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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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.
I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Family systems to decrease depressive symptoms.
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 can take many forms - quite often we may appear happy to others but be filled with self-doubt and worthlessness. We\'ll work together to build connection with the world around you, find your joy, and understand how to avoid the thought-traps that led us into depression to begin with.
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.
Often times depression feels overwhelming and too much to manage. I believe that it is important to become mindful of negative self-talk and seek tools that will allow clients to address depression one step at a time. Depression requires planning and setting down a map of what tools to use in those moments that feel overwhelming.
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 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.
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.
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.
The word depression when used to describe a landscape gives the image of low laying plane, or dip in the earth. Often it is in the depressed landscape where water collects, and as a result of this water, various animals or life are drawn towards the depression for sustenance. If emotional depression were viewed similarly, it could provide more healing and learning for a person than not.
I use a mindfulness based approach to healing depression and depressive anger through small changes in habits and large changes in perspective.
Often individuals that have experienced trauma also experience depression. I believe depression stems from a lack of vitality and connection with others. I tailor treatment to the individual dependent upon their particular need. Equine facilitated psychotherapy has proven very effective for clients to work through their depression.
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.
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.
How do you experience your depression? What shape does it make in your life? How do you hold it? Everyone gets down sometimes but what do we do when we feel like our melancholy is bottomless. What if your depression had a place to emerge, had a place to be seen without judgement? Would the way you experience it change?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the ways in which I have practiced an effective treatment for depression, with both groups and individuals. This approach which uses the strengths of the brain, a person\'s actions, and goal-setting, to redirect thought patterns away from a negative cycle and into a more productive and success-oriented path.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Depression can take away the passion for life, dulling the senses and stripping away meaning. At times, depression can be completely debilitating. I help people explore their history and experiences with depressed feelings, uncovering the causes, and finding ways to get relief. When in the grips of depression, it can feel like you are stuck in a dark hole. I can help you climb out.
The great invisible driver....let's take the wheel back from it!
Depression can be hard to wade through alone. It can lead to self-criticism, doubt, and isolation. If you\'re feeling lost as to where to start, I can help you take meaningful steps to start engaging in the life you want. I use evidence based treatments for depression, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Do you feel like you have no energy to live how you want to? Depression is not a lack of motivation, it\'s usually a result of feeling stuck in a situation or a lack of resources to process a challenging experience. You also don\'t need to be alone in your pain. We can explore your experience together and find ways for you to physically and emotionally regain the energy to be your best self.
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 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.
Five years' experience supporting clients with clinically lowering their depression through CBT, Mindfulness, dream work, and movement.
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.
Depression can cause you to feel down, drained and like nothing is interesting or joyful anymore. If you find yourself feeling lost or hopeless, please know that things always get better, even if it doesn’t seem like they will. Reaching out to a friend or family member can be helpful when you’re feeling depressed. There’s also professional help available through FHT.
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.
CACREP accredited program and institution delved into this education.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
By paying attention to the parts of your body that hold your sadness, we can make space for it in a way that helps you understand why it is there. I will help you gently explore the darkness with radical acceptance and self-compassion. You have the power to transcend your sadness in a way that is mindful and intentional.
I work with clients to overcome feelings of depression and regain a positive outlook in their lives.
Depression is one of the many emotions that can lead to a loss of enjoyment and involvement in life. People seeking counseling may want their life back, to move towards goals, to do things they used to enjoy, and to feel ok again.
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.
CBT, Mindfulness, metallization based therapy trainings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depression, mood disorders (including Bipolar) and related Anxiety disorders has been a specialty of mine for more than 10 years. I have completed related trainings and employ primarily Mindfulness-CBT oriented interventions.
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.
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.
Sometimes we go through life feeling as though we’re missing something, like we’ve lost our spark or that we\'re hopelessly depleted. Unchecked, depression can spiral downward in such a way that it becomes difficult to function. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I help my clients move through depression and re-connect to a happier, more meaningful life.
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.
Earned a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of depression.