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91,769 people sought anxiety therapy help in Pennsylvania in the last year

Discover how starting anxiety therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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As a bold, Christian woman, lover of truth, and avid learner, I aim to help others live life to the fullest

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As a woman committed to living a values-based life, I understand the internal battle of often putting life on hold, believing that our pain needs to s... As a woman committed to living a values-based life, I understand the internal battle of often putting life on hold, believing that our pain needs to stop or lessen before we can begin to live and bring our dreams to life in the present moment. Read more

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I know that self-reflection and change can be hard, so let me help you on your journey.

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As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I seek to provide a sense of hope in a safe space when life becomes o... As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I seek to provide a sense of hope in a safe space when life becomes overwhelming and chaotic. Read more

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With experience working with a range in both age groups and presenting problems, I can be of assistance in addressing many concerns.

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Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for anxiety therapy?

Barbara: My go-to approach for treating anxiety is dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I prefer this approach because of the impact of empowering yourself by acknowledging your anxiety cycle and challenging through active coping skills of desensitization. Additionally, it creates a sense of the capability and promotes self-awareness to challenge anxiety symptoms.

Joseph: My go to approach for treating anxiety is CBT. I find the best benefit in CBT because it helps people become aware of how they can change the way that think about situations in order to decrease anxiety.

What tools do you teach in anxiety therapy?

Barbara: I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • breathing techniques (square breathing, breath work)
  • mindfulness/present focus (meditation, grounding techniques)
  • grounding techniques (five senses, physical sensations, fidget/focus object, muscle relaxation)
  • journaling (freeform, bullet, prompts, daily success/struggle)
  • socratic questioning (cognitive challenging and rationalization of thoughts)

Joseph: I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • Cognitive challenging
  • Cognitive reframing
  • Cognitive replacement
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Mindfulness
  • Grounding techniques
  • Assertive communication
  • Exposure therapy techniques

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

Barbara: I know a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety goals when they have increased awareness of their triggers, active use of their coping skill, and see a change in the anxiety symptoms. Additionally, the goals that we set will have a frequency that we will work towards either with increasing coping skills or decreasing anxiety symptoms. I always like to preface that progress is not linear and will be an ongoing measurement during treatment.

Joseph: I know a client is making meaningful progress in anxiety therapy when they report a consistent decrease in the frequency, intensity, and duration of symptoms.

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

Barbara: Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with utilizing their network of supports and relationships, seek psycho-education about anxiety, journaling about anxiety cycles and seeking out additional resources such as group therapy.

Joseph: Clients can supplement their time in anxiety therapy with documenting their thoughts, feelings and behaviors resulting in situation that trigger their anxiety and documenting efforts to counter their negative self talk. They can use relaxation techniques and mindfulness skills on a daily basis. They can use grounding techniques, assertive communication, and gradual exposure when they encounter anxiety provoking situations.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anxiety therapy?

Barbara: To prepare for your first anxiety therapy session, you can notice and track the frequency, nature, and duration of symptoms. Also you can talk openly about the anxiety you may be feeling in preparation of the first session during our intake and we can problem solve some coping skills in the moment.

Joseph: To prepare for you first anxiety therapy session, you can reflect upon situations that trigger and anxiety and identify ways in which you currently cope with anxiety.

Starting Anxiety therapy

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Wyomissing, PA 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 Wyomissing 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?

Stress and Anxiety Counselors in Reading, PA

Anxiety can take many forms and there are many types of anxiety disorders such as: generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety, school phobia, (particularly in children), and obsessive compulsive disorder. You may have an anxiety disorder if you have any of the following symptoms that negatively affect your daily functioning:

  • Excessive worry
  • Restlessness
  • Fear and avoidance of people, places, or situations
  • Panic attacks which manifest in physical symptoms that mimic a heart attack such as: rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, chest pain or shortness of breath, feelings of choking, dizziness or feeling faint, nausea or abdominal distress, headaches, weakness, trembling or shaking, or feeling of being detached from self
  • Fear of dying, losing control, or going crazy
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Muscle tension
  • Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
  • Obsessive compulsive tendencies
  • Physical ailments that don’t improve after care

Why Do I Feel This Way?

Anxiety affects every age, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic class. Sometimes anxiety is hereditary and sometime it is induced by stress or a traumatic event.
Whatever the causes, the good news is that anxiety is highly treatable and research has shown over and over again that counseling can help. Treatment includes helping you understand your anxiety and providing you with cognitive behavioral strategies and techniques to overcome it.

These methods may include mindfulness, relaxation techniques, gradual exposure therapy, establishing routines, or exercises to help you retrain your brain. Sometimes medication can help your brain get back on the right track.

How Can Thriveworks-Wyomissing Help?

At Thriveworks-Wyomissing we have trained, experienced, and caring counselors to help you get your thoughts and feelings under control. We can give you the power tools and skills you need to take over this powerful force in your life.

Whether you are seeking help for yourself, your child, or a loved one, we are here to help. Call Thriveworks Reading today, or schedule online to get started.

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 Wyomissing therapists and counselors accept 43 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Wyomissing
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I really like my therapist and she is helping me deal with a stressfull situation
Mary Feb 2024
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Going well
mary Feb 2024
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I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Read more I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Margaret Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Read more Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Pauline Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Read more I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Judy Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Read more I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Reading Jun 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wyomissing is located next to Berkshire Heights Playground on 4 Park Plaza, off of N 6th St. We’re near Park Plaza Office Center, and we share a building with John Keiser, Weikel Realty Group, and Spherion.

Phone number

(610) 890-6746

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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