Battling With Depression?

Feelings of sadness and or loss of interest in activities once previously enjoyed is more common than recognized. These feelings can be normal reactions to the painful events that life brings. It is typical to feel low and down at times, however, it can easily lead to a more severe and persistent experience.

More than 16.1 million adult Americans struggle with depression in a given year. Death, struggling in school, work difficulties, and going through a breakup or divorce are a few examples that can lead a person to feel unhappy, lonely, and scared.

You may also be dealing with:

  • Appetite changes
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Constant fatigue
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Diminished ability to think, concentrate or make decisions.

These additional signs can cause significant changes in health, work, school, relationships, and socially.

It is also common that a major stressor that involves a change of some kind in your life can lead to the above symptoms. Sometimes the stressor can be a positive event such as a new job, relationship, marriage, baby, starting school, or even moving to a new state like Colorado.

Even though the situation may be considered “positive,” it can still cause distress that impairs your ability to thrive. On the other hand, a key stressor can be negative such as losing a job, business difficulties, break ups, financial hardships, or health related issues.

It is noted in research that men typically experience depression in the form of tiredness, irritability and anger, while women present with sadness, worthlessness, and guilt. It is common that individuals struggling with the symptoms described above also suffer from anxiety, trauma, or substance abuse.

It is crucial to talk about these depressive symptoms with a professional counselor to begin learning tools to flourish. I utilize the following modalities to help you feel relief quickly and start conquering life the way you envisioned.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Trauma Focused Therapies

I am eager to give you useful and proven tools that will help to decrease the chaos and dissatisfaction in your life and allow you to start consistently getting more of what you need and deserve. I will customize my approach and techniques to best suit your needs, and you can quickly apply these tools in times of need to relieve emotional discomfort and distress.

Please take the next step and call for your free initial phone consultation and begin your journey to positive change.

Sources:

1. Depression Basics

2. Major Depression

3. American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.

4. Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2009). Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry (Ninth edition.) Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

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