We all know someone who has been affected by depression, whether a friend, family member, coworker, or even yourself. You can see as depression pulls a person down; it has the ability to affect you emotionally, psychologically, and physically. It can sometimes seem like there will never be a way out. This seemingly never ending struggle can have major negative impacts on you. At times, you may even be afraid of your own thoughts of what you may do if you have to go on bearing this load alone. You are not alone. We are here to help pull you through the strong hold of depression.
However, coming to therapy isn’t only for those times when you feel you’re in a crisis or worried you may hurt yourself, but also for those in-between moments when your symptoms start to creep in. These moments can sneak into your life, making depression difficult for you to pinpoint. Maybe you’ve been feeling more irritable and have noticed that the smallest things can set you off. Maybe your appetite has changed and your weight has started fluctuating. Maybe you realize you don’t enjoy your favorite activities anymore and have been struggling to get out of bed. Maybe your relationships, work, school, and responsibilities have become exhausting tasks, even on the best of days. Our therapists are equipped to recognize these symptoms of depression and others that you may be experiencing. We are here to help you learn more about what exactly depression looks like and means for you.
Our therapists offer a safe space for you to process your experiences and to find ways to start feeling more like yourself again. Your sessions will be designed to allow you to discuss your thoughts and feelings with someone who wants to empower and encourage you. You and your therapist will work together to create goals that are personal to you and what you are going through. These goals will match what you are needing and what you are able to handle. Often feelings of depression can come in waves, some days feeling better than others, while some days feel like they’ll never end. You and your therapist will be able to talk about both the good and the bad days and find coping techniques that best benefit you in all situations you may face. We want to provide you with strategies that can benefit you throughout your life, not only your time in therapy.
Depression affects people of all ages and for some people it is chronic, returning throughout their life. Whether what you’re experiencing with depression is a result of a life event or something that you will have to continually be aware of throughout every life stage, our counselors are here to support you and help you find the strength and skills you need. We will help equip you with the knowledge and skills you can use to take care of your mental health in both the present and for the rest of your life.