Depression Counselling in Toronto, ON.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Inner Alchemy Psychotherapy, MACP, RP (Qualifying)
Depression Counselor

Inner Alchemy Psychotherapy, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Available for Online Therapy

Depression is an insidious companion, and can creep its way in without us realizing for some time. Shifting a depressed mindset can be extremely difficult but neuroimaging studies have shown that by practicing mindfulness we can begin to alter those well-trodden neural pathways and shift our neurochemistry by promoting the production of neurotransmitters linked to feelings of happiness. Psychotherapy can help you identify mindfulness activities and other tools that can help to promote the production of these neurotransmitters and deliver results rooted in neuroscience. I can offer an alternative perspective and act as the catalyst you need to begin making the shift out of depression.

Lesli Musicar, M.Ed., Counselling Psychology
Depression Counsellor

Lesli Musicar, M.Ed., Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist

348 Danforth Avenue, Suite 215, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N8 | 416-779-2749

Depression comes in many forms. At its most severe, it can cripple us, zap our energy, and make it impossible to get out of bed. But more often, it can feel like sadness, loneliness, indifference, or boredom. Sometimes it comes from current circumstances. Usually it has much deeper roots. I can help you devise strategies to climb out of the abyss and to find more effective ways to stay out of it. I will help you get to the bottom of your depression, and clear it out for good.

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.

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.

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.

Anna Wesolinska Rydzy, MEd, RP
Depression Counsellor

Anna Wesolinska Rydzy, MEd, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

175 Hampton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4K 2Z3 | 416-999-2234

Symptoms of depression can include low mood, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, fatigue or low energy, poor sleep, and a loss of pleasure. I offer individualized treatment based on your needs. I incorporate solution-focused therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy which focuses on improving relationships by helping us to resolve conflicts and blocks as well as CBT techniques to facilitate constructive thoughts and actions as well as Mindfulness-based therapy and art therapy.

Garrett LaFosse, M.Sc., RP, RMFT
Depression Counselor

Garrett LaFosse, M.Sc., RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist; Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

In many cases, I view depression as an "alarm bell" that tells the individual that there is something wrong in their life. Have they turned their anger in life toward themselves? Are they not living their best, or preferred, life? Is there something that's happened in their life that is getting them down, but they don't realize how much power it truly has? Depression can also be about learned helplessness, or having a sense, through experience, that there is no point in even trying at something. Such helplessness can come from feeling defeated, feeling significant guilt about something, & even from self-defeating 'self-talk' that an individual engages in (without completely realizing it).

Steven Shragie Gestetner, MACP, IFS, EFT
Depression Counsellor

Steven Shragie Gestetner, MACP, IFS, EFT

RP-q

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!

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Depression Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

When one is depressed the range of thoughts and feelings encompass a wide spectrum. Sadness and despair might be pervasive. One can feel as if they have fallen into a deep dark pit where everything is covered in negativity and hopelessness. In this state, one can feel inadequate, discouraged, unable or unwilling to make decisions. In addition, guilt, shame, profound low self-esteem and loss of interest in relationships, sex, career and even life itself are commonly found. A variety of evidence-based tools, specific to the needs of the individual, applied skillfully at the right time, can dramatically lift one out of that deep, dark pit and help avoid relapse.


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