Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST
Couples and Family Therapist
Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19465
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.
David Nicholson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
516 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
I have worked with people suffering from severe depression for over 25 years. Depression is an overwhelming experience, but advances in neuroscience offer strategies that can really help people move past the depression and get there lives back. Additionally, working closely with an attuned, empathetic therapist can make all the difference and can offer real hope.
Amy Crawford, M.S.
225 S. Church St., West Chester, Pennsylvania 19335
We are whole people - thoughts, feelings, body, heart, mind, soul. Yet many times when we seek to treat depression, we are treated as a walking symptom list, with "problems" to be defeated or obliterated. Sometimes, depression is our body and mind's way of protecting us - getting us to slow down, to notice, to feel, to grieve. When we seek to obliterate or fight against it, we lose that precious message and we set ourselves up for failure. Therapy should work towards alleviating the symptoms of depression, while also holding and regarding the roots of it with gentle introspection. Together, we will work towards healing in a way that preserves and respects your unique journey.
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.
Jeffrey Kauffman, M.A., M.S.S., L.C.S.W., B.C.D., F.T
licensed clinical social worker/ psychotherapist
217 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425
Depression has many different forms & causes. It often involves anger at oneself, guilt and shame. Depression is sometimes related to life events in which one has been hurt, and treatment may center on facing and resolving the effect these experiences have had on you. Many kinds of emotional losses may lead to depression. Relationships with others and feelings about oneself are often painful in depression; these feelings can be worked through and resolved in therapy. Depression can be severe and present for a long time-- often tied to childhood experiences-- before one reaches the point of seeking help.
Retreat at Palm Beach
Outpatient Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Counseling
1170 South State Street, Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
Dealing with drug or alcohol addiction and recovery can be a difficult process often accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Those already dealing with alcohol or drug dependence may not have the coping mechanisms needed to properly heal during this time. Many mental health professionals often identify five stages of grief — denial, bargaining, anger, depression and acceptance. Since some of these emotions often overlap with the addiction process, treatment for both can often be achieved at the same time, but it takes special attention to these unique circumstances to obtain a successful outcome.