Depression Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Depression

Depression is the most common psychological condition, and most people experience it at one point or another in their lives.

Symptoms of depression include lethargy, low self esteem, a feeling of sadness, helplessness, hopelessness, anxiety, dysphoric mood and even suicidal thoughts. People who are depressed usually feel a lack of energy and a lack of pleasure and they may be agitated or irritable.

Since there are so many causes to depression, which boils down to a natural response to life experiences (a defence mechanism), each situation warrants a thorough investigation into the exact catalyst. Depending on what causes a specific incidence of depression, a treatment plan can be developed to help the individual deal with his or her emotions.

Some people are predisposed to depression in that it can run in the family. In many cases, it is learned when someone is constantly exposed to it.

Counselling can help a person to adapt to life changes that are causing grief, particularly with bereavement or marital issues. Systemic therapy is helpful in family therapy, where the efforts of the whole family can help the individual. Psychodynamic therapy helps a person to find the hidden psychological defences that cause problems to manifest. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on the problem at hand, providing solutions to day-to-day issues and finding ways to restructure negative thought patterns.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who has training and experience in depression counselling you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological approach that deals with the way in which clients think about themselves, other people and the world. The outside world affects how we think and feel about ourselves and as a result, our behaviour. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help a person to change the way they think about thoughts and feelings, but it is not like other types of talk therapy.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on current issues and challenges that affect the client right now. It doesn't consider the past issues that caused distress, but rather looks for solutions that can improve the client's state of mind in the moment. Much of CBT involves looking at thought distortions that can affect mood and are affected by mood, and helps client examine and challenge distorted thinking patters.

CBT can help a range of problems, from OCD, PTSD, bulimia, stress, phobias and other issues that might seem overwhelming to the client, by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable chunks.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, please browse our list of practitioners below..

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Trisha Miciano

M.A., RCC
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I invite you to connect with yourself through counselling. Sometimes, life can be so painful that we do our best to shut things away to make it through the next little while. We disconnect from ourselves because,... Read more

Eryn Wicker

M.A., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors, and the founder and clinical director of Bliss Therapeutic Services. I am dedicated to providing professional, confidential and... Read more

Tracy Lau

M.A., RCC
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    • Online booking
Break the Cycle. Create YOUR own path.  Using a humour-infused, practical approach, counselling is a very effective way to learn how to get unstuck so you can live the life you want.  Dissatisfied... Read more

Jaminie Hilton

M.A., RCC
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I am available for telephone and zoom appointments as well as in office. I want you to be comfortable. If you have never been to a therapist before, you may need help settling into talking about yourself and I... Read more

Jonathan McVicar

Ph.D., R.Psych
Dr. Jonathan McVicar, MA, PhD (UBC), Registered Psychologist has been working with adults (ages 17+) and couples for over 20 years. During this time, he has focused his practice on relationship / marriage... Read more

Debbie Seeley

M.S.W., RCC
I am currently offering remote video or phone services, meaning we can connect via secure video call or by phone for our sessions. I am proud to serve you anywhere in BC virtually Hello! I’m Debbie ... Read more

Azula Houghton

M.Ed., R.Psych
Azula holds her Masters in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychologist  with over 20 years experience in private practice. She has also worked as a clinician with Mental Health Services for 16 years... Read more

Rosanne Johnson

M.A., RCC
  As a counsellor, Rosanne offers therapy to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Greater Vancouver and Burnaby. She understands how important it is for these populations to have a... Read more

Gillian Tuyp

MCP, RCC
**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Gillian brings over 10 years of experience supporting children, youth, and families into her practice as a clinical counsellor. At the core of Gillian's theoretical approach is... Read more

Sandra Clark

Ph.D., R.Psych
Dr. Clark has been a psychologist for over 20 years and works in a variety of capacities including direct service, teaching and supervision to professionals and students, and she is involved with provincial and... Read more

Joelle Prevost

MCP, RCC
Hello! I offer online counselling in the following areas:  - General Counseling (life stress, communication, personal growth, achieving goals, career issues/balance) - Communication and Boundary Setting -... Read more

Jim Browning

Ph.D., R.Psych
Dr. Browning has been a registered psychologist in the Vancouver area since 1980. He has worked extensively in the areas of mental health, family violence, addictions, men's issues, trauma recovery and employee... Read more
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When we feel stuck or disconnected, we are likely experiencing a change in our momentum. My goal for our work together is to inspire forward momentum, however big or small. Rather than chasing goals, I strive to stretch... Read more

Melanie Adamsons

M.Ed., RCC
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Melanie Adamsons is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree from the... Read more

Bryan Milonja

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
*Offering virtual sessions only.  In my practice I work with adults (individuals, couples, families) and I provide clinical consultation/supervision to therapists. My specialty areas include complex trauma... Read more

Carly Dobson

M.A., RCC
Carly is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and she holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Emphasizing a counselling approach that integrates the concepts... Read more

Tanya Ward

M.A., RCC
About Me: I have a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and am a registered clinical counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I have over 15 years of experience and have... Read more

Tasha Johal

M.A., RCC
How connected do you feel? To others? To yourself? As a therapist, I emphasize the relationship and connection to one's body and mind through a trauma-informed, culturally-responsive, holistic lens.... Read more

Jonathan Carter

M.S.W., RSW
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*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS *NO REFERRAL NECESSARY When we set out on life's journey we all have expectations of what life is going to give us and how life is going to turn out. We all have a sense of how life... Read more

Giulia Santaca

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
My name is Giulia (Julia) Santaca and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia. I have always been motivated to work with children, adolescents, couples and families to help them positively deal with... Read more

Donna Vidas

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
Please note: I am unable to accept new clients at this time Some issues I regularly work with in therapy include: Overcoming recent or life-long patterns that may be interfering with your enjoyment of life... Read more

Kelly Kuppers

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
Hello and welcome :) I hope I can help you. Maybe you’re here because you have been struggling making sense of life. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed by what you are having to cope with and it feels like you... Read more

Graham Butler

M.C., RCC
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I work with people who are facing difficult challenges. They feel stuck. They want to change the way they feel but don’t know how. No matter the nature of these problems, they prevent these people from living the... Read more

Jessie Langlois

M.Sc., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) working with adults and adolescents in my Vancouver office.   Many of the people who come to see me have various motivations... Read more

Mary Smyth

M.Sc., CCC
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    • Online booking
I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor and I trained as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist which enables me to work with clients drawing from  many modalities according to the individual client and what he... Read more

Keri Povall

M.A.Sc., RCC
Increase your emotional well-being, decrease your anxiety and stress and increase your enjoyment of life. My counselling practice in Burnaby provides a safe, confidential and compassionate space to explore your areas of... Read more

Adrienne Johnson

M.A., RCC
I am passionate about helping clients who are facing challenges in transitions, relationships, or who are exploring questions about their life’s meaning and purpose. I also have experience working with anxiety,... Read more

Maryam Mills

M.Couns., RCC
COVID-19 Update: To provide a safe alternative for treatment, I am also available for video conferencing via Skype. Maryam is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.... Read more

Aigin Larki

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
My name is pronounced (Eye-gheen Lar-key) and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia. I am of Turkic Iranian descent, speak conversational French and Farsi and have lived in... Read more

Sebastian Di Cesare

Ph.D., RCC
    • Online booking
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. If I had to use one word to describe my approach to counselling, it would have to be - practical. I always listen intently and will keep your presenting... Read more