About Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and depression are far more prevalent than most people would think. A poll by the National Post noted that 41% of Canadian adults reported struggling with some form of anxiety and the Canadian Mental Health Association estimates that 8% of adults experience major depression at some point in their lives.
Common first-line therapies for anxiety and/or depression include pharmaceutical drugs. Although these have a place, the side effects and addictiveness of these therapies can be challenging for a lot of patients.
At Bronte Wellness Boutique, our team of Naturopathic Doctors and Counsellors focus on an integral and holistic approach to helping patients work through understanding the root cause of anxiety and depression and apply a more natural approach to treatment.
Our team of Naturopaths are experienced and able to help assess and treat the physiological factors such as diet, nutrient deficiency, hormonal imbalance, neurotransmitter support and lifestyle. Environmental, physiological and genetic factors all play a role and it’s essential to understand how to best support the body’s physiology in order to optimize mood. Support often includes diet and lifestyle changes to support optimal health as well as neutraceuticals that can help you better manage symptoms.
Counselling and psychotherapy focuses on understanding the root cause of mood changes and empowering people to develop tools and strategies to move through the challenges they face. Counselling is one of the best ways to mitigate the impacts of depression on our life. Therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness to help you better manage your mood by tackling the thoughts that influence our behaviours and moods. CBT teaches us how situations impact our thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and how to challenge maladaptive thoughts. Mindfulness can help us stay more present by bringing awareness to our thoughts and impact on our mood. We often get stuck too far in the future, or ruminate too far in the past, mindfulness helps us to bring back focus to the present.
Appointments with our team members are scheduled separately but with your permission, collaborative discussions and treatment plans are ideal. Book an appointment with our team of experienced Naturopathic Doctors and Counsellors to help us to help you optimize your mood and empower you to feel like your best self.