Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
200 Washington St., Ste 207, Watertown, New York 13601
Depression is misunderstood, widely experienced and for those who suffer from it, they are ripe for judgment from those whom have never had it. We know some things about depression. We know that it can be chemical but it is also situational. For whatever we know, we do know this. Depression is real and it can have devastating effects on a person, which impacts every aspect of life. It affects choices around food, alcohol, money, sex life, addictions, job performance, exercise, family relationships, parenting, etc. There is help. It is hard work. That’s the truth. There is a way through this pretty common part of life. If you think you are depressed, you probably are. There is no shame ....
Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play
214 N.Washington St., Rome, NY 13440
Depression is different from sadness. The most common reason people come to therapy is because of depression. When we feel hopeless, uninterested in our lives, and sad most days, it is time to talk about it and begin feeling better. In my 20 years of practice, the majority of clients come in feeling depressed. I can help you begin feeling better in the first few sessions. We will identify what is causing the depression, help you heal it, and get on with enjoying your life.
Douglas Goldschmidt, LCSWR
Clinical Social Worker
50 Presidential Plaza, LL5, Syracuse, New York 13057
Like chronic pain, depression is a presence that reduces a sense of a positive future and fulfilling present. Its shadow has many origins, running from genetics, learning from depressed family members, to traumas and other difficult life events. My goal is to help clients learn how to accept the depressed emotions without judging them, and to understand that their pasts do not determine their futures. The client then gains the freedom to create new futures that are more hopeful and fulfilling. I do this by using a combination of meditative techniques, hypnosis, EMDR, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Jodie Wilson, LCSW-R
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
407 Tulip Street, Liverpool, New York 13088
Negative core beliefs, or what we believe about ourselves, are often a major contributor to depression. Counseling can help you identify and change negative core beliefs, as well as develop coping skills for dealing with everyday stressors that can make depression worse. Through therapy, you can gain new perspectives on problems with family, friends and co-workers. If you are taking medications for depression, therapy can also help you understand and cope with any side effects you may be experiencing.