Depression Counselling in Victoria, BC.

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


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

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy
Depression Counsellor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist and Life Coach

James Bay, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1P7 | (250) 870-2732

What do you think 'depression' is? A symptom or a diagnosis? Many clients I meet have struggled to believe that change was possible. Depression can fade the colors in life and bring us into a state of hopelessness. Its tough to get motivated and believe again. Kathryn can empower you again to take your life back, ignite the flame that may seem to have been snuffed out. She will support you to set goals that YOU are comfortable with, and she will encourage you each week to measure your success based on YOUR progress.

Cory Klath, BSW, MA, RSW, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Cory Klath, BSW, MA, RSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

550 - 2950 Douglas Street , Victoria, British Columbia V8T4N4 | 778 300 8485

Just about will experience depression at some point in their lifetime. Sometimes, there is a clear reason for its presence… sometimes it might not make sense. Depression can knock us hard, flatten us out and keep us down. Sadness, unhappiness, unmotivated, helpless, discouraged, hopeless, numb or just feeling empty with no energy… it manifests in all kinds of ways. In my practice, I help people to gain insight into their relationship with depression and develop a personalized approach to get through to the other side. With some help, change is very much possible. You can get up again and move toward different experience in 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)

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)

1124 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3K8 | 250-412-5921

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).

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW
Depression Counsellor

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

face-to-face & tele/video counselling, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1V7 | 250-277-3202

Many caregivers experience depression as they witness and live alongside the symptoms of dementia. This can be compounded by social isolation as their time becomes increasingly focussed on the needs of a person with a dementia. I work with clients to explore these feelings and to develop a 'toolbox' of strategies to alleviate the impact that depressed mood can bring. This can create opportunities for caregivers to re-engage with their lives and feel empowered to take action when faced with waves of depressed mood and feelings of isolation that can arise. My goal is that caregivers feel heard and that they have a strong sense that they are not alone.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Psychotherapist

6599 Wallace Drive, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia V8M 1J8 | 250-920-6342

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.

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.

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC

RCC

2187 Oak Bay Ave, Suite 214, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G9 | 250-753-3706

Depression is usually marked by a change in eating habits, sleep, and energy levels. The person may suffer from isolation and a sense of worthlessness. I work to draw out my clients' concerns and deeper thoughts as well as their doubtful concerns. Every person has the potential of drifting into a depressed states, and some people live here a lot. But sharing one's personal thoughts and unmet needs is a powerful way to draw a person out of their depression. I also focus on some of their past successes, even in situations that appear to be futile. We all have the power to survive and overcome, even when things seem hopeless. Bearing witness to the moments of success, contribute to forward moti

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt
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.



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.