Are there days when you never stop feeling sad or dissatisfied with life? Have you lost interest in the activities that once brought you joy? Does physical exhaustion or a lack of motivation stop you from connecting with others or fully engaging in your life?
Whenever depression descends upon you, nothing feels the same. Perhaps it affects you differently depending on what’s going on in your life. Sometimes you may be overwhelmed by a sense of impending doom, while at other times you may feel profoundly sad, irritable, or apathetic. Regardless of its effect, when depression takes hold, the heavy emotional and physical weight of its presence is unshakable.
While some people may still stigmatize mental health issues like depression, it’s only because they don’t understand it themselves. The reality is that depression doesn’t discriminate. Asking and receiving help is the bravest thing you can do. As more people become open about deciding to seek therapy for depression—as well as other mental health issues—we can normalize discussions around this topic and, in doing so, allow the stigma that surrounds mental illness to gradually disappear.
If you currently lack the desire to participate in activities, you may doubt you have the motivation to attend therapy. However, it’s helpful to understand that low motivation is a temporary symptom. As you start to feel better, your motivation will gradually return, making it easier to commit to regular appointments. What’s more, our services are also available online, offering you the comfort and convenience to attend sessions from home.
Determining the best treatment options for managing your depression is the responsibility of the therapist, not the client. With over 30 years of collective experience, our counselors are well-trained in providing a wide range of modalities for treating depression. Your therapist will use the information they gather at your initial counseling sessions to implement a treatment plan to address depression that works best for your situation. We are proud to offer care options that are evidence-based to ensure they will achieve lasting, positive results for you.