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.
Maureen Berube, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
246 Federal Road, Unit C-36, Brookfield, Connecticut 06804
The normal ups and downs of life mean that everyone feels sad or has "the blues" from time to time. Depression is different from normal sadness in that it engulfs your day-to-day life, interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are intense and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief. I have found in treating clients with depression that a multi-pronged approach is most effective and includes a combination of social support, lifestyle changes and emotional skills building learned within the therapeutic relationship.