David Kearby, LCSW, BCD
Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general. These feelings are normal but when such feelings last for more than two weeks and it interferes with daily activities such as take care of family, going to work or school, spending time with friends, it’s likely a major depressive episode. Major depression is a treatable illness that affects the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and functions. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States and with the proper help, it's very treatable.
Whether it is panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive behaviors or generalized anxiety I have the expertise to help you understand and conquer your symptoms. Anxiety symptoms are amongst the most common mental health difficulties adults experience. Contact me today to schedule your consultation!
BARIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH
I work with individuals who are considering bariatric surgery or have gone through the surgical process. Both psychological and emotional factors play a large role in the ultimate success of sustained weight loss. If you would like to learn more about the bariatric services provide, please visit the bariatric mental health area of my website.
My goal in working with Indianapolis Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual individuals is to help them accept their sexual identity in a safe, accepting environment. This type of therapy is called Gay affirmative therapy. Gay affirmative psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy for gay and lesbian clients which encourages them to accept their sexual orientation and does not attempt to change them to heterosexual or to eliminate or diminish same-sex desires and behaviors. The American Psychological Association (APA) offers guidelines and materials for gay affirmative psychotherapy. Affirmative psychotherapy states that homosexuality or bisexuality is not a mental illness. In fact, embracing and affirming one's gay identity can be a key component to recovery from other mental illnesses or substance abuse.