Maura Farrell, MSS, LSW
110 N State Street, Newtown, PA
Mood disorders, including depression, can be debilitating. Often, the people closest to us are not able to understand or help us to move past these issues. A positive, proactive and solution focused approach in therapy can help anyone to begin to address underlying issues and move through and beyond their depression, anxiety or any other mood disorder.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
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 email@example.com.
Ellen Schrier, MS, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
When you are feeling hopeless, experiencing periods of feeling deeply sad, lacking a sense of enjoyment in life and low have levels of energy, you may be depressed. With the help of anti-depressant medication and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, you stand a good chance that you can back on the road to happiness and wellbeing again. Together, we can help you gain an awareness of your automatic negative thoughts, reinforce more positive self-talk and teach you behavioral coping strategies to alleviate your symptoms of depression.
C. Samuel Verghese, M.A., N.D., Ph.D., BCIA-EEG, DAPA
Pastoral Counselor, Naturopath
813 East Gate Drive, Suite B, Mount Laurel, PA
Depression can deeply affect the way you feel about yourself, others, God, your environment, and everything in life. If left untreated, it can significantly impair your immune functions, which can result in various types of disease processes. Sadness, weeping, melancholia, anhedonia (joylessness, indifference to formerly pleasurable activities), and lack of spiritual desire often strike people with depression. Many recent studies trace the causes of depression to nutritional deficiencies in the brains’ glial cells and other abnormalities in brain chemistry or structure. We provide an integrative treatment plan to depression sufferers of all ages. Please visit our website for more information.
Jeffrey Carter, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
119 Easton Rd. #104, Glenside, PA
Major depression affects individuals in many ways - you may experience a sad or depressed mood, or an inability to feel pleasure, feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, or hopelessness, loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities, including sex, difficulty concentrating and complaints of poor memory, insomnia or oversleeping, appetite changes, which may include weight gain or loss as well as fatigue and lack of energy. WalkinTalkinTherapy assist with these symptoms thru combining a mild form of exercise with talk therapy.
Colleen Fitzpatrick, MSW, LCSW, CH, Counselor
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPIST
Building skills to manage the symptoms of depression has been proven to work for many people. We will work together to identify and analyze specific aspects of your life that may be causing you to be depressed. Once these areas are identified, we work together to build coping skills to manage your symptoms. Most of the time, we have these skills with in ourselves, and we simply need a skilled therapist to point them out and help activate them.
Ruth Altamura-ROll, MA, NCC, LCP
Licensed Professional Counselor
26 Main St., 2nd Floor, Flemington, PA
Sometimes depression is based in chemical imbalances in our brains. Sometimes depression is caused by the situations in our lives. Learning how to cope with depression is a skill that can be learned and practiced. The pain of depression is often disabling. However, the beliefs we have and the choices we make today can make the difference tomorrow. Medication is not always necessary and is never enough for healing for the pain of depression. I will offer support and techniques to guide you through those dark and depressed times. Life can be filled with joy, hope and serenity. Learn how positive living and positive thinking breaks through the darkness of depression.
Eugene Kayser, M.A., M.F.T.
PA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
418 Stump Rd., Suite 204, Montgomeryville, PA
Depression is the single most diagnosed problem in mental health. I believe it can be divided into two categories: situational depression and clinical depression. We all can experience sadness and changes in mood due to negative circumstances in our lives. I work with clients to examine the current issues, look into the past for previously successful solutions, and work toward implementing solutions in the future. Clinical depression is suspected of being genetically linked and found in families. It is usually triggered by a traumatic event which causes neurological changes. This is best treated with a combination of talk therapy and medication.
Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
418 Stump Road, Suite 208, Montgomeryville, PA
While the causes of depression remain unclear, we are fortunate to have many approaches which have helped countless people regain their lives. As there may be many factors involved in why an individual is depressed I always do a thorough assessment. While I am not adverse to psychiatric medications I have concluded that their use for depression is questionable, albeit an option when combined with therapies such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Behavioral Activation, and Logotherapy. I have found that taking a holistic approach, tailoring the therapy to the client and their world, is the best approach to treating depression.
Jennifer McCarron, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist
418 Stump Road, Suite 207, Montgomeryville, PA
I help clients look at how past and current factors have led to their current depression. I have them change and/ or adapt their way of dealing with those issues in a way that allows them to feel better. I work with their primary physician and/or psychiatrist to determine if medication would be a helpful adjunctive therapy and if illnesses playing a role in the depression. I also teach clients ways to challenge their negative, distorted views of themselves and others to have a more positive and realistic approach to their lives.