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).

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Depression can take away the passion for life, dulling the senses and stripping away meaning. At times, depression can be completely debilitating. I help people explore their history and experiences with depressed feelings, uncovering the causes, and finding ways to get relief. When in the grips of depression, it can feel like you are stuck in a dark hole. I can help you climb out.

Depression can feel like the weight of a heavy blanket, where life becomes difficult to navigate. One might feel disconnected from important relationships. I will work with you to feel more connected to yourself and others.

We combine supportive therapy with research-proven cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapy. Sometimes negative thoughts and feelings can seem overwhelming, and at times even become unbearable. We help people understand what triggers negative thoughts and feelings and help clients learn new skills for coping and healing.

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.

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.

I provide compassionate, mindfulness-based counseling, which is helpful in processing what may be causing depression.

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.

Whether you suffer from seasonal depression (SAD), or diagnosed with major depressive disorder - I offer help in sorting out the highs/lows and how to positively cope. Also help clients explore alternatives to treatment of depression other than medication only.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I believe that it is important to attend and respond to depressed feelings. These feelings can be very painful to live with and they indicate that help is needed. Please get help if you are feeling depressed.

Do you feel sad or empty? Perhaps you don’t enjoy activities, hobbies and friends like you used to. It's time for you to gather extra support in your life and be heard. Together, we will gently explore what you need to reclaim the joy in your life. You will find that the heaviness will lift and that a new openness and gratitude for life will enter.

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and it is the most common mental health problem in women. This can be traced to many factors, including childhood traumas, stressful life events, social conditions that disempower or exploit women, and toxic work environments. By addressing psychological injuries in therapy I can help clients create healing change, even without medication.

Whoo. Depression is SO HARD when it's here. I recommend you immediately go buy 'The No-Bullshit Guide to Depression' by Steven Skoczen. Then, find a counselor who can help you navigate the dark woods. I'd be happy to talk with you more about this in person.

Depression is what settles in when you feel out of control of your thoughts, emotions, or situations in your life. The lack of control shows up in self doubt, negative self talk, and a false sense of belief you can change your life. This is where depression knocks on your door and moves in. It consumes your soul and I believe it has worn out its welcome. I\'m here with tools to help you change.

Sometimes feelings of sadness and low moods can become overwhelming and make our lives feel hopeless and meaningless. Depression can include feeling exhausted, losing interest in activities, and feelings of wanting to withdraw from life. I work with clients to develop skills to manage low moods as well as exploring underlying emotional and cognitive patterns that can maintain depressive symptoms.

I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor and teach CBT to other therapists and interns.

Depression is more than just feeling sad. Depression comes with hopelessness, entrenchment, and a lack of interest in the things that once brought joy. Building relief involves both findings ways to alleviate symptoms in order get a handhold back on life as well as addressing root causes, be they biological, psychological, behavioral, or cultural. Together we can do these things.

I have over 10 years working with people with major depression with very good success helping them reach recovery using mindfulness based treatment.

I am trained as a contemporary psychoanalyst with successful experience treating depressive symptoms in both adults and children/teenagers with intensive treatment. I also work collaboratively with physicians or nurse practitioners who may prescribe medications concurrently.

If you're feeling sad, empty, fatigued, indecisive, and worthless, you may be experiencing depression. My approach to this issue works very well when there is an unaddressed issue underlying your depression, such as a past disturbing experience (known as a trauma). Addressing these unresolved issues, working with negative thoughts, and developing positive behaviors can have a powerful impact.

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.

You can become energized by finding your sense of purpose, connecting with people who see and support you, and nurturing the creative spark that I know you have. If you are willing to try, we will find ways for you live a happier and more rewarding life.

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.

I provide individual therapy for teens and adults who are living with depression and other mood challenges. I understand that 'heavy' feeling that is all consuming and feels bigger than us. Let’s work collaboratively to identify the barriers and habitual patterns that keep you stuck and then develop a sustainable path forward incorporating your healing and improved well being.

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 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.

I utilize a multifaceted approach to the treatment of depression incorporating mindfullness, CBT and DBT techniques as well as self compassion.

There are multiple conditions affecting our moods at all times. Sometimes we are aware of these conditions but often they are outside our knowledge. Part of our work together will be finding out those determining factors and seeking healing for those parts of you that are hurting.

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.

The bulk of my experience has been working with youth and families who are struggling with depression. Depression for young people often looks different in adults. Youth who are acting out at home or school, and is often irritable or angry may be in conflict with feelings of depression. I work with youth and families to identify sources of these complicated feelings and utilize CBT a to treat them

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 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 very common in our society today. Many people are plagued with feelings of loneliness, worthlessness, and hopelessness, as well as a disconnection from life as a whole. I help people work through these challenging feelings in order to reconnect with their aliveness, joy, passion and spirit. Healing from depression is possible, and can be a rewarding, life-affirming experience.

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.

I see depression as a very natural body response to great loss, be it relational or loss of self, dreams, hopes, etc. Depression often arises when one\'s environment cannot support the changes necessary for joy and vitality. Together we will explore the roots of depression and its current holdings in your life, healing old wounds to create options for greater happiness.

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.

Depression tends to affect 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 skills to help my clients manage these symptoms and understand them more. I strive to help people cope with their emotions and understand why we feel what we feel.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Depression can leave people feeling stuck and hopeless. It is important to develop internal ways of coping with powerful emotions. Also important is developing external ways of coping by adjusting the patterns of day to day life which depression can often derail. My approach is focused on addressing a person’s internal and external needs for change in a practical down to earth way.

Depression can feel like a never ending fog, one from which there seems to be no lifting. Together we will explore feelings, beliefs and behaviors, and figure out constructive ways to manage and move forward from the heaviness of depression.

Depression and anxiety are often situational, but just as often they are rooted in a core experience of ourselves that has persisted a long time, and resists any efforts to think our way clear of them. The mindful and experiential techniques I utilize allow access to the deep, core experiences and beliefs that need to be changed so that we can feel different and live with renewed energy.

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.

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 work with adults, teens, and children seeking relief from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, poor self-assertion skills, identity issues, life stress--- such as death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, career change. Depression is real. Suffering can feel incapacitating. Therapy is one step in the right direction to helping yourself feel alive again and fully connected.

We will explore the causes of your depression - be they genetic and chemical, environmental, and/or ways you respond to your environment. With that knowledge we can work together to manage and cope with your depression so that life becomes more fulfilling and connected.

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.

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.

Therapy can ease depression and help silence that inner critical voice that keeps you stuck. Using an individualized approach, I will work with you to get past these painful feelings and get back to your life. Treatment may include integrating new skills for coping, and techniques to help keep you focused on the present rather than ruminating on the past.

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.

Depression. It claims our identity, it becomes us, and convinces us our struggle is pointless, that there is no light in life. Your depression is not you and your struggle with it is authentic. I am confident that we can find ways of moving you forward to find joy again.

It's a pervasive and silent thing- depression. I've lived with it myself and have researched it for years.

Depression is a serious issue and impacts millions of people. If you are looking for a therapist to deal with this issue you are taking the first step towards better mental health. Depression symptoms can take many forms including sadness, irritability, hopelessness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, mood swings, lack of concentration, difficulty with sleep, or social isolation.

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.

Feelings of depression can be overwhelming, distressing and debilitating. I have such respect and admiration for individuals who seek out support to push through and work through these emotions. My approach to depression is strength based and collaborative, and I often pull from DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to support clients to treat and manage their symptoms of depression.

Depression can be caused by a wide variety of issues, including genetics, medical problems, circumstances and beliefs. No matter the cause(s), there are ways you can minimize the impact on your life.

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.

I will support you in gaining insight to your life patterns, move through pain, develop self-compassion, learn coping skills, and devleop an increased sense of options and potential.

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.

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.

Feelings of depression are often taboo in our culture yet are often a natural result to loss and change. I believe there is wisdom beneath the dark times and holding ourselves with compassion serves to bring forth a deeper truth that can be transforming. Seeking to understand and allow the meaning of suffering to unfold takes courage and my personal experience of grief may act as a guide.

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.

Regardless of the genesis of one's depression, it always impacts the body. I work with individuals experiencing mono-pole (not bipolar) depressions. Together, we work sensitively and carefully to understand your depression's feelings and responses. I ask that you work with me utilizing expressive art, such as recalling your dreams or simple drawing in session, and related.

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 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

In the Northwest, depression can pop up when we least expect it and make everyday life more difficult. I use an eclectic mix of modalities to help clients find a way to feel more positive in the moment while examining the underlying causes of sadness and depression.

'In a dark time, the eye begins to see' The poet, Theodore Roethke, recognized the opportunities available even in our most troubled moments. When you feel boxed in, therapy can help you find your way out of the tunnel into the light again. Healing is always possible.

I have extensive education and work experience helping clients who struggle with depressed moods, to improve their sense of well-being and establish life strategies that elevate their deflated moods.

Life is full of ups and downs, we live that all the time, but sometimes life can feel too much. I can assist you using a combination of symptom relief and self-exploration so that gradually the sadness can lift and you can feel better able to cope.

Depression is the experience of persistent sad mood and loss of interest in enjoyable activities. It can manifest in hopeless, self-critical thoughts, social isolation, and changes in sleep and appetite. Depression can occur in relation to a variety of life stressors (e.g., loss, illness, trauma). I have had success treating depression with cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented techniques.

Depression can reflect physical and/or psychological causes. Psychologically, it can reflect an inner conflict and/or a lack of meaning in one's life. The conflict can be between two apparently opposing desires or a conflict between conscious and unconscious desires. Emotional exhaustion can show up as depression.

Feeling sad or “down in the dumps” is a normal feeling that everyone experiences sometimes. Depression is a myriad of feelings that get in the way of your daily functioning. Depression can manifest quite differently in men, women, teenagers, and children. Therapy can be helpful in terms of looking at patterns of behavior and thought in order to move through the depression.

There are many factors that contribute to our mood and can lead to lasting feelings of sadness and depression. Our mood can also be impacted by how we view ourselves, others, and the world. I can help you to make adjustments to the tangible causes (i.e. feeling powerless in our current political climate) and help you to find perspective and relate to yourself with kindness and compassion.

To understand depression, I consider genetic predisposition, childhood traumas, relationships disruptions, capacity for insight and spiritual receptivity. The first step isto embrace sadness, emptiness and despair as powerful teachers of life\'s most profound lessons, not simply as diseases or symptoms to be eliminated by any means necessary.

I have experience helping clients reduce and manage symptoms of depression without medication. What has worked very well in the past: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and lifestyle coaching, referrals for acupuncture and massage, teaching & practicing mindfulness skills, exploring personal meaning/purpose; and individualized therapeutic Yoga sessions to compliment our work in counseling.

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