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Seyedmohammad Kalantar, Ph.D.

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)


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If you’re suffering from depression or postpartum depression, I, a Vancouver-based mental health provider, offer counseling sessions to support you.

Feelings of depression, sadness, demotivation, or disinterest can have negative impacts on our behaviors, daily activities, and functioning, as well as our ability to communicate with people including colleagues, loved ones, and others. Depression can have many possible causes, including stressful life events, bereavement, divorce, illness, and life transitions, as well as biological, personality, neurochemical, developmental, and environmental factors.


In our therapy relationship and counseling sessions, I can help you not only identify the underlying reasons for your depression, but also provide practical techniques to address it effectively. By working together, we can develop a personalized plan for managing and treating your depression, and improve your overall mental health.

How may depression impact on us?

Depression can have a range of impacts on us, including:

  1. Self-blame
  2. Suicidal thoughts, plans, or behaviors, including self-harm.
  3. Risky behaviors, such as drug or alcohol addiction
  4. Relationship problems with loved ones
  5. Lack of job performance
  6. Feelings of unmotivated, sadness, and loss of interest in activities that were once pleasurable.
  7. Sleep difficulties
  8. Loss of appetite
  9. Difficulty regulating emotions.
  10. Difficulty concentrating and memory loss.
  11. Low self-image, self-esteem, and self-confidence
  12. Excessive guilt.



What are Depressive Disorders?

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) categorized them as follow:

  1. Severe, recurrent outbursts of temper, either verbal or behavioral
  2. The individual’s mood between temper outbursts is persistently irritable or angry
  1. Loss of appetite, fatigue, problems with sleep, and suicidal ideation.
  2. Agitation, trouble with concentration.
  3. Excessive feelings of guilt (either real or imagined).
  4. Feelings of worthlessness predominate.
  5. Low self-esteem
  6. Sleep disturbance, either insomnia or hypersomnia
  7. Frequent suicidal thoughts or ideation with or without a specific c plan for committing suicide or attempting suicide.
  1. Poor appetite or overeating,
  2. Insomnia or hypersomnia,
  3. Low energy or fatigue,
  4. Low self-esteem,
  5. Poor concentration or difficulty making decisions
  6. Feelings of hopelessness
  7. Chronic, ongoing conditions mentioned above
  1. Intense emotional and physical symptoms that happen in the days prior to the beginning of


  1. Severe mood swings (feeling sad or tearful or sensitive to rejection)
  2. Increased relational conflicts or considerably increased anger or irritability
  3. Feelings of hopelessness, self-critical thoughts
  4. Obvious anxiety, tension
V. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder
VI. Depressive Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition
VII. Other Specified and Unspecified Depressive Disorders

How can I help my clients with Depression?

There are a variety of tools, techniques, and solutions that can be used to help clients who suffer from depression. As there are different types of depressive disorders, I utilize specific tools and approaches based on the type of depression and its nature. In general, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy are the two most effective counseling treatment modalities for depressive disorders. I use CBT to help clients restructure and reframe negative thought processes, while interpersonal therapy helps them recognize and work through difficult relationships. Additionally, existential therapy and meaning therapy may be helpful for some clients.

In working with clients with depression, there are several general steps that I follow, including:

  1. Identifying sources and triggers of depression.
  2. Focusing on feelings and emotions.
  3. Creating or discovering meanings and goals in life.
  4. Building self-esteem and self-confidence
  5. Developing emotion regulation strategies.
  6. Utilizing relevant exercises and techniques.
  7. Incorporating assertiveness techniques.


By working collaboratively with my clients and utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities, it’s possible to manage and overcome depression, and improve overall well-being.”