- Have you noticed a diminished interest in activities, lack of energy, or low self-esteem?
- Are you experiencing a lack of appetite or poor concentration?
- Have you been more withdrawn socially or feeling hopeless?
Depression is very common issue that many people face in some form or another, with over 3 million cases in the US per year. Therapy can be helpful in getting to the root of these symptoms, learning to experience more happiness and joy in your life and to feel more engaged and connected on a consistent basis.
Examples of depressive disorders include the following:
- Major depressive disorder, single episode or recurrent
- Cyclothymic disorder
- Dysthymic disorder
- Bipolar I and II
- Adjustment disorder with depressed mood
These examples show a range of ways in which depression can manifest in someone’s life, from short-term experiences to long-term ones. Depression can be experienced as mostly feeling “low” or it can be experienced as feeling “low” in contrast to feeling “high” at other times. Some of the causes of depression may include a combination of biological, psychological, and social sources of distress. Together we will examine what causes are relevant for your situation and create a treatment plan specifically designed to address your particular situation.
Depression therapy can consist of:
- Examining ways to enhance your self-care
- Considering and/or supporting medication to alleviate symptoms
- Receiving therapy that includes an exploration of thoughts, behaviors and emotional responses
With over 15 years of experience as a counselor, I have worked with many clients suffering from depression – helping them to understand their experiences of depression more deeply and clearly, and to lead full, enriching lives. As a depression counselor, I work collaboratively with you to find ways to experience more joy and aliveness on a consistent basis in the various aspects of your life.