Depression Counselling in Kitchener, ON.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Kitchener, Ontario.


Exhale Therapy, MSW, RSW, RP, M.Psy, RP(Q)
Depression Counsellor

Exhale Therapy, MSW, RSW, RP, M.Psy, RP(Q)

Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist, Psychology Professional with Psychologist Supervision

944 King St. W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1G4 | 226-338-4158

Are you experiencing a loss of interest and pleasure in daily activities? Do you have a persistent low mood? Depression is a condition in which ongoing fatigue, loss of energy, low mood, impaired ability to concentrate or make decisions, insomnia, feelings of worthlessness, and dark thoughts persist. At Exhale Therapy, confidential and supportive counselling is available to assist you in identifying the root contributing factors to your experience and guide you through a process to shift negative emotions and self-limiting beliefs.

David Holan, MA
Depression Counselor

David Holan, MA

Counsellor & Life Coach

Available for Online Therapy

Mindfulness-based therapy and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) are the primary approaches I use with clients to provide tools and skills for managing and reducing depression. For clients experiencing depression, it is important to realize that most feelings of depression are the result of, in some, reliving the pain from the past. If you are experiencing depression, your therapy will include learning to recognize the those mental and emotional places where you are 'stuck' in the pain from the past, and learn to release it. If you are on anti-depressants, therapy will also assist in managing your depression.

Shelley Read, BA, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Shelley Read, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Counsellor, Aging Well Consultant

690 Belmont Ave W., Suite 101, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N6 | 226-339-2218

A major depressive disorder — usually just called “depression” — is different than the “blues”. Someone experiencing depression is grappling with feelings of severe despair over an extended period of time. Almost every aspect of their life can be affected, including their emotions, physical health, relationships and work. For people with depression, it does not feel like there is a “light at the end of the tunnel” — there is just a long, dark tunnel. Getting help is part of the recovery. There is hope for those suffering from depression and those who have a loved one suffering this often debilitating disease. A therapist will assist you in your journey towards a life without depression.

Laurie Blaikie, MA
Depression Counsellor

Laurie Blaikie, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

737 Belmont Ave. West (Belmont Village--near the corner of Union Blvd. and Belmont Ave.), Waterloo, Ontario N2M 1P3 | 519-404-6632

Depression robs us of our enjoyment of life--either through physical symptoms, loss of hope that things will get better or joy in activities that we once loved. When we suffer from depression, our world can become very small. Therapy is a way to start to regain your world. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I will work with you to look at the thoughts that are contributing to your depression. We will explore lifestyle changes that can help in your healing, as well as develop ways of coping with any anxiety that may be contributing to your depression.

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP
Depression Counsellor

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

125 St George St. West unit 6, Fergus, Ontario N1M 1H8 | 519-766-3978

I want you to know that you do not have to be silent anymore or hide from your truth. I know you walk out the front door of your home and try to put that mask on every day. The mask that tries to tell the world that everything is okay. When people ask how you are, you probably respond saying good, when all you really want to do is scream "not good, not good at all, help me please!" Or maybe you have been stored up in your home and avoiding connections all together because you are tired of pretending that you are okay. I want to say to you, "I got you, I'm here to help, you don't have to pretend or be alone anymore, we really can do this, have faith."

Cathryn Harris, Ph.D
Depression Counsellor

Cathryn Harris, Ph.D

Registered Psychologist

28 Weber Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3Z2 | 905-319-1488

Depression is the most frequent reason that people seek help through psychotherapy. It is estimated that 30% of people will have one episode of clinical depression in their lifetime. Many people don’t realize that depression has many faces. It’s certainly not just “feeling down” for a few days. It doesn’t always involve crying a lot – sometimes it’s more like feeling numb. It might look like not sleeping and feeling agitated and anxious and angry. It might look like just not wanting to do anything anymore and sleeping and eating too much. It might look like fatigue and body aches. Clinical depression is a real illness that effects so many facets of your life – physically, mentally,

Tressa Porter, R.P.
Depression Counselor

Tressa Porter, R.P.

Tressa Porter R.P. Online Therapy

Available for Online Therapy

Depression often comes as a result of not feeling entitled to claim our life and set boundaries to create safety in our life. Instead of feelings like we can grow and become more of who we are, we get caught in the reverse, where we feel more and more that we should shrink and lose our aliveness. We work with you in a process of recognizing your feelings and getting them to work for you rather than against you. Depression is about dis-empowerment, but we become empowered when we can make sense of our inner world and use our feelings to strengthen ourselves and make the changes we need to make in our life. No need to go it alone, let us guide you through this challenging terrain!

Susan Lovelady, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Susan Lovelady, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

39 Murrayhill Court, Kitchener, Ontario N2E 1N8 | 519-743-9689

I can help you to regain your energy and your interest in life. We will explore ways to relax and help you be able to sleep. I will help you examine your self-talk and find ways to change it to give you hope. You will have the opportunity to learn ways to express your feelings in a healthy manner and to feel heard and supported. We will talk about self-care, ways to expand support your system, and how to be good to yourself.

Gulin Aydin, MSW, RSW, EMDR Consultant
Depression Counsellor

Gulin Aydin, MSW, RSW, EMDR Consultant

Registered Clinical Social Worker

141 Ashberry Place, Waterloo, Ontario N2T 1G8 | 226-9897504

As a holistic therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and discover greater confidence and self-awareness along your journey. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Karen Maud Coca, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Karen Maud Coca, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker & Psychotherapist

151 Charles Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H6 | 2263365787

Using Interpersonal Therapy we will review your relationships with others, and the impact of these on your mental health. We will explore behaviour activation techniques that can aid in reducing avoidant patterns that have resulted due to stress induced by external (environmental) or internal (our perspectives and view of self) factors. In addition, if you are someone that struggles with intense emotions we can explore how to use emotion regulation and distress tolerance techniques to decrease the stress level and learn various coping strategies.

Rick Defoe, MACP, CCC, RP-q, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Rick Defoe, MACP, CCC, RP-q, RSW

Registered Clinical Therapist

24 Queens Square, Unit # 103, Cambridge, Ontario N1S 1H6 | 519-500-5514

Those who struggle with depression can face a loss of their former self, lack of motivation, even a debilitating state of being that impacts one’s functioning. The positive news is that depression is treatable, and it does not define you! At Growth Counselling Services you can establish a new relationship with your depression. We will use an evidenced-based psychotherapy known as ACT. Research shows that ACT is an effective treatment for depression. In working together through the ACT approach, I am confident that a returned sense of purpose and meaning can become your reality once again. If you’re ready to take the journey toward improved well-being, call Growth Counselling Services today

Leah Valian, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Leah Valian, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker / Registered Sex Therapist (BESTCO)

15 Schneider Avenue (at Queen Street), Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1K7 | 519-632-7444

We overuse the word " depressed" The typical short term "depression" people experience, is entirely different from the physical illness of depression that exhausts, immobilizes and sickens us. Your sad feelings and low moods deserve attention. Thankfully many options move us to enjoying life again. I can help you to navigate the challenges and to assess what resources best suit you. Medication is not for everyone but can be a life saver for many. Let's give you the compassionate attention you deserve. I can help you to decide whether its time for a medical opinion. You have suffered long enough and deserve help now.

Judy Benjamins, MA, RP
Depression Counsellor

Judy Benjamins, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

26 River Valley Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2C 2V6 | 519-716-9092

Are you having trouble sleeping, are you experiencing a lack of motivation, do you have loss of appetite or loss of energy? Do you find you are isolating yourself from others? These can be symptoms of depression. Depression can feel all overwhelming and rob you of joy. It may be important to be assessed by your family doctor to determine if there is a physical component contributing to your depression. In addition to being assessed by your family doctor, therapy can also be helpful in exploring your emotional wellbeing and talking about coping strategies that can help to restore a sense of joy and wellbeing again.



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

Kitchener is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 136.77 square kilometers.  The population of Kitchener is 233,222 people with 92,217 households . The population ranking for Kitchener is #21 nationally and #9 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1705.20 people per sq km. Kitchener therapists serve postal code: N2E.