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  • Writer's pictureDr. Kris Boksman, C.Psych

Understanding Anxiety: Navigating Life's Challenges - with Support!

Updated: Jun 3

"Anxiety." It's a word that's become increasingly familiar in our fast-paced, post-pandemic, we've-all-recently-contemplated-our-mortality world. This is a common feeling, but sometimes there is more to this than just the average day's worth of feelings.

We've all experienced those moments of worry, the racing heart, and the nagging feeling that something isn't quite right. For some of us, anxiety can be a persistent and overwhelming companion. In this blog post, we'll explore anxiety, its impact on our lives, and how you can find support in Kingston or throughout Ontario through our team of anxiety experts at Limestone Clinic Kingston Counselling & Psychotherapy. If you're ready to take a step toward managing your anxiety, look no further! You can reach out to us at or call 613-877-4148.

Understanding Anxiety

The type of Anxiety that we see at our psychotherapy office can often be more than just occasional nervousness or stress. When it is starting to interfere with how a person can function in their life's roles and obligations, it is considered to be a mental health condition. An anxiety disorder, or clinically significant anxiety can manifest in various forms, from generalized anxiety disorder to panic disorder, social anxiety, and more.

So, what does anxiety feel like? It can be different for everyone, but common symptoms include excessive worrying, restlessness, tension, and physical symptoms like a racing heart or upset stomach.

The Impact of Anxiety

Anxiety doesn't just affect your mental well-being; it can take a toll on your physical health and daily life. Persistent anxiety can lead to sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating, and strained relationships. It can feel like a constant battle, but the good news is that you don't have to face it alone.

Finding Support at Limestone Clinic Kingston Counselling & Psychotherapy

At Limestone Clinic Kingston Counselling & Psychotherapy, we understand that anxiety is a complex and individualized experience. Our team of skilled therapists specializes in providing compassionate and effective support to help you manage your anxiety.

"Numerous scientific studies have consistently demonstrated the pivotal role of treatment in achieving positive outcomes for individuals with anxiety disorders. Research from organizations like the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) underscores the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in alleviating anxiety symptoms and improving overall well-being."

How Therapy Helps

Therapy, specifically tailored to your unique needs, can be a game-changer in your journey to overcome anxiety. Here's how it can help:

Identifying Triggers:

A therapist can work with you to pinpoint the specific triggers that set off your anxiety, helping you understand your condition better.

Developing Coping Strategies:

You'll learn practical strategies to manage anxiety when it arises, empowering you to regain control over your life. Oftentimes experienced therapists can offer you ideas and tips that help you really understand how to start actioning changes *now* to get the results you want to start feeling better as soon as possible

Changing Thought Patterns:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common approach used to challenge and reframe negative thought patterns that contribute to anxiety. Lots of counsellors offer this modality, and when it is *done* *well* this is a game-changer. Your thinking really impacts how you feel on a regular basis. Considering CBT with a skilled psychotherapist to be a software-update for your meat-tractor's iOS to help you get the most out of every day.

Confidential, Supportive, Professional Environment:

Therapy provides a professional and non-judgemental space where you can express your fears and concerns, reducing the isolation that often accompanies anxiety. A good therapist won't coddle you, nor will they talk down to you. A great therapist will teach you what they know about anxiety, so that you can develop a deeper understanding about how to manage these feelings moving forward, so you can fire them as quickly as possible, all the while staying as focussed upon the results you want to see, and helping you feel better.

Don't let Anxiety get in the way of living your best life

Anxiety is a common challenge, but it's not one you have to face alone. With the right support and therapeutic guidance, you can learn to manage your anxiety effectively. Take the first step toward a brighter future by reaching out to Limestone Clinic Kingston Counselling & Psychotherapy today. Your path to a more peaceful and fulfilling life starts here.

If anxiety is holding you back from living life to the fullest, don't hesitate to reach out for support. Our office has been the mainstay for those in Kingston and online in Ontario - through the pandemic and beyond. It's time to invest in the results you need and deserve. Are you ready to kick this issue for once and for all? Just contact us!

You can email us at or give us a call at 613-877-4148. Our experienced therapists are ready to help you on your journey toward a more balanced and anxiety-free life.

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