Depression Counselling in Toronto, ON.

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


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

Mitra Gholamain, Ph.D. C. Psych

Registered Psychologist

114 Maitland St, Suite 506, , Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1 | (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.

Philip Ames, R.P.
Depression Counsellor

Philip Ames, R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online therapy, Toronto, Ontario M1N 1A3 | +1 416 200 4198

Depression can feel like a crushing and never-ending weight on our soul that feels like it will never end. The good news is that most of the time it does pass. Even when it’s chronic it can pass with help and then be an opening of a door to a better understanding of ourselves and who we really want to be in our lives. I can come with you on the journey through that tunnel and help you find the light at the other end of it.

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.

Hanit Isakovan, M.A., R.P., OAMHP
Depression Counsellor

Hanit Isakovan, M.A., R.P., OAMHP

Registered Psychotherapist

561 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, Ontario M5N 1B5 |

I use Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT) for depression and it starts with education about depression and helping the client establish structure around daily activities (behavioural activation), to become more aware of their mood and challenge intrusive thoughts in order to engage in pleasurable activities. The client and I continue to work together to replace intrusive thoughts with more balanced thoughts the client holds about the self, the world, and the future, which may contribute to feelings of hopelessness.

Paul Kelly
Depression Counsellor

Paul Kelly

700 Bay Street, Suite 2200, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z6 | 416 847-7118

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Snowball, M.A., M. Div.
Depression Counsellor

Jonathan Snowball, M.A., M. Div.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Toronto, Ontario M5M 2B8 | 2894099868

Depression can affect anyone and is treatable. As a mood disorder, it can alter a person’s feelings and interactions with the people and things around them. Using approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT), we can develop coping strategies together. We can work on learning positive skills that quieten negative inner commentary. As well we can look into ways of communicating better, speaking up for one’s self and addressing situations that worsen depression symptoms.

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.

Steven Shragie Gestetner, MACP, IFS, IFIO, EFT
Depression Counsellor

Steven Shragie Gestetner, MACP, IFS, IFIO, EFT

RP

NORTH YORK, Ontario M3H 3H7 | 6472108884

Feeling hopeless? Are you spending too much time ruminating on past hurts and setbacks? Do you find everything too heavy? Ashamed to reach for the help you need? Your outlook is shaded by your depression. Depression affects nearly one in ten Canadians. I practice scientifically proven therapy modalities. Let's work together to heal the past and implement a step by step plan to get you back in to a life you can enjoy and be proud of!

Anna Marson, M.A., RP, CCC, Heartfulness Psychotherapy
Depression Counsellor

Anna Marson, M.A., RP, CCC, Heartfulness Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist

Toronto, Ontario M6K 2P8 | 6474927254

I am specialized in working with emotion regulation difficulties, such as depression. My counselling approach is informed by Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which explore one’s relationship with their thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and physical sensations in order to promote greater self-awareness, regulation of difficult moods, and present-moment mindedness. MBCT was designed to help clients cultivate skills to notice warning signs leading to depression relapse in order to prevent further episodes. Both MBCT and CBT have received extensive research support for their effectiveness in treating depression.

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.

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.

Jennifer Ackford, RP, M.A.
Depression Counselor

Jennifer Ackford, RP, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Life is challenging and it is easy to begin to feel overwhelmed by situations, relationships, life events and world events that just seem (or sometimes truly are) out of our control. Finding hope again is possible! ​ As a Psychotherapist, my goal is to walk with you for a period of time. I will help you navigate through some of those difficult situations, life changes and events. Together we can find new strategies that will help you to face the challenges and begin to move forward to live life with meaning, purpose and hope.

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.

Evan Wick, EdD, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Evan Wick, EdD, MSW, RSW

Couples Therapist, Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

717 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1L5 | please use email or website to connect

Depression can leave couples stuck in a negative cycle. You may feel yourself moving away from each other or engaged in conflict. These feelings and experiences are normal, and couples therapy can help. You do not need to do this alone. Sometimes when our partners experience their own setbacks, it might feel like they need to engage with this on their own. The research, however, would suggest that engaging in couples therapy might just be the best investment for your relationship.

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.

Carol Fredrek, Registered Psychologist
Depression Counselor

Carol Fredrek, Registered Psychologist

Registered Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Clients struggling with depression have shared with me that my approach and the strategies that they used in their journey were exceptionally helpful to reaching their goals. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and EMDR as the core strategies when working with depression. It is important to develop your own voice, to tell your story. Studies have shown that the key to successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship which means the development of mutual trust and respect between the client and therapist.

Corinne Qureshi, MA, RP
Depression Counsellor

Corinne Qureshi, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

382 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5T 2G5 | 1-416-885-9738

The heaviness is hard. The emptiness is hard. Judging yourself for "not working hard enough to do X, Y, and Z" makes it even harder. Depression is not something that one can simply talk themselves out of with a positive mindset or daily affirmations. It may be a process of noticing, naming, learning, practicing, and understanding these parts of yourself, how to move away from suffering, and take small steps in the direction you want to go. I will work by your side using evidence-based practices to help you identify your goals if you are unsure, so that we can talk about what gets in the way, what makes it hard, and what we could do about it. One step at a time.

Marilyn Miller, Ph.D., C.Psych
Depression Counsellor

Marilyn Miller, Ph.D., C.Psych

Registered Psychologist

141 Davisville Ave Suite 1101, Toronto, CANADA M4S 1G7 | 416-482-2648

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.

Jaime Saibil, M.A.
Depression Counsellor

Jaime Saibil, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist & Cognitive behavioural therapist

3080 Yonge street, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3N1 | 647-680-4891

I practice Person-centered counselling which respects individual uniqueness and steers clear of any form of advice, preferring to support you in finding your own meanings and solutions. Especially useful when your main need is for caring, non-judgemental support and a neutral space where you can get things off your chest. I also practice Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), which is solution and action-focused, especially helpful in tackling unhelpful thinking habits. Has strong evidence for effectiveness in treating both depression and anxiety.

Lori-Ann Wesley, M.A., R.P.
Depression Counsellor

Lori-Ann Wesley, M.A., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

55 Eglinton Ave. East Suite 705, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1G8 | 416 208-3178

Depression is more than just feeling sad. It drains your optimism, energy, and drive. It can seem like there’s no way out. By understanding the cause of your depression and recognizing the different symptoms and types of depression, you can take the first steps to feeling better and overcoming the underlying problem. It tells us something is off and needs to be looked at.

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.

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.



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