CBT for ANXIETY

Anxiety is really common. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has proven to be a helpful way to manage anxiety.

As a therapist specializing in CBT, I’d love to help you manage it.

CBT Therapist
Mary Cross, CBT Therapist

I have CBT exercises, tools and ways of re-thinking your anxiety that can really work!

A 3 minute video explaining CBT

Other Methods I Use

I can also help you learn to calm your body and mind using DBT skills and mindfulness.

(Feel free to book a Free 30 minute Intro Session below).

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Types of Anxiety

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms include:

  • Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge
  • Being easily fatigued
  • Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank
  • Being irritable
  • Having muscle tension
  • Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
  • Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep

It can start interfering with your life and the things you need to do or want to do.

Panic Disorder

Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that come on quickly and reach their peak within minutes. Attacks can occur unexpectedly or can be brought on by a trigger, such as a feared object or situation.

During a panic attack, people may experience:

  • Heart palpitations, a pounding heartbeat, or an accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations of shortness of breath, smothering, or choking
  • Feelings of impending doom
  • Feelings of being out of control

Phobias

A phobia is an intense fear of—or aversion to—specific objects or situations.

People with a phobia:

  • May have an irrational or excessive worry about encountering the feared object or situation
  • Take active steps to avoid the feared object or situation
  • Experience immediate intense anxiety upon encountering the feared object or situation
  • Endure unavoidable objects and situations with intense anxiety

Social Anxiety

People with social anxiety disorder have a general intense fear of, or anxiety toward, social or performance situations. They worry that actions or behaviours associated with their anxiety will be negatively evaluated by others, leading them to feel embarrassed.

Agoraphobia

People with agoraphobia have an intense fear of two or more of the following situations:

  • Using public transportation
  • Being in open spaces
  • Being in enclosed spaces
  • Standing in line or being in a crowd
  • Being outside of the home alone

People with agoraphobia often avoid these situations, in part, because they think being able to leave might be difficult or impossible in the event they have panic-like reactions or other embarrassing symptoms.

Visit my HOME PAGE for more about me, my fees, length of therapy, payment methods etc.

Or book yourself a session with my scheduler below.

CONTACT ME – by phone or text (226) 770-0336, or email mary@cbtonline.ca