Depression (Major Depressive Disorder):

Depression is common but few seek help to fix it. People tend to feel ashamed about feeling “weak” which leads them to hide their emotional pain, deny the seriousness of the problem, and put off getting help.
Depression is treatable.

Depression is when you feel persistent, intense sadness and ongoing feelings of low motivation, and low energy. Depression can cause a disturbance in thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and physical health that can limit your quality of life, affect relationships, and limit your ability to get things done. Depression is more than being sad or feeling grief after a loss. There are subtypes of depression, like seasonal affective disorder (see below), dysthymia (a longer-lasting and sometimes less “intense” form of major depression) or postpartum depression (a mood disorder associated with becoming a new parent).

Your mental health care provider will identify the type of depression you have and explain how to treat it.

Treatment: CBT Group

10-week online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) group therapy program to assist individuals with complaints of mild to moderate depression.

This group therapy program is structured like a course to provide psychoeducation and strategies about the cause and maintenance factors of depression and recommendations to practice skills promoted to help improve:






Weekly content will cover:

  • Behavioural activation, goal setting, and activity scheduling
  • Link between emotions and behaviours
  • Common thinking errors
  • Reduce negative thinking
  • Thought modification skills and strategies
  • Sleep promoting behaviours
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Reengagement with important areas of life (e.g., work, family, friends, school)

Exclusion criteria:

  • Need immediate psychiatric care (e.g., imminently suicidal patients)
  • Need immediate medical care
  • Meet criteria for Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia or any other psychotic disorders
  • Meet criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Located outside Ontario.

Want to learn more information about our groups, start dates, fees and more?

Contact us today to join the next CBT group or book one-on-one treatment.

Treatment: CBT Individual Treatment

One-on-one CBT Treatment for Depression is available with Peakminds Psychology Services clinicians. Contact us for more information and start feeling better today.