Despite your best efforts to pull yourself out of it, you continue to struggle in significant ways–and you’re realizing you want more for yourself. Whether depression therapy doesn’t cross your mind because you feel so depressed you can barely get out of bed, or you’re a little sad and don’t think depression therapy is necessary, depression can really take a toll on your overall health and well-being.
Depression Therapy Works
Depression is so common that it’s rated as the top reason people seek therapy. The good news is therapy for depression is highly effective. In fact, research shows that it can lead to not only feeling better, but providing lasting results.
Whether it’s struggles you’re having inside yourself or with others, therapy can make all the difference. And it can help you in combination with medication or without it altogether.
Depression’s Body Mind Connection
When I see someone for depression, I work simultaneously with the body and mind, which is where all of our emotions are stored. In our work together I will create a safe and welcoming space to talk with me about anything.
My Approach to Depression Therapy
Here are some other things you can expect from our work together:
- In the safe space, I will encourage you to open up and explore areas of your life that may be causing problems or difficulty for you
- Address what’s working and not working for you in managing your mood
- Look at practical and easy steps you can make in the short-term
- Explore and process past issues that are causing problems in the present
- Come to terms with certain issues and work through other issues
Depression Therapy FAQs
Why not treat with medication alone?
Even if you and your physician find an antidepressant medication that seems to work with your body biochemically, there are other underlying issues that contribute to the symptoms. This is where therapy steps in.
Depression is considered a symptom of other problems going on in your life although that you won’t easily identify or connect with your depression without support. In the beginning, you just know you don’t feel right and that you want to feel better.
Maybe this is just how I am. How do I know therapy is what I need?
Depression can be confusing because you may not even realize you’re depressed. On top of that, a depressed mood can make it hard to reach out because you’re shut down or have lost motivation to do much of anything.
Please remember therapy for depression is effective. Dynamic interventions make a difference, especially when done within a compassionate and supportive therapeutic relationship.
Won’t it make me feel worse if I talk about feeling sad?
Some people think talking about their sadness will make them feel worse. Although it’s true you may feel more sad or down when talking about the struggles in your life, the process of doing so actually leads to feeling lighter, more grounded and peaceful. When we avoid talking about difficult aspects of life, it leads to us feeling worse in the long run.