If you have ever experienced depression, you know how debilitating it can be. You feel so bad that you can’t muster the energy to do the things that might make you feel even somewhat better.
It’s a vicious cycle.
As a therapist, I help people get to the root causes of their depression to address it in a long-term, lasting way. Along the way, we’ll come up with a plan to help you begin to address your depression in practical ways as well.
In therapy, you don’t have to be fun, interesting, entertaining or knowledgeable – you can just show up and be real about how you really feel without fear of judgment.
Depression can be singular or combined with other problems. It’s important to get professional help to determine what the extent of your depressed mood might be and how to best treat it.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of depression:
- Loss of interest in normal daily activities
- Feeling sad or down
- Feeling hopeless
- Crying spells for no apparent reason
- Problems sleeping
- Trouble focusing or concentrating
- Difficulty making decisions
- Unintentional weight gain or loss
- Being easily annoyed
- Feeling fatigued or weak
- Feeling worthless
- Loss of interest in sex
- Thoughts of suicide or suicidal behavior
- Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headache