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Anxiety Counselling Calgary

Do you feel like anxiety is interfering with your wellbeing? It is time to get help from anxiety disorders professionals.
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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 OneLife 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.

Types of Anxiety

You might be wondering: What’s the difference between someone who gets anxious occasionally from someone who struggles with an anxiety disorder?

At OneLife, we don’t diagnose, and we don’t label—instead, we focus on providing the best treatment for your conditions. If anxiety is interfering with your life, we find the most effective treatments to help you with it.

That being said, it’s useful to understand the different types of anxiety disorders; this can help you see which common symptoms you experience and which treatments may be most effective for you.
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With respect to anxiety characteristics, there are several common disorder types:
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Hypochondria
  • Panic attacks
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
You don’t need a diagnosis to seek help. At OneLife, our doors are open for everyone who is experiencing anxiety symptoms. We’ll give you the tools you need to empower yourself — and the first step is seeking professional treatment. Learn to cope with and reduce the negative effects of anxiety with our counselling services.

Will Counselling Help My Anxiety?

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:

  1. Does your anxiety interfere with your ability to work, study, or do everyday activities?
  2. Do you experience physical symptoms when you’re anxious, including nausea, increased heart rate, shakiness, rapid breathing, trouble sleeping, or a skin rash? 
  3. Do you have uncontrollable anxious thoughts about things you’re worried about?
  4. Have you ever had panic attacks?
  5. Do you have recurring thoughts about past events? 
  6. Do social situations make you uncomfortable?
  7. Do you find yourself trying to hide how anxious you feel around others?
  8. Are you worried that your stress can’t be treated?

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.

What Other Symptoms Are Common in an Anxiety Attack?

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:

  • Muscle tension
  • Chest pain or chest tightness
  • Heart palpitations and pounding heartbeat
  • Difficulty controlling your unwanted thoughts
  • Sweating
  • Intense fear
  • Feeling like you’re out of breath

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. 

What Is the Best Type of Counselling for Anxiety?

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:

  • What are your main fears, worries, or anxieties?
  • How do your anxious feelings influence your behaviours?
  • What thought patterns are you seeking to change?

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.

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Get yourself back on track with ADHD therapy. With our counselling services, we’ll help you regain control of your brain and follow through with the goals you want to accomplish. 

During your initial consultation, we’ll match you with a therapist who’s right for you. You’ll learn the strategies and skills you need to manage attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Contact OneLife Counselling & Coaching today!
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Virtual or In-Person Counselling

We want to make your appointment as comfortable as possible. Do you prefer to stay at home? Whether you have a busy schedule or you simply prefer privacy, we offer virtual counselling to accommodate your needs. And if you’d rather book an in-person appointment, we do that, too! Let us know what you’d like, and we’ll be happy to help.

Take Back yourself With Anxiety Counselling in Calgary!

Do you feel stuck? Frustrated with any mental health problem? Afraid you won’t ever get your stress level under control?

At OneLife, we’re here to help guide you along the journey to a better you. Empower yourself to change unhealthy thought patterns and create peace of mind. 

You can schedule appointments on weekdays, evenings, and weekends—we’re open 7 days a week! With no waitlists, we’re ready to help you right away; we’re always taking new clients. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours of hearing from you. 

You don’t need to live full of worry and fear. Discover the difference that anxiety counselling makes. To book your appointment, contact OneLife Counselling & Coaching today.
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