Ph.D. Psychologist and Therapist

Psychologist and Therapist, Individual and Couples Therapy,  Bellevue, WA

Seattle Area Psychologist and Therapist

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Depression is a deep and lasting sadness, a sadness that seems to take on a life of its own. It is both psychological and biological. It is clear that some people are more biologically prone to depression than others. The psychological side of depression is tied to all of the emotionally important aspects of your life.

Even someone who is not all that prone to depression can get depressed during really difficult circumstances. In that case, therapy might focus on how to get through stressful times, how to adjust to new challenges, and perhaps how to deal with painful losses.

If depression comes back over and over, or if it is just under the surface all the time, then therapy will probably involve a deeper exploration of the workings of your life. Therapy for depression can cover a lot of territory, including these things: