FAQs

Question:

I have been struggling with myself and very scared that I cannot change anything at the moment. So, I think it is time to seek for help, but I do not have any idea where I can ask for help. I am wondering if there is any support group where the group therapy or any counselling for social anxiety is available around Vancouver?

Answer:

Here are some organisations you can try these all have services of varying cost:

http://bc-counsellors.org/ - The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors is dedicated to enhancing mental health all across British Columbia. We're dedicated to providing the highest standard of professional counselling, consulting, assessment, testing and training services.

http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/- BCPA provides professional development and networking activities for members, publishes the BC Psychologist, and operates a province-wide referral service. BCPA seeks to maintain relationships with government with the goal of expanding the role of Registered Psychologists in BC’s health care system and contributing to public policy.

http://www.mdabc.net/ - The Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC) is a nonprofit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder. We serve to build awareness and understanding in communities throughout the province, reaching out to as many people as possible.

http://www.anxietybc.com/directory-public-services  - We have assembled a list of public services available in British Columbia: click the URl to see the full list.  Please note that we do not endorse or receive sponsorship from the organisations listed.

Question:

where to find help for my daughter, she is 21 years...I have been reading and studying about this disorder. I find out that she has the type called SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder)...I need to know if there is a counseling funded by the government.She need help soon.

Answer:

I am not sure if you are from BC (British Columbia) but you can call the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre 604 875 2084 or 1 800 665 1822 (Ages 25 and under) . You can look at our web site Directory this is a directory of public services available in BC.

Question:

Where can I find information on your website on recommended therapists that support anxiety?

Answer:

Please see our directory of public services at Self-help/Treatments/Directory (https://www.anxietybc.com/treatment).  If you do not find what you are looking for, please call us at 604 620 0744.

Question:

Do you have psychologists on staff to answer telephone calls?

Answer:

We do not have dedicated psychologists to answer your telephone calls and provide counselling. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with cognitive behaviour therapy which is proven to be effective for anxiety, you can find information on our website. If you are looking for cognitive behavior therapists in Canada, please visit CACBT / ACTCC (Canadian Association of Cognitive & Behavioural Therapists). American residents, please visit ABCT (Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies).

Question:

I haven’t been feeling like myself lately, and I would like to speak to someone, but I’m having some difficulty understanding what sort of health professional I should be seeing (i.e. counsellor vs. psychologist). Can you advise?

Answer:

If you haven’t already done so, we suggest you see a doctor and have a discussion. If you do not have a regular doctor, you can try a walk-in clinic doctor. In advance of visiting the doctor, you can review our self-help information on our website; the more you know about anxiety, and mental health, the more informed you will be for your visit. This material will also help you understand what to expect from a CBT therapist. You can also find a directory of public services available in BC on our website Self-help/Treatment/Directory.  For further reliable resources on anxiety disorders, visit Resources/Recomended Links.

Question:

Do you provide resources for children with anxiety?

Answer:

The first thing we recommend is to go through our website and read the evidence based material. The more you know about anxiety, the better equipped you will be to assist your child. We also have a section dedicated to helping parents and their anxious children; information can be found here Self-help/Children. AnxietyBC also has the MindShift app designed to help teens and young adults (ages 12 to 25) cope with anxiety.