Steven Hand, MA, CAC
Psychologist, Certified Addictions Counselor
304 Frankstown Rd., Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
Depression comes in many forms. It does not manifest itself the same way in different people. Therefore I use an individualized approach in which I obtain a thorough history from you. I will ask you what symptoms you have been having and for how long. I believe in a holistic approach in which I get to know your many strengths, and we work together to use new ways of thinking in order to improve your moods.
Teni Osundeko, Ph.D, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
4601 Locust Lane, Suite 102,, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109
We all have our off days and sometimes just can't find the motivation to shake it off. However, depression is different. Symptoms of depression include moodiness, fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, insomnia and feelings of worthlessness. Research shows that psychotherapy is an effective tool to fight depression. I will listen to you and provide objective feedback on issues that weigh you down. We will work together to develop a tailor made treatment plan to help you develop new coping mechanisms and to get your life back on track. Depression is a treatable disorder. Using a cognitive behavioral approach, I can help you reduce your symptoms and develop a better quality of life.
Jean Pollack, PhD
Professional Relationship,WellnessLife Coach, Mediator,Author
Broadway St., Hanover, York, Pennsylvania 17331
Distance Therapy and Coaching for Depression. Don’t let the snow or flu season interfere with your therapy sessions. Inclement weather and less sunlight during winter can increase depression, illness, and lethargy. It brings that “I just want to stay at home and rest” feeling. Many of my clients are now using phone or video sessions for this reason and others. Recently, a client’s child was home sick from school, so I told her to grab a cup of coffee or tea and we could have our session over the phone. An increasingly popular method of counseling, distance therapy allows you to have therapy anywhere—from the comfort of your own home or wherever you have access to a phone or computer.
Lisa Reed, MA, NCC, LPC, CAADC
Licensed Professional Counselor
900 6th Street and 342 South Richards Street, Saxton and Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522
Everyone gets depressed at times. But when it affects you day in and day out, interferring with your eating, sleeping, work and relationships, you may need someone to talk to professionally. Someone with training and experience and who is understanding and empathetic. Through cognitive behavioral, person centered, and solution focused therapy one can learn to feel good and be happy, setting positive goals and completing journal exercises to help you see negative patterns and gaining solutions to maintaining a positive attitude and outlook. If depression continues for a long period of time, a medication mangagement consult along with talk therapy may be necessary.