Depression and Anxiety Counselling and Support with Our Experienced Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Depression and Anxiety are far more prevalent than you think. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year 1 in 5 Canadians will be impacted by a mental health problem. When struggling with depression and anxiety, it’s imperative to get support sooner rather than later to help manage symptoms.
Everyone experiences stress and “bad days” however when those days turns into weeks and months, we start to experience more serious symptoms of anxiety and depression. Our friends and family may tell us to “pull ourselves together” or “this is just a phase”, but in reality they don’t always fully understand the impact anxiety and depression can have on our lives. Depression and Anxiety can impact our relationships, self-esteem, physical health, work and many aspects of our life.
Counselling is one of the best ways to mitigate the impacts of anxiety and depression on our life. Counselling using therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which can help you better manage your mood by tackling the thoughts that influence our behaviours and moods. Anxiety often leads us to worst case scenario thinking, and depression may lead us to think “what’s the point”. CBT teaches us how situations impact our thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and how to challenge maladaptive thoughts. Depression and anxiety often hijacks our attention, so other approaches such as Mindfulness can help us stay more present by bringing awareness to our thoughts and impact on our mood. We often get stuck too far in the future, or ruminate too far in the past, and mindfulness helps us to bring back focus to the present.
Counselling with a psychotherapist can help you better manage moods by learning new coping strategies, problem solving and changing behaviour that may be contributing to symptoms. If interested in seeking out professional support for your mental health, please check out our available counselling and book an appointment with our experienced therapist.