True Anxiety Psychology

True Anxiety Psychology Brisbane Psychology clinic with a focus on the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD for adolescents and adults. Located in Bulimba, QLD.

"What if...?"Two words anxiety loves! πŸ’˜To protect you, anxiety wants you to be prepared for every possibility. It will r...
23/11/2021

"What if...?"
Two words anxiety loves! πŸ’˜

To protect you, anxiety wants you to be prepared for every possibility. It will run through many scenarios to predict how a situation might turn out, and at times can be based on bad experiences from the past. However, anxiety doesn't tend to predict balanced or even positive outcomes. It goes straight to the worst case scenario and convinces you that that will be what occurs, often leading people to decide to avoid the situation altogether. This feels relieving in the short term (I avoided something bad happening - phew!), but unfortunately prevents the person seeing that often none of the worst case situations occur, and they can cope way better than they anticipated with what actually happens.

Rather than only thinking of the worst case, try asking, what happened last time? Is there reason to believe things may work out okay? What are the ways I can cope if anything I don't like occurs? Are there any ways the past is different from now? Assess the situation through a factual lens, and if possible, take one step toward facing your fears. Anxiety can be your friend, it doesn't have to be your master.

You heard that right!I speak to people every day who just want to know something for sure, with 100% certainty.- Does th...
16/09/2021

You heard that right!

I speak to people every day who just want to know something for sure, with 100% certainty.
- Does thinking about harming someone mean I'm going to do it?
- Am I a bad person?
- Have the doctors missed signs of a terminal disease?
- Will something bad happen if I stop engaging in these compulsions?

OCD is called the doubting disease for a reason. We can think and google and check repeatedly to get the answers, but we never feel 100% reassured. If anything, the more we try and get the answer, the less sure we feel. We could feel 99% sure that things will be okay, but that 1% doubt drives us to live life cautiously, or check again. This cycle feeds our doubt and inevitably makes life worse.

The secret is actually learning to live with a bit of uncertainty and to build your tolerance for this.

Will I get into a car crash on the way to work? Has my uber eats driver poisoned my food? Will I lose my mind one day? I don't know! But I can live a full life taking reasonable risks and accepting that most things I can't know for sure. The more we work the muscle, the easier it gets.

I encourage you to take that one step towards uncertainty and face a fear today.
-Katie

I work with a lot of people who are very self-sacrificial in nature. Early on in life, they learnt that they had to put ...
18/08/2021

I work with a lot of people who are very self-sacrificial in nature. Early on in life, they learnt that they had to put their own needs aside to get by, but this way of living often sticks with people into adulthood.

They may feel like they are always putting others first, believing they would be a burden if they themself asked for a helping hand or listening ear. Guess what? Your needs are just as important as anyone else's. Getting your own needs met isn't selfish, it's vital.

The solution? Aim for balance. If you've helped out a friend a lot, consider that they are likely also willing and able to be there for you too. Our needs are often more than manageable for others. The balance of giving and receiving reduces resentment, offers fulfilment, and boosts our self-worth.

Think of a small place to start and give finding balance in your relationships a try.

Hello there!So for those of you who don't know much about True Anxiety Clinic, let's start with an introduction. True is...
16/08/2021

Hello there!

So for those of you who don't know much about True Anxiety Clinic, let's start with an introduction. True is here to bring innovation to the treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, and trauma.

I love what I do, and am driven by a really strong 'why'. Working in private practice for going on eight years now, I've seen many people misdiagnosed, having spent years in therapy receiving the wrong treatment, or simply unsure where to turn and feeling hopeless. I've become passionate about providing only evidence-based treatments and co-creating understanding and change with my clients, endeavouring to provide the best quality service possible. I aim to walk alongside you to reach your goals with authenticity (and often a touch of humour!).

I hope to use this platform to provide tips, share a bit about what it's like behind the scenes, and connect with you all. Looking forward to whatever comes next!

- Katie.

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3/7 Apollo Road
Brisbane, QLD
4171

Opening Hours

Wednesday 9:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 6:30pm

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