Therapy for Depression
You may be suffering from depression if you have sadness, loss of interest in activities, or feel overwhelming guilt, shame, or low self-esteem. Depression can also impact your sleep, appetite, energy levels, and concentration. Depression can also lead to thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
Talk therapy can be a very effective part of an overall approach for treating depression. In my practice, I work with clients to understand the events or thinking that might be underlying their depression. I also work to educate clients in lifestyle modifications and philosophical approaches to dealing with depression. In appropriate circumstances, I will refer clients to licensed prescribers for consultation regarding the possibility of medication approaches.
Responding to depression often requires a sustained and multifaceted effort. I can work with you to help you understand which approaches might work best for you, and to help you stay on track while you work your plan.