Lawrence Cross, MA, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker
211 West Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 16142
Depression is anger turned inward. Living a meaningful life can be difficult if we are confronted with loss or trauma. Depression may be conceptionalized as a condition serving as a defense mechanism. The depressed individual has given up - so as to no longer be vulnerable to further failure or rejection. In this sense, he/she can not see future possibilities and therefore has lost hope. The inherent difficulty with living one's life to be "safe" is one can not grow. There can be no hope without possibility. Our approach is aimed at recovering possibility and growth in our clients. We will always meet our clients where they are and utilize a comprehensive approach building upon strengths.