Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, MD
We all have disappointments and failed dreams but sometimes depression sneaks up on us and steals the joy from even the small things. It is challenging to find the balance between struggling against versus giving in to the lethargy. I help people explore needs, wants, preferences and obligations in order to identify where to focus the current limited amounts of energy and what is most likely to create additional energy. I provide a safe space where you don't have to put on a fake smile, where you can talk about the things that everyone else is tired of hearing about, and where you can explore what your depression might be trying to tell you.
Rob Williams, LICSW, CGP, MBA
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
1801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, MD
Anxiety and depression are a part of everyone's life. When they become persistent or prevent us from moving forward in life it is time for professional help. I will work directly with you on relieving your symptoms as well as with a psycho-pharmacologist if medication is necessary. I use a mindful approach to anxiety reduction and relapse prevention for major depression. I assist you in learning how to work with mood shifts in a mindful way. You will learn how to notice thoughts and their impact on physical and emotional experiences, accept these thoughts and experiences, and use this information to develop a different relationship to thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations.
Philip Kolba, MA LPCI
14th St NW, Washington, MD
Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.
Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling
8605 Cameron Street, Silver Spring , MD
What if you knew that your brain has a built-in way to stop depression from dragging you down? Depression is a natural mind-state that every human knows, but sometimes depression locks onto us and won't let go. If this is happening to you, we can show you how to level the playing field in your favor, without medication. Not all counseling approaches tap into recent neurological research that shows that you can learn to separate from depressed parts of your mind and build new channels within you that are not clogged with depression static. Visit our detailed website or call to learn more about this modern approach to transform your depression and start living the life you've been missing!
Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
1110 Fidler Lane, #1417, Silver Spring, MD
Depression is a suffering that takes the joy out of life and seems endless and hopeless. It drains your self-esteem. It is a sign of a problem but it makes solving problems more difficult. Sometimes medication can help, but psychotherapy is more effective. There are several approaches to getting out of depression and I would use all of them. We can work to notice and challenge depressing thoughts. We can work with underlying trauma or loss where you may have begun to feel depressed. I can also support you to take the kind of actions that lift your mood. You will learn ways of being more nourished and fulfilled.
Alison Huang, NCC, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
8403 Colesville Road, Ste. 1100, Silver Spring, MD
A lot of people tend to blame themselves for having depression when they do not get better. They especially feel bad when they do not get enough support from their family members. When you have depression, you can’t just suck it up or ignore it. It’s not that simple. When you have clinical depression, you lose the ability to feel happy. But, through the therapy treatment, you will be able to regain your happiness back!
Wendy Meltzer, MA, LGPC, NCC
1555 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 200-E, Washington, MD
Psychodynamic therapy, which is my primary area of focus, has demonstrated effectiveness for treating depression. We will look together at the emotions and feelings that you are experiencing and explore them without judgement or blame. Understanding the origins of your depression may help you move forward to a place of healing. Depression is one of the most common illnesses among adult men and women, but seeking help can feel overwhelming. I want to help you recognize your own capacity for overcoming depression and help identify the steps needed to accomplish that goal.
Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA
1400 20th St NW, Washington , MD
Life can present you with difficult situations which are hard to process and move past. These challenges are not on your timeline and affect everything. Having worked in many healthcare settings, I am familiar navigating life-changing events and grief. I understand the territory of encountering loss, coping with trauma, the complexity of the medical system and living with illness. These issues can have ripple effects on your relationships, sense of self and perceptions of the world. I know how complex things can get, and I will support you during this process.
Ron Kimball, PhD, CGP
PhD Licensed Psychologist
910 17th Street, NW, Suite 306, Washington, MD
Depression is a syndrome, not a distinct disorder. There are many paths to and out of depression so no one single approach is likely to be effective with many people. So part of my approach is to do a careful evaluation and to be sure that all psychological and biological bases are covered. For some, the chance to share, discuss, express, be acknowledged is primary. For others, alterations ways of thinking and accepting their internal states and responses may be called for. For yet others, involvement of a spouse or significant other may be the ticket. I do refer people for medication if it seems appropriate, but only when it seems truly necessary and other things seem insufficient.
Dr. Beverly Wright, (M.Div., M.Th.)
Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, MD
Depression is a cloud over one's life. For those afflicted with depression, please understand you are not alone. You are not going out of your mind, and the black cloud can be lifted. As a depressed Christian, don't feel ashamed. A sad truth is that many Christians attach spiritual failure to depression. So, they suffer in silence, hoping, and praying for deliverance. For clients wishing to be treated without habit forming drugs, I can assist in finding a reprieve, through Bibliotherapeutic, and God's earthly grown methods. If it is determined that medication is required, I can provide a referral. With both methodologies in place, the mind, body, and soul can be successfully restored.