Jacqueline Nadworny, MA; RPC, MPCC, CPCS – Therapist
Jacqueline specializes in the areas of:
- Anxiety Disorder
- Social anxiety disorder (SAD)
- Sexual Addiction
- Marriage and family
- Personal Development
Jacqueline experienced the following symptoms:
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach aches
- Difficulty getting up in the morning
- Difficult with daily decisions
- Depressed mood
- Shallow breathing
- Racing, pounding heart
- Suicidal thoughts
- Inability to sit still
- Fearing the worst
- Numbness in arms and legs
- Feeling I was going crazy
I remember the exact day that my anxiety started. I was away with friends and I felt like I had been hit by a truck. I was nauseous, extremely tired and my body felt incredibly weak. I had never experienced anything quite like it. After visiting the doctor and ruling out other possibilities, I came to understand that I was experiencing anxiety.
What I did not know was that I had probably experienced anxiety most of my life, but now due to a culmination of many factors – it was something I could no longer ignore.
I grew up in a very strict home. My father had always been away a lot and somehow I had the role of the responsible child – helping my mother with my five older and younger siblings. I felt I was always on alert, never quite knowing what situation would await me. I was a quiet child and teenager, just trying to be good and trying to smooth over any challenges. I became a people pleaser and believed that if I could just do enough I would be valued, lovable and belong.
I thought I was managing fine until that day when my anxiety came upon me full force. My brother had suddenly passed away, I was working part time, doing my Master’s degree, leading a women’s group and raising my two young children. It was the wake up call to help me address with my thoughts and fears. I sought Christian counselling. I was then able to get the clarity to understand my beliefs and fears, and learn how to navigate them to make the changes I needed to live a healthy, balanced life.
In 2004, I graduated with Master’s Degree in Counselling, and opened my Private Practice. I have worked in Calgary, New Zealand (where I lived for 5 years) and now in Vancouver. I have also enjoyed teaching counselling, being the Director of a non-profit Christian counselling centre, and working with survivors of human trafficking. I am happily married to my husband of over 30 years and we have two lovely grown children.
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated August 2016.