Health Counselling

Providing Health Psychotherapy and Counselling services for chronic pain, physical health issues, fibromyalgia, and health related anxiety in person at our office in Burlington and virtually online across Ontario.

Overcome your chronic pain and begin living a happier life.

Your health situation has disrupted your life, turning the process of managing it, along with your thoughts and emotions about it, into a full-time endeavor.

Confronting an ongoing health condition or grappling with health-related anxiety introduces a host of unexpected challenges. The learning curve is steep, and the burden to cope feels overwhelming, especially when you’re not feeling your best.

Once, you believed your health was dependable. Yet, for reasons beyond your control, you’re now concerned that your quality of life might diminish. Some grapple with a recent diagnosis, while others contend with unrelenting anxiety over health issues, despite medical reassurances. For a while, it seemed manageable.

Yet, here you stand, facing either a life-altering diagnosis or an unceasing fear of health-related uncertainties.

You didn’t expect to manage so many different appointments. Missing significant family occasions wasn’t part of your plan. And needing substantial help and support for even the most basic tasks was beyond your imagination.

On most days, you manage. Nonetheless, the persistent struggles of chronic pain or health-related anxiety remain a constant presence and struggle.

You are tired of fighting chronic pain symptoms alone.

Health Counselling with our team at Christina Janiga Psychotherapy helps you:

Who benefits most from health counselling?

Health counselling is best for those who want to gain insight into their thoughts and emotions and find ways to manage their physical pain symptoms and the contributing emotional factors (like anger, anxiety and depression). Through health counseling, you can work with a trained psychothearpist to identify the root causes of your health related concerns and develop strategies to cope with and reduce your symptoms. This can help you feel more in control of your thoughts and emotions and begin living a more restful and happier life.

You will benefit from Health Counselling if you have any of the following concerns:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Physical Health Issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Health Anxiety

There are certain situations where you might not be ready for counselling sessions with Christina Janiga Psychotherapy. These situations include, but are not limited to:

  • Instances of severe mental illness

  • Ongoing difficulties with substance abuse

If you are currently experiencing a severe mental illness, we recommend you seek outpatient services at a local program within your community. Please see our Resources Page for links to local supports within the Burlington, Halton Region, and across Ontario.

Feel more confident and at peace.

Our team at Christina Janiga Psychotherapy have experience in providing health counselling to help people cope with ongoing chronic pain and find relief from health related symptoms such as worry, hopelessness, and relentless what-ifs. We offer a range of evidence-based treatment approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, ACT, and EMDR to help you manage your chronic pain and health related anxiety and live a more fulfilling life.

We understand that seeking help for chronic pain, illnesses and health related anxiety can be overwhelming, and we are here to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible for you.

Our therapists are warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental, and we are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.

If you are ready to take the first step towards trying health counselling as part of your treatment, we invite you to contact us to schedule an appointment.

Our team is here to support you on your journey towards building more confidence and finding relief from your symptoms.


Health counselling is meant to help you ease your chronic pain and reclaim your enjoyment in daily life. Together, you and your therapist will set goals to reduce your ruminating thoughts, physical anxiety symptoms, and restless nights. You will find the most effective coping strategies that work best for you.

Book a free 15 minuted consultation call.

If you are interested in seeking health counselling to help you cope and manage chronic pain and health related anxiety, we encourage you to reach out to us for a free 15-minute consultation. During the consultation, we will answer any questions you have about our practice and our psychotherapists, and help you determine if we are the right fit for you. We believe that feeling comfortable with your therapist is essential for a successful therapeutic relationship.

Invest in your healing.

Investing in yourself is an important step towards finding the happiness and fulfillment you deserve. By seeking therapy and working with a trained professional, you can get to the root of the problems you are experiencing and find solutions that are tailored to your unique needs and goals. Together, you and your therapist will work on healing old wounds and developing healthy coping strategies to help you move forward in a way that feels authentic and fulfilling.

First Intake Session

During this initial 50 minute session, you will meet with your therapist to define the psychotherapy relationship and discuss the details of informed consent.

Your therapist will gather information about you and your biological, psychological, and social history and how this is impacting your current situation. Together you will define the goals you have going forward.

Fees vary between therapists.

Ongoing Therapy

Commit to at least to 4 weekly 50-minute sessions (either in person at our Burlington office or virtually online across Ontario).

We find that clients who cannot commit to at least 4 weekly sessions tend to have more difficulty in establishing a relationship with their therapist and often sessions consist of recapping the previous weeks instead of focusing on forward movement and their treatment goals.

Fees vary between therapists.

More about Christina Janiga Psychotherapy

We are a team of skilled registered psychotherapists with a goal is to help you achieve deep and lasting change by getting to the root of your struggles with chronic pain and health related anxiety.

We believe in the power of therapy to help people overcome challenges and live fulfilling lives. Regardless of the cause, chronic pain and health related anxiety can be debilitating with overwhelming worries and fears that consume your thoughts and interfere with your daily life.

No matter how chronic pain and health related anxiety is showing up in your life, our Christina Janiga Psychotherapy team of health counsellors can provide you with the safe and supportive space you need to begin to explore your thoughts, symptoms, and feelings to work towards the goal of finding relief from your chronic pain.

Secure Services

Christina Janiga and associated employees of Christina Janiga Psychotherapy offer both in person and virtual psychotherapy and couselling sessions through secure, Canada-based software called JaneVideo. JaneVideo are secure and encrypted online video platforms that meet all of Canada’s privacy requirements and laws.

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