Almost everyone has experienced some form of anxiety, although for some it becomes debilitating and interferes with normal activities of daily living. If you experience anxiety, it may lead to avoiding places, constant worry, engaging in obsessive behaviours, or using substances to manage your symptoms. The constant stress related to anxiety continually activates the bodies “fight or flight” response. Over time, the mind and body become exhausted.
Anxiety is a very prevalent mental health issue, and meaning a great many people experience anxiety at different points in life. There are different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Phobias include driving phobia, in mental phobia, and fear of objects or places. Each of these varies in severity and symptoms. Several factors influence the development of anxiety. Anxiety results from a complex interaction between the mind and the body. An individual’s genetic makeup and health can precipitate the development of anxiety symptoms. In some families, anxiety can occur from generation to generation. Our social environment also has a significant influence over our lives, and any conflict with others can contribute to anxiety. Understanding and identifying the causes of anxiety are important aspects of therapy.
- Physiological symptoms such as increased heartbeat, sweating, and fidgetiness
- Compulsive behaviours and obsessive thoughts
- Racing thoughts and inability to concentrate
- Feeling constantly overwhelmed
- Difficulties sleeping
- Constant feeling of fear and dread
- Avoidance of people, places, and things
- Substance abuse
Counselling with a therapist has been shown to be an effective therapy for anxiety and stress. Cheryl Turner, an anxiety specialist, takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to anxiety treatment. The goal of therapy is to help individuals identify the causes of their anxiety, develop the necessary skills to cope with anxiety, and foster positive life changes. Relaxation training, mindfulness, EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and hypnosis are just some of the techniques that have been found to reduce anxiety symptoms. Cheryl will help to facilitate appropriate changes in your thinking, emotions, behavior, health and habits.
Working together with Cheryl, you will develop personalized strategies for coping with your emotional challenges and uncover the solutions you need for a better and more fulfilling life.
How do I get started?
At Cheryl’s counselling practice in Vernon, or with online counseling, you can receive anxiety treatment to finally end your suffering. The best place to start is by speaking to Cheryl to discuss anxiety treatment options, answer any questions about the process, and schedule a confidential appointment. Follow these simple steps:
Text today at 250-307-0679 or e-mail me for a free consultation
Begin your journey towards a fulfilling and healthier life
Cheryl offers both in-person and teletherapy for online anxiety treatment for residents of Alberta and BC.
Her private practice is located at 4415 – 29th Street, Vernon BC.