Depression Therapists in Caledon Village, ON

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Dhwani Rajan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Caledon Village, ON L7C  (Online Only)
If you're navigating the waters of significant life changes—be it a new job, a big move (or immigration), parenthood, or grappling with loss—therapy can shine a light on the way forward. As someone who has journeyed many of life’s ebbs and flows, I have a deep understanding around the impacts of big life changes. I see clients aged 16 and up, and I'm currently offering affordable care for people living with anxiety, life transitions, depression, grief, stress, trauma or identity crises.
If you're navigating the waters of significant life changes—be it a new job, a big move (or immigration), parenthood, or grappling with loss—therapy can shine a light on the way forward. As someone who has journeyed many of life’s ebbs and flows, I have a deep understanding around the impacts of big life changes. I see clients aged 16 and up, and I'm currently offering affordable care for people living with anxiety, life transitions, depression, grief, stress, trauma or identity crises.
(548) 490-4888 View (548) 490-4888
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Brittany Guindon Child and Youth Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CYC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caledon Village, ON L7C
Are you or your child navigating anxiety, depression, negative self esteem, peer relationship challenges, grief, trauma or emotion dysregulation? Are you facing ups and downs as you transition into early adulthood? You don't have to face these challenges alone. Hi and welcome! I'm Brittany, a dedicated therapist with a Master's degree in Social Work, and over ten years of working with children and youth. I have experience working in schools, healthcare, residential care, and with newcomers to Canada. My passion lies in supporting children, youth, young adults, and parents in their mental health journey.
Are you or your child navigating anxiety, depression, negative self esteem, peer relationship challenges, grief, trauma or emotion dysregulation? Are you facing ups and downs as you transition into early adulthood? You don't have to face these challenges alone. Hi and welcome! I'm Brittany, a dedicated therapist with a Master's degree in Social Work, and over ten years of working with children and youth. I have experience working in schools, healthcare, residential care, and with newcomers to Canada. My passion lies in supporting children, youth, young adults, and parents in their mental health journey.
(548) 490-4616 View (548) 490-4616
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Pankaj Kapoor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Caledon Village, ON L7C
Are you having difficulty coping with anxiety, depression, addictions, sexual orientation and work like balance? Are you having marital conflicts due to complex family dynamics or cultural expectations ? Are you feeling negative about yourself and having identity issues? Have you experienced domestic abuse and now struggling emotionally? Do you struggle with anger, self esteem, social pressures, life transitions? Are you finding it challenging to deal with your past trauma? Are you going through divorce? Are you finding it difficult to have conversations with your teenager? Are you looking for Court Ordered "Anger Management"?
Are you having difficulty coping with anxiety, depression, addictions, sexual orientation and work like balance? Are you having marital conflicts due to complex family dynamics or cultural expectations ? Are you feeling negative about yourself and having identity issues? Have you experienced domestic abuse and now struggling emotionally? Do you struggle with anger, self esteem, social pressures, life transitions? Are you finding it challenging to deal with your past trauma? Are you going through divorce? Are you finding it difficult to have conversations with your teenager? Are you looking for Court Ordered "Anger Management"?
(289) 806-2495 View (289) 806-2495
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Kylie Posteraro
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA
Verified Verified
Caledon Village, ON L7K
Maya Angelou said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you". Our stories are profound and provide significant insight into who we are and where we have come from. It is through the act of sharing our stories that we are able to derive meaning and purpose from the painful experiences of life. Having someone to come alongside you to assist in processing pieces of your story can prove to be a healing and rewarding experience.
Maya Angelou said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you". Our stories are profound and provide significant insight into who we are and where we have come from. It is through the act of sharing our stories that we are able to derive meaning and purpose from the painful experiences of life. Having someone to come alongside you to assist in processing pieces of your story can prove to be a healing and rewarding experience.
(289) 536-5077 View (289) 536-5077
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Ragavi Mangalaruban
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), ADMH, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caledon Village, ON L7K  (Online Only)
Do you feel disconnected from your own thoughts and feelings?, Do you feel distant from your loved ones? Are you constantly worrying about what to do? If you answered yes to one of these questions and you are currently experiencing challenges and struggles with your mental health, substance use, mood swings, relationship, anger or anything else beyond this list, know that you’re not alone. Neglecting your own needs or contemplating on wheather you should reach out for support can feel overwhelming and exhausting.
Do you feel disconnected from your own thoughts and feelings?, Do you feel distant from your loved ones? Are you constantly worrying about what to do? If you answered yes to one of these questions and you are currently experiencing challenges and struggles with your mental health, substance use, mood swings, relationship, anger or anything else beyond this list, know that you’re not alone. Neglecting your own needs or contemplating on wheather you should reach out for support can feel overwhelming and exhausting.
(289) 272-8454 View (289) 272-8454

More Therapists Nearby

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Monica Bhullar-Sandhu
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Hon, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Caledon, ON L7C
I offer individual therapy for a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, intergenerational trauma, self-esteem, motivation, and much more.
Life will throw unexpected curve balls. It's those times when you need someone to talk to most. I am honored to be able to share a brave and safe space to work with individuals and their struggles. I offer ways to grow, build resiliency, and offer coping and healing strategies to get through tough times.
I offer individual therapy for a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, intergenerational trauma, self-esteem, motivation, and much more.
Life will throw unexpected curve balls. It's those times when you need someone to talk to most. I am honored to be able to share a brave and safe space to work with individuals and their struggles. I offer ways to grow, build resiliency, and offer coping and healing strategies to get through tough times.
(365) 801-5709 View (365) 801-5709
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Belal Zia
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PhD, (cand)
Verified Verified
Brampton, ON L6R
I offer treatment for adults, adolescents and couples facing problems with mood and anxiety, difficulty maintaining relationships, self-harm and suicide risk, and clinical disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorders, and personality disorders. I also offer support to couples aimed at improving their relationship through exploring patterns of conflict and fostering effective communication. My services for couples includes specialized treatment that helps couples who are uncertain about their future develop clarity and confidence about the next steps in their relationship.
I offer treatment for adults, adolescents and couples facing problems with mood and anxiety, difficulty maintaining relationships, self-harm and suicide risk, and clinical disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorders, and personality disorders. I also offer support to couples aimed at improving their relationship through exploring patterns of conflict and fostering effective communication. My services for couples includes specialized treatment that helps couples who are uncertain about their future develop clarity and confidence about the next steps in their relationship.
(289) 203-0024 View (289) 203-0024
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Acceptance Group
Counsellor, PhD, OAHMP
Verified Verified
Brampton, ON L6S
Depression/anxiety/stress are my specialties .
Do you feel it is difficult to get out of bed ? When you think about another day is there nothing to think about? BEEN THERE, DONE THAT , GOT THE T-SHIRT. Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? I get where you are coming from
Depression/anxiety/stress are my specialties .
Do you feel it is difficult to get out of bed ? When you think about another day is there nothing to think about? BEEN THERE, DONE THAT , GOT THE T-SHIRT. Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? I get where you are coming from
(289) 809-4319 View (289) 809-4319
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Samanta Cumberbatch-Mejia
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6R  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, children and youth with sexual behaviour problems, family conflict, and relationship issues.
Welcome to Olive Tree Counselling and Psychotherapy! I believe the tree is a great metaphor for helping clients understand how their current difficulties are often rooted in earlier experiences. Like the olive tree, I believe people are inherently resilient and capable of thriving in spite of the challenges they may face. Reaching out for help can be a daunting experience, but I can offer a safe and empathetic space for you to gain insight into and process past hurts, explore healthier ways to cope, live a more meaningful and authentic life, and learn how to communicate your needs and boundaries with others.
I specialize in trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, children and youth with sexual behaviour problems, family conflict, and relationship issues.
Welcome to Olive Tree Counselling and Psychotherapy! I believe the tree is a great metaphor for helping clients understand how their current difficulties are often rooted in earlier experiences. Like the olive tree, I believe people are inherently resilient and capable of thriving in spite of the challenges they may face. Reaching out for help can be a daunting experience, but I can offer a safe and empathetic space for you to gain insight into and process past hurts, explore healthier ways to cope, live a more meaningful and authentic life, and learn how to communicate your needs and boundaries with others.
(647) 424-1389 View (647) 424-1389
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The Trauma Healing Center- Rupika Sharma
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CSFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, panic or overwhelmed? Unable to identify what's going with you? Feeling unheard? We can facilitate you on the journey of positive change and healing. Our experience helps us in supporting clients struggling to cope with stress, symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic attacks, individual trauma processing, low self-esteem, relationship issues, guilt, shame & more. We can work together and activate the resources that are lying within you. You are just a call away towards your journey of healthy change, overcome challenges of your everyday life and maintain mental well-being.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, panic or overwhelmed? Unable to identify what's going with you? Feeling unheard? We can facilitate you on the journey of positive change and healing. Our experience helps us in supporting clients struggling to cope with stress, symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic attacks, individual trauma processing, low self-esteem, relationship issues, guilt, shame & more. We can work together and activate the resources that are lying within you. You are just a call away towards your journey of healthy change, overcome challenges of your everyday life and maintain mental well-being.
(226) 756-1592 View (226) 756-1592
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Noela McFarlane
Registered Social Worker, BA BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can take us on a path that we never expected I can help give you a new direction. From me you can expect careful listening, professionalism and compassion. I am a registered Social Worker with over 7 years of experience helping and supporting individuals, families and couples. During that time I have helped people with depression, anxiety, stressful situations and life transitions.
Sometimes life can take us on a path that we never expected I can help give you a new direction. From me you can expect careful listening, professionalism and compassion. I am a registered Social Worker with over 7 years of experience helping and supporting individuals, families and couples. During that time I have helped people with depression, anxiety, stressful situations and life transitions.
(289) 312-4985 View (289) 312-4985
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Salwa Mawji
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kleinburg, ON L0J
Welcome to Therapy Heals! I am a Registered Social Worker and hold a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, after having completed my Bachelors of Social Work from York University. I have worked with individuals, children/adolescents, young adults, couples, families, and groups in a variety of capacities. My expertise is in anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, parenting challenges, self-esteem issues, stress and relationship difficulties.
Welcome to Therapy Heals! I am a Registered Social Worker and hold a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, after having completed my Bachelors of Social Work from York University. I have worked with individuals, children/adolescents, young adults, couples, families, and groups in a variety of capacities. My expertise is in anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, parenting challenges, self-esteem issues, stress and relationship difficulties.
(888) 340-4325 View (888) 340-4325
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Rima Sehgal
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6R  (Online Only)
I work with experiencing recurring patterns of emotional hurt, and relationship conflicts, unable to see their positive qualities, criticize themselves, or have trouble asserting themselves and speaking their minds. The common conditions that I work with include anxiety, PTSD, relationship or marriage conflict, workplace stress, persistent tension, self-doubt, or depression.
I work with experiencing recurring patterns of emotional hurt, and relationship conflicts, unable to see their positive qualities, criticize themselves, or have trouble asserting themselves and speaking their minds. The common conditions that I work with include anxiety, PTSD, relationship or marriage conflict, workplace stress, persistent tension, self-doubt, or depression.
(647) 360-7035 View (647) 360-7035
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Shanna-Kay Stephens
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6R
Clients seek counselling for a variety of reasons - relationship difficulties, marital problems, workplace stress, parent-child conflict, family dysfunction, anger, depression, grief, and major losses and changes in their lives. At times people become tired of the way they perceive or undervalue themselves or conversely, they may be tired of communicating with their partners, children, and others in a non-effective way. This may create high stress levels, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, and hopelessness, and as a result they may feel lost, misunderstood, or caught in a never-ending cycle and are seeking a different outcome.
Clients seek counselling for a variety of reasons - relationship difficulties, marital problems, workplace stress, parent-child conflict, family dysfunction, anger, depression, grief, and major losses and changes in their lives. At times people become tired of the way they perceive or undervalue themselves or conversely, they may be tired of communicating with their partners, children, and others in a non-effective way. This may create high stress levels, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, and hopelessness, and as a result they may feel lost, misunderstood, or caught in a never-ending cycle and are seeking a different outcome.
(226) 916-5349 View (226) 916-5349
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Taleisha Stec-Marksman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients! - Are you a preteen, teen or young adult that feels as if life is kicking your butt? You don't know how to feel with the stress and anxiety of everyday life? Or, you don't know how to make the right plans to set you up for the rest of your life? Going through life is tough, and sometimes no-one else understands, or will not give the time of day to listen. This may lead to depression, barriers in your everyday life, and just an overall overwhelming sense of being. All of these challenges are difficult, but very real. Your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours are all valid!
I am currently accepting new clients! - Are you a preteen, teen or young adult that feels as if life is kicking your butt? You don't know how to feel with the stress and anxiety of everyday life? Or, you don't know how to make the right plans to set you up for the rest of your life? Going through life is tough, and sometimes no-one else understands, or will not give the time of day to listen. This may lead to depression, barriers in your everyday life, and just an overall overwhelming sense of being. All of these challenges are difficult, but very real. Your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours are all valid!
(289) 301-4823 View (289) 301-4823
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Sumara Riaz
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, ADMH, MACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6S  (Online Only)
As being a Muslim woman, mother, and first generation Canadian, I found it’s difficult to navigate through too many roles and responsibilities that lead us towards facing many mental health issues of anxiety, depression, stress, and low self esteem, at times. I can help you with navigating through these challenges, staying focused, engaged, working towards and achieving your life goals as well as in attaining an authentic self. I have graduated in Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology, qualified to provide virtual counselling and psychotherapy under the supervision of an approved supervisor.
As being a Muslim woman, mother, and first generation Canadian, I found it’s difficult to navigate through too many roles and responsibilities that lead us towards facing many mental health issues of anxiety, depression, stress, and low self esteem, at times. I can help you with navigating through these challenges, staying focused, engaged, working towards and achieving your life goals as well as in attaining an authentic self. I have graduated in Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology, qualified to provide virtual counselling and psychotherapy under the supervision of an approved supervisor.
(289) 806-5015 View (289) 806-5015
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Unconditional Therapy with Shawn Lucas
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6X
Often we can experience depression, anxiety, sleep problems, difficulty returning to work and even addictions.
Focussing on grief and loss, our practice works with those who have suffered difficult and sudden losses and are struggling. With more than twenty years experience providing grief counseling, we provide a welcoming, safe and confidential environment to explore challenging emotions and beliefs to help our clients find new meaning, purpose, hope and identity.
Often we can experience depression, anxiety, sleep problems, difficulty returning to work and even addictions.
Focussing on grief and loss, our practice works with those who have suffered difficult and sudden losses and are struggling. With more than twenty years experience providing grief counseling, we provide a welcoming, safe and confidential environment to explore challenging emotions and beliefs to help our clients find new meaning, purpose, hope and identity.
(647) 905-5168 View (647) 905-5168
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Fraidie Eva Burshtyn
Registered Social Worker, BA, HBSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Brampton, ON L7A
I have been a clinical therapist for over thirty years. I have worked and continue to work with a variety of clients experiencing hardships or challenges in their lives. These include marital issues, parent/child conflicts, separation/divorce, parental alienation, grief, depression/anxiety, work-related problems, adolescent self-esteem and bullying and childhood abuse. I value the therapeutic relationship that is at all times safe, validating and nonjudgmental.
I have been a clinical therapist for over thirty years. I have worked and continue to work with a variety of clients experiencing hardships or challenges in their lives. These include marital issues, parent/child conflicts, separation/divorce, parental alienation, grief, depression/anxiety, work-related problems, adolescent self-esteem and bullying and childhood abuse. I value the therapeutic relationship that is at all times safe, validating and nonjudgmental.
(289) 274-7545 View (289) 274-7545
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Joe Gentile
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caledon East, ON L7C
I have experience working with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship conflict, grief, loss, trauma, & behavioural addictions such as problem gambling, gaming and internet use.
Experiencing feelings of sadness, stress and/or anxiety? Overwhelmed by thoughts about the past or worries about the future? Looking to improve your current life situation, mood and/or relationships? Counselling can lead to increased satisfaction in life and relationships. I provide individual, couples, and family counselling to children, youth and adults seeking to enhance social, emotional and overall well-being. Adopting a client-focused, strength based approach, I support clients in building self-awareness, self-esteem, and coping skills to facilitate desired change.
I have experience working with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship conflict, grief, loss, trauma, & behavioural addictions such as problem gambling, gaming and internet use.
Experiencing feelings of sadness, stress and/or anxiety? Overwhelmed by thoughts about the past or worries about the future? Looking to improve your current life situation, mood and/or relationships? Counselling can lead to increased satisfaction in life and relationships. I provide individual, couples, and family counselling to children, youth and adults seeking to enhance social, emotional and overall well-being. Adopting a client-focused, strength based approach, I support clients in building self-awareness, self-esteem, and coping skills to facilitate desired change.
(647) 313-2706 View (647) 313-2706
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Marta Mackiw
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Caledon, ON L7C
I have been fortunate enough to find my passion in working with and helping others. Connecting with a therapist is a challenging first step, but it is often the first step towards discovery, growth, and change. I aspire to create a safe and comfortable space for clients to uncover their resiliency and explore skills that help them increase their ability to cope with life difficulties. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy for a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, self-esteem, domestic violence, communication problems, stress management, and life transitions.
I have been fortunate enough to find my passion in working with and helping others. Connecting with a therapist is a challenging first step, but it is often the first step towards discovery, growth, and change. I aspire to create a safe and comfortable space for clients to uncover their resiliency and explore skills that help them increase their ability to cope with life difficulties. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy for a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, self-esteem, domestic violence, communication problems, stress management, and life transitions.
(647) 953-2034 View (647) 953-2034
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Tracey Hand-Breckenridge
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Shelburne, ON L0N  (Online Only)
Does it feel like there is 'something' missing in your life? Is an important relationship troubled? Has depression or anxiety become a huge weight for you? These things, PTSD/trauma due to COVID-19 or other reasons, chronic or palliative illness can all have an enormous impact on your life and those around you--and there are approaches that will help you manage. Whether your needs are emotional, psychological or social in nature, or are seeking care that is spiritually integrated or faith based, I will help you address them in the way that is best for you. Peace, purpose, wellness are found in the balance of mind, body and soul.
Does it feel like there is 'something' missing in your life? Is an important relationship troubled? Has depression or anxiety become a huge weight for you? These things, PTSD/trauma due to COVID-19 or other reasons, chronic or palliative illness can all have an enormous impact on your life and those around you--and there are approaches that will help you manage. Whether your needs are emotional, psychological or social in nature, or are seeking care that is spiritually integrated or faith based, I will help you address them in the way that is best for you. Peace, purpose, wellness are found in the balance of mind, body and soul.
(519) 940-4357 View (519) 940-4357
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Preeti Taneja
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A
Are you silently struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress? Are you seeking a new way to heal, become mindful, and manage your life in a thoughtful, present way? Are you having challenges communicating in your relationships? I am committed to practicing empathy and compassion by actively listening to my clients and their concerns. Being mindful that each individual’s journey is unique, I will work hand-in-hand with you to implement an achievable plan that will focus on your needs and improve your quality of life. I work hard to build trust through confidential support that is offered in a safe, non-judgmental space.
Are you silently struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress? Are you seeking a new way to heal, become mindful, and manage your life in a thoughtful, present way? Are you having challenges communicating in your relationships? I am committed to practicing empathy and compassion by actively listening to my clients and their concerns. Being mindful that each individual’s journey is unique, I will work hand-in-hand with you to implement an achievable plan that will focus on your needs and improve your quality of life. I work hard to build trust through confidential support that is offered in a safe, non-judgmental space.
(437) 747-6479 View (437) 747-6479
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Beck & Associates
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Caledon East, ON L7C  (Online Only)
If you are overwhelmed by your situation or you are experiencing feelings of depression, stress, anxiety, or loss, you don’t have to go it alone. Speaking with a trusted counsellor can relieve pressure, share the burden and open up new thinking and perspectives - ultimately changing the way you behave and feel. My approach is compassionate, pragmatic, collaborative and strength based. We will explore ways to rediscover your resources, try new strategies, and put you back in charge of your life.
If you are overwhelmed by your situation or you are experiencing feelings of depression, stress, anxiety, or loss, you don’t have to go it alone. Speaking with a trusted counsellor can relieve pressure, share the burden and open up new thinking and perspectives - ultimately changing the way you behave and feel. My approach is compassionate, pragmatic, collaborative and strength based. We will explore ways to rediscover your resources, try new strategies, and put you back in charge of your life.
(289) 206-5389 View (289) 206-5389
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Josh Kirstein
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caledon, ON L7C
Making the decision to seek out therapy can be daunting. However, for many of us, who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, talking with someone about it can be an important first-step in the journey towards healing and self-discovery. As a therapist, my primary objective is to aide you in this journey, by creating a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space for you to explore any issues you may be experiencing.
Making the decision to seek out therapy can be daunting. However, for many of us, who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, talking with someone about it can be an important first-step in the journey towards healing and self-discovery. As a therapist, my primary objective is to aide you in this journey, by creating a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space for you to explore any issues you may be experiencing.
(365) 298-5249 View (365) 298-5249
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Octavia Marquis
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A
I understand first-hand how depression and anxiety can seep into every part of our life and create layers of anger, shame and guilt.
I understand that vulnerability in therapy can be new and intimidating work for some of us. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental and comforting environment for those from various backgrounds. My primary focus is centred on supporting young adults struggling with transitional periods, anxiety/depression and individuals who may struggle with intergenerational trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and emotional regulation.
I understand first-hand how depression and anxiety can seep into every part of our life and create layers of anger, shame and guilt.
I understand that vulnerability in therapy can be new and intimidating work for some of us. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental and comforting environment for those from various backgrounds. My primary focus is centred on supporting young adults struggling with transitional periods, anxiety/depression and individuals who may struggle with intergenerational trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and emotional regulation.
(437) 747-5506 View (437) 747-5506
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.