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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My approach in working with clients with depression is to look at various spheres of influence and identifying problematic factors in the life of a client to intervene with.

I have specific training and experience working with clients who are struggling with issues of depression.

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.

I often find that depression comes from something being suppressed or stopped. It could be from now or from childhood. Giving the body/mind the space to express and be listened too generally allows for release and a freedom which gives rise to more creative lifeforce energy and flow.

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.

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.

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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.

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 worked with many clients who struggle with depression and I have successfully treated them by using a combination of CBT and EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is especially beneficial when clients also had trauma in their past that may be related to their current struggle with depression.

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.

I aim to help clients unlock and release the negative feelings associated with this pervasive state of not feeling good.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Everyone experiences emotional ups and downs, but sometimes we can get stuck in the down position. This can happen against all logic, when there appears to be 'nothing to complain about,' which can make you feel ashamed to talk forcing you to pretend or hide your real feelings. Together we'll explore what's really going on so you no longer need to fear being an impostor. I am here to help you out.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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

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.

Are feelings of darkness overwhelming your days? For many people experiencing depression, feeling hopeless that circumstances will change is a real and pressing experience. It can be difficult to imagine joy and pleasure. I understand the challenges of asking for help. My purpose is to support you as we explore ways to create healthy changes in your life. You are worthy of greatness.

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\'ve worked extensively with depression, from mild to severe, and found that many people don\'t even know when that\'s what they\'re suffering from. I generally use CBT, experiential, and mindfulness practices to alleviate depression, and work with clients to find a purpose and meaning in their life, and find sources of support and happiness.

Depression can feel like you're weighed down, stuck at the bottom of a well, living a life devoid of meaning, or lost in a fog. It can feel ever-present, or like a constant lurking possibility. However it shows up for you is unique, and should be treated as such. I closely follow your process to help you integrate and begin to resolve your experience with awareness and personal agency.

One of my strengths as a psychologist is forming a supportive, caring relationship with my clients. Many of my clients who struggle with depression have expressed gratitude for how helpful that connection, in addition to a diverse array of therapeutic interventions, have been for them as they\'re working toward self-growth.

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.

Depression creates a sense of hopelessness and feelings that things might never change. It can take up all the space in the room. Creating a safe counseling relationship can be an incredibly effective way to explore how and why your system is so resistant to forward momentum, and to introduce a new sense of clarity, hope, and connection to self and others.

Whoo. Depression is SO HARD when it's here. I recommend you immediately go buy 'The No-Bullshit Guide to Depression' by Steven Skoczen. Then, find a counselor who can help you navigate the dark woods. I'd be happy to talk with you more about this in person.

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.

Depression can be mild or severe, but in either case it interferes with being the person you want to be, and living the life you want to life. Therapy can enable you to get some relief from your sadness and develop a strategy to lead a more satisfying life.

Depression is not simply sadness: it can be marked by loneliness or the feeling that one is irreparably defective. Working with depression entails getting to know how the one who is depressed experiences that in their own life.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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