Anxiety & Stress Management

Feel Calm. Find Balance. Feel at Ease.

Living with high stress and anxiety can take its toll on both your mental and physical well-being.

It can make it difficult to concentrate and focus and can lead to problems with sleep and eating. You may experience frequent headaches, jaw pain, and digestive difficulties. Oftentimes, people cope with anxiety by avoiding things that cause it. This may seem like a good solution in the short-term, but avoidance tends to make things worse. It can lead to chronic procrastination and make it difficult to meet your needs. It can also negatively impact your mood, relationships, and your sense of self-worth.

Many of us have learned to ignore feelings of stress and anxiety, because in our communities and given the circumstances of our lives, we had no choice. We have often had to push through feelings of tension, exhaustion, and worry to get things done (and to survive). Often with little to no support. We feel like we are constantly “on” and have great difficulty resting.

Your anxiety is a sign that something is out of balance. Rest is your right. Your mind and body deserve to heal.

There are many causes of anxiety, many of which are healthy. Our goal in therapy is to help you bring your anxiety levels into a range that feels manageable. Some people know exactly when their anxiety is triggered (e.g., meeting new people, writing exams, presenting in front of others). While others have difficulty understanding the underlying cause and feel that the anxiety comes “out of the blue.” Not understanding your anxiety can be very unsettling.


You can reduce your anxiety and stress levels.

In our work together, we can help you uncover the underlying causes of your anxiety, identify the mechanisms maintaining your symptoms, and teach you ways to better manage and cope. You will become more self-aware and learn to use various emotion-regulation strategies including mindfulness-based techniques to reduce anxiety and tension. Self-limiting beliefs and behaviours that contribute to your anxiety will be identified and be a focus of our work together.

Sociocultural contributors will be named and your life as an individual will be contextualized within the system you were shaped by. We will understand the origins of beliefs that no longer serve you and help you change the way you see yourself and interact with the world. Ultimately, our goal is to help you feel a sense of calm in your body and feel more at ease.

Anxiety & Stress FAQs

It is natural to have questions about therapy for anxiety and stress management as you consider seeking support for yourself or a loved one. We have compiled answers to commonly asked questions below. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.


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My anxiety isn’t that bad. How do I know if therapy is for me?
It is a common misconception that therapy is just for those in crisis. This is furthest from the truth. Symptoms can be experienced on a continuum from mild to severe. Regardless of the intensity, anxiety symptoms are your body’s way of communicating with you and asking for help. It is always a good idea to listen to these signs early on and address stuck points before they get worse.
Do I have to take anxiety medication? I prefer not to.
This is ultimately your choice. We are a team of mental health clinicians who provide assessment and psychotherapy services. We help you better understand your anxiety and learn techniques to manage anxiety in your day to day life. We do not prescribe medication. Should you require a medication consult, we will discuss it and you may be referred to a psychiatrist or physician for this purpose.
What are the benefits of therapy for anxiety? Is therapy for anxiety worth my time and energy?
How you choose to spend resources such as time and energy is closely linked to what you value. It is important to take time to think about what your priorities are, what resources are available, and how you would like to use your resources. High anxiety and stress can negatively impact your health, your life satisfaction, your day-to-day productivity, your relationships, and the way you feel about yourself. It may be helpful to think about therapy for anxiety as an investment in YOU. A course of psychotherapy for anxiety with a qualified mental health professional can help you gain control of your symptoms and better manage stress – you will learn skills to cope better now and well into the future.
In my culture and religion, we are taught that prayer and spiritual practice will heal anxiety. I am praying and connecting spiritually, but I still have anxiety. What should I do?
Prayer and spiritual practices are essential healing tools if this is an important part of your belief system and who you are. We will support you in maintaining your connection to your spiritual, religious, and cultural practices. A culturally safe mental health professional will help you add healing tools to your toolbox that can be used in addition to what you already know.