Sylvia Sikakane, BSW, MA, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker: Individual, Couple and Family Therapist
6633 Highway 7 East, Suite 203, Markham, ON L3P 7P2
I assist individuals in identifying and assessing the symptoms of depression they may be experiencing and provide compassion, care and support in helping them to implement well proven techniques and strategies. Individualized coaching and support is part of the treatment whereby individuals are assisted chart and monitor the changes or progress and ensure they have a balanced maintenance plan guard against relapse.
Ron Wyse, DD, ThM, MDiv, BA
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
1 Valleywood Drive, Markham, ON L3R 5L7
Aside from bio-chemical imbalances in one's body, depression can arise from a number of situational and relational factors. We can explore how any of these can be understood, responded to, and lived with in a way which can help to alleviate depressive challenges. It can be difficult to gain awareness of what's not right, and how to get things right, when you're battling just to survive. Our work together can help to clarify what's happening, and how to put helpful coping practices to work.
Winnie Lai, MDiv., RP, RMFT.
15 Allstate Parkway, Markham, ON L3R 5B4
Winnie's approach to depression draws primarily from Cognitive- Behavior Therapy. If you feel that you don't have the energy to do things, or even get up in the morning, then come in for counselling. Counselling can help you to explore what is the bothering you emotionally, understand yourself better, and learn how to see or understand the issues from a better perspective
Todd Hayen, PhD, RP
50 Wellington St East, Aurora, ON
Many years ago depression was called melancholia and was not considered so negatively as it is in our current "performance" focused culture. We are expected to be "up" continuously in today's busy life-styles, with work, children, relationships, and even in our playtime. The result of this sort of expectation and be debilitating and certainly can lead to long bouts of feeling out of control, unfulfilled, unmotivated and ultimately immobilized. Depression can certainly be dealt with through very effective therapeutic techniques. I work with clients to better understand the root cause of their sadness and help them to look at the possible meaning behind their depression and how to best cope.
Carrie Fleetwood, M.Ed., MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
6633 Hwy7E, Suite 203 Ashgrove Medical Building, Markham, ON L3P 7P2
The good news on this dark subject is that there is hope! Depression is very treatable and you can and will feel better with a multifaceted approach. First, you will need to discuss this with your doctor and/or psychiatrist for the possible medical aspects but then, combined with the right therapeutic techniques and a safe, supportive therapist (like me! :) you will learn to regulate your mood, find new ways of managing stress and difficult emotions, make needed changes in your life, and begin to recover from underlying pain and past trauma. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment so don't hesitate to call me!
Nidhi Gupta, R.I.H.R, Dip. BSc (Hons), RPc
Regd. Psycotherapist: Individuals, Teens, Couples, Families
600B Magnetic Drive, North York, ON
Depression is still so misunderstood in today's modern society. It is very commonly mis-diagnosed or too quick to be diagnosed by our traditional medical facilities, often leaving the person feeling worse off than they were before. I work with clients to find solutions out of their depression, to create goals for themselves, even small mini goals a day have an inspiring effect for the sufferer. I offer hope and light at the end of the tunnel, so the client can see a future for themselves.
Gayle McGuire, MDiv
15 Allstate Parkway, Suite 600, Markham, ON L3R 5B4
Depression is prevalent in our society and it is a difficult illness to live with. I have experience working with people suffering from depression and if you are struggling with this issue we can work together towards a brighter and happier future. In a warm and safe atmosphere I will provide you with tools to work towards moving your emotions into a more positive framework.
Herman Chow, D.Min, RP, RMFT & Brenda Chan
Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
Suite 600, 15 Allstate Parkway, Markham, ON L3R 5B4
Depression is like falling into a deep hole and you can't seem to get out. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy, I can help you manage your depression so that it won't negatively impact your relationships, jobs, and health. Even as little as a few sessions, you will see that you are not as stuck and able to make movement in life. You will gain a sense of control and joy into your life.
Richard Amaral, Ph.D., C. Psych.
9889 Markham Rd. (Hwy 48), Unit 211, Markham, ON L6E 0B5
Over the last couple of weeks, have you lost interest in things that used to interest you? Have you found yourself getting more tired than usual? Is it tough to get motivated over things you used to enjoy? Do you find yourself crying for no reason at all? These are some of the questions used to see if you are living with depression. I will help you gain insight into why you are feeling this way, and coach you on strategies to improve your mood.
Rom Malik, M.Ed.
10211 Yonge Street, Ste. 206, Richmond Hill, ON
In a safe atmosphere we will examine and discuss historical and current triggers, and work to resolve their effects on your mood and situation. We dismantle self-defeating ingrained beliefs that prevent inspired living, fulfillment and action. Depression can adversely effect one’s relationships with others including partners, friends, and family, making them feel pushed away. Conversely, depression can be triggered by relationships. In these depressions, we'll focus on relationships and improving them, regardless of the issues. The outcome is often experienced as a clarity of mind, a sense of liberation, confidence, love, better relationsihips, productivity, and overall happiness.