Depression Counselling in Whitby, ON.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychotherapist

101 Mary St. West, Suite 302, 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.

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.

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 !


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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.