Depression Therapy

If you lack motivation, energy, and interest in things that used to give you pleasure, then you may be depressed.  Other signs of depression include social withdrawal, recurrent self-criticism, and changes to your eating and sleeping patterns. Together, we can work to understand what underlies discouraging moods and thoughts, and help you to restore a sense of wellbeing, worthiness, and even joy.

Therapy for depression will help you to:

  • Explore the root causes of your depression
  • Discover reflexive, negative self-talk and thought patterns that are fueling your depression
  • Develop strategies to cope with low moods, gain more energy, feel better about yourself, and connect with others
  • Strengthen your self-esteem and feel more yourself again

What about medication?

For some people, medication can provide relief and facilitate progress in therapy. As a clinical social worker, I do not prescribe medication. However, I can provide psychiatry referrals as needed. With client permission, I collaborate with prescribing physicians to ensure clients are receiving high-quality, comprehensive care.

Therapy for Depression

What about loneliness?

If you are struggling with loneliness, you are  – ironically – not alone. Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness, made worse by the COVID pandemic. As a therapist, I have been struck by how isolating the pandemic was for young adults, people who live alone, and the elderly. It goes without saying that depression and loneliness perpetuate one another; isolation is both a symptom and cause of depression.

It takes courage to come to therapy and work through your emotions with another human being when you have been feeling so alone.  But it is also the way out of isolation.

In-Person Therapy & Virtual Therapy