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Counselling for Anxiety

Counseling for Anxiety

There are many efficient therapies available for anxiety disorder treatment. These treatments may be used to treat a diagnosis of anxiety disorder, but they may also help to reduce overall symptoms of anxiety.

Psychotherapy focuses on modifying the feelings, impulses, and habits of fear.

There are several different forms of psychotherapy, but two of them are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety is counseling for anxiety problems that include the detection of automatic negative thinking behaviors correlated with symptoms of fear. If these have been established, people can learn to consciously challenge those ideas and replace them with more rational ones.

Exposure therapy is a technique that may be useful in the treatment of some forms of anxiety, including serious phobias. People are increasingly introduced to the dreaded object or condition when performing calming techniques. Eventually, the source of their fear becomes less frightening.


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I get asked this question all the time!  The answer is, it really depends.  The experience of anxiety is a part of our normal, human range of emotions.  A little anxiety is beneficial; it keeps us safe, and in smaller amounts, provides motivation.  The real key question is, does your experience of anxiety interfere with your life?  If the answer is yes, then seeking a psychotherapy consultation may be a good idea.

There is a lot of research that shows that certain types of psychotherapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and more recently, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other mindfulness-based interventions can successfully treat most people who suffer from anxiety and related disorders.

I am a psychologist, not a psychiatrist, and therefore, do not prescribe medication to my clients.  Some clients find medication helpful; if this is something that I believe will be helpful to a client, I initiate a collaborative conversation, and provide assistance in finding a psychiatrist for further evaluation and treatment.

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