Depression Counselling in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

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


Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

I am available to support at any point in your experience of depression. Recovery from a episode of depression can take time, warmth, patience and small steps. Prevention can involve learning about thought patterns, reducing triggers, plans for action, consultation with other health professionals and lifestyle changes. Some approaches I draw on include, talk therapy, mindfulness, EMDR (eye movement desentization and reprocessing) and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy).

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.

Mark Watts,  RTC, CH
Depression Counsellor

Mark Watts, RTC, CH

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Hypnotherapist

In V8V 4A1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Depression can feel like a wet blanket you wear around you day in and day out. You may find it hard to remember what if felt like before or have hope that you will ever feel normal again. The most valuable thing I can do for a client with depression is to inspire hope, to help you regain your confidence and recover a positive, constructive outlook on life. My therapeutic approach for helping clients move through their depression incorporates a compassionate and nonjudgmental acceptance so important to supporting changes in ourselves.

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt
Depression Counselor

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt

Registered Counsellor, Master Practitioner Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can be experienced in a multitude of ways and often differently by each person. Depression can leave an individual feeling overwhelmed, a loss interested in activities that they used to enjoy, feel a lack of energy, have difficulty sleeping, experienced pronounced weight changes, and even serious illness. You do not have to suffer or feel alone. We will work with you to uncover the elements to your depression and help you to regain enjoyment and satisfaction in your life.

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

In V8Z 3E9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Feeling sad or low is something everyone experiences from time to time, these feelings may become a problem when they do not go away, get worse or get in the way of your daily life. Feeling depressed can be a very lonely time, and you may feel that no one understands. It can be hard to believe that things will ever get better. In a supportive and safe environment Laurie can help you to find strategies that research has shown to be effective in helping overcome depression and help you to understand why and how depression may be occurring at this time in your life.

Geoff Williams, MA MSW RCSW RCC
Depression Counsellor

Geoff Williams, MA MSW RCSW RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Clinical Social Worker

In V8V 4N5 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

My approach is to work with you to assess the whole psychosical situation that has caused your depression to emerge. When you have the time and space to process your thoughts and feeelings, I will gather crucial information needed to diagnose the form of depression you are suffering. Then we can collaboratively develop a treatment plan, which includes the relationship space between us for out tune in with your inner thoughts and feelings to clearly identify what went wrong, what can be learned, and what you need to do to get better. I bring in therapies such as CBT, ACT, and Psychodynamic Insight Therapy as needed to speed your recovery in collaboration with you.

Derek Martin, PhD
Depression Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V8W 2J9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

At one level depression always suggests one thing, that the energy that was once available has departed. Our work is to find out where it went, and this is, of course, never easy. Depression is such a debilitating form of suffering because we live in a culture focused on doing, and we get bombarded with advice on how to eat, live, and act. But the best way to approach depression during counselling is not from without but from within. Learning more about where the energy has gone can teach us where we, too, need to go. It can lead us to find that place that still burns bright somewhere within, perhaps calling us to a new venture, or to an old one still yearning to be completed

Kirsten Mueller, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Kirsten Mueller, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In V8N 1C3 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Perhaps you have been plagued by stubborn thoughts of worthlessness. Your negative thoughts might be about you, others, or the world in general. They might be so disabling that they are getting in the way of the expectations you have for yourself. Or that others might have for you. No matter how much you sleep, you might be feeling exhausted and having difficulty concentrating. Medication can be a blessing, but studies show that the most effective treatment is medication and counselling combined. Sick of feeling hopeless? Ready to find hope? I use evidence-based counselling techniques to help you find yourself again. Hold on; breathe; find your courage. Then get in touch today!

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW

Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

In V8P 3V5 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Living with depression at some point in life is a reality for many people in our society. There are many factors contributing this fact and suffering in silence is not the answer despite the instinct to "put up with it" or "tough it out". Depression impacts how we think and feel about ourselves, others and the world around us. I approach depression from an individualized, holistic (mind, body, spirit) and strength-based perspective. I believe in practical strategies to help people feel empowered to learn new skills, build structure and meaning into life, and prevent depression from becoming your identity. You are not your feelings! There is value in exploring stigmatizing beliefs (beliefs such as people with depression are broken, faulty, lazy). Fear and...(view profile to read more)

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.

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC
Depression Counsellor

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8N 2C2 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

My approach to dealing with depression is to face it on two levels. First, there are the cognitive behavioural treatment options to address the basic skills needed just to get through each day. We will build a strategy together and I will help to keep you on track. Then the real therapy begins. Together, in a safe manner and at an acceptable pace, we will unveil some of your defences and rediscover your trapped potential - the part of you that gives life real meaning and purpose. I truly believe your life means something and that you have purpose.

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.

Kathlyn McHugh, RCC, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Kathlyn McHugh, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Social Worker

In V9B 3S6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Depression is more than feeling sad; it is a medical illness and not a sign of weakness. Depression includes intense feelings of sadness, hopeless, and often physical symptoms of ill health. Therapy is a non-judgmental environment to explore the causes of depression, triggers, tools for coping, managment, prevention, and the treatment of depressive symptoms. Therapy can provide an opportunity to build resilience in the face of depression; to reflect upon and challenge thinking and behaviour patterns to ultimately improve mood and self esteem.



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

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.