Counseling Can Help Depression
Reaching out for help when you are going through depression can be one of the smartest things you can do. Feeling better, taking control of your life, living a life you value is so important. Every day you live under the weight of depression can compound the feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. But if you want to step back into your life, you probably need a guide.
If you’ve been struggling for a while, your mind may be saying “why bother?” or “I’ve tried it so many times before, nothing helps.” You might even be blaming yourself for your feelings. I hope thoughts like these don’t keep you from getting the help you need.
One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes To Treating Depression
There are many different approaches to treating depression, and the key is finding what works for you. Sometimes one approach works for a while, and then seems to be less effective later. Sometimes medicine can make a huge difference, as can talk therapy. I work with many people who do a combination of the two. While I am not licensed to prescribe, I can keep in touch with your doctor to communicate and work together to better manage your treatment.
My therapeutic approach combines elements of several kinds of therapy, all with solid research and proven effectiveness. This includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, incorporating mindfulness. I include cognitive-behavioral skills to look at some of the patterns that probably contribute to your symptoms. And I look at you and your life, zeroing in on individual factors that are unique to you. I work to find what might specifically help you, or even help you get to the right professional if I am not a fit for you.
Depression hurts. It is lonely, scary and it can make you feel like you are all alone in a world full of people. Counseling for depression can be a big, important step to start taking your life back. I will answer any questions you have if you call or email me. Or, if you are ready to get started, you can schedule an appointment by clicking on the “schedule now” button.