Lawrence Cross, MA, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker
211 West Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 16142
Depression is anger turned inward. Living a meaningful life can be difficult if we are confronted with loss or trauma. Depression may be conceptionalized as a condition serving as a defense mechanism. The depressed individual has given up - so as to no longer be vulnerable to further failure or rejection. In this sense, he/she can not see future possibilities and therefore has lost hope. The inherent difficulty with living one's life to be "safe" is one can not grow. There can be no hope without possibility. Our approach is aimed at recovering possibility and growth in our clients. We will always meet our clients where they are and utilize a comprehensive approach building upon strengths.
Pascual Chen, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
6200 Brooktree Rd. Suite 110, Wexford, Pennsylvania 15090
When working with clients experiencing depression, I use a combination of behavioral activation therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I work collaboratively with my clients and in the first session we establish achievable goals to work towards. My clients learn evidenced-based skills, strategies, and techniques on how to improve their mood, thought process, and behaviors.