Are you feeling sad most of the time?
Have you experienced low energy, too much or too little appetite, and insomnia or too much sleep?
Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning?
Are you constantly thinking negative thoughts, and imagining the worst possible outcome?
If you are struggling with depression, you’re not alone! I work with a lot of amazing women just like you who are Moms, wives and professionals, and depression is preventing you from living your life to the fullest! On the outside, your life may look pretty good, but on the inside, you’re sad, hurting and hopeless most of the time. Does this sound like you?
We all tend to experience sadness and feel depressed during difficult or stressful times in our lives. If you’re suffering with depression, you may be sad all the time, and thinking negative thoughts may make it difficult to function in your daily life.
There are many causes of depression. The benefit of therapy is in helping you understand the root of your depression. Maybe you are depressed because you are having marital problems or going through a divorce. You could be experiencing post-partum depression or have a stressful work life. Difficult relationships with family and friends can also cause depression.
At work or in school, you may have trouble concentrating or focusing, making it difficult to get tasks completed. Or you may have lost your job. These tough situations can cause depression and make you feel sad, hopeless, unmotivated and cry on a regular basis. It can even make you feel like life isn’t worth living.
Depression can create many challenges in your family, your relationships, at school or at work. At home, you may be isolating from your family, not talking as much, sleeping or not participating in family activities like you used to. You may also be irritable and angry. Your relationships could be affected because your friends and family may not understand what you are going through and just want you to get over it. The truth is, you can’t just get over it because depression. It needs to be treated by a professional therapist.
I understand that if you are feeling depressed, it can make life difficult. It may be hard for you to get up and do your daily, normal routine. You may feel like staying in bed and crying a lot. You may also have good days, where you feel like you are starting to get better, but then the negative thoughts come back. On a bad day, you may feel so hopeless that you fear you will never be your old self again.
When you are depressed it can feel like you will never get out from under your dark cloud, but even the most severe form of depression is treatable. I will work with you, as I have successfully with others struggling with depression for the past 20 years, to guide you into your best life. I use cognitive therapy, relaxation and mindfulness techniques to help you feel better, giving you the tools to empower yourself to make lifestyle changes, including exercise, nutrition and increasing social support, to increase your motivation and improve your mood.
Why depression treatment? Shouldn’t I be able to handle my depression myself?
Research shows that talk therapy can help many people better identify and address the issues that are causing them pain. Many of my clients report relief from stress, anxiety and depression. While you certainly have the inner resource to handle this alone, I believe that having the support and perspective of an unbiased third party can make the process easier and sometimes faster.
Can you guarantee I will feel better after therapy?
I can say that most of my clients feel better after working with me, and I do my best to support you in your depression treatment. Sometimes clients with severe depression need more than just therapy for relief. In order to determine what is best for you, I will actively seek out your opinions on how you see your depression treatment is progressing.
I don’t want to go on medication to treat my depression.
It is most definitely your choice whether to choose medication or not. Whenever possible, I consider whether your symptoms can be alleviated without medication. I like to give talk therapy a shot first for 3-4 weeks to see if your symptoms improve. Most of the time, symptoms do improve. However, if they don’t, we will address the option of medication again. Sometimes, even temporary medication can help you clear hurdles that may be in the way of progress and relief. Ultimately, it will be up to you.
You deserve to have a helping hand when you are struggling. It doesn’t have to be this hard. You can feel happy, confident and in control. Depression treatment can help you get there!
Imagine if you understood your problems in a different way, if you created new routines or had solutions to your problems. You can feel lighter, more energetic, more confident and happier. I am here to help you.
Are you ready to start a living a life free from depression?
If you’re struggling in your relationship or challenged by depression or anxiety, feel free to contact me, so we can discuss how I might be best able to help you move forward and lead you to the rich, fulfilling life you deserve. It’s your time to feel better!If you're struggling in your relationship or challenged by depression or anxiety, feel free to contact me, so we can discuss how I might be best able to help you move forward and lead you to the rich, fulfilling life you deserve. It's your time to feel better!