Depression Counselors and Therapists in Bensalem, PA—Counseling, Therapy

Depression Counselors and Therapists in Bensalem, PA—Counseling, Therapy

Every single day, we run into some sort of obstacle, be it heavy traffic, a broken coffee maker, stress at work, or an argument with a loved one. Sometimes, we’re able to overcome these obstacles: we find an alternate route, grab coffee from a local shop instead, churn out an impressive workload, or talk through the disagreement calmly. But in other circumstances, we aren’t able to overcome the obstacle in front of us. At least not without a little bit of help.

“It is okay to admit that your wounds are still open, that you are still healing. It takes time. It takes time.”

–Alison Malee

Depression is an obstacle that we often need help overcoming or managing. Why? Because depression makes us feel sad, worthless, and uninterested in the things we used to love. This means that it can be difficult to feel motivated to fix the problem. Not to mention that if we don’t address the problem it can get worse and negatively impact our mental health in more ways than one.

Fortunately, there are people who specialize in helping people with depression. If you feel depressed, reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem in Bucks County. We have depression counselors and psychologists on staff who will impress you with their skills, experience, and caring nature. Once they get to know you and your specific case, they’ll be able to design a treatment plan that will help you live a happy, healthy life again.

Signs of Depression: Do I Have Depression?

Some people don’t recognize their symptoms as signs of depression. For example, someone who feels tired all of the time might attribute their low energy levels to a physical illness. Or, someone who feels uninterested in an activity they used to enjoy might assume they’ve simply grown out of it. In reality, these are two symptoms of depression and they could signify a serious a problem. Here are signs of depression:

  • General unhappiness
  • Hopelessness
  • Worthlessness
  • Loss of interest in day to day
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Social isolation
  • Low energy levels
  • Lack of focus
  • Changes in weight or appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you are experiencing any combination of the above symptoms, you should meet with a mental health professional, as it might signify depression (or another serious mental illness). A counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem can analyze your symptoms, offer diagnosis, and design treatment that will best help you.

Treatment for People with Depression

There are a few methods of treatment for depression that have proven effects: these include medication, counseling, and self-care. Some people benefit from one form of treatment more than others. For example, one person might require counseling while another might need a combination of counseling and antidepressants. And we all, of course, can benefit from a little self-care. Let’s delve into each:

  1. Medication: The most common and effective form of medication for depression is antidepressants. These help by balancing chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters, which affect one’s emotions. Antidepressants can help to improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and concentration.
  2. Counseling: Counseling can help someone understand what causes or worsens their depression, from a difficult breakup to the loss of a loved one, a job change, low self-esteem, and so on. Treating depression in counseling often involves talking through one’s thoughts and feelings and them making changes to them that benefit the individual.
  3. Self-care: Self-care is also important to treatment for depression. We all can benefit from practicing self-care, which might include exercising, journaling, spending more time with friends, or improving your diet!

A combination of the above can often help depressed individuals live happier, healthier lives. In other instances, an individual needs but one form of treatment that proves to give them the boost they need to get better.

Schedule a Depression Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Bensalem in Bucks County

If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, it’s important you get the help that you need. Reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem to get set up with a Bucks County counselor who specializes in helping individuals with depression. They can help you manage your symptoms, better understand why you might be depressed, and ultimately live a better life.

If you’re ready to get started, we are too. We want to make a meaningful difference in your life. Give Thriveworks Bensalem a call today. We won’t put you on a waiting list, we’ll get you scheduled right away.

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Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
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Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
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Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
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Jamie Coonan

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I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
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Over 35 years ive known frank

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First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
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Frank

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I worked with Frank and found him to be a an empathetic and genuinely caring counselor. Frank is a skilled clinician who helps his client's problem solve to help them meet their goals. Frank has a positive energy and an easy way about him. Frank's clients are lucky to have a dedicated and knowledgeable counselor on their side.
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Talk Therapy that helps

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I found Frank during a tough time in my life. I was dealing with some pretty heavy issues related to family and career and suffering from depression and severe anxiety. Frank listened and had a way of making me see things in a different (more positive) light. It's clear he cares deeply about others and genuinely wants to lessen their suffering. I highly recommend Frank as a counselor. His empathy and skills made him more than qualified to assist in my journey to wellness. Frank: thank you for all that you do. You have made my life less dark, and for that I am grateful.
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Frank Yaeger

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Having been privileged to work with Frank as a colleague I have seen his compassion and care first-hand. Frank is not only a skilled clinician, but genuinely cares. Frank works with individuals at their own pace while challenging them to realize their full potential.
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Frank is a True asset

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Have been a colleague of Franks for a couple of years now. What I've seen over the past couple of years is an individual who is constantly striving to be the best he can be, at every task he takes on. When it comes to his clinical skills, Frank has been someone I could always turn to for direction and knowledge if the need ever arose, he's definitely a team player. He always has the clients best interest heart and has a warm sense of ease about him. For those who might be looking for assistance in exploring current struggles, I would highly recommend Frank Yaeger.
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Frank Yaeger

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I first worked with Frank as a client. He was my personal trainer. He not only expanded my understanding and knowledge of physical health, but also gave me the confidence I need to far exceed my initial goals. As the role of a licensed professional counselor (LPC) I had invited Frank to be part of a three-person panel which included two Ph. D’s speaking on the topic of estrangement. The event went extremely well, and Frank’s contributions were very insightful, informative, and offered tangible methods to address estranged love ones. I highly recommend Frank as a therapist. He will provide unwavering empathy, ‘meet you where you are’ and provide the necessary interventions and compassion to have breakthroughs along your therapeutic journey
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Recommendation for Francis Yaeger

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I am pleased to recommend my personal friend, Francis Yaeger, as an excellent counselor at Thriveworks, Bensalem. I have known Francis Yaeger (Frank) for over 40 years having been close friends with his sister most of my life and can honestly say he is singularly qualified and committed to helping others deal with intrapersonal issues. Frank has the unique ability to see things from an objective, fact based viewpoint and the ability to analyze problems from multiple perspectives. He is skilled at helping patients to look at things in a different way, enabling them to resolve difficult issues by helping them see things from a broader perspective. Frank has years of experience working with family relationship problems, grief and loss, addiction and more. He is a kind and caring person with a strong desire to help others. He interacts well with all ages. If you’re looking for a counselor who is objective, compassionate, and effective; Frank will be an asset to your health care needs.
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Frank Yaeger

★★★★★
Frank is always striving to be a better version of himself. He has a level of passion for life and learning that I've rarely seen in others. He works on a holistic approach to life from every angle; whether for himself or with suggestions to others. His interactions make you feel both that he knows where you’re coming from and where you’d like to go, all the while making you feel heard and supported. I feel that he would make anyone a great therapist!
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