If you are visiting this page, you might know or be wondering if you are suffering from depression. This page is meant to give you the guidance you need to better understand what you are experiencing. We are here to support you move through your difficult and painful emotions and create a happier and more fulfilling life. If you are ready for relief you can schedule online or call our confidential office voicemail system at 267-838-0066.
Continue reading to learn more about depression and our therapists.
Have you found yourself feeling tearful? Less motivated than usual? Unable to find joy in the moments that you used to? Depression can be all encompassing and impact the way you think, feel, and handle daily life. It might change how much time you are sleeping, how much you are eating, or even the way you interact with friends and family.
Sometimes depression is situational, occurring because of something difficult that has happened in your life, such as a recent break up, financial worries, an upsetting move, sad memories, or a major loss. Other times, you may not understand or know what is causing your depression and this might feel scary to you. At times, depression may become especially scary if you are having thoughts of harming yourself or others. If this is the case, you can get immediate help by calling The Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or by going to your locale emergency room.
The good news is that depression CAN be treated. Not only can your symptoms be relieved, but therapy can help you prevent or reduce recurrences AND help you to create a more balanced, healthier, and happier feeling life. Therapy can help you reduce stress, physical symptoms, tearfulness, and upsetting thoughts and help you to increase your motivation, your ability to experience joy, and more.
Wondering if this is what you are experiencing?
The National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) describes depression as:
If you have been experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from depression:
- Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
- Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
- Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
- Decreased energy or fatigue
- Moving or talking more slowly
- Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
- Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
- Appetite and/or weight changes
- Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
- Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment
If you find yourself relating to this list, it is best to contact a professional to help you figure it out and help guide you in treatment.
Who can help?
Schedule with one of our depression therapists today!
The following therapists are trained to help you gain understanding and healing from depression:
Virginia will help you learn to see the patterns in your life that are holding you back and change these patterns for a more satisfying life. Virginia also helps clients release the pain caused by traumatic events in your life.
Lauren helps young adults and adolescents to manage life’s transitions, develop better communication with loved ones and to change patterns that are holding them back from a more satisfying life.
Schedule with Ariel – Ariel is taking new clients on a limited basis. Contact Ariel directly to inquire about openings.
Ariel will help you navigate major life changes by creating of a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship, challenging maladaptive ways of thinking and behaving and by helping you increase insight and self-awareness.
Carly helps women and families shift negative self-talk into self-compassionate language, and integrate mind/body connections that support their ability to face life’s obstacles in a more balanced way.
Deirdre will support you in better understanding the way your life experiences and family dynamics have impacted the way you relate and feel in your life now.