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Depression Counseling

Are you feeling sad, down, or lonely?

Feelings of sadness, loneliness, and loss of interest are part of the human experience. However, if these feelings persist daily over weeks or months, you may be feeling depressed. If you are struggling with depression, you're not alone. About 1 in 6 people feel depressed at some point in their life. People can experience feelings of depression following major life changes, a significant loss, chronic stress, trauma or abuse, health issues, seasonal changes, hormone or chemical changes, or other unknown reasons. The difficult feelings depression brings can make it challenging to carry out daily tasks. But with help, you can develop a better understanding of your feelings and learn ways to help manage stressors and boost mood. 

Common Depression Symptoms
  • Persistent sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness  

  • Significant changes in appetite and sleep

  • Loss of energy and lack of interest in activities

  • Difficulty concentrating and making decisions

  • Physical aches and pains with no cause

  • Thoughts of self-blame, failure, or worthlessness


Despite how endless depression may seem day-to-day, recovery is absolutely possible. With support and positive changes, many people overcome depression and regain joy in life.

How Depression Can Impact Your Life

Depression is more than feeling sad - it can drastically impact your ability to live life. If left unchecked, depression can significantly impair daily functioning and quality of life. Depression symptoms can:

  • Harm relationships, due to changes in mood or lack of interest in socializing

  • Reduce productivity at work or school

  • Disrupt sleep, appetite, and energy levels

  • Make it difficult to handle stress or maintain health

  • Increase substance abuse and risky behaviors

  • Lead to feelings of worthlessness or suicidal thoughts


But the good news is that it can get better. With support, emotional processing, and self-care, you can better understand your feelings and start to feel better.

How Depression Therapy Can Help

Therapy is an individualized process. We'll work together to tailor your sessions to your unique needs. Things we may work on in depression counseling include: 

  • Identifying potential depressive triggers and early signs of depression

  • Recognizing and challenging depressive thoughts

  • Processing and understanding difficult emotions 

  • Learning new stress management and coping skills 

  • Improving sleep, eating, and other types of self-care

  • Boosting your support system

With time, you can gain perspective, boost self-esteem, manage negativity, and adopt healthy habits that improve your mood long-term. My goal is to support you through each stage of the depression recovery process. Hope and healing are possible.

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