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 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.
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.
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.
Many shades. Many versions of depression.
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 is unfortunately common, but it is a huge issue and not to be overlooked. Contending with depression is therapy in which I am well-versed. I help people not to just cope with depression or to just survive; I work to help them thrive.
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.
Depression can be debilitating and draining, and it can also be alleviated. I have experience treating depression, with results. Because of my education and training, I can offer support and guide change towards peace within yourself.
As a therapist who has had personal experience with depression, I can offer a unique insight to tips and treatments in order to cope and thrive.
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.
CBT, Mindfulness, metallization based therapy trainings.
Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating death. Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have over 10 years of experience working with youth/young adults who experience adjustment depression, depression due to school or family struggles, and low self-esteem issues contributing to depression. Often lifestyle changes and cognitive therapy greatly benefits decreasing symptoms.
Similar to Anxiety, I have training in a wide variety of theoretical orientations which have been shown to be efficacious for treating depression. I understand the complex bio-psycho-social interactions that may lead to and exacerbate depression as well as which mechanisms to target for reduction and management of depressive symptoms and increasing healthy thoughts and behaviors.
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.
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.
Feeling sad, hopeless, or chronically fatigued? We can work together to find solutions and explore the issues that might be contributing to your depression.
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 work with folks who struggle with depression or anxiety, but know that there's more than this. Depression can be a deeply painful, and often chronic experience. I go further than surface level quick fixes for depression, and believe that full and lasting change is possible.
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.
Extensive experience in diagnosing and treating depression, including inpatient and outpatient settings
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 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 includes feeling said, hopeless, desperate and helpless. The underlying feeling of it is deeply rooted shame and feeling of inadequacy and abnormality. My approach to the treatment of depression is noticing that shame and recognizing it for what it is, and then bringing love and compassion to the suffering soul that needs acceptance.
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.
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.
I have extensive experience as a therapist working with clients to find coping skills to overcome depressive symptoms. I specialize in addressing emotional pain, distress, depression, anxiety, coping with stress and adjustment, family conflict, PTSD and Anxiety Disorders, and grief/loss. I am a skilled, compassionate, and interactive therapist ready to help you.
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 can be a form of anger turned inward, it can also stem from worry and fear. I approach depression from a mind/body orientation--acknowledging that the body influences the mind's state of being as well as the emotions. I incorporate the moving meditation of qigong into talk-therapy sessions with specific exercises for depression.
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.
Using evidence based approaches we will work together to find both immediate and longer term strategies for increasing mood and improving daily life.
Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy, & I've worked with clients of all ages to resolve & recover from depression. Using theories & techniques from cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, insight- and relational-oriented therapies, and more, I help people understand why depression arose, when & why it recurs/remains, & how to reduce/eliminate, cope with, & manage it.
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.
Pain, anger, trauma, grief, loss, loneliness or life stress can all lead to feelings of sadness and often times depression. Depression can be an isolating and hopeless experience and I have worked with many clients who have moved through the pain of depression and found healing and wholeness on the other side. Things can feel better!
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.
Being human is a daunting assignment. It\'s easy to fall into thinking of hopelessness and despair. We are raised with impossible expectations and a corresponding sense of inadequacy. How to manage? We must learn how to value, take care of and think kindly to ourselves, and make choices that support our highest well-being. To be our own ally instead of a cruel adversary.
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 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 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.
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 a common symptom with both caregiver and child when there is a disconnect in understanding the child with the disability. Through therapy, the caregiver has an increased understanding of the child and more skills and strategies in how to parent differently, resulting in increased understanding and decreased depression.
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.
I have over 10 years working with people with major depression with very good success helping them reach recovery using mindfulness based treatment.
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.
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.
Not everyone likes working with depressed people. I am skilled at identifying each persons individual causes of depression. I help them to recognize the way their brain can distort thinking so they can learn to think in more realistic and accurate ways that reduces or eliminates depression.
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.
I provide treatment of depression using a holistic approach, including nature-based therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
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. 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.
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.
Depression and anxiety are often closely linked to feelings of shame and guilt. I engaged in deep study of these emotions while working on my masters thesis, specifically focusing on how people perceive these emotions. I have also helped many clients who are depressed understand the causes of depression, develop habits and practice techniques they can use to overcome 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.
The vast majority of my clinical experience has included the treatment of depression, from mild symptoms to more pervasive, debilitating ones.
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.
I treat clients struggling with Depression in two complementary ways. We work together to uncover the patterns of thought, belief, behavior, and expectation that perpetuate chronic depressed mood, while identifying and processing the past and present emotional experiences that contribute to suffering.
Creating and seeking support allows us to understand our experience of depression and find ways to move with it.
I use a mindfulness based approach to healing depression and depressive anger through small changes in habits and large changes in perspective.
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 extensive training and experience in proving CBT for depression, as well as training interns/fellows/residents in these approaches. Behavioral activation, exploration and evaluation of negative self-talk, and reinforcing walking/exercise are often a part of this.
Depression stats in the US are staggering, unfortunately, most of us suffer alone. You don't have to, you CAN experience relief. Symptoms can include lack of motivation, restlessness, sadness, irritability, insomnia/hypersomnia, weight loss/gain, clumsiness, forgetfulness, suicidal thoughts, among others. Depression is not a weakness of character or laziness. Let me help.
Mental health services include: evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning medication management / psychopharmacology
While all forms of depression have symptoms in common, like individuals, no two 'depressions' are the same. I have over 20+ years experience working collaboratively with clients to overcome depressed thoughts, feelings & behavior. We may use CBT, solution-focused, humanistic, psychodynamic therapy or any blend of strategies as they best apply to each individual suffering in their particular way.