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 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.

Bow Valley Counselling, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Bow Valley Counselling, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

In T2N 3R7 - Nearby to Balzac.

I approach depression differently from many other therapists. Instead of struggling to fight against the depressing thoughts and feelings, I encourage clients to explore their depression. People develop tools and strategies to get unstuck from their paralyzing thoughts and feelings. They will learn how to change their behaviour based on what is most important to them rather than continuing to be held captive by their depression. This values-driven approach can guide behaviour change long-term.

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy
Depression Counsellor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Registered Professional Counsellor in Psychotherapy

In T3H 4J8 - Nearby to Balzac.

What do you think 'depression' is? A symptom or a diagnosis? Many clients I meet have struggled to believe that change was possible. Depression can fade the colors in life and bring us into a state of hopelessness. Its tough to get motivated and believe again. Kathryn can empower you again to take your life back, ignite the flame that may seem to have been snuffed out. She will support you to set goals that YOU are comfortable with, and she will encourage you each week to measure your success based on YOUR progress.

Pinnacle Psych, Counselling and Assessment
Depression Counsellor

Pinnacle Psych, Counselling and Assessment

Kathleen Kelava; Registered Psychologist; BComm, MC

In T2R 0E2 - Nearby to Balzac.

In supporting clients with depression, I take an empathetic, understanding, and connective approach. We will work toward understanding underlying cognitive distortions, challenging unhelpful narratives, and promoting behavioural activation. In scaffolding clients toward better functioning, a sense of personal agency and resilience is engendered, which is transferable across all domains of a client's lived experience.

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.

FP Counselling Inc., R.Psych, MSc.
Depression Counsellor

FP Counselling Inc., R.Psych, MSc.

Registered Psychologists

In T2S 3E7 - Nearby to Balzac.

Our approach to assisting clients with depression is unique in that it takes the form of a number of approaches to counselling combined. This is important because not every individual responds to all elements of a single approach in the same manner. To be most effective as a counsellor in Calgary, we assess clients needs and together come up with an approach that will yield the most positive counselling outcome, using elements from many different approaches to therapy combined.

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC

Social Confidence Life Coach

In T2L 1E6 - Nearby to Balzac.

Social anxiety and shyness can easily lead to feelings of depression. If you feel depressed because you feel alone, isolated and have trouble making friends, you might be glad to know that there is a way to learn and practice the social skills you missed learning as a child. You can learn and practice new skills, meet new people, learn how to start conversations and create your own social circle. Life can change and it takes just one step to start the process rolling in the right drection.

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.

Chris Graham, MC
Depression Counsellor

Chris Graham, MC

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T2X 1M2 - Nearby to Balzac.

Depression can stand in the way of living the fulfilling life that you deserve, robbing you of happiness and joy. In therapy, we can work together to bring pleasure back into your life and help you discover, or rediscover, the meaning and fulfilment you desire in your life. We can work together to discover the skills, strategies, and ways of thinking you need to help you feel better!

Leanne Frederick, BSc, MC, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Leanne Frederick, BSc, MC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In T3A 6E7 - Nearby to Balzac.

My approach for clients who feel paralyzed by an overwhelming sense of loss, failure, self-worth, helplessness, or hopelessness is through emotional-focused and attachment process. Therapy will involve looking into the life experience of the client and the origin of the negative sense of self, how this undermines the way they see themselves, and how it has affected relationships with others. The goal of therapy is to make sense of the negative cycle the client has experienced, which allows for new experiences and a more positive sense of self and others.

Laurie Hamer, BA/BEd.; MC
Depression Counsellor

Laurie Hamer, BA/BEd.; MC

Registered Psychologist

In T2K 1H4 - Nearby to Balzac.

In assisting clients to overcome depression, I help to identify negative thought patterns and challenge those that contribute to hopelessness and despair. By adding a mindful component, clients learn to increase their awareness of thoughts and feelings, accept the full range of human emotions, and approach themselves and others with greater compassion.

Maureen Theberge, MACP
Depression Counsellor

Maureen Theberge, MACP

Registered Psychologist

In T3G 0B4 - Nearby to Balzac.

Do you suffer from feelings of sadness, guilt, and worthlessness? Are you constantly tired and lacking motivation? Maybe you find yourself avoiding people and activities you once enjoyed (including sex). You may be suffering from depression. Depression can cause a wide range of symptoms including fatigue, sleep and appetite disturbance, memory loss, and physical pain. You do not have to accept depression as a way of life, there is hope! Let me help you to discover how your inherent strengths and proven strategies can lead to a life of vitality and joy.

Cheryl Placsko, MA, R.Psych
Depression Counsellor

Cheryl Placsko, MA, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T3H 4H9 - Nearby to Balzac.

Depression need not hold you down and back from your life. Together we will explore the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours that feed depression and shift them to bring about hope and motivation. Numerous studies throughout the world have consistently demonstrated that cognitive-behavioural therapy is an effective treatment for major depression.

Joshua Adams, M.A., B.Sc., B.RS., R.Psych
Depression Counsellor

Joshua Adams, M.A., B.Sc., B.RS., R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T2R 0S6 - Nearby to Balzac.

Depression can be debilitating: feeling you have no worth, lacking the energy to get things done, not enjoying activities you used to enjoy, and even physiological changes. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been proven to be effective in helping people who are depressed change their unhelpful thinking as well as make positive changes to their environment and activities of daily life.

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

Glenn Rau, M.Ed., R Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Glenn Rau, M.Ed., R Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T2X 1M2 - Nearby to Balzac.

Depression is the most common mood disorder in the world. But it is also one of the most treatable. There have been well over 100,000 clinical studies on depression, so a lot has been learned, and it has become clear what the best treatment approaches are. Unfortunately, only one in four depressed people will seek psychological services. This is truly sad since cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal psychology can make a lasting difference in breaking your unique pattern of depression. Why not get started today on a brighter future?

Carissa Muth, BSW, M.A. (Honours), RPsych
Depression Counsellor

Carissa Muth, BSW, M.A. (Honours), RPsych

Registered Psychologist- Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma Counselling

In T2E 0S9 - Nearby to Balzac.

The darkness of depression can seem impenetrable. The first thing I offer my clients is hope. I believe depression can be coped with and even healed so that client's can regain their life. I utilize a variety of theories to first, provide a sense of safety, hope and comfort, and second, address the underlying causes and triggers. This provides the client with tools to cope with the pain as well as helping them move towards significant improvements in their ability to emotionally regulate.

Jeff Sturgeon, BSc.,MSW,RSW
Depression Counsellor

Jeff Sturgeon, BSc.,MSW,RSW

Psychotherapist

In T2R 1J8 - Nearby to Balzac.

I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in developing treatment plans for clients who are experiencing Depression. Using tools and strategies form these modalities we developed a synthesis of self-acceptance and change. We work toward validation, tolerance, as well as techniques that will improve and increase positive mood behaviours.

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

Talia Zink
Depression Counsellor

Talia Zink

Masters in Clinical Social Work, Registered Social Worker

In T2S 0A5 - Nearby to Balzac.

"Depression" in today's society encompasses a very broad range of experiences - everything from a prolonged sadness to feeling such despair that life no longer feels worth living. It not only affects your mood but can also impact one's physical health, relationships and work. I accompany those struggling with depression to access their natural ability to re-wire their brain towards greater health. Since each person I work with is unique, I tailor my approach to each individual depending on the root cause. This may include things such as: processing past events with EMDR or managing current stressors with mindfulness practices or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling
Depression Counsellor

Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling

Registered Christian Counsellor, Certified Professional Counsellor

In T2W 2V5 - Nearby to Balzac.

Being in a dark place can seem so much more bleak when no one seems to be able to understand. And, it's even worse when those you love just expect you to pull yourself together and get on with it and it feels God is just as far away. Come and experience a special place of deep understanding for women's depression where your faith is integrated with the empowerment that comes from owning the skills you need to walk out of depression and breath again.

Behnam Kohandel, M.A., R.Psych
Depression Counsellor

Behnam Kohandel, M.A., R.Psych

Registered psychologist

In T3L 2Z7 - Nearby to Balzac.

Depression can happen for a variety of reasons such as bereavement, divorce, illness and past traumas. Different causes can combine to create depression. I use Internal Family Systems therapy, a healing and transformational psychotherapy to get to the roots of your depression. I also use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, emotion freedom technique (tapping) and mindfulness to help you to handle life stressors more effectively.

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.

Lynne Goertzen, MA, CSAT, CMAT, RRT
Depression Counsellor

Lynne Goertzen, MA, CSAT, CMAT, RRT

Registered Psychologist

In T2M 3N4 - Nearby to Balzac.

Feeling sad or down from time to time is normal and typically short-lived. Longer periods of sadness may occur with grief or loss of a loved one -- also very normal. It's unrealistic to imagine we should feel happy all the time. But, sometimes, the normal and transient experience of healthy sadness become long-lasting and persistent sadnessor depression that settles in to stay and interferes with day-to-day life. Whenyou're depressed, you can't just 'snap out of it'. You might feel anxious, pessimistic, guilty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, irritable. Depression affects sleep, appetite, sex, and energy. But depression is treatable. I can help you turn the tide of your depression.

Alexandra Vartosu, M.C. (Psych.)
Depression Counsellor

Alexandra Vartosu, M.C. (Psych.)

Registered Prov. Psychologist

In T3B 5K2 - Nearby to Balzac.

When we become deeply unhappy or depressed, an avalanche of feelings, thoughts, physical sensations and behaviours come in to play. The huge emotional upheaval that can come from experiencing loss, separation, rejection or defeat, is normal and it is a shared experience by most people. However, if this distress goes on for too long it can start to permeate every aspect of our lives, taking over and dragging us down with it. Depression affects mind, body and spirit. As your therapist, think of me as your lifeline. Through Mindfulness-based strategies along with other evidence-based therapeutic interventions, depression can be overcome and I can help you on that journey back to yourself.



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