During the process of therapy, I incorporate healthy ingredients into the treatment process.  With your cooperation, the pieces of life that have been set aside during times of depression will be examined for their usefulness and reintroduced to create a new stronger foundation that will hold up in the hard times.  We will look at adding some additional components to further enhance your foundation moving forward.  I look forward to meeting with and working collaboratively with you.

Some people may benefit from medication in conjunction with psychotherapy for their depression. 

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Psychotherapy Helps People With Depression:

Depression has the potential to sap you of all your precious energy.  It can make you forget that you ever felt good or different from the  depressed feeling.  Sadness is different from depression.  

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   The latest research on depression concludes that psychotherapy is an effective treatment. 

Dealing with Depression

Where the Focus is Only on Your Best Self

  • Understand the behaviors, emotions, and ideas that contribute to the depression.
  • Understand and identify the life problems or events--such as major illness, a death of a family member, loss of a job or divorce-- that contribute to their depression and help them understand which aspects of those problems they may be able to solve or improve.
  • Regain a sense of control and pleasure in life
  • Develop coping techniques and problem solving skills to allow for ongoing mood management.

common signs of depression:

  • A depressed mood during most of the day, particularly in the morning
  • Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day
  • Feelings of worthlessness, guilt or shame almost every day
  • Impaired concentration and indecisiveness
  • Insomnia or Hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) almost every day
  • Markedly diminished interest in pleasure in almost all activities nearly every day
  • Recurring thoughts of death or ending your life (not just fearing death)
  • A sense of restlessness or feeling slowed down
  • Notable changes in appetite.
  • Significant weight loss or gain (a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month)