Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Kitchener, ON.

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


Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT
Anxiety Counsellor

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

161 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3H9 | 519.766.2575

I will help you create a more calm, peaceful way of life through 10 user-friendly and effective strategies for relieving anxiety, fear and worry: 1. relax your body; 2. relax your mind; 3. think realistically; 4. face your fears; 5. get regular exercise; 6. eat right to be calm; 7. nourish yourself; 8. simplify your life; 9. turn off worry; and 10. cope on the spot. Don't suffer with it. Anxiety can be treated!

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.

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.
Anxiety Counsellor

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

12-421 Greenbrook Dr., Kitchener, Ontario N2M 4K1 | (226) 400-1912

Stress and anxiety when present within healthy limits can stimulate, motivate, challenge, warn and activate our bodies to react accordingly to the situation. When it's too much, too intense and for too long, stress and anxiety lead to poor functioning, impairment and exhaustion resulting in stress and anxiety overload, contributing heavily to triggering anxiety disorders. In my therapy, I use therapeutic approaches and techniques that help reduce stress and anxiety and enhance the quality of your life and build your emotional resilience. You develop skills to minimize distress and maximize efficacy in many areas of your living and live life in a happier and healthier manner

Wellness Within Online Online, R.P.
Anxiety Counselor

Wellness Within Online Online, R.P.

Wellness Within Online Registered Psychotherapists

Available for Online Therapy

Rushing through life, panicked about all that needs to get done and never feeling enough? Stress and Anxiety steal the joy of life and life feels like being on the perpetual spin cycle. To your mind, anxiety and stress feel like genuine threats to your survival. You can spend days, months, years even in a constant state of stress. Stress will shift your body and mind into the fight or flight and you'll find yourself highly reactive and struggle to think through your life and claim your empowerment. Let us help! We will work with you to help calm your mind, set boundaries and shift from reactivity to responsiveness so you choose how you want to respond to life and live on your terms.

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.

Gulin Aydin, MSW, RSW, EMDR Consultant
Anxiety Counsellor

Gulin Aydin, MSW, RSW, EMDR Consultant

Registered Clinical Social Worker

141 Ashberry Place, Waterloo, Ontario N2T 1G8 | 226-9897504

As a holistic therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and discover greater confidence and self-awareness along your journey. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Patti Moses, MSW RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Patti Moses, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

20 Queen Street North, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2G8 | 519-503-0400

With regards to Anxiety, we will work together to explore what stressors and triggers create and feed your anxiety. Some level of 'exposure' therapy may be used along with a 'mindful' approach to learn how to 'BE WITH your anxious symptoms in that 'moment' of challenge and 'ride the wave' to a better place. Everyone experiences stress and some stress is good for us. But what do you do with the overwhelming kind? I tend to use a Mindfulness approach to stress, again being in the moment, and being okay with what you are experiencing. We'll also work to reduce that stress too. Call today 519-503-0400 or email pattimoses@gmail.

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.

Tim Tentcher, CSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Tim Tentcher, CSW

Registered Clinical Counselor

35 Cheltonwood, Guelph, Ontario N1E 4E1 | 5199934609

Anxiety is a problem I know all too well. As a therapist who has PTSD I use the tools I teach. Anxiety can be generalized. Meaning it is just lingering with you. It can also be connected to situations and lifestyle. The good news is that treatment has worked for me and it can work for you. I use cognitive behavioral therapy every day in my own day to day struggles it works! Having ways to cope with stress at work in a clear planned way is also very helpful. Please contact me I would love to help and can see you within 3 days. Fees Fex if you are not covered by a plan if you are I am covered under most plans.

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
Anxiety Counsellor

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

5420 Highway 6 North, rooms 338-351 (East Entrance), Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 | 519-265-4681

Anxiety, stress and trauma are The Refuge's main areas of focus. Our holistic approach will help you address not only the mental aspects of anxiety and stress (core beliefs, negative thoughts, expectations and demands, etc.), but also their emotional and physical/somatic components. We can help you build resiliency through mindfulness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills that help you understand how to read and respond to the non-verbal cues in your body and nervous system. If you have been conditioned to override or ignore your needs in order to caretake for others, we can support you to honour yourself while also attending to your commitments in a balanced way.

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.

Melissa Lowe, MSW RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Melissa Lowe, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

301-684 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N6 | 226-666-3989

Using a client-centered approach, I work with individuals to explore anxiety, the impacts of it and work towards changed and improved mood. By focusing on thoughts, feelings and behaviours, I help clients to gain a better understanding of their anxiety and provide tools to assist in recovery. Using elements of CBT, DBT and EFT, I tailor my approach to best suit each individual client.

Rick Defoe, MACP, CCC, RP-q, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Rick Defoe, MACP, CCC, RP-q, RSW

Registered Clinical Therapist

24 Queens Square, Unit # 103, Cambridge, Ontario N1S 1H6 | 519-500-5514

Anxiety and stress have become quite common in today's world, thus, you are not alone. If you are experiencing either of these, and are finding it difficult to cope and manage, Growth Counselling Services can help. Together, we will work toward better understanding your anxiety, it's potential roots, and learning how to establish an alternate relationship with it. I believe in my clients' inner strengths and abilities to face the struggle that coincides with both. If you are tired of being defined by your anxiety, or are simply ready to make a change that allows you to regain control of your life, call Growth Counselling Services today, and let's get started.

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.

Karen Maud Coca, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Karen Maud Coca, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker & Psychotherapist

151 Charles Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H6 | 2263365787

Learning more about how our thoughts impact the way we feel in situations can help us better understand our behaviours. When dealing with anxiety and stress we will focus on challenging unhelpful thinking patterns that pose barriers for us to be able to manage difficult situations. We will explore specific coping strategies tailored to each individual person and find healthy forms of managing stress, reducing stress, and regulating our emotions.

Tressa Porter, R.P.
Anxiety Counselor

Tressa Porter, R.P.

Tressa Porter R.P. Online Therapy

Available for Online Therapy

Often we are bombarded by stressful life circumstances that can steal our peace. Many of us have come through very painful and challenging experiences that have shaken our ability to create safety. All of which leave us vulnerable to anxiety and we can easily find ourselves in a constant state of panic. In our approach, we support you to make sense of these feelings and get them to work for you rather than against you. As we make sense of our fears and learn ways to create internal safety, we can create a peace that comes from the inside out. Like the quote says " I am not afraid of the storms, for I know how to sail my ship." Our work is to strengthen your ability to sail the storms.

Jennifer Cunningham, MS, RMFT, CCFT
Anxiety Counsellor

Jennifer Cunningham, MS, RMFT, CCFT

Registered Marriage and family Therapist

28 Weber Street W, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3Z2 | 519-914-5026

This world moves too fast at times and when we try to catch up to it, we can feel left behind, overwhelmed, and broken. Anxiety and stress affect us mind, body, and soul. In anxiety and stress management, you will review what you have tried to do to manage it in the past and will keep what has worked and get rid of that which no longer works. Then you will work through new strategies to cope with your day to day stresses and anxieties. If you are ready to let go of stress and anxiety claiming parts of your life, please feel free to give me a call.

Exhale Therapy, MSW, RSW, RP, M.Psy, RP(Q)
Anxiety Counsellor

Exhale Therapy, MSW, RSW, RP, M.Psy, RP(Q)

Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist, Psychology Professional with Psychologist Supervision

944 King St. W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1G4 | 226-338-4158

Have you felt persistent & excessive worry that interferes with your ability to manage day-to-day life in the way you would prefer to? Anxiety is a condition that can manifest symptoms of distress, psychological symptoms such as intrusive thoughts or concerns, feeling like there is a looming danger, difficulty concentrating; and physical symptoms such as a pounding heart, feeling shaky, difficulty breathing, and difficulty sleeping. Our team can help you navigate your feelings and help you understand how your mind works. We can help you to identify and address the underlying factors associated with your experience of anxiety & provide you with tools & strategies to make a lasting change.

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.

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!

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.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Kitchener
Anxiety Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Kitchener

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

28 Weber Street West, Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario N2H 3Z2 | 519-914-5026

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.

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP
Anxiety Counsellor

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

125 St George St. West unit 6, Fergus, Ontario N1M 1H8 | 519-766-3978

I believe we all have moments in our lives when we experience stress and anxiety. Every single one of us could benefit from tools taken from mindfulness exercises as I do in my personal life. I tend to address these issues from a teaching and practicing approach with clients. Its one thing to suggest and explain something, but there has been greater success when we try it out together in session. I have used role play exercises from time to time when the client feels it would be beneficial to decrease the intensity of their anxiety. I love when my clients confidence starts to build because they have implemented what we have practiced in session and learned that it works!


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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.