Anxiety Therapy

If you have chronic fear, you’re not just experiencing anxiety, you’re living it.

Anxiety and fear can lead to poor judgement, bad decisions, and a lower quality of life. Worries creep into your thinking and can influence everything you do and experience. Your nerves keep you in a self-perpetuating cycle of defeat.

If you’re suffering from panic attacks or obsessive thoughts, or unrelenting worries, it’s important to know treatment can help. For many anxiety problems, therapy is usually the most effective option. AERCS’ anxiety therapy treats more than just symptoms. Therapy can help uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears and teach you how to relax and look at situations in a new, less frightening way. Together we develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Therapy gives you the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them.

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AERCs treats anxious thinking with anxiety therapy.

Nervousness can cause pain, tightness or soreness in muscles, as well as spasms of pain. It can lead to flare-ups of symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia and other conditions. Anxiety shortens fuses and can cause you to have unpleasant reactions to otherwise ordinary news.

If you’re suffering from panic attacks, obsessive thoughts or any other incapacitating phobia, please be aware of AERCS’ therapuetic option. People should not live with apprehension. AERCS Anxiety Treatment helps.

Therapy can help uncover the underlying cause of your worries and fears; it can teach you how to relax and perceive situations in new, less frightening ways; it teaches better coping and problem-solving skills. Therapy gives you the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them.

While many different types of therapy are used to treat anxiety, the leading approaches are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy. At AERCS, treatment for anxiety disorders is tailored to meet your specific symptoms and diagnosis. Anxiety therapies are relatively short-term and many people improve significantly within eight to ten visits.

According to CAMH, the Center for Addiction and Mental Health,

39% of Ontario high school students indicate a moderate-to-serious level of psychological distress (symptoms of anxiety and depression) while a further 17% indicate a serious level of psychological distress. Men have higher rates of substance use disorders than women, while women have higher rates of mood and anxiety disorders.

Mental and physical health are linked. People with a long-term physical health condition such as chronic pain are much more likely to also experience mood disorders. Conversely, people with a mood disorder are at much higher risk of developing a long-term medical condition. People with a mental illness are twice as likely to have a substance use disorder compared to the general population.

What is anxiety therapy?

Anxiety is a perfectly normal response to a stressful situation.  Anyone who doesn’t have an emotional reaction to threats runs the risk of injury and could put others in danger. Anxiety is one of the fine lines between fearlessness and being frightened for your own safety’s sake. The problem arises when people experience anxiety that’s disproportionate to the perceived threat.  Some people are easily frightened and their anxiety is severe and enduring. This might indicate thier emotions are out-of-balance and their anxious fears have progressed from a normal response to an unhealthy emotional disorder.

How common are anxiety disorders in Canada?

According to a study done by CAMH, anxiety disorders affect 11.6% of Canadian adults each year which makes it one of Canada’s most common mental disorders. More than one-quarter of all adults with anxiety report that it has a moderate to significant impact on their lives. And yet the same studies show a reluctance among middle class citizens to seek treatment and instead they chose to live with this debilitating mental illness.

How to recognize if you’re suffering from Anxiety?

With more than one hundred symptoms, anxiety can be difficult to recognize and pinpoint as the cause of any malaise. The most common manifestations include avoidance, difficulty concentrating, excessive worrying and sleep problems, fatigue, muscle tension, and restlessness. Anxiety can also produce panic attacks, heart irregularities, skin rashes, shooting pains, tremors, brain zaps or shivers, and phantom smells. AERCs therapist and social workers can help identify the symptoms you’re experiencing and whether anxiety might be the cause.

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