Counseling for Depression
Things feel absolutely hopeless. You feel so tired, and most days end with you crying alone in bed. Sometimes you can pretend you’re OK for a little while, but what’s the point? Year after year passes and it seems nothing gets better in your life, and you’re getting sick of it. Very little brings you joy or excitement, and the things that “should” make you happy instead leave you feeling guilty —it’s just another thing you’re failing at, another thing that’s wrong with you.
therapy for depression
You know something needs to change, but you’re not sure what or how. Even if you did know, would you even be able to motivate yourself to take action? You can already see yourself spending this weekend the same way you spend every weekend, inside your house alone, watching Netflix and generally wasting your day. Is this it? Is this all there is to life? You see other people, family members, friends, who seem to have their lives together—those people seem like they’re able to have fun and enjoy life so easily. The more depressed you get, the less you want to be around them, afraid that they’ll get sick of being around you. Some days, you think about what it would be like if you never left your house again, if anyone would even care. It feels easier to push everyone away.
How much longer can you keep this up? Will it ever go away?
how we can help
Depression can make life so miserable, and it truly does feel like nothing will ever change. Yet, we’re here to tell you that there is hope and things can change. You may have dealt with depression your whole life and wonder, how could things possibly get better now if they haven’t already? In therapy, we take a targeted approach to your depression and won’t give up, even when you do. Your depression makes it feel pointless because if things haven’t changed yet in life, why would they now? But we won’t fall for that trick. We can help you learn ways to change your mindset, behaviors, and day-to-day life in a way that supports building more positive moods, more fulfilling relationships, and can help you be content with your life. The depression itself might not go away forever, but with therapy, you can feel more confident in your ability to handle the symptoms and make sure they don’t get in the way of living your life. You can have more moments of happiness and learn how to hold onto these, even when depression rears its obnoxious head. When depression happens, you’ll know exactly what to do to give yourself the best shot at keeping it at bay.