That feeling of thoughts racing through your mind is setting off the panic inside of you. Your stomach turns into knots, a tightness that feels all too familiar. You just want to scream or cry to release it.
You find yourself procrastinating and avoiding those specific things that bother you. Unsure how to change this pattern, yet desperate to make changes and get them done ASAP.
Maybe you just want those closest to you, to understand you better. Finding yourself upset and having a heaviness in your body all the time, feeling stuck with not being able to communicate to others about what you are experiencing, wanting, or needing leaves you feeling isolated.
Neurodiversity support with Stress & Anxiety Therapy in Kitchener.
Each person experiences the world through their own thoughts, feelings, senses, and experiences. It's important to build self-understanding to help you build your own lifestyle that fits you as a unique person.
Challenges in our life can leave us feeling down and defeated. However, with the right support, you can learn how to re-frame your perspective into developing new self-understanding, and growing in positive ways.
Neurodiverse individuals experience the world differently then neurotypical folks, and often can experience it in harsh and non-supportive ways. Having supportive people who understand you, and can support you to learning how to navigate the world in safe ways is important to your well-being.
A first step in therapy is often learning about your own emotions. This involves being able to name them, understand their purpose, and then finding ways to embrace them and cope with them.
As human beings we are biologically driven to live with close connections to others. Finding and developing healthy, sustainable, safe relationships is key to our overall wellness. Neurodiversity support can help you navigate and understand this aspect.
Support with goal setting, and life skills (such as time management strategies that actually work) is an important ingredient in therapy supports.
Attending therapy yourself can help you understand the needs of your loved one. As a parent you can learn strategies to change your interactions with your child, and this can have a positive influence on changing dynamics in your relationship, including reducing conflict. Supporting your loved one even when they don't want to get help themselves, can include getting your own therapy.
Therapy for caregivers and parents can include a focus on understanding your own unique and individual needs. Building self-care strategies can help reduce your own levels of stress. This can lead to you feeling more able to help your child during challenging and stressful times.
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The first therapy session can include a mini practice session where we practice together some coping skills to give you some immediate relief. This also helps you to feel more prepared and comfortable to try out these techniques on your own. Neurodiversity support includes building a tool box of skills.
This is a great question to ask. There is also not a simple answer to provide. Therapy services and progress in counselling are unique to each persons situation, and efforts put into practicing the skills learned in session. My goal is always to work with you, by supporting you in finding relief as soon as possible, reducing anxiety & stress related to challenges with ASD.
Anxiety is part of our survival systems, and help protect us when acting in a balanced way. By understanding this, it helps you beginto understand your own anxiety and work towards being able to have balance and peace in your life.
Yes, I do provide couples counselling services. In my experience as a therapist with a holistic approach, it’s often helpful to have partners involved in the therapy sessions supporting the changes being made in between sessions. Your own well being, reducing anxiety & stress, will impact your intimate relationships.
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