Help Overcoming Anxiety and Depression

Your therapist will work alongside you as you explore underlying factors relating to anxiety or depression.  Work with a trusted professional to find strategies to help you discover a greater sense of well being.

Receive Professional Support in a Kind and Compassionate Place


When one is challenged by anxiety one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can feel out of control and out of balance.  Anxiety can have crippling effects on the individual and may interfere with many areas of day to day life, including job performance and relationships.  When anxiety is left unaddressed, it may lead to more severe emotional and physical issues. Having access to tools and techniques which help to alleviate symptoms of anxiety can help to significantly reduce stress levels and increase wellness.


There are a number of reasons an individual may suffer from feelings of sadness or depression.  Some of these circumstances are temporary and will pass on their own.  Sometimes, however, low moods and depressive thoughts and feelings become problematic as they present significant challenges in a person’s life and interfere with their ability to function.  Finding the right support from friends, family, and professionals can be crucial in overcoming depressive episodes.

Possible Themes to Explore in Therapy

Root Causes

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There are times when the cause of anxious thoughts or depressive feelings can be easily linked to a specific even or circumstance.  At other times, however, these challenges may feel unexpected and somewhat confusing.  Personal therapy can help individuals understand the root causes of difficult thoughts and feelings with the support of a trusted professional.

Coping Strategies

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When the effects of anxiety or depression interfere with day to day functioning or relationships, finding practical strategies to cope can help to reduce these effects and increase overall sense of well-being.

Self Care

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The fast paced nature of today’s world can lead to high stress lifestyles and feelings of disconnect.  The responsibilities around jobs, loved ones, and day to day grind can leave little time for self-reflection and attending to one’s own needs.  Learning strategies to improve self care practice can be essential in lessening feelings of anxiety and depression.

Healthy Boundaries

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Whether or not they intend to be so, there are often people and relationships in our lives that do little to build us up, and may even actively bring us down.  Establishing healthy boundaries is crucial to ensuring these people and relationships do not have the opportunity to deplete us.

Cognitive Patterns

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The way we frame and understand our worlds directly influences the way we feel about our circumstance.  Understanding our cognitive patters, and shifting them if necessary, can work to significantly decrease anxiety and lift moods.

Repressed Emotions

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It may not always be possible to process the emotions involved when experiencing different life events, and so we may repress complicated emotions until we are more equipped to deal with them.   Repressed emotions can show themselves  as anxious thoughts or bouts of depression.  Setting aside the time to nurture these repressed feelings can alleviate these challenges.

How therapy might help with Anxiety or Depression

When the effects of anxiety or depression are beginning to interfere with our lives, it can be difficult to imagine a way out of the pain.  Hopelessness can arise as the symptoms of anxiety and depression become overwhelming.  This hopelessness can often result in the individual isolating one’s self from friends and family, only causing more pain.

Therapy can offer a range of benefits for those challenged by anxious thoughts or depressive episodes.  A professional therapist will be able to offer a compassionate ear, practical tools, and helpful resources to assist with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. A therapist can also work together with you as you set goals to keep you focused on taking compassionate action towards feeling better.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a therapeutic intervention where talk and experiential techniques are used to aid individuals in understanding themselves more deeply while working through any number of specific challenges.

Is Psychotherapy covered by insurance?

Some insurance companies are beginning to include Psychotherapy under more advanced benefit plans.

If your insurance company does not currently cover psychotherapy, please visit the Registered Psychotherapists Insurance Committee for more information.


Who is a candidate for therapy?

Any person who feels as though they would benefit from speaking with a professional is a candidate for therapy.  If you are experiencing difficulties dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, or any number of challenges, finding a professional to work with might be the right choice for you.

How do you choose a therapist?

There are a number of ways an individual might find a therapist.  Searching online will undoubtedly present a number of viable options. Referrals from medical professionals or friends are often useful when beginning a search for the right therapist.

While there are many factors you may want to consider, such as convenience, education, approach, etc., the most important consideration is how comfortable you feel with your therapist.  Following your instincts might be the most helpful tool in finding the right fit for you.

Talk to a therapist.

Your registered psychotherapist is committed to helping you work through your challenges.

You will have the opportunity and space to address your anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and mindfulness needs.

In a safe & supportive space.

Therapy offers you the opportunity to work through a number of problems you may be experiencing.

You will be provided with a safe and compassionate environment as you heal and grow.


With flexible appointment times.

Schedule an appointment by calling

(647)464-2091.  Alternatively, schedule online here

Sliding scale rates and flexible appointment times are available.

*Please ask if available times do not fit your schedule.