Cathy Berman, MFT

SERVICES — Depression

Some Common Symptoms:

  • Persistent sad, anxious or empty mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities, including sex
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, pessimism
  • Sleeping too much or too little, early-morning waking
  • Appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling “slowed down”
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Unexplained physical symptoms such as headache, digestive problems and chronic pain

Some Common Causes:

Depression can be due to a number of different causes or combination of factors including family history, hormonal fluctuations, loss of a loved one or job, loss of social support, history of abuse as a child, ongoing stress, use of medication(s) and interpersonal, genetic or other biological factors.

We can work together to:

  • Clarify what thoughts, physical symptoms, feelings and behaviors that contribute to depression.
  • Gain a new perspective about problems and make it easier to manage when they crop up.
  • Learn approaches to discussing symptoms with people in your life.
  • Learn new ways to respond to situations and challenge old ways of thinking.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques.
  • Create new goals that help to increase the positive aspects of your life.


Feeling SHIPWRECKED? — You don’t have to stay mired in gloom. There are many ways to “right the ship” and get on with your life.

TIP SHEET — See Cathy’s Tips for Depression Recovery›

(Free pdf download)


Contact Cathy Berman today for a complimentary consultation to explore how you may work together.