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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Depression can interfere in most areas of life. I hope that you seek treatment for continuing depressive thoughts as they can be very debilitating. We can work together to come up with a multifaceted plan to bring your body, mind and soul into balance again. One can forget the joy that is possible and reachable as depression takes hold.

— Barbara Stanforth, Counselor in Encinitas, CA

Identifying the characteristics of depression that are having an impact in your life including your daily functioning and your relationships. Using CBT to identify and challenge your belief system while reframing your experiences to better manage your life.

— Dianne Haslinger,

Treatment-resistant depression and existential crises are often treatable. Run-of-the-mill depression is a hopeless state of body and mind that does respond to medications and supplements. Don't give up hope.

— Sonya Murray, Physician in Laguna Hills, CA

It's all too much. All the stressful things plus covid-19 has been overwhelming. It's hard to get out of bed and get to work and take care of everything. It's hard to be hopeful and see a path forward. Don't worry. You're not alone. Depression rates has skyrocketed with covid-19 but you can find change and hope and meaning. You can heal. I can help.

— Ginger Houghton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Farmington Hills, MI

If you were to ask a room of 50 people who reported feeling depressed, what depression meant to them, you would get 50 different answers. My approach to depression is helping my clients identify what depression means to them; is it sadness? emptiness? emotional fatigue? Let's break down what you're feeling. From there, let's assess what interventions would suit you in best in your pursuit of feeling better.

— Noam Dinovitz, Therapist in bala cynwyd, PA

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, Therapist in NEW YORK, NY

Happy to help with any aspect of this!

— Adriana Davidson, Counselor in , 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

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

Specializing in depression, mixed anxiety disorders , social anxiety, Pandemic trauma.

— malinda thompson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA

Depression can be painful and debilitating. I have worked with clients for over 13 years to help manage their symptoms and find effective coping skills.

— Rebecca Ehler, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

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

— Dr. Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

Depression can be debilitating and can profoundly affect a person's daily functioning. But it doesn't have to be that way. As a therapist, my work with individuals who are struggling with depression focuses on treating the root cause of the depression and provide clients with coping skills to restore their normal functioning and defense mechanisms to avoid possible relapse.

— Abbey Viado, Psychotherapist in Tempe, AZ

Experiencing depression is a common experience. I have worked with folks grappling with depression across all ages and across different settings. I use a psychodynamic-interpersonal framework while integrating different evidence based treatment modalities, such as CBT, DBT and ACT to address depressive symptoms. Often times treatment involves a great deal of self-compassion, strengthening of coping skills, and building of new tools.

— Yvette Rico, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA

Do you often feel tired? Do you lack desire to do anything? Do you feel like a failure, especially compared to others? Do you wonder if anything you do has any meaning? Do you doubt that your life can change for the better? I know how hard it is to feel hopeless, and I also know that things CAN change! You deserve to be happy! I can help you heal the invisible wounds that make you feel so low. We can go through the pain together and leave it behind. Contact me today!

— Tatiana Morris, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

I frequently use a combination of interpersonal therapy, CBT, guided imagery, narrative therapy and build up natural supports to address depressive symptoms. The approach is always modified dependent on the individual's needs and severity of symptoms.

— Felicity Colangelo, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, ME

The dialogue you have with yourself...convincing yourself that you don't matter? I get that pain. I would love to talk to you about that.

— Christine Lillja, Psychologist in Laguna Hills, 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

Most of us have dealt with depression. For some it is situational, for others chronic, either way you don’t have to live with it. We can work to identify the triggers, look at the biology, and come up with solutions. I have worked with individuals with depression for my entire 31 years and know how debilitating it can get, there is help and we will work together to help you become your authentic self.

— Kim Brown, Mental Health Practitioner in Omaha, NE

I work with mood disorders (bipolar I and II and MDD) and offer CBT and mindfulness to manage mood.

— Diana Harrington, Counselor

I have extensive experience working with individuals on feelings of hopelessness, sadness, low energy and suicidal ideation that comes with depression. My view is this, "Depression is when people focus more on the past than the present." I can help resolve your past issues & bring you to the present moment.

— Sheri Galens, Counselor

I worked for years on an inpatient psychiatric hospital, and have worked with many clients who struggle with depression. It's so frustrating, it's not something that you can just "snap out" of. I will work with you to challenge maladaptive patterns of behaviors and develop coping skills so you can feel like there is hope and that life is worth living!

— Jenna Desrosiers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Montgomeryville, PA

Supportive reflective listening with assertive CBT to address thinking errors.

— Fran Duane, Clinical Social Worker in Bryan, TX, TX

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

I believe that depression is the body and mind telling you that something is wrong in your life and that something must change. It is a clue, not just a "disorder." Whether your depression is situational that has a clear onset from an event like death or a breakup, or if it's something chronic you've been dealing with your whole life, we can work on it together. I do not shy away from existential angst or suicidal ideation. You should have a safe space to talk about lack of meaning.

— Marcella Haro, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Most often people associate treatment centers with treating addiction, but often they don’t realize that there are treatment programs specifically designed for depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Additionally, there’s an assumption that people can only be treated if they also suffer from an addiction, but the good news is there is professional help for these debilitating mental illnesses as well.

— Cheryl Kehl, Social Worker in Draper, UT

I have successfully helped individuals struggling with relationship issues, addictions, anxiety, depression, parenting issues and various family/life conflicts.

— Gordon Gooding, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

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 , IA