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.
Stokes Counseling Services, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Depression can be something some people don't understand, but our experienced counselors know what you are going through. From the trouble sleeping, irritability, sadness, lack of energy, etc, we understand coping with this cannot be easy. Our Counselors use a variety of techniques to help you understand and cope with your depression in an easier way. Call us today to schedule your appointment with one of our therapists who focuses on depression.
Robert Salinger, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
385 South Eagle, Terryville, Connecticut 06786
Lack of pleasure, emotional deadness, lack of energy, withdrawal from those people and activities that we have valued, and a constant stream of negative thoughts about life are part of what depression does to us. Stress in relationships at home and work and early trauma can create depression. A caring relationship with an experienced and genuine other offers the way out of depression. This is what I provide 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.
Matthew Bastiaanse, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family therapist
29 Windham Rd., Bristol, Connecticut 06010
I feel that depression effects all of us at one time or another, however, my approach is simple and that is to focus your negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Much of the time, depression can be reversed through cognitive restating statements or "reframes." For example, " I get the summer blues because summer is over and there isn't anything to look forward too." A reframe would be, " summer is over, however, I am looking forward to the fall and beautiful colors of the leaves."
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.