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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When we experience uncomfortable feelings such as anger, fear, or disappointment, the natural response is to shut those emotions down. But you can’t shut down emotions selectively, and in shutting down difficult feelings, you also shut down feelings that make life worth living. I’ll help you tolerate difficult emotions. You’ll gain healthy copings skills, allowing you to accept your feelings as they are, and you’ll learn to challenge the negative self-appraisal that accompanies depression.

— Stephanie Clark, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, FL

Maybe you think there is not much point in trying to take better care of yourself. Maybe you have almost given up on the life you dream of. Maybe you have thought it would be better if you weren't here. These thoughts are common with people who are struggling in the desert of depression. Psychodynamic therapy can help you work on the emotional and behavioral obstacles that are keeping you from health. We will look at your story together and figure out how to improve it going forward.

— Tracy Bryce Farmer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

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

Whether you are struggling with a depressive episode, or have struggled with depression chronically, we can work together to help you better manage your symptoms. I work to create a safe and empowering atmosphere for my clients to be able to work through a wide range of issues.

— Elle Bernfeld, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

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 want you to know that you are not alone and there are people who can help. Many of my clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them and that there are many options available to once again have hope for their lives.

— Justice Arledge, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR

Certified Mental Health Integrated Medicine Provider and National Board Certified Counselor, trained in multiple approaches to treating all forms of depression.

— Derek Prescott, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Hubert, NC

"Depression can be a many faceted monster. One that robs all energy from some, causes crying spells in others, and completely takes the joy out of life. I have been there....sometimes referring to it as "The Dark NIght of My Soul." BUT you CAN recover. You can feel joy and pleasure again. I will work with you to uncover the root causes of your depression so that you can move through it and beyond it. Please reach out to see if we could be a good fit.

— Becky Turner, Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI

Dealing with addiction, depression, or anxiety is not about “what’s wrong with you?” but “what happened to you?” Alcohol abuse, drug addiction, and mental health issues are the outward projection of extensive emotional obstacles. These behaviors are ineffective solutions and adaptations to help manage what has happened in your life. They are merely symptoms of a more profound internal struggle, and you have the power to make the change.

— Adam Krolicki, Psychotherapist in Englewood, CO

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 is a sticky black hole that makes you feel small, insignificant, and worthless. Time to kick depression to the curb & make new friends with self-confidence, positivity, & energy! Think of all of the things you could be doing instead of feeling depressed! Now, having depression isn't something to feel all judgey at yourself for. You are doing your best just being here. Just know that you don't have to live like that. When you're ready, let's get this thing rolling!!

— Helen Jennings-Hood, Psychotherapist in Wynne, AR

Depression can be situational that is developed after you experience trauma, while biological depression deals with genes, hormones, and brain chemicals that often run in families, and psychological depression have many possible causes like stress, everyday life, or medical problems. As we work together each client learn methods to cope with their symptoms.

— Patricia L Sellers, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Claremont, CA

Depression is a dark cloud that surrounds you in both space and time. It reaches into your past so that you only remember your failures and painful interactions. It reaches into your future so that you can only see a continuation of those failures and pains. Counseling can help you come back to the present and lighten that cloud so you can see more clearly what is actually around you. I help people reconnect with meaning and their bodies to lessen the force of depression.

— Peter Addy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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 in Chicago,

I have worked with individuals with depression throughout my career. Research indicates that for mild depression, psychotherapy alone is usually effective and for moderate depression and a mixture of psychotherapy and medication is effective for most people. My criteria for referring for medication is how much the depression is impacting on your daily life, how long you have been depressed, and how much distress you have.

— Karin Wandrei, Clinical Social Worker in Rohnert Park, CA

We treat depression in all facets, whether it be Major Depressive Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, grief and loss, or just a general feeling of low-mood stress.

— Quintessential Health, Clinical Psychologist in ,