Start Treating Your Anxiety Today

Is anxiety impacting your enjoyment of life? You are not alone. Millions of Canadians suffer from anxiety disorders, which in some cases can control their lives. Anxiety is a normal part of life, but those with anxiety disorders experience constant and intense worry and tension, often with little to no cause. If left untreated, Anxiety can limit what you do, where you go, who you see, and much more.

While Anxiety is difficult to live with, it is also highly treatable. At Waystone Psychology we will take a deep look at your symptoms, feelings, and potential sources of anxiety. Afterwards we will develop a strategy to manage and overcome your anxiety, letting you live your life on your terms.

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Waystone’s Straightforward but Powerful Process of Growth

Our experience enables us to offer clients a straightforward process to recovery. Having said that, you can rest assured that we do not use a cookie-cutter approach but rather treat each client with the individualized care and attention that you deserve.

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We begin with an assessment by discussing and exploring your anxiety including symptoms and possible causes.

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After the assessment, we will begin
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Kyle Mueller

Kyle Mueller: A Caring Psychologist With a Unique Vision for Success

Emotional concerns can have a substantial impact on our daily functioning, even beyond their moment-to-moment impact. Emotional difficulties can also affect our concentration, self-respect, and enthusiasm for previously pleasurable activities. The concerns can also spread to other areas of one’s relationships, professional life, and health.

My role as a psychologist role is to work together with the client to develop coping strategies, provide support, and develop new ways of adapting to life’s challenges in order to promote healthy functioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can one suffer from both anxiety and depression, or are they mutually exclusive?

Anxiety and depression have a lot of overlap. It is not at all uncommon for someone with depression issues to also deal with anxiety. Indeed, they are often two sides of the same coin, coexisting and manifesting themselves simultaneously or alternating. Whereas depression is more of a shutdown reaction to negative feelings and emotions, anxiety is a constant worry about what kind of bad things might happen. Both are part of the stress response system and can most certainly exist side by side, appearing as a debilitating emotional condition. The good news is that anxiety and depression do not need to be treated separately. At Waystone we often treat people who are experiencing issues of both depression and anxiety.

What are the most common anxiety disorders?

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder which is marked by constant and excessive worry about a number of things. Those who suffer GAD find it difficult to control their anxiety, negatively impacting their lives.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder which is characterized by obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted and often disturbing thoughts that intrude into a person’s mind causing anxiety, whereas compulsions are repeated behaviors or mental acts.
  • Panic Disorder
    Panic Disorder is characterized by recurrent, unexpected panic attacks, constant concern about having a panic attack, and significant changes in lifestyle and behaviour related to the panic attacks.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is anxiety disorder caused by a terrifying event. People can suffer from PTSD after either experiencing or witnessing said event. PTSD is marked by nightmares, severe anxiety, flashbacks and intrusive thoughts about the event.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
    Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is a condition where an individual experiences fear and anxiety in social situations. This anxiety causes significant distress and impairs the ability to participate in some or many aspects of daily life.

All of the anxiety disorders listed above, and more, can be treated by Waystone Psychology. If you are suffering from one of these anxiety disorders contact us today to see how we can help.

Do Anxiety Disorders really need treatment from a therapist or psychologist?

While occasional anxiety related to our jobs, life, or family is normal, persistent and continuous anxiety is not and requires treatment. Most Canadians with anxiety reported seeking treatment, while 23% of Canadians reported they did not. If you are among these 23%, know that treatment can dramatically improve outcomes. If you are unsure whether or not you have an anxiety disorder, reach out to us and we can provide an assessment to get you the answers you need. Waystone Psychology is here to help you on the road to recovery.

Who is most at risk for an anxiety disorder?

While anxiety disorders can affect anyone, there are certain factors which can increase your risk. The most common risk factors for anxiety disorders are:

  • Trauma
    Trauma, especially experienced during childhood, can elevate a person’s risk of developing an anxiety disorder at some point in life.
  • Illness
    The stress brought on due to an illness can elevate your risk of developing an anxiety disorder.
  • Stress Buildup
    If you are experiencing a buildup of stressful situations, this can trigger an anxiety disorder.
  • Relatives with Anxiety Disorders
    Those with blood relatives who suffer from anxiety disorders have a higher risk of developing them at some point in life.
  • Substance Abuse
    Substance abuse, addiction, and withdrawal are known factors which can cause or aggravate anxiety.

If you are or suspect you are suffering from an anxiety disorder, contact us today to get the help you need.

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