Depression Therapists in Frisco, TX

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Kelly Couture
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I specialize in anxiety, depression, bipolar, substance abuse/dependency and thought disorders (ex: psychotic thought processes).
I understand my clients are unique individuals. The approach to their therapy should be just as unique. There is no "cookie cutter" approach in working with the subtle nuances that we all possess as people. As a clinician, I find working with people who want to grow incredibly rewarding! Ideally, I find clients who are curious, want to grow and who are dedicated to working on themselves wonderful to work with. However, sometimes, clients may be confused, scared and not sure what next steps to take. I find working with these clients just as rewarding!
I specialize in anxiety, depression, bipolar, substance abuse/dependency and thought disorders (ex: psychotic thought processes).
I understand my clients are unique individuals. The approach to their therapy should be just as unique. There is no "cookie cutter" approach in working with the subtle nuances that we all possess as people. As a clinician, I find working with people who want to grow incredibly rewarding! Ideally, I find clients who are curious, want to grow and who are dedicated to working on themselves wonderful to work with. However, sometimes, clients may be confused, scared and not sure what next steps to take. I find working with these clients just as rewarding!
(888) 726-7170 View (888) 726-7170
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Dana Waknin
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
As a therapist, I was trained in crisis and am specializing in Depression, Anxiety and Trauma.
When envisioning my ideal client, I am looking forward to working with men, women or children who are seeking to better their lives. My potential clients’ goals can be diverse, from reducing feelings of anxiety to improving quality of life by dealing with depressive feelings. It could also be working through trauma or difficult life situations such as illness, moving to a different state or even having kids and expanding one’s family. In my practice I encourage my clients to think for themselves, I do not give them the answers but instead, I help them reach their own realizations and provide tools to use in day to day situations.
As a therapist, I was trained in crisis and am specializing in Depression, Anxiety and Trauma.
When envisioning my ideal client, I am looking forward to working with men, women or children who are seeking to better their lives. My potential clients’ goals can be diverse, from reducing feelings of anxiety to improving quality of life by dealing with depressive feelings. It could also be working through trauma or difficult life situations such as illness, moving to a different state or even having kids and expanding one’s family. In my practice I encourage my clients to think for themselves, I do not give them the answers but instead, I help them reach their own realizations and provide tools to use in day to day situations.
(469) 336-3430 View (469) 336-3430
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Ana Sanches
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Are you struggling with uncertainty and find yourself feeling irritable or sad? Are you having difficulty finding motivation and energy to carry out life demands? Do you feel alone and find yourself wanting isolate from others. Do the people you love seem to have a hard time understanding what you are going through? Do you find yourself wanting to reach out to others, but can’t seem to follow through? If this sounds like you, you are not alone. Managing stress, depression and or anxiety can be hard at times, but your quality of life and relationships don't have to suffer.
Are you struggling with uncertainty and find yourself feeling irritable or sad? Are you having difficulty finding motivation and energy to carry out life demands? Do you feel alone and find yourself wanting isolate from others. Do the people you love seem to have a hard time understanding what you are going through? Do you find yourself wanting to reach out to others, but can’t seem to follow through? If this sounds like you, you are not alone. Managing stress, depression and or anxiety can be hard at times, but your quality of life and relationships don't have to suffer.
(940) 514-8750 View (940) 514-8750
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Ruquiyah Foye
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75035
If anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem is holding you back, or if more tangible challenges are keeping you down, then reach out! I’ve been there myself and can help you stop second guessing yourself.
I believe that every person can reach to their fullest potential in life with the right support and guidance. There are times that you may feel anxious, depressed hopeless and alone. In these times it can be very helpful to have someone to help you navigate your way through these challenges to a state of mental wellness and stability. Counseling can provide a safe and confidential space to learn skills and address feelings that likely impact many areas of your life.
If anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem is holding you back, or if more tangible challenges are keeping you down, then reach out! I’ve been there myself and can help you stop second guessing yourself.
I believe that every person can reach to their fullest potential in life with the right support and guidance. There are times that you may feel anxious, depressed hopeless and alone. In these times it can be very helpful to have someone to help you navigate your way through these challenges to a state of mental wellness and stability. Counseling can provide a safe and confidential space to learn skills and address feelings that likely impact many areas of your life.
(214) 937-9120 View (214) 937-9120
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Shahna Argyle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I specialize in working with females, 12 and older. I have experience helping with anxiety, depression, autism (social/life skills), betrayal trauma, divorce, grief/ loss, body image issues, resolving adolescent behavioral concerns, and building low self-esteem. I also enjoy counseling with parents as they navigate the challenging task of parenting through the teen years. I have experience working through faith transitions as well. I offer after-school and Saturday morning appointments to accommodate working women and student schedules.
I specialize in working with females, 12 and older. I have experience helping with anxiety, depression, autism (social/life skills), betrayal trauma, divorce, grief/ loss, body image issues, resolving adolescent behavioral concerns, and building low self-esteem. I also enjoy counseling with parents as they navigate the challenging task of parenting through the teen years. I have experience working through faith transitions as well. I offer after-school and Saturday morning appointments to accommodate working women and student schedules.
(469) 515-7613 View (469) 515-7613
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Adrienne Fields
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
In addition to working with those who are struggling with anxiety and depression, I have also been trained by Postpartum Support International (PSI) in perinatal mental health.
I work with adults (who live in Texas or Tennessee) who are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, and grief. Oftentimes, we think, “I’m the only one” or “No one else feels this way.” I promise…you are not alone. I will assist you in your counseling journey by providing a judgment-free, compassionate, safe, and comfortable environment in which you can address challenges and begin working on healing and solutions.
In addition to working with those who are struggling with anxiety and depression, I have also been trained by Postpartum Support International (PSI) in perinatal mental health.
I work with adults (who live in Texas or Tennessee) who are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, and grief. Oftentimes, we think, “I’m the only one” or “No one else feels this way.” I promise…you are not alone. I will assist you in your counseling journey by providing a judgment-free, compassionate, safe, and comfortable environment in which you can address challenges and begin working on healing and solutions.
(972) 665-6237 View (972) 665-6237
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Susan Pfau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CACIII
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I specialize in working with teens, and adults. With over 14 years of clinical experience I have helped teens and young adults manage the many challenges they face today. I do this by creating a welcoming, trusting and safe environment. My clients have found success in managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationships, self-esteem, and substance abuse.
I specialize in working with teens, and adults. With over 14 years of clinical experience I have helped teens and young adults manage the many challenges they face today. I do this by creating a welcoming, trusting and safe environment. My clients have found success in managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationships, self-esteem, and substance abuse.
(214) 308-1676 View (214) 308-1676
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Nina Kehtar Forouzan
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
I have experience working with mental health and life issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, self-harm/suicidal ideation, work/life balance, life/relationship issues, grief, and behavioral issues.
Looking and browsing through to find a therapist can be stressful, draining, and even time consuming and I want to help make the process easy for you. Whether you are overwhelmed by your stress, emotions, current ways of thinking, mental state, relationship, or just life.. I am here to help. Let’s work together in a judgment-free zone to meet your goals. My approach is empathetic, warm, engaging, respectful, and interactive. From my end I want you to live your daily life more capable and happier by problem-solving together and utilizing my clinical skills to come up with the best plan for you. I am also fluent in Farsi (Persian).
I have experience working with mental health and life issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, self-harm/suicidal ideation, work/life balance, life/relationship issues, grief, and behavioral issues.
Looking and browsing through to find a therapist can be stressful, draining, and even time consuming and I want to help make the process easy for you. Whether you are overwhelmed by your stress, emotions, current ways of thinking, mental state, relationship, or just life.. I am here to help. Let’s work together in a judgment-free zone to meet your goals. My approach is empathetic, warm, engaging, respectful, and interactive. From my end I want you to live your daily life more capable and happier by problem-solving together and utilizing my clinical skills to come up with the best plan for you. I am also fluent in Farsi (Persian).
(214) 301-3934 View (214) 301-3934
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Pam Flint
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I work with a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, career counseling, spirituality, divorce, OCD, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder.
I work with adult clients dealing with a variety of issues. My previous career was as a registered nurse, which affords me comprehensive knowledge about psychiatric medications prescribed by your PCP or psychiatrist. I worked for over 20 years, full-time at the University of North Texas as a staff psychologist, Assistant Professor in the psychology department, and later transitioned to the Clinical Director of the Counseling Center. Please visit my website to learn more about my training, experience and professional services I offer. Drpamflint.com If interested in my children's book, you can check it out www.roxythetherapydog.com
I work with a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, career counseling, spirituality, divorce, OCD, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder.
I work with adult clients dealing with a variety of issues. My previous career was as a registered nurse, which affords me comprehensive knowledge about psychiatric medications prescribed by your PCP or psychiatrist. I worked for over 20 years, full-time at the University of North Texas as a staff psychologist, Assistant Professor in the psychology department, and later transitioned to the Clinical Director of the Counseling Center. Please visit my website to learn more about my training, experience and professional services I offer. Drpamflint.com If interested in my children's book, you can check it out www.roxythetherapydog.com
(469) 702-8381 View (469) 702-8381
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Sonya Frank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75035
Do you feel stuck or ready to move beyond circumstances which have you feeling overwhelmed? The challenges of life can happen to the best of us and threaten our peace. I am a believer that you can work through and overcome issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship conflict (e.g. romantic, parent/child, workplace), traumatic experiences, anger, low self esteem, grief and other personal issues. You don't have to do it alone; there is help. Help to rebound, recover, and refocus on feeling and healing to become better....
Do you feel stuck or ready to move beyond circumstances which have you feeling overwhelmed? The challenges of life can happen to the best of us and threaten our peace. I am a believer that you can work through and overcome issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship conflict (e.g. romantic, parent/child, workplace), traumatic experiences, anger, low self esteem, grief and other personal issues. You don't have to do it alone; there is help. Help to rebound, recover, and refocus on feeling and healing to become better....
(833) 329-0511 x257 View (833) 329-0511 x257
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Deanna Herrmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75033
While I specialize in working with those who are pregnant or postpartum, I work with any adults or teens who find themselves struggling with life transitions, feeling anxious or depressed, and having trouble coping with all life is throwing at them.
Have you ever thought to yourself: "I just had my baby, why am I not happy? Being pregnant doesn't feel how I thought it would. Maybe I'm not cut out to be a parent? " Parenting can be hard and those challenges can begin as early as when you start trying to conceive. Feelings of constant pressure and overwhelming anxiety can leave you feeling alone, with feelings of sadness, guilt or shame. But you are not alone. We will work together to help you find your way along your parenting journey. I will help you develop tools to feel more grounded and aligned with your values to help you be the parent you want to be.
While I specialize in working with those who are pregnant or postpartum, I work with any adults or teens who find themselves struggling with life transitions, feeling anxious or depressed, and having trouble coping with all life is throwing at them.
Have you ever thought to yourself: "I just had my baby, why am I not happy? Being pregnant doesn't feel how I thought it would. Maybe I'm not cut out to be a parent? " Parenting can be hard and those challenges can begin as early as when you start trying to conceive. Feelings of constant pressure and overwhelming anxiety can leave you feeling alone, with feelings of sadness, guilt or shame. But you are not alone. We will work together to help you find your way along your parenting journey. I will help you develop tools to feel more grounded and aligned with your values to help you be the parent you want to be.
(469) 871-6367 View (469) 871-6367
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Starlight Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT, LCDC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75035
Starlight Counseling has a team of 10 therapists with a wide range of specialities so that we are able to help individuals or the whole family. Whether you are seeking help with sadness/depression, worry/anxiety, trauma, addiction, or a wide range of other concerns, our staff can guide you through the healing process.
Starlight Counseling has a team of 10 therapists with a wide range of specialities so that we are able to help individuals or the whole family. Whether you are seeking help with sadness/depression, worry/anxiety, trauma, addiction, or a wide range of other concerns, our staff can guide you through the healing process.
(214) 937-9120 View (214) 937-9120
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Christy Findlay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
My areas of specialization include Anxiety and Depression, Trauma/Abuse/PTSD, Relationships Issues, Substance Abuse, Parenting Issues, Stress and Lifestyle Management, Grief and Bereavement, and Phase of Life Transitions.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a National Certified Counselor. I am here to help you experience healthy change in your life through talk therapy. I can help you learn how to have a more positive outlook, develop healthy coping skills, deal with stress management, and cope with anxiety, depression and addiction.
My areas of specialization include Anxiety and Depression, Trauma/Abuse/PTSD, Relationships Issues, Substance Abuse, Parenting Issues, Stress and Lifestyle Management, Grief and Bereavement, and Phase of Life Transitions.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a National Certified Counselor. I am here to help you experience healthy change in your life through talk therapy. I can help you learn how to have a more positive outlook, develop healthy coping skills, deal with stress management, and cope with anxiety, depression and addiction.
(972) 954-2482 View (972) 954-2482
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Krystal Wurm
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75035  (Online Only)
My clients have successfully overcome or depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, marital stress, parent-child difficulties, domestic violence, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and anger issues.
I approach therapy as a partnership with my clients in which you are the ultimate decision-maker and I work with you to clear away obstacles and identify opportunities. My background in teaching and learning strategies as an educator and therapist help you to achieve your goals quickly and effectively. I use a non-judgemental approach in therapy that utilizes active listening in order to better understand your needs. My goal is to work on your treatment plan and goals in a way that does not cause dependency on me as the therapist but independence in your thoughts and behaviors. It is common for cli
My clients have successfully overcome or depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, marital stress, parent-child difficulties, domestic violence, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and anger issues.
I approach therapy as a partnership with my clients in which you are the ultimate decision-maker and I work with you to clear away obstacles and identify opportunities. My background in teaching and learning strategies as an educator and therapist help you to achieve your goals quickly and effectively. I use a non-judgemental approach in therapy that utilizes active listening in order to better understand your needs. My goal is to work on your treatment plan and goals in a way that does not cause dependency on me as the therapist but independence in your thoughts and behaviors. It is common for cli
(469) 551-8346 View (469) 551-8346
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Korisma Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75035
My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, trauma, self-doubt, destructive self-beliefs, and family-of-origin issues.
I help women move from overwhelmed to calm, confused to clarity, self-doubt to confidence, hurt to healing, and hopeless to hopeful. If you are ready for change but don't know where to start, therapy may be right for you and I'd be happy to help you. I offer a safe, trauma-informed environment where you can find your way to a more fulfilling life. Upon your request, faith can be integrated into treatment.
My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, trauma, self-doubt, destructive self-beliefs, and family-of-origin issues.
I help women move from overwhelmed to calm, confused to clarity, self-doubt to confidence, hurt to healing, and hopeless to hopeful. If you are ready for change but don't know where to start, therapy may be right for you and I'd be happy to help you. I offer a safe, trauma-informed environment where you can find your way to a more fulfilling life. Upon your request, faith can be integrated into treatment.
(214) 251-4155 View (214) 251-4155
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Kimberly Sagers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMHC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
— As someone who specializes in the experiences that hold you back from feeling like you– depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, pregnancy/postpartum, and women's issues– nothing brings me greater joy than watching you thrive again.
— Did you know there is a formula to these profiles? I’m supposed to try to “hook” you in. The problem is, the clients I love to work with hate that kind of gimmick. If you’re like my clients, you don’t want to be sold to– you crave genuine connection. You want to be truly seen. That’s what I offer: a place where you don’t have to pretend to be perfect anymore, a therapeutic relationship where you are prioritized, and the feeling of finally being able to breathe again. No matter where you are in life, it's never too late to live wholeheartedly. If you're feeling nervous but excited to start your healing, let's do this together.
— As someone who specializes in the experiences that hold you back from feeling like you– depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, pregnancy/postpartum, and women's issues– nothing brings me greater joy than watching you thrive again.
— Did you know there is a formula to these profiles? I’m supposed to try to “hook” you in. The problem is, the clients I love to work with hate that kind of gimmick. If you’re like my clients, you don’t want to be sold to– you crave genuine connection. You want to be truly seen. That’s what I offer: a place where you don’t have to pretend to be perfect anymore, a therapeutic relationship where you are prioritized, and the feeling of finally being able to breathe again. No matter where you are in life, it's never too late to live wholeheartedly. If you're feeling nervous but excited to start your healing, let's do this together.
(469) 830-8630 View (469) 830-8630
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Sarah L. Spreda
Psychologist, PhD, PLLC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75035
I am Licensed Psychologist with a specialization in eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, obesity). I have 20 years of experience working with individuals and couples (adults) presenting with a broad range of issues. I am compassionate, caring and solution focused in helping with: depression, anxiety, stress, career transitions/stress, trauma, chronic health conditions and adjustment to personal changes. I am highly sensitive to the multiple losses and changes COVID-19 has impacted on our world! My approach is to help facilitate Health, Happiness, & Harmony in your personal goals!
I am Licensed Psychologist with a specialization in eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, obesity). I have 20 years of experience working with individuals and couples (adults) presenting with a broad range of issues. I am compassionate, caring and solution focused in helping with: depression, anxiety, stress, career transitions/stress, trauma, chronic health conditions and adjustment to personal changes. I am highly sensitive to the multiple losses and changes COVID-19 has impacted on our world! My approach is to help facilitate Health, Happiness, & Harmony in your personal goals!
(469) 645-8959 View (469) 645-8959
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Raffinée Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
With years of experience assisting clients in managing depression, anxiety, and stress, our work together can increase self-compassion and confidence while also establishing healthy coping skills to manage mood disturbances.
Are you uncertain if counseling is for you? Have you been to counseling before and considering re-engaging? Is this your first time trying counseling? Whatever place you may find yourself, I would welcome the opportunity to assist you on your journey. Life's experiences and transitions may be difficult to navigate alone. We will discuss your desired goals and tailor each session towards achieving those goals. Sessions include individualized techniques and practical application to assist in sustaining mental wellness.
With years of experience assisting clients in managing depression, anxiety, and stress, our work together can increase self-compassion and confidence while also establishing healthy coping skills to manage mood disturbances.
Are you uncertain if counseling is for you? Have you been to counseling before and considering re-engaging? Is this your first time trying counseling? Whatever place you may find yourself, I would welcome the opportunity to assist you on your journey. Life's experiences and transitions may be difficult to navigate alone. We will discuss your desired goals and tailor each session towards achieving those goals. Sessions include individualized techniques and practical application to assist in sustaining mental wellness.
(214) 225-9188 View (214) 225-9188
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Tara Trimble Lpc Associate Supervised By Brittany Lashua Lpc-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I primarily work with teens, adults, and couples on a wide range of counseling issues like: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Eating Disorders, Self-harm, PTSD, Marital Issues or Affairs, Sexual trauma, Grief/Loss, Divorce, Infertility/Miscarriage, and Child or Adult physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
Every person has a unique perspective and lived experience when coming into therapy. In understanding just how different each individual situation can be, I use a variety of treatment protocols to tailor a treatment plan that best fits your situation. My goal is to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space for clients to explore and navigate their challenges. I believe that relief can often be found in processing your thoughts and by understanding what keeps you bound in unhealthy cycles.
I primarily work with teens, adults, and couples on a wide range of counseling issues like: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Eating Disorders, Self-harm, PTSD, Marital Issues or Affairs, Sexual trauma, Grief/Loss, Divorce, Infertility/Miscarriage, and Child or Adult physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
Every person has a unique perspective and lived experience when coming into therapy. In understanding just how different each individual situation can be, I use a variety of treatment protocols to tailor a treatment plan that best fits your situation. My goal is to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space for clients to explore and navigate their challenges. I believe that relief can often be found in processing your thoughts and by understanding what keeps you bound in unhealthy cycles.
(469) 949-1235 View (469) 949-1235
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Courtney Sanders
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, perfectionism, and self-esteem.
Adolescence and young adulthood are times of significant change and growth - it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Maybe you're feeling anxious, empty, or numb, and think life has lost its meaning. Or, maybe you're having a hard time relating to others, and aren't sure just where you fit in. When you feel hopeless and unsure how to free yourself from unhelpful patterns, therapy can help. This can mean finding new ways of thinking about or coping with difficult experiences, or focusing on gaining insight into what motivates or challenges you. Therapy looks different for different people, and I can help you find what works best for you.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, perfectionism, and self-esteem.
Adolescence and young adulthood are times of significant change and growth - it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Maybe you're feeling anxious, empty, or numb, and think life has lost its meaning. Or, maybe you're having a hard time relating to others, and aren't sure just where you fit in. When you feel hopeless and unsure how to free yourself from unhelpful patterns, therapy can help. This can mean finding new ways of thinking about or coping with difficult experiences, or focusing on gaining insight into what motivates or challenges you. Therapy looks different for different people, and I can help you find what works best for you.
(469) 285-7243 View (469) 285-7243
Depression Therapists

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.