February can be the longest month especially if your mood dips as the seasons change. Seasonal affective disorder or SAD occurs when a lack of sunlight disrupts the body's circadian and serotonin cycles. It is a real form of depression. SAD is considered a form of recurrent major depressive disorder by the American Psychological Association (APA). It usually begins in the fall, with symptoms worsening during the winter months, and improving in the spring and summer. Sometimes the opposite occurs; individuals experience mood problems in the spring and summer, and feel fine during the winter. People often seek the help of a therapist or enter psychotherapy in an effort to ease their symptoms. Many often need medication and alternativeRead More
Kimberly Seelbrede, LCSW is a New York City Psychotherapist + Consultant who splits her time between Manhattan and Santa Fe, providing online therapy to individuals and couples. With extensive training and experience, she provides psychological consultation, psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and executive coaching to a range of clients including VIP's + high-profile clients. As a women's emotional health + relationship expert, her specialties include: anxiety, depression, trauma resolution, addictions, relationship, intimacy and sexual concerns, health + autoimmune issues, loss + grief and women's mentoring. She enjoys writing, photography, yoga, meditation, travel and really good key lime pie. She lives with her husband, psychologist, scholar and mindfulness expert John Chambers Christopher. For more, subscribe to her newsletter or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Psychology Today, EMDRIA and her personal websites KimSeelbrede.com, Santa Fe Integrative Psychotherapy or Well+Being Blog.