Is Overwhelming Anxiety Impacting Your Personal And Professional Life?
Do you suddenly suffer from anxiety or experience panic attack symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, trembling, heart palpitations, fear of dying or loss of control?
Are you worried that your life, your relationships or your career are being affected by sudden panic attacks or bouts of anxiety? Does it feel as though anxiety is impacting every aspect of your life?
Struggling with anxiety can be isolating, frustrating and exhausting. You may feel paralyzed with feelings of doubt when you think about your personal or professional future. Perhaps you are fearful about going in to work, concerned that you might start sweating, experiencing heart palpitations and end up with a sudden panic attack during a presentation. Or, you might have a feeling of dread, constantly worrying about your family or your performance at work. Do you wish there was a simple and immediate step you could take to change the way you think so you could live without always being worried?
Many Individuals Struggle To Manage Anxiety
Almost everyone struggles with stress, panic or anxiety at some point in their lives. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada, one in four Canadians will experience anxiety in their lifetime. Different factors may contribute to an anxiety disorder, including genetics, brain chemistry and medical and environmental factors, such as illness and daily stress. Anxiety triggers can be internal – memories or negative beliefs about yourself – or external – stressful situations or images that recall a traumatic experience. Many individuals try to manage anxiety by avoiding uncomfortable thoughts, emotions and situations.
Whether you have struggled with anxiety since childhood or you only recently began experiencing anxiety symptoms, there is hope. Anxiety treatment can help you learn how to recognize, reduce and manage stress and fear in a healthy way so you can feel empowered to move forward in your life.
Anxiety Treatment Can Help You Take Control Of Your Life
Anxiety is more than just a physical or emotional response to stress. Anxiety can be difficult to deal with as an uncontrollable fear can leave you feeling helpless to change your situation. But, with the right guidance and support, you can once again – or for the first time – feel calm, comfortable and confident. Treating anxiety can help you learn to recognize and cope with distressing symptoms. Furthermore, you will be able to understand and address the factors that may be contributing to increased anxiety in your life.
In our sessions, we will work together in a safe environment to resolve your anxiety. I will tailor your treatment plan, taking into consideration your present personal and professional challenges and goals.
One of the first things you will learn during our counselling sessions is how to recognize and alleviate uncomfortable symptoms that may be impacting your personal life, relationships or your career. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – the most widely used anxiety treatment approach in the world – you can develop the practical skills you need to manage increased stress or worry and find relief. And, once you are able to effectively recognize and respond to panic and anxiety triggers, you can examine negative thoughts, behaviors or reactions and set personal anxiety treatment goals.
By integrating CBT with mindfulness as part of your treatment of anxiety, it will help you better identify, accept and reconcile your temporary anxious thoughts, feelings and sensations, viewing them as just part of the human experience. In the end, you will learn to live more in the present and not to worry so much about the past or future. And, by using relaxation techniques and other strategies, you will take an active role in your recovery, both in and out of sessions.
I have been helping individuals from different backgrounds learn to manage and overcome anxiety for years, and I have seen how effective anxiety treatment can be when you find the right therapist and treatment plan. With my help, you can learn the skills you need to navigate difficult emotions or transitions and feel a sense of calm and control in your life.
But, you may still have questions or concerns about anxiety treatment…
I’ve found ways to cope with my anxiety. What if therapy makes things worse?
I provide a safe setting where you can feel comfortable exploring challenges and practicing new and healthy coping skills. Identifying and addressing anxiety causes and triggers can feel intimidating; but, utilizing proven techniques like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and mindfulness, I can help you develop effective ways to manage and reduce your anxiety. With the right resources and tools, you can feel more calm and in control of your life and emotions.
I’m worried people will think I’m crazy if they find out I’m in therapy.
There is a difference between struggling with mental illness and wishing to protect and grow your mental health. You protect your physical health by eating well, exercising and going to the doctor when you don’t feel 100 percent. And you protect your mental health by taking care of yourself and finding the right support system – often friends, family or a therapist. Staying healthy – both physically and mentally – is worth the work, and sometimes we all need a little help taking care of ourselves. I recognize that there is a stigma surrounding therapy, however, and I provide confidential, warm and welcoming counselling to help you feel comfortable and safe addressing your challenges.
I don’t know if I can afford anxiety treatment.
It is true that psychotherapy can represent an additional cost, either through private insurance or out of pocket. Therapy is an investment in your long-term well-being, and it can help you avoid a variety of potential costs that may stem from untreated anxiety – missed opportunities or relationships, lower earnings or even the loss of a job. Additionally, many clients begin to notice positive changes in as little as two months.
You Can Feel Calm And Confident Again
If you are ready to learn how to understand, manage and overcome anxiety, or if you have additional questions about anxiety treatment, I invite you to call (647) 930-8448 or email to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation.