Depression Support Groups in Montréal, QC

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Photo of Emotional Health CBT Clinic, Psychologist in Montréal, QC
Group Treatment For Depression
Psychologist, PhD
"12 Session Program Based on Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT). Learn to Change your Negative Thoughts and the Behaviors that can keep you Feeling Down, like Avoidance or Social Withdrawal. The Sessions are Structured with Specific Techniques being Taught and Practiced, like ..."
(438) 300-9313 
Group meets in:
Montréal, QC H4A
Photo of Carmen Oprea, Art Therapist in Montréal, QC
12-week group art therapy for depression
Art Therapist, MA, MFA, ATR-BC, RCAT, ATPQ
"This online intervention will help adults get more insight into the causes of their depression and anxiety and learn to use their problem-solving skills. Through art-making and discussions as a group, the clients are invited to have a deep and ..."
(438) 796-3281 
Group meets in:
Montréal, QC H4A

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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 Montréal. 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?
Montréal 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 Montréal 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 Montréal 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.