Do find yourself staring off into space blankly, feeling numb and just plain old empty? Are you tired of crying with no real understanding of why? Does your bed feel like the safest and best place for you lately? Have you just lost your oomph?
You feel physically drained, sad and lost. You try so hard to focus on work, reading, television, anything, but nothing seems to even process inside you anymore. You walk through your days feeling disconnected, isolated, and lonely.
Even standing in the middle of a crowded room, or sitting amongst a group of friends the sense of loneliness overwhelms you. You can feel yourself retreating inwards and can’t figure out how to stop it or pull you back out into the open. Your once sociable self has become reclusive and insecure.
Terrified that if this continues you will never feel like you again. You look around and see all of the negative parts of life, the helplessness and hopelessness of improving. The loss of relationships, you begin to fear you will be alone forever or lose everyone you do care about. This black cloud will just linger over you ruining every part of your life.
And then the thought of what’s the point keeps you stuck in the misery and pain of depression. Your life becomes engulfed in the covers of your bed and your clothes become a part of you. Walking through your home with a messy bun on the top of your head, baggy sweat pants, and wait . . . when was the last time you showered?
Your fridge remains empty, except for the milk for the cereal you are willing to eat and a half-empty container of ice cream which waits for you nightly. You’ve stopped going to work, stopped answering the phone, and dread every time you have to leave your house.
Fighting a depressive episode is one of the most difficult experiences a person can have. Feeling lost, helpless and hopeless, with little idea of how to help yourself. You are left feeling frightened and devastated. Depression has robbed you of your energy, your relationships, your self-confidence, and your ability to enjoy the things you once loved.
You just want to feel better. You deserve to feel better.
You deserve to feel connected to friends and family again.
You deserve to laugh, smile, and wake up excited to live your life.
Imagine feeling like yourself again. The blanket of depression has lifted off of you, leaving you feeling lighter and brighter.
Waking up in the morning no longer being sucked back into the covers. When you look up in the mirror in the morning you feel confident and grateful for the rejuvenated emotions within you.
You no longer dread going to work and facing people. Even the morning sunshine feels wonderful on your face.
You walk into social settings smiling, saying, “Hello, how are you?” and meaning it. The phone starts ringing again. Friends and family are inviting you to events again and you are accepting their invitations.
You are able to concentrate again. Your work life has improved tremendously, both your productivity and interactions with others. Lunchtime is now a break from the day verse the halfway point it once symbolized.
Weekends are again time spent with others. Filled with time at the movies, hiking, reading on your porch or spending time with your pets.
Let us help you rediscover happiness in life again.
Treating depression can help heal the wounds left behind from the past and assist in moving you forward.
Create a meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself!
We know how overwhelming and upsetting facing your depression can be. Let us be a part of your treatment from this debilitating time in your life. No one should have to go through depression alone!
Your therapist will provide you with the unique experience of having unbiased support. Sometimes friends and family want to help during times of depression, but their words of “get over it” or “just move on” do more damage than good. While they mean well, their words can leave you feeling invalidated and rejected.
You deserve to feel encouraged and heard because life is hard at times and sometimes things do in fact just suck. You deserve to end your depression through depression treatment.
We are here to let you know you aren’t wrong for feeling what you feel about the stressors in your world. Counseling is your opportunity to talk without feeling judged or ridiculed.
A chance to talk openly and freely, so that you can discover new perspectives and create an optimistic mentality to help move out of the depression and into the brighter and hopeful world.
Treating depression is the opportunity to start letting go of the past and embrace the present. The relationship between yourself and your therapist can help improve your self-esteem, self-confidence, and interpersonal relationships. Find yourself being willing to try new activities, express yourself more effectively with others and with yourself.
Find the various skills to treat your depression and manage your emotions, like writing, creative activities, or just some effective self-talk. Or perhaps a little less conventional skill the use of silly putty to help reduce the negative energy stuck within you at times. Once learning to calm yourself you can then start living life again and having more positive experiences.