Depression Counselling in Victoria, BC.

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


Depression Counsellor

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist

1235 Roslyn Road, Victoria, British Columbia

Depression has a tendency of drawing the enjoyment out of life. But, it doesn't have to be debilitating. Discover the means to take your life back from the effects of depression. Learn the fundamental mechanisms for depression, and how to start to recognize how to change habitual negative patterns of behaviours and thinking. Imagine having the skills and strategies to make a lasting change to prevent feeling blue again.

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

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

Michelle Iulianella, BEd, MBA, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

215 - 2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia

With an emphasis on the latest findings in clinical research as well as cognitive behavioural and emotionally-focused strategies, I work with clients to begin to address their depression symptoms from the inside out. Actionable strategies, customized to each client, are paired with therapeutic work that addresses the emotional, cognitive and behavioural roots of their depression. As a result, clients begin to experience increased feelings of hope, happiness, empowerment and overall vitality and wellbeing. When appropriate, and at the request of each client, I collaborate with the client and his or her medical and/or naturopathic doctor regarding medications and supplements.

Depression Counsellor

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

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

1124 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia

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).

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

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

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

#318-1175 Cook St., Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Depression Counsellor

Erin Laird, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

201-1600 Bay Street, Victoria, British Columbia

Caught under a dark and weighty cloud that affects your thoughts, mood, emotions and behaviour? Maybe you're having trouble concentrating, remembering things or even contemplating suicide. Facing depression can alleviate feelings of sadness, worthlessness, guilt, restlessness, emptiness, irritability (just to name a few!). You may also feel relief from more physical symptoms such as a loss of energy and appetite, aches and pains, and digestive problems. Building on the joy and vitality that you may be overlooking in your life, we will pull you out of your pit of despair and teach you how to walk the path with no giant holes!

Depression Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

7 - 1140 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia

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.

Depression Counsellor

Jennifer Cole, M.A., C.C.C.

Counselling, Coaching and Consulting

103 - 920 Hillside Ave, Victoria , British Columbia

It seems to never go away, you get up each day feeling as though the dark cloud that was there yesterday and the day before that, is back today and it feels like it is going to be there tomorrow. While some depression can be circumstantial and others bio-chemical. Depression is not something that ususally changes overnight but if you are willing to do the work, put some time and effort into your therapy, you will overcome.



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.