Do you know why people get anxious?
It has to do with how our brains are wired. We’re designed to survive, and in extreme situations, anxiety protects us from dangerous actions. It also motivates us to take care of ourselves and prepare for stressful situations, like upcoming exams or project deadlines.
The issue arises when anxiety no longer serves us as a survival function. It can grow until it’s much bigger than the threat your brain perceives. Instead of helping you survive, it can actually prevent you from filling a happy, fulfilling.
Does this sound like you? Are you constantly asking yourself, “But what if this happened?” Your anxiety disorders as well as other mental health issues can affect your relationships and social behavior. And sometimes, it prevents you from doing important things, like seeing the dentist, driving, and/or attending work/school. If this is your case, you should consider getting professional help in anxiety counselling.
At One Life in Calgary, we know that anxiety disorders affect the mind and the body. When treating it, we take a holistic approach. We look at your physical symptoms, the behaviors you want to change, and the best ways to help you.
With our solution-focused anxiety therapy in Calgary, your experienced therapist will identify the irrational fears you want to treat, and they’ll share coping strategies to help you manage stress.
Anxiety isn’t always useful—for some, it’s actively harmful. Do your fears get in the driver’s seat? Take back yourself and regain control of your mind with our Calgary based anxiety counselling services.
If you’re seeking anxiety treatment, consider counselling. Studies indicate that anxiety therapy is an effective way to manage anxious thoughts. Cognitive behavioral therapy shows evidence of being a highly effective treatment for anxiety disorders.
If you deal with anxiety, you might be debating whether you should seek counselling services. Still on the fence? Ask yourself the following questions:
Did you answer “yes” to any of the above? These questions all relate to common symptoms of anxiety attacks.
If you’re interested in understanding your thought patterns and altering your behaviors, the treatment can significantly improve your emotional comfort. During your consultation, we’ll learn about what you’re dealing with, the treatment you’re looking for, and how we can help you with any mental health issue.
“Anxiety” is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but you might not be clear on what this mental health disorder actually means. Even though anxiety seems to take place in your mind, it presents a host of physical symptoms, too. The most common anxiety symptoms include:
Even if you don’t experience the symptoms above, you may still be struggling with anxiety. We all experience anxiety to some degree, but the extent of that anxiety and the bodily sensations it causes are different for everyone.
When you feel distressed, it’s because your mind or body is telling you something. Through counselling, you can identify what that something is and how to manage it. Are you looking for a better way to manage your anxiety? There are a variety of therapy options to choose from—but which are right for you? There’s no magic pill to cure mental health disorders—medications can be helpful to some, but that’s a conversation to have with your doctor. On the whole, anxiety takes work to manage. Through counselling, you can learn to rewire your thought patterns and make positive changes. When treating this symptom, finding the right therapist is key. It’s not just about the treatment you receive—it’s about the connection you have with the provider of that treatment. During your consultation, we’ll connect you with the right therapist for your needs. Your therapist will ask questions to learn more about how anxiety presents itself for you. They might ask:
At OneLife, we offer a variety of anxiety treatments, including anxiety counselling, psychodynamic therapy, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Gestalt therapy, and more. We’ll tailor your treatment based on what we believe will be most effective for you.
If being able to use your insurance benefits is an important factor in your selection, our team would be happy to recommend one of our therapists who's services are covered by most insurance plans. Please be sure to confirm in advance if insurance coverage is preferred.
Our standard fees are aligned with the recommended fee schedule from the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta. However, we offer the added value of 60-minute sessions in contrast to the recommended 50-minute session for this fee.
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