Therapy for Anxiety

Is anxiety disrupting your life? Our therapists are here to help.

Anxiety is what happens when we experience uncertainty or anticipate a future danger. We feel nervousness, worry, distress, tension, or other feelings in our bodies, as a result.

It is natural and can be beneficial. For example, it can serve to prepare us to perform more optimally in challenging situations, such as exams, athletic contests, or job interviews, but only up to a certain point. If the anxiety exceeds that point, it becomes counterproductive. Anxiety also serves a beneficial purpose when a person is in a truly dangerous situation. It prepares the body to recognize and escape that situation!

We all experience anxiety from time to time, but for many people, it can become excessive (e.g. panic attacks), or chronic, and exist even when there is no objective danger (or when the danger is small). In these instances, anxiety can disrupt our lives, and be debilitating.

Some experience anxiety about only specific things or situations (e.g. PTSD). For others, it is more general (e.g. generalized anxiety disorder). We are not always aware of our anxiety or how to manage it, and sometimes we try to adapt in ways that are counterproductive or unhealthy. For example, anxiety can lead to limiting our interactions socially (e.g. social phobia), isolating ourselves (e.g. agoraphobia), or turning to substances or behaviours to cope. We may face anxiety in the workplace, in our personal relationships, or in social settings.

Therapy may be able to help with anxiety by providing you with a safe place to share your feelings and experiences. Therapy can also help teach people how to relax and look at situations in new, less frightening ways, and help people develop better coping and problem-solving skills. It can often provide strategies to manage your symptoms in daily life and stressful situations.

At Welling Centre, we aim to go beyond the symptoms. We want to help you uncover what for some people are hidden, underlying causes of worries and fears. Our goal is to help you find the source for healing inside yourself so that you can regain a sense of balance in your life that may have been lost, to help you grow and feel whole.

We have therapists with varied experience and rates who specialize in helping people with their anxiety. Explore their profiles and rates below and click on the ‘Book Appointment’ button to get started with online booking.

Treatment Specialties

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

Carly Colasimone

Certified Canadian Counsellor

Carly is an empathic, thoughtful, and easy-going individual who is devoted to helping those going through stressful and difficult times. Carly graduated with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and is now a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Carly is working towards becoming a Registered Psychologist.

Carly has been influenced by the work of Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, and Alfred Adler. She works from a client-centered approach with the belief that clients are the experts of their own lives. She emphasizes building strong therapeutic relationships. Carly sees her clients and herself as fellow travelers on a journey towards healing and self-actualization. Carly is also heavily influenced by cognitive-behavioural methods. Carly’s goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for all her clients. Her clinical interests include working with depression, stress, and anxiety.

During her undergraduate degree Carly was a peer counsellor for students with disabilities. While working on her Master’s degree she volunteered for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton, where she worked with youth and women who were or were at risk of becoming criminalized.

In her spare time, Carly is also a kickboxing instructor. She has a passion for helping individuals work on their health and wellness goals. When she is not working, you can catch Carly cuddling up with her two miniature dachshunds.

Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Carly is available for a $100 fee and is eligible for extended health benefits through some insurance companies. She is currently offering video, phone and in-person sessions.

Interested in therapy with Carly? Click on the ‘Book Appointment’ button below to book an appointment online.

 

Treatment Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • PTSD

Katherine Dunford

Provisional Psychologist

Katherine is a provisional psychologist with a Master of Counselling degree from the University of Lethbridge. She is trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Her goal is to provide help and support to those who want to break the cycle of pain and suffering, recover from adverse experiences, and live satisfying lives of wellness and joy. She uses a spiritual and holistic approach to assess and optimize all areas of an individual’s life, and this can include incorporating yoga and mindfulness meditation into her practice.

Her work is influenced by the Jungian, Rogerian, systems, and attachment theoretical orientations. Fully bilingual, she provides services in either French or English.

Born in Germany, as a child of military parents, her family was often on the move. She was forced to learn to use discipline, focus, and control as her upbringing had little physical stability. Because of her childhood, she became interested in working with those experiencing unexpected and extreme stress. She also became interested in understanding the influence stress can have on future generations. Prior to psychology, she studied photojournalism, with the purpose of capturing stories of post-traumatic growth and the power of human connection.

Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Katherine is available for a $200 fee and is eligible for extended health benefits through some insurance companies – call for details. She is currently offering video, phone and in-person sessions.

Interested in therapy with Katherine? Click on the ‘Book Appointment’ button below to book an appointment online.

 

Ready to book now? Call us directly at 780-222-7405 or book an appointment online here.