Psychotherapy for Depression and Shame

Many people who suffer from depression also struggle with intense feelings of shame. This week, we are talking with Dr. Jane Rubin about psychotherapy for depression and what patients need to know about depression and shame when seeking… Read More

Trauma and Adult Depression

Adult depression often has its roots in childhood trauma. One misunderstood symptom is dissociation and how it affects people with trauma. What is Dissociation? Technically, dissociation means detachment from physical or emotional reality. Many people are aware of more… Read More

Are Good Choices Selfish Choices?

This week we are discussing an issue with Dr. Jane Rubin that many clients face: whether the “good choices” they make for themselves are “selfish choices?” It turns out that, for many, the distinction is not always so… Read More

Can Low Self-Esteem Cause Depression?

Depression and low self-esteem often go together. However, it can be hard to determine whether low self-esteem is the cause of an individual’s depression or the result of it. How Would You Define Low Self-Esteem and Depression? People… Read More

Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Making Me Depressed?

Are you depressed but don’t know why? Your depression may be due to past experiences you thought were inconsequential but were, in reality, traumatic for you.  You might be experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Or your depression may… Read More

Is Mindfulness Enough to Treat Symptoms of Depression?

Lately, we’ve been talking about the benefits of mindfulness. When it works, you’re able to create some distance from the thoughts and feelings that create unhappiness. You can see these feelings as nothing more than passing thoughts, recognize… Read More

Can Mindfulness Meditation Relieve Depression Symptoms?

Do you struggle with depression symptoms? Dr. Jane Rubin suggests that mindfulness meditation may relieve your depression symptoms by helping you recognize and change unhelpful thought patterns. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a meditation practice that trains us… Read More

How Can Men Get Help With Depression?

Do you think you might be struggling with depression? Are you worried about feeling weak or ashamed if you talk to someone about your feelings? It’s not uncommon for men to resist coming to therapy when they feel… Read More

Can Changing the Stories I Tell Myself Help with Depression?

What kinds of stories do you hear people who are depressed telling themselves? I recently read a very interesting article, “Two Ways to Be Happy.” It argues that the stories we tell ourselves about our lives influence how… Read More

Is Low Self-Esteem a Symptom of Depression?

Low self-esteem can be a symptom of depression, but it isn’t always. If a lack of self-esteem seems to be quite global—it’s not just that you feel inadequate in one particular area, but you feel like that across all… Read More