Therapy for Depression

How Therapy for Depression Can Helps You Manage Your Mood and Feel Better About Yourself

If your depressed – life might feel like a rollercoaster. Sadness, worry, and fear may dominate your life if you are struggling with depression. You’ve tried to get a handle on your problems, but nothing seems to work – or at least not well enough. You want help and you don’t want to struggle any longer.

Benefits of Counseling:

  • Get relief from depressive feelings
  • Heal the root-cause of your problems
  • Feel more optimistic about your life and relationship
  • Improve feelings of self-worth and self-confidence
  • Develop skills and tools to manage your moods

You don’t have to continue to struggle. Counseling can make your life easier and more enjoyable. To find out more about depression counseling, please contact me.

Still not Sure if you Need Counseling for Depression?

Depression Treatment Near Me

Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work, home and in relationships.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include:

  • Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy or increased fatigue
  • Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements and speech (actions observable by others)
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some people experience only a few symptoms while others may experience many. Several persistent symptoms in addition to low mood are required for a diagnosis of depression.

People with only a few – but distressing – symptoms may benefit from treatment. The severity and frequency of symptoms and how long they last will vary depending on the individual and his or her particular illness.

When is depression ok to experience and when is it time to seek therapy?

Depression from a loss of a loved one, a job or any other major life changes is to be expected. We all feel depressed from a loss.  If you experienced loss, please click here to learn more about grief and loss counseling.

Feelings of sadness, that is not from any loss, and lingers for two weeks or more may be depression. Are you experiencing any of these symptoms of depression? Please call to get you started in feeling more like yourself.

Therapy for Depression in East Setauket, NY 11733How can counseling for depression help me feel better?

We are finally beginning to hear how important it is to take care of our mental health, including our emotions. Counseling will help you understand where the depression is coming from. It may be from a chemical imbalance and we can work together to get you the help you need medically and emotionally so you can return to feeling more comfortable.

Depression can also be caused by things that accumulated over time, where you didn’t learn coping mechanisms that really work. Growing up, I never even knew there was such a thing as coping mechanisms to help me feel more comfortable when I really wanted to. You probably did not have lasting coping skills that worked to prevent suffering from painful experiences. Overtime as life kept going on, emotions that built up were pushed down, and what worked then doesn’t work now.

Counseling will help you begin to listen to your emotions and see where change needs to be made. By working together, you will learn new ways to reduce depression.

Let’s get you back to feeling more in control of your emotions and feel good again about yourself, life and your relationships. Please contact me today to have a free phone consultation to get you started in being in control again.

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249 East Main Street Suite #3
East Setauket, NY 11733
(631) 406-3139

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