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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Supported clients with low motivation, low mood, low energy, history of suicidal thoughts, low self-worth, and frequent feelings of sadness and not feeling wanted.

— Kari Del Real, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Campbell, CA

The world doesn't need to feel so heavy. Learn ways to shift your thinking, to build your sense of self worth, and to shed some of the burdens that you carry. You don't need to be alone with your pain. Maybe you remember times in life that felt more joyful and enlivening - let's figure out how you can experience more of that.

— Beth Pollack, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Barbara, CA

I am familiar with a variety of approaches for treating depression, provide an empathetic space to discuss the impacts of depression, and have worked with a wide variety of clients experiencing depressive symptoms - or other mood related symptoms.

— Kelsey Whittlesey, Licensed Professional Counselor

Not all depressive symptoms are the same. It is important that your provider asks the right questions. oo often, the label “Depression” is tossed around in popular culture as a way to describe a feeling or a mood, i.e. “I’m depressed thinking about how much work I have to do this weekend” or, “After looking at my bank balance this morning, I’m completely depressed.” While these situations CAN trigger sadness, hopelessness, and/or other unpleasant emotions, they are NOT a Depressive Disorder.

— PSYCHe PLLC, Psychologist in Nashville, TN

Depression has underlying, unconscious reasons for its existence. Together, we will figure out the root causes and bring about your innate capacity to heal. I have over ten years of experience working with folks who have struggled with depression. Oftentimes, depression is about unresolved grieving and anger turned towards the self. Therapy provides a path to properly mourn what's been lost and release anger that's been held in for too long.

— Sara Todd, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Madison, WI

Decrease depressive symptoms by gaining more insight and coping skills.

— Marc Campbell, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ,

Depressive and anxiety symptoms can be overwhelming for people diagnosed with mood disorder. The goals of intervention is to 1.) get an evaluation by a physician/psychiatrist, formally diagnosed, placed on psychotropic medications , and be medically managed with the medications prescribed, and 2.) get into a treatment modality of individual or group therapy with a licensed therapist to learn and apply positive coping skills to help manage stressful situations.

— Julia Tillie, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX

Many of us come to counseling with some sort of an issue like anxiety, depression, or low self esteem. I believe that these 'issues' are actually pathways inward to wholeness and freedom. Depression is the result of suppressed life force energy. When we begin to heal our wounds, work through our fears and access our purpose, the haze of depression lifts.

— Sarah Sterling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Port Ludlow, WA

Many people unfortunately still don’t understand how depression could effect you and your life in every area. They respond by sharing a bad day they went through. Depression is something else. I have worked with many clients who struggle with different levels of depression. Sometimes using CBT could be very effective in the treatment. In different more severe levels, getting to the route course of the issue is essential for a successful treatment.

— Dr. Amr Kireem, Clinical Psychologist in Rolling Meadows, IL

Depression can be debilitating. You want to have a meaningful life, enjoy it, and laugh, yet you lack motivation, energy, and drive. Sometimes life fees so hard. I will work with you to help improve quality of life, meaning, drive, and enjoyment, through whole food nutrients, lifestyle, and scientifically backed techniques.

— Alexandra (Sasha) Goodman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake, OH

I understand and empathy with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, and related mood disorder. Depression is a chronic condition but people can live well with it to have a good quality of life and relationships. My theoretical orientation is an integration of psychodynamic, multi-systemic, and solution-focused interventions. I also was trained in mindfulness and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) that combined into my treatment with clients. I value the compassion of self.

— Suzie Wu, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

As with anxiety, depression can be caused and fed by many factors; not to mention symptoms of depression can vary widely from person to person. Together we dig into your experiences and the narratives created by those experiences.

— Gary Alexander, Therapist in Seattle, WA

You dread waking up each morning. You feel sad and empty inside. You’re surrounded by people, yet you still feel alone. You’ve stopped doing the things you used to enjoy. You’re worried you will always feel this way.

— Julia Lehrman, Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA

It's hard to feel disconnected from the world and others - it's even harder to reconnect. I have extensive experience creating inertia and hope when it feels like there is none. I have extensive experience using ACT and CBT to help you start taking doable steps in the direction you want to go.

— Nicole Kazuba, Licensed Professional Counselor

You dread waking up each morning. You feel sad and empty inside. You’re surrounded by people, yet you still feel alone. You’ve stopped doing the things you used to enjoy. You’re worried you will always feel this way.

— Julia Lehrman, Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA

Depression is beyond having a bad go of things the last few days. Depression is a physiological and a psychological interruption of daily functionality. This is not something you just shake off. Your friends and family are not equipped for this. It's time you talked with a professional to discover a path forward.

— Sheldon Kay, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Duluth, GA