Counseling for Depression

Perhaps you've felt unhappy for a long time. For most, depression--or a general sense of unhappiness, for that matter--creeps up on them slowly. Because of the incremental change usually involved, it can often be months or years after the slide downward has started that we realize that we are worse off than we were in the past. Perhaps you've had an eye-opening moment recently or someone has helped you realize that the world was closing in around you. You are not destined to live a life in the shadows of depression. Counseling is a very effective way to address feelings of sadness, loss, and depression. With therapy, you can talk about your pain in a setting that is calm and non-judgemental. We can look at all the various causes of your feelings and figure out methods to help you recover. We will start out small and take managable steps so that you can find what you are looking for in life.

Signs indicating that you may be depressed and benefit from counseling:

  • Dramatic changes in appetite, sleep, or hygiene
  • Significant and unintentional weight loss or gain
  • Suicidal thoughts or the lack of desire to be alive
  • Inability to feel happiness or joy
  • Continued lack of any feeling
  • Decreased interest in things once enjoyed
  • Low motivation
  • Small tasks seem huge or impossible
  • Belief that you are worthless
  • Continued lack of any feeling
  • Decreased performance in life (work, caring for kids, school, etc)
  • Easily irritatated or angered
  • No longer care about anything
  • Relationships feel meaningless
  • Not spending times with friends and family any longer
  • Feelings of hopelessness or guilt
  • Frequent crying or tearfulness