I use evidenced based assessments and interventions as well as psycho-education to begin to reduce the impact of anxiety on their lives. Like with other issues, I will typically contract with clients around some initial goals for treating the anxiety in a short-term intervention, and then re-assess and determine if they require any other longer-term interventions or supports.
Some people have experienced anxiety symptoms their whole lives, some people experience it situationally during a life change or adjustment issue. Either way, I will provide support, validation, psycho-education and evidenced based interventions to help you to feel better sooner. I will make recommendations if I think your family doctor should be included in the treatment circle, or if a psychiatric referral or medication should be considered. We will work collaboratively to create a treatment plan that works for you.