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

Feeling low at times is a universal human experience and yet, when you are feeling this way, it can leave you feeling isolated and alienated. There are many causes of depression and one of the best things you can do for yourself is to not let yourself go through it alone. I enjoy helping people, not only overcome their depression, but experience a deeper life satisfaction by figuring out what there symptoms have to teach them about themselves.

— Matthew Beeble, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA

Therapy is a space for you to explore more about your inner and outer life. By exploring with a non-judgmental presence in the room, you are able to see your experience with new context and from new perspectives. By expanding your view of your life, you can see new possibilities, lay old hurts to rest, and envision your future for yourself.

— Connor Moss, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

I utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address issues of Depression to help with things such as cognitive distortions, negative thinking patterns and negative self-talk. I also use Solution-Focused Therapy to address immediate issues going on in your life that may be making you depressed as an episode. I have a great deal of experience working with depression over the last 10 years of my career and CBT is the most commonly use treatment modality. I work with both children and adults.

— Julie Goch, Counselor in Canton, OH

I have worked with clients that are experiencing depression and anxiety since 1997 when I started being a counselor, then I focus on PPD and anxiety on 2005 and continue focusing in this area on my private practice. I have gotten extensive training thorugh all this years as a clinician.

— Ana Romero, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in MIRAMAR, FL, FL

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

I have helped individuals with various forms of depression throughout my career. In my experience, depression is not one simple thing. It varies from person to person and rarely is a permanent problem only treatable with medication but a sign pointing to other important things - for example, unacknowledged grief and loss, difficulty tolerating anxiety necessary to engage new and potentially fulfilling experiences, or a numbing state that prevents feelings of anger.

— Adam Hinshaw, Psychologist in Dallas, TX

Have you lost interest in activities, people, or life in general? Do you struggle to get out of bed or lack energy and feel fatigued much of the time? Does absolutely everything feel like a struggle? This might be a case of more than the blues. Depression treatment can help you restore energy, joy and meaning to your life. Find out how by scheduling a free consult.

— Becky Howie, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO

I have worked with individuals that suffer from depression for the past 8 years and counting. I enjoy helping those that have symptoms of depression to find healthy coping skills for those symptoms.

— Tiffany Price, Counselor in MIDWEST CITY, OK

Depression is often used carelessly and inappropriately to describe periods of feeling down and is usually associated to real life stressors. Your job sucks, you have annoying relatives, and you are broke. Yea that is depressing! But that may not mean you are clinically depressed. I aim to help educate the misuse and overuse of the word, depression, as well as help people decipher if they are clinically depressed or just reacting appropriately to their current circumstances.

— Janny Condie, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Ana, CA

Depression comes in many shapes and sizes. I work closely with my clients to help them find the right methods to help them be able to manage their specific depressive symptoms and be able to live the life they want.

— Rebecca Letterman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

Overwhelmed, hopeless, helpless, no pleasure in life? Gain zest in your life!

— Iris Cruet-Rubio, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Gardena, CA

I began my career working in psychiatric hospitals (in and outpatient) where patients were at the end of their rope. They felt they had no hope. As a clinician, I became very skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and finding ways to help the patient, with the help of the entire treatment team, get better and find their way again. From the "baby-blues" or seasonal patterns to severe depression, I have worked with it all and am here to help you too.

— Sydney Lucas, Licensed Professional Counselor in Murrysville, PA

I don't believe that there is something wrong with our brains, I believe that depression is a symptom that we are not getting what we need. Let's find out what that is and how to give it to yourself.

— Nami Nocifera, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Marina Del Rey, CA

Depression presents itself with a variety of symptoms such as low-energy, a vague sense of impending doom, lack of interest in formerly enjoyable activities and can affect normal daily activities such as working, eating, and sleeping. If symptoms persist for more than two weeks, it's time to seek treatment. Depression can stem from life events such as death, divorce, or loss of a job but often arises and persists with no specific catalyzing event.

— Ednalice Pagan-Romney, in Joliet, IL

Many of our patients have a hard time identifying depression. Depression does not always present as "sadness". Sometimes its "anger or anxiety". Our goal is to effectively diagnose depression and start treatment right away. Research indicates that early treatment leads to greater results.

— Elizabeth Robinson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Atlanta, GA

I have worked extensively with serious depression and understand what treatment options there are, how to help clients begin to move out of the depression, when to seek medical consultation, how to deal with suicidal thoughts.

— Rowena Dodson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Mountain View, CA

Depression is a plague on our society today. Whether you are suffering from mild, moderate or severe depression you may have both situational and physical elements that need to be addressed in order to gain relief.

— Michelle Salzman, Counselor in Irving, TX

I've treated many severely depressed people and many mildly depressed clients. I am patient and able to sit with them as well as give them hope and direct them towards helpful behaviors so they can meet their life goals rather than feel swallowed up by their depression.

— Michelle H. Kim, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

Depression can be difficult to pinpoint in our own lives. We all experience periods of normal sadness or disappointment from time to time. Where this becomes a problem is when your feelings start to interfere with your life. If you find that depression is starting to affect a significant portion of your day, the best time to act is before it overwhelms your life.

— David Lechnyr, Counselor in Eugene, OR

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