- Do you feel empty or numb?
- Do you cry easily and feel sad often?
- Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts?
- Have you noticed your mood and energy getting worse instead of better?
While everyone feels sad for short periods of time, depression is more pervasive and intense. Depression interferes with your life, you may find that you lack the energy or motivation to do the things you used to or you may find yourself not interested in things you used to enjoy. Maybe it’s impacting your sleep, work or relationships. If so, you may be wondering what to do about it. Counseling can help.
Depression is powerful. It can take you to the depths of sadness, leaving you wondering how to get out or if that’s even possible. While depression is powerful, it can be overcome and you don’t have to do it alone. Our providers understand how hard it is and are here to help. Please don’t wait, call now or click on our Pre-Registration Form to get started.
Is your teen irritable, isolating or seem sad more often than not? Have you tried everything you can think of to help but their moodiness continues? The teen years come with so many changes and challenging developmental tasks. For both the teen and parent it can be difficult to navigate, especially when s/he seems depressed or overwhelmed. There is hope, therapy can offer teens the opportunity to work through emotions, explore their developing ideas and build skills.
Symptoms of depression include:
- Persistent sad or “empty” feelings
- Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
- Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
- Irritability, restlessness
- Fatigue and decreased energy
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble sleeping
- Overeating or appetite loss
- Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
Not sure if therapy is right for you (or wondering if you have the energy to start)
Although you may be feeling overwhelmed or struggle to find energy to manage day to day tasks, taking care of yourself is important because you are important. While taking the first step may be difficult, many people report that they feel better after their therapy session. Talk therapy has been demonstrated effective in many studies and in some cases can reduce depression without medication. In other cases the combination of medication and talk therapy are needed. The skills you learn in therapy will continue working for you even after therapy has ended. Call now to get a handle on your depressive symptoms.