Depression Therapy & Counseling

Depression is a common and can be a serious illness that affects how you feel, the way you think and act. It causes a lack of interest or pleasure in things you once enjoyed and creates an overall environment of sadness. It can also take a physical toll on your health and your ability to function daily.

Depression therapy is an important part of managing depression. It involves meeting with a professional therapist to discuss your depression and learn how to overcome it. Through depression therapy, the therapist will help you understand your depression and develop certain tools that can help you manage your condition successfully. This can include identifying maladaptive patterns of thought, developing coping strategies and building self-esteem. Depression therapy can be used in combination with medication in order to maximize effectiveness in treating depression.

What is depression therapy?

What are the causes of depression?

There are several causes linked to depression and depressive symptoms.  Experts believe that some factors that can be influential are stemmed from childhood problems, specific negative life events, hormonal issues, individual brain structure and a persons DNA.

What percentage of people suffer from depression?

Unfortunately it’s a very large number. According to the CDC, nursing home and health care facilities in the United States have upwards of 50% of their residents facing clinical depression.  This is a staggering number and it suggests that there are many people in need of care, attention, and support. Mental health services are essential for nursing home and health care facilities to provide the best possible care for their residents. 

However, limited resources can make it difficult for these organizations to serve those in need. This is where private mental health professionals come into play to meet the need of the population.

What are the symptoms of depression?

It is impotant to know the signs of depression so you can spot the symptoms.  Keep in mind there are varying levels of depression and severity of symptoms.

Some key symptoms to be aware of:

  • Loss of interest in activities that previously brought pleasure
  • Sleep problems, increased fatigue
  • Change in appetite and weight
  • Feelings of hopeless and anxiety
  • Deep sadness, thoughts of death and/or suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Feelings of guilt, helplessness, worthlessness
  • Headaches, aches, pains
  • Digestive problems
  • Loss of interest in Sex
  • Low energy
  • Irritability, anger, frustration
  • Mood swings
  • Isolation from others and the world around you

Free Consultation for Depression Therapy

If you are feeling like you need to talk to someone about your depression, talk with a therapist today for a free 15 minute consultation 


How do I know if I need depression therapy?

If you’re having difficulty enjoying activities that are usually pleasurable, or feeling continually overwhelmed and exhausted even with minimal effort, it may be time to consider depression therapy. Other signs include changes in appetite, sleeping habits and overall behavior that have a noticeable effect on relationships and the ability to focus on daily tasks. If negative thoughts or feelings of despair linger for more than two weeks, then it’s important to connect with a mental health professional who can assess your symptoms and diagnose any underlying medical issues. Through an individual therapy session or group based counseling, you can learn coping strategies to manage difficult emotions and identify areas in need of personal growth. Therapy sessions offer valuable support while helping to improve overall quality of life.

When to seek depression therapy​

If you are feeling many of the symptoms above such as having overwhelming apathy, anxiety, sadness, hopelessnes, or fatigue it’s time to talk to a professional counselor. 

Depression affects people differently, but it can be a lonely and isolating experience. Seeking depression therapy can help alleviate depression symptoms and provide individuals with the support they need to make lasting changes. A depression counselor or therapist will listen to your concerns and create an individualized plan to develop practical coping strategies that focus on positive change. By prioritizing communication, reflection, and accountability, depression therapy can help individuals recognize their thought patterns while building healthy habits to foster real progress. In addition to providing invaluable insight into why depression is affecting your life, depression therapy helps you identify tangible actions to create positive change.

As you can see there are many reasons to seek depression therapy. Aside from just an overall life satisfaction, you can expect higher energy levels, a happier love life, success at work, pain relief, better sleep, more confidence, and a clearer mind.

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