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Helping you understand your anxiety triggers, calm anxious thoughts, and navigate your journey to a joyful and fulfilled life.

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"I can't shake this feeling."

Some days, anxiety might make your heart race, and other days you might find yourself overthinking a simple conversation. Anxiety can feel like you’re carrying an invisible weight on your shoulders that doesn’t allow you to relax, or enjoy the moments that matter.

We help find the freedom you need to move forward with your life.

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10 ways anxiety changes how you live

Anxiety wears many masks, often taking you by surprise when you least expect it. If you’ve become an expert at suppressing your emotions or explaining them away repeatedly then you are likely suffering from the lasting effects of anxiety.

Here are some ways that you may not even realize anxiety is affecting you:

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You might find yourself endlessly replaying past conversations, second-guessing your decisions, or forecasting worst-case scenarios for the future. This mental loop can be exhausting, making it challenging to stay present in the moment.

Certain places or events might trigger a sense of dread within you. Consequently, you could start avoiding social settings, fearing an onset of anxiety or the judgement of others, which can make you feel isolated or disconnected from loved ones.

Even when everything seems okay, there’s this nagging doubt inside you. You might frequently ask loved ones if things are alright, needing their reassurance to temporarily quell your inner turmoil.

The feeling that something might be wrong can become overwhelming. You might frequently check your pulse, or take deep breaths to ensure you’re okay, seeking physical validation that your body isn’t betraying your fears.

Nights can become a battleground. Lying in bed, you might grapple with racing thoughts, making it hard to drift into a peaceful slumber and leaving you feeling fatigued during the day.

The fear of making the wrong choice can paralyze you, leading you to delay tasks or decisions. This avoidance can create a growing list of responsibilities, adding to your stress.

A predictable routine can feel like a safe haven. You might cling to rituals or patterns, finding comfort in the familiarity and order they bring to your chaotic emotions.

The drive to get everything ‘just right’ can dominate your actions. You might obsess over tiny details, fearing judgment or errors, which can prolong tasks or inhibit you from starting them at all.

Your anxiety doesn’t just reside in your mind. It can manifest in physical discomforts like persistent stomachaches, frequent headaches, or tense muscles, even when there’s no direct cause.

To escape the grip of anxious thoughts, you might immerse yourself in constant activities or distractions. This incessant busyness can be an attempt to outpace the anxiety, even if only for a little while.

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Understanding anxiety disorders

Anxiety is a general term that can encompass a range of intensity, from broad anxiety to very specific phobias. If you are experiencing one or more symptoms of anxiety, we can help clarify which type of anxiety you are dealing with and help you find relief.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

This is the most common form of anxiety disorder. Individuals with GAD experience excessive, uncontrollable worry about various aspects of everyday life, such as health, finances, or work. This worry persists for at least six months and is often accompanied by physical symptoms like fatigue, tightness in your chest and throat, and sleep disturbances.

High-Functioning Anxiety

High-functioning anxiety isn't a diagnostic term in clinical psychology but is widely used to describe individuals who are able to maintain day-to-day functions and responsibilities despite experiencing anxiety. Outwardly, they might appear successful and in control, but inwardly they are experiencing persistent anxious thoughts. Symptoms might include over-preparation, overthinking, loyalty to routines, inability to say no, and physical symptoms like a racing heart or upset stomach.

Panic Disorder

This disorder is characterized by recurrent panic attacks – sudden episodes of intense fear or discomfort that peak within minutes. Symptoms during these attacks can include palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, and a feeling of impending doom. Individuals may also fear or avoid situations where panic attacks have occurred in the past.

Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)

Social anxiety disorder involves a significant fear of social or performance situations in which the individual fears negative evaluation or humiliation. This can result in avoidance of social situations or enduring them with intense distress.

Specific Phobias

An individual with a specific phobia experiences intense fear of a particular object or situation, such as heights, spiders, or flying. The fear is out of proportion to the actual danger, and individuals often go to great lengths to avoid the feared object or situation.

Agoraphobia

An individual with a specific phobia experiences intense fear of a particular object or situation, such as heights, spiders, or flying. The fear is out of proportion to the actual danger, and individuals often go to great lengths to avoid the feared object or situation.

Separation Anxiety Disorder

This disorder is characterized by excessive fear or worry about being separated from those to whom an individual is attached. It's more commonly diagnosed in children but can also be present in adults.

Beginning anxiety therapy is a courageous step, that start with a pivotal journey towards relief and personal growth.

About Us

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Are you seeking deep healing, personal growth, and emotional health? At New Chapter Psychotherapy, we embrace the transformative power of therapy to guide you on a journey of self-discovery and lasting change.

Our skilled and compassionate therapists specialize in depth-psychology, and therapeutic approaches that go beyond surface-level concerns to explore the underlying and often unconscious patterns shaping our lives.

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How Anxiety Therapy Works

Begin your journey by scheduling a free consultation.

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We get to know you

Building trust and connection with your therapist is essential to getting the help you need. Without this relationship, nothing meaningful can be accomplished. We start by listening to you, your needs and hopes for the future and we work towards a therapeutic relationship that gets results.

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We work together

Through a collaborative and empathetic process, we’ll explore the story of your life, unraveling the layers that may be holding you back, helping you lean into your strengths, and equip you with the tools to write a new chapter filled with purpose, authenticity, hope, and healing.

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We help you move forward

As we delve into your past and present experiences, you’ll gain deeper insights and self-awareness, paving the way for you to make informed choices, embrace personal growth, and keep moving forward in your life journey.

Be gentle with yourself; you're doing the best you can.

FAQs

Questions About Anxiety Therapy

Absolutely. Beginning therapy can be a journey into the unknown, and it’s completely natural to feel apprehensive or anxious about it. This initial apprehension is something many people experience, but as we move forward and make sense of your emotions, the process tends to become more familiar and comforting. Seeking help is a sign of strength, and your feelings are valid. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Everyone’s journey is unique. The duration of therapy varies from person to person, depending on individual needs and goals. Some people find relief after a few sessions, while others benefit from longer-term support. We tailor each session to your specific needs, and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. As we journey together, we’ll regularly check in and assess what’s best for your healing process and ensure the therapy is tailored to your pace and comfort.

Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. If at any point you feel overwhelmed, it’s okay to communicate that. We can always pause, take a step back, and proceed at a pace that feels right for you. Therapy is a place for genuine expression. It’s okay to have moments of vulnerability, we’re here to navigate those moments with you, ensuring you always feel supported.

Absolutely not. This is a safe, non-judgmental space where you’re encouraged to express yourself openly. Therapists are trained to approach every individual’s experiences with empathy and understanding. Everyone has their own story, with unique experiences and emotions. Our primary goal is to listen, understand, and support, ensuring you always feel heard and respected.

It’s natural to have doubts, especially when discussing something as personal as mental well-being. Therapy is a collaborative process, and sometimes, it might require adjustments — whether that’s the approach, the frequency of sessions, or even the therapist. Everyone’s healing journey is different, and sometimes finding the right fit or approach takes time. Always communicate your feelings, and together we’ll work to find the best path forward for you.

Progress in therapy can manifest in various ways. It might be noticeable changes in your behaviour, improved mood, better coping strategies, or simply feeling lighter. Often, it’s the small, everyday changes that are the most telling. Together, we’ll set goals and regularly assess your growth. Celebrate every victory, no matter how small. Each step, even the tiniest ones, is a testament to your resilience and commitment to healing.

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After anxiety therapy

Every person and situation is unique. While we can't guarantee specific results in a certain time, we do know that your commitment to healing and consistency in showing up are steps in the right direction.

As you move through your therapy journey, you may notice:

A renewed sense of calm and the confidence to move forward into the life you want

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