Depression Therapists in Vaughn, ON

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Beth Bernholtz
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughn, ON L6A
I am currently accepting new clients. I treat adults at least 24 years old. I don't treat couples, but I do work with individual clients experiencing relationship issues with romantic partners, parents, family and friends. I also work with people wanting more control over their emotions and who want to feel more confident when letting other people know what they need. In addition, I treat people with symptoms of depression and anxiety.
I am currently accepting new clients. I treat adults at least 24 years old. I don't treat couples, but I do work with individual clients experiencing relationship issues with romantic partners, parents, family and friends. I also work with people wanting more control over their emotions and who want to feel more confident when letting other people know what they need. In addition, I treat people with symptoms of depression and anxiety.
(647) 492-7303 View (647) 492-7303
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Helen Elraheb
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vaughn, ON L6A
Over 15 years of clinical social work experience working with diverse populations, children, adolescents, adults; individual, family, group and couple therapy. Focus on mental health and well being, specifically addressing anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, problem-solving, decision making, time management, and organizational skills.
Over 15 years of clinical social work experience working with diverse populations, children, adolescents, adults; individual, family, group and couple therapy. Focus on mental health and well being, specifically addressing anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, problem-solving, decision making, time management, and organizational skills.
(647) 957-8980 View (647) 957-8980
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Jihan Girgis - Emdr Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughn, ON L6A
Life is a journey with ups and downs. We all face challenges, and sometimes they leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed. In the hard times it can be hard to ask for help. If you’re reading this you’re already moving forward, looking for someone to help you. Finding the right therapist is important. Look for someone who gets you, and what you are going through. If any of this resonates with you, I will be honoured to meet you. I offer free consults so that you can sit down with me and get to know me a little before deciding if you want to carry on seeing me.
Life is a journey with ups and downs. We all face challenges, and sometimes they leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed. In the hard times it can be hard to ask for help. If you’re reading this you’re already moving forward, looking for someone to help you. Finding the right therapist is important. Look for someone who gets you, and what you are going through. If any of this resonates with you, I will be honoured to meet you. I offer free consults so that you can sit down with me and get to know me a little before deciding if you want to carry on seeing me.
(289) 275-8013 View (289) 275-8013
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Hanieh Razzaghi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, ME
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughn, ON L6A  (Online Only)
You might be struggling with your relationships, current events or life experiences. You might be feeling a ‘stuckness’ in ways of thinking and behaving or your sense of yourself. Therapy offers a process to find new awareness and understanding, new ways to cope, clarify and resolve difficulties, and change and grow in meaningful ways. Various difficulties bring people to therapy. Some are dilemmas in personal, family and professional relationships. Some are anxiety, depression, and troubling internal conflicts. People can feel low self-esteem, a sense of inauthenticity and purposelessness.
You might be struggling with your relationships, current events or life experiences. You might be feeling a ‘stuckness’ in ways of thinking and behaving or your sense of yourself. Therapy offers a process to find new awareness and understanding, new ways to cope, clarify and resolve difficulties, and change and grow in meaningful ways. Various difficulties bring people to therapy. Some are dilemmas in personal, family and professional relationships. Some are anxiety, depression, and troubling internal conflicts. People can feel low self-esteem, a sense of inauthenticity and purposelessness.
(365) 536-0040 View (365) 536-0040
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Reegan Bushby
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughn, ON L6A  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Available for weekday appointments from 4-6pm. I offer virtual therapy services for individuals aged 9+ for Sports Mental Health. I have personal sport experience in teen athletics (basketball, olympic weightlifting, crossfit, swimming, dance, & cheerleading). I also support clients struggling with school stressors, body image, sleep hygiene, self-esteem, boundary issues, relationship issues, minimalism/hoarding, and financial/budgeting support. Additionally, I have a specialization in CBT for depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, PTSD, and OCD.
Accepting New Clients! Available for weekday appointments from 4-6pm. I offer virtual therapy services for individuals aged 9+ for Sports Mental Health. I have personal sport experience in teen athletics (basketball, olympic weightlifting, crossfit, swimming, dance, & cheerleading). I also support clients struggling with school stressors, body image, sleep hygiene, self-esteem, boundary issues, relationship issues, minimalism/hoarding, and financial/budgeting support. Additionally, I have a specialization in CBT for depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, PTSD, and OCD.
(807) 697-2273 View (807) 697-2273
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Leila Kouhi
Registered Psychotherapist, MARP
Verified Verified
Vaughn, ON L6A
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in helping Children, Parents,Teens, adults and Families with different issues; Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Self- esteem, Social skills and Family conflicts.
Every one has the power and potential to overcome the difficulties , build self-esteem and resiliency. Psychotherapy is a journey that help people to identify their values,strengths and weaknesses. It is a place of Healing, Learning and Growth.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in helping Children, Parents,Teens, adults and Families with different issues; Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Self- esteem, Social skills and Family conflicts.
Every one has the power and potential to overcome the difficulties , build self-esteem and resiliency. Psychotherapy is a journey that help people to identify their values,strengths and weaknesses. It is a place of Healing, Learning and Growth.
(647) 360-3448 View (647) 360-3448
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Zahra Kolahdouz
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughn, ON L6A  (Online Only)
I am Registered Psychotherapist who is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential. My ideal client is someone who is ready to make changes in their life and is committed to healing from mental health concerns such as depression, trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.
I am Registered Psychotherapist who is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential. My ideal client is someone who is ready to make changes in their life and is committed to healing from mental health concerns such as depression, trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.
(289) 401-5081 View (289) 401-5081
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Christopher Matsoukas
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
Vaughn, ON L6A  (Online Only)
Overcoming depression is a journey of rediscovery.
Life's journey can be challenging, but it's important to remember that healing is possible. My name is Christopher and I am a therapist dedicated to helping individuals overcome trauma, anxiety, and depression. My values include empathy, respect, and a commitment to fostering a collaborative therapeutic partnership. If you've experienced trauma, whether recent or from the past, I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to heal. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of your emotions, fostering resilience and empowerment as you embark on the path to recovery.
Overcoming depression is a journey of rediscovery.
Life's journey can be challenging, but it's important to remember that healing is possible. My name is Christopher and I am a therapist dedicated to helping individuals overcome trauma, anxiety, and depression. My values include empathy, respect, and a commitment to fostering a collaborative therapeutic partnership. If you've experienced trauma, whether recent or from the past, I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to heal. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of your emotions, fostering resilience and empowerment as you embark on the path to recovery.
(289) 301-7187 View (289) 301-7187
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Adam Law
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughn, ON L6A
My specialties are mental health, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and life transitions like failure to launch, career change, illness, divorce, and grief.
Do you feel like your thoughts and feelings are closing in on you? Having trouble seeing past your problems? Life can bring suffering, but you don't have to do it alone. Experience expertise and care to guide you to your well-being and purpose. Cross-certified as both a psychotherapist and specialist in spiritual care, I have a multifaceted approach which combines therapy and behavioral coaching. There is hope and meaning to be found after difficult changes. Benefit from my gentle but powerful approach that has helped hundreds of people find peace and real growth. Life is meant to be lived, and you have infinite possibilities.
My specialties are mental health, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and life transitions like failure to launch, career change, illness, divorce, and grief.
Do you feel like your thoughts and feelings are closing in on you? Having trouble seeing past your problems? Life can bring suffering, but you don't have to do it alone. Experience expertise and care to guide you to your well-being and purpose. Cross-certified as both a psychotherapist and specialist in spiritual care, I have a multifaceted approach which combines therapy and behavioral coaching. There is hope and meaning to be found after difficult changes. Benefit from my gentle but powerful approach that has helped hundreds of people find peace and real growth. Life is meant to be lived, and you have infinite possibilities.
(437) 800-3624 View (437) 800-3624
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Bahar Haji-Khamneh (Psychologist)
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughn, ON L6A  (Online Only)
Choosing the right therapist is a big deal. Just like a travel partner will impact the experiences you have on your trip, your therapist will impact how your mental health journey unfolds. I commend you for making this important decision thoughtfully. To tell you a bit about myself, I am a psychologist working with adults facing a variety of life struggles including trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, perfectionism, shame, health issues and life transitions. I am grateful to have received training in a range of modalities including mindfulness, compassion focused, emotion focused, CBT and psychodynamic therapies.
Choosing the right therapist is a big deal. Just like a travel partner will impact the experiences you have on your trip, your therapist will impact how your mental health journey unfolds. I commend you for making this important decision thoughtfully. To tell you a bit about myself, I am a psychologist working with adults facing a variety of life struggles including trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, perfectionism, shame, health issues and life transitions. I am grateful to have received training in a range of modalities including mindfulness, compassion focused, emotion focused, CBT and psychodynamic therapies.
(647) 699-7954 View (647) 699-7954
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Aimee Ziegler
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MAMH, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughn, ON L6A
My therapy style has been described as warm and playful, conversational and collaborative. If that is what you are looking for, I would love to continue to chat with you about what your concerns are and how you would like things in your life to look differently. I offer an inclusive and safe space to navigate life’s challenges and become your authentic self. I have helped others process anxiety, depression, relationship concerns. My formal training and lived experiences also enable me to help clients navigate issues like major life transitions, career exploration, academic concerns, faith/spirituality, immigration and motherhood.
My therapy style has been described as warm and playful, conversational and collaborative. If that is what you are looking for, I would love to continue to chat with you about what your concerns are and how you would like things in your life to look differently. I offer an inclusive and safe space to navigate life’s challenges and become your authentic self. I have helped others process anxiety, depression, relationship concerns. My formal training and lived experiences also enable me to help clients navigate issues like major life transitions, career exploration, academic concerns, faith/spirituality, immigration and motherhood.
(647) 277-2758 View (647) 277-2758
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Salomey Ntow-Duku
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughn, ON L6A
With over 10 years of supporting clients in navigating physical, emotional, and spiritual pain, I have been privileged to witness the healing and transformation that has taken place for many people like yourself. Healing that has been paved by clarity in decision making, unconditional acceptance of self, resilience, peace within, and an incredible ability to develop a healthy relationship with yourself and others.
With over 10 years of supporting clients in navigating physical, emotional, and spiritual pain, I have been privileged to witness the healing and transformation that has taken place for many people like yourself. Healing that has been paved by clarity in decision making, unconditional acceptance of self, resilience, peace within, and an incredible ability to develop a healthy relationship with yourself and others.
(365) 305-0138 View (365) 305-0138
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Dr. Krystina Patton
Registered Psychotherapist, ND, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughn, ON L6A
What's your "normal"? Has "just getting by" become a way of life? As we struggle with the stresses of past and present, living takes a back seat to surviving. We all have a survivor within us - a part that carries us through the bad times and holds us together when we feel like falling apart. It's a brilliant survival strategy. And an unhappy way to live. But what if it doesn’t have to be that way? What if there’s more to life than just surviving? What if there’s hope? From getting back to normal, to redefining the boundaries of normal - there is a better way. A way to stop surviving and start thriving.
What's your "normal"? Has "just getting by" become a way of life? As we struggle with the stresses of past and present, living takes a back seat to surviving. We all have a survivor within us - a part that carries us through the bad times and holds us together when we feel like falling apart. It's a brilliant survival strategy. And an unhappy way to live. But what if it doesn’t have to be that way? What if there’s more to life than just surviving? What if there’s hope? From getting back to normal, to redefining the boundaries of normal - there is a better way. A way to stop surviving and start thriving.
(647) 955-5256 View (647) 955-5256
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Sofia Bashir
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughn, ON L6A  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to providing therapy to you that is strength based, client centred and solution focused. My practice is guided with empathy and compassion, understanding that everyone has their own path in which they must travel on in order to reach their desired life goals.
I am dedicated to providing therapy to you that is strength based, client centred and solution focused. My practice is guided with empathy and compassion, understanding that everyone has their own path in which they must travel on in order to reach their desired life goals.
(289) 302-7426 View (289) 302-7426
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Complete Care & Wellness Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vaughn, ON L6A
Complete Care & Wellness Counselling is a “one-stop shop” to holistic and wraparound care for the individuals we serve and their loved ones! At CCWC, we are dedicated and intentional about providing exceptional counselling, consultations and support services to our community members and community partners.
Complete Care & Wellness Counselling is a “one-stop shop” to holistic and wraparound care for the individuals we serve and their loved ones! At CCWC, we are dedicated and intentional about providing exceptional counselling, consultations and support services to our community members and community partners.
(343) 700-4416 View (343) 700-4416
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Kelly O'Hearn
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CYC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughn, ON L6A
With a focus on creating a safe, welcoming space, my hope is that we can join together to support you on your journey of self exploration and mental wellness. Using warmth and empathy, we can explore feelings and thoughts of worry, and feelings of doubt or uncertainty all while noticing and highlighting your strength and resilience. As you grow and learn more about yourself, I offer empathy and genuine care and curiosity in helping you to feel better day to day and in creating the life you want.
With a focus on creating a safe, welcoming space, my hope is that we can join together to support you on your journey of self exploration and mental wellness. Using warmth and empathy, we can explore feelings and thoughts of worry, and feelings of doubt or uncertainty all while noticing and highlighting your strength and resilience. As you grow and learn more about yourself, I offer empathy and genuine care and curiosity in helping you to feel better day to day and in creating the life you want.
(548) 490-4002 View (548) 490-4002

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Nada Elfeki
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MSc
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L6A
My clients face a wide range of issues including: Depression, anxiety, chronic pain, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), life transitions, career transitions, relationship challenges and parenting issues. When I first start working with clients, we develop a list of goals that they would like to work towards so that our work is focused and directed. Some examples of goals my clients have worked towards and achieved include: acquiring tools to feel more in control of their depression and/or anxiety, becoming more assertive with others, improving their relationships and feeling more fulfilled with their career.
My clients face a wide range of issues including: Depression, anxiety, chronic pain, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), life transitions, career transitions, relationship challenges and parenting issues. When I first start working with clients, we develop a list of goals that they would like to work towards so that our work is focused and directed. Some examples of goals my clients have worked towards and achieved include: acquiring tools to feel more in control of their depression and/or anxiety, becoming more assertive with others, improving their relationships and feeling more fulfilled with their career.
(289) 277-6833 View (289) 277-6833
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Aleksei Panov
Registered Psychotherapist, MA Psy, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
I have a strong foundation in psychology and use various techniques to assist those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger management, low self-esteem, phobias, chronic pain, and PTSD. My expertise has been honed through work with clients of diverse backgrounds and ages, and I am fluent in both English and Russian. My goal is to provide a supportive and safe environment for individuals to find the strength and resilience to grow and change.
I have a strong foundation in psychology and use various techniques to assist those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger management, low self-esteem, phobias, chronic pain, and PTSD. My expertise has been honed through work with clients of diverse backgrounds and ages, and I am fluent in both English and Russian. My goal is to provide a supportive and safe environment for individuals to find the strength and resilience to grow and change.
(437) 900-9779 View (437) 900-9779
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Liora Barook
Registered Psychotherapist, Hons BA, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
Have you been looking to enhance your life and better manage stressors? Would you benefit from someone to support you while you navigate the difficulties you currently face? I strive to nurture safety and vulnerability in my clients so they are able to work through their emotional pain, defuse from their negative thoughts, develop coping skills and care for their overall mental health. I have experience working with women and men; teens, millennial and adults navigating anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, narcissistic parents or partners, and borderline personality disorder.
Have you been looking to enhance your life and better manage stressors? Would you benefit from someone to support you while you navigate the difficulties you currently face? I strive to nurture safety and vulnerability in my clients so they are able to work through their emotional pain, defuse from their negative thoughts, develop coping skills and care for their overall mental health. I have experience working with women and men; teens, millennial and adults navigating anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, narcissistic parents or partners, and borderline personality disorder.
(365) 400-1343 View (365) 400-1343
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Dr. Limor Zomer
Psychologist, MA, MEd, PhD
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L6A  (Online Only)
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, angry, trapped, or finding yourself in difficult situations or relationships, there is hope and with therapy, we will find ways that help you feel better.
I am a clinical psychologist and provide mental health services to adults and adolescents on various issues. I have been providing psychological services, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and/or education for over 25 years to diverse populations and minority groups. Clients may present with a range of concerns, such as stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, family discord, relationship issues, dating difficulties, learning issues, attention, sleep disturbance, abuse, career issues, grief, and addiction, as well as other mental health issues.
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, angry, trapped, or finding yourself in difficult situations or relationships, there is hope and with therapy, we will find ways that help you feel better.
I am a clinical psychologist and provide mental health services to adults and adolescents on various issues. I have been providing psychological services, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and/or education for over 25 years to diverse populations and minority groups. Clients may present with a range of concerns, such as stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, family discord, relationship issues, dating difficulties, learning issues, attention, sleep disturbance, abuse, career issues, grief, and addiction, as well as other mental health issues.
(289) 809-6212 View (289) 809-6212
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Neeru Gill
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, B Ed, MA
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L6A
Embarking on the path to healing and personal growth can feel daunting, but you don't have to walk it alone. With over 15 years of experience as an educator and counsellor, Neeru brings a deep understanding of the human psyche to guide you through. Her journey in psychology counselling, enriched with a Master's Degree, has been focused on creating transformative changes in the lives of those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges and self-confidence issues. Neeru employs a compassionate, person-centered approach, to create a nurturing space where you can safely explore your thoughts and feelings.
Embarking on the path to healing and personal growth can feel daunting, but you don't have to walk it alone. With over 15 years of experience as an educator and counsellor, Neeru brings a deep understanding of the human psyche to guide you through. Her journey in psychology counselling, enriched with a Master's Degree, has been focused on creating transformative changes in the lives of those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges and self-confidence issues. Neeru employs a compassionate, person-centered approach, to create a nurturing space where you can safely explore your thoughts and feelings.
(365) 654-3245 View (365) 654-3245
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Salwa Mawji
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Maple, ON L6A
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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Donna Akman
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L6A  (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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Dr. Katelyn Boersma @ FLEX Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L6A
Making the decision to disclose difficulties and seek out psychological services can be challenging. I work collaboratively with adult and adolescent therapy clients to develop a clear understanding of problems, building agreement on the core tasks of therapy to lead to meaningful changes. I utilize my training in Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, Psychodynamic, and Integrative therapies to address a diverse range of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma (eg. sexual assault, childhood abuse), and personality difficulties. The foundation of our relationship will be our focus on establishing and maintaining a strong working-alliance rooted in empathy and trust.
Making the decision to disclose difficulties and seek out psychological services can be challenging. I work collaboratively with adult and adolescent therapy clients to develop a clear understanding of problems, building agreement on the core tasks of therapy to lead to meaningful changes. I utilize my training in Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, Psychodynamic, and Integrative therapies to address a diverse range of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma (eg. sexual assault, childhood abuse), and personality difficulties. The foundation of our relationship will be our focus on establishing and maintaining a strong working-alliance rooted in empathy and trust.
(855) 586-7390 View (855) 586-7390
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Phil Azer
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L6A
Phil is a Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO. He believes that in order to change the way we live, we must change the way we think. Phil works with people facing a variety of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and more.
Phil is a Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO. He believes that in order to change the way we live, we must change the way we think. Phil works with people facing a variety of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and more.
(289) 210-7274 View (289) 210-7274

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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.