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 can help change some underlying beliefs about yourself and the world that probably were developed when you were little. I find that some of these beliefs have an inter generational component and often are “handed down” from one generation to the next.

— Debbie Bauer, Counselor in Santa Rosa, CA

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

Depression is serious, but if you seek professional help, your chances for recovery are very good. With the help of a good therapist, people suffering from depression improve their lives. The success rate for treatment is about 80%. It is important to find a good therapist who uses the right approach that will work for you. My approach focuses on getting to the source (underlying cause) of your depression rather than just treating the symptoms. This leads to permanent change and recovery.

— George Joseph, Therapist in Neptune Beach, FL

Are you living with anxiety & stress, struggling just to make it through the day? Are you facing difficult life challenges or living with a loved ones addiction? Finding Peace Counseling Wellness & Yoga provides hope & healing when needed most. Specializing in Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. If you choose, gentle movement , mindfulness & breath work can be used to assist with managing symptoms of depression.

— Karyn Bramanti-McGuire, Clinical Social Worker in New Port Richey, FL

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.

— Amanda Roberson, Counselor in Beaverton, OR

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 have seven years of experience providing mental health services to individuals who suffer from depression.

— Beatriz Garcia, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA

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 West Des Moines, IA

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

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 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

Have you thought that you are depressed? Has someone else suggested that you are depressed or told you to “shake it off” or “just think happy thoughts”?  Do you feel alone facing this challenge? You do not need to walk this path alone.  As a licensed therapist skilled in mindfulness, meditation, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), I would like to guide you through this walk.  You can begin this journey by calling me at 727-479-6041 for a free telephone consultation.   

— Sara Graff, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dunedin, FL

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

— Robin Knoblach, Clinical Psychologist in Herndon, VA

I am driven to help my clients develop a deep sense of self-understanding and a strong self-care practice when navigating the difficulties that depression can bring.

— Sarah-Elizabeth McCann, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, 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