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Group Therapy

for Anxiety & Depression

An 8-week, online,
cognitive behavioral therapy group

Because many people who struggle with anxiety or depression, in fact struggle with symptoms of both, the typical therapy approach of tackling only one problem at a time can be a real obstacle to recovery, slowing your progress and leaving you feel frustrated or hopeless.

However, although anxiety and depression seem very different, they actually have more things in common than differences. At their core, anxiety disorders and depressive disorders all arise out of a tendency to experience emotions more intensely, more often, and as more distressing than someone without these disorders. Because of this, people tend to think and behave in certain ways to try and manage or control these experiences, but these strategies tend to backfire.

Because of this, we are able to address both anxiety and depression in a single intervention that targets the factors that are common to both.


Through interactive exercises and discussion, you will:

  • Develop a new understanding of emotions that will help you make sense of them

  • Learn skills for tolerating and even reducing big emotions that can threaten to overwhelm

  • Understand how your attempts to cope might be making you feel even more anxious and depressed

  • Practice mindfulness skills and cultivate self-compassion

  • Take action to improve your motivation
  • Learn techniques for managing some of the thoughts and behaviors that interfere with your happiness

  • Develop personalized coping strategies that will improve your well-being and help you to reengage with your life!


This group will be co-facilitated by psychologist Kelly Ann Cartwright and clinical counselor Nora Polisena, who each have over 20 years of experience in the mental health and counseling fields.

At Lakeshore Psychology & Wellness Centre, we are culturally responsive, neurodiversity-affirming, and LGBTQ-positive. We look forward to meeting you!

Insurance receipts (psychologist) will be provided.

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Day & Time

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Oct. 3 to Nov. 28, 2023

There will be no session on Halloween (Tuesday, October 31st)


Our secure Zoom room





Spaces are limited.

Insurance receipts will be provided.

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