Children & Youth

Web Resources

Anxiety Canada is a very comprehensive website with an extensive youth section. Also find many self-help worksheet and information on their Resource page.

Reading Resources

  •   Helping Your Anxious Child by Ronald M. Rapee, Susan H. Spence, Vanessa Cobham, and Ann Wignall
  •   The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens by Jennifer Shannon
  •   Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by T. Chansky
  •   What to do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner
  •   When My Worries Get Too Big by Kari Dunn Buron
  •   Anxiety and the Gift of Imagination by Robin Alter
  •   Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons
  •   Playing with Anxiety: Casey's Guide For Teens and Kids by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons

From Australia - available at Prairie Sky Books, Winnipeg

  • The Secret Problem (OCD) by Weaver & Phillips
  • The Panic Book (Panic Disorder) by Weaver & Phillips
  • The School Wobblies (School Anxiety) by Weaver & Phillips
  • Full of Beans (ADD) by Weaver & Phillips
  • Too Blue (Depression) by Weaver & Phillips

Counselling Resources

  • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority - Central Intake for Children and Adolescents
    Tel: 204-958-9660
        •     Referrals for anxiety treatment at Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre or Health Sciences Centre.
        •    There is no fee for this service

Manitoba Psychological Society

Tel: 204-488-7398
    •    Private Practice Psychologists - under Find a Psychologists - categories: Children + Anxiety Disorders.
    •    Fees will vary 

Macdonald Youth Services

Tel: 204-477-1722
    •    Free Counselling for ages 13-29 (ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult)
    •    Wednesdays from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, first come, first served.

Winnipeg Resources

Crisis Services

Mental Health Crisis Response Centre (CRC)
Tel: 204-940-1781 
Address: 817 Bannatyne Avenue
    •    Walk-in services open 24 hours. 
    •    Staffed by mental health professionals.
    •    Mobile Crisis Unit Tel: 204-940-1781

Klinic Community Health Centre 

Tel: 204-784-4067

    •    24-HOUR Telephone Services
 Manitoba Suicide Line: 1-877-435-7170

Crisis Line: 204-786-8686 / Toll free 1-888-322-3019

Sexual Assault Crisis Line: (204) 786-8631 / Toll-free 1-888-292-7565

TTY Deaf Access
Counselling: (204) 784-4097
Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services: 1-866-367-3276
•    Call for information about walk-in locations and times.
•    Available 24/7
•    Provides immediate, culturally competent, telephone crisis intervention counselling support for First Nations and Inuit, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Counsellors can also work with callers to identify follow-up services they can access. Counselling is available in English and French and, upon request, in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktut.

MKO Mobile Crisis Team

Tel: 1-844-927-LIFE (5433)

    •    The Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Mobile Crisis Response Team will provide holistic, culturally sensitive and safe Crisis Response Trauma Intervention to Manitoba’s First Nation communities.

Addiction Services

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

•    AFM provides Manitobans with a range of services and supports relating to alcohol, substance use and problem gambling. They offer help and support to adults, family, youth, employers, communities, and schools
Manitoba Addictions Helpline
Problem Gambling Helpline

Counselling Resources

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Institute of Manitoba
Tel: 204-982-3810
    •    Registered psychologists and associates.
    •    Check out their website which lists the therapists and their specialities.
    •    Day, evening and weekend appointments are available.

Manitoba Psychological Society 

Tel: 204-488-7398

    •    Private Practice Psychologists - Lists clinicians in specific categories/speciality areas.

 U of M Psychological Service Centre

Tel: 204-474-9222
Website: U of M Psych Services
    •    New client intake in August for therapy in September.
    •    Counsellors are Masters & Ph.D. students of psychology, supervised by psychologists. No charge.

Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre

Tel: 204-477-1123
    •    Offers individual counselling and group services. Self-referral. 
    •    One-time counselling for assessment, by appointment only.
    •    No charge. Waitlist 8-9 months.

Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre

Tel: 204-477-1123
    •    Offers individual counselling and group services. Self-referral. 
    •    One-time counselling for assessment, by appointment only.
    •    No charge. Waitlist 8-9 months.

Age & Opportunity Counselling Services (seniors, 55+)

Tel: 204-956-6440

    •    Social workers provide individual and group counselling for seniors, 55 plus.
    •    No charge. Waitlist 4 months.

Family Dynamics

Tel: 204-947-1401

    •    Provides counselling for individuals, couples, in-home family support, family education.
    •    Sliding scale fees, depending on family income.

Aulneau Renewal Centre

Tel: 204-987-7090
    •    Provides counselling for adults, couples, children and families
    •    Sliding scale fees

The Laurel Centre

Tel: 204-783-5460

    •    Provides individual and group counselling for women and youth (16-24) who have experienced sexual abuse.
    •    No charge. Waitlist 1-2 years.

The Laurel Centre

Tel: 204-783-5460

    •    Provides individual and group counselling for women and youth (16-24) who have experienced sexual abuse.
    •    No charge. Waitlist 1-2 years.

Recovery of Hope Counselling Services

Tel: 204-477-4673

    •    Individual, couples and family therapy. Day and evening appointments. 
    •    Sliding scale fees. Waitlist 2-3 weeks.

Centre de Santé

Tel: 204-235-9310

    •    counselling for individuals, couples or families, perform assessments and provide coordination, guidance and case management services
    •    conduct education, prevention and health promotion sessions including CBT groups. 

Elmwood Resource Community Centre

Tel: 204-982-1720

    •    Free crisis and long-term individual counselling sessions, Psycho-educational group /workshop sessions, trauma therapy and mental wellness.

Please Note

There are many therapists in private practice who use CBT. This list is for your information only. ADAM does not endorse these counselling services.

Rural Manitoba

Please contact your nearest ADAM office for referral to a therapist who practices CBT.

Help & Resources


Anxiety disorders are among the most treatable mental health problems. Effective treatments involve education, cognitive behavioural therapy and/or medication.

Education. Understanding anxiety and the options available for treatment is the first vital step in recovery.  Open to all (families, service providers, potential participants, etc.)

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive therapy helps sufferers identify negative thought patterns that produce anxiety. Catastrophic thoughts are replaced with realistic and calming thoughts.

Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural therapy applies strategies to change maladaptive behaviours. Gradual exposure to the anxiety-provoking object or situation addresses avoidant behaviour. Relaxation techniques help calm and control physical sensations.


Medication such as the newer anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medications have become the first-line medication treatment for anxiety disorders. They are most effective when used in conjunction with cognitive behavioural therapy. Your physician and pharmacist are the experts in medication treatment.

Mental Health Crisis Lines

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact:

KLINIC Crisis Line: 204-786-8686

Manitoba Suicide Line: 1-877-435-7170

Crisis Stabilization Unit: 204-940-3633

Mobile Crisis Service: 204-940-1781

Youth Mobile Crisis Team: 204-949-4777

Seneca House: 204-942-9276 (7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.)

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
MB Farm & Rural Support Services: 1-866-367-3276

Reading Materials

Anxiety, Panic, & Worry

  • 10 Simple Solutions to Panic by Martin Antony and Randi McCabe
  • 10 Simple Solutions to Worry by Kevin Gyoerkoe & Pamela Wiegartz
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne
  • The Worrywart’s Companion by Beverly Potter
  • Loving Someone with Anxiety: Understanding and Helping Your Partner by Kate N. Thieda
  • Mastery of your Anxiety and Panic Workbook by David Barlow and Michelle G. Craske
  • When Panic Attacks: The New Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy that Can Change Your Life by David Burns
  • Don't Panic Third Edition: Taking Control of Panic Attacks by Reid Wilson
  • The Anti-Anxiety Workbook: Proven Strategies to Overcome Worry, Phobias, Panic and Obsessions by Martin M. Antony and Peter Norton
  • Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic by D.H. Barlowe
  • Triumph Over Fear by Jerilyn Ross
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Social Anxiety

  • Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Shyness & Social Anxiety by Murray B. Stein and John R. Walker
  • Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety & Phobia by Markway, Carmin, Pollard & Flynn
  • The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook by Martin Antony and Richard Swinson
  • Painfully Shy by Barbara Markway and Gregory Markway
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Freedom From Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A personalized recovery program for living with uncertainty by J. Grayson
  • The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing by J. Rapoport
  • When Once is Not Enough by Steketee & White
  • Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome Your Obsessions & Compulsions by E. Foa and R. Wilson

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Overcoming the trauma of your motor vehicle accident: A cognitive-behavioral treatment program (workbook). by Hickling, E.J., & Blanchard, E.B.
  • Reclaiming your life from a traumatic experience (Workbook) by Rothbaum, B.O., Foa, E.B., & Hembree, E.A.
  • I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook For Trauma Survivors by A. Matsakis

Health Anxiety

  • It's Not All in Your Head: How Worrying About Your Health Could Be Making You Sick – And What You Can Do About It. by Gordon Asmundson & Steven Taylor

Specific Phobia

  • Mastery of Your Specific Phobia: client workbook by Antony MM, Craske M, Barlow D
  • Overcoming Animal & Insect Phobias by Antony MM, McCabe R


  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by D. Burns
  • Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky


  • When Perfect isn't Good Enough by Martin Antony & Richard Swinson


  • Ten Days to Self-Esteem by David Burns