Anxiety Therapists in Kelowna, BC

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Lisa Pereversoff
Counsellor, BCR, MACP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1V  (Online Only)
If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes, family or relationship issues, you are in the right place. Taking the first step to reach out to a counsellor can be a difficult decision, however, you don’t have to walk this path alone. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where clients feel comfortable sharing their story. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and have the ability to make changes to shift your life direction. I want to support you in gaining clarity on what’s most important to you so that you feel empowered to take action in achieving your wellness goals.
If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes, family or relationship issues, you are in the right place. Taking the first step to reach out to a counsellor can be a difficult decision, however, you don’t have to walk this path alone. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where clients feel comfortable sharing their story. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and have the ability to make changes to shift your life direction. I want to support you in gaining clarity on what’s most important to you so that you feel empowered to take action in achieving your wellness goals.
(587) 809-6535 View (587) 809-6535
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Tracy Atkins
Counsellor, BSW, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Hello! My name is Tracy and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been working with youth and adults with various mental health and substance use struggles for over fifteen years. I specialize in substance use, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, grief/loss, and low self-worth. Over the past five years I have also expanded my practice to include couples. Guiding my practice is a belief that behind these struggles are individuals with unique stories and lived experiences that connect to both suffering and strength. I strive to create a compassionate and safe space for exploring together experiences and desired change.
Hello! My name is Tracy and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been working with youth and adults with various mental health and substance use struggles for over fifteen years. I specialize in substance use, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, grief/loss, and low self-worth. Over the past five years I have also expanded my practice to include couples. Guiding my practice is a belief that behind these struggles are individuals with unique stories and lived experiences that connect to both suffering and strength. I strive to create a compassionate and safe space for exploring together experiences and desired change.
(778) 400-1421 View (778) 400-1421
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River of hope counselling
Counsellor, RPCC, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Hi, I'm Ida Uzelman, the proud owner of River of Hope Counselling. I offer compassionate support and guidance for individuals navigating the complexities of emotions, whether it's life transitions, anxiety, depression, or the weight of GRIEF and LOSS. My practice is grounded in the belief that healing begins with hope, compassion, and understanding. With an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach, I focus on providing a safe space for healing, allowing individuals to explore their emotions and regain control over their lives. I'm a compassionate and empathetic counsellor under Clair Jantzen who has 30 years of experience.
Hi, I'm Ida Uzelman, the proud owner of River of Hope Counselling. I offer compassionate support and guidance for individuals navigating the complexities of emotions, whether it's life transitions, anxiety, depression, or the weight of GRIEF and LOSS. My practice is grounded in the belief that healing begins with hope, compassion, and understanding. With an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach, I focus on providing a safe space for healing, allowing individuals to explore their emotions and regain control over their lives. I'm a compassionate and empathetic counsellor under Clair Jantzen who has 30 years of experience.
(506) 315-1043 View (506) 315-1043
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Alexandra “Anna” Glassco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BASc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I am passionate about helping people through the challenges that they may face in life. I ensure my clients know that they are the expert on their own lives, and I use a client centered and holistic approach in my work. I have experience in various settings, including, Interior Health, mental health organizations and MCFD. I work with both teen and adult populations. My main area of focus includes individuals with complex trauma, attachment difficulties, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and more.
I am passionate about helping people through the challenges that they may face in life. I ensure my clients know that they are the expert on their own lives, and I use a client centered and holistic approach in my work. I have experience in various settings, including, Interior Health, mental health organizations and MCFD. I work with both teen and adult populations. My main area of focus includes individuals with complex trauma, attachment difficulties, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and more.
(236) 702-0929 View (236) 702-0929
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Three Sisters Clinical Counselling
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, BPEH, RT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Our counsellors have subspecialties in treating anxiety, self-harm and depression, trauma, behaviourl issues, phobias, grief+ loss, self-esteems issues + more!.
We believe the client + counsellor must fit, so we have multiple practitioners with two locations so you can choose a therapist with whom you connect. Each of us endeavour to understand you and your experiences. We have a deep interest in how emotional regulation, identity and family dynamics can be factors that contribute to and protect people in the development of physical and mental health disorders. Our counselling styles can be described as empathic & solution-focused. We provide an environment free from judgement and believe honesty and acceptance are fundamental to personal growth and change.
Our counsellors have subspecialties in treating anxiety, self-harm and depression, trauma, behaviourl issues, phobias, grief+ loss, self-esteems issues + more!.
We believe the client + counsellor must fit, so we have multiple practitioners with two locations so you can choose a therapist with whom you connect. Each of us endeavour to understand you and your experiences. We have a deep interest in how emotional regulation, identity and family dynamics can be factors that contribute to and protect people in the development of physical and mental health disorders. Our counselling styles can be described as empathic & solution-focused. We provide an environment free from judgement and believe honesty and acceptance are fundamental to personal growth and change.
(778) 719-6029 View (778) 719-6029
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Anne Chronnell
Counsellor, BFA, RTC, RPC, HBCE
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I specialize in working with women going through Life's varying transitions - in particular with our "role" changes such as pregnancy, motherhood, menopause and also identity/self worth and esteem struggles. Life can stir up anxiety, depression, disempowerment, and loss of Self. I work to help ground you back to your inner strength, to Who You Are, and help you find ways to navigate the rough waters.
I specialize in working with women going through Life's varying transitions - in particular with our "role" changes such as pregnancy, motherhood, menopause and also identity/self worth and esteem struggles. Life can stir up anxiety, depression, disempowerment, and loss of Self. I work to help ground you back to your inner strength, to Who You Are, and help you find ways to navigate the rough waters.
(249) 505-0577 View (249) 505-0577
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Glenn Bekar
Counsellor, BSW, RN, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I have over 20 years of experience in mental health and substance use services. My areas of competence include working with individuals in the LGBTQIA community, addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, and interpersonal violence. Having worked for over two decades as a frontline registered nurse, social worker and clinical counsellor in health care, I have an interest in working with individuals and front line workers in the health care field.
I have over 20 years of experience in mental health and substance use services. My areas of competence include working with individuals in the LGBTQIA community, addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, and interpersonal violence. Having worked for over two decades as a frontline registered nurse, social worker and clinical counsellor in health care, I have an interest in working with individuals and front line workers in the health care field.
(778) 924-0957 View (778) 924-0957
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Tara S. Klassen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I have extensive experience working with individuals who deal with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and more.
I strive to help individuals and families deal effectively with their concerns, either from historical events and experiences or current issues and concerns. My experience extends to children, youth, adults and seniors, with a strong focus on assisting women.
I have extensive experience working with individuals who deal with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and more.
I strive to help individuals and families deal effectively with their concerns, either from historical events and experiences or current issues and concerns. My experience extends to children, youth, adults and seniors, with a strong focus on assisting women.
(844) 313-2928 View (844) 313-2928
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Arthur Rowshan
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I help youth and adults who want to be confident and happy but are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, panic, PTSD and depression. My clients find that issues related to school, work, relationships, and self-esteem become major obstacles to enjoying life. They feel stuck and don’t know how to overcome their problems.
I help youth and adults who want to be confident and happy but are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, panic, PTSD and depression. My clients find that issues related to school, work, relationships, and self-esteem become major obstacles to enjoying life. They feel stuck and don’t know how to overcome their problems.
(365) 800-0356 View (365) 800-0356
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Sara Longman Counselling
Counsellor, BA, MEd, RCC, PMHC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1W
Hi, I'm Sara. It's nice to meet you! I support women experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and perinatal mood + anxiety disorders. With certification in Perinatal Mental Health, I have additional training and experience to support women journeying through fertility challenges, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, postpartum adjustment, and motherhood. I offer individual counselling in Kelowna BC, and virtually.
Hi, I'm Sara. It's nice to meet you! I support women experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and perinatal mood + anxiety disorders. With certification in Perinatal Mental Health, I have additional training and experience to support women journeying through fertility challenges, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, postpartum adjustment, and motherhood. I offer individual counselling in Kelowna BC, and virtually.
(343) 338-5078 View (343) 338-5078
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Don Straub
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
70 years of life experience has been my best teacher (even though I have all the necessary professional training.) I have experienced loss when 2 spouses passed away from disease. I have won my own battles with cancer and addiction. I have raised 4 children, 2 step children (some with special needs) and now enjoy 12 grandchildren. I treat anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and anger by addressing the root of the problem - trauma. I am trained in EMDR, which is useful in healing PTSD (both childhood and adult trauma). Within minutes (not months) the pain of trauma can be permanently erased and people are less triggered in life.
70 years of life experience has been my best teacher (even though I have all the necessary professional training.) I have experienced loss when 2 spouses passed away from disease. I have won my own battles with cancer and addiction. I have raised 4 children, 2 step children (some with special needs) and now enjoy 12 grandchildren. I treat anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and anger by addressing the root of the problem - trauma. I am trained in EMDR, which is useful in healing PTSD (both childhood and adult trauma). Within minutes (not months) the pain of trauma can be permanently erased and people are less triggered in life.
(782) 492-0130 View (782) 492-0130
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Judy Colpitts
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Do you feel frustrated or worried more than you do happy and satisfied? Are you having difficulty managing hard times such as illness, workplace stress, loss or troubles with relationships? Or perhaps you know something is wrong, but not sure what it is? Then there is something that you need and the trick is to figure out what it is. I have over 30 years helping people figure out what 'it' is, and get their lives back on track, enjoying happier, more fulfilling lives. Together we will find the solutions that will help you move forward to feel better and enjoy a life you love living.
Do you feel frustrated or worried more than you do happy and satisfied? Are you having difficulty managing hard times such as illness, workplace stress, loss or troubles with relationships? Or perhaps you know something is wrong, but not sure what it is? Then there is something that you need and the trick is to figure out what it is. I have over 30 years helping people figure out what 'it' is, and get their lives back on track, enjoying happier, more fulfilling lives. Together we will find the solutions that will help you move forward to feel better and enjoy a life you love living.
(866) 385-0781 View (866) 385-0781
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Terri-Lynn Kent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Hello! My name is Terri-Lynn and I would welcome the opportunity to offer you support and guidance as you navigate your current challenges. I will strive to create a safe, relaxed and healing space for you to tell your story and to collaborate with you towards the development of strategies to reach your goals. To assist you with this therapeutic process, I will draw upon my 20+ years of clinical experience in health care, having worked closely with individuals and families living with dementia, cancer, persistent pain, developmental disabilities, conflict, stress, loss, anxiety, depression, and marital separation.
Hello! My name is Terri-Lynn and I would welcome the opportunity to offer you support and guidance as you navigate your current challenges. I will strive to create a safe, relaxed and healing space for you to tell your story and to collaborate with you towards the development of strategies to reach your goals. To assist you with this therapeutic process, I will draw upon my 20+ years of clinical experience in health care, having worked closely with individuals and families living with dementia, cancer, persistent pain, developmental disabilities, conflict, stress, loss, anxiety, depression, and marital separation.
(778) 477-0066 View (778) 477-0066
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OK Clinical Therapy Group - Kelowna & West Kelowna
Counsellor, RCC, MSW, RSW, CCC, MC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Seeking a life of greater ease? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or relationship hurdles impacting your daily functioning? Overwhelmed by life's pressures, parenting challenges, or the daily grind? Questioning if positive change is possible? In today's climate, many wrestle with anxiety, seeking their purpose and navigating relationships. We firmly believe in the potential for all clients to find ease and joy, embracing the possibility of change and fostering hope.
Seeking a life of greater ease? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or relationship hurdles impacting your daily functioning? Overwhelmed by life's pressures, parenting challenges, or the daily grind? Questioning if positive change is possible? In today's climate, many wrestle with anxiety, seeking their purpose and navigating relationships. We firmly believe in the potential for all clients to find ease and joy, embracing the possibility of change and fostering hope.
(672) 202-3687 View (672) 202-3687
Photo of Nicole Fakaua, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Nicole Fakaua
Counsellor, BAPsych, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Perhaps you are here because you need relief from your pain and disparagement and you long for the joy and peace you see others living with. Grief, trauma, anxiety, broken relationships, and disconnection with those you love most is exhausting. With more than just relief for your symptoms, I believe that you can overcome your current difficulties, redefine your relationships, and cultivate the best version of yourself. There has been much research garnered around neuroscience, trauma, and attachment that gives us insight into real interventions and strategies to help individuals heal, grow, and live in a place of discovery and hope.
Perhaps you are here because you need relief from your pain and disparagement and you long for the joy and peace you see others living with. Grief, trauma, anxiety, broken relationships, and disconnection with those you love most is exhausting. With more than just relief for your symptoms, I believe that you can overcome your current difficulties, redefine your relationships, and cultivate the best version of yourself. There has been much research garnered around neuroscience, trauma, and attachment that gives us insight into real interventions and strategies to help individuals heal, grow, and live in a place of discovery and hope.
(778) 860-7853 View (778) 860-7853
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Jim Robertson
Counsellor, MCS, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I have specialized in the following areas: • Addictions Assessment, Treatment and After Care • Depression • Anxiety • Trauma and Abuse Recovery, as well as ADHD.
Would you like to be well? I believe most people want to be well, but often lack knowledge or life skills. Equipping people to achieve healthy change is my goal. I have been a professional counsellor for over thirty years, with twelve of them in the field of addictions treatment and co-dependency.
I have specialized in the following areas: • Addictions Assessment, Treatment and After Care • Depression • Anxiety • Trauma and Abuse Recovery, as well as ADHD.
Would you like to be well? I believe most people want to be well, but often lack knowledge or life skills. Equipping people to achieve healthy change is my goal. I have been a professional counsellor for over thirty years, with twelve of them in the field of addictions treatment and co-dependency.
(604) 239-5229 View (604) 239-5229
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Praveen Parmar
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Praveen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) possessing a range of experience in delivering counselling services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Praveen has worked in various settings, where she has had the opportunity to assist individuals that have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties. In addition, Praveen is an advocate for diversity and inclusion, and holds a particular interest and skill set in multicultural counselling.
Praveen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) possessing a range of experience in delivering counselling services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Praveen has worked in various settings, where she has had the opportunity to assist individuals that have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties. In addition, Praveen is an advocate for diversity and inclusion, and holds a particular interest and skill set in multicultural counselling.
(778) 744-0857 View (778) 744-0857
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Melissa Campos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSc, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Hey there! Are you struggling with anxiety, burnout, or perfectionism? If so, let's work together to help you cope with these challenges and co-create strategies from a non-judgemental and compassionate stance. I particularly enjoy working with adults 20 years old+, including those who are young working professionals, who work in high-achieving/high-striving fields, are post-secondary students, or folks new to counselling. I offer a reduced 'first session fee' for clients to reduce the financial barrier at the start. As well as a reduced 'student fee' for sessions with post-secondary students.
Hey there! Are you struggling with anxiety, burnout, or perfectionism? If so, let's work together to help you cope with these challenges and co-create strategies from a non-judgemental and compassionate stance. I particularly enjoy working with adults 20 years old+, including those who are young working professionals, who work in high-achieving/high-striving fields, are post-secondary students, or folks new to counselling. I offer a reduced 'first session fee' for clients to reduce the financial barrier at the start. As well as a reduced 'student fee' for sessions with post-secondary students.
(778) 721-8611 View (778) 721-8611
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Blaine Croy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, or challenging thoughts which impact your ability to manage the demands of daily living, relationships, work, career, or your ability to function? Do you often feel overwhelmed, frustrated, ambivalent, indifferent, lost, or angry. Are you finding it difficult to live up to the expectations of others or your own high standards? Does this make it difficult for you to act according to your values and live the life you want? Our modern society is fast paced, virtually-linked, and for many socially disconnected. I believe one can live a meaningful and purpose filled life even in our era.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, or challenging thoughts which impact your ability to manage the demands of daily living, relationships, work, career, or your ability to function? Do you often feel overwhelmed, frustrated, ambivalent, indifferent, lost, or angry. Are you finding it difficult to live up to the expectations of others or your own high standards? Does this make it difficult for you to act according to your values and live the life you want? Our modern society is fast paced, virtually-linked, and for many socially disconnected. I believe one can live a meaningful and purpose filled life even in our era.
(431) 341-1925 View (431) 341-1925
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Helga V Illig
BEd, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I also help clients develop strategies to deal with depression and anxiety, giving them practical tools to manage their feelings.
My client centered approach begins with "where you are at" in order to explore and pursue new perspectives on your life and circumstances. It's my goal to help you identify the issues that are challenging you and help you develop new strategies in your life and relationships.
I also help clients develop strategies to deal with depression and anxiety, giving them practical tools to manage their feelings.
My client centered approach begins with "where you are at" in order to explore and pursue new perspectives on your life and circumstances. It's my goal to help you identify the issues that are challenging you and help you develop new strategies in your life and relationships.
(249) 496-1303 View (249) 496-1303

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Anxiety Counsellors

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.