Anxiety Therapy Coaching Counseling

Written by Jim Folk
Medically reviewed by Marilyn Folk, BScN.
Last updated May 16, 2021

Anxiety therapy, coaching, counseling information:

Webster’s dictionary defines anxiety as:

  • A state of uneasiness and apprehension, as about future uncertainties; a state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning.

Everyone is anxious from time to time. This is considered normal. Anxiety becomes a problem when it and its consequences interfere with a normal lifestyle.

Anxiety is caused by a style of behavior: apprehensive behavior.

Apprehensive is defined as: fearful that something bad or unpleasant might happen.

Behavior is defined as: ways in which a person thinks and/or acts.

Anxiety is caused by behavior: the ways we think and act in an apprehensive manner. Worrying about an upcoming situation or circumstance is an example of apprehensive behavior.

Apprehensive behavior stresses the body. Consequently, behaving anxiously can cause physiological, psychological, and emotional consequences. Learn more.

Quite often, people don't realize anxiety is a problem until they experience the negative consequences, which can include odd, unexplainable, and persistent symptoms. Oftentimes, anxious people think that their symptoms are the problem. But anxiety symptoms aren't the problem themselves. They are merely the indications (symptoms) of a problem with anxiety. Learn more about the Two Levels of Anxiety Disorder Recovery.

Anxiety becomes a disorder when it and its consequences interfere with a normal lifestyle. Anxiety disorder can cause great hardship. This is often when people seek help to address their anxiety problem.

While self-help information can be helpful, research has found that the most effective way to address anxiety disorder is with the help of an experienced and professional anxiety therapist, counselor, or coach, and one who is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.[1] This is the reason Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the ‘Gold Standard’ for anxiety disorder treatment.

Since all of us at have personally experienced anxiety unwellness and have successfully overcome it, we know anxiety disorder intimately. We also have experienced the many nuances involved with anxiety disorder recovery. This personal experience can be helpful to the recovery process. Learn more.

Our approach to anxiety therapy, coaching, counselling

Our anxiety therapists, coaches, and counselors work with you to identify the core causes at the root of a struggle with anxiety disorder. Then, they assist you in addressing them one at a time, as well as, support you throughout the process of recovery. Learn more about how our anxiety therapists, coaches, and counsellors and the approach they use are different from other therapists and types of therapy.

Our anxiety therapists, coaches, and counsellors use a variety of approaches, such as:

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) – – identifies and addresses the unhealthy behaviors that cause anxiety unwellness. CBT also teaches healthy coping skills, recovery tools, and strategies designed to assist in the treatment of anxiety disorder, such as containment and fear extinction, to name two.

Behavior Modification – modifying behavior decreases anxious behavior and increases a focus on the joys and pleasures in life. This change of focus emphasizes positive experiences and minimizes anxiousness.

Mindfulness Training - learning "in the moment" techniques that enhance peace and calm, which can counteract apprehensiveness.

Emotional Therapy – understanding and becoming in charge of emotions. Many anxious personalities go by how they feel a lot. Many also fear their emotions believing they can become uncontrollable. Emotional therapy teaches what emotions are, how to be in charge of them, and the correct role they should play in a person’s life.

Exposure Therapy – extinguishing fears require we confront them. But we believe this approach should only be used once a person is well equipped with healthy behavioral and coping skills. Exposure therapy is generally one of the last steps in overcoming established fears, which are common for anxiety disorder.

And many others.

All of these approaches (and others) are used by themselves, or in combinations, based on the client’s specific situations, circumstances, and struggle.

All of our anxiety therapists, coaches, and counselors use a talk therapy approach: talk about the issues involved through discovery, education, conversation, and on going support throughout the recovery process.

As we mentioned, research has found talk therapy (CBT) to be the most effective form of treatment for anxiety disorder.[2] This research agrees with our many years of practical experience helping people address problematic anxiety.

To help as many people as possible no matter where they live, our recommended anxiety therapists, coaches, and counselors offer tele-therapy: meeting with their clients via the telephone and/or Internet-based phone (such as using your computer like a phone or video phone utilizing free software such as Skype).

For those who are still interested in meeting face-to-face, some of our recommended anxiety therapists, coaches, and counselors offer in person meetings, as well.

If you are looking for help with anxiety disorder, our professional therapists can be of assistance. We’ve personally experienced anxiety disorder and have successfully overcome it. We are professionally trained and we’re passionate about helping others.

We've been there. We know how problematic anxiety can affect a person. And we’re experienced in treating it. Start your recovery today by connecting with one of our experienced anxiety disorder therapists.

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Anxiety is caused by underlying factors: the unhealthy behaviors, situations, and circumstances that motivate overly apprehensive behavior. Anxiety therapy, coaching, and counseling can help you identify and address these underlying factors.*

Treating anxiety disorder and its symptoms requires identifying and addressing the behaviors at the root of problematic anxiety.

In addition to anxiety and depression, our approved Personal Coaches/Counselors/Therapists are experienced in the following areas, as well:

  • Abuse Resolution (physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, spiritual)
  • Anger Management
  • Boundaries
  • Catastrophic Thinking
  • Child Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Emotions and Feelings (Understanding, Management, Healthy Expression)
  • Forgiveness
  • Guilt
  • High Expectations
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Living Passively
  • Manipulation
  • Negativity
  • Over Responsibility
  • Parenting Skills
  • People-Pleasing
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem, Performanced-based Self-Worth
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Thought Management
  • Time Management
  • Worry

If you are struggling in any of the above areas, contact us for therapy support.

Phone (403) 208-0091 or click here to book an appointment.

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 – which we call 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.

Additional Resources

Visit our anxiety disorders signs and symptoms page. Information, support, and therapy for anxiety disorder and its symptoms, including Anxiety Therapy, Counseling, and Coaching.


[1]"CBT can be recommended as a gold standard in the psychotherapeutic treatment of patients with anxiety disorders." - Otte, Christian. "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Anxiety Disorders: Current State of the Evidence." Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience. Les Laboratoires Servier, Dec. 2011. Web. 14 Sept. 2016.

[2]Butler, A.C., Chapman, J.E., Forman, E.M., & Beck, A.T. (2006). The empirical status of cognitive-behavioral therapy: A review of meta-analyses. Clinical Psychology Review, 26(1), 17-31.

*DISCLAIMER: Because each body is somewhat chemically unique, and because each person will have a unique mix of symptoms and underlying factors, recovery results may vary. Variances can occur for many reasons, including due to the severity of the condition, the ability of the person to apply the recovery concepts, and the commitment to making behavioral change.