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!

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Feeling alone, overwhelmed, hopeless, helpless, or like you just can't get motivated to do the things you used to enjoy. When you get this way, your thinking becomes negative. You notice you start to judge yourself. You don’t like that you’re feeling down, and you wish you could control it. You see other people smile, and you wish you felt as happy as they do, but you don’t. Since you can’t control the dark feeling, you become anxious about it. You get mad that it’s there. You think you ‘should

— Kevin W. Condon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Atlanta, GA

Depression and anxiety are the most common symptoms treated within the populations I work with, while always having deep empathy and a sense of connection with those battling depression.

— Scott Tomey, Psychotherapist in Farmington, MI

I have over 30 years experience working in mental health. In that time I have worked in multiple psychiatric hospitals and have conducted over 10,000 suicide assessments in an Emergency Room. I am definitely comfortable helping you manage your Depression.

— Gregory Custer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ

Depression can rob you of your ability to feel anything good, like there's sand coursing through your veins instead of blood. With the right support, though, your circulation will come back. “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” — Anonymous “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” — Anonymous proverb

— Stephanie (Vee) Van Fossen, Counselor in Austin, TX

The experience of depression can have roots in many different parts of our past, identity and experience of ourselves. You are unique, and they way we can help you through improving your depressive symptoms will be unique and tailored to you.

— Kim Stevens, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

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

Depression can feel like an invisible shell has formed over you and you have no motivation or drive. Everything and everyone can almost feel like an enemy. Anger is often a natural response to depression. We can work together to unveil these feelings and help you gain greater clarity to live the life you deserve.

— Martha Higgins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Over the last 13+ years, I have worked with people who are struggling with varying levels of depression, some that included suicidal ideation. Our psychodynamic, "forward edge" approach helps people envision and create a future for themselves.

— Kate Smaller, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Grand Rapids, MI

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, but it can be one of the most difficult to treat. Not everyone responds to talk therapy and other traditional treatments. Depression often requires a creative approach. I know how difficult living with depression can be, and I have helped dozens of clients learn to mitigate and manage their symptoms. If you have tried therapy before and not found relief, I can bring a fresh perspective and help you find what works best for you.

— Irene Nessium, Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

It seems impossible to do anything, and you can't even enjoy the things that you used to. Maybe you're even starting to wonder if it's worth living anymore. Let's talk so you can start living your life again.

— Regina Stiffler, Licensed Professional Counselor

Depression can make a person feel stuck and not sure what the first step is. I like to help my clients take small reasonable steps to help combat depression and to start to get clients to get out of this rut. I always try to have my clients challenge their negative thoughts related to depression with kind thoughts and how to use compassion for themselves during this time.

— Margaret Shouse, Licensed Professional Counselor in Northbrook, IL

Depression can impact individuals for a short period of time or can come back continuously over a lifetime. I work to create a space that comfortable and healing to work with clients in identifying both symptoms and underlying causes. I address what is most important to the client while searching for roots and patterns.

— Olivia Marks, Licensed Professional Counselor in Centennial, CO

Grief can look like depression and exacerbate pre-existing issues. I try to operate from a non-stigmatizing lens and assume that there's a often good reason for the things that we feel -- we can explore, learn you, and normalize the way your experiences are showing up in your world.

— Lori Zaspel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , PA

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I specialize in treating depression with proven techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices. My approach helps clients identify negative thought patterns and behaviors, replacing them with healthier, more positive ones. This not only alleviates symptoms of depression but also empowers clients to regain control over their mental wellness, fostering a sense of hope and resilience. Together, we can navigate your path to recovery

— Bridget Worsham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shreveport, LA

Depression can be crippling and take living out of life. There are many ways to address it. For most people treatment includes a combination of interventions such as: changing thoughts, creating new routines that foster self confidence/self worth/self esteem, increasing support, help to stop doing habits that foster depression, recognizing past and current hurt/disappointment and learning how to manage it.

— Rebecca Scott, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist in Pleasanton, CA

Depression lies. It tells you that you cannot engage productively in life. I provide therapy solutions that overcome depression's deception. I utilize a combination of research-based cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy to help ease your depression and worries and to bring joy into your life again. Call me today for your free consultation.

— Riley Morgan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

The world doesn’t need to feel so heavy, numb, and devoid of meaning. Learn ways to shift your thinking, to build your sense of self worth, and to shed some of the burdens that you carry. You don’t need to be alone with your pain. Maybe you remember times in life that felt more joyful and enlivening - let’s figure out how you can experience more of that and target experiences that have gotten you stuck.

— Mckenna Coffey, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Santa Barbara, CA