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

I aim to provide coping skills to help you through distress in your life. I walk the journey with you and help you process, accept and move forward.

— Matt McKevitt, Clinical Social Worker in Wyckoff, NJ
 

Depression. Sadness. Low Mood. No Energy. No interest in things you use to enjoy. It feels empty and despairing. I have helped people with depression with the use of CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy) and other techniques to lift people out of the depressed energy. We will work together to get you going and treat depressed feelings by changing thoughts, behaviors and feelings. It can be a very lonely experience. I provide support so you feel better and know you are not alone.

— Sunita Shenoy, Psychologist in SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Depression can affect one in many ways from lack of motivation to shower or get out of bed, complete a project, finding the negative in everything or using unhealthy coping skills to escape emotional pain. The manifestations of depression are sneaky. Depression is very common and treatable. We will work to help you get unstuck from sadness and hopelessness of depression by addressing your own unique experience.

— Beth Darby, Clinical Social Worker in Brentwood, TN
 

Almost 15 years of helping those who are stuck and feel hopeless and helpless... seeking to find a way out and create the life they want and deserve.

— Amy Green, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Online, OR

Several years of experience providing talk therapy to clients experiencing varying levels of depression. I teach tools to identify and manage stressors through exploring and developing plan for life style changes. I utilize CBT, mindfulness, emotion and solution focused techniques to help clients strengthen existing skills to cope with life adjustments and increase mental strength.

— Kerrian McKay, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Manassas, VA
 

But, there’s a way through to another side where life feels better. Therapy can help you see things differently, make changes in your circumstances, learn skills, and process the trauma and hurt that are a part of being alive. I know you’ve got this, but some help can make things feel less dark. Let’s awaken the powerful self within. You can learn to step out of your own way. You can wake up your intuition and listen to the inner guidance that’s offered to you every minute of every day.

— Olivia Clear, Counselor in Oakland, CA

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 stem from so many places--my PhD training provided me with the training necessary to assess and plan a treatment tailored to your needs. We'll examine biological, psychological, social, and political sources of your depression and seek the best path for you.

— Jon Reeves, Clinical Psychologist in Seattle, WA

Feeling like you suck, everything sucks, & will always suck? Having trouble sleeping, withdrawing from your friends or family? Wondering what the point of life is anyway? Finding it harder to motivate yourself or enjoy things you used to like doing? Therapy can help you feel like yourself again. Through CBT, let's upgrade the thoughts & behaviors bringing you down. Through DBT, we'll develop personalized strategies for stress management, emotion regulation, & interpersonal effectiveness.

— Lisa Andresen, ASW, Associate Clinical Social Worker in San Francisco, CA
 

Both anxiety and depression are prominent issues I work with many of my client on. I support clients working on decreasing their symptoms of depression and anxiety through past pain exploration, identifying strengths, and providing coping skills. Let's rebuild you- the version you want to be.

— Jessica Butler, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Denver, CO

I have found it important to help folks understand that depression is real and valid. In my experience, patients have helped to heal when they begin to look at and attack the depressive symptoms head on and work to get in front of them. We have worked to understand the person's individual cycle and try to interrupt the downward spiral as much as possible.

— Love Singleton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alliance, OH
 

You know you are not any fun to be around and your unhappiness is making everyone around you concerned and miserable. What can they do? They are sympathetic to a point, but enough already. You feel pressure to feel better or be better, but you just don’t. The more you pretend, the more disconnected you feel. I use an integrated treatment approach and work in two steps: assessment & action because I don’t just want you to understand how you got here. I want to help you feel better.

— Anna Bradshaw, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Madison, NJ

Life can be painful and challenging at times. I have experience working with individuals who are feeling sad/depressed. I would welcome the opportunity to utilize my skills in to order to help you move towards a better, more hopeful quality of life.

— Lorrie OBrien, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Enfield, CT
 

I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is an evidence based practice to support those who have Major Depressive Disorder. I have found first hand in my career that this modality can help you to overcome symptoms you may be facing related to depression. I believe that I can help you to overcome these by better understanding why you think and behave in the way you do to regain control over your thoughts and body's reactions.

— Will Dempsey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA

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 chronic, from mild to severe, or situational. I support using medication for severe depression but there are many Holistic options available. Proper nutrition, rest, exercise, art therapies and cognitive therapies can help create new neuropaths that can actually change your brain. Peace of mind could be a reality.

— deborah green, Creative Art Therapist in West Islip, NY

I help people pinpoint the social, environmental, and health factors contributing to depression, acknowledging and addressing the physical challenges and mental anguish it can cause. Like anxiety and grief, depression is often made worse when it comes unexpectedly. The more aware we are of the patterns of our emotions, the better we can prepare for and respond to periods of despair. I help people track and analyze what is going on, to find the best treatment for them.

— Deena Hitzke, Counselor in Tucson, AZ