Depression Counselling in Oakville, ON.

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


Andrea Ramsay Speers, MA
Depression Counsellor

Andrea Ramsay Speers, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

175 Glenashton Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6H 6N2 | 905-491-6949

For anyone who has ever felt the hopeless, despairing numbness of clinical depression, it can be difficult to really believe that things could turn around, that you could ever hop out of bed with enthousiasm - much less ever feel like yourself again - but it is possible. Working together, we'll put one foot in front of the other and guide you, step by step, in simple but powerful actions you can take to help you get back to enjoying life again. Don't settle for feeling depressed, hopeless, tired, and bad about yourself for one more day. You CAN regain your energy, your motivation, and your enjoyment of living again...starting today.

Isabel Thorman, M.A.
Depression Counsellor

Isabel Thorman, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist, RP

603 Argus Road, Suite 209, Oakville, Ontario L6J 6G6 | 416-436-3470

Depression is among the most common and devastating health conditions a person can face. Fortunately, there are treatments that are scientifically supported to provide relief to individuals suffering from depression. In particular, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is among the most researched and proven for mild to moderate depression. At Meristem, we strive to incorporate CBT interventions into individually tailored treatment plans that are wholistic and comprehensive because research and clinical experience has shown us that this eclectic approach gives us the best results at recovery for clients of all ages.

Marla McGregor, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Marla McGregor, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

2525 Old Bronte Road, Oakville, Ontario L6M 4J2 | 647-822-4266

I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (CBT) to treat depression. I work with clients to explore, explain and modify unhelpful patterns of thought, emotion and behaviour that are the basis of psychological problems. These approaches are well validated treatment modalities. I tailor each treatment plan to suit the needs of each individual client, using a warm and empathic approach.

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.

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!

John Henderson, B.Sc., M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP
Depression Counsellor

John Henderson, B.Sc., M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Couple & Sex Therapist

116 Thomas Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3A8 | 905 847-0955

Everyone feels sad at times. Getting over a ‘blue day’ sometimes takes a day or two. People living with depression feel ‘bad’ all of the time. When depressed, it can feel like ‘living’ hurts, making it harder to cope with daily life. Depression’s emotional and mental pain can affect you and the people around you. No one knows what causes depression. It’s a medical condition, just like a broken leg. Depression can run in the family, be triggered by stress, using alcohol or drugs, and even hormone rebalancing after having a baby. I encourage depressed and anxious clients to be followed by their medical doctor. Medication can help, as can exercise, psychotherapy, emotional support and healthy living. Counselling for depression involves being...(view profile to read more)

Karene Martin-Russell, RSW, BSW
Depression Counsellor

Karene Martin-Russell, RSW, BSW

Registered Social Worker

345 Lakeshore Road East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J5 | 905-319-1488

Depression is not pleasant. People who suffer from depression probably do not want to stay in a depressive state, but they lack the tools to move out of the negativity. Coming to a therapist when you are feeling depressed is the first step to overcoming these emotions. It means that you are ready to change your pattern of thoughts and behaviours and are willing to seek help to assist you in doing so. Together we can make a plan to help you identify when you are moving towards a depressive state and keep you from going down the unwanted path. We can help you identify the things in life that influence you positively and work towards focusing on the things that give you strength.

Reta Walker, MCC
Depression Counsellor

Reta Walker, MCC

Registered Counsellor

11 - 1155 North Service Road West, Oakville, Ontario L6M 3E3 | 905-510-4082

Let's face it, life is not easy. Whether you feel trapped in life or your own poor self esteem and negative outlook, you can overcome depression and transform into a joyful and balanced individual who can solve life's problems. Utilizing the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness, I use a step by step approach to help you reconstruct old thinking patterns, deal with feelings and experience life with confidence.

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

465 Morden Road, Suite 206, Oakville, Ontario L6K 3W6 | 905 827 2121

Having symptoms of depression can be devistating. I can help you examine what life circumstances may have led to or may be contributing to how you are feeling. We can also uncover stressors and pressures that you may be experiencing, as well as lifestyle choices that may be contributing to your symptoms. I can help you in your journey to lifting the cloud of depression.

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc
Depression Counsellor

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc

Registered Psychotherapist

1911 Ironoak Way, Unit 5, Oakville, Ontario L6H 0N1 | +1 905-844-3844

Depression is a debilitating state of mind where individuals become stuck in negative self-talk, leading to a state of helplessness and hopelessness. I utilize compassion-focused and acceptance and commitment therapeutic approaches to help clients break this cognitive state and move towards more effective thought patterns. From here, clients begin to notice a shift in their behaviours and relationships.

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)
Depression Counsellor

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

Eglinton and Kipling (two minutes east of Highway 427), Etobicoke, Ontario M9R 1Y4 | (416) 487-9129

Depression is the most common mental-health disturbance worldwide and falls within a wide continuum of severity. There is an equally broad range of causes, including grief and loss and absense of a supportive community. Some believe it is biological. Whatever the cause, some individuals feel depression more acutely and more frequently than others. Current research recognizes the benefits of psychotherapy on positive treatment outcomes. My approach is to recognize the life experiences that have contributed to depression and to help address directly the feelings underneath. To find relief and hope is sometimes a matter of learning to dig deeper into feelings with help from a psychotherapist.

Jonathan Christink, B.A., M.Ed.
Depression Counsellor

Jonathan Christink, B.A., M.Ed.

Registered Psychotherapist

345 Lakeshore Rd East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905 319 1488

In working with individuals who struggle with depression, I primarily use a cognitive behavioural therapeutic (CBT) approach. The principal aim of this approach is to increase awareness that thoughts and behaviours drive emotion. In addition, the goal is to increase consciousness of distorted perceptions. That is, often individuals who struggle with depression do not think accurately, and if their thoughts are not accurate, than they cannot be trusted. The purpose of CBT is to bring awareness to cognitive distortions and then teach individuals how to rebalance their thoughts to be more accurate.

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.
Depression Counsellor

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologist

400 Main Street East, Suite 210, Milton, Ontario L9T 4X5 | 905-878-5050

Each New Leaf Psychology Centre associate has experience offering therapy for depression. Therapy can help you feel less depressed, engage more fully in life, and feel more optimistically about your future. Ms. Saliba specializes in providing therapy for youth who are depressed and engage in risky behaviors such as self-harm. Dr. Gilani specializes in depression related to pain, physical disabilities, and injury.

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!

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.

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP
Depression Counsellor

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP

Registered Psychotherapist

345 Lakeshore Road E, Oakville/ 361 Jackson St. W, Hamilton , Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J5 | 905 526-1914

Depression is often the result of loss. It comprises a myriad feelings of despair and isolation and loneliness and lethargy which sever us from loved ones who we feel don't understand. So we don't talk ..or don't want to talk. Only if that depression would just go away. It can be a chemical imbalance from a family history or from reactive loss, it still isolates us. My approach is to help you feel you can trust to talk and explore the source of the "disconnect". I will listen without judging and guide you to express the "hidden" feelings that congregate into "depression". Gradually you will begin to understand and learn effective ways to handle and manage the various feelings of depression.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic
Depression Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

345 Lakeshore Road, East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905-319-1488

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.

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

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

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Luisa Anoja, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Luisa Anoja, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

235 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1H7 | 289-837-3227

Depression is not in your head but a real mental health issue that needs to be taken seriously. In our culture, depression is stigmatized and often misunderstood. When someone is depressed, they do not receive the same treatment as if they had a physical problem. Especially if on a medical leave from work, the shame and the judgement of others can be debilitating for patients. I can offer a space for clients to be themselves, to talk freely (without consequences and shame). Often, just feeling heard and understood does a great deal for the improvement of symptoms. I offer a listening, non-judgmental ear as well as practical and updated strategies to get back to your real self.

Susan Rumford, B.A., M.A., RP
Depression Counsellor

Susan Rumford, B.A., M.A., RP

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

2250 Eighth Line,, Oakville, Ontario L6H 6Z4 | 905-609-1017

Depression is debilitating for the individual and those closest to them. Effective therapy will help you gather the skills you need to deal with your current depression. It will also give you the confidence and the ability to recognize and stop the depressive thinking, feelings and behaviours that may indicate the beginnings of a future episodes should they occur.

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP,  OAMHP
Depression Counsellor

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP, OAMHP

Certified Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

1401 Golden Meadow Trail, Oakville, Ontario L6H 3H1 | 905-842-3626

Depression can paralyze, devastate and debilitate. You might find yourself helpless, exhausted, empty, worthless and in despair about being a hopeless prisoner of darkness, and the relentless little negative voice inside seems to have the upper hand, blaming, discouraging, frightening or putting you down. Allow me to offer you my support, to help you understand your situation and its possible causes and to gently explore manageable ways to better cope, feel new hope and to improve your quality of life. 905-842-3626

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Oakville, Ontario L6H 0A6 |

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.

Laura Emmerson, MA, OAMHP, OCT
Depression Counsellor

Laura Emmerson, MA, OAMHP, OCT

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

115 Trafalgar Road, unit 6, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3G3 | 647-881-2807

I support clients living with depression by employing one of the most effective and widely researched treatment model, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). By implementing the interventions based in CBT, I help clients to challenge self-defeating thought patterns and behaviours. I create a realistic plan with clients that is focused on increasing their participation in pleasurable activities and those that are known to improve mood.


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Oakville is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 138.89 square kilometers.  The population of Oakville is 211,382 people with 66,269 households . The population ranking for Oakville is #27 nationally and #12 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1395.60 people per sq km. Oakville therapists serve postal code: L6H.