Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Victoria, BC.

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


Marlene Brouwer, BA MTS Diplomate Analytic Psych
Anxiety Counsellor

Marlene Brouwer, BA MTS Diplomate Analytic Psych

Jungian Analyst & Psychotherapist

#802, 1020 View Street, Victoria, BC, VICTORIA, British Columbia V8V 4Y4 | 778 679-5199

Clients suffering from anxiety, stress, and burn-out, can learn better ways to deal with their inner conflicts and their outer conflicts so that unconscious defence patterns don't continue to rule and ruin their lives. Through the psychotherapy relationship a client becomes more aware of their own thinking and mental patterns AND more in touch with their own truths and feelings. Then a person has much more choice about how to deal with both work and play, joys and struggles in life.

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.

Alan Boden
Anxiety Counsellor

Alan Boden

Licensed Therapist

#100 - 556 Herald Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S6 | 250-686-9912

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.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1080 Meares, 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

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).

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM
Anxiety Counsellor

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#7 - 1921 Fernwood Rd, Victoria , British Columbia V8T 2Y6 | 888-316-0819

Anxiety and stress are the single most common reasons people come to therapy with me. My approach to working with anxiety is multifaceted. I help clients to understand what types of experiences trigger their anxiety. I also help them to get to the bottom of why such experiences are so anxiety provoking. I provide my clients with tools and techniques to become aware of and to keep their level of arousal within tolerable limits. Such tools involve breathing exercises as well as relaxation and meditative practices. Clients frequently develop insight into how the degree of anxiety they experience is out of proportion to the current circumstances and is really a result of past experience.

Kirsten Mueller, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Kirsten Mueller, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

1533 Arrow Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1C3 | 2505081394

Anxiety has become almost an epidemic in our society, to the point that it can be minimized by others. In the meantime, you may be having catastrophic thoughts and feelings that are overwhelming you, and no one seems to understand! I can help. Working together, we can investigate your thoughts, feelings, and reactions that are getting in the way of living your life. I use evidence-based approached to help you determine what is serving you, and what isn't. As you make changes and/or develop new skills, I've got your back. It takes practice. It takes work. Are you ready? Get in touch today!

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.

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

#318-1175 Cook St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4A1 | 250-588-9500

Anxiety and stress are terrible feelings to hold inside. I have worked with many clients who feel anxious. The trick is to sort out what the base cause of the anxiety is about. It is often not what it appears to be about on top. And, you will see, as soon as you start talking about the issue, the anxiety dissipates. You can also take home some simple mind and breathing exercises to use. Call me when you are ready for some calm in your body and mind.

Kelly Ainslie, MC, BSW, RSW, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Kelly Ainslie, MC, BSW, RSW, RCC

Registered Social Worker, Clinical Counsellor

#306, 582 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V9B 2W7 | (250) 880-4673

Anxiety affects people differently and healthy supports are key in addressing your symptoms. We will explore the strengths and healthful resources you have used to manage your symptoms in the past successfully, so that we can use these specific, unique areas in your life to derive an individualized treatment plan to address your anxiety treatment goals. In conjunction with your identified resources, we may incorporate treatment techniques such as art therapy, sand tray, mindfulness and meditation, journaling, exploring lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, and sleeping routines, or a combination of these approaches to determine the appropriate treatment plan for you.

Derek Martin, PhD
Anxiety Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

1517 Amelia Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2J9 | 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.

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

2571-B Penrhyn st, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1G2 | 778-678-0137

Anxiety has been named as number one issue that plague 20s century, however if you are dealing with it, you may feel like you are the only one dealing with anxiety. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and alone with it. In counselling with me you will learn how to relate skillfully and compassionately to your anxiety, how to find safe way to work with your body and mind to successfully navigate stress and how to heal wounds of childhood that often are at the root of anxiety. Most importantly, you will find new ease, safety and freedom to be fully yourself in the world-the experience your anxiety probably prevented you from having.

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.

Mark Watts,  RTC, CH
Anxiety Counsellor

Mark Watts, RTC, CH

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Hypnotherapist

228-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4A1 | 250-415-2646

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.

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.

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

4350 Woodcrest Place, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 2C2 | 250-857-8217

Stress in the right amount, at the right time, and in the right manner helps us grow. The problem with most modern stress is that it violates all three conditions and never comes one issue at a time! Together, we will identify what your stressors are, how you perceive them, what sense of control you feel you have, what symptoms define them, and what resources you can muster to deal with them. You are not powerless - it just feels that way at times.

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.

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.

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

Suite 204-4480 West Saanich Road, Victoria , British Columbia V8Z 3E9 | (250) 881 1806

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.

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.

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

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

Registered Clinical Counsellor

202-2186 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.

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.

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.

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.

Janine Ray, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC
Anxiety Counselor

Janine Ray, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

A life, free from worry, stress, and anxiety- this is what we want for you. What is going on? How are you thinking? How are you feeling? What worries you? These are questions that we may start with in a therapy session that addresses anxiety and stress. We offer plenty of tools to help the anxious person change the way their brain is working. We want to cool down anxiety and stress, and learn acceptance and relaxation.



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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.