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Therapy For Depression

Depression makes life feel harder than it should, and steals joy from the things you used to love.

Therapy can help you start living again

You can ...

...and still have depression

We can help you gain clarity about what's going on and start taking the steps towards healing.

What Does Depression Look Like?

Depression shows up in lots of ways, and symptoms can show up in mild, moderate, or severe levels.

Feeling sad, empty, or tearful for most of the day, nearly every day, is a key symptom of depression.
A diminished interest in activities once enjoyed, including hobbies, social activities, or sexual intercourse, is common in depression.
Experiencing significant weight loss or gain, or fluctuations in appetite, without trying.
Insomnia or hypersomnia (oversleeping) can be signs of depression.
Feeling physically and mentally exhausted, even after adequate rest or sleep, is a common symptom.
Depressed individuals may have an overly critical and negative view of themselves, feeling undeserving of love or success.
Cognitive impairments, such as trouble focusing or making choices, are common in depression.
Observable changes in physical movements, either agitated or slowed down, can be indicators of depression.
Having persistent thoughts about death, dying, or suicide, or making a suicide plan, are serious symptoms that require immediate attention.
Unexplained aches, pains, headaches, or digestive problems that don’t improve with treatment can be associated with depression.
Cartoon of different feelings that can come up from depression

Types of Depression

Also referred to as clinical depression, MDD is characterized by persistent sadness, a loss of interest in activities, and other symptoms that endure for at least two weeks and seriously affect everyday functioning.
Is a chronic form of depression characterized by symptoms that last for at least two years. Even though the symptoms may not be as severe as those of MDD, they can still be detrimental to day-to-day functioning.
Is a form of depression that usually manifests in the autumn and winter when there is less natural sunlight. Typically, during the spring and summer, symptoms get better.

After giving birth, it is estimated that 10-15% of women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds experience PPD. It is often confused with the baby blues, but is more persistent and severe. Left untreated, PPD can become a devastating issue for a new mother.

Is a severe case of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which is characterized by tension, irritability, and depression symptoms before a period.
Although not a specific type of depression, bipolar disorder is characterized by periods of both mania or hypomania and depression. Although they are a component of a more severe mood disorder, bipolar disorder depressive episodes can resemble MDD episodes.

With therapy, we can help you feel better

About Us

Why Mobius Psychological Services?

Nahaleh Mosghtagh, Co-Founder & Clinical Director of Mobius Psychological Services in Toronto. Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, Ph.D., RP (Qualifying)

Nahaleh Moshtagh
Co-Founder & Clinical Director

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We believe therapy creates the architecture of possibility.

We are dedicated to helping you build the foundation that will support your greatest potential.

We offer therapy that comes from our lived experiences, skills and education.

We provide compassionate support on the journey to understanding yourself better, making deeper connections and living more fully.

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Our Approach

How Our Depression
Therapy Works

We Listen To You

We take the time to understand your story, why you deeply desire change and what is causing your individual symptoms.

We Develop A Plan

We work together to find the right plan that will help you heal and provide the tools you need to live to your potential.

We Move Forward

We support you as you move forward, adapt to your needs, and help you become confident in making the right choices for yourself.

Therapy For Depression

What you can expect from this approach

When it comes to healing, your results will be very personal to you and depend on a few factors such as the severity of your depression, your commitment to treatment and the type of therapy used.

Feel safe in your work again with depression therapy

Questions About Depression & Depression Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no single cause of depression; it’s a complex disorder with multiple contributing factors. Any number of things, including genetic predisposition, biochemical imbalances in the brain, personality traits, and environmental factors such as stress, trauma, or significant life changes can contribute to the onset of depression. No two people are alike, and understanding the multifaceted nature of your depression will help guide our approach as we develop a unique treatment plan that best meets your needs

To effectively identify and diagnose whether you suffer from depression, we will typically start with a clinical interview and assessment. We may use standardized questionnaires, such as the Beck Depression Inventory or the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, to evaluate the severity of depressive symptoms. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) provides criteria for diagnosing various depressive disorders, including major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, and others.

At Mobius Psychological Services, the primary treatment options for depression include psychotherapy, medication, and lifestyle changes.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Psychodynamic Therapy are common forms of psychotherapy used to treat depression.

We believe that recovery from depression is as multifaceted as the condition itself. Lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, good sleep hygiene, and social support, can also play an essential role in managing depression.

While there is no definitive “cure” for depression, it is a treatable condition, and many people can experience significant symptom relief and improvement in their quality of life with appropriate treatment. For some individuals, depressive episodes may be a one-time occurrence, while for others, depression may be a chronic or recurring condition. Ongoing treatment, including therapy and medication, can help manage symptoms and prevent relapse.

Sadness is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences in response to specific situations, such as a loss, disappointment, or setback. It’s usually a temporary feeling that resolves as circumstances change or time passes. Depression, on the other hand, is a persistent mental health disorder characterized by a combination of symptoms (including persistent sadness) that lasts for at least two weeks and significantly impairs daily functioning. Unlike typical sadness, depression often requires professional treatment to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.

Checking in on a friend who is suffering from depression can be one of the most valuable tools in their road to recovery. Often people with depression withdraw from their loved ones, and unless that support system reaches out, the result is a feeling of intense loneliness. You can approach the topic and support a friend by asking questions such as:

  • How are you feeling today, really?
  • When was the last time you ate something? Have you had enough water?
  • What’s one thing you can do today that will be good for you?
  • What’s something we can do together this week?

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