Depression Therapists in Aurora, ON

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Aurora Therapy & Neurofeedback
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G
We are dedicated to work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression and C-PTSD complex cases.
We are a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about supporting our clients and our community to heal and thrive from life’s challenges. We take pride in our unique holistic approach, based on combining the most advanced psychotherapy techniques with the latest research in Neurofeedback. Our therapeutic strengths go beyond talk-therapy by tailoring a specific approach to each client. This method considers the unique features to help clients achieve better regulation and connect with own inner resources of their brain, bodies and mind.
We are dedicated to work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression and C-PTSD complex cases.
We are a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about supporting our clients and our community to heal and thrive from life’s challenges. We take pride in our unique holistic approach, based on combining the most advanced psychotherapy techniques with the latest research in Neurofeedback. Our therapeutic strengths go beyond talk-therapy by tailoring a specific approach to each client. This method considers the unique features to help clients achieve better regulation and connect with own inner resources of their brain, bodies and mind.
(289) 272-8903 View (289) 272-8903
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Danika Syrja-McNally
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Aurora, ON L4G  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, health anxiety, perinatal/postpartum mood disorders, infertility/fertility issues, mom guilt, life transitions, relationship issues, work stress and/or burnout? Or maybe you just don’t feel like your normal self and don’t know why? If yes, let's talk! You might feel like you "should" just be okay or "should" be happy with your life but if the reality is you're not, it’s okay to talk to someone for help.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, health anxiety, perinatal/postpartum mood disorders, infertility/fertility issues, mom guilt, life transitions, relationship issues, work stress and/or burnout? Or maybe you just don’t feel like your normal self and don’t know why? If yes, let's talk! You might feel like you "should" just be okay or "should" be happy with your life but if the reality is you're not, it’s okay to talk to someone for help.
(289) 272-9405 View (289) 272-9405
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Carol Speed-Zeyen Therapist - Anxiety-Depression-Stress
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G  (Online Only)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a highly effective treatment of Anxiety, Stress, Self Esteem and Depression.
Carol is an experienced, certified Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist and a Social Worker/Psychotherapist. She specializes in Anxiety, Panic, Stress, Depression and Low Self Esteem which can be so debilitating. If you are anxious and worry alot or feel down/sad or hopeless, you’ve come to the right Therapist. Carol is a warm, caring and skilled Therapist who combines over 25 yrs experience and a compassionate approach. Over the years, she has helped many clients to overcome these challenges. Each Session is designed to best help the needs of each person’s unique situation and challenges. Reach out to her today.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a highly effective treatment of Anxiety, Stress, Self Esteem and Depression.
Carol is an experienced, certified Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist and a Social Worker/Psychotherapist. She specializes in Anxiety, Panic, Stress, Depression and Low Self Esteem which can be so debilitating. If you are anxious and worry alot or feel down/sad or hopeless, you’ve come to the right Therapist. Carol is a warm, caring and skilled Therapist who combines over 25 yrs experience and a compassionate approach. Over the years, she has helped many clients to overcome these challenges. Each Session is designed to best help the needs of each person’s unique situation and challenges. Reach out to her today.
(289) 276-8726 View (289) 276-8726
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Joyce Weinberg
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Aurora, ON L4G  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience providing therapy and counselling for individuals and couples. I work with adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship issues, and other problems in living. I am trained and experienced in a variety of therapeutic approaches, and have extensive experience with a wide range of problems. My approach to therapy is tailored to the individual client/couple, and varies according to problem, personality, available resources, and personal goals. I also offer consultation, assessments and treatment for psychological problems related to automobile accidents, workplace injuries, or inability to work.
I am a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience providing therapy and counselling for individuals and couples. I work with adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship issues, and other problems in living. I am trained and experienced in a variety of therapeutic approaches, and have extensive experience with a wide range of problems. My approach to therapy is tailored to the individual client/couple, and varies according to problem, personality, available resources, and personal goals. I also offer consultation, assessments and treatment for psychological problems related to automobile accidents, workplace injuries, or inability to work.
(877) 623-5335 View (877) 623-5335
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Own Your Space Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Aurora, ON L4G
Do you ever wonder why you keep on doing the things that you do? Your habits or rituals on a daily basis are sometimes hard to decipher or break. The shame, guilt, anger, Sadness, anxiety or depression that we may feel from repeatedly performing the same actions and thoughts, over and over again, may wear you down. By living more in the moment, and being more mindful of your daily activities, your true self will begin to see the workings of your ego. Your egoic mind is built on early childhood defenses and sub personalities that forms certain addictions and inefficient habits. It is important to be curious about your discomfort.
Do you ever wonder why you keep on doing the things that you do? Your habits or rituals on a daily basis are sometimes hard to decipher or break. The shame, guilt, anger, Sadness, anxiety or depression that we may feel from repeatedly performing the same actions and thoughts, over and over again, may wear you down. By living more in the moment, and being more mindful of your daily activities, your true self will begin to see the workings of your ego. Your egoic mind is built on early childhood defenses and sub personalities that forms certain addictions and inefficient habits. It is important to be curious about your discomfort.
(365) 655-6339 View (365) 655-6339
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Adriana King Aurora Therapy Neurofeedback
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CTIC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G
I am a passionate therapist dedicated working with clients who have experienced childhood-developmental trauma, relational trauma, intimate partner abuse, bullying, or PTSD. Clients that experience traumatic events tend to struggle with on-going anxiety and depression, relationship issues, become labelled as bipolar and experience borderline personality disorder. Do you struggle with eating disorders, addictions, self-harming behaviours & suicided ideation? Have you tried talk-therapy but achieved suboptimal results, and are looking for alternative treatment to avoid relying on medication alone? Let's explore clinical Neurofeedback!
I am a passionate therapist dedicated working with clients who have experienced childhood-developmental trauma, relational trauma, intimate partner abuse, bullying, or PTSD. Clients that experience traumatic events tend to struggle with on-going anxiety and depression, relationship issues, become labelled as bipolar and experience borderline personality disorder. Do you struggle with eating disorders, addictions, self-harming behaviours & suicided ideation? Have you tried talk-therapy but achieved suboptimal results, and are looking for alternative treatment to avoid relying on medication alone? Let's explore clinical Neurofeedback!
(289) 236-0191 View (289) 236-0191
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Kimberley Cross
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G
I am a registered psychotherapist providing counselling to families, adults and couples. My specialized expertise is in anxiety, depression, ADHD and ASD, giftedness, acute and chronic medical conditions, special needs and vicarious trauma for professionals and care-givers. I teach mindfulness as a way of finding peace in the present moment. Mindfulness strategies develop awareness of thoughts, feelings and automatic stress responses, so that we can learn to pause, stay calm, and choose how we respond in challenging interactions.
I am a registered psychotherapist providing counselling to families, adults and couples. My specialized expertise is in anxiety, depression, ADHD and ASD, giftedness, acute and chronic medical conditions, special needs and vicarious trauma for professionals and care-givers. I teach mindfulness as a way of finding peace in the present moment. Mindfulness strategies develop awareness of thoughts, feelings and automatic stress responses, so that we can learn to pause, stay calm, and choose how we respond in challenging interactions.
(249) 492-9932 View (249) 492-9932
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Sidona Lynch
Counsellor, BA PSY, CBT Sp, EFT Sp, EFTCpls, PalCare
Verified Verified
Aurora, ON L4G
Clients seeking my help have difficulty coping, and feel emotionally overloaded; but they are also ready for a change. Their distress can create anxiety and depression that results in negative thoughts, which influence your behavior and emotions. Avoiding unpleasant emotions can cause harm and inappropriate reactive behaviors. Emotional and psychological support for issues involving depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, relationship issues, self-improvement, are some of the stressors I work with. Through counselling we can focus on your needs and set goals that will ultimately give you tools to cope with life on life's terms.
Clients seeking my help have difficulty coping, and feel emotionally overloaded; but they are also ready for a change. Their distress can create anxiety and depression that results in negative thoughts, which influence your behavior and emotions. Avoiding unpleasant emotions can cause harm and inappropriate reactive behaviors. Emotional and psychological support for issues involving depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, relationship issues, self-improvement, are some of the stressors I work with. Through counselling we can focus on your needs and set goals that will ultimately give you tools to cope with life on life's terms.
(289) 513-3740 View (289) 513-3740
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Katie Hoki Choi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Aurora, ON L4G  (Online Only)
I work with East Asian-identified immigrant youths who struggle to find their identities, and I specialize in supporting youths who are feeling symptoms of depression and anxiety. Not only are these youths navigating the complexity of puberty, but they also grew up with exposure to extreme cultural and values differences. They long to discover their unique identities and to feel a sense of belonging.
I work with East Asian-identified immigrant youths who struggle to find their identities, and I specialize in supporting youths who are feeling symptoms of depression and anxiety. Not only are these youths navigating the complexity of puberty, but they also grew up with exposure to extreme cultural and values differences. They long to discover their unique identities and to feel a sense of belonging.
(289) 512-2974 View (289) 512-2974
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Dr. Tina Dadgostari
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G
Reluctant to be here or excited to dive in? Feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or stress? Struggling with depression or PTSD? Experiencing problems in your relationships? Does your anger feel out of control? Wondering if you have ADHD? Unable to connect to others romantically? Worrying about your child’s performance in school? We offer evidence-based therapy to reduce anxiety, increase mood, improve behaviour, and boost social relationships. We also offer comprehensive psychological assessments to answer any of your looming diagnostic questions.
Reluctant to be here or excited to dive in? Feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or stress? Struggling with depression or PTSD? Experiencing problems in your relationships? Does your anger feel out of control? Wondering if you have ADHD? Unable to connect to others romantically? Worrying about your child’s performance in school? We offer evidence-based therapy to reduce anxiety, increase mood, improve behaviour, and boost social relationships. We also offer comprehensive psychological assessments to answer any of your looming diagnostic questions.
(647) 286-1770 View (647) 286-1770
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Anxiety Solutions
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CHT
Verified Verified
Aurora, ON L4G
He is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, one of the most effective therapies for anxiety, depression and trauma.
Are you currently facing any emotional difficulties? Are you searching for answers to certain life related issues? Anxiety Solutions can help! We use effective and evidence informed therapeutic approaches and we are committed to help you achieve your goals and aspirations in the most supportive, respectful and realistic way. Our work together will open doors to new possibilities and perspectives in your life. We will look for behaviours or thinking patterns that have prevented you from living the life you want. During our counselling sessions you can discover new ways to relax, regain your balance and recharge your energy resources.
He is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, one of the most effective therapies for anxiety, depression and trauma.
Are you currently facing any emotional difficulties? Are you searching for answers to certain life related issues? Anxiety Solutions can help! We use effective and evidence informed therapeutic approaches and we are committed to help you achieve your goals and aspirations in the most supportive, respectful and realistic way. Our work together will open doors to new possibilities and perspectives in your life. We will look for behaviours or thinking patterns that have prevented you from living the life you want. During our counselling sessions you can discover new ways to relax, regain your balance and recharge your energy resources.
(289) 401-5592 View (289) 401-5592
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Nadia Soltani
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Aurora, ON L4G  (Online Only)
Individuals come to me to get the support concerning, Depression, Anxiety, Difficulty with everyday tasks and mobility, lack of purpose, Insomnia, Loss and Bereavement, Mood challenges, Life Transitions, Midlife Crisis, Loneliness, Low Self-esteem, Memory loss and Dementia, Transition to living in Retirement Home or Long Term Care home, Stress.
**WELCOMING NEW CLIENTS FOR VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS** Taking the first step towards reaching out for help is a difficult experience. It comes with doubts, uncertainties, and many fears. As we age we can experience challenges and loss in many different forms but you don't have to do this alone. I am a professional Social Worker that specialize in older adults and I am here to help, with a calm non-judgmental and supportive approach. Together we will develop the necessary coping skills to help you identify your strengths and creates personal wellness goals.
Individuals come to me to get the support concerning, Depression, Anxiety, Difficulty with everyday tasks and mobility, lack of purpose, Insomnia, Loss and Bereavement, Mood challenges, Life Transitions, Midlife Crisis, Loneliness, Low Self-esteem, Memory loss and Dementia, Transition to living in Retirement Home or Long Term Care home, Stress.
**WELCOMING NEW CLIENTS FOR VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS** Taking the first step towards reaching out for help is a difficult experience. It comes with doubts, uncertainties, and many fears. As we age we can experience challenges and loss in many different forms but you don't have to do this alone. I am a professional Social Worker that specialize in older adults and I am here to help, with a calm non-judgmental and supportive approach. Together we will develop the necessary coping skills to help you identify your strengths and creates personal wellness goals.
(343) 304-6407 View (343) 304-6407
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Therapy with Carol
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G
I help you cope with anxiety and depression. I do this in stages. The first stage is to offer tools to regulate your emotions before they become unmanageable and lead to panic attacks or isolation. In the second stage I help you discover things about yourself that you are not fully aware of. With this self discovery, you will understand WHY you do what you do in life, HOW you became the person that you are today and HOW to transform certain aspects of yourself that no longer serve you to become the amazing person you were born to be.
I help you cope with anxiety and depression. I do this in stages. The first stage is to offer tools to regulate your emotions before they become unmanageable and lead to panic attacks or isolation. In the second stage I help you discover things about yourself that you are not fully aware of. With this self discovery, you will understand WHY you do what you do in life, HOW you became the person that you are today and HOW to transform certain aspects of yourself that no longer serve you to become the amazing person you were born to be.
(647) 360-9270 View (647) 360-9270
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York Region Stress and Anxiety Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd , CHyp, RP
Verified Verified
Aurora, ON L4G
The York Region Stress and Anxiety Clinic is an integrative facility focused on mental health and well-being. Our highly trained and Registered Psychotherapists offer individual, couples, and family counselling and psychotherapy to the York Region Community. We utilize well-researched and cutting edge treatment methods for the treatment of stress, anxiety, panic, depression, trauma/PTSD, and relationship conflicts. All of our therapists have additional training or certification in particular specialty areas to deliver the best care possible
The York Region Stress and Anxiety Clinic is an integrative facility focused on mental health and well-being. Our highly trained and Registered Psychotherapists offer individual, couples, and family counselling and psychotherapy to the York Region Community. We utilize well-researched and cutting edge treatment methods for the treatment of stress, anxiety, panic, depression, trauma/PTSD, and relationship conflicts. All of our therapists have additional training or certification in particular specialty areas to deliver the best care possible
(647) 696-9520 View (647) 696-9520
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Lillian Benrubi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G
At different times in our lives, we are handed challenges, and are faced with adversity. In these situations, we may feel like we need some support; someone wise and compassionate who can provide the opportunity to be heard, and the necessary guidance to move forward. You may be dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, problems in a relationship, grief/loss, trauma/post trauma, addiction, parenting, separation/divorce; or maybe you have just lost direction and feel like you need some realignment. Psychotherapy, coaching, or a combination of both offer you the opportunity to explore difficult or confusing terrain, to understand
At different times in our lives, we are handed challenges, and are faced with adversity. In these situations, we may feel like we need some support; someone wise and compassionate who can provide the opportunity to be heard, and the necessary guidance to move forward. You may be dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, problems in a relationship, grief/loss, trauma/post trauma, addiction, parenting, separation/divorce; or maybe you have just lost direction and feel like you need some realignment. Psychotherapy, coaching, or a combination of both offer you the opportunity to explore difficult or confusing terrain, to understand
(289) 512-0131 View (289) 512-0131
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Ryan A. Spodek
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
Aurora, ON L4G
I am a Clinical Social Worker, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, having earned my Master's degree from Yeshiva University- Wurzweiler School of Social Work. I am a professional member of International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. My clinical practice focuses on treating difficulties with anxiety and stress, mood and depression, addiction, relationships, coping with chronic or stress-related medical illness and other psychological/emotional issues, through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and traditional psychotherapy.
I am a Clinical Social Worker, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, having earned my Master's degree from Yeshiva University- Wurzweiler School of Social Work. I am a professional member of International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. My clinical practice focuses on treating difficulties with anxiety and stress, mood and depression, addiction, relationships, coping with chronic or stress-related medical illness and other psychological/emotional issues, through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and traditional psychotherapy.
(647) 931-3970 View (647) 931-3970
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Greg Samuelson
RN, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G
I'm a Registered Nurse and Registered Psychotherapist with over 35 years experience in the mental health field. I truly care about your well-being and will work with you to achieve your goals. I provide a number of specialized approaches to assist clients who are experiencing difficulties such as Hearing Voices, Psychosis, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Trauma, Emotion Regulation, Difficulties with Distress Tolerance, and Relationship issues.
I'm a Registered Nurse and Registered Psychotherapist with over 35 years experience in the mental health field. I truly care about your well-being and will work with you to achieve your goals. I provide a number of specialized approaches to assist clients who are experiencing difficulties such as Hearing Voices, Psychosis, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Trauma, Emotion Regulation, Difficulties with Distress Tolerance, and Relationship issues.
(647) 697-8021 View (647) 697-8021
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Counselling for Success
Registered Social Worker, SSW, OCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G
I am committed to provide counseling for the success of people in their lives and manage to uphold a cohesive and fun atmosphere, also I respect diversity, confidentiality and maintain ethical boundaries. In my practice at a nonprofit community centre, I participated in educational wellness and community support programs to assist people in many occasions. Also, I provide counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families who may be struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, school refusal, test anxiety and career concerns. I also conduct self assessments to better understand children and adults' learning profiles and examine problems with learning or attention.
I am committed to provide counseling for the success of people in their lives and manage to uphold a cohesive and fun atmosphere, also I respect diversity, confidentiality and maintain ethical boundaries. In my practice at a nonprofit community centre, I participated in educational wellness and community support programs to assist people in many occasions. Also, I provide counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families who may be struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, school refusal, test anxiety and career concerns. I also conduct self assessments to better understand children and adults' learning profiles and examine problems with learning or attention.
(647) 694-1178 View (647) 694-1178
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Ingrid Cryns
RP, CBT, BES, BArch
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G
I offer a safe, non-judgmental, healing space, to help you understand your soul's unique journey. Do you feel stuck, in conflict or in a crisis? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or maybe defeated by depression? When you find that talk-only therapy is not shifting you, then you are ready to work at a deeper, core level, working with the implicit memory or history that is in your body. I am a guide that can help you to find your true soul essence and grounded authentic self. This form of body / soul healing and psycho-therapeutic inquiry can support you if you experience • Stress. A difficult life transition • Or a critical illness • Challenging relationships or communication problems • Self-esteem or self-image issues • Emotional or physical abuse • Depression, grief or loss • Despair, hopeless or stuck • Fear, anxiety or panic attacks • Difficulty to feel love, joy or pleasure • Addictions or shame • Accessing or managing anger, or affect regulation • Healthy boundary development or how to say ‘No’ • Emotional or physical trauma • PTSD symptoms • Disconnected or confused spirituality issues • Ungrounded spirituality.
I offer a safe, non-judgmental, healing space, to help you understand your soul's unique journey. Do you feel stuck, in conflict or in a crisis? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or maybe defeated by depression? When you find that talk-only therapy is not shifting you, then you are ready to work at a deeper, core level, working with the implicit memory or history that is in your body. I am a guide that can help you to find your true soul essence and grounded authentic self. This form of body / soul healing and psycho-therapeutic inquiry can support you if you experience • Stress. A difficult life transition • Or a critical illness • Challenging relationships or communication problems • Self-esteem or self-image issues • Emotional or physical abuse • Depression, grief or loss • Despair, hopeless or stuck • Fear, anxiety or panic attacks • Difficulty to feel love, joy or pleasure • Addictions or shame • Accessing or managing anger, or affect regulation • Healthy boundary development or how to say ‘No’ • Emotional or physical trauma • PTSD symptoms • Disconnected or confused spirituality issues • Ungrounded spirituality.
(647) 691-4846 View (647) 691-4846
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Newmarket Therapy Centre
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Aurora, ON L4G
Our speciality is treating anxiety, depression, complex/developmental trauma, and couples/family therapy.
Our most fundamental need is to be seen, heard and accepted as we are. It is no surprise that the strongest determining factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance. Positive change happens when we become more like ourselves rather than trying to be something others want us to be. Our team of experienced psychotherapists are here to support individuals, couples and families with their journeys towards greater wholeness and authenticity. We work with the mind, emotions and nervous system to break unhealthy thinking patterns, unburden emotional pain and trauma, build healthy self-esteem, and find deeper meaning in life.
Our speciality is treating anxiety, depression, complex/developmental trauma, and couples/family therapy.
Our most fundamental need is to be seen, heard and accepted as we are. It is no surprise that the strongest determining factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance. Positive change happens when we become more like ourselves rather than trying to be something others want us to be. Our team of experienced psychotherapists are here to support individuals, couples and families with their journeys towards greater wholeness and authenticity. We work with the mind, emotions and nervous system to break unhealthy thinking patterns, unburden emotional pain and trauma, build healthy self-esteem, and find deeper meaning in life.
(365) 801-0320 View (365) 801-0320
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Positive Growth Therapy and Counselling Centre
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G
With over 15 years of experience treating clients with various issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, separation/divorce, illness, and personal injury, my practice is focused on individuals, couples and families.
It's not easy to take the first step when you are struggling with overwhelming emotions or feeling stuck in a certain situation such as your career, personal relationships or family dynamics. Therapy helps by providing a safe space to process your feelings so that you can move forward and feel more in control of your life. I provide counselling and psychotherapy making use of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Practice and Solution Focused Therapy. My approach is warm, nonjudgmental, empathetic and supportive and I work from a strength-based perspective.
With over 15 years of experience treating clients with various issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, separation/divorce, illness, and personal injury, my practice is focused on individuals, couples and families.
It's not easy to take the first step when you are struggling with overwhelming emotions or feeling stuck in a certain situation such as your career, personal relationships or family dynamics. Therapy helps by providing a safe space to process your feelings so that you can move forward and feel more in control of your life. I provide counselling and psychotherapy making use of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Practice and Solution Focused Therapy. My approach is warm, nonjudgmental, empathetic and supportive and I work from a strength-based perspective.
(289) 803-7762 View (289) 803-7762
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Catherine Choi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G
There are times life is rough and overwhelming, and we need someone to walk alongside. Are you having a low season currently and need some breakthrough? I am here to help you safely express and explore your inner world, understand each part of yourself, create a positive emotional experience for change and learn some healthy coping strategies. I have 15+ counselling experience in various settings like school, church, NGO and medical clinic, supporting individuals, couples and families with issues like depression, anxiety, ADHD, ASD, bipolar, trauma, relationship distress etc.
There are times life is rough and overwhelming, and we need someone to walk alongside. Are you having a low season currently and need some breakthrough? I am here to help you safely express and explore your inner world, understand each part of yourself, create a positive emotional experience for change and learn some healthy coping strategies. I have 15+ counselling experience in various settings like school, church, NGO and medical clinic, supporting individuals, couples and families with issues like depression, anxiety, ADHD, ASD, bipolar, trauma, relationship distress etc.
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Crystal Pacheco
Registered Social Worker, HBA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Aurora, ON L4G
Within the past 10 years, I have trained and developed the following skill set in the these areas: Anxiety, Depression, Social Anxiety, OCD, Substance Use, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Family Systems and Trauma work including CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) and PE (Prolonged Exposure).
Welcome to my page! I am extremely happy that you have made the first step to look for support. Within the counselling that I provide for clients, I use a soft welcoming approach where my ethics are valued with my clients by developing a working alliance that feels safe and trusting. I offer both virtual and in-person sessions. I embrace working with clients with different age groups such as Children, Youth, and Adults. I also offer Individual, Couples or Family counselling based on your needs and goals. I am also passionate about working with clients with Autism and Social Needs.
Within the past 10 years, I have trained and developed the following skill set in the these areas: Anxiety, Depression, Social Anxiety, OCD, Substance Use, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Family Systems and Trauma work including CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) and PE (Prolonged Exposure).
Welcome to my page! I am extremely happy that you have made the first step to look for support. Within the counselling that I provide for clients, I use a soft welcoming approach where my ethics are valued with my clients by developing a working alliance that feels safe and trusting. I offer both virtual and in-person sessions. I embrace working with clients with different age groups such as Children, Youth, and Adults. I also offer Individual, Couples or Family counselling based on your needs and goals. I am also passionate about working with clients with Autism and Social Needs.
(289) 763-9898 View (289) 763-9898
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Roshanak Mohammad Pour
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, Mpsy, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4G  (Online Only)
Roshanak Mohammad Pour, M. Psy., RP received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Clinical Psychology from York University and Adler University in Toronto, Canada. She is trying to assist you in addressing life obstacles in a manner that is tailored to you, your lifestyle, and your healing aims. She is experienced in helping adults who need therapy on issues like anger management, trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, stress management, pre-marriage and marriage counselling, relationship problems, and behavioural problems.
Roshanak Mohammad Pour, M. Psy., RP received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Clinical Psychology from York University and Adler University in Toronto, Canada. She is trying to assist you in addressing life obstacles in a manner that is tailored to you, your lifestyle, and your healing aims. She is experienced in helping adults who need therapy on issues like anger management, trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, stress management, pre-marriage and marriage counselling, relationship problems, and behavioural problems.
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Alexia Pursley
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
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2 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4H  (Online Only)
Her work focuses on trauma, anxiety, depression, personal development, spirituality & has experience working with millennials.
Alexia is an integrative, holistic & passionate psychotherapist committed to providing clients with a support, and safe environment to explore, learn, release and grow. Alexia's goal is to assist clients in gaining insight and personal awareness, discovering and accepting their total self, learning methods of self-care, setting boundaries with self and others, processing emotions as well as trauma(s), and transforming pain into healing. There is tremendous healing power in having a safe, confidential and non judgmental space to release and express what we have gone through, or are currently going through in our lives.
Her work focuses on trauma, anxiety, depression, personal development, spirituality & has experience working with millennials.
Alexia is an integrative, holistic & passionate psychotherapist committed to providing clients with a support, and safe environment to explore, learn, release and grow. Alexia's goal is to assist clients in gaining insight and personal awareness, discovering and accepting their total self, learning methods of self-care, setting boundaries with self and others, processing emotions as well as trauma(s), and transforming pain into healing. There is tremendous healing power in having a safe, confidential and non judgmental space to release and express what we have gone through, or are currently going through in our lives.
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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.