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Ottawa Depression Counselling and Therapy

a female sitting on the dock, struggling from depressionResearch has shown that the most effective depression treatment is psychotherapy in combination with medication. Our professional depression counselling services 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.

Ottawa 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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Depression Treatment With Capital Choice Counselling

sunlight shining through the forest, signifying the opportunities of depression counsellingDepression 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.


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Is Depression Counselling 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


Common Causes Of Depression

a woman in need of depression counsellingDepression is a complex mood disorder that varies in symptoms and cause from person to person. There is no singular cause of depression, but it can be caused by a variety of known reasons. Some common causes of depression include:

  • Major Life Events
  • Drug Use/Abuse
  • Family History
  • Impaired Brain Function
  • Early Childhood Trauma
  • Medical Conditions


Among this list of common causes of depression, others factors like age, sex, or certain medications can also influence the prevalence of depression, it’s severity, and the symptoms that are exhibited.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Being sad isn’t the same as being depressed. Depression is a much more complex and severe mental disorder compared to just being sad. Some common symptoms of depression include:
  • Loss of motivation
  • Hopeless outlook
  • Increased fatigue
  • Changes in weight and appetite
  • Uncontrollable emotions
  • Heightened irritability
  • Thoughts of death
  • Anxiety
Depression is a common mood disorder that negatively affects how you feel, think, and act. If left untreated, depression can start to significantly impact your ability to function at work and can also begin to impede your everyday tasks. It’s important to seek help before your depression can cause serious emotional and physical problems.
Depression is commonly associated with feelings of extreme sadness, hopelessness, and a general loss of motivation. It’s important to keep in mind that symptoms and their severity can vary significantly from person to person.
The most common depression treatment methods include either psychotherapy, medications, or a combination of the two. Depression therapy along with medication can help relieve your symptoms, help you feel more like yourself, and equip you with coping strategies to gain back control of your life.
There is a variety of possible causes of depression, which vary from one person to the next. Some common causes include: chemical imbalances in the brain, stressful life events, medical complications, medications, and drug use. To learn more about the potential causes of depression, contact us today to speak with our depression counselors!

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Areas We Serve

  • Kanata
  • Nepean
  • Orleans
  • Downtown
  • South Keys