Receive Professional Support for Anxiety and Depression
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.
Possible Themes to Explore in Therapy
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.
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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.