Depression Counselling in Nanaimo.

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Depression Therapist

Janine Ray, MA, BA, ATR-BC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Online Therapist / Coach

Depression can be a devastating point of being, and we first will hear your experience and point of view. Using ONLINE tools like video conferencing, email and text supports, I will support you in expressing your feelings, and will either talk or use art making tools, or employ both in this important first step. Next we will look at how you want to show up in the world, how do you want to be in your life? Working backwards, we develop a plan to help you move forward and start on your healing path.

Depression Therapist

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Professional Masters Level Registed Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Nanaimo, BC

Depression results from a chemical imbalance in the brain. It is not the result of a personal weakness or lack of coping skills. The impairment is real and can result in feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed and in some cases suicidal. Fortunately, depression can be treated with both medication and counseling; the combination usually being most effective. Counselling can help persons who experience depression in providing an outlet for voicing frustrations and obstacles, identifying support avenues, leaning new coping skills and exploring the most recent avenues of treatment. Counselling offers a non-judgemental and confidential sounding board.

Depression Therapist

Maureen Adkin, CCC BA. M.Ed

Certified Clinical Counselor

3595 Bonnie Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3H7

In this approach I also use Constructive Psychology and Nutrition because research has shown that diet and genetics are both rish factors in developing depression, as well there are also factors in sensitivity to environmental stressors. The interesting fact, in relations to diet and genes is how gene expression is influenced by environmental factors, such as diet. A example of how diet affects our mood is the brain itself, which is 60% fat and one-third of all fatty acids are of the polyunsaturated variety. So doing a diet assessment of my client and getting them on a healthy diet and increasing their omega 3 intake and also teaching them how to meditate improves their mental wellbeing.

Depression Therapist

John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

335 Wesley Street #203, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5

If you struggle with feelings of sadness, isolation, loneliness, or hopelessness, I can help. I provide an unbiased, trained ear and useful strategies to help you find a sense of joy again in your life. Dealing with depression is an active process yet you may feel you do not have the energy to try. I can help with stepped approaches that take-way from rather than add to feelings of overwhelm, guilt, self-doubt. Life is better with help. See my blog for useful strategies you can try now:

Depression Therapist

Paola Lake, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Nanaimo, BC

Depression can be a lonely, disheartening, hopeless state that ultimatley has a negative impact on your life. The good news is that you can release yourself from the grips of depression by changing underlying beliefs that are limiting and holding you back from living life to the fullest. I provide cognitive and experiential tools to help alleviate depression and create a life with meaning and fulfillment. In my practice I teach self-hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique and provide other tools to alter limiting beliefs, increase energy and vitality, and provide a renewed sense of hope and possibility in life.

Depression Therapist

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CCC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

Unit 12B - 1601 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G5

Depression can be deeply painful, robbing you of energy, motivation, and hope. It creates a negative view of life, your self, and your future. It typically disrupts sleep patterns, appetite, emotions, and your thinking ability. I use the clinical practice of cognitive behavioural therapy to help people regain healthy control over their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and reclaim a sense of influence over their life style and life situation's. Coaching you to refocus, set small daily goals, celebrate your successes, and learn new behavioral and thinking skills can take time but the good news is that once you have acquired these skills you have them for life.

Depression Therapist

Marie-Jose Dhaese, PhD, RCC, ATR, RPT-S, CPT-S

Registered Clinical Counselor, Child Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Nanaimo, BC

At the Centre For Expressive Therapy, I offer counselling to adults and children suffering from depression. I use Holistic Expressive Therapy that helps to further explore difficult issues that words sometimes cannot reach. Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, images are created through drawing, writing, painting, collage, sand play, and photography. These images are then reflected upon for the purpose of finding solutions to underlying issues. My therapy methods help individuals of all ages to not only cope with their life challenges but to learn and grow from them.

Depression Therapist

Mila Skeeles, MACP, CCC

Certified Canadian Counsellor

#202, 503 Comox Road, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3J2

Depression is a debilitating condition that often leaves you feeling like you have no control. Because mind, body, spirit, and environment are connected, I use a multifaceted approach that helps you regain a sense of control. Together we will explore the reasons behind your depression to deepen understanding and develop coping strategies for moving forward.

Depression Therapist

Lurline Raposo, MA, RCC, RPT

Registered Clinical Counsellor. Registered Play Therapist, Child Psychotherapist

305, 477 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B7

There is a lot of discussion about "overcoming" or "ending" depression but what if these symptoms are actually warning signs that are designed to tell us that something in your life needs to change? Understanding these signs better can help people to move toward living a life that feels more meaningful rather than continuing to avoid or ignore the difficult thoughts and feelings that reinforce depression.

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