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

Are you sad too much of the time? Are you unable to motivate yourself to achieve your goals? Are you isolated and lonely or are your relationships not as satisfying as you want? We can transform your depression together.

— Laurice Adams, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

I successfully treat people with mild to severe forms of depression routinely. My approach with such individuals relies on the most up-to-date evidence based techniques and helps people to find meaning in their lives again.

— Adam Clark, Psychologist in Houston, TX

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 use cognitive-behavioral therapy to identify and challenge the negative thoughts that influence your feelings and behaviors. By addressing and changing the thoughts, the feelings and behaviors also change.

— Zulma Williams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Las Vegas, NV

I four years of experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression.

— Elizabeth Shoop, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Spokane, WA

I use cognitive therapy and behavioral activation to help clients consider how habitual thought and behavior patterns may be contributing to their distress. I also teach mindfulness techniques to help my clients realize that there are tools at their disposal, every moment, that can help them see from new perspectives.

— Eric Eichler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Depression stemming from diabetes, chronic illness, and pain

— Faith Cook, Clinical Psychologist in Black Mountain, NC

Depression is one of the most common and debilitating symptoms that a person can go through. It is important to get professional support when your emotions are making it difficult for you to cope and function. You'll fine quick short-term relief while we progress towards long-term goals. If you are dealing with depression, don't hesitate: set up an appointment. Even if you don't continue working with me specifically, I truly hope you push yourself to take the steps to receiving professional help

— Frankie Grixti, Counselor in Hartsdale, NY

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 care through a very dark time in their lives.

— Shayla Peterson, Clinical Social Worker in , SC

I have found it important to help folks understand that depression is real and valid. In my experience, patients have helped to heal when they begin to look at and attack the depressive symptoms head on and work to get in front of them. We have worked to understand the person's individual cycle and try to interrupt the downward spiral as much as possible.

— Love Singleton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

We have all experienced either a depressed mood, or even full-scale clinical depression. While it can be painful to slog through a depressed period, I have a deep respect for the potentially important messages a depressed mood might be bringing to light. Is there something amiss in your life that is leaving you unsatisfied? Are you safe and healthy? Do you have meaningful work and purpose? Are you living according to your most treasured values? Do you have satisfying relationships? Together we can explore what it is you most want and need. I support my clients in whatever choices they make about medication, but before they embark on antidepressants, I encourage them to talk to me about what kind of safe and affordable relief amino acid supplementation my have to offer. I also encourage practical non-pharmaceutical practices that are proven to quickly lift mood and serotonin levels.

— Maysie Tift, LMFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA

I use CBT - cognitive behavioral therapy to bring about meaningful change about 12 sessions. There is lots of research supporting this approach. I also use the Gottman Method for couples therapy because it is research-based and works really well.

— TOMER Levin, Psychiatrist in New York, NY

Down in the dumps. Let's help lift you up.

— Matthew Breuer, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

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 not only takes your ability to feel, it also steals your ability to do. Depression can get intense fast. Before you know it, you’re at the bottom of a deep, dark, hole convinced that you’re completely on your own. This is a particularly vicious combination because the voice in your head starts to tell you how incapable you are. When you find it harder and harder to be the person you want to be, that harsh and critical voice starts to feel accurate. This is not your true voice.

— Kevin Creamer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

Symptoms of depression can be heavy, overwhelming and debilitating. A therapeutic relationship invites someone to walk beside you and help ease the weight of life's burdens. Within this relationship, you have the freedom to safely express your feelings, thoughts, experiences, life stresses, and desires.

— Jon Soileau, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kansas City, MO

Experiencing depression can make us feel invisible and isolated from the world. During this time our bodies make it nearly impossible for us to reach out and seek help. We can often feel that it is our responsibility to manage the pain ourselves and we decline to ask for support from others, in fear that we would burden them. In counseling we will work together to develop routines and create tools that will break the cycle of isolation and help you reconnect with the life you hope to lead.

— Danae Merrill, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR

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

Are you tired of faking it? Let me help you take off the mask and begin really healing that depression. I know you would change if you just knew how. I understand that you can’t just “snap out of it”. Some days it feels like you’re drowning in your own darkness. It’s ok to ask for help. We’ll work together to find the right tools that work for you. Reach out!

— Tammy Cover, Counselor in Magnolia, TX

In music therapy, emotion is translated in melody, Listening and creating music within a therapeutic context allows individuals to express themselves in nonverbal ways. The interplay of melody, harmony, and rhythm can stimulate the senses and promote calmness. *Positive changes in mood and emotional states *Support healthy feelings and thoughts *Interact socially with others *Increased motivation *Successful and safe emotional release

— Megan Dozler, Creative Art Therapist in Napa, CA