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115 Apple Creek Blvd, Unit 205 Markham, ON L3R 6C9

Serving Markham, Vaughan, Maple, Richmond Hill and Scarborough

Anxiety
Counselling in Markham, ON

Anxiety is real and can be debilitating. We’re here to help.

 

Here’s how we 
help you

You Don’t Have to Suffer from Anxiety or Depression in Silence
– Let Us Help

More than 40% of Canadians report suffering from anxiety or depression at some point in their lives, with women reporting higher incidences than men.

With the right counselling, you can tame your anxiety and live the full life you deserve.

 

If you are experiencing:

 

This is what we can
achieve together

Online & In-Person
Therapy

Offering mental health support through virtual and in-person sessions across Ontario and in Markham. Online therapy for flexibility; in-person sessions in Markham for a traditional touch, catering to diverse preferences for mental well-being.

Flexible
Appointments

We have appointments that fit your schedule, with evenings and weekends available to ensure flexibility. Our goal is to provide convenient options for your mental health needs, accommodating diverse schedules and making support accessible on your terms.

Experienced
Therapists

Comprehensive care: Our offerings include Narcissistic Abuse Therapy, DBT, EFT, and Mindfulness care. Tailored treatment options for your holistic well-being and personalized growth.

Dealing with
Anxiety

Anxiety is a whole person response. Every part of you responds when anxiety gets triggered, a sense of threat or danger gets activated, rightly or wrongly.

Some of the most common anxiety triggers include:

  1. Genetic factors
  2. Chemical triggers (such as alcohol, marijuana, medications or medical issues)
  3. External stress triggers
  4. Self-talk or unrealistic self-demands
  5. Unhelpful lessons from past events that your brain might have learned from past experiences
What Happens to Your Body When you Feel Anxiety?
  • Muscles tense – to get you ready to run or fight
    • But this can lead to trembling, shakiness, tense, headaches, shoulder aches, neck aches, grith your teeth and grind almost as if you’re baring your teeth (as if telling a predator to back off)
  • Your heart rate speeds up – in order to pump more blood carrying oxygen, to bring fuel to the fighting muscles so you can run or fight at top capacity
    • Your heart will feel like it’s pounding, working harder so there is worry that you may be having a heart attack
  • Dilated pupils – widen to expand your field of vision so that you can see the threat if it’s coming at you
    • But this can cause things to be overly bright or blurry
    • You may get visual changes like spots
    • Feels like you have tunnel vision
    • Contribute to a feeling of being as if you are not present or as if things aren’t real
  • Your brain will shut down your digestive system – it wants all your energy going to the main fighting muscles and not going to waste any time on drinking or digesting
    • You may feel queasy/nausea
    • Butterflies in the stomach
    • Dry throat so you feel like there is a lump in the throat
  • The flow of blood in your body changes
    • Blood flow is constricted in the extremities so you feel cold, tingly, numb, dizzy or light headed
    • Changes your focus so you have trouble concentrating

 

How Your Emotions Change When You Feel Anxious

The good is that the reacting brain is not the whole brain. We have the whole cerebral cortex – the whole more developed smarter part of the brain – that we can use and turn to balance our reacting brain to cope with anxiety, and to overcome anxiety problems.

Book a consult with me and let’s help you gain power back of your WHOLE BODY!

What Happens to Your Body Anxiety?

The good is that the reacting brain is not the whole brain. We have the whole cerebral cortex – the whole more developed smarter part of the brain – that we can use and turn to balance our reacting brain to cope with anxiety, and to overcome anxiety problems.

Book a consult with me and let’s help you gain power back of your WHOLE BODY!

When you say whole person response, what happens in your body when you feel anxiety?

Answer:  The part of your brain that is in charge of keeping you alive and alerting you to danger, thinks that you are threatened, will trigger adrenalin and a number of things happen …

Process

How does therapy work?

Ready for change

Being ready for change means embracing uncertainty and growth. It requires courage, commitment, and openness to new possibilities. Embrace the journey and trust in your ability to navigate through challenges, knowing that each step forward brings you closer to personal transformation and fulfillment.

Goal setting

In order to work out your current situation, we help you set goals and an action plan to achieve those goals. We help you challenge yourself, leave your comfort zone and achieve the goals you set, devising strategies & helping develop the skills you need as you go.

 

Accountability

We help keep you accountable to the goals you set. Self-improvement journeys ​typically involve a lot of hard work, emotional discussions and sometimes tough ​decisions. We’ll support you every step the way. We’re gentle, but we’re also ​honest.

 

Continuous improvement

The work doesn’t stop once you achieve your goals. Your relationship with ​yourself & others, your life situation, job and other factors will continually ​evolve. We’ll help you develop the mindset, awareness and skillset to avoid or, if ​necessary, deal with future challenges.

 

Our Team

Meet our
Clinic Team

Sonya Gandhi

Anita Morar

Mun Yee Lee

Start Changing Your Season Today

Our mission is to help move you through these phases of life, just like the seasons, to a place of calm and acceptance.

If you are ready to discover, explore & move forward, we are ready to help.