How does anxietycentre.com’s anxiety coaching and therapy program work?
If you are interested in working with one of our recommended coaches/therapists:
Step 1 – Decide which coach/therapist you’d like to work with
Each of our anxiety specialists has personally experienced anxiety disorder and has successfully overcome it. That is one of the requirements for becoming an anxietycentre.com recommended therapist.
We believe no one knows better what an anxiety sufferer is dealing with than someone who has had to work through it himself/herself.
We also know that working with someone who has had to overcome problematic anxiety (anxiety disorder) in his/her own life brings many benefits to the coaching/therapy and recovery process, as there are many nuances to recovery that most others won’t know about or understand.
Even though each coach/therapist has personally experienced and successfully overcome anxiety disorder, and has been highly trained to help others, each has his/her own personal experience, which can be beneficial to someone who suffers in a similar way.
Choosing a coach/therapist who had a similar struggle can be beneficial. Therefore, to begin, you may want to look at each coach/therapist’s profile and select the one that more closely matches your experience.
Step 2 – Fill out our online ‘Make An Appointment’ form
The next step is to book your appointment with your selected coach/therapist. You can do that using our online "Make An Appointment" form.
You can learn more about our available anxiety therapists, coaches, and counselors by clicking on the button below:
You can book an appointment with one of our anxiety therapists, coaches, and counsellors by clicking on the button below:
Step 3 – Once we receive your Make An Appointment form, we'll connect you with your selected coach/therapist and he/she will be in contact with you promptly to arrange your first appointment and provide you details on how to proceed.
In preparation for your first appointment, your coach/therapist will provide you with a link to an online background information form where you can provide some background information about your personal experience with anxiety. We do this ahead of time so you don't have to cover this information in your first appointment.
Your coach/therapist will also let you know how our billing system works so you are ready to proceed with your first appointment. He/she will also provide you with a link to a secure online form where you can submit your credit card information for payment. If you’d rather use PayPal to pay for your coaching/therapy sessions, let your coach/therapist know so that we can invoice you via PayPal. More on this in a moment.
That's it! From this point on, we do the rest.
Since most of our correspondence is via email, please watch your email for your coach/therapists contact. If you preferred to be contacted by phone, let us know on the ‘Make An Appointment’ form in the ‘comments’ section when you first book your appointment. You can add any other specific details you’d like us to know about there, as well.
How do I meet with one of your coaches/therapists?
Almost all of our coaching/therapy sessions are held either via the telephone or over the computer using Voice Over Internet Protocol software such as Skype, which is free software that allows you to use your computer like a phone and/or videophone. These types of sessions are referred to as tele-therapy.
Tele-therapy has gained favor over the last 10 years over face-to-face therapy because of its convenience and confidentiality. Research has also repeatedly shown that tele-therapy is just as, if not more so, effective as face-to-face therapy. This has been our experience, as well. We’ve been using tele-therapy for the last 10 years and have achieved excellent results.
Tele-therapy has been so successful that almost all of our clients prefer that method over face-to-face therapy. Some of our therapists still offer faith-to-face sessions, if that is your preference. Please check that availability with your selected coach/therapist to see if that option is available.
Anxietycentre.com coaching/therapy services is a professional service provided by professional coaches/therapists. As such, there is a fee for this service. This fee is consistent with, and often less than, similar therapy services provided by professional coaches/therapists. We've made our coaching/therapy fees reasonable so that most people can afford an anxiety specialist’s help.
Anxietycentre.com coaching/therapy fees are set out on our "Rates and Terms of Service" page.
How sessions are paid for
We can receive payment for your sessions via credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) or PayPal.
To work with one of our coaches/therapists, we use a "pre-billing" process:
Once you have determined which coach/therapist you’d like to work with, and have booked an appointment with him/her, the coach/therapist lets us know the day and duration of the appointment. Then, we bill your credit card, or invoice you via PayPal, for the appointment prior to your appointment. Once we have received payment, your coach/therapist is notified and you can proceed with your confirmed appointment.
If we encounter a problem with payment, we’ll let you know in advance so that you can correct the problem and still have your appointment.
We use a ‘pre-billing’ process for every confirmed appointment, unless requested otherwise by your coach/therapist.
Our process is simple and quick.
For more information:
- Rates and Terms of Service
- What makes our coaches/therapists different
- What happens if the coach/therapist you selected isn’t taking clients at that time
- How to select the right anxiety coach/therapist
- Two Levels of Anxiety Recovery
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder coach, counselor, or 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.
For more information about our Anxiety Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Anxiety Signs and Symptoms; common Anxiety Attack Symptoms; the symptoms of panic attack disorder; anxiety Recovery Support area; information about Anxiety; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate link or graphic below:
Return to our Anxiety Therapy, Coaching, Counselling page.
Return to our Anxiety Frequent Questions page.
Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated October 9, 2018.