Most everyone sometimes feels sad. But when feelings of sadness interfere with daily life and cause pain for both you and those who around you, you may have depression. Depression affects everyone differently, so symptoms can vary widely. Depression is often characterized by a loss of interest in activities that once were pleasurable. If you are depressed, you may feel sad, unhappy, anxious, angry, troubled, empty, distracted, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, frustrated or agitated. You may cry for no reason and have regular thoughts about death, dying or suicide. Many people with depression also have physical symptoms such as aches and pains, loss of appetite or overeating, insomnia or excessive sleeping, fatigue, loss of energy, and digestive problems. Depression can be temporary and caused by a life event (such as child birth or the loss of a loved one) but for some it is a lifelong battle. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States affecting close to 7% of the adult population. Visiting a mental health professional is an important first step in coping with depression. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away (Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255).
Local Experts in Depression
Ongoing training and practice in treatment of depression.
Having worked with hundreds of middle and high school students, I have a strong sense of the prevalence of depression amongst young people. In my time as a school counselor, I\'ve engaged students in therapeutic interventions to address their depressed states.
Depression can be heavy and debilitating slowing you down and inhibiting you from being productive and engaging. There are ways to move out of depression. I can assist with identifying where the drain is stemming from and provide skills and insights on how to move forward and lift your spirits.
Depression is treatable. That's the first thing that you need to know about depression. Understanding your depression and the ways that it affects you, is the work we will do together in therapy. Unraveling depression takes time, there is no quick fix, but living without depression is a goal that is worth working towards.
Depression is not simply sadness: it can be marked by loneliness or the feeling that one is irreparably defective. Working with depression entails getting to know how the one who is depressed experiences that in their own life.
Mental health services include: evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning medication management / psychopharmacology
Depression effects each of us differently. Using special training in mindfulness and somatic based approaches, I work first to support clients to strengthen and broaden their inner and outer resources. Many clients I see have remarked that the tools of self-compassion have been especially helpful for reducing depression. If trauma treatment is needed, healing trauma can resolve depression.
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Many of us experience periods in our lives where we feel stuck and I truly honor those individuals who are willing to come forward and say that they are tired of the daily struggles and that they need help. Through a collaborative approach, my hope is to guide clients into accessing the necessary tools that reside inside of them as a way to propel them forward.
Depression can show up in many different flavors and intensities. It can affect our sleep, our appetite, and certainly our relationships. Some types of depression feel sad and hopeless, while others can feel agitating, even rageful. Regardless, depression takes over our lives and negatively impacts our functioning.
An existential-Humanistic approach can be helpful for individuals with depressive symptoms as these symptoms tend to stem from unfulfilling life situations. An honest exploration of your current state can lead to improved self-awareness, and self-acceptance, which can serve as the catalyst for implementing changes in your life.
Often times depression feels overwhelming and too much to manage. I believe that it is important to become mindful of negative self-talk and seek tools that will allow clients to address depression one step at a time. Depression requires planning and setting down a map of what tools to use in those moments that feel overwhelming.
If you live in the PNW, chances are you have experienced or come across some depression. Whether you have been living with this for most of your life, or you are having a period in your life with more depression, this is the place we explore your relationship with depression, and ultimately find the best coping mechanisms to overcome.
Feeling depressed and intense sadness can be so difficult and isolating. Our therapists can provide comfort and hope during these challenging times by helping them process their feelings, rekindle meaningful connections, and create a more joyful and fulfilling life.
The theoretical orientation I was trained in focused heavily on the causes and treatment of depression. In addition to my undergraduate and graduate training, I have had over 9 years experience diagnosing and treating individuals with various types of mood-related diagnoses.
With the days shortening and the rain clouds gathering, this is a natural time of year to experience an increase in feelings of sadness, isolation, and fatigue. Sometimes our thoughts can turn as dark as the season. Having a supportive listener can make all the difference in keeping you feeling connected and well.
I am trained in EMDR and Mindfulness practices to manage symptoms of depression specifically. I have also provided services to individuals with a history of depression. I work as a crisis therapist, and I am specialized in risk assessments and working with individuals who are considering suicide.
Depression is depressing! No one likes to feel chronic despair, sadness, hopelessness, and loss of purpose and meaning -- all hallmarks of clinical depression. But I believe that with compassion, mindfulness, and support, it is possible to tend to depression such that healing can unfold and vitality can be restored.
Depression can be chronic, rooted in painful early experience and/or situational, reactive to events that are experienced as overwhelming. Depression involves biology, behavior and expectations. Working one's way out of a depressive state requires commitment, support and action. I offer counseling to facilitate clients' growth beyond depression.
Having experienced my own health challenges, I can empathize with the frustration and isolation of physical pain and illness. However, as we deepen our relationship with the nature world, we are inspired to acquaint ourselves with the deeper, healing essence inside us all. This has been true for me, and can also be true for you.
Loosening the hold of rumination, obsession, and negative thinking is hard work. That work is difficult to do on one's own. Through providing tools from many sources, and a supportive relationship , many kinds of depressions can be lifted , and future bouts can be curtailed.
Depression tends to effect us in many different ways. Sometimes it looks like irritability, or sadness, being more emotional than usual, thoughts of hurting ourselves, and/or not feeling motivated to achieve our goals. I focus on thought distortions, living in the moment and schema therapy to help my clients manage these symptoms.
Depression is a common problem but that doesn\'t mean it isn\'t going to get better. Let talk about what you have already tried to work on your depression and brainstorm new ideas together to decide how we can help your depression and better your life. Depression is not fun to live with and I want to come along side of you and help make things better.
The integrative Mind-Body approach I use allows us to go into your mind to the root of what is causing you depression. We will notice and examine the thoughts, images, beliefs, physical sensations, etc that all create the feeling of depression in your system, and we will address these using mind-body modalities in order to bring relief to your system.
In a society that prizes individual strength, it can be hard to open up with others. Your therapist should be someone with whom you feel comfortable doing this hard work, and who genuinely cares about you and wants to help you succeed. My goal is to help you feel accepted and supported when talking about the issues that are closest to your heart.
I have significant training in Psychodynamic combined with some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in treating depression. I have recently been adding educational experiences in Mindfulness based interventions in treating Depression.
I have received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), both of which have been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression. By addressing both maladaptive thought patterns and unhealthy interpersonal patterns, we can work to address the unmet attachment needs driving the depression.
Depression is an issue that I have had a lot of success treating, both in the short term and long term. Depression is a state of mind that you feel helpless to change. It seems like you can't go forward and you can't go back. I give my clients tools to change this state in the moment and a plan for continued growth, helping to live each day with more freedom.
Many of us come to counseling with some sort of an issue like anxiety, depression, or low self esteem. I believe that these 'issues' are actually pathways inward to wholeness and freedom. Depression is the result of suppressed life force energy. When we begin to heal our wounds, work through our fears and access our purpose, the haze of depression lifts.
Depression can occur for so many different reasons, and it is often incredibly hard to reduce or resolve it. I work with patients to develop insight around what might be causing the depression and to develop custom-tailored strategies for managing it and living a fulfilling life even when depressed.
Many shades. Many versions of depression.
Climbing therapy has been researched and shown to decrease depression.
I approach healing depression from many angles: unearthing limiting beliefs about yourself and the world, learning to parenting yourself in the ways you didn\'t get, expressing sadness/grief that has never been cared for, creating a balanced and healthy lifestyle, & working with breath and movement to increase energy and motivation.
Depression is so painful because it affects so many areas of life - often covering everything with a sense of emptiness and making normal tasks so tough. I primarily use an evidence-based approach called Emotion-Focused Therapy to activate and work through the emotional problems at the core of depression so that you can get back to living the life you want.
I have both training and experience from Portland State Universities Graduate School of Counseling in the treatment of Depression. I work with both adults and children on issues of Depression on a daily basis.
Depression can be felt on many different levels. It can hold us back and hinder us from living the life we want to live! My hope is to help you sort through ways to combat this depression so you can break free from it weighing you down.
Depression is our mind's way of telling us that something is not right in our lives. As an experienced clinician who has worked with thousands of people with depression, I understand that depression can have several different causes and treatments. I offer you a supportive environment where you can be honest about your suffering while experimenting with the hope for change.
This is such a debilitating feeling or set of feelings to have; it zaps your zest for life and often people are afraid it will never go away. I have worked with this for as long as I\'ve been a therapist and I assure you that you do not have to accept it as a way of life. I will help you bring about a a state of well-being that allows you to have hope and relief from depression.
I use an integrative model that borrows from cognitive behavioral and existentialist concepts. I believe finding wellness can be a form of resistance to oppression.
I have extensive training and experience in working with individuals struggling with depression. I draw on several evidence-based approaches, with an emphasis on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), behavioral action, and psychoeducation. Regardless of the causes of your depression, I can help you get yourself back on your feet and into your life.
I bring an understanding spirit and an arsenal of approaches to dealing with depression and other mood disorders. I also have substantial experience in crisis and suicide intervention, and work effectively to help clients combat depression on all fronts -- from the physical to energetic to the narrative and the spiritual.
Much of my experience prior to beginning private practice included working in community mental health settings with individuals facing significant mood disorders, including depression and anxiety as well as bipolar disorders.
I have specific training and experience working with clients who are struggling with issues of depression.
How is the purpose and meaning in your life? Do you belong somewhere? Do you feel you have something to contribute? Do you have something and/or someone to love? Do you have something to look forward to? Examine these questions in light of your experience of depression and see what is missing in a conversation dedicated to your well being.
I treat depression using a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical, and values-based approaches. What this means is that we will look for ways to change thinking patterns and behaviors which may contribute to depression, as well as clarify values which can allow you to feel that you are living your life to its full potential. \n
Depression can take many forms - quite often we may appear happy to others but be filled with self-doubt and worthlessness. We\'ll work together to build connection with the world around you, find your joy, and understand how to avoid the thought-traps that led us into depression to begin with.
The vast majority of my clinical experience has included the treatment of depression, from mild symptoms to more pervasive, debilitating ones.
Therapy may help you recognize things that may be contributing to the depression you feel and help you develop a plan to change behaviors and beliefs that may interfere with your optimal health. I enjoy working collaboratively to improve quality of life in mental, physical, emotional, work, family, and personal spheres.
I have 10 years providing therapy that addresses the causes and maintenance of depression and empowers the client with a toolkit for understanding the mind-body connection, reducing the level of distress, and increasing effective coping and resiliency. I integrate \nCBT, Mindfulness, and Somatic/Mind-Body therapies to address depression in therapy.
I utilize a multifaceted approach to the treatment of depression incorporating mindfullness, CBT and DBT techniques as well as self compassion.
In conjuction with my compassionate, collaborative, and client-centered approach to thearpy, I look for opportunities to illuminate moments of peace, joy and connection in life and our therapeutic relationship. Depression treatment can be a safe exploration of the richness of your emotions and respect for your depth of experience.
Friends and family often have trouble understanding depression and wonder why you can't just snap out of it. I have suffered from this condition myself, and value this experience for the insights it has provided me in helping others. Although there is no magic fix, making small changes in a few different areas can help you cope and recover.
Depression is closely connected to anxiety, and as such, my credentials for anxiety are also true for depression. I continue to keep current with the psychological literature on both issues and learn techniques for addressing and managing both.
Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns in the United States. Sadness and grief are normal human emotions. I provide a safe, caring space for you to explore feelings of sadness or grief, whether they are new or something you have been experiencing for a long time. Through the use of various modalities, I can assist you in exploring ways to alleviate feelings of depression.
Often individuals that have experienced trauma also experience depression. I believe depression stems from a lack of vitality and connection with others. I tailor treatment to the individual dependent upon their particular need. Equine facilitated psychotherapy has proven very effective for clients to work through their depression.
Experienced in cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based treatments for depression
Do you feel like you have no energy to live how you want to? Depression is not a lack of motivation, it\'s usually a result of feeling stuck in a situation or a lack of resources to process a challenging experience. You also don\'t need to be alone in your pain. We can explore your experience together and find ways for you to physically and emotionally regain the energy to be your best self.
Depression is incredibly painful, and it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. I am here to support you in all ways as we develop achievable and meaningful goals to move you out of depression and back to your life.
Depression affects us all. How we learn to understand how it is a symptom of our experience and learn to identify the buried feeling(s) beneath it, is paramount to a successful, happy life.
I seek to understand the wisdom of depression and the message it holds. When depression presents itself, there can often be subtle or not so subtle obstacles to confront. This could include a crisis of meaning, frequent negative beliefs, low quality relationships, a tendency to not want or need, and or difficulty being playful and/or creative. I use Gestalt and Sensorimotor as treatment methods.
I deal with depression from the place of ego identification, unconscious emotional and mental drives and impulses in need to come to the surface and be transformed.
I use empathy, active listening, strong attending skills and silence to help the client process their feelings. I create an environment where clients can broaden their range of feelings, and help them uncover feelings that have been buried or gone unrecognized. I encourage clients to increase their physical activity if applicable, engage their world again and find the courage to live again.
People who have depression are some of the hardest-working people around; seemingly simple acts require huge effort. Using CBT, mindfulness, and interpersonal process, I have helped people lighten the burden of depression related to grief, addiction, chemical imbalances, life circumstances and more.
Sometimes we go through life feeling as though we’re missing something, like we’ve lost our spark or that we\'re hopelessly depleted. Unchecked, depression can spiral downward in such a way that it becomes difficult to function. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I help my clients move through depression and re-connect to a happier, more meaningful life.
Depression is extremely common in our complex and stressful world, takes many forms, and can come from a wide range of environmental stressors, family of origin experiences, trauma or loss, just to name a few. (The therapy process may or may not benefit from including prescription assistance.)
Depression is a complex diagnosis that can have varied causes. Often, people experience depression when circumstances in their life leave them worn down, defeated, overwhelmed, or feeling powerless. Medication can be a great tool in treating the symptoms of depression, but often doesn't address the source of the issue. Counseling can fill in those gaps and help you begin to heal.
Everyone experiences emotional ups and downs, but sometimes we can get stuck in the down position. This can happen against all logic, when there appears to be 'nothing to complain about,' which can make you feel ashamed to talk forcing you to pretend or hide your real feelings. Together we'll explore what's really going on so you no longer need to fear being an impostor. I am here to help you out.
I use expressive arts, mindfulness, person centered therapy, EMDR, and talk therapy to reduce symptoms of depression.