Overcome Depression

No matter how overwhelming it may feel, we can treat your depression together.

Depression affects more than 18 million adults – 1 out of 10 people – per year.

It is the leading cause of disability for people aged 15-44. As common as it is, many people suffer with their depression in isolation due to stigma and shame.

It is often the hardest time to reach out for support, and simultaneously the time we need support the most.

If you suffer from depression or other emotional challenges, it is important you know that you are not alone … and you CAN take steps to recover

If you or a loved one are affected by loss of energy, feeling sad/flat/empty, changes to your sleep patterns, or simply feeling stuck, do not wait.

Contact me today and take the first step towards wellness. To learn more about depression and how I can help you overcome it, read on!

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  • Physical

    • Aches and pains
    • Loss of energy
    • Sleep changes
    • Weight changes
  • Emotional

    • Sadness or feeling down
    • Irritability
    • Loss of joy or pleasure
    • Feeling worthless
  • Mental

    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Thoughts of suicide
    • Fixation on upsetting thoughts
    • Hopelessness
  • Social

    • Withdrawal from others
    • Aggression or crankiness towards others
    • Loneliness despite being around others
  • Physical

    • Aches and pains
    • Loss of energy
    • Sleep changes
    • Weight changes
  • Emotional

    • Sadness or feeling down
    • Irritability
    • Loss of joy or pleasure
    • Feeling worthless
  • Mental

    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Thoughts of suicide
    • Fixation on upsetting thoughts
    • Hopelessness
  • Social

    • Withdrawal from others
    • Aggression or crankiness towards others
    • Loneliness despite being around others

What is depression?

Depression is the body’s response to loss, hopelessness, overwhelm and stress. The cause of depression may be different from person to person, but the symptoms tend to show up physically, emotionally, mentally, and socially.

Symptoms of Depression

The symptoms of depression are deeply rooted in chemical changes in the brain, hormonal changes in the body, and/or environmental changes that affect daily living. Our neurons fire differently when we are depressed, making us perceive more pain and stress than when we are healthy. Our digestion and sleep patterns become disrupted, which can cause major changes in body weight and energy levels.

Some of us find ourselves feeling more emotional than usual, while others find themselves feeling flat or dead inside. We lose interest, avoid contact with others and spend more time alone.

Over time, the symptoms can take on a life of their own. Many people with depression report feeling “stuck,” unable to change or make things better. Fortunately, with the right help, depression can be beaten with treatment. While you may not feel like it, you DO have the strength to overcome your depression, and I am confident I can help you do so.

One day I feel great – then, the next morning, I just don’t want to get out of bed.

Do I have depression?

Many of the symptoms of depression are common in everyday life. We all feel tired and sluggish, sad and tearful, or lonely from time to time, so it is important to recognize when these become out of control.

​Not only are these symptoms serious, they also get in the way of happy, healthy living. Depression is a medical condition that can lead to elevated blood pressure, chronic pain, digestive issues, and even heart disease.

The first and most important step to recovery is recognizing that something is wrong, that you do not feel well or healthy.

Remember, depression is a medical condition for which you have nothing to be ashamed of. If you or a loved one have begun to notice the signs of depression, it is better to get help sooner rather than later. Although early intervention is always best, it is never too late to get the treatment you need.

Here are a few of the “red flags” or warning signs that you or a loved one has depression:​

  • Frequent thoughts of death or dying
  • Thoughts of suicide or ending one’s life
  • Experiencing emotional flatness/deadness, emptiness, or sadness
  • Feeling overwhelmed or stuck
  • Loss of motivation to work or exercise
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual
  • Feeling worthless or unloved
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities

My life feels empty and flat – even though I have a great job and a wonderful family.

How does therapy help with depression?​

Psychotherapy, or counseling, is the first line of defense against depression.

Therapists are professionally trained to help people just like you begin to disrupt the cycle of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that contribute to depressive symptoms.

Sometimes these changes can be difficult, which is why having a therapist alongside you is so important. Difficult changes can also be amazing (albeit unwanted) opportunities.

There is a tongue-in-cheek acronym for this: A-FOG. Another F*%#ing Opportunity For Growth.

Facing and overcoming your depression can allow you to learn about and understand yourself much more deeply than you have before. It can force you to find untapped sources of personal power that will become indispensable in your life going forward, and that is a net gain every time.

Individual psychotherapy has helped millions defeat the sludge of depression, and it can certainly help you.

How can I help?

As a Relational Depth Psychotherapist, I provide a unique combination of relational warmth, interpersonal attachment, and deep psychological insight for my clients. I have helped numerous people through their depression – and I am confident that I can help you too!

My treatment will help you learn to:

  • Identify the cause of your depression
  • Manage thoughts of suicide
  • Strategically manage stress
  • Relax and enjoy better sleep
  • Feel confident and self-aware
  • Increase self-esteem and self-worth
  • Develop motivation and empowerment

To accomplish those goals, we will:

  • Establish a safe, mutually respectful relationship
  • Employ gentle curiosity to help you open up in ways that you haven’t before
  • Explore your current experience of yourself
  • Observe elements of your life that hinder you and jointly work toward change
  • Shed light on your blind spots and challenge self-defeating patterns
  • Examine relevant life experiences that have impacted you
  • Process and heal wounds, historic or recent, that hold you back
  • Develop self-compassion and improve your understanding of yourself

I firmly believe that together, we can work through your struggles. Do not let depression continue to get in the way of a happy and healthy existence. Contact me today and learn how I can help make things better.

They tell me to love myself … but how can I possibly love anyone when I feel like this?!

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As a Transformation Specialist, I provide therapy and online coaching for people who are ready to evolve and create real change in their lives.