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.
Andrew Johnston, MDiv, MA, LPCI
710 Pettigru St, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Depression is a symptom that could result from a number of factors: brain chemistry, diet, exercise, trauma wounds, hidden anger, failing relationships, family tension, burnout, boredom, and others. It could also possibly be the threshold to a new stage of growth and healing. I work alongside clients to explore these possibilities, and find avenues to real healing.
James Colvin, M.Div., LMFT
Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
16 Arlington St., Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Depression is common in our culture. The two basic approaches I use are to identify the source and go back with the client to help heal the wounds that may have fostered the depression and, if warranted, to seek medication to lessen the symptoms. Body work can be very helpful in treating depress--identifying where it may be located and finding ways to release the cellular memory.
Stephen Ellis, Ph.D
Licensed Christian Counselor
109 Leader Dr., Piedmont, South Carolina 29673
Every body faces difficult times in their lives. When those times cause acute stress, there can be serious depression that sets in on an individual. There is situational depression and then there is clinical depression. The client will benefit from a knowledge and experiential understanding of how to apply Biblical principles to their depression.