Depression Counselling in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

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


Joyce Barwis, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Joyce Barwis, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8Z 3E9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Would you like to create positive change in your life? I will assist you to develop strategies for managing your moods and to develop goals for moving forward. When a person is experiencing depression it is important to respect and understand their experience of life. Change never just happens it is something we need to work at. I provide a safe and trusting environment to explore what you would like to change in your life and together we will work towards that goal.

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW
Depression Counsellor

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

In V8R 1V7 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Many caregivers experience depression as they witness and live alongside the symptoms of dementia. This can be compounded by social isolation as their time becomes increasingly focussed on the needs of a person with a dementia. I work with clients to explore these feelings and to develop a 'toolbox' of strategies to alleviate the impact that depressed mood can bring. This can create opportunities for caregivers to re-engage with their lives and feel empowered to take action when faced with waves of depressed mood and feelings of isolation that can arise. My goal is that caregivers feel heard and that they have a strong sense that they are not alone.

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 1G3 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Depression can feel like there's no way out. With compassion and acceptance, Maureen helps clients gain insight into thoughts and feelings that contribute to depression. She offers an arsenal of techniques that improve mood and reduce despair. As clients gain insight into their depression and acquire new management strategies, they start to feel better.

Russell Stagg, MC, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Russell Stagg, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9G 1A8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

If you are depressed, you may believe you are flawed or that your situation is helpless. Whatever faulty beliefs you may have about yourself or the world, I can help you see that those beliefs are a lie! I will challenge the faulty messages you tell yourself, and help you with strategies to prevent you spiraling into depression. I will teach you tools to help you stay out of depression permanently.

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW

Counsellor and Registered Social Worker

In V8P 3W8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Nothing can zap joy from life as quickly and devastatingly as depression can. I will help you move through the fog of depression to understand how our perceptions affect our mood and reality and how to shift to a place where we have more control over our reactions, our beliefs and feelings, and ultimately our behaviours. Understanding why we find ourselves in the place we do is important but it is not useful if we don't also develop the skills to move out of harmful and damaging places.

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Depression Counsellor

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9C 1E7 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

When you are depressed you may feel sad, weepy, hopeless, helpless, unmotivated, maybe sleep too much or not enough and also lose interest in sexuality, your friends and activities. These feelings last a long time and are really hard on relationships. You may think that you will never be happy again. You may have tried drugs but now want to take charge yourself of the changes you want to feel in your life. Counseling starts with your story of what is happening. I will ask lots of questions to help you get a clear idea of the causes and patterns in your life. We'll work on coping strategies and maybe try therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. You'll feel more content with your life.

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 4A1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

My approach to working with depression is threefold. First, we identify the specific symptoms of depression that you are struggling with. We create a plan to combat the symptoms. For example, if you struggle with isolating yourself, we talk about small steps to be around others. At times, I involve your family doctor or a psychiatrist to review your medication if that fits for your lifestyle. Next, we review all previous depressive episodes to find the common thread that triggers the depression. We use this information to help be aware of and prevent further episodes. Last, I help you identify and work through the events or relationships that are likely causing the depression.

Twila Lavender, M.Couns, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Twila Lavender, M.Couns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 1A9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Through a bio-psycho-social model of support, we will explore the root causes of your depression. From here we will discuss how depression interferes in your daily activities and develop a personalized plan that includes goals for therapy. Often using tools to challenge our thoughts will help to improve our feelings and work to change to bring more positive changes in behaviour.

Jennifer Taylor, M.A., RCC
Depression Counsellor

Jennifer Taylor, M.A., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V0R 2P2 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

When we are in the grasp of depression, we stop doing the things that bring us pleasure and self-care. The isolation and inactivity further perpetuates the depressive cycle. Using CBT and Mindfulness based approaches, I will work with you to identify and shift the "Negative Triad", or the depressive thinking that comes with depression, where we: 1. Think negatively about ourselves 2. Think negatively about our situation 3. Think negatively about the future. As your self-compassion increases through this work, your depression shifts.

Cally Farr, MA, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Depression can actually feed on itself, creating an on-going cycle of paralysis and drain. Through therapy with me, you will learn tools to understand, recognize and manage your depression. Often people have been depressed for so long that they give up ever recovering. We will look at your belief systems and thoughts that keep you stuck, and develop new beliefs and thoughts that can break the cycle.

Corrinne Allyson, PhD
Depression Counsellor

Corrinne Allyson, PhD

Registered Professional Counsellor

In V8N 1L6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Depression can be a signal from your inner being that you are going in the wrong direction. When viewed as a symptom rather than a problem to "fix", depression can be a guide to real personal growth. Your feelings of isolation, lethargy or sadness are explored as signposts that point the way to reveal what has gone awry. The principles of mindfulness and acceptance (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) create a pathway to the experience of a deeper contentment. This process works well in tandem with medical interventions which can help get one's "head above water" enough to have the strength to do the needed psychological work.

Nadine Weis, B.Ed, MA, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Nadine Weis, B.Ed, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9C 2J3 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Depression can feed on itself and turn into a downward spiral, mentally and emotionally paralyzing a person. When you feel stuck, it is difficult to live life to the full. By talking with someone about how you are feeling, learning how to manage your emotions, envisioning what life could be like without depression, and taking committed action, you will move in the direction of healing, growth, and making the changes necessary to living life more effectively.

Janine Ray, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC
Depression Counselor

Janine Ray, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can be devastating. What is the worst part of what you're going through? How long has this been going on? When/Where did it start? What does you mind and heart tell you? We use various counselling approaches including Existential Therapy to support you in your struggle with depression. We meet you where you are at, and support you to process, heal and grow.



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

Shawnigan Lake is located in British Columbia, Canada. Shawnigan Lake therapists serve postal code: V0R.