"If you can’t fly, then run.  If you can’t run, then walk.  If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."

- Martin Luther King Jr. -
Dr. Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych.
Registered Psychologist
Anxiety Anxiety


"I can't stop worrying", "My mind is always racing"

"I feel so stressed out", "I am out of control"

Does this sound like you?

You are not alone. Especially in today’s hectic and fast-paced society, anxiety is experienced by most people at some point in their lives. Low levels of anxiety are usually considered normal and can even be motivating. However, when it becomes too much to bear and starts to affect your daily life, anxiety can cause and contribute to numerous mental and physical problems. 

It is important to know that anxiety and stress go hand-in-hand. When stress starts to build up in your life, you may feel anxious more often. This anxiety can develop into a disorder if left unchecked. Sometimes there is a clear precipitating factor, such as a traumatic event, that can lead to uncontrollable anxiety. However, most of the time people just experience a general feeling of constant unease, worry, fear, or agitation that persists over time. Whatever the cause, there is help available; no one has to suffer through this alone.

How we can help:

The highly qualified psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors at McDowall Counselling & Consulting Group are here to offer you support and guidance as you navigate through this difficult period in your life. Our therapists recognize that it may be hard to admit that life has become unmanageable or that you cannot cope, and we want to reassure you that this does not have to be permanent. With courage, perseverance, and personalized, empathetic support, you can find the strength to take your life back; you can overcome the fear and distress. Let us help you find your way again.

Call us today at 416.485.5555 Ext. 1 

or please fill out our confidential web form below

We respect your personal privacy.