Depression

Depression is a mental health disorder that affects mood, including how you feel, think, and behave. Everyone feels sad sometimes, but when it starts to affect your ability to perform daily tasks and your ability to enjoy things that typically bring you happiness, you may be suffering from depression. The symptoms of depression vary from person to person, but often include feeling miserable without a clear reason why, anxiety, agitation, insomnia or sleeping too much, hopelessness, changes in eating, and/or foggy thinking. Depression may also cause recurrent thoughts of death or suicide (or even a wish that it would all 'stop' in an abstract sense). If you think you might be suffering from depression, a qualified mental health therapist can help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s depression experts today!

Meet the specialists

 

Feeling low at times is a universal human experience and yet, when you are feeling this way, it can leave you feeling isolated and alienated. There are many causes of depression and one of the best things you can do for yourself is to not let yourself go through it alone. I enjoy helping people, not only overcome their depression, but experience a deeper life satisfaction by figuring out what there symptoms have to teach them about themselves.

— Matthew Beeble, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the best treatment for depression according to all research. This approach focuses on changing our thoughts in order to change our feelings and thus changing our behaviors. I have extensive experience and training using this treatment to help individuals improve their moods and become happier with their lives.

— Judy Nemmers, Clinical Social Worker in Urbandale, IA
 

Depression can sometimes feel like a thick cloud of sadness and hopelessness weighing us down. Stress from relationships, dating, work, school, family can feel like chains tying us down. And sometimes we are our own worst critic, telling ourselves we're not worthy or no good. I have extensive experience working with depression, suicidal thoughts, and suicidal crisis. Together, we can manage your safety and define concrete paths to steer through the dense fog.

— Michelle Chong, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Depression is a very common concern for many. Whether you are dealing with situational depression or longstanding depression, there is hope for remediation. I help individuals learn behavioral strategies and use natural supports for depression. Sometimes medications work well, in combination with therapy. Depression shows up at all ages, and sometimes disguises itself as irritability, isolation, and anger. For severe depression including suicidality, teletherapy is not recommended.

— Laura Greenlee, Psychologist in Asheville, NC
 

I have over 20 years' experience successfully treating depression using scientifically supported approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy. Additionally, I have conducted and published research relevant to the treatment of depression.

— Christine Scher, Psychologist in Pasadena, CA

Many people have told me that depression makes them feel as if they are separated from others, from their "true" selves, or from their goals, by an invisible wall - everything seems just out of reach. I have worked with many people to help them break down the wall and heal from the symptoms of depression to recover those lost connections.

— Sarah Scheckter, Psychologist in Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Depression is just too much for any person to have to live with. It is a disorder that makes you feel like nothing can ever really change, which simply isn't true! If you have been feeling blue more days than not for at least the three weeks, there is a good possibility that you are feeling depressed. You don't need to continue to try to handle this condition on your own. Depression thrives in isolation, so call me today and let me know what is going on. You deserve to be happy.

— Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco,

While everyone experiences some form of depression during their life, I work with those people who are suffering from severe, intractable depression, whether it be situational or clinical. I believe that with insight and awareness into the “whys” of their depression, they are able to find new ways to cope and begin to live the life they have dreamt of living . I do believe that some forms of depression are clinical and often medication is a useful adjunct to the therapy process. However, choosing to use medication is a personal decision by the client and it is not until we have completed a full history and assessment of their symptoms that we may make the decision to go that route. I believe there is help and there is hope and fighting this terrible disease. And hope is the most important part of the therapy process.

— Debra Schnack, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

I encourage saying positive affirmations daily, writing letters to their younger selves, journaling, discussing hope and dreams. I also help with changing negative cognitions into positive cognitions, again by giving homework and discussing at the next session.

— Teresa Meadows, Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

The step-by-step approach we will take together: ​ In the beginning of our work together I will be assessing your overall functioning. We will likely discuss what life was like before your loss, and identify what areas of your life have been directly and indirectly impacted as a result. ​ The next step is to make a plan for treatment together. Grief and depression can often interfere with your ability to meet your basic needs (physiological and safety), which can have a negative ripple effect on your relationships with others, as well as on your self-confidence. We begin by creating a plan based on how severely your symptoms are impacting your daily life. We begin by addressing basic needs and building goals around meeting those needs. ​ We view CBT for grief and depression as having two overarching goals for symptom reduction and our work in therapy: Restore healthy functioning in thoughts, perceptions and beliefs Restore healthy functioning in ability and behavior ​ In trying to meet these goals, we may assign homework to attempt between sessions, and then act as an accountability resource for this homework. This homework will likely include using coping skills we have discussed in session together. We often provide you with a few options for homework assignments, and then empower you to choose the one that seems both doable and still somewhat challenging. In session together, we will discuss how the loss or depression has affected your thoughts and perceptions about yourself, the world and how can function in it. We will work to challenge thoughts and perceptions that may have been negatively skewed by your experience. Examples of these may be: ​ “The whole world is unsafe.” “Everyone is out to get me.” “I will never feel normal/like myself again.” “I’m not worthy of….” “I need this (unhealthy habit) to escape how I feel every day.” ​ As we go along, we will continue to acknowledge and celebrate your successes as well as re-evaluate what parts of treatment are helpful, and what parts of treatment need fine tuning to better meet your needs. Together we will get you back to living the life you deserve.

— Elyse Gong, Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA
 

Depression can affect all areas of a person’s life. It can leave you feeling isolated, exhausted, immobilized, and hopeless. I want for you to know that you don't have to stay stuck.

— Sarah McIntyre, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

Depressive disorders and bipolar disorders, border personality disorder and related self-harm behaviors

— Junhong (June) Cao, Clinical Psychologist in New York, NY
 

I believe my role as a therapist is to offer support as my clients navigate their life journeys, and not to simply tell them what to do. It is immensely rewarding to witness a flicker of hope in the eyes of a client struggling with depression, hear their long-forgotten hearty laugh, or help them recognize their inner greatness. It's an honor to be able to help overcome their obstacles and share their successes.

— Jessica Sassoon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Los Angeles, CA

Depression goes deeper than just feeling sad. It can be lonely. It often eats at one's self-esteem and isolates you. Like anxiety, there are usually some core beliefs behind these feelings and I'll work with you to discover those and create new, more flexible core beliefs.

— Lauri Shedd, Clinical Social Worker in St Louis, MO
 

I use a number of different modalities to treat anxiety, depression, and PTSD, including EMDR, self -compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, CBT and DBT skills training, breathwork, meditation and Reiki.

— Maggie Seaman, Clinical Social Worker in White Plains, NY

Depression is often described to me like a heavy blanket has been laid over my clients lives. They struggle with painful emotions, but more often it's a feeling of emptiness, without energy or motivation. Unlike the antidepressant commercials with the rain clouds and sad cartoon characters, most of my clients continue functioning while feeling completely disconnected, rarely letting on to their suffering. I primarily rely on emotion-focused approaches in all of my therapy, but especially with depression. Together we begin exploring the emotional landscape underneath the emptiness and work on discovering how the emotional system is blocked so we can work on restoring it to healthy function.

— Darin Bergen, Psychologist in Portland, OR
 

When you work with me, you will feel safe to talk about how you feel. You don't have to hide your depression and you don't have to feel bad about feeling bad. When you work with me, you will feel compassion toward your vulnerable feelings so all of you can be seen and supported toward healing. I will work collaborative with you so you will develop a healthy inner vision and more peace within yourself.

— Wendy Yeh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Palo Alto, CA

Depression is also a major problem for the people who come to therapy. Sometimes their depression is masked, and they don't realize they are depressed. If they are feeling angry or anxious, they may be depressed, and therapy helps to sort out their feelings. Many issues in life can bring on or exacerbate depression, including dysfunctional relationships, divorce, death or other losses, crises, or identity confusion. Throughout my career, I've been trained in various aspects of depressi

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Depression is something I have a great deal of experience with. Depression is one of my main specialities as it affects so many people and has a way of creeping into someone's life and making it topsy turvy. When working with depression I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

— Catharine Pritchard Hawks, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Having depression can interfere in one's life in many different areas. It an affect work, relationships and self-esteem. Often when people are depressed they are not sure that they are experiencing depression but you do not necessarily need to be experiencing severe symptoms to need help. Any amount of distress warrants help. It can often the case that when someone is experiencing depression they are still functioning but are struggling in their functioning or not enjoying their life anymore. Through talk therapy, you can try to get a better sense of what is going on by gaining understanding into why you might be experiencing depression. Through talk therapy, I can also guide you in coming up with a plan that will work best for you as you recover from depression.

— Catherine Kiley, Counselor in New York, NY

I have over 10 years working with people with major depression with very good success helping them reach recovery using mindfulness based treatment.

— Jenna Rasmussen, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Depression can bring a unique combination of feeling bad, and not being able to do the things that make you feel better. There's a "double-whammy" when you're down, and feel like you're "messing up" when you can't do the things that may make you feel better. Some people feel a combination of sadness and failure (at not being able to "think my way out of this.") Depression whispers in our ears "I'm never going away ... I'm with you forever ...." But depression is wrong - there are many ways to address depression, and I work with clients like you to discover the ways that work for you.

— Barton Shulman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA

Down in the dumps. Let's help lift you up.

— Matthew Breuer, Counselor in San Francisco, CA
 

Healing depression often starts with changes in how you talk to yourself and in what you do. One of the most effective methods of treating depression is "behavioral activation". Think of it as baby steps, small steps but persistent. Treatment incorporates sleep, nutrition and exercise - self care. You learn to cultivate self-compassion, and how to not believe that voice that tears you down.

— Dr. Laura Forsyth, Psychologist in Camarillo, CA

Getting out of depression is more than just making a decision to have a good day. We talk about latent issues that may contribute to low mood and sense of hopelessness.

— Shawn Beard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
 

Treating depression takes time and desication and I understand that both of those elements are needed to make good progress. I utilize CBT in changing thought patterns that can cause or prolong depression.

— Lissa Merkel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

Depression is an internal message that something in your life is not working for you. We all have talents, dreams, interests that give our life a sense of meaning and purpose. Exploring and discovering your essential self can lead to new directions in life that are more fulfilling.

— Ginger Bahardar, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bonsall, CA
 

You can’t change your life until you start taking steps forward. Depression and sadness can overtake anyone at anytime. Situations happen that are out of our control and it leaves us feeling hopeless and helpless. You’ve probably tried many things to help yourself start to feel better, but none of them have worked…At least not for long. We can help. We will work with you to develop the tools necessary to improve your emotional state and begin to find the true happiness that you deserve.

— Heather Landeros, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Worth, TX

Depression is not just about feeling sad. Depression is loss of interest, lack of motivation, depletion of energy, and isolation. I will listen to you to fully understand what depression looks like for you. We will work together to get you to fully experience life again in all colors, and not just the dull gray of depression.

— Inga Curry, Clinical Psychologist in SAN DIEGO, CA
 

Depression is also a major problem for the people who come to therapy. Sometimes their depression is masked, and they don't realize they are depressed. If they are feeling angry or anxious, they may be depressed, and therapy helps to sort out their feelings. Many issues in life can bring on or exacerbate depression, including dysfunctional relationships, divorce, death or other losses, crises, or identity confusion. Throughout my career, I've been trained in various aspects of depressi

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

Our unconscious mind is constantly scanning our world for threats, physical or emotional, so it can decide if it is safe (think fight/flight/freeze). It is only after this happens that conscious thought begins, which leads to our feelings. Once you begin to understand how this influences your feelings and behaviors, you can start to make changes and learn techniques to reduce your depression and anxiety so you can become a happier, healthier you.

— Deborah Robinson-Thompson, Mental Health Counselor in Burlington, MA
 

There are many aspects to clinical depression and working on several underlying factors including history of trauma, family of origin, self-esteem, coping and other related issues can be helpful in treatment planning. Depression at it's truest form is debilitating for many but it is treatable.

— Lisa Herman, Clinical Psychologist in , MN

Depression is so misunderstood in our culture. The isolation of it is exasperated by the rampant misunderstanding about what it is and what it means. I get that you are doing the best you can and when you can do more you will. Come and sit with me and we will take this journey together. You don't have to be alone.

— Angela Albert, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Depression is a term that includes a range of symptoms that include sadness, lack of motivation, lack of creativity, loneliness and more. I have assisted many clients in recovery from depression by working through what is causing the grief. The end result varies by person, but success is being able to identify how one wants to feel and then realizing that they are feeling that as a result of therapy.

— Liz Imparato, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

With Level 3 Certification in TEAM-CBT, I offer an effective program for the treatment of depression based on the work of David Burns, MD. You can learn more here https://www.juliemsimons.com/team-cbt/

— Julie Simons, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lakewood Ranch, FL
 

When we're unappreciated, it's easy for the negative voices to take over. I want to help you quiet those voices so you can get out of bed each morning ready for the day. You'll learn techniques to silence those voices before bed so you can fall asleep without thinking you're a bad mother.

— Dr. Kevin Hyde, Psychologist in Palm Harbor, FL

It’s normal to feel sad from time to time. Depression is a chronic state lasting 2 weeks or longer that some describe as sad but has also been describe as feeling “numb” or even anxious. When we try to avoid painful feelings long enough, we can often end up with a feeling of depression that may not feel tied to any one thing in particular. Therapy can help you explore the sources of your depression and find healing.

— Jennifer Newbloom, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

Sometimes the reason why someone becomes depressed is not immediately clear to them. Whereas others will attribute their depression to particular life circumstances: loss of a job, loss of finances, loss of a loved one, physical limitations, illness, aging. Some people report they are depressed because they feel helpless or hopeless about changing some aspect of their life. Others report feeling blocked or stuck in guilt, fear, or shame. Whereas others feel their very existence has no purpose or meaning. Also, it is common in depression not to feel connected to others. These are very valid and real forms of suffering. Through 20+ years of research and clinical practice with thousands of patients, I know just how very serious depression can be. I utilize a tailor made set of proven therapy modalities because everyone is unique with their own history and personality, no two people experience depression in the same exact way.

— Dr. Shawna Freshwater, Clinical Psychologist in Miami Beach, FL

My approach is eclectic, allowing space for a broad exploration of depression that includes spiritual and existential concerns. Life's challenges provide an opportunity for deep transformation. Depression can be an entry to such learning.

— Loretta Staples, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Haven, CT
 

In children, adolescents, and adults; I take a very holistic approach that emphasizes mind-body wellness.

— Robin Knoblach, Clinical Psychologist in Herndon, VA
 

The step-by-step approach we will take together: ​ In the beginning of our work together I will be assessing your overall functioning. We will likely discuss what life was like before your loss, and identify what areas of your life have been directly and indirectly impacted as a result. ​ The next step is to make a plan for treatment together. Grief and depression can often interfere with your ability to meet your basic needs (physiological and safety), which can have a negative ripple effect on your relationships with others, as well as on your self-confidence. We begin by creating a plan based on how severely your symptoms are impacting your daily life. We begin by addressing basic needs and building goals around meeting those needs. ​ We view CBT for grief and depression as having two overarching goals for symptom reduction and our work in therapy: Restore healthy functioning in thoughts, perceptions and beliefs Restore healthy functioning in ability and behavior ​ In trying to meet these goals, we may assign homework to attempt between sessions, and then act as an accountability resource for this homework. This homework will likely include using coping skills we have discussed in session together. We often provide you with a few options for homework assignments, and then empower you to choose the one that seems both doable and still somewhat challenging. In session together, we will discuss how the loss or depression has affected your thoughts and perceptions about yourself, the world and how can function in it. We will work to challenge thoughts and perceptions that may have been negatively skewed by your experience. Examples of these may be: ​ “The whole world is unsafe.” “Everyone is out to get me.” “I will never feel normal/like myself again.” “I’m not worthy of….” “I need this (unhealthy habit) to escape how I feel every day.” ​ As we go along, we will continue to acknowledge and celebrate your successes as well as re-evaluate what parts of treatment are helpful, and what parts of treatment need fine tuning to better meet your needs. Together we will get you back to living the life you deserve.

— Colin Boylan, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Berkeley, CA

Depression can be like tunnel vision-you see no way out, feel down and even helpless. You have lost interest in things that normally you enjoyed doingI and find you are isolating more and more. Friends and family try to understand and be helpful but the more you are pressured to do things you don’t feel up to, the worse you feel. Therapy can help you work through the emotional obstacles that have been keeping you stuck. Psychotherapy has been called “the talking cure” and it’s true that talking with a professional who will not only listen snd not judge, but will also help you gain insight and suggest coping strategies can be incredibly helpful.

— Marion Rollings, Psychologist in Hillsborough, NJ
 

I have extensive experience working with depressive disorders, including Major Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder, and depression as it presents in Bipolar and Schizoaffective disorders. Many of us in New England also find ourselves struggling with mild to moderate depression related to seasonal changes. I work with my clients to identify effective skills for managing symptoms of depression as well as lifestyle changes to encourage improved mood on a day to day basis.

— Laura Knudsen, in Newton, MA

Sometimes the reason why someone becomes depressed is not immediately clear to them. Whereas others will attribute their depression to particular life circumstances: loss of a job, loss of finances, loss of a loved one, physical limitations, illness, aging. Some people report they are depressed because they feel helpless or hopeless about changing some aspect of their life. Others report feeling blocked or stuck in guilt, fear, or shame. Whereas others feel their very existence has no purpose or meaning. Also, it is common in depression not to feel connected to others. These are very valid and real forms of suffering. Through 20+ years of research and clinical practice with thousands of patients, I know just how very serious depression can be. I utilize a tailor made set of proven therapy modalities because everyone is unique with their own history and personality, no two people experience depression in the same exact way.

— Dr. Shawna Freshwater, Clinical Psychologist in Miami Beach, FL
 

There are moments in life when emotions become overwhelming and we may need help to get things back on track. I will be glad to assist you in your search for answers. Depressive symptoms can be overwhelming and lead you to a very dark place. I like to use a combination of techniques, such as exploring your past and early relationships, and also cognitive behavioral therapy to modify negative thoughts that can be harmful.

— Mariana Carabantes, Clinical Psychologist in Coral Gables, FL

Find hope out of the dark tunnel of despair.

— Gerda Phillips, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
 

Depression can be like tunnel vision-you see no way out, feel down and even helpless. You have lost interest in things that normally you enjoyed doingI and find you are isolating more and more. Friends and family try to understand and be helpful but the more you are pressured to do things you don’t feel up to, the worse you feel. Therapy can help you work through the emotional obstacles that have been keeping you stuck. Psychotherapy has been called “the talking cure” and it’s true that talking with a professional who will not only listen snd not judge, but will also help you gain insight and suggest coping strategies can be incredibly helpful.

— Marion Rollings, Psychologist in Hillsborough, NJ

The step-by-step approach we will take together: ​ In the beginning of our work together I will be assessing your overall functioning. We will likely discuss what life was like before your loss, and identify what areas of your life have been directly and indirectly impacted as a result. ​ The next step is to make a plan for treatment together. Grief and depression can often interfere with your ability to meet your basic needs (physiological and safety), which can have a negative ripple effect on your relationships with others, as well as on your self-confidence. We begin by creating a plan based on how severely your symptoms are impacting your daily life. We begin by addressing basic needs and building goals around meeting those needs. ​ We view CBT for grief and depression as having two overarching goals for symptom reduction and our work in therapy: Restore healthy functioning in thoughts, perceptions and beliefs Restore healthy functioning in ability and behavior ​ In trying to meet these goals, we may assign homework to attempt between sessions, and then act as an accountability resource for this homework. This homework will likely include using coping skills we have discussed in session together. We often provide you with a few options for homework assignments, and then empower you to choose the one that seems both doable and still somewhat challenging. In session together, we will discuss how the loss or depression has affected your thoughts and perceptions about yourself, the world and how can function in it. We will work to challenge thoughts and perceptions that may have been negatively skewed by your experience. Examples of these may be: ​ “The whole world is unsafe.” “Everyone is out to get me.” “I will never feel normal/like myself again.” “I’m not worthy of….” “I need this (unhealthy habit) to escape how I feel every day.” ​ As we go along, we will continue to acknowledge and celebrate your successes as well as re-evaluate what parts of treatment are helpful, and what parts of treatment need fine tuning to better meet your needs. Together we will get you back to living the life you deserve.

— Kim Strong, Clinical Social Worker in San Francisco, CA
 

I help individuals who are struggling with depression find where their sadness may be coming from.

— Dr. Patricia D. Johnson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA

Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. For some individuals, major depression can result in severe impairments that interfere with or limit one’s ability to carry out major life activities. Research suggests that depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. I have specific knowledge and experience in working with those with depression.

— Brittany Male, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Aurora, IL
 

Being depressed, having depression. These are similar and equally paralyzing emotions. Now is the time to regain your power over these suffocating thoughts and finally feel like yourself again. You're worth it!

— Michelle Slocum, Counselor in Naperville, IL
 

The step-by-step approach we will take together: ​ In the beginning of our work together I will be assessing your overall functioning. We will likely discuss what life was like before your loss, and identify what areas of your life have been directly and indirectly impacted as a result. ​ The next step is to make a plan for treatment together. Grief and depression can often interfere with your ability to meet your basic needs (physiological and safety), which can have a negative ripple effect on your relationships with others, as well as on your self-confidence. We begin by creating a plan based on how severely your symptoms are impacting your daily life. We begin by addressing basic needs and building goals around meeting those needs. ​ We view CBT for grief and depression as having two overarching goals for symptom reduction and our work in therapy: Restore healthy functioning in thoughts, perceptions and beliefs Restore healthy functioning in ability and behavior ​ In trying to meet these goals, we may assign homework to attempt between sessions, and then act as an accountability resource for this homework. This homework will likely include using coping skills we have discussed in session together. We often provide you with a few options for homework assignments, and then empower you to choose the one that seems both doable and still somewhat challenging. In session together, we will discuss how the loss or depression has affected your thoughts and perceptions about yourself, the world and how can function in it. We will work to challenge thoughts and perceptions that may have been negatively skewed by your experience. Examples of these may be: ​ “The whole world is unsafe.” “Everyone is out to get me.” “I will never feel normal/like myself again.” “I’m not worthy of….” “I need this (unhealthy habit) to escape how I feel every day.” ​ As we go along, we will continue to acknowledge and celebrate your successes as well as re-evaluate what parts of treatment are helpful, and what parts of treatment need fine tuning to better meet your needs. Together we will get you back to living the life you deserve.

— Kathryn Richards, Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

I have been working with children and adults battling depression for over 10 years now. My specialty is dealing with you own thoughts on how to balance life with depression.

— Ledora Yerks-Birdlow, Licensed Professional Counselor in Harvey, LA
 

Depression can be a powerful force disrupting quality of life. It impacts the individual's thoughts, emotions, and physical health. It can be helpful to address depression from the "outside in" with specific planning and support to get reengaged with life "out there". Also it can be helpful to address depression from the "inside out" by learning new ways to related to challenging emotions and by gaining insight into the underpinnings of each person's unique emotional patterns. Compassionate, intentional, and skillful approaches to depression can transform a person's inner and outer life as a means to rise out of depression.

— Wes Harris, Counselor in Portland, OR

Depression is symptom within our culture and society. It comes from either genetic factors or situational issues. Sometimes, we just need that extra help to get pulled out of an emotional slump we don't quite understand. Let's look at your depression together so you don't feel alone in trying to climb out. Sometimes one positive person can change the trajectory of someones future.

— Laura Smith, Counselor in Loveland, CO
 

Feelings of emptiness, loneliness, sadness, loss, grief, worthlessness, hopelessness, despair are all indications of depression. Getting to the core of what is causing the feelings and working through those challenges are often more manageable when you have support. We will be a team and navigate your way out of the depression, so that you can become hopeful and inspired to live your best life.

— Kim Ehly, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wilton Manors, FL

Depression likes to sit in the background and wait for that incident and then it comes on full fury and sometimes it sneaks on up. The use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Guided meditation and hypnosis will help you to keep depression at bay. I can teach you these techniques so that you are empowered to work through your depression when it arises.

— Angela Collier, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waco, TX

Many clients come to me with some form of depression. Whether having arisen recently, or as a long-standing pattern in one's life, making certain changes and addressing aspects of one's personal history and perspective can start to relieve depressive symptoms. Though not always indicated or desired, I am comfortable with standard anti-depressant medications and can assist in the decision to start or stop medications with an appropriate referral to a Psychiatrist for medication management. I strongly support alternative therapies for depression as well.

— Bear Korngold, Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
 

In music therapy, emotion is translated in melody, Listening and creating music within a therapeutic context allows individuals to express themselves in nonverbal ways. The interplay of melody, harmony, and rhythm can stimulate the senses and promote calmness. *Positive changes in mood and emotional states *Support healthy feelings and thoughts *Interact socially with others *Increased motivation *Successful and safe emotional release

— Megan Dozler, Creative Art Therapist in Napa, CA

TeleCounsel Group counselors use cognitive and interpersonal therapy techniques that are structured to help give you some immediate relief from symptoms and get you on a path toward achieving your goals. Our treatment goals include rapid symptom reduction and improved social adjustment. Our ultimate goal is to improve your symptoms and allow you to function free of medication going forward.

— TeleCounsel Group, Counselor in Raleigh, NC
 

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that was originally created as a relapse-prevention treatment for depression. Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation focus on become aware of all incoming thoughts and feelings and accepting them, but not attaching or reacting to them.

— Deborah Blum, Counselor in North Miami Beach, FL

Depression is one of the most common diagnoses in the mental health world. No matter who you are, you have most likely experienced depression first hand or have a family member that has dealt with feelings of depression. I have years of experience treating depression. I take pride in helping clients realize that life will go on after feelings of depression and that you have you can pull yourself from the deep crevices of depression.

— LaShanna Stephens, Counselor in Macon, GA

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.

— Stuart Malkin, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Living with depression can be immobilizing. It prevents us from doing the things we want, enjoying life and impedes on our relationships. Feeling this way every day is exhausting and also very frightening. Perhaps it's difficult to get out of bed every day, go to work and perform regular daily tasks. Many wonder "what will happen to me?" or "what am I going to do now?" Your healing starts with a small first step and that includes reaching out to me for help and support. After that, we will begin talking about your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to get a clearer understanding about you. Depression really hurts but know that it is treatable and curable, and you can feel better. Let's start your healing today.

— Jan Nelson, Social Worker in NEW YORK, NY

Many people describe Depression as "a dark cloud over my life that just wont go away." Depression is one of the most challenging, yet one of the most common psychiatric disorders. Different from popular belief, it is not prolonged sadness. Sadness is a normal and expected part of being alive and human, depression is not. One of the most prominent symptoms is called "Anhedonia" or the inability to experience pleasure. Things you once enjoyed just seem dull and bland, your motivation is zapped, and you find yourself wanting to isolate or be alone. Those who seek help for depression often report feeling "like a black cloud is always hovering over me" and are burdened by excessive guilt. Changes in appetite and sleep are often common too. In fact, difficulty falling asleep and/or waking up early in the morning without being able to fall back asleep are common early symptoms of a depressive episode. Excessive fatigue, irritability, feelings of emptiness, and difficulty concentrating are other common complaints. Good news is, it is easily treatable! I have helped many face their depression, learn new skills, and regain their old vitality. Don't wait until it takes over your life, the earlier you seek help, the better off you will be and the more likely you will be able to avoid depressive episodes in the future.

— Mitch Keil, Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA
 

Depression is also a major problem for the people who come to therapy. Sometimes their depression is masked, and they don't realize they are depressed. If they are feeling angry or anxious, they may be depressed, and therapy helps to sort out their feelings. Many issues in life can bring on or exacerbate depression, including dysfunctional relationships, divorce, death or other losses, crises, or identity confusion. Throughout my career, I've been trained in various aspects of depressi

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

I am well-versed in cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy, two common therapy techniques for depression.

— Bianca Jones, Psychologist in Houston, TX
 

To be depressed is to be scared that you are too bad or inadequate. You fear that your badness is going to corrupt other things and people in life, or that your inadequacy is going to keep you lonely the rest of your life. Both are terribly painful and working with a skilled psychotherapist can help. Change can come in the first 5 minutes of the session, but more realistically, it happens in the midst of a connected, honest, and supportive therapy relationship. You do not need to be living in so much guilt and shame. Give me a call today to talk about how therapy can help or to schedule your first session.

— Reid Kessler, Psychologist in Encinitas, CA

Depression can be a reaction to external or internal circumstances, or both. We will find out what it is that is causing you to show symptoms of depression and then together find ways to address the things that are bringing you down. Sometimes depression is physical enough that medication support is warranted. Together we will understand your experience and find ways forward. Depression is usually treatable. You do not have to feel this way forever.

— Hugh Simmons, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

Rebecca has a lot of experience working with individual struggling with various depressive symptoms and/or disorders. Rebecca has been trained in a variety of evidence-based interventions that address anxiety, including, but not limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness. Sometimes individuals who struggle with depressive symptoms engage in nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors and/or suicidal ideation, and Rebecca has a lot of experience working with clients who are experiencing these difficulties.

— Rebecca Neubauer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Monica, CA
 

Depression affects the body, brain and the mind. My training has given me valuable tools to share with you to help cope with and process your feelings of depression. We will gently tackle stressors in a safe, supportive environment. I will work with you to process underlying feelings contributing to these feelings and to develop healthy coping skills and a more neutral outlook.

— Courtney Hart, Clinical Social Worker in Havre de Grace, MD

Depression is also a major problem for the people who come to therapy. Sometimes their depression is masked, and they don't realize they are depressed. If they are feeling angry or anxious, they may be depressed, and therapy helps to sort out their feelings. Many issues in life can bring on or exacerbate depression, including dysfunctional relationships, divorce, death or other losses, crises, or identity confusion. Throughout my career, I've been trained in various aspects of depressi

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
 

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.

— Lilyan Moore, Counselor in Portland, OR

Feeling low-energy, numb, spaced out, or irritable for more than 2 weeks at a time can be hints that you might be experiencing depression. You can't "will" your way out of depression, but it is very treatable. We'll talking about your specific depression symptoms, how they are interfering with your goals, how you can create community and activity that will support your healing, as well as thought patterns that are working against you. Our goal is to lower your negative symptoms.

— Jennifer Schermerhorn, Counselor in Black Mountain, NC
 

Life can be complex, and when dealing with depression you may find yourself among severe emotional pain with no light at the end of the tunnel. The suffering you are experiencing is very real. I can help you work through the depressive feelings in order to find joy in life.

— Mary Nashed, Counselor in Chapel Hill, NC
 

I used to run a Behavioral Crisis response team at a hospital that assessed and work with pt's struggling with depressive symptoms. In my private practice I use CBT and ACT evidence based interventions to help clients address depressive symptoms.

— Peter Binnings, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI

DEPRESSION MANIFESTS ITSELF IN VARIOUS WAYS . FIRST WE TRY TO ASSESS THE FREQUENCY, INTENSITY AND TYPES OF SYMPTOMS THE CLIENT IS EXPERIENCING. THEN WE SET UP A SUPPORTIVE PLAN TO REDUCE THESE SYMPTOMS. WORKING THROUGH PAST ISSUES OR RECENT TRAUMAS THAT MAY HAVE TRIGGERED THE DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IS IMPORTANT. I WORK WITH CLIENTS UNTIL I AM CERTAIN THEIR SYMPTOMS ARE AT A MANAGEABLE LEVEL FOR THEM TO FUNCTION AT THEIR FULLEST IN SOCIETY. MEDICATION IS ONLY EXPLORED IF NECESSARY

— Miriam Zuroff, Psychologist in Farmington Hills, MI
 

My education, experience working with clients, as well as training in CBT, DBT, and ACT skills have helped me make a difference in the lives of my clients with depression.

— Doe Daughtrey, Social Worker in Gilbert, AZ

Depression is a mood disorder that can be mild, moderate or severe. The appropriate approach depends on the individual and their resources. It is a mood disorder that includes changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide. Even a mild depression is serious because left untreated, it has the potential to become devastating. My approach combines cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness.

— Tony Filanowski, Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY
 

Depression is hard to talk about. There is a shame and stigma around it. People unfairly associate depression with weakness and think people should just "get over it." Depression is a very real, very painful health concern that requires treatment. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you learn how to manage your depression and get your life back. Sometimes life is dark and it sucks and existing feels exhausting. It takes work, but with persistence you can feel better. For more information, check out my website at https://fireflywellnesscounseling.com/services/therapy-for-depression/

— Anne Rice, Licensed Professional Counselor in Decatur, GA

I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to help locked memories quickly process, reducing the discomfort provided by depression.

— Young K. Ju, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

I have worked extensively with serious depression and understand what treatment options there are, how to help clients begin to move out of the depression, when to seek medical consultation, how to deal with suicidal thoughts.

— Rowena Dodson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Mountain View, CA

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.

— Grace Silvia, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

In music therapy, emotion is translated into melody. Listening and creating music within a therapeutic context allows individuals to express themselves in nonverbal ways. The interplay of melody, harmony, and rhythm can stimulate the senses and promote calmness. *Positive changes in mood and emotional states *Support healthy feelings and thoughts *Interact socially with others *Increased motivation *Successful and safe emotional release

— Megan Dozler, Creative Art Therapist in Napa, CA

I have extensive experience working with both chronic low level (dysthymic) depression and major depression. I enjoy helping people rewire their brains to lessen and relieve depression and increase their ability to participate in / enjoy life.

— Jill Pressley, Counselor in Austin, TX
 

If you are suffering after an important loss, I am here to support you. The first thing to be aware of is that grief and depression often look similar, and frequently go hand in hand. Your experience of grief may manifest as a physical, social, or emotional reaction. You might be having strong feelings of anger, guilt, anxiety, or despair. We are here to help you make sense of your feelings, and find ways to grieve your loss meaningfully and patiently, while also supporting you in getting back to your normal self, and your life. The feelings of grief and loss are not limited to the experience of death. Grief from loss can occur from a breakup, a divorce, rehoming of a pet, or of a physical or mental ability, job, or home The experience of loss often involves a lot of change, and change can be uncomfortable and scary. One of our goals is to help you adapt to these changes and redefine what your life will look like going forward. Change can prompt feelings and reactions that you didn’t know you were capable of. We will provide a safe place for you to discuss these feelings and validate that there is no “wrong way” to grieve. We will also provide you with resources and practical tools to help you cope with the overall impact of the loss in your life and the uncomfortable feelings of depression, anxiety, anger etc. The step-by-step approach we will take together: ​ In the beginning of our work together I will be assessing your overall functioning. We will likely discuss what life was like before your loss, and identify what areas of your life have been directly and indirectly impacted as a result. ​ The next step is to make a plan for treatment together. Grief and depression can often interfere with your ability to meet your basic needs (physiological and safety), which can have a negative ripple effect on your relationships with others, as well as on your self-confidence. We begin by creating a plan based on how severely your symptoms are impacting your daily life. We begin by addressing basic needs and building goals around meeting those needs.

— Ayelet Krieger, Clinical Psychologist in Berkeley, CA

Depression is one of the most common reasons a person seeks treatment. Its the Void. Its comorbid in my twin specialties: addiction recovery and trauma. I’ve worked with hundreds of people who sought reluef from the suffering of depression and learned that it’s usually symptomstic of something else. Hence my core change focus, get to the roots of it.

— Elizabeth Ostolozaga, Clinical Social Worker in Rapid City, SD
 

I have dealt with my own depression and shame. Through my own work, I have helped these parts heal. I bring that personal experience, as well as professional knowledge and skills, to help others heal and come back into emotional balance.

— Beth Levine, Clinical Social Worker in Rockville, MD

Believe it or not in my work with individuals battling depression, there are many other issues that are interrelated (i.e. relationships difficulties, anxiety, medical issues, grief/loss). Helping understand how depression is related to other areas of your life/functioning is a start to your healing process!

— Cherice Poole, Clinical Social Worker in Roswell, GA
 

Depressed mood is problematic for many people to varying degrees, from mid to severe and unrelenting, and it can be experienced differently by different people. My strongest area of expertise is in treating depression and co-occurring problems including anxiety and alcohol misuse. I have conducted original research on ruminating, expressive writing, and experiential avoidance associated with depressed moods.

— Carrie Dodrill, Psychologist in Houston, TX

Many of us seek the support of psychotherapy or counseling at some point in their lives. Some come for relief from debilitating anxiety or depression, while others come for assistance in creating and sustaining stable and nurturing bonds with others. Some come to understand reoccurring anger or conflicts with loved ones, or the lingering influences of childhood experiences hardships that still impact their lives. Others come crippled by fears of expressing themselves authentically or trusting others, desperate to liberate themselves from the constraints impeding their lives, but unsure if such freedom is even possible. Others seek the help of psychotherapy to develop new ways of responding to circumstances that have been habitually problematic, to develop more capacity for intimacy or to experience more joy, ease and contentment in their lives. Whatever reason you are seeking support, I'd like to help.

— Rawna Romero, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda, CA
 

Depressions is a fact of life for so many. When you have a total loss of motivation and apathy about everything going on around you, life gets that much more difficult. Things pile up, relationships suffer, and you'd just rather stay in bed. I help clients learn to accept that depression is not being lazy or a character flaw, but something that just happens. I teach ways to be kind to yourself while this is happening and assess what to put your limited energy toward.

— Jacqueline "Jackie" Abeling, Marriage & Family Therapist in Maple Grove, MN

Depression is chronic pain: grinding, hopeless agony that is hard to imagine if you haven't experienced it. It makes it difficult to look forward, to remember anything other than pain, and impossibly complex to fully enjoy even the most wondrous of events. It is perpetuated by the belief that the depressed person is exaggerating, 'making it up to get attention', or just needs to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. It is often the outcome of painful experiences that overwhelm the person's coping mechanisms, the lack of positive support in crucial periods of development, or just plain genetic legacy. Whatever the source, depression leaves a person feeling that they have no worth, that there is no hope, and that they don't deserve to get better. The truth is: you can feel better, you deserve to feel better, and you can learn how to create a life worth living. Therapy involves challenging old beliefs, and uncovering the person you have the potential to be.

— Katherine Chiba, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

Depression can feel as though you are trapped in a dark tunnel with no light at the end of the tunnel. I am here to tell you, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I am here to help you walk through it. Together we will address the core of where these symptoms stem from, we will work through them and replace the negative thoughts and feelings with healthy alternatives.

— Adrine Davtyan, Therapist in PASADENA, CA
 

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked with many individuals in various stages of life who are dealing with depression that vary from; sexual identity crisis, aging/stages of life, life transitions/adjustments, to relationship issues. Depression will hit nearly all individuals at some stage of life and I meet my clients where they are with knowledge and compassion to aid them with coping skills, understanding and place where they feel heard.

— Jennifer Stephenson, Counselor in Fort Collins, CO

We have all experienced either a depressed mood, or even full-scale clinical depression. While it can be painful to slog through a depressed period, I have a deep respect for the potentially important messages a depressed mood might be bringing to light. Is there something amiss in your life that is leaving you unsatisfied? Are you safe and healthy? Do you have meaningful work and purpose? Are you living according to your most treasured values? Do you have satisfying relationships? Together we can explore what it is you most want and need. I support my clients in whatever choices they make about medication, but before they embark on antidepressants, I encourage them to talk to me about what kind of safe and affordable relief amino acid supplementation my have to offer. I also encourage practical non-pharmaceutical practices that are proven to quickly lift mood and serotonin levels.

— Maysie Tift, MFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA

It's okay to not be okay - really, it's okay! Depression can be predictable some of the time, and yet, other times it appears unexpectedly. It can sneak up on you, lay stagnant for a long time, or hit like a hurricane. Depression looks different on everyone - some have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, others refrain from social activity, and yet others wear a mask over their depression by being the life of the party while they're hurting inside. However you experience depression, I understand how taxing it can be to cope with the emotional hurt and manage the other symptoms that come with it. I understand that everyone copes in different ways, and some go-to coping skills might not be as effective for you. You are the expert of your life, and together we'll find what works best for you! We may look into reasons why you're feeling the way you do, or simply look for ways to help you feel better. There's always hope, even if it's difficult to see at the time, hope is there!

— Julia Tehovnik, Counselor in Chicago, IL
 

Depression is a dark cloud that surrounds you in both space and time. It reaches into your past so that you only remember your failures and painful interactions. It reaches into your future so that you can only see a continuation of those failures and pains. Counseling can help you come back to the present and lighten that cloud so you can see more clearly what is actually around you. I help people reconnect with meaning and their bodies to lessen the force of depression.

— Peter Addy, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Keizer, OR
 

We will work together on creating a plan that will help you feel empowered, motivated, and happy.

— Paulishia Augillard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

Over the years, we have helped thousands of patients who have come to us, eager for assistance and hopeful for recovery and a chance at a better quality of life. At Hope Therapy and Wellness Center, we understand that you have personal and mental health goals, and we will do everything we can to help you get to where you want to be. We strive to create personalized treatment plans designed for you and your lifestyle.

— HOPE Therapy and Wellness Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in Springfield, VA
 

Depression comes in many forms and looks different as a presenting problem. Although it has become a pop word, it is not a character flaw or personality type. I work with clients to unearth the seed for them that bloomed into depression.

— Rochelle Marecheau, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Atlanta, GA
 

I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and art interventions in the treatment of CBT.

— Melissa Reyerson-Slifer, Mental Health Counselor in Des Moines, IA

Depression is a dark cloud that surrounds you in both space and time. It reaches into your past so that you only remember your failures and painful interactions. It reaches into your future so that you can only see a continuation of those failures and pains. Counseling can help you come back to the present and lighten that cloud so you can see more clearly what is actually around you. I help people reconnect with meaning and their bodies to lessen the force of depression.

— Peter Addy, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Keizer, OR
 

Depression can feel overwhelming and lonely. It’s hard to fulfill obligations of work, parenting, and other responsibilities when you're struggling with feelings of fatigue, sadness, hopelessness and even irritability. You don’t have to struggle alone. You deserve better and individual counseling can offer that to you. I can help you better understand how your depression got started and what is helping to maintain these feelings. Once we've uncovered what has contributed to these feelings, I can help you develop the skills to better manage your emotions by learning ways to minimize the frequency and intensity of these symptoms. Together, we will develop an individualized plan to help you achieve your goals so you can live more authentically and feel better.

— Kerri-Anne Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in Orlando, FL

I have worked with individuals with depression, including bipolar disorder, throughout my career. Research indicates that for mild depression, psychotherapy alone is usually effective and for moderate depression and a mixture of psychotherapy and medication is effective for most people. My criteria for referring for medication is how much the depression is impacting on your daily life, how long you have been depressed, and how much distress you have.

— Karin Wandrei, Clinical Social Worker in Rohnert Park, CA
 

It’s normal for each of us to experience times when we aren’t feeling as good or are struggling with our mood. Depression is a little different. When we are depressed we aren’t always able to explain why we are feeling this way. Depression impacts how we think, how we feel, and how we behave. Depression is a common brain illness. The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience depression in their lifetime. Depression also does not discriminate. People can suffer from depression at any age and regardless of their relationship status, work stability, race, ethnicity, etc. If you find that your mood is interfering in your life, it might be a good time to reach out for help. Therapy is a useful tool in treating depression. In therapy, we will work together to identify patterns of behavior and thoughts that might actually be supporting your depression. Together we can work to break those patterns and help you to find new ways of managing your thoughts and feelings.

— Caroline Biber, Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC

Psychotherapy, especially Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has been shown to be effective in helping people with depression feel better and return to their previous lives. Through therapy, you’ll begin to understand what contributes to your depression. You’ll learn specific strategies to understand why you think the things you do, and why it can be so hard to change those thoughts on your own. Through counseling, you can learn to think differently about yourself, others, and the world.

— Melissa Leedy, Counselor in Broken Arrow, OK
 

Depression can be like tunnel vision-you see no way out, feel down and even helpless. You have lost interest in things that normally you enjoyed doingI and find you are isolating more and more. Friends and family try to understand and be helpful but the more you are pressured to do things you don’t feel up to, the worse you feel. Therapy can help you work through the emotional obstacles that have been keeping you stuck. Psychotherapy has been called “the talking cure” and it’s true that talking with a professional who will not only listen snd not judge, but will also help you gain insight and suggest coping strategies can be incredibly helpful.

— Marion Rollings, Psychologist in Hillsborough, NJ

Dr. Chen has worked with and continues to work with teenagers and adults whom are struggling with depression, low self-esteem, and/or low self-confidence. Dr. Chen treatment is based in research-validated (i.e. evidence based) techniques, along with skills development, as a means to treat the "here and now" emotions of depression and loneness, along with the underlying causes and roots of the emotions.

— Arthur Chen, Therapist in Boca Raton, FL
 

I work with clients who are looking to move through times of sadness and feelings of depression. Somatic psychotherapy can help by uncovering the roots of how your depression started and how depression affects your body. You see, depression is not only a feeling state. It also gets expressed in your body, which includes your thought patterns and the specific habits you have when you are feeling down. With the support of a somatic psychotherapist, you can begin to explore blocks to your own emotional healing and wellness. Through this type of exploration and self-study in mindfulness, you can begin to tap into feelings of wholeness and pleasure. With this new awareness and understanding of both your mind and body you will have more choice and options the next time you are feeling down.

— Melody Wright, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

Rebecca has a lot of experience working with individual struggling with various depressive symptoms and/or disorders. Rebecca has been trained in a variety of evidence-based interventions that address anxiety, including, but not limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness. Sometimes individuals who struggle with depressive symptoms engage in nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors and/or suicidal ideation, and Rebecca has a lot of experience working with clients who are experiencing these difficulties.

— Rebecca Neubauer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Monica, CA
 

Depression or anxiety can have a HUGE impact on your life. It may feel as if it is impossible to complete day to day tasks. It is hard to explain what you are feeling and the impact depression or anxiety is having on your life. It might feel as if you are drowning and you see no way to keep your head above water. If you are looking for therapy and counseling for depression or anxiety, contact me today.

— JADI FERGEN, Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO

I believe that all people experience depression at some point in their life. However I work with people who experience situational, as well as clinical depression that inhibit them from enjoying even the smallest, simplest things in life. In the beginning, we look at all things in their life – their history, their family of origin, traumatic events, as well as current events that are affecting their ability to enjoy their present life. Depression can also be clinical, such that medication management may become a part of the treatment plan to help them begin to feel better and manage their life. Medication is a personal decision and it is not without in-depth exploration into the “whys” of the depression before a decision is made.

— Debra Schnack, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

Depression can be a debilitating illness, but it doesn't have to be. I have a unique way of helping my clients turn around the thought patterns that are actually making him/her more sick and depressed. Most people don't realize that our thoughts can wreak havoc on our mental and emotional states. Learn a new way of viewing your world from a healthier, happier place.

— Rev Dr Sandy Range, Counselor in Stoughton, MA

Sometimes the reason why someone becomes depressed is not immediately clear to them. Whereas others will attribute their depression to particular life circumstances: loss of a job, loss of finances, loss of a loved one, physical limitations, illness, aging. Some people report they are depressed because they feel helpless or hopeless about changing some aspect of their life. Others report feeling blocked or stuck in guilt, fear, or shame. Whereas others feel their very existence has no purpose or meaning. Also, it is common in depression not to feel connected to others. These are very valid and real forms of suffering. Through 20+ years of research and clinical practice with thousands of patients, I know just how very serious depression can be. I utilize a tailor made set of proven therapy modalities because everyone is unique with their own history and personality, no two people experience depression in the same exact way.

— Dr. Shawna Freshwater, Clinical Psychologist in Miami Beach, FL
 

Depression can hit anyone, at any age. Depression is more than just being down-in-the-dumps or moody. I understand your depression is specific to you. You may feel pain in your body. You may have a change in appetite. Whatever your particular depression struggle, I want to help you feel better.

— Shiloh Werkmeister, Counselor in Troy, MO
 

I use many modalities depending on my client's needs to work through their depression. Mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, energy based therapy, breathing techniques are a few examples that help people work through their depression.

— Linda Erwin-Gallagher, Marriage & Family Therapist in SERVING CA RESIDENDENTS, CA

Depression affects different people in different ways. Oftentimes, the lack of motivation and sense of hopelessness can lead to significant changes in daily functioning. The goal is to help you get back on your feet in ways that don't feel forced, and to have space to talk freely about the struggles you encounter along the way

— Sweta Venkataramanan, in New York, NY
 

I have experience working with both adults and teenagers dealing with depression. Through analysis of current lift patterns, previous/current trauma, and expectations together we come up with several coping skills to help manage the numerous depressive symptoms and make depression if not better at least less debilitating.

— Kelly Freeman, Counselor in Houston, TX

I’ve counseled many clients with depression and help give practical tools to alleviate their suffering. Your can start feeling better today.

— Kelli Miller, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Encino, CA