Depression Counselling in Toronto, ON.

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


Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)
Depression Counsellor

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

Toronto West, Ontario M9M 1B9 |

Depression is the most common mental-health disturbance worldwide and falls within a wide continuum of severity. There is an equally broad range of causes, including grief and loss and absense of a supportive community. Some believe it is biological. Whatever the cause, some individuals feel depression more acutely and more frequently than others. Current research recognizes the benefits of psychotherapy on positive treatment outcomes. My approach is to recognize the life experiences that have contributed to depression and to help address directly the feelings underneath. To find relief and hope is sometimes a matter of learning to dig deeper into feelings with help from a psychotherapist.

Patricia Thompson, MA
Depression Counsellor

Patricia Thompson, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

344 Bloor St. West Suite 610, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3A7 | 647-236-3305

Managing depression is easier when you use positive coping strategies. Talking about and addressing your thoughts and emotions realistically helps to break the downward spiral of depressed mood. Together, we will work to change the patterns of behaviors and thoughts that keep you depressed, and move towards a more active and fulfilling life. The heavy cloak of depression can be lifted and you can live again.

Catherine Wood, Ph.D.
Depression Counsellor

Catherine Wood, Ph.D.

Counselor/Coach

180 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2V6 | 416-926-7216

Depression is typically an outcome of a current or past life event, or both. It might be due to grief or a recent disappointment. Depending on what we explore together to be the cause, we will work with action plans and strategies to set your life area in the direction that you want to improve. Further, if there are issues from your past, which is frequently the case, we will identify these upsets, identify schemas that you have formulated that impact how you think, feel, and behave, and we will work to improve your mood. Further, we may work through various worksheets and processes to understand what your thoughts and behaviors are and how these are helping or hurting your mood.

Rom Malik, M.Ed., R.P.
Depression Counsellor

Rom Malik, M.Ed., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

3080 Yonge Street, Ste. 5016, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3N1 | 416-385-7777

In a safe atmosphere we will examine and discuss historical early and current triggers, and work to resolve their effects on your mood and situation. We dismantle self-defeating ingrained beliefs that prevent inspired living, fulfillment and action. Depression can adversely effect one’s relationships with others including partners, friends, and family, making them feel pushed away. Conversely, depression can be triggered by relationships. In these depressions, we'll focus on relationships and improving them, regardless of the issues. The outcome is often experienced as a clarity of mind, a sense of liberation, confidence, love, better relationsihips, productivity, and overall happiness.

Deborah Nixon, Psychologist
Depression Counsellor

Deborah Nixon, Psychologist

Dr. Deborah Nixon

182 Indian Valley Trail, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 2K6 | 905 274 0915

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.

Jeffrey Letourneau, Ph.D
Depression Counsellor

Jeffrey Letourneau, Ph.D

Registered Psychologist

Suite 202 - 221 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4M 2G3 | 416-841-8685

Depression, while probably the most common and well known of mental health disorders, can be debilitating. Depression robs a person of their mood, their vitality, their energy, of their enjoyment of their hobbies, their work, and the people they care about. Depression, while probably the most common and well known of mental health disordersDepression, while probably the most common and well known of mental health disorders

Chau Du, M.Sc., RP
Depression Counsellor

Chau Du, M.Sc., RP

Reg. Psychotherapist

1278 St. Clair Ave West, Unit 12, Toronto, Ontario M6E 1B9 |

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.

Erin Griffin, MA, CCC, RP
Depression Counsellor

Erin Griffin, MA, CCC, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M8V 1C5 | 647-932-8012

Though depression is often thought of as a kind of stuck sadness, it can disguise itself in many ways: intense anger, social withdrawal, "workaholism", physical pain, lack of interest or motivation, numbness or indifference. In therapy, we'll take a two-pronged approached to address the symptoms and causes of your depression. We'll explore the underlying thinking and feeling mechanism behind your depression while co-developing an action plan to work through the "stuckness" in your day-to-day life.

Terri-Lynn Langdon, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Terri-Lynn Langdon, MSW, RSW

Master of Social Work Counsellor/Therapist

Eight Branches Healing Arts Centre, 358 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1V9 | (647)-520-2558

Everyone's experience of depression is unique and the reasons for depression are many. Lets explore how depression has impacted your life. To do this you have to be willing to step-in to painful feelings and experiences. In many cases it gets wose before it can get better but I will walk with you through it. Examining early life experiences, using CBT and relational-cultural models and preparing coping tools unique for you can all be helpful.

Mary Fulford-Winsor, Registered Psychotherapist
Depression Counsellor

Mary Fulford-Winsor, Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist-Individuals and Couples/Marriage Counselling

120 Carlton Suite 413 (Cabbagetown/Downtown area), Toronto, Ontario M5A 4K2 | 416-528-8657

It is formless and it is without colours or boundaries: it is depression. Depression creeps into our lives:sometimes quickly or sometimes it grows over a period of weeks or months. In it, we feel ourselves slipping ever deeper and further away from the things that had mattered in our lives.Perhaps we know that talking to someone might help, but, finding the way to that person seems impossible.Communicating will help.Together,you will share whatever or wherever you find yourself: I will hear you and stay present with you in that place. When you are ready, we will look at what is happening for you.The darkness and weight will start to lighten and greater understanding will come with that light

Mitra Gholamain, Ph.D. C. Psych
Depression Counsellor

Mitra Gholamain, Ph.D. C. Psych

Registered Psychologist

1300 Yonge Street, Suite 407, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X3 | (416) 792-5141

Depression is usually defined as feeling sad and emotionally distraught. However, contrary to such common beliefs, depression is about losing contact with life. A person who is depressed is usually lethargic, disinterested, devoid of all feeling, including feeling of sadness. Depression is about loss of vitality and zest for life. In most cases, depression is triggered by the experience of loss (i.e. loss of a relationship, capacity for work, illness, financial instability or dislocation). Psychotherapy provides a safe space to process life experiences that might have activated such feelings of loss and offer support to work through such challenging life experiences.

Stacey Gorlicky, RP
Depression Counsellor

Stacey Gorlicky, RP

Stacey Gorlicky Registered Psychotherapist and Addictions Counsellor

3080 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3N1 | 416-804-6375

Depression is not something to be ashamed of, nor is it a character flaw or a sign of a weak personality. No one with depression can just "snap out of it". You wouldn't ask someone to "snap out of diabetes or some other illness and you cannot expect it of a person with depression. Everyone gets sad sometimes - a brief blue mood, feelings of disappointment or loss. The great news is that up to 80% of people who receive proper treatment improve as a result. There are two principle modes of treatment for depression - Psychotherapy and medication. You’re not alone; millions of families and friends have felt exactly like you. Your one step closer to change.

Victoria Lorient-Faibish, RP, MEd, CCC, BCPP, RPE
Depression Counsellor

Victoria Lorient-Faibish, RP, MEd, CCC, BCPP, RPE

Registered Psychotherapist, Holistic Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

14 Prince Arthur Avenue Suite 209, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A9 | 416-916-6066

In my practice I work a multi pronged approach to this difficult state being. Traditional talk therapy: Giving space for the client to explore and express feelings, own awareness’s, transform thoughts, grieve, vent, and neutralize guilt, anger and fear. New understandings and thus new neural pathways begin to form. Also marital therapy, Somatic focusing: A profound process of accessing the deep subconscious through breathe work and closed eyed dialoguing with the body, the mind and spirit. And Life Coaching, meditation, visualization, Emotional Freedom Technique, New Decision Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Cranosacral, Reiki, forgiveness and acceptance work. The combination is powerful.

Julia Balaisis, Ph.D, RP, OCT
Depression Counsellor

Julia Balaisis, Ph.D, RP, OCT

Psychotherapist

Bloor and Dundas West, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1C1 | 416-518-0153

My approach to depression is both practical and in-depth. I will help you with ways to conquer and deal with depression while also accessing the origins of depression which includes patterns that developed early in life. There are a host of strategies that help in accessing and processing emotion that are vital to the management of depressive feelings.

Ken Walton, M.Ed. -  B.A.
Depression Counsellor

Ken Walton, M.Ed. - B.A.

Registered Psychotherapist

211 Danforth Ave. , Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N2 | 416-659-1617

In our therapy we will work with your depressive feelings to evolve into healing and growth. Depression is extremely hard, bringing a dark cloud over your life. However, we will work through both the difficult feelings, and thoughts. You will discover a holistic change, growing healthy connections both within yourself and in your relationships. It will help you move past this state, and grow into the fullness of your life. Finding the right therapist is really important, and so a free consultation is offered. Contact me for healing and growth. www.kenwalton.org ken@kenwalton.org 416-659-1617

Tammy Laber, MA, MACP, OACCPP, RP
Depression Counsellor

Tammy Laber, MA, MACP, OACCPP, RP

Coach and Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

Pape and Danforth, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1C3 | 416-406-5147

Do you hate to get out of bed in the morning? Are you struggling through most days? Life doesn't have to be that way! Let's help you deal with stressors in a positive way and create more meaning in your life. Depression is very treatable. You deserve to thrive, not just survive! Call me today and we can start to find the path that works for you.

Mazda Kahnamuyipour, RP/CRPO, Diploma/ GIT
Depression Counsellor

Mazda Kahnamuyipour, RP/CRPO, Diploma/ GIT

Registered Psychotherapist

124 Morrison Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6E 1M4 | 416-660-7186

The lack of energy and motivation, the ruminating thoughts, the critical voice, the shame, the self pity, and the regret can be a huge barrier in reconnecting with any feeling of excitement and joy. We are sometimes stuck in these negative states in everyday life. In therapy we will look at the unexpressed emotions, the anger or sadness, the unreleased energy, and the tenseness that we hold in our bodies, and together find ways to express them and put an end to a self destructive cycle.

Mitch Smolkin, M.A., Counselling Psychology
Depression Counsellor

Mitch Smolkin, M.A., Counselling Psychology

Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor

208 St Clair Ave West Suite #2, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1R2 | 416-564-6441

Clients who are experiencing depression can benefit greatly from having someone to talk to about their experience. Just the act of sharing and having someone nonjudgmental listen to the inherent obstacles one is facing can begin to lift the veil of difficulty. Therapy for depression can help people get back to work, have more positive relationships, and help enable change at the moment when people need it most. Examining depression is also an extremely fertile experience to understand more profoundly what ones values are and how to begin to strengthen oneself in order to face further challenges in life.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Depression Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7 | (647) 479-4347

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.

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT, CCFT
Depression Counsellor

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT, CCFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Couple and Family Therapist

2248 A Bloor Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N6 | 416-901-1199

Depression can come from stress and emotional reactions to situations such as job loss, relationship loss, death of a loved one, etc. It can also be caused by genetic and nutritional deficiencies leading to a reduction in critical neurotransmitters. When working with depression I am mindful of the many facets of depression, and while working with emotions and situations, I also consider the need for consultations with specialists related to sleep, nutrition, and coping which may require supplements and /or medication to treat. I am a member of "Psychotherapy Matters" an organization which can link Psychotherapists with consultations of Psychiatrists within a session with minimal wait time.

Spencer Nageleisen, B.Sc., M.A.
Depression Counsellor

Spencer Nageleisen, B.Sc., M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

473 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C5 | (647) 800-1654

From personal and professional experience, I have seen the benefit of psychotherapy on relieving suffering of depression. Indeed, the genuine compassion and collaborative nature of therapy is the grounds for overcoming depression. The potential benefits of psychotherapy are more fullness of life, improved coping skills, increased intimacy with self and others, and improvement in your general mood. Together we can explore what this looks like for you.

Paul Parnass, M.S.W.  R.S.W.
Depression Counsellor

Paul Parnass, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker

Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1G4 | 416-994-6520

Are you having trouble sleeping and eating? Do you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? Perhaps you find yourself crying frequently? And maybe you find that you lack energy and motivation. Depression can creep into our lives without us knowing, and without an understanding of what it is we are experiencing. As a counsellor I work a lot with clients who come to me to talk about depression. When I meet with you I will ask you questions about how you are coping with your situation, and if I think you might be depressed, I will talk with you about it. Depression can be treated successfully and I want you to know that I can use many strategies to help you overcome your depression.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

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.

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT
Depression Counselor

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Depression not only affects your mood state, but also your -- *behavior, *the way you look at yourself, *relationship with people around you and *physical and organic function. Gestalt therapy emphasizes your capacity to develop your potential. In therapy with me change will take place through the relational experience, and increased awareness, this process, is what gives meaning to discovery to you. In Gestalt therapy, what is considered is your totality, a combination of your sensorial, affective, intellectual, social, and spiritual dimensions (Brownell, 2010). Studies show that the patients treated with Gestalt demonstrated fewer depressive symptoms following the intervention.



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