Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family TherapistReady for change? Let's Get Started
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 308, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Depression can be a difficult topic to admit to, much less come to therapy for, but the courage it takes to make that call is your first step out of the darkness. Depression would like you to believe that no one can help you and that you're all alone, but it's not true - feeling that way is actually a symptom of depression itself! That's one reason why depression can be particularly insidious - it can make you feel like something is wrong with you at your core, and so make it hard for you to reach out for help. The truth is that depression is a condition that responds to proper therapy treatment, not a character flaw. Believe that and reach out for the help you deserve.
Alison Huang, NCC, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional CounselorReady for change? Let's Get Started
8403 Colesville Road, Ste. 1100, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
A lot of people tend to blame themselves for having depression when they do not get better. They especially feel bad when they do not get enough support from their family members. When you have depression, you can’t just suck it up or ignore it. It’s not that simple. When you have clinical depression, you lose the ability to feel happy. But, through the therapy treatment, you will be able to regain your happiness back!
Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Licensed Clinical PsychologistReady for change? Let's Get Started
1110 Fidler Lane, #1417, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Depression is a suffering that takes the joy out of life and seems endless and hopeless. It drains your self-esteem. It is a sign of a problem but it makes solving problems more difficult. Sometimes medication can help, but psychotherapy is more effective. There are several approaches to getting out of depression and I would use all of them. We can work to notice and challenge depressing thoughts. We can work with underlying trauma or loss where you may have begun to feel depressed. I can also support you to take the kind of actions that lift your mood. You will learn ways of being more nourished and fulfilled.
Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistReady for change? Let's Get Started
316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
We all have disappointments and failed dreams but sometimes depression sneaks up on us and steals the joy from even the small things. It is challenging to find the balance between struggling against versus giving in to the lethargy. I help people explore needs, wants, preferences and obligations in order to identify where to focus the current limited amounts of energy and what is most likely to create additional energy. I provide a safe space where you don't have to put on a fake smile, where you can talk about the things that everyone else is tired of hearing about, and where you can explore what your depression might be trying to tell you.