#1 Anxiety and Stress Specialists in Vancouver since 1991.
We have been helping people with stress and specific types of anxiety disorders using the most advanced and effective methods to bring a new calm and confidence to their lives.
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Mental Health is mental well-being
Your ability to overcome problems and flex as change happens.
Your comfort with social connections, and your ability to find purpose in your life.
Optimize Your Mental Health
2 Ways – with Direct Neurofeedback and/or Counselling
Claire Maisonneuve, director
Looking for someone you can trust?
TESTIMONIAL – Dr. David Dyment MD, CCFP says,
“As a family physician in Burnaby B.C., I have been referring patients to Claire Maisonneuve for the past 27 years. The feedback I have received has been remarkable. She gets results and I would strongly recommend Ms Maisonneuve for anyone seeking couples or individual therapy.”
Over 30 years of helping clients make break-throughs in their lives.
The Number One Issue with Anxiety!
“It can make you believe some crazy stuff. It can make you worry needlessly about things that haven’t happened yet and maybe never will. It can make you think that someone is mad at you when they really aren’t, or that they don’t care about you when they really do. Anxiety often takes you to the worst-case scenario.” Locke Hughes
Three Steps to Break Free from Anxiety
3 Words to Describe Anxious Behaviour
“Avoidance – Avoidance – Avoidance”
You’ll stay away from the things that make you anxious – parties, crowds, public speaking, freeways, bridges, heights, paying bills. Anxious people search for ways out. And that in the long-term can seriously detract from the quality of life that is rightfully yours.
Counselling at the Alpine Clinic can offer you the most profound opportunity to make lasting changes in your life that will result in greater peace and happiness.
These people are wizards. Like Gandalf the White wizardry.
First day, first visit, with the calm and pleasant feeling of release, I was able to relax, I mean really relax for the first time in over a year.
I haven’t ruled out the premise they might be time travellers from a distant utopian future. Also, their offices are so rich you may as well be visiting Solomon’s temple when you enter.
They are top ranking people of earth, beautiful with bright smiles and aside from the professionalism extremely friendly.
If first visit is any indication of their powerful sorcery…it reminds me of technology from the Technocore in Hyperion. I wouldn’t even be surprised if they had a farcaster somewhere to walk out onto the moons of another planet. Love
The team, Claire, Laura and Anna Maria, are amazingly professional, comforting, responsive, caring and honest!
For me it was one of the best decisions of my life. I was short tempered and used to do lots of self talks and analyzes.
I have noticed the change of how I was processing and behaving differently after 4th or 5th sessions.
I have been practicing yoga, meditation and mindfulness techniques for long time. What I have achieved in terms of inner state of peace and calmness with 20 sessions of Direct Neurofeedback equals to few years of constant deep meditation practices.
I was so skeptical at first, read many articles about it and consulted with few expert friends, it took me a year to decide about taking the sessions and my conclusion:
This technology works and in my opinion everyone should at least take the first 20 sessions, it would be one of the best investment you could do for YOU. Sending everyone blessings
What Are You Looking For Help With?
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Individual counselling is a process through which you would work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviour. The process can help you work through challenging circumstances, identify aspects of your life that you would like to change, resolve difficult relationships with others, set personal goals, or work towards a desired change. …. more
Neurofeedback is a drug free therapeutic approach to overcoming anxiety, stress and other performance inhibiting emotions. It provides immediate results, in fewer and shorter sessions with a greater ease of treatment. It is completely natural, painless, effortless, without any side effects and has lasting benefits for those who prefer an alternative to medication, or who wish to try something in addition to or instead of counselling ….more
What you need to know is that “anxiety doesn’t just go away” over time. If you don’t attend to it, it starts creeping up in different areas and over time can make your life shrink! The cost of anxiety when left untreated will take its toll:
- On your body: tension headaches, G.I. problems.
- On your relationships: irritability and increased conflict.
- On your family: impatience and on edge with your kids.
- On your future: unable to pursue your dreams ….more
Testimonial – Anxiety
“After going to a bunch of different places, finally with Claire I learned some helpful things about myself and picked up some skills that have changed how I deal with feeling anxious and worrying that I’m going to have a panic attack. Now I know I can manage my emotions, they’re not managing me, and I don’t wake up wondering how bad my day might get.” C.W. Vancouver
“My decision to choose Alpine was probably the important decision that I have ever made in my life and I will always consider Skyelar Napier one of the most influential people in my life. I am so blessed to have this relationship and am so grateful for all that the clinic and the professionals who work there have, and continue to do, to help me make the best of each day.” G. W.
“I felt trapped by my past, was continually bombarded with negative thinking, and was steadily gaining weight. Through the counseling I received from Claire …I was able to accept my past, calm the negative thoughts, and begin to lose weight. Claire offered me practical skills to deal with adverse situations and enabled me to re-take control of my life…. I now feel free from my past and look to the future with confidence.” P.M. Delta
“The professionalism I encountered enabled me to take the leap of faith – and accept that I truly needed my counsellor’s help. The structure and continuity enabled step-by-step progress. The building blocks are solid. The timeline – given the massive result – was short, just months in duration.” L.B. Surrey
“Claire I want to thank you so much. I did not know what to expect when I began work with you, but now know how pivotal it was in moving beyond past events. I can honestly say that I feel myself again and that life has regained it’s spark. You truly are gifted in your work. As you have helped many, thank you for playing this role in my life.” C. C.
How to Reset the Anxious Brain
Looking for an Alternative to Counselling?
– Direct Neurofeedback – it’s FAST ACTING! –
Benefits of Direct Neurofeedback
- – Anxiety, stress, panic, & depression quickly reduced.
- – Calms the mind quickly.
- – Reduces mental tension.
- – Brain fog lifts – greater clarity.
- – Greater comfort in social situations.
- – Boosts confidence.
- – Sleep easy and long.
- – Energy improves.
- – Take more risks.
- – The brain learns how to function more optimally and continues to improve itself.
- – Results are amazing – you’ll know in hours.
- – Benefits are lasting.
“My husband was locked in a pattern of anger and frustration that took a hold of his personality after his head injury. Through the Alpine Clinic and Direct Neurofeedback he has regained his personality back and his relationships have significantly improved with me and his teen daughters. He has improved focus and mental abilities. He is no longer stuck in frustration.” SP
“Doing Direct Neurofeedback has helped me change in profound ways. It’s been a life changing experience. It’s like night and day. I have become a lot more spontaneous, clearer in my feelings, and decisions. I find I am more honest and open with people. I can’t hide my feelings anymore and it feels great. I am much more communicative with people and so much more aware of myself in that process. All of which has allowed me to feel more connected to others.” HW
“Doing the Direct Neurofeedback at the Alpine Clinic has been a game changer for me. It’s given me drive and energy. I am able to focus on the positive, and feel like I am in control. Although negative thoughts may come up, they don’t take over and they don’t become obsessive. I am able to make decisions more clearly and I am accomplishing things. Some weeks I’m so far ahead on my “to do” list, I don’t know what to do!” PS
“I was at a cross roads with my anxiety and could see the impact it was having on everything in my life. I trusted Neurofeedback and the team at Alpine. My life is so different now, yet so what it should be. I no longer have brain fog, and I find myself truly stopping to just enjoy things. I used to have a constant inner dialogue that was pretty negative, and I have no idea where it went but its gone and good riddance!” JJ
Anger and Sleep – a Testimonial. Shutting off the racing thoughts before sleep and decreasing his anger and reactivity.
Panic to Peace – a Testimonial. Overcoming severe panic attacks that kept her from going out and living life fully.
How anxiety changes your brain
“When you’re anxious your body is suddenly flooded with norephinephrine and cortisol. In the short term, these hormones are intended to give you an immediate boost, whether it be in perception, reflexes, or mental acuity. In the long term, when anxiety does not go away, it can exhaust your brain and other bodily functions. Prolonged anxiety can physically alter the makeup of your amygdala and hippocampus, which are areas of the brain related to an anxiety or stress response. While anxiety treatment medication targets these areas of the brain, they aren’t the only way to reach them – Direct Neurofeedback has proved to be a very effective treatment for not only anxiety but also depression, ADHD and the effects of concussions.” Dr. D. Dubin, Dubin Clinic L.A.
The Next Step is Yours – Take It!
A Personal Letter To YOU,
It takes courage to initiate a change in your life – especially one that has been weighing you down for a long time. It is almost as if that which you want to get rid of is a familiar friend. In reality it is your enemy, that undermines and restricts you everyday.
Isn’t it time to finally throw the enemy out and live the rest of your life free?
The expertise we have at the Alpine Counselling Clinic is unsurpassed. The thousands of clients we have helped to make significant changes in their lives over the past 30 years, bears good testament to our professionalism and commitment.
If you are hesitant in any way about taking the next step, call the number below and ask for me personally – so we can talk. I guarantee your satisfaction.
Claire Maisonneuve, director Alpine Clinic.