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.
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.