Depression Therapists in Powell River, BC

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Lisa Shatzky
Counsellor, MSW, RCC, ACS
Verified
Verified
I specialize in child and adult trauma, loss and grief, PTSD, addictions, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, anxiety, depression , life transitions, family-of-origin patterns, and crises of meaning, My approach is a gentle combination of Jungian psychodynamic therapy as well as attachment based CBT, DBT, and humanistic psychology.
I have been privileged to work as a psychotherapist for almost thirty years and continue to be in awe of the strength and resilience and wisdom inherent in each person I meet. My role as a psychotherapist is to help you access what is inside you and heal from what has prevented you from becoming the best version of yourself. Together we will transform loss and trauma and life transitions into new hope and possibilities for a life that is psychologically rich and rewarding. Therapy is a relationship with yourself where you re-discover and cultivate the real you. It's about wellness and vitality and creating a life you love.
(343) 312-6648
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Rick Berghauser
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
I began my career in counselling in 1993 when I entered the helping field working as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor in a residential foster care community. Since then I have worked with biological parents and their families, foster and adoptive parents and their families as well as individual children, youth and adults. I enjoy working with couples as well as individuals on a variety of issues. Anxiety, depression , couples issues and trauma have been the the basis of the work of I have been doing over the past 6 years in particular.
(819) 414-1519
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Kara Fogwell
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been providing counselling support as to individuals, children, and their families for over 15 years. I am passionate about the change that can happen within the counselling relationship. I have a focus on trauma treatment, specifically childhood trauma and first responder support. As well I support children and youth with behavioural difficulties and their families. I spent a large portion of my career supporting children with developmental and behavioural differences. I also own a counselling firm with many associates available to offer larger group and EAP supports. Check out our services at www.vkwellness.ca.
(587) 872-0950
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Chad Yurich
Counsellor, RTC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to help clients regain trust in themselves. Really trust themselves. Love themselves. Working together we can create a healing container where all parts of the client are welcome. Healing can happen there, old stories can be transmuted, and new life can emerge. This is my passion, lets work together.
(778) 902-4532
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Shona Jackson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Hi I'm Shona. I'm glad you found your way here. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with an office in Powell River. I have worked in a variety of counselling environments including addictions treatment and family counselling agencies. I now offer counselling in a comfortable private practice with flexible hours to fit your schedule. I work from a strengths-based perspective with you guiding the work we do together. I can help you feel better about yourself and your relationships. I can also help reduce the emotional and physical pain you might be experiencing.
(604) 670-3664
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Quyn Lê Therapy
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
If you have been dealing with anxieties or have had traumas in your life, I can help you to feel calmer, freer and more at peace. Does any of this sound familiar to you? You are often anxious, overwhelmed or nervous. At night, you stay up thinking and worried, or in the morning, you wake up already anxious about the day. You avoid meeting others because of social anxiety. You get triggered by certain people or situations. Either you get angry and aggressive easily, or you become very nervous and afraid. You have had panic attacks. Living with anxieties due to past traumas can be very exhausting. Let me help you!
(778) 766-5486
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Michelle Patterson
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I have 20 years experience working with adolescents & adults (incl. couples) dealing with a variety of mood/anxiety problems, trauma, & relationship difficulties. I provide a structured space to help you explore and identify challenges, and experience different ways of being. Good therapy is not just talking about problems; it requires sorting through layers of emotion, understanding how you protect yourself from emotional pain; identifying & challenging negative thoughts/beliefs; and identifying personal strengths & resources.
(778) 766-5493
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Heather Thrasher
Counsellor, BSW, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Relationships are built at the speed of trust and I believe the relationship created between therapist and client is the foundational component in the therapeutic process. I bring 14 years of experience working with families and individuals in various capacities and create a treatment plan specific to your individual needs. I identify as a Métis female - European/French/Indigenous, and honour the ability to work and play on the unceded lands of the Tla'Amin Peoples. I'm grateful to be able to walk alongside you and support you on your journey.
(778) 488-9402
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Davis Briscoe
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Verified
"TRUE POWER DIMINISHES NEITHER SELF OR OTHER" (Mariah Moser). To connect to that power requires the guidance, courage and commitment to understand whats keeping you trapped in self destructive patterns. If you're feeling overwhelmed, numb, afraid or angry, I can help. If you're on the edge of making changes in your life but are feeling stuck, I can help you cross that threshold. In sessions, my intention is to build trust and a sense of safety so that we can explore the challenges that you are facing.
(873) 700-3484
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Erica Dolsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Sexuality, intimacy, identity. Addiction and recovery. Relationships and connection. Grief and loss. So many of us wonder how to live in our skin comfortably. Who are you, and how do you want to live? The next question is how to bring that authenticity into your life, your relationships, your communication. Sometimes our bodies don't connect with our hearts and minds. Erotic and sexual diversity is a part of the human experience. If you're struggling with shame, belief patterns that no longer serve, or wondering if you're alone - there is hope.
(647) 557-3155
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Powell River, BC V8A
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John-Michael Parra
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are living through a strange and difficult time. Although it might not always feel that way, the good news is that you don't have to go it alone. If you are feeling unfocused, on an emotional roller coaster, unmotivated, and disconnected for yourself and others, I can help. Using engaging, effective, and holistic techniques, we will work together to help you find more resilience, emotional stability, focus, and meaning in your life. My trauma-informed counselling and coaching helps you get off the roller coaster, find out who you really are, what you actually want from life, and where you want to go next.
(604) 670-8354
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Chris Walford Counselling
Counsellor, MA , RCC, CCC
Verified
Verified
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." George Bernard Shaw-- While working together there is but one expert and, ultimately, one person responsible for your life. That person is you. I consider it an honour to work alongside people who are motivated for change and healing. As we are all very complex and unique I seek to help you identify and address your needs, challenges and goals from a respectful, positive and supportive role that is future oriented.
(778) 902-8162
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Powell River, BC V8A
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Vanessa Liston Marie
Counsellor, MA, MC, CCC
Verified
Verified
I envision life as a journey that is influenced by our experiences, our relationships with others, and our personal, societal, and cultural stories. As a therapist, I believe my role is to join you on your journey for a stretch, as a kind of wilderness guide who may be able to point out unrecognized phenomena, different perspectives, and highlight your strengths and values as they relate to your journey. The goals and direction are yours, and together, we will create a plan that's right for you. Coming to counselling is hugely courageous; I commend you on beginning your search for a therapist who will be a good fit for your goals.
(778) 770-1721
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Steadfast Counselling
Counsellor, MTC, RCS, RPC
Verified
Verified
Your situation may concern any area or areas of your life, such as family or a significant relationship or personal issues, such as depression , anxiety, substance abuse, grief, sexuality, or money issues.
We are a group of experienced counsellors dedicated to supporting our clients to live a life that matters to them. We understand that many people seek counselling during a difficult time or in the midst of a crisis. We’re here for you. Giving you a safe place to understand, explore and make the changes that feel right to you.
(587) 207-4795
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Zafreen Idoo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a registered social worker under BCCSW. I enjoy working with children, couples, parents, young adults, and families. I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression , stress, trauma, PTSD, relationships, and family conflicts. I use skills and diverse modalities such as problem-solving, creating healthy boundaries, person/client-centred, offering emotional support and holistic therapy, etc.
(343) 321-1410
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Burnaby, BC V5H
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Isha Gada
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA cand
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with clients who are tired of feeling anxious, stressed, and/or depressed ; who want to silence that inner-critic, build their self esteem, improve their relationships, and take charge of their lives.
I believe one of the most courageous things you can do is take control of your healing. I admire you for taking this first step because I know how challenging it can be. My goal is to meet you where you are at in life and offer you the support you truly need and are ready for. Together we will help you develop new insights and achieve break-through moments to move forward. You will feel heard, understood, and have the support you need to process your emotions and memories, while developing the coping mechanisms you need to find your relief and achieve the changes you are looking for.
(587) 419-6973
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Judy R. Zhu
Counsellor, MEd, Dr, TCM, RCC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with depression , anxiety, chronic health issues and feeling stressed out? Are you experiencing life-transition and relationship issues, and feeling lost about which direction to go? I am a registered clinical counsellor and also a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For over 10 years I have been helping people like you to heal, to handle life's challenges better. I use practical and effective approach to empower you to connect to your inner wisdom and strength. With authentic presence, compassion and perspective, I guide you to your valued path, to move toward a healthier and more fulfilling life.
(604) 706-1602
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Vancouver, BC V6J
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Lisa Rickli
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified
Verified
I will help you learn strategies to better cope with your personal issues, minimize family and relationship conflict, manage anxiety, depression and chronic pain.
We all go through difficult times in our lives, but finding the right support to navigate life’s challenges can make a big difference. My goal is to provide the support needed to guide you toward healing, personal growth, and self-understanding. I am dedicated to helping people create more gratifying, rewarding and balanced lives and relationships. My style is collaborative, compassionate, empathic and supportive; providing counselling tailored for each individual's specific concerns.
(778) 860-4462
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Whistler, BC V0N
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Huda Sajjad
Counsellor, MA, MSc, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer my clients support and guidance to access and trust their inner wisdom, so that they can gain clarity on their struggles and refine their sense of purpose and direction. I also provide clients with the necessary tools to help them achieve their goals. As human beings we have a common desire to better connect with ourselves and others, and become more present and engaged with our lives. I believe that good counselling can help clients achieve insight, connection, and freedom from their personal struggles. I help clients work through struggles such as grief, depression , anxiety, relationship and family conflict.
(819) 410-8562
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Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Mamatoto Counselling
Counsellor, BHSc, MACP, RCC
Verified
Verified
10-25% of women who birth or adopt a child develop postpartum depression or anxiety in the first three years of their child's life.
After 10 years of working with women and their families as a midwife, I am pleased to work with women and families in a counselling capacity. My practice is accessible to new mothers and mothers-to-be in clinic, on Skype and in clients homes. I offer individual, group and family counselling. After a practicum with CYMH I am passionate about working with children and often treat the family as an interconnected system.
(844) 553-8131
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Depression Counsellors
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. 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.