Anxiety driving you bananas?
Our registered psychologists and counselors are experts in anxiety disorders and will help you manage and minimize the effects of anxiety on your life.
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What is Anxiety, and How We Help
Life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns, right?
Anxiety gets a lot of attention these days. And rightly so.
Anxiety isn’t just about feeling nervous. It’s a messy mix of physical and emotional symptoms that are increasingly affecting people in our hectic world.
If you struggle with persistent worries, fear of the future, feeling generally unsettled, sleep problems, racing heartbeat, or ruminating thoughts, you likely are dealing with anxiety.
Everyone feels anxious sometimes. But if anxiety is becoming your regular state of being, we are here to support you with tools for managing and decreasing the effects of anxiety on your body and on your life.
Let’s be honest…it’s a complicated world out there!
On any given day, we are faced with the social pressures to perform at 110%, we worry about bills, how making ends meet just gets harder and harder, we worry about our partners, our kids, our choices in life.
At the same time we get slammed by the media capitalizing on terrifying international events, all while trying to keep up appearances through social media and with our family and friends.
No wonder we all feel anxious sometimes!
But there’s a silver lining…
There’s no magic recipe for dealing with anxiety.
However, with insight into the origins and unique impact of anxiety there are many tools that can help manage and reduce anxiety.
There’s hope! You don’t have to figure it out alone.
We tailor treatment to each individual’s needs, empowering you with tools that work for you and help you make sense of the complex world and its effects on you.
Why Choose Approach Psych
At Approach Psychology, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We want to hear what YOU, as a unique human in the world, are experiencing, and then we build a plan to support you. Our registered psychologists and counselors are experts in anxiety disorders and will build a personalized therapy plan tailored to your individual challenges. You’ll find support and transformation at Approach Psychology.
We believe in a holistic approach to healing – not just putting bandaids on symptoms. We offer a supportive approach where you get to set the pace. We also offer flexibility with online and in-person sessions. Bottom line – you don’t have to face anxiety alone. We are here for you!
Frequently asked questions
We direct bill with a variety of insurance companies. If your insurance allows direct billing, we probably work with them. In cases where your insurance does not allow direct billing, you will be provided with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company.
A psychologist studies how we think, feel & behave from a scientific viewpoint. They apply this knowledge to help people understand, explain & change their behaviour. But there is a lot more to it than that. For a full overview of what a psychologist does, click the link below. (It’s a handy-dandy fact sheet that Landon helped produce in his time as the chair of PAA’s Social Justice Committee)
At Approach, all psychologists follow the recommended fee guideline from the Psychological Association of Alberta – Fees for various services are posted here.
Life is expensive and we understand that these prices are not manageable for everyone. If you want to meet with a psychologist but you can’t afford it, you can apply for reduced fees; no judgement. Email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The simple answer is yes. Technically, the answer could be no, but if you are reading this, it’s probably yes. Psychology is meant for everyone.
People often wait until they hit rock bottom before seeking help. We don’t recommend that. The goal is that you will process and deal with increasing stress, conflict, struggles, and unhealthy coping mechanisms before you get to a breaking point. We want to create a plan to benefit you and your mental wellness long-term. Like patching holes in a boat before it sinks. For your sake, we want to prepare you for the storm instead of towing you out after.
There is no set schedule for growth. Every person is facing unique challenges, so everyone will need a different number of sessions. Instead of planning to meet your therapist for a set amount of time, it’s a good rule of thumb to think in groups of 3. After your first 3 sessions, you should have a better understanding of what is going on and can plan with your therapist for the next 3 sessions. Keep planning in groups of three until you (and your therapist) feel it’s a good time to stop.
First, as health professionals, everything you say is confidential. Nothing leaves the session unless required to do so by existing legislation. Second, who cares. You are taking care of yourself and pursuing positive change. There is no judgement or shame in trying to be your best self. And if you do care? That’s okay. We can help you with that too.