Lauren Necesario SmithClinical Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
My name is Dr. Lauren and I'm passionate about helping clients find mental and emotional healing throughout their wellness journey.
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!
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
If you find yourself slashing your tires or just getting a lot of flats in your personal life, it might be time to make some changes. And sometimes that requires some guidance, introspection and support that an authentic, warm and professional therapy space can offer. As a licensed psychologist I work with adults and those 55+, and tend to specialize Mood disorders, Life transitions, Acute Stressors, Grief and losses, Impact of Chronic Health Conditions, Caregiver Stress, among others.