YOU DON'T HAVE TO NAVIGATE DEPRESSION ALONE
Despite depression being highly treatable, many folks experiencing depression do not seek support from mental health professionals like myself. Depression can be confusing and overwhelming to navigate alone given it can have many different causes and often comes with less energy and motivation to make changes and do things we know might be helpful. This is where I come in. We can work together to figure out what you individually need to increase your mood, gain momentum, and get you back to living the life you want. I can also help you create space for exploring what the deeper root of depression might be for you. I'm a firm believer in identifying and treating symptoms along with understanding the deeper reasons why our minds and bodies sometimes gravitate toward depression.
I'm committed to meeting you right where you are and reminding you
along the way that things can and will get better.
SIGNS THAT YOU MIGHT BE EXPERIENCING DEPRESSION
Depression can look different from person to person, and not everyone experiencing depression feels ongoing sadness. As you'll notice, many of the signs of depression are experiences that we all have from time to time. It's part of being human to sometimes feel sad or lonely or to have less energy and motivation at times. Questions to ask yourself if you've been experiencing these symptoms include, "Am I feeling this way most of the day on most days?" and "Have I been feeling this way for more than 2 weeks?" If the answers are yes, then you may be experiencing an episode of depression.
Depressed mood (e.g., feeling sad, empty, hopeless)
Not enjoying or feeling interested in doing things that you typically enjoy
Feeling irritable or frequently annoyed at more things than usual
Weight loss or weight gain
Difficulty sleeping (including trouble falling asleep or staying asleep during the night)
Feeling restless or like the world is moving in slow motion
Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day
Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt
Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
RESOURCES TO HELP BETTER UNDERSTAND DEPRESSION
EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS THAT I OFTEN UTILIZE IN MY WORK WITH CLIENTS EXPERIENCING DEPRESSION
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC)
Theory of Self-Compassion
ARE YOU CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE?
If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency and are not in control of your safety, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.