Depression Therapists in East York, ON

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DBT => Abloom Therapy: Anxiety, Life Transitions
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MACP, BFA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
East York, ON M4G  (Online Only)
I work with those who are in the midst of significant life transitions & struggling with - Borderline Personality Disorder, anxiety, depression, abandonment pain, anger, career, panic, trauma, relationship issues, self-worth, self esteem, stress, perfectionism, self-harming, cutting, suicidal ideation, family, & more.
Are you ready for more than just validation? Are you wrapped up tight in your suffering? I invite you to unfold here. Unfold and explore your pain, your curiousity, your resistance, your strength, your power, your joy, your vulnerability, and your peace. Hi, I’m Sarah - the founder of Abloom Therapy & Wellness based in Ontario. I spent 23+ years navigating the corporate professional world. In that time, I also married, became a mom, and divorced. I also discovered my most treasured core value - human connection - fueled by a desire to preserve and promote the well-being of others, and to nurture my own well-being in the same ways.
I work with those who are in the midst of significant life transitions & struggling with - Borderline Personality Disorder, anxiety, depression, abandonment pain, anger, career, panic, trauma, relationship issues, self-worth, self esteem, stress, perfectionism, self-harming, cutting, suicidal ideation, family, & more.
Are you ready for more than just validation? Are you wrapped up tight in your suffering? I invite you to unfold here. Unfold and explore your pain, your curiousity, your resistance, your strength, your power, your joy, your vulnerability, and your peace. Hi, I’m Sarah - the founder of Abloom Therapy & Wellness based in Ontario. I spent 23+ years navigating the corporate professional world. In that time, I also married, became a mom, and divorced. I also discovered my most treasured core value - human connection - fueled by a desire to preserve and promote the well-being of others, and to nurture my own well-being in the same ways.
(289) 301-8427 View (289) 301-8427
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Valery Belyanin
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, PhD, OAMHP, CRPO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East York, ON M4C  (Online Only)
Valery Beyanin helps his clients to deal with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, relationship issues, after MVA, and problems problems with law system.
Valery Belyanin is a Registered Psychotherapist with 20+ years of experience. He provides help for clients with low self-esteem, low mood, for those who worry about life events and struggle with accepting themselves or are dealing with the challenges they face.
Valery Beyanin helps his clients to deal with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, relationship issues, after MVA, and problems problems with law system.
Valery Belyanin is a Registered Psychotherapist with 20+ years of experience. He provides help for clients with low self-esteem, low mood, for those who worry about life events and struggle with accepting themselves or are dealing with the challenges they face.
(647) 360-8980 View (647) 360-8980
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Katie Pula - Relational Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Symptoms of anxiety, depression, loss, grief, big life changes, burn-out and mood disorders can be relieved greatly through emotional exploration, mindfulness techniques, and self-compassion. My approach is based on the belief that a deeper understanding of ‘self’ ultimately instills a stronger sense of peace and health in our day to day lives. Honing our natural ability to self-regulate and heal often begins with naming our struggles and traumas in the presence of a supportive other. From here we gain greater clarity on how to take care of ourselves, create boundaries and self-care patterns that instigate lasting change.
Symptoms of anxiety, depression, loss, grief, big life changes, burn-out and mood disorders can be relieved greatly through emotional exploration, mindfulness techniques, and self-compassion. My approach is based on the belief that a deeper understanding of ‘self’ ultimately instills a stronger sense of peace and health in our day to day lives. Honing our natural ability to self-regulate and heal often begins with naming our struggles and traumas in the presence of a supportive other. From here we gain greater clarity on how to take care of ourselves, create boundaries and self-care patterns that instigate lasting change.
(647) 931-2489 View (647) 931-2489
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Divine Muzia - Elevated Minds Therapy
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East York, ON M4W
If you are experiencing challenges with depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, interpersonal conflict, self esteem, life transitions, and stress management, you don't have to do it alone, I'm here to help.
Though, everyone's journey through life is different, its complexities can be challenging. Understandably, you may be overwhelmed juggling personal and professional responsibilities on your own, where some find refuge in overcoming such obstacles that affect their well-being with a skilled professional. As a therapist and mindset coach, I bring a unique blend of a trauma-informed lens, strengths-based approach, and a warm, approachable demeanor to my practice. I am passionate about guiding individuals on their journey towards personal or professional growth and well-being.
If you are experiencing challenges with depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, interpersonal conflict, self esteem, life transitions, and stress management, you don't have to do it alone, I'm here to help.
Though, everyone's journey through life is different, its complexities can be challenging. Understandably, you may be overwhelmed juggling personal and professional responsibilities on your own, where some find refuge in overcoming such obstacles that affect their well-being with a skilled professional. As a therapist and mindset coach, I bring a unique blend of a trauma-informed lens, strengths-based approach, and a warm, approachable demeanor to my practice. I am passionate about guiding individuals on their journey towards personal or professional growth and well-being.
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Miranda Borisenko
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4C
Choosing the right therapist is an important step toward making positive life changes. To help you with this, I would be happy to meet with you for a free 30-minute consultation to assist you in deciding if therapy and my approach are what you are looking for. My areas of expertise include: stress management, anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma recovery, family/couple relationships, work-related stress, parenting and sexual orientation/identity. I will help you focus and decide on what you want to change, and help you map a path to get there.
Choosing the right therapist is an important step toward making positive life changes. To help you with this, I would be happy to meet with you for a free 30-minute consultation to assist you in deciding if therapy and my approach are what you are looking for. My areas of expertise include: stress management, anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma recovery, family/couple relationships, work-related stress, parenting and sexual orientation/identity. I will help you focus and decide on what you want to change, and help you map a path to get there.
(647) 697-3346 View (647) 697-3346
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Erin Hooks
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East York, ON M4G  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficulties managing school or work related stress? My focus is on providing a caring, non-judgmental and safe space for clients to share their stories and work through their challenges. I believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” method to supporting clients, and trust the client is the expert of their own life. I also understand the importance of developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship and strive to help my clients to recognize their existing strengths, while acknowledging their unique needs, priorities and values.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficulties managing school or work related stress? My focus is on providing a caring, non-judgmental and safe space for clients to share their stories and work through their challenges. I believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” method to supporting clients, and trust the client is the expert of their own life. I also understand the importance of developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship and strive to help my clients to recognize their existing strengths, while acknowledging their unique needs, priorities and values.
(647) 361-0403 View (647) 361-0403
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Donna Akman
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Psychologist with over 25 years of experience, working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked extensively in the area of women’s mental health and trauma-informed therapy. My practice is geared towards people who are experiencing such issues as depression, anxiety, grief, low self esteem, and low self-confidence. Many of my clients seek help to deal with overwhelming emotions or negative beliefs, work or family stress, relationship problems, caretaking demands, major life changes, or are just feeling stuck. For some people, unresolved issues from the past are creating problems in the present.
I am a Registered Psychologist with over 25 years of experience, working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked extensively in the area of women’s mental health and trauma-informed therapy. My practice is geared towards people who are experiencing such issues as depression, anxiety, grief, low self esteem, and low self-confidence. Many of my clients seek help to deal with overwhelming emotions or negative beliefs, work or family stress, relationship problems, caretaking demands, major life changes, or are just feeling stuck. For some people, unresolved issues from the past are creating problems in the present.
(647) 905-6098 View (647) 905-6098
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LGBTQ Counselling & Clinical Supervision
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4C  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling to come out, questioning your gender identity, are in transition, living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse(s) or experience challenges in your relationship(s) (poly+) then I am here to help.
LGBTQ Counselling is a therapeutic practice dedicated to the care of, and treatment for, members (18+ only) of queer (LGBTQ2SIA+) communities by a queer identified counsellor. I also offer Clinical Supervision for therapists/counsellors and qualifying therapists.
Whether you are struggling to come out, questioning your gender identity, are in transition, living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse(s) or experience challenges in your relationship(s) (poly+) then I am here to help.
LGBTQ Counselling is a therapeutic practice dedicated to the care of, and treatment for, members (18+ only) of queer (LGBTQ2SIA+) communities by a queer identified counsellor. I also offer Clinical Supervision for therapists/counsellors and qualifying therapists.
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Stephanie Shields
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4G
My practice offers psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and parents. People who contact me usually do so because they are experiencing difficulty managing as they face life's challenges or are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of stress, depression or anxiety. By the time people contact me they have usually been in distress for some time. They want some relief, they want clarity and they don't want to feel judged.
My practice offers psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and parents. People who contact me usually do so because they are experiencing difficulty managing as they face life's challenges or are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of stress, depression or anxiety. By the time people contact me they have usually been in distress for some time. They want some relief, they want clarity and they don't want to feel judged.
(647) 492-8321 View (647) 492-8321
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Mary Fulford-Winsor
Registered Psychotherapist, CTP, Dipl
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4J
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
(855) 753-0202 View (855) 753-0202
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Julie Zikman Toporoski
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
East York, ON M4K
Stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, anger management and partner conflict and/or violence.
My empathic, non-judgmental approach to clients seeking support for a broad range of difficulties has lead to effective therapeutic partnerships for over twenty years. I have extensive experience conducting assessments and providing personalized therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups dealing with complex difficulties.
Stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, anger management and partner conflict and/or violence.
My empathic, non-judgmental approach to clients seeking support for a broad range of difficulties has lead to effective therapeutic partnerships for over twenty years. I have extensive experience conducting assessments and providing personalized therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups dealing with complex difficulties.
(289) 272-7172 View (289) 272-7172
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Mia Sheard
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA, CAPT, Gestalt
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
East York, ON M4K
Many of my clients struggle with anxiety, depression, relationships, or trauma.
Change is possible. You might be looking here because you've tried everything else, and you're still struggling. We all need support. You don't need to struggle alone. I provide a space where you can explore your feelings, be heard and supported with compassion. I work in the present moment, and include all aspects of what it means to be human: your body, mind and spirit. I'll provide you with feedback, so you can gain new awareness. My approach is creative, relational, and I bring humour into my sessions. I offer a free 15-20 initial phone session.
Many of my clients struggle with anxiety, depression, relationships, or trauma.
Change is possible. You might be looking here because you've tried everything else, and you're still struggling. We all need support. You don't need to struggle alone. I provide a space where you can explore your feelings, be heard and supported with compassion. I work in the present moment, and include all aspects of what it means to be human: your body, mind and spirit. I'll provide you with feedback, so you can gain new awareness. My approach is creative, relational, and I bring humour into my sessions. I offer a free 15-20 initial phone session.
(647) 401-4887 View (647) 401-4887
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Sarah Gilbert
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4C
Over 20 years, I have specialized in supporting individuals and families through separation and divorce, children and teens coping with social, emotional or behavioral issues, and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress management.
The cornerstone of my work is in building relationships where clients feel listened to, validated, and able to build trust in the therapeutic process. Together, we start with identifying areas of concern as well as personal strengths, and work towards finding strategies to move towards positive change. Through the process, there is a wonderful opportunity for learning more about yourself and those around you. Talking about issues that may be causing you distress is an incredibly important step in building life-long skills of self-awareness, self-care, and self-compassion.
Over 20 years, I have specialized in supporting individuals and families through separation and divorce, children and teens coping with social, emotional or behavioral issues, and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress management.
The cornerstone of my work is in building relationships where clients feel listened to, validated, and able to build trust in the therapeutic process. Together, we start with identifying areas of concern as well as personal strengths, and work towards finding strategies to move towards positive change. Through the process, there is a wonderful opportunity for learning more about yourself and those around you. Talking about issues that may be causing you distress is an incredibly important step in building life-long skills of self-awareness, self-care, and self-compassion.
(647) 697-6428 View (647) 697-6428
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Julia Harbinson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4J
Not accepting new clients
I offer individual therapy to adults experiencing a range of challenges, which may include anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship or workplace stress, life transitions and change, parenting, and grief and loss.
I help people become their most authentic selves by supporting them to successfully navigate life's challenges. I am a non-judgemental and collaborative listener, who uses effective, clinically proven mental health tools to facilitate strength, resilience and self-awareness. I place a strong focus on nurturing a trusting and caring therapeutic relationship and I work collaboratively to help you meet your therapy goals.
I offer individual therapy to adults experiencing a range of challenges, which may include anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship or workplace stress, life transitions and change, parenting, and grief and loss.
I help people become their most authentic selves by supporting them to successfully navigate life's challenges. I am a non-judgemental and collaborative listener, who uses effective, clinically proven mental health tools to facilitate strength, resilience and self-awareness. I place a strong focus on nurturing a trusting and caring therapeutic relationship and I work collaboratively to help you meet your therapy goals.
(647) 696-6704 View (647) 696-6704
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Laura Crawford
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Some of the concerns we can work together around include anxiety, depression, trauma, relational concerns, family dynamics, and life transitions.
Engaging in therapy, whether for the first time or with a new therapist, can be intensively vulnerable. When working with me, I approach each session with genuine curiosity and openness to help create a felt sense of safety for clients to explore their feelings and concerns. As a Registered Social Worker who specializes in working with young people, adults, and families, I have experience working with clients and families in various contexts, including as a child and family therapist, school social worker, and individual therapist.
Some of the concerns we can work together around include anxiety, depression, trauma, relational concerns, family dynamics, and life transitions.
Engaging in therapy, whether for the first time or with a new therapist, can be intensively vulnerable. When working with me, I approach each session with genuine curiosity and openness to help create a felt sense of safety for clients to explore their feelings and concerns. As a Registered Social Worker who specializes in working with young people, adults, and families, I have experience working with clients and families in various contexts, including as a child and family therapist, school social worker, and individual therapist.
(437) 524-0589 View (437) 524-0589
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Jessica Brunino (Currently Accepting New Clients) -Sana Therapy And Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M3C  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed? Struggling to cope or manage? Perhaps you have experienced a traumatic event such as family violence, abuse, relationship challenges, grief or loss. I am a trauma-informed Cinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist who understands the complex impact trauma and life’s challenges can have on an individual’s well-being, mental health, sense of worth, and how it can shape a person’s ability to cope. If you're an adult or adolescent, I would love to work alongside you, co-creating a unique path to your healing and wellness in a way that’s meaningful and effective for you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed? Struggling to cope or manage? Perhaps you have experienced a traumatic event such as family violence, abuse, relationship challenges, grief or loss. I am a trauma-informed Cinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist who understands the complex impact trauma and life’s challenges can have on an individual’s well-being, mental health, sense of worth, and how it can shape a person’s ability to cope. If you're an adult or adolescent, I would love to work alongside you, co-creating a unique path to your healing and wellness in a way that’s meaningful and effective for you.
(437) 747-8686 View (437) 747-8686
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Bethany Good
Registered Social Worker, RSW, PhD
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4W
Bethany has experience working with individuals who have struggled with unexpected setbacks or challenges associated with relationship changes, family changes, loss and grief. Additionally, she has experience supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental traits/ diagnoses, such as ASD, ADHD, learning exceptionalities Gifted and LD. Bethany has experience supporting people with more complex emotional and behavioural difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, histories of developmental trauma, and those with diagnoses of mood and personality disorders, PTSD, and Complex PTSD.
Bethany has experience working with individuals who have struggled with unexpected setbacks or challenges associated with relationship changes, family changes, loss and grief. Additionally, she has experience supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental traits/ diagnoses, such as ASD, ADHD, learning exceptionalities Gifted and LD. Bethany has experience supporting people with more complex emotional and behavioural difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, histories of developmental trauma, and those with diagnoses of mood and personality disorders, PTSD, and Complex PTSD.
(647) 699-7637 View (647) 699-7637
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Allan Findlay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4G
I see couples in therapy who tell me they are quarrelling too much or who have drifted apart. Often, they need help with slowing down, expressing their softer feelings and understanding their partner's emotions. I also see couples whose lives have been turned upside down by an extra-marital affair and worry that there will never be trust again. I help them learn how an affair doesn't have to mean the end of a relationship. I also see individuals with anxiety, depression and trauma from childhood interfering with their present lives. Young adults and their parents see me for family therapy to improve their relationships.
I see couples in therapy who tell me they are quarrelling too much or who have drifted apart. Often, they need help with slowing down, expressing their softer feelings and understanding their partner's emotions. I also see couples whose lives have been turned upside down by an extra-marital affair and worry that there will never be trust again. I help them learn how an affair doesn't have to mean the end of a relationship. I also see individuals with anxiety, depression and trauma from childhood interfering with their present lives. Young adults and their parents see me for family therapy to improve their relationships.
(647) 692-2597 View (647) 692-2597
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Trish Sai-Chew
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East York, ON M4K
You may feel that no matter what you do, it's not enough. You carry a huge weight on your shoulders, which can be overwhelming. It takes courage to face the pain and grief of life's challenges. In my work as an arts-based psychotherapist, I am witness to my clients' courage and resilience on a daily basis. I offer a safe, supportive space to explore one's heart and uncover hidden strengths and resources together. My approach is collaborative, person-centred and trauma-informed. I have worked for over fifteen years supporting clients experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, family conflict, trauma, and disability.
You may feel that no matter what you do, it's not enough. You carry a huge weight on your shoulders, which can be overwhelming. It takes courage to face the pain and grief of life's challenges. In my work as an arts-based psychotherapist, I am witness to my clients' courage and resilience on a daily basis. I offer a safe, supportive space to explore one's heart and uncover hidden strengths and resources together. My approach is collaborative, person-centred and trauma-informed. I have worked for over fifteen years supporting clients experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, family conflict, trauma, and disability.
(647) 503-4875 View (647) 503-4875
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Andreea Brabete
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East York, ON M4C
Life frequently confronts us with moments of overwhelming uncertainty, leaving us feeling stuck, anxious, and unsure about our next moves. The decision to embark on a therapeutic journey often arises from such encounters with life’s challenges. These challenges may manifest as obstacles in our daily lives or when interacting with people, and make us feel persistent anxiety or depression or perhaps just a vague sense of unease, the contemplation of something still taking form – a lingering, unarticulated question residing in our minds.
Life frequently confronts us with moments of overwhelming uncertainty, leaving us feeling stuck, anxious, and unsure about our next moves. The decision to embark on a therapeutic journey often arises from such encounters with life’s challenges. These challenges may manifest as obstacles in our daily lives or when interacting with people, and make us feel persistent anxiety or depression or perhaps just a vague sense of unease, the contemplation of something still taking form – a lingering, unarticulated question residing in our minds.
(437) 747-3821 View (437) 747-3821
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Wendy Squirell
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
East York, ON M4B
Life can feel overwhelming at times. Uncertainty, unexpected challenges and self-doubt can weigh us down. Carrying such weight can cause us to experience fatigue, worry, sleepless nights, and unwanted behaviours, thoughts and emotions. Imagine what it would be like if some of that weight could be lifted. I offer compassionate care for people with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief and trauma. Based on an integrative mix of both person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, I endeavour to inspire compassionate self-understanding with an aim towards inner healing.
Life can feel overwhelming at times. Uncertainty, unexpected challenges and self-doubt can weigh us down. Carrying such weight can cause us to experience fatigue, worry, sleepless nights, and unwanted behaviours, thoughts and emotions. Imagine what it would be like if some of that weight could be lifted. I offer compassionate care for people with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief and trauma. Based on an integrative mix of both person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, I endeavour to inspire compassionate self-understanding with an aim towards inner healing.
(437) 747-7094 View (437) 747-7094
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ReFresh Psychotherapy - Group Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4W
If you are struggling to manage your emotions, dealing with anxiety, challenges in your relationships, depression, trauma or other mental health issues you don’t have to do it alone. Struggling with our thoughts and behaviours can feel overwhelming. If you have a strong desire to understand yourself better, improve your coping skills and develop healthier ways of navigating life’s complexities we can help. Do you want to feel more empowered, confident, and emotionally resilient? With our professional expertise and guidance, we can help you find greater peace and bring you relief. No need to suffer in silence or alone.
If you are struggling to manage your emotions, dealing with anxiety, challenges in your relationships, depression, trauma or other mental health issues you don’t have to do it alone. Struggling with our thoughts and behaviours can feel overwhelming. If you have a strong desire to understand yourself better, improve your coping skills and develop healthier ways of navigating life’s complexities we can help. Do you want to feel more empowered, confident, and emotionally resilient? With our professional expertise and guidance, we can help you find greater peace and bring you relief. No need to suffer in silence or alone.
(647) 933-5717 View (647) 933-5717
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Kristy White
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, BEd, DIP
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We all want to be more balanced, more present, and to feel empowered as we move through this world. However, people often experience blockages such as depression and anxiety due to traumas and conscious or unconscious fears about their own worth, inner wisdom, and ability to pursue their own path. My purpose in working with you is to help you find meaning in your pain, heal, feel into your purpose, develop deep self love, find depth in your joy, manifest your highest good, and reflect the sparkling light of who you are back out into the world.
We all want to be more balanced, more present, and to feel empowered as we move through this world. However, people often experience blockages such as depression and anxiety due to traumas and conscious or unconscious fears about their own worth, inner wisdom, and ability to pursue their own path. My purpose in working with you is to help you find meaning in your pain, heal, feel into your purpose, develop deep self love, find depth in your joy, manifest your highest good, and reflect the sparkling light of who you are back out into the world.
(647) 558-9883 View (647) 558-9883
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Dr. Kelly Mandarino
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I am a Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical practice with children, teens, adults and families with complex needs. I work with my clients' strengths to build coping skills and resiliency while simultaneously exploring recurring themes stemming from attachment wounds or unmet needs. Having one foot in the present and one in the past helps determine how early relational experiences often continue to impact current challenges and relationships. Feeling comfortable with your therapist is first and foremost, so I offer a free phone consultation to see if we may be a good fit.
Hello and welcome! I am a Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical practice with children, teens, adults and families with complex needs. I work with my clients' strengths to build coping skills and resiliency while simultaneously exploring recurring themes stemming from attachment wounds or unmet needs. Having one foot in the present and one in the past helps determine how early relational experiences often continue to impact current challenges and relationships. Feeling comfortable with your therapist is first and foremost, so I offer a free phone consultation to see if we may be a good fit.
(647) 931-5965 View (647) 931-5965
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Andrea Sadler
Occupational Therapist, OT Reg, (ONT)
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4J
Not accepting new clients
I am a Psychotherapist/ Occupational Therapist, graduating from Queen's University in 1994. I have spent my career building an expertise in the field of Mental Health working in hospital, community and private practice settings. I have received additional training and certificates in treatment modalities such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Narrative therapy, PGAP and have offered treatment both in individual and group settings.
I am a Psychotherapist/ Occupational Therapist, graduating from Queen's University in 1994. I have spent my career building an expertise in the field of Mental Health working in hospital, community and private practice settings. I have received additional training and certificates in treatment modalities such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Narrative therapy, PGAP and have offered treatment both in individual and group settings.
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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.