Counselling for Anxiety – Calgary NW

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anxiety treatment calgary - km counsellingDo you feel worried, stressed, or overwhelmed? Have you been having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep and struggling to shut off your thoughts? Do you often find yourself imagining the worst-case scenario? 

Feelings of stress and worry from time to time are normal, but when you feel anxious more often than not, and worry starts to get in the way of things like sleep, work, or your social life, it may be time to talk to a mental health professional. 

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Common signs and symptoms of anxiety include:  

  • Many worries or thoughts that are difficult to control
  • Difficulty concentrating or feeling “fuzzy” or “brain fog”
  • Fatigue, and difficulty sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Avoiding certain situations or tasks 
  • Fear of being judged by others or worry about what others think about you 
  • Engaging in rituals or behaviours to try to get rid of a worry 
  • Hypervigilance or feeling “on alert”
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Rapid breathing and heart rate

What is Anxiety?

What to Do if I Have Symptoms of Anxiety

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If you have signs or symptoms of anxiety, there are several things that you can do on your own to try to manage these symptoms. Things to try include:

  1. Building routines such as wake-up and sleep times, meal times, and time for fun.
  2. Using calming strategies like deep breathing and guided meditation.
  3. Talking about how you are feeling with your support network. 
  4. Engaging in physical activity. 
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If you have been struggling to manage your anxiety symptoms on your own, therapy with a registered psychologist can help you learn effective tools and strategies to get back to feeling better. 

At KM Counselling you will work with a registered psychologist committed to ensuring that the therapy process is tailored to meet your specific needs. At the onset of counselling, you will work with the therapist to explore your current anxiety symptoms and assess what type of anxiety you may be experiencing. From there, treatment goals and first steps will collaboratively be developed and worked on together. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How prevalent is anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health concerns that impact people today. It is estimated that approximately 30% of adults in North America will experience some form of anxiety in their lifetime. 

What psychological treatment options are available for anxiety?

Multiple treatment options for anxiety exist. Some common evidence-based psychological treatments include cognitive behavioural therapy, exposure therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Because there are many different types of anxiety, the treatment for anxiety should be specifically tailored to address the type of anxiety experienced.  

How long does anxiety treatment take?

Most people with anxiety can start to see the benefits of psychological treatment within several weeks. However, the length of treatment varies depending on the severity and complexity of symptoms being experienced and treatment may be complicated by other co-existing conditions and mental health history. This is why anxiety treatment must be tailored specifically to meet your unique needs. 

What other resources are available for anxiety support?

  • – Evidence-based self-help tools for managing anxiety symptoms related to specific anxiety disorders.
  • Mindshift App – This free app offers support for managing symptoms of anxiety. 
  • Moodgym – Self-help online tool for learning skills to manage anxiety and depression

Many issues that people seek counselling for are not easy to talk about. That is why KM Counselling strives to create a safe and empathic space where you can talk about the hard things with a registered psychologist who will tailor a counselling approach specific to your unique needs. 

No matter what issues you are seeking support to address, KM Counselling is here to help explore the issues most important to you. Don’t wait to experience meaningful, lasting change. 

Let’s connect today. 

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