Therapy for Anxiety
Anxiety can impact many aspects of your life in negative ways AND therapy can help you get your life back.
Working with a counsellor can help you manage the symptoms of anxiety by helping you cope and uncover the roots so that you can get on with life.
While anxiety can be a useful emotion, for many it can leave you feeling really down on yourself and sometime scared and out of control. Because of the way we are wired it can easily become chronic. And it can result in a whole range of different experience like:
- racing heart
- sleep issues
- eating issues
- irritability or anger
- spinning thoughts
- brain fog (the inability to think about things)
- challenges with partners around communication
- inability to connect
- constant questioning of relationships
- feeling paralyzed or anxious about meetings
- avoiding situations
- affecting our ability to think and therefore impacting our ability to do our work
And in some cases it can be coupled with depression, especially if we have be struggling for a while.
How can I help?
I work with you at your pace, respecting your agency.
If your anxiety is very acute we will work on self care strategies and coping techniques to help you lessen the symptoms.
We can work to help you cope and we can dive deeper to explore the roots of your anxiety to help you heal.
For exploring the roots of anxiety, some options are learning about your nervous system, exploring thinking, unpacking past experiences that may have been traumatic or looking at beliefs about yourself/others, all which may be contributing to your anxiety.
I have a non-pathologizing compassionate approach. I believe that we can harness the power of all our emotions, including anxiety, to inform us when our needs and wants are not getting met. Believe it or not anxiety is hardwired into us and it can save our lives.
In this work I am led by you and informed by my studies and personal experience. My work is trauma informed and inclusive and respectful of all people. Our life experiences are so unique and I believe in working alongside my clients to empower themselves to live their best truest selves.
You can do it!
You are part way there - looking into getting help with anxiety is a very positive step.
At this point you may be very tired by the clutch anxiety can have on your life. You can take steps to change this! Maybe you have already tried a few things and got some relief but want more. You can do it. I have seen numerous clients learn and grow in their ability to manage their anxiety so that it no longer controls their life!