Leigh-Ann Larson, M.Ed., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Elevate Counseling Services, 117 Eastman Street, 1st Floor, South Easton, Massachusetts 02375
Depression is a real medical problem. Research has shown that depression is best treated with a combination of counseling and medical intervention. I will help you with Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as work closely with your Primary Care Physician or refer you for a medication evaluation if we decide together that this is something that you would benefit from.
Michelle Pressma, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
825 Broadway, Raynham, Massachusetts 02767
A common understanding is that depression is anger turned inward. I help the client understand the sources of their depression, both biological and environmental, and build on their strengths as well as build new sources of identity to cope with the depression. In this process I am helping them create a toolbox to survive difficult emotion and strengthen their core self. This might include mindfulness work, grief work, reframing their personal narratives, coaching around new life habits and activities, learning how to set small goals for themselves, and examining the typical roles they play in their relationships, including the examination of these typical roles for satisfaction.
Carol Garfinkle, Psy.D.
275 Turnpike Street, Canton, Massachusetts 02021
While external circumstances and biology definitely can affect our moods, so can our underlying beliefs about ourselves and our relationships. My goal is to teach people how to explore their feelings without being overwhelmed by them. Once we become more connected safely to ourselves, our connection with the external world begins to change too. We may also look at changing diet and exercise, find ways to balance work, play and rest so you can feel replenished and nurture what is meaningful in your life.