Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
208 N. Meadow St., Ithaca, New York 14850
Depression is misunderstood, widely experienced and for those who suffer from it, they are ripe for judgment from those whom have never had it. We know some things about depression. We know that it can be chemical but it is also situational. For whatever we know, we do know this. Depression is real and it can have devastating effects on a person, which impacts every aspect of life. It affects choices around food, alcohol, money, sex life, addictions, job performance, exercise, family relationships, parenting, etc. There is help. It is hard work. That’s the truth. There is a way through this pretty common part of life. If you think you are depressed, you probably are. There is no shame ....
Philip Kolba, MA
Ithaca, New York 14850
Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.