Depression Counselling Westmount
Does It Feel Like You're Living Life on 'Hard Mode'?
Understand the root cause of your depression and gain practical tools to help you overcome it.
Living with depression is like playing the game of life with the setting on ‘hard mode’. And when there are no shortcuts or cheat sheets, finding your way out can seem impossible.
When things seem that hopeless, and you feel paralysed and 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, the best thing 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.
Break Free From What’s Holding You Back
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.
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.
Rediscover Your Wellbeing
In depression counselling, I help you find a way to live free of those old patterns and issues that have made things hard for you.
When you work with me it’s like having a coach in your corner, someone who’s on your side. I will always approach our work with kindness and understanding, but I will also challenge you, when need be.
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)
I adhere to the Code of Ethics of CCPA. All work with my clients is confidential within the bounds of professional supervision.
Counselling That Fits in With Your Schedule
When you've got a lot on your plate, finding out-of-hours appointments can add to the stress, so I offer as many out-of-business hours sessions as I can. I am available from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. The after-hours sessions do fill quickly.
The standard fee for a 50-minute session is $150. I accept credit card and debit card, or you may also pay with cash or via EFT if you prefer. I offer a 10% discount for clients who book a five-session package.
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 a bit more information or to get a sense of who I am, I also offer free 10-minute consultations 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 find out more about how I work and any other questions you might have.
Areas of Specialty
Anxiety & Workplace 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.
Transpersonal means 'beyond the personality'. Transpersonal integration therapy can help you make sense of, and integrate, mystical or spiritual 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 wellbeing 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.