Anxiety Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Brendan Starling
Counsellor, RCC, MCPsyc, BHKin
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
I commonly work with people about: anxiety & depression, healing trauma, sports performance & growth mindset, family & relationship struggles, behaviour change & addictions, parenting consultation and personal growth projects.
As one of Vancouver’s only health professionals that is a qualified counsellor, fitness coach and educator, I offer people a broader perspective that engages them in personal health projects that go deeper into what actually motivates them or prevents them from feeling the way they want to. The work of psychological growth, physical well-being and emotional healing is my life project and I am passionate about helping others follow their own path of discovery.
I commonly work with people about: anxiety & depression, healing trauma, sports performance & growth mindset, family & relationship struggles, behaviour change & addictions, parenting consultation and personal growth projects.
As one of Vancouver’s only health professionals that is a qualified counsellor, fitness coach and educator, I offer people a broader perspective that engages them in personal health projects that go deeper into what actually motivates them or prevents them from feeling the way they want to. The work of psychological growth, physical well-being and emotional healing is my life project and I am passionate about helping others follow their own path of discovery.
(604) 332-1553 View (604) 332-1553
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Becky Leung
Counsellor, RCC, MIOP, MSocSc
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6M  (Online Only)
I specialize in guiding individuals through various life challenges, helping adults, teenagers, children, and families find their way to psychological well-being. My expertise lies in treating a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety (such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.), behavioral problems, relational issues, and parenting challenges. I am also skilled in crisis management, providing support and guidance during times of acute distress.
I specialize in guiding individuals through various life challenges, helping adults, teenagers, children, and families find their way to psychological well-being. My expertise lies in treating a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety (such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.), behavioral problems, relational issues, and parenting challenges. I am also skilled in crisis management, providing support and guidance during times of acute distress.
(581) 880-0343 View (581) 880-0343
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Leah Dhahan
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6N  (Online Only)
Welcome! Are you struggling to set boundaries and speak your truth in relationships? Are you currently experiencing emotional abuse or seeking support for childhood trauma? Do you find yourself struggling with anger, anxiety, or unpleasant feelings and emotions and wondering where to start? Would you like to develop tools and strategies to build stronger personal boundaries and better relationships with others? I can help…
Welcome! Are you struggling to set boundaries and speak your truth in relationships? Are you currently experiencing emotional abuse or seeking support for childhood trauma? Do you find yourself struggling with anger, anxiety, or unpleasant feelings and emotions and wondering where to start? Would you like to develop tools and strategies to build stronger personal boundaries and better relationships with others? I can help…
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Amanda Hamm
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
You’re ready to stop feeling so overwhelmed and alone. Sometimes your emotions seem to take over, and you find yourself reacting to life in ways that just don’t feel like you. Anxiety is running the show and you’re just trying to keep up. You're getting by, but it feels like a matter of time before the people around you catch on. It can also be pretty lonely when the voice inside is telling you there’s something wrong with you and you just want to hide.
You’re ready to stop feeling so overwhelmed and alone. Sometimes your emotions seem to take over, and you find yourself reacting to life in ways that just don’t feel like you. Anxiety is running the show and you’re just trying to keep up. You're getting by, but it feels like a matter of time before the people around you catch on. It can also be pretty lonely when the voice inside is telling you there’s something wrong with you and you just want to hide.
(581) 221-5872 View (581) 221-5872
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Colter Long
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6C
Anxiety, worry, depression, or stress can prevent us from enjoying the life we desire. What we think and feel can shape our reality, how we navigate the world, and also influence how others respond to us. This is because our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are all connected and are constantly creating feedback loops – both positive and negative. Sometimes life throws unexpected curveballs that trigger a downward spiral that (at the time) can feel impossible to recover from. Although difficult events can be destabilizing, confusing, and painful they can also offer us the greatest opportunity for growth.
Anxiety, worry, depression, or stress can prevent us from enjoying the life we desire. What we think and feel can shape our reality, how we navigate the world, and also influence how others respond to us. This is because our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are all connected and are constantly creating feedback loops – both positive and negative. Sometimes life throws unexpected curveballs that trigger a downward spiral that (at the time) can feel impossible to recover from. Although difficult events can be destabilizing, confusing, and painful they can also offer us the greatest opportunity for growth.
(506) 714-5405 View (506) 714-5405
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Jenn Wesanko
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Free from judgment, I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, and chronic stress, as well as those navigating big life transitions to find a path forward that is guided by and aligns with their inner compass.
I’m a registered psychotherapist offering services to clients across Canada. I bring training in psychology together with extensive somatic expertise to support people living with the effects of chronic stress and complex trauma. With 20 years of clinical practice in somatic and movement therapy, I harness the powerful intersection of the body wisdom and psyche to help people recover a sense of agency, competency, and aliveness. My work includes talk therapy, expressive arts, and embodiment practices. I also offer climate psychology education and group work that supports a sense of competency, capacity, and community.
Free from judgment, I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, and chronic stress, as well as those navigating big life transitions to find a path forward that is guided by and aligns with their inner compass.
I’m a registered psychotherapist offering services to clients across Canada. I bring training in psychology together with extensive somatic expertise to support people living with the effects of chronic stress and complex trauma. With 20 years of clinical practice in somatic and movement therapy, I harness the powerful intersection of the body wisdom and psyche to help people recover a sense of agency, competency, and aliveness. My work includes talk therapy, expressive arts, and embodiment practices. I also offer climate psychology education and group work that supports a sense of competency, capacity, and community.
(778) 743-0126 View (778) 743-0126
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Hajera Rostam
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
I have developed specialization in treating trauma, anxiety and stress related problems.
As a psychologist, I believe in my clients’ resilience and ability to overcome challenging life conditions. Sometimes however, clients can benefit from professional help that is empowering and safe and promotes clients’ readiness to address concerns and receive evidence-based treatment. I provide effective cognitive behavioural interventions that integrate mindfulness, multicultural and social justice perspectives. My approach to therapy and assessment is collaborative and relational. I have completed an externship in Emotion focused therapy as well training in EMDR.
I have developed specialization in treating trauma, anxiety and stress related problems.
As a psychologist, I believe in my clients’ resilience and ability to overcome challenging life conditions. Sometimes however, clients can benefit from professional help that is empowering and safe and promotes clients’ readiness to address concerns and receive evidence-based treatment. I provide effective cognitive behavioural interventions that integrate mindfulness, multicultural and social justice perspectives. My approach to therapy and assessment is collaborative and relational. I have completed an externship in Emotion focused therapy as well training in EMDR.
(819) 412-4394 View (819) 412-4394
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Caroline Exell
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I work with people from all backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of challenges, and help them to determine and meet their individual goals. This might include managing depression and anxiety, minimizing substance use, improving relationships with others and self, navigating life transitions and challenges, creating a more enjoyable and fulfilling life, and/or coping with stressors of all kinds.
Hello and welcome! I work with people from all backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of challenges, and help them to determine and meet their individual goals. This might include managing depression and anxiety, minimizing substance use, improving relationships with others and self, navigating life transitions and challenges, creating a more enjoyable and fulfilling life, and/or coping with stressors of all kinds.
(604) 243-4151 View (604) 243-4151
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Scott Walter
MA, BBA, BED
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
We've all struggled with depression, anxiety, and feelings of being overwhelmed at some point in our lives.
Scott is honoured to be able to provide counselling services to Canadians online and by phone. Scott works with individuals looking for support with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, conflict, relationship issues, and more. He takes a non-judgemental and empathetic approach to getting to know his clients. He seeks to create a safe space for clients to express their full range of emotions and find relief. He will provide encouragement, professional insight, and a caring approach.
We've all struggled with depression, anxiety, and feelings of being overwhelmed at some point in our lives.
Scott is honoured to be able to provide counselling services to Canadians online and by phone. Scott works with individuals looking for support with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, conflict, relationship issues, and more. He takes a non-judgemental and empathetic approach to getting to know his clients. He seeks to create a safe space for clients to express their full range of emotions and find relief. He will provide encouragement, professional insight, and a caring approach.
(343) 453-5806 View (343) 453-5806
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Jonah Robin Fialkow
Counsellor, BA, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
I specialize in working with people struggling with ADHD, anxiety, perfectionism, and people-pleasing. I have a deep understanding of how anxiety affects all stages of relationships (including finding a partner in the first place) and I support my clients to move from feeling lonely and disconnected to confident and secure. In addition to my individual work, I offer couples' counselling using the Gottman method, which goes beyond just communication skills and gets to the root of the problem. I prioritize making sure clients leave feeling seen and heard by their partner, equipped with new skills to get out of a stuck place.
I specialize in working with people struggling with ADHD, anxiety, perfectionism, and people-pleasing. I have a deep understanding of how anxiety affects all stages of relationships (including finding a partner in the first place) and I support my clients to move from feeling lonely and disconnected to confident and secure. In addition to my individual work, I offer couples' counselling using the Gottman method, which goes beyond just communication skills and gets to the root of the problem. I prioritize making sure clients leave feeling seen and heard by their partner, equipped with new skills to get out of a stuck place.
(825) 251-9028 View (825) 251-9028
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Elena Latushki
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, PCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
My service is directly connected to the unique needs and specific goals of my clients. I work with diverse people facing a wide range of challenges, including life and career transitions, life-changing events, anxiety, stress, and depression, childhood trauma and unhealthy behavioral patterns, lack of confidence or clarity, immigration and dealing with cultural shock, family conflicts and relationship challenges. With a Ph.D. in psychology, I incorporate my expertise to assist clients in overcoming trauma and stress, fostering emotional resilience, adapting to change, and cultivating authentical leadership.
My service is directly connected to the unique needs and specific goals of my clients. I work with diverse people facing a wide range of challenges, including life and career transitions, life-changing events, anxiety, stress, and depression, childhood trauma and unhealthy behavioral patterns, lack of confidence or clarity, immigration and dealing with cultural shock, family conflicts and relationship challenges. With a Ph.D. in psychology, I incorporate my expertise to assist clients in overcoming trauma and stress, fostering emotional resilience, adapting to change, and cultivating authentical leadership.
(867) 731-0182 View (867) 731-0182
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Joshua B Fishman
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5N
HI, I’m Josh, I know what it's like to be in crisis, in addiction, in depression, anxiety, to live in toxic relationships, to feel unworthy.   I also know that we can change our lives and be free.   I’m here to help you and empower you to start making healthy choices in your life, so that you can find true peace and happiness. For the past 9 years, I’ve been helping clients find their true path. Who is counseling and therapy for: If you are looking for relief from Anxiety and panic attacks,Grief and Loss, Stress ,Distress tolerance and Resilience,Sleep disturbance- let’s set up a clarity call and determine what best suits you.
HI, I’m Josh, I know what it's like to be in crisis, in addiction, in depression, anxiety, to live in toxic relationships, to feel unworthy.   I also know that we can change our lives and be free.   I’m here to help you and empower you to start making healthy choices in your life, so that you can find true peace and happiness. For the past 9 years, I’ve been helping clients find their true path. Who is counseling and therapy for: If you are looking for relief from Anxiety and panic attacks,Grief and Loss, Stress ,Distress tolerance and Resilience,Sleep disturbance- let’s set up a clarity call and determine what best suits you.
(581) 500-5360 View (581) 500-5360
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Loving Awareness Therapy & Healing Arts
Counsellor, MACP, DVATI, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5N  (Online Only)
Are you feeling ready for a deeper layer of healing? I am a somatic and soul-based therapist & healer passionate about reconnecting you to the wisdom of your body, heart, and soul. I approach healing from a compassionate, embodied, empowering & holistic perspective. You are not seen as being broken, flawed, or needing to be fixed. We will explore your symptoms together (such as anxiety, people-pleasing, over-working, low self-esteem..) and learn how to listen to their wisdom. We will use modalities focused on healing from the root cause to create long-lasting transformation.
Are you feeling ready for a deeper layer of healing? I am a somatic and soul-based therapist & healer passionate about reconnecting you to the wisdom of your body, heart, and soul. I approach healing from a compassionate, embodied, empowering & holistic perspective. You are not seen as being broken, flawed, or needing to be fixed. We will explore your symptoms together (such as anxiety, people-pleasing, over-working, low self-esteem..) and learn how to listen to their wisdom. We will use modalities focused on healing from the root cause to create long-lasting transformation.
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Trevor Walsh
Counsellor, MA, RCC, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
I support those who are seeking not only to better understand their underlying patterns but also to actively improve their quality of life with a safe, supportive and collaborative counselling relationship. Issues that I help with include healing from traumatic loss, recovering from the effects of childhood trauma, relationship abuse, and other difficult life events. I also work extensively with issues around emotional regulation, boundary setting, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. Even when your struggles originate from severe adversity and trauma, you can grow, not only despite adversity, but because of it.
I support those who are seeking not only to better understand their underlying patterns but also to actively improve their quality of life with a safe, supportive and collaborative counselling relationship. Issues that I help with include healing from traumatic loss, recovering from the effects of childhood trauma, relationship abuse, and other difficult life events. I also work extensively with issues around emotional regulation, boundary setting, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. Even when your struggles originate from severe adversity and trauma, you can grow, not only despite adversity, but because of it.
(587) 819-0249 View (587) 819-0249
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Mackenzie Stanke
Counsellor, MA, BA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with career decisions, self-esteem, or overall anxiety? If so, you're in the right place! I specialize in working with young women ages 18 - 35 struggling with that last piece in life to feel whole. Being a young woman can present many challenges and pressures and it can be hard to know what next step to take in life.
Are you struggling with career decisions, self-esteem, or overall anxiety? If so, you're in the right place! I specialize in working with young women ages 18 - 35 struggling with that last piece in life to feel whole. Being a young woman can present many challenges and pressures and it can be hard to know what next step to take in life.
(873) 700-0718 View (873) 700-0718
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Ella Scaglione
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6G  (Online Only)
Currently taking clients / Clients come to me to me with a desire to reclaim parts of themselves that are buried under trauma, anxiety, self-judgement, and perfectionism. They feel as though the fundamental spark at the core of their being is lost, tarnished, and far out of reach. As such, they rightfully long for the fullness of their being and it is a privilege to help them rediscover it.
Currently taking clients / Clients come to me to me with a desire to reclaim parts of themselves that are buried under trauma, anxiety, self-judgement, and perfectionism. They feel as though the fundamental spark at the core of their being is lost, tarnished, and far out of reach. As such, they rightfully long for the fullness of their being and it is a privilege to help them rediscover it.
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Kimberly Stringer
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I work with adults and teenagers struggling with a variety of issues such as depressions, anxiety, stress and relationship issues.
Life is inherently complex and challenging. Sometimes these challenges feel overwhelming and this is where psychology can help. In an environment of understanding and acceptance, psychologists can help you better identify those strengths that have served you well in the past, while at the same time assist you in learning new ways of solving problems and coping with life's difficulties.
I work with adults and teenagers struggling with a variety of issues such as depressions, anxiety, stress and relationship issues.
Life is inherently complex and challenging. Sometimes these challenges feel overwhelming and this is where psychology can help. In an environment of understanding and acceptance, psychologists can help you better identify those strengths that have served you well in the past, while at the same time assist you in learning new ways of solving problems and coping with life's difficulties.
(855) 449-3203 View (855) 449-3203
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Connie Pickett
Counsellor, RTC, RPC-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5V
IN-PERSON & Online Sessions: Going through a life transition isn't easy. If you're dealing with grief, anxiety, stress, a medical diagnosis like cancer, or just feel overwhelmed and stuck, let's talk. Life can get overwhelming and you don't need to navigate these times alone. That’s why it’s so important to find a counsellor you connect with - who not only has the training, but life experiences as well to understand what you're going through. I offer a safe space for you to gently let go of everything you’ve been holding on to and help you find tools & strategies tailored to help you move forward with renewed hope.
IN-PERSON & Online Sessions: Going through a life transition isn't easy. If you're dealing with grief, anxiety, stress, a medical diagnosis like cancer, or just feel overwhelmed and stuck, let's talk. Life can get overwhelming and you don't need to navigate these times alone. That’s why it’s so important to find a counsellor you connect with - who not only has the training, but life experiences as well to understand what you're going through. I offer a safe space for you to gently let go of everything you’ve been holding on to and help you find tools & strategies tailored to help you move forward with renewed hope.
(819) 272-9463 View (819) 272-9463
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Spencer Copland
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Sometimes life can become overwhelming and we feel lost, disconnected or like we are never good enough. I will provide a supportive and encouraging space where you can explore your experiences openly. Together we will gather insight, and I will provide you with support and tools to face any challenges you have and build a sense of belonging within. I work with individuals who are experiencing issues related to Trauma, Childhood Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Body Image, Self-Worth, Relationship Issues and Grief/Loss. I also work with couples and parent-child relationships who are struggling to communicate and understand each other.
Sometimes life can become overwhelming and we feel lost, disconnected or like we are never good enough. I will provide a supportive and encouraging space where you can explore your experiences openly. Together we will gather insight, and I will provide you with support and tools to face any challenges you have and build a sense of belonging within. I work with individuals who are experiencing issues related to Trauma, Childhood Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Body Image, Self-Worth, Relationship Issues and Grief/Loss. I also work with couples and parent-child relationships who are struggling to communicate and understand each other.
(431) 831-8074 View (431) 831-8074
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Victor Wakarchuk
Counsellor, RCC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
Are you a gay man who feels anxious, stressed and overwhelmed? Do you feel like life is passing you by while you silently suffer alone? Anxiety can feel so incredibly overwhelming. You may feel sick to your stomach or have trouble sleeping. You’re looking for relief to finally feel “you” again. The good news is that there are specific skills you can learn to not only manage the anxiety, but truly thrive. I know reaching out for support can be really difficult when you don’t know what to expect. I provide a warm, non-judgemental and shame-free counselling environment so that you feel safe and supported.
Are you a gay man who feels anxious, stressed and overwhelmed? Do you feel like life is passing you by while you silently suffer alone? Anxiety can feel so incredibly overwhelming. You may feel sick to your stomach or have trouble sleeping. You’re looking for relief to finally feel “you” again. The good news is that there are specific skills you can learn to not only manage the anxiety, but truly thrive. I know reaching out for support can be really difficult when you don’t know what to expect. I provide a warm, non-judgemental and shame-free counselling environment so that you feel safe and supported.
(877) 542-8727 View (877) 542-8727

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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.