Depression can leave a person feeling perpetually sad and tired with no motivation or energy to perform daily activities. Here at MSPWC, we have a variety of therapeutic approaches, like CBT, EMDR, and narrative therapy, to help you overcome your depression and get back to what matters to you.

What is depression?

Depression is characterized by a severe and persistent sadness which affects the functioning of individuals.
Individuals suffering from depression may find it hard to get out of bed, perform tasks such as showering, cleaning, eating, and lose interest or joy in activities they previously enjoyed. The most common depressive disorder is Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), which affects approximately 1 in 4 Canadians at some point in their lifetime.

What are some symptoms of depression?

Some common depressive disorders are:

What are some treatments available for depression?

One of the most common types of treatment for depression is psychotherapy. There are many different types of psychotherapies which focus on areas such as alternating negative thought patterns, identifying triggers and responses, and learning new ways to cope and manage our symptoms.
Psychotherapies such as CBT, EMDR, and Narrative therapy have research to support their efficacy in treating depression. For information on the types of psychotherapies MSPWC offers, please visit the interventions tab.