Cathy Kreisel, LCSW, PMH-C
Psychotherapist serving California and Illinois
Feeling sad, down, depressed?
Everyone has “down” days, but persistent sadness, hopelessness, lack of energy can negatively interfere with all areas of life. Clinical symptoms of depression may include persistent feelings of guilt, shame, a loss of interest in activities that once gave you joy, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, irritability, difficulty concentrating, problems with motivation, and feeling disengaged with others.
How Therapy Can Help
Research has shown that using Mindfulness practices helps reduce depression and anxiety. Using Mindfulness practices, I can help you focus your attention on the present moment counteracting rumination and worry. Mindfulness helps you respond to stress with awareness rather than reactively and see things from a different perspective. Psychotherapy can help you to start feeling hopeful about the future, become more decisive and assertive, and increase feelings of self-acceptance and self worth.