Why am I Depressed?

iMentalhealth Counselling Services offers counselling for depression in the City of Saint Albert, Alberta and Edmonton area, with Registered Provisional Psychologist Geordy Murphy and Registered Social Worker Carson Ryner. 

Depression can hit you like a ton a bricks and sometimes there can be a reason for it, and other times it just seems to come out of no where. There are many things that can contribute to depression which if you have had a lot of difficult things that you have experienced these may be the reason. Sometimes I like to validate people that many people who have gone through what you have gone through would be feeling horrible right now, and I think often this may actually be what you need to hear. In our culture we do not do well with empathizing with those who are struggling inside, when life seems to be dark and gloomy. 

This is where depression and grief can kinda overlap a little bit for people, in that those who may be grieving can feel symptoms that may look a lot like depression. 

It can be helpful to have someone help you navigate through depression, because one of the general go too’s is to isolate one self from others. 

Some people are generally impacted by the weather and seem to feel blue during dark times of the winter when its gloomy, cold and you are not getting to be out in the sun as much as the summer. It can help to have someone to help walk you through seasons that cannot seem to end. Edmonton can be extremely hard for people with the long winters and lack of sunlight; however, I grew up in BC and it can also take a toll on people when there’s weeks of rainy weather. 

Depression can be attributed to deficiency in the neurotransmitter serotonin, so it may not be any specific external thing that is causing depression, but something in the brain. 

Treatments for depression at imentalhealth may look like using a treatment called cognitive behavioral therapy to look at negative automatic thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that may be contributing to further negative emotions. 

Through CBT techniques we can work collaboratively together to help you change habits of thinking, maladaptive behaviors and engage in activities that help support you. 


We are located at 13 Mission Avenue, in Saint Albert, Alberta. We offer online and in person appointments. 

Carson Ryner is currently taking online appointments only as a contractor with iMentalHealth. 


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Geordy murphy
MA Registered Provisional Psychologist

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Carson Ryner
PhD Registered Social worker

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