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Therapy for Depression

Develop the Skills to Overcome Depression & Lead a Satisfying Life

Depression is easily the most common reason that people reach out to the Counseling Works team for therapy sessions, but many people who struggle with depression put off getting help for a number of reasons. Some are concerned they’ll be judged, others have been told they are overreacting or being dramatic, and still others are ashamed that they can’t deal with these big emotions on their own. This thinking is common, but it is also flawed. If you’re struggling with depression, you don’t have to go through it alone, and the Counseling Works team offers a safe, judgment-free place for you to start feeling a little more like yourself again. We’re here when you’re ready.

What is Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression affects not only how you feel, think and behave but it can also lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. If you’re suffering from depression, you may have trouble completing regular day-to-day tasks, and sometimes, you may feel as if your life isn’t worth living. Depression is a hindrance to the overall happiness of our lives.

Are You Struggling with Depression?

We know that sadness is a natural part of life, and there are so many moments when you’re going to feel down. However, when you experience a depressed mood that lasts for several days, weeks, or months, your emotion seems disproportionate compared with the situation, or depression is making it difficult for you to complete daily activities, it may be time to consider visiting us at Counseling works. Still not sure that you’re dealing with depression? Consider your answers to the following questions:

  • Do you find yourself feeling hopeless, worthless, or empty?
  • Do you notice a loss of pleasure in things that typically bring you enjoyment?
  • Do you experience physical symptoms such as back pain, chest pain, or headaches?
  • Do you experience frequent loss of appetite or overeating?

How Does Therapy Help with Depression?

Depression is a very internal struggle, and many people who deal with depression feel isolated. The first way that therapy helps with depression is by giving you an opportunity to talk about your experience with a knowledgeable professional. In many ways, the process of simply saying out loud what you’ve been thinking and feeling can help to normalize and curb the severity of these deep emotions and difficult thoughts. Therapy offers you a safe space to explore your experience of depression without worrying about being judged or not having your emotions validated. During a therapy session for depression, a Counseling Works therapist will assist you with:

  • Identifying the triggers that have caused you to feel depressed
  • Learning new coping techniques
  • Reframing problems and overcoming obstacles with a plan
  • Confronting difficult situations with a skilled therapist

Ready to Feel More Like Yourself Again?

If you are struggling with depression, don’t suffer alone. Reach out to one of the many trained Counseling Works therapists to begin working towards regaining the happiness you deserve. We are here to help you.

Click here to learn more about our counselors who specialize in therapy for depression.

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