A Depression Counselor Talks About Depression
When you suffer from depression, it feels like nothing can ever help, and nothing will ever change…
People who experience say that this is what depression does to your thinking. It makes you feel certain that you can never feel happy again. But the reality is much different. Research has shown that depression is the most treatable of all mental illnesses. It is estimated that 60 percent to 80 percent of all people with depression can be treated successfully. Depending on the type of depression you have, there are many different kinds of therapies which work.
People who have depression say that it can drain the pleasure from things you used to enjoy, and can make you see everything through grey-tinted glasses. It can rob you of your hope and your energy.
Depression has also been described as a parasite that feeds off your life.
There Is Hope For Things To Get Better
When you talk with a depression counselor and know how depression works; what it needs to sustain it, then you start to gain power over it and hope starts to sprout again.
I am a depression counselor that has been trained in several approaches to treating depression that focus on getting you feeling better quickly.
What Happens In A Session
The very first thing we will do in our session together is to ensure you understand why you are feeling this way. It has a lot to do with the levels of stress you are currently experiencing, which can lead to physical as well as mental exhaustion.
We then work to help you feel better by using a form of deep relaxation. This will help prepare your brain to learn, because as you’ve probably noticed, depression makes it almost impossible to pay attention and remember information.
When you leave my office after the first session, I would expect you to feel better than you have in a long time.
Therapy Is A Process
Treatment for depression can take time to work. each person is different depending on the type of depression you have and what is going on in your life. I will be with you through the whole process.
In the subsequent sessions, we will work together on:
- Reducing the amount of worrying and introspection you are doing
- Resolving any practical problems that are causing you stress
- Working on any relationship difficulties you may be having
- Helping you balance your thinking so you are not plagued by negative thoughts
- As you feel better, we will gradually introduce things in your life that will protect you from becoming depressed again
Depression can make you feel hopeless.
But there is hope, and I think I can help, so please give me a call at or schedule an appointment and I can tell you anything else you need to know.