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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For 24 years, I have helped individuals process unresolved memories, reframe negative thought patterns, and actively rewire their brains for more positive and adaptive thinking. I emphasize the importance of self-love and self-compassion as foundational aspects of healing, nurturing your emotional well-being. Additionally, I work with you to identify and develop adequate coping skills to manage depression and promote emotional resilience.

— Susan Spicer, Psychologist in Houghton Lake, MI

When working with clients experiencing depression, I aim to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in order to hold space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. I hope to provide a "gentle mirror" through which clients are able to revisit and reorganize their sense of self.

— Peter Paul, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

When depression is present, every aspect of life can feel incredibly challenging. I provide effective and evidence-based treatment to relieve the symptoms of depression and prevent relapse from occurring. We will work together to practice using tools to help you feel better and to increase your coping skills. I will provide you with a safe and non-judgmental place to find this peace and to recover. You deserve compassionate support.

— Lauren Hadley, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Campbell, CA

You would conquer the world if you had the energy to get up and do it. Depression can hold you back from enjoying the many adventures life holds. Whether it’s camping, world travels, or conquering new skills, depression can feel like a black void or weight holding you back. In our work together, I'll help you make friends with your depression, see what it's holding onto, and work with it to help you gain traction.

— Timothy Kelly, Clinical Social Worker in Aurora, CO

My experience in treating depression involves a supportive and empathetic approach. We explore underlying factors and employ strategies like cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness to alleviate symptoms. The focus is on rebuilding hope, increasing motivation, and fostering emotional resilience, helping clients to find joy and fulfillment in life again.

— Hazel Jacobs, Clinical Social Worker

Sometimes, what makes us miserable is not the situation but how we think about the situation. There are also legitimate reasons to experience sadness and grief, but these feelings become less overwhelming as we learn to treat own emotions with compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. I want to help you break free of self-destructive, habitual ways of thinking, to learn skills for coping with distress, and to identify and expand your strengths and sources of positive emotion in your life.

— Jon Frederick, PhD, Mental Health Counselor in Thornton, CO

I've learned to think about depression as a verb. We depress in reaction to .... I like to take time to listen to you and explore fear, anger and loss ... And, because life is experienced through the senses I also like to call on the senses... and remember or explore what delights them... Gently, gently...because, feeling again, after having been numb for some time, can be quite painful.

— Lisa Ndejuru, Psychotherapist in Montreal,

Depression is complex and nuanced. Rather than depression I view it as depressions--being multifactorial and impacting us in various ways. Depression can come from a feeling hopelessness and being stuck in life with seemingly no way out of the situation we are in. I work with clients to understand their symptoms, where they have come from, and working on developing a sense of hope through the cultivation of change for a new desired outcome.

— Dan Schmitt, Licensed Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR

Depression, being one of the most common reasons people seek therapy, can look so many different ways. For example, depression can look like the confusing inability to accomplish important career or school tasks. For others, it can manifest as a sunken self-esteem and the desire to "hide" from the world, even from close friends and family. I take care to listen carefully and not assume any particular set of symptoms or causes in order to work with people effectively and respectfully.

— Vuthy Ou, Clinical Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA

Depression comes in many forms (i.e. daily, episodic, seasonal, hormonal & postpartum). For some it is a loss of energy or interest in typically pleasurable activities. Other people feel a heavy sadness with no explained cause. Depression is often difficult for family members to understand, and family may need to be included in the treatment process. Genetic, chemical and situational factors may play a part in triggering a depressive episode; but in many cases there is no identifiable source

— Silver Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Frederick, MD

Whether you struggle with depressed mood, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide, or self-harm, I work with you to build effective skills for managing your emotions.

— Amber Sylvan, Psychologist in Ann Arbor, MI

Therapy provides support to help you learn ways to better cope with feelings of loss and helplessness and decrease and heal your feelings of depression. These strategies can lead to recovery and enable you to function at your best.

— Kelly DiGuilio, Clinical Social Worker in ,

Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I empower individuals to transform negative thought patterns, particularly in depression. CBT equips with coping skills for stress, emotions, fostering insight into depressive roots for targeted interventions. I also utilize Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to enhance social support and connection, addressing relationships' impact on depression.

— Steven Su, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fullerton, CA

Depression is difficult as it make us feel stuck and like we can not do anything. In working with depression I believe the most important things to do is work on identifying values and engaging in committed actions towards these values no matter how small.

— William Martineau, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boise, ID

The thought of just getting up for the day can be overwhelming and like a mountain to climb. If you even manage to do that, there’s more peaks to climb that can seem impossible. Things that used to be fun now seem like they do nothing for you. At the extreme, you may even feel like you shouldn’t be here at all. Depression is no simple challenge to overcome but together I will work with you to make sure it’s just a little easier. I want to help you find that small light to a brighter tomorrow.

— Jacob Rincon, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Antonio, TX

Depression, the struggle is real- feeling tired before the day even begins and you have an endless list of responsibilities. Maybe you are the one who holds it together for everyone else; but unfortunately, you’re hurting yourself. You know you need to make some changes but you’re not sure where to begin. I am not here to tell you what to do, feel, or think; but I am here to provide you with an unbiased perspective that will help guide you in the right direction.

— Remy Gordon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Coral Gables, FL

When you’re depressed, it can feel like you’ll never get out from under a dark shadow. However, even the most severe depression is treatable. So, if your depression is keeping you from living the life you want to, don’t hesitate to seek help. Of course, just as no two people are affected by depression in exactly the same way, neither is there a “one size fits all” treatment to cure depression. Therefore, I provide an individualized treatment to fit your unique needs.

— Rebeca Melendez, Counselor in Coral Gables, FL