Cognitive Therapy Burnaby - For anxiety, panic attacks, stress and depression.

Betty Rainford
3292 Production Way
Suite 501
Burnaby, B.C.


Cognitive Therapy Burnaby

Betty Rainford, M. Ed. - Registered Clinical Counsellor


Cognitive Therapy for anxiety, panic attacks, stress, and depression.

Interpersonal therapy for depression, relationship concerns, self esteem or personal growth.


Anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions made up of six types, each having emotional, cognitive, and physical symptoms, and can look very different from person to person.

You may have:

- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) if you constantly worry or if you always expect the worst, even when life is good. You may constantly feel exhausted, nauseous, or have trouble sleeping at night.

- Panic Disorder if you experience sudden surges of almost paralyzing terror or fear that seem to come “out of the blue”; if your heart pounds and you feel like you’re having a heart attack or are having trouble breathing. You may feel dizzy, sick, tingling in your fingers or toes, or that you’re going crazy.

- Social Anxiety Disorder if you live in fear of being embarrassed in public or that others are judging you. You may feel shy most of the time and avoid people and places because of these feelings. You may experience muscle tension, trembling voice, sweating, and shortness of breath.

- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if you have been unable to resolve emotional wounds associated with a traumatic event. You may have nightmares, intrusive memories, or you may startle easily and feel irritable. You may also experience intense distress at times, sleeping problems, and difficulty concentrating. You may also experience sweating, pounding heart, rapid breathing and nausea.

- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) if you have uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts, and ritualized behaviours. You may check that the oven is off or that your door is locked many times before you are able to leave the house. You may have the same thought(s) over and over and cannot stop them.

- A phobia if you have an unrealistic fear of a particular object, activity, or situation that poses little or no danger to you whatsoever. Some common phobias include fear of flying, snakes, heights, and elevators.


You may be depressed if:
- You feel low in spirits or sad most of the time, if you have lost interest in daily activities or activities that you once enjoyed, or if you have lost motivation, have trouble sleeping at night or have feelings of guilt. We will work on your depression using Cognitive Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.

You want hope, understanding, and solutions.

Cognitive Therapy Burnaby

Betty Rainford, M.Ed. Registered Clinical Counsellor - Cognitive Therapy for panic attacks, stress, depression, and PTSD.