Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Strathcona County, AB.

Licensed professional counselling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Strathcona County, Alberta.


Samantha Pekh, M.A.,
Anxiety Counsellor

Samantha Pekh, M.A.,

Registered Psychologist, Clinical Director, PsychSolutions, Inc.

In T8N 6T3 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Anxiety Counsellor

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

In T5N 0A2 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Anxiety Counselling by our experienced Therapists will help you • Find the true reason for your fears • See difficult situations in a more positive way • Developing skills to calm yourself in tough situation whenever you want • Become more confident in yourself and socialize with others • Understand your emotions and accept the reality of your situation • Learn skills that can help you to control your emotion and thoughts from affecting you in bad way • Engage in self care activities such as exercise, meditation, eating healthy, spirituality to reduce the effect of stress

Priya Bains, M.A.
Anxiety Counsellor

Priya Bains, M.A.

Registered Psychologist, Certified Hakomi Therapist

In T5N 3W6 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

My approach to working with anxiety and stress is body focused. Most people can "feel" anxiety and stress in their bodies thus I use the body's stress cues to teach us what the limits are. I would focus on listening and learning the body's cues and then teaching clients' how to physically "bring yourself down" from the elevated state of arousal that anxiety and stress cause.

Debbie Grove, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Anxiety Counsellor

Debbie Grove, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5J 1H8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Learning how to effectively manage anxiety and stress is key to health and well-being. I will work with you to explore and identify key stressors as well as the source of your anxiety. Your personalized treatment plan will incorporate stress management strategies and resources that you can use daily. Staying on top of stress is important. You will learn how to be proactive in taking charge of your life. Stress is a part of living, but does not have to take over your life.

Kristine Aanderson, R. Psyc.
Anxiety Counsellor

Kristine Aanderson, R. Psyc.

Registered Psychologist

In T6R 0R9 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Anxiety and stress can overtake your life and make even the simple things overwhelming. The worries can be so loud they can even make us want to avoid things we used to love. By understanding the brain chemistry behind anxiety and listening in a non-judgemental way, we can find the solutions to help bring joy back into your life. With help, there is hope.

Cheryl Shea, M.Div., RPC, MPCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Cheryl Shea, M.Div., RPC, MPCC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

In T5N 4A3 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Stress is a reality of the busy world we live in. However, anxiety doesn't need to be. I will help you look at three key aspects of stress and anxiety. First, is the anxiety you experience longterm or has it resulted from a new circumstance. Secondly, what are some skills you can implement to manage your anxiety. And ultimately if the anxiety is longterm, what are the root issues and belief systems that can be changed to bring peace to your life.

Michelle J Buckle, MA, CCC, RDT, RPsych
Anxiety Counsellor

Michelle J Buckle, MA, CCC, RDT, RPsych

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1V6 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Justin preferred to be at home with his Mom and hated going to school. He felt like he didn't have any friends and was extremely anxious about fitting in. He had headaches and stomach aches all the time and his Mom often allowed him to stay home. He was beginning to fall behind. Play sessions with both Justin and his Mom brought change. I brought them into my playroom and I taught the mother how to be the therapist. She learned to create a nurturing environment and tell Justin "I hear you, I see you, I understand, I care and I am here." Justin's anxiety slowly went away, his attendance increased too, but, better than that his relationship with his Mom improved.

Michael Handman, Ph.D
Anxiety Counsellor

Michael Handman, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In T6C 2C8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

At first, I explore the trigger(s) to the stress and anxiety in an attempt to decide whether treatment requires appropriate medication prescribed by a physician in conjunction with treatment and counseling or therapy alone. My therapy includes "talk therapy" and relaxation/hypnosis. This decision is made together with the client. As well we work together to develop coping mechanisms to deal with the anxiety as stress in very much part of today's life. I

Tarah Hook, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counsellor

Tarah Hook, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 2X4 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

There are many sources of stress and anxiety in today's world and some of us just seem to be hard-wired to experience a lot of it. Dr. Hook can help you learn how to cope with the stressors in your life, make changes that will reduce your stress, and, if appropriate, help you to understand the root causes of your anxiety. Don't let constant fear and worry stop you from leading a rewarding, engaging life.

Kim Silverthorn, B.A., R.P.C., M.P.C.C.
Anxiety Counsellor

Kim Silverthorn, B.A., R.P.C., M.P.C.C.

Master Practioner of Clinical Counselling

In T4X 0A6 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Stress is a normal part of everyday life. But too much stress can be counter-productive and overwhelming and can lead to the development of anxiety related issues. Stress in children is estimated to have increased 45% over the past 30 years. Building emotional health and resiliency can help children, teens and adults who are struggling with the issues of stress/anxiety regain control and improve their ability to function in every day life again. Learning how to maintain a healthy internal balance in the face of new challenges is the key to embracing the levels of stress we need to grow as individuals.

Nicolas Allen, MA, BPE, MES
Anxiety Counsellor

Nicolas Allen, MA, BPE, MES

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 0L9 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Stress and anxiety can be paralyzing and incredibly frustrating to live with, however there are tools that you can use to minimize your experience of stress and better manage the symptoms of anxiety. I use concrete, specific tools for individuals to incorporate into their lives that reduce their anxiety and allow them to live more fully engaging lives. Whether it be reducing the overall stress in your life or managing specific anxious thoughts, I am happy to offer my help.

Jack Lewis, R.Psych., C. Psychol., AFBPSs.
Anxiety Counsellor

Jack Lewis, R.Psych., C. Psychol., AFBPSs.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 6K4 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

In this increasingly high pressure world anxiety and stress has become the norm for so many. The ability to destress and cope with anxiety is a skill that everyone should have. I teach mindfulness and other evidence based techniques to relieve and mange anxiety and stress. I have run seminars and courses for organizations and businesses specifically for their employees.

Logan McColl, MSc
Anxiety Counsellor

Logan McColl, MSc

Registered Occupational Therapist

In T5K 3T4 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Anxiety and stress bring physiological changes in the brain and body, activating our primitive threat system. Modern stress tests the threat system in ever new ways and impedes our ability to process information effectively to be productive. Through counselling and practical strategies, we recruit the brain’s soothe system for self-regulation. As we gain experience in handling distress, we become able to maintain our effectiveness in the face of challenge and calm the threat system response.

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,
Anxiety Counsellor

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,

Compassionate Counselling Inc.

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

We live in a fast passed society with a lot of time lines and pressures. Many people are unaware of how their approach to these stressors can increase the sensations of anxiety. Fortunately, there are many ways of decreasing anxiety. Identifying ways of thinking and behaving that increase anxiety introduces the possibility of change. It is life changing to discover that the fearful thoughts and beliefs that have been leading you to anxiety, can be uncovered and transformed into more helpful beliefs that enable you to feel happier and improve relationships.

Landon Hildebrand, MA
Anxiety Counsellor

Landon Hildebrand, MA

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Stress and anxiety often get in the way of how and who we want to be. Stress can trap us where we are at, keeping us from growing, and anxiety can leave us crippled as we face the future. However, stress and anxiety happen for a reason. Through approaching our stress, mitigating the effects and learning ways to calm our systems we can both overcome our anxiety and insulate ourselves to future stress.

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.
Anxiety Counsellor

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 0J3 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

You can’t sleep, it’s hard to concentrate, you’re quick to anger and irritable all the time. At its worst anxiety and stress can lead to feeling unable to breathe and wanting to jump out of your own skin: system overload. Stress is known to increase the risk of emotional, mental and physical problems. Anxiety clues us in to the need to take care of whatever is causing us distress such as unresolved emotions, negative thoughts, unhealthy behaviours, or unsupportive relationships. I help you identify, clarify and resolve distress and anxiety so you can regain a sense of optimism, balance and enjoyment.

Tori Hornbacher, MC, R. Psych.
Anxiety Counsellor

Tori Hornbacher, MC, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8H 0H9 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Anxiety and stress can negatively impact client's ability to deal with daily challenges and stressors. Anxiety is excess activation in the nervous system so helping clients to release the activation in turn reduces their anxiety and then they can experience a sense of calm and feeling settled. Toxic stress affects the way we think and perceive reality so addressing the anxiety allows us to retrain the brain to manage the stress and perceived threat which reduces fear, worry, and panic.

Emma Drebit, MSc. (Marital & Family Therapy)
Anxiety Counsellor

Emma Drebit, MSc. (Marital & Family Therapy)

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 2L9 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Anxiety and stress can be overwhelming experiences that take away a sense of control. Emma's systemic perspective explores the development of anxiety and contributing factors like genetics or environment, along with triggers that maintain it. She uses cognitive behavioural therapy to look at the thought processes behind anxiety, and then how those thoughts affect feelings and behaviours. Furthermore, she shows how anxiety and stress also impact them on a physiological level. Emma reviews coping strategies to gain control of anxiety and stress, and also addresses boundaries, self-esteem and assertiveness to help deal with stress and create a better balance in life

Paul Sussman, Ph.D., L.Psych.(AB), L.Psych.(GA)
Anxiety Counsellor

Paul Sussman, Ph.D., L.Psych.(AB), L.Psych.(GA)

Licensed Psychologist, Alberta and Georgia

In T8A 3M7 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Anxiety and stress are experienced by most psychotherapy clients who come here. People usually find my approach helpful whether or not they identify anxiety/stress as a primary condition for treatment. I always aim to adjust my treatment approach to the individual characteristics and needs of my client. Sometimes situations and systems can be addressed and improved; sometimes all that a person can change is their own attitude. I am able to use verbal, visusalization, and altered state strategies for helping people grow past fear.

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych
Anxiety Counsellor

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Psychologists, Therapists

In T5N 1R7 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Anxiety is, simply, put, unrelenting worry that continues after the thing or circumstance you are worrying about is removed or it is the exaggerated worry about something. In anxiety, the sheer size of the worry in relation to the concern, the realistic vs. non-realistic nature of the concern, and the frequency or level of control related to concern matter. OCD relates to obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. Social Anxiety is an intrusive, disruptive fear of people or certain social situations. Often, we see fears of judgement, body image, looking awkward or stupid, as being thematic in social anxiety thoughts. Just to name a few example of how anxiety can present itself.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Anxiety Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In T6E 4Y9 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Anxiety disorders commonly coexist with addiction tendencies. Anxiety can severely inhibit a person's life, causing them to feel an irrational amount of panic, fear and other negative emotions in any given circumstance. Severe anxiety may influence a person to avoid leaving their house, or to become paralyzed in situations they interpret as stressful. Many people who struggle with anxiety will try to self medicate with alcohol or drugs, which ultimately makes their symptoms worse. A dual diagnosis of addiction and anxiety requires special treatment considerations; the kind that Valiant Recovery provides.

Linda Tilley, M.Ed, R.Psych.
Anxiety Counsellor

Linda Tilley, M.Ed, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5G 0Y5 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

We live in a high stress culture. Our bodies were designed to deal with short term threats, but in prolonged stress they are unable to recover properly. Furthermore, our bodies may be "programmed" to be more sensitive to stress based on our childhood experiences and even the stresses and traumas of our parents and grandparents. Dealing with prolonged stress and anxiety requires a multifaceted approach: understanding the true sources of the stress, changing patterns of thinking, and adopting lifestyle habits that support physiological recovery and contribute to health and well-being. With the right supports and habits, you can let go of stress and have a healthier and more satisfying life

Joanne Koopmans, Registered Psychologist, MSc MFT
Anxiety Counsellor

Joanne Koopmans, Registered Psychologist, MSc MFT

Registered Psychologist, Marital and Family Therapist

In T9E 7H8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Are you overwhelmed with stress? Stress is only good when it pushes us to do better what we believe in. Distress and anxiety happen when our experience doesn't fit with what we want to be doing. At Karunia we can support you in exploring your personal beliefs, your skills and gifts, and ways to support these in your current situation. Where stressful situations cannot be avoided, we work on developing specific coping strategies that enhance your strengths and give you tools to get through, one situation at a time.

Amanda Slugoski, R. Psych
Anxiety Counsellor

Amanda Slugoski, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T5W 4T2 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a natural fit for anxiety and stress treatment because it helps you make sense of overwhelming problems and break them down into more manageable pieces. Your thoughts have an impact on how you feel both physically and emotionally and over-active stress can have a real consequences. CBT is a pragmatic solution that we'll use to identify specific problems and try to solve them.

David Buhr, M.C.
Anxiety Counsellor

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Using an Emotion Focused Therapy approach, I begin with the idea that all emotions, including anxiety, has a purpose. Difficulties come when the stress reaction to a possible danger is either too big (anxiety) or too small (depression). When people feel overwhelming anxiety, or stress that is out of proportion to the danger, it is often because there is something else that is causing the stress. Therapy is about listening to the voice of the anxiety and finding appropriate reactions.



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Strathcona County is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 1182.78 square kilometers.  The population of Strathcona County is 98,044 people with 36,354 households . Strathcona County therapists serve postal code: T8A.