Stephanie Hein, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist
755 Main Street Bld#2, Ste 1, Monroe, Connecticut 06468
My approach to depression depends on what is causing the depression. I have found that it can be a chemical imbalance, situational, or something else. Also if there is a history of depression in the family it may contribute to what approach I take toward working with that person. The end result is the same though = depression. Hearing their story and what they are experiencing is the first place to start in their journey to healing. Depression doesn't have to rule your life; it's finding what works best for you.
Alice Kroll, LPC,NCC
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR,National Certified
420 Quaker Farms Rd., Oxford, Connecticut 06478
I believe that depression is anger turned inward. I would use psycotherapy to delve into the reasons for the anger. Where did it originate and discuss methods to use on a daily basis to resolve this anger through a spiritual life and gratitudes. I would also take a family history and have the patient get a medical exam to identify the possiblity of it being a genetic disorder or physical malady. Concurring with the medical doctor or naturopath I would discuss methods to use through diet and exercise, meditation and social outlets to deal on a daily basis with the depression.