• Counselling Therapy for Depression

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    Hello, and Welcome!

    Finding a Winnipeg Counsellor for Depression That's Right for YOU

    Do you find reaching out for help hard, vulnerable, and scary? If so, you are not alone, and we are so glad you've stopped by today. And it makes sense that you'd be nervous to open up about your depression to a person whom you've never met.

    One thing that can help reduce this fear is to find a counsellor who's a good fit for you personally, and who specializes in depression counselling. And research can help with this.

    Here's why we believe doing your research is important: a) We never assume we are the right fit for everyone, and b), many people struggle to get started with researching nearby supports.

    Here are some tips: Google phrases like "counsellor near me for depression", "depression counsellor," "therapist for depression and anxiety," "depression therapist in Winnipeg," or something of that nature.

    Perhaps you've found our website through a referral such as Psychology Today or Theravive, in which case you already know that those are other excellent tools to help with this process.

    We would be so happy to work with you. However, we're so glad you're first doing your research before you choose your Winnipeg therapist.

    Depression Hurts

    You are feeling hopeless, isolated, and not your usual self. You've found yourself finding little or no enjoyment in the things you have enjoyed in the past. You have been trying to find a counsellor in Winnipeg, but have not been able to get yourself to reach out.

    Does any of this resonate with you? If so, know that help is possible.

    Do These Thoughts Often Enter Your Mind?

    ◻️ I am worthless and can’t do anything about it

    ◻️ I feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep, and be alone

    ◻️ I hate who I am these days

    ◻️ I can’t stop crying, which makes me want to stay away from others

    ◻️ I feel gut-wrenching pain, but no-one understands

    ◻️ My life and the world around me are dark. I hate it, but I can’t change it

    ◻️ If you have had any variation of these thoughts and don’t feel like your usual self, chances are you may be suffering from depression.

    Common Questions About Depression

    ◻️ What is depression? Find helpful answers by clicking Public Health Agency of Canada's definition

    ◻️ What's the difference between normal levels of feeling down from time to time, and having clinical depression? Watch this helpful video:

    You Don't Have to Be Alone In This

    We want you to know that you are not alone. There are people who can help. Sometimes friends and family can help, but that's often not as helpful as working with a professional counsellor. There are many highly qualified therapists in Winnipeg, but the most important step in finding a counsellor in Winnipeg that you feel you can connect with. A therapist that feels like they are the right fit for you.

    How Can Counselling Therapy Help?

    Talk therapy helps by exploring the root cause(s) for the depression, and then finding ways to make changes that will lead to improved health. Research shows that the combination of medication and counselling therapy can almost always lead to better health, and in many cases eliminate the depression fully.

    Depression Does Not Own You

    Many of our clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them and that there are many options available to once again have hope for their lives. You have depression, in the same way that a person has diabetes. Depression is not who you are, even though it can feel like it's all consuming.

    We understand the social stigmas that sometimes come with labels such as depression. Many of your friends and family are getting more informed about mental illness, but unfortunately society is slow in learning about illnesses that cannot be observed physically. However, depression is no different than any other physical illness. Just like a person who has a broken finger, or diabetes, or heart problems, or any other physical illness that can be seen by the eye, tested with a blood test, or observed by machines, depression is a physiological struggle. The unseen-ness does snot make it not real.

    We will work hard to help you sort out your environmental, circumstantial, and other factors while offering support and care through a very dark time in your life.

    Additional Mental Health Resources

    We would love to hear from you even if you’re not ready to make a commitment to an appointment. Feel free to call or email us today to request a FREE 15-minute phone or video consultation.

    141 Sherbrook Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B5

    (431) 688-8103
    info@empoweryoutoday.ca