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Anxiety Therapy

Therapy to support and equip children, teens, and adults with strategies for dealing with anxiety.

Anxiety Therapy can help you:

Take charge of your thoughts & emotions

Improve your connection with others

Rediscover peace, joy, & fulfillment in life

Do you find it hard to get through the day without feeling anxious?

You function well in day-to-day life, still meeting everyone’s expectations for you without them ever knowing how much fear, worry, and doubt you are dealing with. Whether you’re a young person trying to keep up with school and social pressures, a teenager juggling academic demands and peer relationships, or an adult managing career responsibilities and family obligations, anxiety can affect anyone at any stage of life.
You don’t have to face this alone.

Healing from anxiety is a personal journey

Anxiety therapy can help when you are:
  • Feeling constantly worried and unable to relax
  • Struggling to feel comfortable in social situations
  • Finding it hard to get through the day without feeling anxious
  • Experiencing physical symptoms such as a racing heart
  • Having trouble slowing down your thoughts enough to sleep
  • Feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands & responsibilities
  • Avoiding certain situations or activities due to fear

Anxiety Therapy in Mississauga

What is Anxiety Therapy and How Does It Work?

All of us struggle with anxiety from time to time. For some, these feelings can become a constant and overwhelming part of everyday life, making even the simplest tasks feel insurmountable and leaving you feeling trapped in a cycle of worry and fear. Our brains don’t know the difference between an anxious thought and an actual experience, so when worry is cycling in our minds, our body responds the same as it would if we were living through that experience right now.

Anxiety therapy provides a compassionate space to separate anxious thoughts from your present reality so that you can find clarity and calm in the midst of turmoil. Together, we explore how anxiety manifests uniquely for you, develop effective coping strategies, and support your journey toward finding peace and acceptance. We walk alongside you to help you heal and rediscover a sense of hope and joy in life.

Seeking support for anxiety is one of the bravest steps you can take and shows how committed you are to understanding and healing yourself.

Anxiety Therapy in Mississauga

Benefits of Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety therapy helps you delve into the underlying issues that contribute to your anxiety. By exploring past experiences, current stressors, and internal thought patterns, you can gain insights into what triggers your anxiety and why. This understanding is the first step toward effectively managing and reducing your symptoms.

Therapists work with you to identify and practice techniques that help manage anxiety symptoms in real time. These can include cognitive-behavioural strategies to challenge and change unhelpful thought patterns, mindfulness exercises to stay grounded in the present, and relaxation techniques to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety.

Anxiety doesn’t just affect your mind; it also takes a toll on your body. Therapy can teach you ways to address physical symptoms such as muscle tension, rapid heartbeat, and insomnia. Techniques like progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises, and biofeedback can help soothe your body’s stress response.
Anxiety can often feel like an emotional roller coaster. Therapy provides tools to help you regulate your emotions more effectively, reducing feelings of overwhelm and improving your ability to stay calm and composed in stressful situations. This can lead to greater emotional resilience and stability.
Persistent anxiety can strain your relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. Therapy can help you understand how your anxiety affects your interactions and communication with others. By learning healthier ways to express yourself and manage anxiety, you can strengthen your relationships and foster more positive connections.
As you learn to manage your anxiety and see progress, your self-confidence can grow. Therapy empowers you by helping you recognize your strengths and resilience, giving you the tools to handle life’s challenges more effectively. This newfound confidence can enhance your overall sense of well-being and enable you to pursue your goals with greater assurance.

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Modalities Offered with Anxiety Therapy

Individual therapy sessions provide a safe, confidential space for clients to explore their experiences and symptoms. Personalized attention helps tailor the therapeutic approach to each client’s specific situation.
CBT helps clients identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours that contribute to their anxiety symptoms. Techniques include cognitive restructuring, exposure therapy, and skills training.
EMDR is specifically designed to help clients process and reframe memories. It uses guided eye movements to reduce the emotional impact of previous experiences.
DBT is effective in helping individuals improve emotional regulation and distress tolerance. It combines cognitive-behavioural techniques with mindfulness practices, helping manage intense emotions and reduce stress.
MBSR incorporates mindfulness practices to help clients become more aware of their thoughts and feelings and manage them more effectively.
This therapy involves gradually exposing clients to situations that cause anxiety in a controlled and safe manner to reduce fear and avoidance behaviours.
Group therapy involves multiple clients working on similar issues together, providing mutual support and shared experiences.
Involves family members in the therapeutic process to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and support the individual with anxiety.
Worksheets and templates can help clients track their symptoms, identify triggers, and develop coping strategies. These tools provide structure and a tangible way to monitor progress.
Techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery to reduce anxiety symptoms.

About Us

Why Healing Roots Therapy?

We believe therapy should be:

Safe

A place where clients can share their most challenging experiences, feelings and thoughts in order to heal.

Open

The ability to make decisions that are best for emotional and mental well-being come from the trust created within a relationship built on transparency.

Curious

When we replace judgment with curiosity we provide space for understanding. When we can understand what we are feeling, thinking or experiencing we empower ourselves to make the changes we want in our life.

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Therapists Offering Anxiety Therapy

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Kiran Khalid is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Muslim therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Kiran Khalid
Nasim Boloorsaz
Meredyth Dwyer, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Affordable Therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Meredyth Dwyer
Sarah Prashad, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sarah Prashad
Andrea Filice-Montague
Ambita Sen, Certified Grief Education specializing in grief, trauma, acute stress disorder, and more at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Ambita Sen
Katarina Karkinski
Kiran Khalid is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Muslim therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Kiran Khalid
Meredyth Dwyer, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Affordable Therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Meredyth Dwyer
Dhushica Rajadurai
Alexandra Rebelo, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga supporting anxiety, depression, self-care, stress, burnout and more
Alexandra Rebelo
Carissa Ng
Nabeeha Mahmood Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga offering Child Therapy Teen Therapy
Nabeeha Mahmood
Kyana Fletcher, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga. Offering affordable therapy
Kyana Fletcher
Sadhna Herod is a psychotherapist supporting Trauma & PTSD, BIPOC, therapist near me at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sadhna Herod
Sarah Prashad, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sarah Prashad
Kiandokht (Kian) Gharib
Caitlin Greenwood is a Therapist in Brampton at Healing Roots Therapy
Caitlin Greenwood
Sevdenur Akgul is a Muslim Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist, Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sevdenur Akgul
Andrea Filice-Montague
Viktoria Arazyan 
Klara Pronerova is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga and provides counselling for eating disorders
Klara Pronerova
Daniella Radicevich, Affordable Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga. Offering anxiety therapy, therapy for body image concerns, and more.
Daniella Radicevich
Leona Pinto is a Registered Psychotherapist providing Grief counselling, stress management, and mental health therapy at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Leona Pinto
Ambita Sen, Certified Grief Education specializing in grief, trauma, acute stress disorder, and more at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Ambita Sen
Monique Lucas

Our Approach

How Our Anxiety Therapy Works

We Get To Know You

We take the time to get to know your history. Our first conversation help us understand you and identify your greatest struggles.

We Create A Plan

We create a plan that is unique to your situation and goals, We use strategies that will best help you develop the skills you need to move forward.

We Help You Grow

We assess our approach as you progress, and make any adjustments needed so that you can reach your goals and start to feel better.

What You Can Expect From Anxiety

Anxiety manifests differently for different people. Healing is the same; there is no set timeline, but with consistency and commitment to the process, in time you may notice that you:
  • Have fewer and less intense anxiety episodes
  • Are able to capture anxious thoughts before they overwhelm you
  • Are more confident in your ability to handle everyday stressors
  • Feel more calm and relaxed in your daily life
  • Have more self-compassion and understanding
  • Are more comfortable in social situations
  • Are able to build and maintain healthier relationships with friends and family

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Questions About Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety and stress share similar symptoms, but they differ in their duration and impact on daily life.

  • Stress: Typically related to specific situations or events, such as work deadlines or personal conflicts, and tends to resolve once the stressor is removed.
  • Anxiety: Often persists even after the stressor is gone and can arise without a clear trigger. Anxiety disorders involve excessive worry that interferes with daily activities and persists for six months or more.
The length of anxiety therapy varies for each person, depending on what you need and how you progress. We work at your pace but we do recommend a minimum of 10 weekly sessions for the best results. At Healing Roots Therapy, we’re committed to supporting you every step of the way, ensuring your therapy experience is as effective and beneficial as possible. Your journey towards relief and resilience is unique – let’s work together to find the path that best suits you.

Anxiety therapy sessions typically provide a supportive and empathetic environment where you can:

  • Express Emotions: Talk openly about their feelings and experiences related to the loss without judgment.
  • Explore Memories: Share memories of the deceased, which can help in the healing process.
  • Develop Coping Strategies: Learn practical techniques to manage grief-related symptoms, such as relaxation exercises, journaling, and mindfulness practices.
  • Address Unresolved Issues: Work through any unresolved issues or conflicts related to the deceased or the circumstances of the loss.
  • Create Rituals: Develop personal rituals or traditions to honor and remember the loved one, which can provide comfort and a sense of connection.
Yes, anxiety therapy can be very effective in managing the physical symptoms associated with anxiety, such as a racing heart, sweating, trembling, or gastrointestinal issues. Therapists can teach relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and other methods to help reduce these physical responses and bring a sense of calm to your body.

Yes, there are several types of therapy that can be effective for treating anxiety, and at Healing Roots Therapy, we use a variety of approaches to meet each person’s needs. Cognitive-Behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most common and well-researched approaches. Other options include exposure therapy, which helps you gradually face and overcome fears; acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which focuses on accepting your thoughts and feelings rather than fighting them; and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), which uses mindfulness practices to reduce anxiety.

We tailor our approach to ensure you receive the most effective and personalized care on your journey toward managing anxiety.

Everyone deserves a life of peace and happiness. Therapy offers tools and strategies to help you find relief, regain control, and live a more fulfilling life.

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