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.