Depression Support Groups in Vancouver, BC

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Resisting Depression
Counsellor, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Matty Devenish Therapy is offering a group for those who are interested in understanding and resisting the influence of Depression . Many people have consulted with me about their struggles with Depression . They've shared feeling consumed by: negative, hate-filled thoughts about ..."
(855) 733-8099 
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Vancouver, BC V6J
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Resisting Depression
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
"Dennis Dion Therapy is offering a group for those who are interested in understanding and resisting the influence of Depression . Many people have consulted with me about their struggles with Depression . They've shared feeling consumed by: negative, hate-filled thoughts about ..."
(855) 782-1994 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Online) 2020
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
"June 2-July 21, 2020 - An 8-week course to learn skills to: Prevent relapse due to depression and to manage anxiety; Develop a healthier relationship to our thoughts and emotions; Manage challenging thoughts and emotions; Choose the most skillful response ..."
(604) 265-9362 
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Vancouver, BC V6H
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Mindful Interpersonal Group Therapy - Online
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified
"Developing the Psychological Wisdom of Our Lives: This is an 8 week online psychotherapy group for individuals interested in evolving a deeper, more meaningful experience of both themselves and their relationships. The group is for people who want to examine ..."
(855) 640-7243 
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Vancouver, BC V6K
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Positive Psychology Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Are you looking for ways to improve how you feel, enhance your well-being, and explore your mental potential? Our weekly Positive Psychology group provides a fun, engaging space to build your best self. Each session provides opportunity for conversation, learning ..."
(604) 774-5344 
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Vancouver, BC V5Y
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Sustenance: A Monthly Art Therapy Evening
Counsellor, RCC, MA
Verified
"A monthly art therapy evening designed to support a regular practice of self-nurturance. No art making experience is required. The focus is on process and exploration together. We meet online the third Wednesday of every month. "
(587) 804-0913 
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Vancouver, BC V5V
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Mindfulness Healing in Japanese-Spa Setting
Counsellor, RCC
Verified
"I will offer group mindfulness sessions conducted in a comfortable Japanese spa-like setting with tiles treated with anti-oxidant, nutrient-rich solutions that may help to reduce oxidative stress. Mindfulness can help to decrease severity of psychopathological symptoms as well as improve ..."
(514) 700-5623 
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Vancouver, BC V5N
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Cook with a Counsellor-Culinary Art Group
Counsellor, MBA, MACP, RCC
Verified
"Inspired by one of my clients who got joy when baking, I developed the cook with a counsellor program to help people with mindful eating and stay focused during cooking. Eating healthy is essential for self-care. If you like food ..."
(873) 502-4155 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Art and Self Care: The Lunch Break Group
Counsellor, MA, RTC
Verified
"October 6, 13th and 20th, 2021 on Zoom: Discover or deepen your own creative practice for self-care, stress reduction, relief from anxiety, and personal growth while connecting with others in a therapeutically supported small group setting. This three part series ..."
(604) 227-9806 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Emotion Wise Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
"This group is for those struggling with their emotions such as anxiety, anger, and depression and integrates DBT, CBT and EMDR resourcing. I use a trauma-informed model to teach skills and and ways to understand. your emotions and new ways ..."
(807) 770-9297 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6B
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The Art of Mindfulness and Compassion workshop
Counsellor, MCP-AT, RCC, CCC
Verified
(604) 210-5964 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Codependent, tendency to toxic relationships group
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RPC, EMDR
Verified
"Two groups, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learning coping skills to deal with toxic people. About healing internal voids and stop looking in others for the love that I can give myself. "
(604) 227-1827 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V5M
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Zoom online)
Occupational Therapist, OT, MSc, CMT-P
Verified
"Jan. 13 - Mar. 3, 2022, with retreat on Feb. 12, 2022, online. Offered through Langara College. Learn and practice mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioural skills to prevent relapse due to depression and manage anxiety. In this experiential course, we ..."
(587) 812-4910 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6R
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The Science of Human Connection
Counsellor, RTC, BFA
Verified
"Reach your optimum capacity in relationship with yourself and others through the science of human connection. In this interactive talk, we will explore what happens in the brain and body when connecting to ourselves and others. Through engaging lessons and ..."
(778) 760-4381 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6J

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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Vancouver. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Vancouver Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Vancouver is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Vancouver are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.