire Station and we currently share the building with PNC Bank.

Phone number

(336) 203-8853

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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