Depression 2018-10-04T21:35:36+00:00

Depression Treatment

On this page – What is depression? What is the difference between depression and clinical depression? What are the symptoms of depression? Can depression be treated with therapy or counselling?

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Demian Brown Toronto Psychotherapist

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Depression, Clinical Depression, Toronto Depression Counselling. Therapy for Depression Yonge and Bloor

It is a very serious and very common illness. Clinical depression is not the same as feeling sad. Sorrow is an inescapable human emotion we all experience, responding to a divorce or lost pet or bad news. This sadness will vary in intensity and duration, depending on the degree of attachment towards the trigger. It is not a temporary change in mood but a real and medical disorder. The most effective treatment for clinical depression is neither medication nor therapy; rather it is a combination of both. The most effective treatment for grief or other difficult periods of loss and sadness is counselling with a supportive, experienced and compassionate psychotherapist or other counsellor.


prolonged sadness, anhedonia or lack of interest or of enjoyment in life’s pleasures and activities, guilt, frequent thoughts about death and suicide, concentration problems, exhaustion, sleeping too much or not sleeping at all, and more. People who feel sad or who are living with depression are both prone to look to substances for solace.

impacts loved ones as well. Depressed clients often tell me they feel misunderstood or that their families and friends tell them to snap out of it. This compounds the frustration and hopelessness of the depressed person.
I offer psychoeducational sessions for family so they may be more support.

psycho-educational sessions for family so they may be more support.
Whether you are clinically depressed or experiencing sorrow in response to life difficulties, you need support. By providing encouragement and skilled and empathetic listening you will begin to overcome negative patterns and distortions through a combination of therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, psychodynamic therapy along with life-coaching. We will work together to find healthy coping strategies.


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“While in session I think, analyze, feel and assess out-loud with confidence as we go along allowing you to see my skills, my motives and judgements.”