Working your way out of depression is tough. It can feel impossible. I appreciate the courage and energy it takes to seek help through Depression Counseling.
Although it may feel like it, you are not alone in this struggle. Did you know that 15 million people in the U.S., or about 7% (from the ages of 18-45), suffer with symptoms of depression?
The good news is that depression is treatable. And, having depression doesn’t make you a bad person. It doesn’t develop because someone is weak or bad. Depression actually has a number of causes, from genetic or situational, to biological, or even environmental.
You may have discovered by now that depression seeps into all areas of your life; from the way you think, feel, and behave, to day-to-day functioning. It can change your ability to go to school and work, or to take care of your health and family. Depression really can strip a person of any sense of wellbeing.
Symptoms you may not have suspected indicate depression include:
- Disinterest in doing things you normally enjoy
- Persistent sad, or anxious mood
- Hopelessness, lack of motivation or interest in life
- Pessimistic attitude
- Guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
- Decreased energy or fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
- Sleep disruption or poor quality
- Physical symptoms like headaches, digestive problems, or medically unexplained pain
I’ve been there and I can help.
When we work together, we will look at your situation, and develop a treatment plan specific to you. On this journey, I will be your guide, as you have the best information about you. You can tell me what you’ve found that helps you feel better, and what you have tried that doesn’t make a dent in your mood.
Depression counseling will help you:
- Understand how depression works
- Identify and learn how to manage your symptoms
- Develop healthy coping skills
- Rebuild self-esteem
- Develop a sense of self empowerment
- Restore your sense of purpose
- Discover a sense of wellbeing
- Get your life back on track!
There is hope! Depression counseling is worth the effort it takes to get in the car and go to appointments. And, when we work together, you will have someone on your team with the skills and knowledge who can help! Call or email me.