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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As we go through life there are many events that can shape our perspective and impact our mood- Trauma, death of a loved one, lifestyle, loss of relationships, work problems, family/marital problem, etc. can all be contributing factors. In my experience- depression has been one of the top reason why treatment is sought. As a clinician who focuses on providing evidence-based practices like CBT- I can help you break out of depressive spirals and lead the balanced life you desire.

— Breeza Quezada, Clinical Social Worker in Orange, CA

The team at Psychology Beverly Hills works with you to create an individualized evidenced based treatment plan to treat depressed mood, drawing from therapeutic techniques such as Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT).

— Payam Kharazi, Psychologist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

Depression can make you feel lonely and isolated, it is sometimes silent and hidden well within ourselves. But this CAN change. You don't have to do this in silence, fear, or shame. Depression is a mental health disorder that affects so many, "globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression" as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO). Reaching out is the hardest thing, and if you can do that, you can do so much more.

— Rosaura Yepez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Homestead, FL

If you’re experiencing symptoms of depression, or simply going through the motions of life, it can be a great challenge. You may find that you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, perhaps weighed down by the feeling that life is just too much to bare. Everyday tasks can feel like crushing obligations. Perhaps you neglect to pay the bills, fail to do household chores. Depression can rob you of your life, but there is hope with treatment. Don't allow another day to go by, take back control

— Renisher Roberts, Psychotherapist in ,
 

In therapy you can expect to identify factors that are contributing to your depression and learn how to effectively cope with them. We will also identify negative thought patterns that may be contributing to feelings of hopelessness and work to change them. You will also develop concrete skills to relieve suffering and prevent later bouts of depression. These skills may include new ways to cope with challenges and creating a personal plan that includes positive lifestyle changes. ​

— Jessica Aron, Clinical Psychologist in WHITE PLAINS, NY

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
 

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 am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is an evidence based practice to support those who have Major Depressive Disorder. I have found first hand in my career that this modality can help you to overcome symptoms you may be facing related to depression. I believe that I can help you to overcome these by better understanding why you think and behave in the way you do to regain control over your thoughts and body's reactions.

— Will Dempsey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA
 

Through my experience of helping clients with depression over the years I have developed a depth-oriented approach with seeks to understand depression as a reaction to an underlying stressor or problem. Together, we will work to understand relevant contributing factor(s), such as societal/systemic pressures, trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem, etc. to understand the root of depression, in addition to improving coping and setting concrete, measurable goals.

— Christopher Schadt, Clinical Psychologist in South Pasadena, CA

As a clinician I have worked with many clients suffering from depression over the years. I have treated individuals with both mild and severe mood disorders. There are many strategies to support excellent outcomes.

— Sheri Richardt, Clinical Social Worker in Murfreesboro, TN
 

I've treated adults in all stages of life who struggle with depression, whether it's a recurring experience or a single episode. I primarily use a psychodynamic approach to increase awareness around when and why depressive feelings are triggered, and mindfulness techniques to detach from stress, to notice and reduce the tendency to be swept up by negative emotions, to be more present in relationships and feel more connected to others, and to restore a sense of hope and vitality.

— Pamela Hamer, Psychologist

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, but it can be one of the most difficult to treat. Not everyone responds to talk therapy and other traditional treatments. Depression often requires a creative approach. I know how difficult living with depression can be, and I have helped dozens of clients learn to mitigate and manage their symptoms. If you have tried therapy before and not found relief, I can bring a fresh perspective to help you find what works best for you.

— Tania Protsenko, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Island, NY
 

Over the last 13+ years, I have worked with people who are struggling with varying levels of depression, some that included suicidal ideation. Our psychodynamic, "forward edge" approach helps people envision and create a future for themselves.

— Kate Smaller, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Grand Rapids, MI

Depression can be crippling at times, preventing clients from experiencing life the way they want and deserve. Through self-esteem building, analyzing negative thoughts, and compassion, I support clients with pushing through symptoms of depression, so that clients can live the life they want to live.

— Monica Williams, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Long Beach, CA
 

I treat individuals experiencing Depression, Bi-polar Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, adjustment disorders, and those experiencing grief and loss.

— Amy Burley, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Plano, TX