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Depression

Depression can often show up as a low or irritable mood, a decrease in appetite, a disinterest in activities you once enjoyed, impacted sleep and social withdrawal. Depression can also present in bipolar disorder I and II, cyclothymic disorder and be present due to low self-esteem or unresolved trauma and grief. Our goal is to help you to alleviate your symptoms by recognizing, accepting and coping with your feelings of depression. By addressing past trauma, attachment and family of origin issues, we encourage you to let go of the past.  By focusing on developing healthy thought patterns and beliefs about yourself and others, and the world around you, we help you to get your old self back!

Hard to shake what you’re feeling

  • You’ve been feeling like this for a long time.

  • Nothing seems interesting anymore. There is a sense of hopelessness, and everything seems to be occurring in slow motion.

  • Constant emotions of anxiety, fear, sadness, and guilt keep welling up inside of you. That gut-wrenching feeling from your stomach and ache in your heart seems to not go away or shows up in a recurring manner. 

  • You’ve heard people talk about depression, but you never considered that this is something that you could be going through.

  • But this time, it’s beginning to be overwhelming.​ You don’t want to get out of bed, and life just feels like it’s too much.

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Persistent depression needs to be addressed

  • You are not alone, and you can get through this.

  • Generally, people tell themselves to just snap out of it.

  • But rather than finding a brighter future, they find themselves even more depressed when what’s bothering them does not just go away like they hoped.

  • Having a safe, nonjudgmental space to process your thoughts and feelings will help you to shake off what’s keeping you down. Something as simple as a conversation with your therapist can leave you feeling more refreshed and positive about your future.

It starts with finding the cause

  • We assist you to uncover the root cause of your depression.​Together we assess current and past mood episodes, including their features, frequency, severity, and duration. Utilizing evidence based measurement tools such as the Beck Depression Inventory we monitor progress.

  • Discussions on corelated disorders and substance use and it's link to your mental health can lead you to feel more empowered. We will assist you to establish healthy thinking and coping patterns leading to alleviation and prevention of any relapse of depression. 

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