Portland Therapy Blog

Local experts share the latest information and resources on all things mental health.

Why Am I Afraid to Tell Anyone that I am Depressed?

Posted:   September 27, 2014 by Colleen Burke-Sivers, LPC

Even in the wake of the press surrounding Robin William's suicide and the attempt to remove the stigma from depression, it can still carry a heavy connotation.  Depression is not something that is easy to bring up in conversation. It is not something that people always hear without judgment. And it is not something that is easy to live with. Those who have not been through it may find it difficult to sympathize and many sufferers are afraid to mention it for fear that the response they get will make them feel worse. But if you never tell anyone about it, you may end up feeling more alone.

How to Prepare for Couples Counseling

Posted:   September 14, 2014 by Gina Senarighi

It is not unusual to feel a little nervous before your first couples counseling or marriage therapy session. Preparing by paying special attention to self-care can be incredibly beneficial in making the most of your investment in couples therapy.