Health Issues/Health Anxiety Counselling
If you’re struggling with health anxiety, otherwise known as illness anxiety disorder, reach out and get the support you deserve. Although health anxiety is a serious form of anxiety, it is treatable.
Reach out to us to book a session today.
What is Health Anxiety Counselling?
Health anxiety is a form of anxiety in which one believes they have an illness even when a doctor confirms they don’t.
Health anxiety counselling will support those suffering from this form of anxiety and help them understand where their fear stems from, how it is triggered, and how to cope. After a few counselling sessions, patients will realize their false beliefs and begin to recognize what is truly happening in their bodies.
Common Symptoms and Signs of Health Anxiety
Health anxiety can be shown in several physical or mental ways. The following are signs that you or your loved one may be struggling with a health anxiety disorder:
Different Causes of Health Anxiety
There is no tell-tale place where anxiety stems from, but if you have a history of the following situations, you may be more prone to developing health anxiety:
The Difference Between Health Anxiety & Somatic Symptom Disorder
Health anxiety and somatic symptom disorder both result in one being obsessed with their health and wellness. However, health anxiety directly relates to someone who has little-to-no physical symptoms of any illness. In contrast, somatic symptom disorder is when one does have mild symptoms and they feel as if they are taking over their life, even if they aren’t.
Why You Should Seek Help with Health Anxiety
When you or your loved one seeks support with health anxiety, it can help calm your body while rewiring your brain to acknowledge the truth about your health. You will discover what is triggering your anxiety and how to tell your brain that you are okay.
If you’re struggling with anxiety, please do not hesitate to reach out. We want to get you the support you deserve.
Our Approach to Anxiety Counselling
After you book a session with an experienced therapist, they will determine which form of health counselling is most beneficial for you. All behavioural health therapists at Can’t We Just Get Along Counselling have years of experience providing counselling support to those struggling with anxiety. Some of our anxiety treatments include:
If you’d like to seek professional medical advice, we can help you consult with your doctor to discuss anxiety-reducing medications.
Get the Help You Need to Manage Your Health Anxiety
If you experience health anxiety, you’re not alone. Our highly-trained registered psychologists in Calgary, Alberta, are here to support you throughout your entire health and wellness journey.
When you’re ready to get the help you deserve, book a session with Can’t We Just Get Along Counselling.