Barbara Shaw, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
168 West Ridge Pike, Suite 208, Limerick, Pennsylvania 19468
If you are feeling intense sadness, numbness, irritability or just a bad case of the blahs, you may be suffering from depression. Together we will explore the underlying causes of your particular symptoms. Next, we will address these issues so that you can climb out of the black hole that you find yourself in. I have struggled with depression myself and I can tell you that with appropriate guidance from a supportive professional, you can work toward living a fuller, more satisfying life that is not defined by your symptoms. You can take back control of your life and replace self-loathing with self-love, self acceptance, and self-compassion. Enjoy your life, instead of enduring it!!
Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST
Couples and Family Therapist
168 West Ridge Pike Suite 208, Limerick, Pennsylvania 19468
Depression can present as a low grade depression "I never really feel light hearted and happy' or as a Severe Depression that can be agonizing and debilitating 'I don't know how to ever get out of this dark hole'. Depression attacks the Sense of Self. Most often it is early life experiences that contribute to a person's vulnerability to depression. I like to work with EMDR, a trauma treatment method that helps the brain to process painful experiences from the Past and integrate those experiences into a healthier Here and Now. EMDR can support the person to leave the depressed state of Helplessness and supports the person to build Strengths and 'to come out of the shell' into a stronger Self.
Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Not feeling like yourself? Sad? Down? Irritable? Angry? Low self Esteem? Not feeling joy and happiness in life? You may be experiencing depression. It does not always manifest as depressed and sad feelings, but also may be irritability and anger as well. At REACH Counseling, we use a multifaceted approach to depression and explore the emotional, psychological and spiritual sources of it and how to help you. We use techniques that emphasis hope and positive changes in your life. We help you learn what depression is and how to help yourself deal with it in all aspects of your life. We use psychotherapy and spirituality and incorporate techniques such as mindfulness.
Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
418 Stump Road, Suite 208, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 18936
While the causes of depression remain unclear, we are fortunate to have many approaches which have helped countless people regain their lives. As there may be many factors involved in why an individual is depressed I always do a thorough assessment. While I am not adverse to psychiatric medications I have concluded that their use for depression is questionable, albeit an option when combined with therapies such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Behavioral Activation, and Logotherapy. I have found that taking a holistic approach, tailoring the therapy to the client and their world, is the best approach to treating depression.
Jennifer McCarron, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist
418 Stump Road, Suite 207, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 18936
I help clients look at how past and current factors have led to their current depression. I have them change and/ or adapt their way of dealing with those issues in a way that allows them to feel better. I work with their primary physician and/or psychiatrist to determine if medication would be a helpful adjunctive therapy and if illnesses playing a role in the depression. I also teach clients ways to challenge their negative, distorted views of themselves and others to have a more positive and realistic approach to their lives.
Eugene Kayser, M.A., M.F.T.
PA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
418 Stump Rd., Suite 204, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 18936
Depression is the single most diagnosed problem in mental health. I believe it can be divided into two categories: situational depression and clinical depression. We all can experience sadness and changes in mood due to negative circumstances in our lives. I work with clients to examine the current issues, look into the past for previously successful solutions, and work toward implementing solutions in the future. Clinical depression is suspected of being genetically linked and found in families. It is usually triggered by a traumatic event which causes neurological changes. This is best treated with a combination of talk therapy and medication.
Chelle Carlson, LPC, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Courageous Living Counseling, 22 N. Price Street, POTTSTOWN, Pennsylvania 19464
Loss of appetite, diminished interest in or enjoyment of activities, sleeplessness, lack of energy, social withdrawal, trouble concentrating or making a decision, low self esteem, feelings of hopelessness are just some of the behaviors associated with depression. Together we will identify triggers for your depression, utilize behavioral strategies to overcome depression, and identify and replace cognitive self talk that is engaged to support depression.