Did you know that anxiety is the most common of all mental health challenges in Canada? Health Canada estimates that one in ten Canadians struggle with anxiety disorders. Every one of us may feel anxious at certain times, and that is part of normal life and functioning. This can be related to work stress, life changes, family challenges or other situation.
However, feelings of worry, stress, or fear can intensify, last a long time, and negatively impact our lives. In such cases, you may benefit from therapy.
With Generalized Anxiety Disorder, a person worries excessively about everyday situations.
Some people suffer from repeated panic attacks, surges in fear and discomfort that can last between a few minutes to an hour and occur suddenly (what is known as Panic Disorder). Panic attacks may include accelerated heart rate, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath or choking, chest pain, numbness, fear, a sense of detachment, or other symptoms.
Other types of anxiety include Phobias, Social Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
For a more detailed overview of types and symptoms of anxiety disorders, visit here.
Studies have shown that psychotherapy can offer practical and long lasting solutions to anxiety. Layla works with a number of therapists with specialized training and experience in treatments known to be effective for various types of anxiety including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
We simplify the search for the therapist that is a right fit for you. At no additional cost, one of our Care Coordinators assists you in finding the help you need.
Our licensed providers are often covered by your insurance. If you are not sure, simply click the “Get Started” button below to talk to one of our care coordinators.
*In-line with Public Health recommendations for social distancing, Layla's partner therapists have mostly moved their practices to remote for the time being.Get Started
Our clients are interested in self-discovery, emotional healing, or are working through a range of challenges that respond well to therapy. For example, these include: stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, self-esteem, anger, addictions, trauma, relationships, family conflict, couples counselling, and life transitions.
At this time, Layla is only able to work with clients who are residents of Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Please note that Layla does not provide crisis support. If you or someone else is in crisis and require immediate assistance, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
Layla takes your privacy and the security of your information seriously. Electronic personal information shared with Layla is stored in a secure and encrypted way. Video sessions are not recorded. You can learn more about our privacy practices here.
A broad range of healthcare providers (GPs, specialists, wellness professionals, etc) trust us with their patients. You can learn more here
Several of our therapists offer sessions on weekends, and you can let us know of that preference when you sign up and we will do our best to accommodate.
Our Client Care Team (not the therapists) currently do not actively work on weekends.
Trying to get a hold of us on the weekend? See if one of these options can help serve you:
- New to Layla? Our secure online system is available at all times, and you can get started here
- Existing client and need to reach your therapist? Please connect with them directly using the information from our communication with you.
- Problem accessing your account or uploading payment information? You can contact tech support on firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-230-7462
No, you don’t need a formal referral or diagnosis from another provider. We are happy to assist anyone with their unique challenges and goals.