Donna Westcott, M.Ed.
Resident in Counseling
5352 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
Depression comes as a whisper of condemnation or of shame for our behaviors or our feelings or our inadequacies. It insinuates itself into every dimension of our lives, sapping our joy and energy for life. It grows into a black cloud and finally a heavy burden which weighs us down. But emotions have their own logic. Let me help you unravel the perplexing logic of your depression and rebuild healthy and stable emotions.
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.