Jerry Nelson, MS - LMFT, BSN
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1269 County Road PH, Onalaska, WI
Depression can be caused by either internal, biological factors; or by external, situational events. Central to treatment of depression is how the client views his/her circumstances and is he/she really telling themselves the truth. Learning a new way of thinking about their situation requires testing current core beliefs about who the client is (self-esteem), are others and/or the world safe, and what is their relationship to God like. Sometimes the thoughts of a depressed person are so hard to take captive that they need additional help through the use of prescribed medication.