Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Bowen Island, BC.

Licensed professional counselling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Bowen Island, British Columbia.


Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Anxiety Counsellor

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Y 1V6 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Most of us suffer from anxiety and stress at some point in our lives. And we live with it. What if we didn't have to live with it? What if there was a way to alleviate it from our lives? What if it was a choice? Most of the stress and anxiety in our lives comes from our perspective of what is happening in our lives. This perspective is coming from us, and therefore it is possible to change it. I help clients do this through cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, meditation and other methods that enable them to become much more aware of their thoughts and the choices they have to think differently. There is no need to suffer. There is another way!

Quyn Le Erichsen, M.Ed.
Anxiety Counsellor

Quyn Le Erichsen, M.Ed.

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Hypnotherapist, EMDR Therapist

In V0N 1V0 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Quyn will help you find out the underlying causes of your anxiety and learn ways to manage your stress effectively. Quyn uses counselling and coaching techniques such as EMDR, Hypnotherapy, mindfulness, visualization, CBT, Meaning-Centred Therapy, and more. You will learn to understand your fears and how to turn them into fuels for emotional freedom and personal success. You will discover the other side of fears, which is freedom and fulfillment. You will turn your inner critic into your inner coach. You will learn ways to be more authentic and assertive with yourself and others. You will gain the courage to challenge your fears, work towards your goals and reach your potentials.

Emma Smith, MACP, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Emma Smith, MACP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6H 1G5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

We all experience stress. Stress is our body reacting to demands and both good and bad experiences can be stressful. If our thoughts and feelings cause us stress, this type of stress can grow over time and lead to anxiety. If you worry a lot, often think negatively, feel overwhelmed, and do not know how to relax, you may be suffering from ongoing stress and/or anxiety. If so, I can help. Some of the benefits of connecting with me for counselling for anxiety and stress are: • Learning what causes you stress and how to minimize stressors • Increases in your support network and connections with others • Increased confidence in your ability to handle stressful situations • Changing the way you look at life • Understanding your emotions and how to...(view profile to read more)

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC
Anxiety Counsellor

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Z 1C5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety and stress take a mighty toll on our mental, physical and spiritual well being. I work from the "inside out" in other words I help my clients look at what their own beliefs are about themselves and others too. As we slowly work towards more self acceptance, relaxation, mindfullness and acceptance..stress lessens and anxiety dissapears as it is well managed...and self regulation kicks in.

CaraLynne McLean, M.C.P., R.C.C., B.C.A.C.C.
Anxiety Counsellor

CaraLynne McLean, M.C.P., R.C.C., B.C.A.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7K 2Y3 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety and stress are not reserved for the adults of our world. Many children experience the debilitating effects of negative stress at home, school and socially. While positive stress is essential to get us moving every day, too much negative stress may lead to physical and emotional distress. Increases in career demands, job loss, marital issues, the loss of a loved one, a new relationship, a recent move, scholastic demands, bullying, the birth of a child or caring for ill or elderly family members may elevate one's stress level to the unmanageable. Together, we will endeavor to help you (or your child) manage and overcome the effects of negative stress with effective tools.

Tamara Knott, BA, BComm, MA, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Tamara Knott, BA, BComm, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6J 1Y9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety and stress is the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic alarm that goes off when we feel threatened. But when anxiety is constant or overwhelming, when it interferes with your relationships and activities—that’s when you’ve crossed the line from normal anxiety into the territory of anxiety disorders. As a product of the body’s fight-or-flight response, anxiety involves a wide range of physical symptoms. Many people experiencing anxiety benefit from supportive counselling or couples or family therapy. However, experts agree that the most effective form of treatment for the is cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF
Anxiety Counsellor

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5Z 1H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety can result in very physically uncomfortable feelings, be accompanied by destructive thoughts, or stir up intense emotions. Whatever ways your anxieties may show up, it can feel like a storm is taking over, or like a grinding marathon of tension. These uncomfortable, anxious feelings can have a huge influence on the decisions you make in your life. It may even feel like you are not making deliberate choices, but instead are just trying to get through one challenging, anxiety-riddled day at a time. It can be very exhausting! The goal of therapy is to shift you to a place where YOU are making the decisions in your life, not your anxious feelings. Read more on my website.

Alex Gheorghe, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Alex Gheorghe, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In v7p 0a7 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Many people view anxiety as irrational, illogical, silly, or unrealistic fears. Using Education Behavior Therapy, my goal is to help you see that behavior is rational, logical, and goal-directed, but can be based on unhealthy or inaccurate beliefs. By addressing the underlying beliefs, the behavior that results from them will change naturally. Anxiety disorders are the most treatable psychological problem that there is and there is tons of hope out there, waiting for you to grab onto it.

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V5Z 1H1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

If you are looking for natural methods of coping with anxiety and stress, therapy can benefit you in many ways. You will learn holistic ways of restoring the body's natural state of balance and well-being through healthy changes in diet, exercise, and sleep patterns. We will identify the thinking patterns that stimulate and maintain anxious states, and we will replace them with thoughts that result in calmer, more grounded feelings. You will also learn how to identify and manage the physical sensations of the fight/flight response that contribute to anxiety, resulting in a body-centered experience of well-being.

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)
Anxiety Counsellor

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)

Registered and Certified Canadian Counsellor

In V7V 1B7 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Few of us can get through life in this fast-paced society without experiencing anxiety and/or stress. Unfortunately, it almost becomes a norm. However, there are times when these feelings become overwhelming such that you losing sleep, find it hard to concentrate, are spending a lot of time re-living or 'pre-living' events in your life...spinning wheels that aren't taking you anywhere. Let me help you discover solutions that will help battle your fear (because that's what it is, after all), so you can get back to living the life you want for yourself.

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6J 1T5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

You might be familiar with that tense, unsettled feeling that you can't shake. The overthinking, ruminating, and worrying. It's so hard to be present and engaged when we suffer with anxiety! Anxiety is the #1 reason people seek out my services. I can help you get to the roots of your anxiety (hint: it's not ONLY about disputing your irrational thoughts) so that you feel more grounded and alive. Through their work with me, my clients have reported that they are more socially engaged, less in their heads, more in tune with their bodies, and better able to attend to the underlying emotions and needs underlying the anxiety. I look forward to supporting you in moving beyond your anxiety.

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

In V6B 6L5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety, panic, and stress often show up as tension or unpleasant physical sensations in the body as fear and other emotions are held back. Trauma, relationship problems, losses, and attachment issues are often the hidden source of emotional pain. To resolve anxiety and panic, I use a mind-body approach which integrates cognitive, emotional, and body sensing techniques to get curious about and resolve the true underlying issues.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Anxiety is one of the most common disorders plaguing many today. Anxiety falls along a continuum from acceptable to crippling, debilitating anxiety requiring professional intervention. The major forms that anxiety takes are: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Phobic Disorders, Social Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD). A variety of proven therapeutic interventions are well established now, eg., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Yoga, Tai Chi, Breathwork. By diving into therapy clients regain a sense of optimism, courage, peace, joy, confidence and well being.

Lyn Unger, MC
Anxiety Counsellor

Lyn Unger, MC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6E 4T1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

"I used to get out and enjoy activities, but now all I want to do is stay at home. But I'm not happy with that, either". "Why is my life be coming so hard? All I want to do is feel 'normal' ". Although anxiety and stress are a part of modern living, they do NOT need to rule your life. Together, we will gently explore the cause of your stress and anxiety and come up with a plan together about how to reduce it. I will walk with you every step of the way so you don't feel so alone.

Clayre Sessoms, MCP-AT, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Clayre Sessoms, MCP-AT, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6Z 0E2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety is real for a lot of us these days, especially when facing a global pandemic or watching the U.S. election—but excessive worry and fear can start to wreak havoc on busy days and wakeful nights. That’s when it may be a good idea to see me. Together we can explore manageable ways to be more present, reduce worrisome thinking, and feel OK again.

Behnaz Khatam, MA, RCC, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Behnaz Khatam, MA, RCC, CCC

MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian certified Counsellor

In V6B 6L5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

It is natural to experience stress and anxiety from time to time. However, when anxiety and stress becomes overwhelming, it impacts your mental and physical health. Counselling can help you to calm your body, address the thoughts causing you pain and discomfort, identify your strengths and more fulfilling ways of living. Treatment approaches such as CBT can help you with a new perspective on your situation,re- gaining control, and reduce the intense psychological and emotional symptoms.

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C
Anxiety Counsellor

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 4M1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

We are far more primitive in our reactions than we like to think, and fear, stress, or anxiety, can go from an adaptive warning to a very non adaptive over reaction, arresting our ability to function. I have worked extensively in this area, in giving workshops and as a trainer for other counsellors, focusing first on understanding the body's reaction and then developing skills to over-ride the anxiety response. Using a mindfulness approach, staying connected with our needs, and focusing on resiliency, anxiety can be tamed.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Anxiety Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In V6C 3T3 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.

Andrew Herfst, RCC, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Andrew Herfst, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6Z 1N9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

We live in anxious and stressful times. Although anxiety is an expected and adaptive reaction to stress, it can become a problem when it limits our ability to work, socialize, and enjoy life. The good news is we know that evidenced-based techniques can significantly reduce anxiety and help cope with stress. Our reactions to stress can impact all areas of life including work, relationships, and general well-being. I want to help you manage the current stress in your life, and develop resilience to make it easier to rebound from future challenges.

Frances Brown, M.Ed., RPC, MTC
Anxiety Counsellor

Frances Brown, M.Ed., RPC, MTC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V7M 2K2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Do you suffer from Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, or another form of anxiety? I use a combination of approaches to support your efforts to reduce your distress, creating relief and hope. My therapeutic approach includes using the tools of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a highly effective clinically proven short term approach, along with Mindfulness Therapy and Relaxation techniques. I also work to provide a warm, intuitive environment where you will feel safe to explore and process the roots of your pain as you learn new skills that can bring a sense of safety, relaxation and well being to your life.

Fay Ferris, RCC, CCC, CGT
Anxiety Counsellor

Fay Ferris, RCC, CCC, CGT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Gottman Therapist

In V6X 3M1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

If you are worrying all the time, suffering with panic attacks, having flashbacks, or startle easily, then Fay can help you learn to cope better and reduce the anxiety using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Life Stress Reduction Techniques, including Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR). Or if you cannot sleep properly, feel tense all the time, struggling with impossible deadlines or expectations at work, or difficult situations at home or with your family, you may be suffering from Stress. Careful assessments offered by Fay and then an individualized treatment plan will help you heal and "get back to your normal self". Fay can help you with relationship issues connected to your anxiety.

Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)
Anxiety Counsellor

Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)

Registered Professional Counsellor and Supervisor

In V7L 2B2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Life is like a bathtub, except there are usually lots of drains and not enough taps to fill it up - so we live in a state of not having being able to fill up fast enough which causes anxiety and stress. Sometimes there are physiological reasons for anxiety and stress, and those need to be addressed medically. I will help you identify if that could be your case. But if it is or isn't, counselling can help you identify and explore those drains and taps and help you plug up some drains and create more taps. The goal is to help you live out of fullness rather than emptiness.

Trevor Hale, MSc., Psy.D., RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Trevor Hale, MSc., Psy.D., RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V7P 3R9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety and Stress can be related to a number of things going on in our lives at a given time. Typically it is how we perceive the stressors in our life, or the feeling that we don't have the resources to cope that determines whether or not we feel anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed. If we are unable to get into a RECOVERY zone, anxiety and stress can quickly seem to spin out of control and EVERYTHING may feel too hard. I use Cognitive and Behavioural, Mindfulness, and Ego State therapies to help individuals quickly acquire the tools, and insights that help them reduce the Anxiety symptoms and navigate their anxiety triggers. Moreover, they regain a sense of calm and control in their lives.

Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5N 5K4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety and stress often play a role in our busy lives today -- but they don't have to take over or steal your ability to enjoy your life and relationships. In fact, anxiety is one of the most treatable mental health issues, and there is no need to struggle alone. I'm here to help. There are many tools that can quickly relieve the physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety, & I work with each client to help them choose options that work best for them. I love seeing the positive shift that happens when clients discover whats works. I can see the relief that floods over them, along with their eagerness to continue to work to better understand their anxiety and take back the joy in their lives.

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Registered Social Worker

In V5G 1V8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety is a feeling of dread at its least, or thoughts that lead you to believe you are unsafe and/or about to die at its worst. I offer interventions to this challenge, all of which engage the brain and body. We can take a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach and examine and challenge faulty thinking. We can also use Neurofeedback (NFB) as an approach to calming the central nervous system so the frontal cortex of the brain can engage in logical thinking and keep the brain from having to go to the place of anxiety unnecessarily. Another approach I use, EMDR, helps the brain to reprocess old hurts and or trauma, taking the charge out of the experience.



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Bowen Island is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 50.14 square kilometers.  The population of Bowen Island is 3,680 people with 1,495 households . The population ranking for Bowen Island is #885 nationally and #133 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 73.40 people per sq km. Bowen Island therapists serve postal code: V0N.