What is it Depression?
Have you or someone you know experienced feelings of hopelessness or despair? Perhaps you have had difficulty working, sleep issues, weight fluctuations, or are no longer enjoying the things you used to. All of these things can be signs of depression.
When depressive symptoms last more than two weeks, and when they interfere in daily life, it is likely a major depressive episode. 6.7% of Americans experience a depressive episode in a given year, and the lifetime risk of having a depressive episode is 17%. It can be difficult to know what to do when this is happening to you, but help is available.
How can depression therapy help?
Depression comes in many forms, and affects people in different ways. You are not alone. At Austin Family Counseling, we can help you walk through this difficult time in your life. Our depression therapists offer compassionate, non-judgmental counseling in a warm, safe environment. Our therapists can help you to find healthy ways to cope with depression, as well as identify triggers for depression. We will help you to process any issues that might be contributing to the depression and collaboratively find ways for you to overcome this disorder.
If you are in crisis, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to the nearest emergency room.
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Austin Therapists Specializing in Depression Therapy
Julie Burke is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She acknowledges how important therapy is to help people navigate through struggles to help with increased self-awareness, self-esteem, support, autonomy, and overall life satisfaction.
Monica Etter is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern supervised by Karen R. Burke, LPC-S, RPT-S. She has years of experience and loves working with children, tweens and teens. Her goal is to provide a safe, supportive space, as well as positive rapport, so the healing can take place.
Andrew Groeschel, LMFT
Andrew Groeschel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He believes therapy is most effective when it focuses on finding solutions and not only revealing old patterns. Andrew brings a special kind of caring curiosity and humor along with a dedicated eye toward mapping present-future aspirations.
Leanna Hammett is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is passionate about assisting individuals in their powerful, and very personal, process of change and growth and looks forward to helping you utilize your own natural strengths and self-awareness to create a life you feel excited about.
Ian Hammonds is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with three and a half years of experience. Ian is passionate about looking at both his individual and couple clients from a holistic and systemic perspective. Ian maintains a soft but direct approach to all of his clients that makes all of them feel safe, heard, and able to come up with new solutions to old problematic patterns.
Grace Shook is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She believes in a collaborative approach to cultivate a safe and comfortable environment where you can work together to see things in a new perspective, make healthy changes, and feel empowered to overcome life’s difficulties.
Julie Smith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She believes therapy can create a safe space for an individual or a family to explore relational issues.
Taylor Vest is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern supervised by Karen Burke, LPC-S, RPT-S. She enjoys working with individuals going through all different kinds of life transitions and mental health challenges. Her goal is to provide a safe and healing space for you to discover the answers you are searching for.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Institute of Mental Health