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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

My work with depression focuses on creating a supportive environment in which to explore ways to move forward. By becoming more aware of the thought and behavior patterns that may be leading to the symptoms of depression, it is possible to learn how to let go of these patterns and to instead move toward a more vital experience of living.

Many shades. Many versions of depression.

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.

Depression and anxiety can lead us to feeling stuck, limited in our relationships, and at a loss for where to turn. In some circumstances, these conditions are influenced by a specific situation, and in other cases they are a component of our biology. Through mindfulness training and cognitive behavioral therapy, we will develop an effective, skills-based plan that will bring you peace and joy.

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.

I have had training in evidence-based approaches to treating symptoms of depression. I have used these approaches for a number of years.

Depression is 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 is an often overwhelming condition that affects a person emotionally and physically. For those who have not suffered from this illness, it is hard to explain how it feels. I believe that Depression is manageable with or without medication, depending on the individual. I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients cope with and ultimately alleviate depression symptoms.

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

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.

I have over 2 years of experience working with clients with depressive and bipolar disorders, and understand the relationship between addiction and mood disorders.

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.

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.

'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 often appears with anxiety and nearly everyone will experience some depression in their life. It is very important to get treatment for it before it becomes a way of life. I work with you to understand what has gone on in your life that has contributed to it and ways to feel alive again.

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.

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.

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 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.

In a society that prizes individual strength, it can be hard to open up with others. Your therapist should be someone with whom you feel comfortable doing this hard work, and who genuinely cares about you and wants to help you succeed. My goal is to help you feel accepted and supported when talking about the issues that are closest to your heart.

Depression can 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.

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.

I have sixteen years experience in treating depression through support groups and through my one-on-one mental health coaching. I have also written three books on depression, including Healing From Depression: 12 Weeks to a Better Mood.In addition, I have battled my own depression, and many of the tools I write about and teach in my groups have emerged from my own personal experience.

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.

Depression can cast a fog over us, affecting our quality of life. My goal is to work with you to minimize your depression by understanding why you are feeling the way you feel. I teach my clients skills that they can use to manage their depression and enjoy life more fully.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Depression is depressing! No one likes to feel chronic despair, sadness, hopelessness, and loss of purpose and meaning -- all hallmarks of clinical depression. But I believe that with compassion, mindfulness, and support, it is possible to tend to depression such that healing can unfold and vitality can be restored.

What is often viewed as pathology in our society, I work with as a natural \n\'gravity\' calling us deeper into self awareness. Working with you to bring compassion into the heart of where depression leads you, I supporting you in befriending your fears and finding the medicine hidden within your suffering.

Depression 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.

When we’re experiencing depression it may seem as if there’s no hope and no way out. However, through the use of Hakomi and Interpersonal therapy we can find connection and purpose in life.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 can feel both painful and overwhelming. Someone suffering with depression may also feel their experience is misunderstood (or unseen) by others around them. If you feel stuck in your depression it is important for you to seek help.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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

Depression often originates in our early experiences, especially our attachment experiences with caregivers, and much of my postgraduate study and supervision work has been in this area--coming to understand how the qualities of the relationships we experienced earlier in our lives affect the ways we feel and respond and act in our relationships today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Depression is not your fault or a sign of weakness. It is a medical illness that needs to be treated, just like diabetes or heart disease. Feeling better takes time but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day. In our work together, you will learn to manage your depression and, in the process, discover a new way of being in the world.

Depression 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.

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

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