Depression Counselling

Get Relief from Depression and Back to Feeling Like Yourself

   

What is Depression

Depression Counselling for Kitchener Waterloo


Depression is a serious mental health illness that can have a significant impact on how you think and behave. Although somewhat stigmatized in society it is actually more common than you might think.

In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide affecting more than 250 million people annually.

The longevity and severity of depression varies on a case by case basis but in all forms can have negative impacts on work, personal life, physical health and daily functioning.
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Severe cases can even lead to suicide, which is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds.

Depression is a very treatable metal illness when acted upon with psychotherapy (counselling) or/and medications.  In fact 80-90% of those with depression respond well to treatment with relief of symptoms.

It is very important to reach out for help if you are experiencing signs of depression.  Reaching out for help is the first step on a path towards healing.

AM I SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION?

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Depression can vary widely from person to person but is typically classified as experiencing one or more of the following signs of depression for at least two weeks and can negatively impact ones work or school performance and/or personal relationships:

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Depression Symptoms Include

- Not Finding Pleasure in Things That Used to Bring You Joy

- Feeling alone even around others

- Feelings Of Hopelessness

- Difficulty Concentrating

- Devoid Of Feeling

- Low Appetite

- Difficulty Sleeping And/Or Excessive Fatigue

- Lapses In Memory

- Aches And Pains

- Low Self-Esteem

- Suicidal Thoughts

- Low-Energy And Lack Of Motivation

What Does Depression Feel Like?

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About 1 in 5 young people will experience depression before the age of 18
Canadian Mental Health Association
"Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting 250 million people annually"
World Health Organization

How Can Depression Counselling Help?

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Depression is a mental health illness that requires treatment from a professional to overcome. Depression isn’t something that you just ‘get over’ by yourself. Adequately trained mental health professionals have experience working with clients in depression counselling. 

Numerous studies have found therapy to be very effective for treating depression (especially mild to moderate depressive disorders).

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Depending on the severity of the depression, a combination of psychotherapy and medications may prove to be the most effective to alleviate symptoms and feel better.

The use of psychotherapy and depression counselling has been found to be much more effective at preventing relapse of depression in the future

There are many different forms of psychotherapy that have been found to be effective in treating depression, your therapist will work with you to identify the best approach to treatment for you. Two of these methods are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Our Therapists

Book an Appointment or Consultation With One of Our Certified, Trained and Experienced Therapists 

Therapist, Counselor, Rosemary Victor, MSW RSW

Rosemary Victor

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist

Rosemary believes that people are resilient, and that people can adapt and find hope in the most difficult of times, when they receive the support that they need.

Therapist, Counselor, Katelyn Regier, MSW RSW

Katelyn Regier

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist

I strongly believe that everyone has the capacity for change already within themselves – I aim to empower individuals towards their unique goals in ways that are meaningful to the life they want to live

Therapist, Counselor, Megan Hendry, MSW RSW

Megan Hendry

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist


Megan is deeply honoured and grateful to have the beautiful opportunity to walk alongside and support her clients as they face some of life’s gravest obstacles, and help to promote healing and lasting change within their lives

Psychotherapist - Marinela Braunstein

Marinela Braunstein

RP, MFT
Registered Psychotherapist

I believe in working together, in collaboration, to help you achieve your therapeutic and life goals. I will help you reflect on your strengths and resiliency, even in times when it may feel like you are alone and unsure about yourself

Caroline Brousseau - Psychotherapist counselor

Caroline Brousseau

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist

I will help you feel proud to be who you are, and work towards a solution that is adapted to your own specific personality, values and dreams

Amy - Clinical social worker MSW RSW

Amy King

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist

Whatever your goal for therapy, Amy’s down to earth, client-centered, collaborative approach will help you work through the changes that you want to bring to your life, while developing deeper insight and strengthening resilience.

Therapist - Devon Jorge

Devon Jorge

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Clinical Director

My passion for truly understanding people’s personal experiences, feelings and their challenges go back as far as I can remember, and allows me to provide the best support possible during times of need

therapist - Michelle

Michelle Wikerd

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist

I recognize how much strength and courage it takes to reach out for help in times of suffering. I’d be honoured to be apart of your journey towards wellness
*not accepting new clients at this time*

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