Joel Stukalin, PHD, ABPP, FAACP, MS
QUEENS COUPLES COUNSELING CENTER
135 WHITSON STREET, FOREST HILLS, New York 11375
Our enriched, multi-modal approach is effective for clients who consult us regarding depression and mood-modulation issues. Often the combination of cognitive-behavioral, supportive and psychodynamic-ego-enhancing approaches help moderately depressed clients within a relatively short time--usually within a few months. Our approachability, empathic listening skills and pragmatic conflict-resolution expertise are most useful for clients suffering from the debilitating effects of depression. We also stress a holistic approaches that integrate medical and nutritional needs, as well as incorporating stress reduction, physical exercise and meditation work. Our clients often benefit greatly.
Elizabeth Franqui, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
666 Onderdonk Avenue , Ridgewood, New York 11385
We all experience sadness that may seem to be crippling, often times keeping us from moving forward. It may be that you have been living like this for some time and in silence. You need not accept this way of life. I work with clients to help them recognize their potentials and use that awareness to create opportunities for change. Stop suffering, lets start creating a better tomorrow.
Comprehensive Counseling LCSWs, LMHC, PhD, MD
Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists & Psychiatrists
98-120 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, New York 11374
Depression- a common condition affecting 1 in 10 Americans, depression can have a significant impact on a person’s relationships, ability to enjoy life, do work or study. Symptoms can include: • sadness • decreased energy • hopelessness • pessimistic or negative outlook • decreased interest in activities • changes in appetite and/or weight • sleeping much more or much less than normal • thoughts of death or suicide • low self-esteem • poor concentration Depression may range from mild to severe and can be treated by talk therapy and medication (when deemed appropriate).
Kristie Doheny, PsyD,LMHC,LMSW, RPT
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Master Social Worker
74-05 Metropolitan Ave Suite 2F, Middle Village, New York 11379
Depression has many faces. During your individual psychotherapy session we will explore where the symptoms of depressions originated from as well as strategies to overcome your depression. The treatment will be catered to the individual needs of the client. Some of the approaches used to treat depression are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Gestalt therapy.
David Mark, MS, LCSW
School Psychologist, Licensed Social Worker, Certified Gottman Therapist
Jamaica, New York 11434
If you have a pulse and a heart, you have been sad. Using the science of happiness rather than standard interventions for depression we focus on increasing positive emotion, engagement, and meaning rather than directly targeting depressive symptoms. In using these interventions with clients I have noted the effects of these interventions in a variety of settings. In informal and clinical settings these interventions have commonly been reported to me and referred to as “life-changing.”
Johannes Marselis, LCSW, LCSW
26 Court St., Brooklyn, New York 11225
Depression and sadness, though sometimes quite serious, are also a part of our human experience. I have a deep appreciation for our depressions; from light malaise, apathy and low energy, to and deep, dark places. It is important to normalize as much as possible, examine what our beliefs of happiness are, and to understand our emotions and what triggered and triggers them. We are not simply what we feel in the moment, and things do, get better. I am here for you, to examine, advise and suggest, but most importantly to listen and take seriously your pain. To be here for you.
Lisa Lempel-Sander, LPsyA
221 Hollywood Avenue, Douglaston, New York 11363
The benefits of therapy for depression are indisputable, since treatment offers the important opportunity to be deeply understood and affirmed. Depression is one of the most frequently cited reasons for seeking treatment. It's also highly amenable to treatment. In addition to helping you understand what lies behind your depression, we'll establish a good strong working relationship which is an important bulwark against future depression and supports the growing self as it strives toward health.
Esther Goldstein, LCSW,MSW,CASAC-T
Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist
Carman Ave, Cedarhurst, New York 11516
Depression is a feeling that can feel incredibly heavy to hold. Sometimes we experience challenging life events that leave us feeling much sadness, grief, inner pain and lack of joy, which interfere with our daily functioning. That is called depression. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (challenging unhelpful thoughts) and psychodynamic modalities, I can help you work through that sadness, heaviness and pain, so that you may begin the journey of healing work. This is the first step towards holding the sadness, addressing yourself in a safe space so we can slowly help you process and shift to start feeling lighter and start seeing the sunshine and tasting the small joys in everyday life.
Jonathan Schnapp, LCSW
240 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10009
Depression can take many forms, and people often attach a stigma to the word itself. Everyone experiences depression in one form or another, at some point in their life, and it is part of being human. Depression manifests itself in a wide variety of symptoms, including, but not limited to sleeplessness, sleeping too much, fatigue, irritability, lack of motivation, self-isolation, anger, etc. I find the best way to treat depression is by working together to find the underlying causes. Because some of the symptoms of depression, such as despair and hopeless, can get in the way of treatment, it's important to be patient with the process and yourself.
Meredith Silversmith, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
243 Nassau Boulevard South, Garden City, New York 11530
In adulthood, our closest relationship is often with our spouse, partner, or significant other. When chronic conflict invades this relationship, it can become difficulty to find joy and contentment in life. Meredith works with couples in which one or both partners are experiencing depression. She believes that as the relationship heals and partners learn strategies for respecting and valuing one another's needs and desires, symptoms of depression will be alleviated.