“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” -Khalil Gibran
It is estimated that depression affects approximately 16% of the US population.
While some people may be more susceptible to feelings of depression, it doesn’t have to rule your life or your relationships or dictate what’s possible for you. Sometimes it can feel so apparent that something needs to change, but actually taking that first step of asking for help can feel like the hardest part.
I encourage you to trust yourself and reach out. Things can get better. Often, the depression can have such a loud, authoritative voice that we somehow start trusting it as fact. This is simply not true. It is possible to overcome symptoms and nurture a more meaningful life for yourself.
Therapy for depression will include a plan to relieve symptoms which also involves the development of a more empowered stance within the contextual factors that contribute to feelings of depression. Together, we’ll work to help you gain a sense of stability while creating a more sustainable path forward. Treatment will take into consideration your history, past coping mechanisms, overall health and wellness, and your current support system and will aim to strengthen these areas.
Therapy for Depression Can Help You To:
- Improve your coping skills
- Increase/ improve your support system
- Take positive action steps towards a better future
- Have more compassion for yourself
- Deepen the meaning in your life/ hold yourself more accountable