Symptoms of depression can range from feeling sad, irritable, uninterested, unmotivated, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, feelings of hopeless/helplessness or loss of energy. Some people may even experience thoughts of hurting themselves or dying.  Therapy can be very helpful in reducing symptoms of depression by helping people get a better understanding of how their thoughts effect their feelings and behavior. In some cases, a LMFT will refer a client to a physician for a medication evaluation when necessary.