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
Depression is a common experience of many individuals in our culture due to trauma, expectations, and the value of individualism. Approaching depression with ecotherapy creates opportunities for reconnecting with the authentic self, the earth, and your community. I also recognize the struggle in depression by emphasizing safety planning for suicidal ideation and strengthening protective factors.
CBT, Mindfulness, metallization based therapy trainings.
Ms Rosengarten offers diagnostic and medical treatment services to help alleviate the symptoms of major depressive disorder (including rumination, sleep disturbances, suicidal ideation) and prevent its re-occurrence. She incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy and elements of motivational interviewing into her practice to optimize treatment outcomes.
Hopelessness, isolation, and thoughts of death are all common experiences with depression. These feelings can often lead us to begin fearing ourselves and our life or being resigned to living a hopeless life. By being a witness, being present, and breaking the isolation therapy can be a catalyst for improving symptoms of depression.
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.
Depression can be successfully treated using a number of approaches from the straight forward like exercising, to more complex like integrating unconscious and conscious material. I work with you to select which one or which multiple treatments work best.
Depression is an often overwhelming condition that affects a person emotionally and physically. For those who have not suffered from this illness, it is hard to explain how it feels. I believe that Depression is manageable with or without medication, depending on the individual. I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients cope with and ultimately alleviate depression symptoms.
I have provided evidenced-based treatment for depression for over 7 years. Interventions include EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness (DBT).
Depression often involves a sense of hopelessness and feeling that things might never change, but interpersonal counseling is one of the most effective ways to begin to introduce a new sense of clarity, hope, momentum and connection. My style of counseling is a client-led, collaborative process that can offer a true sense of personal accomplishment.
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.
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.
Depression is not your fault or a sign of weakness. It is a medical illness that needs to be treated, just like diabetes or heart disease. Feeling better takes time but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day. In our work together, you will learn to manage your depression and, in the process, discover a new way of being in the world.
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 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.
I have had training in evidence-based approaches to treating symptoms of depression. I have used these approaches for a number of years.
Depression is a debilitating and paralyzing experience of the soul and spirit. Depression lives differently in everyone. I utilize a multifaceted approach that includes depth work concepts, stream of consciousness, Mindfulness, CBT, and psychoanalytic therapy to work with a client\'s whole being and life experience.
Depression can be an all-encompassing mental, emotional, and bodily state. The word itself reveals much about its nature - something is being \'depressed,\' and the symptoms can be a scary experience - lack of joy, chronic fatigue, numbness, negative thought patterns. The effects of depression are compounded by social stigma. I work with you to stabilize your moods and recover a sense of aliveness.
With more than 20 years of experience, years of academic study, and psychoanalytic training I approach the problem of depression from the totality of the person\'s experience. The roots of depression can be organic and have medical causes or can have developmental or spiritual causes.
We know mood is directly related to patterns of thought and negative, dysfunctional thinking affects one's sense of self, behavior, and physical state. Overcoming depression through healthy thoughts and actions is at the heart of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. When we integrate our beliefs and turn those into action, do we begin to find relief. There is no shame, no guilt, no loss - only change.
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 sucks. It sucks desire, motivation, agency, energy, joy and vitality, i.e. all the things that make life worth living. It can make life seem pointless, but there is a point to depression, a way to be with it, and a way to be without. I can help you figure out how.
What is often viewed as pathology in our society, I work with as a natural \n\'gravity\' calling us deeper into self awareness. Working with you to bring compassion into the heart of where depression leads you, I supporting you in befriending your fears and finding the medicine hidden within your suffering.
Depression is something many people face in modern times. Causes can be internal (self-esteem issues, chemical imbalance), external (resulting from unhealthy relationships or abuse), societal (feeling isolated, experiencing pressures around your job or money) or even global (climate change, discrimination, poverty, etc). You don’t need to face these challenges alone, and I'm here to help.
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.
Depression is a common presenting issue in therapy and I've worked with a wide range of clients experiencing depression. When depression sets in, many clients feel hopeless about their ability to get their needs met and find satisfaction in life again. I utilize primarily CBT and narrative therapy for clients experiencing depression, as well as focusing on identification of feelings and needs.
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.
Depression can look different for a lot of people. For some its a deep melancholy, for others a general feeling of emptiness, and still others it can be in irritability, or feeling generally disconnected. All of these are stress reactions, which require time to slow down, rest, and identify challenges in mind, body, or spirit which are preventing you from being your true self.
Difficult, traumatic, and unprocessed life experiences can have a cumulative effect on the psyche and lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. Together we explore contents from your conscious and unconscious, slowly re-membering and gently examining these memories. In time, a renewed, stronger, and better integrated relationship to your unique life can emerge.
Depression robs a person of joy...and of perspective. When you are in a depressive state, everything seems difficult and meaningless. You believe that your view of reality is true and everyone else out there who seems happy are all looking through rose colored glasses. I have helped hundreds of people find their way out of this distorted and miserable state and back to their true selves.
Almost 10% of adults in the United States experience symptoms of depression at some point in their lives. We make a false distinction in this country between mental and physical health. Our brains are major organs that are vulnerable to illness in same way as other systems in our bodies. I welcome the chance to help you figure out what is causing your brain to suffer and to begin to recover.
I am experienced in helping clients with many types of depression, from mild to severe and from short-term to long-term.
Depression can be experienced differently by different people. Developing insight and different ways of thinking about one\'s experiences, thoughts and feelings can be a game changer for those who struggle with depression.
Many shades. Many versions of depression.
Sadness is a normal emotion for all of us - infant to elderly. It tends to come and go, but not always. Sometimes it stays longer than is bearable and creates problems in one\'s life. I can help individuals develop coping skills to utilize during difficult life periods when depression sets in and doesn\'t want to let go.
When it comes to depression, we rely on cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness-based interventions to improve mood and decrease risk of relapse. Specific interventions that we use include behavioral activation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Depression can be incredibly immobilizing and I seek to help you get reconnected with your own vitality, integrate challenging emotions and experiences, and actively engage with your life. Let's get the fire lit.
Depression often stems from worries about past experiences. There are many non-medication ways to help manage depression. Six areas I specifically work with clients are: connection, hopeful future, mapping depression, changing patterns, pessimism vs. optimism, restarting brain growth, and mindfulness.
Depression, mood disorders (including Bipolar) and related Anxiety disorders has been a specialty of mine for more than 10 years. I have completed related trainings and employ primarily Mindfulness-CBT oriented interventions.
Depression and anxiety are often the result of faulty cognitive processing. I\'ve successfully helped people manage and alleviate depression.
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 specific training and experience working with clients who are struggling with issues of depression.
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.
I have broad experience with depression to help clients both manage symptoms such as sleeplessness and anxiety as well as identify and work through psychological issues that underlie it.
I work with clients who feel they are not reaching their potential because of anxiety or depression. It is invaluable to understand how you have managed to, on some level, navigate your challenges up to this point. Through Cognitive / Exploratory methods I help facilitate an awareness and acceptance of your difficulties towards thoughtful, positive, mindful actions in the present.
I provide compassionate, mindfulness-based counseling to process what may be causing depression, help access resources in the self for more resiliency, and help you find more contentment in life.
It is natural to feel sad at times, but experiencing ongoing hopelessness, despair, and a reduced interest in life may indicate depression. I’m experienced in working with depression and offer compassion, insight, and effective tools. Together we can explore options and if appropriate, collaborate in changing the underlying beliefs, habits, and behavior that fuel depression.
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.
Depression presents differently within people. For some it lurks in the background while for others it is intense and episodic. I've worked with depression at all parts of the spectrum. I'm adept at evaluating and treating various presentations of depression and helping people access new paths of recovery
I use a mindfulness based approach to healing depression and depressive anger through small changes in habits and large changes in perspective.
Depression symptoms can include but are not limited to: feelings of defeat, overwhelm, sadness, lack of motivation, lack of interest, heaviness, and fatigue. You may experience a feeling of disconnect from your body sensations and the ability to experience pleasure. It may be hard to get out of bed, stop crying, participate in typical daily activities or even life itself at times.
ndividual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential past experiences, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves...
Healing from depression takes time. It took time to get there, it takes time to recover. I encourage my clients to take it one simple step at a time, as often we are way to hard on ourselves when depressed. Together we will look into underlying issues that are supporting the depression, as well as daily habits that can help you rise to the surface.
I have experience in symptom reduction approaches that focus on a clear identification of the symptoms that the client wishes to shift and/or reduce, and creating an individualized approach to reducing or eliminating those 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.
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 include a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques and the latest in neuroscience research to incorporate what would be most helpful for you. With sensitivity and compassion, I assist you to in healing in a way that fits your pace and learning style.
Feeling down, unmotivated, hopeless, etc...? The ways in which depression manifests itself in our lives is complex and can be addressed through a variety of approaches. Healthier living, proper diet, exercise, connection to meaning, disconnecting from toxicity, clarity of thought/wants/needs, and engaging in the pursuit of all these turn the tide on depression.
The pain and isolation of depression hides the fact that depression can be an adaptive tool we've used to survive difficult experiences and relationships. With self-compassion, mindfulness and analysis of beliefs that underlie depression, we can begin to change our relationship to depression and to grow the other, more joyful and complex parts of ourselves.
Depression is sometimes referred to as \'the dark night of the soul\' and can be the most authentic way to access one\'s true feelings. When we feel sad, we are not hiding behind anxiety and we don\'t have time for shame. I see depression as a movement of energy that is crying out for attention. i aim to meet clients where they are at and empathize and collaborate with them on their path.
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.