Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Oakville, ON.

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


Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counsellor

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologist

400 Main Street East, Suite 210, Milton, Ontario L9T 4X5 | 905-878-5050

All associates with New Leaf Psychology Centre offer therapy for stress and anxiety. Although the initial treatment approach for anxiety is often Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), treatment is individualized to address your personal situation. Therapy can help you reduce worries, increase your ability to face fears, and allow you to approach life more optimistically. Dr. Strauss specializes in work related stressors, such as overwork, increasing demands, interpersonal challenges with colleagues and management, and career decisions. Dr. Gilani specializes in health related anxieties and stress.

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.

Gina Buchelli, CRPO
Anxiety Counsellor

Gina Buchelli, CRPO

Registered Psychotherapist

345 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905-319-1488

Stress is a normal reaction to face an emergency, but when this situation becomes routine the body starts to get exhausted and you can get sick. Anxiety is also a common reaction to some situations, like when we feel nervous before an exam, an anxiety disorder however is diagnosed when symptoms create significant distress and some degree of impairment in your daily living, these include: feelings of panic, fear, uneasiness; sleep or eating disturbances; sweats; shortness of breath; heart palpitations; dry mouth; muscle tension; nausea; dizziness, etc. With therapy you can control your anxiety and go on having a whole life.

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div.
Anxiety Counsellor

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div.

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

161 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3H9 | 519.824.2456

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!

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

116 Thomas Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3A8 | 905 827 2121

Stress and anxiety are one of the most common issues that people struggle with. It can feel overwhelming to be alone with all of those feelings. I can help examine what is contributing to these feelings, and whether there are underlying issues that are bothering you. Often anxiety occurs when our life and our values and goals are not in line. I can help in examining lifestyle choices that may need changing to help lower anxiety symptoms. I also help people examine how their style of thinking contributes feelings of stress and anxiety.

Julianne Maslabey, RP,RMFT
Anxiety Counsellor

Julianne Maslabey, RP,RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

460 Brant St, Suite 200, Burlington, Ontario L7R 4B6 | 289 962-1107

Anxiety and stress may be robbing you of peace of mind and interfering with you ability to enjoy your life. These issues are quite common in my counselling practise. I use emotionally focused, cognitive behavioural, solution focused, mindfulness and narrative therapy. All of these models are helpful in treating anxiety but I get to know you first and choose a method of working that is most helpful for you as a unique individual.

Amber Oke-Mac Neil, MSW, RSW, CSFT
Anxiety Counsellor

Amber Oke-Mac Neil, MSW, RSW, CSFT

Social Worker/Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Oakville, Ontario L6K 3W3 | 6472673439

Perhaps you are you so busy keeping up with life that you feel your own sense of balance and health has been left behind. Perhaps you don't feel you are in the right place in life, that the way life is right now doesnt work for you, or you are stressed about specific life situations. It leaves you feeling anxious and worn down. You want to work toward aligning and engaging with a sense of fit and calm in your life and to get life working in your favour.

Martin Dragan, BSc (Hons.) , DHS, ACS
Anxiety Counsellor

Martin Dragan, BSc (Hons.) , DHS, ACS

Martin Dragan

845 Harrington Court # 200, Burlington, Ontario L7N 3P3 | 905-319-1488

Failure to live up to sexual expectations can be a major cause of personal stress and relationship anxiety. Whether the causes are psychological or physical, sex therapy can be an excellent source of help and information. It is my goal to provide the resources and guidance to help clients overcome these obstacles that prevent them from having a fulfilling sex life.

Reta Walker, MCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Reta Walker, MCC

Registered Counsellor

11 - 1155 North Service Road West, Oakville, Ontario L6M 3E3 | 905-510-4082

Anxiety and Stress are aspects of everyday life and can be useful. When worry, fear and stress symptoms begin to "take over", they lead to states of distress that prevent you from reaching personal goals and enjoying life. There are many strategies for managing both Stress and Anxiety and I can help you find those that work best for you. When you learn to master these strategies, they become "second nature" and you can begin to focus on what really matters.

Lindsay Simmons, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Lindsay Simmons, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

384 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario L7N 3C6 | 9058028136

Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse. This is why I believe that when working with children/youth and adults who are struggling with anxiety and stress, it is very important to teach coping skills. We cannot always control what happens to us, but by learning how to cope with stress and anxiety, we can help children and youth to respond in a productive manner.

Jonathan Christink, B.A., M.Ed.
Anxiety Counsellor

Jonathan Christink, B.A., M.Ed.

345 Lakeshore Rd East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905 319 1488

In working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, I use both a cognitive behavioural therapeutic (CBT) approach and eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. The principal aim of cognitive behavioural therapy is to increase awareness that thoughts and behaviour drive emotion. My aim is to increase consciousness of distorted perceptions, and then assist individuals in rebalancing those perceptions to be more accurate. EMDR focuses specifically on reprocessing traumatic memories that are at the root of the anxiety. Through EMDR individuals can come to terms with traumatic and distressing memories that underlie anxiety.

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)
Anxiety Counsellor

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

Eglinton and Kipling (two minutes east of Highway 427), Etobicoke, Ontario M9R 1Y4 | (416) 487-9129

Everyone experiences stress, and stress can be positive motivation to get things done. But when stress escalates it can be experienced as anxiety. Anxiety can arise when we lose touch with our feelings. In an anxious state, our bodies produce cortisol, leaving us in a fight or flight state. I try to help people understand the nature of their stresses and regulate stress through meditative, mindful or breathing practices. We explore the internal experiences – the feelings and emotions that escalate stress into anxiety. Learning to address these feelings gives us tools to deal effectively with challenging feelings, thereby developing a healthy sense of inner awareness and control.

Andrea Ramsay Speers, MA
Anxiety Counsellor

Andrea Ramsay Speers, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

175 Glenashton Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6H 6N2 | 905-491-6949

Everybody worries. But when your stress level is crippling or you go out of your way to avoid anxiety-producing situations, it's time to make a change. Stop the overthinking and gain control of your stress, by becoming aware of what you're telling yourself and replacing it with more accurate and helpful thoughts, slowing your mind down, and taking action to reduce or even eliminate the sources of your stress and anxiety. It may seem overwhelming, but you'll be amazed at how quickly you can start to feel better once you take the first few steps. Your mental and physical health are too valuable - call now to put the anxiety and stress behind you, and start enjoying life again.



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Oakville is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 138.89 square kilometers.  The population of Oakville is 193,832 people with 66,269 households . The population ranking for Oakville is #27 nationally and #12 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1395.60 people per sq km. Oakville therapists serve postal code: L6H.