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Specialty in Depression

Do you experience persistent sad, anxious or low mood? Do you find that you have more feelings of hopelessness, pessimism, guilt, worthlessness or an increase in irritability?  Are you have trouble finding interest or pleasure in hobbies / activities that you once enjoyed?  Do you find yourself feeling restless or having trouble standing / sitting still?  Are you having trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating or making decisions?  Do you have thoughts of death or suicide?

If the answer is yes - I can help you in finding your way back to the person you are missing and / or wish to become.  

How could I help you?

  • Identify your symptoms, acknowledge and normalize your experience with depression

  • Address important risk factors to improve overall long term success of your mental health as related to your depression

  • Experience and awareness of the need for tangible, emotional and informational support that further support the normalization of your mental health

  • Affirm for you and explore how your depression is directly related to other areas of your life that you are presently / historically struggled with

  • Acute awareness of physical discomfort, loss of       previous lifestyle and potential change in social       role, financial stress and / or an uncertain future.

Does your depression feel like this?  

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Benefits of working with a therapist who is familiar with depression:

  • You will feel less lonely, isolated or judged

  • You will feel understood and seen

  • Improve your coping skills and sense of control

  • Able to speak openly and honestly about feelings that you may be hiding from others

  • Reduce depressive symptoms by identifying and resolving triggers that may be adding to your depressive state

What forms of intervention will be used:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - combines learning to decrease negative, self defeating self talk with increasing healthy behaviors

  • Object Relations Theory -  states that an object (a person, part of that person or a symbol) relates to another through actions or behaviors that are influenced by the residues of past interpersonal relationships. It is a theory that talks about the relationships inside a group of people, particularly that within a family

  • Interpersonal Theory - the theory that your mental health (personality and / or behavior) are related to and determined by the relationships with persons in your life

  • Marital / Family therapy - Helpful when marital or family conflict is directly contributing to depression or when your depression is affecting relationships

  • Identification of family and social support who will be available to you outside of our sessions

  • Medication - I will refer you to your primary care physician and / or psychiatrist if clinically indicated that your depression would benefit from the additional support / intervention of medication

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