Depression Counselling in Whitby, ON.

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


Ashley Henderson, M.A., R.P.
Depression Counsellor

Ashley Henderson, M.A., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

213 Byron Street S. , Whitby, Ontario L1N 4P7 | (905) 665-8150

My approach to therapy for those experiencing depression includes a heavy focus on learning cognitive behavioural strategies and how to incorporate these skills in every day life. I also incorporate several mindfulness and relaxation techniques within my practice to help relieve the physical and psychological symptoms that go hand in hand with depression.

Kristy Cartwright, MA, RP(Q)
Depression Counsellor

Kristy Cartwright, MA, RP(Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Q)

213 Byron Street South, Whitby , Ontario L1N 4P7 | (905) 665-8150

I work with clients to improve low mood and other symptoms of depression including, motivation, focus/concentration, social isolation, fatigue, guilt/shame, irritability and loss of interest in usually enjoyable activities. I work with the client to address their inner critic which often works to maintain symptoms of depression and use behavioural activation to break the cycle of depression. I encourage self-compassion and take a gentle approach that empowers the client and helps to renew a lost sense of hope.

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.

CLINICAL AND SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY DOCTOR

867 Bradley Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 8L9 | 905-430-3538

Dr. Smith has experienced depression many times in his life with critical illness, traumatic losses and daily living. Dr. Smith believes that depression is a normal experience not a mental illness and that medication is not necessary or helpful. Dr. Smith teaches clients to accept adversity as part of life and to learn how to be resilient and to allow traumatic experiences to make you tougher, stronger and smarter. Dr. Smith can help you convert your depression into good health and happiness.

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP
Depression Counsellor

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor & Psychotherapist

58 Rossland Road West, Suite 211, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 2V5 | 905-571-7441

Solutions and supportive appraoches to effectively help people suffering from depressed mood include, cognitive-behavioural and narrative therapy, often combined with interpersonal /relationship assessment utilizing a family and social systems approach. These therapies are well grounded in clinical research and literature. Through a guided exploration of thoughts, feelings and behaviours related to sadness and depression, people can identify the factors contributing to imbalances in mood, thereby discovering solutions and strategies for positive cognitive shifting, behavioural changes and spiritual growth. While the work is challenging, it can also be light-hearted and even fun at times !

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Reflections Counselling & Psychotherapy Services, M.A., RP, C.C.C.
Depression Counsellor

Reflections Counselling & Psychotherapy Services, M.A., RP, C.C.C.

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

101 Mary Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 2R4 | 905-493-4300

Are you looking for better ways to cope? Do you feel sad, unmotivated, hopeless, or like everything is slowing down? We can assist you to live a better quality of life by helping you to explore the issue related to your struggle, by helping you to understand that issue, and by helping you to increase your sense of hope about yourself, about the world, and about the future. We understand that seeking therapy can be daunting, we appreciate your courage in seeking therapy, and we are committed to collaborating with you in a safe, non-judgmental, and caring environment.

Charlene Hinds, RP Qualifying
Depression Counsellor

Charlene Hinds, RP Qualifying

Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying

101 Mary Street Suite 302 A, Whitby, Ontario L1N 2P2 | 289-314-2419

We all experience sadness from time to time. However, if you find you are feeling hopeless or stuck, a therapist can be beneficial. Often, depression strikes when you constantly ruminate about the past or worry about the future. You may have had painful experiences in your past or you may be suffering right now, leaving you feeling uneasy, tired and unmotivated. Sharing your problems and feelings with an impartial, empathetic therapist can help to lift the pain. Learning skills to keep you in the present will help you heal and give you hope to fulfil your life's passions.

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online
Depression Counselor

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online

Online Registered Psychotherapists

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!

David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Therapist

105 Consumers Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 1C4 | 905-242-5900

Do you know when you feel depressed? Do you recognize the painful inner emotions that you can physically feel in your body? The feeling of depression is one that anyone can experience from time to time. However, if you find yourself frequently down in mood, not interested in your daily tasks or people, feeling isolated, crawling back under the covers or pouring another drink to make the pain go away, you could benefit from some supportive and caring counselling. I will help you deal with the emotional pains and isolation you are experiencing by working together to create or restore the thoughts, feelings and spirit that is meaningful and important for you to have in your life.

Vielka Almanzar Bautista, Hons. BA, MEd, MA.
Depression Counsellor

Vielka Almanzar Bautista, Hons. BA, MEd, MA.

Registered Psychotherapist

101 Mary St. West --- Suite 302-A--- , Whitby, Ontario L1N 2R4 | 289-483-0133

Depression, that heavy fog that keeps us from joy and pleasure & makes life senseless. It usually stems from past wounds that have not healed. My approach uses a warm and judgement free relationship that enables the client to gain self acceptance & empowers them to change what is making them feel stuck. I would focus on using Mindfulness based-CBT to reconnect with the present in a new way. You may also include somatic treatment, a brain-body intervention that retrains the brain's relaxation response for immediate results.

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.

New Roots Therapy, Registered Psychotherapists
Depression Counsellor

New Roots Therapy, Registered Psychotherapists

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

213 Byron Street South, Unit 203, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4P7 | 905 665 8150

At New Roots Therapy, we aim to understand depression in a way that is not pathologizing or failing. Depression can have both internal and external roots; many times, depression is an active response to something that is out of balance in one's life. Regardless of its cause, we ultimately believe that a person is not their depression, but a person can be influenced by depression. By the same token, we believe that people have the ability to be active in influencing the impact of depression on their lives and we hope to explore this with the people we meet.

Ayo Akanbi, M.Div., RP, RMFT
Depression Counsellor

Ayo Akanbi, M.Div., RP, RMFT

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

173 Brock Street North, Suite 208, Whitby , Ontario L1N 4H3 | 289-275-0416

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include • Feeling sad or having a depressed mood • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed • Changes in appetite • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much • Loss of energy or increased fatigue • Increase in purposeless physical activity • Feeling worthless or guilty • Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions • Thoughts of death or suicide


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Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our Ontario search of licensed therapists in Whitby who specialize in helping people overcome sadness, treat major depression and mood disorders such as bipolar, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Feeling down, lonely, and depressed can affect us at any station in life. Sometimes the cause may be physiological (such as hormonal or due to medication), it may be emotional, environmental, psychological or any combination of the above. Counselling for recovery and restoration from depression by a top rated therapist in Whitby will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Whitby is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 146.66 square kilometers.  The population of Whitby is 128,377 people with 43,529 households . The population ranking for Whitby is #41 nationally and #20 for the province of Ontario with a density of 875.40 people per sq km. Whitby therapists serve postal code: L1R.