What is Anxiety?
While it is normal to feel nervous or worried, anxiety disorders can be crippling and cause significant interference in a person’s daily activities. Anxiety often encompasses repeated and sudden anxious episodes, sometimes of intense fear or terror (panic attacks). There are different forms of anxiety and each form may be different from one person to the next. However, the most recognized forms of anxiety include: phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In some cases, anxiety is the first symptom of an underlying health issue or the side effect of a medication. An estimated 3 million Canadians (11.6%) aged 18 years suffer from anxiety.
Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services
Counselling and support play a critical part in managing anxiety. Parul Shah is an experienced registered social worker, a psychotherapist and private counsellor through her practice Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services. She is empathetic to the pain of her clients, and knowledgeable in the challenges, complexity and sensitivity of treatment.
She works and guides clients’ to embrace their challenges and difficulties, so they are empowered and can grow. Her therapeutic approaches are tailored to her clients’ needs and she is qualified in:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness Based Therapy or Self-Regulation Techniques
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Exposure Therapy
- Talk Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy