Bethlehem Depression Counseling

Depression Counseling and Treatment in Bethlehem, PA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks Lehigh Valley

If we’re being honest with ourselves, we all experience some really difficult feelings: when we’re less than enough in a relationship; when a loved one loses their battle with a chronic illness; when we receive a third and fourth, “We’re sorry, we’re not able to offer you employment at this time.” We feel debilitating sadness, uncontrollable anger, and crippling worry. And sometimes, we sink into a deep depression.

“Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” –Atticus

Depression makes even the simplest tasks seem daunting. It can make going to work or school feel next to impossible. And it can completely uproot what we know to be meaningful. In sum, it can change life as we know it—for the worst. Are you ready for the good news? This illness is treatable. You can manage the harmful symptoms that make this illness so debilitating. And a counselor can help you do so.

Are you in need of depression counseling? You’ve come to the right place. The providers at Thriveworks Bethlehem in Lehigh Valley are experts in the mental health field and they know how to help their clients with a variety of challenges, such as depression. They’ll assist you in learning to manage your symptoms and live a happy, healthy life despite depression.

What Exactly Is Depression? Am I Depressed?

There are different types of depression, from major depression to minor depression, seasonal depression, postpartum depression, and many more. But when you hear about depression, it’s most often major depression. This disorder is common, as an estimated 19 million Americans are living with the illness right now. Symptoms include:

  • Feelings of deep despair or hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in everyday activities
  • Significant changes in weight or appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in activity levels
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Thoughts of suicide or death

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) states that one must experience at least five of these symptoms (of which must include one or both of the first items on the list above) most of the day, nearly every day, for two weeks or longer to be meet criteria for a major depression diagnosis. That said, if you’re experiencing any combination of the above and think you could benefit from mental health help, you can find value in working with a counselor at Thriveworks Bethlehem. They’ll assess your symptoms and assist you in coming up with a plan for managing your depressive thoughts/feelings.

How Can Counseling Help?

There are different options when it comes to treating depression, but counseling has proven to help many different people, as the sessions are tailored to an individual’s specific presentation. That said, you can expect your counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Bethlehem to work with you to manage your symptoms in and outside of therapy. Additionally, you’ll learn about the importance of…

  • Socializing: Often, those who feel depressed will isolate themselves from others. But the thing is, isolation only makes matters worse. It’s important you socialize and spend time with the people most important to you. Your counselor will help you break out of your shell and find the motivation to make some plans.
  • Correcting negative thinking: We are all guilty of employing negative thinking patterns. We assume the worst and we put ourselves down because of these assumptions. In depression counseling, you’ll learn to adopt more positive thoughts which will help your symptoms dramatically.
  • Living a healthy lifestyle: While you might feel less motivated to take care of yourself when you feel depressed, it’s incredibly important that you make living a healthy lifestyle a priority. This means eating good food, exercising, and doing your best to get some sleep. Again, your counselor will guide you in making these improvements.

Schedule a Depression Counseling Session at Thriveworks Bethlehem in Lehigh Valley

If you’re interested in depression counseling, call Thriveworks Bethlehem to schedule an appointment today. Your counselor or psychologist will assess your symptoms, make an effective treatment plan for you, and ultimately lead you in living a better life. Are you ready to start this journey? Give us a call at 484-241-2848 and a scheduling specialist will get you all set up. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Unlocking my potential

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Through my sessions with Lora I’ve been able to stop doubting myself and my capabilities. My life has changed drastically for the better through her teachings and spot-on feedback. I started seeing Lora because I was going through a tough breakup and not only were we able to acknowledge the toxicity of that relationship, we were also able to tackle my productivity issues at work and I have since completely turned my career around. I feel as though I’ve been running with a ton of weight on my shoulders and Lora was able to guide me on how to liberate myself from all of these burdens and run freely! Thank you Lora, don’t know where I’d be without ya!
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Christiana is amazing!

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I worked with Christiana for nearly four years in a clinical setting. In our agency, she was known as a compassionate counselor and was very sought-after by clients because of her caring nature and ability to hold clients accountable when needed. Her solid clinical skills made her a colleague I could always count on for solid feedback and a very thorough way of addressing client needs. She was able to look at clinical issues from multiple perspectives and with a real sense of fairness and respect for the client. Christiana is a rare find in this field!
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Stress & Anxiety

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Throughout my first job I have had a lot of stress. Christiana has helped me battle through my mental obstacles and become a better human being.
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Camille Mackey

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I've known Camille Mackey many years and she has always cared for/helped people. She is a wonderful and very compassionate therapist. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
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Christiana

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Christiana is great! She is easy to talk to , ask the right questions to help me figure out how to get through my difficult time with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to just talk to or to help get through tough times!
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Christiana

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Christiana is calm and patient and she is a great listener. She is very easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable!
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Counselor

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I have known Brandon Ballantyne for many years. He is one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever met. He certainly has a knack for working with people as a counselor. He brings a positive energy to the table and leaves a lasting impression on the patients he works with. I would highly recommend Brandon’s services to anyone seeking supports.
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Brandon is excellent

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Brandon is a great asset to the mental health field! Speaking as one that also works in medical field, I would recommend Brandon to any clients!
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Accountability

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Christiana helped me realize that I am accountable for my actions, happiness, success and impact on others. She always went the extra step to help me break down my own roadblocks but made me do it on my own. I’m forever grateful for her and her direct but empathetic style.
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Really enjoyed talking with Stan

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Really enjoyed talking with Stan on way to recovery.Also enjoyed connecting with him on other family issues.
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Stan was very professional and thorough

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Stan was very professional and thorough. He explained his role and the standards he would uphold for the public and DOT. He also listened to my point of view during the assessment to better understand my situation and recommend a course of action. He made clear what was expected of me. Stan also went way above and beyond what I would consider part of his job. He was a great help and resource. Thank you
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Marianne Bartos Helped Me

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Marianne Bartos was able to help me with anxiety. I was having panic attacks and she encouraged and taught me to practice breathing techniques and also meditation. These methods were very helpful to me! She is an excellent counselor and I would recommend her highly.
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LPC

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I saw Marianne when I left my husband and she was a GREAT help to me. She helped me with my anxiety, (which was sometimes overwhelming), finances, and depression. Marianne is a welcoming and warm person. I wish her the best of luck in her new venture!
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Stan Theodoredis

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What sets Stan Theodoredis apart from other professionals is his innate sense of compassion. He has a generous spirit that is evident the moment you meet him. If I had to use one word to describe him it would be "kind". I believe these are essential qualities to look for if you are searching for someone to guide you through any of life's challenges.
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Stan Theodoredis

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Stan Theodoredis is a deeply caring and compassionate counselor who shares his insight and experience with generosity. He has a way of being present and listening that is comforting and gives the sense of someone who understands and is willing to make the journey no matter how rough it may be. His genuine warmth and good humor make him a pleasure to know, and are truly remarkable as he skillfully yet honestly travels the emotional, psychological and spiritual issues we all confront in our lives.
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