If you think you might be experiencing anxiety symptoms,

you may be frightened, overwhelmed or at a loss.

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Whether your anxiety symptoms have been occurring for years, or if they are fairly new, we can work quickly to give you the tools & support to start you on the road to overcoming anxiety.

Common Anxiety Symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Feeling on edge
  • Inability to think clearly under stress
  • Stomach Aches
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Pounding Heart

While some of these symptoms may feel very uncomfortable and even overwhelming sometimes, it is important to know that anxiety symptoms are your body’s way of doing its best to react to what your system is interpreting as a danger signal.

Resources for People Living With Anxiety:

  • has a mobile app and lots of information on anxiety. (Please note that this site is outside of Open Hearth Studio, and Frances Bryant-Scott can not guarantee its accuracy or that it is functional at all times or at all.)

  • Anxiety TestThe test below can help you determine the level of help you may need. Please note that severe anxiety merits medical attention to get your symptoms under control enough for you to benefit from therapy: an online quiz can only help sufferers identify which symptoms they may be experiencing, and to what degree and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Click here to take the free anxiety test

What causes anxiety?

Life transitions, sudden changes, illness or death in the family, and work or school related stresses and pressures may be the trigger for your anxiety. If other members of your family suffer from anxiety, you may also be at higher risk.  Even living in the 21st century and hearing the news can create a higher degree of sensitivity in many people!

Each person is unique, and we can explore your lifestyle, history and personality type to find what interventions might be the most appropriate for you.

Being treated for an Anxiety Disorder?

If you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, or suspect you may have one, I can work together with you and your doctor to help your mind and body learn the difference between genuine danger and situations that are only new or uncomfortable.

Dealing with Anxiety

 Acknowledging that something needs to change in your life can be difficult, but the rewards can be great. I believe that people have the ability to change; here at Open Hearth Studio, I can help you work through and address what hurts, so that you can find the inner strength to heal.

When words aren’t enough, Art Therapy is an effective way to explore your needs and resources on your healing journey.

Take a step towards mental health,  phone: 250 595 0504

If you’re curious about working with a different counselling method you may find my approach is one that can work for you. Please contact me to book a consultation by phone at Ph 250-595-0405 or Contact Me.