Depression Counselling in Ottawa, ON.

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


Zahra Nafar, M.A. Counselling Psychology
Depression Counsellor

Zahra Nafar, M.A. Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

1712-130 Albert St. , Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4 | 613.410-9393

Depression can make a person feel as if the world has gone dark and nothing can bring them joy. Utilizing effective therapeutic methods, I can help you identify factors that contribute to depression and help you find ways to adapt to those situations. We will set realistic goals for the future, identify distorted thought processes or unhelpful behaviours that contribute to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness and develop skills to cope and prevent future episodes of depression.

Rita Ofili, BSW, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist
Depression Counsellor

Rita Ofili, BSW, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist: Individual, Marriage & Family therapist

Baseline road and Greenbank, Nepean, Ontario K2H 7B3 | 6138902006

In therapy for depression, my clients usually learn strategies and techniques to strengthen their coping abilities, to rebuild their strength and to regain control over their lives. Clients learn how to deal with negative thoughts, how to reframe from negative thoughts using certain behavioral strategies. Clients are taught how to identify symptoms of depression and how to prevent its recurrence.

Margarete Juliana, RP, PhD
Depression Counselor

Margarete Juliana, RP, PhD

Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

You have been down for such a long time, or maybe you go in and out of feeling blue and want to get off the rollercoaster. I use Emotion Focused Therapy to help you explore and experience safely the emotional spectrum that underlies depression. I will work slowly and carefully with you to help you to resolve the heaviness that has robbed you for too long so that you can be more resilient and joyful in life.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Depression Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1K0 | 1-613-518-8131

Depression is a serious mental disorder that affects every area of a person's life. It is a regular mode of operation for those who have it, unlike the occasional sadness that everyone experiences from time to time. Depression might be mild, characterized by low energy and a lack of interest, or it might be severe, characterized by violent mood swings and a desire to give up on life. Left untreated, the person suffering depression might contemplate harming themselves. Depression is frequently linked to substance abuse, as it effects the same area of the brain, and sufferers of depression often try to self medicate with drugs or alcohol. At Valiant Recovery, we treat the dual diagnosis of depression and substance abuse in order to care for the whole person.

Susan Top, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Susan Top, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

421 Gilmour Street, Suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0R5 | 613 371 5715

Going through the depths of depression with a therapist at your side eases and shortens the journey significantly. I will be with you throughout the process of recovery, and along the way I will help you to identify your needs and to determine how to meet those needs. Thinking clearly when depressed is a huge challenge, I can help you to sort out your thoughts and focus on what you can do next for your healing.

Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT
Depression Counsellor

Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist; Individual and Family Therapist

2948 Baseline Rd #206 , Ottawa (Nepean), Ontario K2H 8T5 | 613-601-1475

Many people experience a depressed mood during their life when they feel limited in finding the joy, focus, energy and achievements they used to enjoy. Depression can affect many areas of living and you deserve to get support in striving to bring back your hope and drive. I work with you to come to greater understanding of your unique struggles and strengths, consider meanings limiting choices, and find ways to gain back one’s life from the influence of sadness. I am experienced supporting grieving loss or navigating life changes or difficult situations. I can provide Brainspotting Therapy, used for cumulative childhood trauma. Your healing journey can benefit from compassionate support.

Michaela Clermont, M.A., R.P. (Q)
Depression Counsellor

Michaela Clermont, M.A., R.P. (Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Q)

116 Albert Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G3 | 613-291-7363

Depression has different impacts on different individuals. Because of this, treatment plans specific to depression are especially unique. When I work with clients with depression, I ensure that the root of the depressive mood is explored, the current aspects in the client's life that is maintaining the depression is targeted, and that client-specific interventions and strategies are put into place. Depression has various aspects to it and it is only in exploring each of these aspects that treatment can be thorough and effective.

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.

Stephanie Dugdale, M.A., CCC
Depression Counsellor

Stephanie Dugdale, M.A., CCC

Individual and Couple Therapist

451 Daly Ave., Lower Level 3, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6H6 | 613-230-3444

Therapy can be a place where clients can explore the blocks they are experiencing to feeling ok. Sometimes such things as early childhood experiences, trauma [recent or historic], challenging work situations, feeling overwhelmed in life, and interpersonal and relationship struggles can contribute to feeling disempowered, hopeless, helpless, numb, exhausted, and disinterested in life. Being able to feel supported, to explore and come to understand what is happening, to explore the body's and the nervous system's role in how one is feeling, to speak freely can often help.

Sofian Ayyad, MA, RP, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Sofian Ayyad, MA, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Canadian Counsellor

427 Gilmour Street, First floor, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0R5 | (613) 212-0041

I will provide a caring, respectful, and compassionate space for you, free of judgment. I will work with you to help you deal with your most distressing thoughts, emotional reactions, behaviours and relationship issues associated with your depression. We will explore your thoughts and feelings about yourself, others and the world around you and address internal self-criticism and establish self-acceptance and self-compassion. I will help you develop a more positive sense of yourself and others, and learn how to live authentically according to your your most important needs, principles and values.

Marc Whitehouse, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Marc Whitehouse, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

563 Gladstone Avenue, Suite 22, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5P2 | 613-402-1544

I believe that depression is one of the most common mental health issues and I always tell my clients how it is normal to experience emotions like heavy sadness. I will work with you to find the root causes of the depression. We will work to better understand your triggers and how those link to the types of thoughts you are getting. From there we can plan new responses to the thoughts that are the result of a collaborative effort to ensure the new responses will work for you specifically!

Carolann M Trainor, MAPC, RP, MASp, MBA
Depression Counsellor

Carolann M Trainor, MAPC, RP, MASp, MBA

Registered Psychotherapist & Pastoral Psychotherapist

317 Catherine Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5T4 | 613-371-7472

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.

Cynthia Schoppmann, MA, RP, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Cynthia Schoppmann, MA, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor

110 Bearbrook Road, Suite 206, Blackburn Hamlet, Ontario K1B 5R2 | 613-317-2179

Helping clients understand what depression is and ensuring that they are aware of what the various treatment options that are available to them (i.e therapy, traditional medicine, naturopathic medicine, etc). Helping clients determine what is at the root of it all and finding strategies that work for them to cope with the emotional roller coaster and other symptoms associated with depression. Normalizing client's experience and determining a treatment plan that aligns with the client's goals for therapy.



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

Ottawa is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 2790.30 square kilometers.  The population of Ottawa is nearly 1 million people with 373,756 households . The population ranking for Ottawa is #4 nationally and #2 for the province of Ontario with a density of 334.80 people per sq km. Ottawa therapists serve postal code: K1T.