Depression Counselling in Vancouver, BC.

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


Sookyung Ahn, RCC, CCC, RTC
Depression Counsellor

Sookyung Ahn, RCC, CCC, RTC

Registered Clinical Counsellor and Art Therapist

470 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1V4 | 604-352-7024

Depression is not simple sadness. Most people get upset when life doesn’t go their way. But someone with depression can feel so bad they struggle to do everyday activities. Depression is not a sign of weakness. Although depression can sap one’s energy or motivation, having the condition does not meant one is lazy. Depression is a very treatable condition and support is available. Remember, you don’t need to be in a crisis to get help.

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC
Depression Counselor

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC

Registered Counsellor, Marriage & Couples 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.

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC
Depression Counsellor

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

970 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R4 | 604-218-1393

Feeling depressed is a horrible way to live your life. I work with clients to help them overcome their depression for good. We spend time on creating awareness and insight while developing healthy coping strategies, repairing/strengthening relationships, addressing ineffective habits, and altering thinking, feeling, and behavioural patterns. Whether it be situational depression or an ongoing pattern of depression, we can find ways to improve your mood and thus your quality of life.

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW
Depression Counsellor

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Suite 205-2902 West Broadway, Vancouver , British Columbia V6K 2G8 | 778-996-6985

I will listen to the stories of your experience with depression. Together we will find ways of coping with depression, while working on acceptance of living skillfully with depression. I will teach you how to be more compassionate with yourself, using techniques from Mindful Self-Compassion. I will help you build capacity to cope with depression and capitalize on your strengths.

Tamara Knott, BA, BComm, MA, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Tamara Knott, BA, BComm, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

200-1892 W. Broadway Ave, Vancouver, Kitsilano, British Columbia V6J 1Y9 | (778)888-3418

Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t beat it through sheer willpower, but you do have some control—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. Recovering from depression requires action. But taking action when you’re depressed is hard. In fact, just thinking about the things you should do to feel better, like going for a walk or spending time with friends, can be exhausting. Getting the support you need plays a big role in lifting the fog of depression and keeping it away.

Joseph Eliezer, RP, RPC MPCC-S,
Depression Counsellor

Joseph Eliezer, RP, RPC MPCC-S,

Registered Psychotherapist, Master Practitioner of Clinical Counseling, Supervisor

#28 -1089 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1E5 | (604) 739-3010

You feel hopeless. Your thoughts and behaviors spiral. You can’t sleep, and you don’t eat well. Connecting with others is impossible. Many days you don’t want to get out of bed. You see no way out. You think this will never change. Fortunately, whether you’ve been living with depression for weeks or longer, you can live better. Overcoming depression requires patience and sensitivity. Together, we will take a very gentle approach to working through & resolving the reasons behind your depression. Successful therapy results in: increased energy, restoration of hope, deeper connection to self/others, greater tolerance for unpleasantness and enhanced self-esteem.

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Commercial Drive, Vancouver , British Columbia V5L 3X9 | 778 323-9667

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.

Lynne Jones, MA, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Lynne Jones, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#205, 2902 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2J8 | 604-375-2446

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.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Depression Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T3 | 604-998-4688

Depression is a serious mental disorder that affects every area of a person's life. It is a regular mode of operation for those who have it, unlike the occasional sadness that everyone experiences from time to time. Depression might be mild, characterized by low energy and a lack of interest, or it might be severe, characterized by violent mood swings and a desire to give up on life. Left untreated, the person suffering depression might contemplate harming themselves. Depression is frequently linked to substance abuse, as it effects the same area of the brain, and sufferers of depression often try to self medicate with drugs or alcohol. At Valiant Recovery, we treat the dual diagnosis of depression and substance abuse in order to care for the whole person.

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

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

Registered Clinical Counsellor

West 16th Ave and MacDonald, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 4M1 | 604-9169606

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1H2 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW

Registered Transactional Analysis Practitioner

7243 10th Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 2R7 | 16045055345

Modern populations are increasingly overfed, malnourished, sedentary, sunlight-deficient, sleep-deprived, and socially-isolated. Research is showing that depressed people who put time and energy into activities that will help them recover have a higher recovery rate. Things that can help improve mood and feelings are: physical exercise, diet, managing our thoughts and feelings, self-care, social contact, improving our body 'clock' and mindfulness. None of them work like a magic cure, but when used regularly and in combination, they will help you feel much better. Everyone's mood fluctuates, so even if you put these things into practice, you will still have bad days. Be patient, it takes time

Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1750 East 10th Avenue, Suite 505, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 5K4 | 604-785-4853

It can be hard to see your way out of the darkness of depression. Depression can be isolating, overwhelming, and steal the joy from our lives and relationships. The good news is that depression is very treatable, and finding a professional ally to help you recover can make all the difference. I work closely with clients struggling with depression to help them discover and choose tools that help them feel better moment to moment, while we develop and put into action a plan to help them work their way out of depression. We focus as well on better understanding what may contribute to the depression and how to prevent it in the future.

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF
Depression Counsellor

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF

Registered Clinical Counsellor

750 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1H2 | 604-868-4838

We struggle with our mood at times. But sometimes, our low mood can start to dominate our lives and get in the way of feeling connected to our loved ones, doing things we used to love, or feeling optimistic and confident. Depressed feelings can get in the way of pursuing our cherished goals. Feeling low for too long can mean you stop engaging with the world around you. These depressed feelings can be really hard to take, but can be shifted and better understood. Reaching out to get help with this can start you on the path to feeling better today. You can move toward long-lasting changes in how you feel — you can become optimistic about your life again. You do not need to do it by yourself.

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

1418-750 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1H1 | 604 258-6393

If depression is holding you back from living a happy and fulfilled life therapy can benefit you in many ways. I incorporate a holistic approach in which I help you to consider practical changes that you can make in your diet, sleep patterns, and exercise levels in order to support the brain chemistry that is required to feel good. We would also consider the underlying sources of depression in your life and address them directly. Finally, we would explore any thinking patterns that reinforce your depression, and replace them with more empowering, compassionate, and assertive thoughts that would contribute to increased self-esteem and overall sense of wellbeing.

Bring to Balance and Art For Change Online, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Bring to Balance and Art For Change Online, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellors (and Art Therapists)

Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 2G5 | (604) 706-2549

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.

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D.,   M. A. RCC
Depression Counsellor

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D., M. A. RCC

Dr. of Psychology BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors #1992

, V8B 0J8, Vancouver, V6K 2J8 |

Real Solutions to Real Challenges. Common Sense Techniques Get relief from depresion. Depression is a symptom that may stem from an identifyable event, an unfulfilled intention, poor self-worth, perfectionistic traits,or as a result of a trauma such as sexual abuse, bullying, poor attachment . Over time an individuals brain chemistry can physically change. When a depresion trigger occurs it then becomes easier for that individual to go to an even darger place. Hoplessness sets in and the person becomes very discouraged. Martin helps his clients to understand these patterns, reframe beliefs, and discharge the issues that are at the core of the depresssion.

Sally Halliday, RCC, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Sally Halliday, RCC, CCC

Sally Halliday, Registered Clinical Counsellor

Suite 616-402 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T6 | 604-862-9178

Feeling sad, low or in a bad mood is a normal part of being human. Depression is different; it can hold us back from our lives, suck our energy, and have us thinking negatively about ourselves and the world. And, depression is treatable. My job is to create the support you need to clarify the issues and situations that trigger depression, so that you can identify and act on strategies to interrupt the dark times, to move forward, and be proactive in the future. While it's not always possible to pinpoint the cause, we can work effectively with what we do know: about thoughts, emotions and actions that can either hold us back or be allies.

Sarah Levine, JD, M.Ed., RCC
Depression Counsellor

Sarah Levine, JD, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H1 | 604 620 2030

Depression can be paralyzing. Counselling will meet you where you are at. Our goals will always be reachable, but they will build competence and confidence that will help you gain your life back. When your depressive feelings are less intense, we have an opportunity to explore patterns and causes and help you manage your moods as they come and go, both for the present and in the future. Taking the step to look for help is a significant one and it is not easy, but it is worth it.

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#501 - 1587 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1T5 | 604.603.8941

If depression could speak, it would say "why bother?" Depression leaves us feeling unmotivated, hopeless, and negative about ourselves and our potential. In counselling, I provide a compassion-focused approach to treating depression that will help you to increase your sense self-worth and build motivation to mobilize yourself. I believe that when treating depression, it is essential to explore emotions such as anger, guilt and shame that often perpetuate a defeated and empty state. Doing so can feel uncomfortable, but is ultimately liberating. Many of my depressed - even suicidal - clients report that therapy has helped improve their mood and take meaningful action in their lives.

Frances Brown, M.Ed., RPC, MTC
Depression Counsellor

Frances Brown, M.Ed., RPC, MTC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

501 - 1587 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, B.C., V6J 1T5 | 604.219.2690

Being able to talk about our experiences and allow our feelings to surface is a first step toward unlocking ourselves from the weight of depression. The therapeutic approaches I draw on to support your shift out of a state of depression to a happier, more hopeful perspective will depend on your unique circumstances. f safety and trust feel confident to start sharing your experience with me, knowing that you are seen and understood. Often we have not had a place to share our struggles where we felt heard and accepted. Even the small shift in perspective that can be the result is enough to begin change.

Depression Counselor

University of British Columbia

2136 West Mall, UBC Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia

The UBC Psychology Clinic is an outpatient mental health and state-of-the-art training clinic in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. We offer comprehensive psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, and families in the Greater Vancouver community. We provide affordable, professional services using the most recent advances in mental health care. All our services are confidential and meet the ethical guidelines established by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.

CaraLynne McLean, M.C.P., R.C.C., B.C.A.C.C.
Depression Counsellor

CaraLynne McLean, M.C.P., R.C.C., B.C.A.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

224 Esplanade west, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 1A4 | 604-728-7193

The debilitating effects of depression can take a toll on personal or professional relationships, activities and responsibilities that you were once able to accomplish. If your low mood is a pervasively negative factor in your life then finding relief from the symptoms may feel difficult. Here are a few examples of how depression may be manifesting itself in your life. 1)You have lost interest in things you once found pleasurable, 2)You notice increased irritability, sadness, hopelessness or restlessness, 3)You have trouble sleeping and/or find it difficult to wake. Together we will wade through the fog and look for ways to cope and move forward.

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt
Depression Counselor

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt

Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can be experienced in a magnitude of ways and is often experienced differently by each individual. Symptoms may range from feeling increasingly irritable, experiencing a sense of emptiness and hopelessness, and an individual often will feel completely overwhelmed, losing interest in activities they once enjoyed. Depression may also be experienced physically. Physical symptoms may include, but are not limited to a lack of energy, problems sleeping, pronounced weight changes, and eventually, even serious illness. In cases of mild to moderate depression, there is an increasing amount of research supporting counselling as effective as medication in improving a person’s mood. Many clients have been referred to counselling by their family doctor when...(view profile to read more)

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC
Depression Counsellor

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Y9 | 604-807-3900

No two people experience depression in exactly the same way and so dealing with it also needs an individual approach. Rather than viewing depression as something wrong with the person experiencing it, the client and I listen to what it might have to say to them. Though understandably, nobody likes depression, and it can be managed with tools such as Cognitive Behavioural therapy and mindfulness, etc., it can also be engaged through other approaches that allow its importance and meaning (and what it is calling for) is revealed. This can bring greater richness, wisdom, and appreciation for life.



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