Understanding Anxiety

Although some levels of anxiety are considered normal, anxiety could be a significant problem and you can benefit from Anxiety Therapy if you are experiencing some of the following:

  • Persistent worry that you can't turn off
  • Worrying about many different things including what could happen in the future,  and/or ruminating about what has happened in the past, or worrying about whether other people are judging you.
  • Anxiety makes it difficult for you to relax
  • You can't enjoy the present
  • You feel unhappy, nervous, restless, and edgy
  • You experience panic attacks
  • You engage in avoidance behaviors
  • You have intrusive thoughts
  • You can't fall asleep or can't stay asleep
  • You have low self-confidence and self-esteem

Our Approach to Anxiety Therapy

Our approach to Anxiety therapy is personalized so that your unique circumstances and needs are addressed. Anxiety means a very different thing from person to person, and although there could be some overlapping similarities, everyone experiences anxiety in their own way. For this reason, our approach is divided in 3 main steps outlined below:

  • Assessment Period: Typically lasts from two to three sessions. This is a time devoted to getting to know you and your anxiety. You and your therapist will spent time understanding your past experiences, present environment, and future goals. This will help your therapist understand how has your problem started, what has maintained it, and what your goals are. The information is then used to develop a personalized treatment plan that would focus on skill-building exercises and relapse prevention plan.
  • Skill-Building Anxiety Therapy Sessions: You will learn practical strategies to manage your anxiety. These strategies include management of anxious and negative thought patterns, emotional and physical regulation, and addressing unhelpful behavioral patterns such as avoidance. You will be equipped with skills to cultivate resilience in the face of anxiety-provoking situations. Our therapists utilize evidence-based therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), proven to be highly effective in treating anxiety disorders.
  • Anxiety Relapse Prevention Plan: The final phase of your therapy journey involves the development of a relapse prevention plan. This plan serves as a roadmap to help you maintain the progress you've made and continue your own journey toward lasting wellness. Your plan will include an overview of your triggers, how to identify any potential new ones, early warning signs, and coping strategies to navigate these situations successfully.

Take the First Step in Standing Up Against Anxiety

If your anxiety is holding you back in any way, know that help is available. Take the first step today by reaching out to our team at Lima Counselling & Psychotherapy. We offer in-person therapy sessions in our office in Burlington and virtual sessions throughout Ontario.

Book a FREE consultation

These consultations are a great way to meet our therapists, ask any specific questions you may have, and also explore whether there is a therapist-client chemistry on both sides.

We look forward to supporting you on your journey towards emotional well-being and resilience.