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Psychotherapy for Depression
Almost 20 million Americans suffer from some form of depression. Treatment options vary greatly, but a large pool of research shows us that we can tackle the challenges of depression effectively through counseling. Psychotherapy can be a great way to combat depression by helping you:
- Learn alternative coping strategies
- Identify unsupportive ways of thinking and behaving
- Create positive changes that will have lasting effects in your life
- Improve your self-esteem
- Connect to your purpose
Signs & Symptoms of Depression
One of the signs that depression may be present is having a lack of satisfaction with life. If one looses joy and pleasure from things that were once pleasurable, this can be a clue that depression is present. Sometimes a situational source can be the cause, such as a move, a recent breakup or death, but other times it can be chronic depression.
Other symptoms of depression include:
- Lack of motivation
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Sleep problems (too little or too much)
- Eating problems (too little or too much)
- Self-destructive thoughts and behaviors (suicide or otherwise)
- Low self-esteem
- Low energy
If you have some of these symptoms you may be experiencing symptoms of depression. Do not be discouraged, because there are ways to create positive changes.
Treatment for Depression
Together we will use evidence-based techniques to reduce the symptoms, gain insight, and learn to prevent future relapses of depression. We will use cognitive techniques, behavioral techniques, meditation, mindfulness training, and other tools proven to reduce depression’s grip.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of depression, take a moment to Contact me for a free phone consultation at 619-928-4625. You do not have to struggle alone.
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