Counseling for Depression
Have you been feeling down, irritable, or more tired than usual for a few weeks or more? Lately are your appetite and sleep patterns unpredictable? Has there been a loss of interest in daily activities that used to bring you joy? If so, it is possible that CBT Counseling for depression could be helpful.
Going through depression does not mean you have a diseased brain, or that you will be depressed for the rest of your life. Depression is a sign that something in your life isn’t working. The way you are feeling is perfectly connected to what is going on in your world. A main purpose of therapy is to learn how to listen to and respond to emotions. Rather than trying to “fix your disordered emotion system” or “fix your dysregulation”, the goal of CBT counseling for depression is to tune in, learn from your experience, and find a way to live a life that matters to you
Common ways Depression shows up
- – Your mood has been low for a few weeks or more.
- – You are feeling fatigued or more tired than usual
- – A loss of interest in daily activities
- – Increased irritability
- – Thoughts of worthlessness and hopelessness
- – Changes in appetite and sleep patterns
What to expect in depression counseling
- Your therapist will work closely with you to learn about your struggle and collaboratively find a meaningful way forward through depression.
- You will learn ways of getting unhooked from depression-related thought patterns and behavioral patterns so you can fully engage with the things that are important to you
- Relevant information about depression will be made available to you so you can understand it and develop an informed relationship with depression.
How we can help
No matter what form your depression takes, CBT counseling for depression can help. Together we will explore your world and reflect on what is working and what is not working, so that you can consciously do things that are important to you. We will build a safe, caring, and non-judgmental relationship which serves as the foundation from which you apply various science-based techniques. At the end of therapy, the goal is for you to know yourself and feel confident that you are on the path to living meaningfully.
I look forward to helping you build the courage to be radically honest with yourself and to question old habits that no longer serve you.
If you or a loved one is struggling with depression in any of its forms please take the first step to finding help and connect