Depression

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 utilize Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you manage your anxiety

— Margaret Frempong, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pawtucket, RI
 

Depression is a common response to difficult life events, including loss of a loved one, loss of a relationship, and low self esteem. I work collaboratively work individuals in building their strengths, compassion, and resilience.

— Lyza Chin, Therapist in Beverly, MA

Depression can sometimes feel like a thick cloud of sadness and hopelessness weighing us down. Stress from relationships, dating, work, school, family can feel like chains tying us down. And sometimes we are our own worst critic, telling ourselves we are not worthy or not good enough. I have experience navigating depression, suicidal thoughts, and suicidal crisis. Together, we can understand of the effects of Depression and develop paths to steer through the dense fog.

— Michelle Chong, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

When you have depression, you might feel like there's not much to keep you going and many things just feel hopeless. My approach to treating depression is to break the cycle of feeling depressed and behaviors motivated by depression. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help identify what is or was important to you, and guide you to move towards them again in a mindful manner. I provide a nonjudgmental space where you are encouraged to be as authentic as you can be.

— Stephanie Wang, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

Feeling sad, lonely, or depressed on a regular basis can be overwhelming. It feels like a heavy weight has to be lifted just to do the simplest things. The fog of discouragement makes work, caring for family and loved ones, school, and even simple chores all seem difficult. Fortunately, depression is very treatable. In therapy: -You will be heard and fully understood. -We'll set goals that are meaningful and important to you. -I'll teach powerful tools to help you feel better and stay better.

— Aaron Deri, Marriage & Family Therapist in Scarsdale, NY

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
 

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

I focus on psycho-eduation, developing coping skills and social supports.

— Amanda Ruiz, Counselor in East Petersburg, PA
 

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
 

Sadness is a challenge for many, but sometimes it doesn't go away. Do you feel sad often, unexcited about things you used to, losing interest in dating, struggling to sleep well? Maybe it's time you get the support you deserve to heal so you can be your best self. Let's chat about getting there.

— Michael Shawe, Counselor
 

To me depression is like standing on a cliff. Day to day we can go through our daily tasks, though it is hard, but we can “fake it“. Once we fall off the edge of the cliff that is when depression overtakes us. It’s hard to get out of bed, isolate from others, and the feelings of being a burden. You might even start having thoughts of self harm. I have worked with numerous clients to help keep them from allowing the depression to overtake them.

— Tara Clifford, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Smith, AR

Emotions are our guiding system, if you are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger issues or panic/fear I can help you listen to what they are trying to tell you and then let them go, in a safe and compassionate way.

— Dr. Adriana Dyurich, Licensed Professional Counselor in Corpus Christi, TX
 

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

Depression is a debilitating disorder, with common symptoms of depressed mood, lack of motivation, loss of pleasure in activities and hobbies, changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, feelings of guilt, and difficulty concentrating. However, depression in men often gets overlooked or misdiagnosed because the symptoms can include extreme irritability and anger outbursts. Men often self-medicate with distraction such as excessive work, video games, or substance use.

— Anissa Bell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

Depression thrives on faulty thoughts and feelings. But thoughts belong to us and pushing them away is fruitless. Changing them may work for a while. The most enduring way to handle difficult thoughts and the accompanying feelings is acceptance.

— Stella Osemwegie, Counselor in Phillipsburg, NJ

I work with all kinds of people. My clients come from various backgrounds and many of them are high achievers­—intelligent and creative folks with a common desire for personal improvement. They often express feeling anxious, stressed, worried, and afraid of failing. Many of them struggle with self-care. Some of them have more anxiety than the average. Some of them haven’t fully developed their coping skills, so they develop unhealthy habits in response to life’s stressors.

— Claudia Ma, Psychologist in West Lake Hills, TX
 

Dr. Chen has worked with and continues to work with teenagers and adults whom are struggling with depression, low self-esteem, and/or low self-confidence. Dr. Chen treatment is based in research-validated (i.e. evidence based) techniques, along with skills development, as a means to treat the "here and now" emotions of depression and loneness, along with the underlying causes and roots of the emotions.

— Arthur Chen, Psychologist in Boca Raton, FL

Depression or anxiety can have a HUGE impact on your life. It may feel as if it is impossible to complete day to day tasks. It is hard to explain what you are feeling and the impact depression or anxiety is having on your life. It might feel as if you are drowning and you see no way to keep your head above water. If you are looking for therapy and counseling for depression or anxiety, contact me today.

— JADI FERGEN, Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
 

I used to run a Behavioral Crisis response team at a hospital that assessed and work with pt's struggling with depressive symptoms. In my private practice I use CBT and ACT evidence based interventions to help clients address depressive symptoms.

— Peter Binnings, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Cruz, CA

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
 

Treating depression takes time and desication and I understand that both of those elements are needed to make good progress. I utilize CBT in changing thought patterns that can cause or prolong depression.

— Lissa Merkel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

I am certified in EMDR for the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation and low self-esteem. Carrying these heavy emotions around can be exhausting and painful. The process of change in therapy involves taking the power we previously gave to self-defeating ideas and redirecting it toward building inner strength and accessing the happiness, prosperity and love that we have long sought.

— Leilani Sinclair, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tarzana, CA

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

— Iris Cruet-Rubio, Psychotherapist in Gardena, CA
 

Depression is something I have a great deal of experience with. Depression is one of my main specialities as it affects so many people and has a way of creeping into someone's life and making it topsy turvy. When working with depression I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

— Catharine Pritchard Hawks, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA