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.
Marion Rollings, PhD
236 West High Street, Bound Brook, New Jersey 08805
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.
Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.
25 Oakbrook Place, Somerset, New Jersey 08873
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/
Michele Nardella, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Warren, New Jersey 07059
I work with individuals, couples and families to help them identify and address the difficult issues that are standing in the way of the strong, loving relationships they deserve. I strive to help all clients establish positive communication skills and stronger relationships. I provide a safe and supportive environment where they can explore and address feelings of hurt or anger and develop goals that will move them toward healing and reconnection.
Ellen Israel, Ph.D.
20 Nassau Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
My work with clients who experience depression involves the identification of one's 'internal working model' or lens that filters one's experience of self, other, and life in general. Persistent, negative thoughts about oneself ('I am worthless'), the other ('People cannot be trusted') and the future ('there is no hope that things will change') shape experience and relationships thus perpetuating a negative cycle. Experience of self and other within a safe, nonjudgemental, strength based working relationship fosters movement towards trust, self-worth and hope.
Brittany Jean-Louis, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
707 Alexander Road, Suite 208, Princeton , New Jersey 08540
Struggling with depression can cause a sense of helplessness and hopelessness. You are not alone in your struggle as there are many that have a hard time functioning daily due to depression. In our therapy sessions, you will learn how to identify the origin of your depression, coping skills to manage depression symptoms and assist you with identifying negative thoughts that affect your low mood. As we start the therapy process in discussing your depression, this will lead to more insight and overall better quality of life.
Joanne Gerr, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist and Adult Educator
324 Raritan Avenue, Suite 111, Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
Depression is often controlled by our unconscious feelings, thoughts, memories, and dreams. Drawing on Positive Psychology and other therapeutic models, I help clients to understand how we relive early experiences unconsciously, and I coach them on behavioral techniques they can use to overcome the vicious cycle of negativity and change their present. These include a blend of empirically based techniques clients can use at work or at home to overcome depression, end self-sabotage, and get unstuck.