Susan Woodard, PhD, LMFT, MDIV, CMAT
2637 Ridgewood Road Suite A, Jackson, MS
Depression can feel like a deep bog that saps your energy, leaving you sure that no one else feels as hopeless as you do. Depression, like pain, is often the red flag that something is not working in your life, something you may have worked very hard to ignore. What underlying problems might your depression be calling your attention to? What risks does your depression protect you from having to take. What does your depression allow you to avoid? Sharing your pain with another may be the first step in a journey of healing.
Kristen Williams, MDiv, MEd, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1801 Crane Ridge Drive, Suite A, Jackson, MS
Everyone experiences a season of depression at some time or another in life--it's normal. But it doesn't feel normal. Things that usually interest and engage us no longer seem fulfilling--with no explanation, and we just can't seem to do the things we are supposed to do--the things we are used to doing, and sadness overtakes us and just won't seem to let go. Sorting through the circumstances of life that may have led us into the darkness of depression can help us find our way out again. There are many ways to climb out of the hole of depression without medication--sometimes we just need a guide and a supportive hand.
Dorothy Jeffries Anderson, Ed.D, NCC, CCMHC, LMHC, LPC-S
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
350 Woodrow Wilson Ave., Suite 3330, Jackson, MS
Clients who are depressed, experience emotional barriers that separates them from everyone else. Depression fosters a deepen sense of "fogging out" and realizing that no one can hear you because you are lost in a tunnel or somewhere underwater. Trying to describe the feelings of depression from your perspective is an important first step because you will finally be heard. Intervention usually involves a combination of therapeutic methods and a four step treatment model. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Relational Therapy, Expressive Art and Problem Solving Therapy to help clients explore their key concerns. Medical prescriptions can only be provided by your physician
Dr. Nona Owens, Ph.D.
580 Springridge Rd., Suite 4-A, Clinton, MS
Depression is often the result of loss, whether it be in self-image, lack of success, relationships, or loss through the challenges encountered in growing up in an unstable home. My work with the depressed individual is to provide a compassionate, supportive environment for each person to come to terms with their feelings. I strive to help each person develop a new way of dealing with their past and planning for their future. For those dealing with depression related to the break-up of a marriage/ relationship, I offer an inexpensive ($20.00 per session) weekly group to help with going it alone.
Elizabeth Taylor, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Depression can feel life altering. It lies to us. It steals from us. It can change our relationships without our consent. It can feel like we are trying to live life underwater, as if in a fog, where everything seems unclear. Effective consistent counseling has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms in dozens of studies. Please call me and let's get started talking today.
Stephanie Smith-Jefferson, MS, MA, LPC
LPC; Assistant Director; Crossroads Counseling Center;
14 Professional Parkway, Ridgeland, MS
Depression can be either situational or biochemical. However, whatever the underlying etiology we work together to help the client understand the depression and examine the impact on their life. If necessary and with the client's approval we might meet with them and family members to provide psychoeducation about depression as it affects the family system. We use diverse psychotherapeutic interventions to help them with their depression and work in concert with their medical provider. If they have experienced trauma in their lives we do trauma work and utilize interventions such as EMDR.