Andrea Beck, Hon BA (Spec. Psych), MSW RSW
Registered Clinical Counselor/Social Worker
Within Driving Distance of Markham, 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
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.
Winnie Lai, MDiv., RP, RMFT.
15 Allstate Parkway , Suite 600, 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
Alexandra Bond, Hon.B.Sc, (psych), M.S.W., R.S.W
Registered Clinical Social Worker and Therapist: Indvidual & Couples Therapist
Markham, ON L3P 2T2
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.
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.
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.
Todd Hayen, PhD, RP
Within Driving Distance of Markham, 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.
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.
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.
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.