Josephine Banigo, PMHNP-BC, ACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry
320 Bolton Street, Suite 204, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752
Every individual is at risk for depression. At Victoria Counseling Services, we assist individuals in overcoming the debilitating symptoms of depression using psychopharmacology and/or psychotherapy. On your initial evaluation, we see to illicit the core reasons for the depressive symptoms and provide you with an individualized treatment plan. Your active participation in your treatment plan is encouraged during each visit
Elizabeth Spencer, MSW, LICSW
Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker
2 Summer St., Suite 27, Natick, Massachusetts 01760
Depression is a complex syndrome that means different things for different people. Self blame and judgment can be part of the picture. Depression can be a crisis and also an opportunity to address current circumstances that are troublesome and patterns that do not contribute to healthy living. Often depression is about a need to let go of past hurts, address beliefs that are not "the truth," and learn new coping skills. Therapy offers a safe place to focus on this.
Carl Hindy, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, NH Licensed Psychologist
120 Main Street, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060
Sometimes folks phone and ask, "Do you treat depression?" My first thought is that this is like asking your child's pediatrician, "Do you treat ear infections?" -- Depression is very common and most psychologists treat it. I believe that we need to aggressively treat the symptoms of depression so a person can get back to feeling better and being productive. Cognitive, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal therapy approaches are used. However, I believe we also need to go beyond symptom reduction (a disease model approach) and toward a broader understanding of a person's life challenges, aspirations and goals, and especially ways that he or she feels stymied or blocked ...
Susan Costello, MA, LMHC, CPCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Sherborn, Massachusetts 01770
Most people experience depression to some degree at some time in their lives. Depression can be a black cloud over your head continuously but you still function fine. Or it can take over and feel overwhelming. The commonness of this condition belies how devastating it can be to your life, self-worth and relationships. My years of experience have given me excellent diagnostic skills and many effective tools to share that help individuals overcome their depression and move on to embrace life.