Amy Crawford, M.S.
225 S. Church St., West Chester, Pennsylvania 19335
We are whole people - thoughts, feelings, body, heart, mind, soul. Yet many times when we seek to treat depression, we are treated as a walking symptom list, with "problems" to be defeated or obliterated. Sometimes, depression is our body and mind's way of protecting us - getting us to slow down, to notice, to feel, to grieve. When we seek to obliterate or fight against it, we lose that precious message and we set ourselves up for failure. Therapy should work towards alleviating the symptoms of depression, while also holding and regarding the roots of it with gentle introspection. Together, we will work towards healing in a way that preserves and respects your unique journey.
David Nicholson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
516 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
I have worked with people suffering from severe depression for over 25 years. Depression is an overwhelming experience, but advances in neuroscience offer strategies that can really help people move past the depression and get there lives back. Additionally, working closely with an attuned, empathetic therapist can make all the difference and can offer real hope.
Tracy Freitas, MS, LPC
407 West Lincoln Hwy Suite 50 West, Exton, Pennsylvania 19335
My approach to counseling for depression is psychodynamic. I allow clients to talk freely about their feelings and I listen carefully. If a patient uses defenses to avoid feeling, I will gently point that out so they can experience their feelings rather than avoid. As a psychodynamic therapist I will address defenses so that my client can experience insight and stop suffering.
Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Not feeling like yourself? Sad? Down? Irritable? Angry? Low self Esteem? Not feeling joy and happiness in life? You may be experiencing depression. It does not always manifest as depressed and sad feelings, but also may be irritability and anger as well. At REACH Counseling, we use a multifaceted approach to depression and explore the emotional, psychological and spiritual sources of it and how to help you. We use techniques that emphasis hope and positive changes in your life. We help you learn what depression is and how to help yourself deal with it in all aspects of your life. We use psychotherapy and spirituality and incorporate techniques such as mindfulness.
Janet Edgette, Psy.D.
412 Newcomen Road, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
Over my thirty years of practice I’ve seen hundreds of depressed children, teenagers, and young adults. In some kids it shows up as sadness, in others as a chronic irritability or anger. Some kids just sleep a lot, or lose themselves in video games. We can blame technology, social media, the pressure kids feel to get into a “good” college, the disconnect they feel with their parents and other adults, but we can’t deny the fact that many children, teens, and young adults are unhappy. I have a long history of helping these kids work their way out of their depression—sometimes counseling them individually, sometime with their parents—and would welcome the opportunity to help yours.