Stress is not only normal, but essential in our lives: it lets us know when something is wrong and motivates us to do better. However, stress can become debilitating when it becomes chronic anxiety. Anxiety has neurological, psychological and social causes which can be addressed using various evidenced-based approaches.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Therapy (DBT) are all evidenced-based types of therapy that have demonstrated effectiveness for treating anxiety and depression.
Whether you are familiar with therapy already or new to counseling, it is important to understand that while the therapist is the architect who understands foundations, process and techniques for building healthy minds, you are the expert in yourself. By learning about how the mind and body works, you will gain tools to help you manage anxiety and negative emotions.