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.
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.