Abigail Blackburn, Psy.D.
233 Needham Street Third Floor, Newton, Massachusetts 02464
Feeling hopeless, worthless, joyless, without choices or chances is a desperate way to be. Maybe you feel this way every winter. Maybe a certain situation has you overwhelmed. Could be midlife hormones, or maybe you can't point to any clear cause at all. Depression has ahold of you. My approach is to find and treat the cause, and help you confront the traumas, people, suppressed angers and prolonged disappointments that contribute to this suffering. You'll learn effective mood management tools, and I'll help you accelerate the ability to recognize what routinely triggers depression in you. Therapy will help you create a well of resilience. Let's start today.
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.
Josephine Banigo, PMHNP-BC, ACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry
209 West Central Street, Suite 306, Natick, Massachusetts 01760
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
Jacky van Leeuwen, M.Ed., LMHC
Phone Counselor with Email and IM options
Jacky@JackyTherapy.com, Boston Area, Massachusetts 02472
Seeking counseling for depression can be life-changing at a time when you may feel lower than you ever have. This takes tremendous courage. Depression can be healed. Often depression begins with experiencing tough life circumstances. Sometimes, it runs in families. We will assess your problems and the current supports you have or want to develop. We will explore how you can be true to yourself and appreciate yourself – your strengths and your mistakes. I will help you take concrete steps to change your negative thinking and habits and feel optimism.
Marjorie Siegel, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker
1180 Beacon Street, Suite 4B, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Depression can be very frightening and dangerous. It takes many forms and requires sensitive and flexible treatment. I work with people who are depressed to understand the ways in which behaviors that are efforts to find relief can compound their suffering, for example crawling into bed or seeking comfort from substances like food, alcohol, street and prescription drugs. Together we develop resources that are more effective and reliable means of improving their disordered mood both as short and long term solutions. Over time, I work with people to understand their vulnerability to depressive episodes and find strategies to minimize their intensity and recurrence.
Naomi Korn, LicSW, BCD
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1330 Beacon St #340, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
I can help you explore the history of your depression, whether it is situational, short term response to stress, or long term which needs to be evaluated for chemical imbalance factors. Talk therapy has been shown to be effective and long term talk therapy has been identified in a large client study as most effective when clients are asked what helped. I can help you to identify your unique childhood and family history experiences and how to desensitize, reprocess and learn to shift what doesn't work to more effective coping strategies. Homework and journalling are used to track your progress.