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#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 = Brain Care

“Why Can’t I Get Over My Anxiety?”

Because it’s NOT All in Your Mind.

It’s also in Your Nervous System – it’s in Your Body.

To successfully treat Anxiety you MUST attend to your physiology as well as your psychology.

Everyday Stress

How we experience everything that happens to us and the people in our day-to-day life is based on how well our nervous system can respond.

If we are stuck in the Fight or Flight state and feel “ON” and hyper-vigilant a lot of the time.

OR

We are stuck in the Freeze state, where we feel shutdown and overwhelmed then we can’t properly process the stimuli around us.

Anxiety Counselling

At the Alpine Clinic, our Counsellors understand the necessity to consider what happens in your body as well as in your mind.

We provide Counselling that helps address both the way anxiety is trapped in the body and how it affects your mind in order to help you reclaim your sense of self-confidence and well-being.

Many of our clients combine Counselling with Direct Neurofeedback.

Direct Neurofeedback for Anxiety

Direct neurofeedback is a brain technology that Calms Your Brain and helps Reset Your Nervous System.

You can think of Counselling as working on your mind, while the Direct Neurofeedback works on your brain.

By sending imperceptible micro-signals, to your brain, Direct Neurofeedback helps to get you out of stuck and frozen patterns of thinking and reacting.

"Incredible Clinic... I've had migraines for 28 years after a car accident and from my Direct Neurofeedback Treatments, they are gone."

"I started my treatments in November 2020 and my last migraine was in December 2020 - I had migraines close to every day."

"Many other changes happened as well, one very surprising one - I've struggled with being late since childhood and now I'm on time for everything. That in itself has been life changing."

"I do encourage anyone thinking of doing this to complete the 20 treatments recommended to ensure the changes are permanent."

"I have of course recommended family and friends and many have had great results as well."

Thank you to the team at Alpine Clinic for all your help... It's truly been a life changing experience!"

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Anxiety Text or Call    604-732-3930

Tamara Bell - TV Host doing Neurofeedback for Anxiety 3:50 mins

Anxiety Affects Your Brain & Your Nervous System.

"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 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

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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 shrinks your life and can seriously detract from the quality of life that is rightfully yours.

Counselling and/or Direct Neurofeedback 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.

“I sleep better, I ‘m not feeling depressed, the constant anxiety has gone, my thoughts don’t spiral.”

“After the first session I felt better for almost 24 hours. Then I felt the familiar surge of anxiety come back and slid back into that dark place I’ve been for many years.”

“After each treatment the negative feelings went away, and are now staying away.”

“I’m only 7 sessions in but there is no way I’ll turn back now.”

“The staff is amazing. Positive, helpful, supportive, friendly. And the Neurofeedback is totally worth it. It’s hard to spend money on your own wellness sometimes but this makes everything better.”

“The only other thing that has helped me like this was 2 weeks in the Peruvian jungle on an Ayahuasca retreat. I’d try this first though :)”

"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."

"The team, Claire and Laura, are amazingly professional, comforting, responsive, caring and honest!"

"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."

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. 

Optimize Your Mental Health Two Ways

Counselling

and/or Direct Neurofeedback

Mental Health is expressed as;

Your ability to overcome problems and flex as change happens.

Your comfort with social connections, and your ability to find purpose in your life.

We Are Covered By:

– Most Extended Health Benefits –

– ICBC - We direct bill ICBC for You -

– First Nations Health Authority – We direct bill -

– Crime Victim Assistance Program – We direct bill -

Counselling Online or In-Office

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Anxiety Text or Call    604-732-3930

What Are You Looking For Help With?

PTSD
Panic Attacks
Depression
Gen. Anxiety
Social Anxiety
Stress
OCD
Fear of Driving
Fear of Flying
Hair Pulling
Skin Picking
MVA Recovery

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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

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Anxiety Text or Call    604-732-3930

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

Counselling Testimonials

"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.

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Anxiety Text or Call    604-732-3930

How to Reset the Anxious Brain

 

 

 

 

Direct Neurofeedback

Looking for an Alternative to Counselling?

- Direct Neurofeedback - it's FAST ACTING! -

Benefits of Direct Neurofeedback

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  • - 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.

Neurofeedback Testimonials

“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

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Anxiety Text or Call    604-732-3930

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.

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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.

"I would like to give 10 stars."

"They did a great job for me. My anxiety, negative thoughts, stress are all manageable right now."

"My energy level has increased. My concentration is getting better. I am very happy."

"I highly recommend Claire and her team."

"Thank you Claire you changed my life."

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Anxiety Text or Call    604-732-3930

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