Sometimes, when struggling with symptoms of depression, we may feel as if we are walking under a dark cloud. Hopelessness may prevail and it may be hard to do daily life activities – even the activities that we once enjoyed. We may experience changes in our sleep, energy, or appetite. Our thoughts and attitudes may change and we may feel hopeless. Depressive symptoms that linger, or that become overwhelming may have a great impact on the quality of our lives. Sometimes depression can be the result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. Sometimes; however, depression can result from our reactions to circumstances, and from the way we think. In my practice, I strive to create a warm, accepting, and safe environment in which my clients and I can explore the circumstances and thought patterns that may be exacerbating depressive symptoms. Together we will explore the roots, symptoms, thoughts, and behaviours that may have led to depressive symptoms and create a plan for change.