Depression Counselling in Ottawa, ON.

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


Sofian Ayyad, Registered Psychotherapist (Q)
Depression Counsellor

Sofian Ayyad, Registered Psychotherapist (Q)

M.A., R.P. (Qualifying)

427 Gilmour Street , 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Abundant Living Counselling Group, RP, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Abundant Living Counselling Group, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapists, Certified Counsellors

Various locations in Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 0G3 | 613-727-4455

Clients will better understand boundaries: how they affect us personally and how not having boundaries contributes to relationship confusion, despair and the general lack of ease of authentic living. Co-morbid with depression is usually some form of a sense of inadequacy or lack of control in one's life - so understanding how personal power and self-esteem fit with good boundaries is helpful to alleviating someone's depression.

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.

Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Counsellor

43 Auriga Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7Y8 | 613-822-3300

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 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

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.



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