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.
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!
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.
Katey Moody, BSc., MBACP(Accred)
237 Lancaster Avenue, Suite 231, Devon, Pennsylvania 19333
Depression is an unwanted consequence of how we see ourselves and the world. I will help you understand how you have thus far interpreted events in your life and then support you while we work at choosing to change those interpretations. We will build your self esteem through exercises and experiential therapy within the safety of the nurturing and compassionate therapeutic relationship that we will develop. I will help you makehealthier connections with yourself and with others.