Depression Counselling in Ottawa, ON.

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

Depression Counsellor

Paul LeBlanc, MSW, RSW


1986 Fairbanks Avenue Back Door, Ottawa, Ontario

Depression can be situational to a loss, disappointment, or acute incident. Depression can also be recurrent, relapsing and remitting. Depression is always parasitic, unpleasant and a dark cloud that can hover and cast shadow over our lives and relationships. Therapy with me seeks to achieve remission of depression and then we will focus on preventing relapse. I see depression as biological, situational and interpersonal. Therapy will explore precipitating stressors, contributory biological factors, and personal factors. Based on this knowledge we explore new ways on interacting with your world seeking to prevent relapse and manage risk factors as they emerge.

Depression Counsellor

Conny Barry, RP, M.Ed. (Counselling), CCC

Can. Cert. Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

Ottawa South, Alta Vista, Ottawa, Ontario

Sadness and Depression are often challenges we may encounter in our lifetime. Feelings, thoughts and behaviors associated with them can at times overwhelm and even paralyze us with their power. In a supportive and empathic environment I help clients understand these feelings, progress through their isolation with them, find a way through their tight hold and learn to live productively again.

Depression Counselor

Saint-Paul University

223 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Saint Paul University’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre welcomes a diverse clientele, for individual or couple’s therapy. Services are provided by counselling interns at the Master of Arts and Doctoral level in Counselling and Spirituality at Saint Paul University. *Services in French available

Depression Counsellor

Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Counsellor

43 Auriga Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Depression can leave us feeling hopeless and unable to function all that well not to mention the isolation resulting. The key is to then recognize those automatic thoughts emerging and how they may be serving to influence our mood at any given moment. If we have a tendency to generally catastrophize and only see a situation from a worst case scenario, it will serve to leave us feeling bad. The key is learning to effectively examine those triggers and subsequently how can we best challenge the reasoning behind. It comes down to being proactive about our mental health and not willingly accept a negative outlook when there may be another far more healthier perspective or a lens to see from.

Depression Counsellor

Christian Counselling Ottawa

Registered Psychotherapists

303-63 Glencoe Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Our therapists are trained to be attuned to client needs and to establish a therapeutic bond which increases the likelihood of treating depression. There is not a “one-size fits all” approach. In one approach, we explore the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that contribute to depression. Many therapists focus on underlying factors from the past that may contribute to current depression. Sometimes the focus is more on the approach whereby the clients are met with great compassion and are given the platform to tend to their feelings without judgment. The therapists are skilled at moving from one approach to another, often within the same session, to be able to meet the client’s needs.

Depression Counsellor

Suzanne More Kerr, M.A. (C. Psych.), C.C.C.

Marriage & Family & Individual Psychotherapist

301 - 267 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, Ontario

When engulfed in the blackness of depression we loose site of the debilitating negative cloud casting despair over all aspects of our life. We come to see our lives solely through the depression lens rather than being able to construct an accurate map of our reality. With psychotherapy we can learn to once again access a more balanced vision of our living that better recognizes the goodness in our lives and provides direction to possibilities. Depending on the level of clinical depression, medication is often recommended temporarily in conjunction with psychotherapy to alleviate depression symptoms and help bring motivation for movement--the client can begin to help themselves

Depression Counsellor

Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist; Individual and Family Therapist

2948 Baseline Rd #206 , Ottawa (Nepean), Ontario

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.

Depression Counsellor

Jane Langmaid, M. Ed., RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Ontario

124 O'Connor St, Suite 503, Ottawa, Ontario

Depression is a sign that a person's body is telling them it is not happy - it is in distress. Sometimes this makes perfect sense, such as after a loss, a change, or as a sign of exhaustion/burnout. Sometimes it is more chronic. There may be both medication and psychotherapy required. Because depression leads people to withdraw it is already a sign of health for them to come forward and talk about their depression with a professional. I would use a combination of therapies to treat depression - including talk therapy, schema assessment, emotionally focused therapy, EMDR. Our goal is to understand the message of the depression, and heal it at source, not to mask it.

Depression Counsellor

Richard Merrill Haney, M.Ed., Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy)

Couple Counselling/Coaching and Family Mediation Specialist

Bank Street (On the Rideau Canal), 15 Aylmer Ave. (Entrance at the rear door, at 7 Galt St.) , Ottawa, Ontario

I teach clients with mild to moderate depression symptoms that depression can often be a messenger from our deepest self and/or a call to action. I actually suggest specific actions that they can take to break out of the depression--inaction cycles. I suggest that they do an "inner dialogue" with the depression and ask it what is the cause of the depression. I suggest that if they cannot get at the "root cause" of the depression that they at least attempt to get to the region of their psyche that the depression is coming from. I suggest hypnosis to them. Research has shown a marked reduction in depression with the stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system with hypnosis.

Depression Counsellor

Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Unit 125 - 2111 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

I will support you: to have hope and confidence that you can resolve your depression; and to make choices that will lead you to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. I can offer you relaxation exercises and cognitive therapy. I am trained in EMDR which greatly helps overcome anxiety, stress and trauma. I offer EFT which also positively shifts our thinking and modifies our anxiety response. I serve adults, & young adults 16 and over and seniors. This is your opportunity. I am here to help you.

Depression Counsellor

Susan Top, Susan Top


421 Gilmour Street, Suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario

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.

Depression Counsellor

Marc Whitehouse, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

563 Gladstone Avenue, Suite 22, Ottawa, Ontario

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!

Depression Counsellor

Janelle Comtois, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

2039 Robertson Road Suite 260, Ottawa, Ontario

Clients struggling with Depression will benefit from both Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment therapy approaches to help them learn to better cope with their emotions. They will learn to manage their stress effectively and problem solve around any psychosocial stressors that might be contributing to their emotional stress.

You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Ottawa, ON.

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.

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