Anxiety Therapy

If you are suffering with anxiety, therapy is usually the most effective way to treat the condition because, unlike anxiety medication, anxiety therapy treats more than just the symptoms of the problem. Therapy can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Therapy gives you the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them.

The various anxiety disorders differ significantly from one another, so therapy will be tailored to your specific symptoms and concerns. If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder, your treatment will be different from someone who’s getting help for anxiety attacks. The length of therapy will also depend on the type and severity of your anxiety. Many anxiety therapies are relatively short-term and people improve significantly within 8-10 therapy sessions.

There are many different types of therapy used to treat anxiety, but the leading approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Exposure therapy. These therapies may be used alone, or combined with other types of therapy. Individual anxiety therapy is available for adults.

We also offer Succeed! a group program that teaches adolescents how to manage their anxiety. This program is often made available in school settings or community centres. See more information about this on our website.