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I have decided to write about the benefits of psychotherapy for anxiety to offer hope for those suffering from this debilitating disorder. As a caring, experienced Toronto Anxiety Psychotherapist I have worked with many individuals who present with anxiety. If you feel that you are one of these individuals – do not despair.

Precision Tailored Psychotherapy For Your Anxiety

 

I offer what I refer to as “precision tailored psychotherapy” meaning that every treatment is specifically unique to the individual. What has initiated your anxiety and what maintains your anxiety will be dramatically different from anyone else.

 

For example, some individuals will experience only anxiety, others will experience anxiety and depression, yet others may also suffer with insomnia. Your experiences and your conclusions about yourself are specific to you. Therefore, how you learn to deal with your anxiety will be different from other individuals I treat.

 

Through our exploration of who you have become, your anxiety triggers, you will learn ways to reduce your anxiety. You can embrace ways to become happier and less anxious by taking the time to understand your mind, brain and central nervous system. Knowledge can lead to change.

 

 

Anxiety

 

Anxiety

 

I have decided to write about the benefits of psychotherapy for anxiety to offer hope for those suffering from this debilitating disorder. As a caring, experienced Toronto Anxiety Psychotherapist I have worked with many individuals who present with anxiety. If you feel that you are one of these individuals – do not despair.

 

We, as human beings, experience anxiety or nervousness when writing an exam, public speaking, or going for a job interview. This however is quite different than if you are anxious most days and at times for no apparent reason. You may find that you are awoken by your anxiety in the middle of the night or in the morning dreading the onset of the day.

 

Anxiety Symptoms

 

Anxiety and Past Experiences

 

As you come to explore yourself and your history in psychotherapy you will come to understand more clearly what has made you vulnerable to anxiety.

 

The human being is an “evolving self.” Your experiences and your conclusions about your experiences affect your comfort level as a “living organism” in your environment. What does this mean? What you have experienced and what you have witnessed will shape your mind/brain.

 

Also, how you define yourself, your internal dialogue, and your self-concept will all influence how you perceive yourself in your environment. I use the term environment to include family, school, friends, workplace, social settings, romantic relationships and the world that surrounds you.

 

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Anxiety and Childhood Experiences

 

Let me give one example of how anxiety can originate. Let us say that a child of age 8 is bullied at school. A child can quickly presume that there is something wrong with them and that they are not likeable. The child feels painfully rejected. Let us say then that the child comes home to share this event with family only to learn that the family has no interest in the child’s day and minimizes the impact of this event and then further humiliates the child by calling the child a “wimp and a crybaby.”

 

Children, as they develop, need the support of their family to help them regulate (emotionally and physiologically) and put perspective on the life events and to offer them tools in how to navigate a similar situation in the future. Without this backing the child feels alone, unloved, and rejected. This could lead the child in feeling alone in an “overwhelming, unsafe and uncaring world.” For some this could be the beginning of generalized anxiety.

 

Some experiences lead to a fear of our environment and deep feelings of inadequacy. This is only one example of why someone may start to develop anxiety in childhood that follows them into adulthood particularly if they experience repeated traumatizing experiences. There is a multitude of reasons why an individual becomes susceptible to anxiety.

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