Depression Counselling in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

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


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)

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).

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC
Depression Counsellor

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC

Certified Transactional Analyst and Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V8T 3E6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Depression is a debilitating experience. You may find you are extremely self critical, so much so that you lack enthusiasm, motivation and self-esteem. You have probably internalized anger against yourself, possibly because as a child, you felt you had no one to whom you could express these feelings. Were you told you were too sensitive? You are not. You need a strong therapist on whom you can rely while you are reorganizing your internal world. I will help you make the necessary changes 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.

Dana Simard, MC, RCC, ATR, RYT (200)
Depression Counsellor

Dana Simard, MC, RCC, ATR, RYT (200)

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 4H6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

I believe depression can be the body and mind's way of protesting against aspects of life that are uncomfortable and may not be working anymore. Exploring depression requires patience, gentleness and willingness to wonder what else your life could be. We will look at areas of your life that are successful and work together to find ways to transfer these feelings into all aspects of your life. Depression doesn't have to be a lifelong experience.

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD,  CPBC  #1666
Depression Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

In V9A 5S1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Dr. Sloat's therapeutic approach* to treating depression stems from her belief that depression is best treated while a person is feeling well. Although she acknowledges that depression should also be treated while acute, she also recognizes that depression tends to be episodic for long term sufferers, and the best way to long term success is to create tools and strategies while well that inoculate against further episodes. In short, Dr. Sloat describes her approach as "Depression Management". *Approach includes CBT, i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Kirsteen Moore, Psy. D., R.C.C.
Depression Counsellor

Kirsteen Moore, Psy. D., R.C.C.

Psychotherapist

In V8M 1J8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

I am honoured that you are interested in my services and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have been described as slightly non-conventional in the counselling world, which suits me perfectly, and also tends to suit youth who are trying to stand up to the force of the problems in their life. I am very comfortable working with this population, and I feel fortunate that I can connect with teens the way I do, conventionally or in a way that makes sense to them.

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V8N 1G2 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Depression can be very painful and debilitating, yet is a common part of human condition. My approach is holistic in that it includes working with your cognitive, emotional ad spiritual self, helping you develop practical mindfulness skills to navigate your mood and depressive thoughts, help you become resilient and hopeful again, so that you can fully bring the gift that you are to the world.

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.

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.

Lauren Deane, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Lauren Deane, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

In V8T 1Z8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Depression often isolates people when they need support the most. I understand just how difficult it can be to attempt to function when depressed. I work collaboratively with clients to understand their cycle of depression and the impact that it is having on their life. Together we will identify techniques that can help you through your depression and learn to understand how to break free from the cycle.

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.



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.