Depression Counselling in Bowen Island, BC.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Bowen Island, British Columbia.


Heather Awad, MCP, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6B 1A1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Are you struggling to get out of bed, losing interest in once-loved activities or feeling helpless and hopeless? The lethargic and foggy shutdown of depression can make everything in life feel just a few inches out of reach. The good news is that depression is readily treatable. I would be glad to help you explore what is keeping your body stuck in numb disconnection. Next, we form a plan to help you back to your best self. Together we tackle here-and-now symptoms with strategies of mindfulness and CBT, while also untying old knots from the past with emotion-focused and inner-child work. The heaviness of depression is your body asking for care. Are you ready to answer its call?

Shelley Behr, MSW,RSW
Depression Counsellor

Shelley Behr, MSW,RSW

Registered Social Worker

In V6Y 2B2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Depression is a state of mind that effects most people at some point in our lives. Often, symptoms of depression include a loss of interest in things that once made us happy, sleep disturbance or abundance, change in appetite, and dark thoughts. People can experience depression for many many reasons including postpartum depression, situational, relationship loss or difficulties, loneliness, seasonal affective disorder, teen depression,isolation and many more reasons. There are many treatments for depression, beginning with talking to someone about your experience. In some cases, talking to your doctor about medication helps combined with therapy to help deal with the sadness.

Ben Bjorgaard, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Ben Bjorgaard, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V7M 2K4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Sometimes feeling sad, stuck, and hopeless is something that can be shifted with support and some fairly straightforward strategies. At other times, depressed feelings can be signs of complex processes that take time to unravel and sometimes lead to profound transformations. Still at other times, stuck emotions and energies can be moved through experiential processes. Ultimately, feelings of depression and their resolution are unique to your life. Even though ways out can be challenging to see when we’ve been feeling stuck for some time, there are many ways through. I'll help you find the one that works for you.

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC

Social Confidence Life Coach

In V5H 3Z7 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

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.

Jay Hails, MEd, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Jay Hails, MEd, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V5Z 4C2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Among other things, depression is a stagnation, a lack of forward motion. I side with the cognitive behaviour therapists, who say that behavioural activation is a valuable treatment. Learn about what activities bring you joy or peace or relief. Then, give those activities a larger role in your life. I could just say "activity" over and over here, because that is what will help most. Activity, activity, activity...

Simon Funnell, MACP, RCC
Depression Counselor

Simon Funnell, MACP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Depression is tricky. Depression causes a lowered mood, fatigue, and decreased motivation. Sometimes, Depression goes unnoticed by friends and family. It can appear like everything in your life should be fine, but inside, it's a struggle to get out of bed. I provide a non-judgmental space to explore the areas of your life impacted by depression. You will learn alternative coping mechanisms to help ease future symptoms of depression.

Steve Rose, PhD
Depression Counselor

Steve Rose, PhD

Addiction Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

When struggling with depressed moods, everything feels heavy and you lack a sense of meaning and purpose. Even the most simple tasks can feel impossible. If you find yourself turning to alcohol, substances, or other addictive behaviours to cope with depressed moods, there is a way out. I help clients with addictions overcome the depressed moods causing them to turn to substances or addictive behaviours to cope. Everyone is different, so I work with you to develop a plan that fits your unique situation. If you are unsure where to start, send me a message. If I'm not the right fit, I can connect you to resources that will allow you to start getting help today, without having to wait.

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor/EMDR &IFS therapist

In V5L 3X9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Having difficulty coping with life? Feeling unfulfilled? Feeling overwhelmed? Don't know who you are? In a life or work transition? Suffering from seasonal affective disorder? I will create a warm, safe environment and help you discover what changes you can make to feel better, happier and more satisfied. Change feelings, thoughts and behaviours to help you break the cycle. I can help you process your thoughts and feelings and gain insight into yourself. Together we will work with the tools your need to create a new beginning helping you find new meaning in life and setting up goals for the future.

Hayley Winter, RPCC, CPCA
Depression Counsellor

Hayley Winter, RPCC, CPCA

Clinical Counsellor

In V7M 2K2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Depression can be incredibly debilitating - I understand as I have experienced depression myself. I support clients with building tools, increase understanding and education and help improve daily functioning. We will work together to determine your goals and take a proactive approach to follow through on a plan for effective solutions. The sessions will lead to improved mood, increased daily functioning and moving from surviving to thriving in your life!

Huda Sajjad, MA, MSc, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Huda Sajjad, MA, MSc, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6Z 2R4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

In Depression Counselling and Treatment, my approach is rooted in compassion, evidence-based techniques, and a deep understanding of the complex nature of depression. I work collaboratively with clients to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where they can openly explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences. Through a combination of CBT strategies, mindfulness techniques, and tailored interventions, clients can expect to gain valuable insights into the underlying causes of their depression and develop practical coping skills. Together, we work towards reducing symptoms, increasing resilience, and ultimately helping clients regain a sense of control and well-being.

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Registered Social Worker

In V5G 1V8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Depression affects the mind and the body. It can lead to isolation, health problems and difficulties maintaining all of your relationships. You may have lost sight of your personal resources and feel like your brain is spinning out of control. I can help you find your way back by: supporting you with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) where we examine and challenge your thinking and acting; using Neurofeedback (NFB) to retrain your brain to self regulate, staying out of depression; or with EMDR where I help you to resolve trauma or past hurts, allowing you to get to a place of emotional well being by lessening the emotional charge.

Jane Beaumont, CCPA-CCC  Supervisor, RCC - ACS
Depression Counsellor

Jane Beaumont, CCPA-CCC Supervisor, RCC - ACS

Certified Clinical Counsellor and Supervisor, Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5C 5J4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Depression can feel like a vortex of hopelessness, and in my work with this challenge I aim to walk the journey with you using techniques from Interpersonal Therapy and emotion focused models. It may at times feel as though there is no other side, however in our work together we will discover where that is and work towards healing. Lets work together to find small achievable steps towards a your goals.

Quyn Le Erichsen, M.Ed., RCC
Depression Counsellor

Quyn Le Erichsen, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5H 2W4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Have you been feeling very depressed, unmotivated, hopeless or stuck? Do you want to free yourself from the vortex of depression? EMDR therapy and hypnotherapy are very powerful tools used to help you break free from your depression. You can start to feel joy, hope and excitement again! You feel motivated and become more engaged in life. You can begin to feel better about yourself and the world around you! EMDR and hypnotherapy can help you look at the root causes of your depression. These methods can facilitate the release of buried emotions such as shame, guilt, worthlessness or resentment. They both can help you change your mindset, then change your life! Call 778-548-7345!

Sarah Poole, M.Ed, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Sarah Poole, M.Ed, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5L 1V4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

HAVE YOU LOST SOME OR ALL OF THE JOY YOU USED TO EXPERIENCE? Depression robs you of your vitality and makes it difficult to connect with others. When it is mild or moderate, depression feels like a constant obstacle that seems to take too much energy to get around. Depression symptoms can manifest as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of energy or interest in activities that were once enjoyable. Physical symptoms can include changes in appetite, fatigue, and trouble sleeping. Emotionally, depression can leave you feeling isolated and alone. Therapy can be helpful in treating depression by providing support, understanding, and coping strategies. We are here to help you genuinely be

Valentina Chichiniova, RCC, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Valentina Chichiniova, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V6E 2E9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Depression is often associated with negative beliefs about oneself and the world, and EMDR can help to desensitize and reprocess these negative beliefs, leading to a more adaptive and positive worldview. Through the use of bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or tapping, EMDR can help to process the distressing memories and beliefs, reducing the intensity of the emotional response and increasing emotional resilience. By addressing the underlying negative beliefs, EMDR can help to alleviate symptoms of depression and improve overall mood and well-being.

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C
Depression Counsellor

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 4M1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

As human beings, we mostly ignore the flashing red engine light warning us that a tune up is in order. We put our heads down and keep going and before we know it we're just not functioning right. My role in helping you through depression is reconnecting you with your needs: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, relational, and occupational, so that you become your best champion in meeting your needs and feeling more connected to yourself and others.

Kelsey Atkinson, MCP, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Kelsey Atkinson, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7M 2K1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Depression can be effectively treated through evidence-based treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Both treatments have been extensively researched and proven to be effective in clinical trials. As someone who is trained in both of these treatments, I help individuals manage their depression symptoms, improve their functioning, and experience an improved quality of life.

Kristina Sohal, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Kristina Sohal, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6E 2P4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Depression affects all of us is some form or another, feelings of emptiness and despair can be challenging. For some taking the first step to get help can be even more challenging, I congratulate each client that comes in for counselling. I work with my clients on the issues behind the depression, and make small changes to the unhealthy patterns. In therapy, the clients learns their strengths, and how to utilise their strengths to make the necessary changes that can help them heal to have a fulfilling life.

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5Z 3Z1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Do you find yourself waking up in the morning unmotivated, low energy and just blah? Is it hard to remember feeling happy and excited? Depression may creep up on you or it may be feel like you are at the bottom of dark hole that you can't find your way out of. Together we will work to discover the source of your sadness and re-build your life. There is hope and things can feel better.

Bonnie Hall, M. Couns., RCC
Depression Counsellor

Bonnie Hall, M. Couns., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7E 3A5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

If you are suffering from depression, reaching out for help by looking for a counsellor is an excellent place to start. Research has shown several counselling modalities to be effective for treating depression, with or without the concurrent use of medications. I will tailor therapeutic interventions according to your unique situation, as we consider the role that your mind, body, spirit, and relationships may play in your depression. I will help you find immediate, practical changes you can make to start feeling better right away, as well as explore the possible root causes of your depression. Long-lasting and significant change toward a brighter and happier life is possible.

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

In V6B 6L5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Depression is not only a mental problem, it is also a physical one - often leaving you with fatigue and lack of motivation to do anything. The first step to healing depression is building inner and outer resources for immediate symptom relief. This includes self- care, especially physical exercise along with mindful awareness of your internal experience . The next step is challenging those distorted beliefs and perceptions of yourself and the world. You can get better soon.

Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)
Depression Counsellor

Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)

Registered Professional Counsellor and Supervisor

In V7L 2B2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Depression and the feeling of being overwhelmed, scared and even paralyzed are real. The good news is that depression is treatable. Identifying the reasons behind depression, understanding the inner tensions that create depression are the necessary steps to move into a hope-filled life. Being able to look forward to the day ahead, living out your hopes and dreams is achievable.

Lynne Jones, MA, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Lynne Jones, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 2J8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Depression is now the number one cause of suffering in the world today (World Health Organization Statistics). Each person's story is different and there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to treating depression, depending upon the severity of symptoms. I assess and offer practical tools as well as create a safe and secure place and environment for people to come and talk to me about things that they may not tell anyone else because of the shame and stigma of depression. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy as well as a number of other therapeutic techniques which have been proven to help with depression.

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Depression Counsellor

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Y 1V6 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Depression can feel debilitating and leave people feeling isolated and unsure of how to get out of that "grey" zone. I describe it that way because when depressed, everything feels grey and nothing seems to matter. I think it is very important to uncover the underlying causes of a client's depression. This typically involves an increased awareness of how they are seeing themselves, and changing these negative thought patterns. In a way, depression can result in self loathing and recrimination. I help my clients make significant shifts in how they see themselves and others.

Heather Webster, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Heather Webster, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6K 2G8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Feelings of sadness and depression are one of the most common reasons people seek therapy. While common, everyone's experience of depression is unique, including how it began, how it feels and how it affects present day functioning. Heather always uses a collaborative approach with clients and a blend of therapeutic approaches, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy, and an exploration of the relational, situational and social contexts and patterns that may be contributing.



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Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed therapists in Bowen Island 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 Bowen Island will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Bowen Island is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 50.14 square kilometers.  The population of Bowen Island is 3,680 people with 1,495 households . The population ranking for Bowen Island is #885 nationally and #133 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 73.40 people per sq km. Bowen Island therapists serve postal code: V0N.