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.
Blake Clemmons, MA, LPCA
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Matthews NC 28105
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.
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.