Depression Counselling in Victoria, BC.

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


Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

2571-B Penrhyn st, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1G2 | 778-678-0137

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.

Alan Boden
Depression Counsellor

Alan Boden

Licensed Therapist

#100 - 556 Herald Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S6 | 250-686-9912

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Geoff Williams, MA MSW RCSW RCC
Depression Counsellor

Geoff Williams, MA MSW RCSW RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Clinical Social Worker

143 Moss Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4M2 | 250-418-8500

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.

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC
Depression Counsellor

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

4350 Woodcrest Place, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 2C2 | 250-857-8217

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.

Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT
Depression Counsellor

Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT

Social Worker - Marriage & Family Therapist

1235 - 17th Ave. S.W., Suite 305, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0C2 | 403-237-7501

Many mental health issues are caused by experiential avoidance. Those suffering with depression are often avoiding dealing with situations and circumstances in their life that causing the depression. Examples of this could be a bad marriage, an unsatisfying work situation, lack of meaningful goals in life, health issues, etc. In other words they've become immobilized. Using cognitive behavioral therapy approaches, I help clients address negative beliefs and self defeating patterns that have been holding them back from enjoying a meaningful and fulfilling life. The fact is depression is HIGHLY treatable so don't wait, get the help you need right away. You'll be glad you did.

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

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

Registered Clinical Counsellor

3025 Shakespeare St, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 4H6 | 250-634-8140

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.

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist
Depression Counsellor

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Intuitive Guide

612 David Street ( in The Round Room), Victoria, British Columbia V8T 2E1 | 1-289-685-4420

Depression has been described as silent anger turned inward. Sometimes it is clarifying to know what those angry thoughts and beliefs are. Other times, it may be an indication for us to develop gentleness and self-love towards ourselves. Every emotion is like a child that pulls at us in order to get our attention and give us a message. Inner excavation takes courage, and having an outside neutral observer, or navigator can fast track one's development towards health and balance.

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

550-2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4N4 | 2505161458

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.

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Depression Counsellor

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

547 Michigan Street, suite #203, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1E2 | 250-588-4534

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.

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW

Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

Victoria, British Columbia V8P 3V5 | 250-686-3473

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)

Corrinne Allyson, PhD
Depression Counsellor

Corrinne Allyson, PhD

Registered Professional Counsellor

Cadboro Bay area, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1L6 | 250-686-9601

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.

Derek Martin, PhD
Depression Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

1517 Amelia Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2J9 | 250-882-0322

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

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD,  CPBC  #1666
Depression Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

453 Head Street, West Bay Marina, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1 | 250.884.9041

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.



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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.