Depression is real.
Depression crashes into you like a wave and pushes you down. Just when you try to get up the next wave comes again and again. You feel exhausted and dragged down like it won’t get any better no matter how hard your try.
Depression gets into your head and changes your behavior. This isn’t who you are or who you want to be. It makes you think negative thoughts about yourself, your value to others, and your worth in the world. It stops you in your tracks. It is demotivating and discouraging. Things you once loved to do seem dull and uninteresting. You stop reaching out to others and make endless excuses when friends reach out to you. Like anxiety, depression is on a spectrum. For some people, they continue to function and do what has to be done but lack joy. For others, they have a hard time even getting out of bed and have nothing left to give. Friends and family may try to cheer you up, but it is only temporary at best. Positive lasting change needs to come from you.
Depression can make you feel:
Sad much of the time
- Unmotivated & lacking energy
- Hopeless about the future
- Regretful about the past
- Ready to give up
Depression may show up when we experience:
- Relationship break-up or divorce
- Conflicts in relationships at home or work
- Financial strain
- Job transition and uncertainty
- Negative outlook
- Chronic stress
- Chronic health issues
- Grief- loss of a loved one
No matter where you may find yourself in life and on the spectrum of depression, you do not have to continue to suffer.
Therapy can help.
Together, we will collaborate to find a way out and get on your best path, whatever that path looks like for you. My goal is to help you say, “I can” and “I am worth it.” I want you to be an active participant in your life again. My job is to help you become your own therapist, so you have the tools to quiet the critic in your mind, embrace your strengths, and thrive.
I utilize evidence-based practices such as Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or CBT) to bring about positive, lasting change. Find out more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or CBT).
Start to seek relief today by booking an appointment.