Depression is one of the most common reasons people come to therapy. People experiencing depression often report some or all of the following symptoms: low mood, loss of interest in once enjoyable activities, social isolation, physical symptoms, and changes in overall functioning. Research shows that a combination of genes, brain structure, environmental stress, and changes in the chemical function of neurotransmitters may lead to depression in people across races, genders, and the lifespan.
Depression is highly treatable with effective psychotherapy. I provide the “gold standard” of treatment for depression, which focuses on changing thoughts and behaviors that contribute to depression. I also focus on decreasing depressive symptoms through helping people navigate unresolved issues, improve their relationships, and increase their ability to live according to their values.