Anxiety & Depression Treatment

At The Healing Institute, we understand that everyone’s experience with depression and anxiety is unique. That’s why we offer personalized care and attention, ensuring that every aspect of your depression therapy on Vancouver Island is tailored to your specific needs. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to supporting you through every step of your journey, providing a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore, understand, and overcome the challenges you face.

Our retreat for depression and anxiety is more than just a place for therapy; it’s a sanctuary where you can rediscover your inner strength and reconnect with yourself. We believe in a holistic approach to mental health, integrating traditional depression therapy with a variety of healing modalities, mindfulness practices, and wellness activities. This comprehensive approach ensures you receive the care and support necessary for lasting change and recovery.

Whether you’re seeking anxiety treatment in the Vancouver area, or looking for a peaceful depression retreat, we are here to help. Our centre is a welcoming space where you can let go of the burdens you carry, find relief from your symptoms, and embark on a transformative journey toward a happier, healthier life.

Treatments for Anxiety & Depression

As part of the anxiety and depression treatment, the following fundamental foundations are used:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a powerful psychological treatment that addresses negative thought patterns and behaviours. CBT will be delivered both individually and in group-based educational sessions. An evidenced-based 12-session sequential CBT program will be delivered to clients.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a comprehensive therapeutic approach designed to help individuals manage emotions, reduce self-destructive behaviours, and improve relationships. DBT will be delivered in both individual and group-based educational sessions, offering skills in mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness for lasting positive change.

Skill-Based Educational Series

We focus on teaching practical, applicable skills such as communication, problem-solving, and emotional management. These interactive and experiential sessions allow participants to actively engage, practice, and internalize new abilities, leading to personal growth and improved real-world effectiveness in their daily lives.

Recreational Therapy

Recreational therapy utilizes leisure activities to improve physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It’s a holistic approach that encourages personal development, social interaction, and skill-building through enjoyable experiences. Tailored to individual needs, recreational therapy fosters relaxation, stress reduction, and a sense of accomplishment, enhancing overall quality of life and reducing depression and anxiety symptoms.

Journalling Skills

Journaling skills involve techniques and practices for effectively using written expression as a tool for self-reflection, emotional processing, and personal growth. Through journaling, individuals can explore thoughts and feelings, set goals, and track progress, fostering self-awareness and resilience.

Pharmaceutical Support

As part of your comprehensive treatment plan, psychiatrists and medical professionals will prescribe and monitor medication to alleviate symptoms, stabilize mood, and improve overall well-being, often in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions.


Yoga is a holistic practice combining physical postures, breath control, and meditation to enhance mental and physical health. It promotes relaxation, mindfulness, and body awareness, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

Art Therapy

Art therapy is a creative form of psychotherapy that uses artistic expression to facilitate emotional healing and self-discovery. Through drawing, painting, sculpting, or other mediums, individuals can externalize feelings, explore personal experiences, and develop coping skills.

24/7 Nursing Support

24/7 nursing support ensures continuous, around-the-clock care for individuals undergoing treatment. Skilled nurses provide medical monitoring, administer medications, and help with daily needs. This constant presence ensures safety, comfort, and immediate response to health concerns.

Discover the transformative power of our comprehensive care. Join our supportive community and experience a personalized approach to recovery. Take the first step towards a brighter future and contact The Healing Institute today.