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

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 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.

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.

Learn to watch and change negative thought patterns that lead to depression - through mindfulness meditation techniques and cognitive therapy. Let go of past trauma, focus on the present, and move your life forward!

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.

Depression is a mental health condition. Depression can be so severe even getting out of bed is may seem impossible. Depression can be caused by biological issues as well as many other issues including anxiety. Working with the therapist can help you take comfortable easy steps to combat your depression.

Depression is the most common mental illness worldwide. It appears across a spectrum of symptoms and can often go undetected among those suffering from \'high functioning\' depression. Yet there is hope. It is possible to live the life you want. I combine my professional support with lifestyle changes to help you break through the limitations that keep you stuck.

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.

Depression presents differently within people. For some it lurks in the background while for others it is intense and episodic. I've worked with depression at all parts of the spectrum. I'm adept at evaluating and treating various presentations of depression and helping people access new paths of recovery

Depression is a debilitating and paralyzing experience of the soul and spirit. Depression lives differently in everyone. I utilize a multifaceted approach that includes depth work concepts, stream of consciousness, Mindfulness, CBT, and psychoanalytic therapy to work with a client\'s whole being and life experience.

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.

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

I seek to understand the wisdom of depression and the message it holds. When depression presents itself, there can often be subtle or not so subtle obstacles to confront. This could include a crisis of meaning, frequent negative beliefs, low quality relationships, a tendency to not want or need, and or difficulty being playful and/or creative. I use Gestalt and Sensorimotor as treatment methods.

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.

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.

I provide compassionate, mindfulness-based counseling to process what may be causing depression, help access resources in the self for more resiliency, and help you find more contentment in life.

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 have 10 years providing therapy that addresses the causes and maintenance of depression and empowers the client with a toolkit for understanding the mind-body connection, reducing the level of distress, and increasing effective coping and resiliency. I integrate \nCBT, Mindfulness, and Somatic/Mind-Body therapies to address depression in therapy.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Depression can feel like the weight of a heavy blanket, where life becomes difficult to navigate. One might feel disconnected from important relationships. I will work with you to feel more connected to yourself and others.

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 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.

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.

I have been working with clients who have been dealing with depression in one form or another throughout my entire time practicing therapy. I offer groups, individual, couples and family therapy to help you and those involved understand this and ways to cope and overcome depression.

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

Many of us come to counseling with some sort of an issue like anxiety, depression, or low self esteem. I believe that these 'issues' are actually pathways inward to wholeness and freedom. Depression is the result of suppressed life force energy. When we begin to heal our wounds, work through our fears and access our purpose, the haze of depression lifts.

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.

I work with clients to overcome feelings of depression and regain a positive outlook in their lives.

Depression affects us all. How we learn to understand how it is a symptom of our experience and learn to identify the buried feeling(s) beneath it, is paramount to a successful, happy life.

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.

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 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 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 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 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.

With more than 20 years of experience, years of academic study, and psychoanalytic training I approach the problem of depression from the totality of the person\'s experience. The roots of depression can be organic and have medical causes or can have developmental or spiritual causes.

Depression symptoms can include but are not limited to: feelings of defeat, overwhelm, sadness, lack of motivation, lack of interest, heaviness, and fatigue. You may experience a feeling of disconnect from your body sensations and the ability to experience pleasure. It may be hard to get out of bed, stop crying, participate in typical daily activities or even life itself at times.

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 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.

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.

Many shades. Many versions of depression.

I use expressive arts, mindfulness, person centered therapy, EMDR, and talk therapy to reduce symptoms of depression.

I deal with depression from the place of ego identification, unconscious emotional and mental drives and impulses in need to come to the surface and be transformed.

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

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.

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.

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.

I have extensive education and personal experience in dealing with depression myself, which I use as an example of how to curb negative symptoms and stabilize positive moods.

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 often involves a sense of hopelessness and feeling that things might never change, but interpersonal counseling is one of the most effective ways to begin to introduce a new sense of clarity, hope, momentum and connection. My style of counseling is a client-led, collaborative process that can offer a true sense of personal accomplishment.

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.

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