Depression Therapists in Waterloo, ON

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Astrid Christian Couples And Family Counsellor Machalitza
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2K
I feel unloved, left alone, not seen, neglected by my partner/family. Do you sometimes say that? Maybe trust is broken and you don't know how to fix it! Or: My child struggles and I don't know how to help! I specialize in couples and family counselling and offer immediate availability to help you to strengthen your relationship. If you're looking to rebuild your connection or navigate conflict within your relationships with empathy, I am here to support you and your family members every step of the way - also, if you are newly married or new parents. If you don't want to be alone on this journey, please reach out!
I feel unloved, left alone, not seen, neglected by my partner/family. Do you sometimes say that? Maybe trust is broken and you don't know how to fix it! Or: My child struggles and I don't know how to help! I specialize in couples and family counselling and offer immediate availability to help you to strengthen your relationship. If you're looking to rebuild your connection or navigate conflict within your relationships with empathy, I am here to support you and your family members every step of the way - also, if you are newly married or new parents. If you don't want to be alone on this journey, please reach out!
(226) 799-4950 View (226) 799-4950
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Anna Liargovas
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2T
I am passionate about emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. I believe in treating the whole person (mind, body and spirit) who is connected to bigger systems of family, friends, community and society. I provide therapy to individual, couples and families experiencing challenging circumstances, and who are looking for a supportive place for positive change and growth. I have experience working with people who present with such concerns as: * Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem * Loss, Grief * PTSD, Childhood trauma/Abuse * Couple and relationship counselling * Parenting & Blended family issues
I am passionate about emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. I believe in treating the whole person (mind, body and spirit) who is connected to bigger systems of family, friends, community and society. I provide therapy to individual, couples and families experiencing challenging circumstances, and who are looking for a supportive place for positive change and growth. I have experience working with people who present with such concerns as: * Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem * Loss, Grief * PTSD, Childhood trauma/Abuse * Couple and relationship counselling * Parenting & Blended family issues
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Anne Mary Schnarr
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2L
I have worked with many people who have experienced abuse, depression and grief or who are faced with the challenges of a new stage of life or health.
I am a Jungian Psychoanalyst offering Jungian Analysis to individuals who want a deeper understanding of themselves. For many reasons, these persons feel emotionally in pain, conflicted or unbalanced in their inner and/or outer life and would benefit from exploring the deep rooted causes of relationship problems and unproductive emotional patterns. The direction of therapy is to look to the past and to the unconscious determinants of behaviour but also to open to the creative and positive movements of the psyche that offer a way forward even in the face of the greatest difficulties or trauma.
I have worked with many people who have experienced abuse, depression and grief or who are faced with the challenges of a new stage of life or health.
I am a Jungian Psychoanalyst offering Jungian Analysis to individuals who want a deeper understanding of themselves. For many reasons, these persons feel emotionally in pain, conflicted or unbalanced in their inner and/or outer life and would benefit from exploring the deep rooted causes of relationship problems and unproductive emotional patterns. The direction of therapy is to look to the past and to the unconscious determinants of behaviour but also to open to the creative and positive movements of the psyche that offer a way forward even in the face of the greatest difficulties or trauma.
(519) 884-3305 View (519) 884-3305
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Jordan Daniel Hunsberger
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
I am a registered psychotherapist who cares a lot about helping individuals and couples find their way to greater wellbeing when facing life's challenges. Whether you're dealing with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, grief, or just trying to manage everyday ups and downs, I'm here to offer support.
I am a registered psychotherapist who cares a lot about helping individuals and couples find their way to greater wellbeing when facing life's challenges. Whether you're dealing with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, grief, or just trying to manage everyday ups and downs, I'm here to offer support.
(226) 313-2378 View (226) 313-2378
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Leah Neumann
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
My general counselling and psychotherapy practice addresses the needs of individuals and families who arrive with a variety of life challenges. These may include depression, anxiety, loss and grief, unresolved traumatic stress, sexuality issues, life transitions, parenting struggles, relationship difficulties, and general concerns about life satisfaction.
My general counselling and psychotherapy practice addresses the needs of individuals and families who arrive with a variety of life challenges. These may include depression, anxiety, loss and grief, unresolved traumatic stress, sexuality issues, life transitions, parenting struggles, relationship difficulties, and general concerns about life satisfaction.
(226) 777-0951 View (226) 777-0951
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Lynne Steffy
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2L
I specialize in helping people cope with stress, anxiety and depression.
A safe and accepting environment is key to growth and change. Effective therapy allows people of all ages to rise to challenge by accomplishing goals. I am a registered therapist who provides confidential counselling to children, teens, adults and families in the K-W area. I am privledged to work with people through their most challenging times. My clients voice that they know I am geniune and sincere. I have specialized training and experience in working with people coping with family conflict, parenting, low self esteem, bullying, abuse, grief and loss, anger management, stress management, trauma, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.
I specialize in helping people cope with stress, anxiety and depression.
A safe and accepting environment is key to growth and change. Effective therapy allows people of all ages to rise to challenge by accomplishing goals. I am a registered therapist who provides confidential counselling to children, teens, adults and families in the K-W area. I am privledged to work with people through their most challenging times. My clients voice that they know I am geniune and sincere. I have specialized training and experience in working with people coping with family conflict, parenting, low self esteem, bullying, abuse, grief and loss, anger management, stress management, trauma, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.
(519) 208-7404 View (519) 208-7404
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Halima Fuller
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, , RP
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
I work with families, individuals, couples, and groups to provide support for relationship turbulence, grief, anxiety/depression, and life transitions, including immigration struggles. Clients may come to therapy feeling overwhelmed by stress, sadness, anger, fear, self doubt, substance use, shame, and a diminished sense of self or worth. I help them realize that adverse situations do not define them. As we work together, they gain the skills to overcome obstacles and to build positive, reciprocal relationships of value and mutual respect.
I work with families, individuals, couples, and groups to provide support for relationship turbulence, grief, anxiety/depression, and life transitions, including immigration struggles. Clients may come to therapy feeling overwhelmed by stress, sadness, anger, fear, self doubt, substance use, shame, and a diminished sense of self or worth. I help them realize that adverse situations do not define them. As we work together, they gain the skills to overcome obstacles and to build positive, reciprocal relationships of value and mutual respect.
(548) 490-0803 View (548) 490-0803
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Ezra Branderhorst
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2L
Including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic, phobias, anger, ADHD, addiction, and trauma.
I help people who are ready for change and have tried other methods with little success. Even small steps toward change can lead to significant progress. I offer a partnership with a relaxed approach that works at your pace, with you in control.
Including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic, phobias, anger, ADHD, addiction, and trauma.
I help people who are ready for change and have tried other methods with little success. Even small steps toward change can lead to significant progress. I offer a partnership with a relaxed approach that works at your pace, with you in control.
(226) 907-5027 View (226) 907-5027
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Sarah MacDonald
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
What if you could live a life without such intense emotional pain? To the outside world, you seem to be functioning well. Maybe you put on a smile and go through the motions to get through everyday life, but your inner world tells a different story. Each day may feel like a struggle because low mood or memories from the past seem to be a dark cloud that follows you everywhere you go. With specialties in trauma and PTSD, depression, and addiction, I understand that behaviours are often a way of coping with intense pain. My goal is to help you feel like you can cope with life again.
What if you could live a life without such intense emotional pain? To the outside world, you seem to be functioning well. Maybe you put on a smile and go through the motions to get through everyday life, but your inner world tells a different story. Each day may feel like a struggle because low mood or memories from the past seem to be a dark cloud that follows you everywhere you go. With specialties in trauma and PTSD, depression, and addiction, I understand that behaviours are often a way of coping with intense pain. My goal is to help you feel like you can cope with life again.
(548) 489-1151 View (548) 489-1151
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Hossein Kaji
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2L
Have you suffered from such things as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, addiction, loneliness, or anger? As a psychotherapist interested in existential themes, Hossein has worked with clients who have experienced these issues. Hossein has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology in addition to a Bachelor of Science, an MA, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Hossein offers both individual and couples counselling. Depending on client needs, Hossein uses various approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and many more.
Have you suffered from such things as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, addiction, loneliness, or anger? As a psychotherapist interested in existential themes, Hossein has worked with clients who have experienced these issues. Hossein has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology in addition to a Bachelor of Science, an MA, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Hossein offers both individual and couples counselling. Depending on client needs, Hossein uses various approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and many more.
(226) 271-6785 View (226) 271-6785
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Andy Martin
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2L
I work with COUPLES and Individuals. Are you: Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Confused? Conflicted? Don't know where to turn for help? Don't think anything can help you? Most people don't know what is wrong or how to describe what they are experiencing when they first go for counselling. You are not alone, your problems are not entirely unique and there is help - if you want it! Let me be your caring and empowering guide to discover your true potential.
I work with COUPLES and Individuals. Are you: Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Confused? Conflicted? Don't know where to turn for help? Don't think anything can help you? Most people don't know what is wrong or how to describe what they are experiencing when they first go for counselling. You are not alone, your problems are not entirely unique and there is help - if you want it! Let me be your caring and empowering guide to discover your true potential.
(226) 887-8371 View (226) 887-8371
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Dr. Erin Fallis
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2K
I am clinical psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I offer evidence based assessment and therapy to adults and couples. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to assist individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress-related difficulties, insomnia, and interpersonal issues. In my work with couples, I offer Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help address concerns such as communication difficulties, relationship dissatisfaction, and infidelity.
I am clinical psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I offer evidence based assessment and therapy to adults and couples. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to assist individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress-related difficulties, insomnia, and interpersonal issues. In my work with couples, I offer Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help address concerns such as communication difficulties, relationship dissatisfaction, and infidelity.
(548) 490-2846 View (548) 490-2846
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Jessica Moore
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2L
Starting counselling can be difficult, if you're reading this, that means you are taking the first step towards finding support for yourself, or your child. Congratulations on being brave enough to look and see what is out there! Whether you or your child are struggling with home life, the impacts of past trauma, anxiety, depression, symptoms of a mental health diagnosis, family conflict, or not feeling like yourself, I am here to support you on your journey. We are all unique beings who each need something a little different to succeed, together we can work to discover the best version of you and navigate through your life journey.
Starting counselling can be difficult, if you're reading this, that means you are taking the first step towards finding support for yourself, or your child. Congratulations on being brave enough to look and see what is out there! Whether you or your child are struggling with home life, the impacts of past trauma, anxiety, depression, symptoms of a mental health diagnosis, family conflict, or not feeling like yourself, I am here to support you on your journey. We are all unique beings who each need something a little different to succeed, together we can work to discover the best version of you and navigate through your life journey.
(226) 907-5044 View (226) 907-5044
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Meghana Kotwal
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2V  (Online Only)
Meghana works with you to address anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, relationship issues, work stress and self esteem.
Meghana’s approach to therapy starts with a safe space where you can express yourself fully. She believes in working with your strengths, while addressing the issues that cause you distress. Meghana believes in being alongside you in the journey of healing.
Meghana works with you to address anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, relationship issues, work stress and self esteem.
Meghana’s approach to therapy starts with a safe space where you can express yourself fully. She believes in working with your strengths, while addressing the issues that cause you distress. Meghana believes in being alongside you in the journey of healing.
(226) 270-5032 View (226) 270-5032
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Dr. Mira Drugovic
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2V
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients in tough times to make changes that bring more enjoyment and fulfillment to their lives. Life can be challenging at times, with ups and downs that make it hard to cope and move past the things that keep us stuck. My clients have met tough times, mental health issues and life stresses that can bring on anxiety, depression, overwhelm and trouble managing. In therapy we focus on bringing client strengths forward while gaining insight into difficult situations and learning strategies to improve coping and move past these challenges.
I work with clients in tough times to make changes that bring more enjoyment and fulfillment to their lives. Life can be challenging at times, with ups and downs that make it hard to cope and move past the things that keep us stuck. My clients have met tough times, mental health issues and life stresses that can bring on anxiety, depression, overwhelm and trouble managing. In therapy we focus on bringing client strengths forward while gaining insight into difficult situations and learning strategies to improve coping and move past these challenges.
(226) 774-0402 View (226) 774-0402
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Melodie O'Connell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
Are you feeling overwhelmed by some of the challenges that you are facing? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Maybe you are dealing with a situational challenge that you are needing some support, or you are struggling with longstanding issues and questioning why certain patterns continue to repeat. I can support you in developing strategies and tools to help build your resilience in order to go from a life of surviving to thriving!
Are you feeling overwhelmed by some of the challenges that you are facing? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Maybe you are dealing with a situational challenge that you are needing some support, or you are struggling with longstanding issues and questioning why certain patterns continue to repeat. I can support you in developing strategies and tools to help build your resilience in order to go from a life of surviving to thriving!
(226) 908-0270 View (226) 908-0270
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Think Waterloo Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2V
Welcome! We hope you'll find what you're looking for at Think Waterloo Psychology. We are a group of highly-trained professionals who have been working within the KW area for well over a decade. We provide diagnostic assessment and treatment services for children and adults. We primarily focus on providing treatment and counselling services. People often reach out to our clinic for help with depression or mood problems, anxiety (e.g., trauma, panic attacks, OCD, social anxiety, worrying), insomnia, troubling thoughts, relationship problems and/or more general counselling in dealing with stress and the challenges of daily life.
Welcome! We hope you'll find what you're looking for at Think Waterloo Psychology. We are a group of highly-trained professionals who have been working within the KW area for well over a decade. We provide diagnostic assessment and treatment services for children and adults. We primarily focus on providing treatment and counselling services. People often reach out to our clinic for help with depression or mood problems, anxiety (e.g., trauma, panic attacks, OCD, social anxiety, worrying), insomnia, troubling thoughts, relationship problems and/or more general counselling in dealing with stress and the challenges of daily life.
(226) 784-1883 View (226) 784-1883
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Jay Scott
Registered Social Worker, BA (ip), CSW, AWCCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2L
I am passionate about working with a diverse set of communities, including people of colour, Indigenous communities, as well as immigrants. I specialize in the areas of mental health, trauma and infertility issues and works alongside clients who are struggling with anxiety and depression. With a musical background, I utilize music and art as a therapeutic tool to allow for clients to achieve their goals using creative methods.
I am passionate about working with a diverse set of communities, including people of colour, Indigenous communities, as well as immigrants. I specialize in the areas of mental health, trauma and infertility issues and works alongside clients who are struggling with anxiety and depression. With a musical background, I utilize music and art as a therapeutic tool to allow for clients to achieve their goals using creative methods.
(548) 554-3501 View (548) 554-3501
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Lunar Psychotherapy & Wellness, Tina Lackner
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CPT
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
Do you want a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life? Do you struggle with anxiety, fears, depression, stress, managing your emotions or relationships, chronic health issues or adjusting to new life situations? We at LPW can support you through this season of life. At LPW, we are dedicated to helping children, teens, adults, families and couples to gain coping strategies to support their mental and emotional well-being. Embrace the support you, your child/teen or your relationship deserves; LPW will carefully pair you with a therapist with the necessary understanding and training to provide optimal support.
Do you want a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life? Do you struggle with anxiety, fears, depression, stress, managing your emotions or relationships, chronic health issues or adjusting to new life situations? We at LPW can support you through this season of life. At LPW, we are dedicated to helping children, teens, adults, families and couples to gain coping strategies to support their mental and emotional well-being. Embrace the support you, your child/teen or your relationship deserves; LPW will carefully pair you with a therapist with the necessary understanding and training to provide optimal support.
(548) 488-3278 View (548) 488-3278
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Amanda Snary
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
Hi there, my name is Amanda. As a therapist, I am passionate about helping children, adolescents and adults work through life's struggles, and make goals that will help them live a life that aligns with their values and beliefs. Whether you have an ASD diagnosis, are struggling with anxiety and/or depression, ADHD or OCD, or just simply struggling, I would love to work with you to help you find a path where you feel comfortable, safe, and that you are living as your best self.
Hi there, my name is Amanda. As a therapist, I am passionate about helping children, adolescents and adults work through life's struggles, and make goals that will help them live a life that aligns with their values and beliefs. Whether you have an ASD diagnosis, are struggling with anxiety and/or depression, ADHD or OCD, or just simply struggling, I would love to work with you to help you find a path where you feel comfortable, safe, and that you are living as your best self.
(226) 779-7762 View (226) 779-7762

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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.