Expressing the Depression–Depression Therapy

Written By: Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist with Capital Choice Counselling Group

Depression hurts!  It hurts you and it hurts your loved ones around you. Counselling for depression can help.

We all have our ups and downs, as this is normal in life. However when a low mood becomes more pervasive, and if these feelings of sadness become kind of endless, then you might be suffering from depression. Depression feels like constant down, with symptoms of low energy, poor concentration, changes in eating (noticeably more or less eating), poor sleep, weight gain or loss, and perhaps feelings of worthlessness. A major depressive disorder is more than the “blues”. It can feel like a dark pit and it can be hard to see one’s way out. Now it is time for help.

Depression therapy counsellor holding hands with patient

See your medical doctor or go to a nearby clinic, and call Capital Choice Counselling Group to meet with a professional depression counsellor in Ottawa who can help right away. We can see you within a week. We can talk with you and let you know that what you are experiencing is common … 10% of Canadians have depression at any given time. Our Ottawa depression therapists are trained and experienced in the counselling and treatment of depression.  You can find joy in life again. You are not on this journey alone, even if it feels like there is no hope. Choose a CCCG counsellor or psychotherapist that specializes in depression who can help you begin your new journey of healing. It is known that, in most cases, depression counselling, at times combined with anti-depressants, is a very effective treatment for depression. CBT,  or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is proven to be an effective approach to depression and is one of the main modalities that our counsellors operate from. It helps you review your thinking, behaviors, and affect so that you can see life in a new and different way. CBT addresses the irrational beliefs that we might be entertaining from time to time, and helps us learn that we can think and believe new and better things about ourselves. Depression therapy with a CCCG counsellor in Ottawa and area can help you understand how depression impacts your life and how it can be  better managed.

Written by: Dr. Martin Rovers, Registered Psychologist, to view his profile click here.