Depression Therapists in Ayr, ON

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Katherine Spere
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B
Do you feel like life is dragging you down? Like you are just getting through each day rather than enjoying what life has to offer? Or do you have a child or teen that seems overwhelmed or stressed out? Or a child who is struggling to manage their behaviour? Now, more than ever, life feels tough and people of all ages are feeling anxious, depressed and burnt out. Pushing these feelings aside is probably not working for you. It doesn't have to be this way. I believe therapy is an effective way to gain control and to improve mental health so that you or your child can thrive in their daily life.
Do you feel like life is dragging you down? Like you are just getting through each day rather than enjoying what life has to offer? Or do you have a child or teen that seems overwhelmed or stressed out? Or a child who is struggling to manage their behaviour? Now, more than ever, life feels tough and people of all ages are feeling anxious, depressed and burnt out. Pushing these feelings aside is probably not working for you. It doesn't have to be this way. I believe therapy is an effective way to gain control and to improve mental health so that you or your child can thrive in their daily life.
(226) 780-1160 View (226) 780-1160
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Dr. Kristy Boughton
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or other aspects of your mental health? Seeking support to navigate life stressors, address interpersonal difficulties, or to better understand yourself and your experiences? Are you a parent looking to foster healthy child development and positive parent-child relationships? Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward? Dealing with the challenges and stresses of life can be difficult to manage, especially on your own. With empathy and genuineness, I strive to create a therapeutic space where clients feel heard, understood, and validated.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or other aspects of your mental health? Seeking support to navigate life stressors, address interpersonal difficulties, or to better understand yourself and your experiences? Are you a parent looking to foster healthy child development and positive parent-child relationships? Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward? Dealing with the challenges and stresses of life can be difficult to manage, especially on your own. With empathy and genuineness, I strive to create a therapeutic space where clients feel heard, understood, and validated.
(226) 270-1603 View (226) 270-1603
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Chelsea Schuringa
Counsellor, RSW
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
The time for healing is now; don't spend another day letting anxiety, depression or low self-esteem get in the way of living your fullest life.
Immediate availability for new clients! Are you feeling discouraged that negative & anxious thoughts and behaviours seem to be ruling your life? No matter how long you have struggled, healing and freedom IS possible for you! Counselling is a powerful avenue through which we can identify negative patterns, challenge and then change them for good! Choosing to prioritize your healing and wholeness is one of the best investments you will ever make. I am proud of you for taking this first step to seek support!
The time for healing is now; don't spend another day letting anxiety, depression or low self-esteem get in the way of living your fullest life.
Immediate availability for new clients! Are you feeling discouraged that negative & anxious thoughts and behaviours seem to be ruling your life? No matter how long you have struggled, healing and freedom IS possible for you! Counselling is a powerful avenue through which we can identify negative patterns, challenge and then change them for good! Choosing to prioritize your healing and wholeness is one of the best investments you will ever make. I am proud of you for taking this first step to seek support!
(833) 643-0915 View (833) 643-0915
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Muneeb Shahid
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BASc, MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
In today’s world, many individuals find themselves struggling with anxiety and depression. It could be triggered by life transitions, past traumas, or the complexities of modern living. No matter the cause, these challenges do cast a dark shadow over every aspect of life. Anxiety might show up as constant worry, restlessness, or panic attacks while depression can engulf one in feelings of sadness, hopelessness or disconnect from everyone else. Left unaddressed, these conditions can erode self-esteem, relationships and hinder personal and professional fulfillment.
In today’s world, many individuals find themselves struggling with anxiety and depression. It could be triggered by life transitions, past traumas, or the complexities of modern living. No matter the cause, these challenges do cast a dark shadow over every aspect of life. Anxiety might show up as constant worry, restlessness, or panic attacks while depression can engulf one in feelings of sadness, hopelessness or disconnect from everyone else. Left unaddressed, these conditions can erode self-esteem, relationships and hinder personal and professional fulfillment.
(226) 777-8058 View (226) 777-8058
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Renee Ledford
Counsellor, RSSW
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Specializing in anxiety, depression, stress management, I provide service from a trauma informed and culturally sensitive perspective.
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Do you wake up feeling like you're already behind? Do your relationships leave you feeling drained and dissatisfied? Know that you’re not alone; and it doesn’t have to stay that way. My motto is "Today is not your forever". If you feel burnt out and resentful or you feel like you've lost your voice. A journey to self discovery may be exactly what you need. This is your opportunity to take the next step in your journey so you can gain clarity and actualize the life you desire.
Specializing in anxiety, depression, stress management, I provide service from a trauma informed and culturally sensitive perspective.
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Do you wake up feeling like you're already behind? Do your relationships leave you feeling drained and dissatisfied? Know that you’re not alone; and it doesn’t have to stay that way. My motto is "Today is not your forever". If you feel burnt out and resentful or you feel like you've lost your voice. A journey to self discovery may be exactly what you need. This is your opportunity to take the next step in your journey so you can gain clarity and actualize the life you desire.
(548) 490-2830 View (548) 490-2830
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Reflections Mental Health Group
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression that is affecting your day to day life, career or relationships? Is your child struggling to manage their big emotions or is feeling sad or stressed out? Now, more than ever, life is tough and people are feeling burnt out and overwhelmed. Not addressing these feelings can make it feel like we are on autopilot or just getting through each day. We believe that it doesn't have to be this way. There is hope and answers and we can help you find them.
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression that is affecting your day to day life, career or relationships? Is your child struggling to manage their big emotions or is feeling sad or stressed out? Now, more than ever, life is tough and people are feeling burnt out and overwhelmed. Not addressing these feelings can make it feel like we are on autopilot or just getting through each day. We believe that it doesn't have to be this way. There is hope and answers and we can help you find them.
(226) 641-5983 View (226) 641-5983
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Charlene Mercer (Individuals-Couples-Parenting Support)
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MALT, RP, CCC, RRT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
grief/loss, divorce, postpartum, phobias, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress).
Let's face it, finding the right therapist can feel a lot like online dating. Sifting through a sea of bios, trying to get a sense of who will be the right fit for your therapeutic journey. There are plenty of great therapists out there, and we all have something different to offer. You're right to invest this much time and energy in finding the perfect match because the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors for your progress. In fact, studies show that a good therapist-client relationship can improve therapy outcomes by up to 30%. So, keep reading to decide if we might be the a "therapeutic match"...
grief/loss, divorce, postpartum, phobias, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress).
Let's face it, finding the right therapist can feel a lot like online dating. Sifting through a sea of bios, trying to get a sense of who will be the right fit for your therapeutic journey. There are plenty of great therapists out there, and we all have something different to offer. You're right to invest this much time and energy in finding the perfect match because the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors for your progress. In fact, studies show that a good therapist-client relationship can improve therapy outcomes by up to 30%. So, keep reading to decide if we might be the a "therapeutic match"...
(226) 455-8925 View (226) 455-8925
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Julia McArthur
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Are you a caregiver looking for some extra support in understanding and guiding a highly sensitive child with big emotions? Is your child in need of support with managing their emotions or navigating life’s ups and downs? Are you interested in better understanding your own feelings and reactions to life’s challenges?
Are you a caregiver looking for some extra support in understanding and guiding a highly sensitive child with big emotions? Is your child in need of support with managing their emotions or navigating life’s ups and downs? Are you interested in better understanding your own feelings and reactions to life’s challenges?
(226) 641-5954 View (226) 641-5954
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Sarah Bacso
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
Many individuals face challenges with their mental health at some point in their lives. Many also struggle to reach out for help and to find a therapist with an approach that fits well with their needs. I create an individualized treatment plan that focuses on the client’s unique goals for therapy. I work with the client through steps to improve the difficulties they are faced with. I endeavour to provide children, youth, and adult clients with a treatment plan that works for them. I also work to create a safe, open, and welcoming space where clients can work through the unique challenges they face.
Many individuals face challenges with their mental health at some point in their lives. Many also struggle to reach out for help and to find a therapist with an approach that fits well with their needs. I create an individualized treatment plan that focuses on the client’s unique goals for therapy. I work with the client through steps to improve the difficulties they are faced with. I endeavour to provide children, youth, and adult clients with a treatment plan that works for them. I also work to create a safe, open, and welcoming space where clients can work through the unique challenges they face.
(226) 741-0216 View (226) 741-0216
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Jessica Pyc
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, BASc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B
Life sometimes has a way of throwing us curve balls that can leave us feeling stuck and overwhelmed.  As your therapist, I aim to assist you in identifying emotions, thoughts and behaviours that can keep you feeling stuck. This often leads to greater self-awareness, self-compassion and new ways of being that allow you to live a life that is more in alignment with your values.
Life sometimes has a way of throwing us curve balls that can leave us feeling stuck and overwhelmed.  As your therapist, I aim to assist you in identifying emotions, thoughts and behaviours that can keep you feeling stuck. This often leads to greater self-awareness, self-compassion and new ways of being that allow you to live a life that is more in alignment with your values.
(226) 455-1730 View (226) 455-1730
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Sarah Potvin
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B
In a society where talking is more common than listening, I aim to provide a place where you feel heard and not judged. It is my personal goal to create a safe and compassionate environment where you can explore who you are, find resiliency, and walk on the path towards healing. I am committed to walking with you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.
In a society where talking is more common than listening, I aim to provide a place where you feel heard and not judged. It is my personal goal to create a safe and compassionate environment where you can explore who you are, find resiliency, and walk on the path towards healing. I am committed to walking with you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.
(548) 483-5370 View (548) 483-5370
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Heather Young Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Parenthood is hard! You know that showing up for your kids helps them grow up to be resilient, confident, and secure adults. But when your tank is empty and you are feeling exhausted, you aren't showing up in the way you want to. You live with guilt, self-doubt and anxiety leaving you feeling angry and lost. You find yourself yelling more than you'd like and resorting to old ways of reacting to your children's behaviour. You're tired and struggle to make it through the day. You want to do better. You long to feel energized, grounded and certain as you make daily parenting choices that will help your family feel more at ease.
Parenthood is hard! You know that showing up for your kids helps them grow up to be resilient, confident, and secure adults. But when your tank is empty and you are feeling exhausted, you aren't showing up in the way you want to. You live with guilt, self-doubt and anxiety leaving you feeling angry and lost. You find yourself yelling more than you'd like and resorting to old ways of reacting to your children's behaviour. You're tired and struggle to make it through the day. You want to do better. You long to feel energized, grounded and certain as you make daily parenting choices that will help your family feel more at ease.
(226) 270-7032 View (226) 270-7032
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Justine MacMeekin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MACP, HBA
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Justine, and I am a trauma-informed psychotherapist who strives to provide a safe, respectful, non-judgmental, and inclusive space for individuals who may be dealing with various types of issues and concerns. At times, life can be challenging and difficult to navigate. These challenges can lead us to feeling lost, confused, stuck, lonely, overwhelmed, hurt, or unheard. I believe that every person has within them the innate ability to enact change in their lives. Taking the step to seek help takes courage and a desire for growth and healing.
Welcome! My name is Justine, and I am a trauma-informed psychotherapist who strives to provide a safe, respectful, non-judgmental, and inclusive space for individuals who may be dealing with various types of issues and concerns. At times, life can be challenging and difficult to navigate. These challenges can lead us to feeling lost, confused, stuck, lonely, overwhelmed, hurt, or unheard. I believe that every person has within them the innate ability to enact change in their lives. Taking the step to seek help takes courage and a desire for growth and healing.
(226) 270-7068 View (226) 270-7068
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Niomi Anna Cherney
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B
In our daily lives, we can run up against challenges that hold us back from living our lives to the fullest. These barriers and challenges have profound impacts on our mental health and wellbeing. I believe that truly seeing your identity in its complex layers can help you to develop advocacy skills, equipping you to be an advocate in your own life or your child's life. When working with children and young adults, I aim to understand the perspectives of child and parent together, seeking to collaboratively develop treatment goals that are client centred.
In our daily lives, we can run up against challenges that hold us back from living our lives to the fullest. These barriers and challenges have profound impacts on our mental health and wellbeing. I believe that truly seeing your identity in its complex layers can help you to develop advocacy skills, equipping you to be an advocate in your own life or your child's life. When working with children and young adults, I aim to understand the perspectives of child and parent together, seeking to collaboratively develop treatment goals that are client centred.
(548) 918-1175 View (548) 918-1175
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Janine Davies
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
You are the expert in you, I’m here to help you explore yourself deeper - maybe to make connections you have not been able to. Clients from ages 12 to 100 will find space with me which is collaborative, individualized, nonjudgmental, and genuine. I work with individuals who may be struggling with mental health issues, relationships, trauma, etc., couples/relationships in need of repair, who want to ensure they are planning a healthy future together, who may be struggling to reconnect, or who want to ensure longevity for the relationship. If you are looking for only a few sessions or a longer-term connection, I can accommodate.
You are the expert in you, I’m here to help you explore yourself deeper - maybe to make connections you have not been able to. Clients from ages 12 to 100 will find space with me which is collaborative, individualized, nonjudgmental, and genuine. I work with individuals who may be struggling with mental health issues, relationships, trauma, etc., couples/relationships in need of repair, who want to ensure they are planning a healthy future together, who may be struggling to reconnect, or who want to ensure longevity for the relationship. If you are looking for only a few sessions or a longer-term connection, I can accommodate.
(226) 702-8412 View (226) 702-8412
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Kafui Mensah
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
I believe in the power of small, daily shifts to create positive transformations. If you are going through challenges that are impacting your daily life, I am here to support you on your journey of growth and resilience. My practice is dedicated to fostering an environment of hope, self-exploration and empowerment.
I believe in the power of small, daily shifts to create positive transformations. If you are going through challenges that are impacting your daily life, I am here to support you on your journey of growth and resilience. My practice is dedicated to fostering an environment of hope, self-exploration and empowerment.
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Megan Day - Individual Couple And Family Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
Are you struggling with your relationships, whether that be with your partner(s) or kids? You may not know who you are anymore or recognize the person you've become. As a therapist who is trained relationally, I work with individuals, couples and families. I strive to create a nurturing space where we can unpack your thoughts and feelings and look for patterns and narratives that may be holding you back. My approach is gentle and non-confrontational. I ask thought-provoking questions to help you explore different perspectives of your experiences. I want you to feel relief and to feel more connected to yourself and your loved ones.
Are you struggling with your relationships, whether that be with your partner(s) or kids? You may not know who you are anymore or recognize the person you've become. As a therapist who is trained relationally, I work with individuals, couples and families. I strive to create a nurturing space where we can unpack your thoughts and feelings and look for patterns and narratives that may be holding you back. My approach is gentle and non-confrontational. I ask thought-provoking questions to help you explore different perspectives of your experiences. I want you to feel relief and to feel more connected to yourself and your loved ones.
(226) 779-5924 View (226) 779-5924
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Hayley Bowers
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
(226) 756-2186 View (226) 756-2186

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Soha Elsayed
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Throughout my professional experience as a clinician, I have had the privilege and honor to help thousands of people like yourself with a wide range of issues like depression, anxiety, BPD, addiction, grief, parenting, chronic illness.
Being anxious, sad, overwhelmed or having no hope can have a negative impact on your physical and mental health. Seeking help might not be easy; and opening up and revealing yourself in therapy can be intimidating. This is why most people who suffer mentally and emotionally, do not seek help, often being forced to cope in unhealthy ways to seek temporary relief. But you are here because you are seeking help, congratulations for taking your first step towards healing!
Throughout my professional experience as a clinician, I have had the privilege and honor to help thousands of people like yourself with a wide range of issues like depression, anxiety, BPD, addiction, grief, parenting, chronic illness.
Being anxious, sad, overwhelmed or having no hope can have a negative impact on your physical and mental health. Seeking help might not be easy; and opening up and revealing yourself in therapy can be intimidating. This is why most people who suffer mentally and emotionally, do not seek help, often being forced to cope in unhealthy ways to seek temporary relief. But you are here because you are seeking help, congratulations for taking your first step towards healing!
(226) 781-3867 View (226) 781-3867
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Marigold Child and Adult Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
I support clients with anxiety, ADHD, trauma, depression, high sensitivity and life stressors.
Welcome! In therapy, my priority is to create a welcoming, accepting and safe therapeutic space. My approach is grounded in a “whole person” approach, working collaboratively to use your strengths and work towards your therapeutic goals. With this space, we can begin to work on processing thoughts, emotions and/or traumatic events. Becoming aware of our thoughts, we can guide them to be more helpful and true. Making small changes by adding in coping skills and healthy routines can lead to a domino affect to positive changes to your mood. I work with children, teens and adults.
I support clients with anxiety, ADHD, trauma, depression, high sensitivity and life stressors.
Welcome! In therapy, my priority is to create a welcoming, accepting and safe therapeutic space. My approach is grounded in a “whole person” approach, working collaboratively to use your strengths and work towards your therapeutic goals. With this space, we can begin to work on processing thoughts, emotions and/or traumatic events. Becoming aware of our thoughts, we can guide them to be more helpful and true. Making small changes by adding in coping skills and healthy routines can lead to a domino affect to positive changes to your mood. I work with children, teens and adults.
(226) 407-8160 View (226) 407-8160

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Depression Counsellors

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.