Therapy for Depression


Reclaim Focus, Meaning, and Hope

Life can be challenging even in the best of times. In the worst of times, like when we face depression, life can seem utterly unbearable. Therapy for depression may make all the difference.

Depression affects the whole person– mind, body, and even relationships. You may feel lonely, isolated, or hopeless. Maybe you have lost motivation and can’t seem to find the energy to do the things you love. You might be reeling from the loss of a loved one, a break-up, or some other major life event.

Left untreated, depression can sap all the joy, meaning, and pleasure out of life. Too many people try to ignore their symptoms and suffer in silence. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Give yourself a chance at living well and start your therapy journey today.

I am here for you

I’m Donna Xu, therapist and founder of Serenity Counseling B/CS, and I created my practice so that I could help people just like you find freedom from depression and live well again.

Depression often makes people do things that make the depression worse. For example, you may stay inside or avoid exercising because you just don’t have the energy, which then means you have less energy overall. You might stop spending time with friends and family because you feel unworthy, which then creates a black hole of loneliness and isolation. Or, you might feel like a failure, criticize yourself and your choices, and push yourself deeper into the depths of negativity.

This tendency creates a downward spiral, one that my therapy is designed to disrupt.

I utilize a postmodern approach to therapy for depression, one that helps activate the body, empower the mind, and break the habits that hold you back from joy and wellness. I employ a combination of evidence-based therapies, such as Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Narrative Therapy, to augment your progress and provide rapid symptom relief. I hope to help people here in Plano and all across Texas (through online therapy) find effective solutions to their problems and reclaim their lives.

You deserve a life that matters. No matter how bad things might seem, there is hope for a better future. All you have to do is be willing to begin. Contact me today to start that journey.

My therapy can help you:

  • Think in realistic, positive ways
  • Build a sense of self-worth and empowerment
  • Reactivate your body
  • Sleep better
  • Break unhelpful or unhealthy habits
  • Reduce suicidal thoughts
  • Reclaim your life

Get started with therapy for depression

Serenity Counseling B/CS is a Texas-based private practice founded by Donna Xu, M.S., LMFT-A. Donna’s practice is dedicated to helping adults overcome life’s challenges through compassionate, evidence-based care. Each service is entirely confidential and individually tailored to your needs.

Cost per Session:

$ 115
for 1 hour

Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

$ 145
for 1.5 hours

Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa