Category: Depression

Letting Go of The Mother You Wish You Had…Help From A Raleigh Therapist

Letting go of the mother you wished you had- From my psychotherapy couch, I see your face fall and an unbearable sadness come over you.  Your heart is breaking in two. The child in you is facing an unbearable loss. The love you want so very much to feel from your mother just isn’t going […]

What Is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy? How Does It Help You In The Present? Help From A Raleigh Therapist

Psychodynamic psychotherapy addresses the conscious as well as the unconscious roots of emotional pain. What is the unconscious and how does it affect the present?  Let’s begin with how feelings become unconscious- You have to give credit to the brilliance of our psychological mind. It operates much like our physical body in response to pain. […]

Treatment for Depression – Help From a Raleigh Therapist

( Treatment for depression- help from a Raleigh therapist) First, let’s look at how depression feels? That heavy wet blanket feeling… leaving you sad, lifeless and uninterested in anything. And, major depression can make you feel emptied out or gutted like a fish. Or, aggravated depression leaves you agitated and irritated at everyone and everything. One […]

How Does Therapy Work And Why Is Change So Hard ? Help From A Raleigh Therapist

When you first get into therapy, I’ll bet you will say you want to lose something.  “I want to get rid of this anxiety once and for all”. “I want to lose this depression for good!” What I almost never hear is,“ I want to lose this way of knowing myself and being in the […]

Getting Over A Breakup- Help From A Raleigh Therapist

( Getting Over A Breakup- Help From A Raleigh Therapist ) First Aid for the Broken Heart: Counseling So he/she said he just wasn’t that into you? Or he/she has another? Or he/she just plain said something that was so hurtful you need to move on. Remember you can’t force someone to have feelings they don’t, […]

Therapy For Gay And Lesbian Clients- Help from a Raleigh therapist

Therapy for gay and lesbian clients; help from a Raleigh therapist After years of being closeted you came out some time ago. It took grit and courage and was one of the hardest things and most important things you have ever done. Perhaps you steeled yourself for reactions. And now you have gotten on with […]

How Depression Feels And What It Takes To Melt The Sadness Away- Help From A Raleigh Therapist

(Treatment for Depression in Raleigh, N.C.) “Can you tell me about yourself?” is a question that is first answered in words and then many times answered in tears. As a new client in therapy starts to answer my questions with their words, the heart struggles to tell its story. Frequently, tears start to flow from […]

Choosing Growth And Transformation After Heartbreak – Help From A Raleigh Therapist

The choice-after the emotional face plant: So you have picked yourself up and dusted your self off from the humiliation of a resounding defeat, rejection or downright heartbreak. Feeling good and sorry for yourself you ate the entire bag of potato chips and thrown yourself one hell of a pity party. Funny hats and horn […]