Depression Treatment

Depression Counselling for Calgary & Area

 

depression treatment - calgary - km counsellingDid you know that depression is different than simply feeling low or sad? Did you know that depression is one of the leading causes of disability in the world? 

Although depression is quite common it is often misunderstood. Depression is a mood disorder that typically changes how someone views themselves, the world, and the future. It can also have a serious impact on things like sleep, work, and your social life. If you or someone you love is experiencing depression seeking psychological treatment is key.


KM Counselling

Depression Treatment - Calgary

8 Varsity Estates Circle NW

587-324-2398
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Free 15-min phone consultations

What is Depression? 


Types of depression include:

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder
  • Bi-polar I or II disorder 
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Psychotic depression
  • Postpartum depression

Managing Symptoms of Depression

If you have signs or symptoms of depression, there are several things that you can do to help cope. Things to try include:

  1. Building routines such as wake-up and sleep times, mealtimes, and time for fun.
  2. Using mindfulness strategies like deep breathing and guided meditation.
  3. Talking about how you are feeling with your support network. 
  4. Engaging in physical activity. 
  5. Speak to your doctor 
  6. Connect with a psychologist 

Coping with depression can be difficult and is often challenging to manage on your own. If you have been struggling to manage your depression symptoms on your own, it may be time to speak with your doctor or psychologist.  

At KM Counselling you will work with a registered psychologist committed to ensuring that the therapy process is tailored to meet your specific needs. At the onset of counselling, you will work with the therapist to explore your current depression symptoms and assess what type of depression you may be experiencing. From there, treatment goals and first steps will collaboratively be developed and worked on together.


KM Counselling

Depression Treatment - Calgary

8 Varsity Estates Circle NW

587-324-2398
Let's Connect

Free 15-min phone consultations

Frequently Asked Questions

How prevalent is depression?

Depression disorders are one of the most common mental health concerns that impact people today. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 Canadians will experience some form of depression in their lifetime. 

What psychological treatment options are available for depression?

Multiple treatment options for depression exist. Some common evidence-based psychological treatments include cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Because there are many different types of depression disorders, the treatment for depression should be specifically tailored to address the type of depression experienced.  

How long does depression treatment take?

Most people with depression can start to see benefits of psychological treatment within the first few appointments. However, the length of treatment varies depending on the type and severity of depression. Additionally, treatment may be complicated by other co-existing conditions and mental health history, which is why psychological treatment must be tailored specifically to meet your unique needs. 

What other resources are available for depression support?

  • MoodJuice – Free workbook offering skills to manage depression. 
  • Mindshift App – Free App that offers support for managing symptoms of depression. 
  • Moodgym – Self-help online tool for learning skills to manage depression and anxiety. 

Many issues that people seek counselling for are not easy to talk about. That is why KM Counselling strives to create a safe and empathic space where you can talk about the hard things with a registered psychologist who will tailor a counselling approach specific to your unique needs. 

No matter what issues you are seeking support to address, KM Counselling is here to help explore the issues most important to you. Don’t wait to experience meaningful, lasting change. 

Let’s connect today. 


KM Counselling

Depression Treatment - Calgary

8 Varsity Estates Circle NW

587-324-2398
Let's Connect

Free 15-min phone consultations