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.
Gay Lee, LCSW-R
Licensed Clinical Social Worker-R
450 Broadway, Newburgh, New York 12550
Depression is anger turned onto the self from underlying feelings of hurt, pain and anger. I like to encourage ego supportive and expressive therapy, because it seems to be the best way of helping to lift the symptoms which can feel as awful as the depression itself. In many situations talking about the “stuff” with a therapist, directly confronts the inner conflict and turmoil that tends to guide and rule a person's life prior to treatment.
Laura OKeefe, LCSW
Psychotherapist / Licensed Clinical Social Worker
North Salem, New York 10560
Depression is generally considered a reaction to physical or psychological stress, and any number of stressors can lead to depressive symptoms. These can include personality, environmental, or biomedical factors, i.e. chemical imbalances in the brain, trauma, and/or situational factors. Sometimes illness or certain drugs (including alcohol, prescribed medications, etc.) as well as improper diet and nutrition contribute to depression. Treatment includes identifying and understanding the underpinnings and circumstances of your depression (insight), learning helpful coping skills, and getting extra support so you can feel better and recover.
Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC,NCC,BCC, MS, MSEd
Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Coach
North Salem, New York 10560
I have great respect for people who are struggling in their life with an overall lack of satisfaction and motivation. I will help you identify those “triggers” that cause your low mood, and to develop coping skills to help you feel better. My clients report that they are able to sense and identify mood fluctuations as a result of our counseling sessions. Clients that are on medication can expect a team approach to their wellness, as I consult with physicians. If you are reading this right now, you or someone you care about is struggling with the ability to sustain important relationships. If so, you can call or email me to determine if counseling is right for you.