Therapy for Depression

Serving Adults & Children in Calgary and Beyond

Rewire your brain to become your best self in a happier, healthier life

Everyone experiences sadness at some point in their life. Depression, however, sucks. Depression is persistent and negatively affects the mind and body while interfering with our successful functioning in all areas of life. However, many people do not even realize what their changing emotions mean. But if you or a loved one have been feeling down for a while and/or are having trouble living life as you once did, that might be a sign of depression. Other common symptoms of depression include: 

  • Feeling sad, down, hopeless, or worthless
  • Becoming more pessimistic
  • Fatigue or restlessness
  • Trouble concentrating & poor memory
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Unexplained physical problems, including aches and pains
  • Changes in your eating or sleeping patterns 
  • Isolating from others
  • Feeling more angry or irritable 
  • Thoughts of suicide/self-harm

Learn More About Our Clinicians Who Provide Therapy for Depression

Leighton Doty, Calgary Mental Health Therapy

Leighton Doty

Leighton currently provides in-person, telephonic, and online counselling for pre-teens, teenagers, adults, and couples. Her goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment, where client’s feel comfortable to explore, address, and challenge difficult experiences, situations, patterns of thinking, and behaviour.

Dr. Caroline Buzanko, Children Assessments, Calgary

Dr. Caroline Buzanko

Dr. Buzanko helps parents and teachers understand kids’ strengths, areas of challenge, and how to best support them. She figures out what makes learning easy for kids and strategies to optimize learning. 

Depression can stop you from doing the things you want to do and interferes with day-to-day life and even spending time with  friends and family. You may feel sad, empty, hopeless, anxious, or panicky. Depression can affect your ability to sleep and eat properly and you may feel tired all the time, with no enthusiasm for anything.

Getting therapy for depression is not easy for most people since it is hard for them to take action. However, if you feel demotivated, sad, or hopeless and avoid talking to your loved ones, it is time to ask for help. If left untreated, depression is quite debilitating and even fatal.  

People often underestimate the need for professional help when it comes to depression – especially when people tell them, to simply “be happy.” At Koru, our experts understand the depth of the problem and how trying to just “snap out of it” leads us into a downward spiral of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. 

Through our work together, we can help you or a loved one learn how to effectively sidestep the mental habits that keep us stuck in depression, break the cycle of chronic unhappiness, and develop the skills to deal with life’s challenges while regaining a sense of hope, well-being, and resilience. 

Deciding to seek counselling for symptoms of depression is one of the best decisions you will ever make to get your life back on track. Learn the tools you need to break the cycle that keeps us living in our private sorrow, isolated from those we love. Learn how you can change your life, and find purpose, motivation, and joy in life again.

Take the first step towards confidence and new beginnings.

Whether you’re a parent or an individual looking for positive transformation and growth, Koru Family Psychology is here for you.

happy family, Therapy for Depression, Calgary