We all know what it feels like to be blue, but it becomes concerning when we are down more often than not or if our moods are getting in the way of friendships, work, school or our health. There is a spectrum of mood-related difficulties from adjusting to a move, loss or trauma to dealing with the very long Oregon winters, to debilitating depression. The following are clues that you might be struggling with depression:


  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • A change in appetite or weight
  • Lower energy
  • Lower self-esteem
  • Irritability, weepiness, or feelings of worthlessness
  • Difficulty experiencing pleasure


It is always a good idea to check with a doctor to rule out biological reasons for mood changes. If medical reasons have been ruled out, therapy is a great place to practice skills for changing automatic negative thoughts and finding creative ways to feel better. I'm happy to meet with you for a free consultation to help assess the extent and effects of your mood and suggest options for change. Please visit my Individual Therapy to learn more about my approach.

For more information about depression, visit WebMD.