Depression can come about suddenly through a loss or change in life circumstances or it may be something you have been facing almost daily for some time now. Not having the energy to get out of bed in the morning and the feeling of just wanting to sleep forever is difficult to get through on your own. Some of symptoms of depression include feeling numb about your surroundings and emotions, crying frequently, not feeling very hungry or eating too much and feeling hopeless. Other symptoms of depression can include an irritable mood or not wanting socialize as much anymore.
Depression can have an effect on your family, friends and career. Most import though is the effect of depression on your quality of life. When treating depression, I use both solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Solution focused therapy offers you to obtain the goals that you see for your life ahead. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) allows you to learn how to be nice to yourself and take away negative thinking and talking poorly to yourself.
Depression is not always feeling worthless and hopeless though. Sometimes you may just feel a little down often or feel like you get tired easily. These subtle changes can be worked on early and through brief solution focused therapy, you can see yourself again.
There is help and there is hope though. Together will will address the symptoms of your depression. What we process in therapy doesn’t just end when you leave my office, I will give you workable solutions and activities to use throughout the time that you see me again.