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Depression

Depression is characterized by sad moods, diminished interest in pleasurable activities, weight gain or loss, psychomotor agitation or retardation, fatigue, inappropriate guilt, difficulties... more
Depression is characterized by sad moods, diminished interest in pleasurable activities, weight gain or loss, psychomotor agitation or retardation, fatigue, inappropriate guilt, difficulties concentrating, as well as recurrent thoughts of death. But depression is more than a “bad day”; diagnostic criteria established by the American Psychiatric Association dictate that five or more of the above symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. (CDC, 2013)
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Questions and Answers

Emily LaFave
Emily LaFave
You're probably wondering how I can help you?

Wow, that sounds really overwhelming. No, there are never too many or too little problems for therapy. I am a big advocate for picking the most pressing issue and putting our energy towards that to cope and then when feeling better, we can move on to the next thing. We can't be solve all issues at... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Jennifer Jenkins-Boitnott
Jennifer Jenkins-Boitnott
EMDRIA Approved Consultant & Certified EMDR Therapist

No, you don't have too many issues to address in counseling. Humans are complex, and just based on the little bit of information you have shared, it sounds like you have likely experienced quite a bit of trauma in your life. When we experience traumatic events (such as sexual abuse, surviving cancer... more

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Tara Green, LCSW
Tara Green, LCSW
Feel alive again; solution focused and goal oriented therapy

It can feel overwhelming sometimes when we reach a point in our lives when we say to ourselves; I think I want and/or need counseling. This is especially true if we feel we have so many "issues" to work through and cover with a therapist that we may feel like we would not know where to even begin... more

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Michele Ramey
Michele Ramey
MRTherapy, LLC- Because Help Is One Of A Kind

If you feel like you're too much, you need someone who doesn't feel like you are. Guess what?? That's what therapists are for. You are not too much! You don't have too much to work on! You are on the right platform! We are all here to help. Find someone and schedule a session. EMDR/Brainspotting for... more

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Michele Ramey
Michele Ramey
MRTherapy, LLC- Because Help Is One Of A Kind

Hmm... so, what part about this do you want him to take seriously? That you're depressed and you want him to acknowledge it or that you want help for it? One way to help him to "take you seriously" is to take yourself seriously. Maybe actively working on the depression will show him that you are... more

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Michele Ramey
Michele Ramey
MRTherapy, LLC- Because Help Is One Of A Kind

I have been where you are. I did a bunch of stuff that kept me busy and it seemed like it was working, and it was. I finally went and did Brainspotting with a therapist and LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) and those were the two things that were the cherry on top. Now I feel like I see my... more

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Michele Ramey
Michele Ramey
MRTherapy, LLC- Because Help Is One Of A Kind

Seasonal depression may be something you are experiencing. The great thing is that every fight can be won with a plan. You can create a game plan for what do to or where to be during this season. I would connect with someone to create that plan. Implement it when the winter season comes again and... more

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Michele Ramey
Michele Ramey
MRTherapy, LLC- Because Help Is One Of A Kind

Have you ruled out anything medical? Having a balanced life takes some time and commitment. Sounds like you're ready, but you need someone to help guide you. I would find someone you connect with here. Besides that, check out this app, Brainwaves if you have an iPhone, if not, there's a brainwaves... more

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Michele Ramey
Michele Ramey
MRTherapy, LLC- Because Help Is One Of A Kind

Feeling worthless is a hard feeling to have. How do you carry this with you all the time? The question is what is getting in the way of you "fixing" this one? This definitely is about how you feel about yourself. Try some Brain/Bodyspotting Therapy, to help heal the deep limbic system, since that's... more

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Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

Congratulations on leaving your marriage!It is ok and natural to feel sadness, loss, uncertainty in direction, hurt, resulting from ending the marriage.Possibly what you consider "pity" is a combination of these feelings.Be kind and caring toward who you are since you just put yourself through a... more

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