Depression Therapists in Hamilton, ON

Photo of Eric Windhorst, MA, PhD, Registered Psychotherapist
Eric Windhorst
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
"What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?" Are you struggling with anxiety and/or depression? Do you feel driven to grow, yet are perpetually stuck? Are you navigating a particularly difficult life transition? I can help. I will provide you with a safe place to explore your unique situation and equip you with tools to work through it. I can meet with you in my beautiful, private office located in West Hamilton.
"What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?" Are you struggling with anxiety and/or depression? Do you feel driven to grow, yet are perpetually stuck? Are you navigating a particularly difficult life transition? I can help. I will provide you with a safe place to explore your unique situation and equip you with tools to work through it. I can meet with you in my beautiful, private office located in West Hamilton.
(289) 804-0170 View (289) 804-0170
Photo of Jahan Zeb, RSW, MSW, Registered Social Worker
Jahan Zeb
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L9B
I am specialized in treating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Substance Addiction, Parenting issues, Relationship difficulties and Grief.
Allow me to be fellow travellers in your life journey and to be your wellness and psychological flexibility coach. You CAN overcome life’s challenges and become more Open, Aware, and Engaged in Growth opportunities by putting wise effort and committed action.
I am specialized in treating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Substance Addiction, Parenting issues, Relationship difficulties and Grief.
Allow me to be fellow travellers in your life journey and to be your wellness and psychological flexibility coach. You CAN overcome life’s challenges and become more Open, Aware, and Engaged in Growth opportunities by putting wise effort and committed action.
(365) 651-0231 View (365) 651-0231
Photo of Deborah Black, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Deborah Black
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N
I strive to be the person that listens and supports you through exploring the many layers that make our circumstances unique. I offer a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment that supports clients in feeling secure when examining their thoughts and emotions. I have a strong background in working with diverse populations in addition to persons grappling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational challenges, and developmental disabilities. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, which incorporates the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects to promote overall well-being. I offer individual and couples sessions to youth (13-17)
I strive to be the person that listens and supports you through exploring the many layers that make our circumstances unique. I offer a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment that supports clients in feeling secure when examining their thoughts and emotions. I have a strong background in working with diverse populations in addition to persons grappling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational challenges, and developmental disabilities. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, which incorporates the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects to promote overall well-being. I offer individual and couples sessions to youth (13-17)
(289) 217-2344 View (289) 217-2344
Photo of Gerry Lapenta, MDiv, MTh, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Gerry Lapenta
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, MTh, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L9C
As a psychotherapist, I seek to provide you with a life transforming experience to help you deal with the difficult issues in your life, such as relationship troubles, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, or grief. I offer you an authentic human relational encounter that fosters growth, support and change. Life growth and transformation can be a beautiful experience, and it is my goal to help you experience what others have previously experienced with me. Finding happiness in life does not need to be out of reach, or seem impossible for you.
As a psychotherapist, I seek to provide you with a life transforming experience to help you deal with the difficult issues in your life, such as relationship troubles, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, or grief. I offer you an authentic human relational encounter that fosters growth, support and change. Life growth and transformation can be a beautiful experience, and it is my goal to help you experience what others have previously experienced with me. Finding happiness in life does not need to be out of reach, or seem impossible for you.
(289) 272-8543 View (289) 272-8543
Photo of Rob Menning McRae, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Rob Menning McRae
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
I focus on addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety and personal growth.
We are all on a path of healing and discovery that leads, eventually and inevitably, to the realization of our true potential. I see psychotherapy as a powerful companion on this journey - it is a helpful friend that can help ease the burden during dark times, and it is a ray of light that can guide us more quickly beyond our own limitations when we are moving towards a goal. My practice is based in modern cognitive therapy and the neuroscience of trauma, while always anchored in the wisdom of mindfulness, acceptance and nondual awareness.
I focus on addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety and personal growth.
We are all on a path of healing and discovery that leads, eventually and inevitably, to the realization of our true potential. I see psychotherapy as a powerful companion on this journey - it is a helpful friend that can help ease the burden during dark times, and it is a ray of light that can guide us more quickly beyond our own limitations when we are moving towards a goal. My practice is based in modern cognitive therapy and the neuroscience of trauma, while always anchored in the wisdom of mindfulness, acceptance and nondual awareness.
(855) 495-7219 View (855) 495-7219
Photo of Susan Shin, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Susan Shin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8L  (Online Only)
My main focus is on individuals who are struggling with burnout, but also anxiety and depression, life and health transitions, grief, fertility issues, identity and self-esteem.
How do we navigate change? As we’ve all learned in these past years, the ability to navigate change has been uncertain and very tough. But whether it’s a change in your mood, your physical health, your career, your family life and relationships, or struggling through challenges that have been out of your control, it can be a very bewildering, confusing and even scary time. As a therapist, my approach centres your safety and empowering you to uncover your inner abilities and strengths. My role is to walk beside you through the tough challenges and be a guide through – what might feel like – the wilderness of your own emotions.
My main focus is on individuals who are struggling with burnout, but also anxiety and depression, life and health transitions, grief, fertility issues, identity and self-esteem.
How do we navigate change? As we’ve all learned in these past years, the ability to navigate change has been uncertain and very tough. But whether it’s a change in your mood, your physical health, your career, your family life and relationships, or struggling through challenges that have been out of your control, it can be a very bewildering, confusing and even scary time. As a therapist, my approach centres your safety and empowering you to uncover your inner abilities and strengths. My role is to walk beside you through the tough challenges and be a guide through – what might feel like – the wilderness of your own emotions.
(647) 372-1862 View (647) 372-1862
Photo of Katie Ritchie, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Katie Ritchie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
My name is Katie Ritchie and I support individuals with a wide variety of a personal challenges in a collaborative and strength-based manner. I welcome clients with diverse needs and backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from anxiety (including intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, social phobia), depression, life transitions, addictions, and LGBT/non-binary issues.
My name is Katie Ritchie and I support individuals with a wide variety of a personal challenges in a collaborative and strength-based manner. I welcome clients with diverse needs and backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from anxiety (including intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, social phobia), depression, life transitions, addictions, and LGBT/non-binary issues.
(289) 203-2072 View (289) 203-2072
Photo of Jason Stotts, MA, RP, CCC, Registered Psychotherapist
Jason Stotts
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8S  (Online Only)
I specialize in sex and sexuality related disorders (such as "sex addiction," sexual abuse, or performance anxiety), trauma and stress related disorders (such as PTSD) from a variety of causes (rape, car accident, injury), mood disorders (such as Anxiety and Depression), and relationship and couples' issues (such as affairs and relationship conflict).
I work to meet people where they are and help them to unravel psychological problems that are negatively impacting their lives. I utilize a collaborative approach to therapy where I’ll explain what we’re doing and why so that we can engage in the process together. My goal is to help people to get back on the path towards happiness and living as well as they can.
I specialize in sex and sexuality related disorders (such as "sex addiction," sexual abuse, or performance anxiety), trauma and stress related disorders (such as PTSD) from a variety of causes (rape, car accident, injury), mood disorders (such as Anxiety and Depression), and relationship and couples' issues (such as affairs and relationship conflict).
I work to meet people where they are and help them to unravel psychological problems that are negatively impacting their lives. I utilize a collaborative approach to therapy where I’ll explain what we’re doing and why so that we can engage in the process together. My goal is to help people to get back on the path towards happiness and living as well as they can.
(289) 489-6166 View (289) 489-6166
Photo of Dawn Zivanovich - Dawn Associates, BA, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Dawn Associates
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L9B
We are dedicated to working with you & your partner, or your child, preteen or teenager deal with any number of issues including communication & conflict, addictions, bullying, behaviour & academic problems, peer, anxiety & depression.
Are you feeling stressed due to your job or workplace, family relationships or dealing with school or peers? Do you have trauma or distressing memories that are intruding on your ability to function? Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious and distressed about your situation or the issues in your life? Are you ready to talk to a therapist who can help you to navigate the problems, and work with you to reduce your anxious and negative thoughts?
We are dedicated to working with you & your partner, or your child, preteen or teenager deal with any number of issues including communication & conflict, addictions, bullying, behaviour & academic problems, peer, anxiety & depression.
Are you feeling stressed due to your job or workplace, family relationships or dealing with school or peers? Do you have trauma or distressing memories that are intruding on your ability to function? Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious and distressed about your situation or the issues in your life? Are you ready to talk to a therapist who can help you to navigate the problems, and work with you to reduce your anxious and negative thoughts?
(289) 206-8783 View (289) 206-8783
Photo of Ruth Virgo, M, S, W, Registered Social Worker
Ruth Virgo
Registered Social Worker, M, S, W
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8W
My specialities are anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship, parenting, conflict, self-esteem, self-confidence, emotional dysfunctions and Christian counselling.
Hi! Do you often feel overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety? Or “do you find it difficult to develop friendships and maintain positive relations?” “Do you experience sadness and loneliness?” “If so, come talk with me!” I am excited to work collaboratively with you on your journey to identify solutions to anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-confidence, relationship issues, and emotional dysfunction concerns; to develop coping strategies to build resilience to loss, grief, trauma, burnout, and daily activities. I will help you find meaning and purpose to live authentically. Please visit me at website: winroseoasiscounselling.com
My specialities are anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship, parenting, conflict, self-esteem, self-confidence, emotional dysfunctions and Christian counselling.
Hi! Do you often feel overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety? Or “do you find it difficult to develop friendships and maintain positive relations?” “Do you experience sadness and loneliness?” “If so, come talk with me!” I am excited to work collaboratively with you on your journey to identify solutions to anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-confidence, relationship issues, and emotional dysfunction concerns; to develop coping strategies to build resilience to loss, grief, trauma, burnout, and daily activities. I will help you find meaning and purpose to live authentically. Please visit me at website: winroseoasiscounselling.com
(289) 210-7410 View (289) 210-7410
Photo of Sarah Downey, BAH, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Sarah Downey
Registered Social Worker, BAH, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief & loss, and relationship challenges; and specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma or difficult childhoods.
My approach to counselling is strengths based, client centred and collaborative. That means working with you to figure out what’s working well, and how to do more of it. Feelings can often become overwhelming, I help people find balance and meaning. Through our work together, we will explore patterns of thoughts and behaviours which may be keeping you stuck, as well as ways of coping that aren’t helpful. I empower people to make connections between early life experiences and who they are today, moving towards change and building on their resilience.
I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief & loss, and relationship challenges; and specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma or difficult childhoods.
My approach to counselling is strengths based, client centred and collaborative. That means working with you to figure out what’s working well, and how to do more of it. Feelings can often become overwhelming, I help people find balance and meaning. Through our work together, we will explore patterns of thoughts and behaviours which may be keeping you stuck, as well as ways of coping that aren’t helpful. I empower people to make connections between early life experiences and who they are today, moving towards change and building on their resilience.
View
Photo of Sara Kohtala, RP, MA, Registered Psychotherapist
Sara Kohtala
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8M
I have a significant amount of experience in working with those who present with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, sex and relationship concerns, trauma, and oppression. My clients may struggle with internalized self-blame for the issues they're facing. I hope to help them reject harmful societal messages that lead them to believe that the problems they're having are entirely due to their personal shortcomings. I hope to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for them to process their experiences of trauma and oppression. I hope to help them develop self-care routines, strategies and boundaries to avoid burnout.
I have a significant amount of experience in working with those who present with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, sex and relationship concerns, trauma, and oppression. My clients may struggle with internalized self-blame for the issues they're facing. I hope to help them reject harmful societal messages that lead them to believe that the problems they're having are entirely due to their personal shortcomings. I hope to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for them to process their experiences of trauma and oppression. I hope to help them develop self-care routines, strategies and boundaries to avoid burnout.
(365) 661-4551 View (365) 661-4551
Photo of Dr. Frida Marshi Nasser, PhD, CPsych, Psychologist
Dr. Frida Marshi Nasser
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R  (Online Only)
I also have extensive experience assessing and treating individuals who have been involved in MVA, in workplace injuries (WSIB), first responders, and individuals who are on disability from their place of employment, who are dealing with chronic pain, anxiety, driving fear, PTSD, trauma, depression, sleep and cognitive difficulties, and other issues.
I am a clinical and rehabilitation psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I work in a private practice, Life Psychology Clinic, providing psychological treatment for children, adolescents, and adults, and psychological assessment services for adults. I provide therapy for a wide variety of psychological difficulties, which include mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, adjustment to loss and change, developmental disorders, anger and stress management, self-esteem difficulties, behavior problems, interpersonal and relational issues, school and learning issues, parenting, and many other.
I also have extensive experience assessing and treating individuals who have been involved in MVA, in workplace injuries (WSIB), first responders, and individuals who are on disability from their place of employment, who are dealing with chronic pain, anxiety, driving fear, PTSD, trauma, depression, sleep and cognitive difficulties, and other issues.
I am a clinical and rehabilitation psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I work in a private practice, Life Psychology Clinic, providing psychological treatment for children, adolescents, and adults, and psychological assessment services for adults. I provide therapy for a wide variety of psychological difficulties, which include mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, adjustment to loss and change, developmental disorders, anger and stress management, self-esteem difficulties, behavior problems, interpersonal and relational issues, school and learning issues, parenting, and many other.
(289) 273-3942 View (289) 273-3942
Photo of Sarah Yellapa, MSW, RSW
Sarah Yellapa
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
My passion for mental health and well-being fuels my commitment to empowering clients in navigating a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, disordered eating, body image, low self-esteem, perfectionism, stress, bullying, self-harm, ADHD, and emotion regulation.
Hi! I’m Sarah, a fully bilingual (English/French), Registered Social Worker supporting children, adolescents, young adults, and parents seeking new ways to support their child.
My passion for mental health and well-being fuels my commitment to empowering clients in navigating a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, disordered eating, body image, low self-esteem, perfectionism, stress, bullying, self-harm, ADHD, and emotion regulation.
Hi! I’m Sarah, a fully bilingual (English/French), Registered Social Worker supporting children, adolescents, young adults, and parents seeking new ways to support their child.
(289) 985-1344 View (289) 985-1344
Photo of Accepting Clients For Online Therapy Leila Coulibaly, MsPsy, Registered Psychotherapist
Accepting Clients For Online Therapy Leila Coulibaly
Registered Psychotherapist, MsPsy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8M
Thank you for visiting my profile. I offer E.M.D.R. therapy, a trauma-informed therapy, to treat past disturbing memories. Do you experience symptoms in the spectrum of anxiety disorders (social anxiety, panic attack), or depressive disorders (depression, bipolar)? Or stress disorders (PTSD, trauma)? Some memories are still a disturbance in your present. When the natural reprocessing gets stuck, you don't have peace. I also offer therapy that focuses on the present with approaches, such as CBT or ACT.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I offer E.M.D.R. therapy, a trauma-informed therapy, to treat past disturbing memories. Do you experience symptoms in the spectrum of anxiety disorders (social anxiety, panic attack), or depressive disorders (depression, bipolar)? Or stress disorders (PTSD, trauma)? Some memories are still a disturbance in your present. When the natural reprocessing gets stuck, you don't have peace. I also offer therapy that focuses on the present with approaches, such as CBT or ACT.
(289) 769-9827 View (289) 769-9827
Photo of Sevgim Kiper, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Sevgim Kiper
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N
Whether you are struggling with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions, and/ or shame, I am honored to be part of your journey. Regardless of the issue, I value compassion and understanding clients through their own experience, and walking alongside them through their journey while providing clarity and insight.
Whether you are struggling with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions, and/ or shame, I am honored to be part of your journey. Regardless of the issue, I value compassion and understanding clients through their own experience, and walking alongside them through their journey while providing clarity and insight.
(289) 272-2557 View (289) 272-2557
Photo of Aisha Malik, RP, MA, Registered Psychotherapist
Aisha Malik
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L9C
We all have our own stories and experiences that contribute to who we are and how we face challenges. Sometimes, we get so lost in the difficulties of the outside world that we forget to take care of our inner self. This can lead to us struggling with things such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity-based oppression, stress management, relationship concerns, immigrant struggles, and life changes. I understand how challenging these difficulties can be, and I am passionate about helping others move from fighting with their feelings to reaching their own inner peace. I also, provide child and play therapy.
We all have our own stories and experiences that contribute to who we are and how we face challenges. Sometimes, we get so lost in the difficulties of the outside world that we forget to take care of our inner self. This can lead to us struggling with things such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity-based oppression, stress management, relationship concerns, immigrant struggles, and life changes. I understand how challenging these difficulties can be, and I am passionate about helping others move from fighting with their feelings to reaching their own inner peace. I also, provide child and play therapy.
(289) 207-7537 View (289) 207-7537
Photo of Stephanie Davis, MA, RCC, Registered Psychotherapist
Stephanie Davis
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P
Are you feeling stuck? Anxious? Are you inclined towards mindful and body-centred practices like yoga? Perhaps you've tried cognitive behavioural groups but don't feel that you are getting to the underlying root? I work with adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, life transitions (e.g. separation and divorce), relationship issues, trauma, pregnancy and post-partum. I work collaboratively helping you to make sense of your experience, heal any pieces getting in the way, build new skills, so you ultimately can become more alive, aligned and peaceful.
Are you feeling stuck? Anxious? Are you inclined towards mindful and body-centred practices like yoga? Perhaps you've tried cognitive behavioural groups but don't feel that you are getting to the underlying root? I work with adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, life transitions (e.g. separation and divorce), relationship issues, trauma, pregnancy and post-partum. I work collaboratively helping you to make sense of your experience, heal any pieces getting in the way, build new skills, so you ultimately can become more alive, aligned and peaceful.
(365) 601-6964 View (365) 601-6964
Photo of Nazia Zeb, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Nazia Zeb
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L9B
We all find ourselves entangled in our thoughts and emotions, leading to struggles in various aspects of our lives, including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. However, we possess the power to make a conscious decision to liberate ourselves from these entanglements and embrace a fulfilling existence. I prioritize your needs, ensuring that you are the focal point of my attention. Together, we create an environment characterized by openness, curiosity, and compassion.
We all find ourselves entangled in our thoughts and emotions, leading to struggles in various aspects of our lives, including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. However, we possess the power to make a conscious decision to liberate ourselves from these entanglements and embrace a fulfilling existence. I prioritize your needs, ensuring that you are the focal point of my attention. Together, we create an environment characterized by openness, curiosity, and compassion.
(289) 207-1417 View (289) 207-1417
Photo of Ronit Kaufman, LLB, HonMDiv, CCPA, Counsellor
Ronit Kaufman
Counsellor, LLB, HonMDiv, CCPA
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R
I specialize in treating young adults and adults with depression, anxiety, relationship, and general life problems.
I'm so glad you are here and have taken the courageous step of seeking help. I'm confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, due to a life transition, or a career change.it is important to know you don't have to be alone on this journey. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Since no two individuals are the same, I tailor our sessions together to address the challenges unique to you.
I specialize in treating young adults and adults with depression, anxiety, relationship, and general life problems.
I'm so glad you are here and have taken the courageous step of seeking help. I'm confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, due to a life transition, or a career change.it is important to know you don't have to be alone on this journey. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Since no two individuals are the same, I tailor our sessions together to address the challenges unique to you.
(289) 212-6378 View (289) 212-6378
Photo of Minomi Subapanditha, BSc, MSc, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Minomi Subapanditha
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MSc, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L9H
I received training in trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St Joe’s Hamilton, where I worked largely with individuals presenting with difficulties associated with anxiety and depression.
I completed my Master of Science in Psychotherapy and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology from McMaster University. I followed a career in Biochemistry for a few years before finding my passion in psychotherapy. I value building rich connections with others by being open, nonjudgmental, and empathetic, and fostering trust that allows others to be vulnerable. I use an anti-oppressive approach to actively listen to the diverse life experiences of each individual.
I received training in trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St Joe’s Hamilton, where I worked largely with individuals presenting with difficulties associated with anxiety and depression.
I completed my Master of Science in Psychotherapy and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology from McMaster University. I followed a career in Biochemistry for a few years before finding my passion in psychotherapy. I value building rich connections with others by being open, nonjudgmental, and empathetic, and fostering trust that allows others to be vulnerable. I use an anti-oppressive approach to actively listen to the diverse life experiences of each individual.
(289) 204-1039 View (289) 204-1039
Photo of Barry Spinner, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Barry Spinner
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
Are you or someone you love struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, or lack of motivation? Are you or your loved ones dealing with relationship difficulties and would like to develop tools and skills to both cope with the now and move forward? I connect with clients with the belief that everyone has both immense strengths that they've already used to solve past problems in their lives, and a capacity to learn new ways of understanding their own lives, their own mind and beliefs, and their own way of acting.
Are you or someone you love struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, or lack of motivation? Are you or your loved ones dealing with relationship difficulties and would like to develop tools and skills to both cope with the now and move forward? I connect with clients with the belief that everyone has both immense strengths that they've already used to solve past problems in their lives, and a capacity to learn new ways of understanding their own lives, their own mind and beliefs, and their own way of acting.
(289) 769-9849 View (289) 769-9849
Photo of Bernard Kehler - CBT Solutions - Bernard Kehler, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
CBT Solutions - Bernard Kehler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
Are you ready to feel better? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a proven, effective treatment to help you work through life's challenges. If you are looking for relief from anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, panic attacks, specific phobias, distress, or overwhelming emotions, CBT may be the right therapy for you. Using a variety of tools and strategies, CBT helps us to see how our thought patterns influence how we feel, and how we act in the world. Our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and our body are so connected - each one re-inforces the other, making it very easy to get caught in a downward spiral.
Are you ready to feel better? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a proven, effective treatment to help you work through life's challenges. If you are looking for relief from anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, panic attacks, specific phobias, distress, or overwhelming emotions, CBT may be the right therapy for you. Using a variety of tools and strategies, CBT helps us to see how our thought patterns influence how we feel, and how we act in the world. Our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and our body are so connected - each one re-inforces the other, making it very easy to get caught in a downward spiral.
(365) 363-0075 View (365) 363-0075
Photo of Pauline Obrien - Thecompassionproject.ca, EdD, CCC-S, CCS-AC, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Thecompassionproject.ca
Registered Psychotherapist, EdD, CCC-S, CCS-AC, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P
We treat trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction.
Trauma specific therapy downtown and online! You have dedicated your life's work on the front lines, helping others in your community. You are a community member, counsellor, social worker, a teacher, a therapist, a police officer or paramedic, a nurse, a physician, a peer support worker, etc. We are skilled professionals who have specialized in working with helpers. We often call ourselves "therapists for therapists". We also work with first responders, teachers and healthcare professionals. We have understanding of the costs of caring and can support you while you are carrying the trauma stories of your clients or community.
We treat trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction.
Trauma specific therapy downtown and online! You have dedicated your life's work on the front lines, helping others in your community. You are a community member, counsellor, social worker, a teacher, a therapist, a police officer or paramedic, a nurse, a physician, a peer support worker, etc. We are skilled professionals who have specialized in working with helpers. We often call ourselves "therapists for therapists". We also work with first responders, teachers and healthcare professionals. We have understanding of the costs of caring and can support you while you are carrying the trauma stories of your clients or community.
(289) 274-9828 View (289) 274-9828
Photo of Nathan J Cooper And Associates, CPsych, Psychologist
Nathan J Cooper And Associates
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8L
Dr. Cooper and his associates, Joel Schramm and Maryam Rahat, offer care for individuals and couples dealing with concerns that are getting in the way of fully functioning both personally and socially. Common concerns include: anxiety, depression, substance use, procrastination, trauma, self-esteem, relationship conflict, career indecision, and many others. Maryam Rahat is focused on providing support to individuals in managing ADHD including associated issues of organization and behavioural addiction. Maryam is also fluent in Farsi and Arabic.
Dr. Cooper and his associates, Joel Schramm and Maryam Rahat, offer care for individuals and couples dealing with concerns that are getting in the way of fully functioning both personally and socially. Common concerns include: anxiety, depression, substance use, procrastination, trauma, self-esteem, relationship conflict, career indecision, and many others. Maryam Rahat is focused on providing support to individuals in managing ADHD including associated issues of organization and behavioural addiction. Maryam is also fluent in Farsi and Arabic.
(289) 768-7727 View (289) 768-7727
1
...

See more therapy options for Hamilton

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.