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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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

Depression is commonly accompanied by feelings of guilt and shame. These painful emotions can cause us to withdraw and leave us feeling stuck, alone, or like something is missing. My treatments for depression address relational patterns because I believe the quality of life is determined by the quality of relationships.

— Emily Schreter, Psychotherapist in New York, NY
 

Symptoms of depression can be heavy, overwhelming, and debilitating. Individuals experiencing feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, loss of interest in daily activities, appetite or weight changes, sleep changes, anger or irritability, loss of energy, self-loathing, reckless behavior, thoughts of self-harm or suicide, or concentration problems are encouraged to seek help.

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

Can you remember the last time you felt like yourself? What was life like for you before depression showed up? Or maybe you don't remember ever feeling different. But you can! With genuine support and the right resources and skills you can have a better life. I know it can be hard to believe it, but once you take the first step maybe you will start seeing the rest of the path.

— MICHAELA KOZLIK, Therapist
 

I have a decade of experience helping those living with depression whether it is chronic , cyclical, or situational. I have a large tool box of skills from mindfulness to cognitive behavioral techniques to assist you in feeling in control and offer hope.

— Jennifer Harvey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Livonia, MI

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, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ijamsville, MD
 

Overcome your feelings of depression. You are not your depression. In this therapeutic approach we will address the underlying imbalance that causes depression. Your psychological suffering is not just a mental or chemical imbalance. This treatment approach takes into account the issues involved in mind/body split because suffering expresses itself at every level. Depression affects the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. We are whole beings.

— Dr. Nadia Thalji, Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA

I believe that seeking help is a sign of courage and strength. Striving to let go of suffering is courageous. Of course, many of our friends and family can be a great source of support, but they are not trained therapists nor are they unbiased. It is possible to feel better.

— Shari Grande, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Clara, CA
 

Sadness, lack of interest, feeling worthless, guilt, and questioning existence.

— Vineel Maharaj, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Depression is as unique as we are as individuals. Each person can experience depression at any time in our lives, and it is not always associated with an event, a loss or a specific time. Young and old can be affected. I employ a variety of modalities to assist you in your journey to understanding your depression and methods to lessen the impact on your daily life.

— Donna Groves, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Evansville, IN
 

Similar to anxiety, I utilize multiple approaches to assist in alleviating depression symptoms. For example, I may apply Somatic (bodily focused) and/or Compassion-Focused, techniques to assist with reducing and/or eliminating depressive symptoms.

— Michael Johnson, Psychologist in Gilbert, AZ

Depression, particularly entrenched depression robs people of a good life. In my practice, we start where you are. If you can't get out of bed, then we start with simple stretches in bed until you can move onto other actions that can help lift the depression. Developing a practice, whether that is art, or yoga, or writing, can help you sort through complex emotions regarding the stressors in your life and help you cope better.

— BARBARA MCGLAMERY, Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
 

I help those that suffer with depression through talk therapy, acceptance and commitment, helping with the self worth and working through any past difficulties that the individual may be desiring to work through.

— Jody Allen, Counselor in Arlington, WA

I utilize cognitive and behavioral techniques to treat mood disorders, with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). In addition to these therapies, I also teach and reinforce skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT).

— Sara Gorcos, Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
 

I treat the range of depression, whether you feel persistently low and perhaps do not know why, or if you feel sad and overwhelmed due to a recent trigger such as a loss or end of a romantic relationship, or perhaps you have experienced recurring depressive episodes over time. I use a mix of structured techniques to help improve your mood and broader insight-oriented exploration to better understand your triggers and path forward. (**I do not currently treat patients with suicidal ideation)

— Dawn Johnson, Psychologist in Washington, DC

Depression can envelop people's lives. Sometimes in obvious ways like staying in bed and not showering, but also in ways like hating a job, or forgetting to pay a bill. There is no easy fix here. However, when we can truly examine the narrative that was internalized over the years about ourselves and our capabilities, we can take control of that script and give the energy to get creative with it.

— Micah Hatchett, Counselor in , LA
 

Often accompanying depression are feelings of guilt and shame. These painful feelings can cause us to withdraw and leave us feeling stuck, alone, or that something is missing. My treatments for depression address relational patterns because I believe the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships.

— Emily Schreter, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

Are you feeling hopeless, isolated and not your usual self? 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. 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.

— Jessica Clark, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in El Dorado Hills, CA