Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Victoria, BC.

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


Alan Caplan, MA, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC

RCC

2187 Oak Bay Ave, Suite 214, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G9 | 250-753-3706

The source of our stresses may be numerous but a clear and unbiased awareness of the self-talk that contributes to each experience is a powerful source of change and empowerment. As I listen to each account and draw out further details that make the experience more understandable, I also map out the potential changes and outline the new self-talk that will reduce the stresses and anxiety.

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

547 Michigan Street, suite #203, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1E2 | 250-588-4534

When you worry you suffer in advance for outcomes which have not yet happened and, in fact, rarely do happen. It is bad enough to suffer the bad things that really do happen without suffering needlessly. We will seek to strengthen faith and trust that the world is mainly safe for you. Stress is the result of overloading our coping competencies. We will talk about riding through anxiety attacks and techniques to reduce uncomfortable hyper vigilance. We will look back into your history to find the roots of anxiety and stress. We may use trauma relief strategies such as EMDR or Traumatic Incident reduction (TIR). Counseling for anxiety and stress should make you happier and more relaxed.

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.

Nina Lim, MA MFT, RCC
Anxiety Counselor

Nina Lim, MA MFT, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Anxiety and stress are both extremely common in Western culture. Both of these things deal with an unregulated nervous system and a fight/flight mode that is overextended. In working with you, I will be able to help you get back in tune with your body, learn to regulate your nervous system, treat yourself with compassion and relieve stress. The more you are able to listen to the message your body is sending you, the less your body will feel the need to scream to be heard.

Erin Laird, MA, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Erin Laird, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

201-1600 Bay Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 2B6 | 250-508-5845

You are not alone. Whether you are anxious in social situations, suffering from PTSD, OCD, or panic disorders, or experiencing a generalized and on-going anxiety, you are not the only one! And you don't have to face it by yourself. At your own pace we will work at alleviating the physical symptoms like nausea, dizziness, chest pain, muscle tension, trembling and sweating. We will manage the manifestations of your anxiety, like isolation, irrational fears, or heart racing panic attacks. Discover helpful anxiety and stress, and why it is essential to our survival. Find peace in our carefully created therapeutic relationship, and recreate it in all parts of your life.

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

208-2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G3 | 250-812-5634

Maureen uses a mindfulness approach in helping clients understand the roots of anxiety and stress and develop new coping strategies. She encourages clients to identify their negative belief system, to tolerate difficult thoughts and feelings, to learn self-regulation and relaxation techniques, and to gain a greater sense of control over their lives.

Cally Farr, MA, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

7 - 1140 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3K8 | 250-388-6684

Our culture is permeated with stress and anxiety, and we develop habitual ways of reacting to situations that actually reinforce our stress and anxiety. Although stress reactions can be helpful in avoiding danger, in a day to day way these reactions can actually interfere with our ability to cope. In therapy, you will learn new ways to calm and self-regulate, to change habitual and negative beliefs, and to react differently in stressful situations. By using simple mindfulness techniques that calm the nervous system, you can actually minimize your stress or anxious reaction. The result is a more positive life experience which will lead to more satisfaction.

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

face-to-face & tele/video counselling, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1V7 | 250-277-3202

There is significant stress associated with providing care to a person with a dementia, and often caregivers experience anxiety related to this work. I work with clients using strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (C.B.T.) and Mindfulness to alleviate anxiety. This is coupled with concrete and practical strategies pertaining to day-to-day challenges. Because dementia symptoms change over time, it is beneficial for caregivers to use these skills on an ongoing basis as new caregiving circumstances arise.

Derek Martin, PhD
Anxiety Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

284 Helmcken Road, #301, Victoria, British Columbia V9B 1T2 | 250-882-0322

It could be said that people have never been more busy. It is not surprisingly that anxiety and stress have become epidemic. We find ourselves running to keep up, and by never pausing for reflection, it is easy to forget what we are running for. Unfortunately many of us don't realize the cost until it culminates in symptoms like panic attacks, debilitating fatigue, and health crises. Psychotherapy can make us pause to bring consciousness back into the equation, and help us to remember what we are running from and to discover where we should be going instead. It is a healing relationship that can bring us back to ourselves, and to who we are when the training shoes fall away.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3J6 | 250-589-4172

Anxiety and stress are different for everyone. What is exciting to one may be too much for another. They can show up as bodily symptoms (panic, breathlessness, jitters, poor sleep). Others notice changes in their thoughts and attention– you might have racing thoughts, fears, and a hard time focusing. Too much stress makes us fearful, then we cope by avoiding some parts of our lives. Or we cope by doing a lot of things that don’t help so much (like worrying). We can get overwhelmed, or over-plan to try to manage. Counselling can help you identify what is going on, where it comes from – and explore what can be done about it, including different ways to calm your nervous system

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD,  CPBC  #1666
Anxiety Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

453 Head Street, West Bay Marina, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1 | 250.884.9041

Dr. Sloat feels we live in a world that overstimulates us, and thus stress and anxiety are sometimes unavoidable, especially for the sensitive among us. She takes a triple approach to treatment in that it is, 1) aimed at teaching strategies and tools for dealing with anxiety and stress as we experience them, 2) geared toward challenging thoughts and beliefs that are anxiety and/or stress producing in themselves, and 3) facilitates management of one's lifestyle such that it becomes balanced.

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

550-2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4N4 | 2505161458

Anxiety is a very common experience for many people and can manifest within a person's life in many different ways. I provide opportunities for people to learn about anxiety, develop an awareness about their thoughts, emotions and beliefs that fuel anxiety and offer clinically proven strategies for overcoming anxiety. I work together with individuals to develop a counselling program that entails understanding where a person's anxiety may have originated, developing an awareness into the situations and relationships that trigger their anxiety and employing coping methods to help manage anxiety in daily life.

Mark Watts,  MTC, CCH
Anxiety Counsellor

Mark Watts, MTC, CCH

Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Counselling Hypnotherapist

2041 NEIL ST, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 3E1 | 2504152646

I help people work through and overcome painful experiences of stress and anxiety. I approach my clients with kindness and understanding and let them know that they will not be judged by me. By creating an open and trusting relationship, they will not feel humiliated or shamed. Together we will examine the depth of their problem and how it affects them mentally, emotionally, behaviorally and socially. We will explore the triggers underlying their anxiety and learn new skills to reduce their reactions. Clients learn to change faulty beliefs, to relax, to feel more secure and free, and to attain a calmness that they did not experience before.

Scott Kouri, Ph.D., RCC.
Anxiety Counsellor

Scott Kouri, Ph.D., RCC.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1175 Cook Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4A1 | 7785840583

Anxiety comes in many forms. From generalized anxiety to phobias to panic, I use a blended CBT and Jungian approach to understand your symptoms, why they are happening in your current life, and help you manage symptoms. Anxiety counselling is my specialization and I have worked in the area for over 10 years. You can find a video about Understanding Anxiety on my website scottkouri.com

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

1124 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3K8 | 250-412-5921

Some amount of anxiety and stress is a normal and necessary reaction to life events and situations. Yet, too much or too little can create obstacles to living your life fully and peacefully. I can help you to learn and practice skills needed to manage anxiety and to improve interactions with people in your life. We can also work together to reduce, and in some cases, take the "charge" out of the intensity of the triggers that cause unhelpful anxious reactions. Different therapies we can use include to talk therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and/or EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Paula Murphy, M.A. (Hons.), R.C.C.
Anxiety Counsellor

Paula Murphy, M.A. (Hons.), R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

218-2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G3 | 250-813-3256

I work holistically with anxiety and life stressors/transitions, believing in a three pronged approach that includes diet/nutrition, physical exercise and dealing with chronic stress and trauma. Addressing all 3 of these areas as well as learning various strategies and tools to deal with stress and anxiety directly can help alleviate your symptoms relatively quickly. In addition, we will take a personalized look at what isn't working in your life and what is fueling your response. Healing looks different for everyone, and I will work with you to sort out your unique situation, and help bring you back in to alignment with your authentic self.

Fiona Patterson, M.A, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Fiona Patterson, M.A, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Hampshire, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 4T5 | 250-212-3986

Upset stomach, heart racing, palms sweaty, difficulty concentrating, catastrophic thinking and panic. These are some of the symptoms of anxiety and stress that can wreak havoc on our day to day lives. Through mindful living, challenging thought distortions, and learning to pay better attention to our bodies, anxiety can be controlled and become a thing of the past.

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

Hydrate IV Wellness Clinic 1103 Fort Street, Victoria , British Columbia V8V 3K9 | 250.590.1482

Stress and anxiety are often caused by uncertainty; feelings of loss of control, unresolved conflict or emotional isolation. These thoughts and experiences tend to create a sense of overwhelm, that life is out of our control. Laurie can help you develop coping behaviors so that you can live a more balanced life, where your energy can be spent on living, rather than on stress and worry. Through working with Laurie and implementing various exercises and techniques, she can help you become more aware of patterns that our thoughts and emotions get caught up in. Once you become aware of these patterns, we are in a better position to alter them; this includes changing our patterns of responses that we experience as stress or anxiety.

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW

Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

Victoria, British Columbia V8P 3V5 | 250-686-3473

My approach to anxiety and stress is practical and tailored to your priorities and needs. Come away with greater self-awareness and tools to work with. Learn about what anxiety is and what the anxious brain does. Identify how anxiety impacts you – your body, your thoughts, and your behaviours. Learn to identify and replace irrational thoughts with realistic thinking patterns and notice how your feelings and behaviours change as a result. Irrational thoughts can hold a lot of power. Take the power back through applying new skills and creating a plan that supports your well-being. There are many effective strategies to ease anxiety.

Ben Bjorgaard, MA, RCC, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Ben Bjorgaard, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

1744 Richmond Ave., Victoria, British Columbia V8R 4P8 | #########

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.

Cory Klath, Cory Klath
Anxiety Counsellor

Cory Klath, Cory Klath

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

British Columbia V8T 4N4 |

Stress is a fact of life. Work, school, finances, relationships, raising children, concerns about the future, and countless other issues can be overwhelming. We simply cannot handle long-term, chronic stress without health consequences. Anxiety goes hand-in-glove with stress. Stress can lead to feelings of anxiety, and anxiety often heightens stress levels. This feedback loop can feel crazy-making, overwhelming, and get in the way of everything. In my practice, I help people to better understand stress and anxiety, and learn ways to deepen their ability to cope, and move toward enjoying increased peace of mind and sense of stability. Contact me for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss how we can work together toward getting you feeling like you are more in control of your life.

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW

Counsellor and Registered Social Worker

Cedar Hill/Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 3W8 | 250-532-1655

Anxiety and stress seem to be ever-present in our world today. Feeling anxious and stressed can often feel inevitable but we do have choices and we can behave differently when confronted with anxiety and stress provoking situations. With over 10 years experience developing resilience promoting programs and services, I will help you gain increased control over your reaction and have you feeling more confident and in charge of yourself. Resilience is a quality and a skill that can be learned.

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT
Anxiety Counsellor

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

1822 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1B9 | 250-886-3992

I believe anxiety is a response to aspects of life that a person deems fearful, unsafe, or uncertain. It is possible to reduce or eliminate a person's anxiety in counselling, and in doing so, you will feel lighter, more secure, and grounded in your daily living. Similarly, high stress levels can perpetuate a person's sense of anxiety. I believe stress can be managed and significantly decreased through counselling.

Kirsteen Moore, Psy. D., R.C.C.
Anxiety Counsellor

Kirsteen Moore, Psy. D., R.C.C.

Psychotherapist

6599 Wallace Drive, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia V8M 1J8 | 250-920-6342

I am honoured that you are interested in my services and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have been described as slightly non-conventional in the counselling world, which suits me perfectly, and also tends to suit youth who are trying to stand up to the force of the problems in their life. I am very comfortable working with this population, and I feel fortunate that I can connect with teens the way I do, conventionally or in a way that makes sense to them.

Sarah Harris, BSc, MC, RCC
Anxiety Counselor

Sarah Harris, BSc, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Do you feel stuck, like you are spiralling out of control, or maybe a constant sense of unease? Are you tired of being controlled by fear? When we feel threatened and alone, we learn quickly what we need to do to survive. Unfortunately over time, flight or flight reactions will wear us down and won't help us thrive. Together, we can make sense of your symptoms, soothe your reactivity, and empower you to face your fears - so you can live your life on your own terms.


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Victoria is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 19.47 square kilometers.  The population of Victoria is 85,792 people with 45,762 households . The population ranking for Victoria is #66 nationally and #14 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 4405.80 people per sq km. Victoria therapists serve postal code: V8W.