Shameless Mama WellnessLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, PMH-C
I'm Marilyn Cross Coleman, LCSW, PMHC, and I am a Perinatal Mental Health Treatment Specialist and Trauma Therapist.
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!
Much of my work is centered on teaching mindfulness. Utilizing mindfulness is an important component of emotional intelligence, reduces stress on the nervous system, and increases resilience. In session, we practice mindfulness while exploring emotions, sensations, and thoughts in your present moment. Using mindful attention, we’ll heal and release root stresses and outdated belief systems that have been hindering your growth. In addition, I enjoy using humor as we co-create novel experience.
I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma, people dealing with issues relating to codependency, and people who have yet to have positive and meaningful experiences in therapy. My therapeutic style is compassionate and client-oriented. My strengths lie in finding the balance between being a compassionate listener while also being direct.