Nichole Behr, LPC, NCC, BSC
Licensed Professional Counselor
N/A, Pittsburgh, PA
Having depressive symptoms can be extremely frustrating. Others can perceive your symptoms as you being lazy, uninterested, or lacking motivation. Depression doesn't have to make you feel alone. Talking to someone about these and many other symptoms can be helpful. Maybe you have symptoms and you aren't really even sure what they mean or where they are coming from. This is often seen with depression as well. Talking to a counselor can be helpful in gaining clarity.
William Kelly, Ph.D., NCP, LPC
5725 Forward Ave, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA
My work with depression consists largely on quick relieving of the depressive symptoms (i.e., intense sadness, lack of energy) and then, if the individual has a history of repeated depressions, an in-depth exploration to help the individual understand how she/he developed the depression and why it continues to occur. This self-knowledge is essential in arming the individual so they can reduce recurrences of the depressive symptoms (at least at their usual intensity), and to some extent in shifting their personality patterns away from the self-criticism and despair associated with depression.