McNaughton and Associates Counselling Inc.
Certified Professional Counsellors
Within Driving Distance of Calgary, AB
Depression is part of a wonderful design; depression attempts to keep us on track by bringing our attention to sad and discouraging elements in our lives, and inviting us to make changes that will improve our experience. At McNaughton and Associates Counselling, we will help you understand the messages that your depression holds, and use those messages to identify worthwhile changes for making life meaningful and rewarding.
Velma Noble, BA, MA, CCC, CPC, PAg (Ret)
Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC), Certified Professional Counsellor (Pastoral) CPC)
203, 6628 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB, Calgary, AB T3E 5R8
Everyone feels “down”, gloomy, discouraged, or sad from time to time. For some people, however, this “low” or depressed mood persists. When symptoms last for two weeks or more, and are so severe that they interfere with daily functioning, it is called depression. While clinical depression usually occurs in adulthood, it can also affect children, adolescents, and seniors, but it is more difficult to recognize in these groups. Factors such as low self-esteem and self-defeating or distorted thinking styles are connected with depression, otherwise known as a mood disorder. Events or circumstances in early childhood may also increase the likelihood of depression in adulthood. There is good new....
Diane Huebert, M.C., R.Psych.
4103 D Centre Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2E 2Y6
It is interesting how depression has become a common theme in North American culture. Often with an objective to eliminate or "move through" such feelings. Yet at some point in a person's life, for a major portion of the human population, he or she will experience this feeling. Perhaps another way to view depression is to recognize it for the invitation it can provide? To look deeper into one's personal experience and recognize some thinking, behaviour, or beliefs requiring growth, change, or adjustment.
Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
1511 - 10th St. S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1E8
Many mental health issues are caused by experiential avoidance. Those suffering with depression are often avoiding dealing with situations and circumstances in their life that causing the depression. Examples of this could be a bad marriage, an unsatisfying work situation, lack of meaningful goals in life, health issues, etc. In other words they've become immobilized. Using cognitive behavioral therapy approaches, I help clients address negative beliefs and self defeating patterns that have been holding them back from enjoying a meaningful and fulfilling life. The fact is depression is HIGHLY Treatable so don't wait, get the help you need right away. You'll be glad you did.
Monique Smith, M.S.W., B.A. (Religion), R.S.W.
Masters in Social Work; Registered Social Worker
Ranchlands NW Calgary and Cochrane, AB, Calgary, AB T3G 1E4
Prusik provides counselling to clients age ~5-25 and primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy when working with clients exhibiting signs of depression. By helping clients restructure unhealthy thought patterns and encourage them to engage in activities where they experience competency, Prusik has found that most young clients experience an elevation in mood levels.
Susan Leslie, M.Ed
Registered Psychologist: Couples and Marriage
226 - 2505 17 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 7V3
Sadness is not the problem - it is an inherent and unavoidable part of being alive. Rather it is the harshly negative views of ourselves that get switched on by unhappy moods that take hold of us. These moods can turn normal sadness into a web of preoccupation that spiral us into deep feelings of depression. Research has shown that when we are depressed or unhappy the effect of that mood on our body can bias the way we evaluate and interpret things around us without our being even the slightest bit aware that this is happening. It becomes a spiral downwards. It can feel overwhelming and impossible to break out of. Please contact me if you are wanting to take a new approach to your depressive feelings and experience the joy of being able to switch...(view profile to read more)
Lynne Goertzen, BJ, MA
Suite 105, 2003 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 3N4
Feeling sad or down from time to time is normal and typically short-lived. Longer periods of sadness may occur with grief or loss of a loved one -- also very normal. It's unrealistic to imagine we should feel happy all the time. But, sometimes, the normal and transient experience of healthy sadness become long-lasting and persistent sadnessor depression that settles in to stay and interferes with day-to-day life. Whenyou're depressed, you can't just 'snap out of it'. You might feel anxious, pessimistic, guilty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, irritable. Depression affects sleep, appetite, sex, and energy. But depression is treatable. I can help you turn the tide of your depression.
Cathryn Hanssen, MA, CSAT
Suite 231, Building B8 (Currie Barracks), 2526 Battleford Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3E 7J4
Feelings of sadness are a normal part of life, but if these feelings become intense or don't pass then you may be depressed. If you experience changes in diet, sleep patterns, activities, and motivation, then I can help. The method that I use in the treatment of depression is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I teach clients how to challenge negative core beliefs and thought patterns, and how to use various methods to alter patterns of behaviour. By exploring the environment, physical self, thoughts, and behaviours, the negative effects on mood can be determined and changed for a more positive outcome.
Cal H. Henze, MA., R. Psych. (Prov),. CPC.,
Registered Provisional Psychologist, Registered Christian Counsellor
Braeside Dr. S.W., Calgary, AB T2W 2V5
That dark suffocating grey fog... When the drugs just mask it and the thinking strategies just delay it, we can walk with you on a very different path of spiritual and emotional healing. Real Christian Counselling for depression is about healing the heart of it, addressing the lies that fuel it and journeying out of the pain that caused it. You can breath free again!!!
Brenda Duncan, MSW RSW
Clinical Social Worker
132 - 17th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0M6
Depression is a very common experience, whether it refers to how you are experiencing your life right now or to a clinical diagnosis. Fortunately, it is also very treatable, most often through talk therapy or counselling, although some people will also benefit from medication. I am very experienced in working with depression and anxiety, combining various approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Interpersonal Therapy, to help you better understand and deal with feelings of being overwhelmed by life right now. You will be able to regain enjoyment and energy in your life and relationships and develop new perspectives and personal resources