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Ottawa Depression Counselling and Therapy

ottawa-girl-with-depressionResearch has shown that the most effective treatment of depression is psychotherapy in combination with medication. Our professional counsellors can help you manage the depression that is interfering with your life. Counselling for depression can help with the feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, guilt and anxiety. People with depression feel a lack of brightness, happy feelings, joy and a loss of their sense of well-being. If this sounds familiar please contact Capital Choice Counselling today.

Orleans, Nepean & Kanata Depression Counselling & Therapy

seasonal-affective-disorder-ottawa-winterIn Ottawa, depression most often becomes a problem in the winter months, when seasonal affective disorder (SAD) becomes more prevalent. If you are currently experiencing depression, you may be having trouble focusing, thinking and communicating with your friends and family. You may have difficulty motivating yourself to leave the house, or even your bedroom. Your depression may have been brought on by any number of life events—a stressful move, a bad breakup, an abusive situation or something equally upsetting. When life presents losses, unresolved issues or conflicting experiences at times depression can be brought on just by going through significant life changes.

Feeling depressed for a time after an upsetting or stressful situation is natural, but if the depression becomes more prolonged and recurring it is time to seek help.



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How Capital Choice Counselling Can Help

ottawa-forest-with-sunshineDepression is often seen as a cycle between negative thoughts and negative behaviour. Feeling hopeless leads to a lack of motivation, which leads to inactivity. That inactivity reinforces feelings of hopelessness and perpetuates the downward spiral. Most depression sufferers are treated with a combination of anti-depressant drugs and therapy. The most common type of therapy prescribed is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), because it helps our clients shift their problematic thinking, breaking the cycle of depression.

Depression, if treated early, is often an episodic condition and many sufferers lead happy, productive lives.


Counsellors Specializing in Depression


Is depression counselling and therapy right for me?

  • I feel hopeless and worthless
  • I don’t feel like myself
  • I am having difficulty sleeping or am sleeping too much
  • I often feel irritable or angry for little reason
  • I am having recurrent thoughts of suicide



Individual counselling services are often covered by your health insurance plan.

Related Therapies

Grief Counselling

Separation and Divorce Transition

Anxiety Counselling

Areas We Serve

  • Kanata
  • Nepean
  • Orleans
  • Downtown
  • South Keys