Depression

Depression Counseling in Westlake Village

Do any of these sound or feel familiar:

• Feeling low
• Not wanting to do anything
• Lack of motivation
• Extreme sadness
• Always tearful
• Eating too much or not enough
• Fatigue
• Poor concentration
• Hopelessness
• Worthlessness
• And often times experiencing irritability.

Getting Help With Depression

Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning to begin your day? Are you experiencing stress at work or school?Having relationship troubles? Were you in an accident? Does it seem like you don't want to be around other people? Is everything a struggle? Depression may be a result of a specific life event or trauma, or it may be a result of a chemical imbalance.

In therapy, we can work together on how to begin increasing your mood, level of motivation, and exploring where the source of your sadness is stemming from. Depression effects over 350 million people worldwide. It does not discriminate as children, adolescents, adults and elderly can all be affected by this. Depression is real! Your getting help will increase your mood and ability to participate in your daily activities. It is only not important, but will help your overall wellbeing and feeling of self-worth and happiness.

While in therapy,  we will work with treatment modalities that fits best for you. That may include mindfulness, play therapy, art therapy, talk therapy (including CBT and DBT), and EMDR when appropriate. Your seeking therapy is a true sign of your inner strength, and it is a privilege for me to work with you on your journey.  Your taking the first step to enter therapy is the most important step. Please contact me for more information about treatment options and how I can help you.

Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW is located at 650 Hampshire Rd, Suite 200, Westlake Village, Ca 91361. Norine can be reached at 805-244-6689 for a free phone consultation.

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Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW Counseling
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