Psychotherapy  & Naturopathic Services in Etobicoke

Depression CounsellingDepression Counselling

The purpose of depression counselling or depression therapy is to reduce negative thinking patterns. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective treatments for depression. CBT involves developing tools and techniques to transform negative thoughts into positive ones. In time, the goal is to have less negative thoughts overall, and to adapt to this positive thinking style. As a result, symptoms of depression will decrease.

In our depression counselling sessions in Mississauga, we will work to counter your negative thoughts, improve overall mood, eliminate unhelpful thoughts, identify triggers for depression symptoms that are personal to you, and learn new strategies to cope with the triggers identified.

Your first session involves initial assessment of your well being and a thorough intake of your personal history and background. Subsequent therapy sessions are 50 minutes in length, and are unique to each individual treatment plan.

What is Depression?

Depression is most often characterized by at least two weeks of consistent low mood, inability to perform daily functions, and intense feelings of worthlessness and helplessness. In addition, someone who is clinically depressed typically:

– has difficulty concentrating on day-to-day tasks

– has persistent negative thoughts about self

– is easily agitated

– sleeps too much OR has trouble sleeping

– eats too much or has trouble eating

– turns to alcohol or drugs to cope with negative emotions

** suicidal thoughts/ thoughts that life is not worth living
**please seek help as soon as possible if you identify with this symptom


Depression Counselling in Mississauga & Toronto

Services offered by Carly Clifton include: depression therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling for depression, and Major Depressive Disorder counselling.