Depression

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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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.

Depression affects how you think, feel and behave and causes sadness, lack of motivation, hopelessness and increased unworthiness. Symptoms impact not just emotional and mental health but also physical health. It can be debilitating and can negatively impact how you function throughout all areas of your life. Depression is absolutely treatable. You can live the life you were meant to live!

I have successfully supported many individuals experiencing depression. Drawing on my background in depth psychology and mindfulness based therapy with the inclusion of cognitive behavioral interventions when appropriate, I will support you in addressing depression at multiple levels, considering the role of the body, mind, and soul in the symptoms.

There are as many definitions for depression as there are theories of what causes it and how to treat it. For orientation I recommend articles on the topic at my website PortlandTherapist.com or call me with any and all questions. I’ve worked with depressed people my entire professional life, been depressed myself, and am well schooled in theories and treatments to go with all that experience.

When life weighs us down, and we don\'t feel like ourselves, finding a therapist can be helpful. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to change thoughts and behaviors can be helpful in raising mood and helping us to return to feeling like ourselves. I look forward to being a helper on your journey to improved mood and feeling like yourself again.

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.

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.

Deep sadness. Can we stop pushing it away, even for a moment, and listen to what it is desperately trying to tell us? This is no easy task in our culture of 'Produce!' and 'Be happy at all costs!' Yet there is so much to be sad about personally, societally and planetarily. Pushing it away makes it dig in deeper. But by honoring it, we can find its meaning, our passion and our unique call to action

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.

Over 19 million Americans suffer with depression. Don\'t suffer in silence, help is available.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

I use a mindfulness based approach to healing depression and depressive anger through small changes in habits and large changes in perspective.

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 and anxiety are often the result of faulty cognitive processing. I\'ve successfully helped people manage and alleviate depression.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

I provide treatment of depression using a holistic approach, including nature-based therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

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.

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.

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.

I have extensive experience treating individuals with mood issues and have received training in therapy approaches that have been researched to be effective with these disorders.

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.

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 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.

Symptoms of depression can impact your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical reactions. Therapy will focus on your experience of depression to help make changes in these areas and decrease your symptoms. Mindfulness techniques can be incorporated to help decrease symptoms of 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Depression can be many different things for different people. That said, how we feel is largely (or can be) a product of our thoughts and beliefs. Certainly we can do things each day to better our odds of feeling better, while challenges may persist. Gaining insight into what impacts our mood for the better or worse is key to managing depression.

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.

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.

Whether depression is new to you or a frequent presence, I work with you using a holistic approach that looks at your current stressors, your history and ways in which you can better care for yourself to help you experience joy and engagement again. I have specialized training in depression in pregnancy and postpartum.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

I specialize in helping clients heal from depression and find their life purpose. You may feel lost, or be searching for meaning and need support finding your path to healing. I am here to support you through this healing journey.

I continued my studies in Australia in 1998 and finalized my doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the United States in 2007. Through my doctoral specialist training I provided psychological assessment and evidence-based therapies treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions for all ages. I am results-oriented, practicing a wide range of therapeutic approaches.

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.

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.

I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Family systems to decrease depressive symptoms.

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.

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.

Though depression is a common term, the roots and felt experience of each person living with depression are very different. I have worked with a lot of people with depression and my Gestalt therapy orientation provides an excellent path to understand where each person's depression comes from and what they need to heal it.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

I am skilled in working with individuals who experience ongoing sadness, generally feeling down and confused, grief, not enjoying life, and feeling stuck and unmotivated.

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.

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