Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Waterloo, ON.

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


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.

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

587 Leighland Drive, Waterloo, Ontario N2T 2J9 | 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.

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!

Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker

Waterloo, Ontario N2M 1M4 | 5197668291

How tough it is to live in the unknown but htere is hope and relief out there! If only we could have a crystal ball to tell us how our choices and decisions will affect us. Too often our vision seems cloudy. Anxiety and the unknown can feel very tiring. Let us hlep you gain some clarity and relief from the anxiety that follow you. Through new ways of thinking and new ways of acting we can help you gain that clearer and calmer life..

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!

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.

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

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.

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online
Anxiety Counselor

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online

Online Registered Psychotherapists

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.

Ivonne Hammoud, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Ivonne Hammoud, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

131 Union St E, Suite 103, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1B2 | 519-584-4240

Anxiety and stress can stop you from achieving your best. I like using cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) during session, as it has been found to be effective is helping with anxiety. Working closely with you I seek to learn what your triggers are and what your experience has been with anxiety. When did your anxiety start? Was it from a traumatic event? I take all this information and create a plan around what kinds of strategies would work best given your situation. We prepare realistic goals and work at accomplishing them one at a time, while also celebrating the small victories!

David Holan, MA
Anxiety Counselor

David Holan, MA

Counsellor & Life Coach

Available for Online Therapy

Mindfulness-based therapy is the primary approach I use with clients to provide tools and skills for managing and reducing stress and anxiety. For stress and anxiety issues, it is important to realize that most stress and anxiety is caused by mental habits and specific thoughts, and addressing those thoughts - and changing them - is a very effective way of learning to manage your anxiety.

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.

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.

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.


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Waterloo is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 64.02 square kilometers.  The population of Waterloo is 104,986 people with 40,381 households . The population ranking for Waterloo is #51 nationally and #25 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1639.80 people per sq km. Waterloo therapists serve postal code: N2L.