Depression Therapy & Counselling Montreal
Rediscover Your Wellbeing
Learn practical tools and strategies to help you overcome depression.
- Do you find little interest or pleasure in doing things?
- Have you felt down or hopeless for more than two weeks?
- Do you feel tired or constantly lethargic?
- Do you have difficulty concentrating or making decisions?
What is Depression?
Otherwise known as clinical depression or major depressive disorder, depression is a mood disorder that can cause persistent feelings of sadness, which may cause a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. Depression can significantly affect your everyday life. It can dictate how you feel, how you think, and act, which can lead to various physical and emotional problems.
While clinical depression is common, it is a serious mood disorder that can have a significant impact on how you see yourself and the world around you.
Symptoms of Depression
Depression manifests itself differently from person to person. Unfortunately, there is no sure-fire way to explain what causes depression in each individual; however, there are several possible causes, including:
- Genetic vulnerability
- Stressful life events, such as long-term unemployment, toxic relationships, grief and loss
- Medications and other medical issues
Some of the most common signs of depression include:
- Loss of interest in activities
- Mood swings
- Suicidal thoughts
You may experience physical symptoms as well, such as:
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Loss of appetite or excessive hunger
- Low (or non-existent) sex drive
How can Depression be Treated?
There are several ways to treat depression:
- Reduce caffeine intake
- Reduce alcohol intake
- Quality sleep
Counselling for Depression
Living with depression can be like playing with the setting set to ‘hard mode.’
When things seem hopeless and you feel paralyzed or stuck, sometimes the last thing you want to do is talk to someone.
But if you’re struggling to find your motivation, and you’re worried that you might not ever get it back, one of the best things you can do is seek help.
I can help you sort through the issues and habits that are keeping you stuck and help you create a happier, healthier, more meaningful life.
Overcome your Depression
Depression counselling may include helping you identify the causes of your depression, understanding and managing underlying emotions, talking about your personal and family history, all while strengthening resilience skills and mindfulness practices.
Counselling for depression can be very effective at helping you learn to recognise the triggers of your depression, its origins, and how to move past it. It can help you learn ways to live free of those old patterns and issues that have made things hard for you.
I help people understand their past, learn how to shape a freer and more joyful present, and build a future filled with meaning, purpose and potential.
I use an integrative therapy approach that is respectful and empathic and offer a safe, judgement-free environment.
Qualifications and Professional Associations
- Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Counselling That Fits in With Your Schedule
I am available from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday. I also offer online therapy sessions via Zoom or FaceTime.
You don't need a referral to make an appointment. You can contact me directly by phone, email or book an appointment through the website.
If you're not ready to book but would like more information or get a sense of who I am, I offer a free 10-minute consultation over the phone.
Your First Appointment
At our first appointment, we will talk about:
- Your concerns and current presenting issues
- The effect of these concerns on your current experience of life and your relationships
- Your expectations and goals for therapy
It's also an opportunity for you to learn more about how I work and any other questions you may have.
Book an Appointment
For further information about my services, please feel free to contact me.
Areas of Specialty
Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety is generally an unpleasant feeling of nervousness and fear that something bad is happening or about to happen. Counselling for anxiety can help alleviate these feelings.
Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that can negatively affect how you feel, think and act. Counselling for depression can help alleviate these symptoms.
Psychedelic means 'mind manifesting'. Psychedelic integration counselling can help you make sense of, and integrate, psychedelic or transpersonal experiences into your daily life.
Life Direction & Purpose
Counselling can assist you to find a clearer sense of life direction, meaning and purpose. Working collaboratively, counselling can help you move towards your life goals.
Personal & Spiritual Growth
Counselling for personal and spiritual growth can help you to examine your belief systems and core values with a view to becoming more present and self-compassionate.
Relationships impact on our well-being and happiness. Counselling for relationship issues can help to improve communication, navigate decision making and restore emotional bonds.
Self-esteem is the degree to which we value and respect ourselves. Counselling for self-esteem issues can help you develop a stronger, more confident and content sense of self.
Grief & Loss
Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that is important to you. Grief counselling can help you better cope with the stressors associated with the loss.