Are You Finding It Difficult To Stay Positive?
Do you feel deprived of a sense of joy or pleasure?
Have you been struggling with motivation or drive?
Are feelings of sadness, loneliness, and isolation pervading your everyday experience?
Have you developed a sense of self-loathing as a result of not being able to pull yourself out of a rut?
Recently your thoughts may mainly be negative causing you to feel worthless, hopeless and constantly pessimistic. It could be that anger appears more often than joy causing you to become restless or agitated.
This can leave you finding it difficult to connect with others and maintain relationships. Perhaps you feel lonely no matter who's around or you find yourself discouraged from drying new things due to fear of judgement. You may have lost the motivation to do things that once filled your life with purpose.
Depression can also manifest in physical symptoms, adding to your distress. You may struggle with pain that has no cause or perhaps gained or lost weight with no identifiable cause. It could be that ongoing sleep issues have wreaked havoc on your daily functioning and you find it increasingly difficult to concentrate, remember things and manage your time effectively.
Others may have told you to "simply do x" or to "just get over it". However, no matter what you do, nothing seems to help and you are left putting on a fake smile to mask what is truly going on inside. Therapy can help reverse any feelings of guilt or shame around what you're feeling and increase your capacity for joy.
Depression Therapy Can Help To Relieve Symptoms and Bring Joy Back Into Your Life
Oftentimes when depression hits, a small step can feel like an insurmountable leap, but I will be here to encourage, empower, and celebrate your strengths. I will guide you in the small choices you can make each day that will change your mindset little by little so that you can have perspective on the root and symptoms of your depression.
After a brief intake, we'll begin the process of a collaborative depression treatment during which you’ll receive tailored tools and strategies for emotional regulation. Once you feel more capable of handling life’s daily stressors, we’ll begin to reflect on, explore, and identify the root of your depressive thinking, helping you to recognize where distorted thinking and long-held negative beliefs are adversely impacting your outlook.
Using a combination of cognitive-behavioral approaches, emotionally-focused therapies, and motivational or strength-based techniques, you’ll be able to nurture a more positive mindset and develop tools for coping with depression that you can take with you for life.
I have years of experience in targeting the traumatic experiences and distressing events that often result in symptoms of depression. I can provide you with valuable insight for changing the damaging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have cast a fog of depression over your life.
With the right kind of therapeutic help and treatment, you can learn to manage depression and fully appreciate a range of emotions and experiences. A life of positivity and renewed connection to yourself is possible! And it all begins here.