Depression is a real medical condition. Please reach out for help and let us assist you in finding your way. Treatment for depression depends on several factors and should be assessed by a clinical professional.

February 2, 2011

Counseling for Depression

Many people try to ignore signs that they’re struggling with depression. It’s uncomfortable, often scary, to sit with yourself and look at the impact depression is having on your life. Some are concerned that talking with a counselor will not help. Actually, talk therapy for depression is effective and supported […]
August 30, 2013

Does Facebook Cause Depression?

How many hours do you spend on Facebook per day? Facebook has become an integral part of many people’s social experience, but is this contact good for your mental health? In 2011 at the American Psychological Association (APA) convention a researcher presented findings that frequent social media use correlates with […]
September 20, 2013

Depression: paying attention to your symptoms

Is your mood trying to tell you something? Situational depression and medical depression can be difficult to sort out. For example… Janice spends 40 hours of her workweek in an office setting. She got her degree in graphic design, but ended up as a secretary with no creative outlet. She […]
October 18, 2013

Treating the Winter Blues

It’s fall in North Dakota, which means the weather is beginning to cool, and we can sense the impending snowy season. Some people perceive this change earlier in the year, even mid-summer, and they come to dread the change in season. Maybe you’re one of those people who feel like […]
October 24, 2013

The Sunshine Vitamin and Depression

In our last post, we focused on light box therapy as an alternative treatment for seasonal depression. Another sunlight-related factor that may play a part in seasonal depression is vitamin D deficiency. In 2006 the CDC reported that one quarter of the population was deficient in vitamin D. UVB rays […]
February 28, 2014

Depression & Physical Activity

Physical activity has been used as a treatment for depression, but could it be used to prevent depression’s onset? Twenty-five of 30 reviewed studies indicated that participants had less risk of developing depression when exercising at a baseline (usually 120-150 hours per week). In one study, the odds of future […]
September 19, 2014

Counseling & Rewiring Through Practice

Have you ever wanted to change a habit that has been with you for many years? It can be mentally and physically draining to change. One reason is that our brain has to change at the level of neurons (the brain cells that communicate with one another). The brain has […]
November 21, 2014

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Sunlight helps you get the vital nutrient vitamin D. But how does this process work in your body? UV-B rays from the sun hit the skin transforming a type of cholesterol into vitamin D3. Now D3 is not something useful for your body. It has to travel to the liver and get processed then […]
May 13, 2015

More About Counseling Services at CLCEC

Conscious Living Counseling & Education Center (CLCEC) offers clinical counseling and educational resources for adults living with anxiety, depression and/or ADHD. CLCEC Services Include: Counseling for Anxiety and Panic Disorders Addressing an anxiety disorder isn’t an easy task. However, with focus, practical tools and an eye on your goal, you will make progress. Counseling treatment for anxiety […]
May 14, 2015

Anxiety & Depression: Common Thought Pattern Handout

We’d like to offer you a Free Handout listing examples of common thinking patterns which occur when struggling with anxiety and depression.  It is common to overestimate negative threats and underestimate your ability to cope with a stressful situation. Please click on the link below to review or download the handout: Print Color […]
May 14, 2015

Anxiety & Depression: Common Behaviors Handout

The handout provides a list of common behaviors which increase depression and anxiety. The behaviors provide temporary symptom relief but keep people stuck in unhealthy patterns. Counseling therapy can help to learn new skills and healthier ways to cope with uncomfortable emotions. We’d like to offer you a Free Handout […]
February 15, 2016

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Most women have heard the term “baby blues” before. This is a common experience that refers to a short period of adjustment, both hormonal and lifestyle, which women go through after having their child. It’s easy to see why having a baby is a major life […]
April 25, 2016
Depression and Menopause

Struggling with Depression & Menopause? What Every Women Should Learn Now.

Struggling with Depression & Menopause? If you’re a woman who has struggled with hormonal balance, chances are you’re used to hearing comments like… “Oh, my mom didn’t experience that.” “Really, I’ve never had PMS.” “How’s your diet? You should try essential oils.” “My period just stopped one day. That’s all. […]
May 5, 2016

When Art Captures Depression

Depression isn’t funny. However, people who have experienced depression can be really funny. Struggling with depression, recovering from depression or love someone with depression? Please take 10 minutes and appreciate Hyperbole and Half‘s brilliant creation titled Depression, Part II.          
May 1, 2017
Anxiety Journal with Counseling Support

Journaling Tips for Depression Treatment

Many people enjoy capturing their thoughts and moods on paper or in digital format. Expressing your thoughts can be a cathartic way to document your very personal journey with depression and recovery. Maybe you have tried to journal in the past, and it didn’t seem to add benefit to your […]