Depression Counselling in Ottawa, ON.

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


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.

Centre For Interpersonal Relationships
Depression Counsellor

Centre For Interpersonal Relationships

Registered Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors

267 O'Connor St., Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1V3 | 1.855.779.2347

The Depression & Mood Service at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships offers children, adolescents, adults and couples psychological assessment and treatment of depression and other mood disorders. Finding a path toward recovery can be challenging, but the good news is that depression is treatable; recent research indicates that psychotherapy is extremely important in your recovery from depression.

Chantal Theberge, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Chantal Theberge, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker, EMI Practitioner

124 O'Connor Street, Suite 310, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M9 | 1 (855) 511-3131

Sometimes, over the years, we accumulate painful experiences that leave our bodies and minds broken. These experiences can send us into darkness and into a deep solitude. Depression may be caused by different factors and can happen to anyone! The good news is that there are strategies to help us understand the causes of depression and to learn how to manage the symptoms of depression. I will help you explore the causes of your depressed mood, and to walk through ways that can help you to deal with it.

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD
Depression Counsellor

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD

Clinical Social Worker and RMFT

53 Shouldice Cresent, Kanata, Ontario K2L 1M8 | (613) 447-5041

The role of therapy in treating clinical depression is to help the person develop good coping strategies for dealing with everyday stressors. Many studies support the idea that therapy can be a powerful treatment for depression. A review published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, for example, concluded that therapy combined with antidepressants worked better than depression medicine alone. Although there are fewer studies of therapy for treatment-resistant depression specifically, many experts still recommend it. One 2007 study found that for people who didn't respond to a specific drug treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy worked as well in reducing symptoms.

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.

Cynthia Schoppmann, MA, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Cynthia Schoppmann, MA, CCC

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.

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.

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2A3 | 613-287-3799

Are you or someone you love suffering from depression? Are you worried that you are stuck? Are you exhausted and feeling debilitated from struggling so long with depression? Not sure what to do? wondering if the medication alone is really working? While medication is helpful and may be necessary in some situations, you still need to discover the root of your depression. Talk therapy helps you discover the underlying causes of your depression, and learn ways to overcome your depression and regain control over your life. Don’t let depression keep you or your loved one trapped in a dark gloom. Call us today at 613 287 3799 and learn how therapy can help you overcome your depression.

Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Unit 125 - 2111 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, Ontario K1J 8M8 | 613 744-4768

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.

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.

Tracy Thomson, MA, BA, RP
Depression Counsellor

Tracy Thomson, MA, BA, RP

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

99 Kakulu Rd, Kanata, Ontario K2L 3C8 | (613) 402-9002

Depression is nothing to be afraid of, or ashamed of. Every individual has experienced depression, or sadness, at least once in their lives. Often just talking about depressed feelings can be a huge relief, and sometimes just bringing the "darkness" into the light through talk therapy can bring a lighter feeling to the felt darkness. In counselling therapy we will talk about what is being felt, the uncomfortable and unpleasant feelings, and look for strategies to lighten these feelings.

Paul LeBlanc, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Paul LeBlanc, MSW, RSW

Therapist

1986 Fairbanks Avenue Back Door, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 5Y6 | 613 233 6766

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.

Joan Stafford, M.Ed., RP,CCFT, CCC,
Depression Counsellor

Joan Stafford, M.Ed., RP,CCFT, CCC,

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Couple and Family Therapist, Can. Cert. Counsellor,

48 Majestic Drive, Nepean, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1C8 | 6138789811

Depression is different from simply feeling down or blue. Depression is a mood disorder that affects you in different ways, and may include feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, guilt, and/or worthlessness. Other common symptoms include a lack of energy, difficulty focusing, a change in eating or sleeping, and a loss of interest in sex or other pleasurable activities. Severe depression can also lead to thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is very effective in helping people overcome depression through changing ways of thinking and relating to the world. I help clients understand the depression and incorporate ways of managing and changing their feelings.

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

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

Can. Cert. Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

Ottawa South, Alta Vista, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 5T7 | 613-733-1422

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.

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.

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

Rita Ofili, BSW, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

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

2039 Robertson Rd, suite 501 (Bell Mews Plaza), Nepean, Ontario K2H 8R2 | 613-890-2006

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.

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

2081 Merivale Road, Suite 800, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1G9 | 613-324-0948

Feelings of low mood and depression can take a toll on us emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Counselling support can alleviate these challenging symptoms by exploring the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that cause us to feel "stuck." Often times, changing one of these elements will have an effect on another; Counselling serves to facilitate the exploration of this process in a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental space.

Suzanne More Kerr, MA (C Psych), CCC, RP #3526
Depression Counsellor

Suzanne More Kerr, MA (C Psych), CCC, RP #3526

Marriage & Family & Individual Psychotherapist

278 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1V4 | 1-613-238-2222

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

Catherine Stafford, M.Ed., C.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Catherine Stafford, M.Ed., C.Psych.

Psychologist/Psychologue

1 Centrepointe Drive, suite 309, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 6E2 | 613-850-5754

People experience depression for many reasons. Sometimes it feels like we've lived with depression forever, sometimes a cluster of circumstances or event(s) knock us over emotionally and it feels hard to move forward in a positive, hopeful way. I work with clients to identify symptoms of depression they may be experiencing, as well as the underlying factors contributing to the distress. We work from many angles to maximize your support resources and shift in a healing and hopeful direction. * Please note: My services are NOT designed for those feeling suicidal or those in immediate crisis. In situations of acute distress please contact your physician or go to your nearest emergency room.

Gill Reilly, GILL REILLY
Depression Counsellor

Gill Reilly, GILL REILLY

Registered Psychotherapist [CRPO],Registered Marriage and family Therapist, Certified EMDR

122 Broadway Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2V8 | 6133143441

I have found the Cognitive/Behavioural model of therapy the most efficient one to use with clients suffering from long term depression. Acute depression responds well to Relational, Ego-State and Attachment based models of therapy. Most important however, is a warm, empathic, supportive environment in which to explore and resolve the client's needs and instil Hope.

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.

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!

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.

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

Wellness Within Online Online, R.P.
Depression Counselor

Wellness Within Online Online, R.P.

Wellness Within Online Registered Psychotherapists

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can convince you nothing will ever change, nothing really matters and it can steal your passion for life. This can be challenging and dangerous terrain to navigate alone because painful and incorrect ideas in your mind can pass as truth. Let us help. Don't navigate this alone. We're here and can help you reclaim your mind and your life. Psychotherapy is specially designed to help you stop this cycle so you can find your way out of this terrain. We'll help you all the way through.



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