Kimberley Cochrane, MA, RP, dipTIRP, CEC, CAPT
Registered Psychotherapist (RP) - Individual & Couples Therapist, Embodied Mindfulness Therapist
6633 Highway #7 (at Ninth Line), Markham, ON L3P 1Y7
I'm a relational psychotherapist. So while I know that you feel bad inside, I also see that a lot of those bad feelings - worry, low self-esteem, fear of failing, depression - exist at the boundary or interface where you meet the world. They're relational feelings as well as self-feelings. They sound like: "Am I good enough? Have I made a mistake in their eyes? Do they like me? Am I in trouble?" When you feel that the answers to these questions are negative, then you feel badly about yourself, in yourself. Relational psychotherapy helps you understand your depression, yourself and how just being bad feelings is the first step towards moving past them.
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.
Shyamala Kiru, DMin, RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
407 Eagle Street, Newmarket, ON
Shyamala has extensive experience working with clients that struggle with feelings of sadness and depression, including experience working collaboratively with a medical team. Her approach includes cognitive behavioural therapy to help clients in coping with the symptoms of depression and creating a plan to move forward, as well as exploring patterns of emotional regulation that may lead to longer term success in managing this very common issue.
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.
Marcus Chow, M.Div., RP
15 Allstate Parkway, Suite 600, Markham, ON L3R 5B4
Over the course of life, one could experience depression, and lose both interest and energy to engage in daily life activities. In depression counselling, I will walk along side with you to unpack your situation and to draw out those negative feelings and thoughts relating to the situation. Together, we will explore those feelings and thoughts, and examine their validity. Moreover, I will support you and assist you to come up with some strategies to break some unhelpful behaviour patterns. You will be empowered to make positive changes, which allow you to see your situation from different perspectives. Sessions can be conducted in English or Cantonese.
Alexandra Bond, Hon.B.Sc, (psych), MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker and Therapist
6568 Main St., 2nd Floor, Stouffville, ON
Depression is not a sign of weakness! I can help you alleviate the guilt that accompanies depression. I am trained in evidence based strategies that are as effective as medication, but also better for relapse prevention. Being compassionate to the self and learning to adjust negative thought and behaviour patterns are key factors in overcoming depression. I will work with you to establish small manageable goals that will not overwhelm you. I will help you to improve relationships that typically play a major role in sustaining depressive symptoms. Simply taking the time to talk and process your thoughts will help you to feel better after only 1 session.
John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.
Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach
199 Snowdon Cir., Markham, ON L3P 7S7
I define Depression as having an "Emotional Fever." If you're running an emotional fever and find it difficult to recover. Hire me as your counselor/coach and I will help you: 1) understand the reasons of your depression, 2) learn to read your emotional thermometer, 3) track your emotional fever, 4) establish a nurse-patient self-care relationship, and 5) build a strong support system. As a bonus, I will include a thermometer (at no cost). You will be able to take your or someone's emotional temperature quickly and easily. I have helped 1000's of people (young & old) recover from short and long term depression. Give me a try. I can help.....
Elizabeth Hepworth, HBA, MA, RP, OACCPP, CCPCPR
37 Sandiford Drive, Suite 412, Stouffville, ON
Depression is a normal human behaviour which typically indicates the need to slow down and spend time on "refueling" yourself. Depression becomes clinical when ignored and the emotion begins to interfere with everyday functioning. In a nurturing and caring environment we begin the slow process of making that person buoyant. We set up small achievable goals decided on by the client. The goal is to teach them how to accept, listen to their emotion and take action long before clinical depression.
Angela Colangelo, MA, RP
Markham Road/Hwy 48, Markham, ON L6E 1A3
Depression is a common response to stressful life events, whether prolonged or acute. I help clients determine the possible causes, healthy copying strategies, support systems. Often my clients respond well to the offer of mindful presence and an empathic ear. I prefer to be a part of a larger team helping the client by encouraging them to speak with a spouse/partner, other family, doctor or religious community. I support responsibly the client's choice to pursue pharmaceutical treatment or not.
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.