Are you feeling hopeless, isolated, and not your usual self? Have you lost interest in things that you once enjoyed doing? Does life seem to lack a bit of color or interest?
Do these thoughts often enter your mind?
- I am worthless and can’t do anything about it.
- I feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep, and be alone.
- I hate who I am these days.
- I can’t stop crying, which makes me want to stay away from others.
- I feel gut-wrenching pain, but no one understands.
- My life and the world around me are dark. I hate it, but I can’t change it.
If you have had any variation of these thoughts and don’t feel like your usual self, chances are you may be suffering from depression. I want you to know that you are not alone and there are people who can help. Many of my clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them and that there are many options available to once again have hope for their lives. I understand the social stigmas that come with a label of being depressed and thus aim to help clients sort out their environmental, biological, and circumstantial factors while offering support and care through a very dark time in their lives.
In my treatment approach of depression, it’s not about just “thinking differently.” Depression can rob a person of many aspects of life, such as friends, career, connections, and a purpose. Moreover, it can also affect how we learn to interact with others, affecting our social skills and abilities. I work with each client to help tailor a therapy approach to work on not only the “mood” of depression but also the things at are lost due to the depression.
If you are hoping to finally lighten this load and feel like yourself again, contact me today for a free consultation.