Are you feeling hopeless, isolated, and not your usual self?
Do these thoughts often enter your mind?
- I am worthless and can’t do anything about it?
- I feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep, and be alone?
- I hate who I am these days.
- I can’t stop crying, which makes me want to stay away from others.
- I feel gut-wrenching pain, but no one understands.
- My life and the world around me are dark.
I hate it, but I can’t change it. If you have any variation of these thoughts and don’t feel like your usual self, chances are you may be suffering from depression.
I want you to know that you are not alone and there are people who can help. Many of my clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them and that there are many options available to once again have hope for their lives.
Medication can help relieve the symptoms of depression, but unfortunately not relieve the underlying causes. These causes can often be taken care of by psychotherapy. Many of the people I work with are able to significantly reduce or eliminate medication.
Depression is often negative feelings to others which are held inside you. These tightly and closely held feelings are toxic and need to be unpacked. I teach what I call Communication Skills Training to help you express these feelings which often significantly reduces or eliminates depression symptoms. This is done in a very careful and supportive manner where I help you express what is often difficult and/or painful to express.
As a psychologist I understand the social stigmas that come with the label of being depressed, and thus aim to help clients sort out their environmental, biological, and circumstantial factors while offering support and care for a very dark time in their lives. If you are hoping to finally lighten this load and feel like yourself again, contact me today for a consultation.