Depression Therapists in Downtown, Vancouver, BCSee all counsellors in Downtown, Vancouver
Counsellor, RCC, MA, BSc
For anyone looking for support with navigating a challenge or who feels a longing to realize more of life's potential, I believe that counselling can be tremendously helpful. I also believe this is true for a variety of challenges and goals, whether it’s navigating a mental health challenge like anxiety, depression or ADHD, or just wanting to live at your highest level. Through counselling I believe we enter a space where we can honestly explore our various thoughts and feelings, generate insights and evolve our wisdom and perspective.
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
I am dedicated to helping you address your concerns and issues and focus on what’s important to you. We do this on your terms and at your pace. Through an effective, non-judgemental, therapeutic relationship, I help you examine the different areas of your life and help you make practical and meaningful changes. Whether you are dealing with depression , anxiety, trauma, substance use issues or other concerns, I'll work with you to make the changes you want to see. I am also experienced in providing specialized support to the LGBTQ+ community as well as gender affirming care.
Counsellor, RCC , MA
I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression , burnout and life transitions related to work and school.
While recovery is challenging, one of my greatest passions as a counsellor is helping clients develop tools and gain insight so that they no longer lean on disordered eating behaviours. My approach is compassionate and collaborative. Everyone's journey is different, and so I tailor my work to each individual to help you reach your recovery goals. Having worked as a therapist at multiple eating disorder treatment programs (including treating ARFID), I apply this expertise into my work. I also incorporate body liberation and Health at Every Size in working with clients.
Counsellor, MA, RCC
I have helped clients with anxiety, depression , anger, trauma and relationship issues for years. I believe that healing from emotional pain is possible and my passion is to create a safe space in which my clients can reconnect with their inner strengths and slowly regain their confidence and peace. Counselling is a journey which can help you get in touch with your emotions, beliefs, and dreams to build a life that is meaningful. I am excited to be part of this journey with you.
Counsellor, CCC, MA, RYT
What would it take to remember our worth? How complete and loving and lovable we are? Welcome and thank you for being here. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and specialize in eating disorders and disordered eating (HAES aligned), body image, depression , anxiety, life transitions, trauma, stress, and athletes.
Providence Therapy & Neurofeedback
Counsellor, MA, MCP, RCC, RPsych, LCSW
Whether you are feeling stuck and need some support as you take your next steps; are experiencing anxiety, depression or have experienced trauma or ongoing stressors that are impacting your wellbeing; or are struggling with chronic pain and inflammation, immune system troubles, or gut or digestive problems; at Providence, we are dedicated to your wellbeing.
At Providence, we believe in the power of connection, the retrospective process, and the importance of a holistic and integrative approach to therapy. We also believe that part of fighting the stigma against accessing mental health support involves catching therapy up to the 21st century and keeping it relevant with the clients we treat and the times we live in. Our hope for you is that by exploring your story in our environment of therapeutic connection the that you may forward in healing and build resiliency.
Counsellor, PhD, MA, RCC, CCC
Are you feeling anxious, worried or unfulfilled in your daily life? Counselling is a process that can help you explore your issues in a safe and supportive environment and learn effective tools to overcome your struggles. I work alongside my clients to help them explore and uncover the root of their problems and move towards living their most authentic life. I provide individualized counselling to clients struggling with a variety of issues including; anxiety, depression , self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, grief & loss, anger management and more.
I am Registered Psychologist (2491) in British Columbia. I enjoy working with adults on a variety of psychological concerns, including anxiety, depression , stress management, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I also provide treatments for individuals with chronic pain, adjustment difficulties related to health issues (e.g., brain injury, chronic diseases), sleep disorders, life transition, grief/bereavement, identity issues, anger management difficulties, and workplace stress. I am also pleased to provide services in Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin). 我可以用英語, 廣東話 或 普通話提供心理輔導服務。
Counsellor, BA, RTC
I specialize in working with clients who have experienced trauma, family and relationship issues, anxiety and depression , identity and multicultural issues.
My ideal client is looking for mental health support on a journey of self discovery, they want to have a deeper, kinder understanding of themselves along with a willingness to learn some tools to help themselves to create internal stability and clearer connection with self and in relationships.
Are you struggling with depression , anxiety, or other mental health issues? I am here to help you. I primarily offer therapy via videoconference or telephone to adults living in British Columbia. I have experience and enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and those with complex presentations. I am skilled at helping individuals manage depression , bipolar, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive, compulsive disorder, skin picking or hair pulling, psychosis, work stress and anxiety related to life changes.
Healing Solutions Professional Counselling Svcs
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Janel Ball, MA, RCC is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has been in private practice, Healing Solutions Professional Counselling Services, for 10 years. If you are a man struggling with problems such as anxiety, depression , or low self-esteem, Janel may be the help you are looking for. Other issues that Janel can help with include addictions, relationships, sexuality, and trauma (such as childhood abuse). Using a combination of therapeutic approaches, including EMDR Therapy, Janel has helped her clients improve their lives by increasing confidence levels, teaching strategies for managing emotional problems, developing healthier relationships, and healing past wounds.
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Counsellor, MEd, BA, RCC
I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression , grief/loss and/or family, friend or relationship issues or unmet expectations.
Therapy is a break from the everyday; together we explore what is helping and what is hindering your happiness.Therapy allows you to feel heard and understood ,but most importantly is should be helpful. Together we will explore how your past has lead to your present day and help you envision a better future.
Sherry H. Ghorbankhani
Counsellor, PsyD, RCC, CCC
The following services are provided: Individual Therapy/ Couple & Family Therapy/ Group Therapy/ Adaptation/ Assertiveness/ Trauma/ Abuse/ Depression / Anxiety/ Separation/ Bereavement/ Workshops/ Giftedness/ Gender/ EMDR/ Child Therapy/ New Immigrants /Online Therapy.
We all, at some stage of our lives, may face difficult situations and life challenges. It may be related to our relationships, loss of a loved one, adaptation, education, employment, conflicts with family members, illness, or questioning our gender. Facing these challenges may make us lose hope and our focus on daily life tasks. These feelings may lead us to think, nothing will ever get better or change, or there is no bright tomorrow in our future. What’s important is the way we view things and with whom we can share our most personal thoughts, feelings, and fears. I'm here to support you in a non-judgemental way.
Counsellor, MA, RCC
I love my work - supporting others' success is my calling. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor / University Instructor with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology. In addition to Resonate Wellness and CapilanoU, I am also a husband (14 years), father (children 11 & 8), and hockey coach. In my Downtown Vancouver practice (970 Burrard - Electra Health Floor), I see adults, couples & adolescents. I am experienced working with diverse populations & issues including Couples Counselling, Anxiety, Depression , & Self-Acceptance. I also work with individuals on improving performance (professionally, academically, & athletically) & have successfully supported clients into significant personal achievements.
Licensed Professional Counsellor, RCC
Are you a youth or adult experiencing difficult life transitions, stress, anxiety, or different forms of depression ? My approach is centered on meeting each individual where they are in their journey and empowering them to choose their own path forward. During our sessions, I cultivate a supportive, collaborative, and non-judgmental environment that respects each client's unique needs and experiences. I believe that every person has a story worth telling, and I am committed to creating a safe space where they can explore their feelings and perspectives.
Fernanda Selayzin Souza
Counsellor, MEd, MCP, RCC
Challenging events? Life changes? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Needing balance? Struggling with anxiety, relationships, depression , grief, decisions, performance? Looking forward to getting to where you want to be, to achieving your dreams, to fulfilling your potential, or to simply getting back to "normal" again after an overwhelmingly difficult loss or event? Or maybe even for the first time...Being on top of your game or moving on after challenging events or hurtful experiences is not easy. But there are ways through and I can help.
Counsellor, MA, RCC
I am passionate about supporting individuals in their journey with various mental health challenges specializing in substance use, anxiety, depression , PTSD, ADHD, trauma and many others. My past counselling experiences include community based mental health work, supporting individuals while embracing the importance of identity, culture and its influence on self and finding a place in society. I also have extensive experience working with clients navigating immigration, life transitions, and substance use challenges.
Lindsay Gail Brown
Counsellor, MA, RCC
I work with adults, couples, and first responders faced with difficulties from everyday life stress, relationships, anxiety, depression , and trauma.
Do you feel like life is an uphill battle? Are you exhausted? Depleted? Like you just can’t get a break? Are you stuck overthinking and re-living the past? Or constantly worrying about and over planning for the future? Are you stuck in destructive ways of coping? Or unable to break unhealthy relationship patterns?
Wayne De Connick - Verdant Health Inc.
Counsellor, MA, RCC
I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety and depression .
Are you feeling scared, tense, or anxious? Does your anxiety increase whenever you are reminded about a terrifying event from the past? Or does your anxiety "come out of the blue" sometimes? Do you feel "emotionally numb," "empty," or "detached" from your environment? Are you avoiding people, places, or things that remind you of a terrifying event? I understand that such feelings, as well as the tendency to isolate, can make it seem as if you have no control over your body and your life. Sometimes, the feelings of loss of control may be so intense that you think you are "going crazy," and may even become angry with loved ones.
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Counsellor, MA, RCC
Welcome! I have a passion for helping youth, individuals, couples and families to connect to themselves with greater empathy, kindness and authenticity, to cultivate a deeper sense of purpose and vitality in their lives, and to find more ease and contentment within their relationships. Many of my clients are already committed to building a foundation of self-knowledge and wellness, but may also be struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression , self-doubt, stress, burnout, or relationship distress. Others are coping with the impacts of trauma, grief, loss, and family conflict endured across the lifespan.
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What is the goal of therapy for depression?
Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.
What happens in therapy for depression?
Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.
What therapy types help with depression?
Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.
Can therapy for depression be done online?
Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.
How effective is therapy for depression?
Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.