Therapy For Depression

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Hopeless. Lonely.  Empty. Lost. Stuck.  Helpless.

You somehow feel everything and nothing at the same time.  You don’t want to be alone, but it is more painful to be surrounded by people.

You sometimes smile or laugh to make others feel comfortable, but the truth is you feel as if you are dying inside.

There may be a desperation within you to break free of the grasp depression has on you.

At the same time  though…you feel paralyzed, anxious/fearful or lack the motivation to make any changes or access help.  Depression can become comfortable–a state that you are used to existing in and a place in which you know what to expect.

It makes you question whether you will ever escape from the grayness and numbness that surrounds you.  

You ask yourself,

  • “Will there ever be a time in my life when brushing my teeth and taking a shower doesn’t feel impossible?
  • Will I get to experience my life in a way that makes me feel alive and inspired?
  • Will I know what it is to feel hopeful instead of hopeless?”

If the above words resonate with you, then it is likely that depression has taken you hostage.

What’s at stake is important, a life in which you feel as if you are not fighting everyday to “just get by” or survive and instead look forward to the endless possibilities that life has to offer.

The good news is that depression is treatable. The way you feel right now can change.

Taking the step to begin treatment can lead you to healing, change and a life you truly desire.

Why do we get depressed at all?

There is no single cause of depression.  There are multiple factors that can contribute to a person experiencing depression.  These factors include:

  • Genetics:  Having a family member (parent, sibling, grandparent) significantly increases the likelihood of developing depression.
  • Brain Chemistry:  An imbalance of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine can lead to depression.
  • Grief/Loss: The loss of a loved one, pet, job, relationship or anything significant in your life often result in depression
  • Medications:  Prescribed medication can have depression as a side effect.  Additionally, alcohol and/or illicit substance can cause, or worsen depression.
  • Medical Conditions: Disease, medical conditions and chronic pain can lead to depression.  Examples include diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
  • Poor Nutrition:  Vitamin and mineral deficiencies as well as unhealthy diets (high in sugar or unbalanced) have been linked to depression.
  • Life Stressors: Stress is unfortunately a part of life, however, there are times in which specific situations such as divorce/end of a relationship,post-partum, financial struggles, loss of job, infidelity, moving, sick/chronically ill family member, lack of support system and/or life transitions can trigger depression.

Depression also often causes a “spiral of symptoms.”  For example, a stressful event such as the loss of a loved one can begin with sadness and despair.   The “spiral of symptoms” can occur quickly (within two weeks) or slowly over an extended period of time (six months to a year)

I am Here to Help.

Therapy helps by first understanding what exactly led to your specific depression.  

Whether it’s genetics, a life stressor, grief/loss or a combination of factors, together we can determine your depression’s root causes.

Once we identify those root causes, we then work toward helping you find ways to change, accept or adapt to these situations.  

We will discuss healthier ways of coping that will help to reduce symptoms of depression, increase motivation and improve relationships with not only others, but also yourself.  Over time you will feel as if you are climbing out of the black hole of depression that you were held hostage in for too long.

The depression will begin to lift.  As it does, you will notice changes.  Less crying.  More energy.  A desire to socialize with friends and family.  Hygiene is easier to maintain.

The end result is that you will feel hopeful and fulfilled.  Life will become more colorful.  You will be able to get out of bed with purpose each day and enjoy the pleasures of life once again.

It’s Time for a Change

You no longer have to feel helpless.  You can take the first step towards change TODAY.  If you are ready to live a life that includes purpose, joy and hope–I am here to help.

I know it can be difficult to reach out, but change does not come without action.  

I am looking forward to helping you begin your therapy journey.

Are You Ready To Start Experiencing Life Differently?

Let’s Get Started On Your Journey!