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Why You May Need Depression Therapy
in Ottawa

Are you wondering if you can benefit from therapy for your depression? Maybe you’re thinking that you can power through on your own and that “it’s not that bad” or the thought of attending an appointment feels overwhelming. 

Depression can be a catch-22 because the very actions and steps that can help you feel better can often feel like the hardest to do. 


What are some signs that you may benefit from depression therapy?

You are experiencing a persistent feeling of sadness that you can’t seem to shake

The things or activities that used to bring you joy or pleasure don’t feel the same or as meaningful

You frequently feel either numb to emotions, depressed, or angry 

You notice you’re feeling more irritable than usual

You’re experiencing frequent negative thoughts about yourself and/or your future 

You’re struggling with oversleeping or having difficulty getting enough sleep

You’re experiencing appetite fluctuations 

You’re experiencing persistent feelings of hopelessness 

It’s been difficult to have enough energy and motivation to complete your tasks 

You’ve been withdrawing from others

When depression starts to interfere with your daily functioning, it may be time to consider meeting with a depression psychologist so that you can learn the tools to manage your symptoms effectively and feel reconnected with your life again. If you experience resistance when trying to take the first step, it’s important to remember that seeking help for your depression is an investment in your future self.  

What Is Depression Therapy?

Therapy for depression involves identifying symptoms and addressing underlying factors that may be contributing to depression as well as learning coping strategies to manage depressive symptoms effectively. 

While there are a variety of approaches that can be used to treat depression, cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression is an evidence-based treatment approach that assists clients in strengthening their coping skills, learning how to challenge their negative thought patterns, and building new habits in order to modify behaviors that are contributing to their depression.

What Is the Goal of Depression Therapy?

At Belleisle Clinic, we know how difficult it can be when you haven’t been feeling like yourself lately and daily tasks feel like a struggle. When clients receive depression therapy, our goal is to help you learn the tools to provide symptom relief, improve your mood, feel supported within your relationships, and enhance your quality of life.

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Ottawa Depression Therapy at Belleisle Clinic

We recognize how debilitating depression can feel and understand how difficult it can be to take the first step to receive help. Our depression psychologists believe in creating a safe and supportive space while teaching you evidence-based CBT techniques for depression to help you find relief from your symptoms and reclaim your life.


The first step for depression treatment is to fill out our contact form so that we can schedule you to meet with a therapist that is the right fit for your needs. 


During the initial phase of depression therapy, your therapist will assess your current symptoms and the impact they are having in different areas of your life, as well as any underlying factors that may be contributing to your depression. 


Your therapist will then assist you in learning how to challenge and reframe negative beliefs that are contributing to your depression. During this phase of treatment, you will learn how to build new habits, enhance your social support system, and develop additional coping skills to manage your symptoms effectively. 


Depression can feel isolating but you don’t have to deal with it alone. Depression psychologists at Belleisle Clinic are here to help you take the first step in your healing journey.

Ready to take the first step?

Fill out our contact form by clicking the button below to schedule an appointment for depression therapy in Ottawa and Gatineau today.

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