Depression Counselling in Victoria, BC.

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


Depression Counsellor

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW

Counsellor and Registered Social Worker

Cedar Hill/Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Depression Counsellor

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

Registered Clinical Counsellor

3025 Shakespeare St, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Depression Counsellor

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC

Certified Transactional Analyst and Master Therapeutic Counsellor

1921 Fernwood Road, Unit 5, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

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.

Depression Counsellor

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

2571-B Penrhyn st, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Depression Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

453 Head Street, West Bay Marina, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Depression Counsellor

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

941 Kings Road, Victoria, British Columbia

Are you looking for therapeutic help in learning about cognitive strategies for managing depression? Are you wanting a compassionate space to reflect and gain deeper insights into your experience with depression? Are you wanting time for deeper spiritual exploration into your experience with depression? Depression is often complex and does not respond to a "one strategy fits all" approach. Together, we will develop an approach that involves a combination of clinically sound methods to meets your needs in helping you to cope with the daily challenges of living with depression.

Depression Counsellor

Corrinne Allyson, PhD

Registered Professional Counsellor

Cadboro Bay area, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Depression Counsellor

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

208-2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Depression Counsellor

Marlene Brouwer, BA MTS Diplomate Analytic Psych

Jungian Analyst & Psychotherapist

#802, 1020 View Street, Victoria, BC, VICTORIA, British Columbia

Clients suffering from depression and/or anxiety can learn to be with their own authentic feelings and to express and share their real emotions, thus transforming destructive depressive patterns to creatively living better with their losses, and wounds. Often unconscious defence mechanisms can rule a person's behaviors inspite of best intentions. Through the therapeutic relationship one can become more aware of inner conflicts and to deal better with both inner and outer conlficts.

Depression Counsellor

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

547 Michigan Street, suite #203, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Depression Counsellor

Shelley Dewar, M.A., R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#224 - 645 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia

You don't have to live with depression. When working with people who suffer from depression or periods of feeling down in life, I start by learning about what might need to be changed in their life context that is contributing to these feelings. After that, our work can take different directions depending on what comes from our initial discussion. Some possible approaches include, becoming more aware of negative and self-critical patterns of thinking including their origins, learning ways to reconnect with joy in life, and regulating your mood.

Depression Counsellor

Mark Watts, RTC, CH

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Hypnotherapist

228-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, British Columbia

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.



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

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

Victoria is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 19.47 square kilometers.  The population of Victoria is 85,792 people with 45,762 households . The population ranking for Victoria is #66 nationally and #14 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 4405.80 people per sq km. Victoria therapists serve postal code: V8W.