Seasonal Affective Disorder Counselling Montreal
Rediscover Your Wellbeing
Learn practical tools and strategies to help you manage seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
- Do you find it difficult to wake up in the morning during winter?
- Do you feel unusually depressed and/or irritable during the winter?
- Do you find yourself craving carbs more than usual during the winter?
- Do you feel less motivated than normal during the winter?
Counselling for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. SAD generally begins and ends at about the same time every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months. SAD tends to sap your energy and making you feel irritable and moody.
SAD is generally caused by a lack of natural light during the winter months. If you experience SAD, you might notice that you feel a persistent low mood and don’t enjoy activities that you usually find enjoyable. SAD is not the same as clinical depression, although the two are related.
SAD vs Depression – What’s the Difference?
The primary difference between SAD and depression is that people who suffer from SAD often experience normal mental health throughout the year but notice that they suffer depressive symptoms as the seasons change, usually when the days become shorter, and the weather gets colder.
If you’re struggling to find your motivation, and you’re worried that you might not ever get it back, one of the best thing you can do is seek help. I can help you work through your SAD to create a happier, healthier, and more meaningful life.
Counselling for SAD can help you identify the triggers and thoughts that may be causing your low mood. Therapy helps you understand and managing underlying emotions while strengthening your resilience to overcome what may lay ahead.
Counselling for SAD can you learn ways to live free of those old patterns and issues that make the winter months difficult for you.
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.