Lisa O'Bryan, M.S. Ed.
Resident in Counseling
2228 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
Depression affects more people that we will even truly know. The symptoms are often invisible, and can make the person suffering from depression feel invisible as well. Therapy can teach skills and coping strategies to deal with depression and make the symptoms manageable. Identifying triggers for depression can help an individual cope with the feelings before the become overwhelming.
Christian Psychotherapy Services, Ph.D., LCSW, LPC, MD
Psychologists, Professional Counselors, Psychiatrists,
609 Independence Pky., Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used as the most effective intervention for treating individuals who suffer from clinical depression. Research studies consistently support CBT as the primary clinical tool in psychotherapy techniques. However; other psychodynamic techniques are also used to help the individual to better understand their family of origin issues which may serve as a contributing factor to the depressive disorder. Both of these approaches combined with medication therapy increases the likelihood of a successful outcome.