Depression Therapists in Houston, TX

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Marissa Glass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77019
I have experience working in community mental health working with adults managing depression , anxiety, grief, life changes, stress, interpersonal conflict, and suicidal thoughts/attempts. I have worked with children as young as 1 6 who are managing depression, adjustment disorder, and life changes. Through my training and education I have been able to assist clients in improving their quality of life by guiding them through understanding and processing the world/life around them.
I have experience working in community mental health working with adults managing depression , anxiety, grief, life changes, stress, interpersonal conflict, and suicidal thoughts/attempts. I have worked with children as young as 1 6 who are managing depression, adjustment disorder, and life changes. Through my training and education I have been able to assist clients in improving their quality of life by guiding them through understanding and processing the world/life around them.
(346) 620-8860 View (346) 620-8860
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Nida Pirani
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
My areas of expertise include mood disorders, relationship problems, trauma, grief and loss, substance abuse, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.
Are you a teen or young adult who overthinks, worries too much, has difficulty focusing because of stress, or fears you're falling behind? Do college, choosing a career path, managing relationships or life transitions feel overwhelming? The pressure to be attractive, fit in, feel understood, earn top grades, and get into the best schools are hard on teens. Choosing a career path, interviewing, living on your own or supporting yourself, or making big relationship decisions can feel scary as a young adult. You don’t have to go this alone. I provide individual counseling and couples counseling for adults, adolescents, and children.
My areas of expertise include mood disorders, relationship problems, trauma, grief and loss, substance abuse, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.
Are you a teen or young adult who overthinks, worries too much, has difficulty focusing because of stress, or fears you're falling behind? Do college, choosing a career path, managing relationships or life transitions feel overwhelming? The pressure to be attractive, fit in, feel understood, earn top grades, and get into the best schools are hard on teens. Choosing a career path, interviewing, living on your own or supporting yourself, or making big relationship decisions can feel scary as a young adult. You don’t have to go this alone. I provide individual counseling and couples counseling for adults, adolescents, and children.
(713) 388-6901 View (713) 388-6901
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Joycelynn Flowers-Ashton
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, PhD, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77046
Joycelynn is a clinician with a relatable spirit. She enjoys assisting clients with addressing challenges that come with the vast territory of this thing called “life.” She holds an empathetic approach to counseling, based on the foundations of psychotherapy. Joycelynn welcomes adults, teens, and children who are seeking to address challenges related to stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life situations and transitions you may be facing. She looks forward to navigating your unique journey with you !
Joycelynn is a clinician with a relatable spirit. She enjoys assisting clients with addressing challenges that come with the vast territory of this thing called “life.” She holds an empathetic approach to counseling, based on the foundations of psychotherapy. Joycelynn welcomes adults, teens, and children who are seeking to address challenges related to stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life situations and transitions you may be facing. She looks forward to navigating your unique journey with you !
(832) 979-2810 View (832) 979-2810
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Maritza Martinez-Chinchilla Msw Lpc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77057
I, Maritza Martinez-Chinchilla am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas with over 43 years of relevant post-Masters experience. My goal is to help my clients realize success in their personal and professional lives. I have excellent Spanish and English language skills, and extensive cultural diversity and gender identity training. In addition to expertise in trauma resolution, stress management, and anger management. I provide my clients with proven strategies to manage and overcome grief, depression, anxiety, and fear resulting from abuse and loss.
I, Maritza Martinez-Chinchilla am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas with over 43 years of relevant post-Masters experience. My goal is to help my clients realize success in their personal and professional lives. I have excellent Spanish and English language skills, and extensive cultural diversity and gender identity training. In addition to expertise in trauma resolution, stress management, and anger management. I provide my clients with proven strategies to manage and overcome grief, depression, anxiety, and fear resulting from abuse and loss.
(832) 780-3269 View (832) 780-3269
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Dr. Dennis Alvarez
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77090
Hello, I'm Dennis Alvarez. Counseling should encourage and challenge individuals to meet their fullest potential by addressing their mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. When I work with clients, I like to help them understand how and why certain behaviors or patterns of behaviors occur. I work with individuals with a history of depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse issues.
Hello, I'm Dennis Alvarez. Counseling should encourage and challenge individuals to meet their fullest potential by addressing their mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. When I work with clients, I like to help them understand how and why certain behaviors or patterns of behaviors occur. I work with individuals with a history of depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse issues.
(281) 346-4038 View (281) 346-4038
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Alicia Pace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
Alicia's areas of focus include ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, personality disorders, grief and loss, attachment related issues and processing trauma.
Alicia earned her Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Houston-Victoria and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. Alicia has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including foster care, residential treatment care, outpatient group therapy, and individual therapy. Using a relational and solution focused approach, Alicia works with individuals aged 18-65 who are navigating their mental health and wanting to achieve balance and peace.
Alicia's areas of focus include ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, personality disorders, grief and loss, attachment related issues and processing trauma.
Alicia earned her Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Houston-Victoria and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. Alicia has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including foster care, residential treatment care, outpatient group therapy, and individual therapy. Using a relational and solution focused approach, Alicia works with individuals aged 18-65 who are navigating their mental health and wanting to achieve balance and peace.
(832) 251-7874 View (832) 251-7874
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Amyris Counseling and Wellness, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77070
I specialize in providing holistic therapeutic support to adolescents and adults grappling with anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma, fostering resilience and guiding them towards mental well-being.
My ideal clients are driven by a desire to heal. My clients recognize the importance of therapy as a valuable tool on their journey towards becoming the best version of themselves. They are self-aware. What sets my clients apart is their determination to achieve their goals, whether they be related to mental health, relationships, or personal fulfillment. My clients are motivated by a genuine desire to lead happier, more meaningful lives.
I specialize in providing holistic therapeutic support to adolescents and adults grappling with anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma, fostering resilience and guiding them towards mental well-being.
My ideal clients are driven by a desire to heal. My clients recognize the importance of therapy as a valuable tool on their journey towards becoming the best version of themselves. They are self-aware. What sets my clients apart is their determination to achieve their goals, whether they be related to mental health, relationships, or personal fulfillment. My clients are motivated by a genuine desire to lead happier, more meaningful lives.
(346) 521-3768 View (346) 521-3768
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Katie Ewell - Anxiety - Depression - Eating Disorders
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77019  (Online Only)
I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and negative body image.
Maybe you are dealing with new issues, or maybe you have been struggling for a while. Reaching out for help takes courage, and I understand that taking that first step can be daunting. Let's talk and see how we can work together to get you to feeling like yourself again. Each individual has a unique story, and through our work, we will discover what is currently keeping you feeling "stuck." In order to change your unwanted behaviors, we must first uncover what is driving these behaviors. The answer might feel obvious to you, or you might feel completely unsure. No matter the case, we will work together to create sustainable change.
I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and negative body image.
Maybe you are dealing with new issues, or maybe you have been struggling for a while. Reaching out for help takes courage, and I understand that taking that first step can be daunting. Let's talk and see how we can work together to get you to feeling like yourself again. Each individual has a unique story, and through our work, we will discover what is currently keeping you feeling "stuck." In order to change your unwanted behaviors, we must first uncover what is driving these behaviors. The answer might feel obvious to you, or you might feel completely unsure. No matter the case, we will work together to create sustainable change.
(832) 479-2664 View (832) 479-2664
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Tamra Ann Josephson Lagrue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77042
Wounds are not to be feared but explored and overcome. Trauma can cause PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, quick temperament, and issues around self-esteem & self worth. In therapy we identify strengths to aide in growth and becoming a better YOU. I strive to work with the whole person, the TRIAD,-mind, body, and spirit, to not only explore and overcome but to HEAL from trauma.
Wounds are not to be feared but explored and overcome. Trauma can cause PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, quick temperament, and issues around self-esteem & self worth. In therapy we identify strengths to aide in growth and becoming a better YOU. I strive to work with the whole person, the TRIAD,-mind, body, and spirit, to not only explore and overcome but to HEAL from trauma.
(832) 789-8706 View (832) 789-8706
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Kellee Chambers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
I have experience working with those who have behavioral health needs, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mood disorders.
Have you been feeling exhausted and weighed down with daily stressors and obligations? Have you noticed you are sad more often, isolating, or not having interest in things you once loved. So many people have been gravitating towards therapy but you might wonder if it will work for you. I would love to help you explore those feelings and hopefully get you to a better place, a more satisfying place.
I have experience working with those who have behavioral health needs, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mood disorders.
Have you been feeling exhausted and weighed down with daily stressors and obligations? Have you noticed you are sad more often, isolating, or not having interest in things you once loved. So many people have been gravitating towards therapy but you might wonder if it will work for you. I would love to help you explore those feelings and hopefully get you to a better place, a more satisfying place.
(832) 621-3351 View (832) 621-3351
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Dr. Dorothy A. Birmingham
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77051  (Online Only)
Then I am the one to call! I focus on helping kids, moms, parents, adults, and couples work through stress, anxiety, depression, and life's daily conflict.
I am so proud of you for taking the first step in the therapy process! I'm so glad you choose YOU! No more putting it off for tomorrow or saying maybe it will work itself out. I understand what it means to struggle while trying to achieve your dreams and go through life. We can do this together! I have experienced life and all it has to offer! Now let me talk specifically to my parents! I was a middle school teacher and school counselor, so if there is one thing that I do know it’s understanding teenagers. Are you experiencing a teenager whose actions have changed, seem different, or experiencing different behaviors!
Then I am the one to call! I focus on helping kids, moms, parents, adults, and couples work through stress, anxiety, depression, and life's daily conflict.
I am so proud of you for taking the first step in the therapy process! I'm so glad you choose YOU! No more putting it off for tomorrow or saying maybe it will work itself out. I understand what it means to struggle while trying to achieve your dreams and go through life. We can do this together! I have experienced life and all it has to offer! Now let me talk specifically to my parents! I was a middle school teacher and school counselor, so if there is one thing that I do know it’s understanding teenagers. Are you experiencing a teenager whose actions have changed, seem different, or experiencing different behaviors!
(713) 715-4730 View (713) 715-4730
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Joslyn D. Curley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, C-CTRP, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77070
Hello! My name is Joslyn Curley, LPC-S. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Texas. I have extensive history involved in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, emotional disturbance, depression, anxiety and/or overwhelming life challenges. I am with Dione Counseling & Associates, PLLC who are ready to assist you and meet your therapy needs!
Hello! My name is Joslyn Curley, LPC-S. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Texas. I have extensive history involved in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, emotional disturbance, depression, anxiety and/or overwhelming life challenges. I am with Dione Counseling & Associates, PLLC who are ready to assist you and meet your therapy needs!
(832) 307-3336 View (832) 307-3336
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Cathleen Kimmel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77042
Hi, my name is Cathleen Kimmel and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I work with adults and adolescents in a very collaborative manner to help them find happiness and joy in life. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, bipolar, low self-esteem, relationship issues, pregnancy/postpartum, grief, LGBTQ+ and other life adjustments. I use a person-center approach with a mixture of CBT, DBT, and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help clients meet their treatment goals. I work collaboratively with my clients to ensure that progress is made and that clients are getting what they need from therapy.
Hi, my name is Cathleen Kimmel and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I work with adults and adolescents in a very collaborative manner to help them find happiness and joy in life. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, bipolar, low self-esteem, relationship issues, pregnancy/postpartum, grief, LGBTQ+ and other life adjustments. I use a person-center approach with a mixture of CBT, DBT, and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help clients meet their treatment goals. I work collaboratively with my clients to ensure that progress is made and that clients are getting what they need from therapy.
(281) 559-7581 View (281) 559-7581
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Patricia Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77284  (Online Only)
I counsel children, adolescents and adults who experience symptoms related to Trauma/PTSD, Depression and Anxiety that hinder their perspective on life. I am dedicated to helping clients to remove obstacles to living a well-balanced and successful life. My goals for clients include helping them to define and maximize their God given potential, while inspiring them to thrive and not strive through their everyday existence.
I counsel children, adolescents and adults who experience symptoms related to Trauma/PTSD, Depression and Anxiety that hinder their perspective on life. I am dedicated to helping clients to remove obstacles to living a well-balanced and successful life. My goals for clients include helping them to define and maximize their God given potential, while inspiring them to thrive and not strive through their everyday existence.
(832) 850-5714 View (832) 850-5714
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Randall Rich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77042
My approach to counseling is based on sound training, professional expertise, and personal growth. My goal is to provide experienced and compassionate care, to provide practical and problem-specific interventions to assist you in developing the tools needed to achieve your personal and mental health goals. I offer individualized, psychological care in a telehealth format to treat depression, marital, family, and teen issues, anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, and behavioral issues. My approach is evidence and strengths-based.
My approach to counseling is based on sound training, professional expertise, and personal growth. My goal is to provide experienced and compassionate care, to provide practical and problem-specific interventions to assist you in developing the tools needed to achieve your personal and mental health goals. I offer individualized, psychological care in a telehealth format to treat depression, marital, family, and teen issues, anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, and behavioral issues. My approach is evidence and strengths-based.
(281) 870-4065 View (281) 870-4065
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Rosie Ponce-Ash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77056
Whether you're struggling with emotional issues, relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, or a new medical diagnosis, I am here to provide support, guidance, and a space for you to explore your feelings and work toward positive change.
Life can be overwhelming, and finding yourself and your voice is a journey. As a therapist, I'm here to guide you through this process. My role is to ask you thought-provoking questions and offer alternative perspectives to help you navigate your unique circumstances. As a Licensed Master Social Worker, I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate the challenges that life throws their way. These challenges can be from a recent diagnosis, the long days of motherhood, the evolution of relationships and marriage, sometimes it can just be that the work/life balance is lost again. Whatever it is, I am here.
Whether you're struggling with emotional issues, relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, or a new medical diagnosis, I am here to provide support, guidance, and a space for you to explore your feelings and work toward positive change.
Life can be overwhelming, and finding yourself and your voice is a journey. As a therapist, I'm here to guide you through this process. My role is to ask you thought-provoking questions and offer alternative perspectives to help you navigate your unique circumstances. As a Licensed Master Social Worker, I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate the challenges that life throws their way. These challenges can be from a recent diagnosis, the long days of motherhood, the evolution of relationships and marriage, sometimes it can just be that the work/life balance is lost again. Whatever it is, I am here.
(832) 536-8235 View (832) 536-8235
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Leigh Ann Hoover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77057  (Online Only)
I am a formally trained EMDR therapist and well- versed in the use of evidence based practice to treat PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other issues.
Accepting new clients for remote therapy. If you are ready to find some relief, I am here to provide you with coping tools and support to help you regain a sense of well being and positivity.
I am a formally trained EMDR therapist and well- versed in the use of evidence based practice to treat PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other issues.
Accepting new clients for remote therapy. If you are ready to find some relief, I am here to provide you with coping tools and support to help you regain a sense of well being and positivity.
(281) 519-2725 View (281) 519-2725
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Sharvalla Hinton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Hello. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been practicing for over 10 years. I help children and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma. I also help kids who struggle with anger management and symptoms of ADHD.
Hello. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been practicing for over 10 years. I help children and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma. I also help kids who struggle with anger management and symptoms of ADHD.
(832) 737-8168 View (832) 737-8168
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Sj Knowlton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77027
I have worked with a broad range of clients, but I have a strong background with those seeking to understand their anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.
No matter the issue, finding peace begins with creating compassion and curiosity for ourselves. I work with adolescents and adults looking for a warm, non-judgmental space to explore their struggles and experiences.
I have worked with a broad range of clients, but I have a strong background with those seeking to understand their anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.
No matter the issue, finding peace begins with creating compassion and curiosity for ourselves. I work with adolescents and adults looking for a warm, non-judgmental space to explore their struggles and experiences.
(713) 322-9884 View (713) 322-9884
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Rachel McGinnis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Rachel! Are you struggling to navigate everything life is throwing at you in the increasingly hectic world? I love exploring deep down the funnel of emotions with my clients using DBT, Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral strategies. Together we can tackle your anxiety, depression and the relational issues that come into play that keep you from being your ideal self, whether that be in your relationships, your family, your career, or another important area of your life. If you are fighting feelings of depression and anxiety, and struggling with self-compassion, I'd love to walk with you as you work to heal.
Hi there! I'm Rachel! Are you struggling to navigate everything life is throwing at you in the increasingly hectic world? I love exploring deep down the funnel of emotions with my clients using DBT, Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral strategies. Together we can tackle your anxiety, depression and the relational issues that come into play that keep you from being your ideal self, whether that be in your relationships, your family, your career, or another important area of your life. If you are fighting feelings of depression and anxiety, and struggling with self-compassion, I'd love to walk with you as you work to heal.
(832) 909-1786 View (832) 909-1786

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.