Depression Counselling in Kitchener, ON.

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


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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT
Depression Counsellor

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

161 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3H9 | 519.766.2575

I will help you to design your own Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), use charts to track and control your moods, find helpful care providers, build a system of mutual support, increase self-confidence and self-esteem, use relaxation, diet, exercise, and light to stabilize your moods, and avoid conditions that can worsen your symptoms. There are new ways of thinking. There is a way out of depression!

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.

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.

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,

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."

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
Depression Counsellor

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

5420 Highway 6 North, rooms 338-351 (East Entrance), Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 | 519-265-4681

Feeling depressed, discouraged, hopeless or helpless can be a painful "stuck" place to be in. We can help you process and overcome the adversity that contributed to this state of collapse, work through the thwarted survival responses that can underlie depression, well as develop skills to address the negative thoughts, assumptions, self-criticism and limiting core beliefs that might be maintaining your low mood and discouragement. We work with the emotional, mental and physical aspects of depression, using mindfulness, cognitive and body-based approaches that are trauma-focused. Together, we can support you to climb out from the depths, and restore hope and a sense of embodied aliveness.

Chris Polito, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Chris Polito, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker

22-10 Isherwood Avenue, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8L5 | 519-831-7907

Depression is a common health problem that can affect many areas of a person’s life. There are many contributing factors to depression. Due to a lack of understanding, many people do not seek help; however, depression can be treated effectively with cognitive behavioural counselling. Counselling helps a person understand depression and learn some simple skills to improve mood and overall functioning. These skills help to manage daily problems more effectively and decrease the chances of relapse. Most people experience an improvement in their mood, energy, sleep and relationships. They feel less fearful and anxious, and often feel more confident and optimistic.

Rhonda Kane, R.N.B.Sc.N., MTS(PCC), RMFT, RP
Depression Counsellor

Rhonda Kane, R.N.B.Sc.N., MTS(PCC), RMFT, RP

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

The Kane Centre, 330 Trillium Drive, Unit A1, Kitchener, Ontario N2E 3J2 | 226-499-9755

Depression needs to be carefully examined in the context of one's life, past and current coping skills. Rhonda has extensive knowledge and skill in helping people to understand their depression, gain fresh insights about their lives and process those past or present events that may be contributing factors. She is strongly empathetic and intuitive and guides people through a process of coming to terms with their condition and navigating their way towards a "new" normal state. She often uses EMDR as part of the process, a technique which is highly effective in treating anxiety and depression.

Kathryn Jones, MA, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Kathryn Jones, MA, MSW, RSW

Clinical Counsellor

131 Union Street East, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1C4 | (519) 772-2116

Have you lost interest in things you used to enjoy? Do you feel tired and unmotivated? Are you feeling sad, or find yourself crying more than usual? Is your mood stopping you from being the partner, employee, parent, or friend you want to be? Do you wish you could hide from the world? Do you wonder if you’ll feel this way forever? Do you believe that you “should” be able to “just snap out of it”? Whether you’re going through a difficult time, or experiencing a painful major depressive episode, counselling can help. Together we can identify critical, self-deprecating thoughts. I will help you learn how to give yourself the love and compassion you deserve. Please book an appointment today.

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.

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.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Kitchener
Depression Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Kitchener

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

28 Weber Street West, Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario N2H 3Z2 | 519-914-5026

While we all have days where we feel sad and 'depressed', if it goes on day after day so that negative thoughts make us feel exhausted, powerless, empty, discouraged and hopeless, then we need help. Leaving depression untreated can lead to several physical and mental complications and even suicide. Fortunately, trained counsellors can assist us in retraining our mind and teach us new skills to challenge depressive thinking so that we can lead a confidently depression free life.

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online
Depression Counselor

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online

Online Registered Psychotherapists

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!

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.

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW
Depression Counselor

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can rob one of energy, motivation, clarity, and the ability to make decisions. Often described as a dark cloud, depression can leave people in a bad place, feeling that they do not have much to contribute in life. Therapy has been found to be one of the most effective ways to improve functioning in those who have depression. By having someone truly listen, without distraction, talking about it can make things much better.

Devon Jorge, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Devon Jorge, MSW, RSW

Psycotherapist, Registered Social Worker

684 Belmont Ave. W. (Suite 301), Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N6 | (226) 752-8857

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.

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.

James Morgan, M.Div., M.A.Sc.
Depression Counsellor

James Morgan, M.Div., M.A.Sc.

Psychotherapist

21 Lydia, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 1V2 | 519 7453602

Depression can be understood as a weight or gravity which is pulling the person back into themselves. This has been made necessary because they have moved too far away from their centred and true self. My work in this area is to help the person identify and affirm this deepest centre of Self. This entails going more deeply into the feelings of depression, understanding what has been pushed down through the depression, and working to bring it into the light.

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

Tim Tentcher, CSW
Depression Counsellor

Tim Tentcher, CSW

Registered Clinical Counselor

35 Cheltonwood, Guelph, Ontario N1E 4E1 | 5199934609

Depression can cripple us and many people do not understand how hard it is. We need someone to listen to us and not judge. I like to offer strategies from my book Picture Your Life. They help people recover from lows they have had for years. The approaches I use have all been proven scientifically to work. I also offer faith-based counseling. I am Christian but do interfaith work. I do not push my beliefs on anyone. We need to believe in ourselves and then something beyond ourselves. For some of us, it is God for others it is their family, work or some project. Please call I can see you within 3 days. My fees are flexible if you are not insured. if you are they are covered.

Patti Moses, MSW RSW / Psychotherapist
Depression Counsellor

Patti Moses, MSW RSW / Psychotherapist

Registered Social Worker/ Psychotherapist

103 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1W1 | 519-503-0400

Does life seem to 'weigh' you down right now? Is getting up and going into the day a challenge? Do you feel nothing matters or have little spark in life? YOu may be depressed. The first thing you need to do is check with your family doctor for an assessment of what level of depression you are in. There are many great western medicines for depression that can support you through this transitional time. Depression usually passes so the tough part is dealing with it while you're in it. Once you've seen your family doctor we can talk about what is going on that has brought you to this state and some strategies to help move you through the fog. CAll today 519-208-1664 or email pattimoses@gmail.c

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.
Depression Counsellor

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

12-421 Greenbrook Dr., Kitchener, Ontario N2M 4K1 | (226) 400-1912

Depression hurts and is becoming epidemic in our society. However, depression is a treatable condition and there are effective approaches that can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness so you can keep moving forward, learn how to face life’s challenges with greater resilience and regain a sense of well-being. I work from the best evidence- based therapies for depression: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Interpersonal therapy (IPT), Solution Focused Therapy and Art Therapy to help you overcome the mental habits leading to despair, rumination, and self-blame so you can repossess the sense of hope, joy and life balance.


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