John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.
Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach
199 Snowdon Cir., Markham, ON L3P 7S7
I define Depression as having an "Emotional Fever." If you're running an emotional fever and find it difficult to recover. Hire me as your counselor/coach and I will help you: 1) understand the reasons of your depression, 2) learn to read your emotional thermometer, 3) track your emotional fever, 4) establish a nurse-patient self-care relationship, and 5) build a strong support system. As a bonus, I will include a thermometer (at no cost). You will be able to take your or someone's emotional temperature quickly and easily. I have helped 1000's of people (young & old) recover from short and long term depression. Give me a try. I can help.....
Marcus Chow, MDiv, RP, RMFT
15 Allstate Parkway, Suite 600, Markham, ON L3R 5B4
Over the course of life, one could experience depression, and lose both interest and energy to engage in daily life activities. In depression counselling, I will walk along side with you to unpack your situation and to draw out those negative feelings and thoughts relating to the situation. Together, we will explore those feelings and thoughts, and examine their validity. Moreover, I will support you and assist you to come up with some strategies to break some unhelpful behaviour patterns. You will be empowered to make positive changes, which allow you to see your situation from different perspectives. Sessions can be conducted in English or Cantonese.
Angela Colangelo, MA, RP
Markham Road/Hwy 48, Markham, ON L6E 1A3
Depression is a common response to stressful life events, whether prolonged or acute. I help clients determine the possible causes, healthy copying strategies, support systems. Often my clients respond well to the offer of mindful presence and an empathic ear. I prefer to be a part of a larger team helping the client by encouraging them to speak with a spouse/partner, other family, doctor or religious community. I support responsibly the client's choice to pursue pharmaceutical treatment or not.
Carrie Fleetwood, M.Ed., MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
6633 Hwy7E, Suite 203 Ashgrove Medical Building, Markham, ON L3P 7P2
The good news on this dark subject is that there is hope! Depression is very treatable and you can and will feel better with a multifaceted approach. First, you will need to discuss this with your doctor and/or psychiatrist for the possible medical aspects but then, combined with the right therapeutic techniques and a safe, supportive therapist (like me! :) you will learn to regulate your mood, find new ways of managing stress and difficult emotions, make needed changes in your life, and begin to recover from underlying pain and past trauma. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment so don't hesitate to call me!
Herman Chow, D.Min, RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
Suite 600, 15 Allstate Parkway, Markham, ON L3R 5B4
Depression is like falling into a deep hole and you can't seem to get out. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy, I can help you manage your depression so that it won't negatively impact your relationships, jobs, and health. Even as little as a few sessions, you will see that you are not as stuck and able to make movement in life. You will gain a sense of control and joy into your life.
Elizabeth Hepworth, HBA, MA, RP, OACCPP, CCPCPR
Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON
Depression is a normal human behaviour which typically indicates the need to slow down and spend time on "refueling" yourself. Depression becomes clinical when ignored and the emotion begins to interfere with everyday functioning. In a nurturing and caring environment we begin the slow process of making that person buoyant. We set up small achievable goals decided on by the client. The goal is to teach them how to accept, listen to their emotion and take action long before clinical depression.
Tressa Porter, M.A.
Therapist and Consultant
Anywhere, anytime! Access help when you need it! Therapy that fits your life and joins you on your journey.
Depression often comes as a result of not feeling entitled to claim our life and set boundaries to create safety in our life. Anger, depression and anxiety are all related in the way I work. If we do not feel able to use our anger constructively to create more safety in our life, then anger easily can turn inwards and create havoc in our internal world. We become depressed or anxious. Both result from not feeling empowered to claim our feelings and our life. Therapy is the process of recognizing our feelings and getting them to work for us, not against us. Depression is about dis-empowerment and we become empowered by using our feelings to strengthen ourselves from the inside out.
Philip Kolba, MA
Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.
Kimberley Cochrane, MA, RP, dipTIRP, CEC, CAPT
Registered Psychotherapist (RP) - Individual & Couples Therapist, Embodied Mindfulness Therapist
6633 Highway #7 (at Ninth Line), Markham, ON L3P 1Y7
I'm a relational psychotherapist. So while I know that you feel bad inside, I also see that a lot of those bad feelings - worry, low self-esteem, fear of failing, depression - exist at the boundary or interface where you meet the world. They're relational feelings as well as self-feelings. They sound like: "Am I good enough? Have I made a mistake in their eyes? Do they like me? Am I in trouble?" When you feel that the answers to these questions are negative, then you feel badly about yourself, in yourself. Relational psychotherapy helps you understand your depression, yourself and how just being bad feelings is the first step towards moving past them.
Todd Hayen, PhD, RP
Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON
Many years ago depression was called melancholia and was not considered so negatively as it is in our current "performance" focused culture. We are expected to be "up" continuously in today's busy life-styles, with work, children, relationships, and even in our playtime. The result of this sort of expectation and be debilitating and certainly can lead to long bouts of feeling out of control, unfulfilled, unmotivated and ultimately immobilized. Depression can certainly be dealt with through very effective therapeutic techniques. I work with clients to better understand the root cause of their sadness and help them to look at the possible meaning behind their depression and how to best cope.
Andrea Beck, Hon BA (Spec. Psych), MSW RSW
Registered Clinical Counselor/Social Worker
Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON
If you are feeling sad much of the time, irritable, overwhelmed, exhausted or if you no longer find pleasure in activities you once enjoyed, I would be pleased to help you start the journey to feeling better. Depression does not have to be part of your life. I will help you explore the roots of your low mood, examine your thoughts, feelings, your relationships and look at ways to see and do things differently. For more information or to see me, call, email or book online at www.beckcounselling.com. Or for Skype counselling: www.webcounsellor.ca
Winnie Lai, MDiv., RP, RMFT.
15 Allstate Parkway , Suite 600, Markham, ON L3R 5B4
Winnie's approach to depression draws primarily from Cognitive- Behavior Therapy. If you feel that you don't have the energy to do things, or even get up in the morning, then come in for counselling. Counselling can help you to explore what is the bothering you emotionally, understand yourself better, and learn how to see or understand the issues from a better perspective
Sylvia Sikakane, BSW, MA, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker: Individual, Couple and Family Therapist
6633 Highway 7 East, Suite 203, Markham, ON L3P 7P2
I assist individuals in identifying and assessing the symptoms of depression they may be experiencing and provide compassion, care and support in helping them to implement well proven techniques and strategies. Individualized coaching and support is part of the treatment whereby individuals are assisted chart and monitor the changes or progress and ensure they have a balanced maintenance plan guard against relapse.