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 exists on a spectrum, from a troubling moment in life to a nagging sense of despair that has become inscribed in our identity. Either way, depression derives it\'s power through silence, shame and isolation. Finding a voice for your sadness and suffering can offer immediate relief. Spending time discussing your history and relationship to depression can then offer more lasting relief.

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

Many shades. Many versions of depression.

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 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 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 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.

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.

Self-criticism, self-contempt, and even self-hate are commonly associated with depression. I use EFT-based experiential exercises such as empty-chair dialogues with self-critical parts to bring these conflicts into the light in the therapy session, the goal being to help clients develop internal strengths to respond to internalized negative self-treatment.

It is natural to feel sad at times in life, but experiencing ongoing hopelessness, despair, and a reduction of interest in life may indicate depression. I’m experienced in working with depression and offer compassion and support while developing effective coping tools. Together, we explore options and collaborate in changing the underlying beliefs, habits, and behavior that can fuel depression.

Depression is a way we protect ourselves from overwhelming experiences. If we have no functional way to regulate ourselves through life\'s emotional stresses and relationships\' natural shifts in and out of connection, often our nervous systems will jump in, take over and shut us down. Engaging with a skilled Attachment therapist, can support reigniting the aliveness that is your human birthright.

We all struggle with some form of depression, but when it affects your life, so that you can’t do the things you want it becomes a problem. I will help you find ways to work with your depression, so that you can exist with it.

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.

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.

Life can be overwhelming and difficult to manage feelings of low energy, sluggishness, isolation, and hopelessness. I can help you rediscover hope, fight through isolation, increase energy, and help build skills to take charge of your life.

Loosening the hold of rumination, obsession, and negative thinking is hard work. That work is difficult to do on one's own. Through providing tools from many sources, and a supportive relationship , many kinds of depressions can be lifted , and future bouts can be curtailed.

We live in a culture which places a lot of pressure on people to be happy. Also there is a great focus on fixing ourselves which actually only reinforces the deep held belief that something is wrong with us. Our focus together is to look more deeply into the depression; how it shows up for you not only in your mind but in your body and deep in your psyche.

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.

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.

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.

Many people seek therapy because they are struggling with some form of depression. I have strong clinical skills via my work as a crisis counselor as well as community mental health on assessing risk and coming up with a treatment plan that works for you (most importantly)! utilizing hakomi method, cbt and psychodynamic techniques depending on the needs of the individual.

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.

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 can be overwhelming, creating confusion and/or isolation. I don\'t feel that people are meant to go through it alone. Having support and access to resources can shift depressive symptoms from feeling unbearable to manageable. Using CBT and mindfulness techniques, I can help you create tools that work for you.

Whether your experience of depression is situational or rooted in something much deeper there is hope. I use my analytic approach to therapy to help you gain insight and resolve any underlying issues that may be contributing to your depressed mood. With thoughtfulness and sensitivity we can examine the meaning of depression in your life and find your spark again.

Years of training and years of working with clients successfully who are depressed.

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 can be an isolating and hopeless experience, but there is hope. Through therapy, I can support you in gaining insight into the root causes of your depression, develop coping skills, and find healing and wholeness on the other side.

Too much education, training, and experience to list here.

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.

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.

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.

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 sucks. Therapy helps. Here in Portland we experience stretches of bleak and grey that can seem endless. By working together we can help you get out of that feeling of being stuck in a rut, overwhelmed by life, or just plain sad.

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.

CACREP accredited program and institution delved into this education.

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

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.

Similar to my work with anxiety and panic disorder, my approach to working with depression is eclectic. It involves Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), psychoeducation, mindfulness, and experiential approaches to replace negative thought cycles into more affirming and supportive patterns. My strengths-based approach lends itself well to working with 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.

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

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.

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

Depression can mean so many different things to different people, but tends to have one common theme: your life does not look or feel the way you desire. You have little energy, little time, or so few of the relationships you desire in your life. And getting out of that feels scary, if not impossible. But it doesn\'t always have to be this way, change is possible, and healing can happen.

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 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.

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 is unresolved sadness and anger. These two emotions will weigh us down and keep us stuck until we befriend them and accept them as part of our story, not our identity.

I have seen clients and received training specific to depression, including interventions related to behavioral activation for those clients who are below the line of functioning due to 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.

CBT, Mindfulness, metallization based therapy trainings.

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.

Depression symptoms can be debilitating and frustrating. Situational depression makes sense while biological depression is frustrating and confusing. Depression is often linked to events from the past that need to be resolved. I utilize personal empowerment development, meaningful life development and increased happiness to destroy depression symptoms.

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