Athena Staik, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
406 Chatham Square Office Park #102, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
Depression is more than sadness; it is a chronic sense of isolation, loss of hope, and worthlessness that can impair every area of life. It commonly occurs with other life issues, such as anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction, marital issues, etc. A person's mood is directly affected by their thoughts, and treatment involves learning to recognize toxic thinking patterns as ... learned emotion-command neural pathways of the brain, adapting mindful ways of replacing and shifting to life enriching patterns.
Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1707 Belle View Blvd C-1, Alexandria, Virginia 22307
There are many varieties of depression, from the nearly universal experience of “blues” to soul-crushing, “can’t lift my head out of bed” depression. We help sort out the source of depression, which can include being emotionally “underfed”, to un-grieved losses, trauma experiences, biological disorders, family emotional inheritance, and a lack of connection with your inner source of guidance. After exploring the experience of depression, and the context of a client’s life, we collaboratively shape a plan of treatment, and carefully monitor progress. We coordinate with other care providers, such as physicians.