Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Oakville, ON.

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


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.

John Henderson, B.Sc., M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP
Anxiety Counsellor

John Henderson, B.Sc., M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Couple & Sex Therapist

116 Thomas Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3A8 | 905 847-0955

Everyone gets anxious. Stress is part of our everyday life. Feeling anxiety and stress is normal, it's part of being human. Constant anxiety, excessive worry, panic attacks, constant nervousness that interferes with your performance, anxiety that paralyses you from doing the things you enjoy, fearful of leaving the house, constant checking, obsessing over and over about a problem, are signs your anxiety may benefit from counselling help. Mindfulness stress reduction focuses on being in the moment and reducing the over-reading of body sensations. Clients are coached in developing positive thoughts (MCBT) and practical behavioural action plans to lower anxiety and be more productive.

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!

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online
Anxiety Counselor

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online

Registered Psychotherapist Online

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.

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.

Suzanne Dumais MDiv., RMFT., RP., CCFT., BA., BED., MDiv., RMFT., RP. CCF
Anxiety Counsellor

Suzanne Dumais MDiv., RMFT., RP., CCFT., BA., BED., MDiv., RMFT., RP. CCF

Suzanne Dumais Reg. Marriage and Family Therapist

116 Thomas St., Oakville, L6J 3A8 | 416-999-9120

We all experienced stress at some point in our life. Stress seems to be all around us; family, work, finance, relationships, health, at times we simply cannot escape this discomfort . There is help through tress management. If stress left alone anxiety can develop which is a much more serious mental health issue. I offer stress and anxiety management using various therapeutic modalities.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc
Anxiety Counsellor

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc

Registered Psychotherapist

1011 Upper Middle Rd E, Oakville, Ontario L6H 4L2 | 905-849-9915

Anxiety is a persistent and irrational thought or feeling that can significantly impact an individual's everyday functioning. My approach to helping clients is to first recognize the anxiety provoking thoughts or content. This is mindfulness and helps clients become aware of what may be triggering their anxiety. From here, clients are invited to develop effective strategies to silence their anxiety using mindfulness, meditation, compassion-focused exercises or engagement in more meaningful activities. If clients are willing, I also encourage exploring the underlying roots of their anxiety.

Nancy Potts, M.A. C.Psych
Anxiety Counsellor

Nancy Potts, M.A. C.Psych

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#4 456 Woodview Road, Burlington, Ontario L7N 2Z9 | 647 227 1714

Anxiety often hits us unexpectedly. We might manage stress well enough until at some point the body's resources seem to get diminished and the body starts to talk back. Some symptoms of Anxiety & Stress might be: difficulty breathing, sleeping and/or eating; restless mind; negative thoughts and tumultuous emotions. The work I find most helpful to improve your skills for dealing with these fear-based emotions; includes cultivating a better relationship with your body and your emotions. As you become more aware of your actual limitations and pay greater attention to your needs, your body can achieve a more balanced state.

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP,  OACCPP
Anxiety Counsellor

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP, OACCPP

Certified Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

1401 Golden Meadow Trail, Oakville, Ontario L6H 3H1 | 905-842-3626

Feeling stressed and anxious are normal reactions to too much pressure, lack of control and not knowing how to cope with a situation. Sometimes emotions are overwhelming when challenges persist, and if they seem to block you from living a positive and satisfying life, you might wish to seek help. Sometimes we think ourselves into stress and anxiety by worrying about what MIGHT happen, but stress and anxiety can also be triggered by events, such as trauma or certain medications. Please allow me to help you understand your stress situation and find manageable solutions to reduce your sensation of pressure and anxiety. 905-842-3626

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

465 Morden Road, Suite 206, Oakville, Ontario L6K 3W6 | 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.

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.

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP, (C) ICADC
Anxiety Counsellor

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP, (C) ICADC

Certified Counsellor/ Certified Addictions Therapist

345 Lakeshore Road E, Suite 208,, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J5 | 905 526-1914

My approach is an holistic one that encompasses attitude and thought-processing with practical ways to alleviate anxiety. Though seemingly simple and a simplistic perspective of "half empty/half full" this ill help to change feelings and your behaviour will change by "doing" something different from past habitual reflex reaction. Hence, training for new body/muscle responses and kinetic movement are part of this core method to/ for change.

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

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

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic
Anxiety Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

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

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.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychotherapist

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.

Isabel Thorman, M.A.
Anxiety Counsellor

Isabel Thorman, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist, QRP

603 Argus Road, Suite 209, Oakville, Ontario L6J 6G6 | 416-436-3470

When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy, unlike medication, treats more than just the symptoms of the problem. Meristem can help clients uncover the underlying causes of their worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Our approach gives clients the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches them how to use them. Since anxiety disorders differ considerably, therapy is tailored to our clients' specific symptoms and diagnosis.

Susan Rumford, B.A., M.A., RP
Anxiety Counsellor

Susan Rumford, B.A., M.A., RP

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

2250 Eighth Line,, Oakville, Ontario L6H 6Z4 | 905-609-1017

Anxiety and stress can rob you of joy and the ability to be effective in your work and delighted in your “play”! Counselling will help you better handle the stresses of life by enabling you to understand the underlying issues and core beliefs that drive your stress reactions. Understanding how your thinking, feelings and behaviours are linked will give you the freedom to escape the “stress trap”.

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.

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.

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre
Anxiety Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

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

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.

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.

Marla McGregor, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Anxiety Counsellor

Marla McGregor, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

2525 Old Bronte Road, Oakville, Ontario L6M 4J2 | 647-822-4266

I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety and stress. CBT is a goal oriented, client-centered approach to an individual’s personal circumstances and experiences. Once the various skills are taught, they can be easily applied to many aspects of a client’s life. Study results have indicated that as few as 3-6 sessions of CBT will have a significant impact on issues such as depression and anxiety.

Irene Cirella, Rev., MCC, CMC
Anxiety Counsellor

Irene Cirella, Rev., MCC, CMC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

2349 Fairview St., Unit 109 Burlington, ON, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2R9 | 905 869-2753

Anxiety & stress counselling benefits the individual towards gaining emotional control over the areas that cause anxiety and stress. The client learns to recognise the triggers that are causing anxiety and stress which enables them to think first before responding to the emotion. The client begins to feels a sense of freedom.



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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.