Panic and Anxiety Therapy in Toronto
Anxiety can be debilitating if left untreated. Worries, tension, anxiety, and panic all have a way of narrowing our lives and limiting the kinds of activities we engage in. Some people experience anxiety in a highly physical way: always feeling on edge and never being able to relax or experience ease.
Others notice that they spend their lives caught up in the narratives of their minds — stuck in the ruminations of the past or the worries of the future, and rarely living their lives in the present moment.
Anxiety Is Different for Everyone!
Anxiety experiences differ from person to person. Perhaps, your anxiety centers on a particular situation, something that has happened or will happen. Your anxiety may also come out at particular times, perhaps as a reaction to social settings or specific people or perhaps due to racing thoughts and unending worries that show up any time you try to relax — like at bedtime. At times, they may also appear inexplicably, manifesting in simple physical feelings of anxiety without any particular associated concerns or worries, as is often the case with panic attacks.
Everybody has moments of tension, worry, or anxiety, which are normal reactions to stress. Unfortunately, if these feelings of tension, fear, or worry occur too frequently and start to interfere with your ability to carry out daily tasks, it may indicate an anxiety problem.
People handle anxiety differently, and certain situations may cause greater worry than others. However you experience anxiety and panic, our anxiety therapy for Toronto patients can help you find relief from symptoms including:
Agitation, restlessness, tension
Elevated heart rate
Excessive sweating and trembling
Types of Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
GAD is often characterized by excessive and constant worry, triggered by anything such as school performance, work, finances, or relationships. Worrying thoughts may make it difficult to concentrate or complete tasks. Distress brought on by anxiety might also result in bodily symptoms or sleep issues.
Intense fear or anxiety may lead to panic disorder. You can experience nausea, dizziness, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, and chest pains. Even though panic attacks are temporary, they can be so upsetting that people will want to avoid certain situations to avoid having another one.
Phobias are irrational fears about a certain object or circumstance. A few common phobias are an aversion to blood or needles, heights, closed spaces, or flying.
When triggered, someone with a phobia experiences great anxiety or panic and frequently avoids situations out of fear of experiencing such feelings.
Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is the overwhelming feeling of unease, shyness, or fear in social circumstances. You could experience this when out in public, at work or school, or hanging out with friends.
How Anxiety Counselling in Toronto Can Help
Typically, this work will begin with an initial intake session where you will be able to provide your therapist with a clear picture of how anxiety has limited your life and your therapy goals. Within this first session, our therapists will work to provide you with tools that you can put to use right away so that you leave your first session with practical strategies to help you start moving forward.
Determining your goals for therapy, followed by discussing treatment options
Skills training for anxiety and stress management
Giving you practical tools you can use right away
Our therapists may use:
Finding Help for Anxiety in Toronto
Anxiety has a way of getting worse over time. The things we do to find relief from anxiety, often paradoxically get us ever more stuck and our lives become ever more limited. We’re not trying to increase your anxiety! Chances are you’ve experienced this yourself. The good news is that psychotherapy can provide tremendous effective relief for anxiety and break the cycles that keep you stuck. Get in touch with Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates to schedule your initial consultation for free. We will discuss your goals and objectives and set you up with a therapist who has the training and expertise to address your needs.
Our therapists are well-versed and experienced in offering anxiety therapy and other approaches to psychotherapy in Toronto.
Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates — The Trusted Anxiety Specialist in Toronto
Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates can assist you no matter what kind of anxiety you are experiencing. Book a session with one of our therapists and experience our approach for yourself by calling us at (289) 801-4133. We offer in-person sessions in Toronto and remote sessions for anyone in Ontario.
Clients we work with often report reduced anxiety and panic, greater calm and ease in their lives, and true anxiety relief. To book a session with one of our therapists and experience our approach for yourself, reach out below. We offer in-person sessions in Toronto and remote sessions for anyone in Ontario.