Are you experiencing feelings of sadness or loneliness? Do you feel hopeless or helpless? Do you feel fatigued, angry or restless? Do you have problems concentrating or have you lost interest in activities you once enjoyed? You may be suffering from depression.
Depression can feel like a dark cloud hovering over your life. For some, depression can feel like sadness, hopelessness, and a general sense of despair, while for others, it can manifest as anger, agitation, or feeling lost and empty. More than just a low mood, depression can affect all aspects of your life, including your relationships, work, and overall health.
Depression can cause you to feel “not quite yourself”. You might want to isolate yourself from others and lack motivation to participate in life and engage in activities that you once enjoyed.
It may be time to seek help if you are experiencing some of the following:
- Chronic feelings of sadness, loneliness, or anger
- Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness (thoughts that things will never get better)
- Feelings of guilt, self-criticism, and worthlessness
- A general feeling of, “Is this all there is to life?”
- Fatigue, decreased energy, lack of motivation
- Increased tearfulness or crying
- Sleep problems, including too much sleep
- Problems concentrating
- Loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
Depression can be something new that you’ve never experienced before, or it may have been present throughout different periods of your life. Depression can result from major life changes, loss, unresolved issues from the past, or it may run in your family. Regardless of how or why your depression came about, there is hope, and you can feel better!
Through counseling, we will identify and explore your unique circumstances and what may be contributing to your depression. Using a the latest research-based and neuroscientific techniques, including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and compassion focused therapy, you will learn tools that help you feel better so you can get back to your life!