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Ottawa Anxiety Counselling

Anxiety can be overwhelming at times. One of the most difficult aspects of struggling with overwhelming anxiety is how it can limit so many areas of your life. Ottawa anxiety counselling can help you to learn how to manage your anxiety, instead of it managing you. To learn more about our anxiety counselling in Ottawa, Kanata & Orleans, check out our blog.

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Address Your Stress With Anxiety Counselling

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It is normal to get a bit anxious from time to time, but too much anxiety can be debilitating.

There are many types of anxiety disorders that require anxiety counselling. They can range from specific phobias, such as a fear of spiders, to broader disorders like Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), in which an individual feels constantly anxious. If you would like to learn more about ways to help deal with anxiety revolving around dealing with the virus, check out one of our recent blog posts.

Call us now or use the button below to book an appointment for anxiety counselling with one of our professional counsellors in Kanata, Ottawa, Nepean or Orleans.

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Signs You May Need Anxiety Counselling

Anxiety can present in a variety of different ways or symptoms depending on the individual and the severity of anxiety. Oftentimes the biggest sign you should seek out professional help is when you’re frequently feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stressed. So much so that it negatively impacts your day-to-day life. That being said, your anxiety does not need to be debilitating in order to seek out anxiety counselling. A few other common signs you could benefit from anxiety counselling include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Consistent or random waves of fear
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Frequent racing, worried thoughts
  • Tension or heart palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Social withdrawal
  • And More

To know for sure whether you may be in need of anxiety counselling, or other forms of counselling, reach out to our experts for a consultation today at 1-613-425-4012.


How Ottawa, Orleans & Kanata Anxiety Counselling and Therapy Can Help

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If your anxiety is preventing you from living your life the way you wish, we can help. Our Ottawa anxiety counsellors can help you deal with your fears and worries in an effective, productive manner. They can help you understand that, while anxiety is a normal human emotion, through anxiety counselling, you can change the way you react to it.

The most common treatment for anxiety disorders is CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) incorporated with mindfulness or relaxation techniques. This kind of treatment helps you to identify the thoughts that are causing your anxiety and your reactions to anxiety, identify the bodily cues that indicate an anxiety or panic attack, and use mindfulness or relaxation techniques to calm the body and mind. It can also change negative thought patterns through more balanced thinking and acceptance.

Dealing with anxiety is a process of re-training the mind and body. Eventually, the skills you learn in counselling will become second nature to you, and you will have better control over your anxiety.

Contact the Anxiety Counselling Experts

When you want to benefit from seeing an Ottawa anxiety counsellor, contact us. We pride ourselves on offer amazing anxiety counselling to help the Ottawa community live their best lives possible. If someone you love is anxious, our Ottawa anxiety counsellors are available and our Kanata anxiety therapists are trained and experienced in anxiety counselling. The Capital Choice Counselling team offers licensed psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, and counsellors specializing in anxiety disorders. From general anxiety and teen anxiety all the way to post partum anxiety, our experts can help.

Individual counselling services are often covered by your health insurance plan.


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Frequently Asked Questions

If you've never been in therapy or counselling for your anxiety before, it's natural to feel a bit on edge, approaching the experience with some degree of trepidation. We want you to know that our Ottawa therapists and counsellors have created an atmosphere of trust and respect, a safe place for you to work on your anxiety issues to lead a better life. Sessions typically occur about once a week for an hour or slightly less. Do some people cry in therapy? It can happen, but our goal isn't to 'make' you cry, but rather to address what is triggering your anxiety so that we can work together and help you find ways to get through your anxiety and live your best life.
Yes and yes, in a nutshell. Anxiety and depression are technically two different mental health disorders with different though overlapping symptoms. Anxiety often goes hand in hand with depression, however, and our Ottawa therapists and counsellors have helped many people with both anxiety and depression over the years. Some find it odd or even ironic that anxiety and depression would go together. Do they seem like opposites? Perhaps on the surface. But one can have clinical depression yet also experience swings with periods of intense feelings of anxiety.
Sometimes, yes. Each one of our Ottawa therapists and counsellors has slightly different methodology, and we always treat our clients with a customized approach - no cookie cutters? If the idea of homework itself makes you feel your anxiety even more intensely, we understand. The goal is to help you get better. Our counsellors and therapists will work with you to find tools and strategies to get better. We want you to practice using these techniques in the real world. So that's pretty much the kind of 'homework' you'll be looking at - but don't worry, you won't have to write an exam or worry about passing!
Yes. Anxiety, depression and other issues were traditionally treated by therapy sessions in person. Gradually, over time, some therapists began to offer remote counselling such as by telephone or online. But then our world changed, due to COVID-19 aka the coronavirus. With nearly everyone suddenly at home, the need for remote work meant that we finally realized that many other things could be done remotely. Therapy and counselling are now being done online video platforms such as Zoom, Skype, FaceTimne, etc. You can also have therapy sessions by phone.
Therapy and counselling for anxiety are frequently reimbursed by insurance companies that cover therapy. Every plan is different, so it's best to check with your insurance provider beforehand to find out what they'll pay. We want to let you know that your counsellor or therapist will accept cash, cheque or e-transfer for your sessions of anxiety counselling in Ottawa, then they will provide you with an invoice for your therapy session which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Areas We Serve

  • Kanata
  • Nepean
  • Orleans
  • Downtown
  • South Keys