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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Depression responds well to cognitive approaches because we can shift negative self talk, actions and emotions. One of the most challenging things clients face is how to increase their low motivation. More often then not the motivation comes later, not before, we change our behavior.

— Alyssia Cruz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in SAN DIEGO, CA

It is common to feel stuck when it comes to depression. Lack of interest or energy, sleep problems, and isolation can sometimes even lead to feeling hopeless about the future. Treatment options include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

— Ann LeFevre, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I worked on several research studies regarding depression for UCSF School of Medicine in San Francisco. I also have been treating clients with various forms of depression since 2004. I will be working on a new psilocybin (mushrooms) research study beginning in August, 2022 using a psilocybin analog to treat Major Depressive Disorder.

— Maureen Fiorelli, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in New York, NY

You don’t have to lead a life of quiet desperation. Help is available.

— Stefan Dombrowski, Psychologist in Mt. Laurel, NJ

Sometimes the reason why someone becomes depressed is not immediately clear to them. Whereas others will attribute their depression to particular life circumstances: loss of a job, loss of finances, loss of a loved one, physical limitations, illness, aging. Some people report they are depressed because they feel helpless or hopeless about changing some aspect of their life. Others report feeling blocked or stuck in guilt, fear, or shame. Whereas others feel their very existence has no purpose or meaning. Also, it is common in depression not to feel connected to others. These are very valid and real forms of suffering. Through 20+ years of research and clinical practice with thousands of patients, I know just how very serious depression can be. I utilize a tailor made set of proven therapy modalities because everyone is unique with their own history and personality, no two people experience depression in the same exact way.

— Dr. Shawna Freshwater, Clinical Psychologist in Miami Beach, FL

The primary presenting problem for most of my clients has been depression/anxiety

— Mariah Dancing, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

Depression can stem from so many places--my PhD training provided me with the training necessary to assess and plan a treatment tailored to your needs. We'll examine biological, psychological, social, and political sources of your depression and seek the best path for you.

— Jon Reeves, Clinical Psychologist in Seattle, WA

Depression is "most often" a result of repression of emotion. Feeling numb? Disconnected? This can be a result of not feeling our own feelings for a length of time as a means of survival. Of course, other factors can contribute to depression. Together, safely and collaboratively, we will explore the caverns of your depression and how it is impacting you and help you find a way to reconnect with yourself.

— Nicole Nakamura, Licensed Professional Counselor

For the past 14 years I have worked with people who experience depression. I help clients manage their depressive symptoms through evidence based treatment approaches.

— Samantha Levinson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bryn Mawr, PA

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

If you're feeling down and having difficulty functioning, I will explore the roots of these depressive feelings and see if we can co-create a new and different story from this point forward. We all have good days and bad days, but if the bad days are far outnumbering the good, this might be the clue that beginning therapy could be beneficial.

— AJ Rich, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Whether you are struggling with a depressive episode, or have struggled with depression chronically, we can work together to help you better manage your symptoms. I work to create a safe and empowering atmosphere for my clients to be able to work through a wide range of issues.

— Elle Bernfeld, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

Are you loosing interest in activities you once enjoyed? Experiencing a lack of energy and poor concentration? Imagine you could effectively manage your depressive symptoms. How would your life be different? How would your relationships, work life, family, and your overall life experience improve? Together we will work to develop healthier thinking patterns and beliefs about self, others, and the world. We will target underlying feelings of low self-esteem and guilt that can stifle your soul.

— Ashley Dunn, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in RALEIGH, NC

Depression is a special kind of awful. Coping with "the depression monster" is often difficult and exhausting. I can help you develop new tools to combat that monster, and can offer validation and real-world coping methods to help make the load of depression a little lighter.

— Lauren Bartholomew, Psychologist in King of Prussia, PA

When approaching depression or any mood disorder, I start with increasing awareness so that you may gain some control nd insight. I'll work with you to find tools to recognize where your mood is and the right intervention at the right time. Working from a proactive place vs reactive can change your success dramatically. Utilizing compassion and taking away self criticism is a challenge most will face, but is also pivotal.

— Bill Koch, Counselor in Chicago, IL

Depression, the struggle is real- feeling tired before the day even begins and you have an endless list of responsibilities. Maybe you are the one who holds it together for everyone else; but unfortunately, you’re hurting yourself. You know you need to make some changes but you’re not sure where to begin. I am not here to tell you what to do, feel, or think; but I am here to provide you with an unbiased perspective that will help guide you in the right direction.

— Remy Gordon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Coral Gables, FL

We treat depression in all facets, whether it be Major Depressive Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, grief and loss, or just a general feeling of low-mood stress.

— Quintessential Health, Clinical Psychologist in ,

I specialize in treatment of depression and mood disorders. Similarly to anxiety and depression, I have been working with depression for around 8+ years. My training includes focusing on up to date techniques to help treat depression symptoms effectively. Depression is often treated with similar therapies, including but not limited to, cognitive behavioral approaches, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, relaxation and EMDR.

— Gina Snavlin, Counselor in Inverness, IL