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.
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.
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.
Andrea Beck, Hon BA (Spec. Psych), MSW RSW
Registered Clinical Counselor/Social Worker
Carlton & McCowan, Unionville, ON
If you are feeling sad much of the time, irritable, overwhelmed, exhausted or if you no longer find pleasure in activities you once enjoyed, I would be pleased to help you start the journey to feeling better. Depression does not have to be part of your life. I will help you explore the roots of your low mood, examine your thoughts, feelings, your relationships and look at ways to see and do things differently. For more information or to see me, call, email or book online at www.beckcounselling.com. Or for Skype counselling: www.webcounsellor.ca
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.