Depression Counselling in Toronto, ON.

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


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.

Todd Kaufman, B.A., B.F.A., M.Div., R.P.
Depression Counsellor

Todd Kaufman, B.A., B.F.A., M.Div., R.P.

Psychotherapist, Anxiety Specialist, Neuroplastic Change Coach

University of Toronto, TST Building 47 Queens Park Cres E, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C3 | 18006993396

Yuck. Depression is one of those challenges that feeds itself. The more depressed you become the less you want to do what you have to get better. And hey, you might well have darn good reason to be depressed. I get that. I personally beat depression years ago. But take a moment and remember what a good day, or even good moment felt like? We have all had them, and we can have them again. Using an integrated form of coaching and psychotherapy I can help you build skills and experiences that push depression out of your life, and fills it with happiness and gratitude. There's a science to all this - and its not just the psychology, it is the science of neuroplasticity.

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.

Erica Berman, PhD, RP
Depression Counsellor

Erica Berman, PhD, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

324 Bloor St. West, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W5 | 647-271-6364

A depressed mood state may have many contributing factors. I work with my clients to address the negative thoughts, feelings and assumptions that may be causing them distress. If depression is situational, we work together to create an action plan for addressing the presenting problems and/or developing effective coping strategies. I draw on techniques from CBT and narrative therapy to try and shift my clients' core beliefs, assumptions and automatic thoughts.

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.

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.

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.

Dharshini Chanderbhan, BSc., M.A, RP
Depression Counsellor

Dharshini Chanderbhan, BSc., M.A, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

2 Bloor Street E., Suite 3500, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8 | 416-231-4700

'Are you sleeping too much? or not at all? Do you feel a lack of motivation to move forward or do almost anything? Do you feel an overall sense of sadness that you just can't seem to shake? Our therapists work with you to cope with these feelings, and to eventually overcome the sense of sadness that you may be carrying with you. Chanderbhan Counselling Services uses warmth, nurturing, and a client centered approach to collaborate with you to cope effectively with any of your symptoms of Depression.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

1235 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 3K4 | (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.

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.

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.

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

Mia Sheard, RP, BA, Gestalt, Supervisor
Depression Counsellor

Mia Sheard, RP, BA, Gestalt, Supervisor

Registered Psychotherapist

Pape & Danforth, Toronto, Ontario M4K 3K8 | 6474014887

The darkness that is depression is not something a lot of people want to talk about. Depression can be debilitating, and it can be extremely lonely. When we feel depressed, we often keep ourselves isolated. It's often difficult to be with others when we are depressed. My experience is that people want to cheer you up, or "fix" you. Where can you explore these dark feelings then, if no one can handle them? I will go to the dark place with you. We can explore together how bad it gets, and we can also look at where you still have hope, and find ways to nurture it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Psychotherapist

2275 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke, Ontario M8V 3Y3 | 647-861-1262

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.



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