Although anxiety can have a big impact on your mental health, therapy and counselling can help.
The most effective treatment for anxiety disorder is CBT, or cognitive behaviour therapy (more information on CBT below). An online therapist can provide support as well as help you develop resources, strategies & tools to help manage your anxiety.
Many people exhibit signs or symptoms of anxiety that include, but are not limited to:
Fear and stress in social situations
Avoidance of social situations
Avoidance of work or school
Negative thoughts or fears that you can’t get out of your head
Headaches or stomach aches with no medical explanation
Tense muscles/body aches with no medical explanation
Irritability with friends or loved ones
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions in Canada.
Sometimes an anxiety disorder can follow a major life event (e.g., moving houses, relationship break up, becoming a parent, changing schools, graduation, illness) and sometimes it can seemingly develop out of nowhere. It often runs in the family (genetics) as many people can usually point to a couple of relatives who probably have anxiety. If you or your loved one is suffering from an anxiety disorder–there is hope, therapies such as CBT are very effective treatment for anxiety. A therapist will provide you with tools & strategies you can use to support yourself when you start to feel anxious. It's important to get help as soon as you start to notice symptoms, as anxiety can get worse if left untreated.
The good news is that anxiety is very treatable and there are many effective psychotherapies for anxiety. The most effective treatment for anxiety is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Using CBT I have helped hundreds of people overcome their anxiety in social situations, at work, in their relationships, and more. I can help you too, from the comfort of your home or office with online therapy & counselling.
There are many sources of information & resources for CBT, but many people find it’s most effective when they have the support of a therapist. Your therapist can walk you through strategies to use when you start to feel anxious, tools for managing stress, and ways to address persistent negative thoughts. The best part? It can all be done online.
By working on your anxiety, you can expect to see an improvement in your overall mental health including better sleep and feeling more calm.
I offer two streams of service: short and long-term online therapy for anxiety. It’s convenient, effective and confidential. Become the best version of yourself!