Therapy for Depression
Are you experiencing any of the following:
- Ruminating on past failures
- Low energy
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of motivation
- Difficulty getting out of bed
- Anger, frustration, irritability
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
- Weight gain or loss
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
- Loss of interest in normal activities
- Suicidal thoughts
You may be struggling with depression. And it’s painful. Your friends and family may be telling you to “just get over it” and do the things you need to do. They just don’t understand how hard it is. Depression is especially challenging because the depression itself holds you back from doing the things that will help you feel better. It’s so unfair. You may already know that you should be exercising, spending time with your friends, eating better, and getting out of the house more, but you can’t get yourself to do it. Your depression is getting in the way.
You’re Not Alone
You don’t need to struggle with your depression alone. Depression is treatable and between 80%-90% of people with depression respond to treatment. Learning emotional regulation skills and how to be in better relationship with your thoughts and feelings can make all the difference.
So, what does that look like?
- Developing mindfulness skills
- Managing your negative self-talk
- Finding your strengths
- Creating a toolbox of emotional regulation skills
- Learning how to respond to difficult situations without making them worse
- Adopting a growth mindset
- Developing compassion for yourself while also learning how to get active and engaged
- Respecting your feelings but not letting them be in charge
- Learning about your different parts, the ones that are strong and the ones that may be holding you back
And sometimes our brains need a little help. For some people, medication along with counseling for depression can help jump start the process so that you can begin to develop effective and productive habits and put yourself on a path of healing.
Struggling with depression is hard. You can get help and work with a therapist who understands how challenging living with depression can be.
I can teach you the skills you need to be kinder to yourself so you can start living a bigger, happier life!
If you are interested in counseling for depression online, please visit my website and sign up for a free consultation.