Kimberly Johnson, LMFT,LPC,RPT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
550 Southlake Blvd., North Chesterfield , VA
Hope deferred makes the heart sick. This quote describes what happens when people experience disappointments and have difficulty overcoming them. Kimberly helps her patients find hope in a brighter future through discovering their vision for their life. Depression starts with an unhappy thought life. Patients learn how to challenge their negative outlook and develop more hopeful happy alternative thoughts that promote wellness. Patients learn how to practice self care and a lifestyle that promotes wellness.
Catherine Turner, M.Div., LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
5700 W Grace St., Suite 108, Richmond, VA
Depression is not only a chemical imbalance in the brain, but a state of being. My goal with clients is to increase their level of functioning, to establish healthy coping skills, and coordinate with their primary care physician for medication management if appropriate. Clients with a depression diagnosis can greatly benefit from therapy when they are active participants in their own treatment.
Donna Westcott, M.Ed.
Resident in Counseling
5352 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, VA
Depression comes as a whisper of condemnation or of shame for our behaviors or our feelings or our inadequacies. It insinuates itself into every dimension of our lives, sapping our joy and energy for life. It grows into a black cloud and finally a heavy burden which weighs us down. But emotions have their own logic. Let me help you unravel the perplexing logic of your depression and rebuild healthy and stable emotions.
Nedra Voorhies, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
6366 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Suite 201-A, Mechanicsville, VA
Dr. Nedra Voorhies, LPC frequently works with physicians who prescribe anti-depressant medications for clients whose symptoms include sleep impairment, mood disturbance, and eating disruptions. She believes that symptom relief via medications is as important as is exploration of life circumstances that can cause disruptions in emotional well being. "No one should feel shame or fear when medications can decrease depression just as no one feels reluctance in taking insulin when necessary for control of diabetes. Depression can be relieved and not taking the necessary steps for relief, including medication and therapy causes unnecessary suffering."