Therapy Toronto Psychotherapy Definitions

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Therapist Match:
Susan Leopold
(Downtown)
Helen Reilly
(midtown Toronto)
Alex Belakovsky
(North York)
Stephen van Beek
(the Annex)
Susan Monteith
(Leaside)
Karen Zarnett
(midtown Toronto)
Liz Kalman
(the Danforth)
Tara Dubrow
(midtown Toronto)
Ruth Kazdan
(midtown Toronto)
Mike Hynes
(Bloor-Christie)
Lia Falzon
(midtown Toronto)
Toni Gordon
(Bloor West Village)
P.Anne Winter
(midtown Toronto)
Gui Mansilla
(West End, Etobicoke)
Catherine Carpenko
(Bloor-Christie & Orangeville)
Suzanne M Gard
(the Danforth)
Annette Bradshaw
(Bloor-Christie)
Gordon MacLeod
(the Annex)
Sue StJohn
(the Annex)
Alex Belakovsky
(North York)
Leonard Rebick
(the Beaches & West End)
Camilla Burgess
(High Park)
Susie Costello
(the Danforth)
Tamar Ishaky
(Leslieville)
Andrew Kun
(midtown Toronto & Scarborough)
Andrea Charendoff
(Bay-Bloor)
Marsha Berniker
(Thornhill)
Anxiety
Anxiety is a very common problem of the human condition. There are many different kinds of anxiety.


The feelings can include a sense of apprehensiveness, dread, fear, guilt, distraction, a pervasive sense of danger, and even panic in severe cases. This extremely debilitating experience can have many different causes.

Stress, fatigue, difficulty in making decisions, a general emotional malaise, feelings of depression, and panic are frequent symptoms of core anxiety. Sexual energy drops. There is a tendency either to need others around constantly or to avoid people.

Often people with anxiety grew up without a parent who could help them learn to soothe their everyday anxieties, feel secure, and have a sense of power over themselves and their world.

It is important to remember that it is normal to experience some anxiety at different points in life, as it is often a sensation that comes along with the process of change. Life transitions, unexpected ruptures, trauma and loss can evoke anxiety.

Anxiety is treatable in therapy a number of ways. The most helpful aspect is for the patient to understand how earlier experiences led to this state, and to be able to identify anxiety triggers, develop coping strategies and be able to master unpleasant states of feeling.
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