Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is an Excellent Healing Modality for Anxiety

If you are suffering from anxiety, know that you don’t have to live with fear and worry. Psychotherapy can help you understand and overcome many anxiety disorders. Therapy addresses the root causes of anxiety. It provides the tools to view situations, events, and relationships with a fresh, more realistic perspective. With the aid of a therapist, discover ways to relax, gain problem-solving skills and coping techniques to quiet the mind, reduce anxiety, and master fears. Psychotherapy helps you to recognize and modify these negative thoughts and beliefs by identifying anxious thinking patterns and erroneous beliefs and replacing them with more realistic perceptions.

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic modality that is very effective for treating many types of anxiety disorders such as phobias, panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. CBT operates by examining, exploring, and modifying negative thinking patterns with the aid of a trusted therapist who can aid you in creating new perceptions and patterns of cognition that will help you in dealing with challenging situations.

The cognitive component of CBT entails learning to recognize and examine negative thoughts, and how they influence feelings and moods that, in turn, impact behaviour. Behaviour therapy examines your reactions to the events that can trigger anxiety, and it offers new approaches to actions produced by more clear and realistic reasoning.

Numerous scientific studies have shown that psychotherapy provides safe, effective, and long-lasting treatment for anxiety disorders. Working with a trusted therapist can enhance your mental and physical well-being by giving you the tools that will assist you in the work of recovery.  It will allow you to recognize anxious feelings, confront fearful ideas and replace them with more nuanced reasoning, and implement effective coping strategies.

Therapy involves facing your fears, rather than artfully dodging them. While psychotherapy may be challenging at times, through work, experience, and commitment, it is possible to overcome anxiety. By implementing the strategies, concepts, and insights you learn in psychotherapy, you can learn to know your mind and to live a more peaceful and centred life free of anxiety.

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Vera Cheng, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

Toronto, ON 

(647) 493-1557

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