Anxiety Therapists in Shanty Bay, ON

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Amy Fenton -Registered Nurse Psychotherapist
BA, BScN, RN
Verified
Verified
As a nurse for over 20 years, I have had the privilege of supporting and counselling countless clients navigating life challenges such as anxiety , depression, chronic disease, loss, and stressful life transitions throughout my career.
(249) 496-1926
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Shanty Bay, ON L0L
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Adam Brotherwood
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Adam has provided counselling for over 10 years working with adults, children, youth, and families in Los Angeles and Toronto. He is a highly experienced Social Worker with specific experience in rehabilitation and chronic pain, providing counselling in regards to anxiety , depression, crisis, addoption, trauma, and life change.
(647) 905-0944
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Alpar Szotyori
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CYC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience supporting individuals in achieving their mental health goals. My practice has a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy along with different therapeutic approaches to best fit your individual needs and strengths. Together we can address feelings of anxiety , low mood, self image/confidence or relational issues. We will explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that may have you feeling stuck. Working together to change these patterns to identify and reframe beliefs about yourself and the world around you.
(249) 503-3527
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Tula Psychotherapy and Trauma Recovery: EMDR
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is also often a significant contributing factor of anxiety , depression, PTSD, relationship issues, and more.
Welcome! As a therapist, I have the privilege of accompanying clients along their uniquely personal therapy journeys. My passion, training, and specialty lies in providing a safe and judgement-free space for traditional counselling, and trauma processing via EMDR and IFS. The origin of unprocessed trauma isn't always immediately clear, yet it changes how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. It can keep us in old and unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving while also limiting our ability to truly experience and embrace the present moment...where joy and love of new experiences and relationships happen.
(249) 503-0505
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Carley Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes in life we are at a place where we are looking to understand more of ourselves and what is going on in our lives - from the relationships we find ourselves in, to the cycles that we might get stuck in. From anxiety , depression, grief, trauma, life stress, big transitions; my job is to offer a space for you to feel safe and heard so the unpacking and understanding can begin. It is only when we can uncover and understand the root of the problem that profound coping and healing can really begin. If you are looking to understand yourself on a deeper level and take control of the things that are hurting you, I can help.
(581) 517-1101
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Shauna Crawford Boone
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified
Verified
Whether a child is dealing with anxiety , depression, grief and loss, family separation or divorce, or difficulty regulating emotions, Play Therapy helps children learn new tools and develop resilience they can easily transfer into their day to day lives.
Childhood is often thought of as a magical time. The reality is that many kids face problems that leave them feeling worried, scared, angry, sad or confused. This can be difficult and heart breaking for parents trying their best to connect with and support their child. Very often, despite a caregiver’s best effort to learn more and help solve the problem, a child’s response is “I don’t know”. Play therapy can help provide children with the tools they need to express their thoughts and explore their inner world.
(705) 242-5071
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Barrie, ON L4M
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HM Consulting Solutions LTD
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
My areas of expertise are working with clients experiencing life transitions, anxiety , depression and emotional/behavioral difficulties. Families experiencing parent/teen conflict. Youth involved in child welfare and youth justice systems Those experiencing issues of loss and bereavement.
(289) 275-9033
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Amber Sperling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have certification perinatal mental health, and I treat trauma and anxiety through EMDR, REBT, mindfulness, and CBT.
Are you a new parent or working mom feeling like small things are overwhelming? Are you feeling out of control with worries coming out as anger, or you feel lonely even while with others? If you are feeling burnout, unfulfilled or unable to handle the impact of traumatic events at work and/or at home - I can help. Sometimes the past is weighing us down in the present and leaks out when we least expect it to or we cry without knowing why: you aren't crazy, and you can feel better. I will give you the space to feel heard, tools to move through emotions and confidently manage and thrive in your chosen life.
(249) 487-0760
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Barrie, ON L4N
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Jolene Heida
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PhD, (stu)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with stress, have been experiencing anxiety or depression, or if you are trying to deal with a traumatic experience I can help. My practice is focused on supporting you to develop the skills necessary to move on from the past and towards a life worth living using a combination of traditional and evidence based practice approaches. We will collaborate to develop tangible goals for healing which will be the focus of our sessions. I specialize in providing trauma-focused therapy and to children, youth, and adults who have experienced interpersonal trauma.
(855) 999-0378
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Laryssa Levesque
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BSc
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Accepting New Clients! Anxiety /Stress- You feel exhausted most of the time and can't seem to get any work done. You have trouble relaxing because your mind is constantly racing with stress and worries. It is hard to "shut off" and your body is feeling the effects of prolonged stress. Your never ending to-do list just keeps getting bigger and you feel overwhelmed by life in general. If these statements resonate with you, you might be struggling with chronic stress and anxiety . Possibly even dealing with poor work-life balance and are on the brink of burning out. Needless to say, you deserve some TLC and have come to the right place!
(249) 700-4425
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Barrie, ON L4N
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Jacqueline Dillabough
Registered Psychotherapist, 009100
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Anxiety /Stress, ADHD & Relationships- You feel overwhelmed by every little thing and are experiencing a lot of stress/ anxiety as a result. You feel down about yourself for letting things "slip" but just can't find the motivation to make changes. Perhaps you are having a hard time focusing and can't turn off your mind from all the racing thoughts. It's starting to take a toll on your self-esteem and ability to cope with your stress. When you have a lot on your plate and just cant seem to catch a break, it can be hard to find the good in life and think clearly. This is where therapy can help you get "unstuck" and start feeling better
(249) 488-1454
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Barrie, ON L4N
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Heather Evans
Registered Psychotherapist, RP , BAHon, MDiv, OAMHP
Verified
Verified
I support individuals as they face challenges such as depression, anxiety , grief, meaninglessness, life changes, loss of identity, relational breakdown and have seen growth and groundedness rise out of even the hardest of times.
Hi! Asking for help can be scary, I work to create a safe, warm and empathic environment where people feel they can be truly heard. Making meaningful connections in a safe space is what I am all about. I use my experience, theoretical background and sense of humor to meet people and empower them to keep going in a growth oriented direction. I encourage exploration of the self and the meaning people draw/create within themselves and their experiences.
(705) 607-6305
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Emily Duggan
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Verified
I can relate to the many issues and needs of others. Many times, we will experience stress and anxiety or depression because of our past experiences. Some problems are so traumatic that we may actually feel a sense of hopelessness. Some of us need help in working through trauma, self-esteem, or confidence. we can accomplish goals on creating a healthier and more adaptive life where you overall feel better and when we start to heal and feel good we are going to enjoy the many things that we have in our lives a little bit more.
(249) 202-2261
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Trish Joyes
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you struggling with anxiety , depression, or being overwhelmed? Are you an adult or a parent who feels frustrated, doubting yourself, or unsure of what to do? Life throws us a lot of experiences, and sometimes it can be too much. Are you an individual (or family member) who deals with high-functioning autism (ASD), Asperger's or ADHD? Do you have challenges with executive functioning skills in academics/work and daily routine? Kindred Hope Wellness focuses on these questions we all have throughout our lives. My approach is positive, compassionate and encouraging in exploring new skills and strategies from a mindful perspective.
(365) 305-0208
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Kelsey Donald
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, (Qual)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of anxiety , depression, body-focused repetitive behaviours (e.
Hi, I'm Kelsey Donald a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) focused on youth and adolescents at MindFit, a leading psychology clinic (or as prefer to say, "mental health gym"). Just like a "typical" gym, MindFit was designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. From day one, I will do everything I can ensure to ensure you and, most importantly, your child feels heard, supported and valued. My apporach is structured (with weekly handouts), evidence-based, and designed to help your child develop practical and effective skills and strategies to not only cope, but thrive.
(437) 372-5075
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Kristen Jones
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
At times, we go through challenges in our life that are difficult to navigate on our own. I work collaboratively with clients to ensure that they are heard, understood, and supported as we work together to move through those challenges. I utilize a client-centred and compassionate approach to address a wide range of concerns including trauma, grief, anxiety , life transitions, relationship issues, PTSD, stress, substance use disorders, and low self-esteem.
(249) 202-2558
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Jessica Pino
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am energetic with a passion for working alongside my clients and helping them heal emotional wounds. I empower individuals while using a strength based and collaborative approach to support with achieving goals and improving quality of life. I believe everyone has the potential to heal and the resiliency to bounce back from trauma. I have experience with a broad range of psychosocial and mental health challenges including mood disorders, anxiety , psychosis, depression, trauma and addictions. I understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship and I work at creating a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere.
(705) 999-7638
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Amber Brown
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, MSW, BSW
Verified
Verified
Kwey-kwey (hello). I am an Indigenous therapist (Algonquin nation) with over 10 years experience providing mental health care to Indigenous individuals and families in Indigenous led community organizations. My passion is supporting Individuals to reach Mino Bimaadziwin- The Good Life. In my years of supporting Indigenous community members, I have specialized in trauma therapies to address lasting impacts of colonial harm such as anxiety , depression, abuse, addiction, and more.
(289) 272-8884
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Bloom & Thrive Therapy - Angela Bishop MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CC-PMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life challenges can feel incredibly overwhelming and may leave you feeling anxious, isolated, stuck, or disconnected. When our minds become overwhelmed with negative thoughts and painful emotions, it can feel hard to get through the day, especially if our personal support systems are removed or limited. Negative thoughts can creep in: hopelessness, sadness and self-doubt cloud your vision. I offer therapy for those who are struggling with a role transition, parenthood, experiencing grief, low mood, anxiety , stress, distressing thoughts, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum mood disorders, pregnancy loss, or feeling isolated and alone.
(249) 490-5468
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Barrie, ON L4M
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Kyle Brandon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Life can present challenges for all of us. Most people will experience some form of depression or anxiety at some point in their life. The support of an empathetic, non-judgmental counsellor can help us to create a plan to move forward when we feel ‘stuck’. If you are experiencing sadness, stress, or worry, I can provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to identify the goals that are most important to you, and support you in reaching those goals.
(249) 202-2243
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Barrie, ON L4M
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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 popular 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.