David Schaffer, MSW, LICSW, AADC
Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor
3705 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104
Depression is downward spiral, where our natural reactions to feeling tired and sad lead to depressive behaviors of, isolation, distraction, and avoidance of what really to us. This leads to more time thinking and less doing the things that give us energy and meaning...which lead to feeling tired, sad and stuck. Making contact with what reallyatters is the key to treating depression.
Laurie Watson, MA, LMFT, LPC
Licensed Marriage Counselor, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
7 Corporate Center Court B, Greensboro, North Carolina 26408
Depression and anxiety are common mood instability problems rooted in childhood issues. If we feel secure and our feelings are taken into account by our parents, we grow up having a ballast that rights our boat when we encounter the storms of life. But many children were ignored by busy parents or parents filled with their own strife and did not receive the love that was necessary to feel that "tomorrow will be a brighter day." Because of these problems, our moods fluctuate and now our adulthood is diminished. Therapy can help you develop a new center that is not forever dependent on medications regardless of your genetic disposition. You can feel secure in the world and relationships!
Sky Kershner, LPC, LCSW
KPCC Counseling: Take the Next Step
16 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Sleeping too much, or not enough; eating to much, or not enough; feeling a lack of concentration, absentmindedness, unusually irritable? Depression is more than just dealing with sadness. Our therapists help our clients recover a sense of meaning in life. We help people at all levels, from mild to severe. If you are already on an antidepressant, many studies show that talk therapy can maximize your medication's effectiveness.
Terry Chapman, MSW, LICSW
Independent Clinical Social Worker
118 Adams Street, Suite 203, Fairmont, West Virginia 26555
Feeling depressed from time to time is part of the human experience. However, medical depression which is chronic and/or acute can be debilitating and painful. Depression is a complex issue with no one clear contributing factor. As a therapist, I work with individuals to determine what factors contribute to each individual’s feelings of depression. I then help clients identify existing strengths and skills they can use to increase a sense of well-being. In addition, I teach new skills to further empower individuals in managing their mood.