Do You Feel Like Depression Is Weighing You Down? ￼
Struggling with feelings of depression can leave you drained and disengaged from your world. You may even find it more challenging to get out of bed in the morning and navigate your day-to-day life. In our modern culture, depression is a widespread societal concern and many people experience symptoms of depression at some point in their lives.
While there are many related factors that contribute to feelings of depression, each person experiences depressive symptoms differently. For examples, breakdowns in communication, a lack of connection or sudden, unexpected change in your relationships can be a major source of feelings related to emptiness and hopelessness.
Many people struggle with symptoms of depression on-and-off throughout their lives, and family histories, personality style, and genetics can also contribute to symptoms of depression. Regardless of what is going on in your life, seeking treatment for depression with a skilled therapist, you can improve your sense of well-being and overall outlook on life.
Depression Treatment Can Help
Each individual’s feelings of depression are complex and unique, and in sessions, I will work with you to look at your feelings of dread and disconnect from more than one angle. I know that you are not your symptoms – you are a complex individual who is experiencing a challenging or painful time. There is hope for healing and change.
Each individual’s feelings of depression are complex and unique, and in sessions, I will work with you to look at your feelings from more than one angle. I know that you are not your symptoms – you are a complex individual who is experiencing a challenging or painful time. There is hope for healing and change.
In my practice, I utilize various empirically-validated theoretical approaches that will best match your goals in order to shift focus towards unmet wants, hopes, goals, and possibilities. It is my experience that therapy is most successful when we shift from dwelling on the problem to generating and implementing congruent solutions.
What do you crave in your life? What do you want to be different? During depression counseling sessions, we will spend equal time identifying the source of painful symptoms while also looking for ways to boost your mood, resolve challenges, and develop greater self-compassion and self-awareness.
In addition to helping you visualize the life you most want to live, I will help you focus on the present. Symptoms of depression can impact your ability to experience life in the now and can keep you caught up in over-focusing on your past.
As we work together, communication is significantly important, and I will help you develop effective communication skills so that you can feel better equipped to express yourself and feel understood, heard, and validated.
I provide a non-judgmental therapeutic space, where you can open up about any and all of your emotions, challenges, fears, and hopes. Rather than be a passive participant in your therapy process, I prefer to have a conversation with you, helping you understand different ways to look at symptoms of depression and life transitions. I will offer compassionate guidance, support, and the tools you need to navigate challenges with greater self-awareness.
Regardless of the source of the emotional pain you are living with right now, you can discover lasting healing and symptom relief. You can create the life you desire. Positive Psychology and Solution-Focused therapy in a safe, supportive environment, we can work together to help you reduce your depressive symptoms and experience greater joy and happiness.
You may believe that depression counseling can help you find relief and a new perspective, but still have some concerns.
“Talking about my emotions will only make me feel worse.”
One of the most important things we will discuss together during depression treatment sessions is how you can be more aware of the transitions you are going through. Once you identify the root of your symptoms of depression, we can work together to find different ways to approach those core beliefs. Together, we will work to shift the way you view life’s challenges and your emotions so that you can discover new perspectives, happiness, and solutions.
“I doubt that treatment for depression can help me at all.”
During our sessions, I will work to help you accept what you can’t change and what you can. No matter what challenges life has thrown your way, I can help you to navigate today’s transitions, stress, and relationship conflict to make positive changes in your life.
With Depression Treatment, You Can Feel Uplifted and Empowered to Create Change
You can find fulfillment and satisfaction. I invite you to give me a call at 714-783-8500 or contact me for a free 20-minute consultation. I am happy to answer any questions you have about depression counseling and my practice.