David Stang, Psy.D.
286 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502
I use cognitive behavioral approaches to depression which have been demonstrated by research. Cognitive therapy techniques involve learning to identify automatic throughts which produce or reinforce depression so as to learn how to alter these thoughts before they become overwhelmning. Behavioral approaches involve mobiizing oneself and developing constuctive and affirmative behaivoal patterns as opposed to such behaivors as withdrawal and apathy which contribnute to depression. With my approach, I select interventiosn which make sense to the patient so the patient feels confience that they can succeed.
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.
David Palmiter, Ph.D., ABPP
Waverly, Pennsylvania 18471
I like a quote by Stephen King: "Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us and sometimes they win." Depression is an internal enemy that is no more a person than leukemia or diabetes. Depression tells three lies: 1. Everything sucks. 2. It's your fault and 3. It can't be changed. Depression isn't done until it's victim takes his/her own life. The good news is that this type of problem can often be fixed through completing a good evaluation and following it up with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and sometimes, though not always, medication. As a man I'll never give birth, but I've given more rebirths, to people suffering from depression, than I can begin to count.