Depression Counselling

Get Relief from Depression and Back to Feeling Like Yourself

What is Depression?

Depression Counselling for Kitchener Waterloo

Depression is a mental health disorder that can be characterized by symptoms of low mood, feelings of sadness, and loss of interest or pleasure in activities for long periods of time. Although the societal stigmatization surrounding depression exists, it is a very common mental health condition that can affect anyone at any stage of life.

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 treatable mental illness when psychotherapy (counselling) and/or medications are utilized.  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.


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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"Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting 250 million people annually"

How Can Depression Counselling Help?

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Depression is a mental health disorder, adequately trained mental health professionals have experience working with clients in depression counselling. 

Numerous studies have found therapy to be 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, Katelyn Regier, MSW RSW

Katelyn Regier

Registered Social Worker,

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

Psychotherapist - Bradley Vasquez

Bradley Vasquez

Registered Psychotherapist

Brad believes that people are capable for change and have the strength to do so within themselves. He is thankful for the opportunity to work with clients in achieving their goals and supporting them throughout their journey

Therapist, Counselor, Megan Hendry, MSW RSW

Megan Hendry

Registered Social Worker,

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

Local Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Melanie Baker, MSW RSW

Melanie Baker

Registered Social Worker,

My goal is to support the person you are today in the process of becoming who you want to be—and maybe, rediscovering who you always were. I believe that when we make space for difficult things, we create room for change, growth, and joy.

Amy - Clinical social worker MSW RSW

Amy King

Registered Social Worker,

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, Counselor, RSW, Trillium Counselling, Psychotherapist, Caroline Brousseau

Caroline Brousseau

Registered Social Worker,

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

Local Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Kait Stamcos, MSW RSW

Kait Stamcos

Registered Social Worker,

Kait's commitment to tailoring approaches to each client ensures a personalized therapeutic experience, fostering growth and resilience

Local Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Megan Pass MSW RSW

Megan Pass

Registered Social Worker,

It is an honor to be in a position to support and empower people when they are vulnerable by helping them recognize their own strengths and teach healthy coping skills

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Samantha Kittell

Registered Social Worker,

I believe in the transformative power of therapy to create positive change and restore hope. My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing space where individuals feel seen, heard, and supported on their path toward healing and self-discovery.

Registered Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Brianna Comeau, MSW RSW

Brianna Comeau

Registered Social Worker,

I am passionate about empowering clients to embark on a journey of self-discovery, helping them navigate their innermost aspirations, and working together in a collaborative partnership towards meaningful personal growth

Registered Psychotherapist, Counselor, Catherine Lynn Roach, RP

Catherine Lynn Roach

Registered Psychotherapist

My goal as a therapist is to help my client’s reach the goals that are important to them. I am passionate about helping my clients feel safe enough to explore their concerns and how together we can achieve their goals

Therapist - Devon Jorge

Devon Jorge

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, Counselor, Milena Urbanajc, MSW RSW

Milena Urbanajc

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

We all aim to live life to the fullest, but sometimes there is something that may be holding us back, and this is what we aim to work out in therapy

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Katelyn Regier - MSW RSW

Katelyn is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She holds a Master of Social Work Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in Criminal Justice & Public Policy from the University of Guelph. Katelyn’s work and passion is centered around creating a safe space where you can feel supported and not alone in your healing journey. Everyone’s path to recovery looks different, and it is Katelyn’s goal to walk with you as you discover what this path looks like for you.