Donald A. Labonte, MA, MSW, LMHC, LCDP, NCAC II
33 College Hill Rd., Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Depression is a most debilitating condition and clients can be helped to effectively reduce their sadness. Individuals who struggle with depression usually are trapped in a cycle of self-defeating behaviors that perpetuates the deep feelings of despair. Clients can receive respectful support in facing the issues that keep them enslaved by their grief and be freed from the depths of hopelessness.
Helen Sheehan, M.Ed, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
33 College Hill Rd., Ste 30E, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Depression can be overwhelming, and it can usually be improved and/or healed by using a combination of treatments. I will listen to your story until you feel really heard and understood. Then we may look at specific actions you may take to decrease symptoms. We may use Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) to help you listen to the part of you that holds the depressed feeling. It is amazing that the depression can lift by using the IFS approach to caring for yourself.
Tracy Schaperow, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
567 Vauxhall St Extension, #207, Waterford, Connecticut 06320
Depression is an area I have focused on for more than a decade. I help people to gain a deeper insight about themselves, thereby improving their ability to make better decisions and decrease their depression. I've recently heard a statistic that ~1/3 of American women have taken medication for it at some point in their lives. If true, that is an astounding figure. Unfortunately the medicine does not cure, but only supresses the symptoms. For long-term success, therapy is an essential component.
Samuel Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
567 Vauxhall St Extension, #207, New London co, Waterford, Connecticut 06385
I have found the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model of therapy to be highly effective at helping people to overcome depression. Much of depression takes place when people have thoughts that result in powerful negative thinking. This negative thinking leads to negative feelings, which lead to negative behaviors that keep the person in a negative spiral. Consider how you might engage in this dynamic. If you do, something needs to and can be done to break that loop. I’ve broken the loop for people many times in the last decade and can do the same for you.