Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Vancouver, BC.

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


Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Anxiety Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T3 | 604-998-4688

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.

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#501 - 1587 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1T5 | 604.603.8941

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.

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Suite 205-2902 West Broadway, Vancouver , British Columbia V6K 2G8 | 778-996-6985

I will teach you how to reduce anxiety and stress response through calming your mind and body. Using Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion strategies, you will be able to take control of how you respond to difficult life situations. When the mind and body are calm, we are able to expand our thinking about our problems, and solutions to challenges become more readily available.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1H2 | 1-877-606-6161

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Mary Ann Pelzer, MA, RCC, FOT
Anxiety Counsellor

Mary Ann Pelzer, MA, RCC, FOT

Registered Clinical Counsellor

# 926-510 West Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1L8 | 604-219-8079

Dealing with these issues can be extremely distressing and impact many areas of your life. With gentle support and guidance, I would love to help you reduce your stress by teaching you helpful grounding tools to help you cope better throughout the day! Secondly, we can learn to understanding the cause of your fears,. This can also be very comforting and helpful. It can reduce your concerns and anxiety. Their is always a good reason why we feel like we do! Finding better ways of feeling balanced in your life, or feeling safe in the world will be pursued. We hold our stress in our mind and in our bodies. Addressing both aspects is important for lasting change to occur. There is hope!

Clayre Sessoms, MCP-AT, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Clayre Sessoms, MCP-AT, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1231 Pacific Boulevard, #460, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 0E2 | 778-302-3187

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.

Andrew Herfst, RCC, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Andrew Herfst, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

938 Howe Street, Suite 908, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1N9 | 604-362-0770

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.

Patti Langlais, MPCC-S
Anxiety Counselor

Patti Langlais, MPCC-S

Registered Counsellor, Couples Therapist

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.

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

206/217 - 1118 Homer St., Vancouver (Yaletown), British Columbia V6B 6L5 | 604-763-5340

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.

Jeff Ross, MA, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Jeff Ross, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

970 Burrard St. (@Nelson), Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R4 | (604)-614-7177

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.

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

Tamara Knott, BA, BComm, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

200-1892 W. Broadway Ave, Vancouver, Kitsilano, British Columbia V6J 1Y9 | (778)888-3418

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).

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

West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 1B7 | 778-990-0823

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.

Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1750 East 10th Avenue, Suite 505, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 5K4 | 604-785-4853

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.

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

970 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R4 | 604-218-1393

I help clients dealing with anxiety and stress by using CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness based approaches. I help clients develop awareness and insight around the way they think to then create change in their thinking. Thoughts, Behaviours, and Emotions are all interconnected and drive each person's experience of an event and of themselves. By changing one, we change the other two. I help clients do this while pairing their thoughts with mindfulness based strategies to soothe their stress and anxiety.

Emma Smith, MACP, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Emma Smith, MACP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

202-1128 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1G5 | 778-917-7720

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)

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counsellor

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist 1850

1061 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4 | 604-468-7300

The world keeps pushing harder and faster. Are you having a hard time keeping up? Are you exhausted at the end of the day? And does your mind just keep on racing? Chronic stress can deplete your natural defenses, which may lead to long term physical and mental health problems. Stop trying to just survive. Phone 604-468-7300 now and let me help you thrive again. I help individuals with stress, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, and so much more.

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW

Registered Transactional Analysis Practitioner

7243 10th Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 2R7 | 16045055345

We cannot escape anxiety and stress as they are an inevitable part of modern life, but we can manage them within our personal tolerance thresholds. Mindfulness is the first thing that I help clients master and bring into their daily life. Mindfulness or focused attention exercises can help us get in touch with our body and monitor our own feelings; it will help us self-soothe and cope with anxiety and stress. A few additions to daily routine are enough, e.g.: taking an extra minute in the shower, listening to sounds in the environment, paying attention to physical sensations in alteration with our inner sensations; accepting any thoughts and feelings allowing them to come and pass. It works!

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF
Anxiety Counsellor

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Video sessions only, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1H2 | 604-868-4838

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.

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Y9 | 604-807-3900

Most of my clients over the past twenty plus years have dealt with some form of anxiety and stress. There are many helpful approaches to managing these such as mindfulness and breath awareness, but I have found that often the greatest healing comes from learning to trust one's self and the process of life. Listening to one's deepest self and learning to express one's truth verbally or creatively, may also help the person transform their anxiety and live with greater energy and joy. As with most issues, each individual is unique, as is the approach that is called for.

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

Frances Brown, M.Ed., RPC, MTC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

1940 Lonsdale Avenue, Suit 210, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2K2 | 604.219.2690

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.

Joseph Eliezer, RP, RPC MPCC-S,
Anxiety Counsellor

Joseph Eliezer, RP, RPC MPCC-S,

Registered Psychotherapist, Master Practitioner of Clinical Counseling, Supervisor

#28 -1089 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1E5 | (604) 739-3010

According to Dr. Carl Jung, the amount of anxiety one experiences is equal to the degree of trauma one’s endured, but hasn’t processed. Anxiety is one way the unconscious gets our attention, and it’s seldom comfortable or easy. In therapy, we will explore the roots of your anxiety and work to transform your unconscious impulses into conscious awareness. People who outgrow anxiety experience an increased ability to manage stress, an expanded sense of emotional freedom, a greater sense of authenticity and cohesion, improved self-confidence, deeper and more fulfilling relationships with self and others. Call Psychotherapist Joseph Eliezer today for your no obligation phone consultation.

Aaron Lautzenhiser, R.Psych.
Anxiety Counsellor

Aaron Lautzenhiser, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

3195 Granville Street, Suite 119, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3K2 | 6045184714

I primarily work with anxiety from an EMDR/body-based perspective. Anxiety is a very "old" physiological response, in that there are parts of anxiety that are unconscious rather than "cognitive." I typically find that if we only attend to the cognitive side of anxiety, the physiological parts, such as body memory and activation, will find somewhere else to pop up. By working on the physical activation, we can better address and move through the anxiety.

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Anxiety Counsellor

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

#2 - 42 West 13th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1V6 | 604 720 7093

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!

Behnaz Khatam, MA, RCC, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Behnaz Khatam, MA, RCC, CCC

MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian certified Counsellor

Hommer, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6L5 | (604)720-3037

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.

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

3195 Granvilles Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3K2 | 604-762-2152

Do you find yourself worrying about whether you locked the front door,even though you know that you checked it three times? Do you feel your palms sweating and your heart racing, with an impending sense of doom as a sense panic washes over you? These are both forms of anxiety, that sense that the world is not a safe place and worry and concern over the future. Together we will work together to improve your sense of well being, decrease your anxiety and release you from the need to devote energy and brain space to safety behaviours.



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