Therapy for anxiety

Anxiety is a common companion on life’s journey, visiting us before an important presentation at work, surfacing during conflicts with friends, or making a grand entrance when we are in a social setting. It’s a natural response to stress in our environment and can even be a helpful motivator, infusing us with that surge of adrenaline needed to respond swiftly to challenges. However, there are moments when anxiety steps out of line, becoming exaggerated and persistent, ultimately disrupting our daily lives. When anxiety reaches this point, it’s time to turn to our team of online and in-person anxiety therapists in Barrie for support.


Some signs your anxiety has moved from an

‘adaptive’ response to a ‘maladaptive’ response:

1. Constant Presence: If anxiety seems to linger constantly, like an unwanted companion, it may be a sign that it has become more than just a passing emotion.

2. Difficulty in Control: Managing anxiety becomes a challenge. No matter how hard you try, it doesn’t seem to respond to your efforts to calm yourself.

3. Unexpected Onset: Anxiety strikes unexpectedly, often without a clear trigger or reason. You might find yourself anxious even in situations that should not provoke such a response.

4. Persistent Post-Resolution: It continues to haunt you even after the situation or problem that triggered it has been resolved. This lingering anxiety can be disruptive.

5. Physical Symptoms: Anxiety is not just a mental struggle; it manifests as physical symptoms. These can range from rapid heartbeats and trembling to headaches and stomachaches.

6. Impedes Daily Life: If anxiety is preventing you from living your life to the fullest, making simple tasks seem insurmountable, it’s time to seek help.

If you resonate with any of these signs, its’ important to know that you don’t have to face anxiety alone. Our team of experienced therapists is here to guide you towards finding balance and regaining control over your life. 

At VOX we utilize evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), or mindfulness-based approaches that are designed to address the root causes of anxiety.

Our approach includes:

1. Cognitive Restructuring: Individuals will learn to identify and challenge negative thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to their anxiety. They develop more balanced and rational ways of thinking, which can lead to reduced anxiety.
2. Skill Building: Our interventions often includes teaching practical coping skills, such as relaxation techniques, deep breathing exercises, and problem-solving strategies. These skills empower individuals to manage anxiety in real-life situations.
3. Exploration of Root Causes: Our interventions can include delving into the underlying causes of anxiety, which may include past trauma, family dynamics, or unresolved issues. Understanding these root causes can be instrumental in long-term recovery.
4. Support and Validation: Our team is committed to providing a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where individuals can express their feelings and concerns. Validation of their experiences is crucial in building trust and fostering change.


Individual Therapy


**Covered by most insurance plans**

At VOX Mental Health we are trauma and attachment informed counsellors who are trained in methodologies such as CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and SFBT. We are committed to creating an environment where you can process your history, develop tools for coping, and expand your cognitive flexibility.

Couples Therapy


**Covered by most insurance plans**

Informed by the Gottman Method, VOX Mental Health is a place where you and your partner can begin to explore some of the perpetual and gridlock issues that keep you from being able to hear each other and develop genuine intimacy. We are equipped to help you develop skills and tools that will strengthen your relationship as you navigate communication, friendship, fidelity and intimacy.

Family Therapy


**Covered by most insurance plans**

VOX Mental Health is here to support you and your family. Whether it’s navigating the new dynamics of a blended family, mediating conflict, establishing communication strategies or learning how to set boundaries, we would be honoured to support you and your family in this season of life.

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