Depression Counselling in Wellington, AB.

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


Emma Drebit, MSc. (Marital & Family Therapy)
Depression Counsellor

Emma Drebit, MSc. (Marital & Family Therapy)

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 2L9 - Nearby to Wellington.

Depression impacts people on many levels and can greatly impact relationships and work performance. Emma explores biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to both the development and the treatment of depression. She uses cognitive behavioural therapy to help people understand how depression affects the way they think, feel, and behave and the impact it has on the body. Emma focuses on improving mood, coping, and resilience, which includes developing more balance and positive thinking patterns, changing negative core beliefs, learning healthy coping strategies, expressing thoughts and feelings in positive ways, and enhancing boundaries, self-esteem and support systems.

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 0J3 - Nearby to Wellington.

Depression can become a heavy weight, dragging down our energy and coloring our perception of our entire world. Life can even seem pointless, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Counselling can help provide essential therapeutic support to heal symptoms of depression. I provide an open and honest space in which to express your thoughts and feelings, understand the roots of the depression, learn effective coping skills to manage and heal symptoms, and regain feelings of hope and pleasure in living.

Tori Hornbacher, MC, R. Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Tori Hornbacher, MC, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8H 0H9 - Nearby to Wellington.

Depression can feel isolating and lonely but the collaborative process of counselling can help client's to shift from feeling helpless and hopeless to finding enjoyment in life. Client's can also experience an overall improvement in their daily life from including an increase in energy, and an improvement in memory, concentration, and ability to focus.

Al Riediger, Ph.D.,  R.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Al Riediger, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 1H6 - Nearby to Wellington.

Depression is not feeling bad – it is not feeling. When we become depressed we try to insulate ourselves from our emotions. Treatment for depression requires a willingness to feel what we are avoiding. This requires a process of exploring the buried feelings in a safe, supportive environment. As we become friends with our emotions we can gradually come back to life.

Michael Handman, Ph.D
Depression Counsellor

Michael Handman, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In T6C 2C8 - Nearby to Wellington.

I accurately diagnose an individual to ascertain whether he/she suffers from Major Depression or from sadness. The treatment plan might be different but the outcome is similar as my goal is to always help the individual resolve the issues that have brought him/her to therapy. The focus is for the client to be able to move on to a healthy, positive and productive way of living.

Ashley Hanson, MC, R. Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Ashley Hanson, MC, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 6T9 - Nearby to Wellington.

I believe depression comes in two forms - medical and situational. At Base Counselling, my goal is to help you determine which depression you are facing and to help you find ways to cope with it. For medical depression, a referral may be the most appropriate thing. For situational depression (or a combination of the two), my approach is to determine where it came from, how it affects you, and what you can do to cope and/or overcome it.

Janel Daugela, MC
Depression Counsellor

Janel Daugela, MC

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T5N 3N8 - Nearby to Wellington.

In working with clients who are experiencing depression I tend to avoid recommending medication (except when necessary). For clients who are currently on medication, many come looking to work towards healthy functioning without medication. One of the most difficult parts about healing from depression is how difficult it can be to feel motivated to take action to care for yourself. I understand that, and I won't push you to do anything you aren't ready for. Making an appointment and attending the session is one of the most difficult steps. When you make it in, we will be able to develop an understanding of the underlying issues that lead to your depression and a plan to overcome it.

Family Counselling Centres in Edmonton, M.A, M.Sc
Depression Counsellor

Family Counselling Centres in Edmonton, M.A, M.Sc

Registered Psychologist, Registered Provisional Psychologist and Canadian Certified Counsellor

In T6E 6N1 - Nearby to Wellington.

Based on clinical research, spending time with animals can help lessen the symptoms of depression-- particularly when combined with counselling. Relationships formed with horses can illustrate to clients the impact that depression is having in their life and relationships. This can both motivate the client to move towards healing and also provide the safety needed to better understand the challenges they are facing and to make movement toward change.

Paul Bianchini, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Paul Bianchini, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T6C 2S1 - Nearby to Wellington.

The depression of our feelings can make things feel better for the moment and can even be a healthy way to manage in the short-term. The problem arises when we push these feelings down over time. What makes it worse is that others may even promote the depression of our feelings. But our feelings do not go away and we begin to feel depressed. Learning to reengage with our feelings helps us rediscover our strength in managing them. I have successfully worked with people from a variety of backgrounds to treat depression and look forward to working with you. Visit my website at www.prairieowlpsychology.ca from more details.

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych
Depression Counsellor

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T5T 6M1 - Nearby to Wellington.

Many people believe that in order to be "strong," they need to bury their feelings and keep them hidden from others. Over time, this can backfire, as feelings can build and take over, leaving a person feeling down and depressed, or overwhelmed. I work with clients not only to work through feelings of anger, resentment, hurt, and sadness that have built up, but to develop new habits of self-care, assertiveness, boundaries, healthy expression of feelings, communication, and stress management so that this does not occur again in the future. By doing this, they can become a more well-rounded person, who feels free to express feelings as they arise, and no longer carries them with them.

Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT
Depression Counsellor

Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 4A4 - Nearby to Wellington.

Depression is often a teacher that we haven't connected with our feelings and grieved for the loss of someone or something in our life. An example of a loss could be loss of our youth, what could have been, a dream, a part of ourselves or we are denying part of ourselves. The pain of depression causes us to slow down even though we may not want to but it also clouds our reasoning and often we feel hopeless and sometimes suicidal. In therapy we find a safe space to connect with our pain and find a way to accept the circumstances of our lives even though they may not be what we want them to be. Recovery from depression often becomes the start of a more meaningful and congruent life.

Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 2L9 - Nearby to Wellington.

While there are many causes and contributors to depression, a common approach to working with it involves challenging negative thinking. Hurtful or damaging stories we tell ourselves tend to lead to feelings of hopelessness and sadness, which in turn, manifest as depression. At least in part, therapy for depression involves exploring the roots of negative thinking whereby its legitimacy is safely challenged. By undermining these hurtful thoughts, we are more inclined to experience preferred emotions, and a more enjoyable outcome. Clients that engage this process tend to find relief from depressive symptoms and live a more fulfilling life with more options available to them.

Miranda Rempel, M.Ed., R.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Miranda Rempel, M.Ed., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T6W 2Z8 - Nearby to Wellington.

I help clients to challenge problematic thoughts, capitalize on positive coping skills, and teach new ways of coping in order to help them manage feelings of despair, hopelessness, and helplessness. Together, we develop a plan for how to combat fatigue, problems with appetite and sleep, low motivation, a negative focus, and suicidal ideations. I support my clients in implementing, evaluating, and adjusting these plans as they work their way through depressive episodes. Additionally, creating a plan for relapse is essential for long-term success.

Joanne Koopmans, Registered Psychologist, MSc MFT
Depression Counsellor

Joanne Koopmans, Registered Psychologist, MSc MFT

Registered Psychologist, Marital and Family Therapist

In T9E 7H8 - Nearby to Wellington.

We experience depression when our experience doesn't jive with what we had hoped or with what we deeply believe. Working together, we explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and how these interact to cause the troubles you are experiencing. We support medical intervention by working together with your physician if you believe medication would be a helpful part of the therapy process. Specific tools are useful for identifying your strengths and ways to work toward the good times again.

Sherri Farbin, M.Sc. R.Psych
Depression Counsellor

Sherri Farbin, M.Sc. R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T6X 1E9 - Nearby to Wellington.

Depression is a common problem, but this makes it no less difficult to overcome. It takes a lot of effort and great courage to enter counselling for depression, as you need to muster up the strength and hope to open up to a stranger with such a deep and vulnerable pain. I offer a few approaches to depression, one of which is CBT, a proven therapy that helps people identify certain thought patterns and beliefs, as well as some behaviors that are contributing to their feeling "stuck". These strategies have been proven to be very helpful to clients. Most importantly, I believe that providing a safe environment to explore all that is on your heart and mind, is the best gift I can offer.

Valerie Umscheid, MA R. Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Valerie Umscheid, MA R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8A 3X1 - Nearby to Wellington.

5% of men and 10% of women will experience clinical depression in their lifetime. Common symptoms are: sadness, sleep and appetite changes, low energy and motivation, problems with concentration and memory and sometimes suicidal thoughts. Depression can have many causes: biological, stress, unresolved loss, trauma and chronic pain. Cognitive Behavioral therapy, is an effective method of treating depression. CBT will help you to use positive behaviors and more realistic self talk to change your mood. Length of treatment depends on the severity of symptoms.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Hilda Huj, B.A., M.A.
Depression Counsellor

Hilda Huj, B.A., M.A.

Registered Clinical/Counselling and Forensic Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Wellington.

It is so hard to understand depression. However, once you do understand it, it becomes a highly treatable state. I hope that we will together pinpoint the life problems that contribute to your depression and find which aspects of those problems can be solved or improved. Identify negative or distorted thought patterns you might have, and develop your skills that will help you fight the depression.

Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist
Depression Counsellor

Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

In T5K 0J8 - Nearby to Wellington.

I use a cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based approach to treating depression. I also work with client to establish a holistic self-care practice, because physical issues like sleep deprivation can worsen depression. In my experience, anxiety and depression often occur together, so I work with clients to help cope with these symptoms and lower stress levels. In my experience, I have supported many individuals with depression in hospital and outpatient settings since 2000. Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns, and there are many approaches and techniques that can be effective.

Michelle Vandegriend, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Depression Counsellor

Michelle Vandegriend, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist

Registered Psychologist, Certified Gottman Therapist

In T8N 6K4 - Nearby to Wellington.

I provide help for individuals experiencing depression and how it may be affecting multiple aspects of everyday life such as work, family, friendships, other relationships and day-to-day responsibilities. In counselling I help clients better understand multiple aspects of depression, develop the tools needed to cope more effectively, and restore feelings of hope.

Chris Lefebvre, M.A., RPPsych
Depression Counsellor

Chris Lefebvre, M.A., RPPsych

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T6C 0Z8 - Nearby to Wellington.

Depression is challenging because people often know what they should do to feel better, and the people in their life are probably lecturing them as well... "Go exercise, you'll feel better", "You need to get out of the house!", "Why don't you go spend time with others and meet new people?" etc... The issue with depression is that it robs us of energy to do these things, and more importantly, it plays tricks with our mind about our perceived and actual experiences...making it all seem negative and not enjoyable. Together, we can find a spark of hope to expand on so that you actually WANT to do the things you know you should be doing and so you can feel some enjoyment from them!

Farrel Greenspan, MC
Depression Counsellor

Farrel Greenspan, MC

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 2J1 - Nearby to Wellington.

Many people think depression is about not doing enough or being uncommitted to their goals, however, people who struggle with depression are facing the problem of being over-committed to their goals and failing. When I work with clients dealing with depression the goal is to manage goals and expectations and work on creating small changes that build momentum to larger changes.

Linda Tilley, M.Ed, R.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Linda Tilley, M.Ed, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5G 0Y5 - Nearby to Wellington.

Often prolonged depression or depression that is resistant to medication is not as much a clinical depression as it is a reaction to a series of environmental or interpersonal situations that leave us feeling chronically helpless with low self-worth. This is especially true when the situations happen during childhood. Moving beyond the helplessness often requires medication but more importantly, an opportunity to understand and process those negative situations. Making sense of what we are feeling helps us to put our experiences in perspective, process and release the lingering emotions related to those experiences, and move on towards a happy and productive life.

Angie Allan, MEd
Depression Counsellor

Angie Allan, MEd

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T5M 1W6 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Nexus Psychology, R.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Nexus Psychology, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8A 6H2 - Nearby to Wellington.

Everyone has bad days, but when these bad days start out numbering the good days or impacting our day to day functioning, it is time to seek help. At Nexus Psychology, we offer counselling for adolescents and adults who are experiencing symptoms of low mood or depression. We believe in short-term, evidence-based therapy practices. We work with our clients to teach them the skills they need to be more independent with their mood management.



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Wellington is located in Alberta, Canada. Wellington therapists serve postal code: T6V.