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Depression Treatment in Philadelphia : With all the varying diagnoses of depression being used today, it can be difficult to know where to begin in order to learn more about your specific diagnosis. You may be suffering from Bipolar, Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymia, Premenstrual Dysphoric Depressive Disorder, Postpartum Depression or Situational Depression. Read further to understand the nature of your specific type of depression, and get the tools you need to learn to manage your disorder and /or recover.

Below you will find all the articles written on this topic.


Changing Core Beliefs

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Many people who struggle with anxiety have negative core beliefs that contribute to their symptoms. The good news is that we can work on changing negative core beliefs whether they…


Winter Relaxation Exercise

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

Winter can be a stressful time of year. Between weather changes, the holiday shopping frenzy, and deciding which relatives to visit first, you may feel the tension building already. For…


Motivating Yourself When Depressed

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

Unfortunately, nearly every person has or will experience symptoms of depression to a certain degree.  These symptoms include anhedonia (i.e., loss of interest in formerly pleasurable activities), melancholy, lethargy, changes…


Reality Testing Your Actions

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

            Many people like to imagine that how they see the world is crystal clear: they see everything in 20/20.  However, how many people actually have perfect vision? …


Self-Compassion

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Replacing Self-Criticism with Self-Compassion

People often think that self-criticism is the key to self-improvement. Self-criticism pushes us to perform better and raise our standards, right? Actually, self-criticism is more affiliated…


Managing Loneliness

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Loneliness is an issue that affects all of us at some point in our lives.  There isn’t a right or wrong way when managing loneliness, as long as you recognize…


Identifying Loneliness

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Loneliness has historically been defined in many ways: the perception of being alone or isolated, the inability to find meaning in one’s life, or the subjective negative feeling related to…


Self Care during the Holidays

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

For some the holiday time can be an exciting time of year filled with great food, loved ones, and traditions. For others, it can bring feelings of anxiety, loneliness, frustration…


4 Things To Remember When Facing Rejection

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Facing rejection is a hard thing to do. When we face rejection, we try to deal with the rejection as quickly and painlessly as possible. There are small rejections we…


Present Moment Awareness

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Do you find yourself stuck in the past, ruminating over previous conversations or interactions?  Or maybe you’re focused on the future, stressing about what could happen or how your future…


How to Create a Positive Outlook

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Are you stuck on the negatives in your life?  Maybe you’re at a job that you don’t like, or you’re in an apartment rather than in the home of your…


5 Ways to Boost Your Body Confidence

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

It is mid-summer here in Philadelphia and that means it’s hot as an oven (at least by Northern standards). It’s time to put on those shorts, swimsuits, summer dresses and…


Caring for your Depressed Brain: 50 Tiny Nice Things exercise

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

If you’re depressed and ever picked up a self-help book or worked with a therapist, chances are you’ve encountered the phrase “cognitive distortions.” This refers to the ways your depressed…


Your First Anxiety and Depression Support Group

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What to Expect in Your First Anxiety Depression Support Group at The Center for Growth / Therapy in Philadelphia :

    In the beginning of the Anxiety and Depression group…


How to Give Yourself Permission to Take Medication

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Struggling with anxiety or depression? Maybe you’ve already tried talk therapy, lifestyle changes, and support from your relationships and you seem to still struggle overcome what people say…

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