Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Kitchener, ON.

Licensed professional counselling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Kitchener, Ontario.


Shelley Read, BA, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Shelley Read, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Counsellor, Aging Well Consultant

690 Belmont Ave W., Suite 101, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N6 | 226-339-2218

Stress can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, unease, and worry. The source of these symptoms is not always known. When it comes to stress and anxiety, there is some good news and bad news. The bad news is that unchecked, you can continue to develop severe anxiety and stress coping problems that can alter your quality of life. The good news is that even if stress causes you to experience severe anxiety, that anxiety can be addressed with the support and guidance of an experienced therapist.

Susan Lovelady, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Susan Lovelady, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

39 Murrayhill Court, Kitchener, Ontario N2E 1N8 | 519-743-9689

I can help you learn to stay calm, be unafraid and to enjoy your life. We will focus on self-care and find ways for you to be good to yourself. We will explore the harsh things that you may say to yourself and find ways to help you become your own best friend. I will teach you ways to relax and to clear away unwanted thoughts and feelings. We will discuss boundaries and I will help you learn how to say no without feeling guilty.

Leah Valian, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Leah Valian, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker / Registered Sex Therapist (BESTCO)

15 Schneider Avenue (at Queen Street), Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1K7 | 519-632-7444

Has anyone ever shown concern for your anxiety, stress or anger? These are common reactions to the pressures of our lives today. Ongoing stress can ravage our closest relationships and even our health. My approach to helping you with stress involves hearing about your unique situation and teaching and coaching coping strategies to help you to manage your thoughts, feelings and actions in our often overwhelming world. Families and couples often want to learn these skills together. Let's begin to co-create your new life where you experience the world with more ease and higher tolerance for frustration. This is the kind of support we all need from time to time.

Elisabeth Needham, M.T.S.
Anxiety Counsellor

Elisabeth Needham, M.T.S.

Therapist

28 Weber Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3Z2 | 905-319-1488

Stress: It’s a part of our everyday lives. You may experience panic attacks, feel overwhelmed - that you’re falling apart at the seams. You may be crippled with worry. How does this affect your present and your future? You may be obsessing so much about what will happen, what should be done and your fears that your ‘today’ is ruined. Let’s work together to learn a balanced approach to stress that will free you of your spiraling thoughts!

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre
Anxiety Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

28 Weber Street, Unit 2, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3Z2 |

It is normal to worry and feel stressed about life's problems and pressures. But when compounded symptoms begin to overwhelm us to the point where we are getting headaches, heart palpitations, a churning stomach, cold sweats, sleepless nights, weight loss, obsessive thoughts, a distressed GI tract - then we need help to break the adrenaline-fear cycle. Anxiety feeds on fear and needs to be confronted, appropriately and safely, with relaxation techniques, new perceptions and constructive thinking patterns. A counsellor can help you do this.

Rhonda Kane, R.N.B.Sc.N., MTS(PCC), RMFT, RP
Anxiety Counsellor

Rhonda Kane, R.N.B.Sc.N., MTS(PCC), RMFT, RP

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

The Kane Centre, 330 Trillium Drive, Unit A1, Kitchener, Ontario N2E 3J2 | 226-499-9755

Anxiety is what we experience on an emotional and physical level as a response to stress, Although anxiety can be helpful to motivate and activate us when needed, it can also be distressing to us if we do not learn to regulate it effectively. Rhonda uses a variety of techniques to teach individuals how to down-regulate the negative effects of stress and up-regulate the positive feelings that generate relaxation and peace. Clients are taught how to do breath work, use positive imagery, practice mindfulness, and use simple biofeedback techniques often enhanced through the use of EMDR and other therapeutic equipment. Rhonda will work with your unique needs to tailor a program just for you.

Kathryn Jones, MA, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Kathryn Jones, MA, MSW, RSW

Clinical Counsellor

131 Union Street East, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1C4 | (519) 772-2116

Do your thoughts run in circles around you? Do “what-if?” thoughts haunt you while you’re trying to go to sleep? Does your mind remind you of an Emergency Broadcast System? Does worry set off internal alarms that resonate through your whole body? Does life pass you by as you drown in repetitive thoughts about work, relationships, health, etc? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the questions above, please know that I understand and empathize. I have good news for you - there’s evidence-based therapy that can help. I can tell you from professional and personal experience that anxiety is treatable, through various approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness techniques.

Chris Polito, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Chris Polito, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker

22-10 Isherwood Avenue, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8L5 | 519-831-7907

Anxiety and stress can make it very difficult to cope with daily challenges and can lead to avoidance behaviours. Too much anxiety can also contribute to physical health problems. Cognitive behavioural therapy is very effective in helping people understand their feelings and take steps to resolve unhelpful ways of thinking and responding. Counselling contributes to reduced worry and self-doubt, while helping people feel more positive and make better choices. With proper help, most people experience improvements in sleep and overall physical health.

Laurie Blaikie, MA
Anxiety Counsellor

Laurie Blaikie, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

737 Belmont Ave. West (Belmont Village--near the corner of Union Blvd. and Belmont Ave.), Waterloo, Ontario N2M 1P3 | 519-404-6632

Chronic anxiety can be caused by personal history and/or heredity. The cause I want to focus on is chronic stress (or stress over time). Being stressed with no respite for a long time can make it difficult to control any anxious thoughts, leading to increased worry. We may start to experience physical symptoms such as tension headaches, muscle tightness, and digestive issues. Sleep problems can develop that may lead to increased anxiety. A vicious cycle starts. When we experience this level of anxiety/cycle for at least six months, and it focuses on two more areas of our life, we may be suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Brooke Collins, MDiv.; RP
Anxiety Counsellor

Brooke Collins, MDiv.; RP

Registered Psychotherapist

100 Fergus Ave, Kitchener, ON N2A 2H2, Kitchener, Ontario N2A 2H2 | 5193296988

Everyone worries but true anxiety is much more intense and distressing. If you struggle with anxiety, your brain and your body respond in a way that signals that you are in danger, even though sometimes rationally you know that we are not. There is hope that the symptoms can be lessened, managed and even overcome but it is hard work. As a Registered Psychotherapist I can help you. In therapy it is important to find the root causes for the intense anxiety that you are feeling and relearn how to respond in a different way. However, our first step is stabilization- this means learning how to calm and sooth your body through self-awareness, psychoeducation and finding relaxation techniques that work for you. Together we can learn new skills, gain new insights, and heal from past traumas.

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW
Anxiety Counselor

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Working with people who experience anxiety is something that I find very fulfilling. Anxiety can lead people to feel like an inferior version of themselves, affecting social interactions, familial responsibilities, work performance, and confidence in general. Stress is something that we need in our lives, to a certain degree. Without it, we would not have the motivation to do what needs to be done; excessive amounts of stress, however, can lead us to flight, fight, or freeze. Recognizing how stress affects us, and how to manage it in a way that promotes well-being is something that can be learned in therapy.

James Morgan, M.Div., M.A.Sc.
Anxiety Counsellor

James Morgan, M.Div., M.A.Sc.

Psychotherapist

21 Lydia, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 1V2 | 519 7453602

Anxiety has many sources and can mean many different things. It is always experienced physiologically in the same way, no matter the source or meaning. Anxiety arises when we move into unknown territory. This is normal. It arises when something of value to us is threatened. We can think of this as "sacred" anxiety. Or we can become anxious about being anxious, worried about things over which we have no control. This is neurotic anxiety. I work with people to first understand the source and meaning of their anxiety. Then work to help them learn to calm the anxiety down in order to take appropriate action in dealing with its source.

Judy Benjamins, MA, RP
Anxiety Counsellor

Judy Benjamins, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

26 River Valley Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2C 2V6 | 519-716-9092

Everyone experiences anxiety in life. Anxiety is the body’s way of responding to stress or danger. Anxiety can also become chronic or remain heightened and may leave you feeling paralyzed. Ruminating about the past or worries about the “what if’s,” can become debilitating. Anxiety is an issue that many clients will seek therapy for. Root causes, triggers, lifestyle choices, your internal processes may all contribute to feeling anxious. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a therapeutic modality that can be effective in reducing anxiety.



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Kitchener is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 136.77 square kilometers.  The population of Kitchener is 233,222 people with 92,217 households . The population ranking for Kitchener is #21 nationally and #9 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1705.20 people per sq km. Kitchener therapists serve postal code: N2E.