Kristen Bird, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
200 East Main Street, Suite 201, Clayton, North Carolina 27520
I provide cognitive behavioral therapy to assist client's who are struggling with depression. Psycho-education is provided in order to help client's develop a better understanding of the disorder. I assist by developing effective coping skills to manage depressive symptoms. I also encourage and hold client's accountable in order to increase client motivation toward change.
Whitney Johnson, MAMFT, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
219 N Boylan Ave, Suite 205, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
At the beginning of treatment, I work to stabilize someone experiencing depression or depressed mood. We discuss the benefits of a daily routine, scheduling pleasant activities, social support, nutrition, exercise, overall wellness & spirituality. We then move into work understanding the history of the depression & potential causes, as well as triggers of the depressed mood. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which has been researched & is an evidence based treatment for depression. This therapy teaches you how to become aware of your thoughts & the way they impact your mood. It is not difficult to learn & you will see benefits from the tools & techniques we discuss when you apply them!