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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We all get sad. But sometimes it is more than that. Often clients feel even more sad because they cant figure out the reason "why." Sometimes there is no one why! But therapy can help sort out some of the contributing factors as well as alleviate the feelings guilt that often comes along with depression.

— Courtney Burns, Therapist in Portland, OR

I have supervised experience working with a range of short term, long term, mild, and severe depressive disorders. I use a CBT approach to help clients grow, cope, and battle depression.

— Andre Wielemaker, Clinical Psychologist in Nashville, TN

Depressive and anxiety symptoms can be overwhelming for people diagnosed with mood disorder. The goals of intervention is to 1.) get an evaluation by a physician/psychiatrist, formally diagnosed, placed on psychotropic medications , and be medically managed with the medications prescribed, and 2.) get into a treatment modality of individual or group therapy with a licensed therapist to learn and apply positive coping skills to help manage stressful situations.

— Julia Tillie, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX

Depression can be debilitating. You want to have a meaningful life, enjoy it, and laugh, yet you lack motivation, energy, and drive. Sometimes life fees so hard. I will work with you to help improve quality of life, meaning, drive, and enjoyment, through whole food nutrients, lifestyle, and scientifically backed techniques.

— Alexandra (Sasha) Goodman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake, OH

Decrease depressive symptoms by gaining more insight and coping skills.

— Marc Campbell, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ,

I believe that depression (and anxiety, and addiction) come from our genetics as well as experiences. I am extensively trained in trauma-informed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and mindfulness and believe that healing takes place in the context of a trusting, empathetic environment.

— Janae Andrew, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

Depression is almost always synonymous with deep negative beliefs about the self. Together we will uncover the roots of these beliefs, learn effective ways of countering them, and engage in new behaviors that promote wellness.

— Ryan Brewer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Are you feeling hopeless, isolated and not your usual self? Do these thoughts often enter your mind? I am worthless and can’t do anything about it. I feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep and be alone. I hate who I am these days. I understand the social stigmas that come with label of being depressed, and thus aim to help clients sort out their environmental, biological and circumstantial factors while offering support and and care through a very dark time in their lives.

— Sarah Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

You can’t stop your inner chat, scolding yourself about why you didn’t do/say things differently. You hold yourself to higher standards and treat yourself poorly for not being perfect, for making mistakes. Even if someone else is responsible for something that didn’t go right, you insist in making yourself believe that it was your fault. My clients want to be at peace with themselves. I will help you to love and accept yourself for who you are.

— Guadalupe A. Cesar Nunez, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I have experiencing working with individuals to manage depression through CBT, DBT, and other modalities.

— Caley Johnson, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Bellingham, WA

When no one knows along with you just what your world is like, the whole world, and life itself, can seem meaningless and bleak. Crushed dreams, thwarted aims, endless fog, and a feeling of never being good enough can all mark the descent into a seemingly bottomless pit where anything good seems impossible. There may be an important part of you, yet unknown, who holds a map showing the way through. Let's find out together.

— Aleisa Myles, Psychologist in Media, PA

There is power in changing how you think which in turn affects how you feel. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) looks at events in your life—past, present, or future—and examines what automatic thoughts and emotions you have tied to these events. Once you identify the core beliefs that trigger these thoughts, it allows you to replace unhealthy cognitive distortions with positive beliefs. Click to learn more

— Jamal Jones, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fresno, CA

My experience with depression has involved working with the often varying and unique circumstances each client faces when coping with a wide range of symptoms, such as sadness, fatigue, and hopelessness. I like to focus on a trifecta of depressive symptoms that can be especially debilitating: anhedonia (or the loss/lack of pleasure and enjoyment), executive dysfunction (a deterioration in the ability to complete tasks and plan), and fatigue/pain.

— Dakota Fidram, Associate Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

Are you loosing interest in activities you once enjoyed? Experiencing a lack of energy and poor concentration? Imagine you could effectively manage your depressive symptoms. How would your life be different? How would your relationships, work life, family, and your overall life experience improve? Together we will work to develop healthier thinking patterns and beliefs about self, others, and the world. We will target underlying feelings of low self-esteem and guilt that can stifle your soul.

— Ashley Dunn, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in RALEIGH, NC

Depression looks different for everyone and therefore we explore the possible reasons and, of course, solutions for coping and learning. I use a whole body/life approach: we examine current life situations and whole health, the relationships amongst all and work toward a path of recovery. Mindfulness, EMDR, Cognitive therapies and body movement are just examples of possible treatment methods.

— Anita Van Dyke, Counselor