Melissa Rowan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Melissa also has a strong background in working with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, struggles navigating major life transitions, and recovery from trauma.
Melissa provides individual therapy with the goal of assisting her clients in making beneficial and gainful improvements in their lives. With an unbiased, empathetic, and genuine approach, Melissa will work with clients to identify and achieve their desired therapeutic goals starting from the first session. She primarily utilizes components of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and person-centered therapy, with an emphasis on building upon an individual's strengths.
(267) 535-2112
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18902
Melissa also has a strong background in working with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, struggles navigating major life transitions, and recovery from trauma.
Melissa provides individual therapy with the goal of assisting her clients in making beneficial and gainful improvements in their lives. With an unbiased, empathetic, and genuine approach, Melissa will work with clients to identify and achieve their desired therapeutic goals starting from the first session. She primarily utilizes components of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and person-centered therapy, with an emphasis on building upon an individual's strengths.
Photo of Dorie Porcelli, Counselor
Dorie Porcelli
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
I am clinically trained in two levels of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy which helps you to understand how thoughts keep you depressed/anxious, how the stress response works, decrease worry and physical stress, elevate mood, and explore a pathway of life-long acceptance, healing and inner peace.
We all experience periods when stress has become overwhelming, when we have lost our direction and meaning in life, have experienced the loss of a beloved person, becoming a widow/widower, or are experiencing other life transitions. It is my hope that our work together will offer a life-line to discovering a purpose and deeper connection to what is true for you and what is longing for expression. I work with adults in traditional methods of psychotherapy and mindfulness-based approaches. My purpose is to support your developing awareness into what is most skillful for living your highest potential for happiness and wellbeing.
(267) 843-8109
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
I am clinically trained in two levels of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy which helps you to understand how thoughts keep you depressed/anxious, how the stress response works, decrease worry and physical stress, elevate mood, and explore a pathway of life-long acceptance, healing and inner peace.
We all experience periods when stress has become overwhelming, when we have lost our direction and meaning in life, have experienced the loss of a beloved person, becoming a widow/widower, or are experiencing other life transitions. It is my hope that our work together will offer a life-line to discovering a purpose and deeper connection to what is true for you and what is longing for expression. I work with adults in traditional methods of psychotherapy and mindfulness-based approaches. My purpose is to support your developing awareness into what is most skillful for living your highest potential for happiness and wellbeing.
Photo of Deirdre Hally Shaffer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Deirdre Hally Shaffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
My practice focuses on the reduction of depression, anxiety, work related stress; relationship enhancement; healing through grief and loss; living with chronic illness; and Twelve Step Recovery from alcohol/drug abuse.
I have been in private practice for more than 25 years, working collaboratively with individuals and couples who are navigating life transitions and challenges in search of reduced stress, healing, and growth. With the use of empowering, supportive, solutions-focused strategies, I specialize in personal and relationship improvement with the goal of finding resiliency, joy, and meaning in life. I strive to help create loving, supportive relationships through couples counseling, conflict management in family and interpersonal relationships, and parenting and co-parenting coaching. Therapy dog is available. Working with individuals who are navigating the difficult waters of divorce is an area of specialty.
(215) 764-5631
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
My practice focuses on the reduction of depression, anxiety, work related stress; relationship enhancement; healing through grief and loss; living with chronic illness; and Twelve Step Recovery from alcohol/drug abuse.
I have been in private practice for more than 25 years, working collaboratively with individuals and couples who are navigating life transitions and challenges in search of reduced stress, healing, and growth. With the use of empowering, supportive, solutions-focused strategies, I specialize in personal and relationship improvement with the goal of finding resiliency, joy, and meaning in life. I strive to help create loving, supportive relationships through couples counseling, conflict management in family and interpersonal relationships, and parenting and co-parenting coaching. Therapy dog is available. Working with individuals who are navigating the difficult waters of divorce is an area of specialty.
Photo of Melissa Hoffman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Hoffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
My philosophy is that therapy is a safe place where one can focus on self exploration, reflection and growth in a supportive, non-judgmental space. I help my clients gain insight into their patterns of behavior and provide them with coping skills to manage life's struggles. Currently I am providing virtual or telehealth sessions for pre-teens, teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, grief/loss and the stresses of our current Covid world.
(267) 263-7658
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
My philosophy is that therapy is a safe place where one can focus on self exploration, reflection and growth in a supportive, non-judgmental space. I help my clients gain insight into their patterns of behavior and provide them with coping skills to manage life's struggles. Currently I am providing virtual or telehealth sessions for pre-teens, teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, grief/loss and the stresses of our current Covid world.
Photo of Rachel Somberg Nilsen, Psychologist
Rachel Somberg Nilsen
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Choosing a therapist is an important decision, and the success of therapy often depends on the "match" between client and therapist. Contact me and determine whether I might be a good fit for you. I work with individuals in a collaborative manner who are feeling stuck, sad, anxious, overwhelmed with changes in their lives or who are struggling in relationships. I most often focus on issues related to depression, anxiety, adjustment/life transitions, relationship problems, trauma and abuse, self-esteem and body image.
(215) 273-3327
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Choosing a therapist is an important decision, and the success of therapy often depends on the "match" between client and therapist. Contact me and determine whether I might be a good fit for you. I work with individuals in a collaborative manner who are feeling stuck, sad, anxious, overwhelmed with changes in their lives or who are struggling in relationships. I most often focus on issues related to depression, anxiety, adjustment/life transitions, relationship problems, trauma and abuse, self-esteem and body image.
Photo of Diane Peters Mayer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Diane Peters Mayer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
If you have anxiety attacks the distressing physical and mental symptoms may leave you feeling frightened, exhausted and even "crazy" at times. Depression may make it hard to just get out of bed in the morning. Conflict in your personal or professional life could have made you angry, dissatisfied, feeling lost or trapped. This is where I come in. Through our therapeutic relationship based on my deep respect for your feelings and uniqueness and with my clinical expertise, we journey down a path of healing toward a more rewarding and freer life for you.
(215) 688-5858
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
If you have anxiety attacks the distressing physical and mental symptoms may leave you feeling frightened, exhausted and even "crazy" at times. Depression may make it hard to just get out of bed in the morning. Conflict in your personal or professional life could have made you angry, dissatisfied, feeling lost or trapped. This is where I come in. Through our therapeutic relationship based on my deep respect for your feelings and uniqueness and with my clinical expertise, we journey down a path of healing toward a more rewarding and freer life for you.
Photo of Crystal Marco
Crystal Marco
MA, NCC Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
I make it a point to provide you with humility, validation, empowerment, insight, and humor (with a boisterous laugh that will make you smile!) I work primarily with depression, anxiety, suicidality, trauma, emotional regulation, self esteem, co-dependency, and identity issues.
Therapy can seem daunting and overwhelming if you have not experienced it or had a negative experience in the past. The most important part of therapy is establishing a trusting relationship with your therapist that allows you to feel comfortable, heard, and validated. In therapy (and in life), I take a strengths-based, growth stance. I truly believe you are doing your best AND you have room to grow. My place in the therapy room is to take the journey with you. I love helping adolescents and emerging adults with their identity exploration and helping them to be true and authentic to who they are (however that may apply to them).
(267) 263-7760
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
I make it a point to provide you with humility, validation, empowerment, insight, and humor (with a boisterous laugh that will make you smile!) I work primarily with depression, anxiety, suicidality, trauma, emotional regulation, self esteem, co-dependency, and identity issues.
Therapy can seem daunting and overwhelming if you have not experienced it or had a negative experience in the past. The most important part of therapy is establishing a trusting relationship with your therapist that allows you to feel comfortable, heard, and validated. In therapy (and in life), I take a strengths-based, growth stance. I truly believe you are doing your best AND you have room to grow. My place in the therapy room is to take the journey with you. I love helping adolescents and emerging adults with their identity exploration and helping them to be true and authentic to who they are (however that may apply to them).
Kim Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
**EMAIL'sBEST** ~Feeling different/alone/overwhelmed? Like no one understands you? I'm here to help and take a different approach from other therapists. I work "outside the box" of typical therapy and make sure to personalize sessions to meet YOUR needs. I pride myself in being non-judgmental and creating an atmosphere of trust. I focus on treating Individuals/Couples suffering from anxiety, depression, sexuality issues, relationship difficulties and other issues that impact our lives. No matter what issues you are struggling with, through therapy, You CAN get control of your life again. You do Not need to suffer anymore. LGBTQQIA+friendly. Sex+Approach.
(267) 341-9858
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
**EMAIL'sBEST** ~Feeling different/alone/overwhelmed? Like no one understands you? I'm here to help and take a different approach from other therapists. I work "outside the box" of typical therapy and make sure to personalize sessions to meet YOUR needs. I pride myself in being non-judgmental and creating an atmosphere of trust. I focus on treating Individuals/Couples suffering from anxiety, depression, sexuality issues, relationship difficulties and other issues that impact our lives. No matter what issues you are struggling with, through therapy, You CAN get control of your life again. You do Not need to suffer anymore. LGBTQQIA+friendly. Sex+Approach.
Photo of Amy C O'Neill, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amy C O'Neill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
It is a privilege to witness personal growth and be present with a person as they evolve. Providing a safe, confidential, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere, to work through identified problem areas is crucial to success. Managing negative patterns of thinking and behaving allows one to flourish on an interpersonal level, emotionally, and in the context of all relationships. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship struggles, trauma, and many other issues.
(215) 874-6368
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
It is a privilege to witness personal growth and be present with a person as they evolve. Providing a safe, confidential, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere, to work through identified problem areas is crucial to success. Managing negative patterns of thinking and behaving allows one to flourish on an interpersonal level, emotionally, and in the context of all relationships. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship struggles, trauma, and many other issues.
Photo of Paul Koehler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Paul Koehler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
I work with depression in its many varieties; anxiety; marital difficulties, separation and divorce; and loss, bereavement, mourning and transition.
My training, my experience, and my teaching and supervising have helped me to appreciate and apprehend the many and complex ways in which early experience becomes internalized and structured in one's internal world, and consequently becomes manifested and repeated in the external world of one's life and relationships. It is my goal to provide psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy of sufficient depth, duration and thoughtfulness to facilitate the mastery of emotional problems, the restoration and enhancement of self-esteem, and the fostering of emotional resilience, creativity and self-discovery.
(215) 995-3070
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
I work with depression in its many varieties; anxiety; marital difficulties, separation and divorce; and loss, bereavement, mourning and transition.
My training, my experience, and my teaching and supervising have helped me to appreciate and apprehend the many and complex ways in which early experience becomes internalized and structured in one's internal world, and consequently becomes manifested and repeated in the external world of one's life and relationships. It is my goal to provide psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy of sufficient depth, duration and thoughtfulness to facilitate the mastery of emotional problems, the restoration and enhancement of self-esteem, and the fostering of emotional resilience, creativity and self-discovery.
Photo of Christopher J. Pittelli, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christopher J. Pittelli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, NBCC Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Offers online therapy
It is my premise that states of mental confusion, depression, anxiety, upset and dissatisfaction with life and our relationships result from internal conflicts leading to a sense that things are not working out in our lives, at times without really knowing why.
Deciding to call a therapist and reach out for support with life's challenges requires courage and a leap of faith in your self. Your desire to end your suffering is where this healing journey begins. Your call or email is the first step. If you are reading this, the time is now. I understand the human condition, the trepidation about going to therapy and the place you are in life right now. I am here for you. Know that aside from decades of professional training as a therapist, I have also been a client for my own personal growth and healing.
(267) 282-6084
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18902
Offers online therapy
It is my premise that states of mental confusion, depression, anxiety, upset and dissatisfaction with life and our relationships result from internal conflicts leading to a sense that things are not working out in our lives, at times without really knowing why.
Deciding to call a therapist and reach out for support with life's challenges requires courage and a leap of faith in your self. Your desire to end your suffering is where this healing journey begins. Your call or email is the first step. If you are reading this, the time is now. I understand the human condition, the trepidation about going to therapy and the place you are in life right now. I am here for you. Know that aside from decades of professional training as a therapist, I have also been a client for my own personal growth and healing.
Photo of Kristen F Dudley, Psychologist
Kristen F Dudley
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Offers online therapy
We are currently living in very uncertain times. Within this uncertainty, it is important to find a relationship that will help you sustain important relationships. Part of what makes our relationship work, beyond my clinical skills, is when my clients feel heard and understood. My clients often present with a variety of issues including relationship issues, anger, depression, anxiety, and/or problems with unhealthy substance use/abuse. When we focus on increasing function my clients find their lives to be more workable and enjoyable.
(215) 883-8826
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18902
Offers online therapy
We are currently living in very uncertain times. Within this uncertainty, it is important to find a relationship that will help you sustain important relationships. Part of what makes our relationship work, beyond my clinical skills, is when my clients feel heard and understood. My clients often present with a variety of issues including relationship issues, anger, depression, anxiety, and/or problems with unhealthy substance use/abuse. When we focus on increasing function my clients find their lives to be more workable and enjoyable.
Photo of Daniel J Leichter, Psychologist
Daniel J Leichter
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
I work with individuals, families, and couples and have specialized clinical expertise in the treatment of anxiety and depression, adolescent issues, life transition adjustment, grief and loss, emotional intelligence, and pain management.
It is truly a privilege to be invited into the lives of others during a therapy session. As a licensed clinical psychologist, my philosophy of psychological treatment is based upon an empathic and compassionate therapeutic rapport which I consider the primary vehicle to interpersonal understanding, change and healing. I utilize a multi-modal approach grounded in psychodynamic theory and cognitive behavioral technique.
(610) 915-8560
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
I work with individuals, families, and couples and have specialized clinical expertise in the treatment of anxiety and depression, adolescent issues, life transition adjustment, grief and loss, emotional intelligence, and pain management.
It is truly a privilege to be invited into the lives of others during a therapy session. As a licensed clinical psychologist, my philosophy of psychological treatment is based upon an empathic and compassionate therapeutic rapport which I consider the primary vehicle to interpersonal understanding, change and healing. I utilize a multi-modal approach grounded in psychodynamic theory and cognitive behavioral technique.
Photo of Jessica Creidler
Jessica Creidler
MA Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
I am passionate about supporting children, children with autism, adolescents and young adults struggling with a variety of concerns. I have worked with clients individually as well as in group therapy settings and have experience working with concerns relating to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self- esteem and relationship challenges.
(267) 204-2293
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18902
I am passionate about supporting children, children with autism, adolescents and young adults struggling with a variety of concerns. I have worked with clients individually as well as in group therapy settings and have experience working with concerns relating to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self- esteem and relationship challenges.
Photo of Deborah Hudson Schultheiss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Deborah Hudson Schultheiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
We all need someone to discuss, process and problem solve life's many challenges. I have 32 years experience supporting and caring for clients of all ages who face various difficulties. I will partner with you to explore our work together and create a plan to best assist you in working toward your goals. Anxiety, depression, and post trauma symptoms can be reduced while developing positive coping skills. Individual and family sessions are helpful in moving forward in relationships and life's struggles. No problem is too small, or too large, to bring to the table.
(267) 885-7686
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
We all need someone to discuss, process and problem solve life's many challenges. I have 32 years experience supporting and caring for clients of all ages who face various difficulties. I will partner with you to explore our work together and create a plan to best assist you in working toward your goals. Anxiety, depression, and post trauma symptoms can be reduced while developing positive coping skills. Individual and family sessions are helpful in moving forward in relationships and life's struggles. No problem is too small, or too large, to bring to the table.
Photo of Caitlin Seckinger, Licensed Professional Counselor
Caitlin Seckinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
My experience includes working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic worry, stress management, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship struggles.
Your path to personal wellness is paved with challenges and opportunities. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I work to empower individuals with the tools needed to overcome obstacles, improve self-awareness, and enhance their quality of life. My approach to treatment is personalized to each unique situation, while providing strategies and support to help individuals recognize their strengths and break down barriers to living a happier, healthier life.
(267) 895-3139
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
My experience includes working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic worry, stress management, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship struggles.
Your path to personal wellness is paved with challenges and opportunities. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I work to empower individuals with the tools needed to overcome obstacles, improve self-awareness, and enhance their quality of life. My approach to treatment is personalized to each unique situation, while providing strategies and support to help individuals recognize their strengths and break down barriers to living a happier, healthier life.
Photo of Susan R. Hansen LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Susan R. Hansen LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, TEAM; 3 Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Susan has worked successfully with individuals diagnosed with mild to severe depression and anxiety problems, newly married and older couples experiencing infidelity, and chronic illness/disappointments.
"Are the problems in my life because of the people around me, or is there something wrong with me?" Susan uses a combination of the TEAM Cognitive approach and the 'Gottman Method' when working with individuals and couples. My current training with the Feeling Good Institute, TEAM, has energized my work and led to higher levels of client satisfaction. The Gottman Institute bases their therapeutic techniques on 30 years of observational research conducted by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. "It's about taking a fresh, often simplified look at the way we explain the situations around us."
(215) 995-0026
Verified

Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Susan has worked successfully with individuals diagnosed with mild to severe depression and anxiety problems, newly married and older couples experiencing infidelity, and chronic illness/disappointments.
"Are the problems in my life because of the people around me, or is there something wrong with me?" Susan uses a combination of the TEAM Cognitive approach and the 'Gottman Method' when working with individuals and couples. My current training with the Feeling Good Institute, TEAM, has energized my work and led to higher levels of client satisfaction. The Gottman Institute bases their therapeutic techniques on 30 years of observational research conducted by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. "It's about taking a fresh, often simplified look at the way we explain the situations around us."
Photo of Larry Caldwell, Psychologist
Larry Caldwell
Psychologist Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Managing emotional stress related to personal issues, relationships, work, or school can frequently be an overwhelming challenge. As a psychologist with over twenty years of experience I have successfully helped many adults, adolescents, and couples experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, anger, emotional stress, and relationship problems. The goal of counseling is to reduce your emotional stress, help you to feel better, improve your relationships, and to help you develop successful strategies to effectively cope with life problems and challenges.
(610) 609-2721
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Managing emotional stress related to personal issues, relationships, work, or school can frequently be an overwhelming challenge. As a psychologist with over twenty years of experience I have successfully helped many adults, adolescents, and couples experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, anger, emotional stress, and relationship problems. The goal of counseling is to reduce your emotional stress, help you to feel better, improve your relationships, and to help you develop successful strategies to effectively cope with life problems and challenges.
Photo of Christine Marston, Psychologist
Christine Marston
Psychologist, PhD, LP, CEDS Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Not accepting new clients
I help people who are stressed & struggling to feel better. As an experienced psychologist I'll help with perspective about your problem and inspire change. During unsettling times, we'll make sense of why you are feeling bad and help the problem for better living. I treat men, women, teens & couples helping with depression, anxiety & panic, eating issues & disorders, relationship problems, trauma, dissociative disorders, self-harm and life's transitions. I'm a brainspotting practitionner & collaborate with dietitians & physicians. Call me to schedule a first session to get to know each other and make a plan.
(267) 221-6478
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18902
Not accepting new clients
I help people who are stressed & struggling to feel better. As an experienced psychologist I'll help with perspective about your problem and inspire change. During unsettling times, we'll make sense of why you are feeling bad and help the problem for better living. I treat men, women, teens & couples helping with depression, anxiety & panic, eating issues & disorders, relationship problems, trauma, dissociative disorders, self-harm and life's transitions. I'm a brainspotting practitionner & collaborate with dietitians & physicians. Call me to schedule a first session to get to know each other and make a plan.
Photo of Robin B Lynk, Psychologist
Robin B Lynk
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Incorporating a mind-body awareness, I have been successful helping people who experience anxiety, depression, intrusive thinking, body image struggles, sexuality issues, or medical/health related concerns enhance their self-care and expand their capacity for joy.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes"..... Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a cage without a key? Are you caught in an unexpected or difficult situation which seems increasingly demanding? Maybe you find yourself caught up in thoughts, memories or behaviors which leave you feeling diminished or scared, and leave others feeling worried about you. Via psychotherapy, we can turn these experiences around by effecting changes in the way you experience yourself and your world.
(215) 262-7400
Verified
View

Doylestown, PA 18901
Offers online therapy
Incorporating a mind-body awareness, I have been successful helping people who experience anxiety, depression, intrusive thinking, body image struggles, sexuality issues, or medical/health related concerns enhance their self-care and expand their capacity for joy.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes"..... Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a cage without a key? Are you caught in an unexpected or difficult situation which seems increasingly demanding? Maybe you find yourself caught up in thoughts, memories or behaviors which leave you feeling diminished or scared, and leave others feeling worried about you. Via psychotherapy, we can turn these experiences around by effecting changes in the way you experience yourself and your world.

See more therapy options for Doylestown

Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Doylestown. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.