Depression

Depression

Depression can present as a low-level sense of malaise, a devastating plight, or anywhere in between. It can take shape as a feeling of worthlessness or utmost despair. Symptoms include trouble sleeping, low energy, feelings of emptiness, meaninglessness, or suicidal thoughts.

Counseling can help to alleviate depression, and guide others in understanding thoughts or habits that might be working to perpetuate their suffering. My approach to counseling establishes a mindfulness of both mind and body, which in turn grants my clients the skills necessary to diminish depression. Therapy along with other wellness practices are vital in regaining a sound sense of control in the life of someone suffering from depression.

I never promise to make someone feel better overnight. These types of changes tend to be located on the surface and are short-lived. I work with people to gain a greater understanding of their experience, so that they have the ability to make more conscious choices. It’s passionate, careful work that intends to heal old wounds, and give my clients the capacity to live lives that are more meaningful, richer, and satisfying.

As a licensed professional counselor based in North Carolina, I specialize in working with people who are struggling with depression. Working in the mental health community since 1996, I received my Masters Degree in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Using an approach to self-awareness, I help my clients work through their depression on one level, while exploring underlying causes on another. I provide confidential sessions in-person and long-distance, either online or over the telephone. I work with both English and Spanish speakers, and my office is located in the Jackson Building, in downtown Asheville.