Depression Counselling in Balzac, AB.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Balzac, Alberta.


Tanya Hutchinson, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Depression Counsellor

Tanya Hutchinson, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T2P 0B3 - Nearby to Balzac.

Have you noticed changes in your mood, thinking, and even your actions/behaviours? Depression can occur abruptly or gradually, and in either case, it can be debilitating. At the onset of therapy, many of my clients experiencing depression report the feeling of a "black cloud" or "dark cloak" that has blanketed their ability to experience positive emotions, engage in activities they previously enjoyed, and to focus on the present while moving forward. Depression keeps us stuck in the past and focused on the pain. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you are not alone. I will assist you in identifying, understanding, and alleviating your symptoms.

Val Kendall, Ph.D., M.A., Dip. Ed., C.C.C.
Depression Counsellor

Val Kendall, Ph.D., M.A., Dip. Ed., C.C.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T2R 1E7 - Nearby to Balzac.

Dr. Val used to facilitate groups of those who had engaged in family violence, both men and women. Up front, number one is caring acceptance of the perpetrator, regardless of what he/she has done. A non-judgmental attitude is engendered based on Val's understanding that we are all children of God, and that we've all got a negative and a positive side, and those two sides are in constant battle. Helping people recognize their physiological signs of anger and curbing them before the explosion, is an important part of Dr. Val's training. Learning emotional regulation is a cornerstone of her approach.

Living Well Counselling Services Inc., MA, MEd, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Living Well Counselling Services Inc., MA, MEd, RSW

Counsellors, Psychologist & Social Worker

In T2E 2Z6 - Nearby to Balzac.

Dr. Pat Keelan is Living Well's resident expert regarding depression. He started and ran a Depression group at one of Calgary's largest agencies for over 8 years. Natasha is also very strong in working with clients with depression, using research proven Solution Focused methods. To learn more about Pat or Natasha go to http://livingwellcounselling.ca/our-therapists

Cathryn Hanssen, Psy.D., CSAT
Depression Counsellor

Cathryn Hanssen, Psy.D., CSAT

Registered Psychologist

In T3E 7J4 - Nearby to Balzac.

Feelings of sadness are a normal part of life, but if these feelings become intense or don't pass then you may be depressed. If you experience changes in diet, sleep patterns, activities, and motivation, then I can help. The method that I use in the treatment of depression is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I teach clients how to challenge negative core beliefs and thought patterns, and how to use various methods to alter patterns of behaviour. By exploring the environment, physical self, thoughts, and behaviours, the negative effects on mood can be determined and changed for a more positive outcome.

Monica Dragosz, M.A., RSW
Depression Counsellor

Monica Dragosz, M.A., RSW

Registered Social Worker

In T3A 0X9 - Nearby to Balzac.

We’ve been told over and over that depression is the result of biochemical imbalance and requires medication to be treated. But more recent research suggests that declaring biochemistry as the leading cause of depression has been overblown. I recognize that sometimes antidepressant medication is helpful, but newer research supports my experience that it has been overprescribed. While I know that depression is an unwanted visitor and that it can be hard to see how it serves any purpose, I invite you to consider it as an opportunity to go more deeply within to come to some greater healing and understanding in your life. I am here to facilitate that process with as much comfort as possible.

Sharon Stopforth, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Sharon Stopforth, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In T2X 1M2 - Nearby to Balzac.

I have worked as a counsellor for the past 15+ years working with clients struggling from depression and anxiety. Depression can stem from many sources and I establish whether the depression is situational or systemic. What this means is that depression that is situational is that a life event or situation is causing difficulty in the person's life such as depression resulting from grief and/or loss. When depression is systemic, there is usually a long term experience of depression in one's life and has been either on-going since childhood or early adulthood or intermittently since then. This usually indicates that there is unprocessed trauma in a person's background.

Cory Hrushka, Ph.d., C.S. D.S.T. NCPC, NCCE
Depression Counsellor

Cory Hrushka, Ph.d., C.S. D.S.T. NCPC, NCCE

Registered Psychologist, Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy

In T1Y 1W3 - Nearby to Balzac.

Cognitive behavior therapy has been found to be one of the most effective treatment modalities for working with depression issues. Clients can expect to gain an understanding of the roots of their depression and/or anxiety, the possible treatment outcomes and be able to have hands-on experience for working through ones depression if they are working with Cory. The ultimate goal is to help clients regain control of their lives.

Terry Lindberg, M.Ed., R.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Terry Lindberg, M.Ed., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T2P 3C5 - Nearby to Balzac.

Unlike healthy sadness or a "blue mood", depression is not always connected with a particular loss. It can feel as though someone threw a dark, wet, overcoat on top of us and we are unable to move forward or see the good in ourselves or the world around us. Depression is not something you can just snap out of. Fortunately using cognitive behavioral therapy strategies we can focus on identifying and changing your unhealthy beliefs that may be deepening depressive symptoms. Later as your symptoms improve, we can then focus on relapse prevention.

Emily Shaffer, M.A. Counselling, R.Psych
Depression Counsellor

Emily Shaffer, M.A. Counselling, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T2S 3B1 - Nearby to Balzac.

The word "depression" has become widespread and has come to mean very different things to many different people. Generally it entails deep sadness, lack of energy, motivation and interest in things, and sometimes it is described simply as a big, black cloud hanging over one's head all day long. Whatever the individual experience of it, depression requires learning ways to manage it to make it feel less overwhelming, as well as exploration to gain an understanding of what may be contributing to it. These endeavours are done through ways that fit with your needs and the essence of who you are.

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych
Depression Counsellor

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Psychologists, Therapists

In T2T 0A3 - Nearby to Balzac.

Depression treatment counsellors can help clinically depressed or mildly depressed individuals find the origin of their depression, so it is treated more permanently. In combination with meditation or without, cognitive behavioural therapy, bi-lateral stimulation, EMDR and exposure therapies are skillfully woven into Shift’s protocol, to create a structured and highly effective treatment. Risk factors and development factors are investigated in the initial intake session. Continued screenings for treatment progression and depression symptoms are present in all subsequent sessions, as well.

Robert Hammel,
Depression Counsellor

Robert Hammel,

Registered Psychologist

In T3A 2V7 - Nearby to Balzac.

I believe in an approach to helping that starts from building on the strengths of the client; using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, and Problem Solving pragmatic approaches to help the client learn new strategies to initially cope and then delve into changing the way they think about themselves and their world. Breaking and changing ineffective and damaging thinking patterns and replacing them with more effective and sound habits and patterns is the groundwork for change. I also believe that using an existential approach that takes into account searching for and creating meaning is crucial to building success and growing out of depression.

Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT
Depression Counsellor

Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT

Social Worker - Marriage & Family Therapist

In T2T 0C2 - Nearby to Balzac.

Many mental health issues are caused by experiential avoidance. Those suffering with depression are often avoiding dealing with situations and circumstances in their life that causing the depression. Examples of this could be a bad marriage, an unsatisfying work situation, lack of meaningful goals in life, health issues, etc. In other words they've become immobilized. Using cognitive behavioral therapy approaches, I help clients address negative beliefs and self defeating patterns that have been holding them back from enjoying a meaningful and fulfilling life. The fact is depression is HIGHLY treatable so don't wait, get the help you need right away. You'll be glad you did.

Brenda Duncan, MSW RSW
Depression Counsellor

Brenda Duncan, MSW RSW

Clinical Social Worker

In T2M 0M6 - Nearby to Balzac.

Depression is a very common experience, whether it refers to how you are experiencing your life right now or to a clinical diagnosis. Fortunately, it is also very treatable, most often through talk therapy or counselling, although some people will also benefit from medication. I am very experienced in working with depression and anxiety, combining various approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Interpersonal Therapy, to help you better understand and deal with feelings of being overwhelmed by life right now. You will be able to regain enjoyment and energy in your life and relationships and develop new perspectives and personal resources



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Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our Alberta search of licensed therapists in Balzac who specialize in helping people overcome sadness, treat major depression and mood disorders such as bipolar, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Feeling down, lonely, and depressed can affect us at any station in life. Sometimes the cause may be physiological (such as hormonal or due to medication), it may be emotional, environmental, psychological or any combination of the above. Counselling for recovery and restoration from depression by a top rated therapist in Balzac will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Balzac is located in Alberta, Canada. Balzac therapists serve postal code: T0M.