Virtuous Circle Counselling


Anxiety Counselling Kelowna

Why Choose Anxiety Counselling in Kelowna with Virtuous Circle?

Embarking on a path toward anxiety relief requires a tailored approach, and Virtuous Circle Counselling offers just that:

  • Specialized Expertise: Our Kelowna anxiety counsellors bring specialized expertise to address various anxiety disorders and concerns.
  • Evidence-Based Therapies: We employ evidence-based therapies, including EMDR Therapy, CBT Therapy, DBT Therapy, ART Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy, ensuring effective and proven interventions.

Our Kelowna Therapists

Tiffany Petite, Calgary Therapist, Virtuous Circle Counselling, Calgary, AB
Tiffany Petite
Therapist / Clinic Director / Co-Founder
Angeline Murwisi Therapist Calgary
Angeline Murwisis
Registered Social Worker/ Therapist

Understanding Anxiety: Symptoms and Impact

Anxiety is more than occasional worry; it can be an overwhelming and persistent feeling of fear and apprehension. Recognizing the symptoms of anxiety is the first step to seeking help:

  • Physical Symptoms: Muscle tension, restlessness, increased heart rate, and fatigue.
  • Emotional Symptoms: Excessive worry, fear of the unknown, and irritability.
  • Behavioral Symptoms: Avoidance of triggering situations, difficulty concentrating, and changes in sleep patterns.
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What Anxiety Counselling in Kelowna Can Do for You

Tailored Treatment Plans

Our Kelowna anxiety counsellors understand that every individual’s experience with anxiety is unique. We create personalized treatment plans that consider your specific symptoms, triggers, and goals.

Proven Therapeutic Approaches

  • EMDR Therapy: Effective for trauma and anxiety, EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to process distressing memories and alleviate associated symptoms.
  • CBT Therapy: This widely acclaimed approach helps identify and modify negative thought patterns and behaviors, empowering you to manage challenges more constructively.
  • DBT Therapy: Particularly beneficial for those with intense emotional swings, DBT teaches skills for emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance.
  • ART Therapy (Accelerated Resolution Therapy): ART utilizes rapid eye movements to reprocess traumatic memories, leading to emotional healing and relief from symptoms.
  • Mindfulness Therapy: Practicing mindfulness enhances self-awareness, reduces stress, and promotes emotional regulation, fostering a more balanced outlook on life.
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy: Effective for addressing specific phobias or fears, this technique gradually exposes you to distressing memories and situations, helping desensitize triggers.

Coping Strategies and Skill Building

Beyond symptom relief, our anxiety counselling in Kelowna equips you with coping strategies and skills to navigate future challenges. Whether it’s managing stress, improving communication, or fostering resilience, our goal is to empower you on your journey to lasting well-being.

Choosing the Best Type of Therapy for Anxiety

What Type of Counsellor is Best for Anxiety?

Selecting the right counsellor is crucial. Look for a registered clinical counsellor or psychologist with experience in anxiety treatment.

Which Type of Therapy is Best for Anxiety?

The best therapy for anxiety varies. EMDR, CBT, and mindfulness-based approaches have shown significant success. Your counsellor will help determine the most suitable approach for your needs.

How Many Counselling Sessions Do I Need for Anxiety?

The number of sessions varies based on individual needs. Your counsellor will assess your progress and adjust the treatment plan accordingly.

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Making Anxiety Counselling Accessible in Kelowna

Is Anxiety Therapy Covered by Insurance in Kelowna?

Many insurance plans cover anxiety therapy. Our team can assist you in navigating insurance options to make therapy more accessible.

How to Get Anxiety Counselling in Kelowna?

  • Reach Out: Contact Virtuous Circle Counselling to schedule an initial consultation. Assessment: During the first session, your counsellor will conduct an assessment to understand your needs and goals.
  • Personalized Plan: Based on the assessment, a personalized treatment plan will be developed to address your unique challenges.
  • Begin Your Journey: Embark on your path to anxiety relief with the support of our experienced counsellors.

Navigating Anxiety: Your Partner in the Healing Journey

At Virtuous Circle Counselling, we recognize that seeking anxiety counselling is a significant step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. To better guide you on this journey, we provide additional insights into the process and address common concerns:

Understanding the Anxiety Counselling Process

Embarking on anxiety counselling involves collaboration between you and your counsellor. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Initial Consultation: Begin with an initial consultation where you share your concerns, and your counsellor gathers essential information to tailor a personalized treatment plan.
  • Goal Setting: Together, you and your counsellor establish realistic and achievable goals for your counselling journey. These goals serve as markers for progress and success.
  • Therapeutic Relationship: Building a strong therapeutic relationship is fundamental. Your counsellor provides a safe and non-judgmental space, fostering trust and open communication.
  • Skill Building: Throughout your sessions, you’ll learn practical skills to manage anxiety in real-time. These may include mindfulness techniques, cognitive restructuring, and effective communication strategies.

Community Resources and Support

Navigating anxiety doesn’t happen in isolation. In Kelowna, there are various community resources, support groups, and workshops that can enhance your counselling experience. Your counsellor can guide you in exploring these valuable resources to strengthen your overall well-being.

Taking the Next Step: Book Your Consultation Today

Your journey to anxiety relief begins with a simple yet powerful step – reaching out. Our team at Virtuous Circle Counselling is ready to welcome you, answer any additional questions, and schedule your initial consultation. Don’t let anxiety hold you back; let’s work together towards a brighter, more resilient future.

Your well-being is our priority. Take control of your journey today.

FAQs About Anxiety Counselling in Kelowna

The duration varies based on individual factors. Some experience relief in a few sessions, while others may benefit from longer-term counselling. Your progress is regularly assessed to ensure the most effective approach.

Absolutely. Anxiety counselling can complement other treatments, such as medication or lifestyle changes. Your counsellor will work collaboratively with any existing healthcare providers to ensure comprehensive support.

Virtuous Circle Counselling Kelowna is located at 1631 Dickson Ave Suite 1100, Kelowna, BC V1Y 0B5, Canada. From Kelowna International Airport (YLW) head west on Airport Way toward BC-97 N and turn left onto Hwy 97 N/Okanagan Hwy/BC-97 S. Then, continue straight onto Hwy 97 N/Okanagan Hwy/BC-97 S and turn left onto Kirschner Rd. Finally, turn right onto Dickson Ave and then turn left where Virtuous Circle Counselling Kelowna will be on the left.

We are open: Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 8 PM

For additional questions, you can call us at (778) 654-5396

Book Your Appointment

We are currently accepting new clients however being a good fit is everything in a therapeutic alliance. When you’re ready, please contact us at (778) 654-5396 for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we match your needs and goals.

We at Virtuous Circle Counselling acknowledge Moh’kinstsis, the lands where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, in what we currently call Calgary. We acknowledge that we are visitors on Moh’kinsstis and acknowledge the Blackfoot are those who named this area as Moh’kinsstis. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we recognize the ancestral territories, cultures, and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Îyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Dene people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.