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Anxiety Therapy

Transforming anxiety into strength, finding resilience and peace.

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Feeling perpetually on edge, having trouble sleeping, replaying events in your mind, fearing failure... if this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health challenges faced by millions globally.

But did you know that anxiety therapy can drastically improve your quality of life?

Therapy isn't just about managing symptoms, it's about uncovering and addressing the root cause of your anxiety. It's about learning coping mechanisms that can help you navigate through the challenges of daily life. It provides you with the tools to reduce stress, break free from the cycle of anxious thinking, and restore balance in your life.

By seeking therapy, you're not just tackling anxiety but actively taking steps towards a healthier, happier you. You're opening doors to rediscovering joy, freedom, and fulfillment.

You're Not Alone.

Experiencing anxiety might make you feel isolated, but remember, you're not alone. In fact, anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million adults in the U.S alone, that's around 18% of the population. Globally, this condition affects about 284 million people.

In this vast sea of people navigating the same uncertain waters every day, there is strength in knowing you're not alone. And there's even more strength in sharing your experiences and seeking help.

Therapy provides a safe harbor where you can learn tools to navigate your journey. It offers the guidance needed to understand, manage, and eventually control your anxiety, drastically improving your quality of life.

So, don't let anxiety sail your ship. Remember, millions of us are on this journey together. In sharing, we find solidarity. In therapy, we find resilience

Your Physical Health is also Impacted.

Anxiety isn't just a mental challenge - it can deeply impact your physical health, causing symptoms like headaches, upset stomach, or a racing heart rate. However, with proper tools and strategies learned through therapy, it's possible to navigate these stormy seas. Prioritize your wellness, both mental and physical.

Nobody Else 'Gets it'...

Attempting to sidestep triggers of your anxiety might lead you to retract from hobbies and interests you once loved. Continual concerns about becoming a burden to your significant other can be a constant, yet you struggle with articulating your needs effectively. Despite needing rest and self-care, the impulse to keep pushing forward to meet perceived expectations from others often wins out.

In the midst of this, well-intentioned advice from loved ones such as "Don't fret, Keep calm" can inadvertently make you feel more misunderstood and guilty, instead of relieved.

Perhaps you're eager to understand the root causes of the anxiety you've been experiencing, and long for a life where worry doesn't dictate your actions.

Many believe that living with anxiety is an unavoidable reality.

Attempting to sidestep triggers of your anxiety might lead you to retract from hobbies and interests you once loved. Continual concerns about becoming a burden to your significant other can be a constant, yet you struggle with articulating your needs effectively. Despite needing rest and self-care, the impulse to keep pushing forward to meet perceived expectations from others often wins out.

In the midst of this, well-intentioned advice from loved ones such as "Don't fret, Keep calm" can inadvertently make you feel more misunderstood and guilty, instead of relieved.

Perhaps you're eager to understand the root causes of the anxiety you've been experiencing, and long for a life where worry doesn't dictate your actions.

Normal Anxiety Vs Chronic Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before making an important decision, or before taking a test. This type of anxiety comes and goes, but does not interfere with your everyday life.

In contrast, persistent (or chronic) anxiety is a type of anxiety disorder. With this, the feeling of worry doesn't go away and can get worse over time. It can interfere with your daily activities and may be difficult to control. Chronic anxiety often involves excessive, long-lasting worry and fear about everyday situations.

Through anxiety therapy, you can reclaim your life's joy and freedom

Anxiety therapy is not just a remedy, but a transformative journey. It's like opening a door to self-discovery, where you learn to untangle the complex knots of your fears and worries. With each therapy session, you'll gain insights and practical tools to respond to anxiety-inducing situations differently. This process can help you understand your triggers, challenge your thought patterns, and ultimately, regain control over your life.

As you start managing your anxiety effectively, you'll notice a newfound sense of freedom—freedom from the crippling fears that held you back. This liberation will make room for the simple joys of life you might have forgotten. Be it the peace of a good night's sleep, the thrill of trying something new, or the joy of fully being in a moment, therapy can help you reclaim these treasures. By helping you navigate through your worries, anxiety therapy can bring back the joy and freedom into your life.

What Does Anxiety Therapy Look Like in Practice?

Anxiety therapy varies based on the individual's needs, but often follows a general structure:

  1. Getting to Know You: In the beginning, therapy is a lot like meeting a new friend. Your therapist will want to know more about you – your life, your struggles, your victories, and your hopes. They'll listen to your story to understand the root causes of your anxiety and the triggers that intensify it.

  2. Setting Personal Goals: You and your therapist will discuss what you want to achieve through therapy. Maybe you want to feel less overwhelmed, improve your relationships, or simply enjoy life more. These goals will act as your personal compass, guiding the therapeutic journey.

  3. Choosing the Right Path: Depending on what you're comfortable with and what you need, your therapist might suggest various therapeutic techniques. These could be mindfulness exercises to help you stay present, cognitive-behavioral strategies to shift your thought patterns, or exposure techniques to gradually confront your fears.

  4. Putting it Into Practice: Therapy isn't just about talking. You'll be given 'homework' to integrate your learnings into daily life. This might mean trying out relaxation techniques before a stressful event, practicing mindful eating, or keeping a thought diary to recognize anxiety patterns.

  5. Regular Check-Ins: Over time, you and your therapist will reflect on your journey - what's working, what's not, and where to go next. You'll celebrate victories, big and small, and adjust your path as needed.

  6. Creating Your New Normal: When you start to feel stronger, therapy will focus on cementing your new skills and preparing for the future. You'll discuss ways to maintain your progress, tackle unexpected hurdles, and keep anxiety at bay.

  7. This journey is unique to everyone. It may have its share of challenges, but the destination - a life less ruled by anxiety - is worth every step.

Start Your Change Today

Think we might be a good fit? Simply contact us for a free consultation. Offering online and in-person counselling in Sherwood Park and Edmonton.

 

It's time you move forward and become the happiest healthiest you! Please reach out soon.

Anxiety Counselling – Sherwood Park Psychologists | Edmonton Child Psychologists
Little Tree Psychology
Therapy for Anxiety in Sherwood Park

2181 Premier Way #100, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2V1

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