Anxiety Counselling

Get Relief from Anxiety and Back to Feeling Like Yourself

What is Anxiety?

We all feel Anxiety as part of our daily lives. Anxiety is a natural response to stressful situations and we all try to manage our anxiety in different ways. When anxiety becomes overwhelming and interferes with our daily life, or becomes difficult to control, it’s time to get help.

Anxiety disorders can have a significant negative impact on job performance, school work or personal relationships as those with anxiety look to avoid situations that trigger their anxiety.

Anxiety disorders are more than just temporary feelings of fear or apprehension. For those with anxiety disorders, the anxiety does not just go away. Without treatment it can actually worsen over time, resulting in feelings of excessive fear and apprehension.

Therapy assists individuals in comprehending how past events and thought patterns contribute to their experience of anxiety, guiding them in the development of strategies to effectively manage anxiety and reintroduce a sense of normalcy into their daily lives.

Working with a counsellor can have a significant positive shift in alleviating symptoms of anxiety.  Reaching out for help is the first step on a path towards healing and returning to a sense of normalcy.

Therapy not only helps you uncover the underlying causes of your anxiety, but also gives you the tools to manage your anxiety and return to your day to day life



There are a number of different anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder and a number of more specific phobia related disorders (i.e. fear of flying).

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by persistent worry or anxious feelings. Those with GAD can have a sense of impending danger and worry excessively about common stressors such as finances, health etc.  

Panic Disorder involves repeated & sudden panic attacks. A panic attack is an event that produces extreme fear, rapid heartrate, shortness of breath, sweating, shaking and fear of death. Because symptoms are so severe some feel they may having a heart attack or go to the ER. Some change their routines to try and avoid panic attacks but with panic disorder they can happen for no reason.

Phobias are a specific and constant fear of a specific object, situation or activity that is either not harmful or very unlikely to be harmful (i.e. fear of spiders, heights or flying). Those with phobias often acknowledge their fear is excessive but they are unable to move past them.

Social Anxiety Disorder is an intense and constant fear of being judged by others.  Social anxiety disorder (SAD) can be overwhelming and result in pulling back from social situations and impact relationships, careers, school and social life.  Learn more about What is Social Anxiety Disorder in our recent article. 

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How Can Therapy Help With Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders can have a major impact on your life. 1 in 4 of the estimated 3 million Canadians with an Anxiety Disorder reported a significant or extreme impact on their lives. Fortunately therapy can help!

Anxiety disorders are very treatable and the vast majority of people looking for help can get relief with psychotherapy or a combination of therapy and medication.

Psychotherapy gives you the tools to regulate your emotions and manage your anxiety

Psychotherapy uses evidence based therapies such as CBT and EMDR to effectively treat symptoms of anxiety.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is designed to help you identify the negative and distorted thoughts that are based on learned patterns of unhelpful behavior. CBT helps you learn more effective ways to cope, giving you the tools to relieve you of your symptoms and get back to your normal life.

Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a therapy designed to change how you think and feel about distressing life events and is highly effective to address anxiety and negative thoughts and beliefs. EMDR can transform painful memories and feelings and reduce stress.

The ultimate goal of psychotherapy is to help you understand the patterns in your behavior that are negatively impacting your inter-personal relationships and day to day life.

Our Therapists

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Therapist, Counselor, Katelyn Regier, MSW RSW

Katelyn Regier

Registered Social Worker,

I strongly believe that everyone has the capacity for change already within themselves – I aim to empower individuals towards their unique goals in ways that are meaningful to the life they want to live

Psychotherapist - Bradley Vasquez

Bradley Vasquez

Registered Psychotherapist

Brad believes that people are capable for change and have the strength to do so within themselves. He is thankful for the opportunity to work with clients in achieving their goals and supporting them throughout their journey

Therapist, Counselor, Megan Hendry, MSW RSW

Megan Hendry

Registered Social Worker,

Megan is deeply honoured and grateful to have the beautiful opportunity to walk alongside and support her clients as they face some of life’s gravest obstacles, and help to promote healing and lasting change within their lives

Amy - Clinical social worker MSW RSW

Amy King

Registered Social Worker,

Whatever your goal for therapy, Amy’s down to earth, client-centered, collaborative approach will help you work through the changes that you want to bring to your life, while developing deeper insight and strengthening resilience.

Local Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Melanie Baker, MSW RSW

Melanie Baker

Registered Social Worker,

My goal is to support the person you are today in the process of becoming who you want to be—and maybe, rediscovering who you always were. I believe that when we make space for difficult things, we create room for change, growth, and joy.

Local Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Kait Stamcos, MSW RSW

Kait Stamcos

Registered Social Worker,

Kait's commitment to tailoring approaches to each client ensures a personalized therapeutic experience, fostering growth and resilience

kitchener waterloo Therapist, Counsellor, samantha, CBT Therapist, EMDR therapist

Samantha Kittell

Registered Social Worker,

I believe in the transformative power of therapy to create positive change and restore hope. My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing space where individuals feel seen, heard, and supported on their path toward healing and self-discovery.

Registered Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Brianna Comeau, MSW RSW

Brianna Comeau

Registered Social Worker,

I am passionate about empowering clients to embark on a journey of self-discovery, helping them navigate their innermost aspirations, and working together in a collaborative partnership towards meaningful personal growth

Therapist, Counselor, RSW, Trillium Counselling, Psychotherapist, Caroline Brousseau

Caroline Brousseau

Registered Social Worker,

I will help you feel proud to be who you are, and work towards a solution that is adapted to your own specific personality, values and dreams

Registered Psychotherapist, Counselor, Catherine Lynn Roach, RP

Catherine Lynn Roach

Registered Psychotherapist

My goal as a therapist is to help my client’s reach the goals that are important to them. I am passionate about helping my clients feel safe enough to explore their concerns and how together we can achieve their goals

Local Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Megan Pass MSW RSW

Megan Pass

Registered Social Worker,

It is an honor to be in a position to support and empower people when they are vulnerable by helping them recognize their own strengths and teach healthy coping skills

Therapist, Counselor, Rosemary Victor, MSW RSW

Rosemary Victor

Registered Social Worker,

Rosemary believes that people are resilient, and that people can adapt and find hope in the most difficult of times, when they receive the support that they need.

Therapist - Devon Jorge

Devon Jorge

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Clinical Director

My passion for truly understanding people’s personal experiences, feelings and their challenges go back as far as I can remember, and allows me to provide the best support possible during times of need

Therapist, Counselor, Milena Urbanajc, MSW RSW

Milena Urbanajc

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

We all aim to live life to the fullest, but sometimes there is something that may be holding us back, and this is what we aim to work out in therapy

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Amy King - MSW RSW

Amy is a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW, as well as a member of the OASW. She completed her Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Montreal and also holds an MA in political science as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language & Literature and Philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier University. Amy completed an additional post-graduate training certificate in CBT Therapy from Wilfred Laurier University and EMDR Therapy.