Depression Specialist

Humble Warrior Therapy

Rachel Gordon, MA, MED

Buddhist Psychotherapist & Counselor located in Castle Rock, CO

Depression affects more than 16 million adults in the United States and is the leading cause of disability for teens and adults ages 15-44. At Humble Warrior Therapy in Castle Rock, Colorado, Buddhist psychotherapist, Rachel Gordon, offers innovative therapies to help you break free from the prison of your own mind. She takes an integrative, holistic approach using a mix of Buddhist philosophies and talk therapy to reduce depressive symptoms and guide you to inner peace and a joyful life. Schedule an appointment with Rachel today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a part of a group of depressive disorders that make you feel hopeless, sad, and alone. Depressive episodes make it difficult for you to function in your everyday life and cause you to lose interest in your usual activities.

Common depressive disorders include:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Persistent dysthymic disorder
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

For many people, the symptoms of depression can feel overwhelming and interfere with their overall quality of life and their physical health.

What are the symptoms of depression?

While depression affects people differently, there are many common symptoms that those with the disorder experience, such as:

  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Anger or irritability
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions

As a result of depression symptoms, you may struggle to fall or stay asleep, and it's common to feel anxious and chronically tired.

Because depression can be so isolating, people who suffer with it often feel extreme loneliness and have thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

How is depression treated?

To address the emotions and debilitating symptoms of depression, Rachel uses a holistic, mind-body approach to therapy. She uses more than traditional talk therapy techniques and offers you educational and supportive resources to help you learn a new way to relate to your emotions.

Rachel offers a variety of tools for addressing depression as part of your therapy, such as:

  • Books
  • Yoga
  • Walk-and-talks
  • Guided meditation

Additionally, Rachel works closely with you to evaluate your diet, exercise habits, and sleep patterns to improve your overall health and wellness. She also values working with you to enhance your social connections and strengthen your spiritual and religious life.

Rachel tailors individual treatment plans for both adults and teens who are living with the weight of depression. In addition to her in-office therapy sessions, you can take advantage of Rachel’s telemedicine services, including consultations through phone and video technologies.

You don’t have to deal with the struggles of depression alone. Schedule an appointment with Rachel Gordon today using the online booking feature or by calling her office.