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 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.
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.
Extensive experience in diagnosing and treating depression, including inpatient and outpatient settings
I use a mindfulness based approach to healing depression and depressive anger through small changes in habits and large changes in perspective.
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.
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.
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.
I have had training in evidence-based approaches to treating symptoms of depression. I have used these approaches for a number of years.
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.
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 have extensive experience treating individuals with mood issues and have received training in therapy approaches that have been researched to be effective with these disorders.
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.
Depression is characterized by daily low mood, loss of interest in usual activities, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, sleeping too much or too little, changes in appetite, hopelessness, worthlessness, and, in severe cases, suicidal thoughts or actions. A depressive episode is when these symptoms are experienced continually for 2+ weeks.
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.
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.
Feeling down, unmotivated, hopeless, etc...? The ways in which depression manifests itself in our lives is complex and can be addressed through a variety of approaches. Healthier living, proper diet, exercise, connection to meaning, disconnecting from toxicity, clarity of thought/wants/needs, and engaging in the pursuit of all these turn the tide on depression.
Depression is a common problem but that doesn\'t mean it isn\'t going to get better. Let talk about what you have already tried to work on your depression and brainstorm new ideas together to decide how we can help your depression and better your life. Depression is not fun to live with and I want to come along side of you and help make things better.
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.
Depression is unfortunately common, but it is a huge issue and not to be overlooked. Contending with depression is therapy in which I am well-versed. I help people not to just cope with depression or to just survive; I work to help them thrive.
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.
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 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.
There are many factors that contribute to our mood and can lead to lasting feelings of sadness and depression. Our mood can also be impacted by how we view ourselves, others, and the world. I can help you to make adjustments to the tangible causes (i.e. feeling powerless in our current political climate) and help you to find perspective and relate to yourself with kindness and compassion.
Depression sucks. It sucks desire, motivation, agency, energy, joy and vitality, i.e. all the things that make life worth living. It can make life seem pointless, but there is a point to depression, a way to be with it, and a way to be without. I can help you figure out how.
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.
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.
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.
I have received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), both of which have been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression. By addressing both maladaptive thought patterns and unhealthy interpersonal patterns, we can work to address the unmet attachment needs driving the 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.
I've diagnosed and treated the spectrum of depression, from mild forms in a clinic to severe forms at inpatient hospitals requiring electroconvulsive therapy. The psychotherapy focus in my outpatient setting is appropriate for mild to moderate depression. Once severe episodes are abated, initiation of intensive therapy may be appropriate.
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
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.
CACREP accredited program and institution delved into this education.
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.
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.
Five years' experience supporting clients with clinically lowering their depression through CBT, Mindfulness, dream work, and movement.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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 utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Family systems to decrease depressive symptoms.
The bulk of my experience has been working with youth and families who are struggling with depression. Depression for young people often looks different in adults. Youth who are acting out at home or school, and is often irritable or angry may be in conflict with feelings of depression. I work with youth and families to identify sources of these complicated feelings and utilize CBT a to treat them
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.
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 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 provided evidenced-based treatment for depression for over 7 years. Interventions include EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness (DBT).
I utilize a multifaceted approach to the treatment of depression incorporating mindfullness, CBT and DBT techniques as well as self compassion.
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 extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor and teach CBT to other therapists and interns.
I have training in MBCT and Gestalt approaches to depression which have been quite effective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have worked with adults and children struggling with low mood. I am equipped to assist in building coping skills to alleviate suffering.
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.
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.