On the outside, you seem okay. You’re doing well in your career. You go to social activities. You take care of yourself.
But inside, you feel down. You can have both good days and bad days, but overall you feel meh about things. It’s hard to feel motivated and excited about things. Caring for yourself and your responsibilities take an enormous amount of energy.
Something brought you to this page. Maybe it’s a small part of you that wants to feel better because you’re tired of feeling this way. It might seem like you don’t have a “reason” to be depressed, especially if your life seems “good” on the outside, but the reality is humans are complicated and something is probably going on beneath the surface.
You may not fully believe this or know how to get there, but you deserve a better quality of life. Oftentimes, if you battle with ongoing feelings of depression, that may just be the tip of the iceberg.
Persistent feelings of sadness or apathy
Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
Feelings of irritability, frustration, or restlessness
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
Fatigue and decreased energy
Insomnia or oversleeping
Aches or pains or digestive problems without a clear physical cause
Some people experience depression after a life event such as the loss of someone meaningful, a breakup or separation, giving birth (postpartum depression), changing jobs, or a layoff, to name a few. If they’re honest with themselves, others may have felt a low level of depression for as long as they can remember. It’s also not uncommon for people to seek therapy because they feel down for reasons they have yet to figure out.
Regardless of the reason, we are here to support you and guide you toward recovery. Here are some ways we might begin to address your depression:
𖥸 Explore what your depression is communicating to you about your needs and wants
𖥸 Recognize the circumstances that make you depressed, understand the internal themes that these situations evoke
𖥸 Address the issues, past and present, that your depression stems from
𖥸 Develop coping skills to help you regain a sense of control and pleasure in life
You don’t have to go through this aimless and alone.
Click here to learn more about how the therapy process works.