Jim Folk, President, anxietycentre.com
Updated March 20, 2019
Jim Folk suffered with anxiety disorder including debilitating panic attacks, from 1974 to 1986. During those 12 years, he had undergone countless tests; sought the help of numerous medical and mental health professionals; traveled to a clinic in Mexicali, Mexico; had been prescribed numerous medications; tried herbs, vitamins, diets, alternative therapies; and a host of other treatments in an attempt to regain his normal health.
After finding little help from medical and mental health professionals, in 1985, Jim came in contact with a psychologist who specialized in anxiety disorder. Jim's personal experience with anxiety and his comprehensive research, coupled with the psychologist's reassurances, helped Jim to turn his condition around. In 1986, Jim stopped all medication and in 1987, he regained his normal health.
Jim continues to enjoy normal and medication-free health today (over 30 years).
Even though Jim recovered in 1987, he continued with vigorous research into anxiety and other mental health disorders (which he continues to do today). In 1989, Jim began working with panic and anxiety disorder sufferers. In 1990, he established a local support group, and in 1992, he wrote the book "Recovering from Panic Attacks." In 1996, he developed the website www.panicattack-help.com, which transitioned into anxietycentre.com in 2000.
Today, Jim is the president of anxietycentre.com, which offers extensive self-help information and personal psychotherapy, therapy, counseling, and coaching services to individuals and small groups from around the world.
As an entrepreneur, Jim, the companies he's founded, and the projects they have participated in, have won hundreds of awards including 7 Gemini Award Nominations, 3 Saskatchewan Showcase Awards, and a coveted Golden Sheaf Award.
Jim has over 40 years experience with anxiety disorder, and over 30 years of experience working one-on-one with individuals suffering from various forms of anxiety disorder (Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, phobias, etc.), stress, depression, interpersonal relationship problems (boundaries, self-esteem), anger issues, and physical/emotional/sexual/spiritual abuse.
Jim and Marilyn Folk currently live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Members can read more about his personal experiences with anxiety in the Recovery Support area of our Web site.
Click the links below for the complete testimonial:
"Thank you Doug Wildman and Jim Folk for your help." - Marc, ex anxiety disorder sufferer, Canada
"Jim Folk, I am eternally grateful." - Sherry, USA
"Jim Folk, you've given me my life back." - Peter, UK
"Jim Folk, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!" - Julie, USA
Jim, I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me. You have so much information others don't have. You need to write some books on anxiety. I'm sure they'd sell incredibly well.
Tim, 45, USA
I will always have a special place in my heart for Jim and Marilyn Folk. Jim's one-on-one counselling transformed my life. His genuine love for my health was overwhelming. Thanks Jim! All my dreams have come true.
I feel very lucky to have found the Anxiety Centre and to have had Jim Folk as my personal coach.
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.
Anxiety attacks can be powerful and overwhelming experiences. But there is help available. We encourage you to explore our website for a comprehensive understanding of anxiety, anxiety attacks, disorders, and their signs and symptoms.
Also, for more information about our Anxiety Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; information about Anxiety Attacks, Symptoms, and Treatment options; the signs and symptoms of panic attacks disorder; anxiety Recovery Support area; information about Anxiety; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate link or graphic below: