Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
208 N. Meadow St., Ithaca, New York 14850
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 ....
Margaret Masci, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Wellspring Counseling of the Finger Lakes 8732 Main St. , Honeoye, New York 14471
Feeling sad, lonely, tired or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble sleeping or motivating yourself to get things done? Are you easily irritated or feel angry and don't know why? You may be depressed. While there are effective medications, counseling can also be very helpful toward finding long-lasting relief. You deserve to feel better. Become a more active participant in your own life. Call your primary care provider to assess your physical health needs then contact a therapist. Relief is within your reach. You CAN feel better. Call NOW.
Ernesto Michelucci, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
620 CrossKeys Office Park, Fairport, New York 14450
Feeling depressed involves dwelling on negative thoughts about oneself and one’s life. The experience of depression is usually tied to our temporary inability to break the cycle of negative thinking. Learning how to challenge our negative thoughts and develop a more hopeful outlook is a crucial life skill that can be learned with practice and guidance. Developing a lifestyle based on resilience and acceptance is fundamental to experiencing satisfaction and minimizing heartache. Let us work together towards that goal! The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality!