Client Resources

We are happy to provide a list of resources that our clients have found helpful in dealing with depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, and other problems. Client resources are free and should serve to inform treatment.

For Depression

The Benefits of Exercise

Exercise has been proposed as a first-line treatment for mild to moderate depression. Exercise may be particularly beneficial for individuals with depression because it can help lower the risk for poor health outcomes (e.g., heart failure, obesity, stroke) related to unbalanced sleep, eating difficulties, and lack of physical activity (Lopresti et al., 2013). Specifically, research suggests that engaging in supervised aerobic exercise (e.g., running on a treadmill, going on an elliptical, walking outside) at a moderate intensity three times per week for at least nine weeks significantly improves depressive symptoms (Stanton & Rearburn, 2014). Additionally, Dunn et al. (2005) found that the greater the intensity of exercise, the larger the reduction in depressive symptoms. Exercise has also been found to improve mood and functioning (in conjunction with medication) in individuals who have not improved from other treatments (Eyre & Baune, 2012; Mota-Pereira et al., 2011). Exercise may reduce depressive symptoms by decreasing the biological impact of stress on the body and brain (e.g., via reduced inflammation; Eyre & Baune, 2012). Furthermore, research has found that exercise may help prevent depression (Martinsen, 2008).

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For Borderline Personality Disorder

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For Challenging Times

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For Mindfulness

Research shows that mindfulness practice has various positive psychological effects. These include increased subjective well-being, reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety, improved regulation of emotions and behavior, and increased positive emotions. Learn more about mindfulness and how to develop your own practice on our Mindfulness Resources page.

A favorite meditation tool of practice director, Dr. Lisa Napolitano, a Koan is a riddle or paradox used by Zen Buddhists during meditation to help them see truths about themselves and the world. Click here to see Koan of the Monh.

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