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 have significant training in Psychodynamic combined with some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in treating depression. I have recently been adding educational experiences in Mindfulness based interventions in treating 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 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.
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.
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 tends to effect 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 thought distortions, living in the moment and schema therapy to help my clients manage these symptoms.
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.
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 can look different for a lot of people. For some its a deep melancholy, for others a general feeling of emptiness, and still others it can be in irritability, or feeling generally disconnected. All of these are stress reactions, which require time to slow down, rest, and identify challenges in mind, body, or spirit which are preventing you from being your true self.
I approach healing depression from many angles: unearthing limiting beliefs about yourself and the world, learning to parenting yourself in the ways you didn\'t get, expressing sadness/grief that has never been cared for, creating a balanced and healthy lifestyle, & working with breath and movement to increase energy and motivation.
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 aim to help clients unlock and release the negative feelings associated with this pervasive state of not feeling good.
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.
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 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 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.
Depression and anxiety is incredibly painful and affects most people in some way at some point in life. It can be sporadic or completely consuming. Together, we can work to identify the root and look for patterns that might unknowingly contribute to your anxiety and depression. I can help you develop effective skills to move forward enjoy life more fully again.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
The vast majority of my clinical experience has included the treatment of depression, from mild symptoms to more pervasive, debilitating ones.
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.
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 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.
Many of my clients struggle with either underlying issues of anxiety and/or depression. I have worked in both individual, couples and group setting addressing both anxiety and depression.
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.
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.
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.
The contributing factors to depression are as vast and varied as the individuals who carry it. Whether it is persistent and severe or infrequent and mild, depression is a psychological state that holds many within its grasp. Depression can open us to seeing difficult truths, and can also blind us from seeing others. Navigating depression with another human being, rather than alone, is crucial.
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.
Many shades. Many versions of depression.
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 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.
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 affect us by feeling we\'re in a \'funk\' all the way to feeling like we are moving through a fog carrying a heavy black weight. We can feel powerless to change it. I use a variety of techniques such as assessing whole life balance, cognitive behavior therapy, and Gestalt therapy to empower clients to get out of the fog.
CBT, Mindfulness, metallization based therapy trainings.
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.
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.
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.
An existential-Humanistic approach can be helpful for individuals with depressive symptoms as these symptoms tend to stem from unfulfilling life situations. An honest exploration of your current state can lead to improved self-awareness, and self-acceptance, which can serve as the catalyst for implementing changes in your life.
Depression is lonely, heavy and isolating. For decades I\'ve been helping people unravel the knots of depression as together we both explore its underbelly while cultivating the part of you that brings you right here.
I have provided evidenced-based treatment for depression for over 7 years. Interventions include EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness (DBT).
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.
Regardless of the genesis of one's depression, it always impacts the body. I work with individuals experiencing mono-pole (not bipolar) depressions. Together, we work sensitively and carefully to understand your depression's feelings and responses. I ask that you work with me utilizing expressive art, such as recalling your dreams or simple drawing in session, and related.
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.
It's a pervasive and silent thing- depression. I've lived with it myself and have researched it for years.
Depression can occur for so many different reasons, and it is often incredibly hard to reduce or resolve it. I work with patients to develop insight around what might be causing the depression and to develop custom-tailored strategies for managing it and living a fulfilling life even when depressed.
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.
I will support you in gaining insight to your life patterns, move through pain, develop self-compassion, learn coping skills, and devleop an increased sense of options and potential.
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.
I am experienced in helping clients with many types of depression, from mild to severe and from short-term to long-term.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.