Depression Therapists in Woodbridge, ON

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Laura MacLachlan
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MCP, RP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or emotional eating, it is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey.
I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I use evidence-based interventions drawing from cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and intuitive eating, while liaising with other care providers to ensure a holistic approach to intervention. Fees covered by third party insurance/medical benefits.
Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or emotional eating, it is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey.
I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I use evidence-based interventions drawing from cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and intuitive eating, while liaising with other care providers to ensure a holistic approach to intervention. Fees covered by third party insurance/medical benefits.
(289) 217-4928 View (289) 217-4928
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Nalini Elisa Ramlal
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L  (Online Only)
My specialties are in working with clients who are suffering from: addiction, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, body image/self-esteem issues, racial and other forms of discrimination (e.
Life’s journey offers many things to be grateful for. However, we all face challenges throughout our lifetime that has the ability to affect our mental health. Having the right supports can help us navigate these challenges. I hold an open, non-judgmental space to help you heal. Therapy goals differ from person to person. My treatment approach is therefore tailored to you, working collaboratively with you to help you reach your therapeutic goals. As your therapist, I hope to help you gain insight and self-awareness, leading you to live your most beautiful, authentic life.
My specialties are in working with clients who are suffering from: addiction, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, body image/self-esteem issues, racial and other forms of discrimination (e.
Life’s journey offers many things to be grateful for. However, we all face challenges throughout our lifetime that has the ability to affect our mental health. Having the right supports can help us navigate these challenges. I hold an open, non-judgmental space to help you heal. Therapy goals differ from person to person. My treatment approach is therefore tailored to you, working collaboratively with you to help you reach your therapeutic goals. As your therapist, I hope to help you gain insight and self-awareness, leading you to live your most beautiful, authentic life.
(289) 312-2086 View (289) 312-2086
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Romina Monastero
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4H  (Online Only)
Amid joy and excitement, life is often filled with unexpected challenges. My goal is to help you navigate such challenges through a nonjudgmental and culturally sensitive approach. It is my belief that clients must be empathized with, rather than pathologized. I will be there to listen and support you, regardless of what your unique story entails. I take great interest in helping clients navigate anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, and low self-esteem and am comfortable working with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Amid joy and excitement, life is often filled with unexpected challenges. My goal is to help you navigate such challenges through a nonjudgmental and culturally sensitive approach. It is my belief that clients must be empathized with, rather than pathologized. I will be there to listen and support you, regardless of what your unique story entails. I take great interest in helping clients navigate anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, and low self-esteem and am comfortable working with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
(289) 274-4863 View (289) 274-4863
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Catherine Zeppieri
Registered Psychotherapist, HonBA, MA , BED, RP , CCC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Not accepting new clients
Life can be challenging, can't it? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Is there stress at home, at school, or at work? Are important relationships in your life strained? If you want to find relief, learn to cope, and feel more fulfilled then counselling and psychotherapy are a great fit for you.
Life can be challenging, can't it? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Is there stress at home, at school, or at work? Are important relationships in your life strained? If you want to find relief, learn to cope, and feel more fulfilled then counselling and psychotherapy are a great fit for you.
(365) 800-6713 View (365) 800-6713
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Salwa Mawji
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Welcome to Therapy Heals! 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. I am known for my compassionate, strengths-based approach and my ability to not only help my clients navigate through life stressors, but also to explore ways to live more meaningfully and purposefully.
Welcome to Therapy Heals! 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. I am known for my compassionate, strengths-based approach and my ability to not only help my clients navigate through life stressors, but also to explore ways to live more meaningfully and purposefully.
(888) 340-4325 View (888) 340-4325
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Ivana Mitchell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP, CDWF
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Individuals approach me with a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, perfectionism, shame, and relationship problems.
Are you ready to learn strategies to overcome unproductive thought patterns and behaviours that get in your way? Wanting to cultivate satisfying relationships and meaningful connections with others? Do you wish to gain skills to embrace all emotions without being ruled by them? Are you ready to take risks, be courageous, and love with your whole heart? I am a Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist, and a Certified Daring Way(tm) Facilitator and I would like to help!
Individuals approach me with a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, perfectionism, shame, and relationship problems.
Are you ready to learn strategies to overcome unproductive thought patterns and behaviours that get in your way? Wanting to cultivate satisfying relationships and meaningful connections with others? Do you wish to gain skills to embrace all emotions without being ruled by them? Are you ready to take risks, be courageous, and love with your whole heart? I am a Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist, and a Certified Daring Way(tm) Facilitator and I would like to help!
(647) 490-2245 View (647) 490-2245
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Neeru Gill
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, B Ed, MA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
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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Frances D'Amato
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I offer services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, sexual abuse, poor body image, eating disorders, addictions, low self-esteem, loss and grief and other mental health concerns. I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own personality, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In therapy, I view you as the expert of your life.
Hello and welcome! I offer services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, sexual abuse, poor body image, eating disorders, addictions, low self-esteem, loss and grief and other mental health concerns. I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own personality, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In therapy, I view you as the expert of your life.
(905) 936-4747 View (905) 936-4747
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Nilou Nikou
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP2
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Our team of experienced therapists utilizes evidence-based practices to help clients navigate a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and life transitions.
At our psychotherapy practice, our mission is to provide compassionate and effective therapy to individuals, couples, and families in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to help our clients overcome challenges, heal emotional wounds, and achieve their full potential.
Our team of experienced therapists utilizes evidence-based practices to help clients navigate a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and life transitions.
At our psychotherapy practice, our mission is to provide compassionate and effective therapy to individuals, couples, and families in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to help our clients overcome challenges, heal emotional wounds, and achieve their full potential.
(647) 249-7847 View (647) 249-7847
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Danielle Furlan
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CH, MH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L  (Online Only)
In today's world, time goes by faster than ever and we are often left feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed by how busy our lives have become. Suddenly, our lives become mundane and we feel unhappy, finding ourselves dreaming of a more meaningful and purposeful life. Along with this often comes anxiety, depression and stress. My passion & intention is to empower you to create a more fulfilling life by building self-awareness, teaching you effective coping skills & guiding you through difficult life changes. I also strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows healing to unfold naturally.
In today's world, time goes by faster than ever and we are often left feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed by how busy our lives have become. Suddenly, our lives become mundane and we feel unhappy, finding ourselves dreaming of a more meaningful and purposeful life. Along with this often comes anxiety, depression and stress. My passion & intention is to empower you to create a more fulfilling life by building self-awareness, teaching you effective coping skills & guiding you through difficult life changes. I also strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows healing to unfold naturally.
(289) 270-5216 View (289) 270-5216
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York Region Healing Arts
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, Hons, MA, RP, ECPC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Are you looking to make some positive changes in your life? Are you tired of being stuck in a rut? If you are struggling with life transitions, relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety or depression we provide a warm environment to explore those struggles in order to work with you to create the life that you want to live. Stefanie is a registered psychotherapist and certified life coach and utilizes skills from both areas to work through those difficulties. We also offer flexible scheduling times such as weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
Are you looking to make some positive changes in your life? Are you tired of being stuck in a rut? If you are struggling with life transitions, relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety or depression we provide a warm environment to explore those struggles in order to work with you to create the life that you want to live. Stefanie is a registered psychotherapist and certified life coach and utilizes skills from both areas to work through those difficulties. We also offer flexible scheduling times such as weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
(289) 277-0520 View (289) 277-0520
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Patricia A Weinberg
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
We treat anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and other emotional issues.
We offer adult, child, teenager, family and couple's counselling. Focusing on the strengths, abilities and feelings of our patients, we can help them move forward and make positive changes in their lives. We help to improve relationships, behaviours and academic performance, as well as to deal positively with difficult situations and work on emotional issues. As we’re a group of professionals from different cultural backgrounds, we can offer services in different languages, and with an understanding of different cultures. Our services are covered by most insurance companies and we offer reduced fees through our internship program.
We treat anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and other emotional issues.
We offer adult, child, teenager, family and couple's counselling. Focusing on the strengths, abilities and feelings of our patients, we can help them move forward and make positive changes in their lives. We help to improve relationships, behaviours and academic performance, as well as to deal positively with difficult situations and work on emotional issues. As we’re a group of professionals from different cultural backgrounds, we can offer services in different languages, and with an understanding of different cultures. Our services are covered by most insurance companies and we offer reduced fees through our internship program.
(289) 236-3253 View (289) 236-3253
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Natalie Velbovets
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Our life is not always easy. Sometimes we feel that everything is quite complicated and confusing. I am here to help you to look at yourself, your beliefs, your emotions, your relationships and your life from a different perspective. Sometimes, when you feel stuck and confused, anxious or depressed you need someone who will be with you and help you on that journey. Sometimes you may feel that something is not right with you, that you are broken or you are not loved, you have issues with self-esteem but it shouldn't be your reality for the rest of your life. We can start looking at that together changing it step by step.
Our life is not always easy. Sometimes we feel that everything is quite complicated and confusing. I am here to help you to look at yourself, your beliefs, your emotions, your relationships and your life from a different perspective. Sometimes, when you feel stuck and confused, anxious or depressed you need someone who will be with you and help you on that journey. Sometimes you may feel that something is not right with you, that you are broken or you are not loved, you have issues with self-esteem but it shouldn't be your reality for the rest of your life. We can start looking at that together changing it step by step.
(365) 800-5654 View (365) 800-5654
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Agnes Kaufman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Welcome! I have substantial experience working with clients experiencing anger management concerns, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, cultural and boundary disputes and domestic violence as well as couple counselling and those with relationship challenges I have worked with clients of all ages, starting as young as 10 years of age. I also provide clinical consultation/supervision for other therapists.
Welcome! I have substantial experience working with clients experiencing anger management concerns, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, cultural and boundary disputes and domestic violence as well as couple counselling and those with relationship challenges I have worked with clients of all ages, starting as young as 10 years of age. I also provide clinical consultation/supervision for other therapists.
(888) 340-4325 View (888) 340-4325
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Phil Azer
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
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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Gagan Vasudeva
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
I specialize in anxiety/depression, workplace stress, wellness plans and trauma.
At Calm Minds, I specialize in working with adults who have experienced past or recent trauma in their lives. Trauma can manifest as day-to-day challenges in your present life including PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, or self-blame. Using the organic intelligence of your own nervous system, body and mind with a trained trauma therapist, you can heal from trauma and difficult experiences. I strive to provide a safe and compassionate space for you to explore your past and present difficulties, and build your skills to disentangle yourself from its clutches with ease, so you can reclaim your life and thrive.
I specialize in anxiety/depression, workplace stress, wellness plans and trauma.
At Calm Minds, I specialize in working with adults who have experienced past or recent trauma in their lives. Trauma can manifest as day-to-day challenges in your present life including PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, or self-blame. Using the organic intelligence of your own nervous system, body and mind with a trained trauma therapist, you can heal from trauma and difficult experiences. I strive to provide a safe and compassionate space for you to explore your past and present difficulties, and build your skills to disentangle yourself from its clutches with ease, so you can reclaim your life and thrive.
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Anahita Jakibchuk
Registered Psychotherapist, CRPO, RP, CCPA, ROAT, MA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
I am a registered psychotherapist and also a registered art psychotherapist. I am located in Vaughan, ON and offer therapy who have mental health challenges like anxiety and depression. I believe that my clients have their individual and unique needs, and each person should be treated based on their specific challenges. I offer therapy sessions in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space and I love seeing them feel better and leaving my room with good coping skills and ideas that can help them improve their mental health challenges.
I am a registered psychotherapist and also a registered art psychotherapist. I am located in Vaughan, ON and offer therapy who have mental health challenges like anxiety and depression. I believe that my clients have their individual and unique needs, and each person should be treated based on their specific challenges. I offer therapy sessions in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space and I love seeing them feel better and leaving my room with good coping skills and ideas that can help them improve their mental health challenges.
(289) 271-1765 View (289) 271-1765
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Stephanie Peluso
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4H
My mental health practice offers in person and virtual counselling/psychotherapy to children, youth, and young adults/parents in Ontario, who are impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression and stressful life transitions.
Hi! I am so glad that you are here. The decision to begin therapy is often the first step towards positive change, improved relationships and feeling better. I understand that life can bring us suffering, pain, loss, and other experiences that we oftentimes struggle to manage. My goal as a therapist is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain and find hope to feel better.
My mental health practice offers in person and virtual counselling/psychotherapy to children, youth, and young adults/parents in Ontario, who are impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression and stressful life transitions.
Hi! I am so glad that you are here. The decision to begin therapy is often the first step towards positive change, improved relationships and feeling better. I understand that life can bring us suffering, pain, loss, and other experiences that we oftentimes struggle to manage. My goal as a therapist is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain and find hope to feel better.
(289) 401-5479 View (289) 401-5479
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Sara Rizvi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
You’ve taken the first step towards making a healthy and positive change to your life. You do not need to embark on this journey alone, I can help you reach the goals you’re hoping to achieve. With years of educational and professional experience in the mental health field and working with people from all walks of life, I’ve gained an understanding of the importance of individuality and incorporating that into my therapeutic approach. Whether you are working through trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or something else, I will provide a space that is warm, non-judgemental and safe.
You’ve taken the first step towards making a healthy and positive change to your life. You do not need to embark on this journey alone, I can help you reach the goals you’re hoping to achieve. With years of educational and professional experience in the mental health field and working with people from all walks of life, I’ve gained an understanding of the importance of individuality and incorporating that into my therapeutic approach. Whether you are working through trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or something else, I will provide a space that is warm, non-judgemental and safe.
(289) 302-6717 View (289) 302-6717
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ProWellness Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
First responders (law enforcement, fire fighters, paramedics), first responders families, veterans and their families, workplace challenges, sports or job performance anxiety, as well as individuals who struggle with anxiety, trauma, and depression in general.
Dr. Papazoglou recently completed his postdoctoral appointment at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology as Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto (U of T). He completed his doctoral clinical training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (psychological trauma clinic; sexual behaviours clinic). Dr. Papazoglou is a former Police Major of the Hellenic Police Force and European Police College, and he holds a master’s degree in applied psychology from New York University (NYU) as Onassis Scholar. His research focuses on stress, trauma, and resilience.
First responders (law enforcement, fire fighters, paramedics), first responders families, veterans and their families, workplace challenges, sports or job performance anxiety, as well as individuals who struggle with anxiety, trauma, and depression in general.
Dr. Papazoglou recently completed his postdoctoral appointment at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology as Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto (U of T). He completed his doctoral clinical training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (psychological trauma clinic; sexual behaviours clinic). Dr. Papazoglou is a former Police Major of the Hellenic Police Force and European Police College, and he holds a master’s degree in applied psychology from New York University (NYU) as Onassis Scholar. His research focuses on stress, trauma, and resilience.
(437) 747-7211 View (437) 747-7211
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Psychotherapy and Wellness of Central Ontario
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, RSSW, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Jessica Malynyk is the founder of Psychotherapy and Wellness of Central Ontario and a Registered Psychotherapist (11052). Since 2014, she has provided psychotherapeutic support in community settings to individuals dealing with a variety of mental health concerns/stressors including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, emotional dysregulation, relationships, family conflict, grief/loss and substance abuse. (see issues for full list.) Jessica brings forth her professional training and education, but, it is her personal life experience that really allows her to foster a deep connection with her clients.
Jessica Malynyk is the founder of Psychotherapy and Wellness of Central Ontario and a Registered Psychotherapist (11052). Since 2014, she has provided psychotherapeutic support in community settings to individuals dealing with a variety of mental health concerns/stressors including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, emotional dysregulation, relationships, family conflict, grief/loss and substance abuse. (see issues for full list.) Jessica brings forth her professional training and education, but, it is her personal life experience that really allows her to foster a deep connection with her clients.
(249) 501-5226 View (249) 501-5226
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Alessia Ciampa
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions, and more.
Life comes with its ups and downs, and at times it can be difficult to process and cope with our thoughts and emotions during these hardships. Together, we can work through these challenges and find strategies to help you address the root causes of these difficulties while finding ways to cope and move forward. I feel that while embarking on this journey it is important to build a positive and healthy relationship with oneself. Through increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, you can truly love yourself fully and improve your mood and mindset. "When things change inside you, things change around you."
I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions, and more.
Life comes with its ups and downs, and at times it can be difficult to process and cope with our thoughts and emotions during these hardships. Together, we can work through these challenges and find strategies to help you address the root causes of these difficulties while finding ways to cope and move forward. I feel that while embarking on this journey it is important to build a positive and healthy relationship with oneself. Through increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, you can truly love yourself fully and improve your mood and mindset. "When things change inside you, things change around you."
(289) 216-6954 View (289) 216-6954
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Fatin Hasan
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, Psych
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Highly experienced in international Psychology Case Studies. Well practiced in Prevention Trauma Stress Impact, Depression, Anxiety, and personal stress. Former university professor with over 18 years of administering psychotherapy, 18 years of counseling and conducting research.
Highly experienced in international Psychology Case Studies. Well practiced in Prevention Trauma Stress Impact, Depression, Anxiety, and personal stress. Former university professor with over 18 years of administering psychotherapy, 18 years of counseling and conducting research.
(647) 371-5263 View (647) 371-5263
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Lauren Maieron
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, RP(Q), CHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress management & emotional blocks.
LOW cost therapy, first session FREE! Congratulations on taking the first steps to living a better quality life. My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, collaboration and empowerment. I lean towards a strength-focused framework as I believe you are the expert of your life and can heal within. I also believe in nurturing the mind and body as I understand the impact emotional and psychological distress has on our bodies. I provide an integrative and holistic approach, pulling from several therapeutic frameworks to find the best fit for you.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress management & emotional blocks.
LOW cost therapy, first session FREE! Congratulations on taking the first steps to living a better quality life. My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, collaboration and empowerment. I lean towards a strength-focused framework as I believe you are the expert of your life and can heal within. I also believe in nurturing the mind and body as I understand the impact emotional and psychological distress has on our bodies. I provide an integrative and holistic approach, pulling from several therapeutic frameworks to find the best fit for you.
(289) 206-1635 View (289) 206-1635
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Alessia Manzoli
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, HBSc, RYT200
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Disconnected from your needs, desires, or identity? Are you ready to create movement in your life? I'm glad you're here! Trying to figure it all out alone can be exhausting and confusing, whether you’re focused on school, career, relationships, self-discovery, or all of the above. Being unsure of your needs not only makes decision-making feel nearly impossible, but it may also lead to a pressure to live according to the expectations of others. This can create anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, burnout, and living a life that doesn’t feel like it’s truly yours. I understand how you feel, and I’m here for you.
Do you feel stuck? Disconnected from your needs, desires, or identity? Are you ready to create movement in your life? I'm glad you're here! Trying to figure it all out alone can be exhausting and confusing, whether you’re focused on school, career, relationships, self-discovery, or all of the above. Being unsure of your needs not only makes decision-making feel nearly impossible, but it may also lead to a pressure to live according to the expectations of others. This can create anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, burnout, and living a life that doesn’t feel like it’s truly yours. I understand how you feel, and I’m here for you.
(647) 360-9102 View (647) 360-9102

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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.