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Therapy For Anxiety

The battle between your thoughts and emotions can be exhausting.
We help you manage your anxiety and reclaim your peace of mind.

Enjoy the peace of a quieted mind

Anxiety keeps you from living with ease

When you're struggling with constant worry, each day can feel harder than it should. Anxiety can steal the joy from the things you used to love.

We help you identify the underlying cause of your anxiety so you can regain control.

We're here to help you find the calm you need to live more fully

What Is The Difference Between Stress & Anxiety?

While occasional worry and stress are normal parts of life, anxiety becomes problematic when it is persistent, excessive, or disproportionate to the situation at hand.

Anxiety can be incredibly isolating and exhausting, often leaving you feeling misunderstood or trapped in your own thoughts.

Young woman meditating at the office to overcome anxiety. People are holding items out in front of her.

If your anxiety has started to interfere with your daily life and is having a negative effect on your physical and mental well-being, starting therapy can provide the clarity and relief you need.

Physical & Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety Can Show Up In A Lot of Ways

These symptoms could indicate you are experiencing one of the common types of anxiety disorders. Your therapist will listen to your story and look at the elements surrounding your anxiety to determine the right approach to help you feel better.

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Types of Anxiety

GAD is characterized by chronic, excessive worry and anxiety about various aspects of daily life, such as work, health, family, or finances. People with GAD find it difficult to control their worry and may experience symptoms such as restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances.

Social phobia, or social anxiety disorder, involves intense fear of social or performance situations in which an individual may be scrutinized or judged by others. This fear can lead to avoidance of social situations, significant distress, and impaired functioning in various areas of life. People with social anxiety disorder may worry about embarrassing themselves, being humiliated, or appearing anxious in front of others.

Panic disorder is marked by recurrent and unexpected panic attacks, which are sudden episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, and a feeling of impending doom.

A specific phobia is an excessive, irrational fear of a particular object or situation. People with specific phobias often go to great lengths to avoid the feared object or situation, and their avoidance can interfere with daily life.

Separation anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive fear or anxiety about being separated from people to whom the individual is attached, such as family members or caregivers. This fear often leads to persistent worry about the well-being of attachment figures and difficulty being away from them. Separation anxiety disorder is more common in children but can also affect adults.

Health anxiety has, understandably, grown and evolved over the past few years.

The uncertainty of the state of the world in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread concerns about contracting the virus, its impact on loved ones, and the long-term effects of the illness. The pandemic has also increased public awareness of health-related issues and created a sense of uncertainty and vulnerability around personal well-being.

This has produced heightened anxiety levels for many people.

If the following situations are taking up space in your life, seeking therapy can help calm your mind and help you feel more prepared for the future:

  • Fear of contracting a virus
  • Concern for loved ones
  • Anxiety about misinformation
  • Social isolation
  • Uncertainty about the future
  • Treatment-related anxiety
  • Anxiety about returning to normalcy
  • Grief and loss

Health anxiety reaches beyond Covid-19 to include concerns around every type of illness. Whatever health issue your anxiety may be centered around, we can help you identify the root of your anxiety and develop a plan to move forward.

We help you feel better so you can enjoy the people and activities you love

About Us

Why Mobius Psychological Services?

Nahaleh Mosghtagh, Co-Founder & Clinical Director of Mobius Psychological Services in Toronto. Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, Ph.D., RP (Qualifying)

Nahaleh Moshtagh
Co-Founder & Clinical Director

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We believe therapy creates the architecture of possibility.

We are dedicated to helping you build the foundation that will support your greatest potential.

We offer therapy that comes from our lived experiences, skills and education.

We provide compassionate support on the journey to understanding yourself better, making deeper connections and living more fully.

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Our Approach

How Our Anxiety
Therapy Works

We Listen To You

We take the time to understand your story, why you deeply desire change and what is causing your individual symptoms.

We Develop A Plan

We work together to find the right plan that will help you heal and provide the tools you need to live to your potential.

We Move Forward

We support you as you move forward, adapt to your needs, and help you become confident in making the right choices for yourself.

Overcoming anxiety takes time and commitment, but with the right support, you can learn how to navigate your challenges, discover your inner strength and resilience, and live a more peaceful life.

What you can expect from this approach

The intensity of symptoms of anxiety usually start to lessen very soon after starting therapy (within weeks). It can take longer to get to the root of the problem, but you will feel better once you know you are with a good professional who understands you and is trying to help you.

There will come a day when you might say, “Oh, so this is how others who are not anxious feel every day!” You may notice:

Find the calm you need with anxiety therapy

Questions About Anxiety & Anxiety Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Managing anxiety is a gradual process and involves developing a range of coping strategies. Here are some suggestions:
  • Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, and meditation, which can help you stay present and reduce anxious thoughts.
  • Engage in regular physical activity, as exercise can help release tension and improve mood.
  • Maintain a balanced diet and get adequate sleep, as both are essential for overall well-being and stress management.
  • Set realistic goals for yourself, break them into smaller steps, and celebrate your achievements.
  • Develop a support network of friends, family, and professionals who can provide encouragement and understanding.
  • Consider seeking professional help, such as therapy or counselling, to work on the underlying issues contributing to your anxiety.
While genetics and biology may play a role in anxiety, it’s essential to recognize that anxiety is usually a result of a complex interplay between genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. It is not solely determined by genetics or biology. A combination of therapy, lifestyle changes, and, in some cases, medication can effectively manage anxiety, regardless of the underlying causes.

The duration of anxiety treatment varies depending on the individual and the severity of the anxiety disorder. Some individuals may experience significant improvements within weeks, while others may require months or even years of ongoing therapy to manage their anxiety effectively.

It’s important to note that anxiety treatment is not about “curing” the condition but rather about learning effective strategies to manage and reduce its impact on your life. While some individuals may find that their anxiety symptoms diminish significantly over time, others may continue to experience occasional anxiety throughout their lives. The goal of treatment is to help you gain control over your anxiety and lead a fulfilling, satisfying life despite its presence.

As we move through the process of healing together, it’s essential to be patient and persistent, as progress may be gradual.

At Mobius Psychological Services, we take the time to get to know your unique situation so that we can determine which therapeutic modalities will help you get relief from your anxiety as soon as possible. This may include:

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy (1:1 sessions)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (1:1 sessions with worksheets and homework)
  • Psychoeducation resources

There are several types of anxiety therapy that can be effective in treating anxiety, and the best choice for you will depend on your individual needs, preferences, and circumstances. No two people are alike, therefore, no two therapy treatments are exactly alike.

The therapists at Mobius are highly trained to recognize the unique way anxiety can present with each person. We work alongside you to create an individualized plan that aligns with your values and goals, and guides you along your healing journey.

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