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

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


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).

Innerverse Therapy, MA, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Innerverse Therapy, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellors

In V6Z 2V4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

We provide comprehensive support to clients dealing with anxiety and stress by utilizing various effective techniques. First and foremost, we employ psychoeducation to help clients comprehend the underlying mechanisms behind anxiety and stress. Through this knowledge, they gain a better understanding of their own experiences. Additionally, we integrate mindfulness practices, somatic experiencing, and other approaches aimed at fostering self-awareness of both thoughts and physical sensations. This helps clients develop a greater sense of being present in the here and now, enhancing their ability to manage and cope with anxiety.

Morven Eakin, B.Ed, M.Ed, RPC-C
Anxiety Counsellor

Morven Eakin, B.Ed, M.Ed, RPC-C

Registered Professional Counsellor (C)

In V7M 1A4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I approach anxiety counseling with a professional and evidence-based methodology, ensuring that you receive the utmost quality of care. Drawing from a robust background in psychology, education, and therapy, I am well-prepared to navigate the intricacies of anxiety and its impact on your life. While anxiety is a natural response to stress, I recognize that, for some, it can become overwhelming and disruptive. It may manifest in various forms, such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, or specific phobias. Together we will implement proved techniques to relieve you of the anxiety that is impacting your well-being.

Ellen Abrams, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Ellen Abrams, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 2G8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety is a kind of stage fright. It stems from trying to control what can't be controlled: the future, other people, the outcomes of some of our efforts. Because anxiety is so uncomfortable, we often want to avoid facing what’s stirring it up. We may even feel embarrassed or ashamed that we’re anxious. Counselling provides a supportive environment that helps you talk about your anxiety and find better ways of managing it. Feeling connected to another person helps you steady yourself. Counselling provides strategies for handling anxiety in the moment. It also looks at how relationships in your past are contributing to the reactions you’re having now so you can make changes for the better.

Christian Maile, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Anxiety Counsellor

Christian Maile, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In V7J 2A1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety can severely impact the quality of a person's life. It can impact their sleep, work, relationships, school, and their physical health. Sometimes, anxiety can become so intense that people experience physical symptoms like sweating, heart racing, dizziness, nausea, etc. The good news is that there are effective psychological treatments for anxiety. CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy), which is the type of therapy I practice, is an evidence-based approach that provides individuals with skills to help manage their anxiety and get control over their lives back.

Jordan Gruenhage, MA, CCC, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Jordan Gruenhage, MA, CCC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V6E 1M5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Are you a gay man that struggles with felling anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed? Perhaps you’ve even felt the out of control experience of a panic attack before. All of these experiences can show up in unique ways for gay men, and sometimes a general approach to these issues just isn’t enough. First, I’ll help you with anxiety by teaching you tools that can get you quick relief from some of your anxiety right away. From there, I’ll work with you to grow your progress further, and understand the roots of your anxiety so that you can maintain your freedom from anxiety long term.

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt
Anxiety Counselor

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt

Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Feelings of anxiety can become so intense that it becomes overwhelming. Often individuals struggling with anxiety express constant intruding thoughts that focus on fears of events of the future. Anxiety can create physical feelings of distress like a tight chest that makes it difficult to breath, an upset or tight feeling in the stomach, and general fatigue from constantly trying to control their thoughts and actions. Some people have battled anxiety for so long that they begin to believe it is just who they are and accept the restrictions it causes in their life. Through counselling we will work to break the cycle of anxiety controlling your inner world. Bringing a sense of relief, control and freedom that has been absent for so long.

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT
Anxiety Counsellor

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

In V5Z 1M9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety as a result of stress is one of, if not the major contributing factor to poor health in most areas of people lives. If you have ever been tense before an exam or a visit to the dentist, you have a felt anxiety. Increased heart rate, sweating, rapid breathing, dry mouth, & a sense of dread are common. Changing this involves cognitive & behavioural approaches. Cognitive change is understanding how thoughts contribute to symptoms and how to change thought patterns to reduce the intensity of your anxiety. And behavioral changes involve using techniques to reduce or stop any undesired behaviors that are a result of the anxiety you have been experiencing.

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 2E1 - 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.

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D.,   M. A. RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D., M. A. RCC

Dr. of Psychology BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors #1992

In V7V 0A2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Real Solutions to Real Challenges. Stress is necessary for survival and provides opportunity for growth. However, it can aslo result in anxiety and even panic with accompaning physical symptoms. Unproductive coping mechanisms may kick in that have become entrenched and difficult to break. In more severe cases Obsessive-Complusive Behaviors may surface to distract us from the anxieties. These obsessive-compulsive behaviors may become debilitating and incredibly frustrating. Martin helps clients deminish their anieties by cognitive restructuring, relaxation training, and overcoming avoidance. Avoidance only provides short-term relief, at the cost significantly damaging our self-esteem

Ben Bjorgaard, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Ben Bjorgaard, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V7M 2K4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety and stress can be the first signs that something is off that we need to respond to in our lives. They can snowball until they have power over us: their impulses conflicting with our greater needs. They can also be signs of deeper issues that are unique to each of our lives. Our personalities, senses of self, life histories, and individual understandings of the world all play a role; as do our nervous systems and embodied patterns of how we generate and resolve anxious feelings. Together we’ll collaborate to get every part of you on your team, aligned with the direction you want to take as as a whole.

Heather Webster, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Heather Webster, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 2G8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Some worry is a normal part of the physical and emotional human experience. It helps us get things done and keeps us safe. When worry becomes so big that it gets in the way of daily functioning and wellbeing then it may be time to seek help. Heather draws on several types of therapeutic approaches, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, and somatic therapies for trauma and relational injuries, to help clients understand and manage anxiety.

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC

Social Confidence Life Coach

In V5H 3Z7 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety and stress take a hold on you and never let go, leaving you trapped and frozen. I help my clients to learn all about the magic of mindfulness practice. It's one of the most effective ways to put you in control of your emotions, rather than them controlling you. Imagine how great it would be to have an internal place of peace and serenity that you can use at any time to relax and become grounded. Mindfulness is an ancient practice that is also supported by scientific empirical studies. It's one of the best ways to change your life.

Hayley Winter, RPCC, CPCA
Anxiety Counsellor

Hayley Winter, RPCC, CPCA

Clinical Counsellor

In V7M 2K2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety and Stress can be incredibly debilitating - and make the smallest of tasks seem like large mountains to climb. I have lived experience with stress and anxiety and support clients with building tools, increase understanding and education and help improve daily functioning. We will work together to determine your goals and take a proactive approach to follow through on a plan for effective solutions. The sessions will lead to improved mood, increased daily functioning and moving from surviving to thriving in your life!

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.

Patti Langlais, MA, RCC
Anxiety Counselor

Patti Langlais, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Our focus is to support individuals who are struggling with anxiety and stress to a more relaxed and manageable way of being. Not only is stress and anxiety hard on our health and energy, but it also can have a significant impact on our world around us. We will work in a collaborative manor to break apart the building blocks that have contributed to the imbalance of anxiety and stress in your life, and empower you with the tools and techniques to remain in balance.

Shelley Behr, MSW,RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Shelley Behr, MSW,RSW

Registered Social Worker

In V6Y 2B2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Everyone experiences anxiety and stress at times. If anxiety and stress persist over a long period of time, and interferes with your daily life, you may have an anxiety disorder. Therapy can provide you with a safe space to help find relief and give you tools to move forward with your life. As a therapist, I will support you as you develop new skills, thinking patterns, and improve self esteem.

Keeley Powers, RSW, MSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Keeley Powers, RSW, MSW

Registered Social Worker

In V5C 0G2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Anxiety and stress is experienced by everyone and sometimes people have certain situations that elevate the symptoms. Counselling can provide a safe space to discuss what is currently going on for you to be able to develop coping skills and move forward. During our time together we will discuss what causes your anxiety and stress and use CBT techniques through the sessions.

Trevor Hale, PsyD. MSc., RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Trevor Hale, PsyD. MSc., 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.

Andrew Herfst, RCC, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Andrew Herfst, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6B 1T6 - 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.

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy
Anxiety Counsellor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Registered Professional Counsellor in Psychotherapy

In V5R 6G4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

In my professional and personal experience I have found that problems with anxiety, stress, depression, and anger issues are often overlapping. Many people feel mixed emotions of fear, worry, pressure, frustration, guilt, shame and low self worth. Unfortunately we have a tendency to doubt our abilities and our value which can quickly become a 'self fulfilling prophecy' and cause us to judge ourselves harshly, and/or isolate from others. This can become a cycle but it can often be broken by speaking openly with a professional who is competent, kind and encouraging. I am diligent in helping clients identify the false core beliefs and establish new beliefs that empower them again.

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!

Jeff Ross, MA, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Jeff Ross, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6Z 2R4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Do you have difficulty “turning off” your brain? Is your anxiety creeping back up on you or has it become overwhelming or paralyzing? Are stress and anxiety negatively impacting your health, relationships, or career? Stress can be even more difficult to manage for those with a pre-disposition towards anxiety. We would like to help. We provide treatment to help you relieve anxiety and stress, develop coping skills, and build confidence. We will address your triggers, your relationship with anxiety as well as your attempts to “control” it, and learn more adaptive ways that allow you to flourish. Call us today at (604) 614 – 7177 to get started.

Sarah Poole, M.Ed, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Sarah Poole, M.Ed, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5L 1V4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

How is anxiety standing in your way of living your life? Do you overthink to the point where your worries seem like absolute realities? What conversations are you avoiding out of fear you would embarrass yourself and sound stupid? Who are you not getting closer to because anxiety is telling you old stories about rejection & judgement? How much longer do you want to live like this? WITH ANXIETY COUNSELLING, I CAN HELP YOU DEVELOP RICHER CONNECTIONS TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS – AND START LIVING A MORE FULFILLING LIFE.

Karen Cook, M.A.  RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Karen Cook, M.A. RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6H 3K2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

You can live free of anxiety. There are step you can take. Anxious thinking creates powerful negative messages that impact your thoughts and your body physically. The result is your life begins to shrink. This is no way to live. You are meant to live a full, healthy life. The beautiful thing is you get to choose. Today you can start on a new journey towards freedom that gives you a new level of skill and an understanding of how anxiety works to assist you in defeating it and replacing it with greater peace and joy.



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.