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Depression Therapy

Providing a safe space to help you overcome depression and build a more fulfilling and resilient life.

Depression Therapy can help you:

Feel relief & emotional stability

Find connection & support

Find happiness in your daily life

When depression makes it feel like you’re living in a fog,

It’s more than just feeling sad; it’s a deep emptiness and exhaustion that makes even getting out of bed a challenge. It touches every part of your life, and things you once loved no longer bring joy You feel disconnected from the people around you, leaving you wondering if you’ll ever find happiness again.
We are here to help.

It’s ok not to feel ok right now

Depression therapy can help when you are:
  • Feeling overwhelmed by persistent sadness
  • Finding it hard to get out of bed or start your day
  • Losing interest in activities you once loved
  • Feeling isolated or disconnected from loved ones
  • Struggling with low self-esteem or self-worth
  • Experiencing frequent anxiety or restlessness
  • Having trouble focusing or making decisions

Depression Therapy in Mississauga

What is Depression Therapy and How Does it Work?

Depression looks different for everyone. Some people experience it as a constant sadness and struggle to find joy in anything, while others hide their feelings so well that no one knows what they’re going through. Despite these differences, common signs of depression include persistent sadness, low energy, a sense of being weighed down, fatigue, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities that once brought pleasure.

Depression therapy provides a compassionate and effective way to navigate these experiences. It offers a safe space where you can share your feelings openly and without judgment. Through therapy, you can start to untangle the complex emotions and thoughts that fuel your depression. By exploring and addressing these underlying issues, you can begin the healing process and build a stronger foundation for your mental well-being.

You don’t have to go through this alone; reaching out for support is a sign of strength.

Depression Therapy in Mississauga

Benefits of Depression Therapy

Discover what specifically triggers your depression. Together with your therapist, you’ll explore the situations, thoughts, or patterns that may be affecting you. By understanding these triggers, you can learn how to manage them more effectively and reduce their impact on your daily life.
Learn simple, practical tools to handle negative thoughts and emotions. Therapy offers you personalized techniques to manage stress and find relief from anxiety and hopelessness. These strategies empower you to face daily challenges with greater ease and confidence.
Work alongside your therapist to set small, manageable goals that make you feel accomplished and hopeful. Whether it’s getting back into activities you love, improving your daily routine, or building stronger relationships, these goals are designed to fit your unique pace and needs, helping you move forward without feeling overwhelmed.
Enhance your ability to express yourself and connect with others. Therapy helps you communicate your feelings and needs more clearly, fostering deeper, more supportive relationships. You’ll also learn ways to resolve conflicts and build a strong network of people who care about you.
Discover how to nurture your mental and emotional health through self-care practices. Therapy encourages you to find routines that support your well-being, like enjoying regular exercise, eating well, and practicing relaxation. You’ll learn how to put your needs first and create a balanced, fulfilling life.
Gently uncover and address the deeper issues contributing to your depression. This could involve looking at past traumas, unresolved conflicts, or deeply held beliefs that impact your mental health. Therapy provides a safe and compassionate space to work through these challenges, helping you heal and grow stronger over time.

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Modalities Offered with Depression Therapy

Individual therapy sessions provide a safe, confidential space for clients to explore their traumatic experiences and PTSD symptoms. Personalized attention helps tailor the therapeutic approach to each client’s specific situation.
CBT helps clients identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours that contribute to their trauma and PTSD symptoms. Techniques include cognitive restructuring, exposure therapy, and skills training.
EMDR is specifically designed to help clients process and reframe traumatic memories. It uses guided eye movements to reduce the emotional impact of trauma.
DBT is effective in helping individuals improve emotional regulation and distress tolerance. It combines cognitive-behavioural techniques with mindfulness practices, helping manage intense emotions and reduce stress.
MBCT combines traditional cognitive therapy with mindfulness strategies to help clients break the cycle of depressive relapse.
IPT focuses on improving interpersonal relationships and communication patterns that may contribute to depressive symptoms.

About Us

Why Healing Roots Therapy?

We believe therapy should be:

Safe

A place where clients can share their most challenging experiences, feelings and thoughts in order to heal.

Open

The ability to make decisions that are best for emotional and mental well-being come from the trust created within a relationship built on transparency.

Curious

When we replace judgment with curiosity we provide space for understanding. When we can understand what we are feeling, thinking or experiencing we empower ourselves to make the changes we want in our life.

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Therapists Offering Depression Therapy

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Kiran Khalid is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Muslim therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Kiran Khalid
Nasim Boloorsaz
Meredyth Dwyer, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Affordable Therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Meredyth Dwyer
Sarah Prashad, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sarah Prashad
Andrea Filice-Montague
Ambita Sen, Certified Grief Education specializing in grief, trauma, acute stress disorder, and more at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Ambita Sen
Katarina Karkinski
Samantha Miranda, Registered Social Worker, Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga working with self-esteem/self-wroth, ADHD and more
Samantha Miranda
Kiran Khalid is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Muslim therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Kiran Khalid
Mohamed Islam
Nasim Boloorsaz
Meredyth Dwyer, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Affordable Therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Meredyth Dwyer
Dhushica Rajadurai
Alexandra Rebelo, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga supporting anxiety, depression, self-care, stress, burnout and more
Alexandra Rebelo
Carissa Ng
Nabeeha Mahmood Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga offering Child Therapy Teen Therapy
Nabeeha Mahmood
Kyana Fletcher, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga. Offering affordable therapy
Kyana Fletcher
Sadhna Herod is a psychotherapist supporting Trauma & PTSD, BIPOC, therapist near me at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sadhna Herod
Sarah Prashad, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sarah Prashad
Kiandokht (Kian) Gharib
Orshi Csuka, Registered Social Worker, Hungarian Therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Orshi (Orsolya) Csuka
Caitlin Greenwood is a Therapist in Brampton at Healing Roots Therapy
Caitlin Greenwood
Majo (Maria Jose) Guerrero is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Healing Roots Therapy and a therapist near me in Mississauga
Majo (Maria Jose) Guerrero
Sevdenur Akgul is a Muslim Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist, Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sevdenur Akgul
Amy Lo, Registered Psychotherapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga working with infidelity, ADHD, Autism, and more
Amy Lo
Andrea Filice-Montague
Viktoria Arazyan 
Klara Pronerova is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga and provides counselling for eating disorders
Klara Pronerova
Daniella Radicevich, Affordable Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga. Offering anxiety therapy, therapy for body image concerns, and more.
Daniella Radicevich
Leona Pinto is a Registered Psychotherapist providing Grief counselling, stress management, and mental health therapy at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Leona Pinto
Ambita Sen, Certified Grief Education specializing in grief, trauma, acute stress disorder, and more at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Ambita Sen
Kristena Disalvo
Monique Lucas

Our Approach

How Our Depression Therapy Works

We Get To Know You

We take the time to get to know your history. Our first conversation help us understand you and identify your greatest struggles.

We Create A Plan

We create a plan that is unique to your situation and goals, We use strategies that will best help you develop the skills you need to move forward.

We Help You Grow

We assess our approach as you progress, and make any adjustments needed so that you can reach your goals and start to feel better.
Providing a safe space to heal.

What You Can Expect From Depression Therapy

Each person’s journey to healing from depression will be unique, but in time you may notice that you have:
  • Relief from persistent sadness
  • Increased energy and motivation
  • More confidence and feel better about yourself
  • Better relationships and social connections
  • Effective coping strategies and resilience
  • Regained interest in activities
  • More control of your emotions

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Questions About Depression Therapy

Depression symptoms can vary widely but generally include the following:

Emotional Symptoms:

  • Persistent sadness or low mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, or excessive guilt
  • Irritability or frustration, even over small matters

 

Physical Symptoms:

  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Changes in appetite or weight (either loss or gain)
  • Sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Physical aches and pains without a clear physical cause

 

Cognitive Symptoms:

  • Difficulty concentrating, making decisions, or remembering things
  • Slowed thinking or speech

Several treatments are effective for managing depression:

Psychotherapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT):
  • Helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours.
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): Combines CBT with mindfulness techniques to help manage emotions.
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): Focuses on improving interpersonal relationships and communication patterns.

 

Medication:

  • Antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) can help alleviate symptoms.

 

Lifestyle Changes:

  • Regular physical activity, a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and stress management techniques such as mindfulness and relaxation exercises can support overall mental health.

The timeline for experiencing improvement in depression symptoms through therapy can vary:

  • Initial Improvement: Some individuals may start to feel better within a few weeks of beginning therapy or medication. Emotional relief and initial coping strategies can provide an early sense of progress.
  • Noticeable Progress: Significant changes and improvements are often noticed within 3 to 6 months of consistent therapy. Regular sessions help maintain momentum in the therapeutic process.
  • Long-Term Management: For more chronic or severe depression, therapy might take 6 months to a year or longer to address underlying issues and make sustainable changes. Ongoing support may be necessary to prevent relapse.

During the first therapy session, you can expect the following:

  • Initial Assessment: The therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to understand your symptoms, medical history, and specific concerns. This may involve filling out questionnaires and discussing your experiences.
  • Goal Setting: You will discuss your goals for therapy and what you hope to achieve. This helps the therapist tailor the treatment plan to your needs.
  • Treatment Plan: The therapist will outline a personalized treatment plan, including the types of therapy and strategies that will be used.
  • Building Rapport: Establishing a comfortable and trusting relationship with your therapist is crucial. This first session is an opportunity to see if you feel at ease with their approach and style.

Deciding whether medication is right for managing depression is a thoughtful process best done with the guidance of a healthcare provider who understands your unique situation. Here are important factors to consider, including:

  • The severity of your symptoms
  • The impact on your daily functioning
  • Your response to therapy
  • Your personal and family history
  • Concerns of self-harm or suicide

Ultimately, the decision to use medication for depression is about finding the right balance of care and support to help you feel better and regain control of your life.

It’s okay to take things one step at a time; progress, no matter the pace, is still progress.

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