Is Everyday A Struggle?
- Are you sad and lonely? Do you struggle to get out of bed each day?
- Do you often find yourself wondering what the purpose of life is?
- Perhaps you find that you don’t enjoy anything anymore.
Do you want to reclaim your life?
Causes of Depression
Depression is a difficult and lonely experience. Some people are sensitive to depression and struggle with it throughout their lives. Others experience depression after a difficult life event, such as a divorce, the death of a loved one, a job loss, the end of a relationship, or a move away from friends and family.
What Does Depression Look Like?
Regardless of its cause, depression often makes people feel helpless and unable to see the purpose in doing anything more. If you’re struggling with depression you may experience these things:
- Feeling that life is pointless.
- Finding it hard to connect with those around you
- Feeling isolated and alone.
- The world seems like a gray and lonely place
- Becoming easily annoyed and irritable with loved ones
- You may feel that you don’t want to engage with your loved ones
Depression also impacts your ability to concentrate, to perform well at work, and to be the parent or the spouse that you want to be. Performing daily tasks may feel like carrying a heavy load uphill. Many people with depression see themselves, their relationships and the future negatively, often judging themselves harshly and feeling that they will never be able to change things.
Depression Is More Common Than You May Think
Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns that Americans experience. Many people struggle with depression at some point in their lives, typically after a difficult life event or a major loss. Thankfully, depression is also one of the most commonly managed and treated mental health issues. With help, change is possible.
Depression Treatment Can Help You Find Relief
Depression treatment can help you mitigate and eventually overcome depression and related symptoms. Therapy provides a safe, caring place to understand the symptoms of depression that you experience and to make changes.
How Does Depression Treatment Help?
Together, we will work to help you learn new skills and new ways of thinking about and understanding yourself and your relationships. In depression treatment sessions, you can also learn healthy ways to cope with stress and difficult emotions and then apply these skills to make the changes that you seek.
Therapy Can Help You Reclaim Your Life From Depression.
We will work together to deepen your understanding of how your thinking, your emotions, and small actions you take on a daily basis can help improve your depression. You will be empowered to make changes to help you create the life you want. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, the approach that I use, has been proven to help depressed people more than other forms of therapy.
What Clients Say
Clients who have undergone depression treatment with me report that they are glad that they chose to seek therapy. Some clients have reported better sleep quality, improved mood and an increased desire to engage with loved ones. Clients also report feeling more connected and satisfied in their relationships and more content with their life choices.
Some clients have found their motivation to pursue dreams and to make changes in relationships that they had given up on. One client said, “I’m so glad that I came to therapy; I feel so much better.” Another client said, “I know I’ve made progress; I can see the difference in my relationships.” With the right approach and in a safe and supportive environment, you, too, can experience relief and begin to live with joy, confidence and peace again.
Although you may be ready to seek help, you still may have questions or concerns about depression treatment…
- Q. I think that I need help, but I’m concerned about the cost of depression treatment and the time commitment.
The simple truth is that you can’t afford not to engage in depression treatment, and therapy for your depression is an investment in yourself. People with depression often feel that they are missing out on their lives. It’s important to weigh the cost of therapy vs. a vacation that you take to relieve stress. Treating your depression will help you truly experience your life. Depression treatment can also lead to improved concentration and productivity at work and in daily life. Your loved ones will notice the change as you improve.
- Q. I’ve been feeling so bad for so long. I’m not sure that anything – even therapy– could help me.
Often, people are afraid to try depression treatment. However, clients who have undergone depression treatment report that they are glad they entered treatment because they were able to restore hope in their lives. People who engage in therapy also report that they feel more satisfaction in their relationships and with their lives overall. Therapy for depression can help you build a meaningful life that you enjoy.
Help and Hope Are Possible
We all want a life where we feel productive, successful and enjoy our relationships. Take the first step toward reclaiming your life from depression. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your specific needs and to answer any questions you have about depression treatment.
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