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Counselling Can Help You Overcome Depression

Feelings of sadness are normal, and can be part of a healthy response to certain life situations. However, when symptoms become debilitating and living a normal life becomes challenging, you may be suffering from depression. Depression can be one of the most painful problems anyone can face, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Counselling for depression can help you manage symptoms and regain control over your life.

How Do I Know If I Am Depressed?

Depression can manifest in many ways. Some of the most common symptoms of depression include:

Loss of interest in friends, family, and activities

Feelings of hopelessness and guilt

Short temper and constant irritability

Suicidal thoughts

How Can Counselling Help With Depression?

When you’re in the thick of depression, you may feel like there’s nothing that can pull you out of it. However, counselling is a proven and effective way to help you navigate depression and begin moving towards a happier and more fulfilled life. Unlike relying on medication alone, counselling for depression provides you with the tools you need to cope long-term. While depression may be a lifelong challenge, it does not have to control you and impact your relationships. We can help you navigate depression and look forward to the future.

You can become

You Are Not Your Depression

It’s important to know that you are not to blame for your depression. Feelings of guilt and frustration of not being able to “get over it” can contribute to depression and make symptoms worse. Depression can be caused by a number of different factors, including genetic, social, biological, and environmental. While depression can certainly be triggered by major life changes, it can also silently impact people without any external reasons. Identifying and understanding the root cause of your depression is the first step to creating an effective treatment plan.

The decision to seek counselling for depression is a personal one. If your depression is impacting your life, we encourage you to consider counselling. 

You can expect to speak with an unbiased professional that will help you understand your depression with no judgment. Counselling provides a safe space to communicate your struggles, feelings, and negative thoughts.

This is on a case-by-case basis and depends on your situation. Some people end their counselling sessions when they feel confident in their ability to use healthy coping tools while others choose long-term counselling to help them navigate their battle with depression symptoms.

Direct billing

We believe in removing barriers to accessing treatment.

We can direct bill many major insurance companies to ensure your experience with us is more convenient and stress-free.

WE care

Our Approach

Our care approach for trauma counselling in Calgary revolves around you.

Begin by booking an appointment with one of our psychologists specifically, or request a match with one based on your individual needs. During your first meeting, we’ll learn about you and your treatment goals and offer our recommendations for specific, evidence-based help. We can also perform assessments to properly diagnose your mental health concerns, enabling us to customize your treatment further. Each subsequent session is a refinement of your goals and the methods that we use to reach them. We encourage growth and self-reflection throughout the process and welcome you to control as much of the decision-making as you are comfortable with.