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.
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.
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.