Embracing Empowerment


What is Depression?

Depression is a common mental disorder the impact’s one’s ability to concentrate and function in everyday life. More than 300 million people are impacted by depression globally, and troubling, less than half of those will receive treatment.   A recent study found that in Canada, 11% of Canadians aged 15 to 24 experienced depression at some point in their lives.




Depression has many faces. One person can smile and the other person can exhibit anger. Symptoms of depression vary from one person to the next. Like everything in mental health, it’s not one size fits all.


Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services

If you or a loved one is suffering depression, it is critical to seek help.  Parul Shah is an experienced registered social worker, a psychotherapist and private counsellor through her practice Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services.  She is empathetic to the pain and challenges caused by depression, and knowledgeable in the complexity of this common mental disorder.

She guides clients to embrace their challenges and difficulties, so they are empowered to grow. Her therapeutic approaches are tailored to her clients’ needs and she is qualified in:

Clinical Mental Health Consultation

We offer 50-minute in-person or virtual clinical mental health consultations