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People with depression cannot make it go away by simply "cheering up" or using will power. However, depression can be treated.
I have over 40 years' experience helping people overcome depression. I have found strategies that not only help you cope with depression but also address and resolve the underlying causes of depression.
One of these ways is to heal past trauma which is the source of depression. By far the most effective and most rapid way of healing trauma is EMDR. Clients can actually resolve their depression in just ONE two hour processing session with me. In addition, I have found that the results are long-lasting. Not one of my clients has had to return to work on the same issue again.
I can also help you change the negative thoughts and beliefs that underlie depression using a simple but very powerful Cognitive Behavioral approach.
"I think you are such an incredible therapist and each week I look forward to seeing you. I feel so lucky to have found you and am a better person because of you. Thanks for everything." EH
"You've really helped to teach me (by actually practicing what you preach) what it's like to be open and honest and trust that the other person (you) likes me for me." ND
"I realized I am a better person than I thought." A.U.
What causes depression?
There are different types of factors that contribute to depression:
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What are common symptoms of depression?
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What can you do about depression?
You can see your doctor and you can see a therapist. Both may be helpful. Your doctor can prescribe medication that may be required by some people struggling with depression for specific periods of time. You may want to discuss the benefits and downside of medication with both your doctor and your therapist to make a decision that is right for you.
Whether or not you decide to use medication, therapy can help you deal with depression in a number of ways:
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Depression affects millions of people. It is not just about feeling sad or blue. It involves a number of symptoms that can severely undermine the quality of your life.
Dr. Rachel B. Aarons LCSW
Dr. Rachel B. Aarons LCSW