Maria Russell, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Salisbury, North Carolina 28146
Most people, at some point in their lives, experience depression. Our lives become overwhelming to the point that even simple, every day tasks seem difficult to overcome. Counseling provides an outlet for people to express their hurts and pain, allows them to gain insight to where their particular cycle of depression stems from and helps them find a light and hope in an otherwise dark world.
Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
One of the most common reasons that people enter counseling is the experience of depression. Depression is much more common than what people know. I will help you understand the nature of your depression, what the possible causes are, and a variety of approaches that my clients have found helpful over the years. Whether your depression is recent or persistent, there are specific treatment methods that work for many people. I am also more than happy to work with other healthcare providers to make sure that you benefit from a comprehensive approach. Working with me or with a team can help to maximize your ability to get symptom relief and help you lead a happier and fulfilling life.
Jill White-Huffman, LPC, MFT
Licensened Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
1921 D Boulevard Street / Holden Executive Center, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
Many of us struggle with periods of depression. We may experience a lack of interest in activities that we once enjoyed participating in, have a lack of appetite or sleep or increased appetite or sleep, lack of energy, experience poor concentration, restlessness, irritability, and hopelessness. This is not all bad if these symptoms do not linger on for long periods of time. However, if these periods of sadness last longer than two weeks one is depressed and this is the time when seeking counseling will be helpful. I help individuals discovers the triggers that cause their depression and teach them healthy coping skills to reduce their symptoms. I help individuals work towards empowerment.
Clay Parker, LPC, NCC, M.S.
Licensed Professional Counselor
1630 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannpolis, North Carolina 28083
In working with depression I offer ways for you to understand the depression and the contributing factors. Together we identify those life factors that have caused the depression and find healthy ways to resolve it. We then reconstruct the thinking, attributes and behaviors associated with the depression. The purpose of this is to have you gain a sense of balance and control in your own life. We then create manageable coping skills that will allow you to identify the triggers and have a working plan to cope with the depression.
Blake Clemmons, MA, LPCA
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
2124 Crown Centre Dr. Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28, Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
My approach to helping those struggling with depression is to offer a supportive environment of acceptance where one feels free to share their pain. I primarily use a Cognitive/Behavioral approach. In this approach I work with my clients to help them learn how to increase activities that have given them joy, such as calling a love one on the phone, going on a walk or bike ride in nature and decrease activities that make depression worse such as substance use or watching too much TV. I also collaborate with my clients to help them identify and challenge their automatic negative thoughts about themselves, and replace those negative thoughts with positive and adaptive thoughts and beliefs.
Juan Santos, M.S., CRC, LPC
3300 Battleground Avenue Suite 303, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
Living with frustration, pain, fear and worry - with no end in sight is not easy. With an individualize and effective approach we can tailor to help you live a pain free life - one that has you enjoying "what you used to enjoy". Our goals will be entirely focused on helping you live the lifestyle that you desire while managing the sadness, crying spells, days full of worry and fear versus excitement.
Matthew Sixberry, LMFT, CCTP
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
717 Green Valley Rd. Suite 200, Greensboro , North Carolina 27408
Depression is something that most people do not understand unless they have experienced for themselves. I know many people have been told to "just get over it" or to "snap out of it", but I also know that if people could they would as depression is not anything that anyone would choose. I believe that depression occurs, in part, when life gets out of balance within the 4 selves of the individual. I help people address each of the 4 selves to bring themselves back into balance so that they can live a rich and full life.
Marina Ervin, MS, LPC, NCC, BCPCC
Licensed Professional Counselor/National Certified Counselor
502-N East Cornwallis Drive Ste. B, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405
Healing from past wounds, identifying false beliefs developed from childhood/life experiences, and working through the accompanying grief/loss will be the key to finding healing and freedom from depression and discouragement. As we do this, we will also work to replace these hurts and wounds with the truths about who the person was created to be, so that the client finds contentment and joy once again, sometimes despite the circumstances.
Carla MooreMcNeil, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master Hypnotist
502 East Cornwallis Dr, Suite N, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405
If you feel like you cannot get out of bed in the morning, feel like you are in quick-sand or no longer feel the energy to do the things that you once cared about, you may be suffering from depression. Depression is a major energy zapping condition. I can help you discover what is the reason for your depression whether it is circumstantial, chemical or environmental. I am here to help you find the solution to getting better.
Lonnie Mullet, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1905 JN Pease Pl, Suite 101, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
My approach to depression depends greatly on the presenting problem as people become depressed for a variety of situations (anxiety, stress, existential/meaning, grief ). After assessing & evaluating a course of treatment with the client, treatment may involve cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, Logotherapy to explore life's meaning, or perhaps an exploration of spiritual depression. Of course, if the depression is judged to be major depression referral to a physician's for medical intervention may be explored.
Kimberly Leppert, MSW, LCSW, CSAT-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1923 J N Pease Place Suite 104, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
Sometimes it feels like the storm will never pass. You do not have to wait for life to happen to you, it is possible to create positivity for yourself and to feel good again. It starts with appreciating the small "joys" in life and working up to feeling "happy". You have done it before and you know what joy feels like, you can do it again. Let's get started on your way back to truly living your life by making the thoughtful decision to be a participant in your future.
Natalie Huston, MA, NCC, LPC
Licenced Professional Counselor
1126 Sam Newell Rd, Suite A, Matthews, North Carolina 28105
Depression often has biological, emotional, and relational components to it. It is important to address all of those for maximum care. There are very practical ways to address the biological/physical manifestations of depression. Determining how the brain is involved in the depression is important. How the body is functioning plays a significant role. Emotionally, there may be experiences or dynamics that need to be sorted through by addressing how the past affects the present well-being, and the dynamics of how we relate to self and others, and the depression. Being connected in healthy relationships is also an important part of healing. We look at the whole picture in the process.
Jonathan Gerard, DMin
208 Sunset Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
With depression I often find that people have reason to be depressed yet seek to get on with their lives too soon. So I help them to "honor" their depression. At the same time, I do not believe it helpful to wait until the depression is over before coaching a client back to living a satisfying life. My approach in the long run is to help the client return to a satisfying life so that the depression will disappear. Also, with mild depression, physical exercise is often very helpful; it produces endorphins. Exercise with a partner is especially helpful.