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Depression in Adults2021-04-09T16:26:35-04:00
Adult Depression

Depression is a common mental heath condition characterized by changes in mood, behavior, and functioning that persist for at least several weeks and cause difficulties in functioning. For men and women this might mean difficulties at work, social withdrawal and/or conflict, or difficulties with self-care. Depression is more than simply being in a bad mood, feeling sad, or having a negative attitude and includes other significant psychological, biological, and behavioral changes.

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Signs of Depression in Adults

  • Anger

  • Frequent Mood Swings

  • Feeling Worthless

  • Social Withdrawal

  • Persistent Sadness

  • Irritability

  • Difficulty Sleeping

  • Change in Appetite

  • Loss of Energy or Fatigue

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Job Performance Difficulties

  • Thoughts of Death or Suicide

  • Difficulty Concentrating

Depression Treatment for Adults

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is the most researched and scientifically proven psychotherapy for treating depression in adults. CBT is a very practical and easy to understand treatment approach that emphasizes the here-and-now and the development of effective coping skills and strategies. In adults, emphasis is placed on both behavior change, as well as, the development of insight into an individual’s presenting issues.

Medication

Certain medications (i.e., SSRIs) are commonly used to treat depression in adults. Medication has proven to be an effective treatment for severe depression but research suggests that for mild to moderate depression medication may have little to no benefit over placebo. At Mindly, we strive to help people make well-informed decisions regarding their treatment options.

Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness Based Therapy is a type of psychotherapy geared toward becoming more aware of yourself and your environment.  The goal is to notice your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in a nonjudgmental way. Mindfulness has been used in Eastern medicine, religious practices, and daily life since ancient times.

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) works from the idea that individuals can only be fully understood within a view of a “family” unit. IFS assumes each individual possesses a variety of sub-personalities, or “parts,” (each with its own likes, dislikes, burdens and history) designed with a distinct role in achieving self preservation for the person.  The therapist will help the person find out the reason behind the part’s actions,  ideally providing insight into its rationale with the goal for the part to stop its actions if other effective coping mechanisms were used instead.

THERAPISTS & COUNSELORS

All clinicians at Mindly are fully licensed to practice counseling and psychotherapy in the state of North Carolina.

Stephanie Phillips, LCMHCS

STEPHANIE PHILLIPS, LCMHCS

THERAPIST ADOLESCENT (14 - 17) ADULTS FAMILIES

LOCATIONS: RALEIGH ADULT CLINIC & ONLINE

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Renee Smusz LCSW

RENEE SMUSZ, LCSW

THERAPIST ADOLESCENT (14 - 17) ADULTS FAMILIES

LOCATIONS: RALEIGH ADULT CLINIC & ONLINE

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Laura Pond LCMHC

LAURA POND, LCMHC

THERAPIST  CHILD  (10 - 17) CARY ADOLESCENT (14 - 17) RALEIGH ADULTS

LOCATIONS:  RALEIGH ADULT CLINIC, CARY CLINIC

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Barbara Garrett LCSW

BARBARA GARRETT, LCSW

THERAPIST

ADULTS, COUPLES, FAMILIES, & ADOLESCENTS (14 - 17)

LOCATION: CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

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John von der Lehr LCSW

JOHN VON DER LEHR, LCSW

THERAPIST ADULTS

LOCATION: RALEIGH ADULT CLINIC & ONLINE

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Jennifer Freifeld LCSW

JENNIFER FREIFELD, LCSW

THERAPIST  ADULTS

LOCATIONS: CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

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Connie Lancaster LCMHC

CONNIE LANCASTER, LCMHC

THERAPIST ADOLESCENT ( 14 - 17) ADULTS COUPLES

LOCATION: CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

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Gregory Linares, LMFT

GREGORY LINARES, LMFT

THERAPIST

CHILD (8 - 11) ADOLESCENT (12 - 17) ADULTS COUPLES

LOCATION: CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

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Lauren-Sweetman-LCMHCA

LAUREN SWEETMAN, LCMHCA

THERAPIST

ADULTS

LOCATIONS:

CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING CLIENTS

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A. Todd Lindsey, LCMHC

A. TODD LINDSEY, LCMHC

THERAPIST  CHILD (8 - 11) ADOLESCENT (12 - 17) ADULTS COUPLES

LOCATIONS:  CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

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Carrie Thigpen, LCSW
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Alison Bellows Cearlock, Intern
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Madison Parnell, Intern
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Lauren Sweetman, LCMHCA
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