Depression Counselling Calgary

Are you struggling with depression or low mood? Clearview Counselling is here to offer you expert support and guidance. Depression can affect every aspect of your life, making it challenging to function and find joy. Seeking professional depression counselling can make a significant difference in your journey towards healing and recovery.

Understanding Depression

Depression is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can lead to persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. Depression may also cause physical symptoms such as fatigue, changes in appetite, and difficulty concentrating.

There is no single cause of depression. It can be triggered by a difficult experience or event such as a life transition, the loss of someone or something (such as a job), illness, divorce, relationship challenges, and/or financial stresses. In some cases, it is difficult to identify the trigger of depression.

Depression may be what you are experiencing if you experience persistent low mood for two weeks or more. Coming in many forms, depression may occur as a single, short-term experience, in reoccurring episodes, or as chronic, long-lasting mental health condition. Depression can also be a feature of other mental health conditions such as Bipolar Disorder and PTSD.

In Calgary, depression is a prevalent issue that affects individuals from all walks of life. Seeking timely help is crucial for managing symptoms effectively and improving overall well-being. Clearview Counselling understands the impact depression can have on your life and is dedicated to providing the support you need.

Your Trusted Depression Counselling Service

Clearview Counselling is a leading mental health practice in Calgary, providing comprehensive counselling services for various mental health concerns, including depression. Our team of experienced counsellors is committed to offering a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their feelings, gain insights, and develop effective coping strategies.

Choosing Clearview Counselling for your depression counselling needs means opting for professional expertise, personalized care, and evidence-based and evidence-informed approaches. We understand that addressing depression requires a unique and individualized approach, and our counsellors are trained to tailor treatment plans to meet your specific needs and goals.


Our Approach to Depression Counselling

At Clearview Counselling, we utilize a range of evidence-based and evidence-informed therapeutic approaches to help individuals struggling with depression. Our therapists are skilled in a variety of techniques that have been demonstrated effective in treating depression. These include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behavior; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to help you develop skills to manage depression in a self-supportive way;  Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to help individuals develop self-compassion and reduce the risk of future depressive episodes; Response Based Approach to understand and explore the experiences depression may be a natural, logical response to; Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) to explore to better understand and find ways to work with your experience of depression; interpersonal therapy, which emphasizes improving relationship skills and communication patterns to decrease the impact of relationship difficulties on mood; and many more.

Our Experienced Counsellors

Clearview Counselling boasts a team of experienced and qualified counsellors who have additional training depression counselling. Our counsellors have a deep understanding of the complexities of depression and are skilled in providing compassionate and effective support. They are committed to creating a genuine connection with each client and facilitating a healing process that promotes growth and resilience.

We believe in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship, and our counsellors work collaboratively with clients to develop a deep level of trust and understanding. This collaborative approach ensures that you actively participate in your healing journey and feel empowered to make positive changes in your life.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Clearview Counselling recognizes that every individual’s experience with depression is unique. We create personalized treatment plans that take into account your specific concerns, goals, and preferences. Our approach is holistic and integrative, addressing not only the symptoms of depression but also exploring underlying factors contributing to your mental health difficulties.

Throughout your counselling journey, our therapists will listen to your needs, provide guidance, and equip you with tools and strategies to manage your depression. We are dedicated to supporting you through each step of the process, helping you emerge stronger and more resilient. At Clearview Counselling, we have helped numerous individuals in Calgary overcome their depression and regain control of their lives. Our clients have experienced significant improvements in their mental health and overall well-being through our dedicated counselling services.

Getting Started

Taking the first step towards healing is essential. To schedule an appointment or seek in-person depression counselling at Clearview Counselling in Calgary, please contact us at 403-232-6068 or [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Most of us experience periods of low mood on occasion. Feeling down, sad, unenergetic, unmotivated, and worried is a natural response to many of the challenges and changes of life. Usually, low mood naturally lifts after a few hours, days, or weeks. Depression, on the other hand, it a persistent low mood that lasts for more than two weeks and has a significant impact on day-to-day living.

Depression counselling is a professional therapeutic service that focuses on helping individuals who are struggling with symptoms of depression. It involves working with a trained counsellor to explore and address the underlying causes of depression, develop coping strategies, and create a personalized treatment plan to manage and alleviate depressive symptoms.

Depression counselling can provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space to express your feelings, gain insights into the root causes of your depression, and learn effective coping skills. Counselling can help you develop a better understanding of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, empowering you to make positive changes and regain control over your life.

The duration of depression counselling can vary depending on the individual and the severity of their depression. It can range from a few sessions to several months or longer. The frequency and length of counselling sessions are typically determined based on your specific needs and treatment goals.

If you have been experiencing persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, loss of interest in activities, changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, low energy, difficulty concentrating, or have thoughts of self-harm, it may be beneficial to seek depression counselling. A qualified counsellor can help you determine if counselling is appropriate based on your symptoms and individual circumstances.

Yes, depression counselling is confidential. Professional counsellors adhere to strict ethical guidelines that ensure your privacy and confidentiality. Information disclosed during counselling sessions is kept confidential, with some exceptions outlined by law, such as situations involving imminent harm to yourself or others. Your privacy and trust are of the utmost importance to us.

Many insurance plans offer coverage for mental health services, including depression counselling. It is advisable to verify the details of your insurance coverage with your provider to determine the extent of your coverage for counselling services. At Clearview Counselling, we can provide you with the necessary documentation to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement, if applicable.

Absolutely. Depression counselling can be a valuable addition to medication treatment for depression. Counselling helps address the underlying issues contributing to your depression, develop coping strategies, and provide ongoing support. Combining counselling with medication can lead to more effective symptom management and improved overall well-being.

Choosing the right depression counsellor is essential for your therapy to be effective. Consider their qualifications, experience, and areas of specialization. Look for a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable and can establish a trusting and genuine connection. It can be helpful to schedule an initial meet and greet session to determine if you have good rapport and feel confident in their ability to support you.

Not necessarily. Though having a major depressive episode increases one’s risk for future episodes of depression, many people experience depression only once.

Yes, depression counselling can help prevent future episodes of depression. Through counselling, you can develop effective coping skills, gain insights into the triggers and underlying factors contributing to your depression, and learn strategies to manage stress and negative emotions. Counselling equips you with tools to recognize and address early warning signs, reducing the risk of future depressive episodes.

If you are unsure if you have depression or if counselling is the right choice for you, we encourage you to reach out for a consultation. Our experienced counsellors can provide a thorough assessment and help you determine the best course of action. They will listen to your concerns and guide you towards the most appropriate support and treatment options for your unique situation.

Yes. Though depression occurs less frequently in young children, children can experience depression in response to difficult life events or environmental factors. If you are concerned about your child’s mood, it may be helpful to talk with a children’s therapist.

People dealing with depression are at a higher risk of thinking about and attempting suicide. If you or a loved one have struggled with suicide thoughts, whether connected to depression or not, counselling can be an important element of a prevention plan.

If you are experiencing a suicide crisis and need immediate support, please contact your nearest emergency services or call:

AHS Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642

Suicide Crisis Helpline

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

Calgary Distress Centre at 403-266-4357 (call or text)

Connect Teen 403-264-TEEN (403-263-8336) or text 587-333-2724 or chat