Feeling unmotivated, lacking in energy, and experiencing a consistent low mood? Does it require significant effort to get everyday tasks done or to be around people? When struggling with depression, even getting out of bed, showering, and getting dressed can feel like running a marathon. Maybe you have even noticed your sleeping and eating habits have changed as well, and you simply feel numb. You might even find yourself having thoughts of ending it all, crying often, and isolating.

If so, you might be 1 of 5 people worldwide who will experience a depressive episode in his or her life. Depression is not something made up or something we choose; it is a mental illness with legitimate physical and emotional complications. There is nothing to be ashamed of – we all need help at times. Just like you would see your physician for the flu or a broken bone, it is important to seek help for mental illnesses as well.

This is where we come in. We have trained therapists who have years of experience working with depression in children, adolescents, young adults, couples, and adults. You can expect to talk with your therapist about your past, present, and future. We will take a person-centered, holistic approach, meaning we will use your strengths and resiliency to identify coping skills, triggers, and other areas of your life that can help you work through your depression. Your therapist will be a non-judgmental ear for you to process and talk with. Sometimes just having a safe space to talk and connect is all a person needs to begin the healing process.

Like most people, you might be having some reservations or second-thoughts about going to therapy. You might be so depressed that social situations are too much for you. Rest assured that your therapist has worked with similar struggles and will help you through this. You also might be labeling yourself, saying that you are “crazy” to need this kind of help. You are not crazy – depression is a legitimate illness recognized by the American Psychological Association, American Medical Association, and the World Health Organization. You deserve to take care of yourself and your life matters. Don’t allow depression to steal another moment from you.

Contact us today to schedule an assessment with a therapist or to learn more about the therapeutic process.