Social Anxiety Counselling Westmount
Overcome Your Social Anxiety
Learn practical tools and strategies to help you reduce your social anxiety.
- Do you avoid situations where you may be the center of attention?
- Do you refrain from certain activities because of a fear of embarrassment?
- Are you self-consciousness in everyday social situations?
- Do you worry prior to upcoming social situations?
What is Social Anxiety?
Social anxiety shows up in our lives in different ways. It might be an ‘ordinary’ social situations, a work event, or amongst friends and family. However it may manifest, being socially anxious has a huge impact on your life.
You avoid situations where you may be the center of attention. You refrain from certain activities because of a fear of embarrassment. You worry prior to upcoming social situations. And you’re probably giving yourself a hard time over all of it.
Living like that is exhausting, and it can lead to depression if you don’t get on top of it early.
I help clients understand the root cause of their social anxiety and arm them with an anxiety management toolkit to help them cope and move forward.
Learn to Reduce Your Social Anxiety
When everything feels overwhelming it’s tempting to try quick fixes, such as alcohol or scrolling social media. Doing that might help you feel good in the moment, but over time it can create its own problems.
In most cases, you can’t just walk away from the situation or challenge that’s causing you to feel socially anxious. And if you worry that talking about it might make you look or feel weak, you keep it locked up and it only gets worse.
I offer a judgement-free environment, so you can feel safe to open up and talk about the problem.
What is Social Anxiety Counselling?
Everyone’s experience of social anxiety is different. We’ve all learned different ways to handle challenges and manage how we respond to difficult situations.
When you work with me it’s like having a coach in your corner, someone who has your back. I will help you learn about yourself and I will challenge you when need be, so you can break through the toughest obstacles.
I use an integrative therapy approach that is respectful and empathic in a safe, judgement-free environment.
Qualifications and Professional Associations
- Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Counselling That Fits in With Your Schedule
When you've got a lot on your plate, finding out-of-hours appointments can add to the stress, so I offer as many out-of-business hours sessions as I can. I am available from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. I also offer online therapy sessions via Zoom, FaceTime and Google Hangouts.
You don't need a referral to make an appointment. You can contact me directly by phone, email or book an appointment through the website.
If you're not ready to book but would like a bit more information or to get a sense of who I am, I offer free 10-minute consultations over the phone.
Your First Appointment
At our first appointment, we will talk about:
- Your concerns and current presenting issues
- The effect of these concerns on your current experience of life and your relationships
- Your expectations and goals for therapy
It's also an opportunity for you to find out more about how I work and any other questions you might have.
Book an Appointment
For further information about my services, please feel free to contact me.
Areas of Specialty
Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety is generally an unpleasant feeling of nervousness and fear that something bad is happening or about to happen. Counselling for anxiety can help alleviate these feelings.
Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that can negatively affect how you feel, think and act. Counselling for depression can help alleviate these symptoms.
Psychedelic means 'mind manifesting'. Psychedelic integration counselling can help you make sense of, and integrate, psychedelic or transpersonal experiences into your daily life.
Life Direction & Purpose
Counselling can assist you to find a clearer sense of life direction, meaning and purpose. Working collaboratively, counselling can help you move towards your life goals.
Personal & Spiritual Growth
Counselling for personal and spiritual growth can help you to examine your belief systems and core values with a view to becoming more present and self-compassionate.
Relationships impact on our well-being and happiness. Counselling for relationship issues can help to improve communication, navigate decision making and restore emotional bonds.
Self-esteem is the degree to which we value and respect ourselves. Counselling for self-esteem issues can help you develop a stronger, more confident and content sense of self.