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

  • Depth therapy – Psychodynamic/object relational
  • EMDR
  • Jungian psychology
  • Mood disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Integration therapy

Ken Creegan, BACAP, MC, RTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Ken is an intuitive, empathic, and compassionate therapist who is committed to helping people understand themselves and create positive and meaningful change in their lives.

Ken draws heavily from “depth therapy” and is influenced by Jungian, psychoanalytic, and Gestalt perspectives while also holding a humanistic lens, which states that at their core people are ultimately good. In addition, Ken has training in sensorimotor psychotherapy, as well as EMDR, and has also trained to work with couples, having completed Level 2 of the Gottman approach. Recently, there has been a revival of interest in psychedelics. Ken works with Psychedelic Integration from a harm-reduction approach.

Ken believes that with each person there is a desire to become more whole and that therapy provides a space to go to the root of the issue or repeating pattern, which sometimes isn’t always obvious or apparent.

Having emigrated from Ireland, Ken has over 10 years of working in the mental health field as a psychodynamic psychotherapist.

When not at the office, Ken enjoys spending time with his family, playing good music, and enjoying the mountains.

Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Ken is available for a $160 fee and is eligible for extended health benefits through some insurance companies. He is currently offering in-person, video, and phone sessions. Need a bit more time – Ken also offers 80-minute sessions for $240, ideal for couples counselling. Some sliding scale rates are available – ask Ken for more details.

If you are interested in an appointment with Ken, call 780-222-7405 or book online by clicking the ‘Book an Appointment’ button.

Treatment Specialties

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Psychedelic integration

Carly Colasimone, BA, MA

Certified Canadian Counsellor, Registered Provisional Psychologist

Carly is an empathic, thoughtful, and easy-going individual who is devoted to helping those going through stressful and difficult times. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and is now both a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Provisional 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’s goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for all her clients. Her clinical interests include working with depression, stress, and anxiety. There has been a rise of interest in psychedelics. Carly has been trained in psychedelic integration therapy, in order to promote harm reduction.

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 50-minute session with Carly is available for a $175 fee and is eligible for extended health benefits through some insurance companies. She is currently offering in-person, video, and phone sessions.

If you are interested in an appointment with Carly, call 780-222-7405 or book online by clicking the ‘Book an Appointment’ button.

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