Ruth Altamura-ROll, MA, NCC, LCP
Licensed Professional Counselor
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.
Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.
321 Livinston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
Dr. Marty has developed his own approach to handling depression he calls Focused Short Term Therapy (FSTT)* It combines new cutting edge therapies in the field of energy psychology as well as short term focusing on the depression. When appropriate Dr. Marty uses hypnosis and self hypnosis as well. To learn more about this approach you can go to: http://drmartytashman.com/focused-short-term-therapy-fstt-2/
Marion Rollings, PhD
236 West High Street, Bound Brook, NJ
Depression can be debilitating, but it can also be a dull ache that underlies one's everyday activities. You may appear to be doing "fine" but underneath it all, there is a depressed feeling that does not go away. Using an integrative approach, I can help you work through the underlying issues while addressing the day to day challenges. Seasonal depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is also a common and highly treatable depressed state that is often seen in the colder, darker months and around holidays.
Maura Farrell, MSS, LSW
110 N State Street, Newtown, NJ
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.
Jean Eljay, MS, PhD, CNLP, CH, AdvHC
Certified Advanced Hypnotist and NeuraLinguistic Programmer
800 West Main Street, Suite #105, Freehold, NJ
We all do our best to have an abundance of hope in our lives. Sometimes circumstances, emotional wreckage and frustration prevent our reaching our goals and expectations. By identifying the emotional toll charged by an endless cycle of frustration, a personal plan of growth will be put in place. This approach short-circuits frustration and provides hope now and into tomorrow. Dr. Eljay has 20 years of counseling experience in lessening this burden.
Suzi Sena, EdS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
365 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
Do you feel helpless, stuck, or hopeless? Did these feelings happen suddenly or did they gradually creep in, taking the joy out of life? My clients describe a variety of reasons for the root cause of their depression – rejection, embarrassment, unemployment, criticism, relationship endings, loss, trauma, difficult childhood, or midlife career transitions. We find what is causing your depression and create a path to finding happiness and joy. A variety of techniques are used such as cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, support, and lifestyle changes to uncover how you can experience enjoyment and pleasure in your life.