ANXIETY COUNSELING IN ROUND ROCK

ANXIETY COUNSELING IN CEDAR PARK

 

WHAT IS ANXIETY?

Anxiety is a normal and common human reaction to stressful situations. It is characterized by nervousness, apprehension, self-doubt, and can cause physical bodily responses like increased blood pressure and heart rate.

Anxiety disorders occur when an anxious reaction is out of proportion with the stressful situation that caused the reaction. An anxiety disorder will cause a person to feel anxiety on a much larger scale or for a larger period of time that what one would expect for the situation – so much so that the anxiety will interfere with daily life. Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive psychiatric disorders in the United States. There are many types of anxiety disorders. Some types of anxiety disorders are:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – The most common anxiety disorder. GAD is a chronic disorder involving long lasting, excessive anxiety about nonspecific life events, objects, or situations. People with GAD may not be able to identify the cause of their anxiety.
  • Phobia – An irrational fear and avoidance of an object or situation.
  • Panic Disorder – Panic attacks are brief and sudden attacks of intense terror. Panic attacks usually peak at about 10 minutes but can last for hours. Panic disorders usually occur after periods of prolonged stress or frightening experiences.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Anxiety that results from a previous trauma. PTSD often leads to lasting and severe memories or flashbacks of the trauma.

WHAT CAUSES ANXIETY?

Anxiety is a bodily response to anticipate danger. It is important for survival and allows people to protect themselves or avoid harm, much like the “fight or flight” response.

Anxious behavior can be both inherited and learned. For example, research shows that children can both inherit anxious behavior from their parents and learn anxious behavior that their parents model.

Beyond the normal occasional anxious behavior, research proves that anxiety disorders run in families. Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and exposure to stressful life events.

TREATMENT OF ANXIETY

There are many effective treatments for anxiety and anxiety disorders:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – The basic premise of CBT is that our thoughts affect the way we feel. CBT sessions include the practice of Cognitive Restructuring, commonly known as Thought Challenging. This is a process where the counselor helps a client challenge negative thinking patterns that contribute to their anxiety and replacing those thinking patterns with more positive thoughts.
  • Exposure Therapy – A key component to anxiety is that it causes people to avoid the situations that cause them anxiety. Exposure therapy aims to expose those with anxiety to the situations or objects that cause them anxiety. Over time, they will feel like they have more control over the situation and their anxiety will diminish.
  • Exercise
  • Relaxation Techniques such as Mindfulness
  • Get Anxiety Counseling in Cedar Park and Anxiety Counseling in Round Rock

WHY SEEK HELP?

If you are suffering from anxiety, know that there is no quick fix for your condition. However, anxiety disorders are highly treatable. Many people with anxiety report that after seeking help from a qualified counselor, they see improvements with in the first few sessions.

Written by Kyle Dickerson, LMFT

If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or traumatizing experiences, these can be complicated matters which take time and patience. I work with each person to develop an individual plan, considering where you come from, where you are now, and ultimately where you want to be.

Anxiety Therapists at Gibson Counseling

Michelle Sumners, LCSW, LCDC

Michelle Sumners, LCSW, LCDC

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Location: Counseling in Round Rock and virtual counseling for Texas residents

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers),  Sendero, Multiplan, Moda, Magellan, Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), PHCS, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients: YES *Individuals only at this time*

(no couples or kids)

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Friday 10am to 7 pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm in person or virtual Round Rock

Expertise: Adults and couples

David "Nathan" Evans, LPC

David "Nathan" Evans, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (No EAP), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24) United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Multiplan/PHCS, Magellan, Humana, Moda, Sendero, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients: Yes

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday through Friday 1-pm to 7pm in person or virtual Cedar Park

Expertise: Adults and Couples

Ida MacDonald, LPC, CMHIMP

Ida MacDonald, LPC, CMHIMP

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Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

Evaluations Offered: Health Assessment

Insurances Accepted:  Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP) Tricare, Moda, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Optum EAP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Baylor Scott and White (starting 4-30-24), Humana, Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Triwest-VA, Sendero, Self pay $110

Accepting new clients: Yes virtual only

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Wednesday 11am to 7pm telehealth only

Expertise: Adults, Couples, Kids (16 year and up)

Sheila Moore-Bunch, LCSW

Sheila Moore-Bunch, LCSW

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:   Aetna,  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24) United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Multiplan, Moda, PHCS, Scott and White (starting 3-18-24), Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:  Yes  (adult individuals only)

Hours subject to availability:  Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 4pm in person or virtual Cedar Park

Expertise: Adults only, no couples and no kids

 

Whitney Briggs, LPC-S

Whitney Briggs, LPC-S

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Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS,  Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers) , Moda, Triwest-VA, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:   NO   (Video Only)  ADULTS, COUPLES & CHILDREN OVER 12

Expertise: Adults

Sasha Sharp, LPC

Sasha Sharp, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:   Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Moda, Multiplan/PHCS, Magellan, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:   No

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday through Thursday 9am to 6pm in person or virtual Cedar Park, Monday and Fridays 8am to 5pm telehealth only

Expertise: Adults and Children 7 and up

 

Ana "Rebeca" Ramirez, LPC

Ana "Rebeca" Ramirez, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24) United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Multiplan/PHCS, Humana, Moda, Sendero, Triwest, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients: Yes   (kids must be seen in person, no virtual for kids)

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 5pm, Monday and Friday 9am to 12pm in person or virtual cedar park

Rebeca speaks both English and Spanish. Rebeca habla español.

Expertise:

Adults and Children 7 and up

Amy Venn, LCSW-S

Amy Venn, LCSW-S

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Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth, Humana, Moda, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Multiplan/PHCS, Magellan, Sendero, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Triwest, Self pay $110

Accepting New Clients:   No

Expertise: Adults and Children (12 and up), No Couples

Rhonda Mack, LPC

Rhonda Mack, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:    Moda, Blue Cross Blue Shield,  United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Humana, Cigna/Evernorth (no EAP), Aetna (no EAP), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Scott and White (starting 3-18-24), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:  NO

Hours subject to availability:  Wedesday and Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday 10am to 4pm in person or virtual Cedar Park, Monday 2pm to 7pm telehealth only

Expertise:  Adults , Couples and Adolescents ages 16 and up

Mary Ellen Martin, LMFT

Mary Ellen Martin, LMFT

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Location: Counseling in Round Rock and virtual counseling for Texas residents

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Moda, Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:   YES   (No kids at this time)

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Thursday 10am to 630pm in person or virtual Round Rock

Expertise:  Adults, Couples

Susan Valley, LCSW

Susan Valley, LCSW

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:    Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Sendero, Magellan, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:  Yes

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday and Friday in person or virtual Cedar Park 1pm to 6pm and Monday 3-6pm telehealth only.

(Video and in person)

Expertise:  Adults, Couples and Teens (13 yrs and up)

Danielle Linders, LPC, LCDC

Danielle Linders, LPC, LCDC

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Location: Counseling in Round Rock and virtual counseling for Texas residents

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Sendero, Scott and White, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Moda, Magellan, Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:No

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Thursday 10am to 7pm in person or virtual Round Rock

Expertise: Adults -Individuals only

Paulina Pina, LPC

Paulina Pina, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Round Rock and virtual counseling for Texas residents

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP),  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Magellan, Moda, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero,  Scott and White, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:  No

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Thursday 10am to 4:30pm in person or virtual Round Rock

Paulina speaks both English and Spanish. Paulina habla español.

Expertise:Kids (8 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally Guerra, LPC

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Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP),  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Scott and White, Tricare, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Moda, Magellan, Triwest-VA, Self Pay $150

Evaluations Offered: ADD, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anger Issues and PTSD

Accepting clients: Video only  (Children age 12 and up)

Hours subject to availability: Wednesday 8am to 12, Thursday and Friday 8am to 5pm telehealth only

Expertise: Kids (12yr and up), Adults and Couples

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

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Location:  Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), BCBS, Humana, Moda, Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Scott and White, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:  YES     (Video only)​  Evening appointments available

Expertise: Kids (6 yr and up), Adults and Couples

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