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Herman Chow, D.Min, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
OAMFT/AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor
Location: Suite 600, 15 Allstate Parkway, Markham 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.
Angela Colangelo, MA, RMFT (Registered Marriage & Family Therapist)
Registered Marrriage and Family Therapist
Location: 37 Sandiford Drive, Suite 412, Stouffville
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.
Kimberley Cochrane, MA, CEC
Individual & Couples/Relationship Psychotherapist
Location of Therapist: 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.
Richard Amaral, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Location: 9889 Markham Rd. (Hwy 48), Unit 211, Markham 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.
Dionna Begg, M.A.
Location: 8A Centre Street, 2nd Floor, Markham L3P 2N8
In a supportive therapeutic environment I work with clients with symptoms of depression to identify thinking patterns and behaviours that contribute to their emotional struggles. I gently support these clients to increase the pleasurable activities and to challenge their depressive thinking patterns. Clients benefit from techniques allowing for better use of more balanced and helpful thinking patterns.
Stacey Dombrowsky, RIHR, RCP
Registered Psychotherapist and Addictions Counsellor
Location Near Therapist: Markham, ON
Depression is not something to be ashamed of, nor is it a character flaw or a sign of a weak personality. No one with depression can just "snap out of it". You wouldn't ask someone to "snap out of diabetes or some other illness and you cannot expect it of a person with depression. Everyone gets sad sometimes - a brief blue mood, feelings of disappointment or loss. The great news is that up to 80% of people who receive proper treatment improve as a result. There are two principle modes of treatment for depression - Psychotherapy and medication. You’re not alone; millions of families and friends have felt exactly like you. Your one step closer to change.
Cindy Hayen, PhD candidate, MA
Individual, Couple, and Family Psychotherapist
Location: 1650 Elgin Mills Road East, Suite 211, Richmond Hill
Studies have shown that psychotherapy for depression can be as effective as taking antidepressants. Depression can range from mild feelings of sadness and emptiness to all-encompassing, fully debilitating darkness. If you are experiencing feelings of depression, emptiness, hopelessness, and sadness and are finding it difficult to function in your day to day life, psychotherapy can be helpful in helping you to understand what is going on with you and help you to rise up from the depths to lead a more satisfying and meaningful life. It can also assist you in re-engaging in the process of living and in relationships with the people who are important to you.
Winnie Lai, B.Comm., M.Div.
Location: 4631 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 102, Toronto
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
John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W., R.S.W.
Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach
Location: 199 Snowdon Cir., Markham L3P 7S7
The word depression really means "emotional fever." If your emotional body is running a fever, you must nurse it - take care of it. Good nursing = rapid recovery from an emotional fever or depression.
Hire me as a counselor/coach and I will help you:
1) learn the best emotional nursing skills available,
2) understanding the reasons of your depression,
3) learn to read the emotional thermometer - daily track your emotional fever,
4) develop a safe nursing home environment,
5) establish a nurse-patient relationship with yourself, and
6) build a strong support system.
I have helped 1000's of people (young & old) recover from short and long term depression. Give me a try. I can help.....
Alexandra Bond, Hon.B.Sc, (psych), MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist
Location: 6568 Main St. Stouffville, Stouffville
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.
If you struggle with feeling alone, feel endlessly sad, or that just getting through the day is difficult, these may be indications that you could benefit from seeing a Markham depression counselor. Finding joy in life again through depression counselling Markham, ON is within reach. If you or someone you love in Ontario needs help and is depressed, we hope you will contact one of our Markham depression counselors for treatment and support. Markham Counselling for depression. Help is available to you.
Welcome to our network of depression therapists in Markham who are trained and experienced in counselling and treatment for depression. You are not on this journey alone, no matter how depressed, there is hope. Depression counselling Markham, ON with a licensed psychotherapist or psychologist that specializes in depressive disorders in Ontario can help you find new hope and healing for your life. Choose a Markham depression counselor or psychologist below to begin your new journey of healing.