Depression Counselling in Markham, ON.

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


Richard Amaral, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Richard Amaral, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

9889 Markham Rd. (Hwy 48), Unit 211, Markham, Ontario L6E 0B5 | 416-931-9502

Over the last couple of weeks, have you lost interest in things that used to interest you? Have you found yourself getting more tired than usual? Is it tough to get motivated over things you used to enjoy? Do you find yourself crying for no reason at all? These are some of the questions used to see if you are living with depression. I will help you gain insight into why you are feeling this way, and coach you on strategies to improve your mood.

Kimberley Cochrane, MA, RP, dipTIRP, CEC, CAPT
Depression Counsellor

Kimberley Cochrane, MA, RP, dipTIRP, CEC, CAPT

Registered Psychotherapist (RP) - Integrative, Relational Somatic Therapist for Individuals & Couples

6633 Highway #7 (at Ninth Line), Markham, Ontario L3P 1Y7 | 647-222-3086

I'm a relational psychotherapist. So while I know that you feel bad inside, I also see that a lot of those bad feelings - worry, low self-esteem, fear of failing, depression - exist at the boundary or interface where you meet the world. They're relational feelings as well as self-feelings. They sound like: "Am I good enough? Have I made a mistake in their eyes? Do they like me? Am I in trouble?" When you feel that the answers to these questions are negative, then you feel badly about yourself, in yourself. Relational psychotherapy helps you understand your depression, yourself and how just being bad feelings is the first step towards moving past them.

Stephen Vance, MDiv, RP (Qualifying)
Depression Counsellor

Stephen Vance, MDiv, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

6633 Highway 7E Suite 208, Markham, Ontario L3P 7P2 | 647-691-3868

If you are depressed you know the cloud of “the black dog” that is always with you (World Health Organization). Having had my own past depression experience, I too understand my own journey through this challenge. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), an extension of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), one of the therapies of choice for depression. Depending on your unique situation and needs, I will work alongside your doctor and any medical treatment s/he may advise, and will help you develop/enhance good self-care and support networks, as well as work on the thought patterns that may be contributing to your depression. Hope is available for you.

Tressa Porter, R.P., M.A.
Depression Counselor

Tressa Porter, R.P., M.A.

Online Registered Psychotherapist and Consultant

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. I will 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 me guide you through this challenging terrain!

Herman Chow, RP, RMFT
Depression Counsellor

Herman Chow, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

Suite 600, 15 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 5B4 | 416-953-4072

Depression is like falling into a deep hole and you can't seem to get out. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy, I can help you manage your depression so that it won't negatively impact your relationships, jobs, and health. Even as little as a few sessions, you will see that you are not as stuck and able to make movement in life. You will gain a sense of control and joy into your life.

Carrie Fleetwood, M.Ed. Registered Psychotherapist
Depression Counsellor

Carrie Fleetwood, M.Ed. Registered Psychotherapist

Individual, Marriage and Family Therapist

6633 Hwy7E, Suite 208 Ashgrove Medical Building, Markham, Ontario L3P 7P2 | 905 202 2031 x2

The good news on this dark subject is that there is hope! Depression is very treatable and you can and will feel better with a multifaceted approach. First, you will need to discuss this with your doctor and/or psychiatrist for the possible medical aspects but then, combined with the right therapeutic techniques and a safe, supportive therapist (like me! :) you will learn to regulate your mood, find new ways of managing stress and difficult emotions, make needed changes in your life, and begin to recover from underlying pain and past trauma. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment so don't hesitate to call me!

Gayle McGuire, MDiv, RP
Depression Counsellor

Gayle McGuire, MDiv, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

3660 Midland Ave, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 0B8 | 647-974-1360

Depression is prevalent in our society and it is a difficult illness to live with. I have experience working with people suffering from depression and if you are struggling with this issue we can work together towards a brighter and happier future. In a warm and safe atmosphere I will provide you with tools to work towards moving your emotions into a more positive framework.

Winnie Lai, MDiv., RP, RMFT.
Depression Counsellor

Winnie Lai, MDiv., RP, RMFT.

Registered Psychotherapist

15 Allstate Parkway , Suite 600, Markham, Ontario L3R 5B4 | 416-271-6818

Winnie's approach to depression draws primarily from Cognitive- Behavior Therapy. If you feel that you don't have the energy to do things, or even get up in the morning, then come in for counselling. Counselling can help you to explore what is the bothering you emotionally, understand yourself better, and learn how to see or understand the issues from a better perspective

Todd Hayen, PhD, RP
Depression Counsellor

Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

50 Wellington St East, Aurora, Ontario L4G 1H5 | 416 712 1476

Many years ago depression was called melancholia and was not considered so negatively as it is in our current "performance" focused culture. We are expected to be "up" continuously in today's busy life-styles, with work, children, relationships, and even in our playtime. The result of this sort of expectation can be debilitating and certainly can lead to long bouts of feeling out of control, unfulfilled, unmotivated and ultimately immobilized. Depression can certainly be dealt with through very effective therapeutic techniques. I work with clients to better understand the root cause of their sadness and help them to look at the possible meaning behind their depression and how to best cope.

Ron Wyse, RP, RMFT; DD, ThM, MDiv, BA
Depression Counsellor

Ron Wyse, RP, RMFT; DD, ThM, MDiv, BA

Registered Psychotherapist; Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

1 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario L3R 5L7 | 416-998-8506

Aside from bio-chemical imbalances in one's body, depression can arise from a number of situational and relational factors. We can explore how any of these can be understood, responded to, and lived with in a way which can help to alleviate depressive challenges. It can be difficult to gain awareness of what's not right, and how to get things right, when you're battling just to survive. Our work together can help to clarify what's happening, and how to put helpful coping practices to work.

Sylvia Michael, RMFT, RP
Depression Counsellor

Sylvia Michael, RMFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Indiviual & Couple Therapist

4898 Sixteenth Ave., Markham, Ontario L3R 0K6 | 905.477.1104 x 240

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.

David Holan, MA, RP, RCC
Depression Counselor

David Holan, MA, RP, RCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Clinical Counsellor

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.

Angela Colangelo, MA, RP
Depression Counsellor

Angela Colangelo, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Markham Road/Hwy 48, Markham, Ontario L6E 1A3 | 647.955.8539

Depression is a common response to stressful life events, whether prolonged or acute. I help clients determine the possible causes, healthy copying strategies, support systems. Often my clients respond well to the offer of mindful presence and an empathic ear. I prefer to be a part of a larger team helping the client by encouraging them to speak with a spouse/partner, other family, doctor or religious community. I support responsibly the client's choice to pursue pharmaceutical treatment or not.



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

Markham is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 212.35 square kilometers.  The population of Markham is 328,966 people with 102,676 households . The population ranking for Markham is #16 nationally and #7 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1549.20 people per sq km. Markham therapists serve postal code: L3P.