Jon Beaumont, MS, LPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor
5211Trenholm Rd. Suite B, COLUMBIA, South Carolina 29206
Beaumont Counseling Services views Depression in a somewhat different way than others in the field. It is our view that Depression has many similarities to addiction; where the brain seems to be "addicted" to being sad and/or negative. In this approach, clients benefit from learning new strategies of thinking that will serve as a substitute, and eventually a replacement, for their current maladaptive, depressed way of thinking. A systematic strategy is used to promote positive thoughts and overcome learned helplessness.
John Romig Johnson, Ph.D, NCPsyA, IAAP, NYAAP
1020 Tyron Circle, Charleston, South Carolina 29414
Depression is far more common than has been generally thought. Folks find themselves feeling hopeless, unable to concentrate, lacking initiative, having difficulty making decisions, trouble sleeping etc. Depression involves a slowing down of the entire human organism as well as lowered self-esteem. It is as though the energy has left the conscious side of the psyche and gone down into the unconscious. Often our dreams and images can lead us to discover the deeper meaning of the depression. Therefore sometimes depression can be a pathway to self-discovery. For that reason I concern myself not simply with symptom relief, but with building a richer, fuller consciousness.
Kindra Westercamp, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
7 Gamecock Ave Suite #710, Charleston, South Carolina 29407
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is highly effective at helping treat depression. The first step is usually asking clients to engage in pleasurable activities that they may have been feeling less than inclined to engage in due to low mood. By returning to activities that are enjoyable, clients generally begin to experience an improvement in mood. From there, CBT is employed to help clients combat dysfunctional thinking patterns. Practice, practice, practice is paramount. Clients will benefit by learning how to see themselves and the world in a more realistic fashion. They will trade their dark sunglasses for ones that will allow them to see the world in color. I will help you build hope.