David Nicholson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
West Chester 19382
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.
Jean Eljay, MS, PhD, CNLP, CH, AdvHC
Certified Advanced Hypnotist and NeuraLinguistic Programmer
1306 Wilmington Pike, 3rd Floor, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382
We all do our best to have an abundance of hope in our lives. Sometimes circumstances, emotional wreckage and frustration prevent our reaching our goals and expectations. By identifying the emotional toll charged by an endless cycle of frustration, a personal plan of growth will be put in place. This approach short-circuits frustration and provides hope now and into tomorrow. Dr. Eljay has 20 years of counseling experience in lessening this burden.
Susan Maroto, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
5 Christy Drive, Suite 102, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317
Many things can cause depression so Susan assesses carefully to discover contributing factors. Susan provides support and guidance to help you find your own customized treatment approach. Maybe you've never processed a legacy of hurt or painful circumstances from the past and need to understand, grieve, and let go of what happened. Maybe you need encouragement to change patterns, habits, or choices that are no longer working for you. Susan is supportive of your choices regarding pharmaceuticals, herbs, amino acids, or nutraceuticals that support neurotransmitter balance in the brain. Susan also utilizes E.M.D.R. and N.E.T. when appropriate, as these techniques can bring fast relief.
Jay Jemail, Ph.D.
5829 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19807
Dr. Jemail's approach to depression begins with a through assessment of its history-family roots, biological predispositions, patterns, medical and endocronological needs, experience of attachment, loss, and response to stress or change. Depression has medical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions. To address depression sometimes therapy has to explore how changes of life style impact the patient and their quality of life. There are degrees of depression and it is important to determine where this fits in the developmental life of the depressed person. Recent research suggests that approaching depression from a medical model is not enough, a multidimensional approach is best.
Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST
Couples and Family Therapist
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355
Depression can present as a low grade depression "I never really feel light hearted and happy' or as a Severe Depression that can be agonizing and debilitating 'I don't know how to ever get out of this dark hole'. Depression attacks the Sense of Self. Most often it is early life experiences that contribute to a person's vulnerability to depression. I like to work with EMDR, a trauma treatment method that helps the brain to process painful experiences from the Past and integrate those experiences into a healthier Here and Now. EMDR can support the person to leave the depressed state of Helplessness and supports the person to build Strengths and 'to come out of the shell' into a stronger Self.
Sandra Wiley, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
30 South Valley Road, (Suite 211), Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Life is hard and sometimes before you know it, you start to feel sad and you have no idea why. Sometimes you start to ask yourself why you no longer feel happy when you spend time with family and you can’t wait to go home and pull the covers over your head! Depression is much more common than you might realize. The good news however is that a lot of help is available and is has been proven to be effective. In therapy we will look at some of the causes for your sadness, how to best deal with them so that life becomes meaningful and worth living!