Kalpana Murthy, MBA, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Career Coach, Certified EMDR Therapist
Decatur, Georgia 30030
I have helped clients who have been told they have "treatment resistant depression" and clients who have tried many approaches to reduce depression. The root cause of depression is often upsetting experiences like criticism, rejection, embarrassment, job loss, relationship endings, emotional neglect, childhood abuse, midlife career transitions. These events diminish how we view ourselves and our ability to get what we want in life. Client review: "I have struggled off and on with depression and have seen numerous counselors over the past 15 years. Working with Kalpana, I made significant progress in a relatively short period of time and years later my depression has not returned".
Alicia Philipp, MS, LPC, NCC
Career Counselor, LPC
160 Clairemont Rd., Suite 200, Decatur, Georgia 30030
Being unhappy with the type of work of you are doing can impact so many areas of your life. Through Career Counseling, we can explore what aspects of your work are related to your depression. We can look at alternatives, whether that means staying with your current job, but seeking better ways to adapt, or seeking a new job within your career field by using more effective job search strategies, or looking into alternative career options that you might find more rewarding.
Sheri Hardin, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
2784 N. Decatur Rd., Suite 145, Decatur, Georgia 30033
When we are depressed, we usually feel stuck, helpless, and hopeless. My approach is to help you realize or remember that you have options, and to help you determine what those options are. When we can see our options, we feel better because we feel more in charge of our lives. When we remember our power, we do not need to feel depressed any longer.
John Ballew, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
537 Linwood Ave., NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Depression is a peculiar experience. While some people experience it as a sudden and unmistakable thing, more often it creeps in gradually, sucking the joy out of life. It damages our ability to maintain perspective, which is one reason it sometimes seems so overwhelming that it is hard to imagine life without it. Therapy can help identify the sources of depression and empower you to move beyond patterns that keep you stuck and unhappy. My clients often want to change their lives and rid themselves of depression without the use of antidepressant medication, something I support when possible if they are willing to commit to other ways of caring for themselves.
Summer Gray, MS, LPC, CIRT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Imago Therapist
2751 Buford Highway, Suite 204, Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Depression has been called the "common cold" of emotional disorders, with estimates suggesting as many as 1 out of 5 people will experience depression at some point in their lives. Summer works with a psychiatrist to provide a holistic and unified approach to treating depressive disorders. In addition, she is adept at looking at family of origin issues which play a part in depression, as well as providing strategies for currently overcoming depression and returning to a fulfilling life. Her office also offers state of the art Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, an FDA- cleared non-drug, noninvasive treatment for depression.
Matthew Smith, Psy.D.
1401 Peachtree St Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
In his therapy practice, Dr. Smith provides individual and group services, as well as family-based interventions. Common reasons for seeking therapy include difficulty adjusting to life changes and transitions, coping with traumatic life experiences, and difficulty managing feelings, such as depression, stress, anxiety and anger. Other common issues include dissatisfaction in significant relationships, parenting challenges and issues related to body image and unhealthy eating patterns. Dr. Smith focuses on increasing a client's self-awareness and assists them in establishing new ways to cope with their difficulties that are consistent with the client's personal values and beliefs.
Terry Thompson Horn, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor
2200 Century Parkway NE, #120, Atlanta, Georgia 30345
Depression My approach to depression is multifaceted. We will utilize conventional talk therapy to help you to gain insight along with Cognitive Therapy to help you to look at your belief system about yourself and the world and to write new scripts for yourself. We will also look at historical, nutritional and environmental factors that may be contributing to your depression. I have found that for many people, addressing nutrition alone can be as powerful if not more powerful that the use of medication. Research over the last several decades has consistently found that, in the long run, psychotherapy is more effective than medication. My goal is to help to teach you skills and a lifest
Paul F. Austin, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
2300 Henderson Mill Road Suite 411, Atlanta, Georgia 30345
I work with you to better understand what is making you depressed and how to feel better. We will look at how the depression started, what keeps it around and how to get relief from the pain that it causes. Depression can involve multiple emotions such as anger, hurt and fears. We will make an individual plan for you to work through the depression.
Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.
2964 Peachtree Road Suite 760, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Did you know that the number of people who suffer with depression is similar to the number of people who suffer from seasonal allergies? I bet that is a surprise to you, since we don't hear people talking about depression like they talk about their allergies. People who suffer with depression are not only dealing with the depression but they are often doing it alone. Let us walk with you in this process so that you are not alone. We use a variety of techniques and when necessary, work collaboratively with psychiatrists to proscribe medication. Depression can feel like a heavy blanket - of crying, sadness, lack of motivation, apathy. Let us help you throw off the blanket and start thriving!
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Atlanta, Georgia 30301
Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.