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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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.

Depression is so painful because it affects so many areas of life - often covering everything with a sense of emptiness and making normal tasks so tough. I primarily use an evidence-based approach called Emotion-Focused Therapy to activate and work through the emotional problems at the core of depression so that you can get back to living the life you want.

Depression can be debilitating, but the good news is that it is highly treatable. With Cognitive Behavior Therapy, you can get your life back on track and feel good again.

For over 10 years, I have worked with people of all ages facing many issues on the continuum of depression and have been trained in solution focused, relational, and cognitive-behavioral styles of treatment. My approach to depression is to understand the biological, psychological, and social sources that have caused you to experience depression, then develop a holistic plan to address each source.

Depression can be experienced differently by different people. Developing insight and different ways of thinking about one\'s experiences, thoughts and feelings can be a game changer for those who struggle with 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.

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.

There are days when getting out of bed feels impossible. Everything seems to have lost its color and vibrancy. A diagnosis of major depressive disorder doesn\'t fully account for the many ways people respond to feeling depressed. I see depression as having different \'flavors.\' Some folks get sad, some irritable, some feel permanently stuck. I focus on prevention and recovery from depression.

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 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.

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

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 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.

Forty years of experience.

Many shades. Many versions of depression.

Depression can be exhausting and debilitating. I can work with you to help change your negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors through evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Restoration Therapy. You can feel better and heal.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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 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.

Being human is a daunting assignment. It\'s easy to fall into thinking of hopelessness and despair. We are raised with impossible expectations and a corresponding sense of inadequacy. How to manage? We must learn how to value, take care of and think kindly to ourselves, and make choices that support our highest well-being. To be our own ally instead of a cruel adversary.

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.

Much of my experience prior to beginning private practice included working in community mental health settings with individuals facing significant mood disorders, including depression and anxiety as well as bipolar disorders.

I have training in MBCT and Gestalt approaches to depression which have been quite effective.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

Hopelessness, isolation, and thoughts of death are all common experiences with depression. These feelings can often lead us to begin fearing ourselves and our life or being resigned to living a hopeless life. By being a witness, being present, and breaking the isolation therapy can be a catalyst for improving symptoms of depression.

Depression is sometimes referred to as \'the dark night of the soul\' and can be the most authentic way to access one\'s true feelings. When we feel sad, we are not hiding behind anxiety and we don\'t have time for shame. I see depression as a movement of energy that is crying out for attention. i aim to meet clients where they are at and empathize and collaborate with them on their path.

35 years in Mental Health. I believe my experience has given my unique and useful insights in this area. Entheogens have a very encouraging track record helping with depression.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

Depression affects how you think, feel and behave and causes sadness, lack of motivation, hopelessness and increased unworthiness. Symptoms impact not just emotional and mental health but also physical health. It can be debilitating and can negatively impact how you function throughout all areas of your life. Depression is absolutely treatable. You can live the life you were meant to live!

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

I provide individual therapy for teens and adults who are living with depression and other mood challenges. I understand that 'heavy' feeling that is all consuming and feels bigger than us. Let’s work collaboratively to identify the barriers and habitual patterns that keep you stuck and then develop a sustainable path forward incorporating your healing and improved well being.

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 have provided evidenced-based treatment for depression for over 7 years. Interventions include EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness (DBT).

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.

Feeling sad, hopeless, or chronically fatigued? We can work together to find solutions and explore the issues that might be contributing to your 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.

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.

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