Ned Martin, MDiv, MA, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
563 N. Main St, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786
Lack of energy, decreased motivation, pervasive sadness, a sense that things could never change for the better are all ways in which depression creates suffering for us. My approach to working with depression is to pursue two separate but related paths: 1) To learn to relate to the pain and suffering of depression in ways that are less likely to keep us stuck in the self-perpetuating spirals of pain that depression tends to generate; 2) To work with compassion and focus to redirect energy and action toward goals and activities that bring a sense of meaning and purpose into life. This approach is called Acceptance an Commitment Therapy and has been shown to be highly effective for depression.