Depression Counselling in Ottawa, ON.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sofian Ayyad, MA, RP, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Sofian Ayyad, MA, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online
Depression Counselor

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online

Registered Psychotherapist Online

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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
Depression Counsellor

Carolann M Trainor, MAPC, RP

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.

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.



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