Do you feel sad most of the time, even when there doesn’t seem to be a reason for it? Have you lost your enthusiasm and motivation, even for things you used to enjoy? Do you feel fatigued, irritable, and unable to make decisions? If this sounds familiar, then it may be time to think about receiving therapy for depression.
Recovering from depression with therapy
Depression is about more than just feeling depressed. All of us feel down from time to time, but when these feelings persist, intensify, and begin to damage your quality of life, then it’s time to seek help.
Depression can be triggered by many things in life: leaving college and feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities of the real world, becoming a new parent, or reaching a milestone and feeling like you haven’t got what you wanted out of life. In other cases, depression follows a traumatic experience or loss, such as divorce or death of a loved one. Many people start to feel depressed after losing a job or experiencing difficulties in their marriage. It’s normal to feel sad when life gives you a knock, but when depression becomes so severe that it holds you back from improving your life, then you should consider therapy.
In therapy, I will use a mixture of evidence-based techniques to pursue a three-pronged strategy. First, we will focus on alleviating your symptoms. When it comes to giving you relief from your pain, every second counts. Secondly, I will guide you to an awareness of the root causes of your depression, so you can regain a sense of control over your feelings. Thirdly, we will work together on implementing coping skills and strategies that can make a real difference in your life.
I take a holistic approach to therapy, recognizing that mind, body, emotions, and environment are all connected. I focus on identifying your unique strengths so that you can achieve a balanced life. Based on your needs and goals, I select from a range of different therapeutic techniques to choose what is right for you. Click here to find out more about to expect in therapy.
Don’t struggle alone
You only get one chance at life. Make sure you make the most it. For depression therapy in Overland Park that is evidence-based, engaging, and committed to making you feel better, give me a call or fill out the contact form and click Send.