Depression Counselling in Balzac, AB.

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


Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CT, RCC, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CT, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

In T3M 1H5 - Nearby to Balzac.

Depression can be deeply painful, robbing you of energy, motivation, and hope. It creates a negative view of life, your self, and your future. It typically disrupts sleep patterns, appetite, emotions, and your thinking ability. I use the clinical practice of cognitive behavioural therapy to help people regain healthy control over their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and reclaim a sense of influence over their life style and life situation's. Coaching you to refocus, set small daily goals, celebrate your successes, and learn new behavioral and thinking skills can take time but the good news is that once you have acquired these skills you have them for life.

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.

Clayton Falk, M.A., CCC, R.Psych
Depression Counsellor

Clayton Falk, M.A., CCC, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist & Canadian Certified Counsellor

In T4B 2R3 - Nearby to Balzac.

Do you feel like life is passing you buy? Do at times feel down or without hope? Have you lost interest in activities you once enjoyed? Do you lack energy? If you answered yes then you are not alone. Many people experience depression at different times in their lives. When you are able to recognize that you are feeling depressed then you can start to take action to make positive changes. Therapy is a key way of making that change. Here at Effective Solutions Counselling & Consulting Inc. we can help. We believe in each person’s unique strengths and draw on theses through the use of a wide range of proven methods to help you start to feel better. Let us help you!

Dan McKinnon, Daniel McKinnon
Depression Counsellor

Dan McKinnon, Daniel McKinnon

Registered Psychologist (Alberta #2896)

In T3A 6K4 - Nearby to Balzac.

Having depression enter one's life is shocking, debilitating and saddening. Depression throws one into states of dulled emotion and distorted thinking. Central to feeling depressed is a seemingly inescapable loss of vitality and energy. Entering into counselling with me as a means of exiting depression from your life will entail reframing your thinking, engaging adaptive emotions and creating a healthier lifestyle centered around mindfulness practices, daily exercise and good nutrition. We will create a strong therapeutic alliance that is focused on restoring the vitality, positive mind sets and hopefulness needed to bring your life, back to life.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In T1X 0L3 - Nearby to Balzac.

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

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.

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.

Joanna Jewell, M.A., R. Psych., CSAT, CMAT
Depression Counsellor

Joanna Jewell, M.A., R. Psych., CSAT, CMAT

Registered Psychologist

In T2R 1E8 - Nearby to Balzac.

Tons of people struggle with depression. It can come from different sources; I take the time to help my clients understand the nature of *their* particular depression as it fits into their entire life: mind, body, and soul, better helping them fight for hope and joy. My treatment approach gives clients the strategies, resources and support that can strengthen their abilities to fight this stubborn darkness, leading to greater fulfillment and flourishing in life and relationships.You can feel better again!

Tobias Mwandala, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Tobias Mwandala, MSW, RSW

Therapist/Counsellor

In T2N 1P1 - Nearby to Balzac.

I use cognitive-behavioural therapy and interpersonal therapy. I believe that the two clinical interventions are effective in dealing with depression. I use cognitive-behavioural therapy because of its evidence in treating depression. One clear example of this is illustrated by a case in Beck and Young (1985): An adult who suffered major depression and was treated from depression by using cognitive-behavioural strategies. According to Beck and Young (1985), this person was helped by these strategies to identify her negative thoughts and correct those thoughts by distinguishing between facts and beliefs until she felt better.

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.

Susan Leslie, M.Ed, R.Psych
Depression Counsellor

Susan Leslie, M.Ed, R.Psych

Counselling Psychologist

In T3E 7V3 - Nearby to Balzac.

Sadness is not the problem - it is an inherent and unavoidable part of being alive. Rather it is the harshly negative views of ourselves that get switched on by unhappy moods that take hold of us. These moods can turn normal sadness into a web of preoccupation that spiral us into deep feelings of depression. Research has shown that when we are depressed or unhappy the effect of that mood on our body can bias the way we evaluate and interpret things around us without our being even the slightest bit aware that this is happening. It becomes a spiral downwards. It can feel overwhelming and impossible to break out of. Please contact me if you are wanting to take a new approach to your depressive feelings and experience the joy of being able to switch...(view profile to read more)

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.

Vince Urquhart, M. Div, M.A. Counselling
Depression Counsellor

Vince Urquhart, M. Div, M.A. Counselling

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In T3H 1G3 - Nearby to Balzac.

Using a CBT approach, the pathway to healing can include a better understanding of core values and beliefs, core fears, cognitive distortions, unhealthy emotions, unmet needs, faulty beliefs, negative thoughts and past disappointments and trauma. Working with other professionals (if needed) in order to explore the best possible treatment plan on the road to recovery in order for each client to experience a new leash on life and relief from depressive symptoms. The path may include ongoing assessment tools, neurocognitive approaches and testing in order to continue to evaluate progress and healing.

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.

Saneeta Saunders, Ph.D, R.Psych
Depression Counsellor

Saneeta Saunders, Ph.D, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T2R 0E2 - Nearby to Balzac.

I am an experienced doctoral-level psychologist, specialized in the treatment of Depression. If you are struggling with some of all of the following symptoms of Depression, it may be time to seek therapy/counselling: Feelings of Sadness, Tiredness, Hopeless; Troubles focusing or concentrating; Unhappiness; Anger; Irritability; Frustration; Loss of interest in pleasurable or fun activities; Sleep issues; Low energy; Appetite changes; Isolation; Anxiety, etc. Taking this first step in seeking therapy is a sign of strength. I look forward to hearing from you. Together we will create an individualized plan for your unique needs, towards restoring healthy and balanced functioning.

Amy Marshall, MN MC R. Psych
Depression Counsellor

Amy Marshall, MN MC R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T3E 6L1 - Nearby to Balzac.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning and relationships. Reaching out for help is a step towards healing and wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to regain control of your life.

Lindamarie Gossen, BCR,  MA Psych
Depression Counsellor

Lindamarie Gossen, BCR, MA Psych

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T2E 7J2 - Nearby to Balzac.

The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say "I'm depressed" when they mean "I'm fed up because I've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. However with depression you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least a number of weeks. Symptoms can also become severe enough to interfere with day-to-day activities. Understanding that your symptoms are due to depression, and that it is a common illness, may help you to accept that you are ill and need help.

Jaime Williams, PhD., R.D.Psych. (#758; #5468)
Depression Counselor

Jaime Williams, PhD., R.D.Psych. (#758; #5468)

Registered Doctoral Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Using active techniques, the client works towards increasing structure in their day and motivation by focusing on values. With an experiential approach, each session becomes a chance to celebrate victories, self-reliance, and strength of character. The client is challenged to become more responsible in their quest to live a better life, trying out techniques that can be carried forward day-to-day.

Gregory Erikson, MC, CCC, & RSW
Depression Counselor

Gregory Erikson, MC, CCC, & RSW

Canadian Certified Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Depression is on the rise in not only Canada but around the world. There a variety of reasons why this is - I have come to believe its the rise of a society that is busy and not taking care of themselves emotionally and physically. We are focused on the future and not enough on the present. Counselling allows a person to slow down and be in the present. People can then receive care and support as they walk through their feelings, thoughts and stories of their life.

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.

Tamara Hathaway, Registered Psychologist, M.Sc (MFT)
Depression Counsellor

Tamara Hathaway, Registered Psychologist, M.Sc (MFT)

Registered Psychologist

In T1Y 1Z5 - Nearby to Balzac.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your 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

Mervin Van der Spuy, DTh-Counselling, BSc-Pharmacy
Depression Counsellor

Mervin Van der Spuy, DTh-Counselling, BSc-Pharmacy

Psychopharmacologist

In T2H 2G4 - Nearby to Balzac.

Only one in three people struggling with major depression gets the treatment they need – do not be part of the statistics of those who are not treated. Dr Mervin (Paraklesis Counselling) can help you decide on the correct pharmacological intervention that is right for you, and come alongside you in suggesting the best evidence-based therapeutic approach. If you are yo-yoing on and off antidepressants and tranquilizers, you are probably reducing your chances of recovery by doing damage to your brain. By the fifth or sixth major depressive episode, your recovery chances have been compromised and the relapse rate has gone up – effective treatment is available now!

Sara Jungen, Psychologist
Depression Counsellor

Sara Jungen, Psychologist

M.A., R.Psych. - Registered Psychologist

In T2L 1L1 - Nearby to Balzac.

Research has clearly demonstrated that mindfulness-based approaches to depression are so powerful that they can reduce the chances of having a relapse by 50%! That's a big deal. A depressed mind is busy creating all kinds of negative thoughts. Mindfulness-based therapy will teach you a new way to relate to your thoughts. You don't have to believe everything you think! Especially the bad stuff, becuse it's often not true.

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.



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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.