Anxiety Support Groups in Vancouver, BC

Wise Heart Connection
A small, safe and confidential group for those who want to break free from the grip of emotional- or binge eating. This group program comes with an online video modules, handouts, cheat sheets and audio material to help you make ...
Photo of Nadine Jans, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Nadine Jans
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V5Z
A small, safe and confidential group for those who want to break free from the grip of emotional- or binge eating. This group program comes with an online video modules, handouts, cheat sheets and audio material to help you make ...
(604) 409-8940 View (604) 409-8940
Guided Meditation Group
Guided meditation offers a range of advantages, including stress reduction, increased mindfulness, and improved mental clarity. As part of our commitment to supporting individuals on their wellness journey, we offer the opportunity to participate in group online guided meditation sessions ...
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Hosted by Innerverse Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6Z
Guided meditation offers a range of advantages, including stress reduction, increased mindfulness, and improved mental clarity. As part of our commitment to supporting individuals on their wellness journey, we offer the opportunity to participate in group online guided meditation sessions ...
(506) 497-6457 View (506) 497-6457
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Online) 2020
June 2-July 21, 2020 - An 8-week course to learn skills to: Prevent relapse due to depression and to manage anxiety; Develop a healthier relationship to our thoughts and emotions; Manage challenging thoughts and emotions; Choose the most skillful response ...
Photo of Rebecca Rauscher, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Rebecca Rauscher
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6H
June 2-July 21, 2020 - An 8-week course to learn skills to: Prevent relapse due to depression and to manage anxiety; Develop a healthier relationship to our thoughts and emotions; Manage challenging thoughts and emotions; Choose the most skillful response ...
(604) 265-9362 View (604) 265-9362
Resilient Minds...Kids Anxiety Groups
VPC is pleased to offer an evidence-based, fun group experience to help ease anxiety in kids. In a friendly environment, this will help members to 'get' what anxiety is all about + will teach skills to overcome anxiety. Educating kids ...
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Hosted by Vancouver Psychology Centre
Psychologist, PsyDs, PhDs, RCCs, BCATR, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V5Y
VPC is pleased to offer an evidence-based, fun group experience to help ease anxiety in kids. In a friendly environment, this will help members to 'get' what anxiety is all about + will teach skills to overcome anxiety. Educating kids ...
(866) 588-2710 View (866) 588-2710
Mindful Self-Compassion: Oct. 8 - Nov. 26, 2019
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a research-supported, 8-week, course designed to cultivate the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. This group teaches core principles and practices that enable people to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding, ...
Photo of Sarah Jarvis, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Sarah Jarvis
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V5N
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a research-supported, 8-week, course designed to cultivate the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. This group teaches core principles and practices that enable people to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding, ...
(778) 401-8125 View (778) 401-8125
"Recharge Groups"
For people with intense emotions and overwhelming thoughts. This group is designed to support you build an emotional regulation toolkit. We learn about the function of emotions, talk about how to identify and name emotions How to reduce the intensity ...
Photo of Regina Banales-Lopez, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Regina Banales-Lopez
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6K
For people with intense emotions and overwhelming thoughts. This group is designed to support you build an emotional regulation toolkit. We learn about the function of emotions, talk about how to identify and name emotions How to reduce the intensity ...
(705) 805-6759 View (705) 805-6759
Webinars/Seminars/Keynotes & Group Treatment
Note: Offering online customized workplace webinars/keynotes on various mental health wellness topics for small to large groups. Small group treatment program (4-weeks) available for organizations wishing to provide anxiety management for employees. In-person upon request.
Photo of Rita Schnarr I Schnarr Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Rita Schnarr I Schnarr Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6E
Note: Offering online customized workplace webinars/keynotes on various mental health wellness topics for small to large groups. Small group treatment program (4-weeks) available for organizations wishing to provide anxiety management for employees. In-person upon request.
(778) 654-2991 View (778) 654-2991
Cook with a Counsellor-Culinary Art Group
Inspired by one of my clients who got joy when baking, I developed the cook with a counsellor program to help people with mindful eating and stay focused during cooking. Eating healthy is essential for self-care. If you like food ...
Photo of Claire (Junjie) Zhang, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Claire (Junjie) Zhang
Counsellor, MBA, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6B
Inspired by one of my clients who got joy when baking, I developed the cook with a counsellor program to help people with mindful eating and stay focused during cooking. Eating healthy is essential for self-care. If you like food ...
(873) 502-4155 View (873) 502-4155
Mindful Interpersonal Group Therapy - Online
Developing the Psychological Wisdom of Our Lives: This is an 8 week online psychotherapy group for individuals interested in evolving a deeper, more meaningful experience of both themselves and their relationships. The group is for people who want to examine ...
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Hosted by Dr. Jeannine Davies Wellness Services
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6K
Developing the Psychological Wisdom of Our Lives: This is an 8 week online psychotherapy group for individuals interested in evolving a deeper, more meaningful experience of both themselves and their relationships. The group is for people who want to examine ...
(855) 640-7243 View (855) 640-7243
Good Nights, Better Days
Ready for a better night's sleep? Join our 6-week, online group therapy program for people who struggle with sleep and insomnia. Work through a structured, therapist guided program with group support that can help you to return to restorative, quality ...
Photo of Tony Ho, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Tony Ho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6C
Ready for a better night's sleep? Join our 6-week, online group therapy program for people who struggle with sleep and insomnia. Work through a structured, therapist guided program with group support that can help you to return to restorative, quality ...
(604) 265-9402 View (604) 265-9402
LS Counselling Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
This group runs virtually once a month and is for women who are struggling with depression or anxiety in pregnancy or postpartum. This group offers an opportunity to connect with other women who understand what you are going through and ...
Photo of Leeya Schachter, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Leeya Schachter
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6C
This group runs virtually once a month and is for women who are struggling with depression or anxiety in pregnancy or postpartum. This group offers an opportunity to connect with other women who understand what you are going through and ...
(672) 202-1018 View (672) 202-1018
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Zoom online)
Jan. 13 - Mar. 3, 2022, with retreat on Feb. 12, 2022, online. Offered through Langara College. Learn and practice mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioural skills to prevent relapse due to depression and manage anxiety. In this experiential course, we ...
Photo of Tom Heah, Occupational Therapist in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Tom Heah
Occupational Therapist, OT, MSc, CMT-P
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6R
Jan. 13 - Mar. 3, 2022, with retreat on Feb. 12, 2022, online. Offered through Langara College. Learn and practice mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioural skills to prevent relapse due to depression and manage anxiety. In this experiential course, we ...
(587) 812-4910 View (587) 812-4910
The Joy of Stress and Anxiety
These 4 experiential sessions help you to identify specific and effective coping strategies to manage stress and anxiety constructively and creatively. The group also provide you an opportunity to have a journey of self-discovery and learn practical tools to live ...
Photo of Ginny Wong, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Ginny Wong
Counsellor, MC, RCC, BSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6K
These 4 experiential sessions help you to identify specific and effective coping strategies to manage stress and anxiety constructively and creatively. The group also provide you an opportunity to have a journey of self-discovery and learn practical tools to live ...
(604) 332-4406 View (604) 332-4406
Movimiento Consciente
Movimiento Consciente, método para reconocer al gran maestro que es tu cuerpo, te invito a conocerte a ti mismo, a darte cuenta de cómo has sido hasta ahora y a realizar los cambios que quieras hacer en tu vida de ...
Photo of Ana Andrea Labrador in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Ana Andrea Labrador
PCC, Coach, Lic
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6E
Movimiento Consciente, método para reconocer al gran maestro que es tu cuerpo, te invito a conocerte a ti mismo, a darte cuenta de cómo has sido hasta ahora y a realizar los cambios que quieras hacer en tu vida de ...
(548) 800-1767 View (548) 800-1767
Anxiety Management Groups (Customized/Private)
Please contact to arrange for a customized group program for your organization. Topics range from managing anxiety personally/in the workplace, conflict resolution, leadership development, emotional intelligence, burnout, bullying and harassment and other issues needing attention. Small group program is four ...
Photo of Rita Schnarr I Schnarr Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Rita Schnarr I Schnarr Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V5Y
Please contact to arrange for a customized group program for your organization. Topics range from managing anxiety personally/in the workplace, conflict resolution, leadership development, emotional intelligence, burnout, bullying and harassment and other issues needing attention. Small group program is four ...
(778) 654-2991 View (778) 654-2991
Parent Hope Project
The Parent Hope Project was designed for one or both parents, but has been trialed for a groups. I'm not currently running a group. It's for parents with a child, teenager or young adult who is experiencing challenges in parenting ...
Photo of Mark Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Mark Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6J
The Parent Hope Project was designed for one or both parents, but has been trialed for a groups. I'm not currently running a group. It's for parents with a child, teenager or young adult who is experiencing challenges in parenting ...
(778) 860-4433 View (778) 860-4433
Express Yourself with Flowers
Focused on releasing the critical voice within and allowing your authentic self to shine through the language of flowers. You'll: ? Quiet critic and cultivate self-compassion. ? Discover the language of flowers and how they can be used as a ...
Photo of Claire (Junjie) Zhang, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Claire (Junjie) Zhang
Counsellor, MBA, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6Z
Focused on releasing the critical voice within and allowing your authentic self to shine through the language of flowers. You'll: ? Quiet critic and cultivate self-compassion. ? Discover the language of flowers and how they can be used as a ...
(873) 502-4155 View (873) 502-4155
Relationship Group
We often desire friends and relationships more than we think. Whether you are working on a partner relationship, friends, family or work relationships, you want to make it fulfilling and successful. How often we have missed opportunities and chances to ...
Photo of Mary Kwan, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Mary Kwan
Counsellor, RCC, CVAP, ACSprov, ICBC, CPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V5P
We often desire friends and relationships more than we think. Whether you are working on a partner relationship, friends, family or work relationships, you want to make it fulfilling and successful. How often we have missed opportunities and chances to ...
(604) 330-4682 View (604) 330-4682
Social Skills Group
The primary purpose of group therapy in Vancouver, CA is providing guidance, support, and a new context to help unlock one’s social potential by safely and comfortably exposing oneself to social situations that might otherwise prove to be overwhelming.
Photo of MyPsychology BC, Psychologist in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by MyPsychology BC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6C
The primary purpose of group therapy in Vancouver, CA is providing guidance, support, and a new context to help unlock one’s social potential by safely and comfortably exposing oneself to social situations that might otherwise prove to be overwhelming.
(604) 774-5501 View (604) 774-5501
Paper Collage Making Circle for Women
It is an online 6-session art therapy group focusing on the use of paper collages to express, explore, and connect as the power of creativity and making is trusted and valued to generate healing and growth. This space is created ...
Photo of Xia Wu, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Hosted by Xia Wu
Counsellor, MA, RCC, AT-P, DKATI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6T
It is an online 6-session art therapy group focusing on the use of paper collages to express, explore, and connect as the power of creativity and making is trusted and valued to generate healing and growth. This space is created ...
(343) 801-4437 View (343) 801-4437

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Anxiety Support Groups

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.