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).

Local Experts in Depression

I am experienced in helping clients with many types of depression, from mild to severe and from short-term to long-term.

Extensive experience in diagnosing and treating depression, including inpatient and outpatient settings

Sometimes life can feel like too much. You lose motivation and things you used to enjoy become hard to do or tiresome. I can help you find your hopefulness and get your energy back.

Depression can be debilitating and draining, and it can also be treated rather quickly. It is one of the few mental illnesses in which people find relief. I have experience treating depression, with results. Because of my education and training, I can offer many skills for relief.

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.

Having worked with hundreds of middle and high school students, I have a strong sense of the prevalence of depression amongst young people. In my time as a school counselor, I\'ve engaged students in therapeutic interventions to address their depressed states.

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.

The theoretical orientation I was trained in focused heavily on the causes and treatment of depression. In addition to my undergraduate and graduate training, I have had over 9 years experience diagnosing and treating individuals with various types of mood-related diagnoses.

With the days shortening and the rain clouds gathering, this is a natural time of year to experience an increase in feelings of sadness, isolation, and fatigue. Sometimes our thoughts can turn as dark as the season. Having a supportive listener can make all the difference in keeping you feeling connected and well.

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.

Many shades. Many versions of depression.

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

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.

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.

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!

Mental health services include: evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning medication management / psychopharmacology

Depression effects each of us differently. Using special training in mindfulness and somatic based approaches, I work first to support clients to strengthen and broaden their inner and outer resources. Many clients I see have remarked that the tools of self-compassion have been especially helpful for reducing depression. If trauma treatment is needed, healing trauma can resolve depression.

Depression comes in many shapes and sizes, none of them pleasant. We have things to grieve, to embrace, to give up, to discover. Whatever the root of depression, engaging with it can help open up your life to great things.

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.

Depressive symptoms is on a spectrum of severity and shows up differently for different people. You might be highly functioning but lacking in joy and vitality. You might be doing everything that is required of you but nothing else. And, maybe you are hiding your sadness and struggles inside yourself, suffering alone. We will work towards not just symptom relief but address root causes.

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.

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.

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 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.

Sometimes we go through life feeling as though we’re missing something, like we’ve lost our spark or that we\'re hopelessly depleted. Unchecked, depression can spiral downward in such a way that it becomes difficult to function. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I help my clients move through depression and re-connect to a happier, more meaningful life.

Depression is 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

My experience includes working with depression symptoms, ranging from seasonal blues to major depressions. We work together on sleep hygiene, crisis management, and reintegrating positive experiences into your daily schedule.

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.

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 approach depression through many avenues including Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Psychotherapy and many others. At times I refer clients for medications to address depression, but I prefer working without meds. When I have a client suffering from depression, I urge no intake of alcohol or other sedatives because they deepen any existing depression.

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.

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.

Using evidence based approaches we will work together to find both immediate and longer term strategies for increasing mood and improving daily life.

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.

Depression is exhausting, debilitating, and consuming. It can take over your life and make you feel helpless, misunderstood, and alone. I can help you remove this heavy grip and begin to see yourself and your life in a new and healthy perspective. I will come alongside you as we will work together to uncover the messages and thought patterns that keep you stuck in a negative trance of living.

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.

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.

Feelings of depression are fairly common but can manifest differently for each person. Some levels of depression can be satisfactorily addressed with therapy alone, and some may call for the addition of medical treatment. I provide assessment to ascertain how symptoms of depression can best be improved and work to devise a treatment plan that fits each individual need.

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 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.

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.

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've diagnosed and treated the spectrum of depression, from mild forms in a clinic to severe forms at inpatient hospitals requiring electroconvulsive therapy. The psychotherapy focus in my outpatient setting is appropriate for mild to moderate depression. Once severe episodes are abated, initiation of intensive therapy may be appropriate.

Much of my experience prior to beginning private practice included working in community mental health settings with individuals facing significant mood disorders, including depression and anxiety as well as bipolar disorders.

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.

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 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.

Five years' experience supporting clients with clinically lowering their depression through CBT, Mindfulness, dream work, and movement.

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.

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.

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.

The integrative Mind-Body approach I use allows us to go into your mind to the root of what is causing you depression. We will notice and examine the thoughts, images, beliefs, physical sensations, etc that all create the feeling of depression in your system, and we will address these using mind-body modalities in order to bring relief to your system.

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.

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.

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.

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